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I have a 2018 Platium bought last Nov. It has had the egr recall. Drivability locally has been terible. When pulling out from a stop you don't know if its going to move or not. The first time in they tried reloacating the throttle position switch. Same thing as before.

What happens is sometimes when slow or pulling out there is very little throttle response for several seconds and then it starts to pick up slowly, other time is may go like a jack rabbit being shot at by Elmer Fudd. I have heard of the issue sometimes whe you are rolling slow and no throttle but this is all the time. high speeds you set the cruise and it drives. If no cruise you can feel the same issue.

The truck has been at the dealer for over 2 weeks. They told me they were going to replace the turbo and when they pulled it out it had some flaking on the vains. They called on Friday and said they had replaced everything but wanted to keep it over the weekend and drive it to see if the issue went away. Its Monday almost noon and I have not heard from the dealer.

My question is: could it be possible that the egr problem could somehow effect the turbo physically. I know it can have issues with the bolt which I am not sure about the EGR repair went. I am getting to the point that I may want to check out the lemon law. I love the truck but getting worried about what's next:surprise:
 

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Sounds more like a ECM calibration issue. Take it to dealer and keep complaining. Make them hook up to IDS and flash ECM and TCM to latest files.

Do you have Forscan or some type of tuner you can read the strategies you are on now? I can tell you if they are old.
Do you know any codes it was throwing?
 

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I have a 2018 Platium bought last Nov. It has had the egr recall. Drivability locally has been terible. When pulling out from a stop you don't know if its going to move or not. The first time in they tried reloacating the throttle position switch. Same thing as before.

What happens is sometimes when slow or pulling out there is very little throttle response for several seconds and then it starts to pick up slowly, other time is may go like a jack rabbit being shot at by Elmer Fudd. I have heard of the issue sometimes whe you are rolling slow and no throttle but this is all the time. high speeds you set the cruise and it drives. If no cruise you can feel the same issue.

The truck has been at the dealer for over 2 weeks. They told me they were going to replace the turbo and when they pulled it out it had some flaking on the vains. They called on Friday and said they had replaced everything but wanted to keep it over the weekend and drive it to see if the issue went away. Its Monday almost noon and I have not heard from the dealer.

My question is: could it be possible that the egr problem could somehow effect the turbo physically. I know it can have issues with the bolt which I am not sure about the EGR repair went. I am getting to the point that I may want to check out the lemon law. I love the truck but getting worried about what's next:surprise:
I would guess it is POSSIBLY an EGR malfunction. If is is opening and sending exhaust gas before the RPMs have increased it could stall or result in loss of power.

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Its been at the Dealer going on 3 weeks. It never through any codes. just a drivability issue . My guess would be they have reflashed it several time plus the turbo I hear. They said 4 guys drove it including the service manger, all agreed something wrong. The dealership is pretty good to us, we have purchased 17 or 18 cars from them since 2012.
 

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If you have bought 18 cars, make them give you a new one and lemon law it! Send it back to Dearborn to diagnose.
 

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Mine does the identical stall as you describe. 2018 Lariat. It doesn’t do it very often but definitely the exact same issue as you described. I also installed a Pedal Commander however not to solve that issue but it still does it. The commander definitely eliminated the throttle delay and makes it more enjoyable to drive when this other issue isn’t present. Like I said mine doesn’t do it often but funny thing is it did it yesterday and my wife as passenger said why did the truck feel like it didn’t want to move? Yup does that from time to time. We were turning right on a red with traffic coming. I’m definitely interested if more have had this happening. I personally think it’s a software issue. At least I’m hoping.
 

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Between The Egr and this I am really considering going for the lemon law. I didn't hear a thing from the dealer today si I am assuming the turbo replacement didn't fix it.
 

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Sounds similar to my problem. A vein in the vgt turbo broke and kept the actuator from working properly. Replaced turbo, new turbo was bad. Replace turbo again and problem solved.
 

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If I decide to push the lemon law what have people heard on the 2019 diesels?
These have actually been very good units. Luck of the draw you got a bad one. I wouldn't hesitate to take another one, just run it through its paces before you sign off on it! Maybe ask the dealer, which it sounds like you have a good relationship with, to let you drive it for a week before you commit.
 

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Between The Egr and this I am really considering going for the lemon law. I didn't hear a thing from the dealer today si I am assuming the turbo replacement didn't fix it.
Have you looked into other diesel pickup options? RAM? Or are you planning to get something else from Ford?
 

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Here is an update,

They did a lot of work on the truck including cutting the rotors. I never noticed anything there. So here is the results

They replaced the Turbo unit and assoiated nuts, bolts and hardware, also did a couple computer updates. So far its like a new truck!!! I have only driven home (15 hwy miles) from the dealer and to work this morning which is only about 3 miles all local traffic, seems to be good,

I read on one of the post back some time ago that one of the guys said he felt his steering was different and tighter, I really noticed that. Thought something was wrong but I guess I will get use to it. They reflashed the trans, It has had a couple hard shifts. Still skips 2nd gear and I saw it skip 4th a couple times. I assume it is in the relearning stage.

They drove it about 150 miles checking it out. So the guys that seem to have similar problems I would get them to check out the turbo. The dealer that fixed mine is Randy Marion ford in Statesville, NC so if your dealer hesitates have them call the service manager and talk to him. I am sure he will be happy to enlighten another service mgr.

I did talk to our sales guy privately and told him if I have anymore issues I will be seriously looking into a Lemon Law. Here in NC the vehicle only has to be in the shop a total of 20 day over a 2 year period. It does not have to be the same issue. between the EGR and this we should qualify.k
I did not have time to look over the work order very well as it was late when I got home and the boss was directing orders. I will try and get a good look at it tonight and follow up if I see additional work.

As far as looking at a different truck, I have a buddy that has a Ram 2500. It has a whole lot of gremlins. We drove it almost 5,000 miles last year to an event out west. If it rained the cruise would not work. just a bunch of little things. I think FIAT ruinned a good company. This is my 5th F150 and would probably do another. The way mine is running now I would do another diesel.
 

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Here is an update,

They did a lot of work on the truck including cutting the rotors. I never noticed anything there. So here is the results

They replaced the Turbo unit and assoiated nuts, bolts and hardware, also did a couple computer updates. So far its like a new truck!!! I have only driven home (15 hwy miles) from the dealer and to work this morning which is only about 3 miles all local traffic, seems to be good,

I read on one of the post back some time ago that one of the guys said he felt his steering was different and tighter, I really noticed that. Thought something was wrong but I guess I will get use to it. They reflashed the trans, It has had a couple hard shifts. Still skips 2nd gear and I saw it skip 4th a couple times. I assume it is in the relearning stage.

They drove it about 150 miles checking it out. So the guys that seem to have similar problems I would get them to check out the turbo. The dealer that fixed mine is Randy Marion ford in Statesville, NC so if your dealer hesitates have them call the service manager and talk to him. I am sure he will be happy to enlighten another service mgr.

I did talk to our sales guy privately and told him if I have anymore issues I will be seriously looking into a Lemon Law. Here in NC the vehicle only has to be in the shop a total of 20 day over a 2 year period. It does not have to be the same issue. between the EGR and this we should qualify.k
I did not have time to look over the work order very well as it was late when I got home and the boss was directing orders. I will try and get a good look at it tonight and follow up if I see additional work.

As far as looking at a different truck, I have a buddy that has a Ram 2500. It has a whole lot of gremlins. We drove it almost 5,000 miles last year to an event out west. If it rained the cruise would not work. just a bunch of little things. I think FIAT ruinned a good company. This is my 5th F150 and would probably do another. The way mine is running now I would do another diesel.

Glad you hopefully got it fixed!

It is completely normal for the 10 speed trans to skips gears during normal driving.

Keep us updated.
 

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Truck is running very good. I am happy. Not sure it ran this good when new.

It still is shifting hard at times which I really did not see much of before. Service writer said its a normal thing for it to skpk gears it guesses it thinks its not required. I have never seen it go into second unless I am coming to a stop. I actually saw it jump 4th. Had a couple hard downshifts in 8th to 7th but again I have not put much milage on it since getting it back. 90% has been local which is where the issue was. That seems to be totally gone now.

I had a couple 3.5 and my kids have 2.7's. If the issue did not get fixed I would probably gone back to an ecoboost. Now I think I will stick with the diesel.

hope eeryone has a safe and great weekend
 

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Glad you got it all worked out!
 
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