definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,300 miles

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2013 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 032016


  • 12,000 miles


Both tail light lamp assemblys have stress cracks and moisture is present in one of them. I only have 14000 miles and today the dealer said it's not a warranty item. Noticed it around 12000 miles.

- Angleton, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 182015


  • 56,000 miles
Backing out of my garage I turned the steering wheel all the way to the left and the power steering made a noise and the advance trac warning and hill descent warning came on. As I continued to drive it each time the wheel needed to be turned to the left the same noise would occur and the steering wheel would resist turning. Soon the problem increased to be both directions and I took it to the shop and they disconnected something so there isn't any power steering. This could affect someone driving and cause them not to turn.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 132014


  • 38,000 miles
Yesterday, my truck started fine with no issues, all systems were fine. This morning, 12/13/14, I went to start my truck and my battery was completely dead. I left nothing on and nothing plugged in. I purchased a new battery and it started fine although the remote start (factory installed) no longer works when pressed, the horn blows once and the lights flash twice. I looked out of my window a few minutes ago and noticed that the white instrument cluster lights are on. I went out to make sure my truck was locked, got in, started the engine and shut everything off again but the instrument cluster lights won't go out.

- Essex, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 212014

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 6,200 miles


Left turn signal stuck on, right turn signal inoperable.

- Island Park, ID, USA

problem #2

May 302014


  • 9,500 miles
My 2013 Ford F150 XLT began flashing a warning saying service advancetrac. Then it immediately begins flashing shift to park. The truck then begins to downshift causing a rapid slowing of the truck.. when I get to the side of the road to stop I hear metal on metal grinding noises from the engine compartment that I believe is the transmission trying to shift to park... the truck then loses all blinkers and flashers as well as all lighting on the instrument panel. I was able to drive it to a safe location off the road this time.. the truck randomly continues this and its been in the shop several times and they say nothing is wrong with it. I finally got fed up and began video of the dash display in order to document my safety and problems. This truck is 9 months old and has 14000 miles on it. It has done it again and all electrical systems would not reboot and left me stranded for a long time. We have been driving on I95 at 75mph during holiday traffic and it happened again and we literally thought we would be killed because cars had to slam on brakes to avoid our disabled car. It was even scarier since my 6month old daughter was in the vehicle then.we are at a loss because Ford has completely ignored the problem and just assumes I will stop making them fix this at some point. I'm in a 1 car family and bought this to accommodate my new baby and have her a safe ride...this problem is dangerous and it is going to hurt or kill someone if its left unaddressed. [xxx] at jim hudson Ford service has told me he knows its something wrong with it but Ford will not allow him to fix it under the warranty terms for new trucks. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #1

May 302013

F-150 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
The directional control lever on this vehicle requires the driver to engage the lever multiple times to indicate a change from a right turn to a left turn and vice versa. For example, making a left turn from one roadway onto another roadway, and then needing to make a quick right turn off of the 2nd roadway requires the driver to first disengage the left directional, and then in a 2nd motion, engage the right directional. It is not possible to merely move the directional lever up (to indicate a right turn) after turning left in one fluid motion. It requires a) holding the lever down to indicate a left turn B) in the middle of that turn, hitting the lever right two times to indicate a right turn. This is contrary to how typical directional levers work. Often it is not possible to signal your intentions to other drivers in a timely fashion - or, the driver may hold the lever up, thinking he has engaged the right directional, but has merely disengaged the left.

- Farmingville, NY, USA

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