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FORD F-150 Problems with Electrical System

 
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2013 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2013 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 2013 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 (1584 Complaints)
Date reported May 08, 2017
Location WHITEWATER, CO
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2013 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

WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE AT NORMAL SPEEDS & OPERATING THE AIR CONDITIONER BLOWER MOTOR ON LOW SPEED, THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE BELOW THE DASH BOARD ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. AS THE SMOKE PROGRESSED, THE DRIVER SOON OBSERVED FLAMES AND MELTING PLASTIC DRIPPING OFF OF THE HVAC BOX. THE DRIVER IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER, OPENED THE [PASSENGER DOOR AND EXTINGUISHED THE FLAMES WITH A 10 BAC FIRE EXTINGUISHER. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT INTO THE MESA COUNTY FLEET REPAIR FACILITY, WE NOTICED THE HEAT SOURCE ORIGINATED FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR AND RESISTOR AREA OF THE HVAC BOX. THE ELECTRICAL WIRING HAS MELTED INSULATION AND NO FUSES APPEAR TO HAVE BURNED.

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