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2001 Ford Windstar / Fuse Box


Auto part no longer being made by manufacturer

Complaint Rating:  75 % with 4 votes
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My friend took her 2001 Ford Windstar to the dealer to get her windshield wipers fixed. After three days the dealership realized that the fuse box was shorting out the fuse. (Please note has had problems with other fuses blowing out before this incident.) The dealership attempted send for a new fuse box through Ford, but they were told they (Ford) no longer made that fuse box for 2001 Windstar any longer and they wasn't a substitute part made to replace the old one. I was told that all auto makers must keep parts for their cars/trucks available for ten years after they have been manufacture or least know where you can buy the part elsewhere. Please advise. Is there such a law?
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 2nd of Mar, 2008 by    0 Votes
I think that if the American government will allow a business to operate on domestic soil that it must abide the law including looking out for it's consumers throughout the entire duration of said usage of any and all products. This means that they have a back stock of all parts for a period of ten years especially those parts that typically defect. It's always the same, isn't it? The businesses want the dough but don't back up their products. The government just likes the tax money from the billions in revenue generated. Who's looking out for the little guy? No one.

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