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2015 Mustang sub-standard fit and finish.

There's a reason why I never purchase 1st year models.....it takes some time to work out the kinks, and I'm not about to be a beta tester!

Here's a couple of pictures of a poor sap from another forum and some of the fit and finish issues that he's experiences, and from what I've read, Ford warranty is giving him a rough way to go getting it fixed.

Wow is all I got to say!

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014
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I hate to say this, but they should not have accepted the car in that condition or have it in writing from the dealer that it will be repaired.


and you're right....always wait for year 3 production...........


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Looks like somebody was playing bumper cars.

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Lots of perfect 2015's out there. Mine is one of them.
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Sad to see, unfortunately quality control and fit/finish with American cars isn't quite up to what you'd expect based on price these days.
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Dealer should have spotted that and fixed it before delivery.

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I agree with others. Looks like that car bumped something, I don't think it's a fit and finish issue at all.

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I don't know the bumpers are made out of plastic if it was pulled out of the mold to soon it could have warped like that. I also can't see any kind of mark were it would have been hit so I think it's a factory defect myself.
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According to the owner he didn't bump anything.....no scuff marks on the paint. My GT/CS had out of spec alignment and an imperfection/indentation in one of the passenger side airbags straight out of delivery. Remember, we're purchasing Ford's, not Lexus.

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I agree with others. Looks like that car bumped something, I don't think it's a fit and finish issue at all.
I also agree. Probably a shipping issue - should have been caught by dealer in final prep. I saw a new Dodge Challenger pic with similar damage. Happened when tie strap, on truck van, came loose in transit. Almost impossible for a problem like that to leave the factory. However, getting replacement parts is always a big problem in early days of car production.

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damm i just noticed tht my driver side fender doesnt line up perectly with the hood...towards the front right above the head light is a really pointy part of the fender....will try and post a pic once it stops raining

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I never suggested that the owner bumped anything.

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I agree they definitely have kinks to work out but with the right dealer they will take care of you.

Mine had a slight raised spot in he center of the trunk I noticed after delivery. The dealer picked it up from my house while I was away for the week and replaced the trunk lid. While at it they also replaced the whole front bumper because they noticed I did not have the front license plate bracket on and the bracket holes had been punched already.
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I just took delivery of my 2015 GT with the 50th anniversary package. I have issues with the whole front clip. The hood at the left fender almost touches. The hood at the right fender has almost a 1/2 inch gap. The nose piece is crooked. The headlights both point to the left. The trunk lid is misaligned so badly that the paint on the body has already rubbed off. The rear window is crooked.

As for performance, the car drifts to the left when you accelerate. I am not talking about drag racing but any acceleration. The right tire is wearing irregularly. I ordered the performance pack with the car and would expect it to be tighter.

Is anyone else experiencing that level of problems?
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Sorry to hear about your troubles...

I would definitely contact Ford on this one...sounds like several problems. The drifting to the left issue is definitely not normal, I have heard lots of things about misaligned panels but that makes it sound like there's some suspension issues. I'd actually think it's major liability for them to have both that and the headlight issue right on a new delivery so they should be quite eager to help.

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I just took delivery of my 2015 GT with the 50th anniversary package. I have issues with the whole front clip. The hood at the left fender almost touches. The hood at the right fender has almost a 1/2 inch gap. The nose piece is crooked. The headlights both point to the left. The trunk lid is misaligned so badly that the paint on the body has already rubbed off. The rear window is crooked.

As for performance, the car drifts to the left when you accelerate. I am not talking about drag racing but any acceleration. The right tire is wearing irregularly. I ordered the performance pack with the car and would expect it to be tighter.

Is anyone else experiencing that level of problems?



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