Inertia Switch Service Bulletin 2005 Ranger Edge
My son bought an '05 Ranger Edge two weeks ago, certified used from our local Ford dealership.
On the eighth day of ownership, the inertia switch activated with the touch of my foot.
We had it towed to the dealership where they promptly reset the switch and sent him on his way.
Here it is 15 days into ownership and I was able to duplicate the failure without trying. This time under controlled circumstances and not in the middle of traffic.
So back to the dealer. Now we are talking about swapping the vehicle under the 30 day exchange clause. They say they will look into the situation deeper...
The service manager at the dealership has just called to say that there is a service bulletin that relocates the inertia switch. Funny, he made it a point to show me there were NO service bulletins to that effect just two hours ago. They have performed the service and the vehicle is ready to go.
Would you put your son or daughter in the vehicle? Is that specific and unnecessary risk of inadvertant switch activation completely eliminated?
Where did you hide the switch, man?