definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,024 miles

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2011 Ford F-150 suspension problems

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2011 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012016


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving various speeds and slowing down, the rear of the vehicle jerked without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but not repaired. The results of the diagnostic were unknown. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #6

Feb 162015


  • miles
I have taken my truck in several times for transmission problems and Ford refuses to do anything about it. I can be at a total stop with my foot on the brake and the noise it is almost as if somebody has ran into me. Rear axle and drive train are also making noises. I have attached a document that I have received from rod baker Ford for how many times the truck was brought in.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 212014


  • 30,000 miles
Ever since the day I purchased my 2011 Ford F-150 it has had an extremely irritating as well as distracting vibration at highway speeds. Vibration is most noticeable in both driver and passenger seats as well as the floor. Have put 30K miles on it, tried new tires, numerous tire rotation/balances, even replaced rotors. No matter what I do the trucks shakes/vibrates at highway speeds. Please help!!

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle would jerk violently and lunge forward. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 52,000. Updated 2/26/14 the consumer stated the vehicle has a serious wobble.

- Florence , SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012


  • 1,000 miles
Poor gas mileage. Window sticker says 23 mpg highway, best I ever got is 16 mpg, with cruise set at 65 mph on flat level highway. Had at dealer, 4 times, they updated computer, changed turbo intercooler and they still cant improve my fuel economy. Around town I get 12 mpg. Bad turbo lag when pulling out low power, dealer said its how turbos work. Doors rattle, speakers crackle, rear end springs make a creaking sound. 4 wheel drive makes a loud growling, sounds like gears are not meshed right. I would not recommend a new F-150 to any one. Nothing but trips to the dealer and let downs.

- Windber, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 242012

F-150 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
Two issues here. First issue. When making turns there is a clunk sound from the front of the vehicle after the turn as the steering wheel is returned to forward position. Happens intermittent. Cannot feel the clunk in the wheel, but the sound is like metal on metal. Second issue: Rear suspension clunks and squeaks a lot. (like it is 20+ years old.) standing on the bumper or pushing sideways on the fender makes the rear-end squeak. I took it to Ford for repair and they stated there was a technote that told them to 'lube' the rear leaf springs. For a few months it made the sound go away, but made the backend feel loose or like it was sliding sideways on corners. At this same visit the engine performance changed noticeably. Acceleration was smoother and did not hesitate as much. (they say they did nothing that would cause this change.) I'm not sure I am getting true answers from the service advisor. Now six months later all the sounds and clunking sounds are back. I feel like it was not designed safe enough for the load rating they gave it or something. I want to make sure it is safe and not going to just end up physically broken somewhere on the road because they want to lube it every six months.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #1

Jun 012012

F-150 6-cyl

  • 15,166 miles
I have a 2011 Ford F-150 4X4 ecoboost and have had one steering rack replaced already. It was replaced due to popping in the steering as well as bump steer and wandering. The initial replacement was 6-1-12 and as of this post (1-26-13) and roughly 12K more miles, it is starting to have the same concerns that required the initial replacement. In addition, the front suspension in general seems loose and the left side squeaks over bumps and seems weaker in the spring than the passenger side.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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