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Old 05-13-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Ford recalling 12,300 2015 F-150 pickups

This may be of interest to some of our members with new trucks!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/...ups/ar-BBjFrVJ
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Thanks Donna. Saw this yesterday. Fortunately, mine is not part of the recall.
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Wow, Ford is building close to a 1,000 trucks a day....
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It has been the most popular North American vehicle for many years now, I believe. Other than one Dodge, and one Toyota, I have owned at least a dozen different F-series trucks. Mind you, mine have been almost exclusively work vehicles.
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I knew they were popular, I did not know the volume that they were produced at, 1,000 a day
means a lot of workers who work fast, obviously too fast in this case.
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I knew they were popular, I did not know the volume that they were produced at, 1,000 a day
means a lot of workers who work fast, obviously too fast in this case.
Hi: cpaharley2008... Not so fast!!! 2 plants each putting out 1 truck a minute X 2 eight hour shifts? Alf
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a lot faster than Chilliwack's ETI.........
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There certainly are a lot of F-150s. Of course, if you total Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 sales (because they are the same truck with different cosmetic details), there are about as many of them, too.

At this production level, 12,300 units doesn't seem like a big glitch, although it is the steering column potentially falling apart. Of those, very few will actually have a fault. Of course, if it were Toyota doing the same recall, the Ford fans would declare it proof that imported stuff is junk and we should all buy genuine Ford quality...
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Of course, if it were Toyota doing the same recall, the Ford fans would declare it proof that imported stuff is junk and we should all buy genuine Ford quality...

True, but Ford immediately owned up -- unlike Toyota in many recent cases. I don't consider a recall an indication of poor quality (after all, every manufacturer finds defects) but how the recall is initiated tells me alot about the company. In Ford's case, I've been a "fan" ever since they didn't take the government bailout money, while Chrysler and GM did. Maybe it's a Texas prejudice.
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FORD is one of the four letter words I don't mind saying

Maybe because I currently own four...
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