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WTF!!!!!! Today all the sites say my car is recalled. What the hell is happening!!!!!!!!!!!! Goddammit!

Well my salesman is awesome and is in the process of procuring me the same vehicle from another dealer in the seattle area. This one was built in September so no lot rot. Only difference is ebony interior vs medium dark slate. I kind of liked the lighter color better but right now who knows when the other one will be ready and this one was built more recently.
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So now today the original one that was on hold for me is back to showing no recalls. Man this is crazy frustrating. So the other one he was getting for me does not have the tow package. He says they can do an install on the other one that will be exactly like factory. As near as I can tell that would include installing a different bumper and it seems like a big wiring job too. So I may end up having to make a choice. Lot rot June build that has medium slate interior with tow from the factory or a rig that was built last month with ebony interior and a dealer installed tow package. What would you guys do? I am in no hurry to have the tow installed so if it is a matter of waiting for parts I am ok. Earliest I would need to tow would be in the spring when we start visiting the cabin in the mountains. But I want to get it in writing that the install will be exactly as factory as I have seen some of the installs people have had done and some of them weren't great.
 
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So now today the original one that was on hold for me is back to showing no recalls. Man this is crazy frustrating. So the other one he was getting for me does not have the tow package. He says they can do an install on the other one that will be exactly like factory. As near as I can tell that would include installing a different bumper and it seems like a big wiring job too. So I may end up having to make a choice. Lot rot June build that has medium slate interior with tow from the factory or a rig that was built last month with ebony interior and a dealer installed tow package. What would you guys do? I am in no hurry to have the tow installed so if it is a matter of waiting for parts I am ok. Earliest I would need to tow would be in the spring when we start visiting the cabin in the mountains. But I want to get it in writing that the install will be exactly as factory as I have seen some of the installs people have had done and some of them weren't great.
I would stick with the original build since it has exactly what you wanted and installed at the factory. The ones that I have seen done using the factory receiver just cut the bumper and didn't replace it. If they do replace the bumper with one designed for the factory receiver, then that means that they also will have to paint it to match.
 

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I would stick with the original build since it has exactly what you wanted and installed at the factory. The ones that I have seen done using the factory receiver just cut the bumper and didn't replace it. If they do replace the bumper with one designed for the factory receiver, then that means that they also will have to paint it to match.
That is the way I am leaning, although the bumper on the bronco sport isn't painted. They are all black plastic so that isn't a worry. But to me, exactly like factory means replacing the bumper and not cutting it. He is going to check first thing tomorrow so if it is good to go hopefully the other one isn't on its way although I doubt they would have a problem selling it. It has been at the other dealer since the beginning of the month but hasn't sold because they have $3500 in ADM on it. My dealer is MSRP minus any incentives. The June one is going to need some good detailing to make it acceptable to me. There were quite a few spots that look like it may need some paint correction. I've got some Exoforma graphene coating to put on it right away so hopefully their detail guys are up to getting it ready.
 
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That is the way I am leaning, although the bumper on the bronco sport isn't painted. They are all black plastic so that isn't a worry. But to me, exactly like factory means replacing the bumper and not cutting it. He is going to check first thing tomorrow so if it is good to go hopefully the other one isn't on its way although I doubt they would have a problem selling it. It has been at the other dealer since the beginning of the month but hasn't sold because they have $3500 in ADM on it. My dealer is MSRP minus any incentives. The June one is going to need some good detailing to make it acceptable to me. There were quite a few spots that look like it may need some paint correction. I've got some Exoforma graphene coating to put on it right away so hopefully their detail guys are up to getting it ready.
I told my salesman that I would only take delivery during the day and only on a sunny to partly cloudy day. I advised him that I was going to be going over it with a fine tooth comb since it has been sitting for six months and I have been waiting for it for ten months. I also advised him that I am in no rush and my 2022MY is being built in January and the only reason that I am not leaving this one behind is because it is Rapid Red and the cost is near identical. Had they not discontinued the Rapid Red on the 2022MY it would have been a "no brainer" decision.
 

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I told my salesman that I would only take delivery during the day and only on a sunny to partly cloudy day.
Good idea. My son prepped cars at dealer for 5 years when he was young. He always tells me never by a car on a cloudy or rainy day because you wont be able to see the flaws.

Several reports of water spots in paint on the June lot rots. But others have reported paint looks great. Prob varies vehicle to vehicle and how well dealer is able to clean prep car.

Once you pull it off the lot you are on your own.
 

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So today my salesman tells me that his sales manager says their system still says open recall. I am beginning to think he doesn't know what he is doing (manager). How could their 'system' say that when Ford etis, Ford's own recall checker AND the NHTSA site all say zero recalls. My salesman is a good guy but this is really getting old.
 
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So today my salesman tells me that his sales manager says their system still says open recall. I am beginning to think he doesn't know what he is doing (manager). How could their 'system' say that when Ford etis, Ford's own recall checker AND the NHTSA site all say zero recalls. My salesman is a good guy but this is really getting old.
So have them replace the already replaced part and let Ford tell them that they aren't getting paid for it since it was already completed by Ford. When they try and enter your VIN into the system that "they" fixed it, it will get kicked back by Ford and the dealership will have to eat the cost of everything.
 

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So have them replace the already replaced part and let Ford tell them that they aren't getting paid for it since it was already completed by Ford. When they try and enter your VIN into the system that "they" fixed it, it will get kicked back by Ford and the dealership will have to eat the cost of everything.
At this point I don't even know if they have or even ordered the parts. They have 5 of them that are sold waiting for the recall to be resolved. I just don't understand that they don't seem motivated to get $150k worth of inventory out the door and off the books.
 
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