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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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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Excessive oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My 2018 Ford F-150 is consuming oil rapidly. We check it and will be at capacity but after driving for a few days and checking oil again it is low. We are having to add any where from one to two quarts. Other than the current issue I have no

Review submitted by:Cathy R

Pros:I like everything else about my truck.

Cons:This issue with the oil.

2018 F150 5.0 oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2018 F150 Lariat 5.0 uses 3 to 4 quarts of oil between oil changes with less than 100k miles on the truck. Engine rattles at all times and sounds like a Diesel engine. After driving when you come to a stop it starts smoking which I believe is oil burning

Review submitted by:Joshua T

Pros:It’s a Ford

Cons:Extreme oil consumption and engine rattle

Ford 5.0

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

F 150 5.0 uses quart of oil every 2500 miles. Started doing this around 100,000 miles. With price of vehicles they need to last 300,000 miles plus. My trade in value plummeted cause of burning oil. This motor is too small and runs at too high rpms for a half

Review submitted by:STEVE S

Pros:Typical f150

Cons:Motor too small

5.0 L Engine Oil Comsumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My 2018 Ford F150 4x4 truck with a 5.0L Engine has just completed an oil study showing the 2.2 quarts were burn during the 3000 mile study. The ford dealership conducted this study by checking every 1000 miles the oil level. At the end the 2.2 quarts that was burnt

Review submitted by:Bruce E

Pros:The utility of the vehicle

Cons:Excessive oil consumption, won't crank immediately after stopping on a long trip, steering has an intermittent sticking/catching feeling when turning

Oil Consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have the oil changed every 3000 miles religiously. It has been down as many as 2 and a half quarts at the oil change times. It has a slight knock and sounds alot different from the day I bought it. I have had it looked at by a mechanic

Review submitted by:Leon D

Pros:Nice, roomy and good looking truck

Cons:Engine uses oil and sounds weird.

Oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My 2019 ford f150 xlt sport crew cab. 5.0 engine is burning oil. I bought it brand New. I have repeatedly ask the dealership and they keep saying nothing is wrong and there is no recalls. I've spent way to much money and still paying every month on it. I

Review submitted by:Patrick P

Pros:Like everything about it. Love my truck.

Cons:I would like the issue to be fixed or resolved. Whether that is tearing the motor apart to fix it or a new motor.

Texas

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Engine is burning oil in the dash it showed 40% oil life when I check it only the tip of the oil stick showed oil had to add 5 quarts the truck only has 21000 miles on it. We bought this new truck for our son so wouldn’t have any

Review submitted by:Miguel C

Pros:Good gas mileage

Cons:Engine issue

Oil consumption from high vacuum, corrected by ECM programming

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Bulletin 19-2338 2018 F150 STX 5.0 liter engine. I started hearing a tapping noise and dealer said it was due to low oil and the rods and lifters were damaged due to lack of lubrication. The cause was high vacuum pulling oil into the combustion chamber. My big issue is

Review submitted by:John B

Pros:I had no issues with my truck

Cons:None until I found out my engine was damaged and did not indicate the oil was low.

Oil useage

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Purchased the truck with 24k miles…now has 38k. We have had to add oil every 4K. And yes, the oil has been changed 3 times since purchase. Each time, I inquire about excessive oil usage. Each time, I am told-those engines just use oil. Yes, my truck is the 5.0L

Review submitted by:Conni M

Pros:I love my truck-drives smooth, comfortable, handles very nice on the road

Cons:The excessive oil use for a new truck

Oil Consumption, Ticking/Knocking from motor.

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

First Truck/Vehicle I’ve purchased ever. Purchased with 28,000 miles. My father continued to tell me her heard a noise from engine that it didn’t sound right, I needed to get it checked. Checked oil it was 2 quarts low. Figured maybe they dealership didn’t fill it correctly, changed oil and

Review submitted by:Stephen P

Pros:Color, and that it’s my truck.

Cons:Oil consumption, whistle, transmission, ticking noise,

TSB-2365

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2018 Ford F-150 5.0 Liter V8 consuming excessive oil. Currently undergoing oil consumption test. At 55311 miles I brought my truck into the dealer due to the Check Engine light coming on and hearing a rapping/knocking sound coming from the engine. The dealer diagnosed the issue and told me the

Review submitted by:Noel K

Pros:Everything

Cons:How much oil it is using and gas mileage

Uses excessive oil

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

We bought a used 2020 ford f150 with v8 motor. It had about 30,000 miles on it. The problem we are having is that once a week we are having to add a quart of oil. There are no leaks and no smoke. The truck is just driven dailey with

Review submitted by:Tony I

Pros:Drives great, rides great, gets good gas mileage for v8

Cons:Excessive oil consumption

Oil consumption

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have 40 thousand on my truck and I change oil every 3000 miles, last time it was a quart low previously it was a half quart low and probably has been that way but they haven't told me so,because they just drain the oil right when you get there.

Review submitted by:John C

Pros:Love this truck amazing performance

Cons:Oil consumption!!!

excessive oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

The truck started acting funny ie engine stalling, and the engine light came on. I brought truck to dealer and dealer found the engine was 4 quarts low on oil and blamed it on Jiffy Lube who performed the last oil change. I am now seeing this is a common

Review submitted by:Robert C

Pros:Very reliable and great resale

Cons:The purchase price continually rises

Knocking and oil consumption.

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Bought a 2019 f150 and after about 50,000 miles noticed noise from the engine “ was told it was my injectors” and oil consumption was about 2 to 3 quarts between changes ford told me it was normal. Nothing done about it. Bought the truck for strictly hiway travel. No

Review submitted by:Kenneth R

Pros:Comfortable and roomy good gas milage

Cons:Motor knocking and oil consumption

Burning oil

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Brought truck with 39000 miles in jan2021 truck now has 40900 drove 30 miles motor started ticking checked oil very low i have to constantly keep checked to keep from blowing engine i would like to find someway for ford to fix the oil consumption problem or I might have

Review submitted by:Michael M

Pros:Like for ford to fix oil burning problem or give a new truck

Cons:Losing or burning oil

High oil comsumption

Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Purchased new 2021 Ford F150 with 5.0 engine. Checked oil at approximately 3200 miles and there was barely a drop on the dip stick. I took to dealer and they said it was normal for some engines to use oil during break-in period. I had to buy an oil change

Review submitted by:Jimmy E

Pros:Gas mileage

Cons:Oil consumption.

Noise and oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Our 2019 f150 gasoline truck has a knocking in the right side of the engine and uses a quart of oil approximately every 3500 miles. We have had it in the Ford dealership 5 times for this issue. We keep being told this is normal. After reading articles n speaking

Review submitted by:Mike F

Pros:Rides nice

Cons:The issues we are having with it

2018 F150 302 Engine Bad

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I need advice on a warrantied auto repair. My leased 2019 Ford F150 developed an engine problem. When I took it to the dealer they could not get approval from Ford to take the engine apart to determine the cause. And Ford will not cover the repair unless the engine

Review submitted by:Mitch F

Pros:None

Cons:Bad Engine

Excessive oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Ford says if the truck consumes more than 1 quart of oil in 3,000 miles that is too much. I've been taking it to the dealer all the TSB's have been completed. An oil consumption has been on going. The truck was a quart low after approx. 1200 miles. The

Review submitted by:Michael L

Pros:I like everything - except the oil consumption

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil Comsumption

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Known issue of F150 oil consumption. When I bought the car I was told by the dealership that oil consumption issue has been resolved on 2020 trucks. Apparently it is not the case. My truck is using a lot of oil and I am at risk to run it with

Review submitted by:Michael W

Pros:Nice ride, plenty of power

Cons:New car excessively consuming oil

Oil Consumption Issue

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Back in April of 2021 on a whim we checked the oil in our 2019 Ford F150. The dipstick revealed that the truck was low on oil. It was immediately taken to the dealership and the complain was logged. They (Pioneer Ford in Bremen Ga) did an oil consumption test

Review submitted by:Misty L

Pros:Size and interior room

Cons:Engine burning oil at 40k miles.

Oil Consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Checked my oil after driving it 2,100 miles and the oil level was half way between the tip of the dip stick and the fill line. The dealership took the truck in for service and changed the dip stick, reprogrammed and changed the oil and filter. I asked the service

Review submitted by:Andrea M

Pros:I runs great for now

Cons:The oil consumption issue

Oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Coyote engine burns oil at a rapid pace. I have been to the dealership several times about the problem. They replaced the dipstick and changed my oil with no change in consumption. I have located a class action lawsuit about this problem to hopefully have help soon.

Review submitted by:Tim M

Pros:Truck

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My truck has 45000 miles on it already had the oil consumption tsb done to it its time for oil change shows low on the dipstick . The dealer had to clean throttle body because was running too rich from oil going back into the intake. I put a oil

Review submitted by:James N

Pros:Love this truck

Cons:Oil consumption. Stalling out

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