Ford plastic intake manifold failure settlement
Is anyone else caught up in this one?
Last summer ours failed, leaving us stranded in the desert in 110Â° heat, miles from the closest town. Thankfully we were able to use the cell phone and call our son.
It was determined the plastic manifold was at fault and it was replaced. Later, we had a notice in the mail from Ford.
When we contacted the dealership where we bought the car and had replaced the manifold, they told us our 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis was out of warranty and they would not refund the cost of the replacement manifold.
A 1997 model wouldn't still be under the original warrenty, would it? And the only extended warranty they talk about is the one Ford is giving under certain circumstances.
Am I just SOL on this one? I wouldn't be upset except had our cell phone not worked that day, we senior citizens would have surely died by the side of the road.
Here is a link that might be useful: Ford Manifold Settlement