2012 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 2012

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2012 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

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2012 Ford F-150 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (12%)

< $100 (88%)

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

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

29960 mi Rear end Failure, Rebuild Required 
30000 mi Pinion Seal leaking. Covered by warranty. Parts and Labor. 

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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

6000 mi Erratic shifting (intermittent). Adjustment. Problem apparently fixed. However, very disappointed with 14.2 mpg. 

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

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

26740 mi Power loss in third gear. Rpms drop as much as 1000 but no drop in speed. Tech cannot find the cause. 

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

302-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

33000 mi Transmission whine. TSB concerning this problem. Torque converter replaced. 
54100 mi Felt like being bumped from behind when stopping or starting. Slip joint needed to be lubricated. 

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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

35500 mi Rear differential cover weeping 

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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

35340 mi Cluncking in rear end at takeoff. Fixed under a TSB 
24380 mi Firmware update due to hard shift from 2 to 3 
34720 mi

C $275
Harsh shifting from 2 to 4 

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

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

65700 mi

US $107
moaning/rubbing sound from front of truck when in 2x4, noise goes away when in AWD or 4x4 IWE (integrated wheel end) vacuum operated 4x4 actuators failed. I replaced both actuators since failure of one usually leads to failure of the other 

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

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

15180 mi pinion seal leaking... dealer didn't have part... still waiting over 2 weeks now... but will be done under warranty. 
21080 mi Transmission had to have it's memory reset as it started hesitating. 
25400 mi I have a long box crew cab...drive shaft slip joint was rattling needed to be re filled with grease 

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

302-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

47300 mi Transmission would not shift out of neutral. Transmission was completely replaced with a new one. 

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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

The rear of the transmission oil pan was leaking. Dealer found a faulty gasket which was replaced. 
18320 mi weird noise from right front wheel, all wheel drive solenoid said to be broken and fixed......problem has returned since 
20460 mi Noise from front IEW replaced (4 wheel drive system) 
39760 mi Iwe (part of the 4 wheel drive system) bearings had to be replaced 
18380 mi Shifting irregularities. TSB repair which reset the transmission shift points. 

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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

48000 mi

US $120
Only Diagnosed a front differential issue so far. The dealer is going to look at it on October 18, 2017. The Dealer changed out the seals on the front differential back in 2015. Truck is drive-able but the front differential has a roar. Appointment has been made for a fix. 
2000 mi Transmission shifting poorly 
23000 mi Broken front 4WD differential 
52640 mi Rear axle cv joints needed to be greased 

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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

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

26800 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 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

44300 mi Front differential bearings and Left IWE replaced 
54000 mi Real axle seals failed. Required complete rebuild. Covered under Powertrain warranty 

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2012 Ford F-150 Transmission Problems

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