Ford Recalls and Warranties

Many automobile manufactures supply warranties for their automobiles. Along these lines, these manufactures notify and deal with automobile recalls. In order to determine how Ford Motor Company deals with recalls and warranties, let’s take a closer look at Ford recalls and Ford warranties policies. 

To ensure that you are going to be able to keep up your vehicle’s maintenance and care, Ford offers many different warranties. For example, Ford offers a factory limited warranty, which covers all components and parts on your vehicle, except for tires, that are defective due to factory-supplied materials of workmanship. This limited warranty generally lasts for thirty-six months. Although the manufacturer, under warranty, pays for most of the repair, the vehicle owner often covers certain items, such as batteries and oil changes. Besides the general limited warranty granted by the manufacturer, all vehicles come with hidden or secret warranties. Hidden warranties, like emissions warranties, provide extra coverage for your vehicle, up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. This type of hidden warranty allows you to ensure that your vehicle is performing up to standards, without creating any extra pollution than they should be. Hidden and secret warranties place a strain on the manufacturers to ensure that the products they are constructing are up to par. Otherwise, the manufacturers must pay for the repairs. Ford Motor Company does offer an emissions warranty, which is on a limited basis. Along with this hidden warranty / secret warranty, Ford offers corrosion or rust-through limited waranties and specific component limited warranties. Each of these warranties provides you, the consumer, with extra coverage in the event that your vehicle needs repair in these areas. 

Recently, Ford Motor Company released information about recalls. Ford recalled nearly 800,000 pick up trucks and SUVs due to a cruise control switch problem. The manufacturer claimed that the switch could short out, causing a fire to break out under the hood of the vehicle. In this case, along with any other recall cases, Ford offered to fix the problem free of charge. First, the manufacturer will notify dealers to deactivate this cruise control switch, and later, replace the switch once Ford has an adequate supply of the switches. As is the case with warranties, any repair on a vehicle under the recall, such as replacing the cruise control switch in these trucks and SUVs, is paid for by the manufacturer. Whether its from using hidden and secret warranties or under a Ford recall policy, Ford will make sure to fix your vehicle, so that it is up to standard regulations and functionality.

Document prepared March, 2005. Timeliness and accuracy of the information in this document is not guaranteed, so please check with your dealer for latest information. Trademarks belong to their respective holders. This website is not associated with any company involved in the manufacture, sale or service of automobiles.