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    The real question is will Ford fix this on their own or will it take a lawsuit like the 01 Cobras?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpflynn View Post
    The real question is will Ford fix this on their own or will it take a lawsuit like the 01 Cobras?
    What was the resolution for the Cobras? I only remember the controversy, not the resolution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    What was the resolution for the Cobras? I only remember the controversy, not the resolution.


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    They halted all sales, and all owners had to take their cars in for a massive recall that took a very long time if I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    What was the resolution for the Cobras? I only remember the controversy, not the resolution.


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    I believe they went back and made hardware changes to bring the output up where it should have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpflynn View Post
    They halted all sales, and all owners had to take their cars in for a massive recall that took a very long time if I recall.
    And still no one really believed it made the power it was supposed to even after that...
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    Stating the obvious but the consensus is inconsistent power production on most if not all US RSes. If current owners who have taken posession of their cars and are experiencing this issue, then it needs to be reported to the dealer so it can funnel up to the ford reps and get word to the right people in ford to have awareness and be looking at the issue. Maybe they are aware, who knows but we shouldnt assume. Whether your an engineer or mechanic or no nothing about tuning, etc (like me) it should be reported whether you intend for ypur local ford service to look at the car or not...ford needs to hear these complaints from all the owners experiencing the issue - make your voices heard while the gurus on this forum continue to investigate the issue...just my .02 cents


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    We also live in an age of social media. Start tweeting and posting on their Facebook feeds.
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    Okay, I just posted on Ford performance's Facebook as well. Most likely nothing will come of it. But I feel we all need to try if we are experiencing these issues.
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    GEEEEZZZZEE!! Way too soon for everyone to have their panties in a twist. Let's wait until we have someone up on a 4WD dyno and datalogging enough values to see what is really going on.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolTech View Post
    GEEEEZZZZEE!! Way too soon for everyone to have their panties in a twist. Let's wait until we have someone up on a 4WD dyno and datalogging enough values to see what is really going on.....
    No, it's not. This is not a scattering. It's EVERY SINGLE US CAR DYNOED.
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