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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,992 miles

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2013 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2013 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #129

Aug 082014


  • 30,200 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the check engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle misfired. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician was unable to determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,200.

- Nashville, IN, USA

problem #128

Aug 032014


  • 11,800 miles
Driving in rainy conditions attempting to accelerate my truck started to lose power, shaking and check engine light started to flash. After getting out of traffic to pull over called my wife to bring me my O.B.D hand held found that I had codes P0300, P0304, P0305 and P0306 which is for cylinders misfiring. This is the second time this has happened in heavy traffic condition it could easily cause a traffic accident, does someone have to die before ya'll take action. My truck is at kenly Ford in kenly North Carolina and like the first time they play it off like I don't know what I am talking about and they always say they can't find anything wrong with it. Please don't sit around and let this problem cost someone their life......

- Lucama, NC, USA

problem #127

Jul 052014

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
As I tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle the motor in my truck started to miss, the check engine light flashed on and off and I was not able to accelerate. The motor proceeded to idle even though I was pushing in the gas pedal. After about 15 seconds of no response to the gas pedal being pushed the entire truck started shaking as though it was about to fall apart. Another 30 seconds later and everything went back to normal. This occurred in a 2013 F-150 with the ecoboost motor.

- Holstein, IA, USA

problem #126

Jul 042014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 7,800 miles


Regular morning, right as I was driving out of the parking lot, two alarms went off: "power train" and "service engine soon". at first I thought it was an error so I continued to drive out of the parking lot. Not even 10 yards out, my truck began to jerk forward so I put on park and shut the engine off. I started again, attempted to drive back to my parking stall, and same thing happened. I bought this truck about 10 months ago and it only got 7800 miles on it. I haven't put any strenuous work load on this truck, mainly used for commuting so far.

- Newmarket, NH, USA

problem #125

Aug 182013


  • 2,805 miles
Was accelerating entering interstate I95 North bound from an on ramp and suddenly my vehicle lost power and began to stall and shutter. The truck rapidly lost power plus speed and a tractor trailer truck almost ran in to the back of me. I dealt with this issue for the remainder of my 500 mile trip to nyc (and still dealing with this issue today now weekly bases). Once back home I took the truck to the dealership who was aware of misfire issues with my truck model (apparently it is known by the manufacturer that the truck stalls and misfires issue and said I had all the latest updates however still today I experience stall and misfire mainly under hard acceleration. Lately the issue has worsen and I am told by the manufacturer that there is nothing that they can of will do about it until they come up with a fix. This vehicle is a major safety risk period. I have asked the manufacturer over and over to correct the problem however they simply told me they don't have a fix for is as of yet. I am asking that you look into this and investigate my concern please don't wait until someone god forbid loose their life because this is a major safety concern. We need to be more proactive than reactive. The Ford F150's equipped with the turbo eco boost engine is a major safety hazard it is just a matter of time before someone gets hurt and loose their life before something might be done - that is the sad part. Please I beg you to look into my concern and follow up asap. Just last night my vehicle stalled I have to constantly drive it cautiously. I only have less than 14,000 miles on the vehicle because I am scared to drive it - I don't want to sell it to no one else because I would feel bad knowing the major safety issues this vehicle has - I just can't bring myself to putting someone in a vehicle that could hurt them. Please get behind Ford and investigate this issue.

- Aiken , SC, USA

problem #124

Jun 242014

F-150 6-cyl

  • 15,800 miles
After driving for several hours on the interstate we had stopped to re-fuel. Upon re-entry onto the interstate the truck failed to accelerate, the check engine light came on, the truck was shaking it took 30-40 seconds before normal operation resumed. This is the 3rd time this has happened, twice on of which were on the interstate while attempting to merge into traffic or pass vehicles. All three times the conditions have been high humidity, rain & traveling at a relatively constant speed for an extended period of time.

- Mahomet, IL, USA

problem #123

Jun 152012


  • 350 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 50 mph the vehicle hesitated and stalled on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to replicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 350.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #122

Feb 262014

F-150 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
The following occurred in a 2013 F150 platinum with 12,000 miles on it. While accelerating from a traffic light, the car lost power and stuttered and fell into limp mode. You could not drive over 10 mph. This has been just one of many similar incidents. I have taken the car in several times but Ford cannot replicate the problem, so they will not fix anything. Recently, the car just misfired while driving around 40mph, these incidents occur suddenly then the car recovers. My car is currently in the shop, I will pick it up today, they said they could not replicate the problem, so no service was done. The reason it was in the shop this time? I was driving to work in the morning and the car basically collapsed while driving, almost causing a huge accident, this incident was more extreme than the others and the car was stuck in limp mode for about 5 seconds, the woman behind me almost smashed into me. This is a 50K truck with 12,000 miles on it. This truck is extremely dangerous to drive. Recall!!!!!!

- Bayville , NY, USA

problem #121

May 172014


  • 8,200 miles
2013 Ford F150 ecoboost supercrew (157" wb) when loaded exhibits pulse/bucking/shaking when taking off from a stop. Noticeably worse as more load is applied. Vehicle is rate with payload of 1500 lbs and it only takes 200-300 lbs in the bed to feel it and when you have 700-800 lbs it literally bucks. Had at dealer multiple times and been in contact with Ford tech line who all say that no damage or safety issue exists and to live with it. I paid $42K for this vehicle and now I can't even put anything into the bed to to unsafe starts that are going to leave me stranded. To make matters worse the computer tries to compensate for the vibrations and starts to lower power causing it to not go which is dangerous in left hand turn situations. The tech said there was nothing they could do as Ford states these are known issues.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #120

Mar 042014


  • 7,200 miles
2013 Ford F-150 3.5 ecoboost on multiple occasions has loss of power on take-off when making left hand turns. This loss of power seems more like a long delay in poer application to the wheels, long enough that when making left hand turns in traffic becomes dangerous and I have been in two near misses in these stall situations. The vehicle comes to life suddenly with a boost of full power literally scaring you when it finally does decide to go after a 1-3 second delay, and oftentimes even after letting off of the accelerator you still get the power surge and have to mash the brakes. I have learned to keep a foot on the brake and mange the delay, just hope I don't get in a tight spot where I need to have sudden power from a stop.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #119

Jun 012012

F-150 6-cyl

  • 30 miles


Engine stops on hard acceleration all most got hit on more than one occasion.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #118

May 052014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 9,600 miles
Unintended acceleration design defect in vehicles equipped with an electronic throttle control system.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #117

Apr 122014

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 29,700 miles
Upon accelerating from a stop 4or 5 loud knocking sounds were heard and felt, and engine power loss was experienced. I let off throttle to reduce knocking sound, which sounded like turbo wastegate possibly, and engine shook and had reduced power for several miles. Temperature outside was warm and dry. I had been driving vehicle for over an hour before problem. It has had reduced power and minor shaking before, but nothing like this. Fortunately no other vehicles were coming. I do notice wastegate popping off on short, steep hills more lately. I have the ecoboost engine. Have not been to dealer yet, but have appt soon.

- Ellsworth, KS, USA

problem #116

Apr 212014

F-150 6-cyl

  • 7,712 miles
During acceleration to highway speed during rainy weather my truck exhibited a power loss. The check engine light started to flash and the engine looses power and the vehicle decelerated. This has occurred 2 times since I have owned this vehicle (since December 2013). I have the truck in the shop now for another issue and have informed the dealer of the incidents but have not heard back from them.

- Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #115

Aug 242013

F-150 6-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
During acceleration to pass a car, my truck exhibited a power loss. The check engine light starts flashing and the engine looses power and the truck decelerates. This has now happened 6 times in various conditions. In 3 instances the engine almost stalled. It continued to stutter until I put the truck in park, shut the engine off and restarted. Twice, this has happened in Chicago traffic while merging onto the highway and resulted in a very dangerous situation. I have taken my truck to the dealer 4 times but they say no computer codes were recorded. I have contacted Ford but the regional customer service manager says she has never heard of anyone with this problem before. They refuse to do anything about it and told me to continue to take my truck to the dealer when these issues occur. My truck is now 9 months old with 13,000 miles on it. The most recent occurrence was in March of this year.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #114

Apr 072014

F-150 6-cyl

  • 12,100 miles
I was at a stop sign turning into a main street, I accelerated to turn into the intersection when I attempted to accelerate the truck did not do anything. It was really nerve wrecking, I stepped on the gas like 3 times until the truck finally reacted. I almost got into a really bad accident which would of been my fault because of the cars defect. This is not the only time that this has happened to me, but is the most recent. They really need to do something about this! I took the truck to the dealer and was told that they cannot duplicate customers concern. This is a $43,000 truck and think that I should get what I have paid for not a little piece of crap.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #113

Sep 172013

F-150 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
The ecoboost engine looses power on take off in rainy weather. I has happened six times. The most recent was this morning 04/07/14. The problem occurs when the truck is taking off from a stop, such as traffic light or stop sign. The main problem seems to be the rain. After driving in rainy weather for a prolonged period of time the truck will not take off from a dead stop. The engine looses power and shakes violently. This morning while taking me daughter to school we pulled into traffic and tried to get up to speed. The engine failed and we had to pull to the side of the road. This has become a safety issue. It was not raining this morning but I did drive for several hours in the rain yesterday. I have contacted the dealer and they tell me my tuck already has the fix from Ford.

- Monticello, AR, USA

problem #112

Apr 022014

F-150 6-cyl

  • 2,200 miles
When pulling out into traffic from a stop I experienced a sudden loss of power from the engine. The engine sputtered and it would not accelerate or increae RPM. After pumping the gas pedal twice the turbos finally kicked in and allowed mwe to once again accelerate. This loss of power while entering the roadway nearly caused a collision.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #111

May 082013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150 ecoboost. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 8,000.

- Harlan, IA, USA

problem #110

Dec 292013

F-150 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
I was on my way home from visiting family and while passing a vehicle on route 113 in Maryland my truck suddenly lost power and the engine began shuddering while attempting to accelerate. The engine had reduced power and continued shuddering until I stopped trying to accelerate. Luckily, there were no other vehicles approaching in the opposite direction and I was able to abort passing the slower vehicle without incident. This occurred at approx. 1600 on a rainy day. The symptoms went away after approximately 10 minutes and I had no further issues.

- Moyock, NC, USA

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