Ford F-150 Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2018

Most reported problem

Powertrain

High risk

High

Engine problems include oil leaks, oil consumption, overheating, stalling, smoking, trouble turning over, or engine seizure/failure.
Car depreciation

36% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

30135 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects

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myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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Oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Oil consumption is high with just over 40.000 miles why ? it is maintained to the max. every oil change is spot on within the recommended mileage , yet the truck will use two quarts of oil in between changes. ??? so I would not recommend the ford 5.0 in

Review submitted by:GARON N

Pros:Nice looking truck

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I'm having the same oil consumption problem as alot of the other 2019 f150 owners with the 5.0 coyote engine. I purchased the truck used on Jan 23rd with 25,000 miles on it. It was a lease truck before I bought it. The dealer had serviced it before I purchased

Review submitted by:Robert S

Pros:I like fords in general. My last one was a 97 and had 225,000 miles on it when I sold it. I like the comfort, the room in the front and back seat and I like the way it pulls and handles my boat.

Cons:I dont like having a new vehicle that uses oil.

Shaking when idling

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Ford f-150, 2019. 5.0 engine. The Engine ticking, burn oil ( needs to add oil, between regular oil changes), and its shaking when idling.

Review submitted by:Vitaliy G

Pros:Very disappointed

Cons:Very disappointed

5.0 Coyote Engine Oil Consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Bought my truck with 22k miles. At 5000 miles I was 3.5 quarts low and took it into the dealer. I have had trucks my entire life and was shocked when the dealer told that it was perfectly normal. He told me that while the manual says to change the

Review submitted by:Peeples

Pros:I liked the look and felt the price was fair.

Cons:Oil consumption.

2020 F150 5.0 oil consumption

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

2020 f150 with 5.0 burning 2-quarts of oil every 500 miles, dealer did tsb 19-2365 and now 300 miles later it is 2-quarts low, dealer said nothing can be done until 10k miles, Ford said the same, currently 3k miles after 1 year and at my rate I will have

Review submitted by:James W

Pros:Ford

Cons:Burning oil

2018 f150 5.0l engine oil comsumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Burns 2 - 3 qts of oil between 5000 mi oil changes after new dipstick and software update. Will be having 2000 mi oil consumption test. 25000 miles on truck, warranty expires early 2022. Don't know what Ford's current response to this problem is, other than to stall until warranty

Review submitted by:Ronald C

Pros:Most everything other than high oil consumption.

Cons:Burns more oil than old car.

Oil consumption issue f150

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Truck consumes oil and no fixes resolved the issue. Ford won’t fix the issue unless the truck consumes more than 1qt of oil every 1000 miles. It seems Ford is failing to recognize the issue and I am going to be ending up responsible if something goes wrong with the

Review submitted by:Joe S

Pros:Nice features

Cons:Unreliable engine

Oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

I have to add oil every few hundred miles ! Thousands of miles before a scheduled oil change ! Ford told me it was common with this Particular engine and not to worry ! I have been online and they haven’t found a solid fix so I don’t let them

Review submitted by:David C

Pros:It’s a truck

Cons:Ford got $60,000 from me and Sold me a truck with a faulty motor that will eventually fail prematurely

I'm using a quart of oil every 1500 to 2000 miles

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Burning oil from the beginning. Told the service manager and he prints out bull about how my truck burns oil and is normal. They marked the dip stick and I returned in a few weeks and the still say the oil burning is normal. The service at AHF is great

Review submitted by:John I

Pros:None

Cons:Using oil and gas mileage is going down

Excessive Oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Have been to the dealer 3 times. Vehicle gets to min on oil level indicator with 33% oil life left. It is in the dealer right now. Has had PCM reflash for oil pullover twice & the longer oil level indicator installed. Oil consumption is getting worse. (vehicle now has

Review submitted by:John S

Pros:Looks

Cons:Too many issues & Ford will not address them.

5.0L oil consumption...

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Ha where to start.. well I have a 18 5.0L burn over 2L of oil in less then 7000km dealer keep telling me its normal but its not a damn 2 stoke for f**k sakes. Truck has 52****km on it now. Still nothing is being done.. I'm getting tired of

Review submitted by:Tallon

Pros:It's a ford. Love the truck not the oil consumption problems

Cons:It's more oil then a damn 2-stoke. Did I not make the clear

Engines consumes oil.

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

5.0 engine consumes an excessive amout of oil between changes. Technical bulletin work has been performed on to vehicle. Engine continues to use excessive oil. Only 25k miles on engine. I have had truck into dealership to fix the problem. I have had several 5.0 engines. This is the only

Review submitted by:JSS

Pros:Very comfortable truck

Cons:Engine burns oil

Excess oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

The vehicle seems to use excess oil between changes. Used about two quarts in 5000 miles driven. Have had several Ford trucks from 4 to 8 cylinders and never had this problem in the past. I am taking it to the dealer this weekend and have already mentioned the oil

Review submitted by:Samuel J M

Pros:Good power and towing

Cons:Worried about oil consumption

Oil consumption after TSB done by dealer

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Took truck in for oil consumption issue, rattling on acceleration, and smoke from tailpipe. Dealer completed TSB, I have since then lost power on acceleration, losing more oil than I did before the TSB, and rattling noise on acceleration continues, and smoke from tailpipe.

Review submitted by:Shawn C

Oil consumption

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

5.0 using oil 2 1/2 quarts per oil change, ford customer care said do the 1000 mile and 2000 mile check that’s where I’m at now. My ford dealer local doesn’t seem to care one way or not.

Review submitted by:William L

Pros:Good ride very comfortable

Cons:Smoke when started uses to much oil

Oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Oil consumption and rattle on decal

Review submitted by:Robert F

Pros:Great power and comfort

Cons:Uses to much oil and engine makes noise

It went down hill quicker than any truck I've owned

Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

First bind I put truck into power steering goes out, cost bout 1000 to repair, I lost backup camera after 45,000 miles, lost all radio lights, channels, sync, at 60,000, now its 50/50 when I crank if ac will work!,it does have power but gets only 13mpg.

Review submitted by:Danny K

Pros:Engine power

Cons:Build quality

Great truck but overpriced.

Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have owned 14 Ford trucks since 1983. Never owned anything else. I recently traded my 2009 Platinum f-150 for a GMC Sierra. I am not sold on the new aluminum body, and the price compared to a comparable vehicle is ridiculous.

Review submitted by:cxlong11

Pros:Nice truck, quiet and comfortable

Cons:Over priced "extremely"

2016 F150 Reg Cab 2WD 8FT Bed 3.5L V6

Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

High beams are weaker than most low beams. 40/20/40 seat - 20 does not align with 40s when fully reclined, shoulder on 20 side is always pushed forward. Minimal behind seat storage. Oil filter aligned with frame - hard not to make a mess during filter removal. Have to remove

Review submitted by:Bill H

Pros:Decent acceleration

Cons:See review

Vehicle feels cheap and not worth the money.

Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have been a FORD person for many years and I hate to say quality is more than just pretty paint and looks. I purchased the 2015 F150 X L T (DOB 12-14), 5.0 engine (the engine is one of the best made), the dash is made of thin plastic

Review submitted by:DISAPPOINTED

Pros:Great engine, seats comfortable, roomy in back

Cons:See in review

Metal particles attaching to clear coat

Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Love the look convenience of the ford F150, Have had a issue with metal particles attaching to clear coat and showing up as rust spots. Lot of expense and time in keeping it clay barred to stop the particles..

Review submitted by:Spoonman

Pros:Nice truck, very comfortable

Cons:Expense in clay barring the finish to avoid the rust

2019 f150 3.5 ecoboost with 10 speed BE CAREFUL

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

As of this review, my truck has less than 6000 miles on it. I bought this Truck new off the lot. BEWARE, Do not let them drive it out to you. Make them start it cold. My truck, and several others I've seen, Taps, rattles and shakes for the first

Review submitted by:John G

Pros:Nice interior

Cons:Noisy motor and embarrassingly bad transmission.

MPG a lie!

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this 2.7 EcoBoost F150 and to my surprise the MPG for this truck is no where near what is advertised. On the highway I get maybe 19 mpg, maybe!!! In the city I barely break 17 mpg! For those numbers, I should of bought the V8! Also, within

Review submitted by:Brandon J

Pros:Room

Cons:MPG, Recalls(plural)

Style and look is great but some quality issues.

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Style is great and I love the look of my Super crew Lariat. It feels very solid and the ride is great. I've owned 3: 2003, 2016, and 2019. The issues I've found with this truck have been with the driver seat seeming to shift from side to side slightly,

Review submitted by:GBN

Pros:Style and looks. Plenty of room. Decent mileage

Cons:Noisy engine and oil consumption.

Rebuilding the transmission at 28,000 miles

Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Great driving powerful comfortable truck with a junk transmission. The transmission started making a grinding noise at down shift when it only had 250 miles on it. It got progressively worse now it’s at the dealership being rebuilt. The starter is randomly making a grinding noise as well of course

Review submitted by:Rudy S

Pros:Nice looking, strong engine, good gas mileage.

Cons:Unreliable

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