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#11 of 30 Class action suit.
Sep 29, 2007 (12:52 pm)
You have no cause of action unless the complaint was covered by warranty and Ford did not fix it.
#12 of 30 Re: Class action suit. [mschmal]
Oct 01, 2007 (4:56 am)
I never even considered the dealer since it happened so long after I bought the car. I've had to fight to get other more important items fixed under warrenty so this small, but annoying problem didn't enter my mind to go to the dealer.
Like I mentioned in my previous answer, I got an estimate for $150 last year. Have done nothing so far but I hate looking at the blank panels every day!
#13 of 30 Re: Class action suit. [ohio7]
Nov 08, 2007 (3:00 pm)
I just found this thread!! Same problem here - rear door, vinyl/leather/whatever is peeling off of door. I have a 2000 Sable Wagon. Other side hasnt gone yet, but I can see top is loosening. I tried to glue, but it didnt work very well. Shriveled vinyl a bit, and you cant get a good bond because there is porous polyurethane foam (thin layer) on both sides of what youre trying to glue. It just makes an otherwise very nice looking car look like a beater. Has ANYONE had any luck at the dealer OR a shop???
#14 of 30 Re: 2000 Taurus Rear Door Panels: Vinyl Loosening [berry22192]
May 01, 2008 (3:54 pm)
we also have the same problem with peeling door panels on our 2002 Ford Taurus.
I have contacted the Ford Customer Relations via phone, received a case number and have sent a letter to them along with pictures. I have asked Ford to reimburse for the cost of replacement which was done by the dealer to the tune of about $350-400 for each door. Have not heard back yet.
#15 of 30 Door Panel issues
Jun 01, 2008 (3:16 pm)
I just found this forum and having the same problems on both of our 2000 Sables don't remember having this 1998 Sable though. Will keep checking back for any resolutions!
#16 of 30 Leather peeling off of the door
Jun 28, 2008 (9:33 pm)
I have the same problem with peeling leather. Since it started on my rear doors, and I never have any passengers back there I knew it was some design issue.
This of course raises the question on why anyone would intentionally glue leather patches on a plastic car door.
A Sable/Taurus isn't some high end luxury car that is kept out of direct sun every moment it isn't on the road and looked after by an employee who has interior leather care as one item on their regular detailing regiment.
The plastic door panel had to be a hint.
Someone had to know what would happen.
It is just like when the all plastic proprietary headlight switch knob broke and cost me $20 at the dealership (replacing it myself). Can you believe they wanted to give me a quote for the labor?
I almost have to think it was an intentional choice.
#17 of 30 Re: Leather peeling off of the door
Nov 29, 2008 (3:38 pm)
I had this problem with my 2002 Taurus. One side starting coming loose last year. Both sides started coming off this summer when the heat was at its worst. I found a Interiors and Convertible Top shop in Raleigh, NC that fixed both doors for $60. They removed the panels, removed all of the cheap foam behind the panels (this is what falls apart and cause the problem), and they used an adhesive to re attach the panels. They look just fine now. It seems the trick is to get all of the old foam off of the panel before you try any type of adhesive.
#18 of 30 Re: Leather peeling off of the door [NC_Dave]
Jan 15, 2009 (9:55 am)
I'm envious of the $60 price you paid. I've just had two rear door panels repaired (the vinyl was coming away, as you said, because of the foam backing was deteriorating). My bill: $140 (northern virginia).
#19 of 30 Re: Leather peeling off of the door
Jul 18, 2009 (3:14 pm)
I have an 01 Sable, same issue. After looking at the panels missing the covers for 2 years, I went to Lowes and got a small sample of custom paint by bringing in the vinyl. I sanded most of the hard glue off with a detail sander and painted it. It is not like having the cover on it, but looks hellava lot better. I had inquired about it at the dealer, but they just blew me off and told me I had to order 2 entire new door panels as the don't sell covers. Total cost was 30.00 for sander and 4.00 for paint.
#20 of 30 Leather peeling off of the door
Nov 17, 2009 (5:59 am)
I have a 2001 Taurus SES with the same problem. I went to a ford dealer and was told that the panels could not be repaired. Just the panels alone would cost approximately $336.00 for the LR and approximately $395.00 for the RR panel. Count me in for the class action law suit.