Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Ford F-150 owners report problems with auto-start function

If you own or lease a 2018-2020 Ford F-150 equipped with auto start-stop functionality and you’ve experienced issues such as engine stalling and even complete power loss, your experiences are wanted.

It’s been reported that the Ford F-150’s auto start/stop feature – which is supposed to turn off the truck’s engine when stopped and turn it back on when the driver releases the brake pedal – sometimes fails to work properly and can cause the vehicle to stall, shut off or completely lose power.

This can be especially dangerous when a driver is in the middle of traffic or stopped at a red light and their truck fails to automatically restart as expected.

F-150 drivers have also reported that their truck stalled even when they had the auto start/stop feature disabled (which must be done manually after starting the truck), and some noted that malfunction warning lights appeared on their vehicle’s dashboard.

Attorneys are looking into whether a defect is to blame for the stalling issue and whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Ford. But first, they need to hear from drivers who’ve had problems with their F-150’s auto start/stop feature. If a defect is confirmed, a class action lawsuit may help drivers recoup out-of-pocket expenses, compensate them for lost value and force Ford to offer a fix.

If you own or lease a 2018-2020 Ford F-150 equipped with auto start-stop and you’ve experienced stalling, rough idling, loss of power or other problems, read up on the issue and share your story here.



  1. Our 2020 F-150, XTR, 5.0 V8 has had zero issues. Heading for the mountains ( Jasper & Banff ) in a few weeks with our trailer.

  2. Join a class action lawsuit, fill out the paperwork and never hear anything again.
    Now they have your information,can put you into the class and later offer you literally nothing. I joined a class against a refrigerator manufacturer. 4 years and nothing. Expected almost $500. Last offer a couple years ago. $46. DON’T trust lawyers.

  3. I couldn’t wait to get my F150 hybrid, now I can’t wait to get rid of it. Worst truck I’ve ever owned. Since owning in Feb 22, I’ve had two recalls on the brake controller. I need new windshield wiper motors. Received another notice that the tailgate might open driving down the road and to make sure stuff in the bed is secure. They gave a ten year I think 150k mile warranty. If I put the truck in eco mode and 4wd. When I start it up the next day if I forget to hit yes on the pop up window. It takes the truck out of eco mode and 4wd. Which can be unsafe and dangerous on icy slippery roads. Many other things I dislike. Been waiting almost two months for new wiper motors. Ford don’t seem to be in a hurry to fix safety issues, just build & sell vehicles.


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