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2012 F150 ECOBOOST Electronic Steering Issues

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by OptimumSolution, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. OptimumSolution

    OptimumSolution Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello everyone. I'm new to this site.

    I currently have a 2012 F150 FX4 Ecoboost. I was looking to get a plow for it but many people are saying that I shouldn't because of some Electrical steering issues that Ford has. I contacted several Ford Dealer ships and they just said that it was because of the weight and didn't know anything about any electrical issues. and then I contacted Ford Customer Service and they did not know anything either.

    has anyone heard of ant issues or point me in the right direction? Does anyone recommend an specific plows that would work with my F150?
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Snoway has a fit for you
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,507

    I just put a Western Mid-weight for the season. Its a 2015 with 5.0. No problem. I'm pretty sure that has electric steering
     
  4. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    I think I remember back in the day the excuse being that the charging system couldn't handle plow and steering at same time over time......

    Weight of plow is an "issue" for any truck. Don't really mean that but sorta
     
  5. OptimumSolution

    OptimumSolution Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Ok. Great information guys. I appreciate it. I'll do a little more digging. The Snoway plow looks nice but definitely more expensive then the others.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,507

    Western HTS
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Basher said something about them being one of the only ones actually approved. That may have changed
     
  8. RIRAM2500HD

    RIRAM2500HD Senior Member
    from 02914
    Messages: 106

    Check into Boss . I think they have a plow just for this truck!