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2003 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 302004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased a left over 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck at condit Ford in newton, New Jersey. I picked up the vehicle on Friday evening May 28, 2004 on Sunday morning at 8:00 when I bent down to pick up a piece of paper in my driveway I noticed that the under side of the rear bumper is rusted from several scratches, I walked around the truck and noticed several paint and body defects as follows: Rear bumper has several scratches and rust, tow hook is rusted, the left rear fender has cracked/rippled fiberglass in the section that is near the bumper, the left door has raised paint blemish and dent, the right door on the inside by the door latch is missing paint, the right rear cab door is defective - it bows out on the bottom of the door. When I called the dealership the sales manager stated that I must have caused the damage. I mentioned that who crawls under a new truck to see if the bumper is damaged and rusted and that with an all white truck it is more difficult to immediately detect damages. And that when a consumer buys a new vehicle it is expected that the new vehicle is new and not damaged.

- Milford, PA, USA

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