2011 Ford F-150

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2011 Ford F 150 Hp
When pump prices soar and the economy dives, full-sized pickup truck sales plummet. With jobs and mortgages in jeopardy, who needs an expensive gas guzzler's fat monthly payments? This calamity and the bankruptcy experienced by two out of Detroit's (formerly) Big Three would normally send truck engineers straight to early retirement. Ford, however, never got that memo. A thorough overall for the 2011 F-150 pickups kept right on truckin'. In the teeth of troubled times, the class leader kept its head high and prospects bright for the post apocalypse.
2011 Ford F 150 Front Three Quarter
So, while Chrysler and GM are barely back on their 4x4 feet and Nissan and Toyota are still decoding their big-pickup game plan, Ford is rolling out the most new the F-150 has ever seen in its 62-year history: 4 engines, one transmission, significant chassis upgrades, and an instrument cluster that bares this truck's soul. To show serious intent, the F-150s even have new ignition keys that combine lock and remote-control functions in one convenient unit.
We'll focus on the V-8 half of the story in this report because tradition dies hard and most customers will gravitate towards the satisfying thump and steady pull only eight cylinders can deliver. (See an accompanying F-150 Web Driven for V-6 engine details.)
The smart part of Ford's comprehensive F-150 powertrain upgrade is that the Mustang shares two out of the four engines and a version of the new 6-speed automatic transmission.
The workhorse engine which will likely power more F-150s than its three teammates put together is a 5.0-liter V-8 that provides an astute balance of initial cost, power, torque, and fuel efficiency. (Regrettably, Ford has not yet divulged EPA ratings, so the most we can currently report about mileage is 'up to 20-percent better' than the retired 4.6-liter V-8 provided. Plan on roughly 19 mpg combined.)
The 5.0 liter not only brings an illustrious past Mustang reputation to the party, it also bristles with forward-looking technology: aluminum block and head construction, a dual-overhead-cam valvetrain with variable intake and exhaust valve timing, and four valves per cylinder. The forged-steel crankshaft is well supported by the deep-skirt block, 6-bolt main-bearing caps, and a deep-sump oil pan. The entire top of the engine, including the tuned-length single-mode intake manifold and the cylinder head covers, is injection-molded, nylon-reinforced plastic to save weight and cost. A water-to-oil heat exchanger, an eight-quart lubrication capacity, and piston cooling jets are provided for longevity. Oil change intervals are an impressive 10,000 miles in normal service.
2011 Ford F 150 Front End
The 5.0-liter's 10.5:1 compression ratio and its valve timing differ from the Mustang to plump up the low end of the torque curve. Peak outputs are 380 lb-ft of torque at 4250 rpm and a husky 360 hp at 5550 rpm. That merits a maximum tow rating of 10,000 pounds.
Test drives near Fort Worth, Texas, demonstrated this V-8s mettle. It had no difficulty trumping the 4.8-liter base V-8 fitted to Chevy and GMC pickups provided for reference. Throttle response is enthusiastic and the run up to 6000 rpm is accompanied by the throaty growl that becomes hard edged but never strident as the revs climb. While the Mustang version will rev to 7500 rpm, the truck 5.0-liter is all done by 6000 rpm. Thanks to the 6-speed multi-mode automatic, this engine is capable of powerful towing, quiet commuting, and 20+ highway mpg.
The Big Kahuna in the F-150 lineup is a 6.2-liter V-8 intended for mega towing assignments. The extra piston displacement moves the torque curve over the 400 hurdle with 434 lb-ft at 4500 rpm and the maximum tow rating to a class-leading 11,300 pounds.
While the 6.2 is a member in good standing of Ford's modular V-8 family, it's the least sophisticated engine offered in the F-150. The deep-skirt block is cast iron and the valvetrain is an SOHC configuration with intake and exhaust timing variable but locked in synch. There are but two valves per cylinder; twin spark plugs per hole help eliminate misfiring. Fuel economy in the mid- to high-teens is within reach with low twenties possible on the highway. Already in service powering the remarkable F-150 SVT Raptor, this engine will surely be a favorite for heavy haulers and owners who never hesitate to move any house requiring a new address. While the 6.2 doesn't feel nearly as eager as the 5.0, it does show mid-range strength and a stirring howl on the way to its 5500 rpm power peak where it delivers a class-leading 411 horsepower.
2011 Ford F 150 Front
The unsung hero behind these engines is a new 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission fitted to each and every 2011 F-150. (Our sincere condolences to stick shift fans.) Labeled 6R80, this box offers a 6.0:1 ratio spread between first and sixth, two overdrive ratios, and four distinct operating modes: regular automatic operation, a tow-haul program, driver-controlled manual shifting, or what Ford calls Progressive Range Select. An M slot in the shift gate offers command over upshifts with each gear held until a +/- switch on the lever is tapped. Toggling that switch with the lever in D allows blocking out upper gear ratios to avoid unwanted automatic shifts while towing heavy loads on aggressive grades. When this choice is activated, the current gear and available gears are displayed at the right side of an LCD window built into the central instrument cluster. Shifts are well orchestrated and free of shock and vibration.
While other brands offer comparable automatics, the F-150 is the only full-sized pickup with six speeds standard. Two tactical errors: only a few of the F-150 tachometers are marked with a redline and trucks equipped with column shifts have the all-important +/- switch hidden behind the steering wheel rim.
Damper calibrations new for 2011 accommodate changes in powertrain mass. While all-around ride quality is good, the F-150s still don't top Ram pickups equipped with well located coil-sprung rear axles. Also, there's some quiver in the Fords' chassis over severely racked pavement. Brake calibrations have been adjusted to key response more to pedal pressure versus pedal travel.
2011 Ford F 150 Front Three Quarters
One of the nicest upgrades this year is the addition of a 4.2-inch LCD screen positioned between the speedometer and the tachometer. While a similar display in the Ram may have prompted this move, Ford used the opportunity to do an excellent job of providing more information than most drivers will ever need. A square switch on the steering wheel is programmed to intuitively cruise through six menus. In gauge mode, the permanent transmission temperature dial is supplemented by a digital readout in degrees F. The trip computer provides time, mileage, and fuel consumption information for two distinct journeys. The fuel economy choice gives you detailed histories of consumption and instantaneous mpg info. The settings option allows you to disable such irritating features as automatic door locking. In information, you can read the oil life remaining, various warning messages, and the number of hours the engine has been running. The truck applications menu provides watch over differential and transfer case settings, roll and pitch angles, and electric trailer brake programming. The only down side is that the alphanumeric display for time, compass heading, and outside temperature located at the top of the center-dash stack now cries out for an upgrade.
A slew of new engines and supporting improvements are just what Ford needs to flush reluctant full-sized pickup truck owners out of hiding. While the competition dithers, the F-150 offers the tantalizing prospect of gains in both performance and fuel economy. That combo is sure to stretch Ford's lead over arch-rival Chevy and increase the F-150's market share, now at 39-percent and rising. So saddle up truck fans and hitch your hauler to the US economy. We need to yank business out of the ditch and back into the productivity lane.
2011 Ford F 150 Front Three Quarter
Big pickups and little engines are a marriage made somewhere south of heaven. V-6s are for women. They won’t tow. They sound funny. They are impossible to sell used. These are the abject prejudices Ford faced when the need for a more fuel-efficient F-150 became inescapable. With CAFE obligations looming and the Ranger disappearing after the 2011 model year, something had to be done.
2011 Ford F 150 Front Three Quarter
Ford marketers claim that good gas mileage is the full-sized pickup truck segment’s grandest unmet need. While everyone wants better mileage, there’s no appetite for the sacrifices usually required to get it. Ford used to offer a 4.2-liter V-6 engine for the all-conquering F-150 but that 202-horsepower weakling was discontinued after 2008 due to lack of interest.
Could we show you something with 302 horsepower AND more than enough torque to tow your boat? It finally dawned on Ford that the rub may not be the number of cylinders. Or, in other words, a good engine trumps a mediocre one every time.
Ford’s 60-degree Duratec V-6 reported for duty in 2007 under the hoods of various Ford, Lincoln, and Mazda products. This year it brings new vitality to base Mustang and F-150 models. In twin-turbo form, it’s the star of Ford’s EcoBoost show.
This is an up-to-the-minute design with a die-cast aluminum block, aluminum cylinder heads, and plastic top (valve cover and intake manifold) parts. The four cam, four-valves-per-cylinder valvetrain provides variable intake and exhaust timing. The deep-skirt block supports a forged steel crankshaft with six bolts per main bearing. Thanks to an oil-to-coolant heat exchanger, lubricant change intervals are a lengthy 10,000 miles. The aluminum oil sump contributes to the block’s rigidity and oil sprayed on the bottom side of the pistons supports a 10.5:1 compression ratio. Peak torque arrives at an enthusiastic 4000 rpm with 278 lb-ft on tap. The power curve tops out at a heady 6500 rpm with 302 horsepower. That’s down just a bit from Mustang figures.
Ford is shooting for a combined fuel economy over 20 mpg. That, in combination with a 6100-pound tow rating and the new V-6’s affordability should lift more than a few eyebrows.
Without a look under the hood or at the window sticker, most truckers would never guess they are experiencing a cylinder deficiency. The new V-6 makes substantially more power and nearly as much torque as the 4.6-liter V-8 it replaces. Thanks to Ford’s new six-speed automatic, it merges swiftly into traffic and experiences no difficulty holding sway in the fast lane. This engine does have a metallic twang that’s not quite as satisfying as about any V-8 but it compensates with its lust for rpm. The sight of a tach needle crowding 7000 rpm isn’t common in the truck world but, by holding the pedal down, this engine delivers all the performance that most customers will ever need.
Expecting customers to believe that 3.7-liters is sufficient to move a 5000-pound pickup truck is a stretch. A test drive will be essential to convince the skeptics. The clincher will be the price of a gallon of regular. When or if it surges above $3.00 and stays there, Americans will be more willing to break their V-8 habits.
CUE THE TURBOS
2011 Ford F 150 Ecoboost V 6 Engine
Proving that Ford is serious about fewer cylinders, there’s a secret weapon scheduled to hit the streets in February. The EcoBoost movement arrives in the form of an even smaller 3.5-liter V-6 with grand aspirations. This is the engine that keeps all the balls flying -- mileage, towing, performance, and technology. Six small-bore pistons teamed with two turbos and six transmission gears deliver nearly as much torque as the 6.2-liter V-8 with the F-150’s best gas mileage.
In addition to the 3.7-liter engine’s architectural features noted on the previous page, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 has direct fuel injection to help sustain a high (for a turbo engine) 10.0:1 compression ratio. The result is small engine mileage when you baby the throttle with big motor might when you’re towing a heavy trailer up a long steep grade. Proving that this engine has the guts to go, Ford has blessed this package with a 11,300 pound maximum tow rating.
The turbos are quick to contribute. Brush the gas and there’s a powerful but silent surge ahead. With no intake or exhaust commotion, the forward thrust is smooth and satisfying. There is no hint of turbo whine or six-cylinder shake. If anything, the EcoBoost F-150 feels lighter and quicker on its feet than a comparable 6.2-liter V-8 pickup.
Ninety percent of peak torque (420 lb-ft at 2500 rpm) is available from 1700 to 5000 rpm. After the 5000 mark, where a maximum 365 horsepower is produced, this engine wilts so, unlike its normally aspirated brother, charges for the far reaches of the tachometer dial are not part of the deal.
To make sure this engine doesn’t blow in customer hands, Ford invested more than 1.5-million hours in simulations and analysis. Real engines were tested on the dynamometer for 5000 hours at full boost (13.5 psi) and 2500 hours at or above 5000 rpm. With a target life of 150,000 miles as the goal, more than 100,000 hours of in-vehicle tests were logged.
How much will that power run you? Ford's estimates suggest the 3.5-liter EcoBoost will carry a $1750 premium over the base 3.7-liter V-6, or roughly $750 more than the 5.0-liter V-8. Exact mileage is also an unknown. Our guess is high teens in city driving, high twenties on the highway, and a combined rating of 22 or 23 mpg. Another piece of good news is that it runs fine on regular gas. Illustrating what can be achieved with feather-foot driving, we recorded over 32 mpg on a mileage test conducted over rolling Texas terrain.
A key part of the efficiency gain is a move to electric power assist rack-and-pinion steering for all F-150s except those equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8. While many electric power systems are devoid of feel and funky for effort, this one is properly calibrated with hints of road information and a firm feel at cruising speeds.
The new twin-turbo V-6 is available with all three cabs (regular, SuperCab, SuperCrew), with or without four-wheel drive, on seven out of the ten F-150 trim levels. (It’s not available on the Harley-Davidson, Lariat Limited, or SVT Raptor models.)
EcoBoost will serve as an important acid test. Is the F-150’s reputation strong enough for customers to trust that Ford is not leading them down a blind alley with a small turbocharged V-6? By this time next year, that question will be answered.
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Roush gives a whole new meaning to the world "monster truck," proving that a truck doesn’t have to ride on huge wheels and crush smaller vehicles to be considered one -- it may just have to pack some monstrous power. With Roush's supercharger kit for  Ford F-150s equipped with the 5.0-liter V-8, your F-150 could produce as much as 700 hp.
2011 Ford F 150 EcoBoost Right Front Three Quarter Shot
Full-size truck buyers appear to be receptive to the idea of a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder powerplant, at least according to Ford. The automaker has reportedly managed to move more than 100,000 F-150s built with its EcoBoost twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 in the past year, surpassing many of its initial predictions.
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Nissan has today announced another recall on 2011 Jukes, this time for a turbocharger issue, while Ford has announced a recall on certain 2011 F-150s and 2012 F-Series Super Dutys for a transmission brake shift interlock issue.
2011 Ford F150 Front Three Quarter
It looks like the strategy of putting turbocharged V-6 engines in pickups is working for Ford: the company announced that it will increase its sales forecasts for F-150 pickups equipped with the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 because of continued demand from customers. Ford originally said it was predicting a 40 percent take rate on the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost, which slots a twin-turbo V-6 under the hood of the iconic pickup, but that sales had outstripped the original forecasts and that the true take rate is about 42 percent. That might not sound like much, but the EcoBoost F-150 has already sold about 75,000 units through the end of September. Ford now expects the take rate to be about 45 percent, and that the total number of turbo trucks sold by years end will be about 100,000. It’s also estimated that production and demand should be equal some time by early next year. It’s no surprise that sales of the EcoBoost F-150 are so high: it returns five more horsepower and 40 more lb-ft of torque than the equivalent 5.0-liter V-8 engine. It may command a $750 premium over that V-8, but also delivers an additional mile per gallon, by EPA estimates, and 1300 more pounds of maximum tow rating. Source: Wall Street Journal
2012 Ford F 150 SVT Raptor Front Three Quarter
Are you having a case of the Mondays? Perhaps this new video from Ford, which shows the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor splashing through puddles and powersliding around muddy fields, will help brighten your spirits.

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2011 Ford F-150 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.7L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
302 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
278 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 FORD F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, EDGE, AND LINCOLN MKX TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 25, 2010, THROUGH NOVEMBER 20, 2010. THESE VEHICLES WERE INSPECTED USING INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (IDS) THAT HAD A CUSTOM SOFTWARE ROUTINE TO READ THE SUSPECT BODY CONTROL MODULE (BCM) SERIAL NUMBER. BASED ON THE SERIAL NUMBER THE BCM WAS EITHER NOT AFFECTED OR REPLACED. THE CUSTOM SOFTWARE ROUTINE WAS NOT READING THE CORRECT SET OF CHARACTERS, AND WAS NOT ABLE TO IDENTIFY A BCM THAT REQUIRED REPLACEMENT AFFECTED BCMS MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INTERNAL SHORT.
Consequences
IF AN ELECTRICAL SHORT DEVELOPS, AN OVERHEATING CONDITION MAY OCCUR WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALER WILL INSPECT THE BODY CONTROL MODULE AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
8,022
Notes
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Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:01
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, EDGE AND LINCOLN MKX VEHICLES. DURING A SIX-DAY PRODUCTION PERIOD, THE SUPPLIER OF THE BODY CONTROL MODULE MANUFACTURED MODULES THAT MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INTERNAL SHORT.
Consequences
IF AN ELECTRICAL SHORT DEVELOPS, AN OVERHEATING CONDITION MAY OCCUR WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN UNATTENDED VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALER WILL REPLACE THE BODY CONTROL MODULE IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 11, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
14,737
Notes
FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 ¿LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.¿ THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.
Consequences
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE ¿R¿ POSITION AND THE VEHICLE¿S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE ¿R¿ MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE¿S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
10,500
Notes
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Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 ¿LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.¿ THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.
Consequences
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE ¿R¿ POSITION AND THE VEHICLE¿S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE ¿R¿ MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE¿S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
10,500
Notes
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Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 F-150 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 F-250, F-350, F-450 AND F-550 HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2011. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 114, ¿THEFT PROTECTION.¿ THE TRANSMISSION CAN BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITHOUT PRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL DUE TO BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SWITCH PROBLEM.
Consequences
THIS WILL ALLOW THE OPERATOR TO INADVERTENTLY SHIFT THE VEHICLE INTO GEAR WITHOUT THE BRAKE PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR INJURY TO A NEARBY PEDESTRIAN.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SWITCH FUNCTION AND REPLACE THE SWITCH IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
16,091
Notes
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IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
2
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2011 Ford F-150

Depreciation
18.4%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$6,496
18.4%
Insurance
$5,965
16.9%
Fuel Cost
$14,413
40.9%
Financing
$1,755
5%
Maintenance
$3,572
10.1%
Repair Costs
$2,640
7.5%
State Fees
$394
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $35,235 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent