really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,461 miles

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problem #36

Oct 182014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 62,733 miles
Cool wet morning (65F) but not raining at the time. Drove down hill to stop sign at 35mph. After slowing to about 5mph, truck suddenly surged despite braking hard enough to engage antilock brakes dragging the truck into the intersection. Less than a mile later, still going down hill at 25mph slowed for another stop sign. Engine surged again to 3000rpm. Drag into intersection was avoided by shifting to neutral. Surge dropped spontaneously within 10 seconds.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #35

Sep 092014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 125,557 miles
Blew #2 spark plug and coil out of head.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #34

Apr 062013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
I bought this truck new. At approx. 22000, I was driving at approx 50 mph when the engine started a shake, rattle and roll. In less than 1/4 mile, the engine locked but I was able to coast off the highway. It was late Saturday but after 2-3 hours found a tow truck and had it towed to the local Ford dealer and left it their back lot. I was told the next week that Ford wanted the engine back intact. After around three weeks and $800+ for a rental I got the trick back with a new engine. 2800 miles later, the exact same thing happened. My warranty was out on time but Ford did replace the engine again but I was out the rental car--again $800+. this was some 6 months back and all is ok for now but I was told if the engine blows again Ford will not cover it. And on the 2nd replacement (3rd total) engine that pistons were in the oil pan. 5.4 engine.

- Mcminnville, TN, USA

problem #33

Jul 042014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Repeated failure 2007 Ford F150 ignition coil.have replaced 3 ignition coil assembly's in my Ford F150. One in "2011" and 2 in 2014. ( do not remember the exact date of first, was about 2011 ) searched the net and read time after time Ford F150 owners with the same issue. Seems Ford must know about issue, but not fixed or recalled. My 2014 ignition coil repair cost $94 each one plus labor. ( X3 so far ) this year, I wanted 3 months with the ignition coil issue to get the time and money to have Ford fix.

- Pine Hill, NJ, USA

problem #32

Aug 012008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
We purchased the vehicle new. Before it was a year old, we heard a knocking sound. We were told it was normal. After a couple of years, the knocking got louder, took it to the dealer ship, they said it was normal. As the years passed, we asked other dealerships, repair shops, and there was never a recall. We were always told not to worry about it. The knocking sound got louder, the engine was bogging and today it is in the shop for a new engine and we have to come up with $6,000. There are thousands of complaints like mine. Why is there not a recall"???"

- Iron River, MI, USA

problem #31

Aug 212014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 93,300 miles
I was driving down the road and I heard a loud popping noise so I pulled off on the side of the road and turned the truck off. I then saw smoke like the engine had overheated but in a matter of seconds flames ignited and I quickly got out of the vehicle and called 911. As I was speaking to the dispatcher there was a loud explosion and the whole front of my truck was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department arrived and put out the fire my hood was totally burned up the engine is burned up and melted and the windshield and driver's side window blew out and the dash and front interior is burned and melted. I am lucky that I was able to get out in time because it happened so quickly. I am also glad my 10 month old son was not with me on this day.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #30

Aug 042014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Stopped at a light and truck started to shake violently then died. Truck restarted and drove to a mechanic. Was told that the error codes stated the cam sensors and every error for them came up. He pulled up a blog and said that alot of people are complaining about the exact errors. Some did a quick fix to sell others need a new motor. I called Ford and they say a memo went to dealers but until more come up they won't / can't help. Was told if I get it fixed save the receipts. Called the dealer and possible $6,000-$7,000 for new motor.

- St. Charles, IL, USA

problem #29

Aug 082014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 53,082 miles
Noticed severe gas fumes inside cab, as well as outside cab. Raise hood, started engine and noticed fuel leak about the size of a pencil streaming out from hose that is attached to fuel rail. Removed fuel rail the next day and found a split in the hose under the cloth protective outer lining. Is there a recall for this particular failure. ?. this could have been a serious situation if it would have been a longer distance road trip. Failure P/N 5C3Z97F792da fuel rail.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

problem #28

Jun 232014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 99,231 miles
In starting the vehicle, there was a loud bang, and then clattering. It turned out to be a blown spark plug. The threads on the engine head and spark plug were stripped/smashed. The coil was coil was also damaged beyond repair. Both mechanics I saw to fix the problem were well aware of problems with blown spark plugs in the F150, and on-line research indicates this has been a problem with the F150 since 1997. The spark plugs were factory installed, and I was sill under the mileage recommendation for new plugs. Very disappointing that Ford would not step-up to acknowledge that this is their problem and pay for the fix. The Ford corporate headquarters rep I spoke with claimed to have never heard of this problem before.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #27

Jan 022014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
My 2007 Ford F150 has a major problem, when coming to a stop at a stop sign or red light, the engine surges forward the RPM gauge will fall to 400 RPM and without warning it surges to 1000 to 1200 RPM making it hard to control the truck, I'm very disappointed with Ford, I am a repeat Ford customer, but with this problem with my F150 it has only 35000 miles Ford will loose me as a customer for sure.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #26

Apr 042014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
There is a knocking sound coming from the motor already replaced the catalytic converters and O2 sensors and the sound is still there with the check engine light on.when the truck gains some speed the truck shakes don't feel real safe driving it long distances.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #25

Sep 262011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 49,934 miles
I have a 2007 Ford F-150 with a 5.4L V8 engine. There was intermittent rattle noise (knocking) and rough idle. After the vehicle warms up and I come to a stop or slow roll the vehicle begins to shake and a loud knocking noise is heard in the engine. This is a known issue with this engine and Ford denies it is. I had it fixed in September 2011, which was covered under warranty with 49,934 miles. The vehicle has started to do the same thing and currently has 82,000 miles on it. I was informed by both the dealer and Ford Motor Company they will not repair under warranty even though this was prior issue during the warrantly time. Dealer wants approximately $300 to inspect to determine the extent of damage to the engine. This is safety issue as it happens during slow speeds or idle at stop lights and only way to make it stop is to shut off the vehicle or rev up the rpms. I believe the tsb was aware of this issue in 2010 but the manufacture has not notified consumers. This is a manufacturer defect and Ford motor needs to repair or replace the engine at their cost.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #24

Jun 052013


  • 70,000 miles
I was driving threw town last June & all the sudden my check engine light came on & truck started running really rough & acted like it was starving for gas or fire so I took my truck to a parts store & had code read it showed a miss fire @ #6 cylinder / spark plug it cost me almost $1,200 to get it fixed. That was for all 8 plugs & coils for really needs to fix there design flaw on the 4.6L & 5.4L engine there is no reason a vehicle should cost that much just to change plugs just cause they don't want to fix there mess up to make it more affordable to the public.they say till the NHTSA issues a recall they will ignore the problem with the spark plugs & all the issues that come with them since they changed the motors designs. Thank you conserned consumer/firefighter [xxx] please take some action in this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mineral Wells, TX, USA

problem #23

Apr 102014


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the contact heard a loud bang in the engine compartment. Upon inspection, it was found that the spark plug had erroneously ejected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the spark plug coil needed to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000. The VIN was not available.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #22

Apr 072014


  • 180,000 miles
While driving the truck a noticeable noise was generated from the engine and the truck shut off. The low oil senor came on during operation. Shut engine off and restarted noise stopped.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #21

Apr 012014


  • 45,871 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, a loud knocking noise was heard from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that both the vtc sensor and the cam phaser would need to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 45,871.

- Debary , FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 282014


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The engine was restarted and the vehicle resumed normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Chazy, NY, USA

problem #19

Feb 202013


  • 48,880 miles
Had a bad miss at highway speeds and limped home 15 miles. Replaced spark plugs and in the process broke two in the head. One did not break completely off (#4) and I needed to borrow a prototype tool from lisle tool Corp. Removed and replaced plugs following Ford procedures. Truck still had a miss. Replaced all eight coil packs which fixed the problem. Total cost$380. Truck down for 6 days awaiting tools and parts. Developed a vibration at highway speeds. Original tires(pirelli) were separating. Replaced tires(976.00), much better. Still have slight vibration at highway speeeds. Found left front hub bearing seeping grease and feels stiff. Awaiting parts to do repairs. (98.00) had a transmission shudder at light load in overdrive. Flushed transmission with bg products and flush machine. Added new trans fluid and conditioner. Transmission now shudders at all speeds when hot. Will order new filter and replace. Will add friction modifier and try again. Have to tow another vehicle this weekend and am afraid to do so. I am completely blown away that these problems could happen to any vehicle starting at 48,000 miles. All maintenance has been performed with top of the line products. Have been a Ford owner all my life and am completely dis-satisfied with the performance of this supposed number one selling truck. The sticker prices of these trucks should be a bunch less since cheaply produced chinese parts are so prevalently used. Not happy.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #18

Dec 292012


  • 85,000 miles
First why was" this vehicle included in the recall of bad throttle body I had the same problem as people are having with the Ford escape. I reported this back in 2012 when it was brought to the attention of the NHTSA I did not receive a response then but there are the same problems with the F-150 I had to replace mine @ a cost of over $600 and also damaged my alternator I was driving in traffic when it went in limp home mode showing a wrench symbol with lost of power and acceleration, I almost was hit by several vehicles as there was know where to pull over time. This is the same throttle body that comes on the Ford escape and it should be included with that group of recalls.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 142012


  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford-150. The contact stated that when he came to a complete stop, he heard a loud noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the timing chain needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure was recurring. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

- Trotwood , OH, USA

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