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

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problem #96

Jul 052020


  • 0 miles
When idle it has a rough sound changed faders and senors still same...it has a so trying gas smell around it and when driving it it may shut off and also it drives like it needs a tune up but has recently had one....the wheel hub assembly is also acting

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #95

Nov 292019


  • 88,000 miles
Exhaust smell/raw gas smell coming through the heating duct system into the cab of truck. Only happens when using the heating/defrost system. Doesn't matter if the vehicle is moving or at rest. Must crack window for fresh air or turn off heating/defrost system. This has been occurring since mid November but only when turning on the heating/defrost system. Happens at hwy speeds and local driving speed between 30-50 mph.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #94

May 202019


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that every time he attempted to stop the vehicle, it misfired. The contact occurred daily since may of 2019. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The camshaft, tensioners, timing chain, vct valves, and spark plugs were changed by the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Fowlerville, MI, USA

problem #93

Sep 042016


  • 100,000 miles
Every vehicle that Ford put out with a cam phaser is experiencing issues with the can phaser. Any sae certified mechanic will verify this. This is a horrible design. Why hasn't Ford stepped up to the plate and fixed this issue" I believe they are trying to bury it so that they don't have to incur the cost of fixing their mistake. Due to this issue I've been stranded on the highway. The truck looses power, won't go into gear....etc....this happens after the can phaser has activated and then I come to a stop. Then it's misfiring stalling not going into gear...you name it it's an issue. A compute read on the obd2 stayed that I had misses in ignition coils 1,3 and 7 replaced them then the teaching stayed misfired is 2,4 and 5 replaced them and all the same issues... every mechanic I've spoken to says absolutey the phases and that they have to put a cam phaser delete kit in these vehicles do get rid of these problems. Why hasn't Ford been held responsible for such a terrible design"

- Fowlerville, MI, USA

problem #92

Jul 022019


  • 170,000 miles
Truck loosing power and tapping and knocking noise, was told it is phazers and timing chains and vct's and could just stop running while driving if the phazers lock up. Now I feel unsafe driving it has 1700000 miles and Ford is not standing behind even tho I have talked to dozens of people that have the same problem.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

problem #91

Feb 032019


  • 170,000 miles
First the trans went out in the middle of no where at 1130 at night with my newborn. Then the engine went as I was driving to work. We found out it was the cam phasers which we had to replace the engine for. We have done $8000 in repairs and it's not recalled??

- Owen, WI, USA

problem #90

Sep 122018


  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving various speeds, the contact noticed an abnormal odor coming from the fuel tank and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. No leaks were found. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to call NHTSA and file a complaint. The failure mileage was 142,000.

- Bourdonnais, IL, USA

problem #89

Sep 212018


  • 168,000 miles
Driving and started to shake, has nasty rattle (death rattle) threw code P0355. Fixed the code by installing new wires $500. Fixed for 2 weeks then started doing it again and code P0355 came up again. Has lack of power and shakes bad. Very much a hazard to drive.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #88

Aug 022018


  • 195,000 miles
The time chain skips a tooth. I have been having issues with this leading to injectors and constant misfires. I was driving when all of the sudden the car started loosing power and a rattling noise started.

- Morriston, FL, USA

problem #87

Aug 032018


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving various low speeds, the vehicle began shaking and a knocking noise sounded from the engine. There were no warning indicators illuminated. An independent mechanic test drove the vehicle and determined that the rocker arms needed to be replaced. In addition, the independent mechanic stated that the "variable valve timings" were faulty and created a misfire within the engine. An unknown Ford dealer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Willow, AK, USA

problem #86

Jul 162018


  • 168,000 miles
Rear driver side door rattles as if not completely shut when driving. Sun/moon roof not opening.

- Clute, TX, USA

problem #85

Jul 012018


  • 100,000 miles
My vehicle has a 4.6L V-8 engine. The rear spark plug on the passenger side of the vehicle ejected from it's cylinder. I was driving at about 50 mph on the highway when the ejection occurred.

- Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA

problem #84

Apr 252018


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the cam phaser sensors failed, which caused the engine to shake abnormally and the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics where it was diagnosed that the cam phaser sensors needed to be replaced. The dealer (fairway Ford of evans, 4333 Washington rd, evans, ga 30809, (706) 854-9200) diagnosed that the cam phaser sensors had an internal fault and recommeded that the engine assembly be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but had not issued an engine recall to address the failure. There were nine tsbs on the engine and engine assembly. The vehicle remained parked due to the intermittent failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #83

Nov 072017


  • 76,000 miles
Vehicle loses power at 45 to 60 mph or on a bumpy road dashboard lights come on. It has done this approx.3 times.it usually starts back up but I think its a safety hazard.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #82

Jan 102018


  • 143,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving various speeds and without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals, the vehicle inadvertently accelerated as the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the engine revved. The contact stated that the failures also occurred while making a left turn and the steering wheel seized, which made it difficult to make the left turn. The brake pedal was depressed in order to stop the vehicle. After stopping, turning off and restarting the vehicle it was able to operate normally. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred at least three other times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was opened. The contact was referred to NHTSA by the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 143,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #81

Apr 122017

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,402 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the engine failed to function properly and that the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The spark plugs an injectors were replaced, and an oil pressure test was provided. The contact also stated that the engine misfired and was diagnosed by mclarty Ford (3232 summerhill rd, texarkana, tx 75503, (903) 792-7121). The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine and transmission needed to be replaced. The mechanic rebuilt the transmission and the starter was replaced. The manufacturer had not issued a recall, but issued eight tsbs for the engine. The contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine compartment. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution other than having the vehicle repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 87,402.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #80

Jan 012018


  • 155,000 miles
Engine ticking, from prior reports looks to be a common issue, also when filling up with gas it seems to have back pressure and keeps turning the pump off.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #79

Dec 032017


  • 141,000 miles
I bought a 2007 Ford F15 FX4 truck a years ago, and took it to Ford to asked them about the ticking noise coming from engine. They told me that it was normal on the 5.4 Triton. About a week ago the ticking got louder and I looked up problems online, and found that there is a design flaw in the engine that causes cam phasers to fail, and oil pressure drops to zero. Ford knows about the problem, but when I called they told me that I need to replace the engine, and that it would be on me. I looked on several Ford forums and found that there are 1000's of people talking about this. Is it going to take someone getting killed before Ford owns up to there problems! they are ignoring the issue and having the consumer pay aywhere from 3500- 8000 dollars to repair this issue. Also, the engine has very bad power loss and shakes vigouresly when warm and pulling up to stop or reverse.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #78

Sep 112017


  • 150,000 miles
O/D off light, transmission fault on information display intermittent light and tone! truck would not start, PCM failure $3500 dollars in repair, at Ford dealer still not fixed!

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #77

Aug 152017


  • 183,530 miles
Blown out spark plug #3 cylinder, repair lasted less than 3 weeks and failed on state higher 41 in California witch cause major loss of power going uphill and stalled in the middle of traffic with my wife and child in the vehicle. The incident left us with no choice but to walk across heavy traffic to the side of the highway and leave the vehicle in the road way

- Fresno, CA, USA

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