really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,152 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jul 012016


  • 91,000 miles


While driving at speeds of 5 to 15mph when the brake is engaged the trucks engine will rev and pull the truck forward. The only way to stop is to put it in N and pump the brakes, this will stop the acceleration.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #29

Apr 262016


  • 70,836 miles
Ford 150 pick up truck regularly maintained with 70,836 miles was travel on city streets at speed limits when a "popping" sound was heard and truck would not travel over 25mph. No cabin lights, no indication of problem. Immediately took to automotive center, found no error or trouble codes on diagnostic equipment and all fluid levels were full and clean. Automotive center discovered failed transmission with pieces of metal in transmission cooler and lines during transmission flush using factory recommended solution. Factory defect of transmission, engineering defect for lack of cabin warning lights and maintenance diagnostic equipment.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #28

Sep 012015


  • 100,000 miles
The failures stem from bad oil flow to the top end of the engine due to a flaw in design. Specifically my camshaft, cam phaser, timing components and lifters rollers have failed. The problem first showed up at 42256 miles and has since resurfaced twice even after expensive repairs. The worrisome part is that the web is filled with thousands upon thousands of similar complaints about this engine which is also in Expedition and crown victorias and probably other Ford vehicles.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #27

Mar 152013


  • 61,000 miles


Bought the T07 F150 at 28K and at 61K this happened. While driving at low gear 2nd the enging chugged a little ( lke an old diesal) took it to the dealer they said it was probably the small oil seal behind the cam. They was going to charge be 5600 for a new engine. They tried like HE11 to get me to say I didnt have the oil changed regularly. I never backed down, then reminded them that I had bought the $2700 extended warrenty (which I usually never did) they bauked and cried. Buy said that they would find another used engine, they called me and said that they found one for 3500 (or something like that) I began a long search online and found a rebuild for less and gave them the information. They decided to go with that. They ordered the engine and installed it ( well what do you know the replacement had the same prob) they had to pull that engine and get another from the company. Took an extra week and got the truck back its now at 100K and still runs well (so I know it wasnt my driving) so it had to be the incorrect placement of that seal from the dealer, which would leaked hot oil onto the engine and cause a fire. I looked at the origional paper work that they had to replace th origional wiring harness before it even left the factory.

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #26

Mar 142015


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that after accelerating at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #25

Jan 082015

F-150 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
While driving on the freeway at 75mph a warning light came on saying transmission fault. The overdrive light was flashing. The truck continued to drive normally but the warning indicators kept going on. There were no codes when it was taken to the shop although the shop said they have a retaining clip that wears out and causes all the parts to shift. This resulted in having to replace the transmission. Ford needs to recall the defective parts. Many other F 150 owners have had the same problem. Transmission replacement cost more than I bought the truck for!

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #24

Dec 192014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


Started to accelerate out of a parking lot and heard a loud thumping so I pulled over got out looked at the driveshaft seen it had slid back. A bit out of the transmission also out of the carrier bearing.

- Columbia , KY, USA

problem #23

Sep 172014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Gear slipped out of park as I was exiting vehicle. I had not yet closed the door and the truck began to move down the driveway. I was caught by the door and dragged along until the door threw me to the ground, injuring my back. The truck came to rest on both of my legs. I was able to pull out my left leg easily resulting in just a few cuts, scrapes and partial black and blue spots. Wounds all heeled themselves. However my right was thoroughly pinned and I had to pull long and hard to remove it from under the tire resulting in lost flesh at my ankle bone to right below my knee and about 4 to 5 inches wide.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #22

Sep 252014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Noticed leakage under front left tire. All transmission fluid had leaked out. Transmission oil line rusted through. Had previous leakage which I repaired with a piece of high pressure line. Checked metal lines of transmission oil cooling system and found numerous areas rusted out and ready to burst. Had truck towed to dealer to replace cooling system lines. Was told corrosion is a common problem with the lines on F150. Can't understand why if this is a common problem Ford does not notify owners about possible preventive action to deal with the corrosion or use non-corrosion materials for pressure lines.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #21

Sep 052014


  • 74,100 miles
Over the past seven years I have a few incidents were when I put the truck in reverse, it actually rolled forward before I slammed on brakes; stopped; put gear shift in park; moved to reverse and went on. But I always had to completely stop and park. It doesn't happen often - in seven years, perhaps 8 or 9 times. This past Friday was the worst, but I was facing down in my mother's drive-way. But still...I checked for a recall and found none. Just fyi..

- Jefferson City, TN, USA

problem #20

Jun 052013


  • 70,000 miles


I was driving threw town last June & all the sudden my check engine light came on & truck started running really rough & acted like it was starving for gas or fire so I took my truck to a parts store & had code read it showed a miss fire @ #6 cylinder / spark plug it cost me almost $1,200 to get it fixed. That was for all 8 plugs & coils for really needs to fix there design flaw on the 4.6L & 5.4L engine there is no reason a vehicle should cost that much just to change plugs just cause they don't want to fix there mess up to make it more affordable to the public.they say till the NHTSA issues a recall they will ignore the problem with the spark plugs & all the issues that come with them since they changed the motors designs. Thank you conserned consumer/firefighter [xxx] please take some action in this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mineral Wells, TX, USA

problem #19

Apr 242014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 40,350 miles
I have a 2007 F150 supercrew cab truck. I was driving down a parking lot when the truck made a huge grinding sound from the transmission. I then received a transmission malfunction warning light. The truck slammed into a stop causing driver and passenger to be tossed forward. I have read online of several others having the same problems with the 2007 F150 transmissions. Ford claims no defects on this model year. Yet on the internet there are several Ford owners with same transmission issues with truck. Ford needs to recall this transmission asap before someone gets hurt bad. I am the original owner with no accidents with truck. Truck is low mileage.

- Saint Cloud, FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 202013


  • 48,880 miles
Had a bad miss at highway speeds and limped home 15 miles. Replaced spark plugs and in the process broke two in the head. One did not break completely off (#4) and I needed to borrow a prototype tool from lisle tool Corp. Removed and replaced plugs following Ford procedures. Truck still had a miss. Replaced all eight coil packs which fixed the problem. Total cost$380. Truck down for 6 days awaiting tools and parts. Developed a vibration at highway speeds. Original tires(pirelli) were separating. Replaced tires(976.00), much better. Still have slight vibration at highway speeeds. Found left front hub bearing seeping grease and feels stiff. Awaiting parts to do repairs. (98.00) had a transmission shudder at light load in overdrive. Flushed transmission with bg products and flush machine. Added new trans fluid and conditioner. Transmission now shudders at all speeds when hot. Will order new filter and replace. Will add friction modifier and try again. Have to tow another vehicle this weekend and am afraid to do so. I am completely blown away that these problems could happen to any vehicle starting at 48,000 miles. All maintenance has been performed with top of the line products. Have been a Ford owner all my life and am completely dis-satisfied with the performance of this supposed number one selling truck. The sticker prices of these trucks should be a bunch less since cheaply produced chinese parts are so prevalently used. Not happy.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #17

Jan 062014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 99,947 miles
I was accelerating from a stop and vehicle shut off. I am 8mths pregnant and was stuck on the side of the road for over a 1/2 hour in -45 degree weather waiting for tow truck, because vehicle would not start. Mechanic looked at vehicle and found #9 fuse for fuel pump blown. Fuse replaced, and vehicle ran for 30seconds and electrical plug to driver control module began to smoke and melt. Driver control module and electrical plug replaced, and vehicle runs. I would have like to have been notified by Ford to avoid my stranded experience in -45 degree weather. This was a huge safety risk and it can be avoided. Ford should have located this device near the fuse box or under hood by fire wall plenty of room and same amount of wire.

- Omro, WI, USA

problem #16

Aug 162013

F-150 6-cyl

  • 142,000 miles
On the above listed date, while driving in rush hour traffic in a busy metropolitan city my drive shaft center support bearing allowed the drive shaft of my 2007 Ford F150 to slip backwards completely detaching from the transmission. Luckily, my speed at that time was only 10-15mph. When calling the for dealership to inquire about replacing the part or advise the sales person was only interested in selling me an entire drive shaft and adamantly stated the part in which I was searching was not obtainable in no possible way. After searching for the exact part on Ford's parts website I did locate the individual part allowable for order online. My main concern at this time is there was no regard for the tremendous safety hazard of this particular device or piece of equipment, moreover there was more concern with obtaining a larger sell. After reading online I have found other issues with this exact device or parts pertaining to it's function but there does not seem to be any recall or investigation regarding these matters. I am only addressing this issue because of the definite safety risks that are at hand and to advise to other owners of this year make and model to have your vehicle inspected for this possible safety hazard. Also, to the Ford Motor Company, being a massive entity in the vehicle development and sales industry I was appalled to learn of no existing investigations in this matter. Please, for the safety of the families driving your product alone with my family as well, please take an initiative in further investigating this matter. Thank you, satisfied but dissatisfied customer.

- Haddock, GA, USA

problem #15

Aug 142013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 432 miles
On 08/14/13 I was at a bank in the city of fairfield ca. 94533, there was an accident in the parking lot, which is a 1 direction entrance, myself and several vehicles had to back out of the lot. As I preceded to accelerate to exit the lot, I heard a loud thump. The next thing I knew was I was unable to move. I exited my vehicle as others who were in the parking lot of the bank approached me and asked if that was my drive shaft hanging down. When I bent down to look I noticed that it had broken at the weld at the yoke of the transmission. When I returned home after being towed, I went on line to see of any other situations of drive shafts braking on Ford trucks, and I have found several, which one broke and the driver lost control and had an accident with massive vehicle damage. I went to the local Ford dealer, and they said they have no recalls with that issue. But Ford has had several complaints of a loud thumping when the vehicle is being placed in gear which is all a result of driveline and drive train problems. My concern is that if I had been traveling at highway speeds and this had happened, the drive-line would have dug into the asphalt and perhaps flipped my truck. Killing myself and perhaps others. I also called Ford customer care center in Michigan, but their response is that there has been no complaints or recalls. To which I informed the representative that there were several blogs on line of people having drive-line problems on the Ford F150 trucks. I was in a parking lot backing up when my incident occurred but what happens when it occurs on the highway with children in the vehicle. I am now presently without a vehicle until I am able to have repairs done and I have a $600 monthly car note. I feel that this is a defect that Ford needs to be responsible for taking care of.

- Suisun City, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 292013


  • 55,522 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 70 mph the vehicle begin to stall and shake. The contact pulled onto the side of the road. The contact shut the over drive function off and was able to continue driving. The contact stated the defect came from the power train. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. The failure mileage was 55,522.

- Haw River, NC, USA

problem #13

May 032013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 75,300 miles
The vehicle gear shift can be moved at anytime without depressing the brake or the release button both when driving at 60 mph or the vehicle is parked in my yard. Easily a child can move the vehicle into gear and start it rolling or bring it to a dead stop while driving on the highway by just bumping into it. I contacted Ford and they were unwilling to help with this obvious safety issue. Which will now cost me over $800 to fix. This amount seems excessive and I fear will keep many people who experience this dangerous problem from fixing it because the vehicle otherwise performs fine. I have contacted salvage companies who have stated that their price on this part is what it is because they can sell these parts all day indicating that this is a common problem. Ford will not recognize the defect in the vehicle. How long should a shifter lever last? I'm 48 yrs old, I have owned many vehicles some with many more miles than this one and I have never had an issue with this part. Hopefully you can persuade the Ford Motor Company to do the right thing and stand behind their products and institute a recall for this part.

- Gilford, NH, USA

problem #12

Oct 202012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph the electronic all wheel drive shifted from two wheels to four wheel drive independently. The contact stated that the two front tires locked up when the failure occurred. This caused the vehicle to slide to a stop. As a result of the failure, the drive train split in half. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

- Warsaw, MO, USA

problem #11

Jun 132012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Vehicle shakes at low speed violently. Did research on the web this is a common problem with Ford trucks. Stories of getting the run around from the dealer for shaking new truck to expensive repairs that didn't remedy the problem. I'm a family man with 6 kids and limited means which means I will attempt to fix this myself because I can't afford a pro-tech to tell me the shaking is normal for Ford trucks as in the stories posted all over web dating back several years. I'm still paying for my truck for about another year $647 a month bought it new in 07 zero down which it seems that I will end up with zero. Wife and kids can't ride in the truck until I fix it because she has done something in one day that it seems is taking you guys several years to do. She deemed our family car unsafe and dangerous. Oh well I suppose there might be a certain amount a people that have to die first before this Agency acts. I remember the roll over tire thing. Lets hope I'm not one of them because that would leave my wife on the hook for rest of the truck payments she's a great stay at home mother but that's not gonna pay off this truck mc shaky. I bet that last part made you smile.wish me luck and do your job. I gotta go try to do mine.

- Barrigada, GU, USA

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