fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,905 miles

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2013 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #10

May 022016


  • 32,000 miles


Ford 2013 F-150 both front shocks leaking at 32,000 miles. Dealer states this is not normal and they need to be replaced. Warranty expired Jan 2016. Extended warranty covers mcpherson strut but not the leaky shock inside the strut assy. Corporate Ford states they will not warranty. Ford knows about this issue as they have released a tech service advisory about weeping struts.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 202015


  • 16,000 miles
From time to time the truck starts to shake violently and have to pull over and stop.it shakes all the time from the rear between 45 and 60 mph. Has been back to dealer 3 or 4 times with no results. The last visit I was told this normal, after some research there seems to be a lot of complaints about this.I have had this truck a yr and 1/2 put 10,000 miles on it because im afraid something is going to shake out of it.Ford should be ashamed taking peoples money for trucks they cant use

- Logan, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 212016


  • 30,000 miles
I purchased my 2013 Ford F150 three weeks ago, certified pre-owned from mountain view Ford in chattanooga, tn. While pulling out of my driveway this morning, the truck was engaged in 4X4H mode, (due to inclement weather) it started making a terrible popping noise that sounded like the front left tire was coming off as I was turning to the right. I pulled over and let the car idle for a while. I then kept driving and when going up a steep hill it started doing it again, so I pulled over at a gas station and the loud popping/banging noise happened again as I was turning left this time. It was so loud it startled the customers who were fueling their vehicles. Sounded like a piece of metal snapping in two. Is this related to NHTSA # 10058199" or Ford tsb 44964" I had to disengage the 4X4H and put my truck back in 4X2H a to make the noise stop. We had icy roads this morning, which is the reason I purchased a 4X4 to begin with.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 042014


  • 6,000 miles


My Ford 150 V8 supercab at 32 miles per hour starts shaking the whole truck and vibrates. It does this regardless of road conditions and or gear the truck is in. It only goes away when you drop below 32 or go faster than 35.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 042014


  • 4,800 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the tires were rubbing against the wheel well and chunks of the tire were peeling off. The contact stated that the failure was caused by the factory after market lift kit that was installed on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician attempted to remedy the failure four times by cutting part of the wheel well out. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,800.

- Bueuque, IA, USA

problem #5

May 172014


  • 8,200 miles
2013 Ford F150 ecoboost supercrew (157" wb) when loaded exhibits pulse/bucking/shaking when taking off from a stop. Noticeably worse as more load is applied. Vehicle is rate with payload of 1500 lbs and it only takes 200-300 lbs in the bed to feel it and when you have 700-800 lbs it literally bucks. Had at dealer multiple times and been in contact with Ford tech line who all say that no damage or safety issue exists and to live with it. I paid $42K for this vehicle and now I can't even put anything into the bed to to unsafe starts that are going to leave me stranded. To make matters worse the computer tries to compensate for the vibrations and starts to lower power causing it to not go which is dangerous in left hand turn situations. The tech said there was nothing they could do as Ford states these are known issues.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 312013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 17 miles


The truck I bought has been shaking since the day I picked it up and brought it home. At 55 mph the truck has a distinct wobble. It has been back to sharpnack Ford twice for the problem and I was told they drove four other trucks on their lot and they all do the same thing. Also they took the tires off of mine and swapped them with another truck with the same result. I was told they took the drive shaft apart and rebuilt it, still no fix. After two times back to the shop, I was told by the head mechanic that Ford told him no more repairs will be done to this truck. I can see the bed wobble as I am going down the road and am confident this is where the problem is. Ford is not willing to do anything about it claiming the frequency is within specification limits. I have also driven a 2012 and a 2013 and both of them do the same thing. I'm not sure this is a problem that will cause imminent danger to anyone unless you factor in the"road rage" someone will have after paying 45K for a brand new piece of garbage that the manufacturer refuses to do anything about to fix.

- New London, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 092013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 230 miles
The front end shakes and shimmies @ lower speeds, say less than 50mph from the time we received it. I gave it some time and @ 543 miles I took it in. The dealership determined it was the drive shaft, @ first it felt good, but it was my hoping it was the problem.so here we are, if they don't, how the [xxx] am I suppose to know.the dealership never mentioned they was an issue with the front end. After reading online of the problems with front ends I haven't been back.so here we are...... information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Moyock, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 032012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 200 miles
I experienced a knocking in the steering wheel when driving over small bumps.. it feels like something is loose in the steering. It is getting worse in hot weather. Dealer said it is normal.

- Maidens, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202013


  • 1,600 miles
While driving in a straight line under 40 mph I can feel a banging in the steering wheel traveling up the steering column it feels like the front of the truck is loose. This happens while driving on smooth roads as well as rougher roads, and is more pronounced when the temps outside go above 75 degrees and the longer I drive it the worse it gets, if it is a cooler day out it does not happen. Ford service dept. Wants to change out the lower steering shaft, but I don't think that is going to solve the problem. I know there are issues with the electronic power steering units in these trucks that cause these symptoms. I don't think a brand new $50,000 truck with 1600 miles on it should be having any problems.

- Taunton, MA, USA

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