At least it sounds like your local dealer is trying to be proactive about the issue. They seem to have realized something that Corporate has not: People are not happy about dropping +$70k on vehicles with rusty undercarriages.
This is exactly what happened with mine. The service manager opened a case with Ford and then the dealer cleaned and (re?)painted the axle and diff. They did not repaint the axle ends, however there was very little rust there to begin with.
Exactly. With my truck I have no doubt that the powertrain (barring manufacturing issues that crop up later) will easily make 150k miles. I opted for the ESP because of all the tech onboard. How many of us keep our phones or tablets for 8+ years and expect them to work flawlessly the entire time?
Mine just showed up! I would say they are well worth what we paid for them, but I'd be pissed if I'd paid $75 for one and this showed up. Overall they seem decent, build quality on the one that I opened seems mostly decent, except for the still-small-but-larger-than-pin-holes throughout.
Even with the very few issues that I've had, I would not have chosen a different truck. The dealer has been more than accommodating in taking care of all the minor things and what I would consider the only really pressing issue, my center screen going blank. But even with that I am still VERY...
Luckily that will be about 8yrs/150K miles from now. I opted for that level ESP based on the sheer amount of electronics installed in these trucks now. Lucky considering I've already had to bring it in because my 12" screen decided to shut itself off.
So it turns out they did NOT get an error code, and by the time the "Electronics Expert" looked into it 48 hours later the issue had corrected itself. They did a hard reset of all the electronics "just in case" and told me to bring it back in if it happens again. Duh.
So now it's just the...
Just got my truck back from the dealership addressing my rusty diff/axle.
They cleaned the diff and axle and re-painted it, but they didn't address the axle ends.
All in all, this is likely the best I'm going to get out of this since Ford refuses to address this properly. Overall I'm more...
Based on one of the reviews that was posted on the one NOT claiming to be carwash proof, I assume that that is the only difference.
This image was included with that review. I assume it is the installation guide.
Based on my quick observations:
-The quality feel of the interior materials; hard plastics vs. softer/textured plastics vs. leather,
-The fitment of the interior; you don't get the impression that the same amount of time or care was taken in assembling the interior of the XLT that was done in...