2009 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Ford F-150
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2009 Ford F-150 ProblemsIgnition Coil Failure Due to Excessive Spark Plug Gap
An illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this problem, the ignition coils that have failed, the spark plugs, and all coil boots should be replaced.
There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
2009 Ford F-150 QuestionsI have 32000 miles on present set of tires.Does it still make sense to rotate them. (1 answer)
They have been rotated approx. every 7000 miles. Good Year Destination
Bottom gasket under thermostat leaks
2009 Ford F-150 RecallsOne or More Interior Door Handles May Break
The door handle spring retainer may break, which can prevent the door handle from returning to the stowed position. In the event of a side impact crash, the door latch could release, resulting in unexpected opening of the door. Dealers will first inspect and repair door handles that are loose. Once parts are available, all interior door handles will be inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S15.
Ford has recalled certain 2009 F150 trucks for a concern with the brake stop lamp switch. On some vehicles, the stop lamp switch may be maladjusted, which can cause a delay in illumination of the brake lights. This could pose a safety concern and increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will remove and reinstall the brake stop lamp switch, adjusting the position.