Door Ajar Light Won't Shut Off
Ford owners are dealing with a door ajar warning lights that won’t shut off. 2011-2013 Ford Edge owners, in particular, are having this problem in record numbers. The problem happens just outside the car’s standard warranty and has prompted…Continue reading article "Door Ajar Light Won't Shut Off"
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"
3.5L EcoBoost Shakes
Ford promised a direct-injected EcoBoost engine capable of producing power while achieving better fuel efficiency. But owners generally categorize the engine as under-powered, prone to catching on fire, and subject to shaking, shuddering an…Continue reading article "3.5L EcoBoost Shakes"
Explorer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Exhaust concerns have reached a fevered pitch for the 5th-generation Explorer. There are reports of nausea, headaches, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. Ford reluctantly issued a “complimentary service” program following multiple lawsuits…Continue reading article "Explorer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning"
Cracked Rear Explorer Panels
If you own a 2002-2005 Explorer, chances are your rear lift-gate is cracked. It’s a widespread problem in all Ford-family SUVs from that generation, including the Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator. But what’s causing the split?…Continue reading article "Cracked Rear Explorer Panels"
Windstar's Cracked Rear Axle
The Ford Windstar is well known for a rear axle that can split apart or suddenly snap like dried kindling. An alarming number of owners have told their axle stories on CarComplaints.com, saying that the issue can happen anywhere from backin…Continue reading article "Windstar's Cracked Rear Axle"
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"
Spark Plugs Ejected in Triton Engine
Ford Triton engines are spitting out spark plugs like sunflower seeds, but the suits in Detroit act like there isn't any problem. They're wrong. We believe this defect affects the following 2-valve engines: Triton 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10…Continue reading article "Spark Plugs Ejected in Triton Engine"
Watch Out For These Ford Problems
Ford vehicles tend to break in certain ways. So we comb over complaint, recall, and investigation data to come up with a list of the most likely problems an Ford owner is going to face.
We can then compare that to lawsuits, service bulletin repair information, and owner submitted ideas to give you some options for what to do when a specific problem happens.
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