If everyone who had a problem with the MT82 would go to safercar.gov and make a detailed, well-written, coherent complaint, things would get resolved much more quickly.
When Suzuki had an extremely dangerous problem with the 2006 Grand Vitara resulting in a loss of all steering, they released a TSB and only fixed it for free if the owners were still under warranty.
A dozen complaints later, including mine on behalf of my mother after I fixed hers, and Suzuki was forced into a full-fledged recall with the improved part that we'd paid out-of-pocket for. Complaint Summary | Safercar.gov | NHTSA
That's the complaint I wrote.
If you want something done, you're going to have to make it worth Ford's while. Government pressure would do that.
Also, I question Ford's wisdom in selecting the MT82 for the 305hp V6 and 412hp V8s... the MT82 didn't hold up to the 4-banger gas and diesel engines pushing it around in Land Rovers, so they decided to put it behind engines making even MORE torque and horsepower while spinning MORE RPM... :hihi: