hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,448 miles

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2006 Ford F-150 electrical problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Jan 242012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 64,900 miles


While approaching an intersection, about to make a right at the light, (I was driving about 20mph) on 12/24/12 (with my two children and husband in the truck) the vehicle beeps and it displays "engine safe mode...low oil pressure" then the power steering cuts off and the whole vehicle shut down! I am frantic at this point because I have no clue what is going on! I was in the middle of traffic and had to cut the car off and crank it up again. Luckily I didn't get rear ended or in an accident. That same day I went and got my oil change because it was over due. Well on 1/4/13 the same thing happens as I am turning into the parking lot of mcdonald's. I get the same error message as before, the steering wheel locks up, and truck cuts off! this so extremely dangerous. I looked this issue up online and see that it appears to be a common issue with the 2006 F-150 and the Expedition. My bother-in-law, who also has a similar F-150 to ours, said the same thing has happened to him twice.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #18

May 012010


  • 60,000 miles
The driver's side window regulator on my 2006 Ford F150 has broken three times, I was able to get two replaced under warranty, but the third time happened this last month, I am replacing it today. I believe from my experience, and from thousands of forum entries citing the same thing, that Ford should recall this part. This part is going to cost me approximately $400 to repair.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 242012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
ABS sensor shorted out and fused to wire harness for whole electrical system, Ford claims no recall, could have caused major fire, noted complaint #10195595 was very similar. Caused $2300 dollar repair.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #16

Jun 212012

F-150 6-cyl

  • 82,150 miles


I was driving on the highway when all of my gauges went dead including the speedometer, a couple of minutes later they came back on and when they did the airbag warning light started blinking rapidly. A few moments later the gauges went dead again, when they came back on the second time the airbag warning light started blinking rapidly and erratically. Since that time my gauges have failed 3 more times with the same behavior from the airbag warning light. I did some research online and found that even though Ford has not recalled this problem it has been experienced by hundreds of 2006 Ford F150 owners.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #15

Jul 042011


  • 65,000 miles
The passenger in my vehicle tried rolling up the window while at a stoplight and it would not go up. The window switch will work to roll the window down but not to roll it up. After approximately 11 months the drivers side window is doing the same thing, will go down but not up. With the window stuck in the down position, my vehicle is now exposed to the elements, rain particularly, and I fear the water from the rain is going to affect the rest of my door switches, and possibly ruin the leather seats and the power functions for my seats as well. It is a distraction and a hazard to have to drive with the window down constantly.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #14

Dec 292010

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F150. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph and noticed the instrument panel led light failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who advised the contact that the instrument panel cluster would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000. Updated 02/08/12

- Magnolia, MS, USA

problem #13

Aug 122011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Under normal operation the gas pedal stops responding, the check engine light comes on and after about 30 seconds the engine shuts off. I have to stop, put the truck in park, turn off the key and restart the truck. This resets the computer and the truck seems fine for a while till it happens again. This has happened several times mostly on back roads. Today it happened while I was entering a busy highway. I was almost hit by on coming traffic.

- Lindenwold, NJ, USA

problem #12

Oct 302011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Spark plugs are engineered counter sunk in holes in top of the heads, when the plugs are unscrewed the bottom of the plug more often than not breaks off inside the spark plug hole. This requires very expensive tools and a skilled mechanic to extract. I feel the part was engineered to fail to force the price of repairs up. Leading up to this when the plugs begin to fail the engine will fail without warning and without the engine needs service light ever coming on. When this happens and their is no place to pull over you hope your not ran into by oncoming traffic.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #11

Mar 052011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,480 miles
Light bulb inside the automatic shifter came loose and was inside console, when I turned on my lights, I smelled plastic burning the light bulb burned a hole through the side of the console which in turn burned my hand, Ford dealership removed lightbulb, but was insisting I pay approx.$900 for repairs, which I refuse to do.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #10

Feb 092011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Odometer flash then quits working all info the is in that info center won't work.

- Molino, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 072011


  • 71,000 miles


Odometer does work.

- Molino, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 042009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
My 2006 Ford F 150 with a 4.6 lt V-8 factory installed spark plug came out damaging the ignition coil and starting a small fire.

- Savannah, MO, USA

problem #7

Dec 282008


  • 7,536 miles
2006 F150 4X4 lariat, 7557 miles. In cold temperature backup sensor sounds alarm as if obstruction is close when there is none. Took to local dealer and sales said this is normal for this model. Am waiting for service to schedule appointment as truck only has a few months left of warranty. Truck is only driven in winter and this is first time in 3 years this has happened.

- Albert Lea, MN, USA

problem #6

Nov 252008


  • 41,341 miles
Ford F-150 would not shut off, removed fuse to fuel pump. Found energy to other components not on. Removed negative battery terminal. Had vehicle towed to dealer. Report from dealer wire harness from ABS system burnt sending energy throughout truck. Dealer said truck should have burned up. Dealer could not confirm if problem was with ABS or harness.

- Hillsboro, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 032008


  • 80,000 miles
Odometer started blinking and just quick working, dealer does not recognize a recall for a electronic failure. It seems numerous Ford vehicles have the same issue. Dealer want to replace the entire cluster for a small fee of $700. Ford knows it is a issue but does not recognize the problem.

- Frederick , MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 172008


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that her vehicle would not start on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times for the failure. After the most recent failure, the dealer changed the starter and the failure appeared to be remedied. In addition, when the brake pedal was depressed, the brakes extended to the floor. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they discovered that the seal failed in the master cylinder. The dealer replaced the seals in order to repair the failure. Shortly afterwards, the brakes began to emit a red, greasy substance on the wheel. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer, but they did not want to repair the vehicle. The dealer stated that all the brakes operated in that manner, but the contact disagreed by stating that the rear brakes did not. The dealer finally took the vehicle in; however, they only washed off the grease. The contact retrieved the vehicle and the brakes extended to the floor again. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and they stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The manufacturer took the contact's information, but offered no assistance. Most recently, she heard a noise from the brakes when driving in reverse and braking. The noise was described as a cracking sound. The current mileage was 14,380 and failure mileage was approximately 12,000.

- Centralia, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 252007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While driving 60 mph, the contact smelled smoke coming from the vehicle. She was then alerted by a motorist that her vehicle was on fire. There were no warning indicators. She pulled over and exited the vehicle before it became engulfed in flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire was undetermined. The vehicle was towed away. The vehicle had an oil change two days before the fire. The current and failure mileages were 36,000.

- Barrington, RI, USA

problem #2

Sep 112006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 748 miles
: the contact stated two weeks after purchasing the vehicle while accelerating, the engine sputtered and the check engine light illuminated. The dealership was unable to determine the problem, but replaced the fuel injector. The vehicle operated worse after the repair. The manufacturer sent an engineer to test drive the vehicle. While driving at an unknown speed, smoke flowed from the engine compartment. The vehicle was pulled over and then erupted in flames. A police report was taken and the fire department extinguished the fire. The two rear tires and tailgate were the only salvageable parts. Due to the extensive damage, the cause of the fire was unknown.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 022006

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
: the contact stated a recall repair could not be performed because a required tool was unavailable. The dealer did not want to schedule an appointment until the tool was available. A recall letter was received in February and the vehicle did not have any problems prior to receiving the letter on the manufacturers recall # 06C11 concerning the electrical system.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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