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Reviewed June 21, 2023
It is a shame that ford has known issues with timing chain stretch and will not do a recall! Their work around this issue is a TSB even has all the parts needed to fix fords problems that is a joke! My 2013 f150 3.5 ecoboom had 87000 thousand miles on it and now this junk transmission threw a wrench mode at 78 miles per hour!!! Thankfully I was lucky enough to get off the highway. That is just plain poor craftsmanship on Ford's behalf! So looks like the transmission is cooked due to poor design and flawed lead frame! Again this should be on ford but just another TSB and screw the customer! This will be my last ford I will purchase as they refuse to stand behind what they sell! Junk trucks with way too many issues and no help from Ford. What a Joke..
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2023
My husband and I have owned Ford vehicles for over 20 years and my Uncle actually owned a Ford dealership for over 30 years. After the experience we have had with my husband’s truck and my Ford Edge within the same month, I can assure you I will NEVER buy a Ford again! My husband’s F-150 3.5 liter Eco boost truck has only 70,000 miles and all at once everything started going wrong! These codes started going off:
PO016 (crankshaft camshaft correlation)
Bank 1 sensor A
PO299 (turbo under boost)
Emergency break locked up
Our truck’s warranty was for only 60,000 miles, so of course none of this repair work will be covered! This is on top of my Ford Edge with only 60,000 miles having major transmission issues within the same month! I don’t know how anyone can afford to buy these vehicles and then pay for all the major repairs related to Ford vehicles. Ford, please recall the 2014 F-150 3.5 L eco boost for these codes!
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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2023
I have a 2018 F150 with the 3.5 eco boost engine. I had to have the cam phasers rebuild/replaced at 26k miles. I am now at 75k and the truck is doing the same thing. I see tons of issues online with same issues but yet don’t see anything being done to solve the issue. I am a lifelong customer. I have owned and drove a Ford of some kind since I was 18. I cannot believe that Ford knows about this issues with this engine yet won’t do anything to fix them. I am now being told the cost will be in the thousands to fix the issue that should have been fixed on the first warranty fix instead of putting the same parts in that are causing the issue to begin with. Ford, I think you will be losing a loyal and lifelong customer because of this. I am one of your greatest advocates when the Ford vs others conversations are started. I am starting to think that this was a mistake.
Reviewed Sept. 29, 2022
I took my truck (F150 Raptor) to have heater core replaced, I informed the service department that there was also an issue with the transmission that needed to be looked at and a a/c issue. They fixed the heater core, however, that was all. After driving the truck off and traveling 10 miles all sorts of alarms went off, causing the truck to become disabled and non functioning. Cost of repair was over $2,800.00 several attempts to contact the service manager and even the store owner resulted in NOTHING. Bad service and bad dealership, they do not care about their customers!
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021
Since we bought our brand new 2017 F-150 XL, we have had to bring it in time and time again for both electrical and mechanical issues. When a vehicle has so many issues right out the gate, there should be something to protect the consumers and the company should make it right‼
Reviewed July 1, 2021
I bought a 2021 F150 Powerboost Hybrid. Ford should take a lesson from the Japanese cars. When you are at a red light and you press the gas the truck goes from electric battery to the motor. There is a tremendous hesitation and a jerking when that is performed. It only happens when the car is stopped and then you proceed. I brought it to the ford dealership and they were great trying to figure it out but they called the main ford techs and they said this is a normal operation. Horrible truck, I WANT TO SELL IT NOW and would tell people not to buy the Hybrid truck but the other normal F150 with motors are great trucks. Remember there is a flaw in the system for this Hybrid F150.
Reviewed Sept. 27, 2020
Bought a new 2020 F-150 with only 10 miles on it from Performance Ford in Bountiful, Utah after my vehicle needed a $4k repair. Drove new vehicle to Darwin, Minn. to visit friends (1340 miles). Drive truck 2 days after arriving and it started to blow blue smoke out the tailpipe. Took truck to Holt Ford in Cokato, Mn; 8 days later discovered #3 cylinder was scarred. Ford decided to replace engine. Now, 19 days later, Ford says truck is ready to pick up but I have to drive several hundred miles before I tow my 2,000 lb. motorcycle trailer and bike back home. Having owned Ford vehicles before without any problems this is discerning. I’m now faced with driving 2300 miles home in a vehicle I have absolutely no confidence in. Feel like I’ve been bent over and you know what.
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2020
As a previous owner of a landscaping company I quickly became a Chevy man after countless issues with Dodge and Ford trucks. Switching businesses I was forced into purchasing a Ford Transit 3500 with the 3.5 Ecoboost. I was pleasantly surprised with the torque and overall horsepower. Gas mileage wasn't too shabby at an average 14.5 miles per gallon.. For a high roof Euro style van that's decent. Since I no longer needed the van I found myself at a Ford dealer as no other dealer would give me a decent trade-in value with only 43k miles on the Transit Van.
Ford came through with a decent deal and I suddenly found myself in an f150 with the same 3.5 ecoboost motor. Since I no longer needed a van and do occasionally tow a lightweight camper, plus the great reviews on the gas mileage, horsepower and torque of the f150, I figured I would give Ford a chance to prove me wrong on my years of referring to Fords as "junk"... Unfortunately it looks like I was right all along.
I grabbed a leftover 2019 f150 max tow 4x4 with the 3.5. Gas mileage is good as long as you keep it on the slow sluggish "eco setting" which gets you approx. 20mpg. Any other setting and you're at 15 to 17mpg..tow a trailer and you are quickly down to 8 to 10mpg! The 10 speed transmission ruins any previous experience I had with the 3.5 ecoboost in the Transit with a 6 speed tranny. The f150 is constantly shifting making acceleration and braking extremely ODD for the lack of a better term.
The "truck" overall drives like an SUV. Acceleration is very boggy at first and then the turbo kicks in and your immediately thrown into an out of control acceleration. Does not feel like a truck AT ALL. The aluminum construction is a huge disappointed. The panels are flimsy, chintzy and cheaply made. The paint flakes off of the aluminum with as much as a strap from a backpack rubbing against it. All four door handles fell off the vehicle the very time I ran it through a car wash... The polymer type tops on bed and tops of bed rails easily gouges with as much as a mountain bike over the tailgate. Every piece of black plastic on the entire exterior is already showing signs of fading on a 8 month old truck with 20k miles.
The interior is no better. Cheap tacky carpet attracts dirt like flypaper. The tweed like fabric seats already are discolored and driver seat is showing sign of wear with creases and flattening of inner cushioning. The interior plastic/polymer scratches ..literally with the rubber sole of a tennis shoe..horrible! 20k miles and the truck already has a rough idle, a rough shift between 3rd and 4th, a loud bang every other time you start it and the horn is only half a horn now. I can not wait to get out of the Trash Can on Wheels! And I will most certainly lose big money because their trade-in value is horrible. I will bite the bullet as long as I can get outta this and into a real truck.
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2020
I purchased a brand new Ford F-150 in 2016 with a Ecoboost engine. At the 3000 mile mark the engine failed and had to be completely replaced. Fast forward to the 30,000 mile mark. The second engine failed and half the engine is being replaced as we speak. BEWARE OF FORD ECOBOOST ENGINES. THEY ARE JUNK.
Updated review: Sept. 25, 2020
After several months and just as many dealer drop offs Ford Customer Care did help resolve my flaking paint issue. Thank you Ford Motors for I was regretting switching brands. I've driven other brands as assigned work vehicles and Ford is #1 for a reason which is too clear if compared.
Original Review: May 26, 2020
I'm experiencing huge paint failure on my 2015 F-150. Ford is refusing to fix even being within 5 years Unlimited Mileage corrosion warranty. Since truck is now aluminum Ford is washing their hands of the issue.
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