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#66 of 92 Convertible roof on 2008 Mustang
May 04, 2011 (8:20 am)
In 2009, I purchased a 08. It was not from a dealer but the owner of the garage who in the past and done my repairs. He buys at auction and is someone I trust implicitly. This winter, I noticed cracking on the piping around the top. In January, I took it to a FORD dealer and they made arrangements to contract the job to have the roof replaced. Upon replacement, I noticed the vinyl was buckled on each corner of the back window; the right worse than, the left. It looks like it has not been attached straight. I immediately took it back to the dealer, who said it needed the warmth of the summer to tighten up the vinyl. Then I noticed some vinyl sticking out and return to the dealer. The service manager and service customer rep pushed the pieces back into place. (?) I live in the prairies in Canada and our winters get extremely cold. Last week, it was finally warm enough to put down the top. Firstly, I noticed it is extremely easy to unlatch; there is no tautness. Secondly, I noticed it is not receding far enough back into place and looks like it isnít folding in properly. Thirdly, when it is put back up there appears to be fold and pinch marks. I called the service dept and he was to get in touch with the manager. I didnít hear from him and called him. The car is still on warranty until the middle of this month. He told me he was not prepared to incur the cost of sending 2 men to take the car to the contractor. That basically, it was my responsibility. I emailed the owners and then today received an email from the Service Manager, stating they all agreed I should take the car myself, the contractor would let them know if he could fix it and then they would decide what to do (which more than likely, will be past the end of the warranty). Has anyone else had these problems with a replacement? Although I live in a reasonably large city, I gather there are not a lot of contractors who do this type of work.
#67 of 92 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [delraygirl]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2011 (10:10 pm)
Congrats, delraygirl! What changed their minds after they tried to pass it off as a "trapped rock"?
#68 of 92 Ford Mustang Convertible top
May 06, 2011 (8:14 am)
Can anyone tell me if the roof mechanism in an '08 is the same as newer and older models and when the change occurred?
#69 of 92 Re: Ford Mustang Convertible top [08tang]
May 11, 2011 (8:19 am)
05 thru 09 should be the same.check on e-bay for parts.
#70 of 92 Re: Ford Mustang Convertible top [browneyes2blu]
May 11, 2011 (12:15 pm)
I was told by a person who repairs convertible roofs, there hasn't been a changed since '06. I am not looking for parts but am having a tough time with a dealer. I bought the car used (one year) but not from this dealer though someone I trust totally, who owns a garage and purchases at auction. The piping on the roof cracked, the dealer outsourced it for replacement; however, the guy stretched it wrong and it doesn't seem to be closing properly. When I wanted the service manager to put a roof down on one in the lot, he said it was a different mechanism. Since I have been getting the run around from this dealer and Service Manager, I wanted to know if this is true. Thanks.
#71 of 92 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [delraygirl]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:10 am)
How bad was the cracking? I have the same problem on my 2010. Doesn't look too bad now, my mechanic and my local dealer both say it looks like normal wear and tear that would occur where the top folds. I'm trying to determine if I should pursure having the top replaced under warranty or not.
#72 of 92 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [javila96]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:36 am)
It was pretty bad. I would say a dozen cracks all along the piping above the windows. I had a Sebring convertible for 8 yrs with no cracking so I do not consider this normal, and in the end neither did Ford and I got a new top.
#73 of 92 Convertible top same issue here in Hawaii
Sep 05, 2011 (11:21 pm)
The same EXACT thing happened to me this weekend here in Hawaii with my 2005 Mustang convertible. It is now at the dealer, and I await the news. What can be done?
#74 of 92 Re: Bent Frames on the 2005 Convertible Top [steveolatheks]
Sep 05, 2011 (11:24 pm)
Same thing happened to me this weekend. edujjudeyahoo.com
#75 of 92 Ford dealership alternative.....
Sep 26, 2011 (9:26 pm)
I'm looking into purchasing a 05-08 GT Convertible, this concerns me. Wouldn't it be cheaper out of warranty to get a 3rd party top? Autotopsdirect has them for $559 with a 5 year warranty, has anyone found a good, reliable 3rd party manufacturer? Thanks!