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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,342 miles

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2006 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Jul 202009


  • 44,000 miles


I reported my catalytic converters went bad to richmond Ford llc. I have a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT with 44,000 miles. The service manager informed me that the 3 year, 36,000 mile factory warranty was past. It was during a routine state inspection my mechanic found the issue. I again called my mechanic. He informed that there is an 8 year 80,000 mile federal emissions warranty. I again called richmond Ford llc. Spoke with the service manager, he told me that there was no such warranty. I had to take my truck to a local exhaust specialist. It took a week and over $2000 to repair my truck. I called Ford Motor Companies customer care line. They informed me there was a federal emissions warranty and it was for 8 years or 80,000 miles. Now I am out $2000 and I am fighting with Ford to recover my expenses, lost time from work with no success can you assist or provide me with any contact information to assist me in this matter. Your assistance would be greatly welcome. Thanks, brian M dougherty

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #9

May 182009


  • 28,000 miles
Filed previous complaint about my truck. It now blows black smoke when it cranks. It is a good indication that it receiving a rich mixture of gas. This needs to be researched. I know it ties in with the mass air flow sensor, but Ford indicates everything is normal although I am seeing black smoke now when I crank up my truck.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #8

May 012009


  • 118,000 miles
Ford F-150 2006 with 5.4 L leaks fuel out of the top of the fuel tank when filling, the fuel stations pump does not shut off when the tank is full causing gasoline to be spilled on the ground. This started and then the fuel gauge stopped working so I have no idea how much fuel to pump before this happens at every fill-up. The dealer has replaced the fuel filler tube and has ordered a new fuel gauge but for two weeks has been unable to solve the problem. This is not only a safety issue but also an environmental issue. I was informed by an online Ford expert mechanic, that there were other instances of fuel leaks on this model (gaskets at the fuel pump assembly).

- Cross, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 042009


  • 24,200 miles


Fuel economy is not in accordance with standards on the 4.6L F150. I have checked and checked it time and time again. I am supposed to actually get better gas mileage on the highway. Around town and on the highway, since the purchase of my truck in 2006 it has been getting 13 mpg. I just recently placed a K&N filter on it in order to help with the mileage. I am now getting 15mpg highway and around town. Before the change, the trucks idle was rough and dropped below 1,000 rpms. After the change, it's still the same. I took it to a two different Ford departments and spoke with them about the concern that I had and both told me it was the way I drove the truck. Wrong. When there is black soot on the exhaust pipe and it's not clean, that's an indication of a maf sensor or one of the oxygen sensors have gone bad. I have nearly 25,000 miles on my truck and am fixing to replace the maf sensor due to the fact that a maf sensor will not show up as being damaged and no computer codes are relayed through this. The oxygen sensors would show computer codes. I do have it on file at wayne morris Ford in perry, ga where they had checked the truck and stated nothing was wrong, I was just getting bad gas. This was before I changed out the air filter. It is aggravating in knowing that one, I am driving a truck that now gets 15 mpg city/highway where before it was 13 mpg when I should be getting 17/20 mpg. *also, here is a keynote. The 2006 cruise control assembly was messed up on the truck when I first purchased it and they replaced it with a 2007 cruise control assembly and placed a newer 2007 computer in it due to the fact 2006 was not picking up on the cruise control.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 182006


  • 90,000 miles
A few days later the engine light came on again and this time it was the catalytic converter, which had to be replaced. When they said the other catalytic converter needed to be replaced. Had this truck in the shop 6 times for engine light.

- Imperial, MO, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Apr 282008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


2006 supercrew 4X4 F150 that began missing and shaking badly along with rich smell of gasoline this morning. Was taken into shop where it later hydrolocked and was now unable to start. Assessment by Ford technician found the engine to have a faulty injector on cylinder 6 that was stuck in the open position allowing fuel to dump directly into cylinder until full and the piston was unable to move anymore apparently resulting in some bent rods according to technician. Was advised that engine was blown and needed $9500 for replacement engine since vehicle was just out of warranty at 56,000 miles. Found out that many of the 2005 models of this vehicle had recalls on the same injectors making this type of repair covered, but my VIN does not show this recall since it a 2006 model. This bothers me because my truck was actually shown to be manufactured in Sept 2005 and possibly had the same batch of faulty injectors installed in it.

- Gates, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 272007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 650 miles
El dia 27 de septiembre del aŅO 2007, circulaba en mi camioneta Ford lobo O F 150 cuando sin causa aparente, SE empezo a incendiar por defectos que fueron detectados en la agencia pero que nunca fueron corregidos, como son los varios casos de los que ustedes tienen conocimiento, cuando dicha unidad SE incendio yo me encontraba en su interior poniendo en riesgo mi vida, sin que hasta el momento Ford Motor Company de Mexico haga valida la garantia, sera muy interesante para los usuarios Ford tener en cuenta en manos de quien ponen sus vidas, como ES el caso de la familia denika Washington quien perdio a su hija por los mismos motivos sin causa alguna SE incendio su unidad Ford F 150 en mayo del 2004 este caso les sera de bastante interes para sacar a la luz publica el gran peligro que representa este tipo de unidades, Y la omision que hace Ford Motor Company en referencia a este problema

- Mazatlan Sinaloa, 00, USA

problem #2

Sep 272007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Curculando normalmente mi camioneta F 150 SE empezo a incendiar, sin motivo aparente, no sin antes haberse reportado algunos defectos en esta unidad, la unidad fue perdida total, Ford no quiso hacer valida la garantia, espero puedan ayudarme a resolver dicho incidente gracias

- Mazatlan Sinaloa, 00, USA

problem #1

Jan 152006

F-150 4WD

  • 500 miles
2006 F150 fx 4 -4X4 super cab 5.4 L. I traded the exact same truck in an 04 model year for this 2006. Ford has refused to fix ( for 3 model years ) : drive train vibration, drive train howl/whine. The 04 was in the shop 6 times with no fix. My 06 in the dealership now. I haven't made the first payment or the first oil change. Problems not present on test drive. Started at 500 miles. Other problems include : brake pedal is mush. It never firms up. It will go to the floor. Doors wont shut without slamming. Super cab doors wont shut tight without pushing top in. My best fuel economy is 13 mpg highway with the cruise on. The "new" F150's are a disgrace to the Ford name. $ 38,000 P.O.S. !! my last Ford.

- Blue Grass, IA, USA

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