really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,143 miles

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2006 Ford F-150 exhaust system problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 062012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 142,000 miles


I was driving home and slowed down to 15 miles per hr to make a left hand turn and heard a big bang I did not know what happened at the moment I continued to proceed on and the noise was loud like an exhaust leak but to come find out the next two days on thinking what to do I pulled off the #4 plug it was out of the motor already it actually blew out of the engine. What are my rights if any?

- Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 162010


  • 96,000 miles
The crossover pipe for the exhaust system is located directly in front of a cross brace under the transmission. The brace accumulates debris easily and it packs up against the exhaust pipe resulting in a fire under the truck.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #5

Jul 202009


  • 44,000 miles
I reported my catalytic converters went bad to richmond Ford llc. I have a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT with 44,000 miles. The service manager informed me that the 3 year, 36,000 mile factory warranty was past. It was during a routine state inspection my mechanic found the issue. I again called my mechanic. He informed that there is an 8 year 80,000 mile federal emissions warranty. I again called richmond Ford llc. Spoke with the service manager, he told me that there was no such warranty. I had to take my truck to a local exhaust specialist. It took a week and over $2000 to repair my truck. I called Ford Motor Companies customer care line. They informed me there was a federal emissions warranty and it was for 8 years or 80,000 miles. Now I am out $2000 and I am fighting with Ford to recover my expenses, lost time from work with no success can you assist or provide me with any contact information to assist me in this matter. Your assistance would be greatly welcome. Thanks, brian M dougherty

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 182006


  • 90,000 miles


A few days later the engine light came on again and this time it was the catalytic converter, which had to be replaced. When they said the other catalytic converter needed to be replaced. Had this truck in the shop 6 times for engine light.

- Imperial, MO, USA

problem #3

Jul 102008


  • 42,000 miles
I was driving my 06 Ford truck 4.6 engine on freeway motor failed, loud noise coming from motor and loose of power. I was nearly involved in major collision trying to get truck off the freeway. I had a mech. Look at truck he told me that it blew a spark plug, took truck to dealer I purchased from new. These plugs have never been replaced or worked on, factory plugs. The truck has 36,000 mile warr. And I have 42,000 miles on truck. Ford will not own up to full payment on this repair. There is repair bill for $3000 and I know now this is a Ford defect from internet research. I need some help, my truck is still in shop I do not have money to make this repair. Someone please contact me, I need help from Ford and from the dealership were truck is still at, can not be driven and I have no transportation.

- Ft. Worth , TX, USA

problem #2

May 262007


  • 20,000 miles
I own a 2006 Ford F-150 supercrew 4X4. It has about 90,000 miles on it. My motor has knocked since purchasing the vehicle. I have taken it to the dealership several times to try and correct the problem. It has a 5.4 L engine in it. I have had the plugs replaced which cost me 800 dollars due to the mechanics breaking two plugs and I had to pay them to fix the problem. My issue, is there a problem with the motor knocking/tapping when idling. If so how can it be fixed. The dealership is not help.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 032008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Emissions light displays: 2006 F150 looses power, will not accelerate, stalls while driving in traffic (creating a traffic hazard), pops (backfires) while trying to accelerate. Have to totally stop truck, turn off ignition, wait a few minutes, restart and proceed. Sometimes have to repeat this several times while driving to destination. Had truck hooked to diagnostic computer, mechanic said there "was" a problem, but it cleared itself....charged me for computer use. He said to come back in when truck was "misbehaving" again. It does it sporadically, explained this to mechanic. Emissions light comes on and goes out sporadically as well.

- Picayune, MS, USA

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