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Most Common Ford F-150 Problems

Heat may stop working either from one or all the dash vents. Several issues have been reported but most often the issue revolves around the failure of one of the blend air door actuators. Anytime t...
An illuminated Check Engine Light and a rough running engine could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed. Often times this is due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this probl...
Oil leaks from the right-side cylinder head gasket are common. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. The solution to addressing this issue is to install updated head gask...
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1 Known Ford F-150 Brakes Problem

The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.

4 Known Ford F-150 Drive Train Problems

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing differential clutch kit. An updated diffe...
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.
If there is a vibration or noise at highway speed, it could be from the frontdrive shaft and may require replacement of the double cardan joint. A double cardan joint is a type of driveshaft joint ...

2 Known Ford F-150 Electrical & Lights Problems

Drivers may notice the engine idling roughly, hesitation to accelerate, and even engine stalling on the Ford F-150 with the Triton V8. The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is prone to fail, and commonly...
The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

10 Known Ford F-150 Engine Problems

An illuminated Check Engine Light and a rough running engine could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed. Often times this is due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this probl...
Oil leaks from the right-side cylinder head gasket are common. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. The solution to addressing this issue is to install updated head gask...
The Ford F-150 has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check engine light will...

7 Known Ford F-150 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. The valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
The Ford F-150 is known for intermittent rough idling, which may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light, and poor fuel mileage. This may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, cau...

3 Known Ford F-150 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Heat may stop working either from one or all the dash vents. Several issues have been reported but most often the issue revolves around the failure of one of the blend air door actuators. Anytime t...
The 2004-2014 Ford F-150 with manual temperature and fan controls may have problems with the the blower motor only blowing air on certain settings. Most commonly the fan will only run on the highes...
The 2009-2014 Ford F-150 with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. This includes F150 Harley Davidson, King Ranch, ...

0 Known Ford F-150 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Ford F-150 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known Ford F-150 Suspension & Steering Problem

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the ...

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Known Ford F-150 Problems & Complaints

The 1997-2014 Ford F-150 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the strong smell of coolant from the engine, an...
The Ford F-150 is known for intermittent rough idling, which may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light, and poor fuel mileage. This may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, cau...
Drivers may notice the engine idling roughly, hesitation to accelerate, and even engine stalling on the Ford F-150 with the Triton V8. The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is prone to fail, and commonly...
The 1996-2001 Ford F-150 with the 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger the ...
The Ford F-150, with the optional 5.0L/302ci V8, may develop misfires, rough running, and loss of power, accompanied by the check engine light illuminating. Ignition wires can rest on the exhaust ...
The Ford F-150 is known for idling roughly, with a slight whistling noise from the engine compartment. After a short time, this may result in poor fuel mileage, and illumination of the check engine...
On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directe...
Catalytic converters can go bad and potentially plug the exhaust, hurting engine efficiency and performance.
New TSB may be available According to Ford Bulletin 06-04-04 Some 2003 + INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS) AXLE F-150 vehicles equipped with a 9.75″ or 8.8″ limited and Mustang veh...
The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.
The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.
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