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The F-150's handling is sound and the cabin is roomy, but the ride isn't that good and the noisy engine strains under acceleration. Uncomfortable seats further detract from the driving experience. Electronic stability control (ESC), full-time four-wheel drive and curtain airbags are all lacking. (Only the Harley-Davidson version has AWD.) 
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2009.
Road Test

The F-150's handling is sound and the cabin is roomy, but the ride isn't that good and the noisy engine strains under acceleration. Uncomfortable seats further detract from the driving experience. Electronic stability control (ESC), full-time four-wheel drive and curtain airbags are all lacking. (Only the Harley-Davidson version has AWD.) 

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , AWD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.2-liter V6 (202 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (248 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 (300 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 supercharged (450 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“I do not know a lot about mechanics. I do know that the brakes do not work well in wet whether”

Laura S., CA (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“I had to replace a front ABS sensor and the warning light kept coming on”

Daniel H., WA (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Calipers

“Had to replace”

Andrew C., TX (2007 Ford F-150 STX 4.2-L V6)

“One of two bolts that secure my front brake caliper sheared off causing a dangerous condition that needed immediate repair”

John D., VA (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Two or three times a year at least one of the calipers does nor release as it should and the rotor gets too hot and warps”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Replaced at the same time as the rotors due to normal wear and tear”

Jeff S., MN (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Rotors

“Had to replace due to grinding”

Andrew C., TX (2007 Ford F-150 STX 4.2-L V6)

“Rotors & wheel bearings had to be replaced due to noise & wear”

David A., MS (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“wore out”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Replaced due to normal wear and tear”

Jeff S., MN (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“The rotors became out of round and had to be replaced”

Daniel H., WA (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Front brake rotor incorporated into hub. Unnecessarily expensive for combo part compared to separate brake rotor”

John P., ON (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Trim molding around lower part of windshield”

Nancy S., CO (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“the paint head been peeling off this vehicle since the 4yr starting with the tail gate and continuing and throughout the truck bed which now paint is almost completely gone . I now see other areas have started to peel”

Anonymous, NV (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Hood has discoloration. Molding is loose. Lock on boxy cover unlockable”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)

“In channels on roof of cab”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)

“The odd thing is the bumpers are rusting. Not from any damage, or a corner, or top or bottom,just anywhere. The middle of the bumper will have a rust sot that "b!eeds" and expands downward”

Sean G., ME (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

“The problem areas are rear wheel wells, cab corners & rocker panels”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“The back lower corners of the cab have started to rust out fast. I've noticed this on a lot of ford cabs. I would have thought they would have solved this problem over the years”

Joe R., IA (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Rust on underside and tailgate and bumper”

Karen G., FL (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“rust in fenders”

Anonymous, IN (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Rust in rear wheel fender areas”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Had to replace the battery due to it won't hold a charge. The battery was approximately 3 years old”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Every coil pack needed to be replaced over the last 12 months, costing an average of 80.00 each”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4-L V8)

“We took the truck to Heritage Ford in Modesto because the engine was dieseling. They told us the problem was the cam phasers. They didn't even start work on the truck until it had been there a whole week. It was still under a partial warranty so only cost $100 to fix. A week after we got it out of the shop there was still a problem. We put it back in the shop, now the warranty was expired. Now they wanted to charge $2000 to fix it. We told them to forget it. We put a tester on that indicated it”

Debra B., CA (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4-L V8)

“Missing at times. Replace bad coil on 1 cylinder and spark plugs”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“My local dealer kept putting me off that I had Amy problems. After the third time, I went to another Ford Dealer. The spark plug issue was huge, and expensive. I was very unhappy with the rebate I got, covering less than half the cost. I doubt I will buy another Ford truck”

Sean G., ME (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

“I had to replace all the sparks plugs and 2 coil packs in the past year because the engine was running very poorly”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Two piece spark plugs break off. Had to use a removal tool to avoid paying 50+$ per plug at the dealer”

Chris K., FL (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4-L V8)

“Over the course of two years all of the wiring for the spark plugs have failed but not all at once”

Jan R., PA (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Broken spark plug”

David M., GA (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Recall on spark plug replacement. Plugs break during replacement”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

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

Gauges

“Gas gauge don't work”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 4.5-L V8)

“See the previous comment box................The Emergency Brake light is on at all times the vehicle motor is running. In fact the emergency brake is not ON except when the vehicle gear shift is in PARK but the signal light says ON”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 4.2-L V6)
Keyless entry

“electric door locks, broken-malfunctioning”

Vince F., FL (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“Passenger side automatic door locks are failing”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
Warning lights

“brake light on instrument panel stays on unless driving in adverse conditions and must make stop and the anti-lock system kicks in and then brake light will go out. Replaced anti-lock system with no change”

Richard C., VT (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“break light stays on even though break is not on”

Kim R., TN (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

“The parking light ON indicator and the tire pressure PROBLEM indicator are showing at all times the vehicle motor is running”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 4.2-L V6)

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

“Control arm and ball joints, normal maintenance”

Rodney S., BC (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“worn ball joint replaced -driven regularly on poor roads”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Power steering leaks

“PS hose had a leak and was replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Replaced twice since the original”

Anonymous, NB (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“They were worn and needed replacement. I consider this normal maintenance for a truck this old. Not a problem”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

“When breaking the wheel shakes alot”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“The front tires were worn severely, and it requires new tires...the front end alignment was terrible....after getting the front end aligned, it drives much better”

Allan O., MN (2007 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

“Check Engine light came on. Inconvenient to fix immediately. Dealer fixed it : intake manifold gasket leaks. Light on again in about a month: air filter torn on installation. Dealer fixed for free”

R B., MA (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“The fuel gauge is apparently malfunctioning. I filled the truck with gas and gauge showed the tank was full. After driving five miles, the gauge showed the tank was 3/4 full”

Stephen G., KS (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“Fuel Injectors needed to be replaced. Not all replaced at the same time, required return to mechanic to replace the next failing injector. Next visit all remaining "original" injectors will be replaced”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

“Had to replace 1 injector that was leaking and causing difficult engine start”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Fuel pump

“Since the original it has been replaced twice”

Anonymous, NB (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“As a side effect of the head gasket leaking and the engine misfiring, I believe it caused the 02 sensor to be friend on bank 2”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“As I stated in my first answer, were discovered from #1 the sound emanating from the engine #2 a change in the ride, overall performance #3 they are all related in the work done over the past 12 months”

Daniel S., MO (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“I bought a 2007 certified used f150 crew cab with a 5.2 gas engine and had to replace the engine due to a manufacures defect. Less than 79,000 miles and apparently ford a class action law suit they loss and had to replace engine. I tried to join law suit but apparently there was a time limit and I did not qualify. After many ford purchases I will never buy another one again. Will stay with Toyotas”

Carlos R., CA (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“phaser problems required engine replacement”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Engine was replaced once with rebuilt engine. The rebuilt engine has failed again after 4 years of service”

Cyril M., MI (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Head gasket

“Head gasket started to leak and caused the engine to misfire. Fouled several cylinders”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“I've owned this truck since it was new and just had to spend $3,000 dollars fixing the 2 tensioners and the belt, this also included a new radiator”

Daniel M., WA (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

“A grove in the Serpentine belt was stripped off and wrapped around an AC component”

Dan K., OR (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

“Most of the other problems were discovered by the engine noise first”

Daniel S., MO (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Knocking caused by coils going bad. I have had to replace 2 and a broken spark plug”

David M., GA (2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“I live on a dirt road that collects a lot of salt in the Winter. During my recent service I was mad aware of a serious deterioration of the right engine mount and it was changed”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Transmission failed at 200000 miles”

Tip J., MS (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Transmission slipping at times.. Replace complete transmission--cheaper than rebuilding”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“The transmission began to slip and then began to require I play with it shifting to different sets. Finally it would only move in reverse. I had a rebuilt transmission put in same day and it's worked fine since then, about three months”

Larry R., TX (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Failed and replaced with Ford rebuilt unit”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 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

“Would not load CD's into, or unload CD's from, playback section”

F R., WA (2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“Would not load CD's into, or unload CD's from, playback section”

F R., WA (2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

“The display for the radio, Aux,CD starts out barely readable when I start the engine. Within just a couple of minutes it is totally blank. I asked the dealer about it and all he told me was that "you are buying it(the truck) as is. "”

Andi C., CA (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)

“The display screen would go and stop, mostly stop since we bought the truck. We had the computer electroics replaced and now know mlage, temperature, etc”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“After experiencing coolant leaks for a couple years, the A/C condenser blew”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

“The refrigerant was all gone and after it was refilled no leaks could be found. Unknown as to how it disappeared”

Dan K., OR (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Repair tightened connection and re charged”

Kim R., TN (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

“Exhaust leak close to engine so cabin filled w/ fumes at idle. Cost over $700 to fix because they had to "drop the engine" to fix it. They said this was a common design flaw w/ Ford pick-ups”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)
Exhaust manifold

“A cracked exhaust manifold one year ago and now a leaking gasket on same manifold”

Mckay M., UT (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Pulling a heavy load, a sudden downshift caused pipe behind muffler to separate. Dealer improvised a new pipe section to reduce repair cost. All well since”

R B., MA (2007 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)

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

“You can see water in a cabin after heavy rain”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Radiator leaked and needed replacement”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Water leak in passenger near but not on the right upper corner of the windshield. Vehicle has a factory-installed sunroof”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

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

“Driveshaft failed where it is coupled in the center and locked up the rear wheels while I was on the highway”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Goes into 4WD on its own”

Raymond L., PA (2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“This is my second F150 with this drivetrain. Both had the slave cylinder replaced after I had popped the clutch unexpectedly. This is due ti worn peddles and wet feet”

Terry S., OH (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“I am not a mechanic, just know it cost over $800 to supposedly fix the issues, still leaking”

Denise D., KS (2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

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

“Loud binding, popping noise when opening the tailgate from torsion spring”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Peeling”

Nancy S., CO (2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“The radiator had to be replaced as it had developed a crack around the fill tube. This was the original radiator and the crack was discovered during other repairs by the dealer who did the work”

Daniel M., WA (2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
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