Monday, August 8, 2011

When American companies buy Made in China - you get what you pay for. Ford Mustangs have a problem with Chinese-made transmissions.

This story just appeared on Fox News. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is investigating complaints about Chinese-made Ford Mustang Transmissions. I wonder how much money Ford Motor Company has saved buying transmissions Made in China? It is well known that factory workers in China make only pennies-per-hour wages. Chinese manufacturers also have a notorious reputation for using cheap material and substandard quality control. What a way to treat an American Legend, Steve McQueen will be turning over in his grave.
NHTSA Investigating Complaints About Chinese-Made Ford Mustang Transmissions
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into reported transmission problems in 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs.

The preliminary evaluation stems from 32 complaints filed with the agency regarding an occasional problem shifting into gear in six and eight-cylinder cars equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission that is manufactured in China. Approximately 26,000 of the cars have been sold.

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Many of the reports focus on a difficulty engaging 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears during both up- and downshifts, especially when the transmission is cold. Others mention a persistent grinding sound and issues with other gears. In addition to the official complaints filed with NHTSA, the topic has appeared on a number of independent websites that cater to Mustang owners. No accidents or injuries have been reported, but several of the complaints mention close calls that were caused as a result of the problem.

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