Ford F-150 owners have reported 245 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).
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. . . .
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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Ford f150 ecoboost 2013 13,000 mile the engine shakes and a lost of power when passing. The check engine light come on while its happen but shuts off when the power come back. I have taken it to Ford 4times but because it has no check engine light on they look at me like if I'm crazy.
We have had our 2005 F-150 king ranch for about 10 years now. Today (Feb 10,2015), my wife and our one year babe were heading to the post office the truck displayed a message reading "engine failsafe mode". The truck lost all power, no steering, and it stall on the highway going about 65 mph. Luckily, she said there were vehicles behind her and she pulled it over with no steering and the engine dead. My wife then sat on the highway for about 10 minutes and tried to start the vehicle, which started and there were no "engine failsafe mode" on display anymore. Know with-in the last year our truck has had the check engine light and the abs light has come on and off every other month. I have checked the fuses and had replace a few but at time it is not the fuse. I've had the interior dim in and out and at times it does not work at all. By reading the f150. Net forum found out the a wire that splits into two wires was corroded on the passenger side floor board, it seems that condensation or water come in and stays in that pocket were that wiring harness goes thru. I am now terrified that truck will shut off on the highway again with my family and I in it. This seems to be a life threating problem. I have read thru some forums and it seems that people have called the Ford dealership and the service department claimed they have never heard of this problem, but can work on it if they bring it in. But that Ford claim that they fix the problem and the people says that the problem still exist. Hope some one can help or assist us in fixing this issue not just for our family but for others too. Sincerely airborne paratrooper! aatw!.
The ecoboost engine flashed the check engine light and started blinking and lost almost all power, vehicle slowed to approx 35 mph in the middle of high speed traffic. Ford says the recall never happened because you closed it with satifactory repair results. I am told I have to now pay for this fix since it is after thier 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. Yet the vehicle almost killed us. They say they have a misfire , cac fix TSB to correct the issue.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the engine misfire and the check engine warning light illuminated. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the spark plug was fractured and that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Pam.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150 with eco boost. The contact stated that the vehicle started to switch gears without warning and jerk violently. The contact mentioned that when the failure occurred, the check engine light illuminated and the gauges on the instrument panel stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 49,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35-40 mph and driving up an incline, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that a retro kit had to be placed onto the turbo boost. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. Djr.
I accelerated from a stop and the engine lost power and went to idle. The check engine light came on steady and the engine would not accelerate from idle. I turned off the engine and restarted and was able to accelerate past idle. After travelling about 1/2 mile the engine again lost power. I again restarted the vehicle and was able to travel home (approximately 15 miles). All the while the check engine light stayed on steady. A similar event occurred while towing a 30 foot travel trailer while on the I-80 freeway near rawlings wyo. In June, 2014, although that time the engine shuddered violently and the check engine light flashed on and off. After pulling to the side of the freeway the light stopped flashing and I was able to accelerate normally without having to restart the engine. The engine shudder has occurred several times since and has been reported to my Ford dealer (mission valley Ford truck in san jose, CA). The dealer was not able to duplicate or capture any computer defect codes after doing a computer scan.
There was a misfire and no check engine light. This happened 5 times before the computer showed there was an issue. On the third time I had Ford install the deflector to keep water away from the turbo chargers. The last time it happened the computer finally showed a check engine light. I took the vehicle to auto zone to have them diagnose it. The computer was showing misfires in 3 cylinders. When I got the vehicle to Ford it was only showing one cylinder having had a misfire. Based on this, and the fact that the computer didn't register the previous misfires. I feel there is a defect with the computer in my vehicle. Ford refuses to address the issue. I know there was an investigation on this, but the misfires have happened when it was not raining or humid, in fact the first misfire happened on a dry day. Also, I have had the repairs made based on moisture causing the issue and still have the same problem. Please advise.
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel was hard to turn and a warning displayed on the panel that read ¿service advance trap". The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was not able to diagnose the failure. In addition, the contact stated that when attempting to pass another vehicle, the accelerator pedal was activated and there was loss of acceleration as the check engine light flashed on and off. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle decelerated as the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the camshaft phaser needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.
2005 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to spark plugs and coils problem. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled, upon acceleration. The consumer also stated the check engine light illuminated and flashed when a spark plus misfired.
While traveling at interstate speed of approx. 70 mph, I attempted to pass a slower vehicle going up a slight hill. There was a shudder and then the vehicle lost engine speed. I went from 70 mph to 55 mph without the abiliry to maintain any speed, I was not applying the brakes. I could not complete the pass and had to pull over to the side of the road. If I tried to maintain speed or accelerate the vehicle shook violently, waking up my family. The check engine light came on and just flashed. I pulled from the driving lane and restarted the vehicle. The light went off and I was able to continue the drive, had to be very mindful of my acceleration. It happened a second time the next morning, again passing; shudder and then an inability to maintain speed or increase it. I pulled over this time the light came on and stayed on. I will be taking it to a dealer this week. I was traveling for approx. Two hours prior to the first event. It was raining during the first event, the second event it was partly cloudy.
While driving on a 2 lane highway in northern wisconsin with my 11 year old son, I went to pass a slower moving vehicle in my 2012 f150 ecoboost and when I accelerated quickly the engine just lost all power and to avoid a head on collision I had to slam on my brakes and quickly return behind the slow moving car. Quite frightened, I didn't accelerate the rest of the trip north. While returning labor day, day, and on a four lane expressway I again tested the acceleration to have it happen again, but this time the check engine light started to flash and then shortly after stayed on. Being 400 miles away from home, I drove the rest of the way very carefully. After getting home and before calling the dealer service to schedule a service visit, I did some searching on the internet to find this to be a problem with f150 ecoboost engines. Doing some more searching I found the following article "NHTSA closes Ford-150 ecoboost acceleration probe" by noah joseph on April 14th 2014, detroit news. I was appalled that you would close an investigation when the reason to accelerate, could be to pass a slower moving vehicle, and to lose power during this move could be deadly! since I purchased this truck, I have made countless passes on slow moving vehicles on two lane highways and felt very safe to complete that legal move until Saturday, when, if I didn't take a drastic measure to brake and turn back into my lane, more than likely I would not have had the opportunity today to write this letter to you and more important, my son may have not been here either. I question why you made the determination to first, close the probe, and second, not demand that Ford take the necessary steps to correct the problem, that is clearly a safety issue. I would appreciate a response and hope not to have to take further action for you to resolve this oversight.
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|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
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