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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:57 AM
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:38 PM
Follow-up on my collision damage - "final" bill came in at $5,300.00. Since picking up the Flex, we have found the following issues: Rear bumper cover is loose on driver's side. Shop says "oh, that's normal." Every other Flex we have examined has no play in the cover. Bumper cover is fine on the right-had side, away from the impact zone. We suspect poorly repaired section of left rear quarter panel under bumper cover. Looking up into that area from underneath reveals some poorly straightened out floor extensions, etc. shop is resisting the idea of pulling off bumper cover to examine problem.
There are some hoses in this left rear quarter panel area that seem to be leaking a bit. We are unsure if they were damaged by the collision and don't know what purpose the hoses serve. Anyone know what they are for?
The Flex, which had at all times before been a quiet, smooth-riding vehicle, now has a distinct vibration and shaking in the rear, mostly on the driver's side. The left rear bucket seat shakes and gives off a rattle noise as the car goes down the road. The door jam of the driver's side rear door, next to the panel that was "repaired" shows an obvious tape line where the paint and clearcoat were masked off, and there is a smeared bit of clear coat. Cosmetically very messy, and a clear message to any potential buyer that this car was reprinted, and not very carefully, either.
The power tailgate now makes a load kind of buzz when locking and unlocking. My most serious concern is the vibration and shaking. My wife refuses to drive the car because of the noise and shaking, which is a completely new problem. Any advice that anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by MichaelW, 10 August 2013 - 05:46 PM.
Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:03 PM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:01 PM
Did a Ford dealer repair your Flex?
Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:07 PM