Without a doubt, the Ford F-150 truck continues to be one of the most popular trucks on the highway. However lately, we have been seeing an increase in the number of drivers complaining on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline of a Ford F-150 vibration problem, resulting in numerous trips to the dealership with no real fix.
If you google Ford F-150 vibration problems, you will find links to message boards with hundreds and hundreds of posts with trucks dating back to 2011 and earlier, and leading up in high volume to current 2015 and 2016 models. Dealers are replacing tires, mounts and other parts; calling the vibration a normal condition; and in some circumstances claiming they cannot duplicate the vibration condition at all, which is really shaking drivers’ patience.
If you are dealing with a Ford F-150 vibration problem, it’s is imperative that you bring your truck to an authorized Ford dealership as soon as possible to have the issue diagnosed and hopefully fixed. Offer to take the service adviser on a test drive, provide facts as to when the vibration occurs (most drivers say it begins to be very pronounced at around 4o mph), and ask to see any technical service bulletins that have been issued surrounding the problem. Dealers have been known to ask you to compare your truck to other trucks in the lot, but just remember that just because both trucks are vibrating, it does not mean it is a normal condition or should be tolerated.
Make sure that each and every time you bring your Ford F-150 vibration problem to the dealer’s attention, you are provided with a repair invoice which outlines mileage, dates, your complaint, and their fix. Even if they say the condition is normal, make sure that you obtain an invoice to illustrate that you brought the matter to their attention. And if it continues to vibrate, continue to make mention of it. If need be, you can take your truck to another Ford dealer to have a fresh pair of eyes review the matter. These dealers know there is an issue; do not let them brush you aside. If they say “no fix is available,” make sure they put that in writing.
Once you are back repetitively for your Ford F-150 vibration problem, it is important that you look into your rights under State and Federal Laws. Contact a lemon law lawyer in your state to discuss your situation and your opportunity to seek remedy. After all, if the manufacturer is not doing anything to address the issue, it may be up to you to “shake things up.”