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FORD F-150 Problems with Electrical System

 
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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 Dec 21, 2016
Location WATERFORD, MI
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 - Electrical System

THIS IS NOT A DEFECTIVE GLASS OR FRAME ISSUE. THIS IS STRICTLY AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE ON THE DEFROSTER. FROM WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT IT, IT SEEMS TO BE A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM, NOT JUST FREAK COINCIDENCE. IF MORE PEOPLE LIVED IN COLDER CLIMATES THERE WOULD BE MORE COMPLAINTS. FRIDAY DEC. 16, 2016, AROUND 8 PM. I STARTED MY FORD F150 AND TRIED TO TURN REAR DEFOGGER ON. HIGH THAT DAY WAS 32, LOW 22. AT THAT TIME OF DAY I WOULD EXPECT IT WAS CLOSER TO 22 THAN 32. THE INDICATOR LIGHT LIGHT FOR THE DEFROSTER FLASHED ON, THEN WENT OUT. I TRIED AGAIN, THIS TIME IT STAYED ON FOR 15 OR 20 SECS. I BACKED OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY AND WHEN SHIFTER FROM REVERSE TO FORWARD I NOTICED INDICATOR LIGHT WAS OFF AGAIN. I DROVE 50 TO 100 YARDS WHEN I HEARD A LOUD POP. THE STREET IN MY SUBDIVISION ARE ASPHALT AND HAVE NO POTHOLES, IT WAS REPLACED LAST SUMMER. I THOUGHT I SMELLED SOMETHING BURNING, AND REALIZED THE REAR WINDOW ON PASSENGER SIDE WAS SHATTERED. THE WINDOW WAS STILL IN FRAME, NO HOLES AND THERE WERE NO CHIPS. JUST A SHATTERED PIECE OF GLASS IN THE FRAME. NOTHING HIT THE WINDOW OR THERE WAS NO OTHER REASON THE WINDOW WOULD SHATTER, OTHER THAN THE REAR DEFROSTER HEATING THE WINDOW TO A POINT IT CRACKED. I TALKED WITH A SHOP ABOUT REPAIRING THE WINDOW, AND OWNER TOLD ME HIS SUPPLIER SAID THERE ARE ROUGHLY 500 OF THESE UNITS THAT GET REPLACED EVERY WEEK IN MICHIGAN ALONE. I BELIEVE THIS IS A FAR MORE WIDESPREAD PROBLEM BUT ONLY THOSE STATES THAT HAVE FREEZING TEMPS AND IT ONLY AFFECTS VEHICLES IN 2-3 MONTHS A YEAR.

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