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FORD F-150 Problems with Engine, Fuel Propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control

 
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2012 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2012 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 2012 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 (1234 Complaints)
Date reported May 16, 2013
Location KILLEN, AL
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2012 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

ON MONDAY DECEMBER 11, MY WIFE AND I LEFT ON A TRIP TO INDIANA WITH APPROXIMATELY 10,400 MILES ON THE TRUCK. AFTER A STOP, AT THE BOWLING GREEN, KY., REST STOP, I PROCEEDED TO RETURN TO TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE 65. AFTER DETERMINING I COULD SAFELY ACCELERATE IN FRONT OF TWO SEMI-TRAILER TRUCKS, I ENTERED THE HIGHWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH AND WENT TO FULL THROTTLE. INSTEAD OF ACCELERATING, THE ENGINE WENT INTO A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. AMID THE BLOWING OF AIR HORNS AND MY WIFE'S SCREAMS I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO AVOID A COLLISION BY YANKING THE TRUCK ONTO THE EMERGENCY LANE. THE ENGINE DID NOT STOP RUNNING, BUT APPEARED (TO ME) TO BE TOTALLY FLOODED. THE ENGINE RAN ON ?? (NUMBER OF) CYLINDERS FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE EIGHTH OF A MILE BEFORE RETURNING TO RUNNING ON ALL CYLINDERS. I DO NOT THINK THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT BELIEVED ME WHEN THEY LOOKED AT THE TRUCK. I HAVE BEEN A MECHANIC AND AN ENGINEER FOR A LOT OF YEARS, I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THIS TIME AND IT CAME VERY CLOSE TO A SERIOUS ACCIDENT AND/ OR INJURY TO MY WIFE AND ME. THIS WAS A VERY CLOSE ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE AND IT PRACTICALLY DESTROYED OUR CONFIDENCE IN THE TRUCK. WHILE STILL ON OUR TRIP, WE MADE THE DECISION TO FORGO THE HASSLE OF TRYING TO PERSUADE THE SERVICE DEPT. THERE WAS A PROBLEM, AND GET A DIFFERENT BRAND OF NEW TRUCK. I HAVE TAKEN THE HIGH FINANCIAL LOSS OF TRADING FOR ANOTHER NEW TRUCK. I AM NOT TOTALLY SATISFIED WITH THIS VEHICLE. THE FORD HAS MANY ENHANCEMENTS AND I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE TRIED HARDER TO GET THE APPROPRIATE SERVICE ACTION. BUT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN WORTH THE RISK OF ANOTHER ENGINE INCIDENT, NO I DO NOT THINK SO. THIS WAS THE SECOND AND MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT AND AFTER FORD SERVICE HAD PRONOUNCED THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH MY ENGINE. I SOLD THE TRUCK WITH 11,399 MILES ON THE SPEEDOMETER.

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