Ford Motor Complaint - Ford Sucks - 2002 Ford F250 Superduty Diesel Pickup
GILBERTVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS -- Is it any wonder the American auto makers are struggling, the vehicles they stick us with are junk. After years as a dissatisfied GM customer I vowed that I would never again give General Motors any more of my money. In 2002 I purchased a new Ford Superduty which initially seemed to be a superior vehicle compared to my last Chevy pickup, at least I didn't have a laundry list of complaints within the first few weeks of ownership.
Although the Ford was initially an excellent truck with a reasonable degree of quality control in its manufacture, it should have come with a "WARNING FOR INDOOR USE ONLY" sticker plastered on the window. After 5 short years and only 65k the vehicle has turned into a piece of rusted crap, The frame and suspension are rusting, as well as the oil pan and oil cooler, pinch welds around doors and tailgate are also rusting, and there are large rot holes around the wheel openings. On top of all this the interior plastic is fading, and the truck needs $1000.00 worth of front suspension work every 30k miles.
Out of all this, the only thing I asked Ford to fix was the body rot, a well known problem with these vehicles, many of which are repaired while still under warranty. After working my way up the chain of command, all the way to the office of Bill Ford the message I received is that their vehicles should not be expected to last more than five years.
If this is the best Ford Motor Company can do perhaps it is time for them to go out of business, as for me I am done with new vehicles. I can buy a used piece of crap and fix it for much less than the cost of a new piece of crap that I still have to fix.