hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,106 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jan 032006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


: the contact stated there were noises that resembled the sound of breaking glass. After finding the source of the noise it was discovered the vehicle had caught on fire. The vehicle had been parked since the previous day. The fire spread to the contact's other vehicle and home. The fire marshal filed a report. The fire started in the engine compartment and completely melted. The vehicle is still being inspected. There were no previous problems with the vehicle.

- Doerun, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 152005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Two weeks after purchasing my F150 I noticed a ticking sound coming from under the hood while driving down the highway at approximately 55 mph and with the A/C on and the fan in low. I drove for another week to determine what the noise was and found that it is apparently a relay that is being cycled when the A/C compressor turns on. The switch will cycle anywhere from once every ten seconds at 55 mph and above with the fan in 1 or 2 to once every thirty seconds. The switch seldom cycles while the vehicle is at idle but can be heard to cycle when the A/C is switched on or off at idle or while the vehicle is in motion. There is no apparent affect on the A/C system operation. The ticking is very loud and annoying. This is not normal for a new vehicle. I took the vehicle to my dealer and they did several things, first they recharged the A/C system and tried to return the truck to me. I drove it down the street, noted the ticking still there and took it back. I spoke with the service manager who told me that the ticking is "normal" on these trucks. I pressed the issue and he made some adjustments and ultimately changed the switch/relay that is cycling. This, however is the wrong solution, obviously the switch works, what is not working is what is causing it to cycle so frequently (as often as once every ten seconds). After a full day at the dealership, I took the truck and haven't had the time to take it to another dealer to see if they had another solution.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #4

May 122005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
When I start the truck it makes a ticking sound and when I have the A/C on it makes the ticking sound every few seconds. I took it to the dealership 2 times so far and they say that it's normal sounds from the A/C compressor but I'm not sure that it is normal because when the truck is started with the air off it does this. Also when braking, the steering wheel shakes strongly and uncontrollably. This is everytime you brake and at any speed until coming to a complete stop.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 242005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


2004 F-150 super crew stalled after decelerating and at low speed turning left through oncoming traffic. Was able to roll through intersection without power steering and re-start engine after coming to a stop and shifting to park. This is the second time the vehicle has stalled at a low speed or turning.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 222005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110 miles
Ford F150 2005, after about 100 to 150 miles on truck driving on a road with slight hills noticed vibration, at or about 2100 to 2400 rpms in any gear flat or hilly surface and at any speed as long as 2100 to 2400 rpms are reached, truck vibrates through out the truck, contacted dealership where purchased 3 times first was told to bring truck back in for further testing, second time drivable tech went for ride noticed vibration, third time service manager drove truck noticed vibration, contacted Ford, Ford states issue is normal for truck not going to do anything, but has tsb for issue 05-15, so I am to assume that Ford is now producing trucks that vibrate at set rpms. The truck now has about 650 miles on it and the vibration is getting worse but Ford or the dealership will not do anything to fix the issue.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 162004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The complainant purchased a truck for his business at the Colorado river Ford dealership in bullhead city AZ. The dealership obtained the truck from California and had same delivered to bullhead city. The complainant picked up the truck at the dealership and immediately noted a pronounced engine knock. Calling the service departments attention to this problem they told the complainant that the noise was normal. The complainant then made them start up two similar trucks on the lot that did not manifest the same knock. The complainant requested a new truck from the dealership that refused to honor the request. The complainant had the dealership contact the manufacturer in detroit who advised that this problem is known to accrue in some 2004/2005 models and that to correct same a new part had to be ordered which the dealership could not replace as they lacked the proper tools to do so. The dealership then dismantled the engine. The complainant again advised the dealership that he would not accept this defective truck, as he had purchased a new truck to be in proper working condition and the dealership was now attempting to compel the complainant to accept a truck that was defective from the factory. To date the truck remains at the dealership. The complainant refuses to accept this defective (from the factory) truck and the dealership refuses to give him another new truck in lieu of the defective one. Your assistance in this matter will be greatly appreciated, constantine "chuck" bentas.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

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