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2012 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 109 repairs.
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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2015
May 2012

4000 mi
A warning message came on about the anti-skid system. The dealer reset something on the steering sensor angle. 
Oct 2012

8000 mi
Check engine light started flashing accompanied by loss of acceleration. Dealer complied with a TSB and returned the vehicle. 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
Mar 2012

1000 mi
Sync system "disappeared". No voice control or USB/Aux in. Repaired by removing synch fuse for 3 min and reinstalling. Works fine now. 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

9300 mi
Engine had a small coolant leak at operating temp, dealer added missing hose clamp at thermostat housing coupling. 
Mar 2014

27000 mi
Coolant leak in same location as last time, replaced gasket on T-stat housing. Driver's side door misaligned from the factory, started making popping noises when opening and not closing correctly. Cab tail light LEDs were shorting out, entire unit was replaced. 
Oct 2014

36000 mi
Coolant still leaking at thermostat housing. Rear differential cover weeping Rear window defroster stopped working 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

7440 mi
Steering locks when doing a sweeping left hand turn 
Oct 2013

24580 mi
Firmware update due to hard shift from 2 to 3 Front driver speaker was not working 
Jun 2014

34720 mi

C $275
Harsh shifting from 2 to 4 
Jul 2014

36620 mi
Speaker shorting out Fan switch would not work on 1 or 2 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2015
Apr 2012 Small rattle in front passenger door panel. Shop fixed issue in 5 minutes. Water leaking into exterior bed light lens. 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Jul 2012

8680 mi
Steering rack and components defective from manufacturing 
Nov 2012

13920 mi
Drivers window switch stopped working 
May 2013

19180 mi
Shifting irregularities. TSB repair which reset the transmission shift points. Blown speaker. 
Ford F-150 in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2012 The rear of the transmission oil pan was leaking. Dealer found a faulty gasket which was replaced. 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in Kentucky, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2012

2000 mi
Transmission shifting poorly 
Apr 2013

10000 mi
Turbo intercooler needs to be replaced. Condensation building up causing the engine to stall. 
Jun 2013

17000 mi
The catalytic convertor had o be replaced. Related to inter cooler issue 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2012

3700 mi
electrical system goes into sleep mode /so the lights inside and keypad do not operate electrical module defective 
Jun 2014

14000 mi
electrical sensor for 4 wd 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
Apr 2012

4000 mi
Parking brake release broke a spring so truck electronics was not sure parking brake was released.  Electric socket in rear passenger compartment broke off. 
Sep 2012

9000 mi
Squeak coming from Dashboard panel below gauge cluster. Unable to replicate noise, but had it for several hours. When I went to pick up the truck I was able to replicate the noise in 2 minutes. Have to return it again to be fixed. 
Dec 2012

12000 mi
Needed Oil Change and to repair unsuccessful repair to squeak in Dashboard. Repair took almost a day, Dealership provided rental car (paid for $30 of the $46 cost). Repair was successful for approximately 2 weeks. 
Feb 2014

27000 mi
Transmission was shifting rough and would only drive in 3rd and 6th. The repair took a few days because the transmission department was very busy. It took about a days worth of work to fix a sensor and they noticed abnormal wear on a gasket 

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2012 Ford F-150 Repair Histories

116 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Ford F-150. 48 of these members (41.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 109 repairs to 2012 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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