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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,120 miles

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2015 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

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

problem #21

Apr 102015


  • miles


Require conveying title or a royalty free license to government free 20448.

- Montclair, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 012016


  • 15,000 miles
Running board failure on F150 2015 lariat. My 2015 lariat came with factory installed running boards which we need as my wife and I are both 68 years old. The running boards make getting in and out of the cab safe and easy, at least that is what I thought. After 9 months of ownership my wife fell while getting into the truck causing bruising and contusions to her legs. I looked carefully at the running boards after that incident and found that the rubber like treads that were supposed to provide traction when stepped on had come loose and were moving about 1/2" from side to side on the chrome metal step side platform. I took it to my dealer who inspected it and told me they would have to replace the running board. I was concerned about this so I monitored it carefully. Nine (9) months later I found that not only the passenger side as coming loose again but so was the driver side. It would appear that the rubber/plastic composite that the non slip treads are made of are simple pushed through holes in the running board steel plate material with no protection on the inserted necks of the tread from being eaten away by the edges of the holes in the plate causing the necks of the treads to deteriorate quickly due to chafing. This entire matter and the way Ford responded to my request to cover the defective parts until they can find a safe and reliable solution left me sad. My wife should not be subjected to possible serious injury for what Ford's regional manager would like to classify as a cosmetic issue. Step treads on a steel running board are a safety feature not a cosmetic add on. Ford must know by now that this issue isn't isolated to my vehicle and that they have a problem with the treads and the design in general. It is a shame they would let a $10 tread tarnish the reviews of their new aluminum body line of trucks.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #19

Jun 032016


  • 0 miles
The vehicle is a 2015 Ford F-150 extended cab. My vehicle has not been involved in an incident, but there is a defect in the design of the seatbelt/door latches. Design of the rear doors and the latches traps the rear seat passenger in the event of the incapacitation of the front seat passenger. The rear door cannot be opened unless the front door is opened first. There is no way for a rear seat passenger to be able to open the front door in the case of an accident, and there is no alternative method of egress for rear seat passengers. This is a design defect affecting all 2015 F-150 crew cab pickups. So far there I have not had an accident, but the problem should be addressed by Ford before there are tragic results from the design error.

- Bastrop, TX, USA

problem #18

Jan 042016


  • 6,000 miles


During temperatures below freezing (32 F) one or more of the door locks and/or latches will freeze and become inoperable. Power lock buttons will not function to unlock the door and door handles will not open the doors (from the outside). Doors have to be unlocked from the inside, by manually cycling the pull knob multiple times to loosen the frozen lock. Frozen door latches are only able to be opened from the inside (using the inside handles). At times, the frozen door locks and latches will not re-secure the doors and the doors will not lock or the latch will not secure and the door will remain unsecured/open and/or unlocked. Spoke to dealer about this issue in Feb. 2016 and was advised that Ford issued a temporary fix for the issue and a permanent fix would be coming in the next 90 days. Checked back with the dealer in the end of May 2016 - was advised that Ford still has not issued a permanent fix for the door lock/latch issue and they could give me no further information - other than the temporary fix that Ford issued over the winter only seemed to be a partial solution and was not a permanent fix. I find this to be a significant problem and defect for any new Ford F150 being driven in a northern climate. Having doors that are unable to be opened from the outside presents a safety issue as well as having door locks that are frozen shut and have to be manually manipulated from the inside in order to release the lock. Additionally, the fact that the doors and locks may not re-secure the door when closed, leaves you not knowing if you vehicle is locked or if your doors will come open while driving. In addition to being extremely frustrating, this is certainly a safety issue for owners of new F150's as the doors may not be able to be opened or unlocked during below freezing temp.'s. the truck is now one year old and still no fix/solution from Ford.

- Merrill, WI, USA

problem #17

Mar 042016


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there were drops of radiator fluid on the floor. The vehicle was driven to a dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured radiator and needed replacement. The mechanic also stated that the way the radiator was mounted to the body of the vehicle was what caused the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Macclesfield, NC, USA

problem #16

Feb 022016


  • 8,000 miles
Doors on my super crew cab will not open when temperatures are below 22 degrees. Doors are frozen shut. Dealer "fixed" front doors but rear doors were not fixed, parts on nation-wide back order but dealer says it is likely Ford engineers trying to solve problem with newly designed hardware.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #15

Feb 182016


  • 7,800 miles


When cold, doors do not latch securely and door will appear a jar in gauge cluster as well as being a jar. In addition doors have popped open while in motion because they are not securely closed.

- Bloomingdale, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 012015


  • 150 miles
Frame has welds that missed their rewelded one and ignored another. The frame also showed streaks of rust where section were overlapped. Less than a month of owning it, a few hundred miles and no road salt exposure.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 202016


  • 1,259 miles
During below freezing temperatures intermittently the drivers door won't latch repeated closing of the door and cycling of the locks don't work. Warmer temps later let it latch. During below freezing temperatures intermittently the left rear door won't unlatch repeated cycling of the locks have no effect. Warmer temps later let it open. Glare from the chrome dash vent cause a very distracting glare on the window when using the drivers side view mirror. At a glance both sideview mirrors seem ok but when you scan across them they appear to have been obtained from a funhouse, distracting.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #12

Feb 102016


  • miles
I have had over a dozen problems with the door locks in cold weather. The doors will not open and some time later you can get one open then they will not shut the door will bounce back. Once I get about 10 mikes down the road with the heater blasting wide open they will finally latch closed. I have been to two dealers and no help. Stationary and driving.

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #11

Jan 012016


  • 2,000 miles


At temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the door locks and lock mechanisms will intermittently freeze in an opened or closed position. At times, doors will not stay shut when attempts are made to close them from the inside; this occurs on all 4 doors. When the vehicle is in motion, the doors have opened, requiring the passenger and/or driver to physically hold the door closed. The problem has been inspected by the local Ford dealer, however they stated that Ford has not released a reliable remedy for the problem. Other customers had their vehicles in repair for the same reason.

- Grand Forks, ND, USA

problem #10

Jan 202016


  • 1,600 miles
Doors won't latch when temperature gets below 20 degrees farenheit. Dealer has tried twice to fix it with no luck. Serious safety issue as I never know when the door will unlatch

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 202016


  • 4,000 miles
Back doors latches will not release. I have tried to open them in a heated garage (65 degrees) but to no avail. Dealer has informed me that parts are on a back order and not due till late February.

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #8

Jan 192016


  • 2,000 miles
In temperatures under freezing, the drivers side front and rear door would not open from the outside. Was only able to open from the inside. After opening from the inside, the doors would not close and secure shut. Need to hold the door in order to drive the vehicle. The potential for the door to open while driving is possible as the driver may not be aware!! totally unacceptable quality as this is a big safety problem secondly, as a result of the frozen doors, the drivers side front and rear door locks will not function... the doors remain unlocked and will not lock, neither with the power function or manually.... another quality and safety problem.

- Newmarket Ontario Can. L3x1n3, OR, USA

problem #7

Dec 012015


  • 9,000 miles
In below freezing temperatures I was unable to open both of my rear doors from the inside or out. I had to crawl over the seat and manual unlock the door. I am concerned for the safety of my young child should the doors fail and I need to remove her in an emergency.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #6

Jan 112016


  • 7,000 miles
Door latch on 2015 Ford F150 malfunctioned during freezing temperatures. On Monday, January 11 2016 my truck had been started using the remote start and ran for 10+ minutes (heat on),when I entered my truck and began backing out of the driveway, I noticed the door ajar light was on along with all overhead lights, the driver's side door was still ajar and would not latch. After numerous attempt to close the door it only latched after the truck warmed up. the outside temperature at the time was 27 degrees, and truck had not been exposed to rain or washed in five days. Afrer researching online and many forums, I have noticed that this is an issue that has been identified on F150's manufactured in 2015. However, when I called Ford motor customer service they advised according to their records they have no issues for my F150 which was manufactured in August 2015. Dealer wants the truck brought in and left with them, I am not a fan of spraying a lube on door latch and claiming it's fixed. Ford nor the dealer would answer my question of how did you resolve the issue with previous F150's that had this same issue or have you had any F150 trucks recently with this issue? appointment is being scheduled with dealer asap. Ford should issue a recall to permanently fix door latching mechanism, so doors latch in low temperatures. From my understanding this is an issue on more 2015 F150's than just the ones manufactured prior to March 2015. No matter the weather, you shouldn't have the worry of your door closing...especially on a new vehicle. Ford advised me that they would make you aware of the issue and I just wanted to make sure that you knew about the issue and voice my concerns.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 132016


  • 377 miles
While driving brand new 2015 F150xlt supercrew with 6.5ft bed I was full stopped about 20ft behind a car that was waiting for another car to turn as I looked up in rear view mirror saw another truck coming behind me down hill at approximatley 45mph the speed limit on the state route 2 lane just before entering town. I heard him lock up his brakes and slam into the back of my truck pushing me 15 to 20ft slamming me into the SUV in front of me hitting me at dead stop square on in the back driving me square on into vehicle infront of me, no airbag ever deployed I was thrust agianst the steering wheel in a snapping action. The impact was so forcefull it moved the supercrew back seat from the down position to the full upright and locked in place position agianst the back of the cab. The truck was only 6 days old with 370 miles on it. With that impact front and back I would think airbags would have deployed. The force of the impact bent the frame down in the back and bent the frame up in the front see the attached pictures.

- Lexington, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 122016


  • 14,430 miles
Doors not latching and lock S not working in freezing temperatures. On several occasions when the temperature drops below freezing, the door latches will not engage when you close the door. Also, the door locks will not operate. I have had to drive my vehicle while holding the driver's door closed with my hand until it warmed up enough for the door latch to work. There is a tsb for this issue. Tsb 15-0052. It calls for the removal of all 4 door panels. Inspect latches and cables. Apply grease to all components and then reassemble the door panels. Tsb work was done by marysville Ford in marysville, wa on 12-2-2015. Problem still exists. Vehicle was taken back to dealership and kept for 2 more days on January 12 2016. Service department can not replicate problem in heated shop. Service department told me they contacted the Ford service hotline and was told there is no fix at this time. At this time I am not able to fully use my vehicle in below freezing temperatures. This is a safety concern for driver and passengers. Can not latch door to drive vehicle and if in an accident the locks would not release trapping passengers inside the vehicle. Ford needs to address this issue and provide a recall immediately.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 112016


  • 3,000 miles
Doors latches do not function correctly in freezing conditions. Door will not latch closed thus forcing me to drive with a door that is not secured and could swing open.

- Decherd, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 112016


  • 897 miles
This morning the temp. Was 6 degrees outside, my truck was parked in the garage I opened the door got in and started the vehicle. Once I tried to close the door driver door it wouldn't latch close. I tried to unlock/lock it from inside and outside the vehicle but still would latch closed. Instead of getting it toed to a dealer I had to drive while holding my door closed. Once I got to work (30 mile drive) the door began to latch again... this put me in a safety risk and it is a common occurrence with the new F150's from reading the forum community. Please help get Ford to fix it. The dealer just wanted to spray lube externally on the door mechanism which does nothing.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

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