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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 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jul 302014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 67,800 miles


Truck stuttered & stalled, would not restart. Towed Ford to dealer. Failure caused by corroded, cracked fuel pump module. The module body is made of an alloy metal material, and the module is bolted directly to the steel frame near the gas tank, moisture and dis-similar metals (electrolysis) caused rapid deterioration of module body. This poor design causes the vehicle to shut down at any speed/situation, loss of power steering & brakes would occur. Result could be death of occupants or those persons around truck when engine shut down occurs

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #29

Jun 212014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 111,518 miles
I was traveling at approximately 55mph when the vehicle started to sputter, and as I began to slow down and tried to pull over to the side of the road before the truck quit on me. I tried to start it back up in order to get off the main road but the vehicle didn't start. I ended up having the vehicle towed to the local shop and after a diagnosis that cost $124.95 they found out that the fuel pump driver module when bad. The fuel pump driver module cost $234.44. So all together with parts, labor and tax it cost me $496.88 without including the cost to have the vehicle towed. The fuel pump driver module is bolted directly to the frame cross member, and with Minnesota winters snow and road salt get trapped between the two parts. The part will eventually rust, crack, and then the fuel pump driver module goes bad. It was nice to see that the replacement part has a plastic housing with a couple spacers to move it away from the cross member to possibly eliminate this problem. Ford had to know about a problem with this component otherwise they wouldn't have changed the design right?

- Savage, MN, USA

problem #28

Jan 232014


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the fuel odor was present inside the cabin of the vehicle. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified regarding the defect. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- South Dayton , NY, USA

problem #27

Mar 212014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 84,500 miles


Vehicle engine suddenly shut down. The problem was the fuel control module, Ford part # 9D370, aluminum casing corroded through exposing the internal circuit boards. This is a common occurrence for the 2004 through 2006 F150 and can cause a very dangerous situation if it shuts down while in traffic at highway speeds.

- Warrensburg, NY, USA

problem #26

Feb 182014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while inside of the vehicle, she would smell gasoline fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the fuel injector needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Redwood, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 222014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 52,500 miles
Went to start truck and engine would crank but would not fire. I tried the starting fluid test to see if it was an ignition problem or fuel problem. Gave a little shot of starting fluid into the intake and then tried to start. Motor acted like it was going to start but never started beings I didn't give it enough starting fluid to start because I'm not a fan of using it. With that I eliminated the ignition had to be fuel. I got on the internet and searched no start problem for 2006 F-150 and found a you tube video of the fuel pump control module rusting out. Went out and dropped spare tire and took the control module off the cross member and noticed the hole corroded through the housing just like the video. I got the upgraded part from a Ford dealer for $163 and installed. Runs fine now. My biggest complaint is Ford knows there's a problem since the have came out with an upgraded control module so why isn't this a recall? I live in a state that temperatures in the winter months can be below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and drive an hour one way to work, this could have happened when I was on the road in extreme cold, could of had my two children with me broke down on the side of the road and cold out. Luckily it happened at home but still it was 4 degrees out and laying under my truck taking the module off was not very pleasant. Think this is something that Ford needs to do something about.

- Tipton , IA, USA

problem #24

Aug 052013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 100,500 miles


My 2006 Ford F150 FX4 has stalled on the highway at two different times in the last 9,000 miles. I am driving at normal speeds, with normal weather conditions, half tank of gas, and I was coasting as highway speeds slowed - as I went to hit the accelerator to speed up, I lost the ability to accelerate. First the wrench dash light came on, then I noticed steering was slightly difficult and then the battery and transmission light came on. I got the vehicle to the side of the road, but I did not lose headlights, radio, heat, or power. I turned the truck off and waited 2 minutes, then it started back up - a little difficult on the starter, but it worked. I have read numerous chat forums online with users having this same issue with 2006 V8's in the F150. What is Ford doing about this" my vehicle has been meticulously maintained and cared for. From what I read this is a fuel pump control panel issue with corrosion of dissimilar metals - where is the recall"

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #23

Feb 052012


  • 44,000 miles
There is a fuel drive module and controls the electrical output to the fuel pump. Oem part number fl8A-9D370-aa. The module is mounted to the one of the rear frame crossbars, above the spare tire on the F150 pickups. Due to the placement and mounting salt and road debris get stuck between module and frame and cause massive eroding of the metal housing causing the module to fail. My trucks module failed at around 44,000 miles.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #22

Feb 012012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Truck does not start fuel pump does not run. Remove spare tire for access and found fuel pump driver module broken and corroded. Should be a recall!!!

- Tannersville , NY, USA

problem #21

Feb 012012


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F150. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The dealer advised the contact that the fuel module was fractured, deteriorated and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current and the failure mileages were 58,000.

- Coshocton, OH, USA

problem #20

Nov 182011


  • miles


On three occasions, while pumping gas into my truck, the fuel nozzle shuts off and oversprays on to the side of my truck. This has happened at 3 different gas stations. I feel that this could be a fire hazard as well as a health hazard it were to happen to an elderly person. The pump nozzle does not fit snugly into the fuel tank. I think it is because of the angle that the fuel line going into the fuel tank is positioned, it almost seems to steep of a turn. All three times the fuel backs up into the tank and oversprays me if I'm standing close. I've learned not to stand close now, but I still get fuel all on me when I have to hang up the fuel pump, and fuel is all on the side of my truck now too.... very irritating Ford!

- Stephenville, TX, USA

problem #19

Sep 192011


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle began to shake vigorously and there was a strong gasoline odor in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic advised that the fuel injectors would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Bowdon, GA, USA

problem #18

May 142011


  • 32,000 miles
Driving on interstate 90 in Michigan truck started misfiring and about 1000 feet later the engine quit altogether. Replaced the fuel pump module which the mechanic said was very common in northern states. Corrosion between dissimilar metals caused the module case to break and allow water inside and short the module out.

- Attica, NY, USA

problem #17

Jul 152010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
2006 Ford F-150 super crew 5.4L V8 with approximately 28000 miles began to run rough when I let off the accelerator. Upon restart, the vehicle was smoking heavily and very rough to idle. Check engine light came on at that point. Vehicle was sluggish, had hardly any power. Took to local Ford dealer who advised that fuel injectors for cylinders 7 and 8 failed, flooded the cylinders and caused a hydrolock. Initially I was advised that this was a $400 repair to switch out the injectors. Upon subsequent inspection, it was determined that significant engine damage had occurred from a thrown rod. Dealer now advising that a new motor will be required. Vehicle has manufacture date as 1/2006 (drivers door sticker). Ford advises that while 2005 engines had this same issue, my engine was not affected and is not subject to recall.

- Greenville, IN, USA

problem #16

Jun 252010


  • 77,000 miles
I had an injector stick open on my 2006 F150 and it caused the engine to hydrolock and seized up the engine. My complaint is that the 2005 F150 had an extension on the warranty due to this problem. I heard that some of the early 2006's (which were made it 2005) has also had theses problems but Ford did not extend the warranty on the 2006.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #15

Apr 162010


  • 67,000 miles
Gas pours out of the filler neck after every fill up. I do not click extra to "top it off" and still gas pours out of the neck when I remove the pump from the filler neck.

- Bennett, IA, USA

problem #14

Feb 182010


  • 100,020 miles
Spark plugs fail and engine stops. Plugs can't be replaced;long shaft seizes to head walls. Scheduled maintenance item for 100,000 miles.dangerous design of plugs for all Ford F-150 5.4 V-8 ; as loss of steering, brakes with engine failure.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 222010


  • 95,000 miles
Subj: Broken gas tank at seams on my 2006 Ford F150 truck I have a major problem with my 2006 Ford F150 fuel tank leaking at the manufactures plastic welded seams. I bought my last 3 trucks from North county Ford, in vista, California. My 3rd truck was a brand new 2006 Ford F150, and all 3 trucks I bought from North county Ford, I paid extended warranty on each one of them, and that was over $9,000, and I never used 1 penny of it, I never needed any warranty or extended warranty work until now, for the faulty leaky plastic gas fuel tank under my truck. I could not figure out why my gas gauge said low fuel, when I had just put fuel in the truck the same day. When I started my truck, I smelled gas, so I got out of the truck, and could see it coming out of the fuel tank area. I went to the gas station with the low fuel light on, because I wanted to get home before something bad happened, and I put more fuel in the truck, and just going only 15 miles the gas disappeared and the low fuel light came on again, but I did get it home. I jacked up the truck and started it, and climbed underneath, and was surprised to see that it was a plastic black fuel tank, not steel or metal. I was just like a cheap swimming pool that you would put two of them together, and you would seal it in the middle to make a tank. But the seal is now broke, and I'm trying to put some plastic seal on it, but everything I read on the internet, told me Ford was already aware of this problem, because I put an ad up on craigslist under the automotive section, asking mechanics for help on why this would happen to such a new truck. It's not like I ran over something, as that would of made a hole in the tank, and I could understand that being my fault, but the seams coming apart, and the gas just going all over the ground. This is an extreme fire hazard, and don't be surprised if this thing catches on fire on me, hopefully not?

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 142009


  • 28,000 miles
On filling up with gas at a station, the front end of the gas tank fell down and hit the ground. The front strap that holds the tank rusted out and broke. The truck is 38 months old with 28000 miles on the odometer. No visible rust is showing on the pick up bed and the automobile has never driven on winter roads. I bought the truck new. A definite safety issue is involved. If the truck was moving when this happened, an explosion would be the result.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #11

Oct 302009


  • 60,000 miles
My 2006 F150 will stall while driving. I would shut the truck off and it would start back up and not give me a problem for another day or so. It only stalls while I am driving and it doesn't matter what speed I am driving.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

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