The vehicle was completely destroyed. He added that the aluminum used for the heads was too soft causing the spark plugs to spit out. It has run flawlessly since I bought it, not one problem. Thank you for your consideration. When the vehicle is cold somewhere below 40 degrees fahrenheit the turn signals do not work when steering wheel is in a lower tilt position.
Bought the truck a few months back without any knowledge of a recall on the speed control switch. Suspected to be cruise control switch that was never fixed by dealer before purchase, and we were not notified about this recall. I recommend this truck to anyone looking for a good used truck. This is the 3rd coil pack that has blown since April of 2009. After doing some searching on the internet, it appears that a lots of Ford f150 owners are having this problem and Ford will do nothing to fix it. The vehicle was not repaired. So if you are looking to get a good used truck.
The head was remilled and the plug and coil had to be replaced. The signal wires are stretched in the column by tilting the steering wheel down. The contact stated that the cause of the fire was unknown. Bottoms of seat headrests come undone often, not repaired. . Faults: A few months after purchase the bed had to be realigned. Im stuck with a vehicle that I not only have to pay for but cant even drive.
It tows my 17 foot boat and has hauled all the topsoil, bark and landscaping rock that the average homeowner would need. I placed the truck in drive and heard a pop and then a continued rhythmic popping. Evidently a previous owner had this problem and put the kit on there got rid of the car and it was sold to me by town Toyota in roxbury, new jersey. I am not the only one with this problem. Traveling at approx 25 mph I heard a loud pop from the engine compartment and something hitting the hood. The last two times, my wife and I were driving the truck when it happened, which placed us in danger because it could have caused an explosion.
The fire department advised him that the failure was caused by an electrical issue. Our insurance company called it a total loss. If not by recall, it is obviously a factory defect and should be dealt with by Ford as the incidents occur. I did some research on the internet and found this is a wide spread serious problem with the Ford triton engines. Luckily there was very light traffic and I was able to pull to the side of the road and shutdown the engine. I have had the truck for 3 years and purchased it with a 5 year loan agreement. General Comments: I love my truck.
I started the truck and heard a loud bang and then the truck sounded like it was missing. The threads for the spark plug in that cylinder are now ruined as well as the coil for that plug. The hole for this spark plug had all the treads blown out when the plug came out so I had to leave my truck at the garage for repair. There may have been a recall on ranger trucks for this issue. Something needs to be done.
So I will purchase a repair kit and repair all the plugs myself. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer for repair. The car started to run rough and gasoline fumes started to fill the passenger compartment. In the mean time I also had problems with my brakes, which I had just changed. One guys truck burnt to the ground in 12 minutes and couldn't even get his navigation system out of his vehicle.
With it's distinctive look, this truck stands out above the rest of the four wheel drives that came out in that year. Upon a google search of this topic it looks as though there are a multitude of the same type of incidents with these engines. It needs to be taken care of before someone gets killed, not after. The sparkplug that blew out was the 3rd from the front on the passenger side. This has now happened to me as I was driving at 60mph and it blew it out and the coil spring is now down on top of the piston and smashed within seconds. I also discovered that Ford will not cover the cost of the repair. However the handling gets difficult at high speeds due to the over assisted power steering.