This a recall because it's safety related. Whatever your beef is w/ Duratec, there's likely a TSB for what ails you. If under warranty and your vehicle demonstrates the issue, then they'll likely repair it free of charge. If not you pay. Whatever your problem, it likely hasn't been deemed a safety hazard by anyone yet.Meh. Lot of worse things out there that don't get recalls. Ford, I'm looking at your Duratec.
Meh. Duratec failures have the same danger. Unfortunately, it's WAY more expensive to fix.This a recall because it's safety related. Whatever your beef is w/ Duratec, there's likely a TSB for what ails you. If under warranty and your vehicle demonstrates the issue, then they'll likely repair it free of charge. If not you pay. Whatever your problem, it likely hasn't been deemed a safety hazard by anyone yet.
Driving in congested rush-hour freeway traffic at speed, for instance, and having the engine cut off w/o any warning whatsoever because of low/no fuel pressure is a pretty serious issue...no power steering (hyd), no power brakes (vac assist), no acceleration, no nuthin'.
For most drivers who have less than zero knowledge, or even care, about what makes the vehicle they are operating go down the road, it's a freak-out moment. Freak-out moments lead to crashes.
I've had 3 modern in-tank fuel pumps running injected engines fail on me, all in Dodges. We won't even count how many of the highly failure-prone mechanical pumps I'd replaced during the by-gone era of 2 and 4 barrel carbs (those would certainly cause rough running issues because there were no low fuel pressure sensors to cut of the ignition).Fuel pump will cause rough running of the car or a non-start condition.
There's your sign, you've got a problem...stop operating the machine. Meh...I'll just be an idiot and keep going until it really starts carrying on, spewing steam or blowing something apart and really cause a problem...maaayybe that "dangerous on-road situation" being alleged?Water pump will cause a "milk shake" or the car will run hot.
The difference is that the first few used cars I bought cost less than $500, had low insurance/low tax fees, were driven for a few years, and were sold for near what I paid for them. The next car cost closer to $1,000. Then I bought a new truck in '89, only because there's no such thing as a reasonably priced used one.You got that right...doesn't matter, new or used.