Service Engine Light On Problems of Ford F-150

Ford F-150 owners have reported 17 problems related to service engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 04/05/2018

Vehicle lost power and flashed 3 warning messages. 1) hill start assist not available. 2) see manual. 3) service advance trac. In addition the service engine light stays on. All of this happened while I was making a left turn in traffic almost causing a collision. This is the second time it has happened. After first time dealer was contacted and service department reported no problems found. Appointment currently scheduled to look at it again.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 12/23/2014

2012 f150 ecoboost engine. Loss of power and truck shuddering when accelerating at highway speed from possible misfiring. Service engine light came on also, but turned off soon after event. Took to dealer to check, dealer said to change spark plugs and boots. Dealer did not mention previous or current technical service bulletins for this.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

While towing my camper at 60 mph up an incline my 5. 0l f150 began to lose power, as I increased pressure on the accelerator the power to the vehicle decreased even more. The service engine light came on and I limped up the hill at a whopping 20mph on the interstate. Once on the downgrade the vehicle came back up to speed and the service engine light went off. The truck continued to have power issues and a knocking from the motor when I was climbing hills. I took the vehicle to the Ford garage and they told me there were no codes to tell them what was wrong. The vehicle still has the apparent miss and knocking sound at certain rpm's and now has an issue starting for the first time of the day. I again took it to the Ford garage when the starting issue was happening and they told me again that the vehicle still had no codes to explain this problem. I tried all of the easy fixes but the vehicle still has the same starting and power loss issues and Ford can not tell me what is going on with my vehicle. My best guess is a catalytic converter issue, but I can do nothing about it until I know for sure.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

While passing, my vehicle loses power and starts to sputter. This has happen on numerous occasions, and on the latest occasion the service engine light has come on. I have the 3. 6 l ecoboost engine in the vehicle. I have turned the vehicle into the dealership for repairs, but was told they had to order a cooler to install on the turbo charger. Bottom line no parts are broke, but it now requires additional parts. I do not see any recalls for this issue.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

While accelerating up a hill, the engine began to misfire and would not accelerate properly and actually slowed while the service engine light blinked. I was forced to pull off the highway, shut the engine off and restarted. The check engine light did not re-light and I continued on normally until attempting to pass a vehicle when the same malfunction occurred. This happened repeatedly over the past 3 months while attempting hard acceleration until it was returned to the dealer for repairs. The dealer installed a "deflector" to prevent moisture from entering the turbo or aftercooler and reprogrammed the computer. Upon leaving the dealer, it was evident that the repairs did not work and the problem became worse. The engine misfires constantly resulting in an unsafe vehicle.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 09/09/2013

This complaint pertains to the 3. 5 liter ecoboost engine. I was driving on I-95 at approximately 70 mph with the cruise control activated. There were four lanes of traffic at this location. When I attempted to accelerate around a slower vehicle, the engine shuttered and went into limp mode. I had to drive onto the berm, nearly causing a crash. The engine returned to normal after several minutes and I was able to continue my trip from pennsylvania to north carolina. This engine shutter occurred three more times during my return to PA. The last time the service engine light remained activated. The loss of engine power on a busy multiple lane highway is an extreme hazard and could result in a serious vehicle crash. It is time for Ford to issue a recall for this known issue.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 08/15/2013

I took my vehicle in for a service engine light issue. I was told I need new spark plugs. The issue is hundreds of 2004 -2008 Ford F-150 5. 4 liter engine have faulty spark plugs that break off in the head creating additional expense. The prices are between 500- 1000 to change out spark plugs. The faulty design of the plugs created this issue and Ford had not addressed this problem. Please, research this issue and help consumers with this problem. Lisle designed a tool to extract the broken plugs model # 65600 it is for the years 2004-2008 Ford 5. 4 liter engines. Many dealers are aware of this problem and just charge additional monies to the customer because of faulity part design. Please, help.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 07/08/2013

After a prolonged period (8+ hours) of driving at highway speeds in frequent rain the vehicle shuddered and stalled (without completely dying) while in a passing maneuver. The service engine light flashed multiple times then went out. As a consequence of the power loss my vehicle was unresponsive to accelerator input and resulted in compromised safety between two rapidly converging vehicles. After approximately 10 -15 seconds the engine resumed normal operation.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 06/07/2013

Loss of power/engine misfires during hard acceleration on mid afternoon Friday, June 7, 2013 passing a car at country rd speed or less (was almost at a complete stop while car in front of me turned) in rain. Once I reached destination truck sat until mid day Sunday, June 9 when condition recurred on hill climb acceleration in dry conditions. Engine misfire indicator light came on at that time. After pulling over and shutting truck off to check owners manual, the service engine light came on when I started truck back up and has remained on but the issue hasn't recurred. Appt at Ford dealer for service on Friday, June 14 to check the engine light status and this issue. Engine is 3. 5l v6 ecoboost.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 01/15/2013

While turning truck started to emit noises, sounded like an exhaust problem, manifold etc. No service engine light on and all gauges were normal. Then while driving, as truck shifted down to overdrive, noise returned, loss of power, but again no service engine light, gauges all normal. Took vehicle to dealer, have been told, engine needs to be replaced,(81,250 miles/130,000km) for a meager $6000. Vehicle has been dealer maintained since new, oil changed every 3125, miles/5000km (by dealer) still no service engine light, gauges still reading normal. Manufacturer will do nothing. Looking for lawyer who would like to start class action suit against manufacturer, considering all the issues I have found on the 2006 f150 v8 triton since starting research yesterday, there are a lot of us that Ford is not willing to assist.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 12/17/2012

While passing a vehicle my Ford f150 began to shudder dramatically, lost power immediately, causing me to pull to the side of the road. It was raining at the time. This could have definitely caused an accident. The service engine light came on and stayed on. I took it to the dealer and they stated it was a failure of the intercooler for turbo on the ecoboost engine. A replacement part has been ordered but Ford states, that due to the massive amount of calls for this part, it would be about 3 months to replace the part. This is definitely an accident waiting to happen, as they told me this could occur again. I have found numerous reports of this happening on other eco boost engines.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 06/11/2011

Engine lost power ,terrible shaking and vibrating,will not accelerate. Was able to leave lane of traffic,too side of highway and stop. After brief period of time was able too restart and return home to dealership for diagnosis and was told engine had misfire,but there was no fix for it at that time. This has been some 15 or 16 months,vehicle has been back too dealership 8(eight) times and still has lurching,fast idle,and service engine soon light illumination when engine is running.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 09/21/2009

The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The service engine light illuminated. The dealer advised the contact that the engine needed to be replaced while he was replacing the spark plugs. The dealer was unable to identify the reason the engine needed to be replaced other than he knew other vehicle owners who had the same issue. The cost to replace the engine was $6,400 since it had to be replaced with the updated version produced by the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that they could not offer him any assistance and advised him to speak with the dealer. He asked the manufacturer if he could buy an engine for $1,800 but they refused to answer the question. The current mileage was approximately 148,000. The failure mileage was approximately 146,000.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle will shut off and the steering wheel will lock while driving. The failures occur without warning. The service engine light illuminated on the dashboard and displayed that the engine has malfunctioned. The dealer repaired the failure three times by replacing the spark plugs and the chassel body. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 70,000 and failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 07/30/2005

While the consumer was driving a spark plug blew out on 7-30-05. When the consumer took vehicle to the dealership put the spark plug back in its place. The problem has not occurred again. The service engine light came on and the engine was running rough. Other than the above entioned problems the consumer had no other trouble with the vehicle. The consumer believed the problem was with the engine.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 07/10/2005

Dt: contact states her vehicle is stalling while driving at any speed. The only thing that signals that the vehicle is stalling is that the vehicle will jerk and rpms drop. This happens with the vehicle stalling everyday. The service dealer can not determine what is wrong with the vehicle because the service engine light is not illuminated. The contact is taking the vehicle to the service dealer today.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 03/19/2003

I own a 2001 harley f150 Ford truck which has a consistant problem, not diagnosed on several occasions by dealers, the service engine light continually pops on. I was told that the truck had to be in the shop while the light was on in order to diagnose. Shouldn't the computer record this information. It's still not fixed and now the truck is out of warranty.

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