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A lot of people buy the Ford F-150. Seriously, it’s the most popular truck. However, popularity doesn’t always translate to a better quality. With more people behind the wheel of the 2023 Ford F-150, more drivers are actually willing to share complaints. 

How reliable is the 2023 Ford F-150? 

The 2023 Ford F-150 off-roading over gravel
2023 Ford F-150 | Ford

The 2023 Ford F-150 earned a reliability score of 86 out of 100 from J.D.Power, which is great. Scores between 81 and 90 are best, while anything between 1 to 100 is best. So, the F-150 sits comfortably in the above-average category. 

You can expect the average F-150 model to reach at least 200,000 miles, but it’s not uncommon for some models to surpass 250,000 or 300,000 miles. Proper care and regular maintenance play an important role. 

If you drive about 12,000 miles per year, your F-150 could provide around 17 years of service on the road. But being reliable doesn’t mean a truck doesn’t have its fair share of issues to complain about. 

The 2023 F-150 could have electric problems 

The most common 2023 Ford F-150 complaints are related to the electrical system. Some people had issues upon firing their trucks up. They see warnings about low battery voltages and warnings to stop driving, but then they just disappear. 

Some trucks get stuck in full accessory mode at random times, and allegedly, there’s no way to fix this problem. 

Other drivers struggle with loud static noises and pops from the speakers when they start their F-150 models. The static may last for periods of up to 15 minutes and doesn’t go away as the truck is restarted. 

Some owners found that the standard 240V charging cable deteriorated over time. It didn’t provide enough juice to charge devices and seemed prone to overheating. 

The F-150 has drivetrain complaints 

The 2023 Ford F-150 kicking up dust
2023 Ford F-150 | Ford

The second most common issue is related to the 2023 Ford F-150 drivetrain. Some complaints are similar to the electrical problems with getting stuck in full accessory mode. In this mode, you can’t change gears. 

Some drivers noticed that their F-150 trucks kept shifting into the park while stopped. It may become difficult to get the truck out of the park as the gear shift may return to park a few times, even while the vehicle is in motion. 

There are also reports of battery issues. Drivers found the battery drained before their trucks accumulated over 5,000 miles. Charging the battery overnight didn’t help in some cases, leaving people stranded. 

Ford F-150 body and paint problems 

Another common 2023 Ford F-150 complaint is related to the body and paint. Some drivers feel as if the underside of their trucks rust prematurely. They accepted their trucks only to discover tons of rust days later. But Ford shared that the rust is normal and doesn’t impact quality. 

Some drivers had to deal with their panoramic sunroofs shattering. Even with the window closed and protected by its cover, the glass completely shattered. Allegedly, no debris or any items hit the sunroof. 

Overall, the 2023 F-150 has very few complaints. It’s one of the most reliable new pickup trucks. But stay tuned because as more people put miles on their trucks, more issues could arise.