This Ford F-150 represents a significant improvement over the previous model. It rides more comfortably, handles more nimbly, and has a quieter interior with better fit and finish. Movable overhead storage consoles and an optional power sliding rear window are nice additions. The F-150's powertrain delivers reasonable acceleration and fuel economy for the class.
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There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Just wore out"

A C., CA (2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"Engine light came on, took to mechanic and found out alternator was going bad"

Bill B., TN (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.2-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Just wore out"

A C., CA (2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)
Coil

"Coils are attached through the spark plug wires. During tune-up all the spark plugs were difficult to remove. One broke off during removal"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Revolving door of coil failures. Fix one and another goes bad"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"One or more coils quit working, causing at least two cylinders not to work, ultimately causing the catalytic converter to fail, resulting in a $1000+ repair."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Bad engine miss, especially when wet. Mechanic replaced coil and fixed problem."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Spark Plug Wire was burned up at Connection. Had to replace Distributor."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"misses all the time"

Gerry M., IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Plugs need replacing. $450. to $750. Bad coil, engine stumbles easily when pushed"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Replace ecm"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"5.4 l engine notorious for blowing plugs and coils. Spark plugs are difficult to change and a special tool is required. In fact, most spark plugs will break off during removal."

Ryan B., HI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Because of the type of spark plugs it cost $2,100 to replace all coils and plugs to correct engine misfire/engine cut out during acceleration."

Jim B., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The factory spark plugs that come with the vehicle BREAK OFF inside of the cylinder head during routine replacement."

James V., CO (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"2 pc spark plugs braking"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"A coil on one of the spark plugs had gone bad. There is a coil for each spark plug (I was told). The vehicle was due for all sparkplugs to be replaced at 100,000 miles"

Robert B., NC (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Plugs and coils failed at 120K but should have been replaced at 100K miles"

Karen S., VA (2006 Ford F-150)

"Spark plugs needed replaced, but 7 of 8 broke and caused expensive replacement $800+ class action lawsuit because of this"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Bad spark plugs and Ford didn't recall them, we had to replace @ our cost before 50,000 miles or the spark plugs could fuse into the engine and be hard to remove"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson 5.4-L V8)

"Spark plugs breaking on removal requiring expensive extraction"

Thomas S., AZ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Plugs broke off when replacing, cry expensive. Design problem"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"There is a known defect with the spark plugs in the 5.4L engine with a large service bulletin published on how to remove plugs without them breaking apart. It costs about $100/plug to change and can require specialty tools to remove broken plugs. 100K mile plugs are now recommended to be changed at about 60K miles to avoid breakage. Two coils went out at 65K miles and second complete plug change at 120K miles"

Mark P., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Engine would stall. Needed a number 8 spark plug"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT)

"Spark Plugs rusted out in the engine and had to be drilled out because they broke off when they were trying to replace them. Cost was $1300 at the dealer!"

James C., MA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Wife proved faulty in May replaced it and plug. July another plug proved faulty. Decided best to replace all wires and plugs. Apparently F-150's are known for plug removal difficulty."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Plugs loosened up and fouled out or broke the porcelain insulation in plugs and quit working"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"This was a problem that started and lasted for a period of 2 months. Definitely you felt the engine was running rough and missing. Due to the specialized spark plugs kind and system Ford uses, it was difficult to completely diagnose and fix. After a few attempts to solve the problem by replacing the "problem one" spark plug(s) and wires, the problem continued. The final solution was to replace ALL the spark plugs and wires at once, including the ones individually replaced before. This was the solution. Afterwards, the engine run great and steady."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Starter

"Starter located in an area that is very difficult to access. Best advice for diy? Drink 3 or 4 beers and call a mechanic before attempting to remove and replace. Design engineer must?ve had a mean streak!"

Ryan B., HI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"had to replace them before doing alignment"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"tire shop said lower ball joints needed to be replaced before doing an alignment, different mechanic did the job and said it was questionable about if they really needed to be replaced"

Dennis D., NE (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"A noise occurs indicating the reservoir is low on fluid. I have filled the reservoir to its proper level, is okay for a while, then the noise occurs again. There is never any puddle on the garage floor so I assume it only leaks when in use."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"rusted metal line"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Metal power steering line rusted thru and leaked while driving"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"I've had to add steering fluid three times in the last three years. I do not notice any spots on the ground under the truck"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"high pressure hose leak"

Wesley P., TX (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"power steering pump went out"

Duncan G., IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"I do most of my own repairs, but to replace the power steering pump is impossible. The location is impossible to get to without dismantling 1/2 the engine compartment,,Ridiculous!!!!"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Leaking hoses"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Front shocks in the struts were bad and result was the front tires were cupping on the inside. Steering was shaky too."

Larry G., MO (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"spring on the strut actually broke. heard noise and dealer diagnosed and fixed along with the brakes."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Both front coil springs fractured"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Due to age it needed front and rear shocks/struts"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Broken rear leaf spring Ball joint Upper control arm"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"front coil spring broke"

Gerald O., NY (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"right front spring broke, replaced both front struts and springs"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"coil spring on right front end broke for no apparent reason"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Rear center leaf on leaf spring fractured"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The steering wheel linkage from the wheel to the steering box has two universal joints in it. The lower one started to become seized up and made steering very stiff at certain points in the rotation of the steering wheel. From the internet, I found that this is a common issue. Many people have had to replace the shaft linkage. In the end a good amount of penetrating oil sprayed on the u-joint was the solution that worked for me. One must be careful as the oil overspray will go on the engine which could light on fire."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"universal joints on lower steering shaft have rusted and make turning wheels difficult"

Gerald O., NY (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"Had to replace the entire steering rack"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Simple wear and tear from being old and rusting"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Tie rods

"normal wear and tear"

Don P., MT (2006 Ford F-150 5.4-L V8)

"1 was bad"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Wheel hub assembly had to be replace due to wearing out and making excessive noise"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"whining noise when I turned the steering wheel at highway speeds"

Dennis D., NE (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"began to make a noise and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS light stays on. It keeps saying rear sensor. It's been replaced 4 times by dealers still on"

Gary T., DE (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Calipers

"No warning on either brake caliper. We regularly have this vehicle serviced and no inspection showed upcoming caliper problems."

Patrick H., NC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Calipers stuck, causing brake overheating. Dealer error caused it to happen twice"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Uneven wear and premature need to repair"

Anonymous, WV (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"See previous screen details on the transmission problems, which explains the problems we had with brake calipers failing along with premature brake wear and rotors needing replaced long before we should have had to have them replaced."

Patrick H., NC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Master cylinder

"the master cylinder stopped working so no breaks"

Rickey S., MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal wear for brakes"

Dennis E., WA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"I had to replace the pads on all 4 sides."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"it was due for brakes to be done! Great truck!"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The brakes started squealing last November. The pads were worn out and the rear rotors needed replacement."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"pads wore down replaced both front and back."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking break electrical issues - parking brake light was flickering due to a faulty switch"

Charles E., NJ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Rusted out so disconnected rather than replace it"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150)

"The parking break light has been on since I bought the truck, on one seemed to know why. I took it apart myself and found the parking breaks have their own set of break pads which needed to be replaced."

Rickey S., MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"parking brakes did not fully release and caused the rotor to warp"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"The brakes are pulsing heavily when stopping and I haven't taken it into the dealer yet"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Warped rotor and worn out front pads"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"Due to age it was time to change the brakes"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Rotors

"All 4 had to be replaced due to wear. No too big a deal as brakes had never been worked on before and truck has almost 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Had to replace rotors & wheel bearings since buying truck in 2009. My use has been strictly light duty; unsure of previous owners use"

Anonymous, NB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Just wore out the brakes. New roter & pads where cheaper as a set"

B R., MT (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"rotors just don't seem to last. I have had to have them replaced three times"

Gazzaway K., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Needed replacement"

David B., AP (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"got rusty"

Don C., AB (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"as part of replacing pads rotor also needed done."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"univerisal joint front"

Irvine B., NB (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"On two occasions, once this year the four wheel drive has failed to engage. This has required repair at a shop. Failure has happened at a most inconvenient time requiring assistance in moving the vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Had to replace one of the U-joints in front axle"

James B., MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"4WD actuator hub failed"

Anonymous, SK (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Started with a roar like it was trying to engage. Then completely went out and unable to put into 4 wheel drive. Presently driving in 2 wheel drive as 4 wheel is not presently needed. Ford quoted $800 to$1,000 to fix"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"Plates ground smooth"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Differential

"Noise while driving. Carrier gears in the differential were replaced, which fixed the problem."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Diferencial failed"

Richard Z., NY (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Internal clutch pack fell apart spreading metal pieces all through the rearend,bearings and axles. 1,400.00 and 4days in the dealers shop."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Vehicle has had differential pinion bearing replaced 3 times"

John B., MO (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Vehicle return by original buyer under lemon law. Problem final surfaced as pinon bearing. When repair no more problem"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"positive traction plates in rear differential were replaced 25000 km ago and are now chattering again. makes a concerning noise when turning"

Gerald Q., MB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"needed to be replaced"

Duncan G., IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Differential has become quite noisy. At highway speeds, anyone in back can't hear front occupants. At low speeds, a grinding noise when turning. Shops have said that everything looks ok. Some Fords differentials are just noisy."

David O., GA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"brief rear end shudder when starting from a stop and turning the steering wheel one way or the other (i.e. it doesn't shudder if I'm leaving a stop sign and going straight ahead)"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"there is chatter or vibration that last less than a second when starting out from a dead stop, i've been told it could be the transmission clutches"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"Driveshaft paaued before kicking in when starting from a stop sign"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson 5.4-L V8)

"drive shaft became unbalanced,it was necessary to replace the drive shaft"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Repaced blower motor resistor"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"The check engine light is on and but there are no apparent problems. Dealer says I need a main control module at a cost of $1,500.00 - to turn the light off... It passed he emissions test when this light was turned off by the dealer, but now it is on again and so the test can't be done until it is fixed. Not happy about that"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Bad alternator"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)
Traction control

"Have changed the posi plates in the diff once They did not last long the second time. They bmake a terrible scrapping sound when turning tight corners"

Anonymous, MB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Transfer case

"Transfer case motor failed."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Blue oval faded"

Jeffrey W., OR (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint flaking off in bed area"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"Paint on the tailgate is peeling off in many places"

Bruce V., MS (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Multiple areas on the truck have paint falling off, especially on the roof where rust has formed. This is a big problem Ford has been aware of for several years yet refuses to aid its customers in repairing it"

Bob L., TN (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The paint on the front bumper lost it's clear coat. I had it repainted and it peeled again."

Preston S., TX (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"the clear coat separated from the color on both doors. when it rained they would fill with water, like a bubble."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"The paint issues are secondary to a problem that all F-150s of this body design seem to exhibit. That nis rusting out of the rocker panels and door sills. I am particular at washing out the underbody of the truck but by design, the channels in the metal stampings of the rocker panels and floor pans tend to load up with road dust and the dust then draws in moisture which causes extensive hidden rust.Most of the damage is hidden to all but an invasive inspection. If new trucks were not so expensive, I probably would not have agreed to fix my truck. I cannot, however, afford to replace it with one in better shape."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Rust

"Was not happy to see the rust. In came in areas not expected. Was told not fixed profitably."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"rust over the wheel wells on the body itself....typical of Ford trucks"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"Extensive serious rust on frame."

Charles E., NJ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Front bumper completely rusted."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"Beyond excessive frame rust for the vehicles age and care given to it"

Charles E., NJ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Typical rust areas for F150, bottom, rear cab corners and behind front wheels"

Christopher J., MI (2006 Ford F-150)

"Disintegrated support frame members below truck bed. This problem appears prevalent for this make and model truck."

Elise C., VA (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"rust around wheel wells and the rust bubbles at edge of doors"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"Rusting around the wheel wells & bottom of the tailgate. Started 4 years ago, has not been fixed. To expensive to have repaired"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"box floor rusted through. replaced floor"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"underside of door openings rusted on both sides"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 4.5-L V8)

"Cab corners were rusted when I bought this vehicle. The truck has continued to rust rapidly since I purchased it"

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"lower front quarter rust both sides"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The air was coming out of vents hot."

Bill S., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"considering the mileage not a big deal. cost less than 1000.00 to repair"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The A/C compressor shuts off after about 7 mins. It's been serviced twice still no fix."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Lost the refrigerant"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"Compressor froze up,burn the belt up"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"The electric servos that control the flapper doors inside the climate system stop working rendering temperature controls set to full heat; even in the middle of Summer."

James V., CO (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"The AC in my truck will not cool the cabin in hot weather. I have had it in the Ford shop for diagnosis and repair and the shop claims to have repaired the problem but it is no better than when I first took it to the shop"

Thomas S., WA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"unable to cool significantly, particularly in hot, humid weather. have run the unit on max a/c on over a 1 hour drive. should be freezing - not"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Failed to remember the re-circulation setting after truck was turned off. Valve controlling heating and cooling failed as well"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"The controls that tell the heater blower where to direct the air has not worked properly since I purchased the truck in October of 2011. This was not covered by the warranty purchased with the vehicle. Dealer says this is a $900.00 fix, so I live with it"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"From the time it was purchased the a/c fan never worked well. We had a number of visits to the dealership under warranty to have it check and each time we were told it was low on Freon but had no leaks. Eventually the entire motor had to be replaced due to it being undersized from the factory"

Amy W., OK (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)
Condenser

"Not blowing put cool air at all. Once replaced with some Freon added, it works fine."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Within the back part of the engine"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch slave cylinder failed"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)
Torque converter

"There is a shudder on acceleration. It has not been repaired yet"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"transmission was replaced but truck had 230000 miles on it. I don't call that unreasonable. It was to be expected as the truck has always been worked."

Douglas M., ME (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Transmission totally failed at 94,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Transmission suddenly without warning went out"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Transmission just went out with little wear or problems it just suddenly failed. Transmission was rebuilt but with in a few days began to fail again. After the third transmission we FINALLY found a faulty electrical component in the main computer and 4x4 relay that was causing the transmission to try to shift when it should not. Thus causing the gears withing the transmission to slip grind and fail"

Amy W., OK (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"transmission wouldn't shift and required a rebuilt transmission to replace the original"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)

"When our truck began to shudder and grind last December, it initially didn't surprise us. Since this kind of thing happened twice in the preceding two years. Problem then was brake calipers, which broke prematurely. But in December the truck didn't want to move hardly at all without grinding. So we had it towed and found out through diagnostics that the torque converter had major problems and the transmission had to be completely rebuilt. That happened with 96,500 miles on it - not even reaching this 100K odometer reading. My son knows the ins and outs of vehicle mechanical stuff and he concurred with transmission mechanic with findings and what needed to be repaired. My wife and I were dismayed since we didn't have major problems with this truck until about after 85K miles on it."

Patrick H., NC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"See previous. It started slipping, that lead to total transmission replacement."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 4.2-L V6)

"Had to have a new transmission and a new rear end put in"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"Transmission began to slip and became worse as the vehicle was driven. Chose to replace the transmission for warranty purposes (3 year warranty)"

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Transmission began to change gears sluggishly, make clunking noises, then failed completely...the truck was unable to move."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Stop shifting"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaked in from the rear cargo light at the back of the roof of the truck. I removed it, put a bead of silicone around and replaced the light. That solved the problem and was an easy fix"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"There seems to be moisture coming in from the back side of the cabin, which is causing the back seat to mold"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150)

"It leaks around the rear window during a heavy rain. The rear seat gets wet. This is a new phenomenon."

Jadie M., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Moon roof retracting rails broke causing water leak."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Unsure)

"It does not have good seals for air. The back of the cab is especially noisy, hard to hear from front to back with riders."

Anonymous, IA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"sunroof retracting components have broken preventing a proper seal. Tends to leak during downpours."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Rear fender rust (both sides) & weather stripping on doors has loosened"

Anonymous, NB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Seals around doors are of low quality"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"windows squeak and rattle"

Richard B., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"The sliding window seal leaks and aslo leaks around backup light on top of rear of cab."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"The drivers side door rattles, and does not seem to be adjustable to tighten the fit when it's closed. Worst when driving on gravel roads, and here in Wyoming we have a lot of gravel roads."

Anonymous, WY (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Wind noise

"Noisy truck"

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.2-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Manifold need replacing"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"bent two rods"

Gerry M., IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel injector failed, causing the #8 cylinder to fluid to lock. Caused a bent rod. Had to replace engine with rebuilt engine."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150)

"Was done by a disreputable place and does not run properly now"

Michael P., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Cam phaser oil starvation on left bank. Replaced engine with a factory 5.4l three valve Triton engine"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Purchased used and then was told 9 months later that the engine needed to be replaced. The drive train was also replaced. It was not a pretty picture. I blame it on the mechanics that checked the truck out and said it was ok"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"around 100,000 miles engine blow within a few weeks after at dealer for tune up and plugs changed."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150)

"Had to have a new motor."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"At 149000 the engine started to miss fire so I took it back to the dealer and put in a rebuilt same engine"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"timing chain needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Camshaft phasers went out. A costly repair"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"the 5.4 engine has developed a noise that to me sounds like a lifter but mechanics say it may be in the timing chain assembly. at least a 2000 repair, it runs fine but that noise would make selling it near impossible even with the relatively low miles for its age"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"due to spark plugs that were stuck in heads caused misdiagnosis that computer was bad"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"While pulling a trailer up a hill, I felt something like for a millisecond the engine felt funny. Ever since I have a knocking in the engine."

Nick D., TN (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"Manifold needs replacing"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"Very minor knocking"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Both cam phasers are making noise , making ticking noise . Eventually will need to be replaced"

Bob L., TN (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Engine had a ticking noise. It sat through the winter and when driven would stall at idle"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT)

"valve train noise and or camshaft variable timing adjusters"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Oil leaks

"rear engine seal leaks just enough to make a mess under the vehicle"

Gerald Q., MB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Oil plug leaking required a new oil pan threads were stripped"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"oil usage due to compression loss/blow by in #1 cyl"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Timing cover gasket failed."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"unable to adjust"

Dave F., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Gauges

"pass. windows don't work and fan only works on 4, which is the high setting"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"I had Ford complete a brake job for my F150 and the E-brake light in the instrument panel has flickered or stayed on solid since then. An independent mechanic found that their "fix" was to disconnect the wires from the master cylinder fluid reservoir"

Mark P., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel gauge not functioning properly"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"When driving the gauge cluster will just die. Nothing registers but it does not seem to effect the operation of the vehicle. The mechanic thinks we may need to replace the fuse box under the hood."

Darlene P., AB (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Interior lights

"None of the interior lights work. Dash board lights do work"

Bruce V., MS (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Lose bulb in the overhead lights"

B R., MT (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The interior light likes to come on at random times. Still have yet to track the source of this issue down."

Darlene P., AB (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Warning lights

"Parking brake switch."

William H., FL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"The warning light comes on and off intermittently. I believe it is due to a cluster problem"

Anonymous, VT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"I am constantly receiving a catalytic failure on my engine diagnostics"

Michael P., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel injector failed and dumped fuel into exhaust then into catalytic converter and trashed it"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Noise coming from unit...didn't want to ruin model"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The vehicle was not running well, the problem was the converter, so I had to replace it."

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust Manifold had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"exhaust leak that requires lifting engine to repair makes repair not affordable"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Had rusted out and broken studs on both banks of manifolds..."

J B., ME (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"A stud holding the left exhaust manifold to the engine block pulled loose, causing an exhaust leak. The repair bill eventually went to $2,800 as the engine had to be pulled after an estimate of $500 to $600. Ford has known about this defect non the 5,4 engine for years but has failed to correct the undersized manifold stud"

John B., MO (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The smog control device had to be cleaned"

Dave F., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Intake manifold runner control generated a P2004 code. A pain to replace."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Waa aluminum heatsink on fuel sender unit above spare tire corroded and failed"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Fuel pump

"The fuel pump regulator failed causing the check engine light to come on and the gas mileage to decrease dramatically. Replacement cost was $411."

Edward S., NH (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Pcv valve had to be changed"

Victor T., NC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Rear driver side O2 sensor failed and triggered engine light. I replaced it myself very easily."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"cd player stopped working and wont eject the cd's"

Paul B., NV (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"CD player makes a grinding noise every time I open a door and has quit working for the CD player part of the system only. The AM/FM/Sirius radio still works."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"All dash display and warning lights go haywire for 2 minutes when starting the car."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"cluster went bad and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"I believe the cluster is bad causing the LCD to go blank and the emergency brake warning light to come on intermittently"

Anonymous, VT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"transmission lines were replaced with transmission. To be expected."

Douglas M., ME (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Transmission sometimes does not shift to first gear at stop. On acceleration the transmission will start in a higher gear and then after a short delay it will shift down causing a sudden jerk and load on the drive train and engine."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"Typical F150 slippage when traveling around 50 mph. Must either accelerate or decelerate through 50 mph. Cannot run at 50 mph without experiencing slippage"

Christopher J., MI (2006 Ford F-150)

"When driving a normal slow speed at 30 mph, the truck would jerk once or twice, and eventually got worse. It became frequent. Dealer told us transmission giving out. We just replaced it ourselves."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 4.2-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Hit and run side of truck"

Thomas B., OR (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
Windows

"Rear window that electronic opens and closes unexpectedly. The cost was over $600.00"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The passenger side front window quit working (power widow) and I had to have it repaired."

Preston S., TX (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Lower intake gaskets failed causing leaks."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Radiator

"leak in radiator, found small puddles of coolant, had it checked, small hole toward bottom. Replaced radiator"

Anonymous, (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Feb 23 2011
THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG COULD INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL IF OCCURRING WHILE IN MOTION.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 F-150 PICK UP TRUCKS AS WELL AS CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 LINCOLN MARK LT VEHICLES. IF THE CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE COMES IN CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG LOWER HORN PLATE, THE WIRE INSULATION MAY BECOME CHAFED, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR A SHORT CIRCUIT. IF THIS OCCURS THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE INDICATING THAT SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
What should you do:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER TO HAVE A NEW CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE INSTALLED THAT INCORPORATES A PROTECTIVE MESH COVER. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THIS SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SOME VEHICLES IN MARCH 2011. THE RECALL CAMPAIGN ON THE EXPANDED POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 9, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S18.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V107000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1325000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
May 07 2008
ONCE THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM RESERVE IS DEPLETED, THE DRIVER WILL HAVE FOUNDATION BRAKE FUNCTION, BUT WITH INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT. REDUCED VEHICLE BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 605,684 MY 2005-2006 F-150 AND LINCOLN MARK LT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L 3-VALVE ENGINES. THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM SUPPLY HOSE ATTACHED TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD FITTING MAY SWELL OVER TIME AND LOSE RETENTION FORCE. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE HOSE TO BECOME DETACHED FROM THE FITTING DURING AN INTAKE MANIFOLD BACKFIRE. SHOULD THE HOSE DETACH FROM THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, SEVERAL BRAKE APPLICATIONS WITH POWER ASSIST WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE VACUUM RESERVE IS DEPLETED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE A RUBBER HOSE ON THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM SUPPLY TUBE ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 27, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 08S05.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V208000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 605684
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Oct 25 2007
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CRASHES AND DEATHS AND INJURIES BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION OF THE ROADWAY.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPYDER HEADLAMP REPLACEMENT ASSEMBLIES SOLD FOR USE ON 2004 THROUGH 2007 FORD F150 PICKUP TRUCKS. DURING PRODUCTION, THE HEADLAMPS WERE INTERNALLY MISALIGNED AND THEY FAIL THE PHOTOMETRY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
SPYDER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLAMPS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT SPYDER AT 866-558-4264.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET SPYDER HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON FORD F150 PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E089000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 238
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Sep 25 2007
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CRASHES AND DEATHS AND INJURIES BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION OF THE ROADWAY.
Summary:
CERTAIN HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES IMPORTED AND SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT BY SONAR AUTO PARTS FOR USE ON 2004-2007 FORD F150 PICKUP TRUCKS. DURING PRODUCTION, THE HEADLAMPS WERE INTERNALLY MISALIGNED AND THEY FAIL THE PHOTOMETRY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
SONAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 14, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT SONAR AT 866-558-4264.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET SONAR HEADLAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E080000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 700
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Sep 14 2007
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN EAGLE EYES HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES, P/NOS. FR390-B001L AND FR390-B001R, SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE THICKNESS IS UNSTABLE INHIBITING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE UPPER AND LOWER BEAMS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
EAGLE EYES WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EAGLE EYES AT 1-800-568-1098.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E075000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2388
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Aug 28 2007
IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
What should you do:
ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 175
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 29 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH
Summary:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
INTERIOR LIGHTING
Feb 06 2006
THIS ERROR COULD PREVENT THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) WARNING LIGHT FROM ILLUMINATING IF THE ABS MODULE EVER BECAME INOPERATIVE.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH EITHER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 105, 'HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS' OR FMVSS NO. 135, 'PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A SOFTWARE ERROR IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL RECALIBRATE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IN THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO.06C11. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V033000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211432
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Nov 21 2005
AFFECTED TIRES MAY NOT MEET THE ENDURANCE TEST REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD. CONTINUED USE OF THE AFFECTED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE FAILURE WHICH COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE DAMAGE OR MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN CONTINENTAL CONTITRAC TR OWL, CONTITRAC TR BSW, GENERAL GRABBER TR BSW, AND CONTITRAC BSW TIRES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 29 AND JUNE 11, 2005, AND SOLD AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON CERTAIN FORD TRUCKS AND SOLD AS REPLACEMENT TIRES. THESE TIRES CAN WEAR PREMATURELY WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.
What should you do:
CONTINENTAL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 7, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CONTINENTAL AT 704-588-5895.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05T022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34396
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Nov 09 2005
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V520000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 199942
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