Ford F-150 owners have reported 505 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
Driving on interstate at roughly 70 mph with cruise control engaged, truck lost power and started to coast. Speedometer swept to 0 indicated speed, tachometer indicated engine at idle speed, around 1000 rpm, while coasting from 70 mph slowing to roughly 40 mph. Vehicle regained powered drive briefly then again lost power and coasted. After resuming coasting, the back tires then breifly locked up, vehicle shuddered, then resumed coasting. Extremely dangerous as vehicle being driven in traffic on interstate and became nearly uncontrollable. Explanation from dealer service department was that the wiring harness from transmission to ecu passes through firewall through a grommet that is known to fail. The wiring chafes and causes a short and the transmission to malfunction. Apparently a TSB is issued for repair at customer's expense per dealer but I have not been able to find it. This appears to be a proverbial ticking timebomb for f150 owners and should absolutely be subject to a recall.
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This is the fourth time I'm reporting this. Although my vehicle should have qualified for Ford's recall 15s29, I was never notified. But I have mentioned it to my dealer 3 or 4 different times. They always tell me there's nothing they can do. So here's the issue. When driving on the highway, my truck thinks I'm going to hit something and the alert lights and sounds come on (and once since I had adaptive cruise control on, it applied the brakes at 70 mph). This is not safe. The dealerships say there is nothing they can do to fix my truck, yet the issue keeps happening.
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While in motion, the adaptive cruise control and collision warning system will activate and apply the brakes with force for no reason. At 70 mph, this is quite dangerous and has almost caused several accidents. I have since deactivated the adaptive cruise. The same issue occurred with a 2015 model I had and was never fixed by Ford.
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This is a work truck driven by several people. Vehicle will sometimes keep accelerating without pedal being depressed. Also will not disengage cruise control. Have to shift to neutral and wait a few seconds for engine rpm to lower. Check engine light doesn't come on. Has been to Ford dealer on 12/05/16 and 12/20/16-1/10/17. They said they couldn't replicate problem.
The operator called and informed us that the vehicle acted like it wouldn't accelerate. When he stomped down on the pedal the vehicle went full acceleration and stayed there. Hitting the brakes didn't help. The cruise control was on but not set. He tried pulling up on the pedal, turning off cruise and killed truck and restarted to max acceleration, killed the engine, restarted and it reset and went to working. We have no codes, inspected throttle body and cleaned, inspected wiring and app operation, other than graph signals were choppy and not fairly smooth (no diagnosis).
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The adaptive cruise control was updated when the recall was issued but still exhibits the problem of slamming on the brakes when passing a semi. The problem is actually getting worse, and happens more frequently. It now happens when going under a bridge. I have had it to 2 different dealers and contacted Ford and they all tell me that there are no computer error codes therefore it didn't happen. They also tell me that there is no recall because I already had the recall service performed. This truck is not safe, it will kill me or whoever is unlucky enough to be following me. Ford doesn't seem to care because they have already performed the recall service.
Adaptive cruise control periodically detects a truck in the right as being in front of me. It activates the brakes to avoid a assumed collision even though the lane is clear ahead. The brakes have, on occasion, be applied automatically in a very strong manner. I am afraid that this condition can lead to someone rear ending my truck. The dealer could not confirm any issues, however it has happened own occasion since new.
My adaptive cruise control system has been updated according to the recall that was issued but I still have the same issue with the truck slamming on the brakes when passing a semi-truck.
My fiancée and I were driving down the highway, with no cruise control on, and suddenly my sensors go off as if I was about to hit something. Then after a second (probably was only a split-second, but it felt like forever), it went away. If adaptive cruise control would have been enabled, this would have caused the brakes to automatically press (I know because this has happened to me before). I was passing a semi, if that helps. This is a very dangerous issue (sensors thinking they are going to hit something, when it should be nothing). I wish I had a video of it happening, but it only has happened 3 times for at most 3 seconds in the the 1. 5 years I have owned the vehicle.
I was driving down the highway, with no cruise control on, and suddenly my sensors go off as if I was about to hit something. Then after a second (probably was only a split-second, but it felt like forever), it went away. If adaptive cruise control would have been enabled, this would have caused the brakes to automatically press (I know because this has happened to me before). This is a very dangerous issue (sensors thinking they are going to hit something, when it should be nothing). I wish I had a video of it happening, but it only has happened 3 times for at most 3 seconds in the the 1. 5 years I have owned the vehicle.
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.
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.
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|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
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|Accelerator Pedal problems||
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|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Springs problems||
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