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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,338 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #25

Aug 042011

F-150

  • 89,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact was driving 70 mph when the vehicle accelerated without warning. The contact applied the brakes and the vehicle begin to jerk. The contact was able to stop the vehicle and shut off the engine. The vehicle was restarted than proceeded without further incident. The contact was concerned that the failure could potentially lead to a major crash and believed the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #24

May 202011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
My F150 with about 45000 miles has twice had an engine surge as I pulled to stop with my foot on the brake. It basically revs to about 4500 RPM for about 3 seconds. I brought it into the dealer twice. The first time the charged me about $140 to reset my computer chip. The second time I brought it in and they said there were no recalls and basically I should pay 300+ and replace the throttle body. I'm certain there is a defective chip of some sort so replacing a mechanical device will not solve the problem. I'm glad I read these bulletins because I know this should be a major recall. I am saving this email in case I damage property or run someone over at an intersection or parking lot. Please respond to me to let me know what it will take for a recall to occur. It does scare me to drive my truck! the first time I ended up in the intersection and the second, I almost hit the car in front.

- Lihue, HI, USA

problem #23

Jan 172011

F-150

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when attempting to decelerate, the vehicle would abnormally accelerate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where she was advised that the vehicle would have to remain with the dealer until they were able to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000.

- Elsa , TX, USA

problem #22

Dec 212010

F-150

  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact was shifting from park to reverse when the vehicle abnormally accelerated in reverse until heavy pressure was applied to the brake pedal. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. Approximately four days later, the failure recurred while decelerating from approximately 5 mph. The contact was unable to stop the unintended acceleration by applying the brakes and was involved in a crash. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was repaired for the body damages. The failure and current mileage was 55,000.

- Islamorada, FL, USA

problem #21

Dec 202010

F-150

  • 33,841 miles
My wife was driving her 2007 F150 crew cab with 33,000 miles. She was approaching a stop sign and the engine revved vary high and she could not stop for the intersection. Fortunately there was no oncoming traffic as she shot straight through the intersection before she got the vehicle under control. She was scared to death. I called the Ford dealer and they say they never heard of the problem! I told them to do an internet search and they will see thousands of documented cases but I've yet to see a solution posted.

- Bloomville, OH, USA

problem #20

Oct 262010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
I bought a new 2007 Ford F150 in 2007. It is now 2010 with 44K miles. I have had multiple issues since I purchased it with the emer. Brake, tires and front end popping, but today was the worst! I was driving approx 50 mph took my foot off the gas and my truck began accelerating! I started braking and it failed to slow down as it approached 60mph. I put both feet on the brake practically standing on it using the steering wheel for leverage and it did finally slow to almost a stop but the engine was revving very loud and you could feel the truck pulling forward as I had the brake to the floor. I had to start cutting the steering wheel to the left to keep from hitting a car in front of me at the stop light. I finally in panic mode kept my feet on the brake, engine revving the whole time and shifted into park. It finally stopped and the engine slowed. I was scared to put it back into drive. I did however put it in drive and slowly started moving forward as a policeman behind me blue lighted me to pull over. I was relieved to see him thinking he had witnessed the event and was going to help. I was physically shaking and my 7 year old was crying very scared asking me, "mommy why did our truck not stop and sound like a race car"" I asked the policeman did you see what happened" he said, "yes mam I saw you trying to stop but that isn't why I pulled you, I clocked you going 60 in a 45 approaching the light." I tried to explain to him what happened. He did see how the truck didn't want to stop but had to ticket me never the less because of the acceleration. I just got home and started looking online to see if there is a recall and found that there are 148 other complaints about this issue with no recall or explanation from Ford! I am taking my truck tomorrow to the shop to have it checked and the computer scanned for any error codes! we could have been killed or killed someone else! please don't wait like Toyota until someone dies to fix this problem! please help!

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #19

Jun 072010

F-150

  • 4,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. The contact stated that the cruise control was set at 65 mph and would not deactivate when the brake was depressed. The contact stated that the failure occurred several times and the contact had come close to crashing on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer was unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the contact was advised that the failure could have been caused by a vacuum leak. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that the vehicle could be traded. The failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 12,500.

- Fordland , MO, USA

problem #18

Sep 162009

F-150

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 1 mph he applied pressure to the brake pedal and the pedal remained depressed until his foot was also applying pressure to the accelerator pedal. He had to quickly maneuver his foot off of the accelerator pedal to prevent the vehicle from accelerating. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed that there were no repairs for that type of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure began to recur intermittently and the vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer where he was again informed that there were no repairs for this type of failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued to recur intermittently. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #17

May 112010

F-150

  • 29,728 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. The contact was driving with the cruise control engaged when it deactivated. The contact does not remember what speed he was driving when the failure occurred. Within a few minutes, the cruise control engaged on its own when the speed began to increase. The contact was unable to turn the cruise control off and the failure persisted until the vehicle accelerated backwards and crashed into a tree. The contact was not injured; however, the vehicle was severely damaged. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 29,728.

- Tyler , TX, USA

problem #16

May 152009

F-150

  • miles
Ford speed control blewup.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #15

Apr 092010

F-150

  • 16,402 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. While driving at relatively low speeds of 5 mph and pulling into a the driveway, the vehicle abnormally accelerated without warrant. The vehicle proceeded to crash through the garage door. The contact was uninjured yet the vehicle sustained substantial front end damage. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and advised there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 16,402.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #14

Apr 282010

F-150

  • 26,072 miles
On 4-29,2010 I was driving at about 25 mph with my foot on the gas pedal when without warning, the engine revved up and the truck accelerated on its own. Taking my foot off of the gas, I put the brake on, the truck continued to accelerate and was lurching, the tire were squealing, but I was not slowing down, I was going about 60 mph by now, the engine was still accelerating, I turned the ignition off, and was coming to a stop slowing, there was an intersection with cross traffic in front of me.. I was still moving.. so I jammed it into park to stop.. I restarted it in a few seconds thinking I could move it out of traffic, but when I stared it the engine was still racing. I had the car towed to theadore robbins Ford in costa mesa ca. They had the truck 2 days and were unable to recreate the situation, fixed nothing and returned the truck to me. The truck is a 2007 F 150 with 26,072 miles on it.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012010

F-150

  • 1 miles
2007 Ford F150 has a problem with the placement of its gas and brake pedal. When braking you accidentally hit both pedals which causes you to accelerate. I just purchased this truck and noticed this issue. My brother also noticed this. If I lend my truck out I make sure I inform the person about this problem. When searching the web many other sites are addressing this safety issue of acceleration when braking. I wonder what your Agency is doing regarding this safety problem" the public is aware of it so much so they are posting about it. Ford knows about this, customers have complained. So when is your Agency going to acknowledge and address this safety issue"

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 292008

F-150

  • 46,000 miles
My 2007 Ford 150 has 46,000 miles on it. I was moving it in the drive way at a very slow speed and all of a sudden it accelerated and the more I tried to step on the brake the faster it went. Very scary! I think what is more scary is there are several other people that have this complained. I am taking it to the shop this week but the more I read the more I am convinced they will not find anything.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #11

Jul 232008

F-150

  • 10,121 miles
My 2007 Ford F150 has a severe safety flaw. Four times so far, between March 2008 and July 2008, the vehicle has accellerated on its own when braking to stop. The truck will slow to about 10 mph then suddenly on its own the engine revs to 2000 rpms and the truck surges forward. The only way to stop it is to throw it into neutral. This almost caused several accidents. Two separate Ford dealers worked on this problem but both found nothing wrong even though the problem continues. I E-mailed Ford on 7/23/2008 but they have not yet replied.

- Irving, NY, USA

problem #10

Jul 032008

F-150

  • 26,000 miles
Drove vehicle to work and parked it, when leaving work, opened door of vehicle and there was smoke and flames coming from the vent in dashboard. Vehicle had been idle 7 hours.

- Avenue, MD, USA

problem #9

Feb 272008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,100 miles
2/26/08 sudden acceleration at stop light - lurched forward almost hit vehicle turning left in front of me. Took to dealership....dealer could find nothing but replaced fuel throttle body. The next day, I picked up the vehicle, drove <30 miles and it happened again while at full stop - hit vehicle in front of me...3 injuries. The occupants in the vehicle the consumer hit were injured. Updated 07/22/08 updated 03/08/10 the consumer no longers owns the vehicle. Updated 04/07/10. The cosumer received a denial letter from Ford, stating they would not provide any assitance. Updated 05/04/10.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 032007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. Two hours after the vehicle had been driven, it caught fire under the hood. The vehicle was included in recall number 05S28 for the vehicle speed control. Ford stated that a recall letter was sent to the contact; however, the contact disagreed. The current and failure mileages were 195,000. *updated 12/12/2007 cleveland fire report. Updated 12/12/07

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 152007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I experienced several scary instances of unexpected acceleration with my new F150. 1) after driving ~25 miles, and driving in downtown traffic, the truck attempted to accelerate while stopped. The truck revved up and lunged forward while people were walking in front of truck. I was forced to press the brake very hard. The people walking were frightened. 2) while moving the truck in the driveway, it accelerated quickly, I slammed on the brakes, skidding several feet. 3) had several other instances. When I explained to dealer, the senior salesman told me I must have had my foot on the accelerator. This was not the case. There was no concern by the dealer to check this out.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 042007

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated from 0 to approximately 25 mph without warning, while the brake pedal was depressed. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 3,000 and failure mileage was 2,800. Updated 02-01-08

- Hayden, AL, USA

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