pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60,800 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace vacuum pressure valve (1 reports)
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problem #4

Nov 012018

F-150 STX 5.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

Got a crazy grinding noise in 2wd around corners! Did some research and found that the hubs might be activated! Studied the 4x4 system and it uses vacuum pressure lines. Figured I could replaced the cheap check valves first and see if it works before taking to mechanic. Worked. Had mechanic check lines for leaks and hubs for damage. Luckily no leaks and no hub damage as I took care of it quickly. $35 parts, $85 for 1hr mechanic to verify okay. Bought and returned hub parts ($300) as wasn't damaged/needed thankfully.

Take care of noises quickly y'all.

- maximusf150, Conroe, US

problem #3

Sep 052016

F-150 FX4 V6 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,800 miles

Let me just say that I bought my vehicle new. It has been garage kept and well taken care of. I very rarely if ever use 4WD. I was visiting my hunting camp and had to go through a bit of mud so i kicked it into 4WD Low to see what would happen. The vehicle would advise to shift to neutral and the pull forward. It made a horrible "thud" from the powertrain and lurched forward. I didn't think much of it so I went on into the mud. After I was done I decided to take it out of 4WD low. I had it in neutral and then selected 4WD high. The vehicle advised to pull forward I shifted to drive and nothing happened the vehicle would not move and had a very high RPM. I then shifted back to neutral and then tried reverse got the same no movement high RPM then all of a sudden the gears began to make this HORRIBLE grinding sound. I immediately shifted back to neutral. I then had to get out of the vehicle while in neutral and get it rolling backwards and jump back into the cab. After a few tries of this roll and run method the truck finally decided to catch and it slammed back into 4WD high. It sucks to spend so much money on a new vehicle only to have it act stupid when you need it to work. It would happen that the vehicle has 60,800 miles so guess what they dont wanna cover over 800 miles. Thanks Ford.

- John S., Ridgeland, MS, US

problem #2

Jan 202016

F-150 FX4 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,657 miles

Ford replaced the transfer case under warranty and had the truck for a month. 4x4 now works correctly but the truck runs terribly and with a constant whine coming from the rear end and the engine lugging as if I'm pulling a trailer. It will not shift correctly and it has taken 4 days for them to work me in to bring it back. I will update if the problem is corrected.

- Kevin H., Tulsa, OK, US

problem #1

Dec 232014

F-150 XLT 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,612 miles

Truck has shifted into 4x4 high without an issue. Today was first time using 4x4 low. Started with message "Shift delayed, move forward" so I did. As soon as I took it out of neutral and put it in drive, a very sickening grinding and clunking started. I immediately shifted back into neutral but the noise did not stop. I tried shifting to 4x4 high and grinding and clunking continued. No matter what I tried, the problem persisted.

At one point, while in neutral, I tried shifting into 4x2 but nothing happened. After countless attempts and trying to inch both forward and reverse, the "Check 4x4" message appeared as well as "autotrac disabled". It finally shifted into 4x2 after approx. 2 minutes of continuous grinding and clunking.

- meatball, Weirdale, Saskatchewan, canada