2016 Ford F-150: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 137,100 model-year 2016 Ford F-150 (all cabs and all engines) built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant and the Kansas City Assembly Plant from Jan. 22 to April 19, 2016

The Problem: The upper left-hand pivot bolt for the front seat adjuster may loosen and/or fall out. A front seat cushion with a missing upper left-hand pivot bolt may experience increased movement in a crash and not properly restrain occupants in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will measure the torque of the power seat-track upper pivot link bolt. If the bolt passes the torque inspection, dealers will remove and clean the bolt, apply new threadlock and reinstall the bolt to the specified torque.

If the bolt fails the torque inspection, threadlock will be added and the bolt will be reinstalled as an interim repair for sold units until the final repair is available. The final repair will include replacement of the lift link with new bushings and fasteners. All repairs will be performed for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or go to www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ford F-150

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Comments

HAHA Cheap unsafe piles of cow s#$%t. Ford you suck.

Pure junk!!!

HERE WE GO AGAIN, JUNK,JUNK,JUNK.
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ford claims to be top safety pick, but all the recalls so far have been failures of safety gear. What cheap junk death traps.

this why you don't buy a ford

I hate Ford!

All of the people with the comments above have a combined total IQ score of 5.

When my Huffy Bicycle wears out, I will only by Chevy!! They have 141% American parts!!

Motor trend recall of the years:)

What do you expect from the top seller, just like McDonalds, cheap, bad for you and sell the most.

Jeez Jonny dltho chill bro we know your are posting on different usernames even mine so take a chill pill is just a bolt on a sit is not like a ignition switch from GARBAGE MOTORS RECALLS. So chill little fella.

Hahahahahaha nothing but junk hahahaha!

Ford has fixed Explorer CM issue on APD's fleet. They've returned a couple dozen to service for testing.

Seems they used a cannibalized exhaust that turns down before it clears the scalloped cutout in the bumper cover.
Carbon Monoxide comes in through the hatch.

CM Detector's are part of the fix. You know...just in case...

Hahahahahaha pure junk lol.

Hahaha

lol.

Where did everybody go?

Always on a Friday...

Anything to protect their image...

My 2016 F-150 was built on 2-15-16, I missed that by only 7 days !

@Tom3

How does it feel to ride in a ticking time bomb? Since your F150 is just over 18 months old, you have about 16 months remaining before the big cosmic Ford clock in Dearborn clicks off and your bumper/bumper warranty goes Kaput!

Do you by chance have an Ecoboost engine?

Ecoboost engines are far superior to the very tired and anemic 5.3 GM yawn motors.The oil consumption complaints are mounting, talk about junk.
Very common to see 200k+ Ecoboosts. Your posturing is just that posturing.

Ecoboost engines are far superior to the very tired and anemic 5.3 GM yawn motors.The oil consumption complaints are mounting, talk about junk.
Very common to see 200k+ Ecoboosts. Your posturing is just that posturing.


Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Dec 2, 2017 7:26:43 AM

Fake news.

Its a bit disconcerting to see Ford constantly recalling these trucks in the first year or two for what is obviously build qulaity issues. The mid 2000 Fords with the 5.4’s are already touted by some publications and websites as used vehicles to “run away from” as the engine failures are so high and costly. It appears these trucks will not only have engine problems when they get to the used market, but now simple build quality issues. I hope the Glue and rivets hold up or these things could be letting aluminum fly down the highway when they fall apart. Then I have to worry about these problems when I didnt make the mistake of buying one. 😂


Not surprising that 26% of Fords sales last month were fleet again. The average consumer cant afford to keep it on the road once the warranty is up....


Hey PUTC, it would be interesting to see manufacturers numbers on retail sales only. I would Imagine GM would be blowing Ford out in those results as they already sell more trucks cumulatively.

Ford claims number one status because of fleet sales. Companies only want cheap prices and on that Ford delivers. No fleet and Ford drops down badly.

Ford claims number one in sales because it is number 1 in sales .You're empty suit argument about fleet sales is simply that an empty suit .Sales are sales my friend because your brand can't achieve it well speaks to the quality of your brand

Ford claims number one in sales because it is number 1 in sales .You're empty suit argument about fleet sales is simply that an empty suit .Sales are sales my friend because your brand can't achieve it well speaks to the quality of your brand

Fleet's are about the bottom line.
Buy the cheapest, replace before the warranty expires.
Just good business since.

@GM Blows chunks

Are u off your rocker saying the ecoboosts is better than the V8 5.3L!!! Go tale your meds!! There are a plethora of 5.3L out there with over 250k miles.....now to get the power into the 5.3L, spend $300 by programmingit and it wailed it up...ahould we GM customers have too?? No...they need to address this in the 2019s

You fanboys are hilarious.....ecobusts are junk. You laughable

Get yourself educated ,stop living in purple unicorn denial.
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/gm_silverado_brakes.html

http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/threads/another-5-3-with-afm-bites-the-dust-chevrolet-active-fuel-management-problems.112629/

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106584

There are a plethora of problems with the 5.3 as well as the so called halo 6.2
Wake up and smell the burning oil.

Sales are sales my friend because your brand can't achieve it well speaks to the quality of your brand
Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Dec 2, 2017 9:26:08 AM

Speaking of quality, Ford been at the bottom of the quality list for a long time, while GM has been near the top. HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! So yeah it does speak well, GM builds quality trucks. While Ford slap cheap junk together for cheap buyers. Dumb Ford clowns I tell yah.

Sales are sales my friend because your brand can't achieve it well speaks to the quality of your brand
Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Dec 2, 2017 9:26:08 AM

Speaking of quality, Ford been at the bottom of the quality list for a long time, while GM has been near the top. HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! So yeah it does speak well, GM builds quality trucks. While Ford slap cheap junk together for cheap buyers. Dumb Ford clowns I tell yah.

FXDX1450 that's all you got? Google eco boost problems, it'll make your head spin and to many links to post on here. Ford makes junk.

FXDX1450 that's all you got? Google eco boost problems, it'll make your head spin and to many links to post on here. Ford makes junk.

Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 2, 2017 2:14:43 PM

There is plenty, plenty more. , but that is all that's needed to demonstrate the tremendous quality myth you like to promulgate.

@FXDX 1450

You are funny!!! Keep drinking your Ford lies coolaide. I'll take my V8 all day long over your gerbil engines that don't live up to their so called reputation. Only thing ecoboosts are good foe are drag racing....if I wanted that...id buy a camaro!!! When truck duties come calling thwy fail!!!

"What do you expect from the top seller, just like McDonalds, cheap, bad for you and sell the most."

I don't understand how this comment is relevant. If you read the discussion under best selling pickups there is a lot of claims that GM is the top seller and this article is about a Ford issue.

There is plenty, plenty more. , but that is all that's needed to demonstrate the tremendous quality myth you like to promulgate.
Posted by: FXDX1450 | Dec 2, 2017 4:35:32 PM

Yeah sure there is when people don't change their oil like they should. Unlike the ecoboost problems that pop up around the 60,000 mile mark aka end of warrenty time. I'll gladly pay for a oil change instead of over 10 hours labor time from Ford to replace the timeing chain and inter cooler. Wake up and smell the coffee dumbie!

Guess all them GM owners with oil problems were probably pass ford clowns. Trade in for a new Ford by time the oil got bad because they knew they where piles of sh%9t!!!!

Personally, we don't need all these childish, "My brand is better than your brand," taunts. To be very blunt, you're just not worth any response.

That said, I've personally never liked Ford because of their poor reliability; I've never owned a reliable Ford--not once. Even the Ford I'm driving now, which I acquired free of charges outside of inspection and registration (I inherited it) still needed over $3000 in repairs before I could drive it home, with less than 19,000 miles on the odometer at the time. I've put a few hundred more into it since then but it's only barely over 25,000 miles now.

This particular recall is, to me, a prime example of why Fords aren't reliable; loose fasteners of one sort or another seems to be a common problem, no matter the model. Some just make noise, others have caused fires and cost lives. Whether this is a matter of poor design or worse QA I don't know. Let's just say I'm not likely to buy a new Ford unless it's the ONLY brand that offers a model reasonably close to what I need and want. For now, that doesn't seem likely.

"Ford claims number one status because of fleet sales. Companies only want cheap prices and on that Ford delivers. No fleet and Ford drops down badly."

Those fleets must be buying some pretty nice trucks: "And strong F-Series demand for both the high series Super Duty and new 2018 F-150 pushed average transaction pricing to $47,100 per truck – a $3,800 gain." I wonder what the average transaction price was for any of the other brands and why they don't seem to want us to know.

https://www.investors.com/news/november-u-s-auto-sales-fiat-chryslers-fall-gm-ford-toyota-on-tap/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo

papajim:

YES! I have the 3.5 Eco-Boost and I love it!

that low end and power and acceleration is amazing plus I am so happy getting 17.5 MPG since gas prices are going up.
I have the supercab XLT model with all the options except leather
no Ram Hemi can come close to the performance of my eco-boost , I just love showing it off and bragging how better my F-150 is compaired to Ram and Silverado

Johnnydoe:

I am that guy that trades in my F-150 every 2-3 years for it's excellent resale value.
I just can't help myself resisting a bargain:
Last year I traded in my 2013 F-150 for a new 2016 F-150 with more expensive options with only $12K difference out of my pocket.
Right now I am waiting for the 2019 Ford Ranger to come out late next year and trading in my current 2016 for another bargain.
I don't know IF I will like the Ranger or not,,, if not then I will get another 2019 F-150 maybe with a smaller eco-boost engine that gets 25-30 MPG at that time.

papajim:

one more thing I forgot:
I only put less than 5000 miles a year on my F-150 with eco-boost then I trade in every 2 or 3 years,,,,soooo I never get enough miles on my truck for the eco-boost engine to blow up

if you must know I drive a company vehicle I take home that's why I don't put many miles on my F-150
but I put 30K miles a year on the company vehicle

@Tom#3

Why not go all the way and just buy a F150 XL with the 3.3 base engine. Take a look at Motor Trend's story and the grid that compares engine performance. According to MT the 3.3 only gives up a half-second in the zero to 60 testing, and the same in the 0-70.

For about $35k you get a truck that performs alongside of the vastly overrated Ecoboost for about half the price. You could buy a lot of gasoline for the money you'll save.

Or you could test drive a Silverado 1500 with their smooth and solid 4.3 base engine.

@papajim--Why not go all the way and buy yourself a new truck? I heard you cannot afford the new truck that you want. Your truck will be 10 years old. Worry about your own purchases for a change and not everybody else.

I have a ton of medical expenses Jeff. After that's paid, I'm in the market.

That's what health insurance is for. The Affordable Care Act requires almost all Americans to have health insurance.

papajim

I got the 3.5 Eco-Boost to gain respect from my friends that also own pickups,,,, bragging rights that my engine is far superior. ( I wanted the best just to show off)
My former 2013 F-150 had the 5.0 and I have to admit the 5.0 engine was a dog that just sucked gas.
I did test drive the new F-150 with the 3.5 non-turbo and was really surprised that it feels equal in power to the 5.0
I agree the 4.3 V6 in the Silverado is a great engine but to me the rest of the Silverado sucks, I would easily take a Ram 1500 with the 5.7 Hemi over any Silverado any day.
I also wanted to look at the new Nissan Titan XD but the price scared me away.
I would never consider the Toyota Tundra or Tacoma cause how Toyota screwed me in the past
The Honda Ridgeline is an abomination. NOT a real truck!
The Chevy Colorado ,,,,, that transmission feels like a rubber band drive,,,,wasn't impressed.

@trucker

The Affordable Care Act has been a colossal disaster for American consumers. The only way that Obama was able to get it through Congress was by promising Representatives and Senators that tey would be exempted from the plan. The annual increase in premiums in my state exceeded 30 percent.

Over 20 states are unable to attract an insurer who will offer plans in that system.

Stick to topics you understand.

I got the 3.5 Eco-Boost to gain respect from my friends that also own pickups.

@Tom#3

one of the more pathetic statements I've seen in five years reading comments at PUTC. When you buy a 2.7 Ecoboost will you lose the respect of your so-called friends because it isn't a 3.5?

I got the 3.5 Eco-Boost to gain respect from my friends that also own pickups.

@Tom#3

one of the more pathetic statements I've seen in five years reading comments at PUTC. When you buy a 2.7 Ecoboost will you lose the respect of your so-called friends because it isn't a 3.5?

Posted by: papajim | Dec 3, 2017 3:13:56 PM

I agree, there's a guy at my work that has one and when he pulls in the parking lot he steps on it. Man does that thing sound like crap. I honestly think that he thinks it sounds cool. He does NOT get respect from anyone. Some laugh.

Perfecting the greatest truck in the history of the world isn't always sexy.

Great job sweating the details and listening to the customer!

LOVE
FORD!



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