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Old 12/13/04, 08:06 PM
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My '05 has two different vin numbers on it. I cannot register my vehicle. Ford wants to come out and rip out my new windshield and replace the plate in the window. I am furious. What would you do??
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Take a picture, that is one of the wierdest things I have heard as far as an oversight.

Dunno what you can do to try and enjoy your new baby though. My condolences.
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Ugh, let them do it, so you can register the car

Where's the second number?
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if my car had 2 vin numbers it would scare me. The only time i have ever seen that is a car that has been severly damaged and a second car was used to make it driveable again. I know since it is new, that is unlikely. But, it just seems fishy.
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The one that corresponds to the title is in the door panel. I just so happen to work with people that used to work for Ford as well as every other manufacturer in the country and they say that Ford needs to come get this car and give me a new one.
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my concern is that this is a quality issue. My car looks as though it came from a chop shop. If I get pulled over tonight, I go to jail! I actually work with people that have worked for Ford Customer Service Division, and they say that they would not accept this car.
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Do an internet search and find out more places where your vin is located. Look in your glovebox, usually there's a sticker in there or behind it. Look on your firewall, upper tie bar, look for stickers, etc. I'd want to know a little more on how that happened and I'd make sure there's no problem. But, let them come out and do it. Can't hurt anything, and if something goes wrong, leaky windshield, etc, you know Ford will pay for it.
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That is bizarre, I didn't even think of a patch together scenario. But why on a new car? Any other problems?
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Not that I can see, but who's to say what will happen next. What is to say that the same person who put the plate on wrong did not put the motor in wrong?? This is a nightmare.
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it's a HUGE mistake, and a replacement is the only solution i can see that is legal.
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I wouldn't go that far into worry, but if your car has 2 different VIN's, it stands to reason that somebody else does too. I'd would like to know who has the "other" car!
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That is exactly how I see it. It is about the experience. Would you want your brand new car that you paid your hard earned money for to be ripped apart so that Ford can fix a factory defect. You had better check your vin because I may have yours in my windshield!!!
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My car never should have left Flat Rock. Furthermore, it never should have gotten on a trailer headed out of Flat Rock, and it d*** sure should have not gotten off the trailer. Why did the driver not check his manifest against the cars that he had on the trailer??
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If the plate on the dash is wrong, then maybe there was a mixup when they were riveting it on. I would let them fix it, and then insist upon a letter on Ford letterhead explaining precisely what happened, just in case it ever gets called into question later.
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Originally posted by S197Cobra@December 13, 2004, 8:58 PM
If the plate on the dash is wrong, then maybe there was a mixup when they were riveting it on. I would let them fix it, and then insist upon a letter on Ford letterhead explaining precisely what happened, just in case it ever gets called into question later.
Why bother, you're buying a brand new car. You shouldn't have to tell a "story" when it is time to sell it. You put this car on e-bay 5 years from now with a story about mis-applied vin plates, etc and we start a 100 response thread about the scam you must be running. Demand a replacement car, period.
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I agree! Right on!
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Does Ford want this news in the streets? I don't think so. This could possibly cause a national recall of all mustangs. From an automotive manufcaturer's perspective, this is an eye soar, I would think!
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The VIN is on EVERY body panel on the car. Trunk lid, bumper covers, fenders, etc. Check them all to see which VIN is on them.
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yeah, check the rest of the body panels and see what they say. goto your sales man, and ask him to pull a carfax report for the 2 VINs. they can usually pull all of them they want. and see what the carfax says. i would demand they replace it no matter what. you'd never be able to sell it. and the insurance will have fits with it too if DMV did
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Originally posted by SixtySix@December 13, 2004, 6:37 PM
I wouldn't go that far into worry, but if your car has 2 different VIN's, it stands to reason that somebody else does too. I'd would like to know who has the "other" car!
Everybody on this Mustang Source Website needs to check their windshield VIN against their driverside doorjamb VIN. I just now went out to check my car, and I am A-Okay with mine. B) Shannon, I agree that you should pursue trying to get Ford to take this car back and issue you a new one. If they give you a song-and-dance about it being no problem if they fix the VIN #'s, then I would definitely verify this yourself with DMV.
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