fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
58,971 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. the clutch pack in the rear end needed changing (3 reports)
2006 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 132016

F-150 XLT 5.4L Triton

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles


This problem was evident probably 15-20,000 miles before, but it became worse until it couldn't be ignored anymore. The truck has been meticulously taken care of since it was purchased in Oct. 2006. It was never used for any business purposes. I have had numerous little annoyances with doors that rattle, and when you look in the mirror you can see the bed jumping up and down going down a flat road.

Went to change the spark plugs and the plug casing came out with the rest of the spark plug still in the head. Called Ford dealer Matthew-Currie Ford in Nokomis Florida and they informed me that if I towed it in they would change the plugs for 400 dollars. Ended up having to buy $120.00 extraction tool from NAPA auto parts to get plug out. I am a true BLUE Ford person but even I cannot keep putting up with this level of quality.

- , Venice, US

problem #6

Jan 232012

F-150 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,800 miles

I came here to see if anyone else was having the same problems i was with this ford f-150 i just found a leak at the seal on my rear axle pinion shaft. but before all of this started i was getting that shutter when i made a turn fro a stop or slow roll. i will be going to the shop soon i just pray that i don't need to replace the clutch pack in my differential please just let it be seal and maybe bearing. this thing only has 42,900 miles on it and i'am the only owner and only driver.


problem #5

Feb 022011

F-150 SE

  • 22,000 miles

I purchased my F150 new and really liked the pickup until about Feb. of 2011, when it started shuddering on takeoff and turning. No vibration was noticeable after it was moving say greater than 4 mph. I kept hoping it was from road conditions, but it didn't improve on better roads, so I took it to Campbell Ford in Niles, MI. They checked it out and determined it was in the clutch pack in the differential. They replaced the clutches and the comment on the invoice was that it had worn shims and found old style clutches installed from factory. The bill was $738.20. Now, for a vehicle with less than 23,000 miles that is primarily used for commuting short distances to work on paved roads, I feel this is unacceptable. I did not purchase the extended warranty, but I was certainly under the assumption that the differential was part of the drive train, and that it would be covered by the 5 yr. 50,000 mile warranty but obviously not. I would feel much better about being a return customer, if Ford would cover at least half of the repair cost. Campbell Ford treated me well and the problem seems to be resolved, but my confidence in Ford reliability is severely undermined. Larry

- , Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 022011

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Shutter emanates from rear end. Bought as a used vehicle so its probably been going on from what I can tell from around 60,000 miles. Currently at 88,000. Chances are the LSD clutch needs to be changed. Although when I put new fluid in, it stopped for a few days, then went back to shuttering.

- , Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 022010

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

As many of the other postings i have read here indicate i too have a transmission/drivetrain problems with my f-150. I bought this piece of crap brand new when i was working as a salesperson for Scranton Ford. We dealer traded the vehicle in for me because of the color and body style not being on our lot. I personally drove the vehicle back from the other dealership and right off the lot could not drive over 55 without feeling a terrible vibration that our wonderful ford techs said was my tires needing to be balanced. Ok no problem. They then balanced the tires and i drove it home that night with the same problem. Next day, they then send it out to be "road force balanced" now and i had to be without my truck for close to a week by the time they finally decided to change the tires and what do u know? they put the same brand of general ameritrac tires on it and to no avail the same problem. It had gotten better but not much. Those tires lasted a whole twenty thousand if that. I then payed for a new set out of my own pocket and still had similar issues but not as bad. I had gotten so irritated with our dealership that i gave up on it at this point. Then came the strut I had to replace at thirty thousand miles or somewhere there about. i feel that the initial problem had something to do with it but let it go to wear and tear. Then aside from the shaking i was experiencing constantly when i went above forty to fifty five somewhere in there. This truck goes thru tires like crazy. Now realistically i must have been one of the lucky ones because up until last year i didnt have very many issues other than the shake. but then at around eighty to ninety thousand miles i felt a bang after that and have been experiencing what appears to be multiple misfires but i have change several coils and there is no water in them and to no avail i still have this problem too. Now just this morning I went to back up while on icy/snow cover driveway in 4wd and it seemed like i blew my tranny. Due to the amount of ice underneath i felt that may have been the cause of the shudder in reverse and what felt like slipping. i also had the little wrench symbol light up and then transmission failure or something to that effect come up on my info center. Now i am progressively losing all forms of reverse. From what i have read its gunna be expensive to fix and not even worth the time cuz its only going to keep blowing the tranny amongst all the other problems. Not only have I paid out close to twenty thousand in payments already the truck is worth absolutely nowhere near anything and is going to cost me a few thousand more to keep. This truck has done nothing but put me further and further in the hole between my payments and all the stupid crap that i have to keep fixing. I have almost 122k on it now and am to the point now where i am going to take the money i am going to use for the payments i planned on making and trying to find a replacement with what else i have too and return this truck to ford and tell them the can mark it as a repossession if thats whats necessary. I own a landscaping business and all this truck has done is cost me more and more of my lively hood to the point where i cant afford to stay in business anymore. I hope ford does go bankrupt and never has another sale for all of eternity. I was a chevy guy before and other than dumb stuff that was easy and cheap to fix and i made the stupid mistake of trading my chevy in on this piece of crap. I wish that somehow all of us disgruntled ford f-150 owners could get a class action lawsuit against them for this stuff. I have read close to a hundred plus posts of all the same problems throughout researching this and i cant see how a company who is supposed to be an american automotive company, can just act like there is nothing wrong here. U cant tell me that all of these people just happened to have the same terrible misfortune as i. If any of You Ford geniuses, that are responsible for coming up with this terribly designed hunk of worthless metal, read this then i ask u to take a good look at urself. While ur out, driving ur company car that u dont pay for and dont pay to fix and then also rape the american consumer by selling us a $35k nightmare, think of us poor souls who now have to decide whether to kill our credit and step into whatever we can afford to get because we wasted all our money on a hunk of crap ford. I will never buy another ford in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Honesdale, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152009

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

Very upset, bough this truck brand new, taken very good care of it, warranty, of course id expired, and to have some thing like this. Very disappointed in this truck.

- , Monticello, UT, USA

problem #1

Dec 182008

F-150 Super Crew Xlt 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

I cant complain to much. The problem was identified and fixed. Good thing for an extended warranty. I had a 2004 super crew that did the same thing. Design defect my be or is it just me?

- , Ridgeville, SC, USA

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