pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
27,850 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace integrated wheel end system, vacuum hoses, actuator (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace front differential (1 reports)
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2016 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

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2016 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152019

F-150 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


Noise from front drivetrain can be modulated with selection of 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel automatic drive. Likely problem with Integrated Wheel Ends (well documented in online F150 forums)

- Tim B., Adelaida, US

problem #3

Oct 012018

F-150 Lariat 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

While my truck was being repaired another one came in with the same problem. Had the same miles on it. I know of a 2015 F-150 with 45000 miles that has started making the grinding noise just like mine did.

- 8797980, Esko, US

problem #2

Mar 012017

F-150 Lariat 2.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

4WD vacuum actuator on vehicle started leaking at 6,000 miles. Ford techs detected problem after I brought in for service reporting a grinding noise in front drivetrain. The noise went away when the 4WD was engaged. Covered under warranty but concerning that this would happen at only 6,000 miles.

- Kai M., Saint Simons Island, GA, US

problem #1

Aug 152017

F-150 XL 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,400 miles

Purchased the certified 2016 Ford F150 with 16.4K miles on 22Jul. During week of 14Aug, had truck in for 2 day repair for braking system issue (sensor issue causing warning lights to come on each time driven). Late last week began hearing grinding/scraping noise usually short while after driving at various speeds. Took it to same dealership who diagnosed it as a vacuum issue with the Integrated Wheel End. Stated that the same IWE was replaced prior to my purchasing the vehicle. Another two days (four total) without my (new to me) vehicle.

Researched online the IWE issue and found that it appears to be a design issue. Though it is covered by my warranty at this time and mileage, the issue could repeat. I have not even made my first loan payment. I want to return the truck and will, under the lemon law, if the issues continue.

- z2im, Graham, US

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