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2009 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 162 repairs.

2009 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 39 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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2009 Ford F-150

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Ford in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

2000 mi
Headliner falling down. Passenger seat trim coming off.  
Ford F-150 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

6200 mi
I started complaining about the way the truck shifted after the first week. The truck was repaired finally in October at my 10,000km maintenance and is fine now. I also had the Bluetooth speaker replaced, for the phone. Callers couldn't hear me when I was using the phone.  

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

11000 mi
hard shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear 
Jul 2010

25300 mi
Battery loses charge after 3 days of no driving. They replaced the battery and it has not fixed the problem. Had to go back 5 days later for them to install the new radio and battery. 
Apr 2011

33000 mi
Battery goes dead after 3 days of no use. I don't know what they did. They said it was fixed and to date it is still having the problem. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Iowa, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

11000 mi
A rear sensor connected to braking system failed, causing warning light. Sensor replaced. 
Mar 2015

71000 mi

US $100
fluid leak, future repairs will be needed, part ordered 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015
Nov 2009

5000 mi
Bad paint in bed of truck. Made appt. week in advance. got there, no record of made appt. left truck for 10days. 
Jun 2010

14000 mi
drivers door handle broke 
Jun 2011

27000 mi
water coming into cab back seats from third brake light. replaced seal  
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Aug 2013
Nov 2009

3000 mi
Seat trim was coming loose from the frame, repaired under a TSB Drivers seat backrest motor was making noise when being adjusted. Dealer replaced seat motor. 
Jan 2011

10700 mi
Driver door not unlocking properly all the time, problem was found to be the door latch assembly. Dealer replaced latch assembly Experiencing an occasional harsh shift from 1-2 when cold. Dealer performed a TSB to reflash the transmission control unit. Problem 
Nov 2011

13500 mi
Driver interior door handle broke. Took to shop and was advised that the door handle was a part of a recall. All 4 handles were replaced. 
Apr 2012

14300 mi
Water was leaking in through the third brake light. The dealer diagnosed as part of a service bulliten and replaced the seal around the lamp. This also required the replacement of the headliner and cleaning of the interior for water stains. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

21000 mi
Install new sun glass holder, the old one broke, the new one came in the wrong color had to wait another 2 weeks till completion 
Apr 2010

29000 mi
Valve Cover had a leak 
Jan 2012

63000 mi

US $86
Blower Resistor went out, heat would only operate on full. Plastic piece near the side step missing 
Jun 2015

99000 mi
Sometimes the window wouldn't go up. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

17000 mi
Reported a positioning problem with the rear seat/shoulder belts to FMC. Said they could do nothing until I took it into the dealer. Problem is that the rear shoulder belts cut into my 5' tall wife's neck and my 5'2 mothers neck. Sent pictures, nada. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
May 2009

4295 mi
Paint problem, two different colors on the front and rear halves of the vehicle. Repainted vehicle 
Jul 2009

6500 mi
Fabric failure on passenger headrest, both front seat covers detached from seat frame. 
Sep 2009

11000 mi
Since new, front seat covers would detach from seat frame. Been in 3 times. Covers replaced this trip 
Oct 2009

10000 mi
Headrest fabric failure. Front seat covers detached from frame. Covers replaced this visit. 
Feb 2010

22000 mi
Tail light bulb replaced 
Mar 2011

45000 mi

US $54
Annoying harmonic sound caused by worn/defective exhaust pipe hanger. Hanger replaced 
Oct 2012

84000 mi

US $340
Tailgate torsion bar and bushings wore out. 
Mar 2013

92000 mi

US $50
Vehicle lost significant amount of ATF. Unable to find leak 
Dec 2014

138000 mi

US $1272
Rough run, low power. Replaced both variable timing actuators (variable valve timing system) 
Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2013
Aug 2009

6000 mi
Hard upshifting Transmission gears 1-2 and downshifting 2-1 

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2009 Ford F-150 Repair Histories

157 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Ford F-150. 71 of these members (45.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 162 repairs to 2009 Ford F-150s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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