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FORD F-150 Problems with Electrical System, Exterior Lighting

 
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2009 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2009 FORD F-150. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2009 FORD F-150 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (282 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 10, 2013
Location LINCOLN, NE
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2009 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

I BOUGHT A PREOWNED 2009 FORD F-150 IN NOVEMBER 2011 WITH 49000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. I HAD ALWAYS COMPLAINED THE INSTRUMENT GAUGES WERE DIFFICULT TO SEE. I FINALLY INVESTIGATED AND REALIZED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL IS NOT ILLUMINATED UNDER DAYLIGHT CONDITIONS. IT IS ONLY ILLUMINATED WHEN THE PARKING LIGHTS OR HEADLIGHTS ARE ON. THE ONLY WAY TO GET ILLUMINATION DURING DAYLIGHT IS TO COVER THE LIGHT SENSOR THUS SIMULATING DARKNESS. THIS,HOWEVER, ONLY ILLUMINATES THE GAUGES AT THE LOWER SETTING FOR NIGHTTIME DRIVING. THE DIMMER KNOB/WHEEL IS OPERATIONAL BUT DOES NOT INCREASE ILLUMINATION TO THE LEVEL EXPECTED FOR DAYLIGHT DRIVING. THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO OTHER COMPLAINTS ON THIS WEBSITE REGARDING THIS ISSUE AND THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER LIKE COMPLAINTS ON OTHER WEBSITES. THE DEALER TECH WAS HELPFUL, BUT UPON CHECKING WITH FORD, WAS TOLD THE VEHICLE WAS DESIGNED THAT WAY. I FIND THAT TO BE LUDICROUS. FOR INSTANCE, TODAY, ON A SUNNY MORNING, WHEN DRIVING TOWARD THE EAST AT 10:00 AM IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ THE GAUGES! HOW CAN THIS NOT BE A SAFETY ISSUE?

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