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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,726 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2010 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #54

Oct 032016


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 70 mph, the engine revved without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side and later taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the rocker arm fractured into pieces and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The failure was remedied. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Mcminnville, TN, USA

problem #53

Oct 012010


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. At times, the vehicle would also fail to start. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Westwego, LA, USA

problem #52

Jul 252016


  • 98,000 miles
My vehicle stop without warning. Had a $800 dollar tune-up. It has stopped several times since tune-up.I took it to two dealers they said they could not find any codes indicating their was a problem. It cuts off as I come to a stop or when I slow down to make a turn at slow speeds on city streets.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #51

Jan 012014


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal failed and became stuck to the floorboard. The vehicle accelerated forcefully and immediately decelerated. The mechanic and check engine indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer cleaned the throttle body; however, the failure was not corrected. A diagnostic was performed, which located a failure code at the throttle body position sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #50

Jul 042016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F150. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the flapper center intake manifold failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was not available.

- Wilimington, IN, USA

problem #49

Aug 012016


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the engine stalled while attempting to stop the vehicle. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but a failure code could not be produced. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #48

Dec 152015


  • 82,719 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 82,719. The VIN was not provided.

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #47

Mar 212015


  • miles
Vehicle vibrates and hesitates to accelerate to the point where the truck engine will shut off around 1500 RPM on both highway speed and normal street speed. I took it to a local Ford dealership, and they said there's nothing wrong with it or maybe they just don't know where it's coming from since the engine light is not on.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #46

Nov 152015


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cam shaft was failing and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 59,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #45

Apr 042016


  • 110,000 miles
Had just completed an oil change in novato, ca at the oil changers. When driving home on the freeway at approximately 65mph the engine lost all power. (stepping on the accelerator had no response and the check engine light came on) I coasted the vehicle onto the shoulder of the highway and came to a complete stop, turning off the engine. Checked the oil plug was still in the oil drain pan and everything looked ok. The vehicle started back up without issue and has been running fine since.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #44

Feb 172016


  • 54,000 miles


While slowing to approximatly 20 mph to make a left turn at a stop light the engine died and all braking and power steering was lost. While still partially bloking the intersection I placed the transsmision in park and restarted the engine. No engine fault codes were displayed. I drove to the local dealer immediately after the incident. Dealer stated that if no fault light was present they could not determine the cause. So far this has only happened one time.

- Ozark, AR, USA

problem #43

Apr 012014


  • 80,000 miles
Exhaust manifold studs breaking causing exhaust gas leakage 5.4L 3 valve flex-fuel on both left and right side. Ford Motor Company declined to cover costs to repair. Internet full of complaints on this problem and fomoco ignores knows design flaw.

- Bellaire, MI, USA

problem #42

Feb 262016


  • 72,100 miles
Bought new in April 2010, Ford xlt150. Now at 73K mi. Last two weeks. Could not start twice after filling up. Had to keep flooring vehicle to crank over.hi performance battery is two mths old. Died at red light three times. Died at yield sign twice.died at bank atm once. Lost steering control when engine died coming out of yield sign. Luckily hit no one.took it to Ford dealership, asked about recall notice or if others had similar problems. Negative response on both. Told them thousands of same problem posted on internet. They told me many people just post stuff. Many posters said Ford dealers computers showed no problem when truck is hooked up.taking it to an independent mechanic shop. Too dangerous to keep driving. Will injure someone and myself, or worse. Will be notifying Ford.

- Ponchatoula, LA, USA

problem #41

Mar 082016


  • 62,000 miles
2010 Ford F150 with just over 60,000 miles. While driving, the vehicle fails and the engine shuts down entirely. This happens intermittently when the truck comes to a stop, but has also happened while driving casually at approximately 45 mph on city streets. This has happened multiple times. Personal investigation has led to finding numerous reports online of the same or worse problems with this model/year of Ford truck. Research has lead to show that there seems to be a factory issue with the fuel/air system on the vehicle. Numerous other reports online of the truck failing while driving and even causing accidents in some instances. This is a very serious safety issue as it endangers the lives of those in this vehicle as well as others on the roadway. A recall needs to be implemented immediately by the manufacturer to rectify this wrongdoing.

- Leslie, MI, USA

problem #40

Mar 082016


  • 123,000 miles
Spark plug blew out of number 2 cylinder with no warning.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #39

Feb 022016


  • 66,600 miles
2010 Ford F150 stalls when going slow, and turning left. The oil light came on and I lost all power I had to put in park and restart. Took about 5 tries for the truck to restart. It did the same thing again about five minutes later while making another left turn. Also, died when I was sitting at a light preparing to turn right.

- Buna, TX, USA

problem #38

Jan 102016


  • 168,000 miles
4th time in less than a year my power steering hose has blown off when I start the truck when the temp is below 0 degrees F. it was double clamped and been repaired by professionals multiple times. This should be recalled and fixed.

- Rogers, MN, USA

problem #37

Dec 182015


  • 109,000 miles
The truck misses at an idle and we also had to have the drive shaft replaced.

- Tawascity, MI, USA

problem #36

Nov 202015


  • 59,000 miles
The truck will just stall with no warning and no engine error codes. I was going from a stop to make a left hand turn and stalled in middle of 4 lane highway. I had to put the engine in park and start the engine in order to get out of the highway. My nephew was driving the truck a week prior and it stalled at a stop light and proceeded to role down a hill. He had to put the truck in park and restart the engine. It does not produce any engine error codes. The truck will be running just fine then the engine will just quit. Researching online for Ford 5.4L F150 engine stalls it appears other people are experiencing similar issues. I took it the other day and it was stated that they couldn't duplicate the problem, then they said it could be a O2 sensor. My experience with faulty O2 sensors is usually rough idle and check engine light which my truck does not have. I understand it maybe a hard problem to solve but it appears that this could be a big safety problem due to loss of power.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #35

Sep 152015


  • 131,155 miles
The vehicle stalled when coming to a stop and when slowing to make a sharp turn causing the engine to stop and loose braking and steering. The vehicle was taken to the Ford dealer at a cost of $820.25 to replace part # 8F9Z 9F472 E sensor hego, on the first visit which did not correct the problem, on the next visit to the dealer part # 8F9Z 9E730 G sensor hego and part # 9L3Z 9E730 G valve asy fuel vapour were replaced which corrected the problem. The vehicle stalled when approaching stop sings and when slowing to make a sharp turn on highways with heavy traffic behind my vehicle causing loss of brakes and steering. I have the invoices in my possession but am unable to upload.

- East New Market, MD, USA

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