17: Undercarriage Rust Problems.
Ford is not alone in the fight against rust, but the automaker seems to have been hit the hardest. Ford owners report seeing undercarriage rust pretty early on in the ownership of the vehicle, and this is not something that’s generally seen until a lot later on down the line. Rusting can be a problem because it is irreversible and you can’t just paint over it. There have been reports of rust on the top of the body but the area of real concern is the undercarriage. Ford does offer a rust protection plan for this but most buyers don’t opt for it.
If you live in an area that suffers from a lot of salt, the rust problem can be detrimental to your new pickup truck. We have to wonder how Ford is going to address this problem with future models and if it will affect the resale value. Right now, Ford trucks tend to hold their value quite well whereas the cars depreciate quickly except for the Mustang.