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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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2012 Ford F-250 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012013

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the front driver side seat belt malfunctioned and failed to retract when unbuckled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician adjusted the seat belt clip; however, the failure continued to occur. The contact indicated that while operating the cruise control and descending down a hill, the transmission would rapidly downshift, reducing the speed and causing the passengers to lunge forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who made adjustments to a computer, but the failure continued to occur. No further information was available. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 15,000. Updated 03/04/15 the consumer stated the seatbelt doesn't always retract causing it to become damaged. The transmission would downshift while going downhill. The rpms would reach 2000 when it should be 1250. The vehicle would downshift 8 times in less than 7 miles. Updated 10/8/2015

- Mankato, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 172012


  • miles
There is no way to secure rear facing infant child seat into vehicle. No clips or rings to attach the carrier to. Seatbelt alone is not sufficient. Infant carrier is equipped with clips on both sides to attach to secure rings at base of seat. My Ford Focus has clips for three rear facing sears. Why not the truck?

- Aston, PA, USA

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