really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 15
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,819 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 electrical problems

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2010 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #6

Apr 012010


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the instrumental panel lights would not illuminate on the instrumental panel and he was unable to read any of the gauges. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer but not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000.

- Hiawassee, GA, USA

problem #5

May 012010


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the instrumental panel illumination failed and would not light up; the contact could not see the speed at which he was traveling. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who informed the contact that the failure was normal and no repairs were needed. The manufacturer was also contacted who informed the dealer that the vehicle was designed in that manner. The vehicle had not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Radford, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 292010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,200 miles
While parked, parking lots and tail lights stay on despite switch position, then when truck put in drive, radio goes out... then wipers fail to work, illuminated odometer flashes along with 4WD indicator light and interior dome light. Dealer claims water in GEM panel"??" internet search shows hundreds of similar with more dangerous results, such as being locked in car when power locks fail or wipers fail during rainstorms. Ford issued spec. Msg to dealer #15773 and knows of problem for years, but hasn't notified owners to fix before damage occurs to fuses and a major repair is needed. They claim warranty period is over, but leaks occurred during warranty period but problems didn't manifest until after warranty period.

- Congers, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 282010


  • 7,000 miles


I bought 2010 Ford F-150 on 4/12/10 and it had only 9 miles on it. On 8/28/2010 around 9:30pm my car caught on fire while it was parked for a while. The fire started under the hood. 911 was called and until firefighters arrived me and my neighbor put down they fire by ourselves. Next day, on Sunday, we tow car to folsom lake Ford dealership but service department was closed. On Monday, 8/30/10 me and my wife went to dealership to find out what they going to do. Service advisor told us that it is looks like manufacture defect. He told us that he contacted via E-mail Ford company and they suppose to reply between 48 hours with instruction what to do or send an inspector and he can't help us with anything until he gets instructions from Ford. We asked for loaner car but they refused, suggesting us to contact our insurance company and have them to take care of this problem, what we did. When 48 hours past we contacted dealership again to find out if they have got any instructions from Ford. Service advisor told us that Ford didn't reply and gave us a phone # of Ford consumer relationship department and try to find out by ourselves, what we did. What they told us is let your insurance company take care of this issue and after it's up to insurance company to try to get reimbursement from the Ford. As a result we had lost income(I am contractor and I need a truck to do work). I have $25 rental coverage w/my insurance and I can get only small car, not truck, and I have $1000 deductible - so it means I have to pay out of my pocket while my car has bumper to bumper warranty.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #2

May 122010


  • 2,000 miles
2010 Ford F150 XLT pickup with automatic illumination/activation instrument cluster illumination lights on 3 occasions to date have failed to illuminate under low /no light outside conditions. The instrument cluster was not readable! no illumination lights. The vehicle also has a manual headlamp selection (3 positions) and even if the headlamp selector switch is turned to manual "on", the instrument cluster did not illuminate!.....this is a safety hazard! the next day everything worked fine except that the instrument cluster did not illuminate until it completely dark outside. Safety hazard!....I cant read the instrument cluster under low light condition! I believe that the sensor that reads outside light conditions needs to be re-calibrated to a lower sensitivity, and that the vehicle should be reprogrammed so that when the driver manually selects for all lights to be activated that the instrument cluster should then go on!

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 042010


  • 15 miles
Ford Motor Co changed their universal garage door from homelink to car2U. Which does not work as the owners guide states. The owners guide has two safety warning not to program inside the garage. I was told to disregard that warning. The only way the control can be programmed is the truck has to be inside the garage. I think it should work like the guide says or reprint the guide.

- Nixa, MO, USA

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