Why Do Ford Hoods Corrode So Easily?
Cars are prone to rust, unfortunately that's just the way it is. This is especially true for those who live in rust belt states where salt is used to clear ice from roads. We can fight the onslaught with regular washes and waxing ... unless…Continue reading article "Why Do Ford Hoods Corrode So Easily?"
Rodent Damage to Soy-Based Wire Coating
Newer Ford vehicles use an electrical wire coating that is a more eco-friendly, soy-based material. But maybe it's a little too eco-friendly? There's been an uptick in owner complaints about rodents using the coating as a chew toy and causi…Continue reading article "Rodent Damage to Soy-Based Wire Coating"
Ford Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Ford Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
Spark Plugs Stuck in Triton Engine
Replacing spark plugs in cars has been a relatively simple task since Henry Ford mastered the assembly line, that is unless you have a Ford V8 engine from 2004-2008. Those 3-valve engines hold on to their spark plugs like an anaconda choki…Continue reading article "Spark Plugs Stuck in Triton Engine"
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 Mustang 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
Mustang Key Numbers
A Ford Mustang class action lawsuit alleges the cars have defective wiring harnesses in the trunk lids that cause failures of the backup cameras, trunk releases, trunk lights and satellite radio reception.
The judge ruled any claims against Ford for damages to Mustangs before the 2005 model year are false because Ford could not have had any knowledge that galvanic corrosion of aluminum hoods would occur in the 2000-04 models. Those cars did not have aluminum hoods but had hoods made of sheet molded compound.
A federal judge says that a class action suit claiming corrosion on aluminum body panels has reduced the value of millions of cars and trucks made by Ford should proceed with depositions being taken this year.
Ford's motion to dismiss was denied because the judge says the latest amended lawsuit is the 'operative complaint' and as long as the California plaintiffs provided Ford with 30 days notice prior to the filing of the third amended lawsuit, the judge found this was good enough to satisfy the notice requirement of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act.
According to the Mustang class action lawsuit, the cars contain defects that cause the MT82 transmissions to slip, jerk, engage harshly, clash gears, suffer premature wear and eventually fail.
A Ford sudden deceleration lawsuit alleges a host of vehicles have defective electronic throttle body control systems that cause the vehicles to suddenly and dangerously lose power.
Plaintiffs Janis Benkle and John Kovak say the affected Ford and Lincoln vehicles are equipped with 3.7-liter Ti-VCT engines with Delphi Gen 6 electronic throttle bodies that experience electrical problems with the powertrain control modules.
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"
Technical problems in over 4,300 Ford and Lincoln vehicles mean the panel cluster might be blank when the vehicle starts up.
The affected models are all from the 2019 model year and include the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, and Lincoln Nautilus. Ford says they will update the panel cluster’s software.
The automaker’s ongoing technical problems remind me of another type of cluster.keep reading article "Blank Instrument Clusters Being Recalled in the Navigator and Nautilus"
Look who’s back in the news – Takata airbag inflators, the long-running nemesis of peace and joy, will need to be replaced in 953,000 Ford vehicles.
Ford dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflators or modules, but the automaker didn't announce when the recall will begin.…keep reading article "4th Major Expansion Announced for Takata Airbags in Ford Vehicles"
Ford has reluctantly settled a class-action lawsuit for using defective Takata airbags.
Although agreeing to settle the case without the court deciding right or wrong, Ford continues to deny all liability and wrongdoing concerning the vehicles. The automaker says it decided to settle to get the matter over with and avoid the cost of further litigation.
This isn't the first time Ford has acted reluctant when it comes to Takata problems. Owners can expect to see the following benefits regardless of Ford doing it out of the kindness of their heart or the protection of their checkbooks.…keep reading article "Takeways from Ford's Takata Class-Action Settlement"
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. CarComplaints.com has information on which model years and zones.…keep reading article "It Never Ends. Takata Recalls Expanded by 328,000 Vehicles"
Defective electronic throttle bodies (ETB) are causing Ford vehicles to suddenly decelerate and enter "limp home" mode, which is like trying to drive a snail through a molasses puddle.
A lawsuit that is seeking class-action certification wants Ford to fix their ETBs.
"The plaintiff wants Ford to pay damages and equitable relief, fix all vehicles named in the lawsuit by replacing the electronic throttle bodies, inform consumers through advertising campaigns about the dangers of sudden unintended deceleration and educate consumers about their pre-purchase or pre-lease legal rights once all the facts are known."…keep reading article "Another Ford Throttle Body Lawsuit"
Two words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 816,000 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time.…keep reading article "Ford Tire-Deep in Another Takata Recall"
Other Ford Models
- Ford Aerostar
- Ford Bronco
- Ford C-Max
- Ford C-Max Energi
- Ford C-Max Hybrid
- Ford Contour
- Ford Crown Victoria
- Ford EcoSport
- Ford Econoline
- Ford Edge
- Ford Escape
- Ford Escape Hybrid
- Ford Escort
- Ford Everest
- Ford Excursion
- Ford Expedition
- Ford Explorer
- Ford Explorer Sport Trac
- Ford F-150
- Ford F-250
- Ford F-350
- Ford Fiesta
- Ford Flex
- Ford Focus
- Ford Focus Electric
- Ford Freestar
- Ford Freestyle
- Ford Fusion
- Ford Fusion Energi
- Ford Fusion Hybrid
- Ford Fusion Plug-In Hybrid
- Ford GT
- Ford Mustang
- Ford Mustang Mach-E
- Ford Mystique
- Ford Probe
- Ford Ranger
- Ford Taurus
- Ford Taurus X
- Ford Tempo
- Ford Thunderbird
- Ford Transit
- Ford Transit Connect
- Ford Windstar