Ford F-150 owners have reported 495 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
Despite being in the dealers repair shop for warranty work for 33 days including a factory recall on the adaptive cruise control, the unit continues to malfunction. The latest event occurred on August 24, 2016 while traveling at 77mph with the adaptive cruise control engaged. Without warning or cause the collision control system fully deployed to include hard braking, windshield warning lights, instrument cluster warning, and audible warning. Result is that the vehicle dramatically slows very quickly creating a potentially major problem if there were vehicles following closely behind. This in addition to the sudden nature of the warning and vehicle "take over" by the system could cause momentary driver panic! dealer has stated a willingness to work on the vehicle again, but says they can only re-do what they have already done multiple times.
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Vehicle brakes suddenly when on adaptive cruise control, particularly near semis hauling containers. Vehicle was recalled for this previously and still exhibits unsafe braking at highway speeds.
While using adaptive cruise control mode at highway speeds both day and night my vehicles forward collision avoidance system has mistakenly applied the brakes suddenly reducing the vehicle speed abruptly. Night time instance was going under a expressway overpass center lane no other vehicles in area. Day time in hov lane and moderate traffic flow but no one within ten car lengths. Only 1000 miles on vehicle. I have deactivated the adaptive cruise control in vehicle settings. Vehicle just outside of production date of recall. Two purchased new 7/28/2016. To be reported to dealer.
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly experienced unintended acceleration and the accelerator pedal erroneously depressed to the floorboard. The cruise control was not operating at the time of the failure. When the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not duplicated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.
My girlfriend and I were driving down the highway on a sunny day at around 70 mph. I was using adaptive cruise control. There were other cars on the road, but none within distance to affect my speed/cruise control (they were all way ahead or behind). All of a sudden, for about a half second, my truck flashed the warning light and sound as if I was going to hit something, and it automatically pressed the brake for me. It was very scary and dangerous. Then it came out of the warning and we continued on our way (we were in a bit of shock). I of course turned off the adaptive cruise control so the vehicle was under my complete control. Thinking back, I'm wondering if the shadow from an overpass caused my truck to think there was a vehicle close and an impending crash. Either way, it was very unsafe, and I'm hoping it doesn't happen again to me, or anyone else.
While driving on the highway using the adaptive cruise control, the vehicle may falsely detects an obstacle in its path and may unexpectedly apply the brakes. This issue has been addressed by NHTSA campaign number: 15v-614, but my vehicle was not part of the recall. I believe my (and perhaps other peoples) vehicle should have been included in the campaign.
While using adaptive cruise control the car will inexplicably break when it sees shadows in the road. Usually happening while traveling under a bridge on highway. Car will drop speed from 70 mph to approximately 40 mph with sudden breaking?.
My 2016 F-150 plarinum with adaptive cruise control, runs up behind vehicles on occasions then brakes hard. If the other vehicle is a semi, as you attempt to pass him with adaptive cruise on, the car brakes hard and slows down on occasions. In addition to this problem, on 5 different occasions when coming to a bend in the road, the steering gets very stiff as if the power steering is inoperative. The is very briefly before the steering returns to a very sensitive steering , also very brief. The vehicle at this point is in a under steer condition which it corrects itself. This has occurred at least 6 times. My selling Ford dealer has twice checked the programing with 0 results. No codes- no problems when they test drive it. The vehicle has 3550 miles and I'm getting scared to drive it. This first problem is identical to the 2015 Ford F-150 problem. According to my selling dealer, my vehicle which I purchased 2/19/16 was built towards the end of last year, but my dealer states this has no bearing on my alleged cruise problems. My selling dealer is two rivers Ford in mount juliet, tennessee. An additional vehicle at their dealership has been reported by one of their salesmen to have the same problem to management, and the problem exists today is my understanding. The speed at which these problems arise is varied and on at least one occasion I was almost rear ended by a semi who was coming up behind me when the brakes applied themselves.
Adaptive cruise control braking issue. My new 2016 Ford f150 platinum edition pick up truck will automatically brake hard when passing some large trucks while operating in adaptive cruise control. The lane ahead of me was clear with no vehicles in sight in my lane each time this happened. The large trucks I passed were on my right and not in my lane or even close to the lane markers. The large trucks did not have anything hanging over into my lane. These dangerous braking events happened while I was driving on very good dry highways and freeways in arizona. I have no stickers or after market items on my new f150 truck. This hard automatic braking happened to me on four different occasions during the month of March. In each of the four braking events I was traveling between 65 and 75 mph on straight high quality roads in arizona. I was almost rear-ended the last time it happened so I'm no longer using cruise control. As of today 4/8 my truck is at the morgan hill Ford store in morgan hill calif for inspection of this dangerous problem.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 65 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle involuntary accelerated. In addition, the brake system failed. The contact had to switch the vehicle to neutral and the rpms increased. The contact had to pull over to the side of the road to a complete stop. The contact pulled the fuses to the throttle and cruise control. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred even with the cruise control deactivated. The contact recurred seven other times. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.
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Vehicle was motion. Merging onto interstate 93. Depressed the accelerator to bring the vehicle to highway speed. When I took my foot off the accelerator, the pedal did not come back, but rather was stuck wide open. I was forced to pull into the breakdown lane, turn off the engine, put it in neutral and coast to a stop. After about 5 minutes, I restarted the truck and it was fine. This vehicle has the 4. 6l 3-valve per cylinder v-8 engine with an automatic transmission. It does not have cruise control or any power options. I decided to file a complaint about this after reading over 100 reports of this same issue on the internet. The manufacturer denies there is a problem. Something needs to be done to correct this issue before someone gets killed because of it.
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The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 70 mph, the push start button was touched and the vehicle shut off while still in drive, causing the vehicle to slow down in the middle of traffic. The contact was able to pull over and restart the vehicle. The contact tested the failure at various speeds and the failure recurred. The contact spoke with the dealer who stated that there was no recall related to the failure; however, the dealer also stated that the cruise control needed to reprogrammed and further inspection was needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph the cruise control engaged independently. The contact was unable to disengage the cruise control while depressing the brake pedal or pressing the off switch. The contact was able to switch the ignition key to the off position to slow the vehicle. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several attempts. The contact stated that the failure recurred seven times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000. Ah.
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I previously reported that my vehicle had repeated experienced improper activation of the adaptive cruise control (and sometime collision avoidance system) and sudden braking at highway speed when passing certain large trucks. Recently Ford notified me of their (saftey recall) field service action number: 15s29 and on 5 November 2015 I took my truck to my local Ford dealer where they performed the work for recall 15s29. I took my first interstate trip following the repair on 9 November, a total distance of 74 miles, during this trip the adaptive cruise control again activated my brakes one time unexpectedly while passing a large truck. The safety recall repair has not solved the problem with my truck.
The truck's adaptive cruise control system would brake for no apparent reason. I had the issued safety recall performed on the truck Nov 2, 2015. The dealership report said that the recall was performed and working properly. That evening the truck again started breaking for no reason. I had installed a dash cam the Saturday prior to the recall repair. I have video footage of what was going on in front of the truck that caused it to apply the breaks. I had the cruise control set at 51mph, the 2 distance spacing, and the truck slowed it self down to 39 mph then sped back up again. I know I cannot attach a video to this report, but I am have it available to email.
When using the adaptive cruise control, and when passing large trucks, the F-150 suddenly brakes as if it were about to crash, yet there is nothing in front of the vehicle. This has occurred 6 times at full highway speeds when passing big trucks that are in in right lane. It is a little scary if someone is tailgating - the good part is that using the accelerator will stop the braking. I took it to dealer and they were clueless. I've only had truck 30 days.
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving at various speeds with the cruise control activated, the vehicle independently accelerated in excess of 80 mph. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by shifting into neutral and shutting off the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The contact stated that the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.
When using the adaptive cruise control, and when passing large trucks, the F-150 suddenly and without warning brakes as if it were about to crash, yet there is nothing in front of the vehicle. This has occurred three times at full highway speeds when passing larger vehicles in an inside lane of interstate highways. This sudden and unexpected braking has almost caused three accidents and very nearly caused me to lose control of the vehicle.
Sitting in my truck with the key turned or even on idle, the electronics on my dash(radio allumination, trip box, etc. ) will be faded on one side or will be completely faded and I cant see the time, station, gas mileage, etc. From time to time when it does this, my cruise control figure wont show but after a while(10-30 minutes) it will pop up on the cluster. It doesnt matter if its cold out or hot out, idle,running or ignition switched off, it will be faded. Its becoming more of a common thing(daily).
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On August 16, 2015, my 1997 Ford f150 truck caught fire in my son's driveway while parked. The fire department was called and came out, however my son managed to put out the fire with a garden hose. One of the firemen said it appears to have started with the cruise control switch. The entire cab is burned up; operator and passenger side, dash, steering wheel, seats, windows blown out, etc. It is unrepairable. Since this is an older truck, I had liability insurance only, no comprehensive coverage. Research on the internet tells me this has happened to many Ford owners. Ford should be held accountable, and I am seeking reimbursement for the truck. I have contacted Ford corporation, and they have told me they forwarded the information to the Ford's office of the general counsel. The "affected parts" are many more than is listed. The entire cab was affected by the fire.
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When passing a semi truck on the left (semi is to the right of me) using the adaptive cruise control function, the truck slammed on its brakes and said collision warning. Car behind me almost rear ended me. This happens intermittently like 6 times in 3 months and only happens when passing a large semi and the semi is to my right. Only happens in day time and even then, only sometimes happens.
Adaptive cruise control was set and engaged on vehicle at 75 mph. My vehicle was traveling on inside lane of four lane divided highway and came up on slightly slower vehicle traveling in the same lane at around 70 mph. My vehicle slowed down and tracked the other vehicle for about a mile before coming up on a slower moving tractor trailer truck in the outside lane. As the vehicle in front on my truck passed the tractor trailer on the inside lane, it moved over in front of the tractor trailer to the outside lane to allow me to pass. Instead on speeding up to 75 mph, my truck started to brake before I disengaged the cruise control (around 65 mph). At that time, I was located beside the tractor trailer near the back of the trailer. A vehicle following me had to brake due my truck unexpected braking and slow down.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the cruise control failed to engage and disengage. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the activation switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.
When driving at night in the far left lane going 72 mph with the adaptive cruise control on, the truck randomly slammed on the brakes and the red crash indicator flashed although there was nothing in front of the truck. If someone was behind me, it is likely they would have rear ended my vehicle. There seems to be a defect in the auto cruise control,although Ford believes this behavior is normal.
I was driving to the office, and approached a red light so I started slowing down. Once I reached 15 mph my 2002 4. 2 l f150 accelerated extremely high. I was applying the brake but the truck was still slowly moving, so with my foot still on the brake I turned into the office parking lot. I tried to put it in park but it was a struggle, I called my daughter outside when I was in the office parking lot, and she told me the rear tires were spinning. When I finally got it in park I turned the truck off. I gave it approximately one minute and turned the truck back on, and it was still accelerating extremely high so I turned the truck back off so it wouldn't damage my engine. After an hour I turned the truck back on, and the truck was back to normal. After doing a bit of research I saw tons of articles with instances similar to mine, so I disconnected the cruise control switch and took it to the nearest shop.
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|Car Throttle Stuck problems||
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