Wiring Problems of Ford F-150
Ford F-150 owners have reported 111 problems associated with wiring (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Wiring problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford F-150. While I was driving I turned my rear defroster on and about 5 min later I heard a load bang, looked around to see what it was and saw the passenger portion of the rear window was completely shattered. There was no impact on the window are clue to why it shattered. So I looked online and found this to be a common issue with the 2010 f150 trucks with power rear sliders. My daughter's car seat is directly under that window! Ford denied any knowledge of this issue and insisted they were not responsible and wouldn't cover repairs. I then learned that Ford has changed the wiring design for this window, a design that keeps electrical surges from over heating the defroster. My concern is that a shattering window poses a huge safety issue and Ford should be held accountable for their failure to keep their customers and more importantly the children of those customers safe!. This problem occurred on October 5, 2013.
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#2 - Wiring problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2010 Ford F-150. On a ~50 degree morning, I turned on my rear defrost when my rear window (passenger side) shattered about 5 minutes after I turned it on. This is a 3 piece window as the middle is a slider on the pickup, only the passenger side broke. I was driving with no other cars around as there must be a short or faulty wiring in the rear defrost. This was not covered under warranty by Ford and seems to be a common problem. It was Tue., Jul. 30, 2013 when this wiring issue happened.
#3 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
I own a 2004 Ford F-150. In 2012 I had my e-brake light start flashing at me. I brought it into the mechanic and had them look it over, they said they couldn't find anything wrong other then the wiring under the dash was probably bad, so I brought it to a brake specialist and they said the same thing, nothing wrong with cylinder or brakes, that it was the wiring under the dash. I'm truely not safe using my e-brake as I'm not sure if it is working or not. My interior lights started coming on also when I would turn on my headlights, everyone knows you shouldn't have the interior lights on while driving at night anyway. I have read several articles where other Ford F-150 owners are having the same problems. I think this needs to be looked into and a recall should go out. It was Jul. 1, 2012 when this wiring issue occurred.
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#4 - Wiring problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford F-150. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTFW1EV9A_. Filed a complaint eariler in the year about the electrical problems, and finally received a call back from the dealer. I took my 2010 Ford F-150 in and it was determined the wiring harness was defective. Well great. . . 900$ to get if fixed. Not covered under warranty. Truck will not start without it. Wow, I use to love Fords. . . Never again will I purchase a Ford of any kind. Thanks. The failure date was Jan. 4, 2013.
#5 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford F-150. Rear lights, including brake, turn signals, and hazard lights quit working. This issue can be found on many online Ford F-150 forums. The steering column wiring is too short, and breakage in the wire, or connectors can occur with the tilt steering mechanism. The tilt steering mechanism and short wiring has caused the connection to break inside the steering column trim on our vehicle, which caused the lights to stop functioning properly. I inspected the problem, and found the connector can move freely. I feel this is an issue since I am able to locate many others that have had the same issue from 1997 up to 2001 Ford F-150s. This wiring issue occurred Monday, September 3, 2012.
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#6 - Wiring problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford F-150. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FTPX14585_. 2005 Ford f150. Consumer states engine shuts off and vehicle continues to go into "fail safe mode"
the consumer stated there were times when the vehicle would re-start, and other times it wouldn't. The consumer stated several components such as the fuel filter, catalytic converter, fuel pump module, throttle body, and crankshaft position sensor were replaced to try and rectify the problem. The engine began to misfire and the check engine light illuminated. The consumer stated it was finally determined, the casing on the crankshaft position sensor wire had rubbed through and was shorting out on the ac line running along the right fender well. The consumer stated at some point when his vehicle was being serviced at the dealer, a cover was removed from the far left wiring harness at the pcm, which permitted water to run down the inside of the wiring harness and shorted out the connector. Jb. This issue happened on June 2, 2011.
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#7 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford F-150. This truck has only been used three time in five months. It was parked on a parking pad unattended for three days an 10 hours. The main electrical wiring started a fire inside of the truck on its own. If it had not been found at 3:00 am it would have most likely kill two people in their beds. ## VIN passed ## Ford F-150 lariat 2004 ## updated 03/12/12. This issue happened on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012.
#8 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2004 Ford F-150. I have owned this truck since 2004, no serious issues. This past Friday I noticed power was still going to my truck when it was turned off. The power accessory relay was clicking vigorously then stopped, no power inside my vehicle. I started the truck and everything worked except for the radio. I went for a drive than and then the reverse lights came on the door buzzer was going off, as I went to stop I heard a grinding noise occur than stopped. Was able to get it home. I have 30 years of mechanic experience and tried to find a possible short. When I removed the passenger side rocker panel I found the harness covered in rusty water. Now doing research on the internet, I have seen hundreds of people complaining about this issue, that Ford wont cover. It turns out many people had to have wiring harness replaced costing thousands. While conducting my research I have found out water is leaking through the windshield the rear window and wiring harness that travels through the firewall. Please help, Ford will not admit to their mistake. The failure date was 02/24/12.
#9 - Wiring problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. This is very disappointing to have to experience so soon with a brand new truck. The location of this wiring harness is in an area that unless you have side steps and maybe even then, is not protected. Even then the way the wiring harness comes out from within the wheel wall makes no sense. I'm attaching a few pictures so you can see what occurred. Luckily, someone saw the wire dragging and told me before it was too late. I put up the harness and taped it to hold it up. This could have had a horrible outcome had the wires continued to shred or make contact with one another. This problem occurred on Sun., Jan. 8, 2012.
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#10 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The VIN of the problem F-150 is 1FTRX18LX1_. The vehicle is a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the wiring harness and coil plug was causing the vehicle to stall and drive hard. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the wiring harness and coil plug replaced but the repair did not remedy the issue. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer but the dealer could not properly diagnose the vehicle. The failure mileage was 68,000. This wiring problem happened on Tuesday, May 22, 2001.
#11 - Wiring problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
2010 Ford F-150, driving on gravel and rock road in 4h, wiring harness on left side below drivers seat lay below the frame rail, causing road debri to grab harness and rip/tear the wiring bundle. The failure date was 04/02/2010.
#12 - Wiring problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford F-150. : the contact stated while driving 30 mph, smoke was noticed coming from the engine. The vehicle was maneuvered off the road where the contact put out the fire before the fire department arrived. The contact determined the ignition wiring harness started the fire. A police report was taken. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to await inspection. It was Jul. 31, 2006 when this wiring issue happened.
#13 - Wiring problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTPW14525_. The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford F-150 super crew 4x4. The vehicle caught fire while parked. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department stated that the fire originated from the wiring harness. The contact has pictures. The current and failure mileages were 11,200. Updated 07/07/08. Updatted. It was Friday, March 28, 2008 when this wiring issue happened.
#14 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car was a 2004 Ford f150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTPX12574_. The emission light came on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and consumer was told that fuel pump was defective. The gauge went out of control. After filling the tank, the gauge read empty. The brake light wiring was inoperative, alignment was out, the vehicle had stuck in park, the right passenger door was inoperative, the speedometer read wrong, and the vehicle would die out. This wiring problem happened on 04/15/04.
#15 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2004 Ford f150. I saw your report on the news about Fords new fire problem. I have a 2004 F-150 XLT lariat p/u truck with 3000 miles on it , only 3 months old, catch fire on me as I was driving down the road. It was a severe electrical fire. Before it happened , the radio would stay on after I locked and left the vehicle. I have been with out my vehicle since 10/04 . Ford , and the dealer keeps giving me the run around. Ford leagal dept told me to call my insurance CO!they are telling me they are sending a field engineer 2-08-05 to check it out. They have been very evasive and not CO-operative at all , and I think they are comming in just to cover things up! the vehicle was involved in a minor accident on 10-04 ($3000) damage. And Ford is trying to make me believe its accident related and they wont cover it. But now I see the news , I can see clearley now ! the vehicle is located at eastgate Ford , on seajay dr. In beavercreek, ohio, 45430. You folks should come check it out , before they try to cover up same problem in the new 2004's !. The failure date was Jan. 7, 2005.
#16 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car was a 2004 Ford f150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTPX14504_. The vehicle was on the road at 10 mph when all of a sudden the driver noticed black smoke coming out of the engine, blocking his view from the road. The owner got out of the vehicle , and witnessed it burning up. The manufacturer was contacted by consumer. This problem occurred on 02/12/05.
#17 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2004 Ford f150. The VIN of the problem F-150 is 1FTRX17W8Y_. The vehicle was parked in front of the residence home and it caught on fire. Driver was able to extinguish the fire. No injuries reported. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, and mechanic could not determine the cause of the problem. This wiring problem happened on 02/22/2005.
#18 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2004 Ford F-150. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FTPX14534_. Mice have eaten through the wires to my fuel sending unit. Several months ago the did ate through many wires in my engine compartment. It is my view that this presents a severe potential for fire which could easily injure or kill. These have been expensive repairs that could have been prevented if Ford had not skimped on protection of their wiring harnesses. I can't believe that Ford that claims their vehicles are built Ford tough can't be protected from a small rodent. The first incident in August of 2005 cost over $1500 to repair and this second incident is estimated at approx $500. This problem occurred on Sunday, May 7, 2006.
#19 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150. After starting the truck, and having seemingly normal operation. It started to run rough and had a marked loss of power. The check engine light did not initially illuminate, giving no indication of a serious problem. Thinking this was a temporary problem, we continued home. The next day my wife took the truck on her normal daily routine. She notified me later that the truck had gotten worse and that it was very rough and low on power, to the point of making merging very dicey. We took the car to the dealer for diagnosis and they found a wiring harness had chafed through due to a riding condition on an air conditioning line. This affected coil number 4. The dealer repaired the chafed wire and returned the car to service. The ironic thing(or disappointing, depending on your perspective) was that we had the car in for a recall campaign for a chafing wire in the airbag system. It was May. 30, 2011 when this wiring issue happened.
#20 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Ford f150. While driving vehicle caught on fire. The cause of this is fire was undetermined. The failure date was November 11, 2004.
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#21 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRX18WX3_. The reporting person owns a 2003 Ford f150. The interior turn signal switch and the exterior turn signals failed intermittently. The dealer stated that there was a shortage in the wires. Updated 11/14/07. This problem occurred on Sat., Sep. 1, 2007.
#22 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car was a 2002 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford f150 is 1FTRX17W52_. My vehicle is a 2002 F-150 and the cruise control malfunctioned. I took it in to be repaired and learned that the deactivation switch leaked break fluid into the servo causing it to short out. I also learned that Ford has admitted they have this problem in vehicles from 1997 to 2003, but have only recalled 2000 and 2001 year models. The total cost of the repair was $380 and I think Ford should be held accountable for this cost. This wiring problem happened on 04/15/05.
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#23 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford f150. 1. Driving approximately 35-40 mph in town in vehicle. Vehicle has approximately 75,000 miles. Heard a loud explosion and truck immediately began to sputter. Had to pull over. Barely made it to auto shop a couple of miles down the road. 2. Diagnosed as a blown spark plug which damaged the block, head and engine. The auto repair company told me that only Ford dealer could repair this damage. Estimated at $3500 to $4000 to repair. 3. Have yet to decide what to do, as we still owe a substantial amount of money on this vehicle. The failure date was Saturday, Mar. 8, 2008.
#24 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
2002 Ford F-150. Consumer states a major wire harness burned on the r. H. Exhaust manifold and the protective plastic sleeve was gone as well as the insulation. The consumer stated the check engine light illuminated and the overdrive light started flashing and it wouldn't shift past 2nd gear. This problem occurred on Thursday, October 28, 2010.
#25 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car was a 2002 Ford F-150. : the contact stated while driving 10 mph, a burnt smell was noticed. Upon inspection, a red wire under the driver seat was on fire. Also, the electrical wiring harness for the power seats and seat heater was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer who determined that the wires rubbing against the seat frame caused the fire. The dealer replaced the 3 wiring harnesses connected from the dash to all seats in the vehicle. The manufacturer was alerted and denied the claim. This wiring issue occurred Sep. 5, 2006.
#26 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford f150 ld. The VIN of the problem F-150 is 1FTRX17L41_. Vehicle had approx. 60k miles. Was parked in driveway for about one half hour. Neighbor saw fire on the ground under the drivers side of the engine compartment toward the rear(firewall). Cruise control quit working about 2 weeks prior to the fire. Fire origin is in vicinity of brake master cylinder. Typical of cruise control deactivation switch failure. Parts were recovered but aluminum band on hexport body was melted away therefore do not have date code. The failure date was Monday, Jun. 14, 2004.
#27 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2001 Ford f150. The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTRF18W91_. After inspection of vehicle, mechanic noticed that main ground wiring was hanging which could result in a short circuit or possible fire. Dealer found main ground cable disconnected. This wiring issue occurred Saturday, June 1, 2002.
#28 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Ford f150. Sparkplug blown out of engine head. This wiring issue occurred 12/20/02.
#29 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car is a 2001 Ford f150. VIN of the vehicle was 1FTRX18L91_. While the vehicle was under warranty it experienced problems with the turn signal. The technician stated that they replaced the wiring harness but it was too short. Currently without warranty the vehicle experienced the same problem. The vehicle had been taken to the same dealer who stated that the wiring harness was too short. The wiring harness was too short when the tilt wheel was down and the turn signals did not work. This issue happened on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003.
#30 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2001 Ford f150. The VIN of the car is 1FTRX17WX1_. Noticed cruise control went out did not think much about it. Smelled burning drove into my drive way went in house started dinner my husband went out to run to the corner store and my truck was on fire. Burnt inside of engine yes old parts are there nothing has been repaired as of yet. Very dangerous situation could of been hurt or my child could of been hurt. Could of been property damage if I had not caught the fire when I did could of burned my house down and others around me. It was 05/11/2004 when this wiring issue occurred.
#31 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2001 Ford f150. Consumer was awakened by a horn going off, and went to see what it was. Then suddenly there was a boom, then another boom. After arriving in his garage he saw flames coming from the vehicle. Consumer proceeded to remove his family, and tried to put the fire out. There was a substantial amount of damage to the home, and the vehicle was totaled. This issue happened on Jan. 7, 2005.
#32 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Ford f150. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FTRW07LX1_. Consumer's vehicle and the garage caught on fire while the vehicle was parked. The driver called the fire department to extinguish the fire. Then, vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. This issue happened on Monday, February 28, 2005.
#33 - Wiring problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Ford f150. Vehicle was parked in front of the residence and one hour later it caught on fire. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire. Vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. This wiring problem happened on 04/20/2005.
Other Electrical System related problems of Ford F-150:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||446|
|Underhood Wiring problems||135|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||38|
|Instrument Panel problems||35|
|Dash Wiring problems||30|
|Horn Assembly problems||30|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||15|
|Ignition Module problems||14|
|Electrical Failure problems||14|
|Ignition Switch problems||14|
|Battery Dead problems||9|