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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,224 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Mar 232014


  • 60,000 miles


The truck has been running rough and stalling out at random. This happens while driving, while at the car wash and while, sitting at the stop light, but everytime it has been wet outside. Taken truck to Ford dealership, and had lots of work done, new plugs, coilpacks, injector service, and throtlebody cleaning done with no improvement. Brought issue to a friend and to one look at the fuel control module under the rear axel and it was split wide open, bad enough the circuit board was just hanging out. When issue was brought to local Ford dealer, the parts guy just had a laugh and said they do at least three a week. "I didn't find it that funny" a control box with a aluminum back plate on a steel axel with no buffer, is just bad design and should be recalled.

- Tinley Park , IL, USA

problem #40

Mar 202014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 107,690 miles
When I started my engine it backfired. From that point on I had to press extremely hard on the brake pedal just to slow down and eventually to stop. In an emergency situation it would without a doubt have resulted in an accident. The incident is exactly as indicated in the recall NHTSA campaign number: 08V208000 (Ford recall #08S05) for the same vehicle, except model year 2005 and 2006. When I contacted Ford I was told that the vehicle was manufactured in August of 2006, but that it was not covered under this recall.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #39

Dec 292012


  • 85,000 miles
First why was" this vehicle included in the recall of bad throttle body I had the same problem as people are having with the Ford escape. I reported this back in 2012 when it was brought to the attention of the NHTSA I did not receive a response then but there are the same problems with the F-150 I had to replace mine @ a cost of over $600 and also damaged my alternator I was driving in traffic when it went in limp home mode showing a wrench symbol with lost of power and acceleration, I almost was hit by several vehicles as there was know where to pull over time. This is the same throttle body that comes on the Ford escape and it should be included with that group of recalls.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #38

Dec 222012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 87,759 miles


I was driving down the street about a 1/2 mile from my destination when all of a sudden a wrench signal came on, my dash. My truck stop pulling while I was in traffic and unable to excel I had to pull over quickly to avoid getting rear ended I limped with no excel to destination where I call Ford to pick it up.after going to pick it up I was surprised to find out that my warranty did not cover my part which was over $600 I mean me and my spouse could have been hurt severely because of this is a issue Ford need to address. I found out it was the throttle body.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #37

Mar 192013


  • 55,000 miles
My truck accelerated on it's own while hitting the brake, I thought it might be my new mat so I removed it and it happened again. Not sure if I hit the gas pedal at the same time as the brake? I have never had this happen in all the years I drove Ford or GMC. Your form would be easier if you could just type in info and boy I wish these programs would get rid of the state box and let us type it in.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #36

May 252013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
While slowing down to stop the engine revved and the truck accelerated. We were out of town and within a short while the same thing happened 4 times. Now 2 more times. The dealer said it might be the throttle control box but he could do a 75 dollar diagnostic too. I declined. This has happened before but not as bad, I thought my foot hit the gas pedal which is definitely not the case.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

problem #35

Mar 112013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 114,628 miles


I decelerated and turned a corner onto a two way street. I thought I had hit ice as my 2007 F150 truck accelerated and swerved into the other lane. My foot was on the brake and my tires were screeching as I landed on a snowbank on the other side of the highway. I had to apply heavy pressure to the brake to stop! it was not human error nor ice! very recently the speed control had stopped working on the vehicle.

- Chaska, MN, USA

problem #34

Aug 112010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 50,013 miles
After replacing the front brake rotors and brake pads during 8/07/10 - 8/10/10 to try and alleviate a problem with the brake pedal traveling past the accelerator when braking (normal braking), I had to return to the dealership with the same problem. It is a safety issue as I cannot allow anyone else to drive the truck who is not familiar with the problem. The dealership kept the vehicle from 8/11/10 through 8/25/10 with the service manager driving it every day to and from work to see if the problem could be replicated. The service manager said he noticed the same problem with the brake pedal going past the accelerator with normal braking; however, did not happen everytime. I agreed with that. After the service manager called the factory representative to discuss the problem, the factory representative said there is not a known problem and the braking system was within specifications. I was told by my dealership that Ford does not recognize the problem and they could not resolve the issue for me. It appears to be a design problem, as I drove several 2007 and 2008 F-150's that the dealership had on the lot. Each one of them had the problem I noted above. The 2009 F-150 does not have the braking problem I found out when I test drove one. The service manager at my dealership told me that the entire braking system was re-designed for the 2009 model year.

- Rossville, IN, USA

problem #33

Dec 072012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 109,900 miles
I was stopping and about to park into a parking stall. As I was applying my brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. It jumped a curb, crossed a landscape island, took down shrubs, then stopped on the other side. It happened few other times, but not to this extend. Other times I thought I may have accidentally pressed on the gas pedal, and did not pay too much attention. One other time it happened, it was raining when I thought perhaps it was the rain that caused it.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #32

Apr 152012


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate independently. The vehicle increased acceleration after continually applying the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #31

Nov 032012

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,319 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph with the cruise control activated, the cruise control system suddenly stopped functioning with the illumination of the wrench warning icon. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it appeared that the power steering bearing failed and the serpentine belt became detached from the vehicle. As a result, the serpentine belt erroneously came into contact with the engine temperature sending unit and fractured the wires from the sensor, struck the clutch fan and was destroyed. The failure caused all of the plugs and wires to be exposed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the sensor unit, power steering pump, clutch fan and all associated parts were replaced. The manufacturer was notified and lodged a complaint. The failure and current mileage was 57,319.... updated 12/26/12

- Milledgeville, IL, USA

problem #30

Nov 112008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when the brake was depressed, the engine rpms would increase abnormally, causing the vehicle to rapidly accelerate. The contact had to apply abrupt pressure to the brakes and shift into neutral in order to stop the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 21,000. Updated 10/11/12 updated 10/17/2012

- Hazen, ND, USA

problem #29

May 192012


  • 12,750 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. The contact stated that while sitting at a traffic stop, the rpms increased excessively. The vehicle was put into park, turned off and once restarted the vehicle hesitated before resuming normal function. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the failure but could not locate the problem. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who advised the contact that there were no recalls and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 12,750.

- Salem, WI, USA

problem #28

Jun 102009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I read an article in the newspaper about an investigation you are doing on Ford Taurus and Sable vehicles in the 2001 to 2006 model years for accelerating on their own. I purchased my truck in February of 2009 used and, in the three years I have owned it, it has done the same thing on four seperate occasions. I had it checked out by the local Ford dealer in my home town and they could find nothing wrong with it. Nothing showed up on their electronic equipment. The first time it happened, I was unhooking my travel trailer and put it in drive to pull away and it surged forward in my driveway. The second time, I was in a crowded parking lot and it surged forward while I was trying to park. The third time, I was pulling out of my driveway. The fourth time, I was pulling into an automated car wash and nearly ran past the attendants and nearly crashed into the equipment. Each time I was able to shift it into neutral and turn the engine off. It revs up so much that I can't hold it with the brake. I think this sounds like what you are investigating on the other vehicles and it may be happening in a wider range of Ford vehicles. I would love not having to worry about when it will happen next.

- Gladwin, MI, USA

problem #27

Jul 012010


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while stopped, there was an increase in the engine rpms. The failure had since recurred on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #26

Jul 152011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
My wife and baby were traveling down the 405 freeway at 70mph when out of no where the trucks dashboard lit up and the truck completely shut down in the fast lane. The gas pedal did nothing and there was no way out of the fast lane safely. I normally wouldn't file a complaint except in this situation we had just purchased this "certified" used vehicle, it put my family in extreme danger, and the service consultant at Ford had indicated to me that this was a common problem with the F150 model. I was informed that it was the electronic throttle body or electronic throttle sensor that had gone out and that the service consultant had seen it on Ford F150 trucks ranging from brand new to older models.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #25

Aug 042011


  • 89,000 miles
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


  • 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


  • 55,000 miles
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

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