Today's update: Ford customer care called me this afternoon to provide an update. They say they have been working with the SA and she provided them everything they needed, including pictures. The SA also confirmed she felt there was NO IMPACT and that the crack was due to stress and possibly started from the inside (whatever that means). They will submit everything to the "warranty team" and get back to me either on or before Friday of this week. It'll have been in the shop for 8 days at that point.