I've been keeping up with that here and there. I hope they can finally turn things around soon. As much of a Ford man that I am, I'd hate to see a domestic manufacturer go into bankruptcy protection. I actually like some of the GM products. Hopefully Ford is able to turn things around as well, or they may eventually face the same issues.
These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.