really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,213 miles

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Sep 262016


  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle would shook whenever the vehicle was idling. The shaking increased during acceleration. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer who was unable to identify the cause of the failure, but informed the contact that the shaking was a common issue with the year, make, and model. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #23

May 182016


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was parked with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle spontaneously accelerated when placed in reverse. The acceleration lasted for approximately 30 seconds. The failure recurred, but while in forward gear approximately three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- Alger, MI, USA

problem #22

Oct 272014

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,069 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the service vehicle warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that a sensor was faulty. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,069. Updated 04/10/15 updated 11/5/2015

- Brookesville, FL, USA

problem #21

Aug 032009


  • 3,200 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While approaching a traffic light, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. The contact applied excessive force to the brake pedal, but it failed to stop the vehicle. The contact had to rapidly shift the gear into park in order to stop the engine from revving. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 3,200.

- Islit, NY, USA

problem #20

Aug 142014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Gas and brake pedal are too close together. You could still be giving it gas while you are pushing on the brakes. I see hundreds of complaints about this online.I was pulling into a parking spot when I thought I was applying the brakes the other half of my foot was on the gas causing me to jump the curb and crash into a wall.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 142014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
When stopped at a red light my engine began to rev. At very high RPM's and the tires burned out when I shifted the transmission into neutral. I purchased this truck in Dec. 2013 and this was approx. The 7th incident of sudden acceleration. It seems to only happen when stooped or slowing down. Any help in this matter would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance.

- Maple Shade, NJ, USA

problem #18

Aug 052013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 100,500 miles


My 2006 Ford F150 FX4 has stalled on the highway at two different times in the last 9,000 miles. I am driving at normal speeds, with normal weather conditions, half tank of gas, and I was coasting as highway speeds slowed - as I went to hit the accelerator to speed up, I lost the ability to accelerate. First the wrench dash light came on, then I noticed steering was slightly difficult and then the battery and transmission light came on. I got the vehicle to the side of the road, but I did not lose headlights, radio, heat, or power. I turned the truck off and waited 2 minutes, then it started back up - a little difficult on the starter, but it worked. I have read numerous chat forums online with users having this same issue with 2006 V8's in the F150. What is Ford doing about this" my vehicle has been meticulously maintained and cared for. From what I read this is a fuel pump control panel issue with corrosion of dissimilar metals - where is the recall"

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #17

Jun 262013


  • 100,000 miles
Vehicles misfiring and stumbling during moderate accelerations and cruising when a load is put on motor. ( going up a hill, slight incline and passing). Spark plugs were unable to be removed for replacement. The spark plugs were not of good quality and would need to be replaced more often than usual. The manufacturer was made aware, however no assistance was provided. $1249 to change one spark plug.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 132013

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while reversing, the engine rpms increased excessively and the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000 and current mileage was 38,500. Updated 5/7/13

- Weyauwega, WI, USA

problem #15

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 #14

May 182012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 26,032 miles


Transmission shift cable outer sheath was melted on exhaust system. Cable had unknowingly come loose of a retaining clip and was then allowed to contact hot exhaust manifold. Melted the outer plastic of shift cable causing the shift selector to become inoperable. Shift selector could be placed in park but transmission would not be in park; if I had not realized there was a problem I could have believed the transmission was in park when it was not and the truck could have rolled freely. Truck is a well maintained 2006 Ford F150 crew cab 4X4 with the column shifter.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #13

Apr 112012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 40,121 miles
While pulling vehicle into garage the vehicle suddenly accelerated. I did not have a floor mat on the floor. This is about the fourth time this has happened since I bought the vehicle new. I took the vehicle to the Ford dealer approximately 2 years ago and they could not duplicate or determine the problem.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #12

Mar 122008


  • 3,500 miles
On 3 separate occasions when brakes were applied the vehicle actually sped-up and was only brought to a stop through heavy pressure to the brake pedal.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #11

Jan 072011

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2006 Ford F150. The contact stated that while driving he started to accelerated when the gas pedal stuck causing the vehicle to pick up speed. The vehicle crashed into a building and stopped when it hit a snow bank. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was towed to a local shop where they diagnosed that it was possible for the pedals to get stuck in cold weather. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact did not file a police report. The failure and current mileage was 50,000. Upadted 04/28/11

- Burns , OR, USA

problem #10

Jul 172010


  • 42,415 miles
I own a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck. On 07/15/2010 I noticed that the cruise control dashboard indicator lamp came on several times without me engaging the control. Later I during the evening I noticed not only the cruise control dashboard indicator lamp turning on and off, but also the right side steering wheel cruise control buttons were not lighting up though the headlamps were on. I attempted to get the issued repaired at the local dealer, but closest appointment was at the end of following week. Two days later, on 07/17/2010 I was operating the truck, I experienced the cruise control engaging as I accelerated. The truck continued to accelerate even though I had not engaged the cruise control, nor was my foot on the accelerator pedal. I was able to regain control by depressing the brake pedal and putting the transmission into neutral. I brought the truck to nearest Ford dealer for repair. While traveling the approximately 5 mile ride, the cruise control continue to engage on its own. The Ford dealer was able to diagnose the problem, citing a defective cruise control switch. The switch was replaced and now the vehicle appears to operating properly.

- Warren, RI, USA

problem #9

Apr 122006


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when he applied the brakes, the vehicle lunged forward. The failure continued to recur. The vehicle was taken to a Ford dealer who stated that they were unable to determine what caused the failure to occur. The failure was unsuccessfully diagnosed by the dealer twice. The contact stated that the failure had occurred for four years and had become progressively worse over time. The Ford manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000. The current mileage was approximately 82,000.

- San Jose , CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 112007


  • 62,928 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F150. While driving 65 mph without warning, the vehicle stalled. She was able to restart the vehicle and continue driving. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the electronic throttle assembly caused the failure to occur and it was replaced. The failure mileage was 62928 and the current mileage was 63000.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 042010


  • 52,200 miles
While braking the motor surged causing me to have to swerve to avoid hitting another car. Even with my foot on the brake the truck did not fully respond.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 012010


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck. He stated that upon attempting to start the vehicle, he smelled a burning odor. Upon further investigation, he noticed all of the wires and the floorboard surrounding the emergency and brake pedal had caught fire overnight while sitting in his driveway. He also noticed soot all over the seats, windows and door panels of the vehicle. The police called and a report was filed. The police officer stated that there were no signs of forced entry and the damage was caused by an internal failure within the truck. No repairs have been made to date. The failure and current mileages were 64,000.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #5

Dec 312009


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while pulling into a parking lot the vehicle shut off. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drive home. A couple of days later while driving at 45 mph the vehicle shut off again with traffic behind the vehicle. This could have caused a crash due to the vehicle shutting off without warning. The contact drove the vehicle to a dealer and he replaced the throttle body. Since the repair, the contact has been able to drive the vehicle. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Nottingham, PA, USA

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