Wish I'd kept my truck
Immediate recall 1 week after registration of the vehicle. Dealer never bothered to contact me. Got a stock letter in the mail. The engine has the possibility of leaking fluid that causes engine fires.
Brakes started squealing while backing down driveway after about 4000 miles
The engine revs and will stick anywhere from 3000 RPM to 5000 RPM sometimes while in cruise control, and other times while driving in precarious snow conditions, with just the slightest touch on or off the gas pedal to account for winter conditions. This will most times not resolve unless one hits the brake pedal; a very dangerous move in some of the snowy conditions I have driven in.
The 18 inch stock Continental tires do not perform to any acceptable level in snow conditions, and I feel very insecure on wet pavement as well.
DO NOT EXPECT TO GET THE GAS MILEAGE FORD HAS BRAGGED ABOUT FOR THIS VEHICLE. Mine stated 22-30 MPG, and the only way that I have come close to the upper end is coasting down hill from a low speed start. Average highway ratings for my vehicle for first 7000 miles is 22-24 at highway speeds ranging from 65-75mph. This includes stock Continental all weather tires and Goodyear winter tires.
The button to open the back door is hidden in a recess below the license plate. If the car is dirty or snowy, you get your hand or gloves wet/dirty trying to access it.
My radio is controlled by way of the dash board and steering wheel controls. Sometimes I am locked out of the on/off function, volume control or fine tuning the radio at the dashboard level.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd January, 2013