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Guess I am on this bandwagon. Got same message as OP. They have had it for 15 days. Called today and said it was the “starter generator”. On back order. Have a date of March 6. They gave me a 2023 XLT to drive.
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Why are the dealerships holding your trucks? They can be driven with this issue. It comes and goes, but the only indicator of a momentary issue is the wrench light. Are they finding something else? What are they telling you the reason is for not driving it?
 

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Why are the dealerships holding your trucks? They can be driven with this issue. It comes and goes, but the only indicator of a momentary issue is the wrench light. Are they finding something else? What are they telling you the reason is for not driving it?
In my case, they said it would not let electric motor charge and could damage other electrical components.
 
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The issue is intermittent. I wasn't told anything like that. I get the message once every few weeks or so and it goes away after driving and a restart. I would check with Ford and see if it's okay to drive. Having them keep it until the parts are available is ridiculous.
 

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The issue is intermittent. I wasn't told anything like that. I get the message once every few weeks or so and it goes away after driving and a restart. I would check with Ford and see if it's okay to drive. Having them keep it until the parts are available is ridiculous.
I think it is that the message is general and could be for several reasons. Some may not be serious and others could. They gave me a loaned and will repair under warranty. Doesn’t bother me that they have the truck. Better than the truck being dead on side of the road.
 

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Supplying the warranty customer with alternative transportation makes a huge difference to me regarding issues that the dealership is waiting on parts.
In fact, it's the determining factor between me being an alligator to deal with vs a fairly patient customer.
 

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So over my PB 15 times it’s stalled have a thread going working to get out of this death trap.
 
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I think it is that the message is general and could be for several reasons. Some may not be serious and others could. They gave me a loaned and will repair under warranty. Doesn’t bother me that they have the truck. Better than the truck being dead on side of the road.
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I had this on my 22 and they replaced a solenoid of some sort and the problem was resolved.
 

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My dealer called yesterday with good news! The part that they had originally expected to arrive mid-March showed up & they dropped the truck off in my driveway yesterday evening. I have since driven it 120 miles and all is good.

I’m noticing that the EV/ICE transition is much smoother and doesn’t have that “dump the clutch” feel anymore. It’s warm in Michigan today, so that pedal still vibes...

Just a couple of weeks without the PB and I’ve already forgotten how powerful it really is. Hopefully this means the rest of you will be getting your parts soon.
 

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Thanks…if I could buy it and put it myself I would! Dealer told me I am looking at late March to get my truck back. 5 other PB trucks came into my dealer for this exact issue after I dropped mine off according to my service advisor.
Is your truck the PB model or gas engine? I've now got an appointment this week as my battery is now giving me the remote features disabled...message after getting the Power mal. issue the other day.
 

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Is your truck the PB model or gas engine? I've now got an appointment this week as my battery is now giving me the remote features disabled...message after getting the Power mal. issue the other day.
PowerBoost. I was not getting any low battery/remote features disabled messages. I only got that message after the truck sat untouched at the dealer for 2 weeks before my part came in.
 

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I had the Powertrain Manlfunction/Reduced power light come on one time. I took my truck in for two other recall issues. It's been there for a week, was told they need to put a starter in the truck to fix the malfunction light. Surprised by that. Starting the second week in the shop but no word as to what is going on. A little frustrated that I didn't get a loaner even after purchasing the extended warranty.
 

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I have the Powertrain Malfunction/Reduced power message on my App as well as the wrench icon. My truck is a 22 5.0. The dealership called me back and they can’t find the issue.. mentioned something about checking the wiring and wanted me to leave it for several days. Anyone else had this happen with the 5.0?
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