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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,515 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 092016


  • 107,000 miles


Power steering hose rust and leaking-transmission hoses rusted and leaking - spark plug breaking off when having them replaced

- Eccles, WV, USA

problem #9

Aug 142014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Gas and brake pedal are too close together. You could still be giving it gas while you are pushing on the brakes. I see hundreds of complaints about this online.I was pulling into a parking spot when I thought I was applying the brakes the other half of my foot was on the gas causing me to jump the curb and crash into a wall.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 302013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Truck was at dealership for repairs, when I was told not to have repairs done because the frame is cracked and rusted thru. They said the vehicle is unsafe to drive. The truck is now worthless. In my 50 years of owning and driving numerous vehicles in the northeast, I never had a rusted frame issue. Ford will not help nor investigate the situation.

- Becket, MA, USA

problem #7

Jul 062012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 113,800 miles


The passenger assist handle attached to the a pillar on the passenger side of the vehicle failed at both connection points to the a pillar while my wife was entering the vehicle. My wife was standing on the running board at the time of the failure of the assist handle, the handle completely separated from the vehicle and she fell off the running board with the handle in her hand, landing on her back against a curb in the parking lot. This is the third failure of this part since this vehicle was purchased new on 10/06/2006. The first failure occurred within the first 12 months of ownership. The second failure happened within the first 36 months of ownership. After each incident, Ford replaced the defective part with an identical part. The first two incidents did not result in injury to my passenger. Fortunately, my wife was not seriously injured in the recent event.

- St. Johns, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 192012


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the cover tail gate fell and detached from the vehicle. The failure recurred and the entire part that covered the tail gate was missing. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop however, the vehicle was not repaired and the part was still missing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no assistance was provided. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileage was 62,000.

- Eastham, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 142010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that both of the decals on the vehicle were faded and delaminated. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not contacted. Updated 07/13/12 updated 07/17/12

- Defiance, MO, USA

problem #4

Jun 072007


  • 42,000 miles


Drivers window control.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 152008


  • 4,057 miles
The engine stalled and a mechanic later determined that a substantial amount of water was found in the gas tank. Prior to the stall the truck had been kept in a location where it would be impossible for someone to put water into the tank. When I explained this to the Ford dealership mechanic, he indicated that he personally had seen other cases where water had mysteriously appeared in a Ford F150 gas tank which appeared to be attributable to the fact that rain water landing inside the trucks box drips through the seams and rivets of the box directly onto the fuel pump passing into the gas tank when it remains parked for a substantial period of time. When I googled "water in the fuel tank", I find that the first item to come up is Ford F150 owners describing the inexplicable discovery of substantial amounts of water in their gas tank! (please try googling this yourself. )

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 072008

F-150 4WD

  • 13,667 miles
I was loading stuff into the back seat of my 2006 F-150. The wind caught the front door and it slammed shut. The bottom of the door is extremely sharp and stuck into my leg. It required staples because it was to deep for stitches. Upon inspection, the door is not put together properly and the edges are not sealed.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 032006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 630 miles
: the contact stated that there are 10 grooves in the roof of the cab on the vehicle. The contact expressed concern that during the winter, the grooves could fill with water and freeze. When the ice dislodges, it could become a projectile towards other vehicles behind it.

- Huntsville, TX, USA

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