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2016 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 70 repairs.
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2016 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (77%)

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Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

14000 mi
ETB failed. Replaced. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

16120 mi
AM reception very poor 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 325hp 2.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Feb 2017

2000 mi
Electrical/battery warning light came on during drive, smoke and smell, we were towed to dealer who found a chafed wire that had begun burning. Wire was replaced and re-clipped to prevent dislocation. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 325hp 2.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Alaska, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

19000 mi

US $650
Drivers side mirror assembly was replaced after the mirror portion snapped like a geriatric sprinter's hamstring on a cold day. Two recall fixes were performed as well; seat assembly nuts, and door latch not working in cold weather. Also fixed defective Sync hardware module that prevented latest software update from working. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

600 mi
There was a vibration/wheel/tire problem. Dealer rebalanced all four tires. The problem reappeared shortly afterwards, will have to take back. It's possible one or more tires are out-of-round and may require replacement. Driver's front door panel lines were slightly out of line with front fender and rear door. 
Mar 2018

22000 mi
Passenger door glass developed a oval/circular crack in the middle of the glass. Dealer determined it was defective and it was replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2018

25000 mi

US $165
Noticed a shimmy. Tires were previously balanced but didn't fix the problem. Tech finally discovered tire was out-of-round, requiring a new tire. I had to pay for part of it since original tire has 20k+ miles on it. It didn't fix the problem so another appointment has been scheduled. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Kentucky, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

5200 mi
Driveline vibration dealer road force balanced tires. Advised to put 500 lbs in the bed. Due to heavy tow package on the truck. It solved the problem. They could have shimmed the rear differential but advised under load vibration. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in Nebraska, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

2000 mi
High pitched whistle when going between 40 and 53 mph. Dealer acknowledged the noise but could not locate it and there for could not fix it. The F150/Lariat badges were loose and coming off. 
Jun 2016

2000 mi
Doors rattle whenever the road is not perfectly smooth. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

282-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in West Virginia, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2018
Jan 2017 front differential failed Front diff pinion failed and thus entire diff and bearings had to be replaced. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

64480 mi

C $380
Solenoid that controls front hubs failed 
Apr 2018

64480 mi

C $289
Front solenoid and hub repair 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

3700 mi
sync 3 froze and would not reset. Only showed shadowed letters, clock froze and temp froze. Hvac did work, but radio did not work. Dealer had to disconnect the battery to reset the screen. unknown cause yet. shimmy at 55-65 mph and is not constant. rotated tires, balanced tires, not change. will be bringing it back for further diagnosis. 
Jan 2018

20000 mi
vibration at 55-65. was told tires were perfect and there is no problem. Had drive shaft balance checked by dealer. No problem found. So, I just have to change tires later. 
Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

1860 mi
AC not cooling down vehicle as expected 
Ford F-150 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

17980 mi
Squeaky headrest repaired 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Sep 2018
Dec 2016

3100 mi
Door lock actuators keep freezing; unable to open door 
Feb 2017

3720 mi
Dealer installed shields on door lock actuator assemblies 
Sep 2017

4960 mi
One chrome plated tow hook replaced under warranty due to rust 
Sep 2018

7440 mi
Replace out of balance driveshaft 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

33000 mi
Replaced wiper switch on steering column. Wipers would not turn off. Ran in intermittent mode even with switch was off. 
May 2018

42000 mi
recalls done fixing door icing and seat belt 
Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Aug 2018
Apr 2017

15500 mi
Back window blew out when remote start was used during winter. Defrost blew window out. Took two windows. First one wasn't sealed properly and leaked heavily. 
Ford F-150 in Michigan, United States
May 2017 - Jan 2018
Jun 2017

16500 mi

US $354
Rear end needed to be resealed 
Nov 2017

32500 mi
Air intake manifold right hand side and ternal parts mail engine lost power check engine light came on, dealership in that believe that the code was trigger 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Aug 2017

16000 mi
Pano roof making noise. Had to be aligned and lubed 
Oct 2017

23000 mi
Rear leaf springs noisy in uneven roads. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

4000 mi
Rear of the truck was making clunking noise when turning. Dealer found leaf spring isolates needed replacing. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

38000 mi
Door latch would intermittently not securely close. There was a recall for this that was completed which resolved the issue. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

35500 mi
Don’t know what it was. Could not be determined. Want to say it’s in the transmission or the engine or the front axles under very low load. 
Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

6000 mi
Door alignment 
Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

21700 mi
Replaced satellite radio antenna 
Jul 2017

35960 mi
Performed TSB to correct door latches freezing up after it happened once a year into ownership. Machined front rotors due to warping. Replaced leaking crankshaft rear main seal. 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

4000 mi
Check engine light with code P04DB. Checked all systems indicated by code. Found nothing wrong. Cleared code and in the last 5-6 weeks since then, no further problems. 
Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

11160 mi
Water leaking into the interior of the doors, which froze and caused the doors to freeze open/shut. Recall installed new parts to improve the diversion of water away from the inside of the door 
May 2018

25420 mi

C $250
Brakes were rubbing and needed to be serviced outside of normal timeline 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

7000 mi
glove box came apart rear window trim fell off / rear window would not open radio will not turn on 
Nov 2017

7000 mi
Radio would not turn on. Hope to get it fixed when parts for two unrelated recalls arrive. 
Mar 2018

9000 mi
occasionally, the radio would not turn on 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

21000 mi
Driver seat back was not getting cold 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Dec 2015 - Feb 2017
Jan 2016

1000 mi
Glove box does not latch correctly. Large gap in-between glovebox and dash. Dealer replaced the glove box. New Glovebox did not fix the problem. A new problem occurred during the attempted repair. The dampeners no longer work and the latch 
Nov 2016

22400 mi
Glovebox again. 3 times attempted repair. On the 4 th try at the dealer they replaced more parts and had the shop foreman check the work before they released me. A small defect caused by FORD but many wasted hours working with the dealer 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 325hp 2.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

31000 mi

US $442
Replace front rotors (out of round) 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

1000 mi
crank sensor failure at 350 miles 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 325hp 2.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jan 2018
Oct 2016

3000 mi
Sync screen went black intermittently. Screen replaced and reprogrammed software under warranty. Weak SiriusXM radio signal near cell phone towers. 
Jul 2017

15000 mi
Replaced Sync after another failure Replaced XM radio antenna 
Dec 2017

24000 mi
Windshield wiper shutoff switch failed, causing wipers to run constantly. 
Jan 2018

25000 mi
Battery lost charge overnight. Tested battery at local auto parts store - no issues. Dealer ran diagnostics on everything - no issues - and after 4 days, claimed it was a battery and replaced under warranty. 
Ford F-150 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

25000 mi
TSB 17-0007 Cylinder Heads needs to be replaced 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Alabama, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

6000 mi
In Sport Mode, hard downshifts and gear hangs when decelerating (not braking). 
Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

27000 mi
dealership installed mud flaps malfunctioned. Clip broke off the mud flap and started peeling the tire well edging off the truck. $385 estimated repair. These 2 pieces should not be connected. incurred driving down dirt road to my farm. car radio intermittently doesn't work without shutting off car. I reviewed issue on line and lots of people are having this issue. Ford needs to admit the issue and resolve it. 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Nov 2016

100 mi
Heater worked intermittently. Dealer spent a week swapping components and then discovered a pinched wire behind the dash. Cause, quality is job 1, doncha' know? 

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2016 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford F-150 in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

29000 mi
Steering wheel cover started peeling so the steering wheel was replaced under warranty 
Ford F-150 in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

34000 mi
Sunroof rattle fixed under TSB 
Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

9000 mi
Problem with driver's side backup sensor in wet conditions. 
Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

10000 mi
door locks would freeze during cold weather. Sunroof sunshade (to block out light) had a broken part, which made a noise, which altered me to the problem. The sunroof parts functioned properly, but the dealer had to replace the sunshade due to a broken part. 

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2016 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

282-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

8000 mi
Went into "limp mode" service engine and other warning lights. Bad throttle body. New throttle body lasted 10 miles...same problem. Dealer then removed throttle body from a new truck on the lot and installed on my F150. Has been working. 
Nov 2016

16700 mi
Limp mode, check engine light. Electronic throttle body replaced. This is the fourth throttle body that this truck has had. Different dealer than the first time. 

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