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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 15
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,407 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 electrical problems

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2010 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #125

Oct 122018


  • 90,000 miles


Rear defrost glass shattered after using the rear defroster. The rear defroster stopped working but started working again, only to result in overheating and shattering the glass. The shattering occurred while driving between 30-40 mph, the temperate while cool (around 45 degrees). I was driving straight and it was dark.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #124

Aug 232018


  • 198,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact drove over a pothole and the vehicle stalled. The contact coasted the vehicle over to the side of the road. A picture of a battery was displayed on the center of the instrument panel. After approximately five minutes, the vehicle was restarted and operated normally. However, after approximately three miles, the failure recurred. The contact also stated that the vehicle restarted after he struck the fuse box a few times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 198,000.

- Tuscumbia, AL, USA

problem #123

Jul 092018


  • 70,000 miles
The truck will not start motor turns over and iignition key stays stuck in the run position and the engine will not start. Found the fuse that supplies power to the fuel pump relay. The fuse number 27 witch is a 20 amp over heats and melts the fuse box. Where the fuse get installed in. Ford Motor Company has a repair kit for this problem which is Ford part number el3Z-14293 fuse relocation in the fuse box to a bigger 20 amp fuse new location 70. They know they have a problem in there electrical fuel system

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #122

Dec 202017


  • 89,000 miles


Rear window defroster, doesn't work. There is a major malfunction with F-150's concerning this problem. A lot of people are having this problem. There should be a recall. Is the government gonna let Ford slide by again on this? what about the people.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #121

Apr 172018


  • 186,200 miles
Ive had the same problem now twice in a row with the fuel pump 20A fuel in the fuse box under the hood getting hot and melting then blowing the fuse. This fuse if it hadn't blown would have caught the fuse box on fire. Ford makes a kit to bypass the tiny fuse to relicate it to a larger fuse in an open spot. There are multiple others in numerous forums who state they have had the same problem. Ford has never issued a recall for this issue that can turn bad if the fuse does not pop.

- Warrensburg, MO, USA

problem #120

Nov 152017


  • 150,000 miles
Engine cranks but does not start one morning. Found fried fuel pump fuse was the issue. Not a blown fuse. A fried fuse. Blackened and charred.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #119

Jan 112018


  • 105,000 miles


I have not had any problems with the truck until now. Lately I T's not been cranking and the check engine light on. Sometimes it cranks fine and sometime it doesn't. I took it to auto zone and they got a communications code. I've heard a lot of complaints on this issue. I've also been told that the vehicle will shut down on you while driving.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #118

Jan 252018


  • 75,000 miles
Driving on county road using rear defroster and the rear window shattered on the passengr side. Extremely loud boom like a gun shot sound. No hole in glass just shattered but still in frame.

- Mountain Home, AR, USA

problem #117

Dec 052017


  • 95,000 miles
Fuel pump fuse blows without provocation leaving vehicle without power. Went out to start vehicle and it would only turn over but never start. Found this to be a consistent problem on the web and was able to replace the fuse and vehicle started immediately.

- Lufkin, TX, USA

problem #116

Jun 152017


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. On several occasions, while driving, the door ajar indicator illuminated, indicating that the door was ajar. The contact stated that the rear driver's and passenger side doors were closed. Upon further inspection, he noticed that the wires were fractured. The contact called cloninger Ford of morgantown at (828) 584-4600(1001 jamestown rd, morgantown, nc 28655) and took the vehicle to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the driver's side wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact to call NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Hudson, NC, USA

problem #115

Oct 122017


  • 182,125 miles


My high school daughter was driving our 2010 F150 on the way to school today and it failed in the left turn lane at a busy intersection, and it would crank but not start. People were honking their horns and my daughter missed classes. She could have been re-end and injured for the rest of her life. I had the vehicle towed to a garage and they said it was a known issue related to a fuse/fuse box wire and they are looking for a fusebox bypass kit that Ford has put together to fix this problem. This is a known issue that several people have reported. Https:// This is a safety issue! she could have been rear-ended and injured for the rest of her life! repair cost to install Ford's bypass kit was $360. Ford knows about this and did not notify us to my knowledge.

- North Oaks, MN, USA

problem #114

Oct 042017


  • 84,000 miles
Like hundreds of others, driving and put rear defroster on and a minute later heard a gunshot like noise and my back rear right winidow exploded. Dogs in the backseat, was not pretty and scared the heck out of me while driving. Isn't there a recall on this yet?

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #113

Sep 132017


  • 63,000 miles
My truck cranks but won't start. The fuse to the fuel pump relay was blown. I understand this is a problem with many truck owners and Ford is offering a bypass kit for this system for $400-$500. Shouldn't this be a recall if they're having to install a bypass kit?

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #112

Sep 032017


  • 94,000 miles
The 20 amp fuse for the fuel pump is melting in the fuse block. This is all over the internet and is a known problem by Ford dealers. This 2010 year is the problem everyone is having. Ford has yet to have a recall but with all the problems it is not going to long until someone is stranded and they bypass the fuse and start a fire. Ford does need to address this problem.I do not have any pictures of mine I changed over the weekend but there is plenty on line that is how we found why my truck would not start. It is only a matter of time before a fire may start from this melting of the fuse block.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #111

Aug 102017


  • 116,000 miles
TPMS module continually looses contact with wheel sensors and displays "tire pressure sensor fault" in the instrument cluster. Discount tire has replaced and resynced three times and it continues to happen. The fault usually occurs when on the freeway. About 30 days after having it fixed. The other issue is continual problems with the apim module. This is a safety concern if you're unable to make a phone call because you're having constant bluetooth issues. It has come to my attention through a google search that many people with the same model and vintage are having this problem, and Ford is trying their best to blame peoples phones for causing problems rather than accepting responsibility for it. My truck is in the dealer having this issue looked at for a third time now. I'm finally getting them to replace the apim under my extended factory warranty.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #110

Jul 162017


  • 50,000 miles
Ford F150 4X4 XLT, dash board keeps going out. Shows skidding, and tire sensor faulty, dingging, A/C goes hot, inside lights don't work. Has happened many times, spoke with Ford took it in, they stated they could not duplicate the problem, which we have found out is a lie. They stated we needed a new battery, which we had tested as well as the alternator and nothing wrong there either. We took it to advanced auto to see what they could tell us. A young man said that Ford had put out a inside notice that his buddy showed him of a faulty wiring harness in the dash. He asked if he could show us a short term fix...he smacked the dash and all the lights came back on. If we hit a bump it will do it again, or on really hot days, because of the heat. We are waiting on Ford to recall this as it is a serious hazard and maybe start fires. As sometimes you smell electrical, this happens daily when ever we drive the truck, you can have a wreck trying to smack it hard enough to get it to come back on. This happens when you are sitting in the truck, driving, or when you go to start it will have no gauges, lights A/C or heat in the winter. Yet the outside lights will work, yet when you push the brakes you hear a loud clicking. This has been happening for approx. 2.5 yrs +...Ford needs to recall and fix this. Everyday we deal with this problems multiple times a day. We brought this truck new and it first did this around 23,000 miles. Now at just over 50,000 miles. There are times that smacking the dash does notwork and we have to wait for it to come on, those time you have to run with traffic or if others are passing you need to speed up. Very dangerous

- Osceola, MO, USA

problem #109

Jun 122017


  • 0 miles
The instrument cluster fails at start up not come on no speedometer or anything on the instrument cluster as well as sometimes it wont start

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #108

Feb 182017


  • 104,000 miles
Fuel pump relay fuse melted. 2010 F-150 2 wd V8, was driving and pulling a trailer (within the vehicle's parameters weight wise, I.e. not overloaded, and in fact it continued with the empty trailer) and the truck began stalling randomly, usually when going up a hill. This is very dangerous as I was hauling valuable horses up hilly roads at the time. I had it repaired at a local dealership (crain Ford, little rock, Arkansas 501-570-3737) which involved moving the fuse to a different spot. It seems to be acting up again after less than a week. I paid a lot of money to "fix" it and it needs to stay fixed!

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #107

Jan 022017


  • 197,664 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving and making a left turn, the vehicle inadvertently stalled. The contact coasted into a parking lot, waited a minute, restarted the vehicle, and resumed driving. In addition, the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 30 mph. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 197,664.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #106

Dec 092016


  • 62,000 miles
The door ajar light stays on. After closing all doors repeadtly, the driver side door light says its still ajar. The dangerous part is that the cab lights stay on the whole time while driving at night. Also, when done driving and after locking the truck, the lights still stay on running down the battery.

- Oakdale, CA, USA

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