What problems do you have with your late model ford that you hope do not infect the new Bronco?

Lagrange 6g

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I've had a great time with my 2015 Expedition, logged a ton of miles in it, it has been reliable and mainly trouble free. However, there are a few issues that have presented themselves over time, some merely cosmetic, others affecting functionality. And of course, the most severe issues come about just as the warranty expires...However, some of these issues are long standing issues across many Ford products going back as far as 2000, so, I worry. So I list in order of ocucuance, the issues I pray will not find their way to the Bronco.

1. Aluminum wheel clear coat failure (this also occurred on my '13 Expedition). My wheels now look like crap.
2. Paint failure on aluminum body parts. Hood and tailgate edges bubble and peel. (major concern since the Bronco has so many aluminum panels)

3. Steering wheel controls fail. The clock spring fails leaving half of the controls (radio volume, voice activation, phone) inoperable.

Curious to know what problems you have had!
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Newest Ford i have is a 2011 F150 6.2. I've owned it since July 2014 and 22k miles and the 1st owner was my old boss he had zero issues. Only issues the truck has had are (2) multifunction switches, (1) Heater resistor, a transmission recall. Otherwise just maintenance items, oil changes, rotors and pads now at 75,500 miles its been damn near flawless. Ill be keeping it around a long time.

I'm not really worried about the first year run. For some reason my family has had really good luck with first year designs. Fingers crossed!
 

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2005 F150 5.4L 4wd:
- Cam phaser rattle at around 120k, traded in before it got bad
- Spark plug replacement, traded in before I attempted the plug change
- Transfer case motor would get stuck and 4wd would not engage, solution was to cycle 4wd once a month

2004 Explorer 4.6L 4wd:
- Speed sensor in rear diff failed at 41k, would try to engage 4wd at highway speeds, dealer replaced the sensor
- Paint issues on hood due to contamination of the aluminum, Ford told me to get bent because it was not covered under the corrosion warranty because there was no "perforation" in the panel. How does an aluminum panel perforate from corrosion?

2015 Transit Connect
- Suffered from the axle seal debacle on the 6F35 transmission. A transmission should not run 230°F+ at highway speeds and be considered "normal operation". I will never buy another vehicle with the 6F35!

My BIL has a 2015 F150 with the 2.7EB. After 3 oil pans and 2 front covers, it still leaks oil like a sieve. Luckily, he purchased an extended warranty so its been just the $100 deductible each time but he tired of having it in the shop.

Conversely, my 2012 JK Wrangler only ever had 2 things go wrong over 6 years: an idler pulley died 3 months into ownership and the driver's side cylinder head was replaced due to a manufacturing defect. Both were covered under warranty and fixed in 1 day.

I plan on getting a basemansquatchbearpig because I don't trust the 2.7L or the 10 speed auto. I'm not a big fan of Sync either. Just give me manual, single zone climate controls too.
 

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There is a recall on the door latches. Might want to check that out.
Had the recall work done. S the issue returned. No longer have that vehicle, so no longer an issue.
 

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Thanks for the info. They've not worked for at least 10 yrs. It's not a big deal to me locking in the hubs. But with the Bronco, I won't have the manual option.
Don't worry, the new hubs in the bronco are like the raptor, they use vacuum to pull the hubs into 2wd. So every time you start it, the hubs get pulled into 2wd, so if the vacuum fails, they go into 4wd. So you will be stuck in 4wd till you fix the issue. this is nice because it wont leave you stranded in the snow or whatever.
 

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I currently have 4 Fords 2005 and newer, other than minor recalls the only issue I've had is the door latch/lock on a 2013 Explorer. Kept getting "Door Ajar" warning even when it wasn't ajar. Replaced the latch assembly myself after warrantee expiration, a year later I was reimbursed for parts ($179 ) because it was determined to be a manufacturing defect.

Note: This was one of the hardest repairs I've done. I think they set the latch assembly on a bench and built a car around it.
 

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I am starting to be slightly concerned. My daily driver is an 03 Excursion with the 7.3. At 257k, it has only needed a water pump and locking hubs, other than normal maintenance items.
 

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