We tested two versions of the Ford F-150 pickup: one with the new 5.0-liter V8 and the other with an EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Performance numbers for the two engines were nearly identical overall, but we liked the V8's sound better than the more high-tech V6's. Both of our trucks got the same fuel economy -- 15 mpg overall, which was then strong for the class.
Alerts
There are 3 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 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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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

We tested two versions of the Ford F-150 pickup: one with the new 5.0-liter V8 and the other with an EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Performance numbers for the two engines were nearly identical overall, but we liked the V8's sound better than the more high-tech V6's. Both of our trucks got the same fuel economy -- 15 mpg overall, which was then strong for the class. This version of the F-150 is also quieter and more refined than earlier versions, with improved ride and better acceleration. A rear-view camera is also available.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , 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
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (302 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (360 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (411 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"There was a recall on this vehicle for this issue."

Kristine E., PA (2013 Ford F-150)

"The ABS light came on in the dash lights. This was part of a collective electronic problem. Several lights came on at once. Service resolved and reset."

Anonymous, AK (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Calipers

"Rear calipers binding"

Bethany M., NY (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 6.2-L V8)

"front inner calipers seized while under maintenance contract. Front routers never changed. Dealer advised previously that front brake assembly totally changed."

Anonymous, QC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had to replace calipers at 39000 miles. Ford said Could not turn them to straighten"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Calipers froze up often"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.7-L V6)

"After a brake job at 45000 miles, had to replace calipers within 5000 miles"

William H., FL (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch)

"Twice this yr. the rt. front caliper stuck on and totally wore out the inner pad"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I had a defective caliper cause premature wear and required replacement along with rotors and pads"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Calipers at about 30,000 miles started to seize up and cause the brake pads to have continual contact with the rotors. The brake pads were falling apart as a result and caused uneven ware on the rotors. All items had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Master cylinder

"Bake failure Replaced master cylinder"

Dennis B., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 6.2-L V8)

"Recalled"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Product recall"

Anonymous, ID (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"It was recalled and corrected"

Mary C., OR (2013 Ford F-150 FX2)

"Recall on part of Master Cyldr"

Steve S., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"This was a RECALL from FORD. I had NOT experienced a problem. The recall is the reason I had this part replaced. Without the recall I would not have taken it in to the dealership. So, don't let my answer skew the results....I just responed to a recall issued by Ford. Thank you"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I've been waiting for parts to replace under recall"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Experienced soft brake pedal and pedal would go to the floorboard. Took in under extended warranty - dealer replaced the master cylinder and would not release the truck to me until they were able to receive the part a several days later. The master cylinder had failed. Interesting stock delay!"

Al L., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Normal routine brake wear

"Vehicle had 16000 miles when purchased. Pulsating present from beginning. At about 40K miles dealership recommended replacing front brakes and shaving front discs. Pulsating disappeared after that."

Walter R., TN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Brakes replaced by Pep Boys - they did not do a good job. Brakes then repaired by independent shop"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Ford F-150 3.7-L V6)

"a NEW SET OF 4 ROTORS AND PADS WAS APPROX. $1000 INSTALLED. OUCH"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"The dealership did a brake change and oil change, mentioned on features. Felt the brakes must have needed changed or they would not have done it."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"It seems that you have to replace the rotors now when you replace the brakes rather than turn them."

Dale S., IL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Parking brake

"Parking break constantly squeaking when reversing upon startup each morning. Recently changed parking brake cables at a local garage and advised poor design as only 50%of brake power available."

Anonymous, QC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The parking brake frequently remained engaged after hitting the release pedal. I would pump it several time and it would eventually disengage, but evidently it was ultimately only partially disengaged. The dealership replaced major components of the emergency brake, and when that didn't solve the issue, the entire emergency brake was replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Parking brake sticks and light remains on"

Clinton M., MA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"In addition to warped rotors, a front parking brake cable is stretched and doesn't pull brake pedal fully up - leading to occasional dash light and bell ringing starting while driving. This happened at 20,000 km but beyond warranty. Will cost $250 to replace it"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"false indication of emergench brake release"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"parking brake sticking"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"At 55000 parking brake release ratchet failed causing the parking brake to only partially release"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.7-L V6)

"Cables stretched"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"parking brake would stick sometimes... after getting it to release the parking brake light would remain on"

Clinton M., MA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Premature brake wear

"The premature brake wear has necessitated rotation of the rotors at 30,000 miles due to vibrations."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The rotors wore out at only 40,000 miles."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"poor OEM quality rear brakes pads & rotors worn at 17,000 mi front brake pads & rotors worn at 27,000 mi"

Emile T., NH (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front brake pads and calipers replaced at 45000 miles"

Bruce S., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Ford factory replacement pads don't last more than about 30,000. I've worn through two sets of OEM pads on the front. The last time the front pads were replaced, one of the rotors had to be replaced as well because the pad became dislodged from it mounting and got wedged between the rotor and the caliper. May have been an assembly problem, or the clips that hold the pad in place may have broken, but either way the pad life was less than satisfactory."

Debra H., TX (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Brakes wore to the point of total failure of the hydraulic system. No warning ."

Terry K., MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"brakes freeze up and do not release causing excessive wear. several rotors, calipers, and loosening of slides."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.7-L V6)

"Brakes wear has been an on going problem"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"pads & rotors had to be replaced under warranty, warped rotors led to vibration/pulsing when braking"

Ken L., NB (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"complete brake pads and calipers at 45000 miles"

William H., FL (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch)

"This has been a recurring problem with every F-150 I have owned (approximately 8). The brakes are not deigned to work for any reasonable length of time without being redone. This is clearly a design flaw"

Cathy C., TX (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"As a result of calipers seizing up"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I feel that the brakes wore out too quickly and need to be replaced including rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Pulsation or vibration

"pulsation indicted rotor problem"

Robert P., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"Occasional pulsating when brakes applied firmly"

Walter R., TN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Ford Dealer replaced breaks at 100K miles due to pulsing etc. Carried it back at 110K and found out only front was replaced, not the back and had Back Breaks replaced. Carried back after 115,000 miles and told rotors not turned at last repair. Still have issues with brakes and quit going to this dealer."

Kenneth H., LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Front 4 wheel drive brake hubs needed replaced"

Darrell G., CO (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes seemed to wear prematurely."

Noble H., MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Rotors

"at 2000 miles rotors had to be replaced (warranty). at 5200 miles rotors had to be placed,$450.00. No towing or hard driving."

Robert P., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"Since I purchased this truck, the rotors have had to be turned every 30,000 miles due to vibration."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Worn out prematurely"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rotors warped after 20K miles and were resurfaced. Warping occurred again within 20K miles. Warping occurred a third time but I put up with it much as I knew they wouldn't take another resurfacing. Service writer quoted price of $180 per rotor, parts only. Ultimately, I found rotors for $80 each online and called parts dept at same dealership. Advised parts salesman of internet price and was told they could match that price. Ordered them and picked them up the following day. Confirmed they had 6 lug pattern and were vented by removing from their boxes. Parts rep confirmed fitment for my vehicle. Took them out of their boxes, placed them in bed of truck and left truck at dealership then next day for installation of the new rotors and pads. Service writer, who was unaware I purchased the rotors from HIS parts department, called to say rotors I supplied were the wrong part as they had 7 lug holes, but luckily, they had the 6 lug rotors in stock. After racing to the dealership to confront them, I asked where the truck was. I was walked to it and found two 7 lug rotors in the bed. I then informed them I'd bought the rotors from their parts department and confirmed the part numbers and lug pattern with the parts department sales rep prior to buying them. I further told him I have the boxes at home to prove it. The only thing I failed to do was take a photo of the rotors I supplied while laying in my truck bed. I told the service writer that for his explanation to be true, it would mean that neither the parts rep or I could count past 6 and that Ford put the wrong rotor in the wrong box, not once but twice. Silence. Not even a red face. In any event, the new rotors haven't warped in the 30K miles since they were put on. Perhaps the stock rotors were inferior, I don't know. I was told, at one point, that Motorcraft rotors are superior to the OEM rotors, but later was told the opposite from another service writer. Who knows? In any event, the whole episode was tiring. I thought the rotor problem was ridiculous as I had a 2003 CHEVROLET Avalanche that I sold with over 90K miles and in the time I owned it, I'd never even had to change out the brake pads, let alone the rotors, nor did the rotors ever get warped."

Roger T., CA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I needed to have the rotors replaced when at about 15000 miles and again at about 40000 miles, which seemed excessive. Dealership suggested that it was because I wasn't driving the vehicle enough ( I was out of the country frequently with the military at the time)."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rotors had to be turned on average every 15,000 miles due to pulsation. Ford said they overheated, I have never towed anything, I have never loaded more than a few hundred pounds in the bed. I am not in the habit of riding the brakes or making quick stops. I drove commercially for Greyhound Lines for 39 years and am aware of my habits related to braking. Ford turned rotors twice on front at 15,000 and 30,00 miles, did not replace pads either time. At 45,xxx miles I had upgraded rotors and brake pads installed at a cost of $577.00."

W W., TN (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Factory rotors were weak, and prone to warping. Required machining on 3 occasions. Replaced them with after market rotors, and have had no problems since."

Steven R., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Warped rotors"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Worn..needed replacing"

John H., TX (2013 Ford F-150 FX2 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Purchased with 17500 miles on it - just in from Canada on lease. After driving it for a month, there was a "pop" in front L suspension when turning L and with a bump (driveway). Brakes were pulling and making a funny sound. Vehicle still under factory warranty. Bushings replaced and required a total brake job with rotors and pads - one rotor cracked. Not a good job of pre-sale inspection by dealer"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Slight vibration started about 20,000 km. I took it in at 25000 km to have serviced. $500 to turn rotors, not covered by warranty. Also parking break cable is loose and apparently needs replacing - will cost $250. All at 25,000 km"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Rotors probably need to be turned"

W L., GA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"frt rotors were worn had to be replaced at 35000 miles"

Anonymous, HI (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Warped rotors, brake pulsation, not covered by warranty"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"As soon as knew needed brakes (sound), rotors we'de grooved"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.7-L V6)

"Front rotors warped at about 40000 miles"

John B., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The rotors needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Rotors warped at 4K miles, and again at 7K. Replaced with aftermarket units, and have had no problems since. Poor quality original equipment on a $45K vehicle!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Brakes vibrate when breaking at higher speeds. Took to dealership and they said the rotors were worn which is highly unusual for a low mileage truck. Warranty would not cover it. Living with it till is gets worse"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.7-L V6)

"rotors severely rusted on bearings/shafts, had to replace all 4"

James J., MI (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Squeaking

"Squeeking front brakes relating to the brake hubs that were replaced"

Darrell G., CO (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"even new brakes squeak - annoying"

Emile T., NH (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"consistent squeaking - will have to replace rotors soon"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2-L V8)

"After brakes were replaced by dealer, they squeal loudly when cold."

Terry K., MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Brakes on squeak when backing up. Had them looked at several times but never has been fixed."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"My front pads have squealed from 30k miles. Ford checked them said no problem. Also said nothing could be done. I knew better, I have worked in the automotive industry for over 50 years. I knew there was no safety hazard as long as there was plenty of pad. There is two remedys, 1. Put disc brake quite on the back of the pads. 2. Install a better grade of pad"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"front passenger wheel shutters upon stops continually"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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

"The truck sat idle for 4 weeks. When I last drove it the camera was perfect. When I returned the backup camera was dead."

Jefferson K., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The back up camera leaked. Camera had to be replaced."

R B., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Repeated intermittently inoperable. Service tech witnessed problem in service driveway, had car overnight, problem could not be duplicated in service bay. Techs could not obtain computer codes to identify the problem once vehicle was in their service bay. After second camera began malfunctioning, tech hooked computer to vehicle while in reverse and with parking brake on in their service driveway. Codes were obtained but were determined to not be responsible for the problem. Camera was under warranty, except for Ford emblem on camera housing, which cost $65. The third camera replacement began to work intermittently and dealership said they'd seek help from Ford who told them if no computer codes were being thrown, leave it alone. Solicited by law firm about problems with F150's and after contacting them, ultimately received $2500 to make me go away. Coincidently, the camera began behaving and has not gone sideways since!"

Roger T., CA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The back-up camera stops working intermittently, sometimes for days, then resumes. The camera has been replaced and serviced several times. Frustratingly, it quits working then resumes before we can get the vehicle into the shop for service."

Anonymous, AK (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The camera went defective and was replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Camera is in mirror and the screen went crazy"

Shaun O., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"did not always come on when vehicle was placed in reverse - this eems to have been repaired by the dealer"

Emile T., NH (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"When screen freezes, only remedy is to stop, turn vehicle completely off and start over. Fixes it 9 out of 10 times on first try, but sometimes requires a second cycle."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"Display screen went totally blank and has not returned."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Display has malfunctioned twice. Once shortly after purchase in 2013 and repaired under warranty. Malfunctioned in 2018. Dealership cleaned and updated unit and reinstalled."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"phone does not pair especially in very cold weather. Screen goes blank and this is re-occurring. requires re programing each time"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Sync system stopped working which prevented use of the radio, GPS and voice activated systems. Issue was corrected at the dealership."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Display goes blank and radio doesn't work when outside temp is below zero. Comes back on after warm up."

Jim-Jill J., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Screen above radio has gone completely black in the past week. It is not a fuse."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Big problem-cabin heater/ac fan solenoid caught fire while in the dealership. this is a chronic problem for f-150 2004 through 2013. ford made it very difficult to get help. had extended 100,000 bumper to bumper warranty and they refused to make it a warranty item. Insurance had to cover and sued Ford for the repair cost. Dealership said they have dozens of solenoids go bad. Can give you a better explanation of the engineering factors. I am a previous automotive engineer"

John I., PA (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The entire entertainment system failed. Complete module needed replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The symbol indicating the vehicle is not displayed correctly on the road on the map frequently. Sometimes it works fine, other times it doesn't"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"gps sometimes just doesn't know where it's going on the map, takes you to wrong aeas"

John C., WA (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"performed a SYNC update and the navigation system quite working. Contacted Ford and the sent me to a dealer and it was fixed on a extended code from Ford"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"already did this"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Pairs with difficulty. Multiple times I needed to change Sync"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"phone will not pare up with bluetooth. comes and goes. Shutting down engine and ignition one or two times seems to solve the problem."

Louis I., MI (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"annoying not to be able to make voice activated calls (and could be dangerous)"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"It pairs to my phone and I can call out but I cannot receive calls"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Phone will pair, but about 4 out of 5 calls can not be answered which negates the purpose of hands free. I have found this causes more distractions trying to get it to work than if I just answered a handheld phone. Disappointing since this was a major reason I updated my vehicle in the first place."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The Sync system sucks. I can't have my cell phone attached because it does not work consistently. The programing from the column doesn't work correctly. In order to fix it I had to go to the dealership and wait for the guy that is there twice a week to help me. He didn't fix it. I hate that one only part of my truck."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Blue tooth will not pick up the cell phone a majority of the time."

Troy H., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"blue tooth would pair but I could not answer a call."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"the phone won't pair up properly with the truck about 25-50% of the time, and I have to refresh the phone bluetooth settings for the vehicle to recognize the device. per some posts i've read, and people i've talked to, Ford is aware of the problem but there is no recall."

Jim H., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Sync would say connected but calls would not come through the radio"

John H., TX (2013 Ford F-150 FX2 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Shows IPhone paired, receives call, but no connection; dealer still checking"

Richard H., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"the bluetooth pairing/sync is very sensitive and malfunctions quite often"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Radio

"sometimes doesn't work (power on); then I press the cd reject and it powers on."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Radio, blue tooth, CD all stopped working and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"intermitant echoing of voices and music while listening to radio"

John B., WI (2013 Ford F-150)

"Radio sometimes does not turn on"

Richard H., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Audio control module failed which shut down the entire audio system including phone pairing"

Michele W., OR (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Routine software updates

"The dealer thinks my problems are due to the need for software updates. They want too much money. The updates should be free."

Jefferson K., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Software update fixes

"The phone system stopped showing the name of the person calling. I have a new Apple iPhone 10Xmax"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 6.2-L V8)

"SYNC system always had minor issues with iPhone voice commands. Sometimes it would recognize the command but other times it would think I was talking to Siri (iPhone voice assistance). Recent software update to either SYNC or iPhone broke this entirely. SYNC no longer recognizes incoming text messages, won't read them aloud, and won't let me respond using voice commands. Siri still pairs to the SYNC system however. So if I want to send a text I have to unpair my phone, then use iPhone voice commands to send the text. Not at all a hands-free operation. All other voice commands, such as making or receiving phone calls or playing music from my phone, still work with SYNC just fine."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)
Speakers

"fuzzy and buzzy at times then I had to close off the left side speakers because of irritating non-clarity"

Richard C., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"right front speaker was not working when bought. the dealer fixed the problem"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"both front speakers went bad on this vehicle. ford rep said that they only cost them $8 each. for $30K i expect better quality. have factory speakers on a '95 mustang and '07 odyssey that sound better"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

"Phone off/on/hang-up function button on the Sync system"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Volume up/down often causes station to change. Also, unable to reset "oil change required" after oil change"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"For three years of ownership the radio controls on the steering wheel would inconsistently change stations or satellites instead of obeying the "left" or "right" buttons pushed. This repair took two all day visits shortly before the extended warranty expired"

Norman D., TX (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"volume control button will sometimes change the stations on the radio"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Voice control commands

"occasionally voice commands don't work and then system makes suggestions but will not accept any voice commands and will not allow me to start over without turning truck engine completely off and then starting over. Sometimes this will work but usually not, so I don't bother trying to use it again that day!"

John B., WI (2013 Ford F-150)

"voice command system is junk"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The voice control commands on my SYNC pickup are a JOKE !! It does not understand what I am saying - or even close to what I am saying. It is 'frustrating' to say the least ! I have had the pickup back to the local Ford dealer several times for this problem. On the 3rd or 4th return the Ford dealer was able to get the Voice Command system to understand most of what I am saying (75% or so) but it still has its moments when it is completely clueless. And all I use it for is to direct it to ca"

Tim T., OR (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"For no apparent reason the phone voice command ceases to be able to hear"

Norman D., TX (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

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

"It was damaged by the blower fan motor coming apart."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Stopped working. AC would not cool."

John M., GA (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"AC compressor malfunctioned and had to be replced"

Clinton M., MA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Clutch noise, started binding replaced compressor"

Kenneth L., ON (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The air conditioner will not work or the system just shuts off. Restarting the vehicle usually fixes the issue"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"DRIVER SIDE AIR STOPED BLOWING COMPLETELY. ACTUATER FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED AT A COST OF 1200 DOLLARS."

Anonymous, WV (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The Climate control on the drivers side poured out extreme heat on a high fan setting. Passenger side was fine. (Duel Climate Control) It was an apparent rare issue. the duct controls and doors were replaced, requiring the dash board to be completely removed for repair. It was covered by extended warranty."

Robert P., WI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"air conditioner shuts down; then comes back on some time later. Both not commanded by the driver and are unresponsive to thermostat or fan blower settings."

Bob B., MS (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Back window defroster just quit"

Anonymous, WY (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Just stopped working, expensive to repair"

John G., BC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Blower fan disintegrated sending parts and pieces throughout the system and damaging the entire system."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Replaced blower speed resistor card. Cost 11.80 no problem."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"Refrigerant leaks were supposedly coming from the evaporator. The dashed was pulled and the evap coil was replaced. Not long after that, the middle damper door quit working, the blower motor started to run with noise and then started vibrating while running. Damper door, blower motor and fan all were replaced. Just too coincidental for me - Just saying."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The a/c quits blowing and will eventually start back. The fan will constantly try to come on and then stop."

Shea H., GA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.7-L V6)

"Fan would turn off at the high speed level. Dealer fixed the problem but it returned. Purchased an extended warranty at this point and then dealer replaced the fan motor, dash panel. Problem has not returned."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Blower quit which needed replacing and took to a local shop which was $268CAD installed."

Rob W., BC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"plastic piece broke of airbox door and lodged in blower, $700"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"No blower when it is hot outside. The blower tries to work but cuts off immediately. So no air conditioning"

Troy H., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Computer control failed requiring replacement along with the blower"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 FX2 5.0-L V8)

"Fan motor required to be replace, covered by warranty"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"Quit blowing. Replaced blower motor and resistor...blowing now"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"Water was leaking on connections for blower causing corrosion and ultimately stopped working. Known issue with my model"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Overheating, excessive fan speed"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Condenser

"needed to be replaced and took two days"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Evaporator

"the evaporator failed and released all of the refrigerant for not apparent reason, that is the vehicle was not driven in a harsh/rough environment or any other outside influence that would have contributed to the failure"

Rodney A., FL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Evaporator developed a leak. Replaced (thankfully) under extended warranty."

Steven R., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The evaporator went out on the A/C while the truck was still under warranty"

Ann B., FL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Didn't realize the problem during the winter and discovered it just after the warranty expired"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Evaporator developed a leak, required replacement. Unacceptable at this mileage, yet out of warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had to have the evaporator changed twice due to smells coming from under the dash area"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Heater system

"Relay from controls to the fan motor went out. So fan would not operate. It was January and 20 below zero. Cost $480 to repair"

Anonymous, ND (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Defroster system of back window and side mirrors no longer work. Ford has not been able to trouble shoot this problem"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Fan failed"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"The truck developed a coolant leak around 79,000 miles. It appears to be a common problem with the O-ring seals in a tee fitting."

Jerry R., WA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"coolant leak from turbo line"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Evaporator was leaking Freon into cab"

John F., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"No damage found. Dye was placed in with refrigerant to detect place of leak. To date, no leak has shown itself."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"small leak, not a major problem but need to get it fixed"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"AC was blowing hot. Ford added freon. they said it's normal"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"AC wasn't blowing cold air, repair shop found refrigerant was low. refilled system everything seems fie now."

Ken L., NB (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"For 3 summers, I had no issues with the air conditioner cooling the truck cab. Last summer, I could barely get a cool breeze out of it. A recharge of the system with R-134A by the dealer seems to have corrected the problem"

Larry D., MA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Low freon due to leak, low AC performance"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

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 line broke leaking fluid out completely. Just installed a new water pump two weeks ago,"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)
Gear selector or linkage

"Received a recall because there might be an issue with the transmission shifting into a lower gear while driving at highway speeds."

William B., PA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.7-L V6)

"The gear shifter would not on occasion go into Park. Resulting in difficulty starting thevtruck after shutting the engine off. This has happened twice. The repair was fiffetentvesch time"

Allan W., ON (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Would not shift or would get stuck in one gear"

Paul C., NC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Terrible grinding and clunking at times when shifting back from 4wd to 2wd. On some occasions will not shift but is stuck between. Must fiddle with selectors or turn off engine."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Hvy shifting - with a clunk at low speeds."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"You accelerate hard to past someone it causes a loud slamming noise or both turbos on engine to cut out causing engine lose power"

George M., NC (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"When it drops down into 4th gear, it is a very rough shift when coasting"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"We taken for service I was told the rough shifts and slipping was normal. The transmission thuds in and out of gear"

Denise D., GA (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Slipping transmission

"A couple times the vehicle would not move when I went from Park to Drive. There is a recall on the 2013 F-150 for slipping transmission"

Brent W., OH (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 6.2-L V8)

"There is a recall on this vehicle for this issue."

Kristine E., PA (2013 Ford F-150)

"While driving @ 50 80 km / hr, transmission would shift itself into first or second gear! Would have trouble periodically getting ojutvof first gear"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Replaced transmission pan and valve body. Molded lead frame and reprogrammed"

Lisa S., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Transmission computer

"factory recall for re-programing software"

Clifford S., AR (2013 Ford F-150 FX2 3.7-L V6)

"Received recall notice for problem w/ computer causing sudden downshifts while under way. Had it done, later got another recall of the recall necessitating another visit to gt the correct computer recoding done. There may be some minor anomalies of shifting patterns after this work."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

"Recall is underway for rear wheels locking up. Fix is not completed by for yet."

David C., PA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"My understanding is that this is the reason for the recall on 2013 F150 trucks. I have to wait 5 months before the dealer can get to this issue, since the backlog of recalled vehicles is so long"

Brent W., OH (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 6.2-L V8)

"Ford recalled the vehicle. The repair took one hour to repair the computer chip. We did not experience any difficulty before or after the recall."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Not a real problem, personally, but a recall from Ford. Fixed by dealer at no cost to me."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had Transmission fluid exchange service. Within 10 miles had transmission clunk and it went into limp mode. Dealer found no trouble"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"internal wiring harness short and replacement of transmission control bos"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transmission leaks

"Mechanic found the transmission main front seal leaking. The repair will cost $1,200 but has NOT yet been fixed because the amount of transmission fluid is very small. So far, the truck still shifts quickly, quietly, and smoothly"

Michael S., VA (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 6.2-L V8)

"Rear end seal was leaking"

Gregory M., IA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Electronics sensors in transmission"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"It was replaced lucky with extended warranty was not safe to drive"

Paul C., NC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"factory recall"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Could down shift on its own unexpectedly. Recall notice issued and fixed at no cost by dealer."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Transmission frame controller? Speedo and other indications shifted down to 5th while traveling at hwy speed and would not shift below 3rd, making takeoff difficult once stopped. Paid out of pocket for repair, it later became a recall item but have never been reimbursed for repairs made out of pocket."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"It was a software problem recalled for sensor replacement and then recalled for software update."

Anonymous, ID (2013 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

"Wiring Harness to transmission was replaced as well as a control module. Warranty covered all work costs."

Anonymous, WV (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Rough shifting between gears."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.7-L V6)

"Solenoid sensors and electrical hookup replaced! Transmission would drop into lower gear"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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

"Grinding noise that will go away when the truck is shifted into 4x4. Had to replace the 4x4 vacuum locking hub. High failure rate."

Kerry Z., UT (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front auto engaging hubs for 4WD Auto mode. Hubs had to be replaced, howling/grinding."

Richard L., ND (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Front actuators needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Had to rebuild the front axle related to 4wd shift. 61,000 Miles."

Jim S., MT (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Passenger front wheel engagement seal failure vacuum leak caused front wheel to remain engaged. I believe it could have contributed to my previous twin turbo performance failure from a stand still sudden acceleration which dealership pretty much solved with replacement of the engine “throttle body”."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Vacuum cable deteriorated on front locking hubs keeping the engaged in 2 wheeled drive. For a truck only being 4 years old should not have happened."

Harvey M., OK (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.7-L V6)

"Both IWE's front axel failed."

Jim-Jill J., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Noise and vibration coming from front drive line. Ford doesn't have a fix. Only seems to be on vehicles with" auto" transfer case"

Dennis B., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Faulty actuator that would engage 4WD"

Steve S., MN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"front axle hub had difficulty engaging/disengaging"

S S., IN (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front electronic switching from 4 wheel to 2 wheel"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The components (IWE?) that engage the four wheel drive on the front wheels have been replaced on both sides at 33k miles and already need to be replaced again"

Greg M., NC (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"Rear locking axel would not disengage"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
CV joint

"I am not she what is the cause of a VERY loud clunk noise that has happens 8-10 times since I bought the truck. it always happens at VERY speed. it sounds and feels as though a 100 pound boulder was dropped in the bed of the truck. I brought it in for service and said they did something but the problem still persist"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Differential

"u-joint yoke nut came loose."

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rear seal leak"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The seal around the pinion gear was bad and fluid was leaking from the differential"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.7-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"First a clunking noise when accelerating and decelerating. Paid dealer to lubricate some sort of spline. Driveline has always vibrated at about 50 mph"

Michele W., OR (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"About 2 weeks after purchase of the truck, I was driving it at highway speeds on the interstate. Without warning, the truck started shaking violently. I was approaching an exit when this happened, and was able to get the truck off of the road safely before the drive shaft completely fell out of the truck. It appears that a u-joint failed, doing thousands of dollars of damage to the transfer case and drive shaft. I had an extended warranty from Ford, but they didn't want to cover the damage because it happened so soon after purchase. After dozens of photos of the truck and several trips back to the dealer, Ford did pay to repair the truck."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Left rear axle seal leaking"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.7-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Wiring Harness powering the climate blower shorted out and melted."

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rear defrost and side mirror defrost not working. Requires major repair and replacement of glass. Cannot get an appointment for repair."

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 6.2-L V8)

"Back window defrost failed, had to replace whole window"

Shaun O., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Short somewhere in blower motor wiring. Intermittent blower failure"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"Wiring harness was loose under dash. Vehicle was dying randomly. Took Ford dealership 3 hours to locate issue"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"The trucks electronics randomly fails. One day the ac will stop working. Another day the emissions lights come on. Another day it just won't turn on. And so on"

Denise D., GA (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"100 miles from the closest town, the throttle body sensor failed causing the vehicle to go into limp mode. Replaced. Currently experiencing "Hill Descent Control Fault", which causes vehicle to go into limp mode on highway. Very dangerous"

Gary L., NM (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

"Steering/braking sensor went out but had to replace the entire wire harness at cost of $1700.00"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"Currently experiencing "Hill Descent Control Fault" frequently. This is a known problem with the F150, but Ford has done nothing about it. When the vehicle goes into limp mode on the highway, it creates a very dangerous situation"

Gary L., NM (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transfer case

"Transfer case would get stuck between 4x4 low & 4x4 high. Technician found metal in the transfer case fluid. Had the transfer case replaced under Ford extended service contract. High failure rate with Ford BW4406 transfer case."

Kerry Z., UT (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"metal shavings in transfer. replaced under warrantee"

Charles L., NC (2013 Ford F-150 5.0-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

"Coolant leaks have occurred around a fitting in the coolant system. Estimated cost of repair is $900. Currently, am just adding coolant as needed."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"Water pump blew at 35k miles. Was fixed under warranty."

Anonymous, ID (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Water pump failed"

Michael C., AB (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Water pump went out"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150)

"Upper radiator hose leaked"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

"Water leak around satellite antenna"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Water pump replacement.......expensive"

Joanne D., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Water pump leak"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The headliner on the rear drivers side is water stained. The dealer said this was because of a leak through the anti-collision light above the bed. The light has been replaced twice and still leaks."

Larry D., MA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"rear stoplight on back of cab roof leaks water into vehicle due to well-known ford gasket design deficiency"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"Slow coolant leak. Replaced part of the connection between the reservoir and cooling system."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Heater core hose was leaking and had to be replaced"

Daniel K., PA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The third brake light on the back leaked around the seals, staining the headliner. The light was replaced, but the problem came back. It is an issue that Ford knows about but did not do a recall on. It is not a safety issue"

Larry D., MA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Coolant leak off and on since 16k miles, service not able to identify, finally found leak at water pump. Apparently a known problem with f150 cooling systems. Should have been a recall, but Ford decided not to tell any one"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"bad design of seal on rear stoplight on cab roof. well-documented widespread ford problem that ford won't acknowledge or fix -- owner expected to pay for repair"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Something to go with the exhaust pipe not staying secure"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150)

"bearings failed in front hubs"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Supercab design has no center post to anchor doors when closed. Front door is anchored to rear door. Result is too much movement and too much rattling over bumps."

R V., BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front suspension pops and squeals on turns."

Clark D., VA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"there seems to be noises from the brakes but have been unable to fix."

William M., NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"lots of squeaks and rattles I drive a GMC truck for work with 350,000 km and it is quiter"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Breaks make grinding noise"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"rear seat rattle"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Driver and passenger front doors rattled on rough roads"

Anonymous, MT (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"all windows rattle when driving or opening and closing doors. numerous other rattles never experienced in my 2005 F150. side panels rattle when closing door and standing outside of vehicle. next truck will be Honda or Toyota"

John I., PA (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"automatic step sqeeks. and steering wheel also"

Anonymous, WY (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.7-L V6)

"This vehicle has a lot of noise and rattles, even when just going over a small bump in the road. It is a newer vehicle with few miles and we feel it should not make these noises at all"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Wind noise

"The doors are not very quiet at all, annoying whistle on drivers door ESP. Right by the ear"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-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

"Cyl 7 has low compression and missing causing engine light to come on."

Michael G., LA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Replaced spark plugs early at 72k miles, and Cylinder 1 was galled when removed, and aluminum head material was embedded in the threads of the spark plug. My Extended Warranty Claim was denied because they say the spark plug caused the issue, and they say the original OEM sparkplug is not covered under the extended warranty. Ford does not have an approved helicoil repair for my engine, so I have to replace the entire engine head if I still want warranty coverage; plus, a helicoil might not wor"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"bearings were faulty"

Anonymous, HI (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Engine had a deep knock after oil changes, it turned out to be a warped block. Ford replaced it under the powertrain warranty."

Cody H., ND (2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2-L V8)

"Because of Head Gasket leak"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Loss of Heat from Heater lead to discovery of loss of coolant. Coolant leaks showed leaking gaskets to turbo chargers. Both Turbo's replaced. Coolant loss continued but burning internally. Eventually discovered head gasket leaks. Manufacturer replaced motor"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Timing belt or chain

"I've heard the timing chain rattle when cold-starting for years. First told it was a loose skid plate, but finally told it was timing chain."

Albert C., NY (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"defective parts they failed"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"radio stops working and screen goes blank. randomly occurs. dealer re loaded software and the problem declined. Timing change rattles in cold weather. engine bogs when leaving a stop sign in cold weather. not as prevalent in warm weather."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Timing chain rattled on startup. It is a condition that occurred with some of these engines for a couple of years. About the year '15, the problem no longer existed."

James W., TX (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had a clattering noise on startup, randomly. The tension pulley for the timing chain would rattle until the oil pressure stabilized. No actual failure, but the dealership was able to replicate after a couple of days and fix it. This issue has been covered under a TSB."

Michael S., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The timing chain needed to be replaced. Dealer replaced it while under warranty"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"turbo blew apart"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Continual Throttle Body failures causing Truck to go into Limp Mode (won't go over 3 mph and wrenh comes on"

Ray M., AZ (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The fuel injector on 1 cylinder stuck open and had to be repaired..covered under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"While pulling onto an expressway, I lost power and could not merge in. I had to drive on the shoulder to avoid being run over. Brought it to Fox Ford and they told me one turbo was bad and the other looked like it was about to go also. Had both replaced. 3 days later had a very similar problem. Now they say the timing chain is bad and need to be replaced. Said the turbo and timing chain go bad often on this Eco-boost engine"

Bill C., IL (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The exhaust manifold warped and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Truck needs to idle at least 45 secounds before driving everytime the engine cools down, Ford and dealers have never had that problem before. Would not fix"

Arnoldo L., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The intercooler caused an issue with collecting moisture in it and then it being pulled into the engine causing the engine to jerk and loose power and cause computer codes. I hear since that it is a known common problem with the ecoboost engine for a while but ford won't fix it untill this issue happens to you. Their fix is to put a thin ]lasting sheet over the bottom half of the intercooler to keep it from being as effective at doing its job"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Turbocharger , had to replace fuses and something electrical, cost $460.......seemed to be minor but not under warranty and cost not minor"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The throttle body had to be replaced. The truck lost power and slowed way down. This was not covered under warranty, but Ford acknowledges that there is a problem at about 100,000 miles. They will not have a recall on this. I think they should"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Periodically the alarm goes off after the truck is locked, have to re-shut the doors again"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Body control module

"Truck started showing battery error icons on the dash. Replaced battery, but warning continued. Ford repaired damaged/deteriorated harness wire at firewall. Off warranty-$650"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Right turn signal bulb keeps going out"

Julia N., TX (2013 Ford F-150)

"Left turn signal would not auto hold on turns, had to hold lever. Turns out turn signal mechanism failed."

Clark D., VA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)
Headlights

"All lights & Interments would not work. Solution, the computer had to be re programed"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"The high density units, which rarely need to be replaced both went out to have repaired at deal was a thousand dollars"

Rich S., WA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had to have the 'high beam' switch replaced"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Poor coverage"

Don B., MA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 6.2-L V8)
Horn

"I brought my truck in for repair of tailgate lock which froze up over many uncared for miles so I'm thinking that was a repair on me for not being diligent on care. I used a local dealer rather than my usual dealer repair. I went to use the horn 30 days later, and it didn't honk. I believe the dealer that I took the truck to was at fault because horns don't break on their own. Having issues with this dealer in past, I took to my usual dealer, the ones that have done all my scheduled maintenance and was charged $257.00 for a kit. The fuse wasn't blown but they said horn was shorted out. Dealer had me over a barrel, I felt I had no choice in the matter, I need a horn and paid to have it fixed."

Jim B., NH (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.7-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"tire pressure monitor sensor failure at completely random moments. Restart usually clears."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)
Warning lights

"Check engine light continually stays on. Have had two diagnostic checks (26 items) No problem found, no performance issues noticed. After a service check clearing check engine light, it comes on back again and stays on???"

Donald E., AZ (2013 Ford F-150)

"false airbag warning light comes on intermittently"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

"COMPLAINT: CEL AND WRENCH LAMP ON DASH SUSPECT RUNNING ROUGH CORRECTION: COMPALITN CONFIRMED. SCAN FOR DTCS. FOUND CODE P012D. REMOVE AND REPLACE IAT SENSOR AND PIGTAIL. CLEAR CODES AND RETEST. CONCERN IS NO LONGER PRESENT"

Anonymous, SK (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Associated with previously mentioned wiring harness issue"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper would not cut off. Had to remove/replace fuse under hood to cut wipers off when not raining."

Duane M., AL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"Wiper would not turn off. Replaced wiper, lights switch on steering wheel column."

Harvey M., OK (2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.7-L V6)

"Pack Rats"

Stephen S., AZ (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.7-L V6)

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

"The fuse blew while driving on the interstate, The truck shut off had to be towed to repair shop"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Original battery leaked and dissolved the positive battery cable. I took it to a local shop for replacement of the battery and cable."

Michael S., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Battery cables

"The battery has a lead post... The positive terminal on the F150 is copper. Really bad corrosion with dissimilar metals ( I assume). Completely ate through the terminal once (cleaning monthly). Finally caused truck to die where it had to be towed. Such a weird problem that I paid to modify the positive terminal to lead. Not as simple as it sounds. There is a fuse board hanging of the copper terminal that had to be redesigned also."

Stephen D., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Coil

"had to have a tuneup. replaced coil, spark plugs and induction kit."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Electronic ignition

"starter system failure: Truck wouldn't start because the anti theft system was engaged, however dealer had me replace both keys to remedy the problem. Total cost was $660 via two dealerships. Ford wouldn't honor my extended warranty to cover the defective original key nor replacement keys."

Robert H., MD (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"3 throttle body failures"

Robert W., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Engine harness

"Ford said it was a throttle harness. When it happened, I was close to the Ford dealer I bought it from so I took it to them. I could drive a mile then have to pull over and turn the engine off then on then I could drive another mile, then repeat. Ford took 3 days to fix the truck. Totally unacceptable!!! But it wasn't part of the drive train so I was out over $700 in repair. I won't go to that dealer again!!!"

Stephan H., CO (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"The check engine light came on following a hard acceleration on a hill. Power was lost requiring me to pull over to the shoulder. The diagnosis indicated the spark plugs were the issue. After they were replaced the issue didn’t occur again."

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"lost firing in one cylinder, and was told it was a known batch of spark plugs that had a higher than normal failure rate"

Albert C., NY (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Engine performed poorly, change of spark plugs improved performance greatly!"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Shortly after purchase, the truck developed a misfire, causing the check engine light to flash. Upon inspection I found that two of the coil packs had been replaced. I replaced a third one and replaced the boots between the coil packs and the spark plugs. I also replaced all of the spark plugs at that time. The problem has not come back since."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Premature spark plug failure - cracked insulators. Dealer advised it was known issue with certain lots of plugs used in EcoBoost engines, apparently related to high temperatures found on turbo engines."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The engine was cutting out on heavy acceleration. The check engine light came on, then went off."

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"Experienced engine misfiring on grades when pulling my 5th wheel. Took it in to dealer under extended warranty. Bad spark plug wiring was discovered (carbon tracking?) and Ford replaced the wiring and plugs"

Al L., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Starter

"Complete failure"

John R., ON (2013 Ford F-150 3.7-L V6)

"just died"

D C., NY (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-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

Heated or cooled seat controls

"The seats take forever to cool or heat , not very comfortable on cold or hot days . Not what I was expecting"

Ronald H., QC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Every time you move the seat it won't work. Then if you push the heat button the cold works. And vice versa"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)
Mirrors

"The blinkers in the mirror when out"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)
Sunroof

"I generally do NOT open the sunroof. I opened it and there was a failure of plastic parts in the track mechanism. Ford dealership estimated repair cost $2,000 to $2,500. This is a known weakness in the F-150. Because of the exorbitant cost, I sealed the sunroof with duct tape."

Mark B., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"It does not operate, hangs up have open so we do not use. Also have 20018 F150 with same issue with Sunroof."

Kenneth H., LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Water condensation over night would not be collected properly and would drip on the passenger side floor through the entry assist handle."

Alan H., BC (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"When the sunroof was in the open position, it would start to rattle when driving normal speed . The wind would catch it and make it rattle. This was also covered by warranty."

Craig S., WA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Plastic connector broke, roof stuck open."

John F., KS (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Sunroof closing mechanism had to be replaced"

Randall T., BC (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Windows

"Rear windows intermittent ly stop working"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

"Rear window heater quit working in the middle of winter. Required total window replacement. Covered under extended warranty."

Charles M., VA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The sliding window in the back of the cab had issues, rear window defroster quit working which required complete window replacement, twice."

Robert P., WI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Rear sliding window defroster only works intermittently and Ford says can only be fixed by replacing entire rear window. Not covered by warranty even though problem started in first few months after purchase."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The rear window heating failed. Ford replaced the complete back window and sliding window portion. I have extended warranty so my cost was $100.00."

Al L., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"drivers power window regulator assembly broke in the first 2 years. both windows have drag marks from the pad that guides the glass on the inside. this can not be fixed unless you remove the entire door panel. i've also had intermittent problems with the drivers side power window switch not working, but it's now out of warranty."

Jim H., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"rear window defroster works part time repair is $1200"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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)

"Evaporator canister purge valve failed causing the truck not to start. Ford Premium Extended Warranty did not cover so $450 to fix. Search on web shows MANY Ford models have this same problem, some with a recall. No recall yet for F150"

Wales E., NC (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.7-L V6)
Fuel cap

"fuel filled spout"

E B., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"This Ford has a hapless fuel system and there was a air leak in the filler pipe that caused considerable work and money to fix"

Dean S., TX (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel gauge would visually move towards empty with a full tank of gas."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Fuel gage gave miss readings. Showing lower level of fuel than what was in the tank."

Russell M., TX (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Truck would completely die, anywhere, anytime with no notice. No codes showed the first or second time it happened. Third time it showed the throttle body sensor was the fault. Dealer replaced it and it has been good since."

Gregory P., AK (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Throttle Body failure, three times!"

Robert W., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Ford Wrench comes on when the turbo kicks into the throttle body."

Ray M., AZ (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"part of sensor failure"

David B., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Throttle Body.Failure Twice"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump and sending unit are in the tank and required removing the gas tank to replace. Was done twice. Only paid for the first one."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The fuel pump fuse overheated and melted causing no power to get to the fuel pump. To my knowledge there is a TSB for the problem and it relocates the fuel pump fuse to a bigger fuse bank that can handle the electrical current but it is not a recall and the truck is out of warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"turbo pressure sensors failed leading to fail-safe reduced power and eventually shutting the motor down to u drivable levels"

David B., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I had two sensors go bad. Mass air flow and temp sensor"

William T., OH (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"there in the most inapropret locations"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"The tensioning pulley for the main belt failed causing an abnormally loud whine and an expensive ($700) repair."

Mark B., FL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"At times is difficult, maybe the nozzle of the pump is faulty"

Troy H., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Engine computer

"Engine light come on, and took it to dealer who replaced sensor. Drove truck for 7000 miles and engine light has come on again. Have appointment with dealer to fix next week"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.7-L V6)

"Intermittent engine stalls under acceleration creating highly dangerous condition. . Dealer unable to diagnose. Replaced battery and alternator to no avail. PCM and/ or throttle body. Blown fuel pump relay fuses"

Mark P., BC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"The air intake butterfly valve was sticking, and my engine would suddenly lose all acceleration power, like a neutral coast-down state. It was extremely dangerous if driving 70 mph in the fast lane. I would have to coast to the side of the road, shut down, and restart the engine. The error code would not stay locked in to the computer so that technicians could diagnose the problem. It took five times of this occurring over a two week period before the error code finally stayed locked in. Th"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The engine computer does not want to communicate with either the Control Module or the Transmission "molded lead frame". When stepping on the throttle (approximately 1/3 throttle) the engine will rev up to 4200 rpm, but the transmission does not engage and the pickup "coasts" while the engine "revs". The engine revving will continue for 3-4 seconds while the pickup just "coasts". The pickup has been in the shop for 9 nine days just to diagnose the problem. The Service Advisor states there is"

Tim T., OR (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"A sensor connected to the air intake just past the air filter box went out. This caused the engine light to come on. I was told it was a known issue"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Engine knock or ping

"After the dealer cleaned the injectors the ngine stopped running smoothly, I immediately returned and the senior tech did an adjustment and made an appointment for a full day repair job."

Troy H., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Knocking occurs as a result of engine overheating. Goes into precautionary shutdown mode with loss of power and steering...not good when you're towing a trailer uphill"

Barbara B., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Fuel leaks

"When refueling, if I keep the nozzle totally in the trucks refueling receptical and fill it totally, not topping of, when I withdraw the fuel nozzle, fuel leeks onto the grown. The fuel leeks behind the side finder. Ford maintenance says that it's a vent and I shouldn't top off. Well if it's a vent then it's venting gas fumes all the tine."

Stephan H., CO (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Oil leaks

"Mechanical Vacuum Booster Pump oil leak."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"oil pressure sensor started leaking had to be replaced"

Russell M., TX (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Timeing chain cover"

Shaun O., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Gasket above the oil filter was leaking"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Head gasket and front bearing gasket"

Anonymous, WY (2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Water entering interior roof thru trim seal."

Lee B., TX (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on the front bumper chips extremely easily"

Jim W., AB (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"When doors are opened there seems to be little paint to cover metal sill at bottom of door opening so scratching has become very apparent and looks terrible"

Ronald H., QC (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Paint peeling from driver side post adjacent to windshield. Top coat only, primer intact. No repair attempted to date"

Warren B., CA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Bumper and tailgate paint chipping"

Darcy M., AB (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Rust

"complete rusting on the cab corners, this is a crew cab"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Rusting thru over the rear wheel wells"

R G., OH (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"A $50 part for the climate control clicks when first turned on, $1200 in labour to fix, the dash has to be taken out"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rust on bumper and just above tail gate."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Cab corners have started rusting, will have to have them repaired before they get worse"

Dick C., IN (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Driver side door developed rust inside the door handle area and it eventually spread through the door. Entire door was replaced using warranty."

Craig S., WA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Vehicle is experiencing premature rust on roof and bumpers. Front Bumper could be explained by rock chips causing the premature rust, but there is no explanation for the roof rusting. When compared to the rest of the body of the vehicle, it would appear the roof was not corrosion treated properly before it was painted."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

"Front bumper is all rusted. Looks like a 1970's import car"

Bill C., IL (2013 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rust is causing the paint to chip. It is fairly significant"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"First noticed the bottle going dry. Took it to dealership and they replaced bottle and coolant lines that were not covered for $850. Appeared fine for about a week, then started overheating to where I had to stop and be towed. I went to a different garage and was told the water pump was probably the problem all along and just finally gave out. Another $600."

Stephen D., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"This problem was the result of the water pump going bad."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Antifreeze leaks were not known until heater did not work. Leaks were both internal and external. Ultimately replaced bothed turbos and finally because of blown head gaskets the engine was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Leaks at turbocharger"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Replaced Degas bottle bypass upper radiator hose and Y connector"

Lisa S., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Overheating

"After 40,000 miles began getting poor gas mileage. Despite having a full factory tow package could not tow lightweight trailer up small grades without engine overheating and going into precautionary shutdown mode. Have heard of similar F-150 ecoboost owners having same issue with towing in mountainous areas. Multiple Ford dealerships could not fix or identify problem. The fact that the F-150 ecoboost trucks develop these problems is well known (see F-150 message boards) and something Ford ch"

Barbara B., CA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Around the 12,000 mile mark, a belt came off somewhere in the engine causing my F150 to overheat, eventually lose power and steering control and completely shut down"

Brent F., AL (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Water pump

"Water pump failed which broke the belt. repaired under warranty, towed by AAA, repair done at Ford house in Brady,Brady Texas. I looked at the old water pump and saw that inside this beautiful and complex aluminum casting is a little chicken shit plastic impeller which had failed. But back on the road quickly and covered by the warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford F-150 5.0-L V8)

"t-connector failed for coolant. Part was on massive back order. Caused the water pump to fail"

Arthur A., PA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Water pump began going bad and leaking antifreeze. Caused belts to be damaged which created a knocking sound."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"water pump impeller disintegrated while driving, total loss of coolant, engine shut down automatically, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Leaked at 50,000 miles with no warning, leak was 2 cups at a time"

David C., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Water pump went out and left my husband stranded on the interstate on the way to work. Mileage on truck at the time was 120000"

Ann B., FL (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-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

"It has had alignment issues repeatedly"

David K., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)
Ball joints

"Lower ball joints needed to be replaced due to driving conditions. Extensive miles on gravel roads and open fields"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford F-150 Lariat 6.2-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"supposed to be a cracked spring"

R G., OH (2013 Ford F-150 STX 3.7-L V6)

"Right front strut was leaking and had to be replaced"

Robin L., GA (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"It had to do with the hill assist part of the rack"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Tie rods

"Premature wear on passenger side outer tie rod end. Repaired long before failure"

Lane D., OH (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Wheel bearings

"There was a noise that was diagnosed as the wheel bearing"

David K., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Rear bolt broke on the back of the exhaust manifold, mechanic said this is common on ecoboosts."

R B., TX (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Other/unsure

"I went back 3 times as Ford dealership fixed it and it would come back on right away or within a few months. Finally, it appears to be fixed after the third time. I believe they had the wire connections mixed up."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"intermittent air bag warning light for passenger side"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"This was replaced under warranty at no cost to me"

David R., MI (2013 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
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