really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,489 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 152011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 30,565 miles


This vehicle has had a minimum of 200 no start conditions since we purchased it. It has been to the dealership 20 or more time for this problem. They can not or will not fix it.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #8

Dec 222010


  • 69,700 miles
Our 2007 F150 intermittently losses power underload, stumbles, bug down and stalls. We had a very horrendous experience the last time it happened we almost got wiped out by an 18-wheeler tractor because of extreme difficulty maneuvering backwards downhill with stalled engine, no power steering, no power brakes. Other drivers were so irate because we became road hazard at that moment in time. My husband keep ontrying to start the engine and lots of smoke came out of the dash. He immediately opened the hood and isolated the battery. A certified mechanic recommended that we should address the ignition spark plug problem due to the symptom and mileage of the truck. We then found out that #4 firewall-passenger side spark plug was broken (specialty tooling rotunda and cal cannot remove it). Got lucky on the other 3 separated once the tools managed to remove them. It needs $1000-$3300 to rectify the damage done by the bad product designed motorcraft spark plugs. Ford denied help on potential repair bill due to warranty lapse. The dealer recommended not to need any tune up except filter/oil changes prior to 100,000 miles. At the present we got rob of our only "reliable?" mobility.however Ford credit keeps collecting from me to pay for a dead horse. Ford had full awareness of the cancer in these said engines but failed to notify the F150 owners. For the safety of both motorists and pedestrians alike, does this very serious driveability problem warrants an immediate investigation and recall. The problem started Oct 2010, Nov 2010 we thought it was bad gas so we keep changing fuel filters, then Dec 22, 2010 it died on the freeway.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Sep 252010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 51,235 miles
Spark plug blow out on my 2007 F150 with the 5.4L modular engine. Spark plugs were the factory plugs and as I bought the truck new their is no way that they have ever been changed and improperly torqued as the Ford dealer told me after it happened. I explained that Ford has issued a tsb on the problem as it is so rampant in every Ford V8 engine from 1993 to current. This is the 3rd Ford vehicle that I have had this happen to me.

- Ft Polk, LA, USA

problem #6

Jun 152010


  • 179,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Ford F150. He stated the vehicle was parked when he noticed that there was smoke and flames covering the vehicle. The fire department and police were contacted and there were reports filed. The vehicle was destroyed by the fire and then impounded. The manufacturer had not yet been contacted to report the failure. The cause of the fire was undetermined. The failure and current mileages were 179,000.

- Milton, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 052008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Engine makes a rattling noise upon slowing down/stopping/or stopped and vehicle stalls.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #4

Nov 102007

F-150 8-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
Upon starting vehicle after "cold start" vehicle knocked and sputtered, at times vehicle starter sounded to like it was sticking took the vehicle to the dealer who could not duplicate problem. Dealer advised the problem could be caused by after market oil filter. New oil filter was placed on vehicle.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 242007

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,900 miles


Truck began to shake and stall suddenly. Took to Ford dealer who said that due to 7,000 mile gap in oil change, sensors that regulate timing change gummed up. Needed oil change. Dealer performed. 3 days later, vehicle acted up again. Took back to dealer. Dealer tore apart engine, then couldn't start engine at all! they called Ford manufacturer who informed them that computer failed to tell engine to pump oil. All system parts then failed and engine blew! vehicle only 6 months old. New engine being installed.

- Heber City, UT, USA

problem #2

Jul 232007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle would surge forward. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they were unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer stated that they would install a black box to record the engine data. The failure mileage was 4 and current mileage was 200.

- Plymouth Township, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 042007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Ford F150 on the road less than one week with 1100 miles on it. Truck was involved in a minor collision where truck struck the rear bumper of car in front of it. Speed at time of impact was approximately 25 mph. The air bag did not deploy and the truck burst into flames. More than likely this should not have happened. Truck towed to brian harris autoplex 293 howze beach road, slidell, la 70461 phone:800-773-0831.

- Valley City, OH, USA

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