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Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 09, 2012
Location:
Panama City Beach, FL

i've had problems since the first month of purchase, first time it stalled pulling out of a stop sign with my kids in the truck, scared us to death. second time, my wife and i were on the interstate going on vacation driving at night in a steady rain, truck begin to shudder and stalled out, had to pull over about 5 times during a 5 hour trip and sit until it would crank and run again. when i returned i took into ford, they couldn't find any problems, truck kept doing the same in a rain so i took back to dealer and after the third or fourth time they said there is a defect and ford has a new part coming out in october of 2012, ended up getting the part installed in december 2012. truck is doing the same thing, just stalled on me in branson, missouri, i called dealer and corporate ford and get nowhere. i have a complaint file number with ford corporate on this problem but no will help me or offer me a new truck without ecoboost. very frustrating to buy a brand new $57k truck and find out it does not run well in the rain and ford new of this problem when they sold it to me in april 2012. now i find out there is a class action suit started in louisiana and ohio for the eco boost trucks. dont really want to go this route but ford and autonation-cook whitehead ford dealer has given me no choice. we need to all publicly let our dealers know by being on the news or other means so ford will stop selling these vehicles. its not right to treat us this way. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET5CK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 15, 2012
Location:
Comfort, TX

ecoboost engine has a terrible miss at idle and blows black smoke at start up. fuel mileage is also bad due to rich fuel conditions. ford has replaced many parts including injectors and plugs that were carboned up. now ford refuses to do anything else until a new calibration program is released mid august 2013. the truck has spent a total of 6 weeks in the shop and is only 10 months old. bottom line...ford refuses to honor the warranty. they cant fix it and they wont buy it back. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ETXCK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 27, 2013
Location:
Mayfield Hts, OH

i was getting on the freeway on saturday evening around 7:30pm and tried to accelerate my 2012 f-150 ecoboost to merge and the engine lost all power. it was vibrating so bad and the check engine light was flashing and not to mention i almost got hit by another pickup truck because i had lost all power. i paid alot of money for this truck and i am scared to drive it. i pulled of to the side of the road and shut it down for about 3-4 min and started it back up and it was fine. i am scared to drive it because of this issue and my wife was terrified and said she will not get back in it. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11922 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET2CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 06, 2013
Location:
Springboro, OH

on july 6, 2013, i was driving in rainy weather on the highway and occasionally noticed a miss/shudder of the engine during the drive. this is a problem that i had experienced before and had addressed, under warranty with my ford dealer. i had slowed to 30mph due to heavy traffic and the need to merge onto another highway when i experienced a very severe and frightening issue with my f150. i was merging in heavy traffic on an on-ramp and needed to accelerate hard. when i stepped on the accelerator, the engine revved but had no power. the truck shook so badly that i could barely control it at 30 mph. i let off the gas and tried again with the same result. by now, i had to steer to the shoulder to avoid a collision with oncoming traffic. on the fourth or fifth attempt, the engine finally came to life and accelerated with enough power to get me onto the highway. this is a chronic problem with the 3.5l ecoboost equipped f150s. although ford has issued tsbs to correct the problem, several "fixes" have been attempted on my truck and none have solved the problem. these vehicles need to be recalled or bought back and replaced with safer, non-defective vehicles. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX1ET1CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 11, 2013
Location:
Mcdonough, GA

while driving on interstate i attempted to pass a slower vehicle. after moving over and accelerating - the truck buckled and stalled! i was almost rear ended by an 18 wheeler at 65 mph! this was very close to being a serious accident involving multiple vehicles. please investigate and resolve this issue as ford doesn't seem to be concerned about it. not to mention i took it in for ford to repair the problem and they refused to make the repairs as the vehicle did not show a trouble code. i looked online and there is a tsb on this vehicle by ford for the repair but ford won't make the repair. not to mention since then the fuel mileage has dropped drastically since the event. this has happened three times now. i am very worried about an accident with this issue, not to mention it going out of warranty and i should not have to foot the bill. this is a design flaw and there are lawsuits all over the internet for this same reason. this is our family vehicle and it losing power is a huge safety issue due to tractor trailers not being able to slow down in time when this happens on the interstate. when the vehicle lost power it drops the vehicle speed to 40 mph. not a safe speed for contested interstates. i bought this vehicle in april and spent 40,000 dollars on a truck that's very unsafe but not even dependable. this vehicle has a 3.5l ecoboost engine with an automatic transmission and it also shudders at various speeds with a hard clunking sound during gear changes. thank you. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET6CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-150 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2013
Location:
Roswell, GA

i purchased my 2013 ford f-150 ecoboost in december 2012. the first incident occurred in approximately march 2013. it was raining. i was accelerating from a stop light where i had made a complete stop. i could not gain speed very well. the engine light was flashing. the engine was sputtering/popping and the whole truck was shaking violently. the same has occurred ever since on more than a dozen occasions and at various speeds. however, each time was while it was raining. never has had a problem in fair weather. i experience a total loss of power, many times when on the interstate or while trying to overcome a vehicle. the front-end lurches, i lose speed dramatically, the engine shakes violently when i accelerate. the engine sputters and sounds like it doesn't know whether to choke out or blow up. the engine light flashes for approximately 1 minute each time. almost sounds like a misfire. happens several times during one trip often, but always when it rains. continuous occurrences and beginning to become more frequent. have taken my truck to 2 dealerships, neither of which can detect any dtcs or any other problem. offer no advice other than to keep driving it until the engine light stays on permanently. they have no idea what causes the problem. i am really afraid that the problem may result in a motor vehicle accident. have not had one yet, but have a had a couple of incidents where i had to pull over to avoid an accident. problem is so persistent that i am considering trading vehicles, especially since i have been offered no remedy for the problem. i have also filed a complaint with ford motor co. on 07/30/2013. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ETXDK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 16, 2013
Location:
Sweetwater, TX

attempting to pass on interstate, vehicle bogged down until i took my foot off accelerator, at this time my speed had declined from 65 mph to 50 mph. during the past 2 weeks this has occurred other times. this has never occurred since i have owned this vehicle but i am concerned. once thing that i noticed that this has happened on rainy days. i was called by a friend that bought a similar vehicle make model equipment and motor and mentioned that he was aware of a problem made aware to him by a friend that works as a ford service manager. i have scheduled an appointment with my local ford dealer. they seemed indifferent as to this being a potential problem. i am submitting this complaint because if this is a common problem that is actually happening, ford needs to step up and make this known to other owners to prevent something bad happening involving lives. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET4CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2011
Location:
Saginaw, MI

while under acceleration in traffic, the vehicle lost power, explosion, fire, lost oil pressure, almost got into accident dealership diagnosed it as intercooler collected condensation that got sucked into engine intake causing the engine to explode a hole in the engine block. intercooler still had over a sip of water in it. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX1ET1CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 29, 2010
Location:
Cherokee, IA

tl* the contact owns a 2004 ford f-150. the contact stated that there was a ticking noise coming from the engine. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the cam phasers had failed. the vehicle was being repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure. the vehicle was the failure mileage was 58,000. the vin was not available.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 23, 2013
Location:
Clarksville, TN

i was driving my new 2013 f150 ecoboost in the rain and i tried to pull to the left to pass a slower car on the highway. as i went to give it gas, about 90% throttle, the truck felt like it hit a brick wall, stuttered and started shaking. the check engine light came on and i was unable to drive the car about 55 mph. if i tried to drive past that it would just shake. the truck had no power. i drove it like this for about five minutes and then the check engine light went off and everything was ok. on the way back about a week later, once again in the rain, the same thing happened. since then i have tried to duplicate this in dry conditions and the truck performs perfect. only when it is wet outside does this problem happen. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET5DF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford F-150 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 25, 2013
Location:
Arvada, CO

after starting engine, spark plug #2 blew out of cylinder head. damaging coil with a load explosion! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L82N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2011
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2012
Location:
Hudson, NH

six months after i bought my truck i noticed a shuttering and hesitation while i was on the highway. the shuttering happens when i am cruising at 55-60 mph. more noticeably when the truck is climbing a slight incline on the road while lightly accelerating to maintain 60 mph. i had the dealer look at it 3 times in the last 2 years. the first time they reprogrammed the transmission and the computer. it did not solve the problem. brought it back the second time and i went for a ride with the technician and he noticed the shuttering. he said there was no engine light and no codes to find out what the problem is. finally the third time they said ford is aware of the problem and there engineers are trying to find a solution. i also had problems with my transmission. i was slowing down to come to a stop and the transmission downshifted so hard i thought i got rear ended by the vehicle behind me. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ETXBF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford F-150 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 02, 2013
Location:
Antioch, TN

tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that while traveling approximately 20 mph and decelerating, the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the engine had failed. the timing chain, and oil pump were replaced but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure. the failure mileage was 175,412. updated 12/23/13*lj

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 175412 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14575K. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2005 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Town & Country Ford . Dealer's city: Nashville . Dealer's state code: TN.

Ford F-150 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 19, 2013
Location:
Waterloo, IA

tl* the contact owns a 2013 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph in rainy weather, he attempted to pass another vehicle when the engine stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning indicator. the engine resumed normally within ten seconds. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where a diagnostic was performed. the technician stated that the failure was related to the eco boost engine, however there was not a remedy available for the repair. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 6,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET5DF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 18, 2013
Location:
Hiltons, VA

tl* the contact owns a 2012 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle began to shake violently. the vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the inner cooler, catalytic converter, and deflector shields would need to be replaced. the vehicle was scheduled to be repaired. the failure and current mileage was 14,800.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET4CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Ford F-150 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 23, 2013
Location:
Toledo, OH

tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, he heard a loud noise as the vehicle accelerated. the contact inspected the vehicle and found that the bolt on the engine head was rusted and became corroded. in addition, the manifold was cracked and leaking carbon dioxide due to the corrosion. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileage was 120,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Ford F-150 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2013
Location:
Colleyville, TX

while attempting to accelerate from a stop sign turning right my 2012 ford f150 platinum 4x4 ecoboost stalled and would not accelerate for a few seconds. i thought the truck shifted into neutral but that was not the case. this has happened several times within the last 3 months and is getting more frequent. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET8CF. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 2 mph.

Ford F-150 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 21, 2013
Location:
Fenton, MO

tl* the contact owns a 2013 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving approximately 44 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air deflector plate needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 16,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET6DK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 44 mph.

Ford F-150 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 23, 2013
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

tl* the contact owns a 2013 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 38,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET0DK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford F-150 2013
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 10, 2013
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

just bought this truck for a great deal of money. this has happened several times, with both my wife and i. driving at low and higher speeds trying to merge or pass another vehicle. as we apply the accelerator to pass or merge there is a lose of power and the truck almost stalls. we have almost been in 6 accidents because of this issue. i took my truck back to phil long of colorado springs, co. and was told i was lying and they have not had any other complaints and they could look at it for $150.00 as my truck is brand new and still under warranty, im not happy i cant drive my truck safely and feel like ford has let me down. don't seem to be getting any post sale customer service. please help. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFW1ET0DK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.


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