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 1 of 4)

problem #68

Sep 062016


  • 102,890 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 20 mph, there was a knocking noise coming from the engine and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the number three spark plug detached and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 102,890.

- Muscle Shoals, AL, USA

problem #67

Jul 042015


  • 50,000 miles
Cracked or warped exhaust manifold. I've had it looked at by two auto mechanics and have read online with this widespread problem.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #66

Sep 082016


  • 130,000 miles
While driving my truck suddenly lost power and shifted into "limp home mode" while the wrench and check engine light came on. This happened to me a few year back as well so I immediately assumed it was the throttle body or sensor going bad. I brought into the Ford dealership who confirmed to me it was the throttle body that went out. This is now the 3 throttle body that my truck had had (9 years old and 130,000 miles). After doing research I saw where Ford had this same issue with other model vehicles and instead of recalling extended warranties to cover the cost of replacement. This is extremely dangerous as if it occurs when merging into traffic you lose all ability to accelerate. I think Ford has a major issue here that it is refusing to address.

- River Ridge, LA, USA

problem #65

Feb 082016


  • 120,000 miles


When my truck is at operating temp. And coming to a stop it sounds like a diesel, it first starts by knocking and ticking then it shuts down.. this is a serious problem for when your pulling anything with the truck always it wants to die, of course unless your good and can throw it into neutral and rev the motor to 2000 RPM's with killing anyone. You start losing steering and brakes when the motors RPM's get very low.

- Antlers, OK, USA

problem #64

Jun 132016


  • 13,300 miles
Takata recall.engine has very bad power loss and shakes vigouresly when warm and pulling up to stop or reverse.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #63

Dec 232015


  • 98,000 miles
2007 Ford F-150 XLT with 5.4L Triton V8, engine began shaking violently while at stop light, then hesitated consistently while accelerating 40-50mph, no warning lights or indicators on in truck. Ford dealership replaced coil I believe, just purchased the truck used and didn't get any documentation when they fixed it.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #62

Jun 022016


  • 116,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 15 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle started to lose acceleration and power. The contact had to pull into a fuel station. The mechanic at the station determined that the ignition coil and a spark plug failed and needed to be changed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred three other times and was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Jacobus, PA, USA

problem #61

Jun 132016


  • 35,000 miles
When at a red light or stop sign the truck surges the RPM gage is out of control almost surging me into oncoming traffic this is the second time this has happen it also happened in 2015, took it to the shop and it cost me $385 and now a yesr later its happening again.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #60

Mar 152015


  • 125,000 miles
I bought this truck in 2015 had 120,000 miles on it now problems after 5,000 miles I noticed a knocking in the engine and the whole truck will begin to shake after a few miles down the road. This started at 125,000 miles. I would have to turn the truck off and turn it back on, while at a stop light. Just recently my wife and I took a trip out of state while on the highway the engine stared to knock and truck began to shake. I had to pull over turn the truck off and turn it back on. Have to do this three times on our trip, not a happy trip in the truck. After our trip the I called Ford Motor Company and told them what was happening with the truck they told me it was not there problem and would not pay to have it fixed. I took my truck to an independent mechanic who told me that it was the cam sensor or cam phasor. To have it replaced would cost me $4,000. I took the truck to a Ford dealership that told me the same thing the mechanic said and that they would charge me $2,000 to replace. They also informed the that most of the 2007 F150 that come are having the same problem. I have let it sit in my garage till Ford does a recall. I am not paying for there mistake for shoddy work.

- Fairview, MT, USA

problem #59

May 132016


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving 40 mph, the contact felt a vibration from the engine compartment. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Moscow Mill, MO, USA

problem #58

Dec 152014


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving at various speeds, an unknown sound was heard from the engine and the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the camshaft failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Sometime after the repairs, while driving at various speeds, the vehicle started to vibrate severely. The check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to another independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #57

Feb 102016


  • 133,500 miles
Spark plug blew out. Mechanic replaced it for $350 then it blew out again 2 days later. Problem with Ford spark plug tearing threads out and not being able to replace spark plug without replacing entire engine. My son was on his way back to college (5hr drive) when the spark plug blew. It sounded like a shotgun! had it towed to mechanic and they replaced spark plug and 2 days later same one blew again while driving to work. Towed a second time and mechanic is searching for ways to resolve. He says we may have to replace entire engine because of threads being striped when it blew out. Ford mechanic has looked at and does not have any solutions. In researching online I have discovered that this could have potentially been very dangerous. Others with same problem have had engine fire when sparkplug blew. We were in process of selling vehicle so now we are sol! we don't have $4000 to replace engine and our family needs a 2nd car. Never again will I buy a Ford. They do not stand behind their product!

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #56

Dec 092015


  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 F-150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph and coming to a stop light, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the engine failed and the motor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- Bernhards Bay, NY, USA

problem #55

Nov 052015


  • miles
Engine was replaced in 2011 under warranty at 51,864 miles. Now at 105,662 this engine is doing the same thing. There is defiantly a problem with the engines. Ford needs to recognize and acknowledge and fix this issue with their product. If your engine does not work correctly, how can your Ford be - Ford tough!

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #54

Dec 052015


  • 200,000 miles
The threads in my 07 Ford F 150 for my spark plug in one of my cylinder's went bad. And my plug leaked high pressure compressed heated exhaust. Causing my ignition coil to partially melt. Its right below the fuel rail sensor too. Its the biggest pain in the butt to fix. Used a helicoil. Didn't last too long. Trying a more permanent fix next. I was on the highway going 70 when the plug began a very noticeably loud rhythmic leak with the ignition of that cylinder. Also, when I saw the problem when I looked at the spark plug. It had already had an existing helicoil put in. And you could tell this happend way before 200K miles. Because the old spark plug was worn almost all the way down. I still have the old spark plug.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #53

Apr 202015


  • 57,532 miles
In April 2015 I began experiencing engine knocking on my 2007 Ford F-150 which had 57,532 miles on it. I took it to Ford service department and ended up spending $3,080.79 to replace camshaft, solenoid, and timing chains. I was told this work was guaranteed. Now, less than 7 months later at 61,452 miles I began hearing squeaking as I drive. Took it back to Ford and they tell me it is now the harmonic balancer is out and excessive crank shaft end play. I am told that the issue is not related to the prior repair work so I will have to spend another $3,000 or more to fix this issue. This is all after I spent over $300 in December 2014 to replace the ingnition coils. I drive mostly city driving. We picked up vehicle without repairing it this time so we could figure out what to do.

- Carthage, MO, USA

problem #52

Jun 012015


  • 1,000 miles
Vehicle has started to jerk around 40-50 mph. Reviews states the spark plugs and coils are the issues. Wanted to change out spark plugs, but understand the plugs breaks upon removal and very expensive to fix. Know issue by Ford Motor Company. Now I don't even want to attempt changing out the plugs. This issue should be recall or paid by Ford for replacement, since this issue is know by Ford. Issue is still ongoing, help, don't want to pay $1000 for a simply maintenance.

- Shiprock, NM, USA

problem #51

Mar 102015


  • 138,000 miles
I've had the spark plug blow out in cylinder 6 twice while driving at about 55mph. My husband had his in 2008 F150 also. I've had to have the plugs replaced 2X. Just waiting for the fuel module and steering to go as noted in other numerous complaints.

- Byron, MI, USA

problem #50

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 #49

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

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