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  1. blwnsmoke

    More 2020 Explorer issues...

    Because the vehicle should be able to handle potholes. Dont show the vehicles off road if you can't drive on what has become normal city streets full of potholes. Dont carefully it is the city or highway, it should be able to absorb and handle that type of situation. A pothole is not owner abuse, its everyday normal use unfortunately.
  2. blwnsmoke

    More 2020 Explorer issues...

    Sharp window switches.... like mine... it will slice your finger open as you said. A few other Explorer forum members have the same thing happening. There was a member who drove 3 others on the lot and they all made the clunking noise. It was at that time he decided to take the buy back and go elsewhere. I am willing to give Ford a little time to figure it out. We really love the ST.. the power, handling, braking, cornering, comfort etc is all great. Drives very well in snow even with factory 21s.. driving dynamics of the red are awesome. It is far better then our 2011 as far as enjoyment. I also shut the fake engine noise off and it is far more enjoyable and quiet without listening to that. But I want to put Ford on notice because we only have so long to go LL and if Ford doesnt come up with a fix by then, it's gone. We do over 20k a year in mileage so it wont take long to get there.
  3. blwnsmoke

    Why do they do this?

    It is there only during Sport mode or if you have Lane keep assist active. Otherwise it is in the middle.
  4. blwnsmoke

    More 2020 Explorer issues...

    Parts missing https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/is-this-part-air-deflector-missing-in-most-early-production-sts.484539/ Suspension/driveline clunks https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/multiple-suspension-noises.482694/ Paint issues (example below) https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/2020-paint-issues.484052/ HVAC issues https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/hvac-issue.483578/ Battery drain - dead batteries https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/deep-sleep-mode-battery-drain-issue.482067/ How does this pass QC? https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/drove-my-new-platinum-off-the-dealer-lot-with-non-functional-signal-light.484332/ Wiper streak issues https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/bad-wiper-blades.483227/ These are the most recent and/or active threads with issues being experienced. Suspension one has several buybacks with no fix.. cant even figure out what is doing it.
  5. blwnsmoke

    More 2020 Explorer issues...

    If I go LL, it will take a few months and likely be into the 21MY. As far as the Aviator, there has not been 1 member with the driveline clunk/thud. No clue where it is coming from but there seems to be a difference between the Explorer and Aviator in this regard. I am covered for 8yr/150k but I'm not going to live with this sound every time I drive. With the amount of buy backs there have been already, I'm shocked Ford engineers havent figured it out yet.
  6. blwnsmoke


    Just make sure there is no fire truck in front of it with its lights on.
  7. blwnsmoke

    2020 F350

    That I am not sure of. I know Ford used 2 different axles but cant remember if it was F250 vs f350, 6.2 vs 6.7 or if it was f450 vs the others. Too many variables and options in these trucks now. I'm a huge fan of the 6.7 and lovely 2015 platinun.. but back then invoice was under $8k. My truck is almost 6 yrs old and has 52k on it. I'm not sure if I could justify the diesel price next time around. It pulls our 40ft 5th wheel like it isnt there... but to think an extra $225 a month for just the engine is a hard pill to swallow.
  8. blwnsmoke

    2020 F350

    Last I checked the upgraded tranny comes with the 6.2 as long as you get the F350. The F250 gets the lower trans. Therefore it is still a $10,000+ option. There are 2 pricing options for the 7.3, cheaper for the 7.3 upgrade if you get the F350 (6.2 to 7.3) because it already has the upgraded trans and a little more money if you get the F250 because you are now upgrading both.
  9. blwnsmoke


    It was 2 years ago this passed November. As much as I conpletely disagree with Musk and how he runs Tesla, seeing the semi out in the wild is pretty cool. https://youtu.be/dP0vIH8r-tE
  10. blwnsmoke

    2020 F350

    Someone who doesnt want to spend $10,000 more for the engine.
  11. https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/064450df-b58e-3bc6-8270-fd340c1a01f8/ford-fusion-size-crossover.html
  12. That's not why tesla gets railed on.
  13. Was going to stay out of it but one thing you are completely wrong with. It is NOT a public forum, there is no 1st amendment here. You have to sign up to be a member to post and you agree to abide by the rules. Again, not a public forum and you are NOT free to post whenever you feel like it because of your "right" that don't exist.
  14. blwnsmoke

    2019-20 6.7 dyno pulls

    I agree lol. My 15 (6years old this May) was paid off last year and just turned 52,000 miles. My plan is to keep mine for another 4-5 years and sell it with under 100k on it. Its value is holding very well but I'd love to have all the new features available today in them. Reality is, a divorce would be more costly lol.
  15. blwnsmoke

    2019-20 6.7 dyno pulls

    Yes they seem to be. 2020 6.7owners are reporting a significant improvement in power and acceleration. Some claim the turbo whistle is back for the 2020 model.
  16. blwnsmoke

    KIA and Lincoln not cross shopped.......

    Completely agree. Anytime I read these types of comments, I just hit the back button and go back to the previous page.
  17. I just do not understand how this happens.. huge ass truck with these. Right flashing red lights on that you see from a good distance away. Your vehicle does not see it, does not start to slow down but how do YOU not notice you are not slowing down or moving away (to the side) from it. Unless you are staring at your phone, reading a book or sleeping, I do not understand how the operator is not taking over and avoiding this.
  18. Have had 3 people with leaking trans coolers on the Explorer forum. I think this is going to be a bigger issue in the future.
  19. blwnsmoke

    TORQ Semi

  20. Nope.. Why risk it when you can have the dealer do it for free and not F it up lol.
  21. blwnsmoke

    The dumbest lawsuit ever...

    I read this yesterday. I am glad Ford is not caving and fighting this. Corporations need to stand up to these ridiculous lawsuits even if it costs more than settling. Settling all the time sets a know precedent that we can get money by just threatening to go to court.
  22. Cheapest you will find, 10% over cost on all parts. https://parts.autonationfordwhitebearlake.com/
  23. And suspension issues that ford has now bought back several members Explorers. Ford has now stated to a dealer "we are aware and do not attempt to fix till further notice while we investigate a fix" type of response. Many at dealers for over 30 days and LL for buyback. https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/multiple-suspension-noises.482694/ I did a quick google search and didnt find any trans failure sites/posts.
  24. Hopefully I wont run into this issue with my ST. Domypu have the 2.3 or 3.0? Hopefully Ford will approve a rental under this circumstance but it is not covered under warranty and normally at the customers expense. One reason why I got the enhanced 1st day rental option with my ESP.
  25. https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2019/12/06/ford-issues-recalls-affecting-trucks-suvs.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo