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CarComplaints.com Notes: We aren't rating the 2015 F-150 as "bad" yet, but there is an early trend of complaints about the transmission shifting roughly.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,840 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2015 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #20

Oct 102016

F-150

  • 60 miles

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

Electric throttle body repair. 16B32 is the code. My truck shut off on me on the highway almost hurting or killing me. This is a brand new vehicle I bought 8 months ago 8000 miles.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #19

Oct 012016

F-150

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the tailgate slightly detached from the vehicle on its own. The failure damaged the wiring cable on the rear of the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that the computer wires that were damaged needed to be replaced first in order to properly diagnose the tailgate failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but the contact had not received a response. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #18

May 202016

F-150

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving various speeds with all the doors locked, the front driver and passenger side doors failed to remain locked. In addition, the window lock on the driver side door was engaged, but failed when the vehicle reached higher speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 09/22/16

- Carthage, NY, USA

problem #17

Sep 222015

F-150

  • 13,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving at various speeds, the "trailer disconnected" warning light illuminated. The contact pressed the ok button to clear the message and the "brake gain" warning light illuminated. The dealer stated that the vehicle was out of range resistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000. Updated 09/27/16

- Brainerd, MN, USA

problem #16

Nov 102015

F-150

  • 15,000 miles
New 2015 F150, accelerates and decelerates on its own. Brakes create loud noise. Wiring harness as it relates to the shifting of the truck was replaced within the first six months as well. Auto off frequently refuses to restart. Loss of complete power on highway.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #15

Jan 092016

F-150

  • 4,000 miles
I received a recall notice from Ford telling me to bring the truck to the dealer to have the adaptive cruise control reprogrammed. I did have this work done. After the work was done I had an incident where I was passing an 18 wheeler and the truck set off the collision warning alarm and applied the brakes hard. If someone was following closely it would have been a collision. There was no traffic in my lane for at least 1/4 mile ahead. Ford has not been helpful in resolving this issue and their only suggestion is to turn off the adaptive cruise control. I paid a lot of money for what I feel is an important and useful safety feature and want Ford to fix the system so it will not malfunction and possibly cause a rear end collision.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #14

Jan 172016

F-150

  • 49,000 miles

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

Today, 1/17/16 on my way home I turned on the rear defroster but the light didn't come on so I assumed a fuse had blown or something. Then while continuing on my drive home, about 5-10 minutes, later I heard a loud sound like a gun shot and when I turned to see what it was low and behold the passenger rear window was shattered. Apparently this has happened to hundreds if not thousands of Ford trucks from 2009-2014 and something needs to be done about this. Us as consumers shouldn't have to bare the burden of the expense for repair of a known defective part, or as some of the dealers have suggested, file the claim with your insurance company. Here again, it is exactly these types of claims that will keep increasing insurance premiums for us consumers because large corporations like Ford will not step up and do what they know is the right thing and issue a recall.

- Woodstock, CT, USA

problem #13

Dec 182015

F-150

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 70 mph, the push start button was touched and the vehicle shut off while still in drive, causing the vehicle to slow down in the middle of traffic. The contact was able to pull over and restart the vehicle. The contact tested the failure at various speeds and the failure recurred. The contact spoke with the dealer who stated that there was no recall related to the failure; however, the dealer also stated that the cruise control needed to reprogrammed and further inspection was needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000.

- Rochester Hill, MI, USA

problem #12

Apr 292015

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
2015 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to airbag problems, ignition problems and vehicle tires issues. The consumer stated the A/C blew out hot air, the transmission was jerky when he applied the brake, then the accelerator. When the vehicle was first started, there was a loud grinding/growling noise coming from underneath the vehicle by the driver front wheel, there was excessive cabin noise, and tire noise. The electric engine fan came on when the vehicle was sitting outside in the heat, the undercarriage was showing signs of corrosion. Water was leaking through the driver assist handle grip near the windshield.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #11

Nov 132015

F-150

  • 3,619 miles
Total loss of power while driving. At 3022 miles the engine cut off while at 40-50mph. A smart data link was replaced. At 3619 miles the engine cut off again while accelerating at 40-50 mph. Both incidents happened within 5 minutes of starting the engine. Several alerts pop up on the screen to include loss of braking, hill assist, and service engine. First repair was for 10 days. Current repair is 3 days and counting. Currently I am aware of another F150 with the ecoboost 2.7 engine having the same problems with several attempts to fix.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012015

F-150

  • 800 miles

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

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 #9

Aug 112015

F-150

  • 15,657 miles
After morning startup, vehicle stumbled, hesitated on acceleration into traffic. Vehicle stalled after approximately driving 1 mile. Would re-start, only idle, then stall when put into drive and attempted to re-enter traffic. I had towed to closest Ford dealership for warranty repairs. My vehicle was returned over two weeks later. The service invoice outlined that the low pressure fuel pump was found bad, shorted and connecting plug to harness melted. They replaced fuel pump and repaired harness plug. Vehicle was not fixed. Over the two week period the vehicle was at the dealership, the fuel pump driver, body control module, and last the engine control module was replaced to repair the problem. My major concern is the melted fuel pump plug. I would think there would be adequate fusible link protection to keep this kind of problem from happening especially when affecting an in tank fuel pump. This might lead to fuel fires and also accidents due to loss of power from the engine. I was fortunate to be able to safely get my vehicle on the road shoulder, and then onto a side street with minimal traffic. Another issue is that one device failure creating failures in multiple vehicle control systems that would cost the consumer thousands of dollars out of warranty to repair. I was told that a Ford field engineer was sent to assist the dealership, after his visit, the ECM was replaced which made the vehicle functional again. Adequate overcurrent protection on the fuel pump should have prevented damaging the other critical parts. Ford has put a lot of these vehicles on the road with the fuel efficiency new engineering as a major marketing tool. I fear the vehicle may have been rushed to production with inherent flaws that could be a danger to owners and the public.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #8

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 #7

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 #6

May 112015

F-150

  • 0 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/

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Jun 252015

F-150

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the heated and cool seats when activated to cool, the seats would heat ata temperature of 120 to 130 degrees. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000. Updated 9/15/15

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 052015

F-150

  • 1,500 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/

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 302015

F-150

  • 1,000 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, 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/

- Newton, IA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272015

F-150

  • 20 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/cooling-seats-your-seat-backs-working-properly-304154/index112/#post4276791

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

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