Ford F-150 Problem Trends and Complaints

September 2022 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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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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Oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My 2018 ford f150 with a 5.0 v8 engine burns approximately 5 quarts of the 8.8 quart full capacity during the normal 10,000 mile oil change cycle. I brought it to the dealership and they performed the service bulletin consisting of a computer adjustment and a new dip stick. The

Review submitted by:Barry

Pros:Smooth ride, good gas mileage

Cons:Burns too much oil

Oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I checked my oil at around 30k miles and noticed my oil was reading well below the marking on my dipstick. I instantly turned to the internet to see if others had the same issue and of course I wasn't alone. Took it to a Ford dealer near me and

Review submitted by:Beau

Pros:Design

Cons:Shifts hard at times and oil consumption

Engine is burning oil

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My Ford F150 burns oil. I add a fair amount of extra oil between oil changes. I recently did some internet searching and found that there are quite a few complaints regarding 2018 f150 trucks and excessive oil consumption and engine damage. I sometimes notice a loud thump when I

Review submitted by:Wade

Pros:Good towing, roomy

Cons:Burns oil , worried about engine

Oil Consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Recently noted rattling sounds coming from engine acceleration. I have had experience in the past with low oil issues and immediately recognized this sound as possibly low oil. Checked oil, dip stick was dry. Had to add 3 Quarts of oil to get dip stick to read oil level in

Review submitted by:Greg

Pros:Love my F-150. This is my second one. It’s the perfect balance between comfort and utility

Cons:Oil consumption is my only issue. I intend on keeping this vertical 10+ years. VERY worried this issue is damaging the engine

Oil consumption and engine Rattle

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I’ve had my truck for three months and put about 6,000 miles in it. In that time I have added 3 quarts of oil. There is no evidence of a leak so it has to be burning it. Also, the engine makes a rattling sound on when accelerating especially when

Review submitted by:Shannon

Pros:It is a very nice and stylish truck.

Cons:The engine has issues and the 10 speed automatic seems to always be looking for a gear

Texas

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

At around 21,000 miles I discovered my new truck was using oil. I checked oil personally prior to oil change to discover oil level to be below bottom of range. Took vehicle to local ford dealership and they reprogrammed PCM and put in new dipstick. Based on readings and dipstick

Review submitted by:Michael

Pros:Good ride

Cons:Uses oil

oil consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

burning oil in my 2019 f-150 ford truck 5.0 v-8 engine with under 44,000 miles. my engine light came on about 3,000 miles ago and went to the dealership , they said it was low on oil. ive been checking oil once a month and the other day i noticed

Review submitted by:anthony

Pros:looks good

Cons:engine noise, oil consumption.

Burning oil

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My check engine light came on this weekend, I took it to my mechanic and they stated that it was low on oil. I stated that I just replaced my oil at the 59/60K mark not to long ago and asked if I had a leak, they stated I did

Review submitted by:Ruben

Pros:Nice interior, plenty of room

Cons:Engine noise from the beginning , dealerships not helpful once you purchase

Oil gone

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I take my f150 coyote in regular to get oil change and the last 3 times there has been zero oil what so ever. Took to ford and they “fixed” it now 15,000 miles later and here we are again back at it with no oil on the dipstick. And

Review submitted by:Patrick

Pros:It’s a truck

Cons:The oil

Oil overconsumption

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I bought a 2020 F150 with the 5.0L Coyote engine in April of 2020. A couple of months later, the engine was making awful noises, metal on metal, as I drove about my daily business. the engine had about 2000 miles on it, at this point. I took it to

Review submitted by:Steven

Pros:Comfort, style, capability, appearance

Cons:Oil overconsumption in Coyote engine

2018 F150 Oil Consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2018 F150 uses oil. Took to dealer, changed the oil/filter, replaced the dipstick and reprogrammed ECM. Never told me to bring it back, so when it was low again, I added oil and called them for resolution. Told me to bring it back, said I was supposed to bring it

Review submitted by:Bruce

Pros:Like it a lot, happy with everything except oil usage.

Cons:Excessive oil consumption.

Wisconsin

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Truck using to much oil took track to the dealer dealer did a reprogramming on the pcm and put a longer dip stick in but after a week of driving the oil was down a quart was told to add a quart and keep watching the oil to see if

Review submitted by:Patrick

Pros:It's just a truck

Cons:Will not buy a Ford truck again

Going thru oil

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I travel a lot in putting 6/7 quarts a month in motor it’s not leaking or burning out the tail pipe. It’s a poor job by ford motors. Oil is evaporating I think off the piston housing. I wish oil light would come on sooner so I know it’s just

Review submitted by:Rodney

Pros:I’ve always been a ford owner. First issue ever

Cons:Cost in money oil not cheap. Hassle keep buying gallon of oil each month

2018 Ford F150 Excessive Oil Consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Super Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I purchased my 2018 Ford F150 and after 3000 miles it used 4 quarts of oil. I told the dealership and they installed a different dipstick and I am waiting to see if that fixed it. The dealership said that they performed a bulletin that was suppose to fix the

Review submitted by:Mel

Pros:Looks

Cons:Defective Engine

Excessive oil consumption

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I currently own a 2020 F150 with a 5.0L coyote engine. I'm experiencing excessive oil consumption and all Ford has done is reprogram and change the oil leveler dip stick. Also told me that Ford said engine noise I'm experiencing is normal. I'm not pleased with how Ford is handling

Review submitted by:Shaun

Pros:It's a truck

Cons:Engine defects

oil consumtion

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Engine used oil to the point that i needed to add it 2 to 3 times between normal changes. reported to dealer about engine rattling noises along with squealing noises and was told the manufacture said it was normal for this truck. at the same time was told the oil

Review submitted by:Guy

Pros:Everything except oil use and sunroof broke after less than a dozen uses' sunroof out of warranty and told it would cost anywhere between $300 and $3500 to repair. now have an expensive sunroof that i cant use

Cons:Oil use and broken sunroof

Regular have to add oils it had 13000 miles when purchased and always had to add oils it not worth keeping when you’ve to pay for it and add oil all the time and nobody seems to care they just want the money.

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I’ve to constant add oil every 300, miles had 13000 miles on it when I purchased it and it not right to buy a truck with such low mileage and it’s no good someone needs to be held responsible. I need help can’t afford it new truck, fix mine or

Review submitted by:Henry

Pros:I love the truck but not the problem.

Cons:Using all this oil

texas

Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

at 25000( still have 1500 till next oil change) engine oil light came on, 3 quarts low on oil, filled up, then change oil required light came on, took in with 3 days had oil changed, was told it would 6 months till first appointment to diagnostics check could be

Review submitted by:Paula

Pros:Nice looking truck

Cons:The heavy oil consumption with no leaks where is this oil going?

Excessive Oil Consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 Regular Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I bought my 2019 Ford F-150 with a 5.0L Coyote engine back in November of 2021. The truck had around 60K miles on it at the time of purchase. At around 64-65K I started to notice a slight jump in the truck when it would idle down. After checking all

Review submitted by:Stefani

Pros:I love my truck.

Cons:The engine oil consumption is insane!!

Oil Consumption Issue

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

First started having check engine light around April of 21 with a engine timing sensor. I would bring it to a repair shop and they would replace those sensors thinking they were faulty. Then again on April of 26, same check engine light came on for the same sensor issue.

Review submitted by:Travis

Pros:Love everything about this truck

Cons:Engine issues always in the forefront of my mind when driving any distance.

Oil consumption

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Last checked July 2022. Used 1 quart oil on 1000 mile trip. Recommended oil used per Ford. Oil and filter changed at 5000 mile intervals and toped off as needed in between changes. When oil is low I hear what appears to be valves tapping. Contacted dealership Fred Beans Ford

Review submitted by:Leonard

Pros:Room in cab, looks

Cons:Dealership not taking care of know problems. Always get the runaround.

Excessive Oil Consumption

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My 2019 Ford F-150 consuming excessive amounts of oil. 2 quarts low after 1500 miles. Ford dealer just completed the most recent TSB. Don’t know if it has improved anything yet. Haven’t had any dash lights come on yet...

Review submitted by:Thomas

Pros:Towing

Cons:Consuming exceeding oil

Using oil

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Heard a ticking noise coming from the engine that sounded like lifters rattling. Took it to the dealer and was told it was low on oil. When asked about it was told that it was normal for the engine to use oil. Took the vehicle home and continued to drive

Review submitted by:Robert

Pros:Comfort

Cons:Oil usage

Excessive oil consumption on new vehicle

Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I bought a new Ford F-150 truck. All oil changes were done by Ford dealership. I specifically had them use full synthetic oil. I was very careful to properly perform the break in driving requirements for the first 1000 mikes. I’m also very easy on my truck so as to

Review submitted by:Luis

Pros:I love my Ford F-150 but not with a possibly damaged engine

Cons:Concern over possible damage, repairs and loss if value and use

5.0 Oil Usage

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

F150 SuperCrew Cab

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

At 85k Miles I got a check engine light that came on and luckily I had it checked at dealership and no oil was on dip stick. They looked forever for a leak and my truck sits in same spot in driveway for 3 years. No leaks ever not even

Review submitted by:Mark

Pros:Features

Cons:Reliability

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