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02 Ranger recall notice

Ok so I've gotten like 4 letters now from a local dealer over the last 2 years or so about an under hood fire risk. Its from somthing in the speed control,which isn't even in my truck anymore. But I was thinkn it would be funny to go in since its free and see how they react when they open the hood. What do ya think? Lol
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Do it.
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...or how they reacted when i took my truck in (to my work) and wrote it up for the cruise recall and my truck didnt come with cruise, it has it now, but they were confusled when they looked and it said it wasnt eligible
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i would totally do it. and mess with the service guys saying, "wtf? didnt you know about the 5.0 option?" LOL
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I say go for it, would make for a good story haha
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I'd do it...
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Haha yeah maybe ill make an apointment for some time in the next couple weeks. ill maybe try and hidden camera some footage of them talkn to me about it
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LOL!!!
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I keep getting letters for it too
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I would so do it, that would be hilarious. Yea I got the same letter for mine a couple years ago.
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yeah do it. that would be really funny if you got it on video too haha
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I would love to hear the story if you do it. You just have to keep playing it as the "V8 option" until they send you home.
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Based on my experience with dealers they wouldn't even know anything was unusual about the truck.
They would probably blame it on their computer system or something stupid.
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Based on my experience with dealers they wouldn't even know anything was unusual about the truck.
They would probably blame it on their computer system or something stupid.
theres no better way to say this...
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being a lot older than you guys, i've seen 5.0 rangers at ford dealers (to get serviced)since 1985. meaning, i doubt it will "shock" them to see a 2002 ranger with a 5.0. they would probably have questions about the truck and it will bring the shop to a stand still.
now, if someone brought in a Focus with a 5.0 THAT would shock 'em
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they fixed mine when i had the timing chain replaced.
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Im going in tomorrow to get my last set of free brake pads i will mention it to them
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they fixed mine when i had the timing chain replaced.
Curious. How much did that cost you?
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yeah i kept getting the recall letters too, i also have an 02, first time i took it up there they didnt have the fused harness that they put it so they just disconnected my cruise, didnt go back for a year to get the part installed, took all of 15-20 mins to do.

i say just go ahead and mess with them, try hiding something in the engine bay too, just to see what they say
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Curious. How much did that cost you?
well since i had 500 miles left tell my warranty ran out only 100 bucks now if i had no warranty it would of been around $1,200
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well since i had 500 miles left tell my warranty ran out only 100 bucks now if i had no warranty it would of been around $1,200
okay. Thanks.


$1,200 FML...
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Did the Cruise Control Recall end on the 2002 model year ?

I have an '03 and have not got a recall letter for it but got one for my wife's '98.

Thanks,
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Yeah I'm sure it won't be a huge shock. Just would like to see their reaction when it says 3.0 on the paper and oh wtf 5.0? Yes if I had a 5.4 like zack then yeah might get a few more wtf's

Not sure on the years but that might be the case
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....Let it burn.

Lol JK, mine was fixed like last year
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