really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,215 miles

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2006 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 192015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 143,197 miles


While in passing lane of three lane West bound route 3 engine shut down, had to negotiate two lanes of highway traffic to get to shoulder while coasting. Vehicle towed to repair shop. Fuel pump control module failure. Module corroded, holes thru back of module where it mounts to frame.

- Bloomingdale, NJ, USA

problem #5

Nov 262012

F-150 6-cyl

  • 93,255 miles
I am 6'5" and wear size 16 shoes. With my size and the distance to the pedal my legs go a little to the side and my shoe is at an angle to the petals lets say 30 degrees. I wearing typical work boot (like in Ford commercials) which the laces have pegs the shoe laces go around. These pegs are the same as all work boots (red wings - $300 boot). What happened is because the brake pedal has a thick rubber pad that stretches around the metal brake pedal and leaves a ridge in the back of the pedal all the way around (so the rubber fitting goes over it like a shower cap). Also the truck is an automatic and the break pedal is very large. While backing up giving just a little gas my boot shoe lace peg got trapped behind the brake pedal and was holding my foot on the gas pedal depressing it down. Because the rubber ridge runs all the way around my pedal (as designed) I could not move my foot to the side of the brake pedal to release the gas. Because of the thickness of my foot when I pressed the break with my other foot, it moves the gas pedal down at the same rate as my foot is trapped, so the more you press the brake the more you give gas at a ratio that does not let me stop the vehicle. (note I use only one foot for the gas and brake normally but with my right foot trapped I had no other choice but to use my left foot to brake and try to get it the truck out of gear. I could not do anything in time and hit a stationary building. If someone was behind me, they would have been killed. The only other way I could have gotten my foot loose is to depress the gas pedal which is not an option in a lot of situations because it would make the speed of the impending impact faster and harder. This is a design flaw that traps work boots and at certain times and causes loose control.

- Redmond , WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 312009


  • miles
1. I was trying to open a Ford F-150 1/2 door from the inside to get out of the rear passenger side seat. As I went to grab the plastic handle to exit the vehicle, the front passenger was attempting to assist in opening the door from outside the vehicle. 2. my finger was pinched in the lever as the front passenger lifted the latch mechanism and 2/3 of the phalange on my left index finger was pinched in the handle and amputated. The door never opened, the handle was not fully opened when I yelled, causing the other individual to release the latch. I had to have immediate surgery to save the remaining portion of the phalange. Due to the complete amputation, they were unable to reattach my finger. 3. to my knowledge there is not a correction to this event. My niece and nephew have also had their fingers pinched due to the design flaw of the interior rear passenger 1/2 door opening mechanisms. (this is my brother-in-law's vehicle. He is sending me the VIN and other information regarding the truck. Please contact me if you need this information.)

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 022008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles


The truck was purchased Oct, 2006. June, 2007 upon approaching an intersection I moved my foot from the accelerator to the brake. The engine did not decelerate for approx. 2 sec. July, 2007 while driving 60 mph I moved my foot from the accelerator to the brake to slow for a left turn. The truck would not decelerate for approximately 3 sec. The truck revved to approx. 5000 rpms. As I took the ditch, the acceleration stopped. Nov, 2007 I started my truck in the driveway. As soon as I shifted into drive the truck revved to approx. 5000 rpms. I stood on the brake as as the back right tire squealed, leaving black tread marks in my drive. I shifted into neutral. The acceleration did not stop. I turned the truck off. When I restarted the truck it idled normally. I took the truck to the dealership. They replaced the throttle body, claiming that should resolve the issue. Dec, 2007 while in busy traffic in the rain and driving through a busy intersection, I removed my foot from the accelerator to brake. The truck revved to approx. 6000 rpms, nearly rear ending the car in front of me. I shifted into neutral and the acceleration stopped. I went back to the dealer. The service manager drove it for a week and found nothing. It was returned to us with a black box installed called a "flight recorder". we were instructed to press the button on the device at the next occurrence to capture data to "prove" the problem. The fifth incident occurred again in my driveway Feb 2, 2008. As I shifted into drive the truck revved to approx. 6000 rpms. I stood on the brake as the back right tire squealed, leaving tread marks on the drive. I pressed the button on the flight recorder and shifted to neutral. The acceleration stopped and I took it back to the dealer. After a weeks time and inspection by a company engineer, we were advised the captured information had been lost and that the engineer believed I was accidentally standing on the accelerator in lieu of the brake.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 102007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,840 miles
I have a 2006 Ford F-150 that has paint peeling off the front cap just below the grill. What really concerns me is that I work for a large company that has hundreds of Ford vehicles and most of the 2004, 2005, & 2006 models are peeling as well. What is Ford going to do about this.. I find this very un-acceptable..

- Century, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 052006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I have had my truck serviced by the dealership three times since I purchased it in July 2006. The bed vibrates excessively when traveling above 45 mph, almost as if it is loose. There is also a noticeable groaning from the rear when the truck goes in and out of gear. The service manager verified the problem but does not know how to fix it.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

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