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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
32 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,104 miles

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2015 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Jun 202016

F-150

  • 12,225 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have cooled front leather seats. When turned on, the seat backs become very hot instead of being cooled. This has been reported on a number of websites by quite a few people and Ford has issued a service bulletin. This is one site where nearly 700 people report a similar problem www.F150forum.com/F118/cooling-seats-issue-tsb-feedback-304154. this occurs when the vehicle is both stationary or in motion, on the highway or any other condition in the note below. The cooled seats just need to be on for this to happen.

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #36

Apr 042016

F-150

  • 16,000 miles
In some affected Ford vehicles with climate controlled seats it is found that excessive temperatures in excess of 132 degrees F can be reached on the rear of the front seats. This area is just above the magazine pocket which causes an increase risk of contact with the high temperatures. Children often store books in the magazine pocket and come in contact with the leather upholstery that is at an elevated temperature. If metal objects, such as toys, are stored in the seat pocket they can have heat transfer from this unit causing the toys to be hot to the touch causing the potential for burns. My children have touched this area of the seat in the past and complained about the seat being hot. They also have at times grabbed a toy out of the seat pocket and immediately dropped the die-cast toy due to it being hot. Know affected vehicles include late 2015+ Ford F150, Ford Explorer, Ford mustang, and other models with the same seat climate control system. Ford released a tsb 15-0154 to add an additional intake sock to the climate controlled seats. This repair has not successfully mitigated the safety risk to children being exposed to the hot temperatures.

- Brandon, SD, USA

problem #35

Dec 022015

F-150

  • miles
I have been having an ongoing issue with my transmission, where it shifts rough or does not shift appropriately. When the truck shifts rough, I barely have my foot on the accelerator, where it will slam into gear causing the truck to jolt. I also have been experiencing the truck failing to downshift out of 4th gear while going uphills. While going uphills, the rpms will go below 1000, where the truck will begin to shutter as if it is going to stall. You are forced to press the accelerator in order for it to shift, where the rpms/turbo booster will soar. I have had the truck at the dealership for this concern, where they performed a software update and it did not fix the issue. I feel the transmission shifting rough could cause an accident, if the engine in fact stalls and you lose control of the vehicle. I also feel being forced to accelerate could cause you to strike the vehicle in front of you or lose control it this occurs while negotiating a turn etc. The panoramic sunroof allows water to pass the rubber seal and drain into the water track. I frequently have had the windows fog up from moisture inside the passenger compartment and the odor of mold. If you google "2015 Ford F-150 sunroof leaks", you will find 1000's of concerned Ford owners on forums experiencing the same issues, where Ford states it is normal for the sunroof to leak past the seal. I feel the sunroof is a health concern, as I believe mold may be growing in the truck and is being breathed in. I have been experiencing the seat back getting extremely hot while using the "cooled seat" feature. I feel this could cause a burn or fire hazard.

- Palmyra, PA, USA

problem #34

Jun 152015

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air cooled bucket seatbacks do not cool but instead dangerously overheat. Problem is particularly bad in rear seatback pockets when cooling function is activated. Infrared temperature measurements have been documented in you tube videos.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #33

Jun 012015

F-150

  • 800 miles
Cooled seats do not cool. Instead the back of the seats, the part that touches my back, gets hot all the time. It's a fire hazard. It feels as if the heated seats were on all the time. Other customers have reported temperatures up to 150 degrees: www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/F-150/2015/accessories-interior/seat_temperature_control_not_working_properly.shtml

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #32

Apr 112015

F-150

  • 5 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after ~15 minutes, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #31

May 012015

F-150

  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The air-conditioned "cooled" leather seats in my F-150 do not work properly. The seat bottoms do cool, but the seat backs, which should also cool, do not. There is a negligible amount of cool air that comes out, but eventually it stops cooling, and gets hot. The back of the front seats (in the area in and above the magazine pocket) does get hot. So hot I would be concerned if a child were to be seated in the back seats, and reached into the magazine pocket to retrieve a book. I imagine if I put a large 'map book' in the magazine pocket, it would completely restrict the exhaust airflow from the ted (device that's supposed to provide cool air to the front seat passenger). Ford customer service and the dealerships haven't been much help on this. There is supposedly a tsb in the works, and new parts to help get cool air to the ted, and properly exhaust the hot air, but any such fix has been far too slow in coming. In the meantime, I feel this is a safety hazard, in addition to the complaint that my cooled seats don't cool!

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #30

Aug 122015

F-150

  • 600 miles
When you turn on the seat cooler, the bottom will cool while the back will get excessively hot; if left on long enough it could cause burns on someone, especially the elderly or those with thin skin. There is currently no recall or info from Ford on the issue.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #29

Jun 142015

F-150

  • 50 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #28

Jun 032013

F-150

  • 2,000 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures. I'm afraid it will end up burning a back seat passenger, or damaging the vehicle. Please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures on the F150 owner's forum at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #27

Jul 152015

F-150

  • 1 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #26

Jun 292015

F-150

  • 3,500 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Fox River Grove, IL, USA

problem #25

Jul 312015

F-150

  • 242 miles
When the ac control for the front seats is in use the back of the seats can reach temperatures of 110 degrees when the temperature in the cab is 73 degrees. This temperature could burn my children who ride in the back seats or even cause damage to the seat or risk of fire. I have seen multiple accounts of this on the web and from other owners of 2015 Ford F150 with this option.

- Daphne, AL, USA

problem #24

Aug 072015

F-150

  • 3,000 miles
My 2015 lariat has heated/cooled leather front seats. When using the seat cooling function I noticed the seat bottom would cool but the seat back seemed to get warm. At first I thought it was my imagination. Attempted to use it on Friday and about 30 minutes later my back was hot. I pulled over, felt the seat back with my palm, then my cheek and it was hot to the touch.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #23

Jun 172015

F-150

  • 1,200 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! www.F150ecoboost.net/forum/42-2015-Ford-F150-ecoboost-chat/11403-platinum-seat-cooling-issue.html

- Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

problem #22

May 012015

F-150

  • 900 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Prospect, KY, USA

problem #21

Jul 012015

F-150

  • 7,500 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minutes, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address:

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 242015

F-150

  • 500 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 252015

F-150

  • 1 miles
Front seat back cooling system (ted) is malfunctioning. When seat cooling is selected, after 30 minuets, the back of the front seats reach extreme temperatures, resulting in burning everyone that touches the back of the front seats. I've measure the temperatures, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can reach up to 150 degrees or more! please reference F150 owners comments and thermal pictures proving this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed asap, at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/coolin...operly-304154/

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #18

Jul 302015

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 165 miles
The front seat back cooling system (utilizing a ted unit for cooling) is malfunctioning on my brand new 2015 Ford F-150 platinum. When seat cooling is selected, after 15-30 minutes, the back of the front seats reaches extreme temperatures, resulting in extreme discomfort and potential burning of anyone that touches the front or back of the front seat backs. Members of the Ford F-150 forum have measured and documented the temperature readings, at the top of the map pocket, at over 115 degrees, when ambient temperatures were at 75 degrees. When ambient temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the front seat back temperature can easily reach up to 150 degrees or more. These are levels of heat that certainly can injure a child, or even an adult and, if a child is left in a locked car with the "cooling seats" engaged, it can more rapidly escalate the ambient temperatures to a dangerous and perhaps fatal level inside the vehicle. All attempts to bring this to Ford regional and national customer service agents have been met with total disregard and, in some cases refusal to admit that a problem even exists. Aside from the fact that owners paid $60K for these vehicles, Ford's callous disregard of owners attempts to bring this to their attention are in stark contrast with Ford's stated commitment to quality and service. Examples of seat discoloration (leather) indicate just how high the temperatures can get. A 2013 vehicle with similar options had cooled seats that functioned perfectly well, but all 2015"S share this design flaw. Please reference F150 owner"S comments and thermal pictures documenting this issue at the web address: www.F150forum.com/F118/cooling-seats-your-seat-backs-working-properly-304154/index112 any assistance you can provide in bringing this issue to the immediate attention of Ford Motor Co. Would be greatly appreciated.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

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