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  1. Bracketbomber

    Bracketbomber Member Established Member

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    We are leasing a 2018 F-150 4X4 2.7 EB. It has 14000 miles and it is in the dealership for a CEL. They called me this morning and told me that upon scanning it, there were codes for the engine, transmission and several electrical codes, really, 14000 miles and it's like a basket case. I hope they get it straightened out before I turn it back in next June.
     
  2. bdcardinal

    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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    Barring something absolutely catastrophic, a lot of times when you have a bunch of CELs it can be something like a bad ground or a battery with low voltage.
     
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  3. IronSnake

    IronSnake Permanently apathetic Established Member

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    Just saying... my 2018 F150 was such a nightmare that I got rid of it the first chance I had. Good luck to you, but I have little faith in that truck.
     
  4. Blk04L

    Blk04L . . . Premium Member Established Member

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    It could just be an electrical issue. Especially with that many codes. That being said, before you dropped it off, was it running like ass or had a CEL just popped up?

    Anywho, it's under warranty and it's a lease. They give you a loaner?
     
  5. 2000GTSTANG

    2000GTSTANG Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I was considering buying a 18 3.5 F150 next year. Are they really this bad?
     
  6. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Omg 2 people had issues, don’t they sell like 700k+ per year? There’s gonna be some lemons

    i agree those codes probably go back to a bad ground or ruB in the harness
     
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  7. tistan

    tistan Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've only owned Ford trucks for 20 years. A good friend, who is an exec for a parts manufacturer in Detroit, convinced me to jump ship to Dodge. He told me the Ford was having huge problems with the 10 speed transmission.
     
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  8. IronSnake

    IronSnake Permanently apathetic Established Member

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    lol go read the oil consumption threads on the F150 forums. Far far far above and beyond 2 people. More like thousands and thousands. Friends brand new F250 has been in the shop for a month too.

    Lost all faith in new Fords.
     
  9. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    yes, Ive seen you bitch in every thread possible. I am aware of the coyote tick, ecoboost cam phasers etc... The trucks we have at work and everyone I know personally doesn't have any issues.
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I've yet to see a 10-speed in my shop for transmission issues.

    Issues are far and few between. ALL vehicles have some sort of issue.
     
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  11. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My 18 2.7 now has 15K on it, no issues.
     
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  12. black99lightnin

    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    mine has over 11K and gets beat on daily. Has run a best of 13.005 @ 102, tune and CAI only. What a POS. Should have gone 12.999
     
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  13. IronSnake

    IronSnake Permanently apathetic Established Member

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    If I had went 2.7, I bet i'd still have it. They're a much better motor than people think. I'm impressed
     
  14. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    This made me lol.

    Ford is having some unexpected transmission reliability issues, go to a brand with expected transmission reliability issues.
     
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  15. Blk04L

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    I thought the ZF transmissions, especially the 8 speed, are quite stout. Haven't too many issues for the Charger, Challenger, Ram etc...
    The one in my SRT Jeep was flawless to over 100k before I sold it.
    IIRC the only one that I've seen had issues is the 9 speed transverse engine.
     
  16. Ramairgt1

    Ramairgt1 Get sum Established Member

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    No issues with my 2018 3.5 Lariat
     
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  17. tistan

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    My Cayenne Turbo has a ZF also, and the Porsche guys give it high marks for reliability.
     
  18. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I admittedly haven't kept up on them in recent years I just remember when the 8 speed was brand new it was fairly problematic and I have a buddy who had 3 transmissions put in his 17 Rebel before Dodge finally bought it back and gave him a new one.
     
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  19. black99lightnin

    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    lol

    The Hellcat has been bulletproof so far. But in all honesty I don't drive it very often.
     
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  20. My94GT

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    27k miles on my 19 ram and no issues. I haven’t seen any trans related issues in the ram group either.

    that said I’ve seen plenty of other issues. Go into any brand focused group and you’ll see plenty of complaints. I didn’t buy an F150 this go round but I wouldn’t be weary to do so in the future.
     
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