Ironically enough, after the warranty ran out, the serpentine belt started to squeal. I had it replaced, and ever since, I have had to replace the damned thing every 6 months or so. Ford tells me it will squeal when worn. Why does the original belt last 5-6 years, then new belts wear in 5-6 months.
My clutch slave cylinder blew at 80,0000 km. What a scam that is. Back, when this great technology was not available, all I had to do, was to replace a clutch cable, which was a cheap and easy fix. Now, it is a major job. How wonderful these auto manufacturers are at creating high-tech garbage.
I am very mechanically inclined, and can tear motors apart, rebuild, etc. The Ford Ranger was my first brand new vehicle. I took it in, according to warranty specifications for the first two years, but decided to do the work myself after a particular incident. I took my truck in for the usual tune-up, and so called 50 point inspection. They (Ford) wrote on the report that the front brakes had 5% pads left, and recommended brake servicing. That was 3 years ago, and I have just changed the front and rear pads, myself. When they wanted me to bring my truck in for brake service, I decided to do the job myself, as brakes are quick and easy to replace. I bought the front and rear pads, then jacked my truck up and removed the wheels. I inspected the pads, and to my surprise, the pads were in pretty good shape. There was no way that they were worn down by 95% as they quoted. So, I never took my truck in for servicing again, and that was over 3 years ago.
By the way, I assumed the brakes would have to be done the next summer, but after 3 years past their quote, I finally put the new pads on, even though the original pads would have lasted another year at the least. So, buyer beware. If you have a good local, honest mechanic, you will save thousands of dollars by having him or her do the warranty tune-ups and inspections, rather than having so-called Ford technicians advise you on unneeded repairs. I am sure that dealers make much more money on parts and service than they could in any other way.