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'21 Job 1 Powerboost, no issues, it's a very nice truck. But it has a lot of tech so to avoid future issues I bought a 10 year 100,000 mile Ford Premium Care warranty. I sleep well at night. ;)
Through Ford? How much for that Premium care? thanks
 

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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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how much did those tires impact your MPG?
 

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About 3 mpg. I was getting 20-21 mpg before the tire change and I am getting 18 now.
 

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We just bought our Limited PB production date 11-2021 with 64500 miles. Drove down from South Dakota to Garnett KS, Victory Ford. Nice folks, really take good care of you. Previous owner maintained it well, looks like it came off the factory floor. He recounted only one service problem. The load weight measuring system did not work well. Ford Dealer replaced passenger side rear shock assembly, no change. Real solution was a software update that solved the issue. Driving the 360 miles back home a real pleasure, wife behind in our 2015 Platinum both on cell phone vehicle speakers whole way. The Powerboost beat the Platinum with 1.5 mpg better for the trip at varying speeds of 65 to 70. Into a slight wind around 21.5 mpg. Blue Cruise control worked well. Yesterday round trip of 55 miles yielded 25 mpg at 65 mph. We have a GeoPro FBS20 travel trailer, intend to utilize the PowerPro electrical system with it on some light boondock camping. Our 2015 Supercrew Platinum Ecoboost really only managed about 9.5 mpg towing the camper, hoping for slightly better. Ironic that She & I drove our 1954 6 cylinder pickup with my custom built wooden camper with aluminum canoe on top to Arizona-Mexico border in 1974. Vacum windshield wiper, one barrel glass bowl holley carburetor, column shift 3 speed. Rebuilt the generator on a side way picnic table south of Tucson, rear bearing went out, I had a pipe of 1/2" copper Type M potable plumbing pipe that became the rear bearing, took us through the whole remaining trip back home. Won't be happening with this truck for sure. FordProtect..... we will see how that works. You know... I think we would both rather take another trip in our old 1954 pickup camper again, little side fold bed & 12" kitchen sink with our Coleman lantern/heating system. Good Times!

Edit: Victory Ford was not the dealer that changed the shock, did not want anyone thinking their mechanic made a mistake in this instance. We did observe several days after coming home that the active air dam fully retracts but catches & buckles on the fixed dam at the center of the vehicle. The lowering dam has deformed so even if you pry it back it will still catch on the next deployment. Dealer checking to see if FordProtect Premium covers it. I believe I can fix it myself by attaching a 4-6" wide stainless steel tab to the center top of the active dam, thus keeping that section behind the fixed dam at full deployment .... it would have to retrieve normally with that tab. But if they cover a new one I will go that way.
 
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'23 Lariat PB, no issues so far except random squeak that ended up going away on its own. I love the truck. And it's fun as hell to drive since it's so quick.
 

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Another happy owner here. My 22 PB has 35,000km and I’ve driven back and forth across Canada/US. One time was with a truck camper on the back (don’t expect good mileage in that situation!). I really enjoy driving it.

I’ve had one recall done and had one minor issue that I was able to resolve on my own with the help of this forum. I’ve had the odd strange thing happen, but nothing major that continues. No other problems and my mileage is generally great. The generator has been super handy and I expect to get a lot more use out of it as I build an off-grid home!
 

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These phantom warnings that continue to pop up are still happening very rendomly. My dealer was able to pull codes remotely via the VIN. Apparently, the truck send codes to a centralized system that all dealers have access too. The codes they pulled are shown below and they said they saw the one that happened today as well as these four codes trigger with every event registered.

The codes are:
**U0140- Loss of Communication Body Control Module
**U0143 -Loss of Communication Body Control C- Module
**U3003- Battery Voltage
**U0253 - Loss of Communication Accessory Protocol Interface Module

I will have to take it into the dealer to have them address it and hope that these phantom warnings stop.
 

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The "lost communication" codes are incredibly common and are rarely of concern.
I suspect that the U3003 code is the only one to look into if it is persistent.
 

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I haven't read more than a few replies, but to respond to your initial post, this is NOT a good truck for your conditions and use-case. It's great as a luxury toy for someone with other vehicles to depend on, but not something that should be your sole means of transportation. It's a bit of an irony from my experience; drive it very little to minimize wear and maintain performance, but drive it a lot because it's a non-plugin hybrid, which needs the miles to engage regenerative hybrid tech. You can't have the best of both worlds, though. If you drive it very little, as you've described, it will never operate as an effective/efficient hybrid, and may even leave you stranded.
I'd compare it to having a Ferrari as your sole vehicle...it sure would be fun, but not really sensible.

I've had a 2022 PB company truck since new. Also in some state of fault/malfunction/broken-sounding-noise since probably just out of warranty, around 40k. In hindsight, I realize it's had issues since new, but I was too excited and enthralled to be realistic about them. I was also in warranty, so didn't worry that much about repairs.
Up to about my 2nd or 3rd dealer service experience, I loved the truck so much that I almost bought my wife one.

I've learned to live with some issues (though I get pretty frustrated), and I carry a jump box. Seems kind of nuts on a 2 year old vehicle at this price point.
In summary; aside from the specific quality issues I'm experiencing, if you only drive a few times per week and just a few miles at a time, it's improbable that you'll enjoy electric driving. More likely, your truck will spend it's entire use time charging the HV batt and driving on gas.
 

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I think everyone’s experience may vary. I work from home so the truck sits for days at a time. Sure I might have to charge the battery back up sometimes by driving it, and maybe I’ll get an extra ding when it starts up about battery level, but that’s fixed in 10 or so miles. Or just upgrade the 12v battery. Love this PB.
 

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I think everyone’s experience may vary. I work from home so the truck sits for days at a time. Sure I might have to charge the battery back up sometimes by driving it, and maybe I’ll get an extra ding when it starts up about battery level, but that’s fixed in 10 or so miles. Or just upgrade the 12v battery. Love this PB.
Yes, of course, experience will vary. I'm not challenging your experience, but you and OP are describing the least ideal hybrid driving. That in mind, short experiences are probably going to be pretty good at this point in it's lifespan... No one really can yet say how the truck will behave after 5 years of being used that way, but it seems sensible to extrapolate from other hybrid techs that have been around longer.
Anyway, post-thought; your and OP's driving habits are probably best suited to full electric, full gas, or plug-in hybrid for a healthy long-lived battery. Really, he should be looking at a Lightning if he's committed to a Ford pickup.
 

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As big a fan of the Powerboost as I am, I have to concur that seldom use/short tripping is a grand slam with electric.

No rich coldstart loop to heat up cats.
No fuel dilution.
No hit whatsoever on fuel economy.
Just push the button and go.

The only caveat for an EV in that use case would be super frigid regions where the battery would not be as efficient in charge/discharge rates.
But those same conditions are a challenge for ICE vehicles too. Block heaters and such.
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