If they get enough complaints they may actually issue a recall. This was told to me by ford customer care.
My liftgate cracked also.Please
call 1800-392-3673. Flood them with complaints. on 2005 Ford Explorer
They were snowing you. It's a cosmetic problem not a safety issue. They may eventually offer a warranty extension , but unless it poses a safety risk, not a recall. Check on the right side of this page and look down til you see in the box where it says "2005 Ford explorer problems".