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Ford F-150 owners have reported 194 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 08/03/2014

Driving in rainy conditions attempting to accelerate my truck started to lose power, shaking and check engine light started to flash. After getting out of traffic to pull over called my wife to bring me my o. B. D hand held found that I had codes p0300, p0304, p0305 and p0306 which is for cylinders misfiring . This is the second time this has happened in heavy traffic condition it could easily cause a traffic accident, does someone have to die before ya'll take action. My truck is at kenly Ford in kenly north carolina and like the first time they play it off like I don't know what I am talking about and they always say they can't find anything wrong with it. Please don't sit around and let this problem cost someone their life. . . . . .

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 08/03/2014

While traveling at 55mph, up a slight incline on the highway, I pulled out to pass another vehicle. As I pressed on the accelerator I had no engine power and the the f150, lariat, eco boost began to slow. The check engine light came on and flashed. I let off of the accelerator and then pressed it down again. This time I had power. I pulled back into the lane and everything appeared to be in working order.

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Failure Date: 07/25/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle would vibrate and there was a sudden loss of power. The contact also mentioned that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

While attempting to accelerate and pass slower traffic on the highway, my 2011 f150 (4x4, ecoboost) truck lost almost all engine power, the check engine light started to blink, and the entire truck shook violently. Due to the truck's sudden deceleration without brake lights signaling it, oncoming traffic (including a large tractor/trailer) approached from behind rapidly and everyone had to brake abruptly to avoid a collision. I turned on my hazard lights, pulled the truck to the right shoulder and sat there for a few minutes while I called work to inform them that I would likely have to wait for a tow truck and be delayed. During that call, the engine light stopped blinking and the truck began running normally again. I reentered the highway when traffic was clear and the truck proceeded to run normally until I reached my workplace (roughly 2-3 more miles on the highway and about 5 miles through the city). A less severe instance of this occurred months before. In that case, there was a short power lag upon attempted acceleration, the check engine light blinked 2-3 times and then stopped blinking and the truck did not shake at all. The whole episode disappeared as quickly as it appeared after letting off the accelerator for a second or two. I believed it was a one-off thing. After today's much more severe episode, it is clearly not a one-off and obviously has the potential to cause an unsafe situation. Conditions (in central PA) at the time of today's occurrence (7:45am): temp: 69f, humidity: 96%, overcast (not raining), wind: 0mph, truck speed: about 65mph, a/c: on auto set to 72f, load: driver w/ personlal belongings (no extra load).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 07/19/2014

The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The toll booth attendant informed the contact that flames were coming from under the front drivers side of the vehicle. The contact exited the vehicle and immediately after flames engulfed the drivers side burning the interior. The police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not contacted. There was no diagnostic test completed on the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 07/11/2014

This is a Ford ecoboost truck that is turbocharged. During a heavy rain on interstate 95 I tried to accelerate from about 5 mph and the truck lost power and barely moved. After about 30 seconds the truck regained power and moved ahead. There were 2 other instances on this trip also during rain. . The second time the check engine light came on and stayed on. Upon returning home I searched the internet and found out I am not alone in this. There have been 3 TSB's to effect a repair. I made an appointment with the dealer. The engine code was a misfire on cylinder #6. TSB 13-08-01 was applied and I was billed $255. 66. This problem needs a recall and repairs made before someone is badly hurt. I was nearly rear ended on the interstate. The problem is high humidity condenses in the intercooler (cac) or charge air cooler as Ford calls it. Then a sudden acceleration causes the condensed water to enter the engine grounding out the spark plugs on the left side of the engine causing a loss of power and stall. This has also been known to damage the left catalytic converter. Why must I pay to fix a design flaw? Ford needs to recall all of these trucks and repair them. This is not a mileage based problem but is inherent in all of them. During the right conditions it will happen.

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Failure Date: 07/05/2014

As I tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle the motor in my truck started to miss, the check engine light flashed on and off and I was not able to accelerate. The motor proceeded to idle even though I was pushing in the gas pedal. After about 15 seconds of no response to the gas pedal being pushed the entire truck started shaking as though it was about to fall apart. Another 30 seconds later and everything went back to normal. This occurred in a 2013 F-150 with the ecoboost motor.

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Failure Date: 07/01/2014

As I was merging onto the highway, I had to accelerate to avoid a semi who was approaching in the right lane. I hard accelerated, but the truck started shaking and the check engine light began flashing. I had lost all acceleration and was forced to put my flashers on and merge to the break-down lane to avoid being run completely off the highway. The truck shook violently while in 6th gear and I had to manually shift to 5th gear to stop the truck from vibrating apart. Less than 10 minutes later (while driving down the highway in 5th gear) the check engine light turned off and the truck was able to be shifted back into 6th without any vibration. This lack of acceleration is extremely dangerous and has happened more times than I can count. Above was only an explanation of the last occurrence. The truck has been serviced (under warranty) where issue was discussed with Ford, but they were unable to "reproduce" the problem. . .

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 06/29/2014

While attempting to pass a slower vehicle on a two lane road, my truck lost all power and the check engine light began blinking. I was in the on-coming travel lane adjacent to the vehicle I was passing when the incident occurred. The incident nearly caused an accident as the vehicle I was passing slowed down when I lost power an I was unable to immediately get over. I coasted with a rough running engine to the shoulder and shut off the engine. When I restarted it a few minutes later it ran a little rough and the check engine light remained on. Research shows that this is a know issue for this make model with the ecoboost engine. The Ford dealership, while having a TSB in place for the issue, did not notify me of the issue and will not cover the cost of the recommended service under either the power-train warranty or my Ford extended warranty (bumper-to-bumper has expired). This is a huge safety issue and this should be a recall from Ford to fix these issues and they apparently will not take the initiative to do so on their own. The incident occurred in southwestern missouri on a day in which it had been raining off and on.

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Failure Date: 06/27/2014

Driving down the highway at 75 mph for an extended period of time in high humidity. Pushed the pedal down to pass a couple trucks going up a mountain and the engine begain misfiring and studdering. There was loss of power and vehicle went into limp mode with flashing check engine light. Failed to passed the trucks causing a dangerous condition by producing unexpected results. This problem is detailed in Ford's TSB 13-8-1. I believe that this is a dangerous condition and a recall should be issued for this condition.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 06/25/2014

As I was merging onto highway 694 north, I had to accelerate because of a semi approaching me from behind, I gave the truck full throttle but the truck started shaking and the engine felt like it quit or just had no power left. The truck struggled to reach 55mph, and within seconds I almost got rear-ended and almost ran off the highway, do to the fact that my truck had no power. After I merged onto the highway the truck shook violently for about 3 miles while my check engine light was flashing. During this time it felt as though my truck had lost 50% of its power.

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Failure Date: 06/24/2014

After driving for several hours on the interstate we had stopped to re-fuel. Upon re-entry onto the interstate the truck failed to accelerate, the check engine light came on, the truck was shaking it took 30-40 seconds before normal operation resumed. This is the 3rd time this has happened, twice on of which were on the interstate while attempting to merge into traffic or pass vehicles. All three times the conditions have been high humidity,rain & traveling at a relatively constant speed for an extended period of time.

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Failure Date: 06/15/2014

I went to pass another vehicle and the engine bogged with all loss of power. It was the second time this happened. The check engine light came on and engine shuddered and would not regain power until I stopped the truck and shut it off then re-started it. The first time this happened the check engine light went off and when I took it in to the dealer they could not find any issues when the diagnostics were run. The second time it happened, the check engine light came on and stayed on. Truck is currently at the dealer and I am waiting to hear their findings.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 05/29/2014

5. 4l truck always maintained and serviced at Ford dealerships. It was running perfect until it immediately began idling rough at a stop. No check engine light, we just know our truck. Took it in for a tune-up (replaced spark plugs, etc. ) and oil change. Perfect bill of health - couldn't replicate problem. Engine checked out diagnostically- perfect. They suggested it could be an intermittent sticking fuel injector, so we were going to get an additive to add to the fuel tank. Didn't make it that far. Drove it home - 35 miles - got home and engine stalled in driveway. Turned back on, engine died again. Long story short - towed it back to Ford - they were able to replicate the problem - oil pressure drops suddenly (intermittently)- pointing to cam phaser, timing area of engine - end result - need new engine - this one is shot at only 68k miles - estimated cost $7,400 plus tax. Extended warranty expired. Did some internet research, appears to be a common problem. These 5. 4l engines are breaking down left and right in these trucks. Don't know what changed. Had a 1999 expedition with a 5. 4l - great vehicle. Contacted Ford customer care - was told to keep all receipts in the event of a recall. An engine should not blow at 68k miles, especially a built Ford tough engine. We've owned Fords since high school and they used to be reliable, long driving vehicles.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 05/17/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph the vehicle stalled and the vehicle shook violently. The check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel during the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed a part in the inner cooler needed to be altered. No repairs were made to the vehicle and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 63,000. Sr.

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Failure Date: 04/21/2014

During acceleration to highway speed during rainy weather my truck exhibited a power loss. The check engine light started to flash and the engine looses power and the vehicle decelerated. This has occured 2 times since I have owned this vehicle (since December 2013). I have the truck in the shop now for another issue and have informed the dealer of the incidents but have not heard back from them.

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Failure Date: 04/05/2014

Engine shudder/viberation after accelerating. Loss of lights, dash instruments, radio out. Vehicle check engine light came on. This has happened three times before. Taken to dealer twice for repair.

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Failure Date: 04/01/2014

While trying to pass a vehicle on the highway my truck started to sputter and loose power, the check engine light came on for a few seconds and went off. This problem is happening every day now under all conditions. There are numerous complaints on this problem and no real resolutions.

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Failure Date: 03/20/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Ford f150. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate, the check engine warning light illuminated as the engine became unresponsive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that a wire connected to a spark plug was faulty. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 72,000.

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Failure Date: 03/02/2014

When passing on interstate truck lost power an went into a limp mode check engine light went to flashing which made the truck unsafe when other traffic was moving at a higher rate of speed.

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Failure Date: 02/19/2014

While accelerating the truck hesitates, looses power and jerks violently, the check engine light flashes several times while passing a vehicle. When the truck jerks and looses power it feels like the engine is about to explode. Has almost caused several accidents because of the sudden lost of power. It appears to me that the truck is misfiring.

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Failure Date: 02/14/2014

Has a problem with the turbo intercooler getting condensation and make the truck lose power check engine light starts to flash whole truck just shakes had it to the Ford dealer had to put a new cat converter on my warranty didnt cover any of it I said this is Fords screwup why dont they have a recall ended costing my $800. 00 not to impressed Ford motors also intercooler was full of ice and water.

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Failure Date: 02/12/2014

I should note that my truck has the 3. 5l ecoboost engine. This occurred on a very cold morning (-15f) while attempting to pass a truck on a 2 lane highway, going up hill. I had been driving approximately 1 hour when this happened. As I pulled into the left lane and accelerated hard, the truck began to shutter and misfire, losing almost all power. The check engine light flashed 3 or 4 times then came on solid. I was able to drop back into the right lane behind the truck and avoid an oncoming vehicle. I limped the truck to an area where I could get off the road. After turning the truck off and restarting the engine, it ran better but not at what would be considered full power. I got to my destination about 20 minutes later, left the truck sit for about 2 hours and headed back towards home. The engine seemed to run normally at cruising speed. Since that occurance, I have noticed a drop in gas mileage and intermittent misfires or shuttering of the engine when accelerating hard. I believe this has the potential to create a significant safety hazard upon acceleration to pass or to merge into traffic. This truck basically died and lost all power. This is clearly not an isolated issue, as I have read numerous complaints on various Ford truck forum websites.

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Failure Date: 02/12/2014

I was traveling on the interstate where I live and was trying to get up to speed to merge with traffic and when I accelerated my truck lost power and began to sputter and shake, and would not get up to speed, and the check engine light came on, when I took to the local dealer where I purchased it I was told number 2cylinder and number 4 cylinder was mis firing, that I needed new coil packs so I had them replaced and I am still having the same problem.

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Failure Date: 02/11/2014

While trying to merge onto the highway while under medium to heavy throttle my 2011 F-150 ecoboost lost all power while shuddering to the point it I had to abruptly get out of traffic and pull off the side of the road. As this was happening the check engine light started to flash and continued for a few minutes. After sitting for a few minutes the truck behaved almost normal as long as engine rpm was kept under 2500 above that it continued to miss and have a loss of power. By the time I got it home the cel was(is) on continuously. This all happened during rush hour on a very busy socal highway and could have been catastrophic.

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Failure Date: 01/20/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle shook violently as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was diagnosed that the turbo for the engine had failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred fours days later. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 17,847.

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Failure Date: 01/19/2014

Since new my fuel mileage has been declining and I was experiencing a shudder, with no check engine light (cel). Dealer performed a TSB and replaced the charged air cooler and reprogrammed the pcm. This left me with worse mileage and a noticeable loss of power. This progressed until 1-19-14 where I lost engine power and the engine began to shudder when trying to accelerate to pass a slower moving car. When I floored it, the trans shifted down to 2nd, and the engine shook and the truck slowed. Once I left my foot off the gas, and coasted for 30 seconds, it returned to normal, unless I floored it again. No cel was observed until the next day on the way to the dealer. They replaced all 6 spark plugs due to fouling. I think there is water ingestion issue and that is what caused the plugs to foul. My concern is that if I had been in front a fast moving vehicle, I may not have have been able to accelerate and gotten rear ended.

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Failure Date: 01/18/2014

Under acceleration between 60-70 mph, trucks starts shuttering and decelerating. The check engine light starts blinking and will blink for about a minute before staying on. I was nearly rear ended by a semi entering the highway today as I was trying to accelerate up to highway speed and at approximately 65 mph, the truck started decelerating and shuttering down to 35 mph before I could get enough power to maintain that speed and get off to the side of the highway.

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Failure Date: 12/30/2013

While driving at 55mph attempted to pass a vehicle on a two lane highway. Accelerated hard to pass and heard a loud metal on metal sound and lost power briefly. I was unable to replicate the initial incident, but now the truck randomly misfires and shutters under hard acceleration. Sometimes the check engine light will illuminate other times it does not. Dealer has been able to replicate the misfire but claims they can do nothing more. This is a safety issue because when power is needed most it is unreliable. I have escalated the matter to the corporate level at Ford but have not heard anything back yet.

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Failure Date: 12/27/2013

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 80 mph, there was a sudden loss of engine power and the vehicle began to shake violently. The check engine warning light was also illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the coils and plugs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 36,000.

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Failure Date: 12/17/2013

While driving my f150, v6 ecoboost engine, down the interstate, when I try to accelerate,the truck to pass vehicles and or move out of the way of on coming traffic, the engine gives me nothing and shutters, feels like it is missing. I originally started to feel this in 2013, took it to the dealership, cause I thought it could be a transmission issue, and the service rep only asked if a light came on and if none has come on, probably won't show anything. I am outside of my warranty now and the truck is shuttering very badly when I try to accelerate anywhere, besides my gas mileage has dropped significantly, which now can become a epa issue. I have read about a lot of issues concerning this year Ford with same engine with no outcomes. I have been told, once again that if I don't have a check engine light, then it probably wont show a code. I don't know where else to turn but to at least have a complaint filed where there is an issue with the 2011 Ford f150 v-6 ecoboost engine.

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Failure Date: 12/09/2013

I was driving and went to pass another vehicle. My check engine light began to flash and my vehicle suffered an immediate power loss. Dealership has informed me that there is no fix and that this was an ongoing issue/investigation with NHTSA? this sudden loss of power leaves drivers in a very unsafe position. This is a brand new vehicle and Ford is of no help.

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Failure Date: 12/05/2013

Driving down highway at approximately 60-65mph when I attempted to accelerate. Vehicle began to stall/shake and lose power. I was unable to accelerate while the vehicle was shaking. Check engine light began to flash on and off.


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