Product Reviews

Welcome to Consumer Reports.

We’re so glad to have you as a member. You now have access to benefits that can help you choose right, be safe and stay informed.
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 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
Common Trouble Spot
Common Trouble Spot
The 2016 Ford F-150 has been recalled 9 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
Research Years *Redesign year
Worse Better
00
01
02
03
04*
05
06
07
08
09*
10
11
12
13
14
15*
16
17
18
Overall Reliability Verdict
Potential Trouble Spots
Engine Major
Engine Minor
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Electric System
Climate System
Suspension
Brakes
Exhaust
Paint/Trim
Body Integrity
Body Hardware
Power Equipment
In-car Electronics
Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

Learn more about car Reliability.

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

“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

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“It drops my phone or won't connect”

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

“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)
Speakers

“Defective from the beginning”

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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)

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

“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)

“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

“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

“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

“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)
Driveline vibration

“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)
Electrical failure

“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)
4WD/AWD components

“the AWD system make grinding noises and clicking noises”

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

“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)
Transfer case

“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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“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 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

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

Anonymous, NY (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 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

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)
Keyless entry

“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

“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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“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)
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)

“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)

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

“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)

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

“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)

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)

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)
Shocks or struts

“Leaking left rear shock absorber”

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

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“Throttle idoler”

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

“Ford replaced several seals including main seal between engine and transmission”

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

“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)

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

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)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“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)

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

Compare 2016 Models

Similar Cars
Ford F-150
GMC Sierra 1500
Ram 1500
Ram 2500
Ram 3500
Toyota Tundra
This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ENGINE
Apr 08 2019
A damaged cable could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater and previously remedied under recall 18V894. During the previous repair, the block heater cable's splice connector may have been damaged.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will disable the engine block heater from being used. When replacement cables become available, a second notice will be mailed and dealers will replace the engine block heater cord, free of charge. The recall began May 31, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S11.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V278000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 131068
ENGINE
Dec 18 2018
When the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring which can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will disable the block heater cable, free of charge. Once parts are available, Dealers will replace the engine block heater cable, free of charge. The recall began June 3, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S45.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V894000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 410289
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Aug 31 2018
A vehicle fire could result if materials ignite inside the vehicle.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape, free of charge. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S27.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V568000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1619112
SEATS
Nov 29 2017
In the event of a crash, a seat occupant that is not properly restrained has an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles. Loose power seat adjuster pivot bolts may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge. Interim letters are expected to go out January 15, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V767000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 177264
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Oct 16 2017
A door that opens while driving can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ford F-150, and 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty trucks. The doors on these vehicles may have a bent or kinked actuation cable or the door latches may freeze after water gets into the latch. Either condition can result in the doors opening while driving although they appear to be closed.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the door latch actuation cables and repair if necessary, and install water shields over the door latches, free of charge. The recall began October 12, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S33.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V652000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101107
SEAT BELTS:REAR
Aug 28 2017
If the left rear inflatable seat belt buckle separates from it's mounting bracket, the seat occupant may not be adequately restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 F-150, and 2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly, replacing the attaching rivet as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed October 18, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C12.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V526000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 117423
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
May 22 2017
If the doors unlatch and open in a side impact collision, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 F-150, and 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles originally produced with black or body colored exterior door handles that may have been subsequently equipped with a chrome exterior door handle cover accessory kit purchased from a Ford dealer. These accessory door handle covers may cause the doors to unlatch in a side impact collision. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the accessory covers and refund the purchase price. The recall began July 13, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 17C09.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V331000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14410
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Jun 28 2016
The seat back may not adequately restrain the occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Explorer and F-150 vehicles equipped with a manual recline driver's seat. The seat back frame may have insufficient welds which may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall begin on August 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 16C11.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V475000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5280
AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Feb 25 2016
If an adult is incorrectly classified as a child, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 F-150 trucks manufactured April 27, 2015, to November 22, 2015, and equipped with Multi-Contour Seats (MCS). The front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) that calibrates the air bag deployment level may incorrectly classify an adult as a child when the seat massage feature is activated.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Classification System Module (OCSM) with new software, free of charge. The recall began on March 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S05.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V110000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2894
Check Vehicle for Unrepaired Recalls
Enter a valid 17-character VIN
Enter a valid 17-character VIN
Change Vehicle