Last post on Aug 09, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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#1 of 8 2010 F-150 Platinum with mystrious starting problem
Mar 03, 2012 (7:40 pm)
This truck has left me stranded 10 times.
I had it towed 6 time to the dealership and every times they cannot find a thing wrong with the vehicle..I opened a case with Ford and still unable to resolve problem. At very random times the truck will not start. it will crank for 10 sec or more but will not start. Everytime the dealership placed it on the computer, the results showed nothing wrong with the vehicle. It began to be such a problem for the dealership they began to blame it on my Iphone, claiming interference of some sort. It almost appears that the fuel injection system shut off and does not allow any fuel to pass while cranking.. I asked the dealership to check the anti-theft system and they claim everything passed test.. I love this truck but am at my wits end and cannot afford to trade. Not getting a lot of help from Ford either and thought I would post on this Forum for some help..
I have began to record the dashboard during the crank cycle when it would not start, in hopes that would help..
If anyone has any ideas, I could use the help..
#2 of 8 Re: 2010 F-150 Platinum with mystrious starting problem [savmyford]
Mar 04, 2012 (10:02 am)
Replace/adjust the crankshaft position sensor.
#4 of 8 2011 F-150 Platinum
May 12, 2012 (9:13 am)
I am on my second round with this issue. I called the dealership maintenance department and they said I have to call roadside assistance to get it to the shop. Roadside assistance took over an hour and then they told me they would have to call me back to let me know WHEN they could be here. (Good thing I was at home and not actually needing them to pick me up on the side of the road). First time I went out to start it to go to work, dead, dead, dead. Hubby put a charger on it all day. It started, next morning got in it to go to work, dead again. Took it to the dealership and of course they could not find a thing wrong with it. Didn't drive it for a few days and went to get in it and it was dead again. Waiting on roadside assistance now (been an hour and a half wait so far) to take it back to the dealer for them to tell me they can't find the problem. I don't know about you people but I buy new vehicles to AVOID these types of issues. With $700.00 a month payments, you kind of would like the damn thing to at least start!!!! Being a woman, I don't feel safe anymore and never know when I will be stranded. Not a good feeling. Please don't buy a Ford. Hopefully the Lemon Law will kick in soon and I can afford to get something more reliable.
#5 of 8 did they ever figure it out?? i have same issue
Aug 08, 2012 (4:24 pm)
I have same issue with 2012 F150, brand new and now 4 times in 10 weeks having it completely dead and them not finding out the problem.
#6 of 8 Re: 2011 F-150 Platinum [tlarue]
Aug 08, 2012 (4:38 pm)
have you gotten a resolution? I have the same issue with my brand new F150 2012 bought in may , and 4 times dead as a door nail trying to start in now in august . they can n not figure it out !! already pursuing lemon law issue.
#7 of 8 Re: 2011 F-150 Platinum [mm124]
Aug 08, 2012 (5:06 pm)
Hi, I'm sorry it took so long to get back on here. They (Ford Dealer) gave me a new battery and I haven't had an issue since. I guess since I always charged the battery before taking it in, they couldn't duplicate the problem, because it had a full charge. But when I called them and had it towed (because the keys were in it and the keypad wouldn't work because there was no powere at all) they figured it out. I hope this helps, I know how frustrating it can be.
#8 of 8 Re: 2011 F-150 Platinum [tlarue]
Aug 09, 2012 (4:22 pm)
Do you recall what they discovered as the cause. Cause they have gotten mine in dead 2 times and can not find the reason for it.