• fb_601634786 avatar David Posted: 7/20/2012 6:27am PDT

    Ford is a typical American company....Profits before product (make as much money as we can and make the share holders happy)also known as good ole' American capitalism. I'm sure it (the fuel hose) is something Ford bought on the cheap to save a few bucks and now it's costing them money to fix it. This is why I won't have anything made in America by Ford, GM or Chrysler. Our family was treated badly by GM over a 1998 Pontiac that spent more time in the shop than on the road, Ford sold us a badly assembled 2002 Ranger with a myriad of issues and I'd never even consider a Chrysler. Hondas for us since 2001....Now and always no matter how much "improved" the domestic brands say/claim they are compared to the imports (namely the Asians).

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/20/2012 8:07am PDT

    @David, ironically, the least-reliable car I ever owned was a BMW 3-Series, purchased new.

    No automaker is above getting a bad batch of components, and every automaker (even the Japanese) uses parts from suppliers that charge less than anyone else.

    This recall could have happened with any automaker, not just Ford.

  • fb_601634786 avatar David Posted: 7/20/2012 6:35pm PDT

    Kurt, Notice I said namely the Asians and didn't mention the Germans which have had some long standing reliablity issues (BMW for one as you mentioned). Still, give me Japanese vehicles (made here or in Japan) any day over anything domestic.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 7/19/2012 12:20pm PDT

    Growing pains I'm sure. That is why I don't normally buy a first year run of anything. Especially an automobile.
    This does not guarantee ya won't get screwed however. I learned that with the my 2004 Honda Accord that had a transmission failure at around 80K. No more Honda's for us thanks to the way Honda of America handled the KNOWN DEFECT.
    That said since this SUV has been in Europe for quite some time you would have thought that Ford had these "growing pains" worked out by now before they brought them state side.

  • Ernst avatar Ernst Posted: 7/20/2012 2:55am PDT

    @Matt, my guess is that Ford got a bad batch of fuel lines from a supplier. Sad to say, but every car is still a collection of parts from the lowest bidder.