Re: Ford Five Hundred problem
You can write them directly about the foreseeable problem. Any good parent would have their young kids belted up in the car anyway by the time you're ready to close the trunk. I tell my kids they can learn the easy way and listen, or they can learn the hard way and do what they want.
Trunk lids close with less force than the noise makes them out to be. Same goes for windows; the last cm of travel is where the motor awaits any force, and if it senses an object it'll reverse itself a bit to release any possible fingers. Trunk weatherstripping is thick for a reason. A trunk won't fully close if there was something in the way. My GM car is similar. I imagine in ten years time it won't do that anymore and I'll be cursing as to why I had to slam the trunk down when it used to close itself.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!