I'm never buying a Ford again!
15k: Check engine light comes on due to a short in the crankshaft sensor. Under warranty, but the dealer had to order the part. 3 day wait - couldn’t leave it at the dealer for that amount of time, and was told that the truck could stall and be un-start-able until the sensor could be replaced. Lucky for me, the truck ran until the repair could be made.
73k: Transmission starts to slip between first/second gear-rpm hit 5000 before dumping into second gear-O/D light flashes. Transmission shop says replacement required. Second opinion says a rebuild is needed because the error code (improper gear ratio) was caused by a faulty part within the transmission, and a replacement would include the faulty part. Warranty long since expired, $2500.00 to rebuild Ford's 5 speed auto trans - never towed anything - never hauled anything heavier than a couch - did all scheduled maintenance's - at the time I found about 2 dozen people with the same exact truck kicking out the same error code for the same problem, all under 100k mile marker.
88k: Serpentine belt starts to squeal - idler pulley bearing going out, pulley wobbles, distinctive marks made on the belt itself, tension pulley also going bad, both pulleys & belt replacement cost = $88.00.
Bad gas mileage = 16mpg on highway.
If driving with A/C on, I notice a huge loss of horsepower by about 30%.
Buying a manual transmitted Toyota once this lemon has bit the dust... which I'm expecting anywhere near the 100k mark.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st June, 2008