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Ford F-150 Problems and Repair Histories

1539 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford F-150. 610 of these members (39.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1183 repairs to Ford F-150s--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford F-150 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford F-150 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

25% of the Ford F-150 repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1183 repairs.

Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Of the Ford F-150 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 409 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 14000    
15000 0 The F150 XLT Triton Logos were losing paint and beginning to peel. Ford Dealer removed and replaced. 
 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 50000    
65000 366 One of the engine's eight ignition coils had an intermittent short causing a misfire at times CEL came on. Faulty ignition coil (number eight cylinder) and spark plug were replced by dealer. I paid for repair in whole as the truck is out of warranty. 
82000 250 Coil replaced on cylinder 1 to fix miss and check engine light. Coil replaced, problem persists, will be replacing fuel injector soon myself in attempt to repair. 
100000 400 Replaced stock brake rotors because of warping. Probably due to 100,000 miles more than anything. Consider this normal and routine with this kind of part life. 
140000 400 Brake lights and cruise control stopped working. Dealer parts man printed diagram and suggested switch behind brake pedal faulty. Purchased part, replaced myself, problem solved. Lower ball joints worn (originals from factory). Replaced by local tire store. Work completed in 2 hours. 
154000 990 A/C compressor making fast ticking noise beginning in May/June, got louder as our Texas summer progressed. By end of August, local mechanic decided A/C compressor failing. Performance within spec, replaced compressor, dryer anyway. 
163000 315 Alternator began failing on way home from hunting trip. Battery light illuminated occasionally. Made it home, checked alternator output, not within specs-voltage regulator bad. Replaced alternator with Motorcraft Part-all OK now. 
205300 600 Replaced front struts due to an annoying squeak. Bushings on original struts were worn.....to be expected at this mileage. 
210000  

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 20000    
21000 0 Rear end would shudder when turning. 
23000 0 Virbration when braking at freeway speeds. Compressor seal failure in AC system. 
28000 200 Power window regulator failed on driver's side front door. Plastic guide broke apart causing the window to fall into the door cavity. Whole window regulator had to be replaced. 
44000 340 Rear passenger door power window regulator and rear sliding power window regulator both failed completely and needed replacement. 
 

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2004 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 26000    
29000 1200 Trans Fault warning came on and trans starting acting funny. Had metal shavings in the pan and a new reman trans is being installed. 
 

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2004 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford F-150 in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 120000    
125000 35 Replaced 8 spark plugs. 
 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 46000    
47000 100 Thermostat not opening properly. 
 
Ford F-150 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 31000    
35000 940 Clutches in rear end causing shudder when turning. 
 

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2004 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford F-150 in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 62000    
66000 637 Ball joint repair. 
 

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