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There's a lot that can go wrong in a Ford

What’s most likely to break in a Ford? We’ve got the most common problems, which vehicles they affect, and how long until it happens to you. We even have recommendations on specific generations to avoid.

Problems You've Had (Or Will Have Soon)


Ford's Takata Recalls

Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in automotive history.

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Carbon Monoxide and Exhaust Poisoning in Explorers

Exhaust concerns have reached a fevered pitch for the 5th-generation Explorer. There are reports of nausea, headaches, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. Following multiple lawsuits, Ford reluctantly issued a “complimentary service” program. Just don’t call it a recall.

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Latch Failures Allow Doors to Fly Open

Ford is having a tough time with its door latches. The seemingly simple devices keep finding new ways to fail allowing doors to fly open while driving, or rebound and hit you when you go to close them. The issues have been investigated and recalled, but keep expanding to in...

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The Most Recalled Models

Ford generations that are better suited for the scrap yard

Recent Ford News

It Never Ends. Takata Recalls Expanded by 328,000 Vehicles

You know what feels like a long time ago? The first Takata inflator recall in May of 2013. That’s back when we were young and optimistic that the issue would be resolved quickly.

Now I can hardly remember what it feels like to have hope at all. Especially as we stare down the barrel of another recall expansion for passenger-side inflators in the Mustang, Edge, Fusion, and Ranger. has information on which model years and zones.

Across the industry 3.3 million vehicles are getting called back. There have been more confirmed casualties due to the inflators, and now there’s a stop-driving order for certain Ranger owners before it happens again.

It’s no wonder US Senators have started asking questions. Ooo, I have a question – what the heck took them so long?

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Ford’s Petition to Stop Takata Recall Has Been Denied

Like it or not, Ford is going to need to recall nearly 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags. Back in July, Ford filed a petition to delay the recalls so they could investigate the matter further.

Time’s up.

NHTSA says the request for additional testing by the automakers isn’t reasonable based on the data that has been collected.

This isn’t a no harm, no foul situation. Delaying the recall puts people’s lives at risk and it’s not a good look for Ford.

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2017 F-150 Could Remain in Gear, Even if Your Gear Shifter Says Otherwise

Ford is recalling 15,000 F-150’s from the 2017 model year. David Woods, reporting for

The 2017 trucks are equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions that can remain in gear no matter where the gear shift lever is positioned. Ford says a pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission can come out, leaving the shift lever unable to change gears.

In other words, the shift lever might say “park” while the transmission is still very much in “drive.” Until the fix is ready, now would be a very good time to become friends with your parking brake.

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