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    Ford Recalls the Ford GT

    Ford recalls its $140,000 GT supercar for safety defect

    By Eric Mayne / The Detroit News

    Ford Motor Co. is recalling its $140,000 Ford GT supercar to repair a defect that could cause loss of control, the automaker confirmed today.

    Nearly 450 vehicles - all Ford GTs built to date - are affected by a suspension component problem that originated with a supplier, said spokeswoman Kristen Kinley. The component is subject to cracking because of a casting process error.

    "If it cracks, it could cause the wheel to become unstable," said Kinley, who would not identify the supplier. "And if the wheel becomes unstable at high speed, that's a safety issue.

    The defect was discovered during a pre-delivery inspection of a single car. Of 448 vehicles affected by the reall, 111 are in the hands of private owners. Ford has contacted these owners and warned them not to drive their cars until the automaker determines how to fix the problem, Kinley said.

    Ford will pick up those vehicles that are in private hands, she added.

    The remaining cars are at dealerships or the assembly site in Wixom.

    Ford has also told dealers not to allow test drives until their vehicles have been repaired, Blue Oval News reported Sunday.

    The Ford GT was rushed into production to mark the automaker's centennial in 2003. It went from the drawing board to the street in less than 18 months - about half the time of a normal vehicle development program.

    Three cars were hand-built for Ford's 100-year anniversary. Engineers then went back to work on the production car.

    The 550-hp two-seater, which has a certified top speed of 205 mph, went into full production earlier this year as a 2005 model.

    http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosin...autos-37905.htm

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

    Thats kinda funny. I laugh at Clarkson

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

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    Ryan in SD said:
    Thats kinda funny. I laugh at Clarkson



    There are much better reasons to laugh at Clarkson then that he is having a minor setback on the car he bought (or is buying) which is worth about 50% more than he's paying for it and will hang with supercars of 2 to 3X it's price. Incidentally how many are even going abroad - less than 20 if memory serves.

    PS. At least Ford is ACKNOWLEDGING a problem which is the first thing required for a fix vs. the German car manufacturers who deny it's existence as long as they can - or until they get a fix - whichever comes first.

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

    You mean like PCCB v1 ?

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

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    Ryan in SD said:
    You mean like PCCB v1 ?



    yeah, or the 6 years and counting M96 RMS failures or the Cayenne hesitation problems, or ...

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

    Ben, do i really need to show you a list of the recent recalls porsche has made? Including the one for some petty wire in the cayenne that has never caused problems, but was replaced just in case?
    What's with all this hate against porsche? Sell yours and move on, if it's such a burden.

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

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    brunner said:
    Ben, do i really need to show you a list of the recent recalls porsche has made? Including the one for some petty wire in the cayenne that has never caused problems, but was replaced just in case?
    What's with all this hate against porsche? Sell yours and move on, if it's such a burden.



    Maybe you should tell that to RC and many others here who are experiencing similar frustrations with the crappy hesistation on their Cayennes. How's that "recall" doing on the failed RMS on the M96 motors since 1997? There's a new 997S in the shop with 2k miles in need of an RMS replacement. Or, how about the "recall" on all the failed high dollar PCCB sold under the mismarketing of superordinary wear? Apparently Porsche is quite happy to recall "petty" things but quite resistant to doing anything about serious problems, eh? I just think it a little hypocrytical of us to knock Ford for a recall on a Porsche website!

    Re: Ford Recalls the Ford GT

    here is the last one
    http://www.blueovalnews.com/2004/recalls/recall.ford.gt.19dec04.htm

     
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