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Ford made many revisions to the F-150 over the years. In this version of America's perennially best-selling automobile, braking is improved, a revised six-speed automatic transmission boosts fuel economy, and the cabin is quieter. Standard stability control makes handling more secure. A spacious interior and a deep cargo bed are also pluses. On the other hand, the ride is stiff and the engine sounds unrefined when pressed.
Alerts
There is 1 recall 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

Ford made many revisions to the F-150 over the years. In this version of America's perennially best-selling automobile, braking is improved, a revised six-speed automatic transmission boosts fuel economy, and the cabin is quieter. Standard stability control makes handling more secure. A spacious interior and a deep cargo bed are also pluses. On the other hand, the ride is stiff and the engine sounds unrefined when pressed. Crash-test results have been impressive however.

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.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.6-liter V8 (248 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (292 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 (320 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“A/C needed "recharged". The fan/motor was still working great though”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“Compressor seized and was replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Reported by mechanic at dealership that the vehicle has problem with factory installed compressor which is wrong size for efficiency and is common complaint in maintenance dept”

Linda C., GA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)
Automatic climate control

“Only driver's side would work”

Norma J., TX (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

“The control module and the damper module has had to replaced twice, they would not direct airflow to areas, heat to drivers feet nor fefrost”

Larry R., WA (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“damper failure”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch Unsure)

“Damper control motor”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“"Damper " for outside air wouldn't close”

Anonymous, CO (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“Had to replace the Modules that control the climate control. one side of the vehicle was blowing cool air while the other vents blew hot air”

Anonymous, NB (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“heat/AC Blend motor. Malfunction doesn't allow control of heat and cool air flow out right side vents. after reading other owners account of this problem, the vehicle would either blow all hot or all cold, depending on what position the motor failed. My issue is hot air all the time. (a/c, heat, whatever)”

Ralph T., IL (2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“Driver side only blew ambient air...replaced module and fixed problem”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

“Noisey blower fan, it has been that way for awhile and should have dealt with it during warranty period. This one is on me, other than the crappy original OEM part”

Michael K., MB (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“currently the fan only works on #4. So if you want heat it has to be full blast or nothing”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“The problem is actually the blend door actuator, which separates the A/C and heat on each side of the cabin. When the A/C is on, the driver receives cold air and the passenger receives hot air. The opposite is also true - when the heater is on, the driver receives hot air and the passenger receives cold air. This is a serious problem that Ford should have repaired by recall. Ford is hiding this and does not want consumers to know about this major problem. This is a design defect, an enginee”

Craig C., OK (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“Fan would not run on the lowest two settings. It would only blow if turned to the highest settings”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“Has a loud clicking noise when ignition is turned on. lasts about 10 seconds”

Jim E., AL (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)
Condenser

“The condenser formed a leak from improper installation. The body panel rubbed a hole in the condenser”

William D., OK (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“developed leak requiring replacement”

Dwain K., TN (2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)
Heater system

“Heat would only work on driver's side”

Norma J., TX (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

“Drivers side heater quit working at 36 000 miles. $35.00 part costs $600 to replace”

Jim E., AL (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“Loss of heat”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“The heat system failed and blew only exterior air out of all vents except for the driver side which blew unbearably hot air. Terrible”

Gregory R., AB (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Heater control doors stopped working resulting in cold air year 'round. Problem was mechanical link to door”

Anonymous, ID (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“ac hoses were worn and leaking”

Neal W., FL (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Latch on sun visor broke”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint in the bed of the truck has bubbled. And Flaked off in large pieces”

Anonymous, UT (2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

“Paint peeling from truck bed panel. about 3" X 4" area”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Paint fell off due to rust forming behind driver's side front wheel”

Brian H., WI (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Rust

“Right & Left rocker panels have developed extensive and deep rust. Also, the support bars for the bed are badly rusted. Oddly enough, the bottoms of the doors are fine, the rust is confined to rocker panels. It is so bad that I will trade this truck in sometime this summer”

M B., MA (2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

“Under the paint oxidation, that is causing rust to form under the paint”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“The 3rd brake light above the rear window had been leaking during rainstorms allowing water to run into the body. This was due to a bad gasket. As a result there is extensive rusting above the running boards. Ford will not pay for the repair”

Bruce W., NY (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Third breaklight above can leaked, causing paint damage and rust and interior leakage. Common problem with f150s”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Box at cab corners and tailgate have developed rust. Truck ia washed and garaged”

Tina W., IA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 4.6-L V8)

“The front bumper has many spots of surface rust and needs painted and the left rear cab corner has a small hole rusted through”

Anonymous, NB (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“front bumper started pitting and rusting by 2013. took it to the dealer, had it repainted at my cost. after 6 months the problem reappeared. contacted Ford customer service this year, open a customer complaint ticket. the final dispositions was there was nothing they could do about it. Claimed it was caused by the roads I travel. I live in the city. Roads are pretty good here”

Ralph T., IL (2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“The bottoms of the doors and rocker panels are badly rusted”

E P., NB (2010 Ford F-150 XL Unsure)

“back bumper rusting”

Craig G., ON (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“At 60,000km the painted front & rear bumper began to rust badly. Ford was absolutely uncooperative in offering any remedy to repair my rusting bumpers. The front bumper rusted do badly that almost all the paint was blistered or had fallen off. Absolutely unacceptable gor a vehicle of such low mileage”

Gregory R., AB (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“A rust hole formed behind the drivers side rear door. They said that I was 2 months out of the rust-through warranty. I was not happy at all!”

David T., TX (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Rust on front and rear bumper, and behind driver's side front wheel”

Brian H., WI (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Rust on both rear fenders”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Rust has developed on the bumper”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)

“Rust on the rocker panels beneath the doors on both sides”

Kevin R., OH (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 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 or axle

“Pickup was not shifting appropriately, the seals on the drive train were replaced and reset the transmission. Seems to have resolved the problem”

Anonymous, ND (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“replaced- covered under extended warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Had to replace a half axle on the front”

Anonymous, MT (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Yokes were causing a clunk and needed lubrication”

Alan R., WA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“two piece driveshaft needs periodic lube packing. Without this procedure the driveshaft is loose and bangs on acceleration/deceleration”

James R., TX (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Slip yolk needed to be lubed. That solved a problem I had since I bought it brand new”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“The differential/bracket that holds the middle of the driveshaft went out. To correct the problem, the entire driveshaft needs to be replaced”

Brad W., WI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“The transmission developed a shudder when at cruising speeds. Dealer "fix" did not cure it”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6-L V8)

“A definite "clunk" from 4th to 3rd, when slowing down. Has done this since 50,000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“At 155,000+ the truck just died, stopped working all electrical failed, this happened four or five times. The failure was due to a fuse that melted down, took three trips to the dealer to find the cause”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Somehow water leaked into the ecm and shorted some wires. the truck was literally trying to start itself. I had to disconnect the battery for it to stop”

Neal W., FL (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Truck completely shut down while driving”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“4wd engagement hub dmage”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Differential

“Clutches went bad in the limited slip Differential”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Traction control

“Rebuilt posi traction system three times for a slip/noise in rear end”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

“Exhaust leak from cracked manifold. Exhaust smell noticeable in the cab while idling”

Jock S., IL (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Some of the manifold bolts had deteriorated. Replaced the bolts and gasket. Manifold itself was still serviceable”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“At first I thought my cam shaft was going out but apparently the seal to my evap system had broken (probably weathered, it's got 120,000 miles on it so not completely unexpected), and it hasn't been fixed yet but I'm assuming that once I replace the squeaky pulleys and a few seals it'll be great again”

Hubbal C., TX (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“A leak in the exhaust that required near the front of a truck that required replacement. Cost $1900 CND. Replaced with an upgraded design”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“I have had to replace both exhaust manifolds due to leaks. This was expensive and should not be necessary at less than 90,000 miles”

Bruce W., NY (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“I heard a minor noise coming from the engine and had the Ford technician check on it. He diagnosed the problem being a warped exhaust manifold. He said it was a common problem with this year and engine. I had it replaced for $960. With only 79900 miles on the truck I was very disappointed”

Anonymous, ID (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

“Leaks”

Scott K., MD (2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

“Crack on right side rear cylinder flange, broken stud, and frozen (corroded) nuts”

Jock S., IL (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“broken manifold bolt”

Alan R., WA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“I have had to have the passenger exhaust manifold replaced twice and the driver's side once due to cracks and exhaust leakage getting into the cab, Twice studs broke off and it took several days tp drill out and re-tap resulting in days delay and extra $500 charge each time”

Larry R., WA (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“mounting studs broke causing a leak”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“Exhaust noise became noticeable near engine. Both exhaust manifolds were cracked. Dealer investigated & replaced at no charge. (Ford Gas 'n Go client / extended warranty - 6 yrs)”

James M., ON (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Pin hole in manifold gasket results in loud ticking noise when excellerating. Cost to repair is ridiculous. If all goes well, $1000. If complications could cost upwards of $5000. Will never buy ford again”

Thomas H., SK (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Service technician said I have a cracked exhaust manifold, making a noise that SOUNDS like ticking. Technician said it is a common problem, and there is an after-market 'clamp' used to fix it. If it's that common, why no recall?”

Thomas A., WI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Right exhaust manifold had to be replaced at about 100000 km. Ticking noise. Dealer says fairly common on the vehicle. Advised that Left one usually goes within the next year as well. So far no issues with it”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“There is a water leak where the water is coming in through the bed light which is located on the outer/backside of the cab”

Robert S., TX (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“drain channel on roof has rusted. I was told it was do to weather and the color of the paint (I purchased the truck in Tucson, AZ, the car is silver and, apparently, silver and the desert don't work well together). In any event I paid $1,200 to fix a leak on the passenger side that, unfortunately didn't actually fix the leak”

Carl M., OR (2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

“Rear slider leaks bad when it rains, know problem by ford, no recall. Headliner gets wet, stinks”

Mark R., OK (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“1 day after my husband bought the used truck it rained and the water Leaked into the back seat where our 2 year old daughter sits”

Laura S., AR (2010 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“Water leaks into cab at the back left and back right corners”

Edward F., PA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Water leak back glass -”

Linda C., GA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“When I brought my truck in for sunroof they noticed that my drains from sunroof were leaking into my truck”

Mark J., MN (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Sunroof leaked, taken it twice to Ford for repair and still leaks”

Chuck T., AZ (2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson 5.4-L V8)

“Water leaks on rear window”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Rear window seal leaks. Water damage to lining of truck”

Annette M., NM (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“Sealing around the Third Brake Light assembly was faulty and allowed water intrusion into the passenger compartment”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“Common problems of the rear brake light seal wearing out and the sunroof drainage lines blocking, leading to leaks in the cab”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“Heat shield”

Joseph M., OH (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Sounds like right rear door is open when driving at 40 mph or more”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 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

“4 wheel drive clutch assembly on passenger front side needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Same as first comment on transmission. It shifted roughly and jumped in and out of the low gears. Dealer replaced transmission fluid "valves" and cured the problem”

Michael S., AR (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Slipping transmission

“Best described as "studdering" or trying to shift into low gears and jumping back and forth. A ford dealer agreed it was a problem with "valves in the transmission" transferring fluid and replaced said valves. It cured the problem”

Michael S., AR (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Do not buy the first model year of any vechicle”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Transmission computer

“Transmission valve body control assembly malfunctioned and eventually failed. During the malfunctions and at the time of failure, the vehicle put our families life in jeopardy. Ford was unable to diagnose the problem until complete failure occurred”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat Unsure)

“while in cruise control at 70mph, the transmission downshifted into a lower gear”

Ronald D., OH (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“A front seal was leaking. Had to pull the pan to access it”

Anonymous, MT (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Leak was found when truck was in for service”

Courtland L., VA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 4.6-L V8)

“Gasket needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Transmission drive seal leak between engine and transmission, replaced seal”

Anonymous, CO (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“The bulk head connected sleeve has 3 o-rings that fail after so long. Ford has a TSB”

Jason P., NC (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“The leaks star an disappear by itself. And I have a back door that do not open”

Caballero C., FL (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“Bulkhead connector replaced”

Ronald B., AZ (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“camera went out within 5 yrs of owning the truck”

John W., IN (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“I get a blue screen when in reverse. It will work once or twice a month. Seems like a bad connection somewhere”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unsure)
CD player

“Rejects disks on load. Have to make many attempts to finally load a disk. Six disk player has quit functioning for disk 6”

Edwin B., OK (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat Unsure)
Display screen goes blank

“Sync display went blank, needed a power module to fix it. It was cheaper to put in a complete new system than replace the Ford oem part”

Michael K., MB (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“bluetooth only works about 75% of the time. It frequently disconnects itself, or just doesnt work properly”

John W., IN (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“nav system failed”

Joseph L., FL (2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unsure)
Speakers

“I am now on my third or fourth set of speakers for the pickup. The quality appears to be lacking, they only last about 18 months”

Anonymous, ND (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Speaker on driver side works intermittently”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Voice control commands

“Continually confuses phone command and calls wrong number. No problem when new but as auto aged problem occurred and gets worst”

Edwin B., OK (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat Unsure)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Had to replace the vacuum system”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)

“Had to replace all brakes before 100000 km. Truck was used mainly for long trips”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Brake linings went metal to metal in 55000 miles--much too soon. My 2003 has 76000 miles and still doesn't need brake linings”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum Unsure)

“Ford uses terrible brake pads and terrible rotors. They had to be replaced at 25 thousand miles. Replaced with different brand than Ford. Not covered under warranty”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

“The rotors required changing because of the premature wear of the brake linings. When the truck was fairly new the brakes were squealing. The dealer charged for "blowing dust from the linings because that wasn't covered. So when the brakes began to squeal at 54000, we ignored the noise thinking nothing was wrong”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum Unsure)

“Rotors are slightly warp after only 60,000 miles. Brakes still work safely”

Myles M., TX (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Very cheap metal does not last”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

“After the truck sits for a while and you start up and go the brakes squeal for the first 3 or 4 times you applied them. I have been told this is normal by a Ford Mechanic, but I find it very annoying”

Myles M., TX (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Brakes squeeked excessively, especially when braking while in reverse”

Bryan L., FL (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 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

Alignment

“Bad pull to right. Part alignment, part bushing”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“I took my truck in for an alignment and was told that my ball joints needed replacement before an alignment could be done. With only 79900 mostly highway miles I thought this a very early failure”

Anonymous, ID (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Power steering leaks

“I have a leak in the power steering high pressure line. It started in the last few months and will need repairs”

Thomas W., MA (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“Leaking front strut”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“I am on my third re-build of the fox shocks. They are great but expensive and need routine maintenance”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unsure)
Springs or torsion bars

“During alignment, tech discovered broken spring for left front tire”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“a leaf spring needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NH (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

“I went though two right front tires before they checked the alignment and adjusted that. This was too recently for me to tell if it resolved the alignment/tire wear problem or not”

Bryan L., FL (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)
Wheel bearings

“Had one go bad”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-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

“rear door would not unlock and could not be opened”

Anonymous, OK (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“Problem with Driver side heated seat. Back under my 3 years 36K warranty, I had the seat coil replaced due to a connector breakage. This past winter I have the same issue. Heated seat on driver side will not work. Same issue. From my understanding talking to mechanics, the connector get bent from the pressure of someone sitting in the seat over time. Again, bad design, with no correct of actions to prevent this same issues once the item is replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Locks and latches

“Door handle on passenger side is loose and doesn't engage properly”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Seat belts

“Front passenger and rear drivers side passenger seat belts no longer allow passenger movement. They are extremely tight and uncomfortable”

Tina W., IA (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 4.6-L V8)

“Sun Rood stuck open”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Sunroof did'nt fully close. I fully opened it to retry and then would'nt move from open position”

Mark J., MN (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Could not open tail gate”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-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

“Replace valve that controls valve timing”

Kenneth H., PA (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Valve lifts break cause damage to cam”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“Based on all the problems the 5.4L triton engine built in 2010 has had, it was highly recommended to replace with a rebuilt engine from ford. This rebuilt engine, ford has fixed all their issues. Major problems. Phasers, oil pump leak, spark plugs issues and heavy knocking within the engine. With only a 128K miles I needed to replace. This was totally unexpected when my last truck engine a dodge 318 V8 went 275K without any major engine work”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“My vehicle is currently in the shop getting a new long block. I was told that the timing chain tensioners had failed and caused low oil pressure. This in turn damaged my engine to the point it needed replacement. I only had 79900 miles on the truck so am very disappointed”

Anonymous, ID (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Head gasket

“Head bolts loosened during normal wear and tear, head gasket leaked as head warped from loose head gasket and had $2500 to repair not under warranty”

Mike E., ND (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

“I started hearing a warm engine knock so I asked the dealer mechanic to check out the problem. He diagnose it as a timing belt tensioner problem after doing an engine oil pressure test. Said I needed a long block replacement to fix the problem. Truck has 79900 miles on it”

Anonymous, ID (2010 Ford F-150 XL 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

Body control module

“The computrr system wasn't engaging properly. The lights on the panel flashed all the time or went blank”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Gauges

“They flashed instrad of staying on. A computer issue that was fixed along with the panel computer”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Trailer plug is not wired properly for trailer tail lights of any kind (missed at the factory somehow). I had to have it rewired to work properly”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

“one of the tire pressure sensors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“I have to change a sensor”

Caballero C., FL (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“they never worked when the tire presser went down”

Anonymous, MS (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 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)

“intermittent engine light”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“Throttle-body went out. Was charged $150 to repair under after market warranty”

E M., LA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Pump failed and it cost almost $1000 to get it repaired”

Chip M., CO (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Camshaft timing sensor”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“Constant issues with vibration. Had clutch plates replaced numeruos times under warranty. Following warranty expirery date, $2000 to finally repair properly. Will never buy ford again”

Thomas H., SK (2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Torque converter

“Had to replace torque converter with 10,000 miles. Had to replace torque converter with approx. 66,000”

Anonymous, AR (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission developed leak and rough shifting. had to be rebuilt. Driveline has always had slippage at rear axel and at slip yoke that causes rough initial movement and loud clanking when stopping”

Todd W., MT (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Drive shaft had factory weld to rear axle break and subsequently fell off car while in motion. For garage has been very difficult to deal with in regards to this matter”

Patrick H., WV (2010 Ford F-150 XLT 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

“vehicle suddenly stops working while driving engine just stops”

Anonymous, WV (2010 Ford F-150 XL Unsure)
Engine knock or ping

“A known problem with 5.4 L. V8 engine. Ford did not cover this under warranty. Fairly expensive repair”

Allan P., ON (2010 Ford F-150 FX4 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

Starter

“when starting starter will not disengage properly. causing loud continuous noise until key is turned off”

Todd W., MT (2010 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

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