The court ruled in his favor and Ford was suppose to notify all owners of Ford Crown Victoria models from 1996-2000 that there would be a recall due to a class action lawsuit for they produced these plastic intake manifolds that have a coolant chamber flow through them which cracks supposedly at 450,000 miles mine at 100,000. All previous payments were credited towards it. In December of 2005 a man filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company. Your car or truck's appearance and performance are crucial to you - so they are significant to us as well. When the intake failed, the engine coolant poured out, and the engine overheated.
How does this good fortune come about? After I recovered from being totally stunned, I hit the roof. I also hope that, by the time this one finally does kick the bucket, that 1. I retorted that I was just getting started…and only following through on my promise. Ford Crown Victoria Replacement Intake Manifold Information For eye-catching style with hordes of power consumers turn to Ford for their offbeat vehicle wishes. I fail to understand why Ford Motor Company has not had a recall on these intake manifolds? Hopefully with a better product. Neither he nor I knew then what I know now.
By completing a brief survey about your experience you will help us to improve our customer-support and customer-handling processes. I know some chasers are driving Explorers of the right model year to be eligible for this money. A couple of years ago, my manifold blew while entering 95N heading to Maryland. They had a recall on the damn thing, but refused to fix it. Try spraying small amounts of starter fluid on the seals of the intake manifold while the engine is idling, and if this causes the engine to briefly speed up, you can be fairly sure that the fluid is slipping in through the leaks Why were the 1996-2001 Ford plastic manifolds so problematic? I wonder if there is an epoxy or something to seal it up until I can afford the 900 dollars to replace it again. You have screwed up more things on this car than you have fixed. On a non-fuel-injected engine, after the air and fuel are mixed, the combustion mixture passes through a manifold of tubes on its way to each cylinder.
They found it cheaper to settle the lawsuits than to tack on about 5 dollars a car to resolve the problem. I just hope that the word gets around to as many folks as possible with these vehicles before March 16. Oh yeah, and they need the car for half a day so the wrench can get a code off the intake. They treated me very well in all this. If they can take thousands of a new vehicle they sureley can reimburse my 1250 for both town cars. After 4 trips to the dealership, they never fixed it. I thought this issue was buried and dead.
As for my experience with Reynolds in Norman, it was quick and painless, though I still have to wait 4-6 weeks for the refund check from Ford. I ripped her apart verbally along with the Service Manager standing with her…who looked pretty sheepish about it. This will put too much air into the cylinders and decrease the ratio of gasoline to air, resulting in a less efficient combustion by which your engine will have to work harder to turn the crankshaft. Instead the defective part is being replaced because of a lawsuit, not a recall. This is my first Ford and I would not buy a Ford again. Well, when I got there, no manifold.
A Dorman 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Intake Manifold Upper 4. My next step is to fill out a complaint form with the attorney general and I also called a attorney. The basic function of a car's Ford Crown Victoria Intake Manifold is to regulate and distribute oxygen to the combustion chamber. The main job of the Ford Crown Victoria Intake Manifold is to smoothly send the air-fuel mixture to the ports in the piston heads. I installed it correctly per the instructions, proper torque sequence, cleaned the mating service up etc.
I just now find this information after the deadline. Often this would occur without previous symptoms. While my 96 town car was out of commission I bought a 97 town car because I really liked my 96 as I liked my first town car a 91 model which had 250000 miles on when I traded for the 96. Despite a class action suit against them, Ford has never recalled the vehicles. I saved a few bucks by having a local mechanic replace both manifolds, but still useing oem ford updated manifolds on both town cars.
As such, they get one more chance to correct the problem or they have to replace the vehicle. I will never buy another Ford at this point and we have owned 4. Each time, they put me on hold, talk to the dealership while I am on hold, and supposedly the claim will be filed. I would like to hear from class members having similar problems. The reply to the survey questions would use these rating scales: Very Dissatisfied — Completely Satisfied Unacceptable — Outstanding Needless to say, my experience and comments could fill a book, as could many of the other Settlement Class Members.