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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,340 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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2015 Ford F-150 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2015 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 222016


  • 6,900 miles


Driving the Ford F150 (V6 ecoboost) on a city street (35 mph) it has failed at random times (I've now seen this issue more than 3 times) usually with 3 major failures. These 3 failures (1) engine, transmission, and emissions 2) brakes & suspension 3) restratins & driver assistance) cause the truck to transition to 'limp' mode which can actually be just as hazardous. If I'm turning onto a road with a 55+ mph speed limit I need to accelerate but if this system fails, along with the restraints & driver assistance, this could be a very dangerous and life threatening situation. The reason why is that the restraints & driver assistance goes off now disabling my airbags, etc. And if I now get hit (because now I'm in limp mode going about 7 mph) I have lost a great deal of 'built-in' protection without the airbags. Translate that to driving on a highway and encountering this situation and you can see that loss of life is not out of the question. I've taken the truck back to Ford for the warranty work and they say they believe it's an electronic throttle body controller that has gone bad and needs to be replaced but right now it's at least 3 weeks before they can get a replacement part. Compounding this issue is that Ford had issued an internal recall for V8's built at the same plant as my V6 ecoboost truck for the same type of issue.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #7

Aug 012016


  • 13,000 miles
Airbag light on dash illuminated took truck to dealer found seat position sensor under passenger seat broken changed sensor no explanation how sensor might have gotten broken. Not covered by warranty bad Ford engineering.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #6

Jul 142016


  • 26,000 miles
During a accident where I rear ended another vehicle that was either stopped or at a very slow roll on a off-ramp (traffic was backed up from a wreck further up), neither my airbags or my seat belt restrained me. The result being me hitting the steering wheel with my chest and abdomen. I had bruising on my lower abdomen and extensive injuries to my back, neck and hips. The chiropractor hopes to have me back to 80-90% of "normal" (how I was before the wreck) within 2-2 1/2 months. I estimate my speed upon impact to be between 50-60 mph.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 082016


  • 11,000 miles


The contact owned a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle jerked to the left and the contact crashed into a guardrail. A police report was filed. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back and had a slight concussion. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the driver side lower ball joint failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 11,000. The vehicle was destroyed.

- Newtown Square, PA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

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 #2

Sep 292015


  • 3,400 miles
Pickup crashed into side of passenger car (T-bone) at 50mph. Air bags failed to deploy.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 222015


  • 30,040 miles
The contact owned a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving 40 mph, a vehicle ran the stop sign and crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The contact lost control of the vehicle and landed in a ditch. The driver side air bag failed to deploy. The contact sustained serious head injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,040. The VIN was not available.

- Belcourt , ND, USA

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