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



Ford F-150 owners have reported 276 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 1
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 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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!!!.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 9
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 05/31/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 70 mph, the transmission unexpectedly downshifted to first gear and the vehicle slowed down. The check engine light illuminated. The contact exited the highway, turned off the engine, and restarted the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who stated that there was a recall. The technician informed the contact that the part needed to be ordered and reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the dealer billed the contact for the repairs, claiming that the repairs were not done through the normal recall process. The contact was assured that he would be reimbursed by the manufacturer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and confirmed that there was a recall, but stated that the reimbursement would not be issued until the fourth quarter. The failure mileage was 77,000.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 05/26/2016

Vehicle runs great most of the time, but when driving at highway speeds for a couple of hours in the rain, snow, humid or misting conditions, the truck will sometimes loose power and start shaking/stuttering when accelerating to pass another vehicle, or when climbing a hill. Most of time, it is a very slight shudder but when under heavy throttle, the engine will start cutting out, loose power and speed, and the check engine light will start flashing. When this happens, I will have to pull over to the slower lane of traffic, or onto the shoulder. After about 30 seconds the check engine light will either go out, or come on solid. It is very frightening when this happens but it has happened enough times that I almost expect it when the conditions are right for it to occur. I have taken it into various Ford dealerships as I am usually out of town on vacation when it happens. They have applied all the TSB¿s recommended by Ford motor, but obviosity they can¿t recreate the issue on demand and apparently can¿t correct it. This is a very dangerous issue and I would support a total recall of all ecoboost vehicles until corrected.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 05/06/2016

I was driving through the country, and something felt odd. At approximately 45 mph, the truck started to shake, (more than normal) and was then vanish after 55 mph. After the next few days, the shaking got worse. My first thought, "I have a misfire on one of my cylinders". On my way home from work my truck through a check engine light. I then proceeded to take it to my dealer because at this point it would barely go over 40 mph. They checked the code and turns out that the truck has a number of problems; that what I have seen on this website are a very common issue with this year and engine type (5. 4l v8 tritton). I need new vct solenoids, new camphasers, timing adjustments, and new cam shaft position sensors. To make a long story short, the common problem that happens to this engine, happened yet again. Bad cam phasers. Happened around 138,4xx miles. Not sure if any previous owner replaced this part before or not. But, it seems even if replaced, the problem will still persist in the future. This is in need of recall.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle lost power. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 04/27/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving at various highway speeds, the check engine light suddenly illuminated. The vehicle went into limp mode and caused the speed to reduce to less than 20 mph. The failure occurred on several occasions and the vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times. The spark plugs were replaced, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 56,300.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 04/19/2016

Truck has ~116000 miles. Engine randomly dies while in motion (15 - 50 mph) and while idling at a stop. No power brakes or steering until engine is restarted. Has occurred driving down the highway and in the city. Mainly occurred going straight (not turning). Immediately restarts. No engine codes or check engine light. Cause unknown. Throttle body replaced without fixing condition. "wrench" symbol on driver display has been on for a while but condition just started.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

Had just completed an oil change in novato, CA at the oil changers. When driving home on the freeway at approximately 65mph the engine lost all power. (stepping on the accelerator had no response and the check engine light came on) I coasted the vehicle onto the shoulder of the highway and came to a complete stop, turning off the engine. Checked the oil plug was still in the oil drain pan and everything looked ok. The vehicle started back up without issue and has been running fine since.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving at an unknown speed, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the cam shaft phaser was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 162,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 12/09/2015

The contact owns a 2007 F-150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph and coming to a stop light, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the engine failed and the motor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 50 mph attempting to pass a tractor trailer, the engine misfired and the vehicle would not properly accelerate. During the incident, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the spark plugs were replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 11/29/2015

Ford f150 3. 5l ecoboost completely looses power when accelerating in passing gear. Vehicle shutters and bucks severally and does not allow any type of acceleration to be able to exit into slow lane interstate traffic. Normal operation returns after about 1. 5 minutes of coasting and then gently applying accelerator to regain vehicle control. During the recovery time the engine runs very rough as if timing was completely out of sync. I drive 1000 miles per week on interstate 95 and this condition is ongoing. I experience at least 2 or 3 of these episodes per week when I try to accelerate to pass another vehicle. This is a safety concern to me because the vehicle looses power completely and does not recover until 1. 5 minutes later. The check engine light comes on very time this condition occurs. When reading the error codes it only show misfiring of all cylinders (code p0300).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 11/20/2015

The truck will just stall with no warning and no engine error codes. I was going from a stop to make a left hand turn and stalled in middle of 4 lane highway. I had to put the engine in park and start the engine in order to get out of the highway. My nephew was driving the truck a week prior and it stalled at a stop light and proceeded to role down a hill. He had to put the truck in park and restart the engine. It does not produce any engine error codes. The truck will be running just fine then the engine will just quit. Researching online for Ford 5. 4l f150 engine stalls it appears other people are experiencing similar issues. I took it the other day and it was stated that they couldn't duplicate the problem, then they said it could be a O2 sensor. My experience with faulty O2 sensors is usually rough idle and check engine light which my truck does not have. I understand it maybe a hard problem to solve but it appears that this could be a big safety problem due to loss of power.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 11/07/2015

This is an update to my complaint filed preciously. After the second episode of loss of power and the check engine light coming on. I took my ecoboost powered truck to a Ford dealer and they performed TSB 14-0017. This was supposed to fix the engine loosing power. This is why the NHTSA closed the investigation of the f150 ecoboost. This has not worked. Yesterday 11-7-2015 I was on a 2 hour highway trip in rainy conditions. While driving the motor again lost power and could not even maintain highway speeds. This was dangerous to my family and everyone around us. The TSB from Ford has not fixed the dangers of these trucks. Please re-open the investigation into this dangerous vehicle before someone is killed or injured. American roads deserve safe cars.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 11/03/2015

While accelerating on to the highway on a clear, warm, sunny day; the turbo engaged and the truck began to shudder. There was immediate deceleration and the check engine light began to flash. After easing up on the throttle and coasting, the light turned off and the truck began operating normally. This occurred within 1-mile of travel. I was unable to replicate the issue on the remainder of the drive. This is a major safety concern as the speed of the vehicle drops dramatically in a short distance and the vehicle is unable to recover rapidly, leaving the vehicle's occupants susceptible to potentially catastrophic accidents on the roadway.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

My vehicle has a bad miss in motor, have had all plugs/wires replaced to no avail. Data link still says misfire on #3. Have to drive slow up hills if drive at normal speed check engine lights up. No one seems to know whats wrong, even major dealerships. Need help on this, have talked to multiple people that are havint the same issue. I have alerted Ford to this and they have been no help at all. This needs to be a recall. It happens mostly when driving at normal speeds going down the highway. Sometimes it misses sitting still. It is a fx4 as well.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 10/31/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 65 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed; however, the vehicle misfired and the rpms increased. The check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the charge air cooler and the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was partially repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

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