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"
Door Latch Failure
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 …Continue reading article "Door Latch Failure"
MyFord Touch Complaints
Ford's customer satisfaction has been in steady decline since 2010. MyFord Touch was also released in 2010. This is not a coincidence. The system was Ford's attempt at an all-in-one, in-dash communication and entertainment system. What owne…Continue reading article "MyFord Touch Complaints"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
What Breaks the Most
13th Generation (2015–2020) F-350 Key Numbers
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 has recalled over 874,000 F-Series trucks with engine block heaters that can start a fire when plugged into the wall.
The automaker believes a low and unshielded mounting position is allowing road salt to corrode the heater cable’s splice connector, causing at least three known fires.
Block heaters are made for cold climates. Road salt is too. I'm not sure how those blockheads forgot to shield those cables in the first place.keep reading article "Engine Block Heaters Recaled for Starting Fires in F-Series Trucks"
An investigation is being opened into why electric tailgates are opening on their own in 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks.
The F-250 and F-350 trucks are equipped with electronic tailgates that can be opened with the key fobs, but five owners filed complaints saying the tailgates opened without warning and uncommanded.
In TSB #17-2196, Ford told its dealers that water could get into a wiring harness and cause “uncommanded tailgate openings” in Super Duty trucks. If the tailgate is down while driving, all the jostling can cause extensive damage.
Besides, no-one likes getting caught with their tailgate down.keep reading article "Electric Tailgates Opening on Their Own? Investigation Targets 2017 Super Duty Trucks"