definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,562 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 fuel system problems

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2010 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 132014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


While driving my 2010 Ford F150 we come to a stop and go to take off. The truck stalls out... it may do this two to three times... 2yrs ago I had the same problem, I took the truck to Ford dealer they replace a part on the fuel area... no engine light comes.. this is the only yr that was made that does not have a gas cap. May be the problem but I'm not the expert....this could be dangerous and safety issue in driving my 2010 Ford F150 stx the problem need to be fixed.. my truck is at the Ford dealer as we speak the stalling need to be resolved.... thanks for your time...

- Conroe , TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 062013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I purchased my Ford F-150 new in August 2010. I noticed in September 2013, my fuel filler door was not closing, and after further inspection I noticed an inner mechanism, that allows the door to remain closed, was broken and no longer kept the door closed. This plastic door costs approximately $75 to replace, significantly more if the dealer installs it. The frustrating thing is my son-in-law, as well as my brother both own late model Ford F-150's, and both have had the same problem. Ford (through their dealerships) hasn't felt the need to make good on an obvious workmanship issue, so the consumer is left to replace this door every 3 years or so. I should also note that having the door completely secure and closed is important to keep water and other debris out of the fuel tank, as the fuel tank on the late model F-150's does not have a fuel cap. We haven't heard of any recalls, or plans for one, but hopefully you've heard enough complaints that something can be done. Thank you.

- Adger, AL, USA

problem #6

Jan 012012

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
2010 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to a complaint with vehicle dealership. The consumer stated in January 2012, he started to hear an incessant high pitched squeaking noise coming from the rear driver's side of the vehicle. The dealer informed the consumer the squeaking noise was coming from the tailgate latch assembly on the driver's side. The dealer stated they lubricated both sides and was road tested and the noise was gone. The service rep, then gave the consumer a tube of silicone that was used primarily for brake components and informed the consumer, if the noise returned, lubricate the tailgate latch. For awhile, there was no noise coming from the vehicle. Approximately two weeks later, the noise had returned. The consumer went to another dealer, to have the vehicle inspected. The dealer informed the consumer, that the previous dealer provided him with the wrong type of lubricant and the dealer reassured him the problem had been resolved. However, two months later, the noise had returned again. The consumer returned to the dealer again, where they chose to lubricate the tailgate latch assembly for the third time. The consumer stated he had other issues with the vehicle that were corrected, such as the right rear shock, the transmission slip yoke, a loose fuel door and a rattling noise in the driver's side door panel.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 172011


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150 stx super cab. The contact was driving 20 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drove to the dealer. The dealer advised that the canister valve needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 19,000.

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 022011


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated the vehicle was parked on an incline with a tank of fuel. Upon starting the vehicle the fuel gauge displayed a reading of more than tank and the miles until the empty message on the instrument panel increased. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed there was a failure within the slosh sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 500 and the current mileage was 4,200.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 042010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
2010 Ford F150 platinum. Been in Ford shop twice for transmission disengagement prior to accelerating and after stopping....also between shift-up points under acceleration...shop has reprogrammed trans both times, disengagement upon acceleration now okay, remains on shift-up points as if the trans freewheels for 2-3 seconds...RPM's rev & trans engages with a abrupt "bang"...am taking it back in for third time....causes rear wheels to loose traction on ice and feels like losing control....at 20K miles problems continue.

- Colorado, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 012010


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F150. While the vehicle was parked on an incline the digital fuel gauge displayed the incorrect amount of fuel in the vehicle. He also stated that when the vehicle was moved to level ground the fuel gauge did not correct itself. He stated that the failure had been ongoing for a couple of months. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who reprogrammed the electrical system. The repair temporarily corrected the failure. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer for the failure. He called the manufacturer and was advised not to rely on the digital display. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 14,000. Updated 3/2/2011

- South Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 122010


  • 6,000 miles
We have experienced six different instances since December where the engine would completely shut down while in motion. Range of speed at time of incident has been between 5 - 40 mph. On January 23, 2011, while driving at 40 mph down a windy hill, the vehicle flashed the wrench light then completely shut down causing a loss of power steering. As a result, I had a near miss of a head on collision with another vehicle in the oncoming lane as the truck I was driving veered into the oncoming traffic because I was unable to immediately regain control. Typically the truck can be put into park then turned back on but not in this case. The latest stall of the engine occurred on February 9, 2011 while making a turn in a grocery store parking lot. The vehicle was towed to a dealer on January 23, 2011 and the dealer indicated that the could not duplicate the problem and the computer reading did not show faulty equipment. In addition, I am experience a problem with the fuel gauge. Even after completely filling up the vehicle, the gauge does not read as full. There are functional problems with this vehicle. As a mother with two children who is the primary driver of the vehicle, I am terrified of the potential for a fatal accident to occur. There are numerous web page/blogs where drivers across the country have described these same issues. Ford needs to do something.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

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