pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,696 miles

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2016 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

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2016 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 012016


  • 1,000 miles


Brand new vehicle experiences constant high frequency vibration occurs while driving from 50mph-60mph.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #6

Nov 262016


  • 23,000 miles
Three issues: 1. sudden loss of brakes while moving, brake pedal went to the floor and had no brakes. 2. front axle (4X4) tries to engage on its own from time to time while driving. 3. excessive backlash in rear end while driving.

- Lanesville, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 122016

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
While operating my 2016 Ford F150 lariat FX4 in 4A mode, I hear a audibly low noise emanating from the front end of the vehicle as I accelerate. This noise is accompanied by a slight vibration that is felt transmitting through the accelerator pedal. The noise and vibration is only detected while accelerating and only while engaged in 4A mode. There is no detectable noise or vibration in 2H, 4H, or 4L modes. This condition is present under normal operating conditions and during ideal weather conditions. Driving on flat, straight highways and roads, nor turning or towing does not affect the noise or vibration that I am detecting from the front end of the vehicle.

- Kelseyville, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 102016


  • 6,000 miles


The truck has had issues with the hillassist failure, then check engine light then wrench light causing the truck to go from 45 mph to 2mph without notice. The throttle bottle also went out on this truck causing the truck to go from 45 mph to 2 mph in traffic, this is the Ford wrench light. On two seperate occasions, when starting the truck and releasing the parking brake, a parking brake malfunction light flashes, then when trying to move the truck into gear it will move from park to drive to reverse, but will not move. Please contact me asap. I have a detailed list of dates and occurances along with all email conversations with Ford. Ford soes not believe this is a problem and seems to ignore the safety concerns.

- Universal City, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 092016


  • 316 miles
While driving on a highway, vehicle's low engine oil pressure illuminated, vehicle's speed dropped to coasting level and had to pull to side of highway with no ability to accelerate. This is an extremely dangerous situation where there is loss of power and the engine would not restart. Oil level was checked and was near the high mark. The vehicle has 316 miles on it and had to be towed.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 302016


  • 12,000 miles
Vehicle entered "limp mode" at speed on interstate, loss of power. This occurred at 5K miles and after being repaired, occurred at 12K miles. Both time diagnosed by Ford dealer as a faulty throttle body actuator.

- Safety Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

May 062016

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40-60 mph, the floor of the vehicle and the steering wheel vibrated. The failure occurred while the vehicle was in motion and idling. The failure began the day after the vehicle was newly purchased. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the drive shaft was vibrating. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle's suspension needed to be broken in at a minimum of 500 to 1,000 miles. The vehicle was not diagnosed with a failure nor repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not experiencing any failures. The approximate failure mileage was 55. Updated 07/12/16 the consumer stated Ford was buying the vehicle back, because they were unable to fix the problem, despite replacing several components. Updated 07/19/16.

- Oil City, PA, USA

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