Power door locks failed at 37,000
miles, dealer would not do anything
about this (I have since discovered
that this is a very common problem).
Seat belts are uncomfortable and
difficult to use! Seats provide good
support, but fabric is uncomfortable.
Center armrest is very uncomfortable.
Ride and noise is not nearly as good
as my son's 2000 Dodge Ram!
Like the dash layout, the 60-40 split
front seat, and the split rear seat.
Get a decent transmission! The
automatic is rough shifting, and never
seems to be in the correct gear for
I like the truck over all. At 48k the
motor blew. Spun bearing, bent rod, and
bent valves. Ford put new one in and it
blew the same day under their care. I
have had the third one in for about 1k
and no problems yet.I have had to put a
new catalytic converter and the cross
member on the trans.The gears need to
be lower especially in 1st. But if I
buy another it will be v8 and auto.
Good truck, still rather have a GMC!
I purchased this truck new and started
hearing a whine in the rear end at less
than 12000 miles. The ford dealer
rebuilt the rear end. The whining
started again about 20000 miles. Ford
has rebuilt the rearend 2 times and
replaced it 1 time. The rearend is
whining again and I carried it in
during warranty and was told that it is
normal for this truck. It is now out of
warranty and is getting louder and
louder. It may be the transmission or
something else. I am going to purchase
a dodge next week.
If I had not purchased the Ford version ESP Extended Service Protection to 75,000 miles, I would have paid over $8,000 in repairs. Failures within this mileage: air conditioning, steering pump, ALL tie rods (inner and outer), ABS antilock brake module, mass air sensor, both power door lock modules, ALL upper and lower ball joints, heavy RUST on both front doors inside at the bottom, RUSTED spark plugs and coil #6 at 74,000 miles when Ford says replacement at 100,000 miles.
I like the height and the looks.
Ford used extremely poor quality cheap parts in their production, especially bad tie rods.
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