Ford F-150: Complaints & Recalls

As the most popular motor vehicle of all time, the Ford F-150 is consistently one of the best-selling vehicles each year in the United States. With an aluminum construction and plenty of power, the F-150 is popular for many reasons—when it’s running correctly.

Like many other makes and models, the F-150 has seen its share of complaints and recalls over the last few years. If you believe your F-150 may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Ford F-150 Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new F-150 in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Ford F-150

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Doors may open while driving. An open door could lead to accidents by distracting the driver or other people on the road.
  • Left rear seat belt may detach. In the event of a crash, a passenger in this seat could be severely injured.
  • Door may unlatch in a side impact collision. If a door opens during a collision, the risk of injury increases.
  • Seat belts may not be anchored. Without proper restraints, the chance of injury increases.
  • Unexpected braking using adaptive cruise control. Unexpected braking increasing the risk of injury or accident.

2016 Ford F-150

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Front seat adjuster pivot bolts may loosen. If a passenger isn’t properly restrained, their risk of injury increases.
  • Doors may open while driving. An open door could lead to accidents by distracting the driver or other people on the road.
  • Left rear seat belt may detach. In the event of a crash, a passenger in this seat could be severely injured.
  • Door may unlatch in a side impact. If a door opens during a collision, the risk of injury increases.
  • Driver seat back frame may fail. The back of the seat may not properly restrain passengers.

2017 Ford F-150

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Missing roll pin causing loss of park function. In some cases, the vehicle may roll away even after it’s been placed in park—if the parking brake hasn’t been applied.
  • Transmission shift linkage may disconnect. This reduces driver control by not responding to the way the driver instructs the vehicle.
  • Doors may open while driving. An open door could lead to accidents by distracting the driver or other people on the road.
  • Door may unlatch in a side impact. If a door opens during a collision, the risk of injury increases.
  • Driver seat back frame may fail. The back of the seat may not properly restrain passengers.

2018 Ford F-150

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Fuel pump assembly welds may fracture. A leak can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Missing roll pin causing loss of park function. In some cases, the vehicle may roll away even after it’s been placed in park—if the parking brake hasn’t been applied.
  • Shift position may incorrectly indicate “Park.” This can confuse drivers, leading to an accident.
  • Cylinder heads incorrectly machined. This could cause engine failure.
  • Unintended vehicle movement. This increases the risk of a crash.

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Ford F-150

If you’re constantly coordinating with your dealership to fix your F-150, you may have been sold a lemon. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.