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Door Latch Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 32 problems related to door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 06/13/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when the passenger entered the vehicle and turned the door handle it broke; as a result the passenger fell backwards hit her head on the pavement, suffered a concussion and injured her back. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred him to the dealer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected it and stated that the manufacturer was not going to offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 47,348.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 07/04/2010

2010 Ford F-150. Consumer states defective part in door lock makes it easy for criminals to break into vehicle the consumer stated the lock cylinder housing was made of plastic not metal.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 11/10/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Ford f150. She stated that the front passenger's side door lock would not function correctly. She had to use a screwdriver to open and close the door. The necessary repairs were made to the vehicle by the dealer. Later, the rear passenger side door lock would not function and the latch and locking mechanism would not operate normally. No repairs were made to date to correct the failure. The failure and current mileages were under 50,000.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when he attempted to close the driver side front door, the chrome plated door handle cut his left hand. The dealer stated that the door handle was defective due to the chrome peeling. As of September 4, 2007, the door handle had not been replaced. The failure mileage was 44,500 and current mileage was 45,000. Updated 09/18/jb.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 12/19/2006

I have a 2004 F-150 4x4 4 door. The rear driver door does not open from the inside when unlocked from the inside door lock. It has power locks. Sometimes if you open the door in one swift motion it will open. It will however open halfway, but then stops and you can't get out. I have informed the dealer when it was in on a window problem and they said it would not do it to them, but they made note. Now it won't open if unlocked from the inside, but I have found that if you unlock it with the key pad the door opens most of the time. I have only found this problem from the inside you can open the door from the outside no matter where you unlock it from.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 04/10/2006

: the contact stated the driver side door will not unlock when trying to exit the vehicle. The dealer can not duplicate the problem.


car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 03/25/2006

: the contact stated as the third door on the vehicle was opened from the outside a child's finger was opening the door from the inside. As the pressure of the outside handle was applied the child's finger became lodged inside the interior handle and sustained a one inch cut to the finger. The laceration was completely to the bone and required immediate surgery. The manufacturer was contacted. . . . . . The contacted notified the dealer three times about the problem. However, dealer had not offered to put a different handle in the car.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

My paint job was defective and thin, my windshield was not sealed properly, there are ticking noises from under the dashboard, the front end is too heavy for the added weight to the truck, the transmission stalls the truck when it rolls backwards in drive, the truck shakes at high speeds and has excessive tire wear, which is the only thing that Ford has all but admitted to by extending the excessive tire wear/ride harshness warranty from 1yr/12,000 miles to 3yrs/36,000 miles. Have you ever heard of a car company giving away something unless there was a serious problem with this vehicle.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 06/01/2005

2004 Ford F-150 supercab; the rear driver door can be in the 1/2 latched position and the front door can engage 100% and the open door light will go out, yet the doors are not fully secure. This was reported to dealer who stated that the vehicle was in specification; also reported to Ford who stated to take the truck to dealer for inspection of this problem.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 03/15/2005

On a Ford F-150 super cab pickup, the problem is this. . It started with me driving down the highway and noticing that there was a windy noise. Much like a window was partially lowered. What I finally discovered, was that the rear door was not completely latched in the full locked position. When I closed the driver door, it fully engaged the rear door and cleared the display light on the dash of an open-door indication, was non-the-less partially open. I have shown my dealer that I can do this, by just shutting the rear door as opposed to basically slamming it closed. Then when the front door is closed, the open-door light goes out. Incidentally, this same case is true for the passenger door side. I have come to make a special check through the mirrors, to see if there is a straight line along the door frame right at the base of the window. This tells me whether the door is fully closed. And I have found this on several occasions.


 
car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

There have been no accidents. The third door handle/lock gets stuck and the door sometimes does not open or it is hard to open, and opens after trying repeatedly.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

Passenger power door lock failed, necessitating passenge to roll down car widow to use exterior door handle to get out. Driver side door lock soon failed in exact same manner.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 11/30/2004

Dear sir/madam I own a 2004 f150 super cab pickup truck with 4 doors, I am having a problem with the door ajar light. When the rear door is ajar the front door will latch to the rear door, which satisfies the door ajar safety light, but the front and rear door are not safely latched. I am a large man so my seat is as far back as it could go and the back is slightly reclined, when I get in and out of the vehicle my shoulder hits the rear door handle that protrudes into the drivers seat and at times will slightly open the door. I won't realize that I am driving with the door unsafely latched and have no idea that the door is ajar until I hit a bump large enough to rattle the door. My question is, is it safe to drive the vehicle with the front and rear doors ajar and in an ahead on collision will this area be compromised, thus would the crumple zone be affected drastically and would the stability of the vehicle be compromised? also is it safe in a side collision? I feel that this is a major safety concern and should be addressed immediately. I took the truck in for service at fullerton Ford in somerville NJ the said that Ford said that this is normal and I called Ford company they said this is normal and that I had no recourse with them. If I would have known that this was inherent to the f150 super cab I would not have purchased this model, I was told the f150 crew cab has this safety device installed thus the safety problem was addressed in this model but not the super cab. Was this safety concern overlooked or knowingly omitted from the design?.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 11/15/2004

This vehicle was purchased new in this condition; on the supercab model of the f150, the rear driver door can be only partially engaged and with the front door latched, the door display light will be extinguished. This will leave the complete driver side door in a compromised condition. Usually not known until driving under highway speed and hearing a wind whistle from the door not being completely closed. I had contacted Ford motor CO on December 10th of 2004, about this and their suggestion was to take it to original purchase dealer. However the dealer would not make any adjustments, simply telling me that I should make sure the rear door was secure in the full latched position. I even showed the same activity on another vehicle on the lot at that time. For reasons unknown, the passenger side will complete the closing of the rear door if left in the 1/2 latched position and the front door is closed.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 10/07/2004

While driving on I-70 in missouri during a rain storm, I was the passenger in the 2000 F-150 that I own when we hydroplaned. While spinning through the median in a counter clockwise manner, my passenger door popped open. It was only by the grace of god, I wasn't killed, as I hung out the door only held in by my seatbelt. As the vehicle continued to spin around, the door slammed shut. We could not understand why that door would fly open. The force of the sudden opening damaged the hinge, door, and front fender. Upon returning home to pennsylvania, I did some research and discovered others had similar problems. I contacted Ford and they refused to accept any responsibility for the door coming open. . . "after researching your complaint, we have nothing indicating any known problems that could cause that to happen". I am now almost afraid to drive my truck. Please please please force Ford to recall these vehicles to prevent others from being hurt or killed by failures like this.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2004

Passenger door would open while vehicle was moving. The consumer also stated that the vehicle vibrated while driving. The consumer mother-in-law fell while trying to get into the front passengers side door of the truck. The brakes would lock up intermittently.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

2004 - Ford 150 - supercab when the rear doors are closed, unless they are closed very firmly, only the lower latch will engage. The doors appear to be closed and only if you pull on the upper portion will you see a small gap open by the roof line. When the front doors are then closed they also appear to be secure and the "door ajar" indicator does not comes on. Because the front door are secured by the back doors, only the lower latch is now holding both doors which I believe may be an unsafe design.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 12/11/2003

We recently purchased a 2004 Ford F-150 super crew, my 5 year old daughter was getting into the back seat of the vehicle, and she put her hand into the door jam area where there is what looks like a "scissor" hinge. If the door is not all the way open and a finger gets caught in there the door if pushed open closes the hinge. My daughters top left middle finger was almost completely severed off. She was taken to a local hospital where she received stiches and was referred to a hand surgeon. This hinge should be looked at and possibly redesigned, the only way to remove her finger from the hinge was to close the door slightly.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 11/11/2003

Both doors cracked at about three inches under the windows. The cracks are running horizontally under the glass. Dealer is proposing that the consumer get a kit from them that will cost $500. 00 to fix the problem.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 10/02/2003

My 1999 f150 door locks have been replaced at 25,000 and 45,000 miles. Now the drivers side power lock has failed again at 79,000 miles. The local Ford deales states this is normal for a car made in America.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 09/06/2002

Automatic door locks pinch leaves abrasions bruising on arms.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

Could the general public view the number of complaints for this particular problem?no safety defect listed.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 03/01/2002

Was traveling when I notice that the truck locks were not working. I have this automobile due to the fact that once you start and take off the lock on there own. I have a few friends with the same truck and we all are having the same problem. Talked to the dealer and they stated that it was nothing wrong, but I am still having problems with the keyless entry not working to unlock or lock the doors. It's like the motors on both doors is bad at the same time.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 02/26/2001

Latch on vehicle is not aligned correctly with door, and door locks up incorrectly. Contacted dealer, and dealer adjusted door, but the problem still remains.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 10/25/2000

While exiting the left back door of vehicle, consumer's pant leg caught on the bottom door latch located just below the back floorboard, consumer fell to floor with pant leg still caught on hoop of floorboard, consumer was wearing properly fitted clothes and sustained major injuries to the leg where a cast has been worn for 12 weeks, consumer may not have a 100% recovery.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 26
Failure Date: 03/15/2000

While driving on the highway travelling 65mph, child was able to reach over and unlock the passenger's door. Contacted dealer, and he was not able to fix the problem. Owner was told that if he wanted the work done, he would have to get the vehicle modified by a local repair shop.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 27
Failure Date: 01/01/2000

This is only to alert you to my problem and the problem of the many others I have came across searching for background as to why my drivers door latches no longer works on my truck. This has got to be of some safty concern to someone other than me I hope.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 28
Failure Date: 08/14/1999

Passenger's side door can be opened after vehicle's doors are locked while driving. Will be taking vehicle to dealer to have it checked out.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 29
Failure Date: 11/13/1997

Concerned about me and others its pretty evident that these doors are weak structurly or they would not do this, and I dont have the money to pay have fixed even if I did it will happen again because of the structure I CA'nt aford a new door on fixed income. Complaint #2 when the bolts on the crank pulley sheared off loss of control making it very diffcult to stear ,thank god I was'nt on a sharp curve when the bolts broke. Thank you for taking time to read this NHTSA.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 30
Failure Date: 04/20/1997

Door latch assembly; while driving vehicle at speed 50mph, lost control, vehicle rolled and went into an embankment of 4 feet and rolled 3 times. Failure of door latch assembly caused the door to fly open.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 31

Owner's child can open the front doors without unlocking them while vehicle is being driven. Dealer says that's how front doors are suppose to be designed.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 32

Door latch snags clothes of passengers.


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