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Instrument Panel Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 36 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category).

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Ford f -150. The contact stated the instrument panel failed to function. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the entire instrument panel needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 86,000. Updated 2/26/cn.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 09/29/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Ford f150. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph in the rain, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road because it was limp mode. The contact was able to regain speed once he drove away from the shoulder. The contact stated that the failure recurred whenever it rained. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that there was water in the engine and the spark plugs were damaged. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that they were aware of the problem and they were working on it. The failure mileage was 768. The VIN was unavailable. Ap.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 07/20/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and ignited in flames. The contact stated that the vehicle was driven earlier that day but the vehicle seemed to function normally. The contact stated that the fire department was able to extinguish the fire. There was a fire report filed and the fire department advised that the fire originated from the instrument panel. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 243,000. Kmj.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 05/29/2012

The instrustment panel of the truck has failed. The panel while driving goes through all cycles of lights, bells, and options on the instrustment cluster , causing us to not be able to see the current information. The ac goes out each time it happens. The truck will not start many times- and you have to hit the dash board to make it start - takes several attempts. It has gone out of gear once during this. We have been working with the local Ford dealer, where we purchased the vehicle, and have now been waiting on the part for over a month, we are told each time it is on back order. Therefore, leading us to believe a large number of Ford truck owners are experiencing the same problem. We have spoke to Ford customer relations this morning- and now told it will be estimated the 9th for part to arrive and they will not follow up until the 12th. Which is causing us to have a faulty- potentially unsafe vehicle for over one and half months.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 12/05/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Ford F-150. The contact stated that various warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the gem module failed due to a water leak. The contact was also informed that the module needed to be replaced and the windshield needed to be resealed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired because the necessary parts were on back order. The failure mileage was 103,000. Sm.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2011

2002 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to recall and repairs the consumer stated he made an appointment as suggested by the recall letter two weeks ago and as of October 7, 2011 the dealer informed him the parts were still not available. The consumer also stated the instrument cluster did not work, which made it difficult to see the mileage on the vehicle. The consumer was informed the only way to fix the problem was to replace the entire module as the dash must be taken apart.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 10/08/2011

I rented a Ford pickup truck from u-haul, and I feel that the automatic lighting controls on it are a safety issue. At night, when you open the driver's door, the dashboard illumination (speedometer, other gauges) comes on automatically. When you put in the key and start the engine, the daytime running lights (white lights on the front of the truck that are not as intense as the normal low-beam headlamps) come on. The dashboard illumination remains on at all times. Rear red running lamps/tail lamps do not illuminate*, but this is not obvious when you are in the driver's seat. The result is that it is possible to drive at night with some white light coming out of the front of the vehicle, and the ability to read the speedometer, but with rear lighting*. I verified that the parking/emergency brake was fully off (as that is sometimes an input to the drls), and had a friend stand on the side of the street and observe as I drove the truck, and he verified that I had no running lights/tail lights on the back. The brake lamps operated normally when I stepped on the brake, but there was no red light to the rear unless I was stepping on the brake. All of the above was with the headlight switch off. When I clicked the headlight switch to the first position, the running lights illuminated (orange on the front near the headlamps, red in the rear lamp clusters. ) when I clicked it to the second position, the normal low beams came on at full intensity. What I think should be different: either the automatic lights/drls should also turn on the tail lights at night, or there should be some indication to the driver that he needs to take additional action (operate the headlight switch) in order to have tail lights. Having the speedometer illumination go out when the engine is started might be a good choice.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

2007 Ford F-150. Consumer writes to express dissatisfaction with local dealer the consumer stated after he purchased the vehicle, he immediately complained to the dealer about not been able to read one gauge during daylight because of the color arrangement. The consumer also stated there was an issue with the brake and gas pedals, but someone made an adjustment and corrected the problem.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 06/16/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph he began to see smoke rise from under the hood. The vehicle was stopped and shut off. While examining the vehicle, the contact noticed some of the wires under the hood were on fire. The fire was extinguished. Upon reentering the vehicle, the contact also noticed that the anti lock braking system light was illuminating on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 130,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 01/10/2011

2010 Ford f150. . . Dashboard lights will not illuminate when in very low light conditions or very bright light conditions if equipped with 'auto lamp'. . . It will only illuminate in pitch black environments. Instrument panel is recessed 8 inches into dash and you cannot see the speedometer or other gauges as you drive. . . . . This is extremely hazardous as knowledge of your speed is mandatory for safe vehicle operation in any light environment. Ford has advised me 'it is operating as designed'. This is unacceptable as the inability to quickly and accurately read your speed is paramount to driving any vehicle. The engineering shortcoming must be remedied. Google '2010 Ford f150 dashboard light problems' and you get 7 pages of concerns. . . . . . . The only way to make the lights work normally during any daylight condition is to cover the dashboard sensor with a rag. The owners manual section on instrument cluster lights, headlamp switches and even auro lamp and dimmer all state the instrument cluster will illuminate any time any exterior lamp is lit. . . . This is not true. Please look into this matter as it appears to be a serious safety concern. Updated ivoq 02/18/11.


 
car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 12/29/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Ford f150. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph and noticed the instrument panel led light failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who advised the contact that the instrument panel cluster would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 10/06/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the gauges on the instrument panel did not illuminate during the day, which made it difficult to see the readings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that it was normal and that they were unable to alter the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who referred him back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 1,600.

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Failure Date: 09/06/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Ford f150. While driving approximately 70 mph he stated that he could not see the display on the instrument panels during the day since they are too far back inside of the dashboard. He could not read the display unless he stopped the vehicle. He called the dealer regarding the failure and they notified the manufacturer of the failure. The dealer advised him that the manufacturer said there was nothing they could do about the failure. The contact was unable to provide a VIN. The failure mileage was 37 and the current mileage was 365.

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Failure Date: 09/01/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving various speeds into the sun light he could not see the speed that he was driving . The instrument panel was extremely black and the contact had to lean very closely into it in order to see the speed. The dealer was informed about the failure and stated that there was nothing they could do and that it was designed that way. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 500 and the current mileage is 2900 updated 12/30/jb.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 06/23/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Ford f150. The contact stated that the led display for the odometer malfunctioned intermittently. Ford stated that would repair the vehicle for $500. The contact was concerned about the safety risk. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that it was difficult to read the instrument panel due to dim lighting. The contact stated that the instrument panel was also difficult to read because of the way the vehicle was designed. An authorized dealer confirmed that it was designed that way. The current and failure mileages were 38. Updated 7/26/10 updated 07/29/10.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2009 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 05/01/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. The contact stated there the back lighting of the instrument panel could not be manually adjusted. As a result, the contact would have difficulty reading the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5 and the current mileage was 6,500.

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Failure Date: 01/20/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the exterior and interior lights only illuminated when it was dark outside. He was unable to see the gauges on the instrument panel. Vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised him they were unable to change anything due to the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 12/31/2009

The contact owns 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the message center lights on the instrument panel were difficult to see while driving 25 mph in daylight. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that they could not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 1,000. Updated 06/03/bf the consumer stated the message center light on the panel was the problem. Varying light conditions affect the message center. Updated 06/04/jb.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 02/03/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. While driving 75 mph, the dashboard caught fire. The contact heard a sizzling noise every time the indicator was used. She extinguished the fire with a cup of tea and drove the vehicle to her residence. The current and failure mileages were 58,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 12/30/2007

Instrument cluster completely failed without warning. Brought to two dealerships who advised that part was not available due to nationwide issue and offered no eta on part availability. Advised not to drive vehicle. Company truck is only slightly over one year old (10 days) and is still under dealer warrantly. Spoke with nationwide customer representatives who have denied problem with cluster exists despite order backlog and have been told nothing can be done. Spoke with manufacturer(electra-sound) who advised part not made for months and no eta on when manufacturing will begin. No resolution from Ford. Investigation of instrument clusters on Ford 500's noted.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 10/16/2007

Recently, the headlights, fog lights, dash lights, auto light functions, door locks, exc. , all began perform erratically; including the dash lights going out while driving at night! the next day I went great lakes Ford in ludington, mi. As soon as I mentioned one of the symptoms, the tech immediately knew the problem: he told me that the oem adhesive on the windshield had failed causing water to leak down behind the dash and directly onto the gem module and fuse panel. He said he has seen this problem over and over with this year f150 and had probably fixed more than 100 over the last year or two. The local windshield shop, duneside auto glass; the owner told me that they have done more than 25 windshields this year at great lakes Ford for this exact same problem. I check the Ford websites and also found that there is a TSB listed for this problem. The cost of the repair was $1200 which included $500 in parts for the box asy, module and new light switch,$351 in labor and $325 for a new windshield plus taxes. How can there not be a recall for this? if the problem is that prevalent at a northwestern michigan Ford dealer, it has to be everywhere else in the country.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 09/18/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled when the brake pedal was depressed. When the failure occurred, the check engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer repaired the failure and they stated that the sensors failed; however, the failure still persists. The vehicle was taken to the dealer approximately two times. The Ford manufacturer issued a recall for the power booster line. The vehicle has not been taken in to have the recall repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000 and current mileage was 35,820.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 06/15/2007

'99 F-150, manual trans. , 4. 2l v6 odometer backlight fades in & out. Unable to determine cause at this time. Failure started @ about 138k miles. Odometer however remains accurate.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 05/19/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. While driving approximately 35 mph and when the vehicle is started, the odometer illuminates and registers the mileage intermittently. The dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that they would have to replace the electrical instrument panel. They informed the contact that he would be required to pay approximately $300 for parts and labor. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 45,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 26
Failure Date: 04/27/2007

I own a 2001 Ford f150 supercrew truck. This vehicle caught fire and is a total loss. The fire captain told me that this vehicle is notorious for catching fire and I should report this incident. His opinion was that the fire was electrical in nature and that it most likely was from the cruise control system. The truck was in excellent condition both aesthetically and mechanically.

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Failure Date: 04/16/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Ford f150. When the contact activated the headlights, the instrument panel lights would dim. As a result, the gauges became difficult to see. She took the vehicle to the dealer on three different occasions and was informed that the issue was a safety feature in order to prevent glare on the driver's eyes at night. The dealer did nothing to repair the vehicle during the first visit. During the second and third visits, the dealer offered no remedy. The manufacturer stated that she did not have a legitimate complaint and referred her to the service manager at the dealer. The current mileage was 11,382 and failure mileage was approximately 6,000.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 28
Failure Date: 04/07/2007

The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The vehicle was purchased with only 30 miles. The contact asked the dealer prior to purchasing the vehicle if there were any related recalls and was advised that there were none. The contact received recall notice 06c11 on April 7, 2007 stating that the instrument cluster calibration had not been repaired. The manager confirmed that they were aware of the recall notice five months prior to the purchase. However, was not advised to schedule an appointment for the repairs. Also, the dealer stated that the module behind the dash was faulty. The contact stated that cruise control was near the related recall component and could catch on fire. On two prior occasions during an oil change the dealer indicated the incorrect mileage. This could potentially affect the vehicle's warranty, and indicate that the contact has exceeded the allotted mileage for the next oil change. The current and failure mileage were 10,500.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 29
Failure Date: 02/10/2007

Instrument cluster has a short. Part cost will be $500. Plus labor. This means cluster will start a fire. Eventually. Right now the dash is intermittent. Sometimes there is no speedometer, ac, engine temperature,cruise control, oil pressure, fan, defrost. These go on and off while driving. Since truck is only one year old, this means Ford wants you to pay up to a thousand dollars a year for an instrument cluster. This should be a recall.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 30
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Ford f150. He stated that the odometer would fade in and out and sometimes would remain off for several minutes. He felt that the failure could possibly cause a short and fire. The failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 101,000. Updated 02-01-08.

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Failure Date: 02/01/2007

Instrument panel goes off and on. Took to dealer for recall on this problem #06c11. 24 hours later truck dash still intermittent. No odometer reading at all now. Speedometer, ac, cruise control, tachometer and water temperature gauge go off and on while driving. Time length random. Very disconcerting not to know how fast you are driving. Problem is increasing-anywhere from 1 to 5 times in an hour of driving.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 32
Failure Date: 11/21/2006

The oil pressure gauge erratic at times, ok on start ups. But while in use it would drop to zero and the oil light would come on. If you shut vehicle off and restart oil gauge would go back to ok. Until you start driving.

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Failure Date: 09/15/2006

: the contact stated while driving any speed on various road conditions, the engine stalled and there was a loss of all power without warning. After an extended period of time, the engine restarted and the instrument panel provided an incorrect digital display. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was not notified.


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