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Ford F-150 owners have reported 261 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 1
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 2012 Ford F-150 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 4
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 5
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 6
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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 7
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).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 8
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 9
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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 10
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 11
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 2011 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

While driving on interstate my vehicle started to miss fire and lose power. I was hauling a horse trailer going approximately 60 mph with large 18 wheel vehicles when the engine started miss firing and loosing power. Was able to get off interstate and find a local Ford dealership. While driving to Ford dealership the check engine light continued to flash, I finally lost all power and the truck shuddered and flashers automatically went on, was able to get to dealer ship and was diagnosed with bad #4 coil. This was replaced under warranty with a $100 deductible and 6 days later same thing happened, again while hauling horse trailer on interstate, same issues with loosing power, check engine light flashing and truck shuddered. Again was lucky enough to make it to a local Ford dealership, this time #6 coil was diagnosed as being bad. This was changed under warranty with another payment of $100 deductible. Because this happened twice while hauling my horses, and I had another 400 miles to go before reaching my final destination, I could not take the risk of this happening and loosing power while driving on interstates with 18 wheel vehicles at 60 mph and figure I might get lucky a third time and not be killed because an 18 wheeler couldn't stop or avoid hitting me when loosing power from 60 mph to 30 mph, I chose to have the other 4 coils replaced. After getting home I did some research and see this is under investigation with NHTSA and wanted to report the same issue. The other 4 coils I had replaced were not covered under warranty and now I find out that possibly that wasn't the issue but most likely moisture accumulation in intercooler system of truck. I'm concerned I don't have a truck that can be depended upon to keep me and my animals that are being transported in horse trailer safe.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 09/13/2015

I was driving on a highway, towing a trailer in an area of heavy congestion. When I attempted to accelerate, the vehicle began to shake violently and lost power. The engine was apparently misfiring and was running very rough. The check engine light came on and I pulled off the highway. When I stopped, I put the vehicle in neutral, but left it running. The check engine light went off and the engine seemed to run fine. But ever since then, whenever I attempt to accelerate, the vehicle shakes violently and won't accelerate. This is going to cause an accident! I checked around the internet and this seems to be a common problem with this vehicle, but when I called Ford they told me I would have to pay to have a local dealer run diagnostics. They admitted that they had issued a technical service bulletin to the dealers on a possible fix for the problem, but reading the other complaints on this NHTSA website, the fix did not solve the problem. I've never sued anyone in my life, but I see there is a class-action lawsuit against Ford for this problem. I was hoping that if enough people report this problem that Ford would do the right thing- we shall see. . . .

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 09/06/2015

Tl-the contact owns 2011 Ford f150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, there was black smoke coming from the exhaust. The check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle started shaking. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the inter cooler needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Tw.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 08/11/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While making a turn at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle resumed normal operation shortly after the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 07/20/2015

Vehicle is a Ford f150 2012 ecoboost v6 3. 5l. Vehicle was driven in high humidity and fog with cruise control on for a time period of around 4 hours without spooling the turbo chargers. Upon trying to pass another vehicle the gas pedal was pressed to accelerate. Vehicle began to shake violently, and began to lose power. Vehicle was able to drive at current speed but would shake violently when gas was pressed to pick up speed. The check engine light did illuminate. This issue was consistent with the issue of condensation/water in the charge air cooler causing the cylinders to misfire and vehicle going into limp mode. There was no issue when atmospheric conditions were optimal. This happened after the Ford dealership made the recommended Ford bulletin repairs. This issue has the potential of causing a fatality.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 07/06/2015

July 6 lost power to truck engine at 60 mph when going to pass in hard acceleration situation. Truck engine shuttered for over 3 mins until I could get it stabilized around 2000 rpms in a lower gear/speed. This was the first of two similar situation on the same day with the truck and throughout the remainder of the day any acceleration over 3500 rpms caused a loss of power. We limped the vehicle home that day. Next day check engine light came on and off until we could get truck into our local Ford dealer for service on 7-13. This issue has been researched via info on this site to no conclusion. I can say if you drove this vehicle and simulated this issue you would see the major issue this causes and potential risk of accident at highway speeds with acceleration. Specifically heavy traffic situations. The issue caused spark plug damage, catalytic converter damage and the dealer performed the TSB (4th issued by Ford) to attempt to fix the issue. This is a known issue, causes safety issues and should be recalled to permanently fix not try to patch with four different TSB. Fix this correctly before accidents occur that cause deaths.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 06/27/2015

Vehicle is a Ford f150 2012 ecoboost v6 3. 5l. Vehicle was driven in rain with cruise control on for a time period of around 3 hours without spooling the turbo chargers. Upon trying to pass another vehicle the gas pedal was pressed to accelerate. Vehicle began to shake violently, and began to lose power. This action nearly caused a head on collision. Vehicle was able to drive at current speed but would shake violently when gas was pressed to pick up speed. This happened twice in the same trip causing the check engine light to illuminate. This issue was consistent with the issue of condensation/water in the charge air cooler causing the cylinders to misfire and vehicle going into limp mode. There was no issue when atmospheric conditions were optimal. Again, this issue nearly caused a head on collision as I tried to pass another vehicle in an area which allowed passing in my lane. Ford re-flashed the the ecu and added a deflector shield to the top of the charge air cooler and it did not fix the problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 06/27/2015

Engine failed to accelerate when attempting to merge into traffic on interstate, almost causing an accident. Engine started shaking and check engine light came on. It had been raining and was very wet. After pulling off turned of engine for approx 15 minutes. Started driving again and did not experience any other problems.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 05/23/2015

Driving on interstate doing 70 mph (in fast lane) when truck stopped/stalled and I guess from research went into "limp mode". I was unable to press the gas pedal, it just shook three times each of which slowed it down incredibly, the check engine light was on and a wrench showed up, but the radio still worked. While trying to pull over almost wrecked (memorial day weekend and I was in fast lane). Finally able to pull over to side of road hysterical, shut off and waited a minute and it started. Drove rest of way home miles* with check engine light on and abs light on. I am scared to death to drive again. Not fun having a vehicle stall/quit whatever on interstate in rush hour traffic.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

Driving with my daughter, I took a corner at approximately 25mph and then pushed the gas to get moving and lost all power to the engine, tried putting in low gear but to no prevail, tried again shifting back to drive with nothing happening. At this time we are stuck in traffic with people flying by us and nothing I can do. Finally I shut off the engine and let it sit for a minute. Restarted and the check engine light came on but ran well enough for us to get home. I have not experienced this before and luckily we were close to home. If it happened once it will happen again and probably not the same luck I had this time. Something needs to be done about this problem. Thank you.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

Fx2 3. 5l v6 ecoboost: was driving approx. 65 and had to quickly accelerate to pass. The turbos started to kick in and suddenly the engine began to shudder and misfire. Check engine light came on and then went off. Problem occurs during any sudden acceleration.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

Two times when on an expressway at highway speeds during a rain storm I have had my engine lose power and the check engine light came on. Both times after slowing down the engine regain power and I could continue my journey. I have the 3. 5 turbo engine and noticed online that this complaint has been mentioned by others. I did bring up my concerns to my Ford dealer and they claim to have no knowledge of any similar complaint with this engine. Any information or help I can receive from you would be greatly appreciated.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 03/14/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that after accelerating at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 03/13/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle would also drive abnormally when reaching speeds over 60 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air compressor had failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken back to the dealer however, details of the diagnosis could not be provided. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for repairs related to the failure and it was informed each time that the brakes and rotors had prematurely deteriorated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

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