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07 GT CS Clunk

Old 12/20/06, 11:09 AM
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07 GT CS Clunk

I've notice a clunk in the front end. I found the following article on the net. Anyone else with similar problems?

Recall Date: 10/27/2006

Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS ONLY, PART NO. 35101.8001, AND EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS SUSPENSION KITS, PART NOS. 35101.840, 35101.680, 35101.780, 35100.680, 35100.780, 4.10135.680, AND 4.10035.780, SOLD FOR USE ON 2005 THROUGH 2007 FORD MUSTANG VEHICLES. THE FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON THE FRONT STRUT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT HOUSING DUE TO INCONSISTENT WELDING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CLUNKING NOISE AND OR POOR HANDLING IN EXTREME OR EMERGENCY MANEUVERS.

Consequence:
IF THE BROKEN BRACKET CONTACTS THE TIRE, SIDEWALL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:
EIBACH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EIBACH AT 951-256-8300.

Potential Units Affected: 400
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Old 12/20/06, 02:39 PM
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Do you have aftermarket Eibach struts?
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Old 12/21/06, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SteelTownStang View Post
Do you have aftermarket Eibach struts?
They are not aftermarket. They are the OEM that came with the car. I'm wondering if they used the Eibachs as OEM.
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Old 12/21/06, 06:51 AM
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Sounds Like Bad Strut Bearings is The Clunk during Sharp Slow Turns?

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Old 12/22/06, 09:46 AM
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Sounds Like Bad Strut Bearings is The Clunk during Sharp Slow Turns?

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No, it's in slow speed going straight or in turns. It is a slight clunk when you either hit a pot hole or when the tire hits a speed bump
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Old 12/22/06, 10:05 AM
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Find a Spot Close to your Servicing Dealer where you can Duplicate the Concern and have a Tech Ride with you and confirm your Concern. Otherwise they may test it and say No Problem Found.

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Old 12/25/06, 08:44 AM
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I'm here to tell you that FORD doesn't give a flying crap about your CLUNK! Have had it in my GT/CS since day one! Have been to the dealer 2 times, have had the Territory manager inspect it, and have called the so-called Customer Service along with the management above them and they have all told me there is nothing they are going to do about it. (And yes they are aware of the problem) Until enough compliants come in to authorize a factory recall because this is NOT a safety concern!!

Even talked to an attorney about turning it in under the Lemon Law but there are more hoops that I am required to jump through, it just isn't worth my time & effort,

I like the car too much to get rid of it, so I just decided to buy a new set of struts this springs from someone other than Ford. Hope you have better luck than I did.
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Old 12/25/06, 09:32 AM
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Don't give up Jeff , and maintain your cool if you do take it to another Dealer at every altercation that I have ever faced going into it with an open mind even though the doors may be closed at least if they see you as a none threat of a customer that sure does help. Kevin had some good advice if you know how to duplicate it take a tesc for a ride then its no longer Cry Wolf. Good Luck Keep The Faith.
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Old 12/25/06, 12:39 PM
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What you don't understand is the fact I have duplicated this problem to the Mechanic, Service Manager, & the Territory Manager and they all agree with me it isn't right BUT because it is not a Safety Concern they won't do anything about it except call it a "Unique Characteristic of the Mustang!" I guess they are waiting till something breaks and someone gets killed before they call it a "Safety Concern"

So I just decided to wait till spring to see if anything becomes of this. If not, I'll install my own Shocks, struts, and springs.
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Did you put the Fear of God in them, seems strange and it really is unfortunate that is what it takes at times , rather than deal with it possibly wait for worse payout a wack of money and then maybe issue a recall and spend yet more ? seems like poor service for a Dealership.
If you do install something and then play it out this may void the whole issue ?
When and if I get mine I'm keep it on the most part a Virgin. Good Luck & Merry Christmas.
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