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 12 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 12 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
19
20
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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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

Android Auto

"While driving, Android Auto would occasionally disconnect. I have tried multiple phones and cables. This issue didn't occur til after I had the truck for 4 months."

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

"Dealer was unfamiliar with how to upgrade the sync3 to allow car play. Took 2 visits to get it to work"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"The exterior mirrors contain cameras which show the area on either side of the truck on the center screen. The left camera would fail intermittently and I took a picture of the screen when it had failed and gave a copy of it to my Ford service advisor. Based on the photo they replaced the camera under warranty. Note that the camera was working when I took it in for service but because I had "proof" that it was failing, they performed the work under warranty."

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

"About half the time I back up the picture screen is covered in crazy lines, like you would see when and old fashioned tv would go out. You can't make out anything in the picture."

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

"Had freqent problems. Ford dealership was unable to fix it. Kept the Ford for 8 days!"

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

"Sensor linked to backup camera occasionally fails after heavy rain."

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

"It disabled the backup system and had to get a code reader to diagnose which sensor was bad"

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

"Backup camera started to fail late last year every time the truck was used when the roads were wet/snowy and salted. Corrosion of a connector was the problem and this connector was replaced under warranty. When the camera wasn't working I was worried about causing damage to the truck and other property when backing up the trunk because I have a truck cap and then only have the side mirrors for assistance."

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

"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)

"Happens frequently and is linked to the backup camera freezing. Vehicle must be stopped/turned off to correct. Seems to be a known issue with the SYNC3 systems."

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

"Problem not resolved."

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

"Several challenges with the reliability of the Sync 3 system. After initial delivery and screen freeze up, the system had to be replaced. Navigation freeze up occurred and required multiple system downloads."

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

"The radio will routinely quit working. When you first start up the truck, the display screen will show an off indication for the radio. When you press the button nothing happens. You can't use the radio, you can't use your phone, you can't even plug in a device to the USB port and use that. The dealer would only do a master reset, and the problem would reoccur. The only way I can get the radio to work, is to let the truck sit in the off position for about 15 minutes. It will then reset."

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

"Screen for all controls kept freezing and would not work. I took the vehicle to the dealer and had it repaired."

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 XL Unsure)

"about 6 months after purchase started having freeze up of screen, but it would correct itself after driving forward and backward. This happen about 4 times. The last (just a few days ago) had to take into dealer to have fixed and updated. Will have to wait to see if problem comes back"

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

"Screen was blank upon starting the truck. Restarting the truck fixed the problem."

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

"on 3 or 4 occasions back up camera and radio did not work. Dealer could not resolve unless problem occurred when they could see it. problem was gone after vehicle was allowed to sit for a while."

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

"The display went blank when I started the truck after filling with fuel. I fixed it by disconnecting the battery cable and reconnecting it. Everything was fine after that. It only happened one time."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 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)

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

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

"Sometimes when the vehicle is started the interface refuses to recognize that a device is connected and will not allow you to select the audio screen and the stereo does not operate at all"

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

"when using usb or not, display keeps showing usb not compatible, another short"

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

"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)
Hardware replacement

"Sync 3, including navigation, radio, and other functions worked slowly and were usually not accurate. The Ford people checked it, and the entire system had to be replaced, under warranty."

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

"Protocol Interface Module was malfunctioning before Feb 2019. Most vehicle electronics (GPS, SYNC etc) do not function without this computer part. Ford acted like they didn't know about the problem. I checked on-line forums and found many Ford owners were having this problem and having varied support from Ford. When I took the truck to a dealer, I described the problem. The service representative stated he would order the expensive part without checking my truck. After complaining to Ford Service, the dealer refunded $448 partial cost."

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

"The main control unit (which includes GPS, radio, Bluetooth, air, etc.) when bad. It was replaced at the dealership which took way too long (3 weeks). No problems since."

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

"Sorry, in that the Sync3 computer hasn't been replaced yet due to the Covid-19 issue. But currently the Sync3 system works fine at startup and Bluetooth connects to phone, but within 15 minutes to 45 minutes of driving the GPS fails completely, voice prompts and commands become very very slow and stuttered. Trying to change anything via the touchscreen becomes a dangerous exercise in frustration because of the extremely slow response and more time with eyes off the road. Also I've noticed that the phone gets very warm when the system fails. I don't understand that part but I'd say it could be quite dangerous if phone wasn't in shirt pocket to manually disable the attempts to connect to the Sync3 system."

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

"All of the additional issues are related to the screen freezing. It was some sort of electronic problem that is beyond my understanding."

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 XL Unsure)

"It does not always give the correct driving information. Unable to update it - and too complex for me to fix it. Very hard to update."

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

"Started loosing track of where I was. Showed to be off several miles.Started shortly after warranty ran out.. They replaced the GP"S unit."

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

"Even after the updates, the GPS isn't current with roads, bridges and alternate routes. It has me in the Ohio River going through Louisville and the bridge has been there over a year."

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

"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 started soon after I purchased it (used). The Bluetooth will freeze and I have to shut the vehicle off to reset. It was happening almost every time I used it. The local foord dealer replaced the computer module and it now does it less frequently but still occurs once or twice per month."

Anonymous, (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)

"After unlocking the vehicle and starting the vehicle the radio will not work. The only way anyone has found to solve the problem is to shut the vehicle off open the drivers door and then restart the vehicle and most of the time the radio will then work"

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

"At times radio wont start when starting truck. Just get a sign saying loading. Turning radio off and back on fixes the problem"

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

"Radio would not turn on. I finally loaded a CD which activated the radio also."

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

"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)
Routine software updates

"Ford sent an email with an update for Sync 3, including maps. Following their instructions to the letter, I was unable to get the system to accept the update, even with sever4al tries. The instructions were not entirely clear. The update was ultimately included when the entire Sync 3 system was replaced."

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

"Ford navigator has always had the problem since new. Perhaps I could update it if it was not so difficult. A znd I have a doctorate in engineering!"

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

"They never fixed the audio problems."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-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)

"Waiting for Ford to update the machines at the dealership so the truck can use the electronics again."

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"Problem was with Ford Sync which would cause the entertainment system (serius xm) and blue tooth phone to stop working. Ford dealer had no clue how to resolve the problem despite many updates to software. This was an off and on problem occurring every few weeks. It was always resolved by shutting down the truck for an hour or so."

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

"Ford does not post proper software updates that can be installed on non-GPS Sync 3 head units. The offered patch only works on GPS equipped units and the non-GPS units do not have enough memory for the update. I had to modify the patch by hand to get it to install, which is ridiculous."

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

"1. Doors filled with water. Locks would latch below freezing. Started last winter. Have had 2 warranty recalls done. Lost use of vehicle for ~ 4 days waiting for work. Passenger front door still fills with water and drains for minutes after heavy rain, but dealership says that's normal. 2. Lug nuts "swelled" and couldn't remove wheel when I have a slow leak due to a nail. Had to refill air while waiting for dealership convinced Ford to replace lug nuts under warranty. Happened spring 2020 one time. Was told by independent mechanic to expect this to happen every couple of years. Mechanic said that Ford lug nuts are probably still better than aftermarket."

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

"The rear passenger door does not latch properly and is very difficult to close, needs to be slammed shut to latch properly."

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

"Since purchased, the 2016 F-150 has had SIX Factory Recalls for Door & Door Latch components. On several occasions both Driver/Passenger doors have involuntarily opened, with vehicle At Speed. Doors have Repeatedly Failed to Close."

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

"Doors don't latch when cold"

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

"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)

"Doors don't latch at freezing temps"

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

"Two recalls to fix the non latching of the doors in freezing weather and the doors still do not lock when below freezing. Tremendous condensation occurs in the door panels"

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

"Driver door would not latch closed. Dealer repaired all door latches under recall program."

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

"defect allowed water to enter lock/latch freezing in cold weather making door inoperable. Repaired under recall campaign."

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

"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 passenger side mirror fell out of the frame while driving"

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

"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)

"The sunroof has a plastic track and plastic guides and the plastic is brittle or has a tendency to break causing the sun roof to get stuck on the open position and not close or get stuck in the closed position and not open. This seems to be because when the plastic parts break they fall in the track of the sunroof and physically block the movement of the roof."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 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)

"rear widow leaked and flooded the interior"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Ford F-150 Unsure 2.7-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)

"Water leak at top passenger rear in channel seam."

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

"Water leak into cab resulting from a moon roof drain hose becoming disconnected"

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

"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)

"Large sunroof that squeaked when driven on a bumpy road"

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

"Skylight mechanism rattles"

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

"4vwheel drive made a strange noise. Took 4 visits to 2 different dealerships to fix"

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

"Moon roof rattles"

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

"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)

"I can't say for sure that noise in cabin is caused by air, But there is excessive noise whether it is the tires or wind or both. Much worse on concrete roads and speed related."

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

"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 vehicle was experiencing very harsh shifting at times.Sometimes while towing a load uphill on downshift and sometime in slow traffic with and without load . the problem was in the awd system even though if was not engaged in that position. Repaired under warranty."

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

"problem that Ford knew about for many years, just never fixed. It has to do with the vacuum in the 4WD/AWD system that keep the hubs from locking and unlocking into place. piss poor design."

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

"I had to have both integrated wheel ends on the front due to the front hubs locking and unlocking during 2wd use. It affected steering and caused very bad shaking of the front end while driving."

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

"Front wheel hub assembly- groaning noise at low speeds as if 4wd was trying to engage itself even though 2wd was selected Back to dealer several times"

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 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)

"The seals on the front differential, where the front drive shaft meets the diff, failed causing fluid to leak out."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 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)
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

"Driveshaft is a double walled aluminum shaft. Mine was creaking upon take off from a stopped position. Unsure of the complete problem as its internal. Driveshaft was replaced and the concern went away."

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

"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)

"Air conditioner started blowing hot air. After keeping it all day, and charging me $400, I found out it was a loose wire to the compressor. I probably could have fixed it for nothing."

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

"Auto stop sensor not properly working. Two trips to Dealer's service did not resolve the problem."

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

"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)
Stability control (ESC)

"Stability control alert came on randomly and immediately put truck into limp mode. It was likely an issue with fuses coming loose."

Anonymous, UT (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-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)

"I was stuck in snow, went into FWD, 1st gear and transfer case cracked"

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

"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)

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)

"Short in the wire system"

Anonymous, (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)

"Wiring shorting."

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

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

Roy P., TX (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Cruise control

"The cancel and resume functions fail to operate most of the time. Cruise control will turn on and off as well as accellerate and decelerate normally. Only the cancel and resume functions have failed."

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The puddle lamps and the cargo lamps would come on intermittently without any pattern. Even with LED lights it drained the battery dead so that I couldn't start the vehicle."

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

"We had trouble getting a replacement light for the running lights."

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

"caused by bare wires"

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

"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)

"didn't heat"

Anonymous, IN (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 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)

"electrical short causes the lights and alarm to go off, ford hasn't been able to correct"

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 XLT 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)

"Drivers side door lock would not actuate with the remote.This happen'd 1 month after the warranty expired so I paid for the repair. The actuator had to be replaced.A body repair shop was less costly than a dealer for the repair."

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

"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)
Tire pressure monitor

"both front tire monitors stopped working and caused Low tire to display all the time."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Ford F-150 Platinum 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)
Warning lights

"Rodent damage to SOY wiring."

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

"Started in March 2020, wouldn't shut off completely, and the problem was resolved"

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

"wipers would operate any time without initiation from driver."

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

"Wipers would not shut off"

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

"control arm malfunctioned causing the wipers to operate erratically"

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

"Intermittent wiper setting will not turn off."

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

"insulation rubbed off wires in engine compartment causing shorts to several functions"

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

"STOPPED WORKING. HAD TO BE REPLACED AT ABOUT $300 LABOR FOR A $30 PART. COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN REPLACED FOR NEXT TO NOTHING WITH BETTER ENGINEERING (MOTOR/PUMP SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLACED AT FRONT OF WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR INSTEAD OF IN THE HARDEST TO REACH CORNER OF IT."

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

"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)

"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)

"Had the brakes completely replaced including calipers"

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

"Myself and 2 other friends have all had issues with the drivers front caliper sticking and needing replacement"

Anonymous, MI (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)

"I noticed a vibration from the front brakes. To fix is, a mechanic replaced the front brakes and rotors."

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

"Brakes were completely worn & front end alignment was out of align"

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

"The parking brake lever had to be replaced (of course just out of warranty) due to the lever not releasing fully after it was engaged. So you would engage the parking brake - come back and go to leave - it sounded like the rear brakes were grinding and as you left. The service advisor at the dealership said he had never seen that happen before. $700+ later we had it resolved we haven't had any more issues with it since."

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

"rusted and or frozen parking brake hardware levers etc. problem was resolved by dealer under warranties, maintenance contacts and service contracts"

Anonymous, (2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Premature brake wear

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