really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,850 miles

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problem #11

Jun 052015


  • 130,475 miles
2009 Ford F150 has been shaking at idle or when going slow when vehicle is not in park. It shakes and jerks terribly bad. It has caused me to stall at a stop light waiting for the light to turn green and I've nearly been hit in the rear multiple times and this is not counting the road rage people have when this happens. Took it to a shop and was told it was a cam phaser. Found out this is a common problem with Ford's 5.4 but Ford isn't doing anything about it. I guess if you just get ran into and not killed from something then it's not serious enough to own up to it and issue a recall? this is ridiculous and dangerous!! besides not having $4K to fix it I've also been told that it often requires you to get a new engine. If I don't have $4K I definitely don't have $8K for a new engine. Someone needs to help us please!!!

- Holt, MO, USA

problem #10

Apr 282015


  • 73,574 miles
Spark plug blowout in rush hour traffic.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #9

Dec 052014


  • 74,985 miles
Engine began to shake at 65mph. Pulled over and engine was shot. Possible cam phasers.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 062014


  • 153,080 miles
After accelerating to pass on the highway (65 mph to 70 mph), the truck remained going 70 mph when accelerator released. Vehicle could be slowed with difficulty by applying brakes, but would resume speed when brakes released. Fortunately, traffic was light. Cruise control was not being used at time of incident. Attempted to resolve issue for approximately 4 miles/minutes at highway speeds (determined accelerator not stuck on floor mat, engaged and disengaged cruise control, braked repeatedly while making sure I was also not hitting the accelerator). Eventually slowed vehicle to approximately 10 mph with extreme braking on an uphill incline, at which point vehicle would not slow any further. Took truck out of gear and shut off engine (vehicle stopped). Had towed to service department of Ford dealer who "could not reproduce problem" but replaced electric throttle body assembly and cleared/reprogrammed computer. When asked if incidents such as these are reported to Ford for their database, the service representative said no, that they had no means to do so.

- Knoxville, MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 142014


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted after one hour and operated normally however, the failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but they were unable to detect a trouble code or diagnose the problem. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 71,000.

- Pooleville, MD, USA

problem #6

Apr 122014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 66,700 miles
Approaching an yellow light at approximately 35 mph I hit the gas pedal hard for passing gear. The accelerator stuck, the engine roaring, I had to step as hard as possible to stop the truck so I would not hit the vehicle in front of me. Engine would not stop accelerating forcing me to turn off the truck. Shocked, I sat in traffic for a moment before I restarted the engine, but it immediately went to full speed again, forcing me to again turn off the engine. My friend climbed out and pushed me out of traffic. After sitting in a parking lot for about 5 minutes I again started the engine and it started normally.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 042009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
I was on the highway and when I attempted to pass a vehicle, when I floored the gas pedal the truck lost all power for 3 to 5 seconds almost causing an accident. It has been that way from the day I bought it until present. When I questioned the dealer on the lose of power problem I was told nothing can be done about it because it is a normal issue with fly by wire accelerator.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #4

Jun 012012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
No problems until about 60,000 miles. Then one day, while stopped, the truck suddenly died, the check engine light came on, and the gas gauge would indicated a quarter tank when the tank was actually full. All of this happened at the same time. I had two oxygen sensors replaced (about $400) to clear the check engine light and the fuel pump replaced (about $700) on the recommendation of the Ford service department to cure the gas gauge problem. While turning across oncoming traffic, the vehicle has died and was hard to steer. Oncoming cars had to brake rapidly as I have had a hard time steering with no power. This has now happened numerous times. The truck dies or runs very rough and nearly stalls almost every time I drive it more than a mile or so. There is no check engine code and the dealer stated it could not be duplicated when I took it in for evaluation. This has the potential for creating a dangerous situation. I would fix this issue if it could be identified.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #3

Aug 142012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 37,009 miles
Dropped off vehicle with Ford dealership service adviser and proceeded to waiting area. Vehicle had a steady yellow engine light indicating service is required. Five minutes later, loud engine racing noise, tires squealing and crash impact sound from service bay area. Knowing it was my truck, I went out to the service bay to see it slammed through the far stone wall, about 75 feet from the service desk. Hydraulic fluid was all over the floor, outside and inside of the truck. Service adviser was stunned and crawled out of vehicle claiming it suddenly accelerated and he could not put the vehicle into neutral or park as the engine raced at full RPM. Service adviser was sent to hospital. Ford service manager was concerned and agreed to check engine codes, he talked like he'd seen this happen before. All service engineers were concerned about spontaneous acceleration they all witnessed as the truck miraculously barreled through the service bays without hitting any of the workers. Later in the day, I returned to check status and everyone at dealership changed their story. They will not tell me why the truck accelerated like it did, but will not admit there was human error either.

- Middleton, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 282012


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F150. The contact stated that after starting the engine, there was a loud, abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The failure and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Merrimac , MA, USA

problem #1

May 292012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
While driving the vehicle engine lost all power and when I pulled over to the side of the road the engine died. Tried restarting the engine multiple times, and it would start but only run for a few seconds and then die. Had it towed to the local Ford dealer and they could not replicate the problem. Have had the same issue 4 more times since then. Vehicle engine dies but the last few times has restarted. Took it into the local Ford dealer again and again they could not replicate the problem.

- Little Canada, MN, USA