Door Latch Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 53 problems related to door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 04/02/2018

The contact owns a 2016 Ford f150. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages). The contact spoke with marysville Ford (15900 smokey point blvd, marysville, wa 98271, (360) 659-4000) on three different dates and was advised that parts were not available to complete the recall repair. On April 2, 2017, the contact stated that the door latches failed and the vehicle could not be unlocked. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that parts would become available in six months. The failure mileage was 40,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 02/21/2018

2017 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to door lacth freezing in below freezing temperatures. The consumer was advised there was a recall on other model vehicles for the same failure.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 02/19/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving 65 mph, the driver's door opened without warning. Gullo Ford in conroe, texas was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously recalled per NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer stated that the damages done to the vehicle due to the door opening while driving, were not covered by the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 02/03/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 5 mph, the driver side door opened. In order to avoid a crash, the contact turned the vehicle to the right and landed in a ditch. The vehicle also struck some bushes. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch). The contact also stated that the failure occurred five other times since the vehicle was purchased. The dealer (vinton baker Ford in fairview oklahoma) was contacted by phone and stated that the remedy was not yet available. The door latch would be repaired, but not the scratches on the paint. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Tl takata recall. The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. The contact called the dealer (landers Ford, 2082 w poplar Ave, collierville, TN 38017, (901) 854-3600) concerning a recall for the air bags and the door latches. The dealer provided a date to schedule an appointment three weeks out. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While attempting to open the rear driver's door, the contact could not open it from inside the vehicle. The contact indicated that the rear doors were designed to only be opened from the inside. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (jim shorkie Ford, 1234 long run rd, white oak, PA) where it was diagnosed that the entire door latch assembly would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,002.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 01/18/2018

~tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. While driving, the front driver's door opened independently. As the driver attempted to close the door, the vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact stated that the driver sustained head, neck, and back injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to springfield Ford Lincoln (50 baltimore pike, springfield, PA 19064), but was not diagnosed. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the remedy failed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,200.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. The contact stated that all the doors on the vehicle failed to latch. The contact called an unknown dealer and was informed that nothing could be done. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called another unknown dealer and was informed that the failure would have to be duplicated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 12/30/2017

(rk - no dealer info; manuf notified?) tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph with children in the vehicle, the front passenger door opened. For 45 minutes, the contact was forced to secure the door with a bungee cord. The dealer confirmed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was purchased brand new in July of 2017. The linkage on the doors that should properly secure the locks in the closed position malfunctioned on more than one occasion. The failure mileage was 2,500.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 12/21/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was stationary, the rear driver's side door latch would not open when prompted from inside or outside the vehicle. Vancouver Ford in vancouver, washington was made aware of the failure and stated that the failure was under recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 10/25/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. While attempting to enter the vehicle, the door latches became inoperable. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages). The part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The local dealer (george coleman Ford; 47 plaza drive, travelers rest, SC 29690) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2017

2016 Ford F-150 XLT. Consumer writes in regards to defective rear door latch. The consumer stated the driver's side door latch was lightly touched causing it to swing open. The consumer fell forward and grabbed the steering to prevent from falling into some rocks and a creek. The consumer received an injury to the shoulder. Medical attention was not needed. Updated 11/24/2017.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 07/31/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving 40 mph, the rear passenger door became ajar. The contact stated that the door was being secured by duct tape. Orleans Ford (located at 1405 s main st, medina, NY 14103, (585) 798-4316) was contacted by phone and the contact was provided guidance in diagnosing the issue. It was then determined that the latch spring had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 12/19/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. In cold weather, the front driver side door was difficult to open and failed to latch. The contact was required to secure the door from the inside in order for the door to not open while driving. The failure occurred only during cold weather conditions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front driver side door latch, the front driver and passenger shields, and the front driver and passenger rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the parts not being available. The contact mentioned that it had been two weeks since the parts were ordered and were not available for the repair. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 13,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 12/09/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. While driving 40-45 mph, the driver's door independently opened. After numerous attempts and approximately 30 minutes later, the door latched. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 800.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was parked, the rear driver's side door lock disengaged and failed to re-engage. Additionally, all the locks on the vehicle failed to disengage even when the key was inserted. The failure recurred multiple times on all the door locks. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch assemblies failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. During cold weather, the door mechanism froze and caused the door locks to malfunction. The contact indicated that the doors would not remain locked. On two separate occasions, the driver side door erroneously opened while driving. The dealer diagnosed that there was a TSB for the failure, but the parts were not available to repair the vehicle. The TSB information was not available. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 11,000.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 02/05/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear driver side door latch failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 01/23/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was stationary and driving various speeds, the driver's side door latch malfunctioned. The contact stated that the driver's door would not close when prompted and remained opened while driving. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 700.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 08/29/2015

2007 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle passenger assist handle broke off. The consumer stated his wife fell while attempting to enter the front passenger side of the vehicle. She was using the passenger assist handle located at the post between the door and the windshield. She had one foot on the running board and had just started using the assist handle to enter the vehicle when the assist handle broke off and sent her back from the vehicle. Fortunately, she still had one foot on the ground and was able to catch herself and was not hurt. The part was replaced at a cost of $ 213. 86.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2009 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 01/31/2015

The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. The contact noticed that both rear doors failed to open. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the cable that released the locks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed that both rear latches and locks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 22
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 23
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 24
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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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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Other Common Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Ford F-150

Problem Category Number of Problems
Door Latch problems
53
Latches/locks/linkage problems
51
Tailgate Latch problems
6
Hood Latch problems
4

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