Ford made a big splash in the pickup truck world when it announced that its top-selling F-150 would be put together with aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model. The redesigned truck was also putting small-displacement turbo V6 engines front and center, with the idea to maximize fuel economy and performance.
Alerts
There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2009.
Road Test

Ford made a big splash in the pickup truck world when it announced that its top-selling F-150 would be put together with aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model. The redesigned truck was also putting small-displacement turbo V6 engines front and center, with the idea to maximize fuel economy and performance. Because many pickup trucks spend a lot of time in rural settings, it's a fair argument that Ford is betting the farm on these innovations.

In our tests, the reduced weight and high-tech powertrain wizardry pay dividends with an impressive 19 mpg overall with the 2.7-liter turbo V6 -- now paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission -- edging out all of its non-diesel competitors. (The Ram 1500 diesel still leads the class with 20 mpg overall.) The F-150's 2.7-liter and beefier 3.5-liter turbo-V6 engines provide plenty of punch even at low revs, with quick acceleration and effortless towing ability. You won't miss a V8 due to the V6 turbo's higher torque, but you might miss the V8's rumble.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbodiesel (250 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (375 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (450 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (395 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Wouldn't shift into gear, mysteriously. After several tries, magically started working. Happened on several occasions. Looking for a time to take it in to dealership for diagnosis & repair"

Chris D., TX (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Rough shifting

"Noisy downshift when coming to a stop (1st gear)"

Stephane B., QC (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The 10 speed transmission periodically shifts hard and uneven."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"At times while towing my camper, there is a vibration from the transmission on takeoff, until it shifts to 2nd gear. The other problem is rough shifts from 3rd to 4th and 4th to 5th, after that it shifts fine. The dealer could not replicate it, so they couldn't do anything about it. For the towing problem, I told that that they are now going to experience it, without towing my camper."

Ron D., NY (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The transmission intermitently makes a clunking noise and a vibration that you can feel when up shifting and down shifting. The typically happens in 5th gear and when engaging in reverse 1 use of the day. It didn't start doing this until about 5,000 miles. I have noted this with the dealer 3 times with their response that the computer shows no code. It is very obvious and apparently this is a growing problem with these 10 speed transmissions."

Montero L., OR (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The new 10 speed transmission clunks hard shifting up to 4th and back out of fourth. It is hard enough I am concerned about u-joint driveshaft damage. Ford work on twice with updates...no better on my $50,000 truck!"

Chris M., IL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Consistently stumbles or stalls when shifting from 3 to 4 or 4 to 5 on first drive of every day. two dealers have tried unsuccessfully to correct it. Each dealer has made it worse. Each dealer has kept vehicle multiple days and each has indicated numerous code problems."

Wayne C., OK (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Transmission is constantly “hunting” in between gears when driving around town, jerky like it’s unable to decide what gear it wants to be in.. the transition between gears is awkward and not smooth."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"10 speed transmission is awful.......they lied and said it will adjust within 1k miles did not.....now its like they ignore me ..i will go back again and try or ask for a buy back as this is a lemons"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"When slowing down the down shift is rough and you can feel it. Then when you speed up the up shift is also a hard shift. I feel it should be much smoother."

Johnny P., NC (2018 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Mine shifts hard ONLY into 5th gear during slow and go traffic type acceleration. drops into gear so hard that the rear differential clunks. any other time it shifts just fine. sometimes it seems to downshift slowly at highway speeds, so slowing to an exit, it will stay in 9th or 10th, when you accelerate out of the ramp, it abruptly drops to 7th or 8th pretty hard, but this is rare."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The 10 speed transmission is shifting roughly at lower gears... up and down for no apparent reason. Ford dealer unable to verify."

Jody E., CA (2018 Ford F-150)
Slipping transmission

"transmission slips between 1st and 2nd gear (engine revs like it's in neutral for 2-3 seconds ) then goes in third gear.intermitent problem."

Stephane B., QC (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Transmission computer

"It would not shift out of 1st gear. I had to stop, put it in park and turn off the engine. Then start the engine and it worked."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Adaptive learning needed to be reset, downshift issues"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Ford has been slow to develop software to correct the transmission issues.. and as a result slow to address the concerns. Trying to schedule this to be looked at by local dealer is sometimes 2-3 weeks out... versus for same week a year ago when scheduling routine maintenance on previous vehicle. Maybe their workload has increased that dramatically for other F150s with 10-speed transmission issues too?"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"rough shifting"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"When the cameras are wet they do not work properly"

Steve N., PA (2018 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)
CD player

"During a 1000 mile trip the CD player was erratic. The first problem was that near the end of the 2nd CD of an audio book, the audio quit working. This was judged to be an over heating situation, since after turning the CD palyer off for a couple of hours the CD worked fine for about two hours then the problem would repeat. Near the end of our trip, the CD quit working completley such that the advance control would not work at all. All this happened after a part had been relpaced in the system under warranty. At this point, a warranty claim will be initiated withinin the next week."

Byard W., UT (2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"CD player would freeze up.....had it to dealer five separate time and they could not repair"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.0-L V8)

"The CD player would player a CD for about 2 minutes and then quit playing. You could skip forward but it would not play. You could take the disk out and wait a bit and then reenter the CD, sometimes it worked sometimes it did not...the CD player has been changed out 2 times and the 3rd one in now quits once in a while. Frustrating."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"Screen will freeze and sometimes will take a very long time to recognize the android phone that is paired with it. Sometimes it will stop working completely in the middle of an application. Not very impressed with SYNC 3"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"With the screen freezing up I was unable to have GPS, radio selection at times, and / or Apple Play."

Denver B., KS (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen would go blank intermittently. I took it to the dealer one day when the problem occurred and dealer replaced the electronic module behind the display. I have not had the problem since."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The dashboard display contains several fairly useful features. It is odd, but the display that shows what gear you are in works ~ 10% of the time. It doesn't affect function, just is annoying. Also the trailer toe detector - on the dashboard screen - doesn't consistently work."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS system simply did not work. It finally had to be replaced completely. After being replaced completely it has worked just fine. My son has had similar problems with his truck with the same result."

Lou J., TX (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.3-L V6)

"program had to be reset"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The distance to turn displayed is always inaccurate, varying from 50 ft to .25 miles. The dealership first upgraded the software, but nothing improved. The dealership tried replacing the GPS antenna and when that didn't help, replaced the entire unit."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The GPS system would freeze at times and indicate it was not available. Both of my issues were resolved when they replaced the computer board for my F-150 at the dealership."

Denver B., KS (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The navigation system quit working. The dealer had to order replacement modual. Took a week to get it and then the dealer had an issue with the setup that took 2 extra days. They provided a loaner after the first day. Works fine again now with no further problems."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Factory nav sux. My 8 year old Magellan works better"

Carl W., GA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Routine software updates

"Trucks Sync 3 system WILL NOT update by itself as heavily advertised. Ford pushes it off to another division who pushes it back to Ford. 1 1/2 yrs old...no fixes. Bad purchase for $50k. Truck under warranty and they will not replace system, Ford corporate pushes it back on dealer"

Chris M., IL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Software update fixes

"The radio/ touch screen/ blue tooth system was not working properly. My phone would disconnect, and not reconnect until I restarted my truck. The radio would freeze up, and need the truck restarted to work. There were several other radio problems, but all seemed to be fixed with the dealer doing a reprogram of the system."

Ron D., NY (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Voice control commands

"Almost worthless"

Carl W., GA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"The integrated wheel end components failed due to a air vaccum leak"

Michael T., FL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"low fluid in transfer case"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"I had a noise generated by the 4 wheel drive EVI on acceleration that sounded like the engine was going to blow up. It wouldn't do it all the time so was hard to get a mechanic to hear it. I left it with the dealership for 4 days and on the 4th day he heard it and changed out the EVI cylinder and air lines. The problem seemed to go away but after about a month it came back. Thinking of trading this Ford for a CHEVROLET which I never had problems with."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"very loud intermittent grinding noise"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"while driving a chatter happened from the front left wheel area. It was real sporadic. kind of sounded like a heat shield,."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Noise in the front end when turning the steering."

Darryl K., AB (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"front left wheel noise relating to vacuum driven gear engagement. Periodic problem just defined...must be a service notice out on issue"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Differential

"Defective front differential in 4x4 mode, bad grinding and rumbling when engaged"

Paul D., NH (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

"both ESC and traction control lights came on, steering became heavy and lack of power"

M G., CA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Unreliability and the reliance to be assured of the performance required to navigate a road condition"

Anonymous, (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"ESC light came on as well as abs light and steering got heavy. Twice in to dealership, replaced battery and then rear wheel sensor. No further problems"

M G., CA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Traction control

"same as with the ESC"

M G., CA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Slippage problems caused traction problems"

Anonymous, (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Transfer case

"Defective motor in transfer had to be replaced and rebuilt transfer case"

Paul D., NH (2018 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

"Water intrusion in the rear doors. Doors freeze shut in winter. If able to open doors wont engage latch and therefore can't remain closed. Recalled by Ford, Repaired and still leaking. 2nd appointment made to have it repaired."

Bastone P., NY (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Water leak from sunroof."

John D., CA (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"The sun roof started leaking. I have brought it to the shop. They are working on fixing it."

T D., LA (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"Apparently a hose was broke that connected to the sun roof. Water leaked into the cab."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Puchased truck new, within 1 year it had developed a serious leak near the top of the windshield and/or in the moonroof. Dealer kept telling us it would be done tomorrow. They kept the truck for a week and at least 3 of those days it was sitting on the lot not being worked on. About 6 months later the leak was back and worse than ever. We're trying to get Ford to fix it through someone other than the original dealer. We'll never buy another Ford."

Debra R., MI (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I had squeaks from the moon roof & the dealer resealed & problem was gone."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"moon roof rattles"

Sandra S., MA (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Moon roof rattles when driving on surface streets."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"They was a winding noise that was identified in the axle & dealer resolved."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"I find there are more noises when this truck initially starts but go away once warmed up. The dealer hasn't found anything wrong."

Lewis D., ON (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"There is a rattle in the passenger side mirror mount"

Anonymous, UT (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Wind noise

"Excessive wind noise when traveling at 55 mph or more. I have been in friends other similar Ford F-150's and they do not have this wind noise. In fact, the cabin quietness in these other vehicles was paramount to my purchase of this truck."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-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

"Recall notice for potential fire hazard"

Todd C., SD (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.0-L V8)

"Rear AC plug (not cigarette adapter) stopped working."

Jody E., CA (2018 Ford F-150)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"drvr side tail light just went out, this one part had to be replaced, not repaired,luckily warranty covered as part alone was over 700 dollars"

Vernon J., TX (2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Broken tailight discovered after one day of ownership. It was replaced by the dealership."

Chris R., NY (2018 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Tail light casing allowing water to seep in"

Thomas H., VA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.3-L V6)
Gauges

"The Computer screen went blank that controls the radio and Heating and AC. The truck was in the shop for a week while they figured out what happened."

Anonymous, KY (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Headlights

"Absolutely terrible headlights and fog lights. All used basic halogen bulbs. I replaced the headlight bulbs with Sylvania Ultra Star high and low beams and the fog lights with LED bulbs....even now, I certainly have had better lights on many previous vehicles. Ford should be ashamed of putting such cheap lights on a high priced vehicle"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Headlights were totally unacceptable. They were way too dim. The vehicle was unsafe to drive at night."

Norman M., MD (2018 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

"The headlights are so poor that I had to stop driving during a rain storm because I could not see the lines on the road. Worst lights I have ever seen on a vehicle since the 1960's."

Donald S., IL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver seat heating stopped working. Took 3 separate visits over a 5 week period for the dealership to get it fixed. Ford does not stock parts very well and you need to wait weeks to get them."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Warning lights

"Everything electronic quit except the engine and shortly a heavy rainstorm happened. I had no wipers, turn signals ,running lights, power features; nothing."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"The motor would stop working in random times. Mostly if the rain was intermittent, the partial dry windshield would create too much drag and the wipers would stop working in the middle of the stroke and obstruct your view while driving. Nothing would make the wipers work but they would start working again the next time you drove the truck."

Amber W., MT (2018 Ford F-150)

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

"The passengers door (RH front) doesn't always close unless you shut it harder than normal. The dealer found the door is not aligned exactly right to hit the door striker. Ford did not make it adjustable. The only fix they offered was to put it in the body shop and pull the door and frame. I declined the repair."

Decarli S., MI (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The primary issue with the doors is they won't seal effectively. The wind/road noise is very bad."

David G., WI (2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Locks and latches

"Driver door would not latch. Ford Customer Care Program provided a fix for the latching problem."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Ford F-150 XL 3.3-L V6)

"Continuous freezing of the door locks despite multiple TSB repairs."

Geoffrey P., ON (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"rear door latch assembly would not catch unless door was slammed"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Sunroof

"I really feel Ford should have put more technology when installing these sun roofs on Pickup trucks. These are put through a little more rigorous use than with a regular car."

T D., LA (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The tailgate does not close properly as the bed itself is not 100%centered. I had a bed cover installed and because if the tailgate it leaks. I've been to the dealer 3 times about it, they have failed to adjust it properly, I gave up."

Gregg T., AL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The solenoid unlocking the tailgate failed to work. It was an intermittent problem. The tailgate would not open when activated manually or by remote control. Had to take the truck to the shop to have it replaced (the solenoid)."

Kirk F., OR (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine was missing on one or more cylinders. Ran very rough."

Norman M., MD (2018 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Continuous attempts to fix an engine knock including removing the cylinder heads and replacing various parts."

Geoffrey P., ON (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)
Oil leaks

"When I went into my Ford dealership for a routine oil and filter change, they noticed that my oil pan was leaking. They had to replace but didn't have the parts in stock. It was very inconvenient to wait 4 hours for an oil change only to find out I would have to leave my truck and use their loaner car. I live an hour away so it was a big inconvenience having to come back again for a repair where they should have had the parts in stock."

David R., CA (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"excessive oil consumption with a new vehicle, one quqrt in 3000 miles"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0-L V8)

"The seals/gaskets were improperly installed on the turbo oil line."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Oil leak was found during six month service. leaking on skid plate, none on ground. Need truck 3 to 4 days to repair leak. Ford well not release part for another week and then another week to get it in for repair."

Robert T., WA (2018 Ford F-150 XL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"Direct injector failed. Engine vibrated violently and stopped. Dealer needed Ford engineers to figure out, which took 2 days. Spent 1 week in the shop."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Service engine light came on. I took the car to the dealer . I was told there was a TSB 18-2310 active. They replaced the fuel injectors. Problem solved."

Elijah W., GA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Fuel pump

"The engine began running rough right after starting up and then died after driving a short distance and the Check Engine Light came on. I restarted and drove a short distance and it seemed to run normal. I brought the truck in the next day and the technicians identified an intermittent short in the fuel pump relay. The technician recommended replacing the relay that could completely fail at a later date leaving me stranded. I opted to have the repairs done which took two days and was completely covered under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ford F-150 Raptor 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"replaced 4 times. Engine light still comes on"

Dave H., ON (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"vehicle pulls randomly in both directions."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The truck continually drifts into the left lane."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Shocks or struts

"There was a clunk noise when making slow turns. The dealer determined that the rear shocks were defective."

Lewis D., ON (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Factory front left shock was leaking oil. Dealer replaced under warranty. No further problems with it."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"2018 5.0 engine burns oil every 2000 mi.not just me almost all. Check."

Kenneth T., PA (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)

"Burns 1 quart oil or more every 1,000 miles. Currently under TSB-2058 and oil consumption program. TSB states if it burns more than a quart in 3,000 miles, replace engine. I'll burn 3 quarts...on my way to new engine. Then, get rid of this truck and never look at Ford again!"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0-L V8)
Turbo or supercharger

"High pressure fuel pump broke loose, even after recall service on the bracket that holds the cam-driven pump to the head."

Tom T., OK (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

"My truck starts with a fab. Although I had the fab in my hand the truck did not start and indicated with a dialog box that a key was not present. The shop had my truck, removed the dash and found wires that were bent and some broken from the dash installation. The wires were repaired and the truck starts all the time."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"After 1000Km there was an ignition miss fire which caused the vehicle to have a different exhaust smell, sound and look."

Michael M., ON (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Ignition switch

"Key would not turn in ignition. When I called for help I was casually told oh, that happens somtimes if the wheels are turned too far. Absolutely no help in correcting the problem. Only assistance offered was to send a tow to the dealership (with over an hour's wait.)"

Samirah A., MI (2018 Ford F-150 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The plastic door trim along side the window on the front passenger door was slightly cracked when delivery was taken. It was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint quality is very poor. There are at least three areas where the exterior black paint is just missing. The undercoat is dark blueish colored so not real obvious but the paint application is very poor quality."

David G., WI (2018 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

Master cylinder

"Loss of fluid. Loss of braking. Almost killed my family."

Jimmy E., (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)
Regular brake failure

"Loss of brake fluid. Loss of braking. Almost killed my family."

Jimmy E., (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-L V6 turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"several blind spots are dangerous."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Ford F-150 XL 5.0-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Temperature sensor became faulty with 4000 miles and caused the vehicle to go into limp mode. It took 8 days for the dealer to receive permission from Ford and replace the sensor."

Thomas B., OH (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7-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

Blower (fan) motor

"Two problems. First, air does not flow to the rear vents, unless the front vents are closed. Second, the blower that pushes cold air to the ventilated seats, starts blowing hot air after 10 minutes."

Steve S., MN (2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The truck displayed an error code. The dealer found the problems when checking it. All service was covered under warranty."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
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