EcoBoost Engine Fires
The EcoBoost engine has a design flaw in the engine block and cylinder head that allow coolant to leak into the cylinder. When those leaks begin drivers can expect misfires, overheating, engine fires, and catastrophic failure. …
Edge Flexplate Cracks and Rattles
The flexplate that converts engine energy into something the transmisson can use to move the car is cracking in 2015-2018 Edge SUVs with EcoBoost engines. The cracks result in troubling engine rattles that, left unattended, can result in a …
Swollen and Stuck Lug Nuts
Most lug nuts are one piece of hardened steel, but Ford chose a design that puts an aluminum cap over a steel core. The cap is notorious for swelling and delaminating when it gets hot, and it’s also a great place to trap moisture and promot…
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.
- 2004 Explorer cracked panel below the rear window 769 (100%)
- 2002 Explorer cracked panel below the rear window 622 (81%)
- 2004 F-150 window does not roll up 614 (80%)
- 2003 Explorer cracked panel below the rear window 549 (71%)
- 2002 Explorer transmission failure 441 (57%)
- 2004 Explorer transmission slipping, shifts hard 392 (51%)
- 2002 Explorer o/d light is blinking 386 (50%)
Ford thinks there's a good chance windshields can pop off the latest F-Series trucks during a crash
because they weren't properly bonded to the structure. And while no injuries have been reported yet, the automaker says this greatly increases the chances of something bad happening during a collision. Yep, that checks out. Owners should be on the lookout for recall notices during the first week of April.…keep reading
Ford may have used obsolete Takata replacement parts during a previous recall, extending what already feels like a never-ending airbag saga.
Some Ford dealerships kept defective parts on their shelves long after they should have been tossed, and those wound up being used in vehicles as part of a collision of theft repair. Now Ford needs to re-recall 154,000 vehicles to inspect part numbers and replace the inflators if neccessary.…keep reading
One of Ford's "solutions" to excessive oil concerns in the F-150 was to install new dipsticks with lowered minimum fill level markings. No wonder they're getting sued.
A proposed class-action lawsuit says Ford needs to properly address oil consumption issues in the 5.0-liter Coyote engine.
A couple major flaws inside the engine draw excess oil into the combustion chamber where it is burned off. Not only does this mean the engine uses much more oil than advertised, but all that additional carbon buildup causes wear on ignition and emissions equipment.…keep reading
Ford is recalling a problem that can cause a sudden loss of power while driving or an unexpected rollaway while parking. Neither of these things are ideal.
The issue revolves around excess vibration that can prematurely snap a link shaft bracket somewhere in the powertrain. I'm guessing the transmission? Maybe the flux capacitor? Who can say for sure.…keep reading
Ford needs to repair 18 driveshafts that they believe have fractured weld seams.
Only trouble is they'll have to recall a heck of a lot of vehicles to find them. The affected vehicles are all 2020 Ford Explorers or Lincoln Aviators built in Chicago between 08/24/2019 and 09/30/2019. That's roughly 12,200 vehicles.
So while less than 1% will actually have the problem, it's imperative that all affected owners bring their SUVs in for inspection.…keep reading
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.