Ford Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Ford as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.

Fitment and abrasion of wheel covers to the wheels can cause the wheel covers to make a ticking and / or clicking noise. Lubricating the back side of the wheel covers where they mate to the wheels should correct this problem.

Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.

Adhesive for foam blocks in the headliner can fail leading to poor fitment of the headliner and a possible rattle around the sunroof area. The foam blocks attach the headliner to the mounting brackets. Access the headliner and re-secure the foam blocks to the brackets using cable ties / zip ties.

If the vehicle hesitates on acceleration, idle is low, and the Check Engine Light may be on, this condition can be caused by contaminated throttle body. Diagnosis is needed but the throttle body should be inspected and replaced if needed, and the engine's computer programming should be updated.

Faulty installation or adhesive can cause the optional bumper protection strip on rear bumper to bubble. The strip on the bumper cover should be replaced.

Internal issues with the Fuel Injector Control Module (FICM) can cause the engine to run rough, lack power, not start, or it may be hard to start. The FICM should be inspected for proper software revision and internal function. To repair, update the software, replace internal parts, and / or replace the entire FICM as needed.

Engine oil leaks from the high pressure oil pump area can be caused by leaking high pressure oil pump O rings and / or outlet fittings. The high pressure oil pump will need to be resealed if it is the source of the leak.

If engine idle rolls up and down, and diagnosis rules out Idle Air Control (IAC) valve issues and vacuum leaks, the Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module (PSOM) can be at fault electronically. The instrument cluster will need to be replaced, the PSOM is inside the cluster.

Sludge build up on the throttle plate and/or idle air control valve can cause a poor engine idle, stalling, and/or hesitation – especially when the engine is still cold. The correction is to install a new idle air control valve spacer kit to prevent the sludge build up.

Sludge build up on the throttle plate and/or idle air control valve can cause a poor engine idle, stalling, and/or hesitation – especially when the engine is still cold. The correction is to install a new idle air control valve spacer kit to prevent the sludge build up.

Sludge build up on the throttle plate and/or idle air control valve can cause a poor engine idle, stalling, and/or hesitation – especially when the engine is still cold. The correction is to install a new idle air control valve spacer kit to prevent the sludge build up.

If oil is leaking from the gaskets and seals, the engine needs to be resealed.

An engine knocking noise coming from the lower end during acceleration is common and could be caused by worn or damaged engine bearings.

The tachometer sensor may fail; if the tachometer needle jumps around and the transmission has harsh shifts or does not upshift, this sensor should be checked. This sensor is mounted in a cover at the front of the motor.