Eeks, some of us do depend on people buying Fords ... sadly your experience sounds like you got a bad one! We've had no such luck, even when we've personally owned a 2010 F-150, 2012 F-150, 2017 Lincoln MKZh, 2018 Explorer Ltd, Dad's 1st Expedition, Dad's Fusion, Dad's 2018 Expedition Ltd, Dad's 2020 Explorer Ltd and yet to have any of those same issues. One bad apple to not make the who bushel bad. Sorry about that.I had a gen 1 ridgeline that was awesome. I think I spent $300 on that vehicle in 10 yrs for maintenance and that was only because the monkeys at jiffy lube overtightened my oil pan screw causing it to strip the next oil change. Never had a headlight go out or any mechanicals. Drove it to 110k miles and than gave it to my mom. She's still driving it and its had no issues.
To counter that I went into a 2018 expedition max Limited and have put 31k miles on it in 3 yrs. In that time the transmission has failed 2x. First time had to replace the tranny at 8k. 2nd time was at 30 and the transmission pump gasket failed and I was without a car for 8 days. Giant POS..I would never own another Ford.