Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Safety Reviews


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Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Enterprise, AL

engine won't speed up to pass other vehicles safely.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1765VL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 19, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 87 mph.

Ford F-150 1994
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Enporia, KS

while driving vehicle the engine accelated by itself loosing control of vehicle, also when disconect the battery cable and put back, the instruments on dashboard is not set.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF15NOLL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 20, 1997
Location:
Clarkston, MI

whenever consumer exits the vehicle, if ever touching any metal parts, it will then exert sparks of fire. consumer says if standing close enough one can hear the sizzling. consumer also has measured the distance of these sparks which he measured at three inches away. consumer thought it would go away, but it is actually getting bigger. consumer does not own truck, he's leasing it from ford. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 16, 1997
Location:
Iron River, MI

vehicle stalling.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VK. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 03, 2008
Location:
Kinder, LA

1999 ford f150 5.4l v8 blew out the number four (4) spark plug located on the passenger side in the rear. personal research has told me that this is a very common problem due to a "factory defect" (ford motor company does not admit this) of not having enough threads in the head to hold the plug. recommended repairs include replacing the head, which is $2,500 job. i am using a thread tapping dye with an insert to fix this problem. it is still not put back together at this time. in my opinion, ford needs to recall the heads on the 5.4l motors for any and all years that have had these blow-out problems. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 129000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 02, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford F-150 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 21, 2007
Location:
London, 00

spark plug blew out stripping threads. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 30, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford F-150 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2008
Location:
Lancaster, PA

my 2005 ford f-150 w/ 4.6 triton engine lost compression around the #3 spark plug from the passenger's side. the engine ran, but with loss of power and a popping noise. the truck has less than 55,000 miles. leaving me stranded and requiring towing. *tr

Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX14W25N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 21, 2005. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2005 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2005 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Kellar Bros . Dealer's city: Lititz . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 17543 .

Ford F-150 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 15, 1996
Location:
Spring Branch, TX

driving along on the highway, heard a loud noise, saw smoke coming from the hood area through the vents. got out of the vehicle and it burst into flames, burning the entire vehicle. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1TEX15N6SKA. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 30, 2007
Location:
Sewickley, PA

my 1998 ford f-150 only had 76,000 miles on it and was well-maintained. on 12/30/2007. it had run a little rough at start up for about two weeks prior to 12/30/2007. then on that day a loud knock in the engine. i took it to a mechanic who said that there was a history of the 4.2 engines having problems. and i would have to replace the engine. i have not done anything with it yet. i believe that ford should stand behind this engine. if they know it was a design problem to start with. *tr

Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1728WK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Ford F-150 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 17, 2007
Location:
Leominster, MA

spark plug blown out of cylenfar head (#3) 2001 ford f-150 5.4 triton. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L61K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph. Dealer's name: Rick Starr Ford . Dealer's telephone number: OUT OF BUS . Dealer's city: Leominster . Dealer's state code: MA. Dealer's zipcode: 01453 .

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 21, 2007
Location:
Vine Grove, KY

ford recommends changing the spark plugs on my 2004 f150 5.4 3-valve at 100,000 miles. mileage was getting close so i tried to change them. unfortunately ford did not tell owners that there is a huge problem with the spark plugs breaking-off in the cylinder causing a massive repair bill. engine had must be removed to take out broken plug. ford did produce a tsb, but did not inform owners that this routine service should be done by dealer. upon checking internet, there are scores of reports of the plugs breaking when both owners and dealers attempt the routine maintenance. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 93500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14534K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 04, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2004 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Seekins Ford .

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 28, 2007
Location:
Cottonwood, AZ

without any warning the v-8 5.4 engine started missing, dealer in winslow az said they had a lot oftrouble with that engine shooting the spark plugs out. two of the plugs were loose , one apparently more than the other. replacing plugs did not help. some reports of others tell of this going on since before 97. some with fires. i wonder why this situation has gone on so long and still not fixed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92401 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14554K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2004 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Steve Coury . Dealer's city: Cottonwood . Dealer's state code: AZ.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 02, 2007
Location:
Henderson, NV

i purchased a used 1998 ford f150 from car max in las vegas. i also purchased car max's extended warranty. i took the truck to jiffy lube for an oil change and drove it home, a distance of about 1 mile. jiffy lube did not note any problems when they serviced the truck. the truck would not start the next time i went to use it. jumping it did no good, the battery was not low. i had the truck towed to car max it was towed on a flat bed trailer, so the wheels never touched the ground. i called car max the next day and they said they had it scheduled to look at the following day. they called me that following day and asked if the truck was smoking when i last drove it. i told them it was not and that it drove fine. then they told me the engine was blown and continued to act as though i had caused it. on my next day off, i rode my bicycle to car max and checked the truck's odometer against the mileage jiffy lube wrote on my receipt. there were 28 miles put on my truck since the oil change. car max will not take responsibility, even though they blew the motor in my truck, but deny it. my son had done most of the oil changes on the truck, so i have no proof oil changes were done, so car max denied the extended warranty. i called ford and i was told there is no such issue on the truck, even though ford changed the head starting with later 1998 models, due to a faulty design. their customer service agent was very frustrated with my asking how they can deny an issue, when they put out information to their dealers on steps to take when servicing the f150. she asked what i wanted them to do. i told her i was not asking ford to replace the motor because i am paying for an extended warranty. but i would like them to contact car max and tell them that the motor blowing up was not my fault, so car max would cover it, as they should anyway. she told me no, because there is no issue with the 1997 and 1998 ford f150's. please help. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0724WC. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2005. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Car Max . Dealer's city: Las Vegas . Dealer's state code: NV.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 21, 2007
Location:
Ocean Springs, MS

my f150 xlt 4.2l engine had been operating normally prior to 9/21/07. the truck was sitting at home and had not been driven for approximately one week when i went to drive it. as i cranked it, the engine suddenly began making a very loud clattering noise. i immediately shut off the engine and opened the hood to see if something was hitting the fan blade or some similar event. after inspecting the engine compartment and discovering nothing unusual visually, i again started the engine and again the same horribly loud noise continued. i was told by an auto mechanic who lives nearby that the noise sounded like a rod "knock" caused by catastrophic engine failure. after learning of the 99b29 recall on this 4.2 engine for front gasket defects that cause complete engine failure if not stooped in time, i contacted the original owner and learned that he had never been notified of any such recall, and he specifically stated that anytime he was notified of a problem he always took the vehicle to the dealer as instructed. in fact, his father worked at a ford dealership and his father sold him the truck and he still had no knowledge of any such recall. i had recently added engine coolant to the reservoir before the engine failure because it was very low, but i discovered no leaks anywhere nor anything else unusual so there was nothing appearing out of the ordinary. the engine is now ruined due to the faulty gasket because the vehicle owner was never notified of the defective condition. in fact, the original owner took the vehicle to a ford dealership more that one year ago on may 18, 2006 for an electrical recall (05s28, cruise control) and they should have and could have also fixed the defective gasket at that time, which would have prevented my total engine failure from ever happening... but they didn't. ford's failure to fix all recalled defects on 5/18/06 was inexcusable. ford owes me a new engine! *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125277 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX072XVK. Vehicle was purchased on July 07, 2006. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 05, 1996
Location:
Winston-salem, NC

intermittent stalling.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 05, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 06, 2006
Location:
Bradenton, FL

1997 ford f150 4.2l engine - thrown rod/ cruise control fire possibilites. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 124648 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2007
Location:
Anchorage, AK

01 f150 supercrew 5.4l with less than 41,000 miles. right rear spark plug blew out of head also breaking coil mounting bracket. dealer removed engine to attempt repair and found spark plug hole would not accept heli-coil. in process at this time trying to locate a new head. this truck has been well taken care of and with less than 41,000 miles, how was this possible! i have been a ford driver most of my life. but i will think twice before buying another ford. this problem is well documented and should be repaired under a recall. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Seekins Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 907-459-4170 . Dealer's city: Fairbanks . Dealer's state code: AK. Dealer's zipcode: 99701 .

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 17, 2007
Location:
San Antonio, TX

head gasket failure.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1721WK. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Gillespie Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 2105091070 . Dealer's city: San Antonio . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 78238 .

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 13, 2007
Location:
Stafford, VA

have a 1999 f150 that has a fix recorded for the head gasket, but has no recall. even though ford knows there is a fault, and should take care of or repay the consumer for fixing, since ford knows there is a problem. *ak

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1999 Drive type:4WD. Ford F-150 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2005
Location:
Ellisville, MO

i bought used vehicle from the bo's autorama on 6/2004 and used it once or twice in the first year. i started to use it regularly in april 2005. first i had to replace the spark plugs/wires because of water getting into them, and causing a miss in the engine on 4/2005. then i had them sealed on 9/2005, then, replaced on 12/2005 , and the problem to this day, has never been fixed, but i spent over $900 trying. the transmission and rear differential has had to be replaced 3 times on 5/2005, 6/2005, and 7/2005. the muffler was replaced in 8/2005, the battery died in 10/2005, the front brakes went out in 11/2005. so less than 14,000 miles from purchase i had spent over $5ooo in repairs, and still could not drive it. i took the truck to bo's beuckman ford and will never deal with them again. they over charged me for lousy work. also, ford would not pay for the first faulty rear differential because i did not have ford install it. why would i? they could not fix the engine miss after 2 tries, and charged me both times, and it took them 3 times to fix the transmission. *ak

Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on June 07, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 1998 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Bo's Autorama . Dealer's city: Gray Summit . Dealer's state code: MO.


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