With the launch of the redesigned F-150, Ford broke all of the rules for pickup trucks. From its much-touted aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model -- to available small-displacement twin-turbo V6 engines promising the power of V8s but with better fuel economy, Ford has shaken things up in a category not known for innovation.
Alerts
There are 12 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2009.
Road Test

With the launch of the redesigned F-150, Ford broke all of the rules for pickup trucks. From its much-touted aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model -- to available small-displacement twin-turbo V6 engines promising the power of V8s but with better fuel economy, Ford has shaken things up in a category not known for innovation.

The weight-loss program and high-tech wizardry under the hood pay off with an impressive 17 mpg overall fuel economy from the 2.7-liter turbo V6. The F-150's 2.7- and beefier 3.5-liter turbo-V6 engines provide plenty of punch even at low revs, with quick acceleration and effortless towing ability. Powerwise, you won't miss a V8.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (385 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"water pump replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Water leaks on driver side due to defective factory seal installation"

Richard W., TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Water leak from the panoramic sunroof."

Jorge B., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Floor pan was not sealed by factory. Had several inches of water infiltrate the cab during winter. When it warmed up I could suddenly hear water sloshing within cab. Truck was with dealer for approximately 10,days for repair. Dealer refused to honor warranty provisions for loaner car."

Anonymous, ID (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Panorama sun roof constant rattling after 11000 miles. Dealer attempted to fix but it leaking after dealer repairs. Rear window leaks after window replaced for a defroster failure."

Zauhn B., NY (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Water built up in rear passanger door. Was not draining. I have to pay particular attention to drain holes at the bottomof the door to ensure they stay clear of any detritus"

Bradford A., NS (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Sunroof not operating correctly causing a leak"

Robert B., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Passenger side rear door fills with water (rain or at the car wash)"

Allen A., MN (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Air leaks were discussed in wind noise discussion"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Rear sliding window. Unable to repair. Design flaw"

Wunder R., KS (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"same as before"

Anonymous, IA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"It is still not fixed but around the drivers side door upper portion to the rear of the door air leaks when it gets cold. I have taken it into my Ford dealership and while the recognize the problem they have not been able to fix"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Air leaks and a rattle noise around the drivers door"

Anonymous, KY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Full size moon roof issues, dealer has been unable to repair completely. It doesn't leak but it wont open at times. Also, in the winter doors wont close. had it in for recall and still have issues closing the doors in the winter."

Todd T., WI (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"sun roof squeaks due to weather stripping"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"THe moon roof sticks closed and sticks open. It was in the shop for at least 30 days last year, and the problem persists to this day. Also one if he welds on the roof broke allowing a water leak. This may have been caused by the repair team but unsure"

Charles G., WA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver side door seems unstable Conson squeaking rattling going over bumps or rough terrain ."

Troy A., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The Vista Sun Roof constantly rattles when closed. The dealership attempted a repair by replacing some of the parts; however, it still rattles just as before."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Sunroof extension rattled. Dealer removed and installed sealant strip."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"the passenger door squeaks when opening or closing"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"There is a constant and annoying rattle from the sunroof"

Anonymous, AB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"There's a rattle that sounds as if it's coming from the dash. However passengers have indicated it may be coming from some other area. I haven't been able to locate the source."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Rattling around sunroof"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"rattle at low speed - turned out to be from sun roof"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rattle in sun roof area. Unable to pin point it"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Sun/moon roof rattle was addressed several times by dealership in first several years of ownership. Then replaced entirely fixing the problem."

Valeria M., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Moonroof needed adjustment."

Bob S., CA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Brakes squeal on initial operation, unable to be fixed by dealer, though they tried."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I have a straw sucking noise under the steering wheel the dealership is looking at it next week"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Tailgate has thump sound when closing"

Catherine Y., CA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The panoramic moon roof rattles really bad. It has been if for service once already and it is now rattling again"

Doug S., WI (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Rattles in sunroof, rattles and vibration in front passenger seat, massage feature stopped functioning (vacuum hose was not connected), under carriage rattling and knocking (service technician failed to properly secure bolts after rear brakes service)"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"When turning steering wheel makes "creaking" type noise"

Sergio D., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The panoramic sunroof has a knocking sound on occasion"

Michael L., IL (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Door and moonroof noise"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Covering for the panoramic roof rattles slightly"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"exhaust rattles during shifting, could not be fixed"

B K., GA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had a dash rattle. Took it in twice to have it fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The 2 panel sunroof rattles. It seems to be a known problem with their trucks. Kind of annoying for a $60,000 vehicle"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Wind noise

"The wind noise is not very loud and may be negligible but I can hear it without the music playing."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Rear window came unglued from the truck frame. Dealer would only replace for $1500 entire window would not re-glue due to warranty concerns. Local Glass Shop re-glued for free."

Anonymous, LA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Very noisy on rear windows (wind)"

D D., (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"They make windshields to thin now to block wind noise"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"There is wind noise and road noise. Cabin is not quiet. Would think that as expensive as this truck was the ride would be quiet"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Wind noise can be so loud that the radio has to be turned up. My dealer has tried to fix it but to no avail. I contacted Ford directly and was told that, yes, they were aware of the problem in some of the 2008-2016 models and did not have a fix for it. This surprises me with all the wind tunnels and engineers that Ford has. I was basically blown off by Ford Motors. This angers me as i really like this truck except for the wind noise. Performance is great, ride is great, mileage is great and"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The right front passenger door has a wind noise - the dealer tried to adjust the door but its still there"

Anonymous, IA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Loud wind noise"

Daniel A., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Wind noise from doors"

Richard L., MB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The front driver side door hinge loosened and causing the door to have a half inch open gap."

Troy A., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Doors, hood, and tailgate repeatedly became misaligned and are often crooked with uneven gaps between body parts."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The driver's side rear door could never be aligned properly."

Darrell D., BC (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"rear door's keep getting loose and do not latch closed. and the doors do not seal properly"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The driver's side door continually has a bolt come loose that leaves a space on the door to become loose, and the door usually tries to open when the space becomes great enough."

Richard D., NV (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Door latching problem mostly during cold, wet weather. Door latch would not engage and keep door closed when after first opening it of morning or after sitting outside during the daytime when temperature was below 40 degrees."

Anonymous, IN (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Safety recall for the rear doors that may open by themselves if a release cable becomes pinched or if ice causes the door lock to not operate fully."

David F., TN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Doors were adjusted incorrectly since new, resulting in rattling and shaking."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rear door accumulated water inside. Dealer would not acknowledge the fact or resolve."

Michael D., VA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Doors misaligned from the factory causing wind noise"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"In winter the drivers side back door would not open"

David H., NC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Door locks frozen in winter"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Glass defects

"Windshield with SoundScreen has cracked twice due to small rock chips, before I could get the chips repaired."

R P., OH (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Windshield cracked due to heat when I placed cold water on it to wash it"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I have had to replace the windshield twice. Both cracked entirely from extremely small rock chips"

Barry H., UT (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Locks and latches

"Supercab doors latches stuck closed, dealer replaced both on warranty."

David T., OR (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"rear passenger doors latches and locks would stop working when the temperature dropped below freezing. Same for the tailgate lock and latches. Repairs were made each winter and finally recalled. The lock on the tail gate was replaced two winters ago and fail again. Not on recall and still don't have any resolution other than replacing the door lock mechanism for the second time."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Ford replaced my Driver door lock, then 6 weeks later, the lock failed to work again. I had to wait 3 months for Ford (corporate) to figure out a fix for the (now recalled) door lock. Still not sure I trust the door lock."

Thomas M., MD (2015 Ford F-150)

"the doors, in particular the drivers door does not close properly. it leaks water and has a lot of wind noise. the latch was subject of recall but the recall repair did not fix the problem"

Todd O., NH (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Driver side extended cab door would not open. Dealer repaired it at no cost and told us it was a recall repair. Two day task because of ordering repair parts."

Dan H., OH (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Door latch recall"

Charles C., VA (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"doors both front and rear do not latch properly had to have it repaired multiple times"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"eventually this was recalled. door would not unlock"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"There was a recall of the door latch failing that had to be repaired."

Michael H., OR (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"one door would freeze and not latch if -5c or colder....the door locks would also freeze if colder as well...one morning colder than -10c, 3 of the 4 door locks were frozen. Also, the wiper sprayer would freeze and not spray on some cold mornings. TSB's were performed for all these issues recently....will have to wait until next winter to see how they worked"

Anonymous, NL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Locks freeze / don't work below 30 deg. F"

Rick S., PA (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)
Mirrors

"The windshield rear-view mirror was loose and would vibrate over practically every bump. It wasn't dangerous, but it was annoying."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Seat belts

"The right rear passenger seat belt will not properly retract. Something seems to be binding it and it will not properly pull back into its retracted position."

David C., OH (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Sunroof

"Twin panel sunroof would not retract."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"My sunroof wouldn't close correctly...allowing for severe leaks. I had it at the Ford dealership for 7 weeks while they attempted to replace the sunroof motor 5 times. That's right, 5 times. Their earlier, half-hearted attempt to fix it failed miserably."

Thomas M., MD (2015 Ford F-150)

"Track broke. Unable to close completely."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"i tried to open the sun roof... there was a large snap noise and then i had trouble getting it shut... took the dealer over 1 week to repair."

Darrell M., CA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Plastic clip on headliner broke, damaging headliner material. Following repair, there was a rattle from sunroof."

William P., CA (2015 Ford F-150)

"Leaks"

Harley S., AR (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"Warranty repair of sliding sunroof; parts broke, needed replacement in order for the sunroof to close/operate"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Sunroof has plastic rail parts that deteriorated and require a $2000+ repair. This seems to be a common problem with Ford vehicles -- same issue with 2010 Ford Fusion."

Michael D., VA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"See comments under passenger door locks"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The metal in the tailgate cracked"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Ford F-150 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The box was not lined up with the cab and had to take it in for warranty fix."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The plastic trim and bumper on the tailgate continually fall off"

Barry H., UT (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Berliner replaced twice rhino liner from dealer"

Daniel A., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)
Windows

"Power sliding rear window would stop opening after just a few inches. It would still close properly, but that was all the further it would open."

David C., OH (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Camera controller failed, rendering all cameras inoperable. Backing up a truck without the cameras is rough! The part was replaced under warranty, but would have cost about $900 parts and labor without warranty."

Matthew W., MA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The backup camera stopped working. An error message shows on the screen. Every once and a while it comes back on, but mostly does not work. The truck does still beep when you are backing up as you get close to an object, but there is no visual. It is my husband’s vehicle. He is convinced that it is due to the placement of the camera on the back gate of the truck which is jostled when the gate is slammed closed. He has not bothered to get it fixed."

Megan B., NY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Sometimes the backup camera doesn't function"

Kurt K., FL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Backup camera useless in the rain. Left backup sensor beeping radically when nothing was behind the truck and truck wasn't moving. Truck was in reverse gear and only the left sensor was registering collision while others weren't"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rain sensitive wipers stop working"

Alain D., QC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"one of the 360 cameras' failed"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"back up did not detect/and or/ warn about a projection into backup line at rear passenger side which caused body damage. Compared to the Mercedes backup cameras on the Ford truck are vastly inferior as well"

Robert N., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"This system will just freeze up for no reason, and delay what task we have selected. It happens at least once a week. There are constant delays in the system. We had a new 2017 Mustang rental with the new Sync 3 system. We SO WISH we could get upgraded to the system"

Thomas K., MD (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Display screen occasionally showed backup camera when driving forward. Dealer replaces screen under warranty"

K W., OH (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Sometimes the display will freeze or the radio will not work. I have to turn the vehicle off and back on to let it reset. I also had this problem in my last ford Focus that has the Sync system"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"While driving down the highway the display screen just goes completely blank. The screen has no pictures it just goes blue! Sometimes it comes back on but most of the time it takes several days to come back on, we start the vehicle and boo-ya it is back on!"

Dawn W., NE (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Occasionally has incorrect interface between smartphone or iPod and truck’s music device. The screen locks up sometimes."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"It is difficult to navigate in (find a destination) and is only useful if you are in a major city like Toronto or US cities. It can not find rural towns, provincial parks, etc. My $150 Garmin is by far more accurate and easy to use than this $800 piece of useless electronics Ford installs. In addition, you have to pay for updates. Even the voice copmmands don't work on it"

Anonymous, MB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Display said the SD card was bad. Taking the card out and reinserting it caused the error to go away temporally. Reoccurred soon after reinserting the SD card. Believed to be a overheating problem, the unit was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Nav system becomes very flaky at times. it will simply shut down or just will not come up."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Sloooooow response. Takes forever to load information. Charged exorbitant amount to update travel information."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The navigation system would not read the card... but my biggest issue is the sunroof that doesn't function any longer and I've been told by several other people that their sunroof doesn't work either."

Paul S., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Indicates bad sd navigation card and entire system locks up. Replaced for $110. Same issue recurring."

Anonymous, LA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Began to frequently need rebooting by removing SD card and reinstalling. Finally we insisted on a new SD card. Also, not always current on traffic delays. Also voice commands are frustrating at times system doesn't recognize names of places etc even when taking great effort to speak clearly"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

"The Nav chip is whacky. It mixes up north and south, gives ridiculous directions and also the voice responses are sometimes too late to use!"

Christine H., NC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Updated the software and seems to be working better."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Often the phones that are in the system are unable to connect and need to be re-paired"

Christine H., NC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Radio

"The volume control on the radio locked at one volume. The steering whell controls still worked. Radio was replaced under warranty, all is good."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The radio intermittently stops working. This occurred after having the AM radio, which was not working, fixed."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"lots of static was replaced under warranty"

Fred S., KY (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The volume control would not work, The steering wheel volume control worked fine"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Steering wheel controls

"none of the buttons on steering worked"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The volume control on the steering wheel does not work properly. If you turn up the volume it goes to maximum level on its own. It can no longer be used, I have to use the knob on the dash to control the volume."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Steering wheel controls stopped working to control radio and hands free phone control. Dealer took 4 different appointments to diagnose and eventually repaired by replacing the steering wheel, but that didn't work. the final result was that the slip collar in the steering wheel needed replacement."

Anonymous, HI (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"volume buttons would not work for radio phone"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Buttons for cruise control stuck. Was replaced"

William R., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Voice control commands

"It does not recognize voice commands. WHether I am asking for a contact in my directory, trying to get it to setup the navigation, perform a setting within the vehicle, It never registers properly. I have 2 other vehicles with voice recognition and they work fine."

Anonymous, MB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The Sync system is very annoying in that it is extremely poor in voice recognition. Always coming up with alternate names that are no where near the request."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"It frequently misunderstands what I say The navigation is hard to set"

Fred S., KY (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"At speeds above 20 mph the voice control system does not hear my voice clearly"

Aubrey L., LA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Often times does not recognize commands. Have to repeat command several times"

William H., VT (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Voice commands have never worked in my vehicle"

Richard W., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Front hub would not unlock, one side only. Caused noise and some vibration. Some friends have had the same issue, no recall??"

Bob S., WA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"A seal on the front differential was leaking. It was covered by the warranty and was fixed in less than two hours."

A C., MT (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Noise only in 4WD. Sounds like a bearing going out. Ford dealership says it is spec but keeps getting worse."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The front 4WD system that engages the 4WD failed."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Grinding noise when four wheel drive engages."

Joseph B., MN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front drive axle hubs and 4 wheel actuators on both sides"

Anonymous, AB (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Drivers side front locking hub. The engagement mechanism has failed and been repaired 5 times in the last 2 years."

Rick S., PA (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"Have been told that they have no permanent fix for the problem"

Gene D., (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"It started as an intermittent whistling sound and became a rattling sound over time. Fortunately I took it into the dealer just before warranty ran out. It was apparently a major repair as it took over a week to get it done."

Dave B., BC (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"4 Wheel drive tries to engage while driving. Sometimes while at interstate speeds. Front hubs have been replaced three times as well as the front axle. Problem persists. Vehicle is currently in shop"

Betty K., TN (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Had problem with the front end 4wd hubs making noise vibration. Seems to be a well documented issue found by a google search since 2005. When I took tech for a ride to show the problem, he told me it was a known issue going back to 2012-13 and up thru. Also told me that there isn't a re engineered work around to fix issue. Told me that once serviced, I'd more than likely have to have it serviced again. Claim that it wouldn't cause any damage or improper functioning"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The 'Automatic Locking Hubs' or Integrated Wheel End on just the drivers side has failed 4 times in the last 14 months"

Rick S., PA (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"Lack of true traction control makes this a one wheel drive vechile"

Richard H., WI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
CV joint

"It seems that the front axle shafts and related 4WD components are under engineered. My truck was randomly pulling to the left and right. The dealer said there are new upgraded products that will fix my issue, involving new air lines (4WD engagement) and hubs (I am assuming CV joints and axle shafts). Covered under warranty."

R F., MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Differential

"Switch on the dashboard to enable positive traction when you have rear wheel spin, froze up and would not disengage when used. The differential made a knocking noise for 1/4 of a mile after first use. They had to redo differential. You must use it once a month or that will happen is what I was told."

Veasey R., GA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"There was a leak in the seal and the fluid was leaking."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The rear end had to be completely replaced. not sure which component led to the failure."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"Apparently the driveshaft was not properly balanced from the supplier causing seal damage and fluid leaks. So far it is covered under warranty."

R F., MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Sometimes engine will stall when slowing down to a stop or when your slowing down to make a turn usually turning left. Since no alarms or warning lights came on when it happened Ford wasn't able to diagnose or repair the problem."

Victor J., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Throttle control valve repeated failures caused engine to shut down in traffic."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The electrical solenoids that puts the vehicle into 4WD or back to 2WD failed."

Glen M., IL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Coolant fan sensor failed and fan continued to run when truck was shut off causing a dead battery. Replaced sensor."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

"The trailer brake control unit stopped working when we were towing our camper. Could only tow with the electric hook up not plugged in"

Mark D., NM (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Traction control

"The abs/traction control computer was defective from the factory and kept having computers error that made the truck immobile."

Michael H., OR (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"the problem was not specific to one sensor but all of the safety systems were giving me signals of not working. This problem may have tried to turn off the vehicle. I found a safe spot to turn off this vehicle then restarted after some time to return to my home."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Limited slip differential not available, traction control system useless. Wheel slip causes throttle reduction but no real brake application for correction"

Richard H., WI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Transfer case

"Warning light indicated a problem. Was in shop 3 days - Fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"It ended up being a service bulletin but no proactive work was done. We had to take it in to determine that and get it fixed"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"wouldnot go into 4 wheel"

J R., CO (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"battery goes dead after being parked for more that 3 day. Had 5 warranty repairs, different answer each time, never fixed correctly, Ford is untrustworthy and the vehicle is unsafe. I have secured the services of an attorney to use the Lemon Law against Ford"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm system would not disengage and kept lights on causing the battery to drain of its charge. If vehicle was parked for more than a day, the battery would be completely dead."

David R., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"The rear door sensor and back up sensor would go off when the temperature dropped below freezing. The truck was still on warrantee and Ford corrected the problem"

Lou B., WA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Alarm system was not shutting down properly and would drain the battery causing many problems with the all electronic gauges in the vehicle"

David R., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

"Truck wouldn't start one day so had towed to dealer for replacement part"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Cruise control

"While they were supposed to fix the issue of the automated cruise control when other, large vehicles come alongside, it is still an issue and the truck will slam on the breaks. I recently disabled the feature."

Paul S., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"When locking vehicle, exterior and interior lights would not turn off contributing to the loss of charge to the battery."

David R., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Rear Tail light that is $800 developed a leak. Truck bed light bed switch stopped working. Truck Tailgate will not unlock."

Zauhn B., NY (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The fog lamps lenses cracked. There is no sign of impact on either lamp and this problem has been reported on the F150 Forum that I subscribe. The dealer replaced them under warranty and so far the replacements are fine"

William B., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"connector for trailer not wired correctly"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Gauges

"A PIN IN A WIRING HARNESS CAME LOOSE AND HAD TO BE RECONNECTED TO RESTORE FUNCTION TO GUAGES"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer replaced the unit that had the gauges in it. Issue with speedometer not displaying correct speed"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)
Headlights

"Daytime running lights don'y always come on"

D D., (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Not bright enough"

John S., PA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Heated or cooled seats

"I paid extra for cooled seats. They don't work. Ford says it's working as designed and won't fix it. The motors heat up the seats trying to run the fan, and it's hotter than if i just left them off. There is a TSB, but it didn't resolve the issue. I'm not happy about it but there's nothing i can do."

Trevor C., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"These seats offer lumbar/back support. The lumbar adjustment got stuck in an uncomfortable position. After multiple times to readjust, I was finally able to get it in a more comfortable position. I was considering taking it to the dealership, but now just avoid any adjustments. Also, The driver side window would not open for a about a week. I finally forced it down with my hands while pushing the button and it finally gave way and has been working since. These issues have lowered my confidence in the electronics of the truck working properly in the future."

John H., NY (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Passenger seat massage system stopped working. Fixed under warranty"

David F., VA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Keyless entry

"Frozen door locks couldn't get into vehicle. Had to wait almost 2 years for replacement parts. If you could get the locks unfrozen and into the truck, sometimes the door latch wouldn't keep the door closed while driving."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Once the temperature went below -10 C, the locks would only randomly unlock and sometimes freeze shut."

Anonymous, NS (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Door touch unlock feature is unpredictable. The feature is easy to get used to. But overtime, as it fails, it is a frustrating habit to break (or learn not to rely on). ALSO, the power running boards began failing after the first winter in Upstate New York. After 3 years, the dealership said that they would need to be replaced (out of warranty) at a cost of over $2,000."

John H., NY (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"System failed to recognize key inside vehicle and therefore would not start on several occasions. This required 2 visits to dealer to remedy. Final fix was replacing battery in key fob and reprogramming key fob"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

"Could not lock the tail gate. Dealer replaced the mechanism free of charge under warranty"

S C., NY (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"All door latches failed to unlock with the fob when outside temperature was below freezing. Sometimes when a door did unlock with the fob it would fail to latch when shut preventing total use of vehicle until latches warmed up"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Warning lights

"The Truck sits outside. The wiring harness is not protected against attacks from rodents - In my case, squirrels. I have spent over $2,000 replacing damaged wiring."

Raymond W., TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"The wipers failed to shut off."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"just did not work. had to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS computer system was defective and the truck would not go in gear or move until it reset itself. After several visits to the dealer, they finally replaced the computer. Based on comments I read on the internet from other owners, I concluded that Ford knew about this problem and should have recalled the truck."

Michael H., OR (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"I was picking the truck up the a local body shop where I had minor damage to the camper repaired. The truck was parked on the street. When I started the engine, the parking brake wouldn't release and the truck wouldn't move. A message appeared on the instrument panel advising me to take the vehicle immediately to a repair facility. I was considering calling a tow truck, but decided to see if the system would reset if turned the key on and off five times. That cleared the alarm. I got going and decided to drive directly to the local Ford dealer, thinking the repair would be covered under warranty. I pulled into the dealer's service lane and stopped the engine. I very hostile young service advisor said he didn't have anyone to help me and I would have to make an appointment for the following week. I said ok, could I leave the truck and get a loaner. He asked if I had purchased the vehicle there. I said no and he answered no. The warning light message stayed on over the weekend and when I brought the truck in for the appointment I got there early since it is first come first serve at this particular dealership. There electrician looked over the truck for an hour and reported back that he couldn't find anything wrong. I asked if he saw the message advising me to take the vehicle in for repair and he said no. I asked the service advisor if he noticed the warning message and he said he did not recall seeing it. The then charged me $100 and sent me on my way. The problem hasn't reoccured. If I do get another problem, I won't take it to that dealership. I do love the truck and I think I'll try to keep it unless I start getting more $100 no problem invoices."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-150 3.5-L V6)

"It only engaged 70% of the time."

Darrell D., BC (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"said it had a parking brake failure , would not crank"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Parking brake was sticking, causing a loud squeel after disengaging"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Premature brake wear

"Brake vibration. Had to have rotors resurfaced twice. For would not replace them."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Uneven wear on front brake rotor"

Jack S., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The rotors and brake pads are wearing unevenly creating hot spots and had to be replaced twice with less than 60000 miles"

Debbie W., CO (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front Brakes wear quickly. when they get close to being replaced they also tend to 'run' hotter - leads me to believe the caliper is not completely releasing once you let off on the brake pedal. Several Ford trucks I've owned act the same way. (I used to be a mechanic for Good Year)."

Rick S., PA (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"had the brakes totally replaced as warranty work shortly after i got the vehicle and they are have similar problems again."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"rotors are worn out after 30,000 miles - which is a real joke!!! The old Ford took at least 54000 miles before we had to change rotors"

Kristin S., OH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotars warped and caused vibration in steering wheel."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Brake rotors developed high spots very early on. I do not tow or haul with my truck. It is a family vacation truck that we can carry many bags or large luggage, so no serious weight. I am 62 years old and I drive it very easy."

Veasey R., GA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Front Rotors experience warping. Fixed under warrantee. No further issues."

R F., MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Warped rotors within the first 6 month of ownership"

Jean F., GA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"both rear rotors had to be replaced"

James M., ON (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped with low mileage"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Warped"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Squeaking

"Started squeaking next day after buying. Must have been covered up by the dealer. They would not honor guarantee - it was certified."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Squeaking front brakes, frozen rear caliper."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"The 'orange wrench light came on and the dealer replaced a coolent pump inside the automatic transmission under warrantee."

George N., TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Gear selector or linkage

"The gear box needed to be replaced. The truck would drop out of gear and would have to be restarted to be able to drive."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Under warrantee, Ford replaced a hydraulic pump."

George N., TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Dealer replaced a hydraulic pump in the transmission under warranty. This took them 8 days without a loaner vehicle. I was not happy to be without a vehicle that long"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Rough shifting

"Rough shifting developed after the transmission slipping problem was repaired. Several tries to improve the situation did not improve the rough shifting."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Rough from first to second. Noise and a clunking sound on down shift."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"In normal driving situations transmission shifts roughly going up and especially down gear. Loud clunking can be heard and felt through the truck"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Shifting issue resolved with a computer update"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"5-4 downshift is harsh. Had the transmission re-programmed twice by the dealer under warranty (two separate TSBs), but the problem persists. The transmission computer "learns" my driving habits, starts out fine (when new and after re-programming), but eventually "learns" to shift very harshly when shifting down from 5th to 4th. Sometimes so harsh I'm afraid the stress will break something in the transmission or driveline. Very unsafe when on slick roads, and when towing"

Ron F., GA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The truck's diagnostics gave me an error code on my display. Looking it up, it indicated that I needed to take my truck to the dealership. It required the replacement of an "auxs transmission pump", covered by warranty. The shifting issue went away after the replacement"

Jim M., TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Truck would slip out of gear while driving"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"It ended up being a service bulletin but no proactive work was done. We had to take it in to determine that and get it fixed"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transmission computer

"Rough shifting, and refusing to downshift. This is a terrible transmission but mostly because of the software. Fords general lack of service has made it much worse."

Barbara M., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"there was a red light on my dash that stay on until they install a pump in the transmission."

Russell D., LA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"improper sifting delayed shifting"

Lex D., AR (2015 Ford F-150)

"They had to 'reboot' the computer because it was slow to engage. That solved the problem and has worked perfectly since then"

John M., FL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"improper shifting delayed shifting"

Lex D., AR (2015 Ford F-150)

"Was actually an auxiliary pump related to the stop/ start system. Failure just meant the stop/ start system was defeated. Apparently not uncommon. Unlike early failures they had the parts and was covered under warranty"

Loren H., MB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"WE are not sure what the exact problem is - and when hooked up to a Ford Computer it showed us the error - once it was cleared it was not re-produced, but it still is not sounding correctly"

Kristin S., OH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Computer failure, warranty replacement"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"I am actually experiencing the problem right now and haven't had it worked on yet. The check engine light is on and I've had it diagnosed by a shop using a computer code. Since it was a free extra, I do not know what the specific problem is. But it is affecting my automatic start and I will not be able to pass my annual emissions test.."

Thomas G., TN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"At 30,000 miles, a check engine light came on. Problem is with the vent solenoid stuck open on top of the gas tank. This let's take vapors to get back to the engine to be burned."

Adam L., MO (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Recalled for a defective purge valve in the fuel tank. Dealer replaced the valve and some of the fuel lines under warranty"

David F., TN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"EGR/Mass air failure caused vehicle to have heavy shudder/slow down while driving. Replaced under warranty by Ford"

Justin K., IL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Defective blocking valve and tube for evaporative emission system caused check engine light warning at 150 miles odometer reading that disabled some vehicle features, such as remote start"

Charles S., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I got a check engine light, they replace a pressure control device in the fuel system"

Willie T., SC (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Fuel injection system

"Faulty ETB"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"the car started shuttering and then stopped dead on the freeway... had to be towed to the dealer ship to replace the flue pump."

Darrell M., CA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Fuel pump quit and vehicle stopped running while driving."

Jack S., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"In tank fuel pump went bad"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"There was a recall notice about a problem with the fuel sensor located in fuel tank. I experienced the problem, scheduled a replacement of the sensor, and had it repaired at no cost to me"

David B., MD (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Check engine light came on. Code P2450. Dealer service dept found evap blocking valve was bad. Removed gas tank to replace evap blocking valve. Truck passed IDS test and evap leak test after repair."

Gary B., MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"It was some kind of fuel vapor sensor."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Check engine light came on (2) separate instances, both related to bad sensors."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"check engine light repeatedly coming on. Returned to dealer twice for repairs. Fixed on second visit with new sensor installed"

David B., MD (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine control unit computer would act up intermittently and cause vehicle to stop running"

Mark D., NM (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"blew up"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Not really an engine computer, but the throttle body had to be replaced. The truck had to be towed to the service center. It took three days to be corrected."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"NEED TO HAVE MEMORY DUMPED AND UPDATED PROGRAM DOWNLOADED. ENGINE ACTED LIKE IT JUMPED TIME"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Ford found a manufactures defect in the oil pan, a pin-hole leak."

Stuart S., ID (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Warped oil pan fixed two times under warranty."

Todd J., MN (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Ford had a recall for oil pan leaking and that service was performed. The replacement oil pan and gasket subsequently leaked as well. The new oil pan and gasket are in and I have not yet checked whether it is leaking or not."

Thomas L., PA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"replaced automatic 4 wheel drive unit in left front wheel hub. this was under warrantee. Rear main engine seal replaced under warrantee. Wiring harness in drivers seat wore against seat frame causing electrical short circuit. This was repaired at my expense as the 3 year bummer to bumper had expired two months earlier."

Frederick R., OK (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Transfer case seal was replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Oil pressure sensor was loose causing oil leak. Re-seated under warranty. Has not re-occurred"

Tim M., IA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"oil pan replaced due to leak"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Oil pressure sensor causing oil leak"

Bobby M., LA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The molding at the base of the windshield is coming loose. Looks like sloppy workmanship. Worried that the sealed section may let rain and water into the dash. Also, we have recurring problem with the front passenger seat. any time it is raised to higher seat height, it rattles if no one is sitting in it"

Thomas K., MD (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"two items that needed to be fixed. Vent louvers and right door loose gasket and fastenings on that door."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Interior trim was loose and rattling. At least one piece fell off."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I chose this as it was closest to the Dashboard. The Dashboard was deformed at the area where the defrost vents are located, the dash material de-laminated and raised up. The entire dash had to be replaced. The dealer replaced it under warranty however the replacement is starting to exhibit the sane problem. I will say the dealership did a great job but in the back of my mind I know that major work was done and I'm always thinking I hear rattles and squeaks"

William B., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Lots of chips in the paint"

Donald G., LA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Paint is cracking and flaking off on the top of the cab near the seam between the side door panels and top of cab."

Anonymous, IN (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Paint started peeling from primer coat just above the windshield"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The paint on the roof was flaking off. It had to be completely stripped which required both the front and back windows to be removed. I didn't have a car for 10 days."

Michael H., OR (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"paint chipping / peeling on step down from truck - cant think of proper name of it"

Anonymous, NB (2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The chrome runing boards pitted badly. Ford is going to replace both running boards."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Ford doesn't undercoat these vehicles. Mine was driven thru salt to the loading dock, thinking I would drive it in the rain and wash the salt off. I didn't and the frame and all the under attachments started to rust very badly. The dealer supposedly corrected the problem"

B S., LA (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"had to replace"

Tillman C., TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Exhaust leaks

"There is an audible and physical leak directly beneath the drivers seat in the cross pipe that leaks on many f-150's including mine. They say the clamp is tight and it's normal. It leaves black carbon on my garage floor each morning and once again is audible. This is not a designed weep hole, I know about those. Normal?"

Thomas L., PA (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Other/unsure

"When you press the horn on the steering wheel the cover for the airbag breaks in the middle. Its happened more than once."

Victor J., CA (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Truck was subject to factory recall for sudden braking when passing large trucks (panel, flatbed with cargo, etc. Even after recall fix, truck ocaisionally brakes suddenly when passing large truck. Very alarming especially at freeway speed."

Anonymous, UT (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I have taken it in twice now becaus while passing large trucks on the highway while in cruise the brakes would suddenly go on like i caught up to someone or so eone cut me off. This happened on a straight stretch not a curve."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Airbag system had defective part when delivered. Light appeared with less than 25 miles of use. Factory took over 60 days to make part for repair available to dealer."

Anonymous, ID (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Blind spot stopped working due to corrosion in left back finder"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Recall from Ford"

Lawrence L., KY (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor failed and was replaced under warranty.Compressor was making noise and not cooling interior"

Kenneth G., MI (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"In the last few months the climate controls (manual and automatic) will not work for the first 5-10 minutes after the truck has been started. This is an intermittent problem. After a short period of time the climate control system will start up and work without issues"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan made lots of noise and was replaced."

Donald L., AK (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The fan blower burnt out and so we could not run the AC. Along with that there were some problems with the electronics in the heating system that would not allow the climate control to engage."

Dawn W., NE (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The fan stops operating and makes loud howling sounds which can be heard inside the vehicle and outside. The hotter it is outside or colder it is outside the louder the fan howls! We took it into the dealer and the claimed they cleaned it and it was okay. It worked okay for 1 week and it started up again. Now that the warranty is out the noise is BAD! So I suppose it will come out of our pocket"

Dawn W., NE (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Heater system

"The auto climate system cause my feet to get extremely hot after driving for 30 minutes or longer. Per a fluke thermometer the temp would exceed 89 degrees f. The system temp would be set at 68 degrees f"

Doug S., WI (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"I had a leak in the system and the radiator was replaced, everything works great now"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Was never good. Last shop electronically delayed and reprogramed steering system. Much better"

S L., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Electronic or air suspension

"IWE left front has solenoid and line issue"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Shocks or struts

"Had excessive vibration on highway. Parts were replaced and there has been no problem since."

Albert A., IL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Leak occurred at 43k miles and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"They had to replace the rack, It's all electronic now, no steering fluid, pump. The wheel would kind of stick when turning, which was kind of scary. It didn't do it all the time Thank God....They took care of it right away when I brought it to their attention."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Previous statement"

S L., FL (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Steering wheel vibration

"rear end replaced twice, rear drive shaft, front drive shaft, front wheel bearings, all within the last year and a half. now they say I should change the tires at my expense. filed for lemon law, waiting for results. NOT HAPPY WITH THIS TRUCK"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"stopped working"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"The auto stop feature is disabled due to battery charging. While that is understandable and acceptable, it's been charging for 6 months? I has only worked 1 time in the last 6 months."

Thomas L., PA (2015 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Battery wore out, replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Engine harness

"electric power steering would not work at times"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Starter

"frozen starter on a cold winter day. dealer replaced it with a new one"

Ray G., NS (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Engine start/stop system quit working"

Anonymous, KY (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Gasket leak covered by warranty. A replacement truck was provided during covered repairs. Thus problem caused the overheating issue."

Robin M., CO (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Downhill with a trailer, in trailer mode/engine breaking blew a rod and required new engine. Engine was in running high rpm but not in red zone. I do rely on engine breaking a lot less since engine was replaced."

Donald L., AK (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Head gasket

"Repeated oil leaks from the head gasket"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Right Turbo was leaking oil into the Turbo and Ford found it on a routine maintenance check and replaced it."

Stephen F., FL (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Whining noise, no power loss."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Vehicle would shudder under a load, such as a hill. Turned out to be a defective torque converter. Parts of it had disintegrated and the entire transmission had to be flushed out to remove the pieces."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Truck engine would rev but truck would not move. As if in neutral"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"transmission went ouit after ghaving ford deaker look at it three times"

J R., CO (2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

"Was driving at 45 mph and transmission quit completely"

Brian C., TX (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"The dealer, while repairing the antifreeze leak, punctured the reserve tank. This meant we had to take it in and have it replaced and we were without our truck for several days"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Ford F-150)

"Radiator leaked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Overheating

"Het Sensor went bad and the truck was displaying overheating and the sensor need to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
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