Ford is recalling 12,300 of its new 2015 F-150 pickup trucks in North America. According to the automaker, an upper l-shaft may have been riveted improperly on these trucks, which can cause it to separate. If that happens, drivers may lose steering control without warning. Yikes.
The resale value for the 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be even higher than the 2014 model. This comes despite the potential for higher repair costs for the aluminum body because of the the new truck's fuel savings.
A tight supply of the 2015 Ford F-150 means that the truck isn't selling as many units as it might be able to, and that could be pulling down Ford sales. Currently, the pickups are only built at one plant, while the other is still changing over.
Edmunds decided to inject some fact into the fray over repair costs for the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150: it bought a $52,000 long-term F-150 and clouted it with a sledgehammer. Twice. Then it drove the truck to a Ford dealer to get it repaired. Seven days later it had a restored truck and a bill.
SUV, Pickup Truck And Luxury Car All Snag Trophies
The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).
Ford didn't disclose output figures for its new performance lineup at its reveal in Detroit, but in a recent television interview at Daytona, product chief Raj Nair reportedly let slip that the new F-150 Raptor will offer 450 horsepower.
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