really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,312 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #28

Jun 232014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 99,231 miles


In starting the vehicle, there was a loud bang, and then clattering. It turned out to be a blown spark plug. The threads on the engine head and spark plug were stripped/smashed. The coil was coil was also damaged beyond repair. Both mechanics I saw to fix the problem were well aware of problems with blown spark plugs in the F150, and on-line research indicates this has been a problem with the F150 since 1997. The spark plugs were factory installed, and I was sill under the mileage recommendation for new plugs. Very disappointing that Ford would not step-up to acknowledge that this is their problem and pay for the fix. The Ford corporate headquarters rep I spoke with claimed to have never heard of this problem before.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #27

Jan 022014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
My 2007 Ford F150 has a major problem, when coming to a stop at a stop sign or red light, the engine surges forward the RPM gauge will fall to 400 RPM and without warning it surges to 1000 to 1200 RPM making it hard to control the truck, I'm very disappointed with Ford, I am a repeat Ford customer, but with this problem with my F150 it has only 35000 miles Ford will loose me as a customer for sure.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #26

Apr 042014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
There is a knocking sound coming from the motor already replaced the catalytic converters and O2 sensors and the sound is still there with the check engine light on.when the truck gains some speed the truck shakes don't feel real safe driving it long distances.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #25

Sep 262011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 49,934 miles


I have a 2007 Ford F-150 with a 5.4L V8 engine. There was intermittent rattle noise (knocking) and rough idle. After the vehicle warms up and I come to a stop or slow roll the vehicle begins to shake and a loud knocking noise is heard in the engine. This is a known issue with this engine and Ford denies it is. I had it fixed in September 2011, which was covered under warranty with 49,934 miles. The vehicle has started to do the same thing and currently has 82,000 miles on it. I was informed by both the dealer and Ford Motor Company they will not repair under warranty even though this was prior issue during the warrantly time. Dealer wants approximately $300 to inspect to determine the extent of damage to the engine. This is safety issue as it happens during slow speeds or idle at stop lights and only way to make it stop is to shut off the vehicle or rev up the rpms. I believe the tsb was aware of this issue in 2010 but the manufacture has not notified consumers. This is a manufacturer defect and Ford motor needs to repair or replace the engine at their cost.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Apr 102014


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the contact heard a loud bang in the engine compartment. Upon inspection, it was found that the spark plug had erroneously ejected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the spark plug coil needed to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000. The VIN was not available.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #22

Apr 072014


  • 180,000 miles


While driving the truck a noticeable noise was generated from the engine and the truck shut off. The low oil senor came on during operation. Shut engine off and restarted noise stopped.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #21

Apr 012014


  • 45,871 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, a loud knocking noise was heard from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that both the vtc sensor and the cam phaser would need to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 45,871.

- Debary , FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 282014


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The engine was restarted and the vehicle resumed normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Chazy, NY, USA

problem #19

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 #18

Dec 292012


  • 85,000 miles


First why was" this vehicle included in the recall of bad throttle body I had the same problem as people are having with the Ford escape. I reported this back in 2012 when it was brought to the attention of the NHTSA I did not receive a response then but there are the same problems with the F-150 I had to replace mine @ a cost of over $600 and also damaged my alternator I was driving in traffic when it went in limp home mode showing a wrench symbol with lost of power and acceleration, I almost was hit by several vehicles as there was know where to pull over time. This is the same throttle body that comes on the Ford escape and it should be included with that group of recalls.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 142012


  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford-150. The contact stated that when he came to a complete stop, he heard a loud noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the timing chain needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure was recurring. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

- Trotwood , OH, USA

problem #16

Feb 262013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
My 2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4 Triton was brought in for a routine tune up. When removal of the spark plugs 6 of 8 broke off. The mechanics attempted to remove the broken parts but could not. Now I am told I need to have the heads of the motor taken off and or have the engine replaced. This motor has run fine except for mis fireing spark plugs. I talked to other mechanics and auto part stores, prior to having this work done and they all warned me that this may happen, the breaking off of the spark plugs. I can`T afford to have this major work done at this time, and I feel that Ford has a bad product in it`S spark plug. Has there been any other complaints in this matter [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Pomona, IL, USA

problem #15

Dec 182013


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, an abnormal noise was heard from the engine as the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and took it to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed a lack of pressure on the right side of the engine. In addition, water from the cooling system had leaked into the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Fountian Hills, AZ, USA

problem #14

Nov 072013


  • 129,000 miles
Having issue with the timing, timing solenoids. I had this same issue in Nov. 2012.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #13

Oct 132013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 64,896 miles
As I was driving the truck engine started to shake and then a loud bang.upon inspection found that the spark plug for cylinder 3 had blown out(Ford recommends spark plug replacement at 100000 miles had only 65000 miles) after I got the truck home I called Ford helpline and was told that there was nothing they would do to help.had to fix and pay for the repair myself and also found that the cylinder #2 plug was defective to.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

problem #12

Dec 212011


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed a diagnostic that determined that the spark plugs were misfiring on the sixth and eighth cylinders. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 65,000. The current mileage was 96,000.

- Carbondale , IL, USA

problem #11

Mar 192013


  • 55,000 miles
My truck accelerated on it's own while hitting the brake, I thought it might be my new mat so I removed it and it happened again. Not sure if I hit the gas pedal at the same time as the brake? I have never had this happen in all the years I drove Ford or GMC. Your form would be easier if you could just type in info and boy I wish these programs would get rid of the state box and let us type it in.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #10

Jan 012013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
Three times since January 1, 2013 my Ford F-150 has accelerated on its own. Each time I was traveling less than 10 mph. Each time I had to put the truck into neutral and turn it off. The RPM's went over 3000 and my foot was not on the gas. Each time I checked to make sure there was nothing hung up in the gas peddle like carpet or trash. I took my truck to Ford country in las vegas and the service writer said I was dreaming that something like that could not happen. I assure you that my truck accelerated on its own three times at speeds less than 10 mph. I would like to find out if this is a reported problem with a fix. I do not feel safe driving my truck in town and especially in traffic where it might accelerate on its own and hurt someone. Any information that you need I can provide. I am willing to let you put any type of monitoring device on my truck so if or when it happens again you can see the results. Thank you for your time.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Apr 282012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 91,700 miles
The crankshaft thrust bearing malfunctioned. I was able to get the truck off of the highway and back to my house. I had to have it towed to a Ford dealer. I have been doing alot of online research and found that this is a problem with alot of the F150's from 2005-2008. Mainly on the Triton 5.4L V8. I have contacted Ford but they say that they do not know of any problems. My truck was not under a warranty and Ford will not cover it. I am trying to get them to recall these engines to help the many others out there that have had to shell out $6000+ dollars as I have.

- West Bend, WI, USA

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