After nearly half a year of having these things, my drivers side one finally packed up today.
It seemed to give up on life as i shut the door and dented the passenger door behind it. Oh the irony!
Not trying to put the fear factor on people who have these but just thought a warning might be useful for those that do! The sodding mechanism afterwards was then doing the complete opposite to its purpose by trying to pop out when the door was closed - therefore jamming it so i couldnt open it!
Eventually with a bit of force and fiddling, it just snapped off.
So now its back to Ford to shove this useless piece of plastic up their.....