What's Causing the Ford Edge Rattling Noise?
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 …Continue reading article "What's Causing the Ford Edge Rattling Noise?"
Why Does the EcoBoost Engine Keep Catching on Fire?
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. …Continue reading article "Why Does the EcoBoost Engine Keep Catching on Fire?"
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…Continue reading article "Swollen and Stuck Lug Nuts"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2004 Explorer
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2002 Explorer
- window does not roll up in the 2004 F-150
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2003 Explorer
- transmission failure in the 2002 Explorer
- transmission slipping, shifts hard in the 2004 Explorer
- o/d light is blinking in the 2002 Explorer
What Breaks the Most view all topics
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 article "F-Series Windshields Recalled for Popping Out During Crashes"
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 article "Ford Recalls Trucks That Received Obsolete Replacement Takata Parts"
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 article "2018-2020 F-150 Owners Sue Ford Over Excessive Oil Consumption Concerns"
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 article "Little Known Bracket Recalled For Causing Big Time Problems in 16,000 Ford Vehicles"
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 article "A Handful of 2020 Explorers and Aviators Have a Dangerous Driveshaft Defect. Now Ford Just Needs to Find Them."
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.