Good truck. Would buy another
The paint on the hood has been flaking for some time now. I was told by a Ford person that a latex primer was used, and that this is the problem with the paint. No recall on it for paint.
When first purchased, I had the truck undercoated. The undercoating people and the Ford dealership failed to notice that the rear gas tank strap was not firmly bolted on... I drove 50 miles from the dealership onto the freeway and was on my street when the gas tank dropped onto the street. After swearing for a few minutes, I walked up and down the street and found the nuts that came loose and managed to get the gas tank back in place, but not before I got my clothes full of undercoating that had yet to dry.
No major repairs in all these years. The truck has developed oil leaks, and has a cracked windshield, but as far as running down the road, it continues to do pretty good.
I forgot to mention that the power steering has been whining since I got it. The steering wheel has some play, and I know that it should be looked at and probably replaced. I thought that perhaps this might be a common problem and get a recall on it... but that hasn't happened.
The driver's side of the bench seat is wearing thin, but that is expected after all these miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2009