1997 Ford F150 Supercab 4.2 V6 from North America
Nightmare on Ford Street
The truck is on its third engine.
Bolt on this third engine broke putting it currently in the shop to replace the harmonic balancer.
Same night as it was purchased brand new, the truck read "full" but we ran out of gas. The dealer said we had a problem with the gauge being hooked up wrong. They assured us we should keep this particular vehicle and not trade it back.
Seats started wearing immediately.
Brakes wore down to nothing on one half of the shoe and not at all on the other.
Seat belts broke.
Rubber gaskets on door have always fallen off.
Door ajar light always stays on.
Overhead light stays on.
Ford installed alarm system malfunctioned.
Windshield wipers and fluid randomly come on.
Car dies and loses all power whenever it wants, especially around turns leaving you without any control, in particular power-steering.
Lug nuts recalled.
Front engine seal recalled.
Fuel line recalled.
Back tailgate is very difficult to open.
Gas mileage no where near advertised EPA sticker.
Doors sound like they are always open.
This car looks nice and seats six people comfortably, but it was the worst experience of our lives. We feel as if we as consumers were used to test a new vehicle only to help a huge company "iron out its kinks" at our expense, not theirs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st June, 2001
1st Jul 2001, 21:29
Don't you know, don't buy a V-6 in a full size truck MAN! They build them cheap cause they know if you're going to buy a fullsize truck with a V-6 in it, you're trying to go the cheap way so they build them cheap. If you look at the surveys, most of the bad ones have the V-6 Ford, Chevy or Dodge, it don't matter, don't buy a V-6 in a full size truck, my uncle made the same mistake with a GMC buying a V-6 in a fullsize truck.