What do you not want to see on a carfax when buying a gen 3 raptor?

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SEANRAPTOR

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Here are some statements i have seen on carfaxes that I am curious about... are these just generic statements or do they all pertain to certain issues that are always fixed on gen 3's?

Computer checked
PCM reprogrammed
drivability/performance checked
Battery/charging system checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Engine serviced

Am I just being a worrywart and these are just basic things that were done?

Thanks all!
 

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I’d say due to the sheer amount of electronics these trucks run, those all seem standard to me. But I’m sure some more experienced folks will chime in lol.

I have a few those on a recent service just for the dealer trying to update the radio
 

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Most of those happen during any oil change service.

PCM reprogrammed could be due to a TSB/update. I have stuff on my 2018 reprogrammed during almost every site visit as Ford updated the software I asked for the newest versions.
 

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I disagree. There have been a number of battery / charging issues logged on the Jen Tres, probably an order of magnitude over the Jen Too and that’s towering over the battery / charging issues for the Jen Juan ( Hello? Ford... )

drivability / performance checked would concern me on a Jen Too for sure, because the 10R80 programming wasn’t the best. I don’t think the Jen Tres has lodged as many drivability issues from ’21 - ’24 as the ’17-’20 models, unless we’re talking suspension clunk(shocks).

I would be concerned about engine/powertrain module checked, which would indicate to me some history of DTC’s, a concern that warranted checking for them.

PCM reprogrammed would likely be for 1) a customer concern & 2) a more current programming available. I consider this benign, happened twice on my truck before I even took delivery !
 
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I disagree. There have been a number of battery / charging issues logged on the Jen Tres, probably an order of magnitude over the Jen Too and that’s towering over the battery / charging issues for the Jen Juan ( Hello? Ford... )

drivability / performance checked would concern me on a Jen Too for sure, because the 10R80 programming wasn’t the best. I don’t think the Jen Tres has lodged as many drivability issues from ’21 - ’24 as the ’17-’20 models, unless we’re talking suspension clunk(shocks).

I would be concerned about engine/powertrain module checked, which would indicate to me some history of DTC’s, a concern that warranted checking for them.

PCM reprogrammed would likely be for 1) a customer concern & 2) a more current programming available. I consider this benign, happened twice on my truck before I even took delivery !

Thank you SO much for your response it is so helpful!! And will guide me to picking the best one! Thanks!!
 

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I disagree. There have been a number of battery / charging issues logged on the Jen Tres, probably an order of magnitude over the Jen Too and that’s towering over the battery / charging issues for the Jen Juan ( Hello? Ford... )
Can confirm this. Had my Feb 2023 built, June 2023 delivery battery reported bad and replaced by the dealer a couple of days ago.

SA said "If you see a 2023, it's either had it's battery replaced or will need it soon"
 
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