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Like the title says, my hybrid battery fell out on the highway while cruising at about 70mph. Somehow the truck kept going and was able to be stopped safely, but a few cars behind me veered off into the woods and ignited into one massive fireball. Instead of calling 911 while sitting stranded on the side of the road, I sent @Ford Motor Company a DM with my VIN. An hour later, a Ford flatbed showed up with a brand new 2023 Lariat Powerboost, and it included every feature that had previously been deleted! Bed camera, front camera washer, heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, temps in dials, and even fully adjustable front dash vents! (Did I miss anything?) Anyway, the flatbed loaded up my old truck, backed up a few hundred feet, and simply dumped it into the raging inferno caused by my dearly departed battery. The cops then showed up, told me not to worry about anything, and sent me on my way.

Moral of the story, @Ford Motor Company DOES care about customer service!
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Oh and the new truck has fully adjustable front headrests and all cupholers have fingers. I knew I missed a few things...
 

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Happy April Fools!!!!
 

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I actually don’t think they took care of you that well given your troubles. When mine burst into flames yesterday they dropped off the next generation Lightning in my driveway after giving me a helicopter ride back to my house. 500 horsepower and 1,500 lb ft of torque with a 700 mile range. I’d take pics but Ford asked me to keep it quiet for now :)
 
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I actually don’t think they took care of you that well given your troubles. When mine burst into flames yesterday they dropped off the next generation Lightning in my driveway after giving me a helicopter ride back to my house. 500 horsepower and 1,500 lb ft of torque with a 700 mile range. I’d take pics but Ford asked me to keep it quiet for now :)
Well played
 

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Nothing was actually wrong with the truck. Just needed a ride to it.

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Good thing the Powerboost started, because they barely even spooled down and then left me without making sure my battery was working.

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Nothing was actually wrong with the truck. Just needed a ride to it.

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Good thing the Powerboost started, because they barely even spooled down and then left me without making sure my battery was working.

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Makes me think of "the lady".. Airwolf.
 

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It's a Bell 430
Airwolf I think was a Bell 222?

I'm really not an aircraft nerd myself, but have worked for an Aviation company for 25 years. Eventually some of it rubs off.

The chopper is convenient though!
Takes short minutes to get there from here. :)
 

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Airwolf…..awesome

can still hear the music playing

blast from the past
 
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C'mon guys, you're derailing my very serious thread...
 

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Like the title says, my hybrid battery fell out on the highway while cruising at about 70mph. Somehow the truck kept going and was able to be stopped safely, but a few cars behind me veered off into the woods and ignited into one massive fireball. Instead of calling 911 while sitting stranded on the side of the road, I sent @Ford Motor Company a DM with my VIN. An hour later, a Ford flatbed showed up with a brand new 2023 Lariat Powerboost, and it included every feature that had previously been deleted! Bed camera, front camera washer, heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, temps in dials, and even fully adjustable front dash vents! (Did I miss anything?) Anyway, the flatbed loaded up my old truck, backed up a few hundred feet, and simply dumped it into the raging inferno caused by my dearly departed battery. The cops then showed up, told me not to worry about anything, and sent me on my way.

Moral of the story, @Ford Motor Company DOES care about customer service!
Happy april fools day
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