A Youtuber in Canada has created a channel to document his experience with the newest electric vehicle from Ford; the F-150 Lightning. Although, his Youtube channel, The Ford Lightning Chronicles, was not created to showcase the joyous experience of owning one of these vehicles.
In the about section of the channel, the truck owner states:
“In June I received one of the first 2022 Ford F-150 Lightnings in Canada.”
“Since then my disappointment in this EV has reached critical mass. I’ve dedicated this channel to showcasing all of the Lightning’s faults for all to see…”
This owner, like many others, has decided to be one of the first to try these new pieces of EV technology. Fortunately, he is honestly documenting the experience so others may be informed before buying the F-150 Lightning.
See his first video titled, “Why I regret buying a F-150 Lightning an intro to my experience with the endless problems of the EV.”
He states in his first video:
“Here I am in Canada, first snowfall of the year. And I figured I’d take this opportunity to tell you why you shouldn’t buy one of these. Before I can start telling you about the problems with my truck, I’ve got another problem. Key in hand. Keyless entry, unresponsive.”
“So, why should you not buy Ford Lightning? Let me show you. Power on, 112km (range) with 40% battery life left? I don’t know how that makes sense on an extended-range battery. But, what’s happening here? No power to the display screen. It’s been 3 months, Ford installed a new screen still doesn’t work and I can’t access any features of my truck including turning off my air conditioning. It’s cold.”
He posts another video further detailing his troubles with the high-tech “productivity screen”. This video is titled, “F-150 Lightning BROKEN 12″ Productivity Screen – update”. Watch it below.
He elaborates on the continuous issues with the screen, claiming:
“Alright, so I had the Lightning back at Ford this weekend. After five weeks of waiting, finally the part came in. Waited so long to get the screen fixed. After all I’ve been through with this truck, there’s only one thing I can say to describe the way I’m feeling right now.”
To which he splices in a video of Bill O’Reilly shouting, “F****** thing sucks!” He concludes the second video stating, “What do you guys think of the F-150 Lightning? Would you still buy one after everything you’ve heard?”
These new EVs are a trend that many people want to jump on and be the first to experience cutting-edge technology. What they don’t realize is the myriad of issues that can be encountered when a piece of technology is in its infancy. Even when constructing new vehicles based on the gasoline engine, which has been around for well over a century, car manufacturers encounter a lot of issues that have to be worked out over years. For example, when Nissan wanted to compete with American pickup trucks in the early 2000s it took them years to iron out all of the issues they were experiencing with their new Nissan Titan.
Just imagine how long it will take car companies to perfect the electric vehicle. In the meantime, it could mean EV owners having to be patient in dealing with costly maintenance and repairs like this disgruntled Lightning owner.
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