Ford trucks are some of the most recognizable and most popular vehicles in the auto industry. The company has been able to cultivate both a reputation and a fortune on the back of the F-Series truck brand. Within the pickup truck segment, there is more brand loyalty than with any other type of vehicle. Truck owners are proud of their brand and even more proud of their specific vehicles.
But blind loyalty often hides the real problems that a vehicle has and the F-150 is not exempt from these issues. Over the years, the F-Series has suffered from a lot of issues relating to build quality, reliability, and safety. Nevertheless, Ford has continued to dominate the pickup truck segment for over three decades. The F-Series is renowned with automotive enthusiasts and is not going anywhere anytime soon. But there are still glaring problems with the current Ford pickup truck lineup that brand loyalists refuse to acknowledge and potential drivers shouldn’t ignore. Find out just what they are right here.
25: Airbag Issue
Ford isn’t a company that is a stranger to safety recalls as the brand has been involved in some of the most litigated recalls in automotive history. The airbag issue came to light in 2017 when it was revealed that the airbags that were used in F-150 pickup truck models were faulty. The airbags would rupture upon impact, sending metal shards everywhere. The result of course was occupants being dangerously injured (via Hot Cars).
This airbag recall came right on the heels of the redesigned F-150 pickup truck, so the last thing that Ford needed was bad press. Analysts were quick to point out the recent issues that Ford has had with quality, although the F-150 didn’t suffer a substantial hit in sales. To this day, the current generation of the F-150 is one of the best-selling models.