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Needles to say I will be sure to be the only person to fuel this thing up.
Out here in New Jersey we have gas attendants that fill your vehicle up. And if they are over zealous with putting the pump in I could see this piece of garbage be broken again, or worse, the pump stuck.
If the reasoning for switching to this really is that some people just didn't want to turn the gas knob then The people at Ford that made this decision are dim witted.
This replacement is on their dollar. I can only imagine the millions in annual loss due to similar occurrences all to appease a small percentage of owners. And add to that anyone else like me who will never buy a Ford vehicle or any other with this system in place again.
If anything, offer it as an option; maybe. That's a big maybe because for me this thing has at best an 80% success rate which doesn't cut it when you compare that to a vehicle'a lifetime of fuel-ups.
I called up a ford dealer to see if they even had a part to convert this to a conventional style tank. Of course they don't, but it was worth a shot asking anyhow.
In speaking with the parts guy, he did say, "Yeahh they go bad and need to be fixed occasionally..."
Completely nonchalantly as if it's the norm and just what you have to do....
Why should consumers have to be bothered by yet another hit to their wallet and their time to fix something that worked flawlessly for decades prior to this ridiculous design flaw?
sigh... It felt great buying a new van. I went for the ford vs the sprinter and pro master. I was feeling great and confident in my decision. Boy how that has changed. I'm already trying to figure out what my moves are to dump this bucket of s*** for something that is actually reliable.
Built Ford tough my ass.
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