2019 Ford F-150 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical, engine, headlights and transmission issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The 2019 Ford F-150 is part of America’s best-selling lineup. Even this particular model is labeled as being “a tough performance to follow,” yet many Ford fans are switching brands after driving this truck. It suffers from a shoddy electrical system, defective transmission, poorly built structure, malfunctioning engine and dangerous exterior lighting.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2019 Ford F-150

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Power Train
88
Engine
51
Unknown Or Other
48
Structure:body
20
Electrical System
18
Air Bags
10
Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
9
Service Brakes
9
Vehicle Speed Control
8
Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
7

Problems with the Electrical System

When a truck’s electrical system fails to work as it’s designed, owners can be left stranded on the side of the road.

That’s precisely what happened to this Edmunds user. “Bought 2019 Ford F-150 had it 5 day got in to start it put key in & screen reads turn ignition off. Couldn’t start couldn’t do anything after waiting all day for roadside assistance called dealership they had to flatbed truck back to dealership. It has been there ever since. In deep sleep mode they don’t have a clue what’s wrong! Brand new truck &I’m left with no answers & a loaner that is way too small for me I’m looking for anyone that has either had the same issues or knows anything about this issue because they sure don’t. I should’ve bought a Chevy.”

It turns out that there is also an electrical system-related recall. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V805000 states that the fastener, which secures the Power Distribution Box and Battery Monitoring System might have loosened on over 135,000 trucks. The problem could be related to excessive sealant adhesive and might lead to a stalling engine. There’s also a chance of a truck fire if there is a resistive short. Sadly, many truck owners won’t be disappointed if the pickup burns up and is never seen again.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2019 Ford F-150 Electrical Problems:

TRUCK WAS PARKED, WENT TO UNLOCK KEY FOB DID NOT WORK. OPENED WITH KEY AND HAD NO ELECTRIC POWER. TOTALLY DEAD, CHECKED BATTERY WITH METER AND IT HAD FULL CHARGE. CHECKED FUSES ALL OK. AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES TRUCK POWERED BACK UP ON ITS OWN WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING EXCEPT SCRATCHING MY HEAD.

Problems with Engine

The automaker claims that this particular truck is the most capable made, which means it should be equipped with a durable and powerful engine. However, that’s not what users think.

One NHTSA complaint states, “Engine stalled while I was driving in a residential area. The auto/start was disabled at the time. I slowed down to let a car turn left into a driveway and went to accelerate and had zero power, engine was off. There was a message on the dashboard to shift into Park and restart vehicle.”

It shouldn’t surprise anyone to find out that there is another recall that’s engine-related. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V278000 states that over 130,000 trucks might have an engine block heater that was previously repaired during another recall, but the splice connector could have become damaged during that repair. This damaged cable creates a resistive short, which increases the chance of melted wiring, overheating and engine fire. At this point, it would appear that the F-150 is trying to blow itself up.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2019 Ford F-150 Engine Problems:

THE VEHICLE ONLY HAS 13,500 MILES ON IT AND IT CONSUMES OIL DRAMATICALLY AND THERE IS AN OFF THROTTLE RATTLE IN THE ENGINE. ADDITIONALLY, ONE OF THE CYLINDERS DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE FIRING AND IT HAS NO OIL PRESSURE.

Problems with the Transmission

The main component of a powertrain is the transmission. Drivers can’t find the reliability and durability they need from this transmission.

Read another Edmunds review, “Just got my factory ordered F150 with the 10 speed transmission. Total POS. It jumps back and forth when shifting, it feels like you are driving in OD at low speed where it bumps back and forth from OD to drive. I waited 2 1/2 months for this truck to arrive. I have driven it less than 50 miles and already having terrible shifting problem. I ordered it with the 5.0 coyote and 10 SPD trans. I had no choice. I will never own another FORD. Total disgrace!!!”

The transmission is one of the most complained about components on this truck. Even the automaker issued a statement through Service Bulletin #TSB 19-2358 that states the truck can make a rattling and metallic grinding sound from the bellhousing area, during some operating conditions. The problem stems from the torque converter studs making contact with the engine to transmission spacer plate. This plate needs to be replaced in order to cease making sounds. Until that happens, the annoying sounds serve as a reminder to owners about the level of quality Ford put into this truck.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2019 Ford F-150 Transmission Problems:

I RECENTLY JUST PURCHASED MY 2019 FORD F150 WITH THE 10 SPEED TRANSMISSION. EVER SINCE I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK THE TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN MAKING THIS CLUNKING SOUND AND JERKS VERY HARD. THESE TRUCKS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE TO HAVE THEM CLUNK AND SHIFT HARD AND JERK. FORD NEEDS TO FIND A SOLUTION TO FIX THESE ISSUES WITH THIS TRANSMISSION. IT ALSO LURCHES WHEN ITS DOWNSHIFTING WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

Problems with the Vehicle Structure

It isn’t cheap to own most models of the 2019 Ford F-150. For the amount of money spent, one would assume that the structure would be well-built, but it’s not.

Here is one more Edmunds review. “I’ve been through four F150s though the years and just trade my 5 month old 2019 King Ranch for a Ram Laramie quad cab night edition. I was a diehard Ford fan.  The KR was the worst Ford I’ve ever purchased. I had numerous paint flaws, debris, drips and the final straw was the start of the roof paint bubbling off. Ford and my dealer repainted a third of my vehicle twice assuring me a factory finish. Unfortunately it was Ruby Red mettalic and never matched. I escalated to Ford and the dealer even documented 14 pages of paint flaws and all I got was we will repaint it again. The dealer told me to fix it right the whole truck would need repainted. Ford wouldn’t budge on a new vehicle and asked me to give them another $7200 if I wanted another KR. I drove my first Ram on Monday and was hooked.  May never buy another Ford.”

Again, there is a recall that shows the level of quality put into the structure. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V633000 states that the seat back in some trucks might have reduced strength, leaving occupants at risk during an accident. This recall affects more than 639,000 vehicles and requires replacement. Considering how dangerous this truck has already proven to be, it makes complete sense that the seats weren’t built correctly either. After all, what do the seats matter when the truck is going down in a fiery blaze.

Problems with the Headlights

The Ford F-150 is designed to get the job done, which requires effective lighting while driving at night. However, this is another common complaint among drivers.

Here is a complaint left with the NHTSA. “The contact owns a 2019 Ford F-150. While driving at various speeds at night, the headlights failed to produce adequate light. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to [dealer] where it was diagnosed that a light adjustment was needed. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 3,000.”

Surprise! There’s another recall dealing with lighting issues. NHTSA Campaign Number 20V097000 says that the daytime running lights may not dim properly, thereby reducing the visibility of other drivers and leading to an accident. Again, this situation affects a lot of trucks; over 166,000. It gives new meaning to the term “blinded by the light.” In this instance, it’s better to be behind the truck than in front of it. Maybe that’s where the tagline “a tough performance to follow” came from, hoping that people would stay away from the front of the F-150 and follow it instead.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2019 Ford F-150 Headlight Problems:

F SERIES 2019 HAVE A 4 BULB HEADLIGHT DAYTIME RUNNING AND LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT SYSTEM THAT IS ALWAYS ON. VERY DISTRACTING AND BRIGHT TO ON COMING TRAFFIC AND WHEN THIS TRUCK IS BEHIND YOU. WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE A 4 BULB HEADLIGHT SYSTEM THAT IS ALWAYS ON?? PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS ISSUE, I FIND IT DISTRACTING AND DANGEROUS TO OTHER MOTORISTS, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.

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Complaint Data

CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling
DateDec 05, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated there was a loud clicking noise detected while driving. Additionally, the vehicle was slow to start. The contact stated that the pcm warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer where it was diagnosed and determined that the cam phasers needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the nhtsa hotline for assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 91,000.
CategoryStructure:body, Visibility:defroster/defogger/hvac System, Visibility:glass, Side/rear
DateDec 02, 2022
StateIN
Description
Rear window exploded. No impact. Remote started my truck, cold out so rear defrost was on from the remote start. Go in truck shut the door and before I could press the start button (it was running from the remote start but still have to press the start button) the rear window exploded shattering everywhere except for the power slider. After some internet research, this appears to be a common problem with f-150's which ford refuses to acknowledge.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 01, 2022
StateMS
Description
I own a 2019 ford raptor with 62,000 miles. At 27,000 I had warranty cam phasers replaced under warranty. I just had same issue come up again at 62,000 miles and ford dealership mak haik in jackson ms is saying it's not warranty because I didn't bring truck in for an update that I knew nothing about. My extended warranty cna national has turned my claim down also because they followed my dealerships decision. The cam phasers on f150 eco boost are a bad problem for this truck and it should be a recall and definitely fixed at no cost to customers. I'm without a ride as of now and I owe 4 more years on this truck. They are expecting me to pay 3,800 to fix it while others that noticed a letter are repaired. This is not right!!!
CategoryService Brakes
DateDec 01, 2022
StateWA
Description
I was driving approximately 35mph. I braked hard enough to slow down to avoid hitting a car that blew through an intersection. That's when my brakes became soft, and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. The truck had limited braking at that point. I was able to continue driving for a bit. The brakes would initially have some braking power when I first apply the brake, but within seconds the brake pedal would go all the way to the floor again. After braking several more times, the low brake fluid message came on. I opened the hood, and you can see fluid has leaked on the passenger side near the firewall.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
Numerous intermittent transmission problems - hard shift, slippage, stuck in lower gear.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
Numerous transmission problems of slipping and hard shifting, then stuck in lower gear, can not upshift to higher gears. Have taken for warranty service 3 times now. 1st time caused me to be stranded in remote desert area on one of hottest days of year with wife and child in car with no tow because of covid/passenger restrictions. Issue is intermittent not constant. But once issue begins it doesn't not go away until taken in for service. Not safe to be driving on road with these issues.
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateNov 17, 2022
StateMO
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated while in reverse or driving approximately 3 mph, the rearview camera failed to show an image. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that the failure had become constant. The contact had taken the vehicle to a local dealer, where it was diagnosed and determined that the back over prevention system needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact researched online and related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 22v252000 (back over prevention). The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 122,000.
CategoryPower Train, Power Train:automatic Transmission
DateNov 08, 2022
StateAZ
Description
This vehicle's transmission has been discussed over the last few years referencing its "harsh shifting" and seems to not work correctly. Specifically in gears 2-5, the vehicle fails to shift properly which then doesnt allow the vehicle to move appropriately. We have incidents where the vehicle will shut off suddenly asking for us to turn off and turn on the vehicle. Our safety is in harms way each time the vehicle fails to shift properly and ford fails to remedy the transmission (10r80)
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 08, 2022
StateTX
Description
The truck skips gears when speeding up causing the vehicle to stall and then slam into gear creating a whiplash affect. This is particularly dangerous when trying to pull on to a road with oncoming traffic as the vehicle stalls before getting into gear which could result in a wreck. While decreasing speed the vehicle skips gears again creating a loud clunking noise, as if the transmission is going to fall out of the bottom of the truck and jolts the passenger.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 05, 2022
StateVT
Description
Just purchased the truck less than a month ago, with 32k miles on it. On a trip to pa. The vehicles transmission started to shift hard and not downshift at all, and or shift into neutral. I made it to a cord dealership and had to leave it sit a week for repairs. Upon picking it up I was told that the model transmissions have a known issue and there isnt a fix, all they could do was drain the fluid and reprogram the computer. I drove approx 200 miles and lost the same functions in the transmission.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 05, 2022
StateNC
Description
10 speed transmission makes loud clunking noises when shifting. Also some times when you start vehicle is make a loud bang. Dealer knows there is a problem but acts like nothing is wrong because they do not have a fix. Tried to reprogram tranny but does the same. I have complained everytime I go in for a oil change. I don't think they have any qualified techs to try and resolve the problem. If you read on line several people are experiencing the same problem.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateNov 02, 2022
StateMI
Description
Backup camera stopped functioning properly. This vehicle has not been recalled although a lot of other from the same model year have for this issue, I believe it is more widespread than ford is claiming.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 01, 2022
StateOR
Description
Every time I start my vehicle 2 error messages appear on the instrument cluster saying crash dectection camera has malfunction and that crash detection has been disabled. Ford dealership says they can't fix it and that I am stuck with it like that. They have tried blaming it on safelite for replacing the windshield with a lower quality windshield.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
My f-15o was parked at stater brothers parking lot, after putting onr grocery bag in truck I closed rear driverside door and rear window spontaneously shattered with out warning. Power slinding rear window with defrost and privacy tint
CategoryEngine
DateOct 22, 2022
StateTN
Description
Vehicle stalls at idle when coming to a stop and turning into intersections
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 21, 2022
StateKY
Description
I purchased a 2019 ford f150 2. 7l ecoboost with 10speed transmission in may 2022 and it only had 19,000 miles on it. When I first bought it, it seemed to drive fine, but less than 3000 miles later the gears started shifting really hard, especially 3rd through 5th gear. I took it to my local dealer and they reset the pcm module and said to drive it because it has an adaptive transmission that it would have to relearn driving habits. Well, shortly after I was on the interstate doing 75mph on cruise control in 10th gear, the truck shifted all the way down to 1st gear, went to limp mode, then revved rpms and went back to 8th gear then wrench came on the dash light. This truly could've been a bad situation and possible accident if I wasn't able to get over to safety lane. I took it to the dealer the next week and they reset the computer again and cleaned valve body. The vehicle still has hard shifts between 3rd and 5th gears, although not quiet as harsh. Ford needs to issue a recall on the 2019 ford f150s with the 10r80 transmissions or figure it out soon. I'm afraid there is going to be a serious accident, if one hasn't happened already, if these transmissions are not fixed soon. Several states already have class action lawsuits about this particular transmission.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 16, 2022
StateMI
Description
The transmission on my 2019 ford f150 drops from seventh gear to first gear and out of gear on the freeway which causes a health and safety hazard. On the freeway I was almost rear ended when I lost all power to the truck. I have taken it to ford. The first two times they said it was a computer glitch. The third time I was told to let the truck warm up. This all started on sep 11, 2021 and has just gotten worse over time.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateOct 03, 2022
StateTN
Description
Rear view camera malfunction. Sometimes it is a blank screen, sometimes it has wavy lines while other times it works fine. Can't see to back up. Almost hit another vehicle. No warnings or lights.
CategoryEngine, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Power Train
DateOct 01, 2022
StateGA
Description
It present at this moment engine light on and off all time, it had a power train damaged, I bought a new transmission 5 month ago, at this time it has deactivated adaptative cruise control, automatic emergency brakes, forward collision warning, and it has a power train problem again.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateSep 27, 2022
StateMN
Description
Due to a poor electrical connection, the rearview camera intermittently displays a distorted image. As such, the vehicle fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 111 "rear visibility".
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 25, 2022
StateIL
Description
Vehicle stalls by traffic light or in the middle of intersection after driven for 20 min at highway speeds. Dealer couldn't figure out the issue. Feel unsafe for my wife to drive the truck with kids inside is vehicle shuts off in the middle of intersection.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 18, 2022
StateTX
Description
The oil is disappearing, I have no idea where it's going, the local dealer says they don't know where it's going. If it gets sent to the catalytic converter it's going to mess it up and pollute. I'm looking online and I see that a lot of people with the v8 engine are having the same problem.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 16, 2022
StateGA
Description
The vehicle has a 10 speed transmission which is designed to skip gears in a smooth fashion while accelerating. The transmission has been "chirping" when shifting from 1st to 3rd and very hard shifting from 3rd to 4th or 5th gear and also from 6th to 7th gear. Now the transmission is often not engaging and slipping out of gear when shifting out of 3rd and into 4th/5th and simply disengaging and going into a neutral state. This causes the vehicle to lose power and it will not accelerate. This is a very dangerous situation especially when attempting to merge onto the highway, turning left or any time traffic is behind me and the transmission disengages. This has occured on three separate occasions from 9/12/22 to 9/16/22. I have attempted to have the vehicle inspected by a ford dealer and the earliest appointment is jan 3rd 2023!! Another ford dealer stated I could drop off the vehicle and the diagnostics check would take 3-5 days and they do not provide a loaner vehicle. There were no warning lamps or messages prior to or during the transmission slipping out of gear.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 15, 2022
StateGA
Description
I am getting engine codes that say my cam shaft sensors are bad. I replaced cam shaft sensors but the engine continually loses power, shifts hard, lurches and unexpectedly downshifts. Yesterday, complete loss of power on the highway and I was forced to put transmission into manual and shift manually to get to a safe location. Placing truck in reverse from park causes a loud clunk and jerk backwards. I do not know at any given time if I will be able to safely pull out into traffic.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 14, 2022
StateFL
Description
I purchased a 2019 ford f-150 from autonation ford in panama city, florida in 2020, along with a bumper-to-bumper warranty through the ford motor company, covering the car until 140,000 miles. Over the last 20 months my truck has been back to autonation at least 5 times for various mechanical issues. To their credit, each time the service department was eventually able to resolve each issue. During this week's 4. 5 hour visit to the service center I was informed that my engine is faulty (google "f150 oil consumption problem") and needs to be replaced; it survived less than 80,000 miles. Replacing an engine is a hassle, but I have a warranty and ford is a trustworthy american company that makes america proud. Unfortunately, I was told that ford is not allowing any existing customers to get on a list for replacing my particular engine (5. 0l v8). Ok, but I have a warranty through ford . That has to be worth something, because it cost me +,000, and ford sticks by its products and their commitments/promises can be believed and they told me it covers a rental car if there is ever anything that takes more than a day to fix on my truck. Surprise, the warranty apparently only provides a rental car for a maximum of 5 days, and I could be waiting for 12 months or longer. No offer of loaner, a way to expedite the repair, someone to call, any kind of help…just, “sorry, we'll let you know if ford starts letting people back on the list, until then, you're on your own.” the options provided by ford: 1) drive with your check engine light on (engine sometimes stalling) and top off the synthetic oil every week or so until the engine inevitably fails 2) rent a car and pay out of pocket for all but 5 days for a potential +12-month delay for ford to fix my truck 3) shine a light on their dishonest business practices in hopes that either a regulatory authority or enough public shame will force ford to stand by their word and their product. This is disappointing, frustrating, unsafe,
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 13, 2022
StateTN
Description
Intermittent & hard shifting whith increasing & decreasing speeds. Downshifts hard. Jumps multiple gears when slowing to stops. Dealership reset software saying that's all that can be done. Not excepting anymore transmission work. Same issues. Continuing issue since purchase 4/20 w/ 13k miles. Currently have 31k miles and experiencing the same issue.
CategoryLane Departure: Blind Spot Detection, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateSep 08, 2022
StateME
Description
I've been dealing with a vibration/shaking in my factory driver side mirror at high speeds and on bumpy roads since I got my truck in may 2019 (over three years). No issue on the passenger side. I've dealt with it off and on with the dealer as time and life have allowed. Currently I'm on my fourth mirror and have a case manager from ford corporate. I have attached some of my correspondence with them for your reference. My problem is that the driver side shaking is very bad. It's distracting at high speeds and at night when headlights are shining behind you, it can be like a light show in the corner of your eye while driving. After much trial and error, I believe the vibration is coming from the articulation point between where the arm that comes off the truck connects with the arm that supports the mirror. Where it folds in basically. There isn't anything that can be adjusted, that particular area is all enclosed. I'm on my second dealer after the first claimed the mirror was fine. I took the truck for a drive with the foreman at the new dealer who confirmed he could see the issue. They ordered me a new mirror again and after installing it sure enough the new one shakes just like the prior ones have. The dealer said they had a regional service tech from ford drive it after the new mirror went on and this person told them the shaking was normal. I'm talking with the case manager from ford also and they are investigating what to do since there's clearly (in my opinion) some sort of defect with this part but no recall or fix has been made to my knowledge. I may be elevated to their legal team. At issue currently, I have asked my case manager from ford whether they can have someone such as an engineer or safety team examine the part and assess whether the mirror design is faulty but they have no one in their company. The case manager claims to not know if ford has a team like this. The dealerships didn't design the part so they can't assess whether it's flawed.
CategorySeat Belts
DateSep 08, 2022
StateGA
Description
While driving I noticed my wife's seat belt was not fastened, and there was no alarm chime or icon on dash alerting of incident. I then undid the drivers side and had the same results. I had been having issues with the ac leaking on inside at passenger floor. I took the truck to five star ford dealership for repairs. The ac evaporator and carpet was replaced. They said they issue with the seatbelts was not repairable unless a code was thrown. I was told it wouldn't cause any issues with air bags, but I'm not comfortable with that. The dealership said they would contact ford and see if there was anything that could be done. After ac issues that has been ongoing several times now I believe moisture got somewhere it shouldn't have. I kept telling them what if a child was in seat and undid seatbelt and then an accident occurred. They said the airbags should still work. I dont trust that. This could be a very serious issue. I was told I could buy a new truck. I can't afford to buy a new truck every couple of years on retirement. The dealership said they believe the issue is in one of four modules but ford will not authorize them to just start replacing modules without error codes being thrown.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 06, 2022
StateME
Description
There is a defect in design of this vehicle. When using the air conditioning the passenger side floor gets extremely wet from the evaporator core drain. This is due to the drain being to short, and gets the sound protective sponge rubber soaking wet. What happens is this sponge gets wet and pours into the passenger floor area of the vehicle. It was only noticed after I took ownership from my father. The floor carpet backing and carpet have a mold issue now which is a health issue. What needs to happen is the drain needs an extension to get past where it dumps out now. This will solve the issue.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateSep 02, 2022
StateIN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated while staring at the vehicle, he noticed an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to continue driving to his destination. The contact received notification manufacturer communications: 21b10 in may of 2022. The contact took the vehicle to a local dealer and had the powertrain control module (pcm) updated. The contact stated that several days later, he noticed an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and made an appointment to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 02, 2022
StateGA
Description
Hard transmission shifting. Clunking noise when going from park to drive or reverse. Slow to downshift when driving up hills and causes the engine to shudder sometimes.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 01, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that she noticed there was no oil in the vehicle. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was related to a technical service bulletin for excessive oil consumption 19- 2365. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and referred the contact to the nhtsa hotline. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateAug 23, 2022
StateMI
Description
The car showed message “ auto startstop shift to p, then restart engine “ and lost power on highway, I shift to p and restart engine, the message showed again and couldn't drive. It was very dangerous.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Structure
DateAug 16, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that after parking and turning the vehicle off upon returning and restarting the vehicle it was discovered that the driver side running board was stuck in the down position and the passenger side running board was stuck in the up position. Also, the air bag warning light remained illuminated, the front passenger and driver side windows would not operate and could not be opened and the air conditioning was inoperable. The cause of the failures was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 44,000.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 11, 2022
StateIA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated upon starting the vehicle, the engine emitted abnormal rattling sounds. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was associated with the camshaft. The contact stated that the failure had been reoccurring. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the nhtsa hotline. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal
DateAug 01, 2022
StateIN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated while driving approximately 20-50 mph, the vehicle would make abnormal clunking sounds while depressing or releasing the accelerator pedal. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the driveshaft was taken apart and was lubricated; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who informed the contact that the failure was normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the nhtsa. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateJul 31, 2022
StateMD
Description
Vehicle was purchased 2020 I am the original owner typewriter noise and power train hard shift noise brakes let go caused me an accident engine or transmission issue slip and drag feel since I bought it
CategoryEngine
DateJul 27, 2022
StateMO
Description
I have a 2019 ford f150 with a 5. 0 liter motor with approx 42k miles. I maintain my vehicles and I check my oil in between oil changes. It is always low and I do not have any oils leaks. I discussed it with the service advisor at bo beukman ford and the service advisor told me it is normal for oil consumption in between oil changes???? Maybe on a 10 year old truck, but not a 2-3 year old truck! I recently googled this issue and found tsb 19-2365 and I discussed it with my service advisor and they told me I could bring it in and they would check it, but tsb would be at my cost! Seriously? After my last oil change, I took pics of the dipstick a couple days after the service was completed that I can send you. What if people think the oil is low and add 2-3 quarts to bring it up, all because their engineers designed it with a short dipstick? That is ridiculous. This should be a recall.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 27, 2022
StateCA
Description
Truck has harsh shifting transmission, loss of power at times, jumping from gear to gear, decelerating for no reason. Dealer diagnosed transmission problem as below: cdf cylinder sleeve slipped 1/4" causing c clutch teflon seal to blow out of direct support seal groove. Planetary containment cylinder gouged from f clutch friction teeth. Dealer states they will repair transmission. Truck has only 49k miles and is only 3 years old. This 10 speed transmission has recurrent problems with many customers and should be recalled and fixed.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Power Train
DateJul 24, 2022
StateTX
Description
When accelerating the transmission will grind in neutral. Let of gas and will finally shift in gear. Happened 2 years ago when I bought it new. Now 3 times in the last 2 months. Ford dealers where I live don't have transmission mechanics. Shifts all over the place and has metal rattling noise. Unsafe to drive with just lest then 30k miles.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 23, 2022
StateFL
Description
At 30k miles the center of the steering wheel (plastic where ford emblem is which houses the driver airbag) completely opened up horizontally along the perforation where the airbag deploys in the event of an accident exposing the airbag underneath. If you honk the horn your palm depresses into the cavity where the airbag is. Ford fixed this under bumper to bumper warranty which ends at 36k miles. Now at 50k miles the plastic has opened up completely once again, only this time horizontally along the right side perforations on the same plastic cover through which the airbag deploys in the event of an accident. As before, depressing the center of the steering whee to honk the horn causes your palm to go through the perforation and press against the airbag. The cover cannot be replaced on its own and comes as a single unit attached to the airbag known to ford by part name “driver inflator module”. Initial response from dealer was it is cosmetic and not covered however I contacted ford who advised that the part is covered under the 60k mile airbag safety restraint warranty. Dealer disagrees even after I presented him with the nhtsa id 10207126 communication where ford acknowledges the issue and advised a more “robust” airbag assembly has been released.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 21, 2022
StateTX
Description
Driving back from, san antonio, tx., to millsap, tx., in my 2019 ford f-150 truck, I experienced down shifting and up shifting hard. It was making driving very difficult and dangerous. My ford app alerted me that there was a powertrain malfunction. The little wrench light came on the dash indicating powertrain problems. I was very concerned for my safety. I have turned it into, southwest ford, in, hudson oaks, texas. I was not told that this was an issue with this year model, nor have I received anything in the mail about it. The ford dealership above was where I bought the truck and all the oil changes, ect., have been done. I have researched this problem and have come across a class action lawsuit that describes what happened with my truck. Ford has not notified me to this problem. What else should I do to resolve this?
CategoryVisibility
DateJul 19, 2022
StateWA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated while driving 65-70 mph in a rainstorm, the windshield wipers failed and remained positioned in the middle of the windshield. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact drove to the local pep boys and purchased a water repellant that she used on the windshield. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the earliest available appointment was july 19. The contact stated upon taking the vehicle to the dealer for repair, the dealer informed the contact that the vehicle could no longer be repaired under warranty due to the mileage. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced nhtsa campaign number: 22v250000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 135,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 18, 2022
StateID
Description
On a recent road trip, I had a break in traffic to get onto the road I need to get on to but I had to give it a little more gas to get up to speed to not cause the oncoming traffic to evade crashing into me or jamming on their brakes. When I did so, the vehicle paused then there was a big clunk then it shifted into gear and did its thing without incident. Unfortunately, I experienced it several more times when trying to merge onto the highway on short onramps. I searched online for the problem as this was something new to me and realized that it is very common with ford f150 trucks that have the 10r80 transmissions.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 14, 2022
StateWA
Description
My 2019 f-150 with a 10 speed transmission shifts hard between 3rd and 4th gear, 4th and 5th gear. The hard shifting between these gears is for both acceleration and deceleration. The hard shifting is kind of like a slam between gears. The problem seems to be getting worse. It used to only happen occasionally (5,000 miles) and now happens almost daily (23,000 miles). The truck has only 23,000 miles on it.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJun 22, 2022
StateCO
Description
Wiper arm fails to operate due to the index splines not holding up and failing prematurely. Part did not include a shear pin to prevent issue from arrising. Ford has a recall on the part but is not including all vehicles that have this part. (info confirmed by service/parts managers and ford customer support) ford is also canceling any and all orders with that part number and refusing to supply that part.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 17, 2022
StateCO
Description
This vehicle has a 2. 7 eco boost engine that is junk. It has been at summit ford from march 8, 2022 and is still there as of 6-17-2022. The vehicle has had to be taken back 2 times within this time frame. The motor looses compression on cylinder 5 which we have dumped 781. 43 out of pocket and extended warranty has paid 1028. 00. The last time I picked it up from the dealership I got 20 miles and it loss compression. I turned back and took it to the dealership. I told them it did the same thing. Since returning it we now find out it loss compression in cylinder 5 and now needs a new motor. The vehicle has 78168 miles, all highway miles. Ford has agreed to pay ,000 towards engine and remaining balance is owed by us. Ford has issues with this 2. 7. A 2016 f150 has been in the shop several times, mine has also and the ford broncos coming out of production doesn't even make it 1000 miles and looses compression. In order to get my vehicle to drive and get the wrench light to come off, we would have to pull over, turn vehicle off, turn it back on and continue driving until the next time it loss compression. This is a safety hazard as you loose compression it could cause the vehicles behind you to hit you or if you needed to pull off to the side of the road, loosing compression could cause you to get hit causing accidents trying to pull over.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 15, 2022
StateCA
Description
I was pulling away for a stop sign and the transmission didn't engage. The rpm's rose but it wouldn't move. My ford pass sent a message saying I had a power train failure. Shutting it down and restarting got it to move but still had a tendency to slip. I drove slowly 1 mile to a ford dealer and then the truck wouldn't engage at all. The truck had to be towed my son's explorer had a similar failure earlier this year.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 15, 2022
StateTX
Description
10r80 transmission and ecm/tcm malfunction causing hard jerking shifts and stalling. Vehicle will not accelerate when engine is not at temperature which could lead to a major accident.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 06, 2022
StateKY
Description
I had a problem with rough shifting from new but it continued to get worse. The dealer reset the electronics hoping to improve but it didn't help. I left on a trip and after a few hundred miles I received a powertrain failure warning. Trying to complete my trip the transmission would fail to pull, jerk hard during shifts causing it to be unsafe to drive. It eventually stopped completely .
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
Tailgate frozen closed, will not open
CategoryElectrical System
DateJun 02, 2022
StateTX
Description
The back up camera started not working intermittently. Then it failed completely and all you get when in reverse is a blue screen. There is a nhtsa recall for 2019 ford f-150 for the exact same issue. Recall #22v25200. Ford has refused to fix the issue as a recall. This has been going on for two months.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 19, 2022
StateGA
Description
Powertrain malfunction ,reduce power , gear will shift very hard at first and when your on highway and in 10 gear it will drop to first gear and you will feel like you got hit from behind very dangerous situation couldn't travel with the kids and wife in the truck and it's confirmed by athen ford in athens ga where I brought this truck brand new in 2019 transition failed on that and my truck is in shop since february 15 2021 at the dealer ship still not fix. I need help
CategoryEngine
DateMay 09, 2022
StateSC
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated upon starting the vehicle, the vehicle would emit abnormal rattling sounds. Additionally, the contact stated that the vehicle was consuming an excessive amount of fuel. The contact later received an unknown recall from the manufacturer that was associated to the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine synchronizers needed to be replaced; however, the parts for repair were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and confirmed that the parts were not available. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateMay 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
My electrical system failed and then caught fire. The entire situation started 4 days ago where my "dome" or "cargo" light kept turning on even though the car was off. 3 days ago my alarm would go off every 15 minutes until I unplugged the battery. I disconnected the battery over night hoping to reset the computer. After reconnecting the battery I got a rear "left rear door ajar" message on the dash. After inspecting the sensor and wiring harness in left rear door, I found no issue. However, now "front left door ajar" message appeared on dash along with "left rear door ajar." also a litany of other warning lights involving cameras, emergancy braking, etc. Came on. While attempting to drive to dealership to have them inspect the issue. The wiring harness behind the back seat on the right side of the vehicle began smoking. Smoke began billowing from behind the seatbelt opening in the plastic trim on the backside of the door frame.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 28, 2022
StateUT
Description
The transmission started shifting down and up uncontrollably while traveling down the highway at 75 mph. It would bounce between 9 and 10 gear and then down to 5 and 6, all within seconds. Was not towing anything, and it's not the first time it's happened. A wrench icon appeared, saying “see manual”. Transmission temp showed 240 degrees. Within 5 minutes we'd pulled over and turned vehicle off. As we were slowing down exiting freeway, gear shifting was extremely pronounced.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 26, 2022
StateTX
Description
I was driving down the road and my sunroof "exploded" for lack of a better word. I originally thought that something hit the glass, but upon further review I noticed that the glass was flared upwards. I did some research and found this to be a known issue and this also happened to my wife's uncles' f150.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateApr 14, 2022
StateNJ
Description
I was making a left turn onto a busy highway on march 29th, and my truck shut off. A message appeared on the screen that said auto start/stop shift to p, then restart engine. A battery and wrench symbol appeared. I almost was t-boned as a result of the malfunction.\ I bought the vehicle at causeway ford in manahawkin with 62,000 miles and have only had it for a month. I took vehicle there for repair on march 30th. The dealership claimed they performed a hard reset and was able to correct the issue. I had the vehicle for 12 days since, and the issue reoccured almost causing another accident. I am furious.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that while his son was driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle inadvertently downshifted to first gear without warning. The contact stated that the failure had occurred on three occasions. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 24, 2022
StateAL
Description
While driving approximately 25mph I was coming up to a traffic light where I was preparing to stop. As the vehicle decelerated to approximately 20mph the vehicle completely shut off losing power steering and function of the brakes. No warning lights were displayed. Only a message that said place vehicle in park and restart vehicle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 22, 2022
StateMO
Description
I was driving down the road and my rear window spontaneously broke.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 17, 2022
StateCA
Description
Unkown my truck will lose power when hitting the gas. The rpms' rev up and then after a second it kicks back in. The 10 speed transmission continues to be very jerky and unsmooth. I asked the dealer and was told that's the number 1 complaint but there's nothing they can do about. The loss of power while pushing the gas to go is the biggest safety concern for me.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 17, 2022
StateCA
Description
Unkown, I was turning a corner going rough 10 mph and the truck shut off completely and on the dash it showed auto start stop restart engine. I took the key out and restarted the truck and it was fine. It scares me obviously that if this happens in a busy intersection will I be able to stop and start it again without getting hit.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 14, 2022
StateMO
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the driver's side air bag deployed. The contact safely steered the vehicle off of the road. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that prior to the air bag deployment, a manufacturer's application had reported that his vehicle had been involved in an accident. There had been no accident. The vehicle was not repaired and declared a total loss by the contact's insurance provider. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 24,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 04, 2022
StateGA
Description
The vehicle comes with a plastic oil pan that cause the vehicle to leak oil after oil changes because the plastic threads are worn out. This is a safety concern and environmental issue. The vehicle can seize up on the highway from lack of oil due to the leak. The leaking oil is also contaminating roads, neighborhoods and highways.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:tailgate:latch
DateMar 03, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the tailgate unexpectedly opened. The dealer was made aware of the failure and scheduled an upcoming appointment for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case was opened. The manufacturer directed the contact to file a complaint with nhtsa. The contact related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 21v983000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the vin was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 23, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the vehicle made abnormal rattling sounds. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact was able to drive the vehicle; however, the failure remained. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed the contact that the failure was related to a manufacturer recall 21b10 and the vin was included. The dealer updated the pcm to the latest calibration; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer twice where it was diagnosed that an unknown part including two gaskets needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the rearview camera would frequently activate independently. The contact stated that the failure had increased in severity and the vehicle would not start after several attempts. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but provided no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 21,234.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, he heard an abnormal loud rattling sound coming from the engine. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact was able to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was an oil leak in the engine compartment and also that the 4-wheel drive had failed. The dealer reprogrammed the pcm under an unknown recall; however, the failure reoccurred. The vehicle was taken to a second dealer - ted britt ford of fairfax (11165 fairfax blvd, fairfax, va 22030) where it was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed and approaching a stop, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to shift into park and restart the vehicle. The “shift to park” message was displayed. The vehicle was taken five times to the local dealer where it was diagnosed with an unknown electrical failure. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle did not qualify for buyback or under the lemon law. There was no further assistance provided. The approximate failure mileage was 975.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateDE
Description
We were parked in a store parking lot after driving truck for 45 mins. Truck was turned off for 30 mins. Put the key in to start truck and nothing electrical worked. No dash lights, no chiming, no lights, nothing at all electrical worked. Turned key to start and nothing. It was like it was in a sleep mode. After about 5 mins of trying everything electrical and checking battery terminals I tried the radio power on button and everything came back on. It has been fine with no issues for 2 days now. I just hate to have it happen while driving. I called the ford dealership near me and he they didn't know what it could be. Told me if it happens again to let them know right away. There were no warning lamps, messages or symptons before. I couldn't find anything lose around battery.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 04, 2022
StateNJ
Description
My truck rough idles and shakes violently and then stalls and an error comes up in the dash telling me “auto startstop shift to p then restart engine” has happened numerous times. Truck currently has 44,xxx miles. This is extremely dangerous at any light, turning intersection, or stop sign. I have read many online threads through online forums of this happening in other f150s to no avail from owners and dealers alike.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 31, 2022
StateNE
Description
The ford 10r80 transmission is extremely clunky, unsafe, and unreliable. Me, among tens of thousands of others have the exact same problems with them and ford ignores and disregards them and the safety hazards they create. Your form does not allow for multiple instances or dates. This is/has been a consistent issue form the purchase of the vehicle, to the new transmission I now have to put into it under 100k miles.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateJan 28, 2022
StateGA
Description
Warning light comes on intermittently . Took to ford dealer and was told aftermarket bug deflecter was causing the issue. My co worker has the same exact vehicle without deflector and has the same problem. My vehicle has only 22000 miles and this has being an ongoing issue from since 2019. They will not honor their warranty and was told to take it back to the ford dealer I bought it from. This is a safety issue because it startles you when it goes off and you are nowhere close to a vehicle.
CategoryAir Bags, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 20, 2022
StateUT
Description
On 3/6/2020 I was in a serious car accident in the vehicle. Which required surgeries for not only myself but also other drivers on the road. The driver air bags did not deploy, the turck was totaled and had body damage around the entire vehicle. There was a blood stain from my head hitting the driver door window but no air bag deployment. The gas pedal was not attached when reviewing the photos taken. The collision detection did not detect. We have asked ford motor company to come and look at the car as it has been in a protective hold but the response from fmc was that due to covid they would not send anyone and we were left on out own. There were no warning messages, lamps, lights or indicators prior to the collision.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 19, 2022
StateWA
Description
Auto startstop activated when stopped at a stoplight. When removing foot from brake pedal to go at the green light, the engine stalled with a warning on the dash to put the vehicle in park and start the vehicle again. This did start the vehicle. This has happened twice in the past month and the last time another vehicle from the rear almost rear ended me since I was parked at a green light. Dealer had worked on it prior to this and I will try again.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 19, 2022
StateMO
Description
As I was driving along an outer road I was continuously going a speed of 35mph. I accelerated up to 40mph when my truck slipped into a new gear, causing the truck to remain at the same rpms but began declining in speed suddenly causing me to almost fall back into the traffic behind me. The road was slightly uphill and was beginning to fall slower than the rest of traffic as my truck would not accelerate. Once I reached the height of the hill the road began downward which my truck began to coast to a stop light. At the stop light I tried restarting my truck but same message followed by the wrench and check engine light came on. My truck was struggling to accelerate and had my maxed out at 10mph on a 55mph road. At the moment the truck slipped gears, a light on my dash came on stating "drive mode unavailable" that prompted me to hit ok on my steering wheel to remove so I could read the digital speedometer. After hitting okay a wrench lit up on my dash as well as my check engine light. After restarting the truck several times after waiting hours to restart, the same prompts lit up.
CategoryAir Bags, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateJan 18, 2022
StateTX
Description
While driving down a two lane street, a van ran in front of me causing me to t-bone that vehicle. The advance warning did not activate, the brakes did not automatically activate, and worst, the air bag did not deploy causing me some injuries.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 12, 2022
StateMD
Description
The touch sensitive door control for the side passenger door intermittently operates. This creates a hazardous situation when trying to enter the vehicle when parked on the street and the vehicle remains locked. An owner has to retreat, find the key fob and unlock the door remotely. The touch system is erratic and does not give any warning when it malfunctions. Same issue with trying to lock the door but not as hazardous since one is moving away from the vehicle.
CategorySeats
DateJan 04, 2022
StateCA
Description
On 12/06/2021 at approximately 0205, my f150 was rear ended while stop at a light my vehicle was totaled and I noticed the seat back broke and was touching the rear seat and angled to the left. I tried to straighten the seat back up to remove my work bag that was pinned behind it and the seat was locked in place. I researched and found a consumer report article from ford dated october 2019 that stated the 3rd prong is missing from the seat on the f150's from 2018-2020 and can cause injuries in a vehicle crash.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 30, 2021
StateWI
Description
Vehicle stalling at idle afetr pulling 3,800 lb trailer for 2 1/2 hours or more. No codes, dealer did nothing.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateDec 21, 2021
StateIN
Description
I have had the engine shut off while driving … due to the code auto start stop shift to park… I could've been in an accident this is the 4th time this has happened. Fix this issue
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 16, 2021
StateCA
Description
My ford f-150 is a ten-gear truck. For the past several months, my truck gears don't shift, won't stay in gear, and most recently, won't go into gear I. E. I couldn't put my truck in reverse. As I'm driving, I will experience loud bangs and shudders randomly and without warning. My car has 70k miles on it, has not been in an accident, and has been regularly maintained. I took my card to the ford dealership to address the issue and was told it had to do with a computer issue. Whatever they did has made it worse. I know there is a class-action lawsuit pending over this very issue in pennsylvania (I live in california) and my truck is no longer safe to drive, as I fear it will slip into gear and possibly cause an accident.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 08, 2021
StateVA
Description
The vehicle hesitates while speeding up. This hesitation is dangerous in situations like entering and exiting the highway from an off-ramp, where acceleration is necessary to merge with traffic. The vehicle hesitation to accelerate is unpredictable. I tired several times to upload documentation as jpeg files. Each time I get failed to upload message. Consumer stated vehicle's hesitation has occurred several times and vehicle has not been repaired.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Service Brakes
DateNov 30, 2021
StateOK
Description
Rcm has lost communication all fuses are in working order. Pre collision has stopped working my parking brake, hill start assist and seat belt warnings have stopped as well. Air bag light, traction control, abs light and check engine lights are on in dash board. My truck only has 49000 miles on it and a major component has gone out how could this be my fault.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:lock, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 21, 2021
StateMN
Description
Door locks not functioning
CategoryEngine
DateNov 19, 2021
StateMI
Description
Motor made rattle then loud motor noise, lost of oil pressure. Pull in lot and parked vehicle.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 17, 2021
StateMI
Description
Transmission make erratic gear changes at highway speeds from 10th gear to 2nd gear just for a split second then back to 10th. No warning. Loss of gas pedal in passing lane to overtake a slower vehicle throttle does not respond you have to fall back try to get back in right lane until the computer decides to give you back control usually about 20 sec. Also pushes transmission fluid out of vent tube on transmission.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 14, 2021
StateWV
Description
Tailgate has fallen twice on its own. This issue has been a red all for models years prior to 2019.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateNov 08, 2021
StatePA
Description
Recent oil analysis(mid october 2021) indicates a greater than 5% fuel dilution. The cummins astm method of testing only permits a greater than 5% statement so fuel dilution could be much higher. First sample a year ago indicated 3% dilution. Many factors could contribute to this per research and I had advised ford dealer with printed reports and they would not do anything at all about this stating it is standard. Oil report indicates a "severe" issue. Ford dealer wouldn't even look into possible causes to rule out. I have concern for a possible engine compartment fire/explosion might happen or possible degradation of engine leading to other possible incidents. Reports and vehicle are available. No indicator lamps or other means to know of this issue without independent testing of oil samples. Fuel mileage is averaging 17mpg.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 06, 2021
StateTX
Description
Cam phasers - after the ford dealership applied recall 21b10, the engine will shut off at undesirable times, causing a stall and making driving unsafe. This is in addition to serious knocking at engine start, and additional shudder during normal driving conditions and while idling. This recall repair has made things much worse and should be avoided.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 29, 2021
StateOR
Description
Transmission shifting hard. Slipping. Unusual hard shifts that almost stall the vehicle
CategoryEngine
DateOct 22, 2021
StateGA
Description
Under acceleration, after the engine warms up, it begins to have a severe issue with spark knock clatter which causes a loss of power due to improper computer ignition timing adjustments.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 20, 2021
StateVA
Description
Found significant mold (toxic mold) all over passenger side floorboard area, under the carpet and throughout the padding, after increasing moldy/mildew smell. This is a "direct result" of a bad design (I. E. Ac drain tube), where condensation flows back into the vehicle without consumer/owner knowledge. Technical service bulletin 19-2345. Result: consumers spend thousands of hours in a small contained cabin breathing-in toxic mold spores. I've been to the doctor multiple times with headaches and flu-like symptoms, thinking it's covid, and always testing negative. And now it makes sense, symptoms occurred when driving and afterwards. Ford is aware of this. Nhtsa is aware of this? Why are consumers not proactively told about this issue. This can kill people! And many are likely sick or going to get sick! Please investigate before more people are hurt from toxic mold poisoning.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 05, 2021
StateFL
Description
While traveling down road at 50mph, vehicle suddenly lost power and would not respond to inputs from accelerator narrowly avoiding being rear-ended by following traffic. Transmission shift irregularities have plagued my vehicle since the beginning as it hesitates to shift then shifts hard causing whiplash like effect. Other times it randomly downshifts and will not respond to throttle inputs, creating an unsafe driving condition. In addition it will surge/lurch ahead without throttle input causing the need to break to avoid collisions. The vehicle currently has 12,227 miles on the odometer, owned for 18 months, purchased new. Has been brought into service on three separate occasions for this issue just in the last 7 months. Transmission is now being replaced as ford can not determine the cause of the transmission failure. Class action lawsuit of this 10r80 transmission is currently pending. The nhtsa should get involved before someone is injured or killed. My wife or child will not ride in the vehicle as this transmission renders the vehicle unsafe.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 02, 2021
StateFL
Description
10 speed transmission has trouble shifting in most gears and has become a safety issue in traffic. I have taken the truck back to the dealer once already and they made the problem worse. I am attempting to get the truck back to the dealer again. I have found many complaints and articles about f150's with the 10 speed transmission having issues. In fact, I've read there are class action lawsuits against ford for issues with their 10 speed transmission. To date, my dealership has not acknowledged there is an issue with the transmission.
CategoryElectrical System:adas:driver Monitoring:software
DateSep 28, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated he was unable to hang up phone calls while the phone was connected to the vehicle through the usb cable. The contact stated the issue was distracting as he would need to take his eyes off the road to disconnect the phone to the vehicle in order to hang up the call. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the vehicle software had failed, however they could not repair the issue as the vehicle software was ran by the manufacturer. The dealer advised the contact to stop using the usb cable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 25, 2021
StateIL
Description
Back window is shattered with no force. You can see it pushing outwards. Still cracking as I'm writing this
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
Engine light came on after driving vehicle with jerking motion.. I was told after diagnosis that oygen sensor needed to be replaced... Why is this common in this vehicle
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 13, 2021
StateIL
Description
Death wobble car's front end started shaking uncontrollably. The brakes automatically slammed on and our travel trailer jackknifed on I-65. When the movement stopped we were facing the opposite direction of traffic. Luckily the trucks behind us were able to stop before hitting us. Our trailer is totaled. The car had ,000 worth of damage.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 19, 2021
StateFL
Description
After the vehicle has been parked overnight. I reverse out of my driveway, stop, shift to drive, drive about . 75 miles to a stop sign. Turn left and go about 1 mile to another stop sign, as the truck is close to stopping for this second stop sign, the engine turns off and I lose power steering. The dash shows this message: "auto startstop shift to p, then restart engine". I have to push on the brakes, shift the truck to park, and then crank the key to restart the truck. This happens whether the auto start/stop is enabled or disabled. It has happened several times at the exact same stop sign right before I come to a complete stop. It is happening more frequently.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 16, 2021
StatePA
Description
The vehicle has a 10 speed transmission. The transmission does not shift correctly, stalls between gears which causes a safety issue for persons driving behind my vehicle, also in intersections and merging into highway traffic. There are no warnings, no dash lights. The transmission simply does not shift. Manufacturer has not been able to correct the issue. This is a low mileage truck, 13,000 miles, it's truly a dangerous situation
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Seats
DateJul 30, 2021
StateNV
Description
Seat back with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism not adequately restrain the recliner mechanisms may be missing the third pawl required for seat back strength, resulting in a loose seat transmission shifts extremely hard. It clunks most of the time when I turn the vehicle on. Often, when I shift from park to drive the trunk lurches forward even with my foot pressed down all the way on the break. It's in the ford dealer right now and all they can find is low transmission fluid. Although I've never had a warning light or anything on before. Dropping from 10th gear to 5th gear when cruise is set and accelerator is pressed truck will set advanced traction control warning off and slam so hard into 5th gear you are destructed looking to see if you were in a accident.. I have videos that were provided to ford motor company and have had in 2 ford dealership s 3 times for repairs. Ford motor company has 2 engineer cases opened on truck the second case they told dealership it was my fault with the abrupt shifting slamming and traction control warning at 72 mph on interstate. Ford refuses to address the safety issue. It is a hazard to me and passengers in my vehicle as well as the motoring public. Ford motor company has been notified they can assume liability if I am in a accident and someone is injured due to their negligence or refusal to fix defect. Truck has had issues since around 3500 on the odometer it now has 16,567 miles currently. This as well as any other erratic shifting complaints with said 10r180 should be fully investigated and taken seriously because it will and I am sure has contributed to crashes!!!! The vehicle has the technology package which allows you to start /stop the vehicle with an app in your phone. I assume the motor has bluetooth attached to it. The problem is that when your driving the vehicle will just shut down. Once this happens you have to stop the vehicle, put it in park, and restart the engine.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 28, 2021
StateNY
Description
Transmission shifts extremely hard. It clunks most of the time when I turn the vehicle on. Often, when I shift from park to drive the trunk lurches forward even with my foot pressed down all the way on the break. It's in the ford dealer right now and all they can find is low transmission fluid. Although I've never had a warning light or anything on before.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission:control Module:software
DateJul 16, 2021
StateNC
Description
10r180 dropping from 10th gear to 5th gear when cruise is set and accelerator is pressed truck will set advanced traction control warning off and slam so hard into 5th gear you are destructed looking to see if you were in a accident.. I have videos that were provided to ford motor company and have had in 2 ford dealership s 3 times for repairs. Ford motor company has 2 engineer cases opened on truck the second case they told dealership it was my fault with the abrupt shifting slamming and traction control warning at 72 mph on interstate. Ford refuses to address the safety issue. It is a hazard to me and passengers in my vehicle as well as the motoring public. Ford motor company has been notified they can assume liability if I am in a accident and someone is injured due to their negligence or refusal to fix defect. Truck has had issues since around 3500 on the odometer it now has 16,567 miles currently. This as well as any other erratic shifting complaints with said 10r180 should be fully investigated and taken seriously because it will and I am sure has contributed to crashes!!!!
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 14, 2021
StateTX
Description
The truck started hesitating with acceleration at times, shifting hard in low gears and high gears often. Took it in and pcm update was done issue is still the the very next day I started driving it again. This all started around 20000 miles or so. Going to take it back again for same issue of hard shifting at low speeds and now the steering wheel shakes at speeds between 20-25 mph. Frustrating to pay over ,000 for a new vehicle and have issues within 20,000 miles and I have been only a ford owner for over 15 years.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 05, 2021
StateAL
Description
I have a 2019 ford f150 xlt. The vehicle has the technology package which allows you to start /stop the vehicle with an app in your phone. I assume the motor has bluetooth attached to it. The problem is that when your driving the vehicle will just shut down. Once this happens you have to stop the vehicle, put it in park, and restart the engine. There is usually not a problem restarting the engine. However, this creates a immense safety issue when your on the interstate and your vehicle stops. Another issue is that it doesnt happen all the time. I would estimate 3-6 times a month. And there are no codes illuminated to identify the problem.
CategoryElectrical System, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Power Train
DateJun 27, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The collision warning appears random and not even close to a vehicle. I'm alamo experience problems with the power train (truck jerks) and not other problems. I have been having the same problems since 2020. My truck is at the dealership and now ford engineers are involved because the trucks has multiple codes and unable to figure out the problem. My truck has been at the dealership since may 17-june 1st and june 7 to current.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 23, 2021
StateNV
Description
Rough shifting into 5th and 8th gear under load (acceleration) and rough "clanky' shift into 9th gear while de-celebrating or coasting. Audible clank or bang like sound during engine start up.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 15, 2021
StateCO
Description
The transmission seems to slip or not engage at all on several occasions. Today it stalled and left me with no throttle in middle of traffic then quickly engaged in gear . There is constant and irratic shifting unless throttle is aggressively pushed seems this issue will eventually cause car accident for me or others experiencing same issues . I was almost rear ended as a result of issue .
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJun 14, 2021
StateAL
Description
My rear window with defroster shattered when I shut the door on my f150 today. It was without warning and the temperature was mild and the truck was parked under a carport overnight. Now I have no back glass. I'll report my issue to ford asap.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
Transmission almost locks up at highway speeds with high temperature at the gage and transmission leaking lots of fluid onto the exhaust (fire hazard). Has happened several times and dealer still has no idea how to fix. The below date is just the latest as I had just picked up the truck the day before. Below answer to was there a fire, nope not yet.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 11, 2021
StateFL
Description
While driving on a residential street the vehicle turned off and displayed “auto startstop shift to p then restart”. This happened several times until I pulled into my driveway.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateJun 02, 2021
StateNJ
Description
2019 ford f-150 was turned on using remote start feature. I allowed the truck to run for about 10 minutes before getting into the driver seat. When I closed my driver side door, the rear windshield shattered. I immediately exited the vehicle and took photos of the shattered glass. Broken glass fell into my back seat and even into the bed of the truck. Thankfully no one was sitting in the back passenger seats. My local ford dealership, where I am leasing said vehicle from, advised me to bring the truck in so they could have a look at it. I advised them that the back windshield was falling apart and glass was continuing to fall into the back seat and into the outside bed/trunk. A service advisor told me they can't do anything unless I bring it in. I sent them the photos I took and clarified to them that the window will surely break apart more if I drive it. The dealership said that's fine, just bring it in. I wrapped the back windshield, best as I could, with garbage bags. As to not allow for the falling glass to come into the vehicle and strike me or others while driving. When I arrived at my local ford dealership, a service advisor told me that I was not the first case of this occurring. The service advisor told me she has seen quite a few ford f-150's come in with owners complaining about spontaneous shattering of the back windshield. I asked her what is the cause of such an unusual occurrence. The service advisor told me it had to do with the rear window defroster. My rear window defroster was turned on and active at the time and moment the back window shattered. The remote start feature for the truck, always turns the rear defroster on. A quick online search, will also prove that ford has been neglecting this issue and has not been willing to help their customers fix their back windshields. This is absolutely unacceptable and an enormous safety hazard. Not only for passengers within the vehicle but motorist on roadways, who happen to be driving behind the truck.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 29, 2021
StatePA
Description
The 10r80 transmission in my truck has harsh shifting, stalled shifting, and is a safety hazard. Ford will not acknowledge the issues and will not repair the truck.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling:engine:oil/lubrication
DateMay 28, 2021
StateTX
Description
I am writing to notify ford motor company, hereinafter referred to as “ford” of the 2019 ford f-150, king ranch edition, vin number [xxx] (the “vehicle') recurring engine failure, hereinafter referred to as “manufacturer defect”. The manufacturer defect has continuously put my family in life-theatening situations. I purchased the vehicle from texas ford sales ltd., dealer number p11422 on april 13, 2019. The vehicle was taken to autonation ford of fort worth, hereinafter referred to as “autonation” to seek warranty repairs for the manufacturer defect. The vehicle has been in autonation and ford's care, custody, and control for more than 50 days relating directly to the manufacturer defect. This manufacturer defect is not isolated to this vehicle. This manufacturer defect has been known by the ford leadership team. Evidenced by the technical service bulletin 19-2232, dated 7/23/2019. Titled (3. 5l ecoboost – excessive oil consumption with or without dtc p0365/po369 – built on or before 1-april-2019). Ford has concealed the manufacturing defect in an attempt to limit the scope of the ford motor company new vehicle limited warranty responsibilities as it pertains to the oil consumption defect. Ford has violated the magnuson-moss warranty act and texas consumer protection statutes. Ford has acted with negligence, willful misconduct, bad faith, and/or breach of express warranties. This manufacturing defect substantially impairs the use and market value of the vehicle. The manufacturing defect continues to create a serious safety hazard for my three babies, my wife, myself, and the public. Therefore, if ford and/or autonation are unable to correct this manufacturing defect, I expect ford to replace or repurchase the vehicle. If this matter is not satisfactorily resolved by 6/25/2021 and I have been indemnified for any and all losses, damages, costs, fees, expenses and/or liabilities arising out of, involving, and/or in dealing with, t parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identi
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 23, 2021
StateTN
Description
Vehicle was sitting vacant in a parking lot. Something in the dash, possibly behind the touch screen, exploded and caught the vehicle on fire. The vehicle is totaled.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMay 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
My 2019 ford f150 has a recall for the phaser nocking but livermore ford don't want to fix it until further notice from ford corporate, I can not drive my truck and I can not sell it because of the knocking noise. I am stuck with 30k truck, please see attachment from ford
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 11, 2021
StateMO
Description
Hard shifts into 2nd gear and also 4th into 5th gear. Sometimes when first started and put into reverse there is a hard clunk sound made from transmission. Other times it completely skips 2nd and 4th gear but stays in 1st and 3rd longer than it probably should. On at least 2 occasions it has sort of stalled out going from 3rd to 5th while going through an intersection. This transmission really has issues and should be addressed. Everytime I take it back to ford they say they will reprogram it but warranty won't cover it. This happens daily but I'm just going to put today's date below.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 06, 2021
StateTN
Description
Horn went out at 33000 miles my brother has a 2016 ford explorer and a 2019 f250 all of which horns went out at low miles
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 03, 2021
StateNC
Description
Vehicle, a 2019 f150 limited with 10r80 10 speed transmission has had transmission related issues since delivery. There has been a chattering sound on deceleration and various transmission performance related issues with the vehicle. Vehicle was taken to crown ford, fayetteville nc, in september of 2020 within the first 5,000 miles of ownership to address the chattering/hard shifting issue. The truck spent 34 days in the shop and I was told the problem was with the rear axle housing and wheel bearings which were replaced. The transmission issues continued to occur after the fix. I took the vehicle back and spoke with service manager and senior mechanic to let them know there were still issues. The mechanic rode with me and advised me not to leave the truck at the shop again and that "whatever it was, it's nothing major wrong with your truck" and to continue driving it. Issues have become progressively worse with a noticeable "clunk" when starting the truck or shifting into gear. The truck has lost power between shifts while in notion and has exhibited extremely harsh shifts numerous times, so much so that it felt like I hit something in the road. The truck now is now acting like it doesn't want to shift and as if it has no power, as well as the appearance of a mil on the dash. Truck has been taken back to crown ford again for diagnosis and I am awaiting results. Given the number of issues related to the f150 and this particular transmission something needs to be done to address what are serious safety and drivability issues. I have no confidence in this truck or that it will perform as advertised by ford motor company in the future. This truck has been nothing but problems since purchased.
CategoryAir Bags, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 26, 2021
StateMS
Description
My dad was driving my f150 heading southbound on hwy 49 in richland, ms. At the wilson rd intersection the car in front of my dad slammed on brakes for the yellow light, my dad hit his brakes, and the 18 wheeler behind my dad rear ended him, slamming him into the car in front of him and pushed both cars through the intersection about 50 feet. The impact was strong enough to break the seat. None of the airbags deployed.*dt*dt
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 20, 2021
StateWA
Description
My 2019 f-150 has completely shut off while driving 2 times with an error saying "auto startstop shift to p, then restart engine". The first time this happened I was driving down my street stopped at the stop sign took a right and immediately the car turned off. The second time this occurred I was driving about 40mph down a main road and again lost all power, couldn't turn my wheel, brakes were hard to push, the vehicle had absolutely not function. I pulled to the side of the road both times place the vehicle in park and restarted the engine. Luckily this did not cause an accident but I am very fearful this will happen again and the outcome will be much worse! I took the vehicle in and both times to the ford dealership and they were unable to make the vehicle replicate issue.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 20, 2021
StateCA
Description
2019 ford f150, 5. 0 engine. While stopped at red light on a thoroughfare message alerted asking to place vehicle in park and restart the engine. Stepped on accelerator with no result, had to follow directions above to continue driving. Auto start/stop logo appeared on dash during incident. Did not have time to take a photo of message as the light turned green and I had to complete the process quickly.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 19, 2021
StateTX
Description
Engine rattles during acceleration. Rattle noise when you left off gas pedal when engine is cold and while driving.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 16, 2021
StateNY
Description
Truck has 8100 miles on it. There is a constant vibration above 60 miles per hour, rebalancing of the tires did nothing to fix it. Dealer states it is normal. Also, the 10-speed transmission shifts very hard under certain circumstances. Cruising at 74 on the highway, I would floor it and the transmission would go from 10th gear to 6th with a slam, the traction control lights would flash and the truck would slow down when I needed it to speed up. All this on a completely dry and flat road. Very dangerous. Other times, I was going 50-60 mph and floored it trying to pass someone and the truck did nothing. Didn't speed up, didn't change gears, just nothing. Again, very dangerous.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
DateApr 15, 2021
StateAL
Description
Advanced collision warning works. But, the braking has never kicked in at all ever. I have seen this issue 4 or 5 times in the last year.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 10, 2021
StateNC
Description
The vehicle appears to be using an excessive amount of oil and after operating for periods of time, the smell of burnt oil is apparent. Vehicle has less than 14,000 miles; there are no visible leaks, no visible damage or defect to the oil pan, and no visible defect or damage to the quick drain assembly. Vehicle oil was at maximum threshold one month ago and is now at lower eyelet of the dip stick indicator. Intelligent oil life indicator states that oil life is at 65%.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 10, 2021
StateNC
Description
Vehicle manufactured in october 2019, interior dash is warping on the passenger side. When lifting the passenger wiper blade, looking through the outside of the windshield at the dash, there is a gap forming where the dashboard is warping.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateApr 08, 2021
StateMA
Description
My truck went 3 ford locations and no one really knows why the safety breaks do not work. They claim the car miss the ccm, they have no other codes or guidelines to make it work. The pre-ass collision rarely activates and the brakes does not apply. The auto start stop also is not longer working
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 29, 2021
StateNE
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated while driving 80 mph, the vehicle downshifted violently while the rpm increased to 5,000 and vehicle veered off the roadway. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact noticed that the transmission was leaking. The vehicle was towed to woodhouse ford of omaha (3633 n. 72nd st, omaha, ne 68134, (866) 401-2340) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the vehicle was low on transmission fluid. The computer was reset and the vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the local dealer for assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateMar 26, 2021
StateTN
Description
While driving, the vehicle shut off (three times now). This occurred once while turning onto another road and the vehicle stalled in a lane of traffic. When this happens, the vehicle makes you shift to park and restart the vehicle. It displays a message about auto start/stop (attached). Every time has been at relatively low speed.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 25, 2021
StateWV
Description
I have a 2019 f-150 that has what they call rail dust or brake dust (rust flakes) showing through on my ingot silver paint. My tailgate is the worst. I have rust flakes appearing in various places throughout my truck body panels. Even the rear bed inner body panels are showing the rust flake spots. Aluminum body panels should not show rust material. This rail dust or brake dust should not be adhering to the clearcoat paint on my truck. I have done some research and ford has had problems with this all the way back to 2004. Ford has put out some tsb's about the problem but will not admit to their problem with rust flakes appearing in their paint. This rust flakes needs recalled immediately that is appearing in the paint jobs. Numerous people are complaining through various search forums I have seen. I am not accepting this rail dust because when you pay upwards of ,000. 00 for a truck and can't get 2 years out of a flawed paint job ford won't recall someone needs to force ford into action. I have contacted my dealer about this but will probably be told nothing can be done. They already told me after my 3 year/3600 miles nothing can be done, this is unfair. Make ford fix this [xxx] problem with the rust flakes in their paint jobs. No other manufacturer has this problem. Last time I buy a ford. Ford should be held liable for their metal particles that appeared on the aluminum body panels before they were painted. We the consumer should not be the one paying the price for their mistakes. This so called rail dust that is appearing on the f -150's paint is not fake. Look at my photos. Have some one come take pictures of my truck for proof. What will the truck look like in 2 more years a rust bucket. I am not paying to have this fixed. Ford has a problem and needs to recall the bad paint jobs or buy back my truck. Please help me with this problem. Make ford recall this. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateMar 23, 2021
StatePA
Description
Vehicle shut down while moving and displayed message ' auto start stop shift to p then restart engine' after coming to a stop with no power brakes or steering, vehicle took approximately five seconds to restart and had a difficult time doing so
CategoryTires
DateMar 22, 2021
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150 equipped with michelin tires, tire line: primacy mxv4, tire size: 275/65/r18, dot number: apb9015x2519. The contact stated that upon inspection it was discovered that the sidewall was cracked and separated. The vehicle was taken to crest ford flat rock located at 22675 gibraltar rd, flat rock, mi 48134 who replaced the tires. The cause of the failure was not determined. The contact indicated that the set of tires had been replaced on multiple occasions for the same failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.
CategoryTires
DateMar 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150 equipped with cooper tires, tire line: discoverer rtx, tire size: 275/65/r18, dot number: utys2bm25184. The contact was informed by the news of a national recall for cooper tires and contacted the manufacturer, who confirmed that the tires were on the recall list. The contact contacted tire kingdom (1485 e mitchell hammock rd, oviedo, fl 32765) who informed the contact that he would need to pay the difference for new cooper tires of a different tire line. The contact stated that he should not have to pay for the new tires since the recall stated that the dealer would replace the affected tires, free of charge. The manufacturer informed the contact to contact nhtsa since they had no authority over the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. The vin was not available.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 02, 2021
StateNY
Description
Stalls with no notice
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 28, 2021
StateNC
Description
While driving on the highway today, I needed to accel quickly to avoid being in the blind spot of another truck as I was merging onto a different highway. After getting past the truck, I let off the accelerator pedal, but the vehicle continued to speed up. When this happened, I assumed that the cruise control was somehow trying to resume so I tapped the brakes to cancel it, but nothing happened. I then put on brakes, but it was simply fighting the engine as the vehicle continued to accelerate. I then tried pressing both the cancel button and the off button on my cruise control, but the vehicle continued to accelerate. By this time I was easily up to about 85 mph and had now other choice than to put the truck in neutral. I left it in neutral for about 3 or 4 seconds and then put it back into drive and the acceleration problem was resolved. This could have been a very bad situation for an inexperienced driver. I plan on stopping at the dealer where I purchased the vehicle last year and report it to them as well.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Warnings, Electrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 26, 2021
StateFL
Description
Ford recalls 600,000-plus vehicles to fix backup cameras included the 2020 f-150 but not the 2019 f-150. My vehicle is experiencing the same issues. In fact the cameras have been replaced by the dealer 7 times and they are still not working. I feel this should be covered under the same recall as the 2020s
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 16, 2021
StateMA
Description
The transmission will make noise when the engine is running in park. Confirmed similar issue/s by other owners through f-150 forum here: https://www. F150forum. Com/f118/2018-2020-10-speed-transmission-issues-466952/
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 15, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Extreme jerking and hesitation. Sometimes 4wd is unusable, especially when turning steering wheel in 4wd. Actually feels like brake is applied when using 4wd. Called dealer I purchased from and was told it was "normal". Hard to believe that is normal. Vehicle has 9300 miles on it. Actually the first time I tried to use the 4wd.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 19, 2021
StateWA
Description
Today while driving home from work, a wrench-shaped indicator light on the dashboard turned on. Following this, the display notified me that the front sensor and collision avoidance were no longer available. Afterwards, the truck began to shudder and jerk around while idling at the stoplight. The rate at which the truck could accelerate began to decrease every time I would accelerate from a complete stop (a stoplight for example). Shifts also seemed very rough. Whenever the transmission shifted, it felt like sitting in a chair on a concrete floor while somebody dropped dumbbells on the ground.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Service Brakes
DateJan 16, 2021
StateVA
Description
In motion, interstate highway merge lane. I have a 2019 ford f150 equipped with a pre-collision avoidance system. The vehicle mileage is approximately 12,500. I purchased the vehicle new. During my vehicle ownership the collision avoidance system has always been set to 'apply braking' and alert set to 'high' the system has alerted on multiple occasions, however the aeb never engaged the brakes. I was recently in a collision, while the system alerted, and should have engaged the aeb. The pre-collision aeb did not apply the brakes. The collision was minor; the pre-collision aeb system failed. Other concerns for consideration. If the pre-collision system can fail, could the system also apply brakes when there is no danger of a collision. A failed system is a failed system. I would greatly appreciate a response and assurance from ford motor corporation; before I have the damage repaired, I would like ford to inspect the system, provide a data history report from my vehicle; and assurance the pre-collision system is functioning as designed before I have the vehicle repaired.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 15, 2021
StateME
Description
Transmission up shifts hard downshifts hard, skips gears when shifting and slams into gear. Truck does not accelerate up to speed.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train, Steering
DateJan 14, 2021
StateGA
Description
Our brand new 2019 ford f150 was having shifting problems. Very rough shift from 5 to 6th etc. Clunky. Called dealer. Was told it would "even out" driving from tx to ga it only got worse. Dealership in ga says it was shipped low of transmission fluid. It is a closed system, so they said it had to be shipped from the factory low. We drove 5500 miles with a transmission that was 2 qts low and got no errors, lights or notifications. We picked up the truck on oct 10, 2020. It still felt very clunky, so we tried in november and early december to have it looked at again. They could not get a loaner etc. It was not serviced a second time at this point. On dec 24th around, we were driving down I 20 going roughly 70mph. Thankfully, my husband was driving. The truck began to feel rougher on shifting ( it is an automatic) suddenly, the truck lunges like we pulled the emergency brake and it shifted from 10th gear to first, he knew to put into neutral and get off the highway. We immediately pulled to the nearest exit and drove home about 4 miles very slowly. Because it would jerk very hard if it got to 5th gear and tried to go to 6. After several days due to the holiday, the truck was towed to ford who now say it is too full on transmission fluid and they cannot duplicate the problem. We would have crashed if I were driving. The sudden stop and sudden gear change only magnified the problems we were having already with the truck. There are numerous reports of similar issues across the country. Ford needs to do a recall before someone dies.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 09, 2021
StateIA
Description
I was driving on a major interstate and went to pass a slower moving vehicle while I had space in the passing lane. As the truck slowed form 73- 60 mph, I got into the accelerator and the transmission dropped from 10th/9th gear to 5th. The truck shuttered and slammed into gear, almost sounding as if a semi had rear ended my truck. I had lost all power to the power train and had a warning light come on the dashboard. I have experienced random times and the last time was down right scary... Took it to the dealership and they could not duplicate the problem. They have already reset the transmission to "re-learn" driving once. This has happened at 5k and 16k miles.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 03, 2021
StateMA
Description
Oil consumption engine using at least 2 quarts of oil every 1500 t0 2000 miles since I bought this vehicle I have changed the oil twice and each time it goes threw 2 plus quarts within 1500 t0 2000 miles of being changed.. Added 5w20 synthetic oil each time 4 to 5 qts. Since having the truck. Mileage now 14,230 this is not acceptable for a new engine!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 23, 2020
StateTX
Description
The headlamp seals broke. The headlamps have condensation in them during inclement weather or after a car wash. This makes driving at night extremely dangerous as the condensation refracts the light reducing the effectiveness of the headlamps to illuminate the road. I almost went off the road several times from colorado to texas driving at night due to this issue. Ford maintains that condensation in the headlamps is normal and refuses to repair them under warranty. They have offered to assist me with financial assistance to repair the headlamp, which is an admission of fault. Yet, ford expect me to pay for defective headlamps. I have located several videos and forum posts where others have been experiencing the same issue. The question is why is ford being allowed to get away with not having to recall these headlamps. In one video, the man explains exactly what I explained to ford's customer service rep, annamarie rocha. The condensation destroys the led's and a computer control board on the bottom of the headlamps.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 18, 2020
StateWI
Description
Vibration throughout the cabin between 54-60mph as we left the dealership. Brought it back a few days later and the service manager drove the truck with me and agreed that "there was defiantly an issue that needs to be addressed" . So I set up an appointment for the following week to drop the truck off. I dropped the truck off the following week. I got a call from the service manager (same one that drove the truck) and he asked if there was a level kit installed since he drove the truck last week. I replied yes, but that has nothing to do with the drivetrain vibration! He then stated that they will not look at this as a warranty issue anymore and would charge me (even though the problem occurred 100' after I left the parking lot with my brand new truck and the fact that he drove it and agreed there is defiantly an issue (that day!) I left and won't be back. Long story as short, I looked deep into this and found thousands of trucks with the same exact issue (2015-2020) and no fix from ford yet: road force balance tires, no. Re-balance driveshaft, no. Replace rear axle, no. Replace driveshaft, no. Replace all rims, no. Wheel bearings, no. Brake components, no. Rear diff ring, no. Driveshaft carrier, no. Rear diff shims, no. 4-wheel alignment, no. U-joints, no. Replace all tires, no. Replace rear shocks, no. Pinon angle, no. Front drive shafts, no. Front diff, no. Shim pinion gear, no. Torque convertor, no. Trans valve body, no. Ring & pinion gears, no. This has been an issue since 2015. No recall. No tsb. Laughable.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 14, 2020
StateWV
Description
The evaporator cord went bad before I even owned my brand new truck for a year causing water to leak under the passenger dash and under the carpet which caused a significant amount of mold to grow through the cab. This is not yet a recall, but ford knew that this was as issue in these trucks and still sold it to us. There are at least 3 in for the same issue at our local dealership.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 10, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was using cruise control on a flat highway and my 2019 ford f150 stalled. Almost everything shut off (couldn't accelerate, main display screen went dark, dashboard went dark, and after a few seconds my headlights shut off as well). Luckily I safely pulled off the highway where the only thing that remained "on" was a message saying something about transmission not being in park. After coming to a complete stop, removing the keys, the vehicle started up again like nothing happened. I have approximately 25k miles on this vehicle. A similar incident occurred in a parking lot when I had 300 miles on it but the error message was something different. That time it took 10 minutes to get the car up and running. The issue is infrequent and impossible to replicate but having a brand new car shut off for no reason is dangerous and aggrevating.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 08, 2020
StateMN
Description
When the vehicle is in motion and shifting from 3-4 or downshifting from 5-4 there can be a significant jerkiness or shudder. Also, occasionally when downshifting from 10 to a lower gear there is a significant jerk. We have at times thought we were rear ended as the truck really lurched. These events happen sporadically. The truck has approximately 30k miles and the transmission has been reflashed. The dealership says this is a common problem and there is nothing they can do and hoping ford will issue a fix. We are nervous driving the truck as this may happen at anytime and could create a situation where we over react with detrimental consequences. Note, this is a random occurrence and not limited to one event. I selected the date as a placeholder.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateNov 13, 2020
StateWA
Description
Vehicle shuts down. I was waiting in line of traffic for the traffic light to turn green. Motor stops, lights go out. Placed in neutral and tried to restart, would not start until after 3 - 4 minutes.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 29, 2020
StateVT
Description
Vehicle currently has 8600miles on it. The brakes have failed 4 times. The first was repaired by resurfacing rotors which lastde less than 300 miles. 2nd attempt rotors and pads were replaced which failed in leass than 200 miles. Returned atwice since then for rotor resurface. Dealr does not know why brakes are failing/ ford refuses to provide explanation or assure this wont continue
CategoryEngine, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 24, 2020
StateCA
Description
This happened twice today 10/24/2020. First time I was stopped at a turning light on a main road and as soon as I let off the break the engine shutoff. Second time I was in a residential neighborhood making a turn and the engine shutoff once again displaying the image attached.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 20, 2020
StateFL
Description
Transmission has issues with hard shifts from the 3-4 and the 4-5 up shifts and downshifts. It has almost caused me to lurch forward into another car. The issue has also caused times where the transmission was unable to find a gear and it would lose power until it chose one and jerked the whole truck forward.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 07, 2020
StateFL
Description
Upon starting the drive shaft is being twisted, causing a loud crack\bang from the joints. This noise\complaint is consistent with numerous tsb's and illinois class action law suit concerning these defective 10 speed transmissions. Further, both at a stop, shifting fwd.\rev. And operating at low speeds (maneuvering in parking lots) there is a definite clunk in the rear end as you accelerate \ decelerate; this coming from the rear differential yoke\joint. This problem has\is occurring since purchase, 0320 and is becoming more frequent. As of 1020 the truck has 10,000 miles.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateOct 05, 2020
StateVA
Description
I purchased a left over 2019 in june 2020. The vehicle has been back twice for transmission issues to the dealership. I was told that I have to live with it from a service advisor. The vehicle's powertrain is jerky when slowing down. It feels like a kick when is goes from gear to gear up or down shifting. There is also a loud bang upon start up. I video taped it, the drive shaft twist upon start up. Seems unsafe if the drive pin is the only thing hold a 7000 lbs vehicle or if you start in neutral. Overall the pcm needs new transmission strategy applied. Very poor on ford's behalf.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateSep 28, 2020
StateLA
Description
Noticed during summer 2020 months the truck when idling at stop would vibrate and tachometer would bounce. Recently during july to september the truck when stopped would idle rough then shut down completely having to put in park and restart the truck! The last time it did it I was sitting at a red light on a city street and it just shut down and I had to restart the truck. This has happened 4 times since july. I took it to two ford dealers and neither could replicate the problem and told me they could not fix it.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 22, 2020
StateNC
Description
My vehicle was stationary at the edge of an intersection. My vehicle was impacted by a large heavy pick at moderate speed. The other truck struck my vehicle at the front left corner. While the impact caused head and hip injury; the airbags failed to deploy. My vehicle has been totaled from the impact.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 19, 2020
StatePA
Description
Truck was approximately one year old with 13,500 miles and when I would start the truck, with the a/c on, you would get a strong smell of vinegar coming from the vents. The smell would go away after a couple seconds. While cleaning the truck I realized the front passenger side floor mat was wet as well. Brought the truck to the dealership multiple times. They originally worked on the a/c and after several visits they had to change the carpet of the truck due to the dampness. Same issues continued and I was told they found a leaky door seal, which would explain the dampness on the floor, but not the smell from the vents. Dealership returned the car, with the intake not put together correctly (pictures attached), and 48 hours later the floor was wet again and the smell was still there when starting the truck. Issues have not been resolved at this time time.
CategorySteering
DateSep 17, 2020
StateID
Description
When driving straight with both hands on the wheel and above about 40 mph, a message and alarm go off that says "keep your hands on the steering wheel". This occurs on just about every straight away and becomes very annoying. It also distracts me when I should be paying attention to the road. I've had it in to the dealer three times for this and on the last visit they called ford technical support. They said they are aware of this issue but that they weren't doing anything about it. I feel its a safety issue since it distracts the driver needlessly.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 08, 2020
StateCA
Description
Driving on a road and the truck abruptly shut off, displayed an error message on the screen showing "auto stop/start, put the vehicle in park and restart engine" ( I dont use the auto stop/start feature) this issue should be looked into asap the vehical model shutting down randomly possibly leading into a serious accident or death.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 28, 2020
StateNC
Description
Rattle on cold start. Sounds like timing chain rattle or phasers.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateAug 24, 2020
StatePA
Description
I was decelerating down a hill. I was still doing about 20 mph while braking and I received an error saying 'auto startstop shift to p, then restart engine' and my engine shut off and I lost power steering and brakes and had to coast myself to somewhere as close to the side of the road as possible. Thank god this happened on a local rd and not a highway. I proceeded to shift to p and restart the vehicle 4 times until it allowed me to shift to drive and it actually engage so I could continue driving. This is the second time it has happened to me and the truck is less than a year old.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 16, 2020
StateFL
Description
1. Engine begins to run rough during high speeds. 2. Rear cabin noise while driving (hear outside noises like a window is open).
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 15, 2020
StateWA
Description
While driving, the engine light turned on. When I approached a stoplight, the engine began to shudder and stall. As soon as I placed the engine in park, the rpms increased and the engine felt like it was not going to stall. It still had some shaking going on. At the next traffic light, I stayed in drive and the engine died. I was able to restart the car and get home. During this time I was using no other features in the truck. Nothing was charging, the air conditioning was off, the lights were off, and the radio was off. I called the dealership I purchased the vehicle from, and they would not even look at it. I called several other ford dealerships in the nearby area, and they would not look at it citing either covid reasons or no technicians on hand.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 09, 2020
StateTN
Description
From 4th to 10th gear the transmission is hunting / surging. This is worse in a downshift from 10th to 9th and from 9th to 8th. It is extremely aggravating to purchase a new vehicle and have so many problems. The dealership says it is the transmission acting different to my driving style because it is adapted to how my wife drives. That's a terrible excuse for all ford employees to use because ford hasn't given them a clear answer. This design flaw should be rectified. This is the dream truck my wife and I have always wanted. We decided to spend a little more than we should have to get what we wanted and we have been entirely let down. Please fix this, ford. Do the right thing.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 09, 2020
StateTN
Description
All 4 doors creak when opening from half open to full open. I can hear the creaking coming from the hinges and the door check rods. It started at aprx 6000 miles 3 months ago with the driver front door only. Then progressed to all 4 doors. I now have 9460 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 09, 2020
StateTN
Description
When driving 5 mph to 15 mph and going over bumps there is a popping noise from the left front wheel area. The wheel alignment is also off. The position of the steering wheel is about 5 degrees to the left.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 31, 2020
StateLA
Description
2019 f-150 - 3. 5l ecoboost, on a cold start there is a ticking-tapping or rattle noise
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 19, 2020
StateCA
Description
Collision alert randomly goes off
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 16, 2020
StateME
Description
I bought new in june 2019 the following month the transmission upshifts downshifts extremely harsh from gears 3,4,5,6 transmission also over revs like clutch is held in when upshifting. Vehicle will drop down 5 gears from highway speeds. When coming to stops it sometimes lurches forward fast almost rear ending cars multiple times. It has been reprogrammed, serviced multiple times, transmission valve body was replaced and still to this day problem getting worse. My ford shop put a flight recorder in and verified all the issues. Waiting for ford engineers to fix this issue. 2 other issues that started almost day one was rear differential leaked, four wheel drive solenoids replaced along with 4x4 wheel hubs. My ford mechanics are great but it's ford moco that is the issue. My ford repair shop is waiting for them to provide a solution. I don't hall or tow anything in this truck. It's used like a car.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 12, 2020
StateNM
Description
The vehicle only has 13,500 miles on it and it consumes oil dramatically and there is an off throttle rattle in the engine. Additionally, one of the cylinders does not appear to be firing and it has no oil pressure.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 25, 2020
StateVA
Description
I was driving my truck on the interstate with adaptive cruise control turned on. The truck began to automatically slow as I approached a vehicle ahead of me. As I changed lanes to pass, the system saw there was nothing ahead of me, then downshifted from 10th gear to 5th gear with a very loud "klunk". Since I had the accelerator depressed to override the adaptive cruise as I changed lanes, the truck immediately and abruptly accelerated. I was thrown back in my seat and momentarily lost full control of the steering wheel. I estimate I was going 65-70 mph and the downshift to 5th gear and quick acceleration was extremely unnerving. I categorize this complaint as a powertrain issue because I was overriding the adaptive cruise at the time and this issue was caused by the transmission downshift and the engine power together. The date I provided is an estimated date. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 18, 2020
StateAL
Description
Ford issued a day running light (drl) recall on some 2019/2020 f 150 vehicles where some vehicles had drls that would remain daytime bright when the headlights were on. After ford's fix is applied, all truck lights, except headlights (side marker, tag lights, front lights, trailer lights) are on at all times unless the light switch is manually turned to the off position. In the off position, the drls are off too. Since this is the only way to turn off the unnecessary lighting, it puts the driver into a dangerous situation because the drls are off. States require drls to be on especially during poor weather conditions. Ford has managed to totally screw up exterior lighting by creating a fix that doesn't fix the problem. They simply turned on all lights all the time. In response to acknowledging the problem, ford states that exterior lights will be on when the light switch is in any position except off. So they know the fix they provided doesn't work correctly, but they are unwilling to provide a solution that makes exterior lighting operate normally. That is, drls are on during daylight hours, without all exterior lighting being on. Besides the safety factor, overall light failures will increase with time since there on full time. *tr
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 08, 2020
StateAZ
Description
My f150 2019 when coming to the stop brake pedal is going down and when holding the brake pedal at the light it going slowly to the floor. Over all the brake pedal is behaving differently each time I use the brakes although each time the brake pedal is going toward the floor slowly. Taken to ford dealer and I was told this is normal. I almost rear-ended someone so today I took the vehicle second time to another ford dealer and now waiting for the outcome. This is very unsafe driving such a large vehicle with this type of brake behave. Truck have only less than 12000 miles. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 28, 2020
StateNC
Description
I recently just purchased my 2019 ford f150 with the 10 speed transmission. Ever since I bought this truck the transmission has been making this clunking sound and jerks very hard. These trucks are very expensive to have them clunk and shift hard and jerk. Ford needs to find a solution to fix these issues with this transmission. It also lurches when its downshifting which could potentially cause an accident. *tr
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Wheels
DateMay 20, 2020
StateNC
Description
High amplitude vibration at various speeds. Most noticeable between 50 and 70mph. I complained about it to the dealership and they determined the ring and pinion gears needed replacing at 4200 miles. Vibration persisted, so I took it back and they tried roadforce balancing the wheels/tires and checking for runout. This did not fix the problem either. Then they tried replacing wheels and tires all together, still with no success. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 13, 2020
StateTN
Description
I just bought my truck and have honked my horn two times. Both times the perforated seal for the airbag has split open. I got it repaired the first time and now I have an appointment to get it repaired a second time. This is a defect, you should be able to apply pressure to honk a horn. Especially if someone pulls out in front of you and you have to abruptly apply the brakes at the same time as honking. This creates a forward force that makes you press harder as well. This is a safety issue as well, as I'm not sure about the airbag now, if it will work at all, or if it will deploy for no reason and injure me. Both times I was driving, but only the first time did I have to hit the brakes hard, the second time was a normal honk with light to medium pressure. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 28, 2020
StateAR
Description
The truck is 3. 5 eco boost with the 10r80 transmission with 3. 55 gears. The truck has a bad vibration at highway speeds that varies in severity depending on load in the bed. Downshifts at highway speeds are violent and unpredictable.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 06, 2020
StateTX
Description
Brand new truck experiencing rough downshifting while approaching normal stops. Also upon beginning acceleration, gears may seem to slip and rev, similar to clutch being applied and engine revving, then catches a gear and lurches forward. On numerous occasions at end of backing up and shifting to drive, felt and heard a loud 'clunk' in rear differential area. Never had a vehicle do any of this. Called ford service and he said, ' you've never had a 10 speed transmission, have you'. Of course not, it is new technology. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 22, 2020
StateGA
Description
I have been reading about the ford f150 transmission issues and I believe my truck also has the issues of hesitation in shifting, thought I was imagining things but it has been going on since I bought the truck 3 months ago.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 17, 2020
StateIA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2019 ford f-150. The vehicle was t-boned on the front driver's side door while driving at 55 mph as a result the vehicle went down into a ditch and continued to slide into branches and bushes. The contact stated that all air bags deployed except for the driver's side frontal air bag. The contact also mentioned that the driver's side seat had also separated from the seat framing. The whole driver's side was smashed in with the roof damaged including the side and back windows. The frame was also damaged. The contact was transported to the hospital by ambulance for neck injuries. The other driver and her passenger were air lifted and transported by ambulance to the hospital as well. A police report was filed. The insurance company was still investigating and had not yet officially totaled the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The dealer deery brothers ford lincoln (2343 mormon trek blvd, iowa city, ia 52246 319-337-4600) was contacted in regards to the air bag failure however, offered no assistance but referred the contact to the insurance company. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 5,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 11, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Transmission fluid leak two times driving on the highway. Transmission was previously replaced for a front pump noise at 500 kms. Truck has 11,000 kms on it towed in twice.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateOH
Description
10r80 10-speed automatic transmission / driveshaft makes loud bang or clunk noise when first starting the engine. The clunking noise continues when you accelerate (light or heavy) and take your foot off throttle the clucks/ bangs are so strong you feel like someone reared you. The automatic transmission jerks and slipped when shifting gears up or down. When city driving transmission / driveshaft clucks/ bangs more because of stop and go. On the highway transmission downshifts and up shifts for no reason and 4 to 6 second delay in throttle response. Have had it to dealership 5 times. First time dealer reset tcm program to "relearn"shifts. Didn't fix problem. Second time checked grease in yolk. Grease full. Still not fixed. 3rd, 4th, and 5th time dealership called ford "hotline" for repair or fix. No call back or fix from ford to date.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the security alarm was activated. The contact saw that the tail gate was open. The tailgate was closed and the alarm deactivated. The contact had experienced the failure multiple times. The vehicle was taken to local dealer gullo ford of conroe located at 925 interstate 45 s, conroe, tx 77301, where the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was informed of failure. The failure mileage was 8,800.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateIA
Description
There is a cover made of plastic under the transmission that is held on by 4 small bolts with big washers. Driving in strong winds at highway speeds the back 2 plastic holders broke. This approximate 34 inches across plastic is hanging down. Seems to me it is guarding some vital parts under there. Sure warranty will replace it with another piece of plastic which will surely fail in time. Then it will be my expense. When I called the service department he knew right away what I was talking about, and had them on hand. Should be made out of a thicker metal, even aluminum.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateFL
Description
Transmission shifts sometimes with really bad harsh jerks. At speeds below 50mph most of the time when pulling my boat trailer. This has happened several times in the last several months.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateKS
Description
This has happened 3 times. While traveling on the freeway the truck goes into neutral and won't shift into gear I have to coast to the side of the road and re-start the vehicle and go again. This could be very dangerous traveling at high speeds on a busy freeway with no shoulder.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed the vehicle shifted gears sporadically while the vehicle shuddered without warning. The vehicle was taken to gus machado of hialeah dealer located at (1200 w 49th st, hialeah, fl 33012) where an update of the transmission control module was completed twice and an unknown part was replaced. The failure recurred and was taken back to the same dealer on three different occasions. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200.
CategoryStructure:body, Visibility/wiper
DateFeb 11, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that while driving in inclement weather, water entered the passenger side of the vehicle causing a visibility hazard to the driver. The contact indicated that during the failure the front windshield and side mirror remain fogged over. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer walker ford (17556 us. Hwy 19 north, clearwater fl) who diagnosed a failure in the roof caused during manufacturing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 28, 2020
StateAL
Description
When pushing the gas the vehicle whistles as if there is a vacuum leak, then when suddenly letting off the gas the vehicle makes a popping noise, similar to a backfire but muffled, as if it's coming back through the intake, this happens on all roads at all times, warm weather, cold weather, cold start and after a hot start. It almost seems that the truck doesn't perform as well as it used to, and the loudness of the noise has only been increasing, this 2019 ford f150 has only used 87 unleaded fuel and is at 21k miles
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 27, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. While driving at various speeds at night the headlights failed to produce adequate light. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to sanderson ford 6400 n 51st ave, glendale, az 85301 (800) 729-3501 where it was diagnosed that a light adjustment was needed. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 3,000.
CategoryWheels
DateJan 27, 2020
StateSC
Description
Dec 20, 2019, had a flat. Put on spare; rim fit but tire was 17 inch, instead of 20. Called service dept of lugoff ford. "[xxx]" advised me not to drive further or faster than absolutely necessary. Took truck in the next day and they fixed the flat. Said no manager was there, call back monday. I called back monday and the operator said [xxx] would call me back. I called every day for the next week and on jan 9,2020, he called me back and said he would see what he could do and call me back. I waited 3 days and began calling every day to leave a message. He still has not called. In the interim, I called "ford national" on jan 21, 2020, and talked to "[xxx]" [xxx] cain put me on hold 3 times for several minutes while she talked to lugoff ford. Finally she came back to the phone and said that after the first conversation, lugoff ford kept giving her the wrong extension or disconnecting her. To summarize, I believe they should have giving me 5 20 inch tires instead of 4 when they installed the 00 "appearance package". If they were going to give me a "doughnut", there should have been some sort of highly noticable disclaimer. The only way I could have known I did not have a real spare would have been to crawl under the truck.(even 2 of their technicians and 1 of their salesmen did not know when I asked them.) I believe they should take back the 17 inch tire and give me a 20 inch tire information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr *js
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 26, 2020
StateIN
Description
Truck when you put it in 4 wheel drive it jumps when you try to park and speeds up
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 19, 2020
StateTX
Description
Transmission make a loud bang when starting vehicle. Upon acceleration at highway speeds when transmission shifts from 10th to 6th gear it it so violent it feels like I have been rear ended by another car. Sometimes transmission will have a 3-4 second delay to go into reverse and then makes a loud bang when reverse engages. Spermatic hard shifting. All these problems started at about 20,000 miles.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 17, 2020
StateFL
Description
Truck was parked, went to unlock key fob did not work. Opened with key and had no electric power. Totally dead, checked battery with meter and it had full charge. Checked fuse's all ok. After about 5 minutes truck powered back up on its own without me doing anything except scratching my head.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 17, 2020
StateOR
Description
Driving on a road and the truck abruptly shut off, displayed an error message on the screen showing "auto stop/start, put the vehicle in park and restart engine" ( I never use the auto stop/start feature) upon researching this error ( the dealership was of no help ) it appears this issue has been around since at least the 2018 f150 model. It's very concerning that this can happen while the vehicle is in motion and is a hugh safety issue as well as an accident waiting to happen.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 15, 2020
StateCA
Description
Engine stalled while I was driving in a residential area. The auto/start was disabled at the time. I slowed down to let a car turn left into a driveway and went to accelerate and had zero power, engine was off. There was a message on the dashboard to shift into park and restart vehicle.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 12, 2020
StateIL
Description
Excessive oil consumption in first 500 miles (used 2 quarts) 5. 0 liter engine
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 09, 2020
StateAK
Description
Driver side door doesn't latch periodically and therefore will not stay closed.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving the vehicle on a city street it started to accelerate on it's own and I had to slam on the breaks because of it doing that. Again one december 20th 2019 it did it again. I dont know what's causing it to be doing that but I've taking it to the dealership and nothing can be found wrong.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 03, 2020
StateUT
Description
I recently bought a brand new 2019 f150 at larry h. Miller ford draper. And within a little over a month of owning the truck the transmission is now giving me problems. Just recently took it in to the service department, left it there all day only for them to tell me that everything is fine. And since I've had it back the problems have been getting worse. I've been experiencing problems with the transmission skipping gears (2nd and 5th). Staying in gear too long. It doesn't shift down properly, so it takes a lot of power to make a full stop. As accelerate it goes from 9th to 8th, then down to 7th then back up to 9th. And I really have to accelerate it to even shift gears.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 26, 2019
StateNC
Description
The 10 speed transmission is inconsistent in shifting especially when cold ... Also grabs and clunks if slightly rolling backwards when moved to drive (inconsistent). Creates unpredictable driving situations.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 25, 2019
StateWV
Description
Engine burning oil shuts down making noise it's been hauled in garage. Four times it's a new pickup I've not had but trouble out of it I won't it fixed
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 21, 2019
StateMA
Description
The f150 was purchased new with 5miles on it. The truck broke down on me within the first 16hrs of driving it off the lot. A temperature sensor had failed and shut down the truck while driving 70mph which was not safe I had no control of the vehicle and barely made it to the break down lane. That issue was resolved and the part replaced. A week later after driving the truck everyday for my daily commute to work I started experiencing vibration at highway speeds 60+ mph. The vibration is felt throughout the steering wheel and in the seat you can feel the console and everything vibrate. The transmission clicks,blacks and clunks like like 15yr old vehicle. The shifting is sloppy, jerky and occasionally delayed and will not respond when letting off the accelerator to slow down or change lanes, you will go to hit the accelerator again and the transmission feels like it slips or is delayed. The 10 speed transmission is a poor and unsafe design. Ford needs to be held accountable before these things kill someone. My is scheduled to go to the 3rd ford dealer this monday 12-23-2019 they are telling me its a steering damper causing it. It is not a damper causing these vibrations and sounds I have a very extensive background of mechanics and I know a junk transmission. Ford is well aware of this problem with thousands of other complaints from consumers with the exact same symptoms. These are lemons and should be bought back from ford.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Service Brakes
DateDec 17, 2019
StateOR
Description
On dec 9 while taking off from the traffic light driving at around 5mph my truck suddenly did not accelerate.., the stability control warning light, brakes warning light and the airbag warning light came on. I almost got into an accident as I did not expect my truck to suddenly not accelerate. At this time the truck would only drive at 5mph. Drove to the dealer at 5 mph and they cannot replicate the problem. On dec 10 it all happened again. Suddenly the truck will not accelerate and again almost got into an accident. Today for the third time it happened again. On each occasion the dealer cannot replicate the problem however they did remove codes not pertaining to the symptoms.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 15, 2019
StateMN
Description
Door locks on all 4 doors freeze up when below 20 deg. F the doors will not latch I have to use a wratchet strap or bunge cord to hold them closed. Vehicle can not be locked for security when parked until it is placed in a heated garage to thaw. Doors will swing open when driving. Danger to my grandkids being ejected or falling out. A minor traffic accident could be fatal to any of the occupants
CategoryEngine, Structure:body
DateDec 11, 2019
StateTX
Description
Excessive oil consumption. I am a quart low at just under 2000 mi. Timing chain rattle during deceleration when cold. Warped dash panel passenger side.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 10, 2019
StateIA
Description
The tailgate came open on its own. When it did that it fell onto the trailer tonque jack of the trailer I was pulling and caused 72. 08 worth of damage. The pickup was moving when the tailgate opened as I was in a large parking lot of a cafe and was preparing to park for lunch.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 29, 2019
StateSC
Description
While driving: alert system came on while driving with no obstruction while driving; received message through app could not reply;stationary: start vehicle display didn't display for about 20 second to respond. Received recall through my ford app which states that battery monitoring sensor eyelet adhesive obstruction: may experience intermittent or inoperative instrument panel displays,braking or steering haven't experience any braking or steering problems as of yet. These issues happen on different dates before receiving the recall alert. Already made an appointment for services.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Power Train
DateNov 10, 2019
StateGA
Description
On tuesday 11/5/19, we were traveling on a highway at around 45 mph when I decelerated to make a right hand turn onto a city street. I had accelerated back up to around 30 mph when I cross over a relatively smooth railroad crossing at a slight left hand turn. Immediately the information center on the console start displaying multiple alerts and the vehicle started decelerating. While the engine did not cut off, there was no power to the powertrain and eventually we rolled to a stop on the side of the road. The vehicle continued to fire alerts. The only way to stop them was to turn the vehicle off. The messages still fired so I opened and closed the door. I restarted the vehicle with no problem and the alert messages had ceased. I drove the vehicle back to the house (approximately 4 miles) at highway speed with no issue. We took the vehicle to the dealership then next day (26 miles) with no issue. Fortunately, our ford pass app had captured all the alerts and, after a couple of days, the dealership replaced a gas pedal position sensor. We picked the truck up on friday and it worked fine until the next day. We were decelerating from highway speeds on the highway to turn left onto a side road. We hit a small hump where the side road meets the highway and again the alerts starting firing and the truck lost propulsion. Again, the engine did not turn off and the only remedy was to turn it off and back on. We plan on taking the vehicle back to the dealership but would like for ford to assess this problem as it seems to be beyond the dealership's capabilities to fix the issue. Since several of the alerts represented loss of safety functions including brakes, traction control, powertrain failure, and others we feel this issue represents a safety issue that ford needs to diagnose and fix. Several of the f150 forums have shown other users having the same issue.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 30, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Rough shifting & clunk noise not all the time but when engine starts makes a clunk noise. Doesn't happen all the time. Also erratic shifting and clunking in driver train again not always.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 28, 2019
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle shifted from drive into neutral gears, causing the wheels to seize. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to davidson ford of clay (located at 3690 ny-31, liverpool, ny 13090, (315) 860-0096), but the failure could not be duplicated. The failure recurred after leaving the dealer. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 1,725.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 28, 2019
StateFL
Description
Experiencing rough/jerky shifts from transmission. Part of the jerky shift is a delay in downshift or up-shift followed by it clunking/slamming into gear. Jerky downshifts in lower gears thrust vehicle forward. This is experienced during everyday driving conditions while the vehicle is moving in both city and highway conditions. The problem has been ongoing for months. Manufacturer has been notified but will not provide a fix.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 28, 2019
StateMT
Description
I'm finding that in very cold weather, the doors and sometimes the tailgate will freeze shut. In this case, both times the truck was sitting outside and the temperature over night was in the low teens.
CategoryVisibility:rearview Mirrors/devices:interior
DateOct 12, 2019
StateNC
Description
The rear view mirror in my vehicle directly obstructs the lanes of right hand traffic when at a stop. This is particularly at an intersection where 4 lanes are used each direction. I almost hit a car this morning at a 4 way if it had not been for my wife next to me. I realized that ford has moved the rear view mirror to almost center windshield to accommodate sensors located in the upper windshield area. I am what would be considered average height (6 feet). Even after adjusting the mirror as high as possible, vision is obstructed. I recently had a left hand crash in my 2016 f-150 where crossing traffic was at an angle and never saw the oncoming car. I believe now this situation is no coincidence as I encountered the issue with my 2019 replacement vehicle. I am an engineer and deal with issues of ergonomics and vison in my industry and can say that this certainly needs investigation as a cause to crashes. I will be consulting with my ford dealership soon to see if this situation can be corrected by moving my mirror higher on the windshield. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tt
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateOct 10, 2019
StateNY
Description
My new 2019 ford f150 has a knocking noise in the motor that can be heard 25 feet from the vehicle. The transmission has a constant whining noise continually upon any acceleration. Both while stationary, on city streets or highway!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 07, 2019
StateMO
Description
In repeated collision tests the pre-collision assist system (standard equipment version) invariably failed. Ford has been completely unhelpful in resolving the issue and has implied I shouldn't expect it to work! Several other f-150s have been tested locally and also failed collision tests . I strongly suspect the standard equipment version of pre-collision assist system is faulty in many 2019 ford pickups. I have videos of my tests but see no way to get them to you.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 01, 2019
StateNY
Description
I was driving down my block got to a stop sign as I was getting ready to pull up the truck would not move. The engine wouldn't rev and the transmission wouldn't shit. I decided to shut the truck off and wait a little still nothing. The only way to get the truck to move was in reverse.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 30, 2019
StateMA
Description
Vehicle is equipped with automatic headlights that will turn on/off high beams. The high beams should turn on when conditions ahead are acceptable and off when oncoming traffic is present. However, the automatic system frequently gets confused by oncoming headlights, turn signals and street lights, etc., which causes it to flash the high beams briefly at oncoming traffic. On two occasions oncoming drivers thought this high beam flash was a signal to them to go ahead and they turned in front of me, nearly causing and accident. Flashing high beams briefly is commonly done in our area to signal other drivers to go ahead. The automatic high beams should be reprogrammed to prevent flashing them at oncoming traffic. Note that we have a different make/model vehicle with the same type of headlight system that works flawlessly without this problem.
CategorySteering
DateSep 19, 2019
StateFL
Description
Steering has a harmonic vibration at speeds above 40 mph. All roads.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateSep 12, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. The contact stated that the vehicle's alarm failed to activate, lock, and start. In addition, the "key not detected" message was displayed. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact purchased a battery for the key fob. The contact called cecil atkission ford lincoln (2700 us-90, del rio, tx 78840, (830) 775-7481) and informed them of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and referred the contact to the local dealer. The contact stated that when the vehicle was in a high frequency area, the failure occurred. The failure mileage was 9,080.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 12, 2019
StateAL
Description
Brand new truck with rain sensing wipers. Rain sensing function does not work. First time it rained the wipers would not swipe to clean windshield. The only functions that would work were hi and off and when you turned the wipers off they would stop at random places like directly in the middle of the glass. The rain sensing positions (between hi and off) would mostly do nothing but occasionally would do random things, none of which helped clean the windshield (either not enough swipes in heavy rain or too many swipes when it wasn't raining). There are settings in the software to turn the rain sensing off but it had no effect. We took truck to dealer. They replaced switch assembly fl3z*13k359*bc. Had no effect. Wipers still act the same. This, in my opinion, is a safety hazard, because you cannot get the wipers to swipe properly when needed for one, and also when you finally turn them off they routinely stop directly in the drivers line of vision. Also there appears to be no manual backup.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 08, 2019
StateOH
Description
Observed that there was a substantial body crack in the top section of the driver's side 'a pillar' near the front windshield. This was observed when drying the vehicle after washing it. The vehicle was stationary.
CategoryPower Train, Wheels
DateSep 06, 2019
StateKY
Description
There is a bad viberation at 60/70 mph. This is a . 000 f150 limited. They put two new tires on and still bad. Now they are checking all drivetrain still nothing. This truck only has 700 miles on it. Its a 2019. Do not want this truck now. Ford knows they have a problem. This is a lot of money for me to spend . I think they need to buy this truck back, to big a problem to put up with.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 11, 2019
StateFL
Description
I bought my 2019 ford f 150 4x4 supercrew appx 1 month ago from pompano ford. I noticed 2 days ago the drivers side door hinge makes a cracking noise when opening / closing (while stationary). It sounds like the hinge is coming a loose and mat present danger when keeping the door closed. I cannot tell if the noise is coming from the part of the hinge that is attached to the door, or the part that is attached to the body of the truck. I have not yet taken it to the dealer, but I plan to do it tomorrow.
CategorySteering
DateJul 21, 2019
StateTX
Description
Occasionally the steering wants to force the car into oncoming traffic (to the left) while in motion. This happens after the vehicle has random system faults showing all systems offline: cruise control, anti-collsion, blind spot monitoring, advancetrac... *tr consumer stated additional info, these alerts were sent to my fordpass account. Now the dealer cannot find any indication that the truck had issues. But their own vehicle sent me notices. 'parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).'8 *jb
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 17, 2019
StateOH
Description
I purchased a 2019 ford f-150 xlt with the 10-speed transmission and the 3. 5l v6 ecoboost engine on 5/13/2019. The transmission has become very problematic and is rough to shift, skips gears, and has created unpleasant driving experiences for me and my passengers. A few weeks after owning my truck, I started to notice issues with the transmission. Initially the truck would appear to 'skip' gears when shifting up or down, after I turned on the vehicle each day for the first time and started to drive. However, the transmission has started to perform worse over the past several weeks. The transmission will shift noticeably 'hard' or 'sluggishly' when shifting up or down with an occasional loud 'clang' sound. The vehicle shifted so hard on two separate occasions that it has caused the seatbelt restraint for myself and my passenger to engage, at the time the vehicle was in motion going approximately 35 mph. After the two incidents above and the increased frequency in which this transmission has difficulty performing, I took it back to the dealership on 7/1/2019. The appointment lasted about an hour (if that). The service advisor [charlie ryan] advised that the truck was 'hooked up to the diagnostic' and provided me with a printout and told me 'the transmission was operating normally, and it will skip gears by design'. I asked what can be done to fix it, since the truck is jerking me around while driving. He said there was not a fix and I should log a complaint with ford and if enough people complain, maybe a recall would be issued for this truck model/configuration. The vehicle is not operating as expecting and is starting to become a safety concern.
CategoryEngine, Structure:body
DateJul 05, 2019
StateND
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. While the vehicle was parked after a trip, the check engine indicator illuminated. The 'see dealer immediately' indicator also illuminated. The vehicle was taken to red rock ford of williston (888-706-7217, located at 410 32nd ave w, williston, nd 58801) where it was diagnosed that the egr assembly needed to be replaced due to missing screws. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the failure would be investigated. The contact was provided a case number. The contact was not called back. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 4,360. *tr the check engine indicator illuminated with code: p245b - egr cooler bypass control circuit range/performance (bank 1) the part replaced by red rock ford of williston is the same part number which had a recall for 2018 f150 diesels. This part was not supposed to be installed after october 20, 2018. Contact truck was built on february 4, 2019.*jb
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
1) forward collision/pre-collision automatic emergency brake system and warning (visible & audible) do not work and is non-responsive during vehicle operation. 2) lane departure warning system does not work and is non-responsive during vehicle operation.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance, Service Brakes
DateMay 16, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-150. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact noticed that the pre-collision automatic braking system failed to operate without warning. The contact called ford of boerne at 210-920-3023 (located at 31480 I-10, boerne, tx 78006) and scheduled an appointment with the technician. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150. *as consumer stated my complaint is that the forward collision response system and automatic braking do not work. Upon my visit to the dealer they told me there is no way to check the system to see if it works (and this information supposedly came from ford engineers). Therefore, the system is not capable of being tested, the system is not fail-safe of errors, the system is incapable of demonstrating repeat front collision warning and emergency braking.*jb
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 28, 2019
StateNY
Description
Additional photo relating to complaint #11194721 the cause of the tilted 2" receiver tubes on the 2019 f-150 trucks is due to the incorrect attachment of the weld bracket is not flush with the main structure therefore causing the receiver tube to tilt down. See attached photo.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 09, 2019
StateNY
Description
See attached photo related to complaint #11194721 oem factory installed tow hitch receiver tube not parallel, causing incorrect alignment of trailer coupling to tow hitch ball.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 08, 2019
StateNY
Description
Factory installed tow hitch receiver tube is not level. The 2" square tube was not welded exactly perpendicular to the tow receiver structure. The 2" receiver tube is tilted down 1/4" causing the coupling to be "jackknifed" down. The top of the tow ball is not level which will contribute to uneven pressure / stress on the shank of the ball when towing a trailer. Using a 8" torpedo level will show the defect. Seven out of twenty-one 2019 new f-150 trucks I looked at the local dealership had the same defect. Uneven stress / pressure on the ball shank may cause the shank and ball to fail when towing the maximum 9000 pounds.
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 03, 2019
StateNH
Description
The power tailgate opens on its own when the vehicle is in motion. The power tailgate opens when the driver door is closed, or the doors are locked with key fob. The power tailgate dose not open with the tailgate handle switch.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 30, 2019
StateTX
Description
When driving in adaptive cruise control the vehicle will agreesively decelerate when passing on the left side of a large profile vehicle. The greater the speed difference between the two vehicles the greater the rate of deceleration. If the speed difference is about 35 mph or greater the collision avoidance system will activate. This is potentially very dangerous on a crowded interstate with following vehicles very close.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 31, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Extremely dangerous vehicle. 2019 f-150 super cab purchased brand new on 12/07/18 doors have popped open several times while driving. At other times the doors will not close and latch at all.. Many times the doors appear to be closed, yet when you push on them they pop open. I quickly learned to push on the doors before I drive away. The door latches should be designed not just to operate correctly, but also designed well enough to stay closed in a vehicle accident. While the doors on this brand new vehicle will not even stay closed under normal driving conditions about me: long term and current ford shareholder and retired federal employee who worked some of my 36 years of federal civil service in vehicle maintenance. This is not a latch mechanism lubrication problem. It is a bad design flaw, combined with a cheap plastic latch strike mechanism inside the door latch. Doors popping open while vehicle is in motion makes it a highly dangerous vehicle that should not be allowed to be even sold. If you have any questions call me at (xxxxx) parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6)
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 27, 2019
StateMO
Description
Too bright, and blind me.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 04, 2018
StateNY
Description
F series 2019 & 2018 have a 4 bulb headlight daytime running and low beam headlight system that is always on. Very distracting and bright to on coming traffic and when this truck is behind you. Why is it necessary to have a 4 bulb headlight system that is always on?? Please look into this issue, I find it distracting and dangerous to other motorists, especially at night.

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7 COMMENTS
  • Eddie

    2019 F-150 28000 miles paint chipping electronics going crazy

  • Ryan

    I have a 2018 f150 lariat fx4 3.5. Gone through hell with for 3 catylatic converters, 2 fuel injectors replaced 2 turbos to get rid of knocking noise at 12000. Engine is knocking very loud dealer tells me they don’t know what it is. I told them I am not picking truck up till repaired. Ford representative orders dealer to rip my motor apart . They replaced short block. Now truck jerks loss of power can’t find gear and when the auto stop goes on my steering freezes. I asked Ford when do I get to enjoy a new vehicle specially when I paid 80 thousand. They did nothing for me brushed me off and don’t care that dealer charges me 100 dollars every time there is an issue. Ford knows there trucks are horrible and don’t care that they took your hard earned money excuse after excuse. Don’t buy a Ford worst mistake I have ever made in my life. Love the new GMC elavation !!!

  • Alisha

    My 2019 F-150 is currently in the shop. Again. The engine has been torn down to replace bad solenoids at 40,000 miles. Warranty covered that part but I had to pay $100 for new window motor. Now at 50,000 miles there’s a noise when accelerating. Shop says 2 cylinders are misfiring and I will have to pay $276 for that work. Waiting for phone call right now to see if the problem is fixed.

  • Joe W

    2019 f150. Bought new. Second week was in the shop to get a door hinge replaced. Fourth week moonroof leaked and flooded interior with water. Had water pouring out of the dash and puddling in the floor. The dealer implied that it was my fault because I was not keeping it parked in a garage. After this the electronics went crazy. Early collision alert system would activate with nothing on the road in front of the truck. Backup warning system would beep with nothing behind the truck. Pro trailer backup assist system would activate with no trailer attached. When a trailer was hooked up the truck was continuously cycling through warnings. It would tell me the trailer was disconnected while driving down the road towing a trailer. It would tell me there was a left turn lamp fault. Then a right turn lamp fault. Then a trailer lighting module fault. It would constantly cycle through all of this. I checked the lights on my trailer and they all function normally. Three different dealerships. The last time for a week. After five and a half months and 7800 miles it was traded for a Chevy. Iam 57. I have owned 9 trucks. 1 Dodge, 7 Fords and now my first Chevy. Several letters and phone calls to Ford and they just talk in circles and act like they don’t care. My wife has a 2019 Edge Titanium with electrical issues. It has been to 3 different dealers also with no fix. Get the same response out of Ford about her vehicle. Will not be any more Ford products purchased by me.

  • Dan

    I bought may 19 F150 Plat with 26000 miles on it I have owned it a total of 47 days and it has been in 2 ford shops for 39 of them and is still there . 3 same problems wont steer to center pulls to right blue tooth doesn’t work right and 12 volt keeps blowing . Made a case with ford all they keep telling me is there working omg it

  • NJ

    Purchased 2019 f150 on 6-21-19. Have had it in the dealership 3 times for the same Electrical issue. The Apple play stops working on syncs. They tell me each time it somehow deletes itself and they have to have FORD send a patch download to the technician. Very frustrating to keep driving back and forth to the dealer and drag home a loaner every time.

  • Angelo L

    I purchased a new 2019 ford f150 on 10-15-19, since buying the vehicle, I’ve returned it a total of 4 times to the dealership for the same reason of losing power on the highway. My vehicle has been out of service for repairs for a total of 30 calender days.

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