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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,417 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.

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2006 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 012014


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that upon traveling over approximately 40 mph attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the spark plugs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- El Cerrito, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 152010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,400 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while accelerating or decelerating, the vehicle suddenly hesitated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that there were only two quarts of oil in the engine instead of the seven it was supposed to contain; the dealer could not figure out why the vehicle was losing so much oil. The dealer also stated that the timing chain caused the vehicle to hesitate. The failure mileage was approximately 23,400 and the current mileage was 23,423. Updated 01/13/11 the consumer stated it was difficult to et the vehicle out of 4-wheel drive. Also, the timing chain was making a scraping noise due to lack of oil. Updated 03/31/11

- Lake Saint Louis , MO, USA

problem #6

Aug 172009


  • 36,139 miles
Last year my brakes failed on my Ford F-150 2006, fortunately I was close by the dealership I purchased the vehicle from. Last month my daughter was driving my truck and the rear wheels locked up on the same truck, almost causing her to go over a bridge, the rail stopped her. I just want to know if any others have had this same experience.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #5

May 152008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 23,798 miles


Within the last 2 months, 3 different times just driving down the road will all of a sudden hear grinding noise.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #4

Aug 042006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
2006 Ford F-140 trition 5.4 liter flex fuel V-8 engine and 4 speed automatic transmission hesitates when accelerating from stop signs or lights and when merging with highway / interstate traffic.

- South Sioux City, NE, USA

problem #3

Jun 132006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's engine bogged down prior to the engagement of the passing gear while driving various speeds on a 2 lane highway. The contact depressed the accelerator to the floorboard while attempting to pass a vehicle, but there was a loss of power, along with a 2 second delay prior to the passing gear activation. The problem occurred only during acceleration and in overdrive. When out of overdrive, the passing gear activated instantly in 3rd gear. The contact had a friend with the same vehicle which was taken to the dealer twice and determined that it was the natural characteristics of the engine. The service manager had the same vehicle with the same problems. The manufacturer was contacted and a complaint was taken on 08/04/06. The vehicle had an automatic transmission. Updated 9/13/2006 -

- Ingleside, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 182006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds and trying to pass a vehicle, the passing gear bogged down. After two seconds, the passing gear kicked in. The dealership was informed and determined the was vehicle was operating normally. Updated 9/13/2006 -

- Ingleside, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 232006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I got the truck January 06, 2006 from the dealership. I signed the paperwork and went home with the truck. The salesperson had told me that I was buying the truck. When they send me my first payment I realize that I was not buying the truck in reality I was leasing the truck. The salesperson completely just lied to me. As soon as I found out how I was lied to by the dealership I return the truck as soon as possible. Now how do they expect me to pay for the truck if I don't even have it.

- Richmond, TX, USA

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