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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,521 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2013 Ford F-150 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 282016


  • 44,434 miles


For unknown reason, airbag light came on. Clicking both front seatbelts does not turn off. Mileage on truck 44434.

- Frostburg, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 102016


  • 73,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While driving over uneven terrain, the air bag light remained illuminated. The light would not dim unless the contact connected the seat belt. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 73,500.

- Lake City, SC, USA

problem #9

Jan 132015


  • 30,000 miles
On January 13, 2015 I was involved in a head collision with a 18 wheeler. The scenario was a two lane highway (hwy 67, lakeside, ca), there is minimal room for error and upon impact. I remember my brakes depressing completely to the floor board, yet as though there was no air lines. It has been a long recovery, which is why certain things are returning slowly. Yet, I remember that my brakes felt off or un-responsive before impact.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 272015


  • 92,500 miles


We have taken this vehicle in three times for squeeling brakes and it still makes a high pitched noise when I stop.

- Farwell, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 112015


  • 80,000 miles
I was in a wreck my truck was hit right on the airbag sensor so hard that it was pushed into the radiator and my airbags did not deploy caused me to hit my head off the window tow truck driver couldn't believe the airbags didn't go off police report filed failure milage was 80000.

- Seth, WV, USA

problem #6

Oct 142015

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While driving 30 mph, the preceding vehicle lost control and the contact crashed into the front porch of a building. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained whiplash and minor bruising that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic per the insurance company's request. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. Updated 04/04/16

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 142015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While driving at 65 mph, the vehicle hydroplaned and the contact lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into a concrete barrier and the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 27,000. Updated 09/01/2015 updated 10/14/2015

- Braidwood, IL, USA

problem #4

May 012015


  • 52,000 miles
The driver side airbag warning light in my 2013 Ford F-150 recently has become and remains constantly lit up. After reading about all of Ford's recent airbag recall issues it seems that the issue with my driver side airbag may be consistent with the defects that led to those recalls by Ford. Upon contacting the Ford dealership where I purchased my truck as well as the Ford customer relations department I was informed that my VIN is not on their current list of vehicles eligible for an airbag recall. This is a very frustrating situation, I do not feel that I or my family are safe while driving my truck after reading what has been published about Ford's suspect airbags. Conveniently this defect became apparent right around the time that my vehicle warranty had expired, the next time I am in the market for a new vehicle I will keep in mind Ford's disregard for consumer safety.

- Winters , CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 092015


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle crashed into another vehicle from the front passenger side. During the crash, the hood opened and smashed through the windshield and into the front passenger seat. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor injuries to the neck and lacerations to the head and both hands that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 15,000. Djr

- Lagrange, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 092014

F-150 6-cyl

  • miles
2013 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to airbag system, cruise control system and other electrical issues. The consumer stated he returned the vehicle to the dealer twice, for the issues. The dealer failed to identify any electrical faults in the air bag system. A month later, during service on the air bags, the horn failed to operate.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 012013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F- 150. The contact stated that the passenger air bags sensor failed to engage whenever his wife sat in the passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 300 and the current mileage was 2,100. Updated 12/23/13 according to the invoice, the dealer stated there were no codes, so they were unable to duplicate the problem. Updated 12.23.13

- Columbia, SC, USA

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