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Effective Date: June 14, 2012

 

Table of Contents

 

1.      Overview

2.      Program Descriptions and Eligibility

3.      Proof of Eligibility

4.      Products

5.      Program Policies

6.      Pricing and Incentives

7.      Process and Documentation

8.      FAQs

9.      Contact Information

 

Key Document Links

AXZD-Plan Pricing Agreement*

Ineligible Products

 

1. OVERVIEW

 

The New Vehicle Purchase Program (X-Plan) also known as the Partner Recognition Program, is offered by Ford Motor Company to the employees, retirees, spouses and other household members (driver’s license required for proof of residency) of selected Tier 1 suppliers, business partners, fleet partners and special organizations having a unique relationship with the Ford Motor Company. Participation in the program is contingent on the Partner Company's continued relationship with Ford Motor Company and will stay in effect until terminated by either party upon a thirty (30) days prior written notice provided to the other party. Ford Motor Company may terminate this program upon thirty (30) days notice at its respective sole discretion.

 

2. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY

 

X-Plan

 

Partner Recognition:

An eligible Partner Recognition employee or retiree may generate up to two (2) PINs per calendar year to be used towards the purchase/lease of a new vehicle for them or members of their households as noted below (see PIN Generation for details):

 

3. PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY

 

 

4. PRODUCTS

 

Eligible Products

 

Ineligible Products

 

5. PROGRAM POLICIES

 

Customer/Sponsor Obligations and Rules

 

 

Dealership Obligations and Rules

 

 

What if a Customer Ignores the Conditions?

 

       

NOTE: Even if the customer who violates these provisions is not a Company employee, the sponsoring employee or retiree is responsible and subject to the above sanctions.

 

Dealer-to-Customer Gifts and Fees

 

The following are guidelines regarding what is, and is not, permissible.

 

Nominal Gifts

 

 

Referral Fees

 

X-Plan

 

 

Document Fees

 

Financing, Insurance, Titles and Taxes

·         New Vehicle Purchase Program customers are required to provide their own liability and collision insurance for both purchases and leases. For leases, there are specified coverage minimums. Lessees should request information about these amounts from the dealer prior to obtaining insurance and signing the final lease papers.

 

6. PRICING AND INCENTIVES

 

Special Offers

From time to time, Ford Motor Company will offer special incentives to Partner Recognition Program participants in addition to existing retail (i.e. general public) incentives. Enrolled members will receive an email notifying them of the offer. Partner Recognition benefits extend beyond your vehicle purchase, click on the Special Offers tab for more information.


To enroll, all you will be required to provide is:
1. Name and address.
2. E-mail address.
3. Contact Preferences.

Go to the Special Offers Tab to enroll!
Once enrolled, you will receive periodic special offer e-mails. You may always "unsubscribe" from these emails by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link which will be displayed at the bottom of every email communication. See our privacy policy for further details.

 

Trade-in Allowance

 

Pricing Formula

X-Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford

Dealer Invoice - (0.4% * Dealer Invoice) + Administration Fee* (see sample invoice)

Lincoln

Dealer Invoice + (0.6% * Dealer Invoice) + Administration Fee* (see sample invoice)

 

*$275 Administration Fee.

 7. PROCESS AND DOCUMENTATION

 

Sales and Delivery Requirements

 

 

What is a PIN?


A PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a unique numeric code required for each vehicle purchase under the X-Plan. This PIN will be generated by the Partner Recognition employee/retiree (sponsor) for either themselves or a member of their household. The PIN holder will then take this PIN to an authorized Ford Motor Company dealership to secure the X-Plan discount.

  

Using a PIN

 

 

PIN Generation

 

The PIN request process is completed in five (5) easy steps:

  1. Go to the “PINs” tab of the www.fordpartner.com web site and enter your profile information. Be sure to use the exact name and address as shown on your “proof of identity” that you will use for purchase of the vehicle.
  2. Enter the last four (4) digits of your Social Security Number.*
  3. Identify your vehicle and contact preferences.
  4. Verify this information and submit your PIN request. You will receive an immediate response with your seven (7) digit unique PIN.

 

* The last four (4) digits of your social security number are used strictly as verification with the dealer when you present your PIN. This protects you from someone else potentially using your PIN for a purchase. You will be required to provide the PIN and last four (4) of your SSN when you visit the dealership. Your sales consultant will need both these pieces of information to lock-in your PIN and complete the sale. This information will not be used for any other purpose and as with all your personal information is protected as stated under the privacy policy of this web site.

 

Obtaining a Vehicle

 

8. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If your question isn't covered here you can Contact Us with a specific concern (via email).

 

  1. How does the Partner Recognition Plan program work?
  2. Who is eligible?
  3. How do I participate?
  4. How many vehicles may I obtain through Partner Recognition?
  5. What if I don’t use the PIN that I generate?
  6. How long is a PIN valid?
  7. How can I obtain my PIN if I forget or misplace it?
  8. Once I receive my PIN, how do I procure a vehicle and obtain the plan discount?
  9. What vehicles are eligible for the Plan?
  10. Are SVT vehicles eligible?
  11. Can I receive the special Partner Recognition price at any dealer?
  12. Can I purchase or lease my eligible vehicle?
  13. Can I trade-in a vehicle in combination with this program?
  14. How can this program impact the value of my trade-in?
  15. Are dealer demonstrators or used vehicles included in the Plan?
  16. Are prior model year vehicles eligible?
  17. Can I obtain a vehicle for my business or for another person?
  18. Are any other items covered through the Plan?
  19. Am I eligible for other incentives?
  20. What is Partner Recognition pricing and how do I know if I’m getting a good deal?
  21. Will I ever see a price lower than X-Plan?
  22. When do I need to identify myself as a participant?
  23. How long is the Plan program in effect?
  24. Can I be charged a “document fee” (doc fee) by my dealer?
  25. Do Dealers make a profit on Plan purchases and/or leases?
  26. How can I locate X-Plan pricing for my Ford vehicle?
  27. How do I enroll for Special Offers and why should I?
  28. When I use my browser "Back and/or "Forward button, why do I lose all the data I just entered?
  29. How do I confirm the X-Plan Price on the vehicle I want to purchase?
  30. Are Mercury vehicles still eligible for X-Plan?

 

1. How does the Partner Recognition program work?

The Plan is based on the use of a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in conjunction with the last 4 digits of the eligible participants’ Social Security Number. This information authorizes the participant to obtain a discount on eligible new Ford Motor Company vehicles. For further details, including Plan rules go to the "How it Works" tab of https://www.fordpartner.com/ .

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2. Who is eligible?

Active employees (salaried, hourly and contract), retirees, members of organizations and their households who reside within the U.S. You will be required to show proof of employment or membership by an organization or company eligible for Partner Recognition benefits at the time you take delivery of your vehicle. See our X-Plan Eligibility section for details. Driver's licenses' will be required for proof of residence for the Partner Company employee and household member.

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3.  How do I participate?

Each time you wish to participate in the Plan you will need to obtain an approval prior to the purchase. For each approval you will need to generate a new Personal Identification Number (PIN). To request a PIN, go the "Generate a PIN" tab from https://www.fordpartner.com/. Go to our "Process and Documentation” section for further details.

 

 

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4. How many vehicles may I obtain through Partner Recognition?

Eligible employees (salaried, hourly and contract), retirees and household members may generate two (2) PINs per year to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new vehicle. PINs are active for a period of not more than 12 months from the date of PIN generation.

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5. What if I don't use the PIN that I generate?

Your PIN is valid for 12 months from the date it is issued. After the 12 months, your PIN will automatically expire and no longer count against your 2 PINs/year allotment.

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6. How long is a PIN valid?

PINs remain active for 12 months from the date of issue.

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7. How can I obtain my PIN if I forget or misplace it?

You can obtain a PIN, which was previously generated, by visiting www.fordpartner.com and clicking on PINs and then PIN History. You will need to provide your name and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number for verification.

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8. Once I receive my PIN, how do I procure a vehicle and obtain the plan discount?

Provide the dealer with your PIN and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. The dealer can confirm with this data that you are an eligible Plan participant.  You will be required to provide appropriate "proof of identity” and sponsors “proof of employment” to the dealer before completing the sale.

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9. What vehicles are eligible for the Plan?

For a list of eligible vehicles, go to the Vehicles and Pricing tab. All Ford Motor Company vehicles are generally eligible with the exception of a select few models that are listed in the "eligible vehicles" section of the https://www.fordpartner.com/ web site. In addition, Exclusions are subject to change, so verify eligibility by reviewing Ineligible Products list or see dealer for details

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10. Are SVT vehicles eligible?

Yes. However the Plan program is voluntary at participating dealerships. (see below).

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11. Can I receive the special Partner Recognition Plan price at any dealer?

The Plan program is available through all participating U.SA. dealerships.  Dealer participation is voluntary. You should inform the dealer of Plan eligibility during your first contact with your dealer. If for some reason your dealer elects not to participate, you may visit another dealer. Eligible vehicles that are in limited supply, like most SVT models, may be difficult to obtain through the Plan.

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12. Can I purchase or lease my eligible vehicle?

Yes, either form of obtaining a vehicle is valid.

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13. Can I trade-in a vehicle in combination with this program?

Yes, you may choose to trade-in your previous vehicle, but the trade-in allowance will be negotiated separately with the dealer. However, this must be documented on the AXZD-Plan Pricing Agreement.

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14. How can this program impact the value of my trade-in?

Your new vehicle purchase price has already been determined as the X-Plan price. The trade in amount is determined by you and the dealer and unlike the purchase price, can be negotiated. When evaluating your trade-in, dealerships may consult value books or local auction value guides for similar vehicles, assess your vehicle condition, mileage and current used vehicle market climate, to determine its value. Many Internet sites, including edmonds.com and kbb.com (Kelly Blue Book), will give you an approximate trade-in value, but will not buy your vehicle. Only the dealer will buy the vehicle from you and, therefore, sets the actual value/price based on these factors. You are also free to sell your vehicle yourself.

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15. Are dealer demonstrators or used vehicles included in the Plan?

The Plan is only for new vehicles.  Used vehicles are not eligible for X-Plan.  New vehicle demonstrator units are available for sale at the new vehicle X-plan price. However, no additional discount is permitted beyond incentives compatible with an X-Plan deal. 

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16. Are prior model year vehicles eligible?

Prior model year vehicles may be purchased or leased while supplies last for products under X-Plan. See your selling dealer for details.

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17. Can I obtain a vehicle for my business or for another person?

Yes.  You may extend your Partner Recognition privileges to your spouse or any member of your household (requires driver's license verification). Additionally, you may purchase the vehicle in the name of a business owned by you, your spouse or household member.   

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18. Are any other items covered through the Plan?

No. Dealer installed options, conversion packages, extended warranties, accessories, etc., are not covered by the Plan and must be agreed upon between you and the dealer.

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19. Am I eligible for other incentives?

Yes, for most. Partner Recognition participants are eligible for most public incentives. There are some offers that are not compatible with this offer. Your dealer can best determine which incentives you are eligible for.

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20. What is Partner Recognition pricing and how do I know if I’m getting a good deal?

The Partner Recognition Program offers substantial savings on most Ford Motor Company vehicles. Partner pricing varies by brand. See our "Pricing" section for further details.

 

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21. Will I ever see a price lower than X-Plan?

Occasionally a dealer will run a special or "loss leader" vehicle in their advertisement, to generate traffic or move older inventory, with a price identical to or in some cases lower than X-Plan. Remember to always ask to see a copy of the invoice to confirm the X-Plan price. Always keep in mind that customers using the X-Plan program do not pay dealer admin fees, which may be an additional cost on alternative price points.

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22. When do I need to identify myself as a participant?

You are OBLIGATED to identify yourself as a Partner Recognition participant at the time you first visit a dealership. Not providing this information to your salesperson up-front, may jeopardize your ability to obtain a vehicle using the Partner Recognition Program. 

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23. How long is the Plan program in effect?

There is no effective expiration date for this program, however, Ford Motor Company reserves the right to modify the program, remove eligibility, or cancel the program at any time.

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24. Can I be charged a “document fee” (doc fee) by my dealer?

Yes.  Dealers will be permitted to assess up to $100 in documentary fees on each delivery to an eligible purchaser under the terms of the Plan, unless otherwise provided by state or local laws or regulation.  Each dealer is responsible for complying with applicable laws or regulations.

  • What if I am in a state that allows the dealer to charge more than $100?

Unless otherwise provided by state or local laws or regulation: In states where dealers are not permitted to charge as much as $100 for doc fees, dealers would be capped at the lesser amount as provided by the state.  In states that permitted more than $100, dealers would be permitted to charge the Plan customer $100.  In states that permitted more than $100 and also required that all customers be charged the same amount, dealers may charge the Plan customer $100 and indicate any additional fees have been paid by Ford Motor Company as part of the AXZD-Plan Program dealer reimbursement on the buyer's order.

  • How does this change the $275 administration fee?

There is no change.  The $275 administration fee covers costs of managing the New Vehicle Purchase Program.

 

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25. Do Dealers make a profit on Plan purchases and/or leases?

Yes. Dealers receive a commission from Ford Motor Company on each Plan transaction.

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26. How can I locate X-Plan pricing for my Ford vehicle?

Information on pricing and vehicle programs can be found in the "Vehicle & Pricing" tab of https://www.fordpartner.com/

 

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27. How do I enroll for Special Offers and why should I?

Go to the Special Offers tab and follow the instructions. Partner Participants who enroll for Special Offers receive email notifications of incentives above and beyond retail (i.e. general public) incentives. These incentives are generally short-lived and the email may be the only way to become aware of the additional savings.

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28. When I use my browser "Back" and/or "Forward" button, why do I lose all the data I just entered?

This is a common occurrence with browsers. We recommend you use the Back button on this site in lieu of your browser buttons.

 

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29. How do I confirm the X-Plan Price on the vehicle I want to purchase?

As an X-Plan participant, you are authorized to see the dealer invoice for the vehicle you intend to purchase. Ask the dealer to show you this invoice and point out the X-Plan price for your review. The X-Plan price is the amount shown in the box labeled "X Plan" near the bottom of the factory invoice.

 

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30. Are Mercury vehicles still eligible for AXZD-Plans?

No. Effective January 3, 2011 all Mercury vehicles are no longer eligible for X-Plan. Ford will continue to provide existing and future Mercury owners with parts and service support at Ford and Lincoln dealers, and honor current warranties and Ford's Extended Service Plans.

 

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9. CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Website

Information

Plan Information

 

 

 

 

 

  www.fordpartner.com

  1-877-975-2600

 

Product Information

 

 

 www.ford.com

 1-800-392-3673

 www.lincoln.com

 1-800-521-4140

 

Financing Resources

 

 

 

 

 

www.fordcredit.com

 

 

1-800-727-7000

 

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