Originally Posted by New F150 Guy
I did a quick search and didn't find anything recent out there on the message I got today when trying to start my truck. I have a 2011 FX4 with Eco and when I was done filling up at the station I got back into the truck and when I tried to start it got a "Starting System Fault" message.
Of course I didn't see it until I started looking around trying to figure out why my truck wouldn't start. Didn't matter what I did as far as trying to get it started, I turned it off, took the key out for a bit, etc etc and couldn't get it to start.
As I walked away from it to start making some phone calls, it dawned on me to disconnect the battery for a bit and see if that helped. I'm not sure if it just needed time or disconnecting/reconnecting the battery did the trick but it started right up with no messages after I hooked the battery back up.
Now that I have tried doing a search, I find the recall that was for trucks made back in 2010 (2011 model year) but I'm nowhere near the date range of that recall. I also don't have any other keys, only the factory keys that came with the truck.
Anyone else seen this recently or have an idea what might have caused this? I'm not real excited about having this happen when I'm not somewhere real convienent...
This just happened to me today when I went to leave work. I tried to start it three times and each time I got the full red LED screen saying Starting System Fault. The forth time it started.
Not sure what the issue is but this new $40K truck better not leave me stranded somewhere. I'm going to take it into the dealer Friday and see what they say.