Welcome to the Australian Ford Forums forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and inserts advertising. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features without post based advertising banners. Registration is simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Please Note: All new registrations go through a manual approval queue to keep spammers out. This is checked twice each day so there will be a delay before your registration is activated.

Go Back   Australian Ford Forums > General Topics > The Pub

The Pub For General Automotive Related Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #1
csv8
Wrong Side of 60 !!!!!!
 
csv8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Q..10kms west of Rocky...
Posts: 7,319
Post Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/n...ob-fb-enau-308
__________________
CSGhia
csv8 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 02:00 PM   #2
LG17
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
LG17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Taromeo
Posts: 4,431
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

So is this only the current models?
LG17 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 02:19 PM   #3
suttoo
Regular Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: S.A
Posts: 270
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

My first hand experience with Rangers, yes we have replaced a few intercooler hoses, only on PX1 models, never have we replaced an Engine for any reason, have seen a couple rear main leaks though. But certainly no secret documents about any of these. Daily mail is known for writing rubbish.
I cant comment on the Toyota side of things though
__________________
1997 EL GT, #102, Manual, 27000kms.
2002 AU3 TS50 #114, Auto
suttoo is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 03:31 PM   #4
Bossxr8
Peter Car
 
Bossxr8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: geelong
Posts: 16,952
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

All manufacturers do the same things with all sorts of cars. Why are they singling out utes?
Bossxr8 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 13-07-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
Wretched
Render unto Caesar
 
Wretched's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: ::1
Posts: 3,728
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bossxr8 View Post
All manufacturers do the same things with all sorts of cars. Why are they singling out utes?
I'd say cause of their position in the market.
__________________
"Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in sand." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Wretched is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 03:48 PM   #6
Cav
Future Paradigm Synergist
Donating Member2
 
Cav's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Yap-Hoon
Posts: 9,027
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Is the journalist talking about Tech bulletins?

Why would you fix something that wasn't broken?

If people complain fix it, if they don't complain then obviously there is no problem.

Journalists' standards have really dropped.
Cav is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
5 users like this post:
Old 13-07-2018, 04:50 PM   #7
DJR-351
Gone
 
DJR-351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lake Bolac, Victoria.
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

brother had the head of his 2016 Ranger Wildtrack replaced in Townsville on a trip from Perth to Cape York, Sept 2017
__________________
McLaren F1
DJR Team Penske
There's no replacement for displacement
DJR-351 is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 05:09 PM   #8
turbo4
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
turbo4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Wagga
Posts: 931
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cav View Post
Is the journalist talking about Tech bulletins?

Why would you fix something that wasn't broken?

If people complain fix it, if they don't complain then obviously there is no problem.

Journalists' standards have really dropped.
Daily Mail doesn't have standards, they are the lowest of the low and just plain lazy "journalists"
__________________
FG MKII XR6 Turbo in Kinetic -Auto - Luxury pack - stock as a rock.


DJRTP Gold Team Mate ::: Tickford Racing Gold Member
turbo4 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 13-07-2018, 05:52 PM   #9
jpd80
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
jpd80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8,292
Valued Contributor: For members whose non technical contributions are worthy of recognition. - Issue reason: Thoughtful contributions to our community 
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

The lack of qualifying empirical data on "failures" tells me that
they got their hands on Technical Service Bulletins.

As most may already know, these are just recommended fix procedure for
serious faults that have occurred in the past and simply what Ford will pays for.
There is no data to back up wide spread engine failure (check for aftermarket tune?)

This reminds me of the fire in the Everest press car, misrepresentation of the highest order
and when we know what really went on completely different to that portrayed.

Automotive journalism and ethics in reporting?
Give me a break.
jpd80 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
3 users like this post:
Old 13-07-2018, 07:49 PM   #10
csv8
Wrong Side of 60 !!!!!!
 
csv8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Q..10kms west of Rocky...
Posts: 7,319
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Its not just The Daily Mail.. its on several news sites. https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...48954b3b51e234
__________________
CSGhia
csv8 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 09:39 PM   #11
Trendseeker
Formerly 2008WhiteSR
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 841
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

.....
__________________
2017 ZG Escape Trend 2.0L Ecoboost, Platinum White, Technology Pack

Last edited by Trendseeker; 13-07-2018 at 10:05 PM. Reason: withdrawn
Trendseeker is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 13-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #12
Falcon SXR8
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
Falcon SXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 762
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Doesn't seem to be anything hidden in these "secret documents" that a 10 second google search on your choice of vehicle wouldn't warn you of
__________________
Had
EB XR8
AU XR8 220 (awsome car )
Now
BA MK2 XR6 Turbo
XW in the build
Falcon SXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
3 users like this post:
Old 14-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #13
jpd80
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
jpd80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8,292
Valued Contributor: For members whose non technical contributions are worthy of recognition. - Issue reason: Thoughtful contributions to our community 
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Quote:
Originally Posted by csv8 View Post
Its not just The Daily Mail.. its on several news sites. https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...48954b3b51e234
The OP was a syndicated report, News Corp was the originator with guess who,
Joshua Dowling...

Need I say more.....
jpd80 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 14-07-2018, 01:05 PM   #14
Rob 351
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
Rob 351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,507
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

https://mr4x4.com.au/toyota-1gd-ftv-bites-dust/

These new Hilux's seem like a big problem..
__________________
The only thing you get from looking backwards is a sore neck.
Rob 351 is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 14-07-2018, 01:56 PM   #15
Romulus
Snecma powered
 
Romulus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ivory Tower
Posts: 4,496
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

I've had 3 PX1 Rangers.

Intercooler failure (plastic end tank split and blew up), cold side intercooler hose split and automatic transmission failure. These are common problems, in fact so much so the dealer I used kept all these parts in stock as they were doing a couple of 3.2l Auto Rangers per week.


I hope the transmission issue was fixed with PX MkII.
__________________
2014 G6E Turbo - Sold
2018 Everest Trend 4WD
2018 Ranger XLS 3.2 A6
2007 Territory TS - FG turbo engine, GTX3582R
Romulus is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
This user likes this post:
Old 14-07-2018, 03:28 PM   #16
jpd80
FF.Com.Au Hardcore
 
jpd80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8,292
Valued Contributor: For members whose non technical contributions are worthy of recognition. - Issue reason: Thoughtful contributions to our community 
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

I Was working in Karratha a few years back, the 2.2 XL PX2
suffered a split intercooler hose like the issue on the 3.2,
it's most likely parts contracts shaved to the bone that
causes these not too infrequent failures...
jpd80 is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
2 users like this post:
Old 14-07-2018, 09:32 PM   #17
GCRXR6
Regular Member
 
GCRXR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Capricornia
Posts: 490
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob 351 View Post
https://mr4x4.com.au/toyota-1gd-ftv-bites-dust/

These new Hilux's seem like a big problem..
Yes, I read that little snip. It seems Toyota is like any other manufacturer, in saying it is quite normal for the donk to gobble dust. Denyial at it's finest.
__________________
Ya don't slow down as you get older ... you just enjoy taking longer to do it ... better!
GCRXR6 is online now   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Old 17-07-2018, 12:12 PM   #18
Nikked
Oo\===/oO
 
Nikked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tamworth
Posts: 9,401
Valued Contributor: For members whose non technical contributions are worthy of recognition. - Issue reason: Long time member, loves Fords, sensible contributor and does some good and interesting posts. 
Default Re: Secret Documents on Top Selling Utes Faults.

Most of these get rectified during a service.

When the car is booked in, a vin check on the manufacturers database brings up any outstanding recalls/product improvement programs.

Serious faults result in letters being sent to the owners.
__________________





Check out my Photo-chop page

T...I...C...K...F...O...R...D
\≡≡T≡≡/
Nikked is offline   Reply With Quote Multi-Quote with this Post
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Other than what is legally copyrighted by the respective owners, this site is copyright www.fordforums.com.au
Positive SSL