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After going through my truck with a fine tooth comb here are what I found:

1. A hose under the truck (I think for the HV cooling circuit) was not clipped in to the holder next to it. I clipped it back into place.

2. An electrical harness going across the rear axle is dangling and rubbing on the axle because it has 3 broken clips. I’m baffled how this happened. I checked all of the electrical harnesses under neath based on this. I will bring this up with the next service so they can replace them.

3. Underhood fuses not fully seated like others have complained about. I reseated them.

4. Lots of bits and pieces of white masking tape on the electrical harnesses under the hood. I removed all of them.

5. Loose window seal on driver side front window which is rattling.
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I thought it was weird that I didn't find a single weird or quality issue when I got mine home after a 900 mile drive and went over it in detail. Nor has any such become apparent in the 2 years since.

Yep, a few shards of easy to remove black paper 'assembly tape' on harnesses, but I honestly didn't consider that weird or a quality issue in the least.

Not sure if credit / kudo is owed to Ford Assembly or Granger PDI, or both. :unsure:
 
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On my 2024 King Ranch picked up about 2 months ago I found...

1. White and black masking tape all over the engine. Crawl under yours and look up at your oil filter, you will see more masking tape on the wiring harnesses and hoses from that angle.

2. My passenger side front fender was misaligned and barely touching the hood (almost like someone was leaning on the fender when it was being bolted down). I loosened the top 3 fender bolts after raising the hood and as soon as I loosened them, it made an audible "pop" and the fender put itself back into perfect position. I retightened the bolts and have been happy ever since.

3. Under hood fuses not pressed in all the way. I can't even get to the fuses near the passenger kick panel without disassembling that enter area. If Ford is going to put it there, they should make it easier to access.

I'm sure I am forgetting something else but I am very happy with the truck and I'd definitely order (from Granger) the same truck if I had to do all over again.
 

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fuses not fully seated—no biggie
Doors not aligned very well, but passable.
(No air/water leaks and is quiet so not messed with)
Console lid not staying open. I paid extra for buckets and console so Ford got to fix that one.
Aside from recalls, this is about it.

could care less about paint on rear end, or rust on front driveshaft.

Weird window operation was evidently due to pisspoor batteries supplied to Ford. New battery seems to have solved all electrical gremlins.

Has never stranded me, never failed to start, so no complaints.
To be fair and honest, this is my first pickup ever with an automatic and power windows. Virtually all pickups since the late 70s have been v8/manual/base trucks. Some with AC, most not. All had cruise and tilt installed after purchase.

So with that, this pickup is still Caddy like in features, and it is just a mid level XLT
 

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Bought my job 1 21 early 2023. Found plastic thing inside passenger front fender used in assembly. 🤷‍♂️
 

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My 2023 so far has been pretty damn good (9,100 miles so far). Here are my minor annoyances:

1) Had to seat a bunch of fuses better.
2) Had to shim the A pillar on the passenger side near the windshield to stop a rattle.
3) The bed is slightly misaligned but insufficient for me to care.
4) The carpeting on the front driver and passenger footwells looks a little low.
5) Intermittent slight ticking/rattle behind my left ear while driving. I think it is coming from the upper left corner of the window because if I lower my window slightly, it stops.
 

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A little over 3 years and 45,000 km with, with what I would not call, quality issues.

1) I did push down the fuses in the BCMC block under the hood. None were loose that I felt and only checked because I read it on here.
2) Filter material behind 1 fender vent, folded over. Dealer fixed.
3) Drivers door rattle, lower window a touch, noise gone. Rainy day project to dig into further.
4) 3 recalls, wiper arms, wiper motor (had no problems with them) and e brake wire rubbing ( fixed myself)

I look at how fast the line worker has to install a part or harness before then next one is ready for them. All it takes is something doesn't go as planned and something gets missed. Also, I worked in the manufacturing field in maintenance, and machines do not slow down or get fatigued.

I watched a 2 hour video of the Ford F 150 line. A truck was come off the line in , I believe, ever 53 or 57 seconds. I am sure, that when workers are trained, they are told don't waste time on it, will be fixed down stream. I do know, it's not a job I would want to do.
 

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My 2023 so far has been pretty damn good (9,100 miles so far). Here are my minor annoyances:

1) Had to seat a bunch of fuses better.
2) Had to shim the A pillar on the passenger side near the windshield to stop a rattle.
3) The bed is slightly misaligned but insufficient for me to care.
4) The carpeting on the front driver and passenger footwells looks a little low.
5) Intermittent slight ticking/rattle behind my left ear while driving. I think it is coming from the upper left corner of the window because if I lower my window slightly, it stops.
My 2023 has the same #4 and #5 - the carpet really doesn't bother me, I only notice when I am vacuuming and cleaning up the interior (mats). BUT #5 drives ME nuts! Like you I do the slight press of the window switch down and the noise goes away. There is a trim piece between the driver rear door and the bed (a lower plastic piece) that is aligned too close to the door - funny my old F150 and F250 had the same issue.
 

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A little over 3 years and 45,000 km with, with what I would not call, quality issues.

1) I did push down the fuses in the BCMC block under the hood. None were loose that I felt and only checked because I read it on here.
2) Filter material behind 1 fender vent, folded over. Dealer fixed.
3) Drivers door rattle, lower window a touch, noise gone. Rainy day project to dig into further.
4) 3 recalls, wiper arms, wiper motor (had no problems with them) and e brake wire rubbing ( fixed myself)

I look at how fast the line worker has to install a part or harness before then next one is ready for them. All it takes is something doesn't go as planned and something gets missed. Also, I worked in the manufacturing field in maintenance, and machines do not slow down or get fatigued.

I watched a 2 hour video of the Ford F 150 line. A truck was come off the line in , I believe, ever 53 or 57 seconds. I am sure, that when workers are trained, they are told don't waste time on it, will be fixed down stream. I do know, it's not a job I would want to do.
When you figure out a FIX for #3 - PLEASE POST!! I tried adding two sided gorilla tape under the stripping (no go, removed) and next is to have the dealer completely replace the window stripping.
 

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A little over 3 years and 45,000 km with, with what I would not call, quality issues.

1) I did push down the fuses in the BCMC block under the hood. None were loose that I felt and only checked because I read it on here.
2) Filter material behind 1 fender vent, folded over. Dealer fixed.
3) Drivers door rattle, lower window a touch, noise gone. Rainy day project to dig into further.
4) 3 recalls, wiper arms, wiper motor (had no problems with them) and e brake wire rubbing ( fixed myself)

I look at how fast the line worker has to install a part or harness before then next one is ready for them. All it takes is something doesn't go as planned and something gets missed. Also, I worked in the manufacturing field in maintenance, and machines do not slow down or get fatigued.

I watched a 2 hour video of the Ford F 150 line. A truck was come off the line in , I believe, ever 53 or 57 seconds. I am sure, that when workers are trained, they are told don't waste time on it, will be fixed down stream. I do know, it's not a job I would want to do.
I have the same #3 issue as well.
 

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‘21 job 1.
1. Slight rattle from driver door plastic mirror cover inside. Fixed with fabric tape
2. Found 1 grommet under front passenger seat not pushed into floor letting dust and slight moisture in. Adjusted the wire harness it clips to inside and pushed base of it into hole in floor. No issue since
3. Several elastic bands left around wire harness bundles underhood were hanging broken. Removed
4. Adjusted fog lights to proper level to be functional. From factory they were essentially pointed significantly low.
5. Recalls completed competently by dealer.
 

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With just the electrical gremlinish type problems, that are now fixed, after a direct charge to the battery and BMS reset, I've found nothing wrong. Is that weird?

No malalignment of body or interior. No rattles, no wind noise. So far, everything works as it should.

I spent months, reading about the truck before pulling the trigger. I can happily say, that other than the gremliny type electrical issues, (again, now gone) my truck has shown none of the seemingly frequent complaints, with perhaps one caveat. I do, on occasion, get the tap from the back, at a stop light. It is intermittent and slight but enough to make me peek in the rearview. Supposedly something about the trans pump.

The next couple months, will be a real test. By then, very near half of its mileage will be from towing an ~6500lb TT across the Rockies and back, some of it off pavement.
 

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I have the same #3 issue as well.
I have the same issue as well.
Drives me nuts, but a quick tap of the window button makes it go away.
From what I can tell, there's just enough gap in the weather stripping to make it rub.
If I press out on the upper left corner of the window, the sound stops.
 

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4 recalls..... in fact when i went to replace my jgc i did a new tahoe. other things.. the vent from the outside of left fender missing some felt.. main bolt for air cleaner was cross threaded.. yikes!
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