I have been back and forth about posting or saying anything about this issue on the forum but I'm in such disbelief and disappointed that something like this could happen. Of course it has to happen when its just out of warranty. It's not like its 20,000 miles out. I have had this truck since brand new and I take care of it since day one. When I bought this truck I was thinking I would have this truck for a long time before I would have to do any high dollar repairs but I guess I was wrong. I love everything about my truck but I would have never thought I would have a catastrophic failure as a broken piston skirt at 68,900. I fully understand that "I'm out of warranty" but I think that FORD should step up and fix my truck. I also know that they don't have to help me out with any repair money either but $2500 isn't crap on my total bill. Not when I paid $48,000 for my truck 3 years ago and I still owe 3 years on it. I have read numerous stories on these forums of pistons failures in these truck obviously there is a defect in them. FORD should stand behind there product. I sold a perfectly good Dodge Ram to buy this truck that I have now. I didn't get anywhere with Ford Customer Service Manager can't remember her name but she was a little snooty and cocky on the phone. Hopefully FORD MOTOR COMPANY reads this and will help me out with a little more of the bill because I think this is total bull that I am putting a new motor in my truck at this time. If anybody else was in this situation they would be posting on here or any other forum about there problem. Once I get in a position to get rid of this truck in the few years its gone and I will never ever buy another ford product. My wife is in need of a new car and suggested a while back that I liked the Explorer nope not anymore going to look the other way and look at a different brand. I included pictures of the piston and the inside of the oil pan. I'm not a happy ford customer right now hopefully you make me happy again and STEP UP AND BACK YOUR PRODUCT.