Ford F-150 owners have reported 60 problems related to engine knocking noise (under the engine and engine cooling category).
I am the second owner of my 2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5. 4l 3v 4x4 crew cab (VIN# available on request) and there is a loud knocking noise coming from the engine. I can hear the noise while idling in drive, idling in reverse, idling in neutral, idling in park and traveling under low throttle and/or power in any gear(it is especially loud when the echoes bounce off of a hard-sided building, such as a drive-through restaurant). The events leading to my breakdown on a busy acceleration ramp are as follows: my vehicle lost almost all power on an acceleration ramp, slowing me down to a crawl. It also caused massive oil leaking from the engine compartment, which resulted in road spillage, causing unsafe driving conditions for me and the people around me. I've done some independent research and have personally had this issue fixed once. I've had it fixed at a mechanic, the resulting repair costs ended up being ~$3500. Full diagnostic and repair receipt is available upon request, but the main issues were the cam phaser, and timing chain. I have seen multiple upon multiple complaints about this issue, and I am formally requesting the nhsta to investigate and hold the Ford motor company (hereafter referred to as "Ford") responsible for this poor design choice. I would like to see a recall for every Ford F-150 reported with this issue, as well as reimbursement for any documented repairs conducted by mechanics from Ford. This may be an outlandish request that may not even be in the nhsta's cumulative power, but, as a taxpayer, a working man, and most importantly, a husband, I would like to see action taken by the people I put my faith in, to rectify this situation. Thank you for your time, and good day.
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The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle decelerated independently. The contact mentioned that there was a knocking noise that came from the engine. In addition, the oil pressure light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where informed the engine blew up due to eco boost. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. The VIN was not provided.
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The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 20 mph, there was a knocking noise coming from the engine and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the number three spark plug detached and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 102,890.
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5. 4 3v triton. When the truck is at idle at a normal operating temp, it has a horrible knocking noise on the passenger side of the engine. From what I am reading this engine has major problems with the cam phasers and timing components. It sounds like the timing chain is about to fly out of the engine. I hope my truck doesn't give out on me because this is my only transportation to work and cannot afford to have it fixed. I bought a Ford for reliability, but until this is fixed I feel it's unreliable. I have used a full syn oil and the right motorcraft 820s filter. This is a major problem and Ford needs to pay for this and everyone else who has had this problem over and over! recall this Ford!.
Truck began ticking very loudly, then began a knocking noise, and now the engine shakes the truck when idling. Cam phasers broke apart causing damage to the timing chain. Sudden loss of power to the engine as well as inability to maintain speed while ascending an incline is frequent. The loss of speed and power has caused us several close-call accidents. Truck will simply not accelerate while pressing the gas pedal. Additionally, it also feels like the truck cannot catch gears while in motion.
My truck felt like it was driving really well, I was driving from a to b which was about 6 miles. Im almost home & I stop at a light,when it turned green I accelerated &when I did I heard a knocking sound&so I pulled over& I couldn't pin point exactly where it was coming from,just it was coming from the back of the engine on the right side. Im guessing maybe the 3rd or 4th spark plug. I checked my oil I was maybe 1quart low. So hoping that was it, I bought a quart&some oil repair to go in with it. The guy at autozone thought the same. As u could guess that didn't work. It sound almost like a lawn mower. Which is baffling cuz there was no warning, no check engine light,no prior noise. I'm lost. I've been reading about spiting spark plugs&a lot of the same stuff happening in these trucks. I'm wondering if there was a recall? if not why? if there are complaints from over 1000 people saying the exact samething,why hunt Ford done anything about it?I use this truck to take my71 year old vietnam veteran grandpa to his dr appointments&use it for work. From what I'm reading no one is gonna help but I have to try. Please let me know if there is any advice or hopefully do the right thing & help me work with the dealership I bought the truck from. My# is 6614419336. Thanks.
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Purchased this vehicle used from a well known and popular dealer in utah. We did not note any noises during the test ride and vehicle appeared in great condition. On the drive home (of course) we stopped for dinner. Noticed a loud knocking noise coming from the engine. This continued and worsened and we feared the vehicle would stall. The problem subsided when the rpm's increased slightly. We were able to duplicate the problem repeatable in a parking lot at low speeds and low rpms. Specifically when turning left and the problem worsened when the 4x4 was selected. I video taped the engine noise as proof for the dealership. Doing research we have noted that this is a common problem with the 2009 f150 5. 4 l. Range of problems described as either cam phaser or internal engine problem. Corrections have been noted as either cam phaser replacements (not very helpful) or full engine replacement. Taking the vehicle back to the dealer this morning to return.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while stationary, the cam shaft phaser malfunctioned. The contact stated that there was a knocking noise coming from the engine of the vehicle. In addition, the spark plugs and timing chain was the source of the failure as well. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 139,000. Ad.
I am now a victim of the 2004-2008 5. 4l cam phaser problem. It started out when I came to a stop light and the truck started shacking really bad and making a loud knocking sound. As soon as I accelerated it went away so I thought it was a fluke. Nope!! it stated doing it more and more but I was not getting a check engine light. Finally the light came on and gave me the code p0012-intake camshaft position timing over retarded on bank 1. The only place to take it was Ford because they have the most up to date and complete diagnostics tool. It is still in the shop right now but to look at the phasers to see if I need both it is running me $600 just for them to remove the valve covers to look. He said it was going to cost me close to $1500 just to fix the issue! I have read all over the internet about this issue and it seems like Ford know about this issue because in 2013 they got sued because of this same problem! if you look 2004 has the most complaints of every year by far! please stay away from the 5. 4l engine or Ford in general. I don't even want to get started with the spark plugs that break in the engine if you don't know what you are doing. That was another $600 bill that Ford had to do. The 4wd system as well had many issues with the iwe because its a vacuum system and was brand new in 2004. To many problems with Ford!.
Driving at normal speed (45 mph), no abnormal noises or vibrations present. Loud bang noise came from within engine bay, and truck began to sputter and stumble very badly. Check engine light came on and preceded to flash, put truck into neutral and rolled to the side of the road where truck was shut off. Excessive fuel was found on top of the engine at the third cylinder from the front on the passenger side (4. 6l v8 engine). Spark plug was separated from the wire and lying on top of engine. Spark plug boot was melted and smoking suggesting it was previously burning. Spark plug was %100 covered by burnt sooty material.
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The truck have only 55k miles which the engine should not have any problems but this is a very common problem which should be a recall. It's known for the camshaft phasers to start making a knocking noise and make the vehicle sound like a diesel truck. I don't think it's right that we pay tons of money for a vehicle and we have problems like this that cost us customers more money. I've done some research and I'm not the only person with this problem. Please take the time to review this problem because there are many other customers out there with this problem and cant afford to have it fixed. Even with the aftermarket parts the cam phasers go back out again after 60 miles.
Upon accelerating from a stop 4or 5 loud knocking sounds were heard and felt, and engine power loss was experienced. I let off throttle to reduce knocking sound,which sounded like turbo wastegate possibly, and engine shook and had reduced power for several miles. Temperature outside was warm and dry. I had been driving vehicle for over an hour before problem. It has had reduced power and minor shaking before,but nothing like this. Fortunately no other vehicles were coming. I do notice wastegate poping off on short,steep hills more lately. I have the ecoboost engine. Have not been to dealer yet, but have appt soon.
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I had just changed the oil and checked the fluids and had to run some errands up town about a mile and a half up the road the engine started making a knocking noise, I was close enough to the garage I use so I pulled in there to see what was going on the oil pan was on fire oil and what looked like anti freeze was coming out of a hole from what use to be the oil pan or what was left of the pan, the fellow that ran the station told me it had hydro locked and bent a rod and pushed it thru the oil pan, he went on to say he had seen several of the 4. 2 do this and it looked like Ford wold have done something when they were aware of the problems with the 4. 2,I talked to Ford about it and got the run around from them, just couldn't believe it I had never pulled or hauled any heavy objects or mistreated it in any way, don't understand when the powers that be were aware of the problem with this engine the consumer was left holding the bag to a tune of thousands of dollars in repairs, now got to do with out to try and save the money to get it fixed, mostly used the truck to get my wife back and forth to the dr. She has m/s and a heart condition, the poor always catch it if there was anything to Ford they would make it good and the same goes for the NHTSA they know the problem is there just look at the Ford forms, but god always makes a way just have to wait and see what his plan are, alot of folks like us have no family so we take care of or trucks, it sure wasn't abuse that cause the problem.
There is a knocking sound coming from the motor already replaced the catalytic converters and O2 sensors and the sound is still there with the check engine light on. When the truck gains some speed the truck shakes don't feel real safe driving it long distances.
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, a loud knocking noise was heard from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that both the vtc sensor and the cam phaser would need to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 45,871.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving at approximately 24 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact had to depress the accelerator pedal with extreme force and the vehicle started to make an extremely loud abnormal knocking noise. The vehicle was parked at the contact's residence where it was diagnosed by an independent mechanic that the cam phaser seized and the engine needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 185,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while idling at a light, he heard a knocking noise from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the cam phasers and lifters needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2002 Ford f150. The contact stated that he heard a loud bang noise coming from under the hood. Upon inspection, the contact discovered that the spark plug was loose and had ejected from the cylinder head. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure and current mileage was 108,000.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The stated while driving, there was an abnormal knocking noise coming from the engine. The contact stated he drove the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cam phaser, the bearing and the timing chain needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was backfiring. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.
I keep having major issues with my truck ejecting spark plugs from the engine which is breaking not only my spark plugs but my coil pack as well. This is rediculious. The first time I was at a light at a dead stop when I hear a loud banging noise like something exploded then my truck started running rough and had to get it towed. It stranded us 45 minutes from home. The second time was two days ago on March 18 I was driving through a drive thru again at a dead stop and heard a loud noise and had the same issue. Again my spark plug was ejected and coil pack broken. The first time was in cylinder 1 and was repaired then one month later the next time cylinder 2 ejected. 5 minutes after it was repaired and had new plug and coil pack it again ejected. Im upset because I can no longer drive my truck. If Ford doesnt fix this I willnever purchase another Ford. Now it is useless sitting in my garage takin up space.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was a loud knocking sound coming from the motor. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 215,000. Updated 1/14/cn.
As vehicle warms up after driving several miles coming to a stop. The engine begins to knock attempting to stall out. When giving the vehicle gas it kicks almost causing several auto accidents. I have taken the vehicle to several mechanics replacing the cam phasers due to a code. The issue is still happening and the code still says replace cam phaser. From what I understand I'm not the only one with this problem which can't be fixed. As far as the knocking sound the Ford dealership has told me its a Ford triton that's the knocking sound im hearing. But from mechanics the sound is from air escaping from the bottom of the engine is a common problem with the vehicle. Ford refuses to accept the defect fixing issues since buying the vehicle new in 2004.
Engine makes a knocking noise. I was told by a Ford dealer that they can't repair it because Ford doesn't know what is wrong with the engine. I was told by Ford dealer to drive it till it quits. The engine could lock up at any time, possibly on the highway which could cause an accident to occur. I called Ford customer service and was told there was nothing they can do.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle noticed the vehicle began to hesitate while accelerating and a heard a knocking noise in the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the spark plugs had to be replaced. The dealer attempted to remove the spark plugs but one of the spark plugs was stuck in the head gasket and could not be removed; however, the head gasket would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.
The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, a loud banging noise emitted from under the hood and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The front end of the vehicle also began to shake. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 211,000.
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