2012 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Ford F-150

2012 Ford F-150 Problems

little or no heat in cabin

Turned on heater and got cold air. set it to 90 and the the temp guage got to half and only got a small amount of heat. vehicle started to have windows fog had to turn on A/C to clear them. It was working fine just two days ago last time used.

Noise from rear end when turning

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.

Blower Motor Only Works on High

The 2004-2014 Ford F-150 with manual temperature and fan controls may have problems with the the blower motor only blowing air on certain settings. Most commonly the fan will only run on the highest setting. This is a well documented problem, and is caused by a failing blower motor resistor.

Correcting the problem is straight forward, and requires replacement of the small resistor. The resistor is normally found behind the glove box, next to the blower motor.

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2012 Ford F-150 Questions

will 2008 tow mirrors fit 2012 (1 answer)

I just bought a 2012 Ford f 150 super crew. 38,500 miles. It had oversized tires (1 answer)

Replaced with the right tires.275-65-18. It now shudders when braking at highway speeds. Did not have this issue previously. Had the tires rebalance. Still has issue.

lower a arms (1 answer)

needs new ones

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2012 Ford F-150 Recalls

Automatic Transmission Shifts To First Gear Unexpectedly

The vehicle's automatic transmission may shift unexpectedly and suddenly into first gear while driving, which can result in a loss of vehicle control, sudden slowing of the vehicle and possible transmission damage. Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Reverse Gear Engagement and/or Lighting Issues

Certain vehicles may have been assembled with a transmission range sensor (TRS) that was calibrated out of specification for reverse gear. If this condition exists, the transmission may not properly engage reverse gear and/or if reverse gear does engage, the "R" indicator on the dash or the backup lamps 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. Dealers will inspect and replace the transmission range sensor as necessary to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 12C23.

Passenger Side Airbag May Not Deploy as Expected

Incorrect software for the occupant classification system module (OCSM) may have been installed on certain vehicles. Under certain driving conditions, the OCSM may misclassify the passenger seat occupant such that the passenger side airbag does not deploy when it should, does not deploy as intended, or deploys when it should not. Failure in any of these ways will increase the risk of injury to the passenger seat occupant. Dealers will replace the OCSM to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 12S31.

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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Bought it with 3 miles on it. So far great truck. STX 4X4 short wheel base, 2 dr with the 5.0L, 3.55 axle ratio. 3k miles on it so far. Gas mileage is about 14 city and 18 highway. Plenty,(maybe too much) power for this light truck! Asphalt roads are great however, dirt roads and this thing can get away from you. Love the truck. Looks great, performs better than expected an turns heads! Impres...

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