Ford Motor Complaint - 2006 Explorer - Tone Ring/Leaking Sunroof/Broken Shifter
WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT -- From the moment I drove the thing off the lot I have had nothing but problems. When making a left turn and depressing the signal indicator, it would keep popping up. That was the 1st day. Drivers side/rear seat belt would not work - 2nd week, tire pressure sensors constantly going off. That I could deal with, but the best is when the tone ring on the braking system broke. The noise was unbelievable. You would have thought I drove over a thousand soda cans. Then the sunroof begins to leak, but not where you would think, the water was pouring out of the overhead lamp switch - the reason - short tracks on the sunroof. I don't even use the stupid thing and the cover is always closed. Tire sensor broke and created a nice big bubble in my brand new tire. Oh and when they tell you they will give you new tires if all of your services are done at the dealership that is a bunch of crap. We had that agreement with our lease and of course when we went to have the tires done we got the big song and dance. The above mentioned items happened between Dec 07 & Feb 08 - all were taken care of or so we thought. July 7, 2008 the shifter breaks.
How the heck does a shifter break - today, July 24, the sunroof is leaking again. I can only imagine the mold that is growing. Lease is not up until June 2009. I get the usual song and dance every time I go in to the shop. It is now 1:20pm and I have yet to hear from service. I heard from one of the owners, but was given no answer. The vehicle was taken in at 8:15 this morning with water pouring in - when I left the dealer 10 minutes after dropping the vehicle off - it was still outside and it was raining pretty hard - so I am sure that the cup holders have a nice bit of water in them and I am sure that the drivers seat is still soaked.
But I was told by one of the owners that after reviewing my problems I should consider myself lucky that nothing really bad has happened. She just jinxed me. So frustrating and even more so I can't get out of the lease. I had a 2003 and I never had any problems with it. I should have kept it.