Most of those recalls are stupid.
most of them aren't recalls....just TSBs
"Your carpet MIGHT get stuck over the accelerator and cause you to crash" People's FEET cause that more than the carpet does. Let's recall idiots!!
i wish we could recall idiots. the world would be a better and less crowded place. but the carpet getting stuck under accelerator is not something to brush aside. most people panic when that happens and forget that there is a brake pedal right next to it. most the time its no big deal, they dont hurt anyone, but what if you are coasting on the freeway and the traffic in front of you abruptly comes to a stop, and you remove your foot from the gas and hit the brakes, but your car takes longer than normal to stop? the cause of the accident: pedal got stuck on carpet. who's fault/liability? Ford. ford would rather replace a $200 pedal assembly than pay $20,000 in repairs and hospital bills per car.
"Your fuel rail might get hot" I don't know about you, but if I touch mine after turning off the engine, it isn't exactly frosty and refreshing...
hotter than normal, causing the vapors inside it to ignite and cause a small little fire with direct access to your gas tank. no harm there, of course.
"Your weatherstripping might crack" It does that? LIEK OMG!!! We're all gonna die!!!
on a 2 yr old car, water better not get into it and ruin the carpet/door panels/seats. better to replace $100 worth of weather stripping than the back seats, carpet, or any wiring that gets wet (which of course would never cause a fire hazard). my friend has bad/cracked weather stripping in his '89 240sx, and everytime it rains, it literally becoms a pool in his hatch. a good 2-3" of water, which after awhile stinks
"Your handle might loosen over time" Metal degrades with constant use? Geez you learn something new everyday!
door handles are made of harded plastic. what happens if you are stuck in your car, upside down in a river somewhere, and a broken door handle is the only thing keeping you from being able to open your door to swim to safety? assume all other windows are blocked by rocks or whatever.
"Wires might fray and cause electrical fires" THEY DO THAT?
you see a problem with this TSB????
"Cruise control unit might cause a fire" ALL I DID WAS PRESS COAST!!!
Stupid crap that happened to one idiot who spilled coffee on electronics and blamed it on faulty craftsmanship. Idiots.
maybe so, but ive pulled apart those switches and they have a rubber cover thats supposed to prevent water from getting in there. granted i think you are 100% right on this one, if the idiot hadnt had the coffee spill all over the place, the water (coffee) would never have gotten to the controls. one more example of the way this country is going to hell in a hand basket. we all remember that lady that spilled her HOT COFFEE
and then successfully sued McDonalds for it, right?
Idiotproof something and the world produced better idiots.
where have i seen this before.....