10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,877 miles

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problem #544

Sep 152019

F-150

  • 56,601 miles
While driving about 45 mph on a city road the truck suddenly downshifted into either 1st or 2nd gear. This caused a sudden slow down and loss of power while in traffic. The powertrain warning indicator light flashed and my truck went into limp mode for the remainder of the ride home. After parking my truck and re starting the vehicle, no warning indicators are visible, check engine light is not on and the truck seems to be operating normal. I contacted Ford customer service and they said my truck was under the recall, but no fix was currently available. Ford customer service then told me to take my truck to a dealership and they would tell me if it was safe to continue to drive. Quick recap: The truck downshifted, sudden slow down, recall states this may cause loss of control of vehicle, Ford says no fix available at this time, Ford also says take it to a dealership even though they admit the dealership cant fix it. Ford also refused to provide documentation stating the vehicle was or was not safe to drive.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #543

Sep 122019

F-150

  • 102,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 10 mph, when depressing the accelerator pedal and failed to accelerate. The contact he heard an loud abnormal noise when trying to accelerate to more the 10 mhp. The contact stated powertrain fault warning light was illuminated and temp transmission was 180-190 degrees. The contact stated the vehicle at a different occasion has began to hesitated and turned off while driving. The vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle was taken to user dealer where he has purchase the vehicle. The used dealer did not provided any repair services. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired as of yet. A dealer was not contacted. The contact VIN number was associated to NHTSA campaign number: 19V075000 (power train). The manufacturer has not been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Balch Springs, TX, USA

problem #542

Sep 052019

F-150

  • 116,800 miles
While accelerating quickly, but not so much as to spin the tires, the vehicle started "bucking". I was doing about 35-40 when it got pretty bad. The engine felt as if it was stopping and starting very quickly. It was actually pretty hard to control and it causes the truck to not allow me to accelerate onto the highway or even reach highway speeds. The check engine light started flashing and did not stop flashing for about 2 minutes. The truck would also not let me accelerate for that amount of time either.

- St.Peters, MO, USA

problem #541

May 092019

F-150

  • 150,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 19V075000 (power train). Purvis Ford Lincoln (3660 jefferson davis hwy, fredericksburg, va 22408, (540) 898-3000) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were available. The dealer informed the contact to bring the vehicle in for service. The powertrain module was reprogrammed; however, the vehicle jerked violently. Also, while driving various speeds, the power train warning indicator illuminated. The manufacturer was contacted several times, but did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

- Fredericksburg,, VA, USA

problem #540

Aug 122019

F-150

  • 88,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While driving 60 mph, the transmission downshifted on its own and the tires slid. The vehicle began to coast as the transmission kicked back into gear. In addition, the service transmission warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven to bredemann Ford (2038 waukegan rd, glenview, il 60025, (847) 510-5585), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Niles, IL, USA

problem #539

Aug 142019

F-150

  • 250,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While driving, the transmission shifted from high to low gear and the rear of the vehicle seized and start to skid down the road. The engine stalled, but the vehicle was able to be restarted. Also, the contact noticed that the gear independently shifted out of drive and failed to shift out of gear. In addition, the wrench warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the instrument panel indicated that the vehicle was in drive; however, the vehicle remained in third gear and could not shift out of gear. The contact drove to james hodge Ford (1711 SE Washington St, idabel, ok 74745, (580) 286-7676) and was advised to take the vehicle back to where it was purchased. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 250,000.

- Broken Bow, OK, USA

problem #538

Aug 122019

F-150

  • 36,000 miles
Since purchased new the engine will intermittently completely shut down especially during damp weather. It has spent weeks at different dealerships yet the problem persists. The engine will sputter and kill taking with it the power steering, brakes, and lights. It is still an issue today. The other problem that is really concerning is the automatic transmission will suddenly shift itself into first gear at highway speeds and send rpms racing for no reason. I was told by my dealership V&H in marshfield that they ┐reprogrammed┐ the transmission but that still happens from time to time. All of these things happened mainly at highway speeds with the engine being most common during wet weather. It happens rather frequently with the last episode being on 8/12/19

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #537

Aug 122019

F-150 6-cyl

  • miles
The recall was to be resolved by end of second quarter 2019. VIN: [xxx] year: 2013 make: Ford model: F-150 number of open recalls: 1 NHTSA recall number: Opens new window takes away from VIN lookup section> awaiting# recall date: February 12, 2019 manufacturer recall number: 19S07 summary: On your vehicle, an intermittent failure of the output speed sensor (oss) in the transmission may result in an unintended downshift to first gear. Safety risk: An unintended downshift into first gear can cause an abrupt wheel speed reduction, which could cause the rear tires to slide until the vehicle speed slows down. This condition could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: Ford Motor Company has authorized your dealer to reprogram the powertrain control module with software that will prevent an unintended downshift into first gear in the event of an intermittent oss failure. This service will be performed free of charge (parts and labor). F-150 3.5L, 5.0L, and 6.2L vehicles: Ford Motor Company is working as quickly as possible to develop the software for this repair. When the software become available, Ford Motor Company will notify you via mail to schedule a service appointment with your dealer for repairs to be completed free of charge (parts and labor). The software is anticipated to be available by late 2nd quarter, 2019. Recall status: Recall incomplete manufacturer notes: To check for non-safety-related programs applicable to your vehicle, see www.Ford.com/ or call your Ford dealer. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #536

Jul 012019

F-150

  • 38,150 miles
After having recall of transmission issue performed the vehicle is sluggish and dashboard lights come on intermittent (image of wrench and airbag)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #535

Jul 162019

F-150

  • 166,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service, brakes hydrualic) regarding the master cylinder and brake booster. A computer update was also performed on the vehicle after an indicator concerning the transmission and two other unknown indicators flashed. After the repairs, the down hill descent and service advancetrac warning indicators illuminated. The contact called parkway Ford (2104 peters creek pkwy, winston-salem, nc 27127, (877) 836-4271) and scheduled a diagnostic appointment. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 166,000.

- Walnut Cove, NC, USA

problem #534

May 012019

F-150

  • 54 miles
Serious vibration at or around 45 to 70mph. Steering wheel vibration, front end vibration. Usually around the time the transmission temp hits the normal temp truck starts vibrating. Usually starts at 40mph and gets worst with higher mph. Bought the truck back in Nov of 2018 all was fine till about 2 months ago when the vibration started. Not very happy.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #533

Mar 152019

F-150

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While driving various speeds, the transmission shifted on its own and the vehicle jerked suddenly without warning. The vehicle was included in two separate recalls and serviced at two different Ford dealers. The first dealer (gus johnson Ford, 8300 E sprague ave, spokane valley, wa 99212, (509) 924-1000) repaired the vehicle per NHTSA campaign number: 19S070000 (power train). The contact was assured that the vehicle was remedied. Weeks later, the contact received another recall notice, which indicated that a recall repair should never have been performed and that another recall remedy needed to be performed. The contact took the vehicle to wendle Ford (9000 N division St, spokane, wa 99218, 509-484-4800) to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 19S190000 (power train). The contact was informed that the original recall would be remedied and the vehicle would return back to its original state. The contact experienced failures with the vehicle after the recall repairs. The contact was informed that he would have to pay out of pocket for the repairs. The contact attempted to inform the manufacturer, but was unsuccessful. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #532

Jun 082019

F-150

  • 44,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being towed by his motorhome at 60 mph, he noticed smoke was coming from underneath the hood of the truck and quickly coasted over to the edge of the interstate. The contact noticed the gear shifter shifted into low gear independently. The vehicle was taken to O'meara Ford dealer, (located at 400 w 104th ave, northglenn, co 80234, (303) 254-5260) and was left at the dealer. The contact later received a call from the dealer and was informed that he was at fault for the failure. The contact stated that he was not aware if the dealer completed a diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 19V075000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided a case number: 21905875-K3Z9M5. The approximate failure mileage was 44,500.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #531

Jul 032019

F-150

  • 107,000 miles
1. while driving at highway speeds (around 70 mph) the vehicle suddenly down-shifted into 2nd gear. The rear tires briefly locked up, but control of the vehicle was managed. 2. while driving, both in town and on the highway, the vehicle would downshift from 6th gear to 5th. The vehicle would then not shift below 3rd gear when brought to a stop. Turning the vehicle off and on again would reset the problem. The maintenance light and airbag light illuminated. The speedometer went to 0. the odometer and other digital readings in the center cluster on the dash showed all dashes. After several of these events, the check engine light also illuminated. 3. after one of the events described in 2 above, the vehicle was stopped, shifted into reverse, and then returned to drive. The vehicle would not move and acted as though it was in neutral. Shutting the vehicle off and on again corrected the problem. The local Ford dealership is aware of the problem and has scheduled an appointment for a diagnosis. Ford safety recall notice 19S07 was performed in March 2019. Ford safety recall notice 19S19 was performed in July 2019, after the first event, but did not correct the issue.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #530

Jun 032019

F-150

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 19V075000 (power train). While driving 55 mph, the vehicle unexpectedly downshifted and lost speed. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred with the cruise control engaged, especially traveling down hill. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 85,000. The VIN was invalid.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #529

Jul 102019

F-150

  • miles
Struggling gear to gear doing acceleration and spontaneously downshifting periodically on its own. I have participated in two recalls dealing with the unexpected downshifting but no change to the issue I am still having the same problems the last recall was 7/12/2019. It seems like to use recalls are not fixing the issue what can I do" I will kindly appreciate some type of feedback to steer me in the right direction for I am locked into financial responsibilities with this vehicle at the same time I fear for my safety and others around me"

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #528

Jun 102019

F-150

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 19V433000 (power train). The contact stated that the manufacturer failed to provide the remedy within a reasonable time frame. An appointment was scheduled with scott Ford (17812 veterans memorial hwy, kingwood, wv 26537, (304) 329-3673); however, the contact was informed that the remedy was not provided. The contact received a second recall notice and scheduled another appointment with the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bruceton Mills, WV, USA

problem #527

Jul 082019

F-150

  • 108,000 miles
Engine turbo, 100000 miles took to dealership to take a look at. Dealer found nothing. At 108000 miles started having the same issues with truck down shifting and grinding and engine squealing.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #526

Jul 012019

F-150

  • 142,987 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact took the vehicle to town and country Ford (5401 E independence blvd, charlotte, nc 28212, (704) 557-0596) to be serviced per an unknown recall. Upon leaving the dealer and approaching a red light, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle stalled. After several attempts of applying pressure to the accelerator pedal, the vehicle began to move very slowly. The contact stated that the wrench warning icon illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,987.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #525

Feb 262019

F-150

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving about 55 mph, the shifter shifted to the first gear independently without warning. The vehicle spun and flipped about three times and crashed at the median. The contact's spouse sustained some bruises while the contact sustained a concussion. Both were taken to the emergency room in an ambulance. The four window air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was totaled and was towed to a tow yard at first and was later towed away by the insurance company. The contact called the tillamook motor company dealer (877)-785-4771, located at 501 main avenue, tillamook, or 97141) and was told that the regional corporate office would be contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure (by the contact' daughter) and was told to send the accident report. The contact was not called back. The failure mileage was approximately 129,000.

- Tillamook, OR, USA

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