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FORD F-150 - 2012 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 658 complaints filed for the 2012 FORD F-150

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 FORD F-150. These 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. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 FORD F-150, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ENGINE

9/23/2016 - GARDENDALE, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED TO 40 MPH AND SHOOK VIOLENTLY. THE CONTACT HAD TO MANEUVER THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO A COMPLETE STOP. THE ENGINE WAS SHUT OFF AND RESTARTED IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO RETURN TO NORMAL. THE FAILURE OCCURRED AT LEAST 30 TIMES WITHIN THE PAST YEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TWICE TO INDEPENDENT MECHANICS AND ONE TIME TO THE DEALER. THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,919.

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POWER TRAIN

9/23/2016 - GARDENDALE, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED TO 40 MPH AND SHOOK VIOLENTLY. THE CONTACT HAD TO MANEUVER THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO A COMPLETE STOP. THE ENGINE WAS SHUT OFF AND RESTARTED IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO RETURN TO NORMAL. THE FAILURE OCCURRED AT LEAST 30 TIMES WITHIN THE PAST YEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TWICE TO INDEPENDENT MECHANICS AND ONE TIME TO THE DEALER. THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,919.

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VISIBILITY: DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM: REAR WINDOW

9/22/2016 - SPRING, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 2 MPH, THE REAR DEFROSTER BECAME INOPERABLE AND MELTED THE RUBBER STRIP. IN ADDITION, THE REAR PASSENGER GLASS SHATTERED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE DEFROSTER AND REAR GLASS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 49,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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POWER TRAIN

9/22/2016 - FREMONT, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V248000 (POWER TRAIN) AND STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME FRAME TO SCHEDULE THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED TO DETERMINE WHEN THE CONTACTS VEHICLE WOULD RECEIVE THE RECALL REPAIR. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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SERVICE BRAKES

9/21/2016 - FRANKLIN, TN
BRAKING FAILS SPORADICALLY WHEN STARTING FORWARD OR REVERSE. UNABLE TO STOP. ONCE MOVING PROBLEM APPEARS TO GO AWAY. IDENTICAL TO DESCRIPTIONS GIVEN IN OTHER 2012 RECALL ON BRAKE FAILURE. VEHICLE HAS 31K MILES, AND PROBLEM HAS EXISTED SINCE AROUND 24K MILES. BECOMING MORE FREQUENT.

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SUSPENSION

9/20/2016 - SANFORD, NC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. WHILE DRIVING ABOVE 40 MPH OR MERGING, THE VEHICLE SHOOK VIOLENTLY. THE SPEED DECREASED TO 35 MPH. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER, BUT IT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ISSUE WAS POSSIBLY RELATED TO A PREVIOUS ISSUE WITH THE CHARGED AIR COOLER (RELATED TO THE TURBO). THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO CALL THE MANUFACTURER HOWEVER THE CALL DROPPED WHILE SPEAKING WITH A REPRESENTATIVE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 8,000.

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ENGINE

9/20/2016 - MAPLE GROVE, MN
TRUCK LOOSES POWER UNDER HARD ACCELERATION. I HAVE HAD IT IN TWO OTHER TIMES WITH THE SAME ISSUE AND IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SPARK PLUGS HAD CRACKED. I HAVE IT SCHEDULED TO GO BACK IN LATER THIS WEEK AGAIN. I'M GUESSING THE PLUGS CRACKED AGAIN. I'VE BEEN GIVEN NO ANSWERS AS TO WHY THIS IS HAPPENING.

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POWER TRAIN

9/16/2016 - BLACKWELL, MO
WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50MPH THERE IS AN APPARENT LOSS OF SIGNAL TO THE SPEEDOMETER FOLLOWED BY A SUDDEN DOWN SHIFT FROM 6TH TO 2ND CAUSING THE TRUCK TO NEARLY COME TO A HALT. HAPPENS VERY RANDOMLY AND INTERMITTENTLY. ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT A COUPLE OF TIMES. ON ONE OCCASION THE TRUCK WAS IN DRIVE, I WAS PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR AND THE TRUCK WOULD NOT GO ANY WHERE. PUT IT IN PARK AND TURNED IT OFF AND BACK ON AND THEN IT WAS FINE.

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POWER TRAIN

9/13/2016 - VALDOSTA, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A BURNING ODOR UNDER THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT LOOKED AND FOUND THAT THE CABLES CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY WERE BURNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BATTERY CAUSED EXCESSIVE BATTERY CORROSION AND ATE THROUGH THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE. THE VEHICLE'S MOTOR ALSO FAILED. THE MOTOR, BATTERY, AND BATTERY CABLES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE POWER TRAIN WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY; HOWEVER, THE OTHER REPAIRS WERE NOT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

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ENGINE

9/13/2016 - VALDOSTA, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD F-150. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A BURNING ODOR UNDER THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT LOOKED AND FOUND THAT THE CABLES CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY WERE BURNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BATTERY CAUSED EXCESSIVE BATTERY CORROSION AND ATE THROUGH THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE. THE VEHICLE'S MOTOR ALSO FAILED. THE MOTOR, BATTERY, AND BATTERY CABLES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE POWER TRAIN WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY; HOWEVER, THE OTHER REPAIRS WERE NOT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

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