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Check Engine Light On Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 294 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 09/07/2017

While driving the vehicle at highway speeds - rpms on engine begin to fluctuate between 2000 and 750. At next stop, engine dies, but will immediately restart. No engine malfunction codes when checked with an obd ii reader, and the check engine light does not illuminate.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

While accelerating to pass engine lost power and began to shutter check engine light flashed several times and finally cleared all power was restored. This has happened several times since I've owned the vehicle. This was the first time the check engine light flashed. This causes safety concerns. It had 98,000 miles on it the last time it happened.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 07/04/2017

In motion at 70mph engine lost power vehicle began to shutter, while attempting to pass another vehicle on highway. Check engine light came on flashed for 30 seconds and went out. Dealership shows no codes or problems. Very dangerous situation on two lane highways. This is a 3. 5 v6 ecoboost Ford engine,.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 06/21/2017

Engine stalls at stop (after letting up on brake and auto start stop re-starts the engine) followed by "hill start assist not available" error flashes along with other brake related errors; vehicle engine won't turn over/start unless transmission is put back into park. Upon restarting all engine error/fault messages are cleared and things seem back to normal. Today was the second time this has happened. The first time was about 7 days ago. This is dangerous should it happen entering an intersection. I reported the problem to livermore Ford and they said that since it is intermittent without a check engine light on they cannot diagnose it.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 05/23/2017

I excelerated from a stop, suddenly my check engine light started to flash and I started to lose power and acceleration. My vehicle then began to shudder, I let off the accelerator pedal and moved to the side of the road. After about a minute the engine light turned itself off and the full power came back to the truck.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 05/16/2017

Driving 2011 Ford f150 ecoboost on the highway on a 8 hr trip to reno from las vegas. Went to pass a large truck and experienced shaking and studdering. Had to back off as oncoming traffic was approaching. Had to back off and almost caused an accident in rainy conditions because another vehicle was behind me attempting to pass along with me. This caused swerving and hard braking by many vehicles behind that vehicle. Check engine light flashed but did not remain on. I later replicated this by doing a hard acceleration on a clear stretch of road same studdering and flashing light. Drove conservatively the rest of the way. In reno, I had the truck scanned at an auto parts store. No codes showed. Have not had an issue since. This could have killed people. The internet says this is a known issue to Ford on the early ecoboost engines having to do with faulty intercooler design which gathers moisture then blows it into the cylinders when accelerating. I live in the desert and so have not had this problem until that trip. They (Ford) have never notified me that this is a potential problem. There is a TSB for it but that won't help the large bill for the fix or the safety hazard this condition creates. This needs attention. At the least, Ford should notify owners that the problem exists, that it is a safety hazard and fix at no cost.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

I have a 2012 Ford f 150 with 66,800 miles on it and have changed one of the turbos . About may of 2017 I noticed a shutter and shaking of the engine, then lose of power, failure to accelerate on hills, the vehicle would down shift for no reason or you had to put the gas peddle to the floor to even move then it would kick in and cause the wheels to spin. I took the vehicle to my local Ford dealer to diagnose the check engine light. I was told that one of the turbos needed replaced at a cost of $1800, well I had it replaced at my own personnel garage and after driving the vehicle 5 miles it had all the same issues. I called the Ford hot line 3 times asking what they will do to fix my truck, I was told the warranty ran out at 60000 miles, I explained the vehicle just started doing this and I did not haul anything and only drove it about 12000 miles a year, this should not be happening. This is very dangerous trying to drive a vehicle that losses power then accelerate without warning. Ford told me there were some recalls on the 3. 5 l eco-boost engine but not on my truck. I have been a Ford man for over 40 years, I bought this truck brand new in 2012 and Ford will not do anything but charge me more money, I do not beat my truck I baby it, I take very good care of my vehicles, this is not my fault it is poor engine designee and Ford should fix this for me because as I said it is a safety hazard for me and anyone else on the road with this engine.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

My waste gate has malfunctioned then replaced but has been back 3x in 30 days with my check engine light going on and sending the truck into limp mode while driving.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 03/10/2017

Experienced multiple engine misfire events in past year with 3. 5l ecoboost engine. Dec 2015- misfire code p0300. Six spark plugs replaced by napa certified shop at my cost. Aug 2016 - towing 7,000 lb. Travel trailer - engine stutter & power loss going uphill, check engine light came on. Took to local Ford dealer. Diagnosis - cracked spark plug on cylinder 6. Spark plug replaced at my cost. Dec 2016 - under normal highway driving conditions. Accelerated from 65 to approx 70 mph to pass semi - engine stutter & power loss. Check engine light came on & truck began to shake, engine went into limp mode. Had to pull over & slow to 50 mph before power came back. Took to local dealership. Diagnosis - fouled spark plug & bad ignition coil on cylinder 3. Coil replaced under warranty, spark plug replaced at my cost. Feb 2017 - under normal highway driving conditions. Again accelerating from 65 to approx 70 mph to pass another vehicle - engine stutter & power loss. Check engine light came on & truck began to shake, engine went into limp mode. Had to pull over & slow to 50 mph before power came back. Took to same local dealership. Diagnosis - cracked spark plug & bad ignition coil on cylinder 6. Coil replaced under warranty, spark plug replaced at my cost. March 2017 - again, under normal highway driving conditions. Again accelerating from 65 to approx. 70 mph to pass another vehicle - engine stutter & power loss. Check engine light came on & truck began to shake, engine went into limp mode. Had to slow to 45 mph before power came back. Took to same local dealership. Was told that I was now 200 miles outside of extended warranty. They would look at it but it would cost me. Took to autozone for code read - error code p0305 - cylinder 5 misfire. Multiple articles & online forum reports of this issue. Ford appears to be ignoring the issue.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

Had the engine studded and drop a cylinder,this is an ecoboost motor,the check engine light started to flash while running rough. It happened as I was passing a tractor trailer on the highway,as I got around him another trailer was coming on behind me,this is when it dropped a cylinder,the trailer almost ran over me. This is a problem with this truck I found out once I did some research,Ford needs to do something about this before someone gets hurt or killed. I called the dealer the first time this happened,as far as the studded and he said bad gas keep driving it(59,500 mls). It happened again at 61,381,took to dealer and they did a TSB 14-0017 reprogram,this worked for about a week then it happened again,took it to the dealer 61850mls,they couldn't get it to do it,I picked it up and 20 miles later it did it again,I got it on video this time so theres no questions, seems as though they know about it but are blowing it off, let me get outside warranty then take a look at it. Let me tell you if it happens again, and my family gets hurt I will own Ford !!!! thanks for you time.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

I have a 2012 Ford f150 ecoboost. Recently my family was out of town trying to make our way home when my truck shutters and lost power for a minute, followed by a blinking check engine light and then a solid check engine light. I took it into my local dealership and was told I need to replace spark plugs and coil packs, and it would cost over $500. I was amazed by this considering the truck only has 55,000 miles on it and it is recommended by Ford to replace spark plugs at 100,000 miles. To add to my amazement, my fairly expensive extended warranty didn't cover this, not even the coil pack replacement, which to me seems like a warranty issue considering they went bad so early into the engines life. I know this is a common problem on these trucks and have read extensively on the issue. How is this not something that is being addressed?.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 02/19/2017

On three occasions now while accelerating the vehicle suddenly looses all power. There have been audible warning sounds and check engine lights, also messages such as hill assist not available. On all occasions I was turning on to a street from a complete stop and accelerating. Turning off the engine seems to correct the problem. I have brought the vehicle to the dealer twice now.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 01/23/2017

I experienced a condition noted in Ford TSB: asi-32166 "some vehicles, with turbochared gasoline direct injection engines, will exhibit flashing malfunction indicator lamp, an intermittent stumble and/or misfire during hard acceleration during extreme humid or damp conditions. " while driving at a relatively steady 55-60 mph (on a rainy afternoon), I pushed the accelerator down in an effort to overtake a vehicle. Immediately, the "check engine" light began flashing, the truck began to shimmy, and I started to lose power. Unable to accelerate any more, I promptly exited the interstate, parked, shut off my vehicle in an effort to allow it to "reset". When I restarted the vehicle, the check engine light was off and the truck ran fine. I was (thankfully) unable to replicate the scenario on the remainder of my drive home.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 10/14/2016

In heavy rain conditions after driving for 2 hours in the pacific northwest on the I-5 the truck ecoboost turbo stalled and lost power during a passing situation of a large 18 wheeler. I was driving at 60 mph, and attempted a pass, but was unable to pass due to power loss, shudder, and limp mode. Intermittent check engine light and partial limp mode occurred. This is the known stall/shudder issue that multiple ecoboost motors on f150s are experiencing in rainy damp conditions. Severe safety issue if you are trying to pass on a two lane highway and you lose power while trying to pass a logging truck and someone follows you and you get only half way. This is the second incident I have had with this truck. Dealer did a TSB that involved reprogramming the pcm and removing a deflector shield. This fix seems like a band aid, and Ford should be doing a complete redesign of the turbo cooler intake.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

The truck has had issues with the hillassist failure, then check engine light then wrench light causing the truck to go from 45 mph to 2mph without notice. The throttle bottle also went out on this truck causing the truck to go from 45 mph to 2 mph in traffic, this is the Ford wrench light. On two seperate occasions, when starting the truck and releasing the parking brake, a parking brake malfunction light flashes, then when trying to move the truck into gear it will move from park to drive to reverse, but will not move. Please contact me ASAP. I have a detailed list of dates and occurances along with all email conversations with Ford. Ford soes not believe this is a problem and seems to ignore the safety concerns.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

On hard acceleration like when entering a highway or trying to pass another car it will miss fire continuously thru the acceleration 60-70 mph. Shaking violently and check engine light blinking throwing p0300 codes for misfiring at 47,000 miles changed all spark plugs / coil packs / wires / air filter / 48,000 still misfiring.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 09/08/2016

While driving my truck suddenly lost power and shifted into "limp home mode" while the wrench and check engine light came on. This happened to me a few year back as well so I immediately assumed it was the throttle body or sensor going bad. I brought into the Ford dealership who confirmed to me it was the throttle body that went out. This is now the 3 throttle body that my truck had had (9 years old and 130,000 miles). After doing research I saw where Ford had this same issue with other model vehicles and instead of recalling extended warranties to cover the cost of replacement. This is extremely dangerous as if it occurs when merging into traffic you lose all ability to accelerate. I think Ford has a major issue here that it is refusing to address.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 08/19/2016

Loss of throttle response while driving around 25 mph, check engine light came on and the engine was idling rough. Was able to drift over to the side of the road. Turned engine off then on with no change, turned off then on again and throttle worked normally but check engine light stayed on. Drove right to the dealer who determined it was a bad throttle body.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 07/30/2016

While driving on hwy when acceleration the vehicle looses power and I had to pull over and shut off the engine and re-start it, almost causing an accident. Then when driving on normal road conditions and accelerate the vehicle to pass, and the same thing happens, the engine miss fires, looses power and the check engine light is on since the first time it happened. Took the truck to the Ford dealer and they said it was "an ongoing problem with the ecoboost and the air charge cooler". They said the fix is to put a intercooler deflector (piece of plastic over the intercooler), change the spark plugs and do a vehicle software update witch is going to cost around $700 to fix. Outrageous cost for a tune up and a piece of plastic for something they know its a "ongoing problem" and don't want to have a recall. This is a safety issue, and they know about it but since the vehicle is out of warrantee I have to deal with it. Wonder how many others have this issue?! this is definitely the only and last Ford I will buy. This does not guarantees that its going to stop it from happening again. With this amount of money I could buy an aftermarket intercooler, do a complete tune up and still have money left.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 07/29/2016

While traveling on the interstate level terrain and a stationary cruise at 70 mph, the wrench icon and check engine light appeared with a message to "see manual" at the same time the engine became unresponsive to accelerator pedal input. The limp home mode was not working and we could not get the truck moving again after stopped. I was able to shut the ignition off for about 2 min while I looked up the warning lights in the manual (only stated to see dealer immeadiatly) afterwards we were able to start and drive the truck to the next exit and home approximately 4 miles. This was a very dangerous encounter and were almost hit by 2 semi trucks while trying to coast over to the shoulder. We have owned the vehicle since new and had 8,827 miles at the time of the shut down.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 07/19/2016

Vehicle jerked when driving down highway when you reach 45 to 50 mph. I would let off gas and then give it gas again and it would not jerk. Check engine light appeared so I took it to Ford dealership and they run a check . Told me I need another motor. This truck has 154000miles. It has not overheated.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

While driving the vehicle 157 miles from home I had the check engine light came on and vehicle had no throttle response. The vehicle would only move about 3-5 miles per hour. Very dangerous was crossing a large busy intersection almost got hit but another vehicle.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 06/26/2016

While driving on interstate, check engine light came on and engine began to shudder very violently while losing power. Was traveling approx. 70mph.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 06/16/2016

My 2013 f150 eco boost started cutting out while driving home, the wrench illuminated then the check engine as the engine completely shut down. If I would of been on the freeway or pulling something I would've been dead. After coasting off the road. I was able to get it to restart, but the check engine light stayed on and was cutting out. I only had to go 2 miles to get home. I took it to the Ford dealership due to the mileage it wasn't covered, but it was the throttle body that had to be replaced. After doing some research Ford had recalled this on a few vehicles, but not this one yet. It is very dangerous to have it just shut the engine off on you. If you're in traffic or pulling there would be a severe problem. I'm still concerned when I pull. I hope that Ford recalls this!!!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 06/08/2016

I wanted to make your office aware and seek any assistance you may be able to offer regarding a safety issue with the Ford ecoboost engine found in many trucks in our state. Recently I was driving on a two lane road and ended up behind a slow moving tractor trailer. When getting to a proper passing zone, I accelerated to pass the vehicle. Just about the time I was alongside it, my truck (a 2013 f150 ecoboos with about 78k miles) started shuddering, a check engine light came on and it drastically reduced power almost causing an accident when another vehicle was approaching from the other direction (this took several seconds - the passing zone was entirely clear when I started the maneuver). I took my vehicle to a local dealer for repairs only to find out that it was from a manufacturer defect affecting condensation in the cooling unit of the turbos. Ford had issued a technical service bulletin (TSB-14-0017) regarding the issue but no recalls made nor any customer notifications sent out. I have notified Ford and requested 1) they reimburse the cost of repairs; 2) issue an immediate recall for this major safety defect; and 3) immediately notify owners of their product as to the possible safety hazard that could occur when putting the engine under a heavy rpm load. Additionally, I am asking if your office can follow up with this request to ensure that someone doesn't encounter the same bad situation or worse. This was a potential fatality situation that could have been avoided. Thanks greg powers 230 3rd avenue south charleston, wv 25303 304-741-5487.

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