10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,338 miles

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problem #40

Jan 092017

F-150

  • 11,000 miles
Vehicle doors will not latch in freezing weather.

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #39

Feb 052016

F-150

  • 6,000 miles
I have a Ford F150 with only 6K miles. Great truck! however, the front door has been freezing up in 20-30 degree weather. This becomes an extremely unsafe vehicle when this happens. The reason is because the door will not stay shut unless I try to hold it shut, which is very difficulty due to it being a very heavy door. I am shocked that this has not been recalled. There are forums online that speak to this issue. Please, please, please investigate. If my wife was in the truck when this happened she would not have the ability to hold the door shut. I am very concerned about this issue.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #38

Feb 032017

F-150

  • 5,128 miles
17 F degrees and my door latch would not hold / keep the drivers side door closed.after multiple attempts to close the door I held it shut and drove it to work.after the vehicle warmed up the latch started to work or appeared to. The door locks and latches have issues when the outside temperature drops below freezing. Getting in the truck is questionable but the drivers door not latching will eventually have someone fall out of the vehicle or cause an accident trying to drive with one hand while holding the door closed with the other. This sounds like a common issue from multiple complaints on internet forums and Ford is slow or not really responding quickly to the problem. This is not a issue in warm weather states but in Ohio its a real issue.

- Amherst, OH, USA

problem #37

Feb 012017

F-150

  • 4,500 miles
Supercrew rear door locks fail to electronically unlock (or lock) in freezing tempertures. Getting into the vehichle requires climbing into the back seat from the front and manually cycling the door lock. However this does not fix the problem; the electronic fob and interior butttons still fail to actuate the locking mechnaism until warmer temperatres return. In addition to dailey inconvenience this senario raises more serious concerns such as: Lack of access to passengers in the event of an accident, inability to secure (lock) the vehicle confiedently, potential to be locked out of the vehicle in extreme cold and other unforeseen saftey concerns.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #36

Dec 162016

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 8,600 miles
Two occasions (overnight temperatures less than 32F with light rain and freezing fog) - both rear doors (crew cab) were frozen shut and failed to open first thing in the morning. On one occasion, both rear doors operated normally after the engine warmed up and interior temperature rose to 72F. On the second occasion, the driver's side rear door became ajar (not latched at all) about 10 minutes after leaving home and while driving down the road. The door swung open when turning right on a curve in the road. Two occasions (overnight temperatures less than 32F with light rain or freezing fog): While entering a military installation, the driver's door power window would not open (frozen shut). I opened the driver's door to show my id to the gate guard and the door failed to latch shut. It occurred about 10 minutes after leaving home with the interior warm (72F). I used a bungee cord stretched between the driver and passenger door handles to hold the door shut while driving several more miles to work. I was able to shut the driver's door after arriving at work and cycling the power door locks and handle several times. Three of the four instances are safety issues since the doors either unlatched or failed to latch shut while driving. All doors operate normally when temperatures are above 32F. It is uncommon for temperatures to drop below 32F in my area so the problem cannot be easily reproduced.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #35

Jan 082017

F-150

  • 2,200 miles
I am parked in my driveway. On mornings following a precipitation event where the temperature drops below freezing the locking mechanism freezes making the doors inoperable. If I am able to get the vehicle to open by using the front doors I cannot latch the doors closed. This has occurred on multiple mornings.

- Mansfield, CT, USA

problem #34

Jan 122017

F-150

  • 1,300 miles
The driver door latch on my truck when cold will freeze and not open/unlock until the truck has been warmed up for an extended period of time ranging up to 40 minutes. I have been locked out of my vehicle at a gas station, retuarant, my house and have even been locked in my truck where I had to wait 10 minutes for it to thaw and allow me to exit the vehicle. This is a huge safety issue if I cant exit my vehicle if involved in an accident or being stranded outside of my vehicle in cold temps. This has happened to me about 12 times now and the first time it did it it was only 29 degrees out. The colder it is the longer it needs to thaw. This is a video I made and posted it online. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=S3vtrrkfxu8.

- Blasdell, NY, USA

problem #33

Jan 092017

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
2016 Ford F-150 supercrew lariat 4X4 - vehicle door opening mechanism has failed on both the driver's door as well as the passenger rear door. Specifically the driver's door has both not opened from the outside and at a later time not been able to close door. When you close the door it, just bounces back open as the latch mechanism did not engage. Similarly, the rear passenger door on this truck has on two occasions already resulted in a failing latching mechanism preventing the door from being opened. With three young children who ride in the rear seats, having a door that fails to close is an extreme safety hazard as the children expect any door that they close on an automobile to latch when shut. I have been fortunate enough to notice the "door ajar" alert on the dash, but there may be some who do not notice this. It's worth noting that after opening and closing the door and also locking and unlocking the vehicle eventually it will close, but it usually takes more than 15 minutes for closure to take place. At which point, you are terrified to open your own door once more for fear that it will not close.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #32

Jan 142017

F-150

  • 10,900 miles
Driver side door fails to latch when closed, or unlatch when opened using the electric locks in cold weather (below 30 degrees F). If unlocked, the door fails to latch and bounces back when closed. If locked, the door fails to unlatch and cannot be opened. These occur even though the electric locks sound like they're functioning normally. Vehicle is stationary and cold. This problem does not seem to reoccur after the cabin warms up. It has happened on approximately four separate occasions to date, including the most recent which was 24 hours after the dealer service technician lubricated the latches.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #31

Jan 142017

F-150

  • 0 miles
Drivers side front door will not latch when door is closed. Also have the same issue with passengers side rear door. Even after shutting door hard it will not latch. This only happens when ambient temperature is below freezing.

- West Falls, NY, USA

problem #30

Dec 252016

F-150

  • 1,200 miles
Passenger side rear door would not close in cold weather. Had to hold door shut and use the key fob to try and lock the door. After several attempts it finally locked. Couple days later. None of the doors would open. Temp around 18 degrees. Tried to unlock with key fob, nothing. Locks would not budge, doors wouldn't open. Next day left rear passenger door would not latch shut. Had to drive to work with a bungee cord holding the door shut. Next day doors would not open again, frozen shut 19-20 degrees out. Has happened on numerous occasions. Once it warms up slightly everything works fine. Took it to the dealer, hey ordered parts, maybe the end of February. I had to put my 8 year old daughter in the front seat because I could not get the rear doors to latch shut.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #29

Jan 092017

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 575 miles
In below freezing conditions the passenger door of my vehicle will not latch closed. In order to get my vehicle to a place where it can be parked I must have a passenger hold the door closed or tie a rope to the door handle and hold it myself while driving.

- Jber, AK, USA

problem #28

Jan 072017

F-150

  • 2,425 miles
I stopped at a gas station, got out, got gas, when I got back in and tried to close the drivers door it would not latch. I tried to close it over and over and still would not latch. Had to drive to work holding door closed with left hand. Temperature outside was about 20 degrees. Vehicle had been in a garage so water was not a factor.

- Hamlet, NC, USA

problem #27

Jan 082017

F-150

  • 487 miles
Door locks froze in cold weather, not allowing the driver or rear doors to latch. Unable to drive car without holding door shut, not safe, especially with children in back seat. Occurred after sitting in parking lot for 20 mins in 20 degree F temperature, dry day, no water/wash

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #26

Jan 072017

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 3,800 miles
Door locks freezing in cold temperatures, unable to enter vehicle, also doors wont latch closed in freezing temperatures, have to hold door closed while driving.

- Glen Park, NY, USA

problem #25

Jan 092017

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
On cold says the door latches do not operate properly. The handle and latch may not operate at all, or the door will half unlatch, leaving the door semi open but unable to completely unlatch.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #24

Jan 082017

F-150

  • 2,500 miles
Doors become inoperable at cold temperatures. Latching mechanism will not disengage or engage. Provides opportunities for individuals to become locked out or inside the vehicle.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #23

Jan 082017

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2016 Ford F150 4 door, rear doors do not latch, wife was at dealer and three others were in for the same problem. The doors appear to close but do not latch. An adult or child could easily fall out. Please issue a national recall as soon as possible. Dealer said parts were on "back order" and expect repair parts in February. Contact family Ford, enfield, ct--860-745-1111. I am career-federal.

- Palmer, MA, USA

problem #22

Jan 082017

F-150

  • 7,100 miles
Door locks frozen - can't secure driver's door while driving... it's 24 degrees this morning. Dry, no rain. I hit the fob to open the driver's door. It opens. I hop in the truck. I start the motor. The rectangular warning screen appears. "driver's door ajar", or something like that. I attempt to close the door again. It will not secure. I checked to make sure nothing is caught in the jam. Looks good. Door will not secure. So, I had to drive the truck with my right hand across my lap to hold the door closed. Once at my destination, I hopped out and attempted to close the door. It just bounces and will not secure. Well, I hit the fob to lock it and low and behold, it locks. The truck is now locked and secure, but it won't unlock. I can't get in it. I guess it is now frozen in the locked position. I'm stranded.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #21

Dec 312016

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
Whenever outside temperature is below freezing the drivers door will not latch at all and has to be held closed while driving. When the temperature of the door warms the latch functions normally. This has happened at least six times and I have it documented on video however the file is to large to attach I can email it another way if needed when I'm contacted.

- Newark, OH, USA

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