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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 (1055 Complaints)
Date reported Sep 23, 2015
Location NAPLES, ID
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2012 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Wheels

I WAS TRAVELING ON INTERSTATE 95 IN IDAHO; I BEGAN TO FEEL A VIBRATION IN THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK; IT WAS WORST WHEN SLOWING DOWN. I PULLED OVER STARTED LOOKING FOR POSSIBLE ISSUES, UPON TROUBLESHOOTING I NOTICED 5 OF THE 6 WHEEL LUGS WERE FINGER LOOSE, WHICH I FOUND STRANGE AND PUZZLING, ANYWAY I HAD TO TIGHTEN THEM AND GOT THE OEM LUG WRENCH FROM THE TRUCK; THE LUG WRENCH DIDN'T FIT THE LUG NUTS; IT WAS TOO SMALL. FORD DIDN'T INCLUDE THE RIGHT SIZE LUG WRENCH WHEN MANUFACTURING THE TRUCK. SECOND ISSUE: THE LUG NUTS HAVE A FAUX CHROME COVER THAT CAN'T BE REMOVED WITHOUT BREAKING IT; THESE FAUX COVERS GET WORN OVER TIME WITH PROPER MAINTENANCE OF ROTATING TIRES, THUS NOT PERMITTING THE 150LBS OF TORQUE THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE FORD OWNERS MANUAL. UPON GOING TO A MECHANIC THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE ME THAT SO MUCH TORQUE WAS REQUIRED UNTIL I SHOWED THEM; THEY THEN ATTEMPTED TO TIGHTEN OR ENSURE ALL LUG NUTS HAD THIS AMOUNT OF TORQUE, WELL A NUMBER OF THESE FAUX LUG NUTS WOULDN'T PERMIT 150LBS OF TORQUE BECAUSE THEY WOULD SLIP AROUND THE LUG UNDERNEATH; THESE FAUX COVERS HAD TO BE BROKEN OFF TO TIGHTEN TO THE PROPER TORQUE. OF NOTE: THE OEM LUG WRENCH DOES FIT THE LUG NUTS ONCE THESE FAUX COVERS ARE BROKEN OFF. THESE ARE SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERNS.

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