2020/2021 GT500 Hood Inner Panel Crack(s) TSB

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First, credit goes to our own Houston Kid for bring this to everyone's attention in this thread. I made sure this one got moved up the chain and was told that Ford had yet to see this up to that point and that they were aggressively investigating. Second, while a TSB has been issued I have to say that I'm in disagreement with the diagnosis and the solution. There is zero mention of hood stop/bumper variation being a contributor and that it is something that needs to be checked. See attached.





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Just checked mine, all good. 1700+ miles on it.
 

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Another reason to leave the rain tray out. Should reduce hood vibrations by letting the air flow.
 

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Add on..... it is totally the stop bumper adjustment. So much so that people were complaining of tight latches. Lube and adjustment of the bumpers will solve the problem
 

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I just read the tsb.

So the solution is body filler? WTF....
 
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My gut says this TSB "solution" was driven solely by budgetary concerns and not by the actual reality of the issue. This is how you solve a problem by yelling "look over there" and then running in the opposite direction. This fits in with the line of thinking with respect to the secondary chain tensioner issue, that if one side is good the other must be too so don't bother looking at the other one.
 
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My gut says this TSB "solution" was driven solely by budgetary concerns and not by the actual reality of the issue. This is how you solve a problem by yelling "look over there" and then running in the opposite direction. This fits in with the line of thinking with respect to the secondary chain tensioner issue, that if one side is good the other must be too so don't bother looking at the other one.
Exactly......
 

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Do you guys have anyway of escalating / challenging the TSB ? :frown:

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I would demand a new hood
 

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Can I get the Shelby hood and pay the difference?
 

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No cracks on mine but letting a dealer bondo it up if I did? No thanks.
 

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Add on..... it is totally the stop bumper adjustment. So much so that people were complaining of tight latches. Lube and adjustment of the bumpers will solve the problem
My left latch is harder to press than my right one... I should probably check this out on my 2021... I searched and can’t find the hood latch thread I thought was here where someone had nice pictures and the exact steps they followed and spots they lubed to make things all happy...

maybe it was another forum...

anyone have better memory for me and the ink I’m referring to?
 

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My left latch is harder to press than my right one... I should probably check this out on my 2021... I searched and can’t find the hood latch thread I thought was here where someone had nice pictures and the exact steps they followed and spots they lubed to make things all happy...

maybe it was another forum...

anyone have better memory for me and the ink I’m referring to?
Here ya go.

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/th...on-procedure-for-difficult-latch-pins.150412/

Tell Tom thank you for his hard work. :wink:
 

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My left latch is harder to press than my right one... I should probably check this out on my 2021... I searched and can’t find the hood latch thread I thought was here where someone had nice pictures and the exact steps they followed and spots they lubed to make things all happy...

maybe it was another forum...

anyone have better memory for me and the ink I’m referring to?
That was me. Yes, lube the latch and set the bumpers so that the hood can be latched (pin latches) with force enough so that all you have to do is press down on each hood pin latch with your fingers.
 

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