With the launch of the redesigned F-150, Ford broke all of the rules for pickup trucks. From its much-touted aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model -- to available small-displacement twin-turbo V6 engines promising the power of V8s but with better fuel economy, Ford shook things up in a category not known for innovation. It bet the farm on the biggest-selling vehicle in America.
Alerts
There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
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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

With the launch of the redesigned F-150, Ford broke all of the rules for pickup trucks. From its much-touted aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model -- to available small-displacement twin-turbo V6 engines promising the power of V8s but with better fuel economy, Ford shook things up in a category not known for innovation. It bet the farm on the biggest-selling vehicle in America.

The weight-loss program and high-tech wizardry under the hood pay off with an impressive 17 mpg overall fuel economy from the 2.7-liter turbo V6. The F-150's 2.7- and beefier 3.5-liter turbo-V6 engines provide plenty of punch even at low revs, with quick acceleration and effortless towing ability. Powerwise, you won't miss a V8.

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
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (385 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Apple CarPlay

"Sync 3 updates via WiFi do not work. The other option is the do USB Sync 3 updates. However, I get a consistent memory error when installing the update so cannot complete the update. Ford Sync tech support personnel have no clue how to fix it despite it being a major issue discussed on the F150 Forum. There is a solution, but Ford does not seem to be concerned."

Wanda M., FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup and other camera systems are totally unreliable and can be unsafe since previous images are sometimes stored leading you to believe what you are seeing is your current environment. Other times the system produces a brown, frozen screen, or just snow with colored, vertical lines"

Anonymous, AL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"go off when nothing in way. intermittently when into reverse"

Joe G., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Backup and 360 cameras did not work after about 6000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
CD player

"It stops and skips songs after about 20 minutes of operation"

Anonymous, AL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"CD player did not work,out of the factory. Took it to the dealer and they replaced it at no charge, no problems ever since"

Andres G., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"Sync system failed."

Roger B., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"The sync system is worthless. You cannot use the navigation, the bluetooth, the radio buttons, the touchscreen has a 10-20 second delay if it works at all. The backup camera sometimes doe not work, but sometimes it stays on while driving forward."

Don F., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Radio would sometimes freeze and be come unresponsive. A couple of time the back up camera stayed on when the truck was put in drive and it stayed that way for several minutes and miles. Dealer reset the system and everything has been fine"

Thomas T., NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Entire Sync system would lock up. No Nav, radio, bluetooth"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Turning off the vehicle and restarting fixes the problem. Has only occurred three times."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"There are nurmarious times when the display screen freeze and the radio won't change stations, the blower won't increase or decrease speed and or the GPS is just blank. I took the truck to our Ford dealer and they said it needed an up date so they updated it. It did not correct the issue at all. I have not been back because if it does not duplacate while at the shop, they can't or won't do anything about my concerns. I have also had issues with the push-button start and folding power merrior on the pasanger side."

Anthony D., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"The display screen feeezes, channels on the radio do not change, turning the heat or a/c up and down works on a delay."

Lisa R., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I am on my third Sync APIM module. First one cost $1000, second did the same thing after about a year, it was replaced for free by Ford."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The SYNC system freezes up and will not allow use of the radio, cd, phone, blue tooth, voice commands."

George G., NC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"This is a very frustrating problem as it affects every function of the Sync3. The radio, navigation, hands free phone, back up camera, everything is touched by this. I will not buy another vehicle with this system in it. It may sound silly that I would say that when I have had no mechanical problems with the truck but the infotainment system is what I interact with constantly. As a salesperson driving 40K+ miles annually this is a big deal."

Doug B., GA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The navigation screen and clock froze during a trip. This resolved by turning the truck off, then reprogramming the destination."

Cynthia H., OR (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"After having it fixed, occasionally the following happens: the display screen will freeze up, GPS shows me driving in places I am not, the USB will not play music, I cannot make or hang up a call, voice commands do not work and I cannot change the source. This is what happened before I had to replaced the system (out of warranty) last time and I feel that I will have to replace it again when it stops working completely. I read online that this is a known issue with Ford."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The screen would lock up regularly and be hard to re-boot, and even more so if my iPhone was connected via Bluetooth, The dealer replaced the apim module"

Michael G., NC (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Display goes blank or freezes when backing up"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Module went bad. Sent to Ford who replaced module then had difficulty reprogramming it"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Intermittently the screen goes blank. Sometimes if I turn off the vehicle and restart it resolves the issue. Sometimes not. I have taken it to the dealer and they say there is no problem"

Robert P., AL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Radio screen locks up, gets lines, goes blank"

Philip R., AL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"sync 3 display would freeze up and be inoperable until vehicle was shut down and started a while later. Eventually this was fixed with an update"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Just very slow to react"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"unresponsive display screen. Dealer replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"Sync system failed and had to be reprogramed twice by the dealer."

Roger B., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Every so often the screen will go blank. The next time I start the truck it will be working...so far."

Scott B., MA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Have had at least 4 occasions where I start the vehicle and the display screen is blank. No power to radio, no sync for my phone with Bluetooth, no temp, time Date. Drive for awhile, stop turn vehicle off. Start up again and works Ok. Just turning vehicle off and restarting doesn't seem to do anything but after driving and stopping a few times it suddenly come on when the vehicle is restarted."

Charles S., NH (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Sync screen blanks out periodically -unable to resolve."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"It’s like it doesn’t connect to the power source."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Ford F-150)

"Sometimes the display screen stays black when I start the vehicle. Turning off and restarting the vehicle doesn’t help. Incidents are not predictable."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"While driving the screen just goes blank and almost like reboots. Music will continue to play but sometimes it just freezes up and I've had to pull over, shut the truck off and start it again to get it to start working again. Took it to ford and the did an update"

C H., AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Display goes blank or freezes"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Screen would intermittently go blank and Nothing but CD player worked, but this has been replaced"

John M., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Display sometimes goes blank when starting the car. Turn off the car for several minutes to fix the problem"

Don A., WA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Screen goes blank and nothing works after vehicle is off overnight it returns"

Jorge P., FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Sync freezing up console while ending a phone call."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Occasionally the truck jumps from music to phone to off over and over"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"All issues were related to bad module"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Slow or no reaction of screen"

Anonymous, KS (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"If it comes on at all, it does not keep up with vehicle movement, nor can you use it for driving directions."

Don F., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"GPS QUITS INTERMITTENLY. SLOWS DOWN ALL OTHER FUNCTIIONS. IT HAS HAPPENED FOUR TIMES WHIL TRAVELING WEST, YET SATTALITE RADIO REMAINED WORING. IT IS NOW FOUND THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM, BUT IT IS NOW MY EXTENEDED WARRANTY THAT HAS TO PAY FOR IT."

John W., MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"A module went out that controls the navigation screens and also the phone bluetooth connection. Once the module was replaced (warranty) everything was fine."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"the navigation system often goes blank and shows nothing on the screen."

Anthony D., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Nav mapping and directions assist are sometimes just plain wrong or they just don't work at all."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Very poor performance as a navigator. All our cell phones have navigation systems that navigate more wisely and can find places such as gas stations or restaurants. So my wife uses her cell phone for navigation, and the Ford system is not used by her. Worthless and expensive."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The whole Sirius System in my truck will not up date or down load apps from my phone. I would not recommend this system."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The gps does not update. Also even when you select shortest route it avoids toll roads if when avoid toll roads is not turned on"

Glen H., ON (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Entire screen goes blank . no radio, AC. phone ,back up camera everything black, Four times to dealer to be repaired need new chip none on shelf have to order, wrong one. try again. In Jan 17 auto braking warning came on; no one in front of me, system had to be master reset. April 23 lane monitor quit in shop now for repair. Nice truck but the electronics are worthless if they won't work all the time. What will happen when I'm out of warranty, This is 60K vehicle"

Anonymous, MO (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The destination feature is 300' off when the unit will even allow you to enter a destination. Waiting on Ford"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The gps quits and the navigation system has no idea where i am"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"System has outdated maps when I purchased truck. Ford can't tell me when updates are coming out"

Patricia S., NC (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"GPS quit working"

Richard S., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The infotainment system SYNC 3 started to malfunction about 4 weeks ago and now is totally useless. This includes all controls and functions for the radio, navigation, GPS, Bluetooth, and phone pairing. Phone pairing is the most critical because now I can't use the hands-free function...this is a major safety issue. This issue alone is enough for me to pick a different make of truck. Ford trucks are great but the SYNC 3 system is so poorly designed if they don't change it significantly I won't buy another Ford again."

Joseph T., AR (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The sync 3 system at times takes 5 plus minutes to connect and load my contacts. Ford will be reloading the system for the third time next week."

P D., AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Related to the same module that I referenced in the preceding question."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Phone doesn’t pair, I can’t add or delete phones, I can’t charge my phone as I can error messages that say it requires too much power or USB is not supported."

Lisa R., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Bluetooth occasionally glitches, just freezes and I cannot hang up or make calls, play music, sometimes the screen freezes. The only thing to do is to turn of the ignition and open a door, wait for it to shut down, then turn on the ignition again. This happens less often now that they installed an update to address a known factory bug in the Sync3 software on my vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The phone will not stay paired. The Sync3 drops the phone in mid conversation or song. This is a serious problem with the hands free laws. Software updates by me and the dealership haven’t fixed the problem. It is so annoying that I will not consider buying a Ford with this system again."

Doug B., GA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"System froze, had to stop pickup, shut it off, and then restart."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"It drops my phone or won't connect"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Radio

"On occasion the radio screen goes blank after starting with no music. When I shutoff the ignition and restart it then works. the display screen also at time freezes with the 911 assist is on message"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"My Sirius satellite radio losing signals frequently. I have not had the issue with other vehicles which I suspect is linked to either a software problem or antenna issue"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Sometimes the audio will not come on. I've had to stop the car, turn off the engine, wait several minutes, and then try again. This has worked on occasion, but not always. After several hours (usually overnight), the audio system works again. Very frustrating. The dealer told me this had to do with the computer system and electronics, and that there was nothing they could do about it. I was not happy having paid cash in excess of $63,000 for the truck!"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

"After locking the truck and returning later the radio will not work. The vehicle must be driven a while and then stopped and shut the motor off and lock the vehicle. Let it sit for a few minutes, unlock the vehicle and start the truck and then the radio will work."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"when starting sometimes can not torn on radio"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Sometimes the radio starts randomly jumping from one channel to another."

Cynthia H., OR (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Occasionally when you start the vehicle the radio will not come on. Sometimes when you shut the vehicle off for 10 minutes it will work other times it takes longer. When this happens the Bluetooth and sync3 do not work either. Dealerships just keeps changing components. Still not fixed"

Glen H., ON (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Five times the radio would not turn on. As a result the other associated systems would not work.(Phone, voice commands, etc)"

Robert D., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"XM radio would cut out even when there was nothing blocking the ant. Ford worked on it 4 times before Ford released a fix for it. It now works, but it took over 10 months to do so"

Tom E., KS (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Frequently, the radio would be in the "OFF" mode, and could not be turned "ON" until the truck had sat unused for several hours. A new part had to be ordered after several trips to the Ford Dealership to try to find and fix the problem"

Herman L., IL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

"SiriusXM reception is very poor. I have the Ford dealer check it. I was told by the dealer Ford is aware of an issue with the SiriusXM receiver on the 2016 F-150"

Mark B., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Software update fixes

"Tail gate electronic opener failed"

James M., KY (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Outdoor temperature would not register and the software update took care of it"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I cannot get my Sync3 to up date and the dealer wants to charge to fix it was out before the warranty was up and they still want to charge."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Speakers

"The rear speaker stopped working properly. I just crackled and popped. It was repaired under warrantee"

Glendon N., ME (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Defective from the beginning"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

"All controls stopped working (hands free calling, cruise control, dash information options, etc.). It was repaired by Ford Dealership where purchased at no charge to me under my Certified Ford warranty."

Drew T., PA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Voice control commands

"I have owned this vehicle for almost two years, but Sync 3 still at times has difficulty recognizing contacts that i call frequently."

P D., AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"My SYNC system goes down periodically and when that happens I lose ability to use voice commands."

George G., NC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The Ford voice action system does not recognize my wife's voice, so this system is useless to her. This truck is my wife's vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Poor voice recognition for nav and climate control"

Lanaux P., LA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Both doors are not easy to completely close or shut. Often requiring two or more tries. Especially for my wife. Interior door handle place to far forward requiring more force to close. We did not have this problem on our 2001 F-150."

Martin W., HI (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The driver door lock mechanism was not working. It is subject to a recall. The dealership installed a new one (which still sticks) until the recall is installed."

Anonymous, KY (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"drivers door intermittently would not close, or would not open correctly. This defect exhibited on the same day I drove the truck off the lot. Was fixed, after 3 years and some complaints, for free by dealer."

Jon J., CA (2016 Ford F-150 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Safety recall caused by possible defective latch."

R B., CA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"can't drive truck in winter due to doors freezing won't close, recall does not fix problem been to dealership 2 times."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Doors are not aligned correctly.Wind noise ."

Michael S., NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Recall on door latch cable"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"There was a problem with other F150s -the door latch wouldn't engage and the door could come open at any time. While it didn't occur on my truck, I had it serviced as recommended by Ford. The service was free to me-parts and labor (covered by Ford)."

Shantrece B., UT (2016 Ford F-150)

"Vehicle has been in the shop multiple times for issues with the door latches freezing, and am currently pending yet another optional recall."

Leonid M., NJ (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Frozen door locks. doors can be opened but will not close and latch"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"recall that took almost a full day to repair"

John W., WA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Fenders and doors alignment"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The driver's side door does not close properly. it often remains slightly ajar. I mentioned it to the salesperson prior to taking delivery and he minimized the problem and did nothing to address it"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Difficult to close the door. Had to be slammed hard"

Scott T., IN (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Passenger door mechanism froze up and door could not be closed"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"In cold weather the latch would occasionally not close and hold the door shut. The problem was diagnosed to be an issue with water infiltrating the cable and freezing which was restricting the cable's movement. New cables were installed and everything works well now"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The front door and the back door rubbed"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Glass defects

"Window had chips on purchase"

Don W., AB (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Windshield cracked and had to be replaced after the defroster automatically turned on when the truck was remote started in weather that was about 38 degrees F. What's worse is that Ford only warranties the windshield from defects (such as this) up to 12,000 miles. As we live in central Texas, it never got cold enough during the first 12,000 miles to know the windshield was defective. So much for 36K bumper to bumper"

Mike-Moye M., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The cooled seats only cool for a short time then over heat. Ford has no solution and says they work as designed. As an Aerspace Engineer myself this is an unacceptable answer"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The seat cooling is very poor. the seat base cools OK but the back rest does not cool. Dealer has tried with out success to fix. The seat heating works OK"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Locks and latches

"LOCKS FROZE IN COLD WEATHER"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Inconsistent unlocking of doors and tailgate caused by oxidation of remote receiver. Recall was not forwarded to me"

Anonymous, IN (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Driver's door would not latch in cold weather. The problem was corrected by a repair under a recall program."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Latch recall performed latches still not working properly all the time"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"In wet followed by freezing weather the power door and tailgate locks and the backup camera do not operate"

Terry M., ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Locks frozen due to water seeping in door frames then freezing. Could not unlock one or more doors when below freezing"

Nicole L., ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Door latches freeze open when temperatures drop to -5c and door won't close until cabin heats up thawing them out. Ford grounded the truck as a safety issue then replaced all latches but it took 6 weeks to get the parts due to back order. Once replaced driver door latch wouldn't lock requiring another replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Tailgate opens while driving"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Interior passenger side front door handle inoperable from factory. Fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Mirrors

"Heated side mirror cracked in use during cold weather"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The driver's side mirror has a very irritating reflection of the chrome trim on the driver's side air vent. I asked the dealer's service department about how to address this and I was told I could go to their aftermarket trim division and pay more money to have my truck customized by painting the trim flat black"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Sunroof

"Panoramic moonroof would sometimes fail to close, and the rolling shade would make loud squeaking/creaking noises when closed or opened. Called Coconut Point Ford dealership for repair, was covered under warranty. They scheduled the appointment a month out. Brought in, said the specialist wasn't there but would fix it anyway. Issue recurred, but worse, moonroof popped out of the track on one side, mostly open. I live in an area where it rains near daily in the summer. I brought it to them and they took it back to look at, came back later that day and they said that there was no problem. They had popped it back in the track and I could see gobs of grease in the track. The next day it bound up again and wouldn't close. After many tries I ultimately was able to get it to close. Also, at this point it leaked every time it rained even if it was closed. I called them and they didn't want to make an appointment. I brought it in the following week and just sat in their office until they acknowledge me and shared with them videos, etc. and said, politely, if they didn't repair it this fourth time I would contact Ford corporate. They kept my truck almost 3 weeks. By this time it was just over the 36,000 mile warranty cutoff and I ended up being over $1,000 out of pocket for a repair that they initiated under warranty. They also said they negotiated with Ford corporate to give me this discounted rate and that I was very lucky. They ultimately replaced the motor, track, and some other bits. They gave the truck back to me with the trim all scratched and gaping in the middle dash area and the spring loaded door around my USB ports wouldn't close or open. There was a bunch of tape too. I brought it back again and they cleaned it up and put it back together correctly. At least they didn't argue with me about that or charge for it, but my trim has never been the same and there are scratches, uneven mating joints now. So about 6 months, six trips to the dealership, horrible treatment by their service advisors, over $1,000 out of pocket for what was initially a warranty item."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"sunroof track broke. I was told it had been redesigned and would cost around 4500 to fix. I was thinking if they redesigned it then there must have been a known problem with the old version. Extended warranty did cover replacing with the old style parts so i did it."

Lee E., AL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Track was broken. Roof and sunshade would not operate"

Scott T., IN (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"the tailgate design allows road dirt and debris to come inside. Even with a roll-n-lock cover things in the cargo area get dirty and wet. When driving on snowy roads, the cargo box fills with salt and slush. This is the fifth F150 Lariat that I have had and the first one with this problem. If you stand in the cargo box, you can see right out to the road, both on the sides and the bottom of the tailgate. Very sloppy design"

Malcolm L., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"There is a hole in the tailgate for the bed extender. When you get a load of dirt or sod in my case, dirt and debris falls into the hole and stays in the tailgate and oozes dirty water when you wash the vehicle"

Anonymous, UT (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Windows

"Stress fracture in windshield."

Karal S., CO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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

"The drain line from the sunroof became clogged and when it rained it would drip into the passenger side above the window. It is fixed for now? This is the second time this has happened in this vehicle."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Doors wouldn't latch shut after sitting out in sub-freezing weather. Turns out water was leaking into the door locks and freezing, rendering the door latches inoperable."

Robert O., OR (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Water Leak from the Sunroom which ruined the headliner"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"A leaky seal caused water to drip into the passenger compartment."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"water leaking into cab from firewall and the rear door"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Ford F-150 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"drain on roof was clogged causing waterloo back up end dripping of water on drivers seat."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Ford F-150 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"have taken it to dealer 4 times due to passenger side water leak from sunroof. this last time they said that they think there was a sharp bend in the drain tube and it just couldn't handle all the water at times. they would have the vehicle about a week each time testing it under car washes and all kinds of stuff. I certainly hope they correctly figured it out this time. will NEVER buy a vehicle with a sun roof again."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Minor water leak on drivers side of windshield"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I bought the truck new. It POURED water from the sunroof and soaked the passengers. Dealer was not sympathetic"

Robert P., AL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"I had major leak in the sunroof which had to be repaired 2 times"

Sharon T., CA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Water gets into the doors and freezes in cold weather. The latches freeze so the doors won't latch when attempting to close them. I took it to my Ford dealer in February. They haven't fixed it yet because the parts are back ordered"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Drain tube was kinked at the factory, causing rainwater to back up and drain into the interior. At one point, the glove compartment had two inches of water in it! The dealer took care of it in one day and there have been no subsequent problems"

Kevin W., CO (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"As soon as cold water hit, door l.ocks froze and i could not get into truck. Roof also leaked at that time..took six visits to resolve lock issue. Roof leak took one visit"

Michael M., UT (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seal around drivers door"

Gord C., ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"same problem"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Ford F-150 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Moonroof had a noise when going over road bumps & was corrected seal replacement & grease"

Craig B., MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Leaking on passenger side of truck"

Sharon T., CA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Moon roof leaked at first freeze. Resolved"

Michael M., UT (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle on center console slider door that houses usb's. Very loud and annoying. Replaced and fixed by Ford."

Albert M., CA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"It was a silent truck that worked perfectly and had no rattles. We received notice of a recall for a door safety issue and took it to the local dealer, Valley Isle Ford. They were so incompetent, they kept the truck for two days to do the recall work because they didn't schedule properly. When we got the truck back, it now has an annoying rattle in the right front passenger door."

Charles S., HI (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"There was a clunking noise in the rear end. Checked but problem not cured told it was play in rear end"

Anonymous, NS (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The noise was coming from the steering wheel. A piece of plastic was rubbing on another piece of plastic. The dealership fixed the problem."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"rattles in the dash can't seem to be found. drives me nuts. just have to turn up the radio"

Lee E., AL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Recently started hearing a rattle from what sounds like the sun roof mechanism."

Leonid M., NJ (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"headliner near front of sunroof squeaking. fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Poor build quality. Results in rattles and squeaks even on smooth roads"

Don W., AB (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise is increasing all the time, even after following dealer instructions and wiping all rubber with silicone-moistened cloth."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The wind noise seems to becoming from the rear doors or windows. Other than that l have no complaints."

Walter S., TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Wind noise in driver side after recall on door locks"

Anonymous, NS (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"noise is very loud sometimes I have a hard time to hear the radio"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Ford F-150 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"wind noise coming from around the sun roof"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Rear driver door needed adjustment"

Curtis J., MN (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"it has more air noise than i would expect. needs better weatherstripping"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Drivers door has airleak"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Seems to be louder than my 2011 F150 also there is a chirping sound coming from the brakes at very slow speeds when braking"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-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

4WD/AWD components

"Front differential went and had to be replaced."

Dale L., NS (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Intermittently tries to shift into 4wd on it's own, especially in cold weather (I live in NH) causing grinding noise as it only partially shifts and does not fully engage. Can stop it sometimes by turning switch to 4wd high and allowing it to engage and then switching back to 2wd high. Other times have had to drive in 4wd high. Have had it in three times and Ford Dealer and they say they can't find anything wrong with it."

Charles S., NH (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Undiagnosed noise in drive system finally identified"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"4WD engaged periodically on its own at slow speeds and when breaking leading to a scraping noise and increased resistance, fixed under warrantee, did take 2 days to fix."

Virginia S., MA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Problem required a total rebuild of the front differential"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Would not shift into 4H"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)

"Grinding noise in 4WD - currently waiting on parts to repair"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Grinding noise in the drive train. Both IWEs had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"From day one, I have had issues with the Integrated Wheel Ends (IWE's) on this truck. The IWE system frequently has difficulty pulling a vacuum, and it causes the hubs to grind."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Front hub not totally releasing"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Vacuum seal failure to unlock front hubs when in two wheel drive mode"

Anonymous, ID (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"the AWD system make grinding noises and clicking noises"

David J., TN (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)
Differential

"Dealer replaced Diff Carrier gear and pinion due to out of specs from factory. Caused vibration when automatic down shifting."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Loud clunk from rear diff. when starting from stop, and sometimes when downshifting. Dealer not much help in finfing cause."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Grinding noise at 53000 miles. Ford found a broken gear in the front differential. They had to replace all parts in the front differential. Six months after the repair the problem appears to be back again, I will bring it back to the dealer for repair."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front differential failed completely. System had 59k miles. Just in warranty. Dealer repaired & differential failed again 5000 miles after initial repair. Since it now had 64k miles dealer said I no longer had warranty. Finally relented & replaced differential."

Mike G., GA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Warped ring gear. Manufacturing defect. Completely and satisfactorily resolved under vehicle warranty by dealer"

Tom H., PA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rear Diff was out of specs within 1 of the four locations. Replaced a bent Ring Differential Gear Carrier. Warranty Covered"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Driveline vibration

"Vibration of entire vehicle at freeway speeds. Problem could not be solved by original dealer. A second Ford dealer found the problem immediately."

Daniel H., MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Drive shaft runout was not within specs causing a vibration"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Slight vibration at 55 mph-60 mph caused by manufacturing defect of ring gear"

Tom H., PA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Vibration I experienced could have been from Driveshaft, but was not. Vibration was from a bad Carrier in the Rear Differential. Being that is a brand new vehicle, very disappointing that my truck was in service department for 17 days for them to diagnose and fix"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"At just shy of one year old, while doing a slow-speed u-turn, drive shaft sheared completely off. Was not able to complete u-turn. No damage or reason for failure was found. Ford replaced it under my warranty, but it is yet to be decided if they will reumburse for rental car to drive the 5 hrs home (and then back to pick up truck). Concerned that it was likely manufacturer's defect"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"It seems that Ford is using wiring insulation that contains materials that rodents and other wildlife like to chew on. All the problems were result of wire damage by wildlife."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"auto start stop function failed, transmission gear readout failed and lights on climate control failed."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Computer would shut vehicle down while driving at random times. Ford knew about the problem and fixed it after we took the vehicle to them and a long wait as many others had experienced this problem!"

Kimber R., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Transfer case

"Transfer case broke and caused fluid to leak out at 16000 km."

Dale L., NS (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Transfer case began to leak and when I took it in, they said that someone had stripped the drain plug and cracked the case by using Teflon tape. The transfer case was not due a fluid change for another 100,000+ miles and I had not done anything to it. Ford refused to cover under warranty. It cost me $2000.00 to repair."

Herbert G., MO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Noise developed in the front wheel drive. Dealer had never seen this problem before on a vehicle with less than 300,000 miles on it. Replaced everything in the unit, under warranty"

Kenneth O., OR (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Anti braking would Chatter when stoping"

Thomas F., IA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"My warning light came on, I took it to the dealership and they told me it was an ABS sensor failure, which also electronically disabled cruise control and one or two other features. They kept the truck overnight and I was back up and running the next day. The repair was covered under warranty of course. I consider this major because I had to be without my vehicle for over 24 hours, and it's a work truck"

James R., ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Calipers

"Because the rotors warped the calipers also had to be replaced within the first year."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Master cylinder

"When stopping, brake pedal would go to the floor"

Joe W., CO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"recall"

Mary D., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"After 9000 miles the master brake cylinder started to fail while towing a trailer. The part was being re-engineered and was not available. We were 2000 miles from home. The dealership removed a brake cylinder from a new truck. When we returned home our local dealer installed the new re-engineered master brake cylinder"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Normal routine brake wear

"Not really a problem although I thought it was a bit premature."

Anonymous, NB (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)
Parking brake

"During winter time the parking brake cable were frozen, so I had problem moving my pick-up truck. Once I use a heater gun to free those cable. After to time at the garage they finally change the cable and the parking brake hardware."

Louis L., QC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"They had to change both cable in the back because they were sticking and freezing in cold weather."

Louis L., QC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I used the parking brake and it would not release at first. Then it did. I got a code but when I went to the dealer they could not interpret the code."

Terry B., NB (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes kept making sounds that indicated excessive wear. All brakes replaced and no more problems. covered under warranty.."

William R., GA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Rear brakes replaced be fore front. front rotors have a warp and needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The ride was jumpy when I applied the brakes"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)
Rotors

"Severe grooves in both front rotors. Driver side rotor grooves are too deep to turn the rotor. Dealer claimed 'dust must have got between rotors and pads, not under warranty'."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The rotors developed a warp and had to be replaced berore the first year of use which cost me about 500 bucks."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"The rotors had to be grounded to fix the problem."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

"Warped brake rotators @ less than 30k miles- seems to be common occurrence with F 150’s according to discussions I’ve had with other owners (via online forum), and dealership"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Both Front Rotors warped and needed to be turned to eliminate pulsating braking. Repaired under warranty"

Mark D., MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeak extremely loud when cold. Very annoying can be heard up and down the street. OK once warm"

Patrick K., CA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Breaks squeaked. Service cleaned and checked twice, but could not stop the problem. Service manager rode with me about 15 minutes but problem would not occur. He said call him when it was occurring and we'd try again. After another 5000 miles it stopped making noise."

Charlie K., AZ (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 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

12V power plug

"Ford was very slow (3 months) in fixing it because of availability of the part."

Adam R., TN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Body control module

"A couple of times when I turn off the truck for about 5-10 min., I restart the truck and accessories are inactive, includes infotainment system, steering wheel power tilt and telescope, and seat position adjustment all inop. Turned off and restarted and still inop. Memory buttons were unresponsive. I think it has something to do with bcm."

Albert M., CA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Clock

"Whole radio and clock just blacked out for hours."

Roy P., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Blinker light went out in than a year of ownership!"

Kimber R., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Gauges

"Gauges and dash lighting dim and brighten seemingly at random. They are extremely hard to read much of the time. There is no way to override this. Also the turn signal “click” indicator is nearly silent and cannot be adjusted."

Paul T., VT (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Headlights

"The headlight assembly on both sides are leaking. As a result there is moisture in them. After a hard rain, there are droplets in the assemblies as well."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"In my opinion the night driving in this vehicle is inferior in terms of front roadway lighting. Although there are many complaints about this from my research, Ford’s answer to this is to sell you upgraded head lamps. I bought them because it was dangerous to drive with the standard Orem lights."

Steve B., AB (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Heated or cooled seats

"The cooling function is very poor Dealer tried many times to fix but no luck - I have given up now. The heating function works OK"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Interior lights

"There was a short and the battery ran down...completely."

Leslie T., AL (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Locks would freeze in cold, wet weather and be inoperable. Or, if I could get the door open, the door would not latch closed."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"Batteries in the remote I use go dead in about 4 months even though vehicle is only used once a week on average. Had to replace them twice. Other remote batteries have not had to be replaced in last year; this remote is used about once a month"

Charles A., CO (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Rear doors would not unlock. Made EIGHT separate trips to the dealer to have repaired. UNFORGIVEABLE in a brand new truck"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"When snowing or low temperature doors would not close and lock properly"

John J., WA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
USB port

"Audio systems completely fail for short periods of time. Research shows this to be a common issue."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Doesn’t work properly. It takes forever to charge our phones. Will not charge 2 phones at the same time. Keeps saying something about the language not matching."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Ford F-150)

"Stopped working, dealership diagnosed and fixed the problem quickly and correctly"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipes for no reason. They claim it is fixed but it isn't"

Philip R., AL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Electronic Throttle Body is bad. Truck will suddenly die while driving various speeds. Dangerous."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Going uphill at steady 45 - 55 mph the engine rpm dropped suddenly. Truck did not stall but caused speed to drop way down and I pumped accelerator several times truck would regain some power and then drop off rpm again. This caused me to continue uphill in breakdown lane until I had to come to a stop. I feathered accelerator and finally continued slowly uphill to my home. The engine temp was normal, gas tank was over half full. Dealer said they would need to obtain a code if it happens again and I could get to them directly and safely. I have only had this happen once but noticed online that numerous other people have had a similar problem. I have the 5.0 L. v8 engine and most of the online complaints I read about were related to the v6 engines."

Anonymous, ME (2016 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

"The throttle body caused the engine to go into safe mode. The engine still was running, but I had no control. It happened at 30,000 miles and was replaced, it happened again at 63,000 MILES AND AGAIN QUIT., THIS TIME WHE CROSING A HIGHWAY WITH A TRUCK COMING. IT WAS REPLACED AGAIN. NOW I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN."

John W., MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Throttle idoler"

Patrick K., FL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Oil leaks

"The oil was not leaking the bad engine was burning the oil. Sorry if that is not what you wanted. This was caused by bad engine."

Phillip B., TN (2016 Ford F-150)

"A rough spot on the oil filter receptacle housing caused a very slight leak from the oil filter due to the inability of the oil filter o ring to properly seal. Fixed quick and really wasn't a problem"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Had to have seal around oil pan replaced twice."

Anonymous, BC (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"There was a minor oil leak at the rear of the oil pan. The dealer replaced the gasket and changed the oil and filter under warranty."

David D., AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Two separate oil leaks at the base of the engine. Truck has been in the shop for a total of 3 days because of this. Also, multiple recalls and a moonroof failure has had it in the shop a total of 7 times."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Took to the dealer for regular service. They found a slight crack in the oil pan, causing a leak. They do not think it was from damage. It was replaced under warranty at no charge."

Delbert H., CT (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Oil filler cap not installed properly by dealership at oil change resulted in severe oil leak for several days."

Wanda M., FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Oil leakage due improperly installed oil drain plug. Oil consumption/burn rate higher than normal."

Stephanie B., WA (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Oil leak at the rear of the engine. Dealer said that Ford would not cover a repair unless the leak was more serious and to keep an eye on the problem. On a previous Ford a similar leak was deemed in need of repair after the warranty had expired."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Oil leaked from rear main and oil pan. Dealership has tried to repair twice and it is in the shop for the same issue a third time now."

Dustin M., KY (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Ford replaced several seals including main seal between engine and transmission"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-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

"Loose front bumper bolts on driver side."

Martin W., HI (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Have an optional collapsible step ladder in the tailgate which has plastic trim on top when it is stowed. The trim broke off every time I slid something heavy out of the bed across it. The trim finally had to be replaced, grudgingly, by the dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Weather stripping on rear drivers door already coming loose"

Luke D., TN (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Console doesn't aline properly. Door handles rattle. Not well made"

Julie K., VA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint does no adhere well to the aluminum body panels and is scratched easily. Also the aluminum body panels dent easily. Much more so than steel, I set a plastic gas cap down on my bumper, and then forgot and let my tail gate down and left a dent in the aluminum tailgate, which would not have happened had it been steel."

David E., KY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"All 4 Door handles,, inserts, paint chipping off"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Paint seems to chip easily on the hood. I know that eventually this will lead to rust problems."

Herbert G., MO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Paint had an blemish from factory,covered by warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The exterior is delicate. Scratches easily and dents easily. Came with paint runs"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6)

"Very small area on roof where paint was cracking/peeling. Covered under warranty and fixed"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"It seems that the paint chips easily No dents or reason for chipping. Keeping a eye on it but never had a vehicle before that I found whenever I wash vehicle theres new chipped paint"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Rust

"the vehicle is presenting with surface rust marks. The warranty does not address coverage after one (1) year."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Front bumper paint was chipped already rusting.not covered by warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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

"to be adjusted next week"

Anonymous, MO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Bushings

"4-wheel drive components in front started wearing and making noises when stopping, because more loan put on front end at that time. Hard time getting dealer to fix."

Michael S., OR (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Steering went out while driving"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Shocks or struts

"Seeping reported by dealer at last oil change"

Anonymous, WY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Front shock failed , was leaking and failed inspection."

Anonymous, ME (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Leaking left rear shock absorber"

Kurt H., SC (2016 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Noisy. Rear springs. Bushings gone"

Anonymous, WY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The truck was pulling so I took it to the dealer for an alignment (and an unrelated recall issue). The alignment problem was caused by a faulty electronic steering box."

D B., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"could not turn the vehicle"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Wheel bearings

"Grinding in the front wheel bearings. Had the 4x4 vacuum system replaced as possible cause of premature wearing of the bearings"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"I bought the truck new from a dealer. It kept putting the low oil pressure indicator on, repeatedly, right from the start. At first they thought it was low oil, then it was consuming oil. It was out of service for weeks getting fixed. Also my super crew-cab's doors were locking up and not opening from the inside. (included, here because you did not ask about this category). The dealer did their best, however ford owes me weeks of days of downtime and vacation time I had to take off to go to and from the dealer's shop. they even rented me a car for some of the repairs, but not all. Impressed with the Dealer's service department. Very Unimpressed with Ford's Quality of production. It has dropped a lot."

Diana B., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Took it for first oil change and it was almost out of oil. Told to watch it in case it was an engine problem. When checked oil again(about 2 weeks later) it was out of oil again. Took it to Ford Dealer and found out the engine had to be replaced. Could not be rebuilt. Less than 5000 miles on it. Took 1 month to get engine replaced. Called Ford Motor customer service. Ford paid for rental vehicle which had to be a Ford. After truck repaired Customer service called and asked us if we wanted a 75,000 mile extended warranty free. Told them yes. That was 2 months ago and no warranty has arrived yet. This has been a nightmare. Never will buy a Ford again."

Phillip B., TN (2016 Ford F-150)

"The engine is consuming oil at a very fast rate. Around 3 quarts every 3500 miles. I am now working with the Ford Dealer to document the issue. The truck runs fine it is just consuming oil."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Engine replaced at 4K miles. Rediculous. And it took almost a month for the dealer to repair. On top of that, I had to fuss and fight to get a free loaner. 4 mos and 4K miles and all the oil was burned up."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Timing belt slip a tooth causing pistons to rub with sleeves, shaving metal filings into oil pan and throughout engine block. Whole new short block. Repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"166 days in shop to fix it"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"As explained under the sparkplug they are related to each other"

Stephen H., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Burning oil. TSB 17-0007 applied to my vehicle. I love this truck. Disappointed that I had to have the engine replaced after 4 mos/4K miles"

Jerome H., MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"The engine used large amounts of oil (it burned the oil) .."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

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

"Loud noise during shifting just after being bought. Ended up being a pinched vacuumed line which was easily fixed"

Christopher A., CT (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Gear selector or linkage

"Four wheel drive had a problem with metal shavings in the differential. - All was replaced - no problems since"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"does not always go into reverse when shifted to reverse"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Rough shifting

"Hard shifting makes a clicking noise and after full stop transmission shutters feels like someone bumped you"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Rough shifting in tow haul mode from 3rd to 4th gear. Had computer reprogrammed to fix problem"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Transmission "clunks from 1 gear to second gear"

Edward H., TN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transmission computer

"Had to reprogram the computer to rliminste 5th to 4th hards downshift in manual mode. Problem solved."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

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

"Stopped functioning and replaced under warranty"

Suzanne B., AL (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Compressor doesn't always engage when starting vehicle. Vehicle needs to be turned off and back on to work"

Jorge P., FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Automatic climate control

"Vent door motor stopped working properly. Ford put new motor in under truck warranty."

James O., CO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Evaporator

"A/C was not blowing cold air (only cool). Turned out that cabin temp sensor was indicating 15 degrees F so no compressor was needed (ambient was 80 degrees F). Had to replace entire evaporator housing since the temp sensor was not replaceable. Took 2 weeks for part to come in, then 2 days of vehicle in shop. Extended warranty covered entire cost plus rental vehicle."

Wanda M., FL (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Heater system

"My legs and feet are cold and my trunk above my waist is cold. Took it to the shop and they said it was okay. They don't drive it, so they don't know what I'm talking about."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C has stopped working twice now, out of Freaon both times. Replaced the shrader values twice, A/C compessor once."

Gary S., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"leak in pipes were they join, first day new."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Other/unsure

"False sensing of rear object in the way. Happened repeatedly after 30 months and 24k miles. Required replacement of 2 rear sensors."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Hood sensor that caused anti-theft system to activate."

John K., MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"I received a recall from the Ford Company. I took it to the dealer and it was fixed with tape in less than a minute. Still seems strange."

Anonymous, IA (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"Recall for door locks and restraint tensioners"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-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

Fuel injection system

"The Throttle Body has gone out 3 times at 20,000 miles, 67,000 miles and the last time at 87,000 miles. the engine stops and goes into safe mode ( a term Ford uses but far from safe) the engine runs, bur has no power and not enough power to pull to the side of the road and only coating power. The truck needs to be put into Park and brake on and restart the engine (if it starts) then proceed to only have it happen several more times. The throttle body then needs to be replaced to fix. Problem is that you don't know if it is fixed and it will happen again, just don't know when. Ford says this is not a safety issue, but when going through a large city pulling a camper and the truck quits in the middle of 5 lanes, it is a very big problem."

John W., MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Throttle body failed. Vehicle needed to be towed to a dealer for replacement of the throttle body under warranty."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Defective throttle body"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Fuel valve got "stuck" - it was under recall I was told...FORD repaired and replaced it at no cost"

Elvin Y., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)

"Truck throttle body malfunctioned leaving vehicle disabled until a restart. Throttle body was replaced with "updated" part under warranty. No further problems"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"The vehicle occasionally experienced hard downshifts and, while the start-stop system was disabled on a short trip, the engine speed dropped several hundred rpm almost stalling. The service advisor suspected and the mechanic confirmed with a load test the battery was defective. It was replaced under warranty."

David D., AZ (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Coil

"4 coils shorted out, ruining spark plugs. Had all plugs replaced and 4 new coils. Under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Engine harness

"call me at 330 388 5223"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"I had a lot of smoke comming from my exhaust and engine shaking they found a bad spark plug and replace it after about 4 days it was smoking and shaking again they couldn't find anything wrong then it started to get worse the smoking so they check it again this time they replace the full injector lube that it was leaking and causing the smoking after about 2 weeks it started to get bad again so this time they replaced the whole engine at the time I only had 2500 miles on it since then about a m"

Stephen H., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Intake maniflod gasket and then manaiflod had to be replaced, head gasket leak.I still smell anti-freez when I pull into the garage, nevers shows up on the floor. The anti-freeze is never low, but you can smell it, very strong in the summer."

Gary S., CA (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6)
Cooling fan

"The fan assembly would run on high but would not run on low speed. The dealer had to replace the fan assembly and shround"

Roanld R., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Overheating

"The upper cylinder temperature sensor failed causing the computer to think the engine was overheating. This caused the cooling fan to run continuously. The sensor was replaced under warranty."

Ruben T., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"High speed engine cooling fan would remain on after engine shut off creating loud noticeable noise; also noted during driving creating noticeable hum inside cabin. Eventually, condition popped a wrench light on cluster and warning message to take to dealer for service. Dealer found relevant P-codes (DTCs) and diagnosed issue to faulty torque converter (attached to transmission). Resolution required complete replacement of the existing 6R80 transmission with new torque converter (4x4). Issue has not repeated since replacement."

John D., MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Vehicle experienced multiple wrench telltale lights on instrument panel cluster that would turn off after key cycles. Wrench light would illuminate while driving, usually on highway. Once light was illuminated, high speed engine fan would continue to run excessive (even after vehicle was shut down). Truck taken to dealer to pull codes and service. Codes indicated faulty torque converter. Transmission/torque converter was replaced under warranty. Issue has not repeated"

John D., MI (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
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