pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
94,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace upper radiator hose (2 reports)
  2. replacement of both fitting and upper radiator hose (2 reports)
2012 Ford F-150 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2012 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 202017

F-150 XLT 5.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


Couldn't find a leak anywhere but always left a puddle, had to add water/coolant every two days or engine temp would get too hot. Finally found leak after driving and the engine still running, there was a small spray of coolant from the hose. Never expected that was where it was from. Tried to order the part but isn't available for a week. Apparently a big problem.

- billys goat, Burleson, US

problem #3

Oct 102016

F-150 STX 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,998 miles

check antifreeze quite often, add some if needed. cost an arm & a leg to take to dealership. have personally bought parts to replace, have made appointments to have it fixed-but life has made me cancel some & money !!

- Carl R., Sidell, IL, US

problem #2

Oct 132016

F-150 XLT 5.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

In certain weather conditions it leaks bad. Other times, it doesn't leak at all. I was constantly adding coolant to it though.

- John P., Wilmington, US

problem #1

Feb 012017

F-150 FX-2 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

leaking t fitting and upper radiator hose

Apparently this is a widespread problem because there is a national back order on the fitting and the upper hose is unavailable everywhere. So expensive because of the stupid fittings and clips on the hose. Fitting is plastic as well as the ends of the hose. $60 for a Damon radiator hose!!!!! Ford should do something about this!!!! My truck has been parked since first of February...ridiculous....

- Chuck B., Fayetteville, GA, US

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