January 03, 2006

Ford OKs free engine repairs for Canada

Toronto, Ontario – Ford of Canada has extended to Canadian owners of some Ford vehicles with the 4.6-litre V8 engine free engine intake manifold repairs and an extended warranty says Lemon-Aid Car Guide author and consumer advocate, Phil Edmonston.

“Ford’s decision to pay about $1,000 each to Canadian owners who have paid for the repair and also provide a free 7-year retroactive warranty with unlimited mileage is an excellent first step,” said Edmonston. “Ford of Canada president and CEO, William Osborne, is to be congratulated for ensuring that Canadian Ford owners are treated fairly.”

The intake manifold channels fuel and air to the 4.6-litre V8 engine’s cylinders. Vehicles included in the American settlement are the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car from the 1996-2001 model years; 1997 Mercury Cougar, Ford Thunderbird and Ford Mustang; some Mustangs from 1998-2001; and some Ford Explorers from 2002. An estimated 45,000 cars in Canada are affected.

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