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2003 Ford F-150 Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Ford F-150. 23 of these members (25.8%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 20 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2003 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Ford F-150 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 Ford F-150 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2003 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

27% of the 2003 Ford F-150 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 67 repairs.

2003 Ford F-150 electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Ford F-150 electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 59% between $100 and $499, 5% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2003 Ford F-150 Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 101060    
163680 1135 replaced clutch on compressor 
212040  

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 69000    
75000 600 Air conditioner was making a loud ticking noise. It was replaced with a re-manufactured unit in one afternoon. 
90000 180 A/C system was losing freon pressure. Replaced o-rings. Problem solved 
91000 170 Alternator failed 
95300 1600 Replacement a/c compressor from September 2010 was defective, had dealer order oem. The new a/c compressor was installed, along with 2 Schrader valves (on the AC system) that were leaking.  
110000  

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 73000    
81000 125 Replaced battery 
98000  

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 55000    
61000 50 Electronic heating control panel failed. NO heat to the floor and temperature regulation was faulty. 
 
Ford F-150 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 98000    
107000 1800 heating core vacuum system, system does not blow air to the floor 
112000 0 heating core vacuum system still not working when sold 
Ford F-150 in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 60000    
81700 400 Electric Windows did not work. 
85000 350 Power window was not working. 
 
Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 96720    
100440 250 alternator broke and battery died shortly afterwards. 
 
Ford F-150 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 85000    
86000 8 Vacuum Actuator for floor mode door in climate control failed. 
 
Ford F-150 in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 127000    
147000 475 Alternator failed. Blower speed resistor pack failed, blower would only operate on the top two (out of four) speeds. 
153000 50 Blend door actuator failed, would not respond to the temperature control knob and failed in the full hot air position. 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 163000    
173300 150 Fixed air conditioning 
201000  

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