Sorry to hear that you're having problems. After 11 months and about 17,000 miles, this is my first warranty repair. I can't really complain...no squeaks or rattles either. That would REALLY drive me nuts. I absolutely hate the thought of leaving my baby in the care of someone else. I also have an F150, a '97 model 4X4 with about 100,000 on the clock. Never had a warranty claim on it! No other repairs except for a new Pittman arm and a new driver's side power window motor. I did those things myself since it was way out of warranty. Still solid and tight as new. Can't say the same thing about my friend's GMC. I love my truck and have no plans to get rid of it.
Good for you! As much as it pains me to say it, IMO, Ford has always made good trucks--but not so much with the cars.........
I do know it could be a lot worse: I'm w/you on the squeaks and rattles thing. Thankfully I've had none of those! (Not that I'd hear them over the stereo.) That would definitely send me over the edge!