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#70 of 90 Re: Ford Mustang Convertible top [browneyes2blu]
May 11, 2011 (1:15 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 90 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [delraygirl]
Sep 01, 2011 (11:10 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 90 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [javila96]
Sep 01, 2011 (11:36 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 90 Convertible top same issue here in Hawaii
Sep 06, 2011 (12:21 am)
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 90 Re: Bent Frames on the 2005 Convertible Top [steveolatheks]
Sep 06, 2011 (12:24 am)
Same thing happened to me this weekend. edujjudeyahoo.com
#75 of 90 Ford dealership alternative.....
Sep 26, 2011 (10:26 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!
#76 of 90 Re: Ford dealership alternative..... [gregrnel]
Sep 27, 2011 (7:35 am)
The actual "top" (the top, pads and headliner) is not the problem....the metal components that make the top go up and down is where the problem lies. I've seen web sites out there that sell and warrant the top, but not the metal arms that make the top function. If Autotopsdirect sells the complete convertible top configuration and (most importantly) warrants the metal components as well, then that five-year warranty (especially at that price) sounds smart. If not, it's a waste of your time and money.
#77 of 90 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair
Oct 14, 2011 (11:06 am)
My 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair
Hello , I own a 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible , My problem is that the mechanism that is on the drivers side top corner of the windshield frame snapped and is barely holding down the top when
closed , I would like to know if you know where I can get a replacement , and possibly look at a video , or read something that tells me how to replace it . .
Thanks for your time , and Help .
Please reply to me at ,
#78 of 90 Re: 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair [mrgoodtimes]
Oct 14, 2011 (11:25 am)
Your only recourse is to find a convertible top repair shop in your area. This won't be a cheap fix, either, so be aware and do some shopping around if you can. If it makes you feel any better (which it won't), even if you were still under warranty (and/or have the extended Premier warranty), Ford still won't cover it. 2005 Mustang owners got screwed, big time. This is a problem Ford was fully aware of back in 2005, yet they never recalled them and won't repair them.
#79 of 90 Re: 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair [skyspy]
Oct 14, 2011 (1:13 pm)
THANK YOU , I WILL CHECK WITH MY HOMETOWN DEALER