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How long does Ford keep making replacement parts for every F-150 model? A guy who owns a 2009 Ford F-150 truck needed a new HVAC module and that part was apparently obsolete. Poor man couldn't find it anywhere and the truck is only seven years old at this point.

What if something happens to my F-150 and Ford doesn't have the part anymore?
 

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So the parts could be built again after they have been discontinued but you'll have to fight hard for them depending on where you live and the legislation there. hopefully this shouldn't be a problem with the newer F-150 models, maybe they share enough parts like the HVAC module to have Ford continuously producing them for years to come.
 

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That sucks.. he would have to find parts cars or scrap ones, I can imagine those would be hard to find as well though.
 

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Check on other Ford forums, automotive parts stores, junk yards/wreckers, shops, etc. For a vehicle as common as this is, there has to be something out there within reach even if it has to come off another F-150 or some aftermarket OEM-grade part.
 

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Apparently, the man tried aftermarket companies and even went as far as to ask a mechanic that has more than 40 years experience to hunt down the part. Other automakers will produce old car parts when needed if the article comments are anything to go by. Just hope Ford follows in their footsteps because they were able to produce the needed part in the end.
 

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Now that I'm reading over this situation again I'm finding it quite odd. For a 2009 HVAC module to be obsolete and unable to be found... that doesn't make sense.
 

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I can understand a part being obsolete as technology is always moving forward but if other automakers can produce obsolete parts for old cars when needed, I don't see why Ford can't do it.
 

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Yea but isn't there a huge stock of these things somewhere. I mean... you can still go buy parts for a nissan 240sx from nissan directly ?!
 

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apparently there was no stock of it anywhere, not even in used cars so a new one had to be produced. Guess Ford just doesn't want to go through the trouble after a certain time-frame. Hope Ford changes that because pickup trucks are long term vehicles for some.
 

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In the end this guy is just making an excuse, this isn't some low production vehicle, even if you have to pull it from a wrecked F150 of that generation you still are able to find it. It's out there. Completely different story if it's an early 90's Ford Escort.

And if you aren't willing to do that... old vehicle ownership isn't for you. Sell it or go through the process of finding the parts.
 

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This is actually making me rethink my decision to finance instead of lease. Once my lease is over, I wouldn't have to worry about replacement parts of anything breaking down.
 

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Lease would definitely be the way to go if you want to avoid the potential of this happening to you. That, and when they come out with the newer versions later on down the line, you can get another brand new truck !
 

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This is actually making me rethink my decision to finance instead of lease. Once my lease is over, I wouldn't have to worry about replacement parts of anything breaking down.

I'm with you on that since once you reach the 4-5 year mark that's when all the high mileage work has to be done and that isn't fun to deal with. Beyond that 4-5 year mark you'll have all these random issues come up. So I like to avoid that unless it's a vehicle I really like and want to keep for a long time.
 

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As nice as the diese lf150 will be, I just can't see myself owning it for more than 5 years. Pickups tend to take a beating over time, mine certainly will, and the problems that will come from it isn't something I would want to deal with.
 

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As nice as the diese lf150 will be, I just can't see myself owning it for more than 5 years. Pickups tend to take a beating over time, mine certainly will, and the problems that will come from it isn't something I would want to deal with.

that might be why the used vehicle market is picking up so much, wins on both ends as long as you're okay with taking the financial hit of owning a new vehicle off the dealership floor.
 

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There will always be those who can wrench who'll buy an old pickup and bring it back to life. They'll be able to jerry-rig something together if the OEM part isn't available. I need one of those friends...
 
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