really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,426 miles

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problem #111

Feb 122018


  • 75,000 miles
Vacuum pump runs excessively and is noisy. This is already a known condition to fomoco. They advise my vehicle is not covered under covered U der customer satisfaction extended service bulletin. Https://Ford.oemdtc.com/1760/15N05-electric-vacuum-pump-extended-coverage-2011-2012-Ford-F-150 Ford reference # cas-24279039-D5H0K6

- Evans, WV, USA

problem #110

Aug 082019

F-150 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
My 2012 F150 with 82K, miles on it 08/08/2019 got in my vehicle starter vehicle it made a strange noise from engine compartment proceeded to back out of driveway and had no power steering. What scares me is what if I had been on the freeway at 50 miles an hour or better and the power steering went out" also my door lock on driver side would not work paid $400 to have it fixed now the passenger side has failed. My question is what if I could not get out if my trucks power steering went out while driving and crashed I couldn't get out. I feel this is not a coincident, I feel this is factory defective parts! there's too many of the same reported incidents, does someone have to die before we get a fix? my next step is social media and a 20 20 investigation into why no one has made an attempt to save human lives as opposed to bribery and fat bank accounts. I believe it is a power steering modular/factory defect. Also I don't know what is making the door locks fail except for factory defective equipment, I'm not a mechanic just a hard working american citizen, made in America used to mean something! I've made copies of this report for future use. For future correspondence; [xxx] to whomever receives this report I hope doesn't put it in the dead file. Thank you, I think" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Denair, CA, USA

problem #109

Dec 302015


  • 35,000 miles
Airbag passenger light stays on switch selector inoperable. Ignition switch does not operate properly intermittent no start.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #108

Jun 252019


  • 39,000 miles
Parasitic battery drain burned and corrsion damage from water leaks into the electrical system. This affected passenger air bag deployment and seat restraint. Vehicle was stationary, battery died, new battery placed in vehicle and dead next day. Ford motor unresponsive and without transportation for one month!

- Blue Ridge, GA, USA

problem #107

Jul 212019


  • 77,802 miles
What driving and A/C cut on and off and had smoke coming from the vent and not long after passenger side dash caught on fire

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #106

Jun 262019


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. After the vehicle was shut off, the battery failed and the vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was taken to blue ridge North Georgia Ford (7525 E. appalachian highway, blue ridge, ga) to be diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The contact was also informed that the remote control module was damaged due to the battery failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Blueridge, GA, USA

problem #105

Apr 012019


  • 102,000 miles
My vehicle was serviced for recall 19S07 regarding unexpected downshifting in to first gear while driving. After my vehicle was serviced, my truck began downshifting in to first gear while driving. A new recall 19S19 was issued for improper/insufficient repair of original recall 19S07, however my vehicle's VIN is not yet showing up under this new recall, but my vehicle is still downshifting in to first gear while driving

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #104

Jun 162019


  • 87,000 miles
On at least 6 occasions, truck misfires and shakes violently when under load or attempting to accelerate. Pull off road or let off of accelerator and engine resumes normal operation. Happened once pulling empty trailer, happened 4 times merging onto interstate. Happened multiple times passing / accelerating on interstate. Frightening and dangerous when truck shakes violently on interstate. Roads were wet or rainy conditions in last 5 incidents. 2012 F150 FX4 with only 87000 miles. No accidents. Truck maintained and in excellent condition.

- Corbin, KY, USA

problem #103

May 152019

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving at an unknown speed and making a left turn, the contact heard a loud noise for about a week. There was an intermittent internal electrical failure and the steering wheel seized. Eckenrod Ford Lincoln (5255 al-157, cullman, al 35058, (800) 944-1389) indicated that the vehicle would need to be diagnosed to determine the cause of the failure. An independent mechanic diagnosed the vehicle and informed the dealer that two sensors and the steering column needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that the failures were a known issue. The vehicle was to be repaired by the independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #102

May 222019


  • 142,175 miles
While traveling at 70 mph the vehicle stalled with the engine shutting down in main lanes of an interstate. The stalled engine resulted in the loss of all power assist features including power steering and power brakes. We were able to navigate across several lanes before coming to a complete stop in a traffic lane but not safely off the interstate. After calling for a tow and requested service. It was determined that a fuse powering the electric fuel pump had "burned" out and had to be replaced. Should have been a simple solution, upon further investigation it was determined the fuse panel had been damaged and would no longer accept a fuse and has to be modified with the fuse location moved to a new location and upgraded to a more robust fuse and fuse placement slot. Ford has been aware of this problem and has only elected to fix those vehicles that exhibit failure and at the cost of the consumer if not within the warranty period. This vehicle has been returned to Ford dealers multiple times with no mention of this problem or repair. Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (tsb 15-0137) and has created a specific replacement kit, which includes instructions and all necessary parts to perform the relocation (motorcraft # el3Z-14293-a). This should be a recall as it impacts the safety of Ford's F150 owners, their passengers and those that share the road with them. Failure of all power assist functions while traveling at highway speeds is scary and creates a dangerous situation for those in the vehicle and those around it. It also creates an even more dangerous situation if the vehicle was being used to cross a busy intersection, stalled and then stopped in the center of the intersection. Included are pictures of the fuse and the fuse block damaged during the failure and honestly, a fire could have easily started as a result of this failure.

- Anahuac, TX, USA

problem #101

Apr 052019


  • 80,000 miles
For over 2 years now an issue with the driver tran module has been causing my truck to go from any gear into first, locking tires up and causing issues while driving at any speed. ** safety recall was made on driver tran module **. however, my truck is now in worse condition without a fix to the issue, but my truck is now shutting the entire computer module down and I have further transmission issues.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #100

Jan 032019


  • 91,000 miles
Rear passager door ajar come on when off causing intreral light to stay on.the timer can be turned off and still stay on pass 30 sec longest time stortest 10 sec.

- Jennings, LA, USA

problem #99

Jan 012019


  • 84,000 miles
Transmission - output speed sensor is faulty. Had a recall, said the transmission module needed reprogramming, however this did not fix issue of downshifting to 1st gear and unable to shift out of. Also happens to 3rd and 5th. Other 2012's have lead frame assembly replacement which takes care of faulty output speed sensor, my recall of re-programming has all the symptoms of the lead frame recall but is just outside the manufacture date and not included

- League City, TX, USA

problem #98

Mar 032019

F-150 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was idling at a traffic light, it stalled and failed to restart. The contact stated that the fuel pump fuse was replaced and the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.. the consumer stated had to purchase a rewire kit from Ford to prevent the problem.

- Brenham, TX, USA

problem #97

Feb 252019


  • 89,854 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuse overheated and prevented the vehicle from starting. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to iron city Ford (9924 parkway E, birmingham, al 35215) where they stated that they would replace the wiring and fuses. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was currently at the dealer awaiting repairs. The failure mileage was 89,854.

- Center Point, AL, USA

problem #96

Feb 242019


  • 58,000 miles
Feb 24, 2019 was pulling out of church parking lot when Ford truck suddenly died while merging into traffic. Luckily I had enough space to maneuveur to the side. I turned vehicle off and tried to restart. Ford truck would only crank..(no start) I had truck towed home. After reading on internet I looked at fuel fuse F27 20 amp. Sure enough it was burned. I replaced and vehicle started up. I asked dealer about warranty under the federal emission warranty and they said nothing exsist. I have read enough to know this is a dangerous issue that Ford knows about and should repair.

- Schererville, IN, USA

problem #95

Feb 132018


  • 129,986 miles
While traveling at 48 mph on 2 lane county rd I was in 4 wheel high when truck slammed into 1st gear causing truck to loose traction and ended up going into ditch. The truck never stalled out all gauges stopped working and tech light came on.I proceeded to be pulled from ditch.then turned truck off.checked truck over it has body damage nothing visible under truck so I started it gauges where working tech light was off radio stopped working but could be loose connection I proceeded to limp it home at about 20 mph was shifting hard at higher RPM I had it towed to body shop while at hospital.recall came on news I went to dealership they said bring it in they'll reprogram it. I'm wondering about damages caused by defect who will be paying for that?this defect is a danger and I can't believe it took Ford 7 years from first report on here to address issue.and they claim only 5 cases of a crash which I have found 7 people who have had accidents because of it 4 of them where single vehicle 3 involved being rear ended because the sudden stop very disappointed in Ford

- Bemidji, MN, USA

problem #94

Jan 302019


  • 110,000 miles
While the rear defroster is activated the glass shattered due to what seemed to be a problem with the electrical for the defroster. Vehicle was stationary and running at the time of the incident.

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

problem #93

Jan 042019


  • 115,094 miles
This truck is spontaneously shifting down to 1st gear. It is also getting stuck in different gears and not shifting properly, Ford supposedly has a customer satisfaction program extending the warranty to 150,000 miles for the lead frame, however I took it to my local Ford dealership and they do not want to honor the customer satisfaction program. I called Ford corporate and the same thing. Not only when this problem happens does the transmission mess up but so does the instrument cluster, to the point where the speedometer doesn't work and the airbag light comes on.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #92

Jan 032019


  • 107,000 miles
Transmission shifts erratically, jumping from lower to higher gears. While up to speed, immediately shifts to 1st causing redlining of rpms. Speedometer jumps erratically. Happened initially while accelerating from a stop. Caused loss of power and feeling of misfiring, then sudden surge forward. After getting up to approx. 40 mph, transmission shifts to 1st and stays there. Could have easily caused a crash if this happened while cruising at highway speeds.

- Hernando, MS, USA

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