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Common Ford F-150 Problems

If your Ford F-150 has recurring problems that seemingly cannot be fixed, your vehicle may be considered a “lemon.”

The interior of a Ford F-150. The image was taken from the front driver's side window. Common problems in 2013–2020 Ford F-150 trucks include issues with engines, brakes, electrical systems, steering and drivetrains.

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that, despite authorized repair facilities being given a reasonable number of repair attempts, cannot be remedied. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Ford F-150 vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2013–2020 Ford F-150 owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appear in your Ford F-150, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Engine Problems

If your Check Engine Light illuminates, you should investigate problems with your Ford F-150 truck.

Ford F-150 drivers have reported that their engines may knock, rev, misfire or consume excessive amounts of oil, all of which can be signs of serious problems.

If an engine defect goes unaddressed, a Ford F-150 owner may notice their vehicle experiencing delayed acceleration, stalling or even a complete loss of power.

Brake Problems

If your brake warning light illuminates, you may need to check your vehicle’s brakes.

Common brake problems in Ford F-150 trucks include faulty rotors, vibration, brakes sticking or locking up, and brakes engaging without any warning. Even if you don’t experience these brake issues in your Ford F-150, you should still look for any signs of premature brake wear.

Worst-case scenario, your brakes could fail completely. If your Ford F-150 experiences persisting brake problems, talk to a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Electrical Problems

Vehicle non-starting may reveal problems in the engine. However, it could also be a sign of a faulty electrical system.

Ford F-150 owners and lessees have also reported that cruise control may sudden shut off, their vehicles may have problems locking or unlocking, and that their vehicles’ batteries may suddenly die. The strangest reported problem? Rats chewed through the apparently tasty soy coating of wires in the vehicles, ruining the electrical systems.

Steering Problems

Ford F-150 owners and lessees have reported steering problems such as veering, vibration, grinding noises and even stiff wheels.

All of these problems could make steering your Ford F-150 difficult. Not only that, a stiff wheel could be a sign of power steering failure. Any of these problems could make a driver lose control of the vehicle. If you experience any of these problems, talk to a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Drivetrain Problems

A driver of a Ford F-150 reported to NHTSA that their vehicle made a clunking noise when accelerating. If your vehicle shows a similar symptom, there may be something wrong with your drivetrain.

Ford F-150 trucks with faulty drivetrains may vibrate, emit grinding noises or shake when accelerating. Some drivers have reported that the drivetrains prematurely rust, while others have reported that their vehicles have faulty transmissions.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Ford F-150 despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California lemon law with a success rate.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California Lemon Law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-217-7676.

Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our guides on the California Lemon Law and Used Car Lemon Law for more information.

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