Engine Problems of Ford F-150
Ford F-150 owners have reported 64 engine related problems since 1996. Table 1 illustrates the 1 most common engine problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine (64 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
Engine problem #1
The car involved is a 2012 Ford F-150. Was driving at 60mph, accelerated a little and vehicle shuddered/hesitated and didn't accelerate, and check engine light flashed, then became solid. Took to Ford dealership was told a calibration update fixed the problem. Same problem occurred 3 days later. Took it back to dealership, it has been there for 3 days and they state "are waiting for Ford to advise them on what to do next. " this is a 2012 Ford f150 ecoboost lariat 4x4 supercrew with only 5,000 miles on it and has a sticker of nearly $50,000. I would expect no problems or at least a timely solution. Either way, merging onto the interstate or needing to accelerate and the truck failing to do so is a safety issue. It was Oct. 9, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #2
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Ford F-150. I have a 2007 f150 at the time of incident my family and I were in CT and were doing approximatley 45 mph on a highway. The truck began to buck violently and dropped to 20our with out a warning or lights. Then it started to run normal then started the same thing all over 20 minutes later. Come to find out that the spark plugs needs to be replaced. No garage will touch it due to Fords poor design Ford says it will cost approximately five hundred dollars plus due to the poor design the spark plugs can brake in the cylinder heads. They said it can be $50. 00 per broken spark plug and possibly more if the plug cannot remove broken part. I should only pay for plugs not Fords design floor which need to be recalled. It was October 10, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #3
The car involved was a 2010 Ford F-150. When making a left turn into oncoming traffic, the engine died which disabled the power brakes and power steering. After coming to a stop, I was able to start the engine and continue driving. I took the truck to the Ford dealer and they checked the computer codes and said nothing was wrong. As a side note, nothing is wrong according to them unless the computer finds an error code. This engine problem happened on 09/10/12.
Engine problem #4
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Ford F-150. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTEW1CM7B_. Yesterday I went to pass a truck that made an illegal turn, and had to hit the gas hard to get out of the way, only did it for about 2 seconds, than when I let off the gas, the engine kept running at high speed for about another 3 seconds? and my foot was not on the pedal at that time. This engine issue occurred Oct. 9, 2012.
Engine problem #5
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford F-150. While traveling down I-55, towing my travel trailer on a trip from st. Louis, mo to gulf shores, al, vehicle experienced a total loss of power on the interstate. I had been driving multiple hours in the rain when in jackson, ms, I had to let off the gas to allow other vehicles to merge onto the highway. When I re-applied the gas, the vehicle started shaking violently and would not accelerate. This caused the vehicle to lose speed and drop from around 60mph to 35mph on the interstate. After letting off and re-applying gas about three times the vehicle finally recovered and I was able to continue on my way. Luckily the other drivers on the highway were able to avoid me and I was not rear-ended or otherwise caused a serious accident. The failure date was June 9, 2012.
Engine problem #6
The car involved was a 2008 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTRX14W98_. I bought my Ford truck used in April 2012 with 33000 miles. About a month later I noticed that when I applied the brakes to stop, the engine would rev up. It has since gotten alot worse. Now the engine has started to overpower the brakes. I find that when the engine starts to rev, if I let off the brake and rebrake it will drop the rpm's back down. It's dangerous to have to let off the brake especially in traffic! it's such a safety issue. In researching this for a recall, I've come across other complaints like this. This issue happened on Saturday, May. 19, 2012.
Engine problem #7
The vehicle involved is a 1997 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford F-150 is 1FTDF1721V_. Tl- the vehicle is a 1997 Ford f150. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the engine failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine shot a rod through the oil pan. As a result, the motor crate needed to be replaced. After the repairs the contact heard a loud noise coming from the engine after starting the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturerer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 82,000. Pmb. This problem occurred on Oct. 14, 2003.
Engine problem #8
The vehicle was a 2012 Ford F-150. Tl-the owner has a 2012 Ford f150. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph in the rain, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road because it was limp mode. The contact was able to regain speed once he drove away from the shoulder. The contact stated that the failure recurred whenever it rained. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that there was water in the engine and the spark plugs were damaged. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that they were aware of the problem and they were working on it. The failure mileage was 768. The VIN was unavailable. Ap. It was Sat., Sep. 29, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #9
The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. During the process of draining engine oil, was removing the oil filter and oil started to pour out under the truck. There is an oil filter drain catch basin that is installed to make all the oil being spilled come out where it can be captured. The catch basin is not installed in a manner that allows the oil to drain properly, instead, the back end is lower than the drain portion. Blogs seem to confirm this is a problem with many of these trucks. The failure date was Saturday, Jul. 7, 2012.
Engine problem #10
Tl-the vehicle is a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to shake abnormally and exhibiting noises just as the vehicle lost power. The contact attempted to accelerate however, the vehicle would not respond. The failure recurred without warning and most often, after the vehicle had been sitting in the rain or when traveling uphill. The vehicle was taken to dealer who advised that the failure was caused by moisture build-up in the intercooler. The vehicle was repaired by adding a shroud over the radiator and reprogramming the computer. The failure recurred and the check engine light illuminated permanently. The manufacturer was made aware of failure and no further assistance was offered. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000. The current mileage was 23,246. Kmj. The failure date was Monday, May 14, 2012.
Engine problem #11
The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTFW1ET9B_. Under hard acceleration into traffic or when passing, vehicle will suddenly lose power and go into a "limp mode. " this condition is thought to occur because of engine misfire and several factors have been identified that can cause this in the ecoboost 3. 5l v6. The dealer has replaced ignition coils with no success in correcting this issue. My service manager shared with me that Ford engineering is well aware of the issue and has yet to come up with a solution to correct it. In the meantime, my family is placed at risk of an accident because there is no way to predict when the engine will suddenly lose power when you need it most for passing or merging situations. This becomes even worse when pulling a trailer. Nhtsa should demand that Ford immediately recall and repair these vehicles, or replace them until an appropriate solution is found to remedy the misfire condition and resultant lost of power. This engine problem happened on 07/27/2011.
Engine problem #12
Consumer owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle began sparking from the undercarriage after driving over road debris. The contact exited the vehicle as the vehicle was beginning to ignite in flames. The contact was able to extinguish the fire without the assistance of the fire department. The vehicle was not repaired or inspected for the failure. The contact did not call the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 31,300. The VIN was not available. This issue happened on September 9, 2012.
Engine problem #13
Tl-the reporting person owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 50 mph, a loud noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road and then resumed driving. The vehicle was inspected upon arriving to the residence. The contact detected the number seven spark plug dislodged from the engine cylinder head. The authorized dealer was notified and they informed there was not a recall pertaining to the defect. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. Js. This issue happened on Sep. 3, 2012.
Engine problem #14
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Ford F-150. VIN of the vehicle was 1FTRF12869_. No problems until about 60,000 miles. Then one day, while stopped, the truck suddenly died, the check engine light came on, and the gas gauge would indicated a quarter tank when the tank was actually full. All of this happened at the same time. I had two oxygen sensors replaced (about $400) to clear the check engine light and the fuel pump replaced (about $700) on the recommendation of the Ford service department to cure the gas gauge problem. While turning across oncoming traffic, the vehicle has died and was hard to steer. Oncoming cars had to brake rapidly as I have had a hard time steering with no power. This has now happened numerous times. The truck dies or runs very rough and nearly stalls almost every time I drive it more than a mile or so. There is no check engine code and the dealer stated it could not be duplicated when I took it in for evaluation. This has the potential for creating a dangerous situation. I would fix this issue if it could be identified. This engine problem happened on June 1, 2012.
Engine problem #15
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTRX18L72_. I experience a blown spark plug at a cost of $798. 00 to repair. It seems to be something very popular with the larger engines. I have spoken to many people that have had the same issue. No local repair shop will do the work, they send them all to the dealerships, where as we know the price inflates. From all the mechanics I have spoken with, the general consensus is that it is a design flaw. It was Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #16
The vehicle is a 2012 Ford F-150. Purchased truck new April 2012. While driving on the interstate I tried to accelerate past a slower vehicle. The truck would hardly run, lost power and speed. This is a known problem with Ford ecoboost engine. Unfortunately I did not do my "homework" on this engine package. Many complaints of this problem can be found on the internet. Ford motor CO. Knows and admits that there is a problem with condensation build up in the intake tract of this engine. It has been aproblem from introduction. They still have not found a "fix" for this defect. So far this truck has been to the dealer 2 times for this problem and nothing has worked. This truck is dangerous to myself and my family. If it is raining while driving, it will hardly run. It is unsafe to own or operate. It was Friday, Jun. 15, 2012 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #17
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the left and lower cam sensors needed to be replaced. The failure recurred. The dealer stated that the vehicle could not be repaired since the failure was a manufacturer defect and suggested that the failure might be a direct result of a defective engine. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who filed a report and did not offer any additional assistance. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 129,000. This engine problem happened on June 25, 2012.
Engine problem #18
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Ford F-150. The VIN of this F-150 is 2FTRX17W13_. Spark plug ejected from the cylinder upon routine vehicle starting. Vehicle was warm when started. Once the spark plug ejected I noticed the smell of gasoline and smoke. A small fire was easily extinguished however could have been severe. This engine issue occurred Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Engine problem #19
The car involved was a 2007 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTVX14557_. 2007 f150 5. 4 engine oil dipstick does not seat into the dipstick tube properly,approx 1/2", causing the engine oil level to always show 1/2 quart low level. This problem occurred on Monday, August 20, 2012.
Engine problem #20
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Ford F-150. The vehicle had a crash. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTPW14V99_. Dropped off vehicle with Ford dealership service adviser and proceeded to waiting area. Vehicle had a steady yellow engine light indicating service is required. Five minutes later, loud engine racing noise, tires squealing and crash impact sound from service bay area. Knowing it was my truck, I went out to the service bay to see it slammed through the far stone wall, about 75 feet from the service desk. Hydraulic fluid was all over the floor, outside and inside of the truck. Service adviser was stunned and crawled out of vehicle claiming it suddenly accelerated and he could not put the vehicle into neutral or park as the engine raced at full rpm. Service adviser was sent to hospital. Ford service manager was concerned and agreed to check engine codes, he talked like he'd seen this happen before. All service engineers were concerned about spontaneous acceleration they all witnessed as the truck miraculously barreled through the service bays without hitting any of the workers. Later in the day, I returned to check status and everyone at dealership changed their story. They will not tell me why the truck accelerated like it did, but will not admit there was human error either. This engine problem happened on August 14, 2012.
Engine problem #21
The owner has a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 55 mph, the engine misfired with a temporary loss of engine power. After a few seconds the vehicle resumed normally. In addition, the engine warning indicator would intermittently illuminate. The engine malfunction occurred five times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on eight separate occasions for the failure. The turbo boost, catalytic converter and c02 sensor were replaced at different times. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000. This issue happened on Sat., Jul. 21, 2012.
Engine problem #22
The vehicle was a 2012 Ford F-150. After using cruise control for 1 hour on a 4 lane highway at 70 mph during high humidity early in the morning I try to accelerate and the motor loses all power. I had TSB 12-6-4 applied to the vehicle Friday, three days ago, and though it may reduce the likelihood of this situation, it does not overcome what appears to be a design flaw with the intercooler in this ecoboost motor. This flaw allows for condensated water to be sucked into the motor and causing the misfire during hard accelerations after long periods of using cruise control in high humidity situation. The impact of losing power will be a fatal accident for a customer at some point in time if it has not already occurred. This issue happened on Aug. 13, 2012.
Engine problem #23
The car was a 2012 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford F-150 is 1FTFW1ET7C_. On two occasions I was cruising in high humidity or rainy conditions for close to 2 hours. Upon trying to pass the engine lost total power and the check engine light went on. After the first occasion I went to a dealer in canada because I was vacationing there, they performed TSB 12-6-4 and sent me on my way. Today on the return trip back to the USA the problem occured again in maine and the check engine light is on again. This problem can cause a sudden loss in power under certain conditions that could lead to a major accident since this event only shows it self at highway speeds when attempting to pass. Some have suggested that the problem is associated with the intercooler condensing water while cruising at speed and then ingesting the water upon acceleration causing the misfire and lost of power. It was Sunday, August 12, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #24
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford F-150. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTFX1EV8A_. Sometimes around 45 to 50 mph when accelerating, the truck does a violent hard shift. It is random when it will happen and has been happening for over a year. I have taken the truck to two different dealerships several times and they keep telling me Ford is aware of it but does not have a solution. I have contacted Ford directly and they just tell me to take it back to the dealership. It was 11/18/2010 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #25
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford F-150. This is a on going problem that Ford knows about and have no fix for, and it will end up killing someone and no one seems to care. It happens when your merging on to traffic the truck boggs down and loses all power many times I almost got killed had to pull off the road so I would not kill the family. The keep coming out with fixes but nothing works including the last one where they put a deflector plate on the intercooler. I can not believe Ford keeps putting out trucks when they know of this. This engine issue occurred Feb. 3, 2012.
Engine problem #26
While driving a brand new 2012 Ford F-150 w/ 3. 5l v6 eco-boost I was attempting to merge onto interstate while towing a small boat trailer when I lost towing power (rpm dropped instantly from ~4000 to ~2000 rpm despite having accelerator depressed) and the entire truck started violently shaking. This continued until I completely let off the gas for a few seconds. I then pressed down on the accelerator and things were back to normal. I could have easily lost control during the rapid deceleration had the roads been wet or if a big ole 18-wheeler had been behind me things could have ended poorly. This issue happened on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
Engine problem #27
The vehicle is a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the engine became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who advised that the failure could have been a manufacturing defect. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the failure was from the interior of the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact that the only way the vehicle could be repaired is if the contact could provide the manufacture with proof that the vehicle was having an oil change performed every three months and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 94,000. This issue happened on 02/04/2012.
Engine problem #28
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Ford F-150. At roughly 800 miles I attempted to pass on a rainy afternoon and while applying enough load to pass the truck started to surge/misfire severely and the check engine light started to flash. Drove the truck about 2 miles in this derated condition until I reached my destination. Turned the ignition to off and then cycled the ignition back on and the check engine light went out and the unit ran correctly again. Took unit to the dealer and the diagnostic tool once plugged into the data port did not reveal any fault codes and no codes were stored. The dealer could not duplicate the issue and nothing was done to resolve the issue. This has happened very intermittently about 7 times total now always when trying to apply throttle in either humid or rainy weather conditions. Several software updates have been performed to the truck for some issue with the trans, but this intermittent misfire under light load still occurs. This happened most recently at roughly 23100 miles on the odometer while driving up an incline at roughly 65 mph and applying light load to try and climb the hill. Had to let off the throttle and try to apply the throttle again to accelerate. This continued for about 3 throttle application attempts than finally smoothed out without illuminating the cel this time. Im sure the issue will continue until Ford comes out with a real resolve and not band aid repairs. It was Jun. 8, 2011 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #29
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTPW14504_. The reporting person owns a 2004 Ford f150. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud noise when started. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the noise emitted from the engine area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who located the failure as the intake manifold being warped and leaking. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 73,000. This engine problem happened on July 29, 2012.
Engine problem #30
The car is a 2009 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTSX21559_. The vehicle involved is a 2009 Ford f150. The contact stated that after starting the engine, there was a loud, abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The failure and the current mileage was 59,000. This engine issue occurred July 28, 2012.
Engine problem #31
The car involved is a 2002 Ford F-150. Exhaust clamp that holds exhaust damper or counter weight fell off ( because of rusted exhaust clamp ) while driving at 50 miles per hour. Its quite heavy and was bouncing on road behind me almost hitting motorcycle following me. I found my exhaust damper on side of road, if needed for investigation. The failure date was Jul. 27, 2012.
Engine problem #32
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Ford F-150. Want me to spend $689 to change spark plugs due to possible breaking of plugs at removal. Apparently this is a known problem. ## VIN passed ## Ford f150 2007 ##. This issue happened on July 25, 2012.
Engine problem #33
The car involved was a 2005 Ford F-150. The VIN of the problem F-150 is 1FTPX145X5_. This 5. 4 liter v8 motor required replacement of spark plugs (check engine message flashed on the dashboard). The spark plugs had welded themselves to the engine head, ultimately requiring the removel of the engine head to extract spark plug-cost $2,000 in additional cost to consumer. Internet is full of similar reports. Mechanics at Ford dealership and midas report frequent encounter with this issue with similar result. I have contacted Ford and they claim no liability, stating NHTSA hasn't required them to do a recall. This engine issue occurred Friday, Jun. 15, 2012.
Engine problem #34
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v107000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module). After the recall repairs were performed, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrumental panel. The contact heard a ticking noise coming from the engine while the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technicians advised that the engine would have to be replaced because it was beginning to fracture. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000. It was Jan. 18, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #35
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Ford F-150. The reporting person owns a 2000 Ford f150. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, there was noise from the vehicle and the spark plugs began misfiring. The vehicle was driven home where a mechanic inspected the failure and advised the contact that the plugs were fractured and were blown from the compartment. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified who stated there were no recalls. They offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 175,000. This engine problem happened on June 18, 2012.
Engine problem #36
The car involved is a 2012 Ford f150. I was driving in a light rain when I gently pressed the accelerator and the engine started vibrating excessively making the whole truck vibrate like the wheels were falling off. The incident lasted about 10 seconds before it returned to acting normally. This engine problem happened on Jul. 9, 2012.
Engine problem #37
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford F-150. The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTFW1ET8B_. After 100 miles I noticed a vibration or miss while truck idles at stops. Since that time every person in the truck notices it at every stoplight or stop sign. I took truck in for service and they ran all computer test on vehicle and they informed me that there is nothing wrong that is just how vehicle runs. I ask the service rep how that can be and he advised me that there have been multiple complaints by other people and that there are no updates or recalls on it. If it gets worse to bring back and will see if they can do anything about it but at this time Ford is not looking into the situation. Also on a side note chrome tow hooks are rusting and there answer to that is to clean them with steel wool what a way to be treated after making a 40,000. 00 dollar purchase. One very pissed Ford owner [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This problem occurred on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
Engine problem #38
The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. While entering a highway via an on-ramp doing about approximately 45 miles per hour I attempted hard acceleration to pick up speed and merge in to traffic that was doing approximately 65-70 miles per hour. When I depressed the throttle the vehicle did not accelerate, but it started to hesitate and shake. The check engine light came on and the vehicle would not go over 40 miles per hour. This almost caused an accident situation as I expected the vehicle to accelerate when it did not. I was then forced to pull over to the shoulder and shut the vehicle off. After restarting the vehicle the cel had cleared and the vehicle was operating normally. No code was stored in the pcm to indicate what the issue was. This happened several more times since the first incident. Once while towing a 4000lb boat/trailer which also almost caused a severe accident. Ford has found nothing wrong with the vehicle and concludes there is nothing they can do since no codes were stored. I will note that after receiving TSB 12-2-10 the vehicle will still exhibit the same symptoms described above, but now the check engine light does not come on. Vehicle will stall, go in to "limp mode" with no indication that anything is wrong. Only resolution is to turn the vehicle off and back on to clear the status. This creates dangerous situations when on a highway. Completely unacceptable. The failure date was 09/10/2011.
Engine problem #39
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Ford F-150. Driving down a two lane road in the early evening, I was 3 or 4 cars back in a long line of over a dozen vehicles. We were all stuck behind one slow moving vehicle. A chance came up to pass and I pulled into the other lane. After stepping on the throttle the truck developed a misfire. It lost nearly all power and began decelerating. In the time since pulling out to pass, a semi truck had popped up over an upcoming hill. By this point, the vehicles previously behind me had moved forward and filled in my place in line. I began evaluating my options. I was now moving slower than the traffic in the right lane, but there weren't any openings to move back over. I examined the shoulder on the left side of the road looking for safe places to pull over. There were none in the immediate vicinity. After several very tense seconds, the vehicle suddenly regained power. I had just enough time to accelerate to an opening in the right lane and get back over. Likely cause: condensation in the charge air cooler ingested into the engine upon a call for power. Since the first incident this has occurred several more times. Every single time has been after cruising for some period at less than half throttle, followed by a sudden acceleration in humid or rainy conditions. Ford claims to be aware of the problem and working on a fix. However after waiting for over 8 months since my first incident I'm starting to have my doubts. I have heard reports from numerous other people saying this exact same thing has happened to them. Some of those are over a year old and are still waiting on a fix from Ford. Being aware of this problem I try not to put myself into a situation that will require the sudden application of power. However I know no matter how well you plan, eventually you find yourself in a bad situation. I just hope when that occurs it isn't a humid or rainy day. This issue happened on Tue., Sep. 20, 2011.
Engine problem #40
The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. Drove 200 miles with cruise set at 73 mph towing an enclosed trailer, damp cool conditions. Pulled off freeway to fuel up. While accelerating on the on ramp to get back on the freeway, vehicle stumbled, lost all power to the wheels, truck would not accelerate. Removed foot from accelerator for a few seconds and pressed down again, this time the truck accelerated. Happened again 2 days later while driving through fog. Vehicle is a 2011 F-150 equipped with the ecoboost engine. Intercooler condensation is the suspected culprit. This engine problem happened on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012.
Engine problem #41
The car involved was a 2011 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTFW1ETXB_. The truck has developed a rough idle that causes the truck to feel as if it is missing. Along with the idle the fuel economy has dropped 4-5 mpg. I have had the truck in 3 times and 2 different dealers to try to resolve the issue. While in service diagnosics the techs where able to get the truck to misfire twice but they felt that it was not enough to be signifcant. The first dealership suggested I trade the truck in on another because they did not have a fix. The second dealer stated that they contacted Ford and was told that their is a known issue but Ford does not have a fix for the issue and does not have a timeline for a adaquate fix. The issue has been apparent now for 6 months with no end in sight. I have been told that I will just have to deal with it. It was Tuesday, November 1, 2011 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #42
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Ford F-150. 2011 F-150 3. 5l ecoboost loss of power when accelerating from 50-60 mph to pass a vehicle. Vehicle bogs down and I was nearly rear ended twice in one weekend. Many are having this problem, I have taken the truck in for service and Ford cannot find a fix. This is either a fueling issue or a condensation issue in the turbo system, this problem only occurs in high humidity or rainy weather and usually has a misfire feeling to it. Ford is not pushing the issue and there are going to be accidents before they do anything. Personally I would not like to be killed in my new truck. The engine light has came on and threw codes p0300, p0304, p0305, po306, which are all misfires, but when the truck is shut off and turned back on no codes are stored. This needs to be fixed before someone gets hurt. This engine issue occurred 06/02/12.
Engine problem #43
The car involved was a 2011 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTFX1ET7B_. The ecoboost version that I own has an apparently "known" problem within Ford where condensation builds up because of the turbocharger intercooler to the point that when you need to accelerate heavily to avoid a problem, to pass someone, or simply to get on a busy street or freeway, the truck sucks all that water into the engine and it completely misfires similar to just running out of gas. When this happens it can easily cause and almost has caused an accident. This happened first at about 700 miles and has happened numerous times since especially in high humidity. I keep hearing about "some fix is being considered by Ford engineering" and that the problem is in the Ford oasis problem reporting system number [xxx] I believe but 7 months later I am still waiting for Ford to step up. This problem can and I expect will get people killed and that's just sad. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This problem occurred on 11/15/2011.
Engine problem #44
The vehicle is a 2011 Ford F-150. I made a left turn from a traffic light stop, as I was accelerating on a moderate rate, the engine "took off" (unintended acceleration) and immediately accelerated to ~50+mph. I switched transmission into neutral and applied the brakes and slowed down to the speed limit, ~35 mph. I checked to make sure the accelerator pedal was not stuck on the floor mat (it wasn't). I reengaged the transmission and the acceleration started immediately again. This unintended acceleration occurred three times in a stretch of about 2 miles or so, until I had a clear, safe place to pull over. The check engine light did not come on, at least not that I could notice. After I stopped the truck and started up again things were fine. I tried to "recreate" the situation by suddenly accelerating, but to no avail. I have scheduled an appointment with the dealer. The vehicle is a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup with 3. 5l ecoboost engine. ## VIN passed ## Ford f150 2011 ##. This issue happened on Jul. 6, 2012.
Engine problem #45
The car was a 2010 Ford F-150. On may 8th 2012, my truck stalled while I was merging into traffic at approx. 55 mph. The vehicle was brand new when I purchased it in may of 2009 from gulf coast auto Ford in angleton,texas. So, I had them tow it to their shop for repairs. The mass air flow sensor was replaced on may 9th, and I drove the vehicle until Friday , may 11th, when the same problem occurred. The vehicle stalled at traffic speeds, died, and then couldn't be restarted! this second incident also resulted in my having the vehicle towed to the dealership where I am told that they can't find the problem!! it now starts after the stalling, but not until a period of hours passes. What can I do? this is a serious safety issue? Ford is telling the dealership to put an on-board data recorder on my truck that they cannot even get from Ford! I only have 52000 miles on this vehicle and have cared for it meticulously. This engine problem happened on Tue., May. 8, 2012.
Engine problem #46
The car was a 2010 Ford F-150. The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTFW1EV1A_. Engine stalls at low speeds causing loss of steering and braking. There was no check engine light or error code when this first occurred. After the engine had stalled for about 32-35 times, the check engine light finally came on. I took the truck to a local mechanic shop to read the code which indicated that the evap system was blocked. My dealer determined that a solenoid in the fuel evap. System had failed. As a result the fuel tank was collapsed by vacuum because there was no secondary tank vent. This is dangerous! there should be a secondary vent or a pressure/vacuum sensor to prevent the tank from being collapsed. Note: the tank was collapsed so much so, as to damage the pump/level sending unit assembly. This problem occurred on Monday, May 21, 2012.
Engine problem #47
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Ford F-150. Had a p/m check done on my vehicle by my mechanic. During the check, he informed me that the ignition coil for cylinder 5 was going out. He advised that this was common. He also adv that he needed to replace the spark plug but he did not want to until I check info on the 9/16 plug on-line. This plug has history of breaking (design flaw- carbon fusing/replacement mc plugs have been redesigned) based on info in various forums. The plug did break during extraction requiring additional work/expense. Called a local Ford dealer service mgr who advised he was unaware of that happening before 80k mls. An email to Ford revealed that they are unaware of any problems/recalls or TSB (which do exist). In other words, they will not do anything. I am now worried about plugs breaking during scheduled tune resulting in additional expense even at Ford dealer . (as per comments on line forum) this is clearly a design flaw w/ motorcraft plugs and they know it (TSB's) can you help?. It was Wednesday, May 2, 2012 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #48
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Ford F-150. Vehicle was sitting in a parking spot at a post office. I started the vehicle and did not give it any gas and the engine revved to 6000 rpm's. Not knowing what happened, I turned the engine off. I started it again and it did the same thing but started to come down in the rpm's but I still turned engine off. I started it a third time and it revved again but came back to normal rpm's. All this without giving it any gas. In April of this year the same thing happened to my other F-150 that is a 2005 which I will also file a detailed report on following this report. The Ford dealership said it was the throttlebody and it had to be replaced. They said other Fords were having the same problem but Ford has not done a recall and has failed to recognize the seriousness of this problem. As you will see in my report on my 2005, it could have resulted in a fatality due to this issue. Looking at blogs in the internet, others have had this same problem. My wife was driving the 2005 approaching a stop sign entering into a very busy street and the engine revved and pulled the vehicle into oncoming traffic before my wife was able to depress the emergency brake and bring the vehicle to a stop. The same issue according to the Ford dealership was the throttlebody. It was Wed., May. 23, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #49
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTPX14586_. I had a fuel injector fail that completely ruined the engine at 71k miles. I had to have it replaced. I was very surprised to see that my problem was exactly like the Ford 2005 customer satisfaction program 07m08 problem. My truck was built in 2005, but titled as a 2006. I have talked and wrote to Ford but they would not help me. I told them I still have the failed injector and they wouldn't even look at it to see if it was one of the defective parts that spurred the 07m08 program. I believe Ford needs to expand the customer satisfaction program 07m08 to include 2006 models. I would love for the NHTSA to pressure Ford to revisit this issue. This was hard for me because I still have the injector that failed. I keep it as a reminder of the $8,000 I had to spend on a new engine. I believe the NHTSA should pressure Ford to admit which injectors were an issue so people like me have leverage to fight giants like Ford that in this case screwed their customer. This engine problem happened on Thursday, July 15, 2010.
Engine problem #50
The vehicle was a 2005 Ford F-150. I was driving on a residential street (gray st. )approaching a busy two lane street that was one way heading south (armenia avenue) in tampa, florida. As I was approaching the stop sign, my foot was on the brake. Preparing to stop, but instead of stopping the engine revved and accelerated into the lanes of traffic traveling south. I was standing on the brake so hard that my leg was shaking when I finally stopped. I stopped the vehicle by depressing the emergency brake and the rpm's finally came down and the engine returned to normal. I was so nervous because if there had been cars coming I would have been hit on the driver's side. The street is usually very heavy with traffic. I was very lucky that there was no one close or I may not be writing this today. A few days later I came to the same corner and a bicyclist crossed right in front of me. If this had happened on April 12th, I would have run over the bicyclist. I drove around the block very slowly continuing to stop and rpm's were normal. I really thought everyone would think I was crazy for what had just happened. When the Ford dealership found the problem on the computer I was relieved to know that there was a problem that could be fixed. It was the throttle body. A month later our other Ford F-150, a 2007, had the same problem and this time my husband was driving it. There was a report on this vehicle also. Ford is not recognizing that there is a problem and other vehicles are being brought in for the same issues which could result in serious injury or fatalities to innocent parties due to some defect in the throttle body's on the F-150's. My report number on our 2007 F-150 is 10459967. It was 04/12/12 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #51
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTPW14595_. The reporting person owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was being examined for routine maintenance when he was informed that four spark plugs were fractured. The contact also stated that the spark plugs were supposed to last for approximately 100,000 miles before being replaced. The dealer stated that a carbon build up on the tips of the plugs caused the failure. The failure and current mileages were 81,000. This engine issue occurred 06/06/2012.
Engine problem #52
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford F-150. The VIN of the car is 1FTPX14504_. Drop in speed caused by engine failure caused by cam phaser or vct valve. Was in rush hour traffic at the time. This problem occurred on Dec. 13, 2011.
Engine problem #53
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford F-150. The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTPX14504_. Engine failure due to sludge in motor caused by poor engine design and overly high rate of failure of cam phaser(vct). . . This issue happened on May 12, 2012.
Engine problem #54
The car involved was a 2004 Ford F-150. Driving 55 on freeway for about 6 minutes when the spark plug ejected out of the head. Pulled over had towed. Only 72,000 miles with perfect maintenance records. There needs to be a recall or a class action lawsuit against Ford. There are thousands of complaints with the same problem. The failure date was Wednesday, May. 16, 2012.
Engine problem #55
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford F-150. Started to hear exhaust noise from engine compartment on my 2002 Ford f150 XLT triton v8 4. 6l with only 95412 miles found that bolts that hold the exhaust manifold were broke and others near breaking at cylinder head there is a danger of fire in engine compartment due to hot exhaust gases and safety issue repair expensive having to remove bolt studs from engine head without doing damage to engine head that are so rusted in. It was 05/14/12 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #56
The car is a 2002 Ford F-150. Crash happened when the problem occurred. I was driving my vehicle when I heard an explosion-type sound, similar to that of a gunshot. The sound startled me and caused me to veer off the road crashing into a bush on someone's front lawn. I re-started the vehicle and heard a very loud and rapid "popping" sound from underneath the hood, which became worse as I accelerated. The vehicle was also shaking violently as I attempted to drive home, which was only 1 mile away from where the incident occurred. When I arrived home I inspected the engine compartment and immediately noticed that the 2nd spark plug in on the driver's side of the engine (#6 cylinder) was blown completely out of the engine head. I contacted my local Ford dealer the next morning and was told to have the vehicle towed to their service department. Shortly after arriving, I was informed that "blown spark plugs" are a very common issue with the Ford triton 4. 6 and 5. 4 litre engines. I was advised that the spark plug hole would have to be re-tapped and a heli-coil kit installed. This work was performed on 06/08/2012 with a total cost to me of $449. 81, not including the cost of the tow. I was advised by the dealer's service department that Ford had issued the first of several TSB's (technical safety bulletins) to all of it's service departments across the us in March of 2006 informing their technicians of the defect in the engine's aluminum head and the increasing frequency of this "blown spark plug" issue. Included in this TSB were instructions on how to repair by using a heli-coil, which is not a Ford part, not covered under any warranty and not guaranteed to stay in place. A recall needs to be issued. Please see the link; I am one of thousands who have experienced this issue and I feel that those of us who have incurred unnecessary costs due to Ford's defect should be made whole. This engine problem happened on June 7, 2012.. Read more...
Engine problem #57
The VIN of the car is 1FTRW08L62_. The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford F-150. The contact was traveling 45 mph when a popping noise emitted from under the hood and the vehicle decelerated abnormally. The check engine light illuminated after the failure. The contact stated that a private mechanic confirmed that the passenger side coil for a spark plug became detached. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 98,791. This engine issue occurred Monday, Jun. 11, 2012.
Engine problem #58
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRX18L62_. On start up a sparkplug blew out of cylinder head . . . . 3rd plug to bow out in 8 months over 800. 00 per plug to fix then caught on fire under hood. . . . . . Very dangerous to have happen may cause our house to burn down if in garage. . . . I called Ford 4 times no help what so ever. . . . . Bad company . . . . . Do not advise . . . . . . Bad Ford products. . . . They need to do a class action on Ford . . . . . The failure date was Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
Engine problem #59
The car was a 2001 Ford F-150. The truck started on fire while sitting in the driveway hours after being parked. By the time we realized it was on fire, it was totally out of control and the truck well beyond saving. It burned so hot it melted the tires, the siding of the house and destroyed part of a privacy fence. We kept water on the fire until it went out about an hour and a half later. The fire started under the hood and the whole front of the truck is almost unrecognizable. The owner ( [xxx] ) is an auto mechanic and has been for forty plus years. We run an auto repair business. We had heard vague things about Fords and fires but did not look into it until after the incident. We purchased the truck this winter and never got any recall notices for the cruise control switch problem. The prior owner says he did not either. We have not yet contacted Ford because of reading all the horror stories of how they refuse responsibility. We had liability insurance only. The anger is letting up a bit and the shock has worn off and now we are figuring out the next step. Reporting the incident to you seems to be it. I will contact Ford on Monday. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). The failure date was 05/07/2012.
Engine problem #60
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford F-150. As I was leaving a stop sign, I accelerated and a spark plug blew out of it's hole and will not go back in. This is a product defect that can cause serious injury or deaths to unknowing Ford owners. Ford should recall ASAP. This engine issue occurred Jun. 26, 2012.
Engine problem #61
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford F-150. VIN of the vehicle was 2FTRX17W1Y_. The vehicle was parked in front of my home, and about 30 minutes after the vehicle was parked, it caught fire. The vehicle had been turned off for about 30 minutes before it began to smoke and then caught fire and flames burned through the entire front of the vehicle. The fire then spread and burned through the tire before the fire department was able to contain and put out the flames. This problem occurred on May 18, 2012.
Engine problem #62
The car involved was a 1999 Ford F-150. The VIN of this vehicle is 2FTZF073XX_. The vehicle involved is a 1999 Ford f150. The contact started the vehicle and heard a popping noise coming from under the hood. The contact then inspected the vehicle and found that the spark plug was spewed from the engine . The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the spark plug needed replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not under recall. No further assistance was provided. The failure and current mileage was 112,000. It was Thursday, May. 31, 2012 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #63
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRX17L7X_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact was standing in front of the vehicle when she noticed smoke coming from under the hood. She opened the hood and discovered that the engine was on fire. The fire was extinguished. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer stated the spark plugs started the fire. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 150,000. This issue happened on June 12, 2012.
Engine problem #64
The car involved is a 1997 Ford F-150. 4. 2l f150 had a slow loss of coolant and not being notified that this could be a potential problem which could lead to engine destruction, I would simply add more coolant. This condition resulted in complete hydro lock and destroying #5 rod bearing. While I can well understand problems associated with vehicles of 1997 vintage I can not understand at all Ford not advising consumers of potential problems with their vehicles before they spend 4k$ in rebuilding and installing this long block and finding out they had squandered their money on trying to resurrect a dead horse with 86069 miles on the odometer. This engine problem happened on Mon., Apr. 2, 2012.