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I ordered a 2024 King Ranch PowerBoost last October. Got my Vin#, and build status has been "In Production" since 2/15. So now it is probably parked in a field with thousands of others waiting for Ford to figure out what has to happen to make their trucks salable. I have been reading multiple threads about all the problems PowerBoost owners are experiencing, and I am starting to wonder if I should go through with my purchase when/if my truck is finally available. So my question is, are there any PowerBoost owners who have NOT experienced any problems, and are completely satisfied with their truck? From what I've read, there are many battery issues, truck totally shutting down while driving, jerking when switching from electric to ICE, some small AGM battery under the rear seat dying, multiple problems after over the air updates, windows going back down when using auto up, no connection to Ford Pass app, low battery shutdown warnings, broken axle bolts, and on, and on, and on....... Did Ford move all their talented engineers over to work on EVs and there are none left to keep their #1 profitable vehicle out of the repair shop? Still have not read of a single person who has taken delivery of a 2024 F150 after being in production for almost 2 1/2 months, and when driving around SE Michigan, I see lot, after lot, after lot, of parked F150's. Ford has said they have started deliveries of the '24s, but still don't see any on dealer lots. Farley has said they are benchmarking Toyota for quality, so maybe I should buy a Toyota instead of a Ford? Are 2024's not being delivered because of quality/parts issues, or is Ford holding back deliveries to try and push excess inventory of 2023 models off dealer lots?

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I want to thank everyone for providing this feedback. Makes me feel better about going through with a purchase. However, the common denominator of most problems people have raised are related to the battery being drained by the many systems that continue to run with the vehicle off, and their recommendation was to drive more, install a battery tender, deactivate some of the features like the perimeter sensors, or as some have suggested, always carry a portable battery pack with you. Seems a little strange to have to go to these extremes on a $75,000+ vehicle. I am retired and very often I may not drive my truck for 4-5 days, and when I do, it may only be for a short distance to the store and back. So this may be a problem for me. If this is such a widespread problem, maybe Ford should consider including a built-in battery tender as standard on their build. As I live alone and have no other means of transportation, the thought of my truck being tied up at a dealer for several days, or even weeks as some have mentioned, is also a concern I have. Again, I want to thank everyone for their feedback.
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As with virtually any forum, negativity always gets posted long before you'll see positive comments. That the nature of the beast.

I've a '22 Platinum PB that has had almost zero issues. The 1 issue was I decided to buy a new battery even though I'd had no issues with the OEM other that a low SOC. The new battery is working as I anticipated.

I can't speak of Ford holding back delivery because of "quality issues" but I did read today that they plan to double 2024 production of the PB...I doubt they'd make that commitment if the PB was as troublesome as you might be left to believe reading the forums.

That's my 2 cents...happy as a clam with my PB and it's 7.2kw generator.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/12/for...-pickup-production-ev-sales-growth-slows.html
 

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my '23 platty has been great. got to use it to keep some house power in a storm once (extension cord vs. subpanel). getting great mileage outside of long 80mph road trips (and then it drops to just OK mileage). "idling" with the A/C on and engine off is awesome. i've run a circular saw and a shop vac off of the bed outlets.

i replaced the OEM 12V battery when i started getting some weird error messages about the trailer brake module. the issue happened again some time later so i let it trickle charge for about 2 days until it was topped off, and its been fine since.

no regrets. would like to see larger hybrid systems installed on trucks in the future.
 

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I have a 2021 Job2 11/2021 PB Platinum. I love this truck. I haven't had any issues with my truck. I see a lot of 2023 trucks with issues, but my 21 PB has been great. It is a different kind of truck that is for sure. I think almost every manufacturer has issues just by looking at all the recalls. Good luck...
 
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2021 Powerboost Lariat with 30K miles and zero issues other than minor recalls.
 

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Job 1 2022, very happy. Would 100% buy again as long as Ford doesn't come out with their own version of the "RamCharger" Alot of the issues you listed though are going to be a problem on any 2021+ F150. The "Stop Safely Now" is PB specific and I believe an update fixed this. I've never had it myself.
 

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I have a 2022 Lariat PB and love the truck. Not a single issue other than a large OTA update not going through due battery state of charge. My first one and I only drive short stop and start distances. NOCO charger for about 30 minutes and that night the OTA update went through without issue.

Compared to my previous Tacoma, this truck is a driving dream.

Next time the wind blows and I lose power, I have the truck ready to go to power my house and business.
 

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I couldn't wait any longer for my lightning so I made the switch and have been nothing but happy with it. Will probably throw in a livernois tune mainly for the E-Boost option

averaging 23.6 mpg city on 87 octane fuel from Costco. I can't complain
 

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Job 1 2022, very happy. Would 100% buy again as long as Ford doesn't come out with their own version of the "RamCharger" Alot of the issues you listed though are going to be a problem on any 2021+ F150. The "Stop Safely Now" is PB specific and I believe an update fixed this. I've never had it myself.
HA! This is what I am looking for. I figure that RamCharger, though released for 2025, will not ready for prime time until about 2027 so that gives Ford time for a PB II version. We shall see.
 
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2021 Powerboost XL - no major issues almost at 50k miles. Wouldn't trade it in for anything else on the market right now. My first Ford. Owned mainly Toyotas before.
 

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I have a 22PB lariat with 12k miles and 7.2kw inverter. I had a couple recalls, and 1 dash light for powertrain malfunction( it was single digits and went away after a restart). My battery is a factory h7 and use a noco genius 10 about once a week.

The truck drives and shifts great, decent mileage, and is comfortable.

The only real complaint i have at this time is auto high beams are too sensitive, and rarely turn back to high once they transition to low beams.
 

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Family has a 3 year old platinum powerboost 4x4 with 45K miles. No major issues or services aside from a new TCU reprogram to get fordpass activated after delivery.

20.7 mpg lifetime, driven fast on factory tires. 7500 mile oil changes w/ Penzoil platinum. Drives like new. Going in for Bilstein 5100s, new trans fluid and new diff fluids now. Will have shocks set at factory height for ease of entry and mpg.

They love it.
 

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2023. 6 months ownership. 15,500 miles. I drive a lot.

ONE issue: faulty factory 12 V battery. Dealership replaced it immediately. No issue for past 15k miles.

I freaking love this truck! You see my garage. If i had to have ONE car, the F150 PB would be my choice. It is THAT good IMHO.

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See my entry under the PowerBoost page. Titled 4WD.
The essence is a long trip on I-80 in Wyoming in 4WD on bad, icy, blowing snow. Sure footed, lots of low speed and electric mode... Did just fine.
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