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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,652 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While traveling in 4-wheel drive at 30-50 mph there was an unusual clunking noise coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 54,000. Updated 8/2/10 the consumer stated the vehicle pulled severly to the left and right. Updated 08/09/10

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 112009

F-150 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F150. While driving 60 mph he heard clanging noises in the rear end of the axle. He then pulled over to inspect the vehicle, but he could not identify the cause. After several days while driving, the failure resurfaced. Upon further inspection he noticed that the carrier bearing and the drive shaft were loose. The manufacturer was notified and he was advised that the three year warranty expired, therefore, he would have to purchase a new drive shaft for $750 plus labor. No repairs were made, and the vehicle was not drivable. The failure and current mileages were 29000. Updated 11/12/09 updated 11/16/09

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 102006


  • 26,955 miles
The integrated wheel end solenoid is prone to water from the cowl draining onto it, thus shorting out and allowing the 4X4 vacuum system to lose vacuum. When this happens, the truck's four wheel drive system engages unexpectedly and causes damage to the wheel hubs. Once this happens, the dealership costs are very expensive, requiring a new iwe solenoid, vacuum system, and front hubs.

- Independence, IA, USA

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