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post #1 of 10 Old 01-06-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Bad Shock from truck when doors are opened.

My 2010 F350 has something odd going on.. After shutting the engine off, when I open either of the front doors, I am getting shocked almost 95% of the time when touching the handle.. Not sure but it seems like something is not grounded properly... Any insight would be great!

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My truck doesn't do this but my mother in laws tahoe does this like you said 95% of the time and it is a really good shock..

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My truck has started doing this lately and my old Chevy used to do the same thing. I THINK that it has to do with less humidity in the air during the winter. It allows more static electricity to build up from the friction of moving around in the seat. So, it is actually you that has the electrical charge, not the truck.


But, that is just a guess...
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Static Shock, Thats why in the winter some people have been burned while filling up due to static discharge igniting the vapor fumes. Always discharge yourself before filling up.

My 2010 does this at certain times this winter.
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My '09 also does this quite often, almost daily. Alot of it has to do with the sole of your shoes. Most shoes anymore have man-made soles, not rubber. This cause them not to ground when you get out of the vehicle. Vehicles with leather seats don't do this as often.

You can try to always touch part of the metal while getting out, which works sometimes, but also shocks you sometimes. But the best thing I have found is to buy a can of Static Guard that you use on clothing. I spray my seats and carpet down with it about once a month or whenever this starts happening again. It actually work quite well. Just make sure you can open the window or door slightly while it dries as the stuff doesn't smell the best. But, it's a cheap solution that works pretty well.

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Interesting. Mine has been doing the same. Last weekend
I got shocked everytime I got out. I thought it had to do with
My trailer since it was hooked up all weekend. It was clear
And about 5* outside. That was probably it. It was a strong
Shock though, I would get 3 hits to my index finger and I could
Feel it on the back of my neck. I talked toFordabout it. They
Suggested a grounding strap for my trailer. Maybe it's the temp and I have to
Wait for global warming in March or April.
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Mine does this too! Ah so annoying. Except it is not summer and its still going at it. I find when I wear workout shorts it gets me, but jeans or khakis not so much.
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You guys should stop wearing corduroy pants, wool sweaters and running around in sock-feet all the time.



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It's just static that builds up in your body, especially when it's cold and dry out. The best thing to do is touch a screw head in your door handle before you open the door. Continue touching the screw head while you slide out, because you are creating static and you can let go once your feet touch the ground. That's the easiest way to equalize potential and not get shocked.

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Recently, this has started to happen with my '09. Not sure what the problem is but I have plastic floormats and no carpet can be seen underneath them so it isn't a static shock. My truck also has leather seats. Finally, it is summer here. However, it is pretty dry here as I'm at altitude. Shoes are rubber-soled, non-marking dress shoes. Sometimes I get shocked, others I don't. When I do get shocked, it's a good shock!

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