Ford Motor Complaint - Cracked Rear Panel - 2002 Ford Explorer
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer and one day the rear panel cracked from top to bottom. I have since seen many other 2002 Explorers with the same exact problem. I have emailed Ford several times asking them to repair this as it's obviously a manufacturer defect. The repair shop told me it would cost $300 to fix and they have seen several of these. Ford's reply was sorry, can't help you since your warranty has run out.
This should be covered regardless of the warranty since it is a manufacturer defect.