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So my question is, are there any PowerBoost owners who have NOT experienced any problems, and are completely satisfied with their truck?

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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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Update:
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.
I've had my 2022 Platinum Powerboost for just under two years (28,000 miles), Only regular service (oil change & tire rotation) and the recalls which had no ramifications on my vehicle. I would definitely buy again as I have had no issues and there is nothing yet available with the fuel economy and power combinmation. Would switch to the Lightning but have been reading the range is considerably less than advertised.
 

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Purchased Oct. 2021, 44k, no issues other than minor recalls and occasional electronic glitches that fix themselves. Quickest, quietest most comfortable truck I've ever owned or driven. Love cruising through the hood in full electric. Has some quirkiness but I expected that with the hybrid and electronics. Will only trade if they convert to plug-in hybrid. Love this truck!
 

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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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Update:
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.
I bought a new 2023 Lariat Hybrid Power Boost (had 32 miles on it) last July MSRP over $75k. Obviously extremely loaded with all options. Got the truck for $62k. Yes...Yes, I did. I now have over 15,000. I absolutely love the truck. I get on average 23+/- and my best mpg to date was 28.4 on a 50 mile trip. I do occasionally get the phantom warning pop up on the dash that happens so fast, I cannot read it. I have a CAS number opened with Ford. In addition when the truck is cold starting out in the morning, sometimes I have a hard shift in 6th gear. Other than that, no issue at all. Smooth up and downshifting, very smooth transition between gas and electric and back to gas again. If it were not for engine noise, I would not even know it transitioned between the two. I also baby the truck and drive very easy even though capable of 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. I take advantage of the electric motor as often as I can by barely touching the brake for a second or two when I am doing 45 mph or less to force it into electric and then just gently ride the accelerator to stay in electric as long as I can. Great gas mileage. I love the truck and get a lot of compliments. Best vehicle I ever owned. Period.

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I’ll can add positive results around the concern for battery discharge though my truck sits quite a bit.
I work from home and it’s not unusual for it to sit for 2 weeks in the garage. During winter up to 3+ weeks. I’ll have had my 22 PB Lariat 2 years in June covering a low 5500 miles. It would be under 5k but I just drove 600 miles this last week.

Never a low battery state warning or issue with updates not Running for low battery state.AND that is without a battery tender!
I let all the talk of batter issues drive me to buy the recommended tender and I used it for a bit over a year ago, but not since.

My truck did have a leaking transmission output shaft seal from the factory. Noticed it around 500 miles. I was not pleased, but more because I did not want dealer mechanics touching it. They replaced it and it hasn’t leaked since. but they beat up/ dented/ gouged things under the truck as feared.
I can’t fault Ford for the clown at their vendor Tremec who botched the seal install originally, he literally only had one job to do lol. Or for careless nature of dealership mechanics that invariably cause unnecessary damage. Obviously it being a PB has nothing to do with the seal. Just luck of the draw.

Essentially trouble free PB and ours powered my freezer during two outages! I wouldn’t be concerned buying another in the future. Though with my usage and the fact I get very little hybrid drive mileage benefits in the rolling hills of my area, I’d most likely get a EB next time…if there is one.
 

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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
Which battery did you go with. Thanks
 

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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?

*********************

Update:
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.
Hi
I have a 21 F150 Platty. My truck does not have a PB. I have the 3.5 EB.
When I ordered my truck in March 2021. the dealer discouraged me from getting it because I only drive less than 2 miles a day. I do use my truck for longer trips about 3 times a month. I know the tech must of improved over the last 3 years.
I was told the PB battery’s would never charge probably. I’m waiting for a plugin hybrid for my next truck.
 

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’21 KR PB bought in Sept ‘21 and I’m at 51k.

No issues other than the recalls and those were taken care of. I live at 4000 feet in the NC mountains and the truck has always been stored outside. I have the original battery and have never received any error messages due to low SOC. (I am stuck on 4.2.3 so it may be that my battery is about to go……). My daily drive involves an 1100 foot elevation drop (and then back up) over a 7 mile distance on twisty rough paved mountain roads.

I’ve driven this truck from NC to Miami, El Paso, Salt Lake, Bozeman and everywhere in between on every type of surface and in every type of weather. (I did swap out the original Scorpions for the Mountain rated Scorpions and I love those.)

I love this truck and I’d only trade it for a plug in hybrid version. Fingers crossed on that.
 

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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.
You believe the trailer brake module issue was due to factory battery?? Do you have more details I have same module message right now and has been ongoing
 

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I have a 23 F150 Lariat PB I bought in Sept 23. I love this truck. I've had a few small issues, window wouldn't open and a check engine light came on. These were known issues corrected with minimal pain. I just did a 140 mile trip and averaged 24mpg. Way better than my 2014 Silverado's 14mpg. If asked I would definitely buy another PB. Love the extra umph when needed. Get the truck, you won't be disappointed.
 

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Very happy with my 22 Lariat PB. I have it just over 2 years with 42K on it. It has been great so far. Only had to replace the aux battery and the exhaust heat exchanger. I have had no electrical or drivetrain issues at all. The truck has been great.
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Very happy with my 22 Lariat PB. I have it just over 2 years with 42K on it. It has been great so far. Only had to replace the aux battery and the exhaust heat exchanger. I have had no electrical or drivetrain issues at all. The truck has been great.
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is that just an odd wheel design or did you install manual locking hubs?
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