6.9

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
36,850 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
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problem #7

Sep 012018

F-150 STX 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Started a few months ago. If I didn't drive it everyday the truck would have no power, if it was started at least once withing 24 hours it was good.

Battery light was coming on. If I turned the engine off the warning light would come on "system shutting off to save battery". The other warning I have noticed as if lately is the "service advancetrac, check brake system". That might be completely unrelated but I noticed it as if lately.

The battery is 8 months old, it was tested at autozone and showed no issues. I replaced the alternator last week.

I hooked up the multimeter, it was reading 2.6ma when everything was shut off. Normal should be around .5 Something is drawing when the engine is off. I pulled out every fuse one by one under the hood and in the cab, nothing would bring the m.a. down.

*It does have an ignition interlock device on it, had it in for almost 3 years but never had an issue with it before until recent.

Any ideas???!!

- Atom F., Delafield, WI, US

problem #6

Jan 292018

F-150 XLT V6 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles

Every time I turn the key the low battery message comes on display.

- Paul Q., Hollidaysburg, PA, US

problem #5

Jan 032016

F-150 Lariat V6 Ecob

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

After I turn off the key, the message displays that it is being turned off to save the battery. I checked the voltage on the battery and connections and they are good. Probably connected to the vampire power drain issue I also have. This is 1 of about 15 major problems I have with this truck.

- aj_andy, Cedar Grove, US

problem #4

Dec 142016

F-150 XTR 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,434 miles

It's been about a week but it started to get my attention today. When I put my keys in the ignition it says battery low going into save mode. I tested my battery today and it was reading strong. The truck never had an issue to start. It's very annoying to have the light come on everyday and now I can't listen to the radio when the truck is off. The worst part is nobody has a solution !!!

- Brandon B., Windsor, ON, Canada

problem #3

Dec 192013

F-150 XLT XTR 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,971 miles

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battery saver displays low battery when fully charged

What happens when this occurs after my warranty expires in another year and there continues to be no problem found and no problem fixed.

- Earl S., Fredericton, NB, Canada

problem #2

Feb 232015

F-150 XLT 3.5L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,745 miles

Has anybody had the low battery indication on their 2013 f150? I bought the vehicle new in March of 2014. When it gets around 0 degrees F. and the vehicle sits in my garage over the weekend, the low battery indication comes on when I start it up. My commute to work is 17 miles and it takes me app. 30 minutes to get to work. When I shut the vehicle off the low battery indication comes on, it tells me to remove keys from the ignition which I already have. Then the radio will shut off about 30 seconds later. I brought it to the Ford garage, and they told me that this is a common problem and said their is nothing that can be done about it. I am going to make an appointment for it and have them do a check on the charging system, check all the connections, and check the volts and amp draw when the vehicle is not running. Please contact me with any info on this problem.

- Jim F., Bark River, MI, US

problem #1

Dec 102013

F-150 XLT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,100 miles

Battery saver system cuts off radio when vehicle is off and AC is on, battery reads 12.4 volts, been to the dealer twice with no fix yet.

- hazmat456, Tomah, WI, US