Notes: We aren't rating the 2015 F-150 as "bad" yet, but there is an early trend of complaints about the transmission shifting roughly.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,613 miles

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2015 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Jan 092017


  • 7,000 miles


Rear window shatter after using rear defroster. Car parked. Used remote start. Window shattered upon door close after entering car.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

problem #30

Jan 102017


  • 15,000 miles
Door locks/latches. I live in canton, Michigan and whenever the outside temperature drops below 32 degrees the locks fail to open and/or close. I am unable to open the door from the interior and/or exterior when this occurs. The doors locks also fail to catch when trying to close the doors and securing them. This is a extremely unsafe issue, especially if the car is involved in a motor vehicle crash and the occupants in the vehicle need to get out. Ford is telling me that the interior door hood does not properly keep water off the interior working parts of the door causing the parts to freeze and become inoperable. I am being told replacement parts are unavailable until late March 2017. This needs to be addressed and a recall ordered. This is continuing to happen to me this winter and also did during the winter months of 2015 into 2016. Ford initially was adding lube to all the working parts in a attempt to keep them from seizing up but that is not working because every time they lube the parts up within a day or two the door is malfunctioning once again.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #29

Nov 012015


  • 500 miles
During below freezing conditions drivers door will not close, will not lock or unlock. Ford has issued a technical service bulletin, tsb 15-0052, but the Ford service dept. Says it does not fix the problem. Not really safe driving the truck with one arm holding the door closed for several months of the year. Ford service claims there is nothing they can do unless Ford issues a recall action with a real fix.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #28

Jan 082017


  • 31,500 miles


The power locks on my truck to not operate properly. Some times they will not unlock and some times that will not lock. This morning I unlock the drivers door and go to the store, I get to the store and unlock the rear drivers door. I come back out of the store and only 1 door of the 4 doors would unlock, (drivers door) I reach across and open the passenger door from the inside, put the groceries and then the passenger side door will not lock.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #27

Dec 282016


  • 18,000 miles
Driver door frequently will not latch shut in cold weather. This means sometimes being stranded or having to drive with the driver's door swinging open. This is a widespread issue.

- Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA

problem #26

Dec 052016


  • miles
I was unable to open my 2015 Ford F150 power doors using the key fob, door code buttons, or grip handle sensors. This was most concerning because the issue started with the rear doors; this caused my child to become stuck in the vehicle. The temperature was below freezing at this time. If I had not been able to release the door this would have been an immediate safety issues to my young children. This issue has since progressed to all doors becoming dysfunctional. My vehicle is now at the Ford dealership. My vehicle was both stationary and in motion at the time of incident on city streets and freeway. If I had been in an accident and quickly needed to extract my children from the vehicle the issue of the doors not functioning and freezing could have put my and my children's well fare at extreme risk.

- Spokane Valley, WA, USA

problem #25

Oct 092016


  • 23,500 miles


My fiancÉE and I were driving down the highway, with no cruise control on, and suddenly my sensors go off as if I was about to hit something. Then after a second (probably was only a split-second, but it felt like forever), it went away. If adaptive cruise control would have been enabled, this would have caused the brakes to automatically press (I know because this has happened to me before). I was passing a semi, if that helps. This is a very dangerous issue (sensors thinking they are going to hit something, when it should be nothing). I wish I had a video of it happening, but it only has happened 3 times for at most 3 seconds in the the 1.5 years I have owned the vehicle.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #24

Sep 282016


  • 21,000 miles
I was driving down the highway, with no cruise control on, and suddenly my sensors go off as if I was about to hit something. Then after a second (probably was only a split-second, but it felt like forever), it went away. If adaptive cruise control would have been enabled, this would have caused the brakes to automatically press (I know because this has happened to me before). This is a very dangerous issue (sensors thinking they are going to hit something, when it should be nothing). I wish I had a video of it happening, but it only has happened 3 times for at most 3 seconds in the the 1.5 years I have owned the vehicle.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #23

Oct 102016


  • 43,000 miles
I noticed the front passenger brake overheating. The place I bought it from agree to replace pads and rotors. That didn't fix it, took it to Ford and they replaced caliper, but that didn't fix its at Ford again! front passenger brake overheating even more than before! I'm afraid to drive it with my family in it for fear of potential brake failure/fire! truck is at mullinax Ford on northlake blvd in palm beach gardens Florida.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #22

Apr 102015


  • miles
Require conveying title or a royalty free license to government free §20448.

- Montclair, CA, USA

problem #21

Jun 252016


  • 18,000 miles


The advance track warning light and fuel assist start warning lit up then the engine speed decreased to 1000 rpms and no acceloration available this happened on ann state highway from 70 mph dropping down to 10 mph this took over 30 days to fix. Seemed to be missed diagnosed for weeks. Mechanics unable to find problem. Parts were shipped and delayed and lost. Wiring harnesses and PCM and finally throttle body seemed to correct the problem. Mixed up because computer told mechanics one thing but really another.

- New Glarus, WI, USA

problem #20

May 302016


  • 23,000 miles
While driving on the highway I heard a loud pop, I thought something had hit the front window but nothing. I turned to look at the back of the truck and all of the rear window was shattered (spiderwebs). Nothing could've have hit the glass because I was driving on the highway. I took it to the dealership on a Tuesday and they filed the claim with Ford. Ford did not respond until 10 days later stating they would not fix it because the dealership did not find a cause for the shattered window. Wtf!!!! it shattered on its own that's the freaking cause...I called the service manager was told he would return my call and until now I haven't heard from him. I do not understand why is there no recall if there has been so many complaints, Ford needs to do something about this asap!! worst service ever, last Ford I ever buy!!!!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #19

May 312016


  • 13,000 miles
Brake failure. Pedal went completely to the floor. Warning light indicated low fluid. Took immediately for service and it was determined that the master cylinder had failed and also brake fluid had leaked into the booster. Brake fluid reservoir was completely empty. The vehicle had been stationary for a couple of days before driving. Warning light came on after first attempt to apply brakes. Vehicle was driven to Ford dealer with very minimal braking ability but not complete loss.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #18

Jun 022016


  • 7,500 miles
2015 Ford F150 purchased new, less than 6 months old while operating at highway speed, heard a loud "clunk" sound loses all power, all warning lights activate on the panel. Has occurred three times in the past week. Fortunately able to pull to the side of the road. Able to restart the vehicle. Is currently at dealership and they are attempting to identify the issue. Significant highway safety hazard.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #17

Dec 182015


  • 4,000 miles
Getting on the interstate with my daughter and wife in truck and the gas pedal is stuck, there was no where to pull over so I took the next exit and put truck in N and shut it off. This was at 4000 miles. Called dealership they said they really couldn't help because there was no code. Then a few months later it happened again on the highway, this time we could pull over and my wife video taped it and took back to dealership and demanded something be done. They replaced the gas pedal in hopes that it works. This happened at 8000 miles. Also the rear passenger door doesn't latch in freezing temps. The dealership couldn't find a problem so it was not fixed.

- Bonduel, WI, USA

problem #16

Jan 092016


  • 4,000 miles
I received a recall notice from Ford telling me to bring the truck to the dealer to have the adaptive cruise control reprogrammed. I did have this work done. After the work was done I had an incident where I was passing an 18 wheeler and the truck set off the collision warning alarm and applied the brakes hard. If someone was following closely it would have been a collision. There was no traffic in my lane for at least 1/4 mile ahead. Ford has not been helpful in resolving this issue and their only suggestion is to turn off the adaptive cruise control. I paid a lot of money for what I feel is an important and useful safety feature and want Ford to fix the system so it will not malfunction and possibly cause a rear end collision.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #15

Feb 182016


  • 7,800 miles
When cold, doors do not latch securely and door will appear a jar in gauge cluster as well as being a jar. In addition doors have popped open while in motion because they are not securely closed.

- Bloomingdale, NY, USA

problem #14

Feb 122016


  • 2,000 miles
Ive had a couple issues with the door latches on my truck. When the weather gets below freezing my passenger door will not latch without messing with the door locks and slamming it several times. I just spent 15 minutes out in -4 degree weather trying to get it to close. I've had it serviced once and it still does it. In researching this issue, I also read online of other people having the same problems. Seems like a pretty big safety hazard if you live in a northern climate where it gets cold.

- Graettinger, IA, USA

problem #13

Feb 022016


  • 7,000 miles
I own a 2015 F150 with a very frustrating issue. It seems the door locks cease working during cold temperatures. The issue is sporadic, and affects either all doors, or some of the doors when it occurs. The first time I noticed this, was in the morning. To my surprise, my son was able to open my door without unlocking it. I recall locking it and hearing the beep the night before. I asked my son to shut the door, I clicked the lock button twice and heard the honk. I then went to open the door and it opened! my truck had been left unsecured through the night, and many other nights for all I know. I thought this may have been a fluke, so I went about my day, and did not experience this again for about a week. When I experienced this again, I was on a lunch break and I had driven to a local spot where I like to jog. When I do this, I leave my key in the truck and use the keypad feature as to avoid carrying everything with me. I pushed down the locking rod, shut the door and went on my jog. When I returned, I entered in my code, I heard an unlocking noise (turned out to just be my tailgate), but I could not open my door. I tried again, but again was unable to open my door. I tried my other doors, no luck. I was stuck without keys, wallet, phone (in my truck). I had to find a ride home to get my other key to manually unlock the door. I ended up missing the rest of work, even missed an important meeting. This last happened with my son in the back seat, where he was unable to open the door from the inside, and I was unable to open the door from outside, and this simply got my imagination running to the potential safety risk. It is now at a dealer who cannot duplicate, so no fix. This all not to mention the inch of water I had at my feet when it leaked, or the loose part in the driver door knocking around that they "cant" duplicate. Major qc concern.

- South Ogden, UT, USA

problem #12

Jan 012016


  • 2,000 miles
At temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the door locks and lock mechanisms will intermittently freeze in an opened or closed position. At times, doors will not stay shut when attempts are made to close them from the inside; this occurs on all 4 doors. When the vehicle is in motion, the doors have opened, requiring the passenger and/or driver to physically hold the door closed. The problem has been inspected by the local Ford dealer, however they stated that Ford has not released a reliable remedy for the problem. Other customers had their vehicles in repair for the same reason.

- Grand Forks, ND, USA

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