hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,220 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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

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problem #19

Aug 202010


  • 55,000 miles


Check engine light came on with code P0442 indicating evap emission control system small leak. Mechanic performed smoke test and found severed fuel line on top of the fuel tank. It appears the line was faulty in that it was relatively protected on top of the fuel tank. Also, this line is directly adjacent to the muffler which is a potential fire hazard.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 062010


  • 66,000 miles
Vehicle just died. The fuel pump control module was replaced.

- Barre, VT, USA

problem #17

May 252010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 53,500 miles
2005 Ford F-150 injector failure. Ford Motor Company will reimburse for injector failures that are "opened or stuck". the dealer diagnosed that one of the four injectors in my truck is electrically failed. The vehicle has 53,500 miles. I can't justify paying $200 - $300 for failed injector.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #16

Feb 202010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


1. I was driving down the road (snow and ice covered) and while making a left hand turn through an intersection my truck instantly died. When the truck died a lost power searing, brakes, and obviously acceleration. The entire intersection was blocked for 30-45 min. Due to an earlier snow storm, no tow trucks were available. 2. the failure happened once. When the failure happens, the driver looses engine, brake, and steering power. The cause of the problem is a faulty fuel pump control module. The part fails because it is mounted underneath the bed of the truck but was not made resistant to road salt corrosion. 3. Ford knows about this issue (and has a replacement corrosion resistant part) but the kit for this is in such high demand that it is back ordered until the middle of May. The dealer is telling me my truck is "fixed" but no one is able to prove I have the corrosion resistant part. There is documented communication between Ford and the dealer about knowingly installing the old, defective part.

- Pella, IA, USA

problem #15

Feb 032010


  • 82,500 miles
Vehicle stalled out in the middle on the freeway at rush hour. Vehicle towed to shop and inspected for cause. Was told the fuel pump driver module corroded up and cracked in two parts and stopped the fuel pump from pumping fuel to the fuel injectors. The shop had a hard time buying the part from a Ford dealer, the part was on back order and the one dealer said he had 3 vehicles waiting for parts. This truck was running fine and it just quit it was not a fun day when it quit.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #14

Jan 282010


  • 49,500 miles
While at ~45mph, I eased off the accelerator to go into a left hand turn. My F150 then lost all power and shut off (no power steering, etc), and there were 2 tracker trailers coming in the opposite direction from me. I was barely able to complete the turn with the momentum that I had before the truck died. The truck re-started without any issue. This had happened before 2 other times with large gaps of time in between (once in November 09 and the other time a week before this latest incident). The other 2 occurrences were similar (highway speeds of 60mph), and restarting without any issue or error codes. An error code was generated (finally) with the incident described at the top of this complaint, and I brought the truck to the dealership. They diagnosed a faulty throttle sensor which was replaced. At less than 50,000 miles I did not expect to see an issue with this sensor, and certainly I would expect the truck to default into the "limp home mode" described in the manual, which it did not. There were several other similar complaints for this on some forums and I felt it might need some attention.

- Exeter, RI, USA

problem #13

Feb 092010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 39,535 miles


I have had 2 incidents in the last 6 months with my 2005 Ford F150 XLT with the 5.4 V8 and auto trans where the truck has had the electronic throttle body fail. What happens is the engine goes to "idle" and the transmission simply coasts. An orange wrench light indicates on the dashboard. Stopping the truck, shutting off engine, then restarting the truck restores operation. After the first incident, I phoned the dealer and they said most likely it was the throttle body causing the problem or as a second possible problem area, the potentiometer at the gas pedal. Both incidents happened on state highways at light traffic times so I was able to pull off road safely and restart vehicle to restore normal operation. I am very concerned about the safety of this system. The dealer told me that the early model electronic systems had been problematic but no recall had been issued for them. If this system "fails" on a vehicle in heavy traffic on an interstate like our 285 in atlanta, ga the result could easily be a collision resulting in certain injury if not death. Please let me know what actions have been taken to remedy this problem. Thank you.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #12

Jan 202010


  • 70 miles
Fuel injections. I took my truck in for a whistling problem. They put it on the computer and told me everything looked great. No problems. Two days later the truck was in the dealership becacuse of a smoking problem and they replaced fuel injector #8. a covered service. Ford was aware of the problem but did not send recall notices. One week later the check engine light came on, the truck went into the shop and they replace fuel injector # 1 and #5. now I find out that Ford will not replace all the fuel injections at once. Only when there is a problem. I asked them why the computer said everything was ok and then ended up with the fuel injector problems. They didnt have an answer. Further more the other fuel injectors can go out at any given time. Hope im not in the mountains when that happens.

- Hudson, CO, USA

problem #11

Sep 232008


  • 43,000 miles
My 2005 F-150 lariat Ford pickup truck suddenly began to surge as I was pulling into my driveway. White smoke was billowing out the tail pipe. I was able to complete parking of the vehicle. I turned off the engine and then tried restarting but it would not start. I called a nearby Ford dealer and they dispatched a wrecker to bring the truck to the Ford dealer garage located a few miles away. Once the truck was looked at the dealer called to inform me that a fuel injector had gone bad and that Ford was aware of the problem and had extended the warranty on this model year of pickup truck to 111,000 miles. The truck was out of the 35,000 miles warranty. Ford said there would be no charge to repair the injector. I'm wondering why there was no recall by Ford since they admit they are aware of the problem. Should the injector have failed while driving at a higher speed there could have been an accident and possible loss of life.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 012010


  • 80,000 miles
Driving home @ (highway speed 55+) from a family gathering. Service engine light illuminated. Engine lost power. I tried to accelerate. No throttle response. Engine stalled. Had to find place to pull over with no power steering. Returned gear selector to P. turned ignition to off position. Restarted and completed trip. 50+ miles. This event has occurred two times. I have been very lucky that I had a place to pull over and restart the vehicle. If I had been entering or driving in high speed traffic this failure could have caused a major accident. I read discussions on 2005 F150 web site that relate to this type failure. Scanned for engine codes. Tps fault code. Replace throttle body. I will retain old parts.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012009


  • 48,000 miles


Since June of 2009, my 2005 Ford F-150 supercrew has, without any warning, either lost all power or the engine was reduced to idle RPM at highway speeds three times. Each time, I was in rush-hour traffic and had to maneuver across busy lanes while coasting. In the two incidents in which the engine stalled, I had to accomplish this without power steering or brakes. In the third incident, the engine was idling so P/S and P/B were functioning, but there was no response to throttle inputs for acceleration. The check engine and "wrench" warning lights were illuminated on the dashboard. After turning off the ignition switch for several seconds, the vehicle re-started and was able to accelerate normally, but the check engine light remained illuminated for several days (the "wrench" light went off after re-start). I was fortunate in that I am a very confident driver and was able to quickly assess the situation and react properly to get safely to the side of the road. If my wife had been driving the vehicle, I fear that she would not have been so lucky. In doing research on this problem on the internet, it appears to be wide spread over multiple vehicles (F-150, Expedition, etc.) manufactured in the 04-05 time frame. As this problem is intermittent and comes with absolutely no warning, it is clearly a safety issue for drivers of these Ford vehicles. I have checked my VIN on the Ford website, and there has been no recall issued. Please help!

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #8

Feb 062009


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the bed and cab compartments of the vehicle burst into flames. The contact was notified by another motorist. He immediately turned off the engine and exited the vehicle. He noticed fuel leaking from the vehicle onto the roadway, which also caught fire. The vehicle became engulfed in flames and was destroyed. There were no warnings prior to the fire. The fire and police departments were called to the scene and a report was filed. The fire department stated that the fire originated on the top surface of the fuel tank. There were no personal injuries or property damage. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction and the insurance company has not determined the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 47,000.

- Jacksonville, IL, USA

problem #7

Oct 062008


  • 68,200 miles
While driving into town I decelerated and the engine stalled. I put truck in neutral and refired the engine. After that the emissions light was on. Took truck to mechanic and said the throttle body failed. Mechanic replaced throttle body and it cost 450$ parts and labor.

- New Holland, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 222008


  • 102,000 miles
2005 Ford F-150 5.4 liter engine; all service work was performed at the recommended service intervals on this vehicle. At 102,000 miles, I took the vehicle to the dealership to have spark plugs replaced. (Ford recommended 100,000 mile tune-up) the first three spark plugs attempted to be removed by three different technicians broke off even when following the Ford tsb proceedure. This tune up will cost me almost $2,000 due to the defective spark plug design. Ford will not help with the repair.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #5

Dec 082007


  • 40,000 miles
My truck has 56K on it bought it used with 35K on it when it starts runs with high idle and the top end ticks really bad the ticking does not go away at all speeds at a stop light it sounds like a diesel tic tic tic sounds like a lifter is stuck. I put "lucas" in it to try to make it go away then I changed the oil ran about two weeks with no difference and changed it again and no change called Ford dealer they couldn't help they said I would have take it in and get charged $165. Then I changed the spark plugs maybe a fouled plug that wasn't it there goes 120 bucks a couple of weeks ago my wife was driving on the freeway and the drivers side window falls the window regulator broke $140 replaced that already. The passenger seat belt locks up sometimes now to the front the steering wheel shakes really bad when you apply the brakes turned the rotors at Napa $20 new brake pads $90 at kragens balanced tires free I work at a tire shop shaking went away for about three days 350 miles later the shaking is back with a vengeance checked the balancing on the tires they were good rotors are out of shape again still on there now and the shaking is getting worse I cant afford them right now so they will stay there hooked up the snap on ehtos computer to it and registers that two sensors have an open circuit but no explanation for top end noise injectors might be bad.

- Fresno , CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 052006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
2005 F150 rwd vehicle has been into Ford repair 3 times for brakes (parking brake, ABS). One occasion the temperature of the lt rear hub was 385 degrees F by inferred thermometer. Another occasion rt rear was too hot to touch after sitting for an hour. This vehicle has aluminum rims that the dealer states show no damage. Also unknown is what this temperature may have caused to the rear bearings, seals and other brake components (calipers). ABS light intermittent on and driveablity was intolerable with shaking and vibration. Fuel consumption got worse by 30%. vehicle taken to dealer and parts were replaced (rotor, ABS sensor, parking brake reattached), parking brakes was found disconnected in the semi locked position on the second return, missed on first return. Unable to get old parts.

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 172006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,420 miles
: the contact stated while the heater is engaged gas fumes are detected in the vehicle. In an attempt to remedy the problem the dealer replaced the fuel injectors, spark plugs, starter, fly wheel, transfer case, and catalytic converter with no success.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 042006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,700 miles
: the contact stated while sitting inside the vehicle there was an odor of gasoline. The vehicle was inspected by the local dealership, and they replaced 7 fuel injectors, 8 spark plugs, and ordered a fuel rail. These attempts to solve the problem have been unsuccessful. Updated 01/25/06.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 092005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80 miles
I purchased a 2005 Ford F150 (lobo edition) in san antonio Texas in June 2005. We picked it up a week later so they could install a bedliner.on the way home I came to a stoplight, pressed the brake, and the truck started reving(like I was pressing the gas too!) so I was at the red light and had my foot on the brake and the truck was acting like it wanted to take off! my husband drove it and it happened to him 3 times(the first time I was with him). While my husband was coming to a stop, the truck accelerated (while he had his foot on the brake!) he almost drove completely into a ditch. The last time it happened he was in reverse with his foot on the brake. We called Ford and they picked it up and took it to the nearest service center. The truck only has 80 miles on it. The Ford service manager in uvalde Texas called me yesterday and said they cannot reproduce the problem so they don't know how to fix it.

- Sabinal, TX, USA

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