New Ford F-150 2021 pickup trucks delivered to dealers and customers have been afflicted by a very specific – and exasperating – problem: the vehicle’s 12-volt battery is draining down for no obvious reason.
The Detroit Free Press reported on this issue after receiving information about the problem, which is said to be widespread.
A dealer in Texas reported that one of the new models on their lot ended up with a dead battery. They were forced to use an old Ford F-250 to jump-start the F-150 just to get to a service bay. The technician who examined the vehicle said the battery appeared to be in good condition. It was charged and the model was returned to the yard, explained the dealer, who declined to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
Ford F-150 owners have been discussing the situation on private chat groups online to determine the cause of the problem and then find a solution. Officially, Ford had this to say to the Detroit Free Press: