The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2013 Ford F-150, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Reduced power during hard acceleration

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE13018

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: May 22, 2013
    • Date Closed: April 07, 2014
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine
    Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Unexpected Transmission Downshift

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ17010

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: December 25, 2017
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Power Train:Automatic Transmission
    Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Control Module (Tcm, Pcm)

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Master Cylinder External Leak

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE16003

    Component(s): Service Brakes
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Fluid
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Master Cylinder

    Summary: There is no summary currently available