Saving your pads isnt going to resolve a ****ty pot metal part that Ford thinks is "adequate" from breaking and sending you and their flagship out of control to whatever doom a 12 cent part determines.
Note the grainy look to this broken pin and that it is broken clean off and not bent.
Cheap, crappy metal.
For something so important you would think they would put the best pin in they could design, not some cheap crappy pot metal pin.
It would be interested to see if the pin failure was the cause of this wreck.
Photo courtesy of MotorTrend