4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,126 miles

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problem #10

Jan 012019

F-150

  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle was stationary in parking lot. Truck bed illumination lights on third brake light assembly over heated and melted third brake light assembly. The lights come on when the doors are open, and there is no way to turn them off without closing the doors.

- Lihue, HI, USA

problem #9

Apr 232019

F-150

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear cab lights overheated and the lens melted off. The contact purchased the vehicle one month ago. The contact called al sprizter Ford (3737 state rd, cuyahoga falls, oh 44223, (330) 325-4195), but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The dealer stated that there was no recall; therefore, the contact may be responsible for the repair costs. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Streetsborough, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 012018

F-150

  • 27,000 miles
Since June 2018 I began to notice a smell inside the cabin of my truck. The smell can be described as a wet gym sock and seemed to come around when I used the A/C. I took the truck into my local Ford dealership to see if they could locate the source of the smell. They thought it was coming from my A/C unit and checked the drain hose and found nothing, but said it was probably mildew in the house. They sprayed the hose with a disinfectant and it seemed to stop the odor. In August the smell returned and I began to notice that the smell was very strong when running the A/C when it was raining or after it had just rained. I contacted my local Ford dealership again and told them was I was noticing and asked if that would help pinpoint the cause. They related they would look into it and eventually called in September and said that they could not diagnose the problem but wanted to vehicle. I again took the truck into Ford who finally located the problem, the third brake light. They explained that the brake light was allowing water to get in and travel into the plastic tube that goes into my vehicle and down to the rear right seat. The plastic tube hold the wiring for the third brake light. The technician related that when he felt underneath the floor my carpet was soaked. They eventually peeled back my carpet and cleaned it up using a dehumidifier and detailing services. They then replaced the third brake. None of the above was covered under warranty and had to pay all costs though it sounds to me that the 2015 Ford has the same third brake light issue as the 2009 Ford. My service manager related that they have been receiving multiple calls regarding same issue being caused by the third brake light or sunroof in F150S.

- Lewisburg, PA, USA

problem #7

May 112018

F-150

  • miles
The "third brake light" is melting due to excess heat put off by the bulbs.not only is the housing melting but it has allowed large amounts of condensation in when it rains. This problem was first noticed roughly a year ago but continues to get worse. Ford not only wants to charge me for a repair but they plan to use the same part which I have personally seen with the same issue in about a dozen 2015 F150S as well as read about it in various forums online effecting countless 2015 F150 owners. I have photos that date back to over a year ago that show the progression of the issue over time. My fear is that with time it may cause an even bigger issue by allowing water to come in and even be a potential fire hazard.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 052018

F-150

  • 32,000 miles
Truck has led tail lights which produce poor illumination especially in reduced visibility driving conditions. Other drivers report they can barely see my truck when driving in rain or snow. Brake/turn lights are fine, it is just the rear tail lights that are a safety issue.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 012017

F-150

  • 39,000 miles
Any modern vehicle with a "virtual gauge cluster" (ie no actual gauges w/ backlight) automatically has the gauge cluster lit up. This poses fatal consequences at night when the driver doesn't realize that their headlights aren't on, because their gauge cluster is already pre-illuminated. I have nearly been run over three times by other cars driving without their headlights on, but with a bright virtual gauge cluster. Vehicle manufacturers need to find a way to use ambient-light-sensors to turn the gauge cluster lighting off in low light situations, so that it prompts the driver to turn the headlights on in order to be able to read the gauges....and not hit any pedestrians, bicyclists, or other vehicles.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #4

Apr 262017

F-150

  • 36,255 miles
April 26, 2017 the following components malfunctioned simultaneously when returning to truck from shopping: Running boards would not deploy or retract; airbag(s) warning light on dash was lit; climate control system, both heat and cooling was out of service; front windows would not respond to controls; seat comfort functions did not work; mirror adjustment and retraction inoperable; back-up system and warnings inoperable; cross traffic system fault; blind spot warning error. Wiring harnesses replaces and picked truck up May 12th 2017. That evening while driving with a trailer, a message appeared concerning the trailer being disconnected. That disappeared and then the following happened: Warning messages began to appear on the driver's display screen saying, ¿your vehicle is not in park¿, ¿check manual¿, ¿downhill assist not operational¿. then the lights went out, the truck lost power (the engine was still running), it shifted into downhill assist, front windows didn¿T work, passenger seat moved by itself, driver's seat began to go back as if the truck was turned off, then it returned to driving position, the sync display went dead and came back on, the driver's display shut down and came back on. All these things continued to repeat as bells sounded and I limped 5 miles back to my son's house. Same problems exhibited when son took truck to the dealer the following am without trailer. Another harness replaced. Picked up truck and drove without incident about 800 miles. When starting truck, trailer message reoccurred. There was no trailer attached. Two days later after being parked, all the 1st set of failures reoccurred. Running boards, ac-heat, air bags, windows, mirrors, cross traffic system, blind spot warning were all inoperable.

- Lindenhurst, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 152015

F-150

  • 15,000 miles
The image in the driver side rear view is distorted into dual or blurred image. It is difficult to capture while moving, but is, escalated when multiple vehicles and lanes are present. Escalated even further in inclement and night driving conditions. The spot mirror is integrated with the main rearview mirror further distracting the driver from the road ahead as well as points to the same line of horizon that proves to be both driver and passenger rearview mirrors, making side and rear safety cushion observation ineffective and inefficient. Many citizens install pick up bed truck caps to protect their belongings. The design of these mirrors alone is detrimental to safety observation. Add in defective performance sits on the slope of reckless endangerment. Which brings me to the indented signaling programed into the turn indicators. This indented feature promotes unsafe turning/lane change maneuvers. Using the 100 ft. Rule. It is impossible complete a safe lane change and share the road with other drivers in the time allotted 3 flashes. Three before, three during and three after is pushing a less experienced driver. None the less is the accepted courteous driver rule, not to mention the rule of law. At the very least this mirror should have a warning of poor visual when installing truck cap and dealer should be required to warn prospect thereof. As well as the manufacturer needs to offer an optional application. Safe cars save lives. This photo examines the defect occurring at center angle of mirror. The defect is more pronounced moving towards the edge. But definitely occurs before the line caused by auto dimming film. ( unable to upload photo) but available on request. Update! 5/11/2017 as of now I am allowing fomco to repair and replace this defective mirror. I still believe it to be a safety design flaw and should be removed upon verification of towing intention.

- Eolia, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 162017

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Low beam headlights incredibly dim. The fog lights appear to put out more light than the low beam headlights. I seriously thought the headlights weren't on they were so dim. At 60 mph, the driver is over driving the amount of light coming from the low beam headlights. Very dangerous to drive the F150mat night! I called the local Ford dealer to ask if there are any brighter bulbs and they said no and to look at after market products. However, after spending over $50,000 for a new truck, Ford should be responsible for getting the headlights to work properly.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082015

F-150

  • miles
Lately I have been doing more driving at night and I have found when I am behind a new F150 the running lights are very hard to see. All you can see from the rear of the car is a hint of red a the bottom and top of the light, unless you are looking at the car from a side angle the rear running lights are pretty much useless. I almost hit a black F150 the other day when it was raining hard, because I couldn't see its running lights. This needs to be fixed immediately weather Ford adds a center light under the tailgate or recalls these lenses for safety.

- Savannah, GA, USA