I contacted a ford dealership in isanti Mn not far from my home. The service man there said he would have a new bracket and mounting hard wear for me in 2 days. I just bit the Hamiltons and will pay cash out of my pocket for it. I just assumed that when I'm told by the dealer that the 1st year is bumper to bumper 100% warrantee that when I call with a problem the last thing l should hear is no, we won't do that. I'm going to replace both sides with grade 8 nuts and bolts, using nylon locking nuts with lock tight juice. Yesterday I stopped at 2 bone yards looking for something ford heavy duty that l might get those brackets...
I found this ol girl and it had both of its sway bar brackets, I looked at lots of ford stuff out there and they all had sway bar brackets, every single one of them... So this issue of fords new stuff falling apart is something ford be ashamed of and even more ashamed that they don't step up and fix this issue. I want the sway bars hooked and, JeNNYs a big girl and deserves top notch care. And l owe at least that to my family and the families on the road driving around me to include the ford owners and employees and their family's that the vehicles are safe and well maintained. I will not cut corners on safety. Sway bars are a safety component. So anyway l learned a lot about the dealer, ford and FR. Safety isn't top on there list.
JeNNY (2015 FR3 / 30DS)
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