Ford sued over latent defects in vehicles equipped with the 5.4L engine

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The complaint alleges that between 2004 and 2008, Ford manufactured, assembled and marketed a host of products containing latent defects.

Since calendar year 2005 and up until 2012, the Defendant has been aware of consumer complaints regarding a Class of Vehicles (equipped with the 5.4L engine) identified and described more fully below. These complaints have been made directly to Defendant and/or submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Office of Defect Investigation.

This Class of Vehicles suffered from defects in design and/or manufacture, which has led to the following performance and safety issues: acceleration hesitation, loss of revolutions per minute (“RPM”), stalling, loss of power (including loss of power at high rates of speed), sudden and intermittent deceleration and other similar and potentially life-threatening malfunctions (hereinafter referred to as “Engine Problems”).

The Engine Problems are the result of defects in the following vehicle systems and components: the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), the Transmission Control Module (TCM), the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and/or the Throttle Body Assembly.

In August 2008, as proof of knowledge of the Engine Problems, Defendant issued a Technical Service Bulletin (“TSB”) to notify its dealership network (and others in the service and repair industry) of the procedures necessary to rectify the defects.

Although Defendant recognized in 2008 that many of its vehicles contained Engine Problems, it actively concealed from the public, and the owners of this Class of Vehicles, the need to perform certain services and/or repairs to remedy these defective and potentially life threatening conditions.

Defendant chose not to inform its dealership network, or others who received the TSB, that the aforementioned Engine Problems were under Express Warranty, which the defendant was under a contractual duty to service and/or repair. Concealment of these Engine Problems was orchestrated to minimize and/or avoid the defendant’s contractual responsibility to the Plaintiff class of owners.

The applicable express warranty related to the Class of Vehicles and Engine Problems at issue is 8-years or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The Engine Problems in this case did not arise in the named Plaintiffs’ vehicles until 2012, at which time the breach of warranty was discovered and realized.

Class: “Current owners of all 2004 through 2008 Ford passenger car and light truck vehicles sold in the United States and equipped with a 5.4 L engine and which include the original Powertrain Control Module (PC’M), the Transmission Control Module (TCM), the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and/or the Throttle Body Assembly. The class of vehicles is limited to those delivered within 8 years and having less than 80, 000 miles.”


James R. said
1164 days ago
I purchased a 2005 ford f150 5.4 l, I have had more problems with this truck than I can list. It sickens me that they won't admit there are serious problems with these vehicles and that they see it as more money on their pockets, not mention how rude and ignorant they are right down to the mechanics!
I know someone who used to be a ford mechanic, he says he is embarrassed!
Henry ford had a vision, I refuse to believe it was to screw thousands and thousands of people who are struggling as it is. I had my grandson in the truck with me, just got on the highway tried to push the gas as not to be rear ended by a truck, not knowing that it wouldn't get up to speed, we were almost killed, how many of them have had a scare like that because someone wouldn't take responsibility? Not 1 I'm sure!!!!


Jason S. said
1070 days ago
I have a 2006 Super Crew F-150 and have MANY issues with my 5.4. Throttle Body, lifters, rockerarms, over head cam just to list a few. Rivertown Ford in Columbus Ga. brushes it off and play dumb.


Paula l. said
1015 days ago
My 2004 Lariat 5.4L 130k. Has major VCT/cam phaser problems. I bought it new, hauled no more then a boat used 5w20 every 5k. there is clearly a problem with the motor. Ive been told 1500$-7500$ for a crate motor.. clearly with only 130,000 miles.. i shouldnt need a new motor.


James C. said
964 days ago
2007 Ford F-150 5.4 liter. Originally began having engine issues at 77581 miles. Had to have DA sensor,camshaft positioner and valve springs replaced. to the tune of $2257. Then, at 108822 miles had to have 3 coil packs replaced, was told at that time the cam phasers were going bad. Recommended me to an engine specialist in the area. He diagnosed the cam phasers were bad and was causing engine problems. At 116763 miles the engine gave up the ghost. Replaced the engine with one in kind because of bad cam phasers. This cost me $5355. Have not had any luck with Ford on this matter. I'm out over $7500 due to the faulty 5.4 liter engine.


Victor A. said
877 days ago
I have a 2004 F-150 5.4 liter engine, I had replaced a few of the coils, Cam Shaft, timming belt, pahsers, and more. this after a took if for service at a Ford Delership in San Jose Ca. Forntier Ford and after that it was all down hill. After doing all of the work more than 4500.00 it run ok for awhile but then the oil pump when out. After talking to at least 3 Mechanic Shops they all said I needed to replaced the entire engine that this was a very commun problem with this Ford engine, the pump is too small for the engine and that it caused all of the problems I already had.


Edgar O. said
843 days ago
I bought a used 2004 f150 fx4 with 67000 miles. At 88000 miles check engine light came on and the truck shuttered violently and stalled out at a stop light. Started it back up and limped it back home. ODBII code p0022 code came up. I replaced both vct solenoids to no avail. Took it to my mechanic and was told to take it to the dealer. The dealership said it was possibly the cam phasers. Later in the day I was called and told it the camshaft had scrapes and would need to be replaced. In total it was going to be in excess of $7000.00 or would have to replace the engine. At only 88,000 it should need a new engine specially if you reset the computer it runs fine for several miles. Just saying


Brandon K. said
811 days ago
I dont know where to start. My life has been plenty difficult without this . I owned a 2004 f150. I traded it in for a 2006. The 2006 stalled multiple times. Multiple times I brought it in and was told nothing was wrong with it. This ruined my credit since they auctioned it off while it was at the dealer being serviced. I lost a very important piece of equipment to my business and this was allwrong. It stalled on a highway. I just wanted a safe vehicle. I am still haunted by the credit this left me with


Eva M. said
794 days ago
We also have an F-150 5.4 L engine and its mounding up with problems, the latest being the cam phasers - what is Ford thinking? I have no word for how upset I am with this............no more FORD = yuck trucks


Eva M. said
794 days ago
We also have an F-150 5.4 L engine and its mounding up with problems, the latest being the cam phasers - what is Ford thinking? I have no word for how upset I am with this............no more FORD = yuck trucks


SCOTT E. said
791 days ago
My truck runs rough at idle and sounds more like a diesel truck. I took it to a local reputable mechanic and he suggested we try and replace cam phasers at a cost of $2025. It is in shop now being repaired. He also informed me that this was gamble and I might need to replace engine.


chad m. said
766 days ago
my 2005 f-150 went to shop for cam phaser problems now having motor put in because of 5.4 engine that is nothing but junk


Robert W. said
753 days ago
I'm having problems with my 2005 f-150 too. I had stalling in traffic where I could have been killed. I would lose all power to the engine. the tachometer showed 1000 rpm but the truck would not move. Upon recycling the key I could get it to go. Took it to Ford dealership . They replaced the throttle body and it worked find for a few years but now I'm having the same problems again. I'm afraid to drive it. The truck is junk .


Bruce B. said
751 days ago
I also have same cam phaser issues on my 2009 Ford F-150 fx 4x4 all dealers know about this serious engine fault! Can we get justice for Ford's faulty engines?


Bruce B. said
750 days ago
I also have same cam phaser issues on my 2009 Ford F-150 fx 4x4 all dealers know about this serious engine fault! Can we get justice for Ford's faulty engines?


bobby p. said
746 days ago
I have a 2004 fx4 it is having transmission problems too it won't pull over half the time and it fouls the spark plugs bad it is a very big problem when you are on a tight budget.


bobby p. said
746 days ago
I have a 2004 fx4 it is having transmission problems too it won't pull over half the time and it fouls the spark plugs bad it is a very big problem when you are on a tight budget.


Benjamin L. said
744 days ago
Having same issue with my 2005 f150


Tim G. said
742 days ago
I have a 2008 f150 with the cam phaser issues. The dealer said I need a new engine ($7500 to replace).


juan g. said
738 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford F-150 5.4 engine Lariat that I purchased new in Houston. I completely "Babied" this truck. Has 122k miles and Cam Phasers are knocking loud. Never ever pulled anything, always maintained with Ford Motorcraft products, and drove appropriately. Burns 1 quart of oil every 2000 miles too!!! Now Im told my engine needs major repair or replacement!!! This is totally unacceptable!!!!


Danny D. said
731 days ago
having miss fire knocking took to dealership was told cam phasers wtf truck only has 112k ford you realy screwed up on this one.unexpectable from you most of all.have owned fords my whole life.than after ready all the forum's and dealership recommendations.PER ford on how to fix (KNOWN ISSUE).SHAME ON YOU OR ME FOR BUYING ANOTHER FORD.


doug m. said
729 days ago
At 146,000 miles having trouble with the camshaft phasers slipping out of time. When this happens the engine will run rough, make a chattering "dieseling" sound, and wants to die. If I have the chance to react quickly enough I Can slip it into neutral and rev it up over 3000 rpm for a few seconds where it will (at least temporarily) straighten out. This seems to happen most consistently when the engine has ben to operating temp for more than twenty minutes. This does not occur at cruising speed but usually after slowing to a stop


scott n. said
729 days ago
I have a 2006 f150 fx4 the engine is shot! I replaced the can phazers a year ago and now the probelem is back.
$2200 the first time and now being told I need to replace my motor!
I will not be buying a ford ever again!


Pastor S. said
725 days ago
Bought a use Ford F-150 2007 5.4l from a dealer and for the first week it ran good as new. Then it started shaking on me and making loud noises as if the motor was about to fall out the rpm won't go up at times it's just a mess I took it to ford to check it out and they said I need a new engine


Pastor S. said
725 days ago
Bought a use Ford F-150 2007 5.4l from a dealer and for the first week it ran good as new. Then it started shaking on me and making loud noises as if the motor was about to fall out the rpm won't go up at times it's just a mess I took it to ford to check it out and they said I need a new engine


LARRY A. said
724 days ago
I have 2004 f150 the 5.4 engine and it's been a nightmare. The came phasers have go out 3 times in a one year time span. 2 power windows have gone bad. THIS IS ALSO A WELL KNOW PROBLEM. I SPENT 300 ON TRANSMISSION. AND THE ENGINE HAS A MOISTURE PROMBLEM NOW.


Joe H. said
723 days ago
2005 Ford Lariat. The timing belt exploed after being at the dealer several times. deal told me I needed a new engine. My warranty just ended mind you. They where aware of the problem, I will not buy a ford again! I was always a ford guy but forget it. I got screwed big time like many others. I did rebuild the engine myself, new everything accept cam. I had it at dropped off at a machine shop along with the heads to be rebuilt. I have a intermittent cam phaser issue now and i replace it again. i cant get it to disappear, I will be installing the kit to retard it.. I cant sell it or give it away! its a ashame since its in great shape .alot of miles but not on this new motor...Big fail FORD! i wish i can have them pay for it !


Teresa t. said
719 days ago
We have a 2006 f-150 purchased new 8 maybe 10 times we took it to ford for knocking in the motor ,low oil pressure problems and transmission slipping. They each time claimed no issues . we had also payed for an extended ford warranty still they never corrected these issues. Now my truck is In need of serious repairs which where correctable when it was brought to their attention help me please.


Jerry J. said
719 days ago
We bought a new 2007 Ford F-250 with a 5.4 liter from Copper Country Ford in Houghton, MI. We use this truck for plowing snow. We have had numerous problems with it. The steering wheel locked up and the key wouldn't work in the ignition several times. We had problems filling the fuel tank, because of a bad vent system. The Ford dealership installed a redesigned replacement vent kit to fix the problem, that didn't work. We kept getting billed every time for the fixes, that didn't work by the Ford dealership. The truck would stall from almost new. The exhaust manifold started to leak a few years ago. Recently, the motor started to idle rough and stall, when the plow hit the snow pile, which caused the service engine light to come on. An independent garage changed the cam phaser sensors for the timing. The sensors didn't fix the problem and the service engine light came back on. The same garage was going to change the solenoids for the timing to see, if that would solve the problem. When they took the covers off, they found a blown gasket for the small piston that applies pressure to the timing chain on the left side. The overhead cam didn't receive oil, so now the motor needs replacing. The truck has around 37,000 miles on it. The cost of new motor will be over $6,000.


said
695 days ago
We have 2-2007 f-150 both started messing up with can phaser issues. Ford wouldn't anything under warranty said it was"normal" Thai is crap..what do we do? Seems like they should fix it


Eddie L. S. said
695 days ago
I have a 2008 F-150 in august my reverse went, was at the ford dealership for a month before they fixed it. Now less the six months my cam phasers were replaced. Drove truck home and within a week was back to shop oil pump failure. End result I need a new engine. Never owned a ford before and my last one for sure.


nik p. said
693 days ago
Hello to all of you I feel your pain and suffering I had bought a brand new 2004 f 150 fx4 and at 30k Miles it devolved a tick tick tick sound then took it to dealership they told me not to worry this was normal in the 5.4 l engines it will be fine they told me . After 6k miles it developed a hesitation while driving like a sudden loss of power took it to a local mechanic he said spark plugs were failing so he changed them all costing me 1200$ shortly after 75k miles the solenoids went bad took back to same local mechanic he replaced one for about 700 $ not too long after 80k miles even after the mechanic told do yourself a favor and dump this truck before you get stuck with it , me being stubborn and a Ford truck guy ignored the man's request I kept driving till about 82k miles the suddenly my truck started shaking then the gages went crazy until the engine just died leaving me stranded on the expressway . So now at 83k miles I needed to buy a new engine at around 5 k $ , so for future reference I will never purchased a Ford ! After all this B.S. I got rid of it the truck was and will always be garbage!


Tom M. said
692 days ago
I own a 2005 f150 which has problems. The transmission was changed at 50000 and the cam phasers are problematic . I wish ford would be honest and professional regarding their mistakes.


Tom M. said
692 days ago
I own a 2005 f150 which has problems. The transmission was changed at 50000 and the cam phasers are problematic . I wish ford would be honest and professional regarding their mistakes.


Tom M. said
692 days ago
I own a 2005 f150 which has problems. The transmission was changed at 50000 and the cam phasers are problematic . I wish ford would be honest and professional regarding their mistakes.


Dallas C. said
690 days ago
I purchased a 2008 Expedition with low miles and was not aware of the spark plug issue. The vehicle started miss-firing. I researched the issue and found the spark plugs tend to be the problem. I started to remove the spark plugs and 3 of the 8 spark plugs broke off inside the head. This clearly will cause additional and unnecessary expenses.





John H. said
685 days ago
We purchased an 2007 Expedition with a 5.4 and about 80000 miles. Shortly after buying the truck I started hearing a small knocking noise. I took the truck to our local dealership in Albia Ia and was told the cam phaser was probably bad. They didn't have any available but not to worry that is was a problem that they knew about on the 5.4's. I was told it was safe to drive that way and 10 miles later, the timing chain broke and I had to have them put in a reman.


said
684 days ago
We had the motor replaced in 2007 F-250 with 5.4 liter. We don't have much faith in a motor designed for failure. We want to join the class action lawsuit against Ford. Please contact us.


Christine B. said
683 days ago
I have a 2008 F150 King Ranch that has been having cam phaser issues. I called two dealerships and they tell me they don't know anything about this issue and that other F150's have been doing this and that they are fine to drive. I was also informed that there is an issue with the spark plugs getting stuck and that I should replace them as soon as possible. However, the dealer wants $565 plus an additional $50 for each plug that gets stuck. Since they are aware of this issue, they should be taking care of this without additional fees. This is ridiculous! Ford should be taking care of this problem. Now I'm afraid to tow with it or take it long distance. I should have kept my 2003 F150, never had an issue with that motor.


jeremy J. said
683 days ago
Yes, I've got this same issue happening with my 08 f250 5.4. Ahhh what can I do. I've spent time if money and replaced sensors injectors plus you name it, it got replaced. Now I've got no power. Like others have said. We pulled out onto a highway with our two kids and a semi almost smacked us. Very scary. There is no way I can drive this truck in a big city. I'd love a lawyer to contact me also.


Kelly G. said
682 days ago
Bought a 07 f250 with 90000 miles on it had a cel on when I test drove it. Told dealer I would buy if they fixed it. Test drive it again with no cel apparent and seemed to drive fine. 3 months later replaced cam phasers computer solinoids timing chain cleaned engine etc. Three years later I'm in the same boat with cam phasers and solenoids and bad fuel pump. Fixing it to sell. POS Ford. All I drove up until now. Mechanic said Chevy and other manufacturers are having same problems with phasers.


jason b. said
678 days ago
05 F150 5.4, it's low mile, and a nightmare! Still owe money on it, and it's going to cost THOUSANDS to replace the complete JU K motor. Got all the service records with the truck, and have meticulously maintained it. I'm completely disgusted with Ford for putting out such a worthless engine!


Mi W. said
677 days ago
I bought a 2006 5.4 new and had issues in the first 30 days. I was told they couldn't get it to duplicate.n Since then I have had to replace the motor at my own expense. $4000 later and I still can't get Ford to pay up.


l k. said
677 days ago
just bought one from a independant dealer 2008 f150 5.4 litre, shudders and quits at low rpm after warm up. replaced vct solenoid on passenger side, still has issue.


leon w. said
674 days ago
Have a 2005 f250 with 5.4l stalls going highway speed believe it's going into limp mode. At low speeds in parking lots it will die I know it's a pcm issue because when it dies it resets check engine light meaning it lost is memory. Just put reman Trans due to problem did not fix spent 4000$


leon w. said
674 days ago
Have a 2005 f250 with 5.4l stalls going highway speed believe it's going into limp mode. At low speeds in parking lots it will die I know it's a pcm issue because when it dies it resets check engine light meaning it lost is memory. Just put reman Trans due to problem did not fix spent 4000$


leon w. said
674 days ago
Have a 2005 f250 with 5.4l stalls going highway speed believe it's going into limp mode. At low speeds in parking lots it will die I know it's a pcm issue because when it dies it resets check engine light meaning it lost is memory. Just put reman Trans due to problem did not fix spent 4000$


eric s. said
673 days ago
have a 2008 F150 5.4, original owner and at 60,000 miles once the engine is warm and reaches 1100rpm then releasing the gas, the motor shakes and knocks sounding like a diesel. this typically happens when parking. Nobody seems to have an answer, but catastrophic failure seems inevitable.


Patrick M. said
670 days ago
bought a new F150 with 5.4 engine in 2008. The vehicle is extremely well maintained and never used for anything other than normal driving. The engine suffered a catastrophic failure from the cam phaser problem, the engine needs to be replaced. Was surprised to find this is a well documented problem with the design, and should be considered a latent defect.


Armando S. said
669 days ago
Hello everyone, 2 weeks ago I bought a 2008 F150 with the 5.4,few day after the purchase my truck started to sound like a diesel truck,scary after spending all the money for a well maintained truck,today the independent dealer's mechanic said that they think is the can phasers, after reading all the above mentioned issues it became clear that for should take care the issue, lucky I bought a warranty and the issue will be covered but it is still a pain to deal with a brand new used truck purchase. I am definitely will talk to a lawyer to cover my purchase/expenses, and will call the local ford dealers to get some idea's and answers on how to get this issue resolved the easy way.


Duane R. said
668 days ago
I took my 2011 Expedition in with 110,000 miles to the dealer because of an idling issue. Dealer put it on the computer and said nothing was wrong. This was on December 12, 2014. I picked the vehicle up the same day and it did the same thing as soon as I drove it off the lot. I called them back the next week and they said they couldn't get me back in until December 30th. On December 28th my fiancé was driving on the PA turnpike and the vehicle just shut down and she was almost hit by a semi which almost flipped while avoiding her. Dealer in PA said engine locked up. Had taken back to original dealer that said nothing was wrong and he said I needed a new engine. This was January 13, 2015. While talking to the service manager and arguing that they should have gave me an appointment the week I called back he agreed. This is what gets me, on during our conversation on January 13th he had the nerve to say I needed an engine back in December. So they said nothing wrong with the engine when they had it, I had the same issue when I picked it up, tried to get it back in and was put off for weeks, engine goes bad almost getting my fiancé killed, and then say a month later I needed an engine back in December. Ford would not help and I told Ford Credit I would not make another payment until Ford helped me. Guess what? Repo.


Dena A. said
663 days ago
We just bought a used Ford F150 5.4L, owe $13,000.00 and it needs a new engine because of this cam phaser issue. I started a facebook unhappy user group to quantify this issue.
https://www.facebook.com/faultyfords


george m. said
659 days ago
75480 miles on my 06 f250. Cam phasers are the issue and the truck has been sitting for 2 years because of the high cost of the repair. I feel this should be a recall issue when so many other people are obviously experiencing the same problem.


Jeff M. said
653 days ago
My stepson purchased a 04 f150 5.4 l triton one year ago, when purchased was told cam phasers had been replaced, but still have the knocking noise, the first month the truck was broke down stuck in 4w high cost approx 1200.00 then cam phasers went out again 4 mths later another 800.00 and now right at one year the back timing chain has messed up now they are telling us we need a new engine...very upset, his first vehicle every purchased and has had all these issues


said
653 days ago
Have a 04 f150 5.43v having all the same same.issues best fix seems to be the aftermarket. Jasper and Powertrain have fixed all the problems ford cant


Richard D. said
653 days ago
Ihave a 2006 f150 harley davidson 5.4 3v triton v8 been having problems with it for the last three years knocking noise in the engine cam shaft censors coming on lost of power and truck shutting down change plugs coils cam shaft censors same problem now mechanic is telling me i need a new engine


Matthew T. said
652 days ago
2008 5.4 f250 cam lifter gone and sounds like a diesel. Ford dealer wont do anything. Only 33k on the truck! Seems like losing power too.dealer says noise is normal.


Marc B. said
650 days ago
2004 5.4 f150 fx4... My ticking cam phasers make a diesel truck sound like a stealth in comparison. Made my first complaint at 30,000 miles, complained again at 55k, both times the dealer said " normal sound" and blamed it on "sludge" with out even opening the engine. Now at 140k and the engine is louder than ever and power is greatly decreased. After fighting with failed plugs, cam sensors, and multiple other engine problems that were all too immature, buying an F150 has proven to be a mistake that will never be made again!


DAWN W. said
649 days ago
I have a 2007 Sport Trac that sounds like a diesel truck with all of the noise it makes. I've been told it's the cam phaser estimated cost #2500. It also revs up on acceleration but doesn't go it has to speed up gradually. I've owned Fords forever, I work for Ford Motor Co. but I have had it with their continued denial and not standing behind their product or their loyal consumers.


DAWN W. said
649 days ago
I have a 2007 Sport Trac that sounds like a diesel truck with all of the noise it makes. I've been told it's the cam phaser estimated cost #2500. It also revs up on acceleration but doesn't go it has to speed up gradually. I've owned Fords forever, I work for Ford Motor Co. but I have had it with their continued denial and not standing behind their product or their loyal consumers.


DAWN W. said
649 days ago
I have a 2007 Sport Trac that sounds like a diesel truck with all of the noise it makes. I've been told it's the cam phaser estimated cost #2500. It also revs up on acceleration but doesn't go it has to speed up gradually. I've owned Fords forever, I work for Ford Motor Co. but I have had it with their continued denial and not standing behind their product or their loyal consumers.


Thad T. said
648 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 - I have been driving with bad cam phasers for 5 years. I too am interested in a class action lawsuit because I believe Ford is knowledgeable of the issue and is hiding behind their corporate power. I'm going to trade it in before while I can still drive it onto a dealership....but not a Ford Dealership. Last Ford for me too!


Nate L. said
648 days ago
13300 miles f150 Lariat Engine problems . Needs new engine going to trade it in for virtually nothing. Never to buy a ford again!


Van V. said
646 days ago
I bought my 2005 5.4 liter Expedition,Eddie Bauer edition,with 25 miles on the odometer. After driving it for 2 years, cam phasers began ticking. I took in to the local Ford dealer and was told that nothing was wrong, that ticking noise was normal. I asked the dealer representative if this would damage the engine and was told that it would not cause any damage. This being my first new Ford vehicle, I idiotically trusted these liars. After several months of listening to this annoying noise, I asked a mechanic at a local shop if this noise was the valves ticking and he informed me that the noise was indeed bad cam phasers. I asked the mechanic if this would harm the engine and was again told it would not harm the engine. Today, with 131,331 miles on this engine, I was told by the service representative at Butch Oustalet Ford that I too need a new engine at a cost of $7,500. This is absolutely rediculous! Ford should definitely have to answer to the courts for this outrageous injustice! Class action suit, count me in!


Cana D. said
646 days ago
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Larry T. said
645 days ago
2005 F150 Lariat, I was told by the ford dealer that bad cam phasers ruined the engine. They took it apart and showed me the pictures it looked like a bomb went off inside. Metal scoring and shavings everywhere. 113k miles, regular maintenance. $7500 to replace the engine when i just paid off this $40k truck. Of course the warranty does not cover it because i didnt use "Motorcraft" oil filter that supposedly starved the phasers of oil. 113k miles! My 73 ford f250 farm truck has over a HALF MILLION miles on it and probably hasnt had an oil filter changed on it in 15 years, but i used it to tow this piece of junk to a chevy dealer down the street and traded it in for a Silverado. My father and his father both are rolling in their graves while i drive a chevy down the road but at least Im actually DRIVING it.


said
641 days ago
2009 f150 lariat. 58000 miles. Oil change every 3500. 5 w20 Mobil 1 synthetic.cam phasers, chain tensioner, dropped valve. Now need engine which is not available


said
637 days ago
ford just turned this die hard ford man into a chevy man. done with ford forever.


Tina L. said
636 days ago
2007 F150 bought new, intermittent issue with uncontrolled acceleration that putting on brakes does not even stop the engine from revving high RPMs! Last year P0022 bank 2 code and after replacing cam sensors 3 times it has gotten worse! Now once it warms up it knocks loud like a diesel, stalls out and runs rough! Took it to a Ford dealership & was told I needed a new engine or a short block at minimum ($5 - $8,000) After a lot of research I found FORD knew they had a defect in the 5.4L engine! They did not put a big enough hole in the ID to allow oil to pass thru! Ford should have recalled this engine for its defects instead of allowing hard working people suffer from their mistakes! Shame on FORD, who hammers the Built Ford Tough slogan, a more accurate account would be, "FORD BUILT it, Now its your TOUGH LUCK!"


Anthony S. said
627 days ago
I'm having the same issues and I'm increasingly frustrated as I also own a 2012 f-350 diesel with many other issues


Candalena M. said
626 days ago
I am having the same Cam Phaser issues. I have owned my 2006 F150 4x4 since 2008. This past year I have dumped more money in this truck than it's worth! I wish I would have threw in the towel on it $7,000. ago. Since in now needs another $3,000 in repairs. Ford should have stepped up and recalled!
#donewithford


Brad I. said
625 days ago
I have a 2009 F150 FX4 and at 163000 miles i'm being told I have to replace the engine due to the Phaser/oil pressure drop problems associated with this engine. I'm being told up to $10000 to have a motor put in. No way, a truck should not burn out an engine in 163000 miles!!!


John T. said
625 days ago
I have a 2010 F150 with the 5.4Triton. 115,000 miles, well maintained albeit privately. Dealer says needs a new engine due to low oil volume/pressure ruining the Valve Cam Timing, etc... $9,200.00 to replace.


said
619 days ago
We purchased an F-150 in 2007. We started having problems with the transmission at 30,000 miles, Ford "fixed" it and of course as soon as warranty lapsed we had to have it replaced. Now we have the same Cam Phaser issues as everyone else. The oil supply system is woefully undersized and starves the engine for oil.


Robert S. said
619 days ago
We purchased an F-150 in 2007. We started having problems with the transmission at 30,000 miles, Ford "fixed" it and of course as soon as warranty lapsed we had to have it replaced. Now we have the same Cam Phaser issues as everyone else. The oil supply system is woefully undersized and starves the engine for oil. It also has had numerous electrical problems. We have owned 3 Mustangs and 3 trucks but this will be out last Ford product.


Matt D. said
618 days ago
2008 for F150 same issue


Marty B. said
618 days ago
My 2004 f150 FX4 just started the knocking issue. it is at ford now but i did pop the code P0012 which is the camshaft retarded on bank 1. it sounds like its the cam phasers and by the sounds of it from reading these comments im looking at just junking this truck. I went from a chevy guy to a ford guy but not anymore after this pile of shit!


noah y. said
618 days ago
Just got back from the Ford dealer on Stevens Creek, told I need to replace the engine $9000
2005 FX4 5.4 sounds like a diesel runs like crappie no power 120k


brad w. said
617 days ago
2005 F150 with the same issues at 99,000 miles on it.


alexis m. said
616 days ago
A whole lot of tranny issues,Not engaging, slipping,no forward etc.... approx 87,000mi.


lacey c. said
616 days ago
Having same issues with my fx4 was told cam phaser also and after reading all the comments I'm now scared to drive it. Always been a Ford girl but not so sure anymore! Mine hasn't stalled out but at idle it starts shaking and gets that awful noise like the engine has no oil. Time for a new truck for sure!


Tim W. said
615 days ago
Purchased a used 2007 Ford F150 FX4 and after 2k miles engine started knocking and shacking a idle - so loud sounds like rod knock! The cam phasers installed are 2,200 dollars - 2k miles use and now its parked while I pay off the 15k loan on this piece! Ford needs to take responsibility on this bad design and take care of customers with this type of problem.


Steve L. said
613 days ago
I have a 2008 5.4 Liter Triton engine. Cam phazer issue is starting to show itself. 108,000 miles, i have always taken care of my vehicles, with regular oil changes, and all other preventive maintenance. After reading this article, i dont know what i should do at this point! Any ideas?


William a. said
612 days ago
2008 FX4 After heating up to operating temp, when I put in reverse at idle it starts to shake and sputter and knock like the engine is dying. Since it only happens in reverse, I took it to a transmission specialist. Two different shops told me I needed trans rebuilt. So I had it rebuilt (2300.00). After rebuilding it still had problem, not all the time just sometimes especially when pulling a trailer. Ford dealer had it for a day and couldnt find anything. They said they had never heard of this. Check engine light never comes on, no power loss. When it does this , I can rev engine and it goes away. Started at 75,000 miles, truck has 88,000 now. Ford should step up and fix their mistake! I have had several 2valve 5.4 and 4.6 engines with no problems!! The 3valve engines suck.


Barney W. said
612 days ago
My 2005 Ford f150 knocking, stalling and goes into engine fail safe mode (limp). Service tech said it was the cam phaser knocking. I like my truck however I am very disappointed to Ford response to this known problem. Please help.


James M. said
612 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 Lariat with 90,000 miles. I was on the interstate and out of nowhere it started sputtering and sounding like a diesel engine and losing pressure, then it shut off with no warning. It will crank back up, and do the same thing after a couple of miles. After having it put on the diagnostic machine, thecode said need new coil packs. I had just had new plugs and coil packs installed in less than 30 days. I replaced them again. It kept doing the same thing and throwing the same code. After talking to a mechanic at the ford dealership, he said I just need to replace the engine. Oil was changed every 5,000 miles and change the spark plugs and coil pack every year. All with motor craft parts.


Todd R. said
610 days ago
Wow, Most everyone one of the earlier posts are so similar to my story! 2005 Lariat, 5.4 with 120k miles. During a routine service, about a year ago I mentioned the knocking noise to the Ford service rep, was told the mechanic said it was normal. About a week ago I got some serious stuttering as I traveled the freeway. Took it to the dealer, within a day they called me back and said I needed a new engine. I do not doubt that the shop foreman took about 5 minutes to see my complaints, diesel knock, low power saw that it was a 5.4 and knew immediately it was the cam phasers. Surely it wasn't his first 5.4 fail rodeo. Btw, talked to another Ford service rep in a different city and he told me they won't even do a cam phaser repair anymore because the engine will likely fail within the year again.
It appears I'm outside the class action parameter, too many miles, which is ashamed because I don't doubt for a second that Ford knew that they had a engine out there being driven that was destined to fail....


Linda h. said
608 days ago
I have a 04 150 with just over 100000 miles nown needs a motor because of ford better idea this is not anywhere the truck that I was told I bought and I gave ford motor co far to much money for this peace of yard art nown I am stuck with a 7000 $ bill if I ever want to drive it again but you can bet that it will be the last ford I will ever own and a lot of people that I know to


Chad D. said
607 days ago
I have had the same issue. A company out of California developed a cam phaser lock out kit. I bought and had it installed. Truck is quite than ever and runs great again. Does not need a new motor. Truck has 125k and has pulled a trailer for my landscape company since the day I bought it


Derek V. said
607 days ago


Audrey C. said
605 days ago
Clearly Ford hasn't done what it needs to to resolve the defect. I have a 2012 Mustang with 29,000 and the electronic throttle body has to be replaced. Outside of warranty due to greater than 3 years old. The service representative said it is not an uncommon problem. There are several CALs for vehicles since 2005.


Charles H. said
605 days ago
I Have A 2007 Ford F-150 W/ V8 Triton ....First it Was The Catalytic Converter Then Started The Knocking And Loss of Power .....After Changing Plugs And Oil Change.....Problem Got Worse....,.3 Plugs Were Broken And Costs $150 A Piece 2 Extract...,...This Experience Has Been Nothing Less Than A Nightmare. ...,.Especially When Its Still Being. Financed......Is There A Recall on Cam Phaser Repairs???.......This is Bull Sh_t!!!


Charles H. said
605 days ago
I Have A 2007 Ford F-150 W/ V8 Triton ....First it Was The Catalytic Converter Then Started The Knocking And Loss of Power .....After Changing Plugs And Oil Change.....Problem Got Worse....,.3 Plugs Were Broken And Costs $150 A Piece 2 Extract...,...This Experience Has Been Nothing Less Than A Nightmare. ...,.Especially When Its Still Being. Financed......Is There A Recall on Cam Phaser Repairs???.......This is Bull Sh_t!!!


D P. said
604 days ago
I have a 2008 expedition bought it in 2014 with 60000 miles on it. At 90000 it started making a ticking noise. I talked to a guy at the local ford dealership and he said it was the cam phasers. We never had any engine lights or anything then a week later the engine just quit when my wife was driving it. Dealer says engine needs to be replaced for 7000$. This was my first ford and my last.


bob t. said
603 days ago
I have a 2007 f150 Lariat at 60000 it cost 1200.00 to change the plugs at 80000 the motor felt like it was blowing up another 4000.00 for cam phasers and timing chain tensioner I actually saw a video the mechanic took of the chain going slack now I have a 100000 and the problems are back and the only solution is a new engine this sure doesn't sound like a 40000.00 truck more like a 1500.00 beater so another 7500.00 for a new engine and ford still wont admit fault thanks for the screwing ford!


michael w. said
602 days ago


michael w. said
602 days ago
I have a 2007 expedition with 103,000 and i get the knocking noise at sudden low idle, sounds like a diesel. Not sure where to start, but I need to get it fixed as its is more prominent than before.


said
602 days ago
I just bought 2008 f150 5.4 , one week later after I bought it problem, after driving for 20 minutes the motor make some noise, wI replaced 2 cam sensor, no problem fix, I looked on the website for it, now I will try the VCT zolenoid. My first truck, I didn't know about ford truck


Cristian M. said
602 days ago
I just bought 2008 f150 5.4 , one week later after I bought it problem, after driving for 20 minutes the motor make some noise, wI replaced 2 cam sensor, no problem fix, I looked on the website for it, now I will try the VCT zolenoid. My first truck, I didn't know about ford truck. I bought the truck from small car sale business


Darren D. said
600 days ago
2006 F150 tune up paid 800.00 for just plugs, 2 broke off truck ran OK for about a week same issue,unbelievable this is a major issues can someone please contact me about the lawsuit.


Darren D. said
600 days ago
Please help Ford F150 given me problem since I've had it.


Kimberly C. said
599 days ago


Donald K. said
599 days ago
I am having the same issues with my 2006. Ford needs to own up to the issue and do the right thing here.


Rebecca H. said
599 days ago
Purchased a 2005 Ford Expedition with 59,000 miles on it. Engine froze up around 65k. We had to spend about $8500 for a new engine because firs would not stand behind their triton motor. They even suggested (at the dealership) that this is a very well known issue with the triton 5.4l and the refurbished motor would have all know issues -resolved in its design.
They told me numerous times that when/if ford was to offer a recall on these motors that I would be eligible for a full refund. I now believe they were just blowing smoke. I feel like I've invested so much money in to this truck and do not have any option but to keep it. It is starting to sound like it did right before the original motor locked up after a few thousand miles.
We recently had a similar issue, took the expedition to a different dealership in sarasota FL, it ended up being a bad fuel injector. this truck has been nothing but problems. Ford needs to own up to this issue and do the right thing.


James W. said
598 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 xlt 4x4 with 115000 miles and i have similar interaction with my dealer i took it due to the low idle and stalling out and was told the top end is starving for oil and the found metal in the oil. My options were to replace the engine with a new or used engine new engine for 8600 or used for 7500. This is completly unexceptable no engine should have to be replaced at 115000 miles. Worse this is well was my daily driver nor do i have an extra $8600 to spend on a new engine. When i asked what my other option was, i was told dont replace and live with the issue. So i suppose i will drive it untill the engine seizes. Ford needs to own up and either replace all the engines with good engines ir buy back all of our cehicles for fair market value.


Jason K. said
598 days ago
Yep 140,000 miles and cam phasers are out they are telling me I need a whole new engine,


John A. said
596 days ago
Same issue cam phasers stalling my truck when ever it is warm.The phaser s are oil pressure activated and my vehicle is warm and oil is lean they are failing . What to do now? The dealer will give me good trade in value on a new truck or else I have to pay out of pocket.This is design flaw and we should not have to pay for Fords mistake!


Steve S. said
593 days ago
I have had nothing but Problems with my 2006 F150 FX4 5.4L. Multiple Misfires, Cam Phasers are junk like every one else stated and now will not even adjust the timing anymore. I have Codes for Misfires, cam position sensors, Variable Cam Timing Sensors, amongst others and thats just the engine. I have Transmission problems that thankfully I bought a 3rd party warranty for and also my Rear differential is all screwed up and has been since I bought the truck from Dean Arbour Ford in Pinconning Mi. I have had the truck in several times and have been charged alot of money everytime jut for them to say either there's nothing wrong or I needed to clean my Mass Air Flow Sensor. I will never ever buy another Ford vehicle in my life. Not because of my bad experience with this Truck but because the Company or Dealers do not want to accept responsibility for their apparent lack of Engineering Skills and compensating their Owners. Good Bye Ford Motor Company. Never Again


VINCENT G. said
593 days ago
I HAVE A 2006 EXPEDITION WITH THAT 5.4L 3VALVE ENGINE
I AM ALWAYS CHANGING IGNITION COILS AT LEAST 5 SETS
ALWAYS HAVE THE O2 HETER CKT CODE NO MATTER WHAT
I CANT EVEN GET A INSP STICKER
I BOUGHT IT NEW AND SHIT STARTED HAPPENING AROUND 75000 MILES AND NEVER STOPED CATS, PLUGS, COILS,SENSORS OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHAT A 48000 DOLLAR POS


Michael Roe O. said
591 days ago
Purchased my 2008 F-150 FX4 SuperCrew w/the 5.4 motor. At<48,ooo miles I began having problems w/ignition coils; snapped manifold bolts at 67334 miles and when I went in for a tune-up at 87,000 miles, I was told by the repair mgr at Duvall Ford in Clayton, GA, that they would do it for about $500 if there weren't any problems. When I asked him to explain that, he stated that there was a propensity for the spark plugs to break apart and fall into the engine and that it was time consuming for the mechanic to retrieve it thus increasing the man-hour labor charges accordingly. Also, that it was not uncommon for the broken plug to fall beyond the mechanics ability to retrieve it and that would require braking down the motor and would cost much more. The last straw involved my going to that same dealership for a motor diagnostic because of a tapping noise in the motor. The service mgr told me that he didn't need to do the diagnostic because he knew what the sound was from. That it was worth repairing because it would cost about $2,000 to do both sides of the motor. When I asked if it would damage the motor, because I was leaving to drive to Boston and back (approx.1950 miles round trip). He assured me that it wouldn't. That in fact, they sold used F-150s w/the 5.4 from their lot, that made even louder noises for the same issue. End result was that on the return trip, I was traveling at about 65 miles and hour on the highway in full traffic, when suddenly, the motor decelerated to less than 30 mph forcing me into the breakdown lane and limping off of the highway at the next exit. When the mechanic there examined the motor, he found that 2 of the cylinders were not "firing" and in fact; upon trying to remove those 2 plugs, one was smashed from the bottom and so badly bent that he had to forcibly remove it. The motor was so badly damaged that I had to replace it w/a rebuilt motor.


Gary J. said
591 days ago
2005 Ford F150.. it has about 70,000 miles. Nothing but problems since I bought it. cuts out loss of power, exhaust system repairs, ect. Cats replaced in 2008 at 35,000 miles but now they are bad again. California Air Resources Board won't approve aftermarket cats so I am looking at a $6,000 repair that can only be done by Ford with original manufacturer parts. [BTW to get the work done in Texas would be about $1,000] Haven't been able to drive the truck for over a year because I can't register it. Ford says too bad.. right us a check and will fix it


lowell slater . said
590 days ago
I have a 2006 f250 superduty less than 70,000 miles on it spends more time sitting to get fixed does on the road all the same symptoms everybody else is having you call the dealerships they play dumb with you want you to bring it in so they can make moneyevery time the truck goes down you can plan on spending anywheres from 500 to gran to get it to go againI don't think I would ever buy another Ford product ever worst experience of my life


Frank H. said
590 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat with failed Cam Phasers.
Please register in this law suit.


Angela S. said
590 days ago
My husband and I are having the same issue \with our 2004 Ford F150. We have both been Ford folks our whole lives. It breaks my heart to hear so many people having such problems with vehicles and Ford not owning up to it. We bought used a year ago and was told the diesel sound was normal for those engines, I so wish I would have googled it. We've had it a year with nearly 200K on the odometer now. The other day he calls and says it's shaking so bad, it sounds like it's falling apart. Straight the mechanic with it. $3,500 is the estimate to repair it. Now I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and toss in another $2k and just get a new engine without even trying to repair it. Can't say we'll never buy another Ford, they've always done me good until now, but I sure am disappointed in the whole situation and Ford Co.


william m. said
588 days ago
I have a 2004 Ford F150 lariat 5.4 and ive had nothing but problems first with sensors going out left and right then it was the drive train it shutters alot then trying to change the sparkplugs was a task now ive got new problems my transmission is out first my overdrive went out now my whole transmission is gone just what am i going to do now cant get no help from Ford Company but there are so many recalls onthis 5.4 engines and tranmissions i want to know what i can get done uve put all this mo ny into this truck and atill problem after problem could someone please help me out my name is William Myers and my number is 337-718-9021 ford should help me out and get me in another vehixle or give me some money back


william m. said
588 days ago
I have a 2004 Ford F150 lariat 5.4 and ive had nothing but problems first with sensors going out left and right then it was the drive train it shutters alot then trying to change the sparkplugs was a task now ive got new problems my transmission is out first my overdrive went out now my whole transmission is gone just what am i going to do now cant get no help from Ford Company but there are so many recalls onthis 5.4 engines and tranmissions i want to know what i can get done uve put all this mo ny into this truck and atill problem after problem could someone please help me out my name is William Myers and my number is 337-718-9021 ford should help me out and get me in another vehixle or give me some money back


Timothy H. said
588 days ago
2009 Ford 150 Lariat with 123,000 miles and had Cam Phaser issues, which resulted in new reman motor.


Jose C. said
588 days ago
2004 F 150 , 5.4 same issues as many are haveing, fail safe mode, engine knocking, i was a die hard ford man but this really blows it for me, Count me in I feel ford should stand behind there product, not hide behind them


Andrew H. said
587 days ago


Gregory/ Tamy M. said
586 days ago
We have replaced cam phasers, timing chains, coils, plugs, sensors, injectors, fuel filter and still have a serious low end miss/ lack off power. Even several Ford mechanic can't come up with the same conclusion.


ashlee d. said
584 days ago
I wish I would havefou d this page 2 days ago! I purchased an 08 f150 5.4 this past weekend. It was perfect test driving. A very nice truck. Last night, the motor started vibrating the entire front end of the truck. I took it back to the dealer this morning and they are fixing the can phasers. Now after reading these comments I'm terrified to know what I've got into. I don't know what to do now. The contract has been signed.


Josh C. said
583 days ago
2005 Expedition w/ 5.4L 3V. Purchased at 72k mi. Loss of power issues within first month of purchase was blamed on coils. Replaced every coil in first year of ownership. Loss of power and loud engine knock continued. Took to ford dealer and was told cam phasers need to be replaced, a cam shaft was scored, and the engine was shot. New engine installed was $7k. I told the Ford mechanic to button it up and I would drive it as-is. Engine has failed since then.


lester S. said
582 days ago
My 06 f250 has had many issues . Losing power and going in limp mode. Started just after the warrant was up and now having issues trying to get it fixed. Replaced the MAF and now can't get it out of limp mode


Chris C. said
582 days ago
Just bought a 2007 ford f 150 4x4 with 146,000 miles from a dealer. Only had for a week and runs like diesel at low rpm in parking lots. Should of bought a chevy instead these ford engines are crap.


nathan b. said
580 days ago
06 expedition. 5.4 3v... first ford!! Figured lets try it out beauty of a truck!! Four months later... engine shakes like a wet dog now. Ford sucks. So does their customer relations... im goin back to dodge.


Linda K. said
579 days ago
We have a 2006 f150 and will never purchase a ford again, so far we have replaced the transmission, the instrument panel, the very poor design spark plugs. The cam phasers are gone and now we need to rebuild the motor, however since it seems the problem with them is that the holes the oil goes thru are too small, I am sure it will happen again. My daughter has a chevy 2 years older and her truck has not had 1 major repair, it also has 100,000 more miles than my ford. If we were not old and retired I would buy a chevy, Shame on ford


Daniel F. said
579 days ago


Ronald G. said
579 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 King Ranch and have always been a Ford man. I recently had problems with the cam phasers on the truck, had them replaced, and immediately had other problems, rebuilt the motor completely, and now with just a few thousand miles on the "new" motor with a new high volume, high pressure oil pump installed, (thought this might solve the problem) I am now having what appears to be new cam phasers issues all over again. I have spent thousands trying to solve this problem.


John C. said
578 days ago
My 2004 F-150, 5.4, 130K miles is in the garage again as I type. This is the 2nd time for this problem. Every time I stop at a light, the engine dies. It also has bad hesitation, runs rough, etc. The first time was at approx. 70K. Also, both front windows dropped down into the doors at approx. 40K & 60K costing me over $300 dollars each time. Ford refused to acknowledge they had a defective window regulator although their were many thousands of complaints on the internet about the same problem. I have been told that, in this engine, the plugs frequently snap off when being changed and it will cost me 95$ additional dollars minimum per plug if they do. When is the government going to make these greedy companies stand behind the UNSAFE junk they are selling? I will never own another FORD POS in my life!


Patrick L. said
578 days ago
I have a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT and have MANY issues with my 5.4. Throttle Body, lifters, rockerarms, over head cam just to list a few. I had the engine replaced only to have the same problems arise a day later with another 5.4 L engine. I bought the truck from Apple Valley Ford in MN


Eder M. said
576 days ago
Yes I have the same issue with my 2004 Ford F-150 5.4 3v engine components spark plug blown


Eder M. said
576 days ago
Yes I have the same issue with my 2004 Ford F-150 5.4 3v engine components spark plug blown


Jason S. said
576 days ago
2005 f150. Went into fail safe mode on the interstate. Pulled into a Ford dealer and while they were diagnosing the problem one of the salesman stated it was probably the cam phaser. Guess what the codes came back as. $1300.00 so far. It will be done in the morning. My truck had 115k miles.


curtis l. said
575 days ago
05 f250 just replaced both chains, guides, arms, tensioners, phasers, crank sensor, cam sensors, and VVT solenoids... and I'm still getting a misfire and rough acceleration at lower rpms, with only 69,000 miles it's ridiculous... the oil is changed every 3mo, trans fluid changed every 6 months, coolant flushed every 12 months and I don't beat the truck up... last week before I did all the timing and sensors I almost got in 5 wrecks in one day because I could literally floor it, it wouldn't go about 2500rpms and it would take it 1/8 of a mile to get to 45mph


said
573 days ago
2005 F-150, Triton 5.4L engine. About 90K miles, phasers were replaced and cost me over $3000. 107K miles and similar error message. Gas mileage decreased as well as engine performance, loss of power, transmission not shifting properly. F.O.R.D. -Fix Or Repair Daily.


Jason C. said
573 days ago
2007 f-150 5.4 3 valve triton v-8 truck has 65,430 miles on it , always babied it , changed the oil every 3,000 miles, cam phasers no good, truck just parked as I don't have the funds to replace at the molment.


Dawn B. said
572 days ago
2004 expedition 5.4 triton v-8 motor locked up. Now having to replace with a rebuilt motor at a cost of $3300. (vehicle is paid for, otherwise I would not be able to afford to fix it). If Ford knew of these issues they should have advised and recalled. I also had a brand new 2012 mustang that started giving me problems at 10000 miles and they could never figure out the problem because no service engine lights would pop up until I finally called Ford Motor Company directly and jumped down their backs (I spent more time driving a rental car that Ford had to pay for than the mustang). Finally at about 24,000 miles, they found the issue (shifting solenoid) and fixed it but about 8 months later same issue occurred again. Two weeks after fixing it the second time, I traded the car in and bought a new car outside the Ford brand. I was tired of paying for a new vehicle that I could not even drive or worry that it would break down on me.


Frank V. said
570 days ago
I am having the same problems as most of the ones mentioned here. 2005 Expedition, purchased used with 120000 miles. Ran OK, then noticed the ticking noise after warm up. Eventually MPG went to 12.3, and the CEL came on, Catalytic converter on bank 2. Changed the oil and filter, used Mobil1 full synthetic. The MPG went up to 13.2, and the CEL went off by itself, was very happy. Then the MPG dropped to 12.1, and the CEL came on again (same cat code). Now the MPG is back up to 13.2, and the CEL is out again, but it still sounds like a diesel. I have no idea why this sequence of events is happening. This is happening now, from 6/19/15 to today, 7/1/15. Since I have no reason to think I won't have more problems with this engine, I would also be interested in the class action suit. I also have been a FORD man forever, but this is rediculess.


nicholas c. said
568 days ago
i have a 2007 f150 fx2 , it has the 5.4triton 3 valve,at 100k miles transmission gave out, then had to replace Fords horrible spark plugs which was costly, the dealership said they had to charge me for each one they broke, thats sad and wrong, just replaced the coil packs, now it seems my cam phasers ect. are going bad, my truck sounds like a diesel, i paid good money for a badly designed motor, i have owned ford my whole life, this will be the last, ford is to sorry to do whats right,, i hope they lose their pants, its not fair that someone buys theese vehicles and ford knowing there are serious issues doesnt do anything to help fix it, Ford Motor Company Needs to own up to their flaws


Harold C. said
566 days ago
I bought a 2005f150 fx4 in 2012 .It had a ticking in engine at 115000 miles , started the first time i changed the oil the cel came on changed coils and plugs .i had to replace timing chain and cam phasers ever time i change my oil the cel comes on saying I need to replace one or more of the sensors on the engine , never ending cycle


Harold C. said
566 days ago
I bought a 2005f150 fx4 in 2012 .It had a ticking in engine at 115000 miles , started the first time i changed the oil the cel came on changed coils and plugs .i had to replace timing chain and cam phasers ever time i change my oil the cel comes on saying I need to replace one or more of the sensors on the engine , never ending cycle


Harold C. said
566 days ago
I bought a 2005f150 fx4 in 2012 .It had a ticking in engine at 115000 miles , started the first time i changed the oil the cel came on changed coils and plugs .i had to replace timing chain and cam phasers ever time i change my oil the cel comes on saying I need to replace one or more of the sensors on the engine , never ending cycle


David H. said
566 days ago
I paid big bucks to have my passenger side exaust manifold replaced on my 02 f250 4&4 about a year and a half now this winter i had to replace the drivers side only to find out the passenger side has a huge leak again my mechanic wants to charge me all over again for something that only lasted under 2 years now. I love my truck but i can't afford this cheap material used to make these exhaust manifolds . The bolts are under sized. This is bullshit ...Ford needs to step up for a change. I'm getting a Dodge next. Lost me, I'm done.


Don P. said
565 days ago
2005 F-150 5.4 liter engine. Just had passenger side maifold replaced about 2 months ago due to crack in manifold. Was told original manifolds were made "lighter" and prone to warping, then cracking. Now I am hearing the symptoms of cam phasers going out.....ticking noise at idle. May have been there quite a while as I thought it was my manifold leak causing all the noise. I have 114,000 miles on this truck and have faithfully taken into dealer for regular oil changes and required maintenance. Have always been a Ford guy, but now I'm starting to reconsider. I'm wondering if I should try and trade this thing in while it's still running okay, rather than wait for the engine to fail?


Lawrence S. said
564 days ago
2007 F150XLT, so far replaced:
coil springs in front
a/c compressor
Integrated wheel ends
4x4 solenoid
exhaust manifolds
transmission
and now the engine has failed, timing chain issue finally took it out.
Still owe 15k on it, and cant do anything with this piece of crap

and now ther engine has failed


said
561 days ago
I am an independent used car dealer. These Fords at the auction are cheap. well, except the one I bought. Now I know why they are cheap. All the other buyers know of these horrible engines.. I floor planned this P.O.S. I cant sell these things to the public and sleep well at night. I'm thinking about either going out of business, because most U.S. autos are junk, or, dropping in a 350 CHEVY engine in and HAVE to keep it myself. Shame, shame , shame, on Ford. Big blue oval should be replaced by a company loyal to hard working Americans!


said
561 days ago
...and here's a kicker. every replacement part sold here in the states comes from either China, or Mexico. So your wonderful, beautiful luxury vehicle will soon have all foreign debris in them.


said
561 days ago
Similar case 2008 Ford F-150 Lariat at 60,000 miles started making ticking noise and when at 30 mph acceleration problem. Just spend about 5000.00 on parts and labor. Had new cylinder heads, new oil pump, ignition coils and spark plugs cam phasers installed and other things installed to fix problem. Ticking noise stopped but I guess it's just a waiting game to see how long it will be before ticking noise or other problems arise.


Silveria M. said
561 days ago
Similar case 2008 Ford F-150 Lariat at 60,000 miles started making ticking noise and when at 30 mph acceleration problem. Just spend about 5000.00 on parts and labor. Had new cylinder heads, new oil pump, ignition coils and spark plugs cam phasers installed and other things installed to fix problem. Ticking noise stopped but I guess it's just a waiting game to see how long it will be before ticking noise or other problems arise.


Arturo H. said
561 days ago
Wow I didn't know this many people have the same problem.I literally just dropped my truck off at the dealer for the same exact thing and I told them that my truck is still under warranty they haven't even looked at it already they are trying to give me the run around


Patrick D. said
559 days ago
Engine failure due to timing and faulty design and development.


Danial C. said
558 days ago
I bought my 2007 Ford F150 Lariat brand new. I was one of the lucky ones. My truck didn't start having this problem until 120,000 miles. Since then it has never been the same. I have replace the entire timing system twice. Then yesterday it stalled out on interstate 20. I had it towed back to my house. Now I'm replacing the timing system for the third time. Ford can not give me a permanent fix yet to the problem. Other then install a new motor for 10,000 dollars. So if anybody has any new information or help it would be greatly appreciated.


Craig B. said
556 days ago
Wow, I Cant believe all the stories from everybody on this 5.4 Triton issue! Mine is similar, I bought my 2005 F-150 brand new and my first problem was the throttle body needing replacement around 25,000 miles. Then the motor over time has been sounding more and more like a diesel. I have always gone to a Ford dealer for all of my required maintenance. Oil changes every 3000 not 5000. Well needless to say my Transmission went out at about 90,000 miles and its all been downhill from there. The truck had a backfire getting on the freeway one day, then 2 months later all hell broke loose. The truck started to die when stopping at stop signs or lights. When turning certain corners the truck wants to die also. I took it to the Ford dealer and they replaced the spark plugs and coil packs. I asked them about the knocking and they mentioned that this was normal and that my truck would have to have the Cam Sensors replaced. At 1600.00, I'm not in a position to afford that. So we left the dealer and halfway home the truck dies at a stoplight, so we turned around and went back to dealer. Long story short, the dealer kept fixing and replacing parts (thankfully at no cost to me) for about 2 months on and off. And I did'nt have the sensors replaced. To this day my wife has to shift into neutral at stops to keep the truck running! And nobody can figure out why. After reading these posts I better try trading it in and going elsewhere. I have always loved Ford trucks but this is ridiculous.


Eder m. said
555 days ago


Eder m. said
555 days ago


Matt J. said
555 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 and have had it since 2008. Since then it has been in for other service issues which i mentioned the knocking noise and i was told it was normal. Maybe normal for a poorly designed engine and components.


David J. said
555 days ago
My 04 F250 4wd with the 5.4 has spit every spark plug out of the heads and had to be heli-coiled. Engine rattles like it coming apart when started,and I've gotten to the point I carry a couple coils with me at all times because no6 &no. 7 are constantly going out


jamey d. said
555 days ago
Same problem with my wife's 05 expedition. We replaced the engine at the cost of 5600 dollars and the new engine has never ran right. 02 sensor codes. That won't go away.


Jim G. said
554 days ago
I had an engine failure yesterday - I have a 2010 Ford F150 Lariat - Stopped to get coffee and while in line the truck started skipping - gave it some gas to prevent what I thought was an impending stall - Got back on the road and stopped into a local repair shop as the engine light came on - They diagnosed the Cam Phaser fault - had it towed tot he dealership where I purchased it. They diagnosed it as #8 cylinder locked up and #7 misfiring. I just paid the truck off last month, get oil changes every there thousand miles. I am now faced with a $9200 engine replacement for a truck less than five years old and with only 94000 miles. Great to see they stand behind their product - Does anyone know if there is an on going class action lawsuit? This is unacceptable and ridiculous. I will never buy a ford again.


Timothy W. said
554 days ago
Engine fail safe mode light keeps coming on


greg r. said
554 days ago
have several fords with the 5.4 engine they all are failing. please contact me


michael k. said
554 days ago
yes same problems


Michael S. said
553 days ago
My 2006 F150 FX4 with 5.4 triton has jumped time 4 times and the oil pump was the problem. At least thats what the shop said and the throttle body cause my truck idles at 400rpm and when hot shuts down. I have spent over $5000 dollars on repairs and ford knows this is a problem and yhey need to own up and fix it.


Michael S. said
553 days ago
The ford trucks with the 5.4 triton 3 valve engine has major issuses. First is the 2 piece oil pump that comes apart and dosent send oil to top of motor where cams are located causing it to jump time. They also have issues with the throttle body which after a short time drops down to about 400 rpms. This will not let enough oil flow to top of motor causing it to jump time as well. This truck has had oil changed every 3000 miles with the recommended oil. I have had more problems with this ford than any other auto I have ever owned. Ford needs to stand up and take care of this problem or they are going to lose alot of loyal customers and should go bankrupt. I hope they choose to fix the 2004 through 2008 models with the 3 valve motor. If not I will never buy a Ford again or anyone in my family. I have spent more than $5000 dollars in 18 months and still cant drive my truck. What a rip off ford has become.


Jack B. said
553 days ago
WE should all get together and create a National Add to let Ford know that making a Truck that requires an engine swap at 100,000 miles will not be tolerated. These trucks are junk, there are shops that are opening now that specialize in rebuilding these Engines because of the demand.


Scott K. said
553 days ago
2005 Expedition, sounds like engine is coming apart. Rattles all the time, some times dies. Worried about driving it anywhere. Sounds like a diesel. I am worried about spending $2500 to "fix" being that many people claim to still have the same issue.


Kenneth M. said
552 days ago
I bought a2007 Ford F-150 FX2 Crew can Brand new in August 2007 & from day one I have had a problem with the transmission where when it shifts gears it feels like something is pushing the truck like another vehicle is behind you pushing it took it to the ford dealer and all they they did was drive it around a little & then say yea we fell that but don't know what it is and that you have 5 years or 60,000 miles to figure it out they never even tried to fix that & it still does that .I have had the transmission serviced twice & when I had it serviced I had them flush the whole transmission fuild & then drain that replace the transmission filter and then refill the fuild so each time it was a double service . Well I now have Only 47,000 miles on it & it still does the same thing !! Also the cam phasers do rattle , more noticeable at a drive thur or something & well I have only used synthic oil & either mobile I oil with mobile 1 filters or I have also used royal purple oil or Amsoil ! Also I have either used the mobile 1 filters or K&N filters or wix platuim filters ! Also only used 5W20 oil but now I run amsoil 0W30 just trying to make it quiter it pumps up to the heads quicker and don't thin out as much at operating temps ! But it still ticks but not as loud as most that you hear . But also I have never hauled with it & do not drive unless it for highway travel .but with only 47,000 miles on a 8 year truck I should not have these problems! Now the other thing is the other car that we have it's a 2002 ford explorer and well that is a mess the timing chain tensioners went bad took 6 months to have fixed ended up having a used motor put in after they did the timing chains 6 times Ford has made 1 bad vehicle after another


Donna B. said
552 days ago
Just Purchased a used 2006 F250 from a Ford Dealer, they did not disclose any problems 83,000 miles not even 60 days and now the check engine and electronic throttle control light is on and the truck wont move. We has always owned a ford truck. Sad we purchased a new Mustang last year. Ford needs to step up to the plate.


Michelle P. said
552 days ago
I have less than 70,000 miles on my 2004 Ford F150 4x4.I have replaced front springs,transmission,starter,emergency brake unit that exploded going over a tall bridge,and I am in the proccess of replacing the front ballbearings, shocks, tires,and any repairs to do with codes P0113,P0114 B1360 and 010. This ia goind to cost me well over another $2000.00 if not more. I have already spent over $3000.00. Would any Ford dealer like to pay me back for these repairs since nobody informeed me of these problems in the past? I am a widowed parent and have always bought from Ford. This is going to change. I would never allow a chevy in my drive. Looks like that may change also. So much for being a Loyal Ford Buyer. I have several hundred car show trophies that were won with fords. Shame on you "FORD". I guess you have proven all those Chevy Drivers that F.O.R.D. does stand for "FIX OR REPAIR DAILY". SO, I will have to put more money into a truck that is worth 10 to 12 thousand dollars if I sell it . No one will buy it now. Say $11,000.00 minus say $7000.00 in repairs, minus what I owe on it would equal this $11,000.00 truck being only worth $approx. $2000.00. Is that approx. a $9000.00 loss? Just doesn't seem right to take advantage of anyone for this amount whether or not that I am a widowed female or a well todo male, does it? It would be cheaper for you to pay for all my repairs than it would for you to go to court wouldn't it? Of course you can always extend a court ruling for years can't you? That would look real good for Ford. Do the right thing. Be Human and not corporate. What is MORALY right here. Your Ford people have said alot about the Loyalty they had when buying a car. How Loyal are you to your Customers?(paychecks) Sorry, Just had to get some of this off my chest. I will wait as long as it takes to get a response to this .You can buy me out for $11,000.00 right now. Think about it.


said
552 days ago
Purchased used 2006 F 250 with 5.4 triton June 20 . Had all the issues mentioned , CEL ,diesaling and stalling, well July 15 motor seized . Have had it towed to local ford dealer still waiting for verdict.


Grant W. said
551 days ago
I've got a 2007 F-150 XLT with 137,000 miles; and just like many of the other owners of the 2004 to 2008 vehicles, my truck stalls below 1200 rpm and shakes like a magnitude 6.0 earthquake. I took it to the dealer who charged me almost $600 to tell me I need a new engine, which they would install for $9,500!!!. With the sheer volume of known issues with this engine design, they should have been able to tell me what's wrong with the engine without even looking at it! I also thought is was odd for them to suggest replacing the engine in lieu of repairing the problems with the existing engine. It's like they were reading from a script! In my opinion,they know its' a piece of junk and don't want the liabiltiy knowing that it will fail again! I don't know what legal solutions we owners have going forward, but I would definitely be interested persuing a class action suit forcing Ford to make good on their substandard product.


joseph c. said
550 days ago
Yes am having the same problem with my 04 f150. Truck making a ticking sound on the passenger side and misfiring real bad. Very bad motor .


jeanine k. said
550 days ago
I have a 2007 ford f150 triton 5.4l and it is mis firing when it gets to 40 to 50 mph .. there is no check engine light that comes on and I have scheduled to have it looked at to see what the problem is ... my vehicle only has 67000 miles on it and is up to date on its services ..


jeanine k. said
550 days ago
I have a 2007 ford f150 triton 5.4l and it is mis firing when it gets to 40 to 50 mph .. there is no check engine light that comes on and I have scheduled to have it looked at to see what the problem is ... my vehicle only has 67000 miles on it and is up to date on its services ..


Jermie T. said
550 days ago
Yes same problems with my 05 expedition


Joshua W. said
549 days ago
2004 Lariat Supercrew (late model) with 5.4 3V. I have replaced can phaser, fuel pump cont module because Ohio salt ate through the metal where it was on the frame rail. Replaced intake manifold and then timing chain went and chewed up engine. Only means of transportation while I'm on workers comp now I'm looking at 6500 posts and labor to replace it.


said
549 days ago
2007 F-50 5.4. Only owners with 54,000 miles, it's in getting the motor replaced. Cam phasers, $7500 ford won't do anything. Will not buy another one. Our last 5 vehicles have been fords from the same dealership l. Well the Chevy dealership is down the rd. guess where we're going.


Tony A. said
548 days ago
2004 f150 5.4 3v 61.000 engine lose oil every 2000 miles half quart engine OK for now but I can hear soft tap on Passenger Side not loud but I know it's coming engine failure really ford the only way to save your motor from cam phasers going bad you have to get the cam phaser lock out if you don't have that many miles on there or you will be replacing the engine the motor still junk .


Janice R. said
548 days ago
2006 F150 we have already had 1 spark plug coil that blow out of the engine. Got it repaired and replaced all of the other spark plugs at that time. Within 2 months it blew again. Engine idles rough. We have been told by our mechanic that the computer module is now having problems and that it is probably connected. The truck idles rough and ticking in the engine.


chris b. said
547 days ago
2006 Expedition 5.4 w only 51k miles...eats plugs, burns electrodes right off..

both exhaust manifolds broken. noisy. thousands of dollars to fix. truck is nearly perfect except exhaust noise


Annette M. said
546 days ago
I have an 04 f150 with the 5.4 that knocks also.


JOE M. said
546 days ago
I HAVE A 2006 FORD F150 5.4; SOUNDS LIKE A DIESEL AT IDLE;;; PUT IN REVERSE RATTLE AND ALMOST DIES.


Lance D. said
545 days ago
UH-OH! Always loved Ford cars and trucks. Just bought a used 2007 F-150 with about 70,000 miles from a dealer here at Capital Auto Mall here in Olympia, WA. Looks like the VCT solenoids are bad. At least I'm praying it is only that and not the phaser also And I turned down the 3 year warraty that was about $3000. Options available are???


Lance D. said
545 days ago
UH-OH! Always loved Ford cars and trucks. Just bought a used 2007 F-150 with about 70,000 miles from a dealer here at Capital Auto Mall here in Olympia, WA. Looks like the VCT solenoids are bad. At least I'm praying it is only that and not the phaser also And I turned down the 3 year warraty that was about $3000. Options available are???


Tommy B. said
545 days ago
I have the same problem on my f150 5.4. Phasers make it sound like a diesel and it has loss of power


reid K. said
545 days ago
2006 ford f150 with phasers failing and timing tensioner problems


Matt B. said
544 days ago
Have a 05 f150 4x4 120,000 bad phasers plugs misfiring jerking love ford but thay fd this one up


Matt B. said
544 days ago
Have a 05 f150 4x4 120,000 bad phasers plugs misfiring jerking love ford but thay fd this one up


Michael R. said
544 days ago


Michael R. said
544 days ago


Michael A. said
544 days ago
My high mileage engine is dieseling and losing power at times. Does not use much oil, and has always run good. Now it's stalling and seems to fit the description in this memo.


Randy B. said
543 days ago
2007 Expedition XLT SSV with 145,350 miles.... Suddenly has now power under load, poor fuel mileage. Plugs, coil paks, fuel filter all changed.... Timing swings negative under load.... Cam phasers/timing chain/VCT now being investigated....


Nicole S. said
543 days ago
2004 F-150, 5.4L 130K. Was advised that I either have to replace the cam phasers, minimum $1600 or replace the engine. Reading through this is quite frustrating. There is a defect in the way the engine was manufactured but no responsibility is being taken.


huynh b. said
543 days ago
i bought 2004 f150 5.4 when is was 20000 miles now 74000 miles two ago i changing spark plug have five broken a month ago noise like diesel i took to ford dealer in town and they told me just a cam phaser is normal ,tow week ago the engine light come on is give me all kind the code , u1900 /p0352/ p0010/ p1299/ p0020 what up with all this code ford how can i fix this problem / right now is lost power, i love this truck still like new but no $ to fix


michael w. said
541 days ago
Lets go Ford, admit the cam phaser, valve ticking defect. If your "Ford Tough" then stand up as company! I own a 2007 ford expedition, should have bought a toyota sequoia and I am embarrassed every time Im either pulling into a drive way or stuck in traffic, due to the disel noise coming from the engine.


Marissa G. said
541 days ago
I bought a 2008 F 150 having trouble with this truck after 4 months of buying it transmission went out was replaced since then my truck has not been functioning properly 2 years later started making a diesel truck sound an losses power when I accelerate it do not trust my truck anymore and has not even reached the 71,000 miles.


Daniel M. said
540 days ago
Yup 2010 F150 Lariat. Cam phaser failure at 72,000 miles. Stalling and rough idle. Happened in a very vulnerable position and could have been very serious


Randal K. said
540 days ago
2004 f150 lariat. 135k.
Same Issue
Told I needed a new motor


LaVaun R. said
539 days ago
Just keep replacing, quite a bit of money in repairs. Almost got into an accident as it decided to stall out while trying to cross an intersection. 2006 F-250 with 5.4. Cannot handle the expense of a new motor.


Jeff L. said
539 days ago
Have a 2004 Ford f150 5.4 liter cranking motor at 97,000 miles shuddering shaking dying rough idle replaced all sensors VCT silinoids cams timing chains still same thing just what a piece of work on this motor


Jeff L. said
539 days ago
Have a 2004 Ford f150 5.4 liter cranking motor at 97,000 miles shuddering shaking dying rough idle replaced all sensors VCT silinoids cams timing chains still same thing just what a piece of work on this motor


Steve H. said
537 days ago
I purchased Two fords for my business in 2006 the first one failed at thirty thousand miles ford would not honor the warranty as they said it was my fault because I did my own maintainance. The second one lasted to just over a hundred thousand and that motor needs to be replaced too. The first one I let them repo because I still owed 29 thousand and they wouldn't repair it.


Dean M. said
537 days ago
This is not isolated to just those year models. I had a 2000 F150 5.4l that I drove for nearly 9 years to the month and had 189,000 miles. Absolutely perfectly maintained(as are all my vehicles)Only issue was the crappy plug situation but no other engine issues. I sold it and purchased a brand new 2009 F150 5.4l in January of 2009. Less than 6 months had check engine light going on and off. Told by dealer that there was nothing wrong. It continued. They replaced sensors. It still continued and they said it may just be a "funny connection somewhere"...."nothing that can be done". At about the 30k mile mark there was off/on rough idle at times. Again...."nothing wrong". At close to 70k miles after check engine lights continued and rough idle off/on, Ford suggested that the 100k mile tune up be done. "That should take care of it". No luck. Perfect maintenance throughout. Had 100k mile extended warranty, but they could never find anything. At just over a 100k miles I took it in to check the AC that was not cooling properly, and again, mentioned the continued rough idle that had been going on/off for several years and was getting worse and worse. They had my vehicle for 2 hours and called me and told me my engine was "toast"! "Pardon me?" I said. "Ya unfortunately you need a new engine." I had every maintenance record down to replacement light bulbs. I had some oil changes done at Lamb's Tire and Auto. The service tech said "Lamb's used wrong oil filter". "Are you saying Lamb's ruined my engine?" I asked. "No, we're not saying that" he said. "Excuse me, what are you saying?" I asked. The Ford service tech then stated "engines are mechanical, like washing machines, they just break!". I went round and round with them. Got a second opinion from an independent mechanic that went there to look at the truck. Needs new engine after perfect maintenance and just over 100k miles of mild use.....at my expense! I have since spoke to 4 people with nearly identical stories. Now Ford has told me to be sure to only use a Motorcraft oil filter because of the "special check valve in it to prevent engine damage". No one told me that before? The dealer says "Ford always recommends using only Ford parts and when you don't, they are not responsible." Out of those 4 people I talked to with new engines. 2 were paid for by Ford under warranty and the other 2, plus mine, were paid for out of pocket with Ford refusing any liability. I talked to a few folks, one inside Ford dealership, that said Ford has known about this all along! "Too big a problem".


Dale H. said
537 days ago
I have a 2007 5.4 triton and it has also failed, replaced cam phaser now there are other engine noises and i am not sure after reading all these post what to do. Do i take a chance and put my hard earned money into a mechanics pocket or just finish paying it off and take it to the scrap yard to recover a few hundred dollars. Ford needs to held accountable for this problem


Tommy C. said
536 days ago
Yes I am having the same issue


Michael O. said
536 days ago
Twelve days ago same issue with 05 f150. Get in truck to drive to work, everything is fine. Get on highway, engine starts chugging, check engine light flashing, can't keep vehicle to speed, have to pull over to let cars pass. Finally make it to work, truck flashing multiple engine codes. Take it to nearby shop where they tell me it needs a rebuilt engine to the tune of $7600. Truck not even worth anything on trade in now. Unlike some others I have never used anything but Motorcraft oil filters and synthetic blend or better oil. Ford knew and should be held responsible!


Ronald J. said
535 days ago
2006 f -150 jumps and jerks around 50-60 mph


Robert R. said
535 days ago
2004 Ford F 150 Triton first a simple spark plug change turned into a major job after all 8 plugs broke then had to buy special tool to remove broken sections. Now at 130 K I have major engine noise cam phaser replacement or engin replacement at $7000. FORD please take accountability!!!


chris l. said
534 days ago
Same issues with my 07 super crew 5.4, needs a new engine now, 114,000 miles


Sandra G. said
534 days ago
I have a 2008 Expedition, vehicle has 103,000 miles and stopped running while in drive and had to coast to safe place. Dealer is saying it needs a new motor $8,000. This sucks and Ford should pay to replace these defective motors, they knew they were defective and sold them anyway.


matthew r. said
534 days ago
Same as everyone else. 2005 king ranch.. 5.4 major ticking on riverside… came phaser timing chain slap.. and everything else. throws codes for everything under the sun… if motor is cold won't tick for first 5 min then ticks runs rough acts terrible .. sometimes it goes away sometimes it does… 142,000 miles love the truck .. but i have had it with the lack of commitment from Ford no man up and realize they have a problem… now its going to cost me thousands i don't have… and it shouldn't be this way.. truck was well taken care of oil changes at 3000 all the time new parts whenever it needed it .. and now this..


said
534 days ago
I have 2005 f150 lariat and this motor runs like shit, it sounds like a powerstroke but it is a gas motor. It's got no get up and it is an embarrassment to drive


Brian E. said
532 days ago
I have an 04 f150 5.4 3 valve. It too is starting with the same issues as most in here. I owe like 13k on it yet and i'm thinking i'm gonna get stuck with a piece of crap. Such a shame. It's a nice vehicle. Unfortunately the motor is junk. Ford. Do the right thing here please.


vincent p. said
532 days ago
Same thing over here....cam phasers....


Kayla T. said
531 days ago
Same issue as everyone else!!!!!! Less than 80,000 miles on the engine!!!! People have solutions for the problem but that doesn't always work either. You're still having to spend thousands not knowing if is going to fix your problem! Thousands us middle class people don't have!!!!! I have always been ford loyal but now I'd like to park this think in the CEO's driveway and light it on fire!!!!


darren p. said
531 days ago
have a 2009 f-150 with all the same issues as everyone else don't know what to do only got the truck 2 years ago ?????? $$$$$$$$$$


said
531 days ago
replaced engine in2004 fx ford and having problems with replacement motor


Toby L. said
531 days ago
This is utter crap. 12k quote to replace an engine < 140000 KM


Korey T. said
530 days ago
2006 F150 5.4 Triton misses real bad under load. changed plugs, coil packs, injectors and still having the same problem. no code is showing up on the scanner. will never by a Ford again they should with repairs very costly!!


William C. said
530 days ago
I have many of the same problems


Corey W. said
528 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 4x4 and have been having the same problems that everyone on this thread have been having. I would like to be added to the class action lawsuit. Please contact me!!


George W. said
527 days ago
Went from tapping noise after first spark plug change, was told that it was normal with the new spark plugs and was charged for each spark plug that they broke taking them out. After the second plug change, in a couple of day starting having problems, took truck back, was told need one coil pack I think #2. Now engine light is on was told #3 misfire, but couldn't get it to come back was told to drive and if it comes back to bring vehicle back in. Took to ford was told I have slug and VCT solenoid and they recommend a engine. What should I do


mathew b. said
526 days ago
I have a 07 f150 5.4, I have replaced the crank shaft and bearings, timing chain and guides, cam phasers, oil pump and vct solenoids. The truck still does not run right, I have not been able to drive it for 3 months nad it's not paid off. I am still trying to find a solution but very frustrated at this point.


Thomas H. said
525 days ago
We brought 08 f150 5.4l we are having problems with 1 of 12 cam sensors. It knocks after we make a trip anywhere. What the problem be should ford have to pay for a new motor for our truck.


clifford R. said
525 days ago
I just got 2005 Ford f150. Not even a week and I'm having problem.
Cam phaser. I should got in a chef truck.


Devin F. said
524 days ago
I have a horrible problem with my 04 5.4 l sounds like a diesel ford tells me it's normal but I know its not only 112,000 miles shouldn't be happening cam phasers are bad


Alyson O. said
522 days ago


marc n. said
522 days ago
2007 f150 5.4 3v cam phaser/ vct issues. Was told at dealership that it is common maintenance every 100k mikes. $3100 is not common maintenance. My truck has 99k miles.


mark z. said
522 days ago
ford step up to the plate and buy back my 2004 fx4 that I am thinking about junking.


mark z. said
522 days ago
ford step up to the plate and buy back my 2004 fx4 that I am thinking about junking.


Jerome R. said
522 days ago
bought a used 05 f250 w/47k miles. at 53k the motor puked. Ford replaced it at no cost to me but am having similar prob. replaced cam sensors and still the cam-phaser tick. sounds like a diesel noise. Have replaced 7 of 8 cop's replaced pcm on my own, but no change so put orig. back in. now have 197k and am having p2004 code now.


Chris F. said
521 days ago
I have owned my '05 Eddie Bauer Expedition since late 2007. Bought it at 42,000 moles, now at 194,000. I can't even begun to tell you how much that I have had to put into this truck. Coils, transmission, ac compressor, and now possibly a new main Computer. Ever since I got it, I would hear a loud clicking or tapping in reverse, especially backing up a hill. The mileage fluctuates a lot and it has never really had a smooth idle, this thing is very temperamental. If Ford can do anything, or if they are forced by the courts to do anything, I want in!


Chris F. said
521 days ago
I have owned my '05 Eddie Bauer Expedition since late 2007. Bought it at 42,000 moles, now at 194,000. I can't even begun to tell you how much that I have had to put into this truck. Coils, transmission, ac compressor, and now possibly a new main Computer. Ever since I got it, I would hear a loud clicking or tapping in reverse, especially backing up a hill. The mileage fluctuates a lot and it has never really had a smooth idle, this thing is very temperamental. If Ford can do anything, or if they are forced by the courts to do anything, I want in!


Dennis N. said
521 days ago
04 f150 Lariat 5.4 3v 127000 miles replaced cam phasers, vct solenoids, timing chains, guides, tensioners, and cats that were destroyed by the excess fuel created by the failing parts. truck ran good for 1200 miles and now my oil preasure is dropping off on idle. truck shutters and shuts off. Now I am told I need an oil pump and possible have a trust bearing problem. I think it is time Ford does the right thing. replace these motors. The only bright side to this problem is that we consumers have other choices when it comes to purchasing a new truck


Cass R. said
521 days ago
I have an 04 f150 with the 5.4 I have replaced the engine due to cam phasers the transmission has Ben replaced all of the auto windows has failed and had to be replaced I have put so much money in this truck and now the B C M has to be replace i wish I could recover something back I own 4 fords and love the way they look and drive but this thing is junk


Daniel G. said
520 days ago
2004 f150 63000.00 miles knocks ticks dealers will not touch to work on or do they want to buy or trade. Ford knows what they did and will not admit they are wrong and take responsibility for their mistake shame on you Ford someday you will have to answer to God about this. To whom much is given much is required.


John O. said
519 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat with a 5.4L 3V Triton Engine with 110,000 miles on it. The idle on it drops to around 1000 RPM and it stalls on me when I am at a Stop Light or pulling into a parking spot. The engine also sounds like a Diesel engine with all the noise it makes. I have not taken it to a mechanic but from what I am reading here sounds like I might have to have the same repairs or replace the engine as others have already done.


Manuel D. said
518 days ago
Good morning yes I have Ford Expedition 2008 5.4 and yes I had has a lot of problems it was my daughter past 3 year my problems from catalin converted to apart plog to injectors and just this week the engen ???? What to do. ......


Troy P. said
518 days ago


Troy P. said
518 days ago
I bought 2004 ford f150 xlt, v8, 5.4L 330 CID. I have had nothing but problems. The check engine light is continual problem with registration od vehicle with code after code coming up costung me thousands. It will go off, but return. Now its the ABS and all the B S that comes with that. It has terrible gas mileage. The leaky radiator problem repaired is back again and all kinds. I have to register again. Along with that is hundreds of dollars paid to shops that never fixes the problem or even know the problem.


Troy P. said
518 days ago
I bought 2004 ford f150 xlt, v8, 5.4L 330 CID. I have had nothing but problems. The check engine light is continual problem with registration od vehicle with code after code coming up costung me thousands. It will go off, but return. Now its the ABS and all the B S that comes with that. It has terrible gas mileage. The leaky radiator problem repaired is back again and all kinds. I have to register again. Along with that is hundreds of dollars paid to shops that never fixes the problem or even know the problem.


Terry C. said
518 days ago
I bought 2005 f150 4x4 lariat with 238,000 miles it run fine when i bought it having the same problems have had it 6 months already had cam phaser replaced . having the idle , stalling at stop lights no power i have been a ford truck man for years never had this problem i dont want to sink more money in it if is junk


Jackie N. said
517 days ago
Same issue cam phaser in my 05 f 150!!!! Replacing engine now but come on ford, i have an 93 f 150 thats still running with only rust related problems. Ford you need to take responsibility and fix this


Mark Z. said
517 days ago
In 2004, I special ordered my 2005 Ford F-150 lariat super crew from a ford dealer for $41,500.00. Within months I had the front rotors replaced due to Ford placing under seized rotors on this vehicle. At the same time I spoke with service manager at Ford dealer at Al Pimonte in Melrose Park, Illinois about the knocking noise in the motor. He said it was normal for the 5.6 triton. I have now 63500 miles and it sounds like I own a Diesel engine. I learned now that it would be a big expanse for me to fix this and it may not stop the problem. I emailed ford directly and never received a response. Maybe Ford will admit to this failure and help out the people who kept them in business. The design or the truck is great. As for this motor I would say it's a major failure.


Miles K. said
516 days ago
I have a 04 f150 4x 4 lariat with 117000 miles and I got it used with 40000 miles and after putting 10000 miles had to have the vct solenoids changed twice now at 118000 I have to change the vct solenoids again this time it is worse the engine misfires and shutters and dies when coming to a stop. Also this engine has another engineering flaw the spark plugs will snap in half when removing them . I have been working on cars since 1980 and am a die hard ford guy and ford should do some thing to help us customer to have kept them I business but since no one has died because of this defect it is not a recall. They should be proactive and help us before someone does die. There is a lock kit to prevent this noise issue / missfire / shutter and they should pay to have this done for every 5.4 engine . Doing this should prevent other problems .


John Z. said
516 days ago
2006 XLT 5.4L, cam phasors on passenger side just started to get noisy on warmup at 71,000 miles. Truck has been babied, maybe pulls a load three times a year. Besides the whole spark plug issue that was a major problem this truck will be the last ford ever own.


darrell b. said
515 days ago
I just purchased a ford f150 crew cab a week ago and when I come to a stop it stalls out and has died a cple times and it is making a knocking niose. When I start it up it sounds like a diesel. I put the E brake on when I was parked on a hill and it got stuck I drove it 5miles before it finally straightened out. This vechile only has 67000 miles on it and shouldn't have any problems especially engine problems. I took ut to the dealership were I purchased it and they told me it was the variable cam time celeniod and we are looking at 2000 to 3000 and I just paid 20,000 for the vehicle. D


darrell b. said
515 days ago
I just purchased a ford f150 crew cab a week ago and when I come to a stop it stalls out and has died a cple times and it is making a knocking niose. When I start it up it sounds like a diesel. I put the E brake on when I was parked on a hill and it got stuck I drove it 5miles before it finally straightened out. This vechile only has 67000 miles on it and shouldn't have any problems especially engine problems. I took ut to the dealership were I purchased it and they told me it was the variable cam time celeniod and we are looking at 2000 to 3000 and I just paid 20,000 for the vehicle. D


Destry R. said
515 days ago
Bought a 2004 F-150 supercrew cab in 2008 it had 40,000 miles on it. It now has 87,000. It always had a ticking sound and I was told that was normal. Recently the truck started to stall at low rmps. Was told it was vct celeniod, replaced both and the truck will start but the engine shakes and acts like its out of time. Re-set the ecm, have no oil pressure. I think the motor is shot. POS. The only thing that's positive about this is the truck is payed for. It will set until I can afford another motor. If I want to take the risk of put any more money into it. Un-happy with ford.


Christina S. said
515 days ago
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 Triton. Purchased March 1, 2014 with 72k miles. Since purchasing the vehicle it has spent around 8 months in the shop (non consecutive). Had to have the transmission replaced 2 months after I purchased the truck (I never towed with it). Had to have the motor replaced because of the spark plug issue. Had to have the second motor replaced because the cam phasers went out. Had the transmission replaced again-the owner of the shop said it looked like a bomb went off in the transmission and that was barely recognizable as a transmission anymore. Had to have the motor replaced a third time because of the cam phasers. Now the temp gauges is no longer working and the truck is having issues shifting . After reading the codes and replacing the cht sensor (didn't fix issue) and cht sensor connector (didn't fix issue) I've figured out I need a flash up date for my pcm. So far I am out around $4200 and 8 months of drive time in the year and a half I have owned the vehicle.


Peter K. said
515 days ago
I have a 2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer and have replaced the plugs and replaced the coils many times only to continue to have the hesitation problem. Nothing I do seems to last.


Marsha D. said
515 days ago
I purchased a 2005 5.4 Super Crew Lariat. I had several engine problems throughout ownership. With two payments left the engine was deemed in need of replacement. I spent 48K for nothing but problems.


Thomas P. said
515 days ago
Same issues


Jeff N. said
514 days ago
I bought my 05 fx4 new in 05. I have had same issues as everyone else on this board the engine lights coils knocking engine shuttering. Never had problems til warranty was already ran out. Imagine that. This is not fair to the consumer to not take some the responsibility of a major issue of these engines.


said
514 days ago
2006 F250 59k miles and replaced plugs and coils due to misfiring. Then dealer diagnosed cam phasers and timing issues. 59k miles and need already spent in excess of $2.5k and it is still not 100%. Something needs to be done to hold manufacturer accountable.


Michael L. said
514 days ago
2006 F250 59k miles and replaced plugs and coils due to misfiring. Then dealer diagnosed cam phasers and timing issues. 59k miles and need already spent in excess of $2.5k and it is still not 100%. Something needs to be done to hold manufacturer accountable.


loren m. said
514 days ago
I just bought an 05 f150 with the 5.4 motor.....it currently has 45,000 miles and cam phasers going out.....all I can say is WTF.....alloy recourse against Ford?


patrick e. said
514 days ago
2004 f150 fx4 ccsb,5.4 had nothing but problems with mine, been parked for 6 monthes, had to buy another truck just for reliability, to get me to work.cam phaser s, and so on.along with it needs catalytic converters, because injectors were so out of wack from timing issue and burning off fuel.what a pile of crap, glad I have a yard ornament that cost me 223.67 a month


David J. said
514 days ago
Now starting to"backfire" when decelerating. and engine dying.


Joseph K. said
513 days ago
2006 f150 5.4 randomly runs like its running on half the cylinders and engine sounds like a diesel after warmed up... fixed once for 1500 dollars only to return less than 20,000 miles later... ford should be forced to put crate engines in all the affected vehicles or buy them back for what we paid.


Jon D. said
513 days ago
2004 F150 Lariat 5.4L here. These 3 valve triton engines are an embarrassment. It's an even bigger embarrassment that Ford won't be held responsible. They know and don't care that they're screwing civilians over, the majority being reguler blue collar American workers like myself. Currently dealing with the infamous VCT and Cam problems along with ingenious "2 piece" spark plugs that are seized on and are known to break off in pieces.


Travis L. said
513 days ago
I too have an '05 fx4 & after doing a ton of work on it the timing chain jumped or broke. Must have a new motor at my expense. First & last time I will ever support Ford.


Michael G. said
512 days ago
2006 F150 4X4 My truck has been plagued by acceleration problems since it had 40K miles on it. I replaced the motor with a motorcraft crate motor in 2009 after it was out of warranty. Still have the same issues. Love the truck-hate the power plant. Truck currently has 140K miles on it and it is have more acceleration problem again. As it happens intermittently, no one can nail down the exact problem


James K. said
512 days ago
2005 F150 4X4 5.4 Triton. Vehicle had had idle problems when warm, sounded like a diesel, and died several times in traffic. Replaced Cam Phasers, tensioners, timing chain and VCT Solenoids twice. Changed oil pump this last time to an aftermarket pump. Truck no longer stalls, but does still sound and run bad on occasion. This vehicle is not reliable and not safe! I live, work, and play in the Nevada desert - and I know that eventually this vehicle WILL leave me stranded! Problems started at 80K miles and I have nursed it along to 112K. I have put over $2000 in parts and special ford tools and killed several weekends and evenings working on this truck. I will probably need a new engine within the next 20k miles as the heads and cams do show signs of scoring. Only ever ran the motorcraft 5/20 oil with motorcraft oil filter. This is a blatant engineering flaw which will eventually get someone killed - either by stalling in traffic or leaving someone stranded.


Troy C. said
512 days ago
2008 f150 fx4. Got it a week ago. Now it needs a new engine??? So discussed. Feel I already overpayed for the truck due to a long story with a dealer screwing me over. Now I have a big loan on a broken truck. Always liked fords but starting to rethink that.


Mark J. said
512 days ago
The Cam Phasers went bad causing my 2004 F150 Fx4 to lose power and stall. Now it needs a new engine or a total rebuild.


said
511 days ago
All this sound familiar ,just started noticing this similar problems. Getting sick to my stomach on how much it costs to repair. Have a2008 fx4 with98000 miles. Runs well but every now and then I feel the truck being sluggish and feels like it down shifts funny. I drive it w/o overdrive and feels better! Dont know if I should sell.


Ray M. said
511 days ago
Truck check engine light is on misfire on coil 3 changed coil and sparkplug and still get misfire on coil 3 even with new coil and sparkplug


Ray M. said
511 days ago
Truck check engine light is on misfire on coil 3 changed coil and sparkplug and still get misfire on coil 3 even with new coil and sparkplug


Anthony C. said
511 days ago
Bought a used 2006 F-150 with 134k miles on it. Drove it that weekend from North Florida to Tennessee and barely made it! Engine making horrible noises, trying to stall out on the interstate, horrible loss of power at times, starting to smell an exhaust leak now, transmission feels like it is slipping. Horrible for any vehicle under 150k miles


Dennis M. said
511 days ago
Have a 2006 F150 with the 5.4l engine. Been out of service for close to a year because of needing and engine. Still paying for it. Very disappointed in ford for not standing behind their product.


Michael P. said
511 days ago


Tim B. said
509 days ago
I have 2006 Ford F-150 with only 35k. Cold start in the morning loud ticking noise at first then it quits down ... Put any load on it ...example going up hill or hauling a boat the noise is extremely loud. This is B.S FORD!! my first ford truck and my very last!! FORD screwed me!! A Freaking lemon!! AMERICAN PRIDE !! LMAO! F - failed O -oblivious R-refutation D-disgruntled


Leslie H. said
508 days ago
I bought a used 2005 f150xlt 5.4. The cam position sensor said it was bad so replaced it drove great for 4000 miles then it went out again


Carvin M. said
508 days ago
I just bought my 2008 ford f150 5.4, 8/2/2015 drove it home 2hrs later it started to sound like hell. The next morning 8/3/2015, I carried back to the car lot. They told me to bring it back on that Thursday morning, they kept it four days. I picked up on Monday morning two hour later right back to the dealership. Today is 9/1/2015, and the still have. They are replacing the engine with a new one in the crate. I wonder it ford has done anything to solve the problem? They said the oil pump, cam phasers, and a couple more things was wrong. The good thing about it, they paid my 1st truck payment, and a rented dodge 1500 to drive. I have a 1992 f150 parked in my backyard, which I have owned for 15yrs and the only thing I done to it was replaced the timing chain. This modern technology, I don't like it not one bit.


said
507 days ago
I was going to buy a used f-150 . found a great deal on a 2005 . now I know why it is a great deal !!! Looks like I am gonna stay with Chevy or dodge !!!!!!!


said
507 days ago
I was going to buy a used f-150 . found a great deal on a 2005 . now I know why it is a great deal !!! Looks like I am gonna stay with Chevy or dodge !!!!!!!


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507 days ago


Osvaldo R. said
507 days ago
I purchased a 2005 Ford F-150 FX4
Same issue cam phasers as well spark plugs
Dealership said it needed a new engine at 130k miles.
Quoted 7k for a new engine. Disappointing to see a great company like ford
Not step up and do right by consumers who've been so loyal for so many years.


Mark C. said
507 days ago
No solution but I've spent a lot of money and a ton of work nothing is working and truck is still the way it was when my mechanic started


Richard W S. said
507 days ago
My truck died 05 expedition putting.. backfire stalling junk truck. 93,467 miles...replaced granny..'replaced air conditioning unit...replaced power steering unit...the list goes on ...should be a class action suit.


branimir v. said
506 days ago
i have 2004 f150 from the ticking to srge and stalling


branimir v. said
506 days ago
i have 2004 f150 from the ticking to srge and stalling


branimir v. said
506 days ago
i have 2004 f150 from the ticking to srge and stalling


Philip F. said
505 days ago
I purchased a 2005 f150 and I had the plugs changed at 100,000 mi. and 6 broke off costing me $1600.00. Afterwards multiple 'check engine lights with codes for fuel injectors,coil over ignition,bank 1 & 2 issues. Every time I addressed each issue there was ALWAYS another. At 140,000 mi. and changing oil religiously at or before 3,000 mi.,while idling at a traffic light it threw a rod.


MIKE S. said
505 days ago
05 f150 first the spark plugs broke off in the head.I should of got rid of it then. But no i keep it and the problems keep coming. Replaced coil packs fuel injectors now having problems with the cam phasers and vct.


Ray C. said
503 days ago
How do I know if I meet the requirement to join the lawsuit. My truck is an 08 with 98000 miles and just now started to act weird like issues stated above.


Michael R. said
503 days ago
I bought a 04 f150 from Joe Cooper Ford in Shawnee Oklahoma after 2008 without them telling me that issues on it


Dale W. said
502 days ago


Kijafa B. said
502 days ago
I'm also having cam phaser issues. I was driving on the interstate with my wife and kids. My check engine light came on, then the oil pressure gauge went to zero and back to the normal position. After that, the check gauges light came on. My 2005 ford expedition, lost power, shuddered and died, while driving. A trailing eighteen wheeler just missed us by a few feet. while trying to coast to the shoulder. I restarted the truck and got out to check it and it sounded like a diesel truck. Thank god that truck driver was able to avoid us! I had it checked by a mechanic and was told about the cam phasor issue with these engines.


Judy G. said
501 days ago
My 2004 Expedition is has the same problem with the overdrive. I tried to accelerate entering the highway. I hit the gas, and nothing happened. I had to dive onto the shoulder to keep from getting hit. Thank god my kids weren't in the car!


trevor b. said
501 days ago
2004 f-150 lariat 4 door
ticking motor , no power, surging and stalling


Glenn G. said
501 days ago
2009 F150 4X4 5.4 liter. Cam phaser problems. It knocks and jumps time frequently. I can't afford to fix it, and I'm just so glad it hasn't blown up on me already. I can't trade it in, because I can't get anything for it. Because it constantly knocks. Ford should do a recall, and replace all 5.4 motors with problems, with a new 5.0. I have heard nothing but good things about them.


kirk f. said
501 days ago
2005 F150...4 GRAND TO HAVE THE ENGINE REBUILT; 18 MONTHS LATER MECHANIC SAYS IT NEEDS TO HEADS REPLACED.
JUNK


David B. said
501 days ago
My 2008 F150 XLT for the most part has been performing well. The only issue I've had is the check battery light. It goes on and off randomly. My shop can't figure out why. it's charging the battery and there are no other symptoms other than the light coming on. The engine started to consume oil, about a 1/2 QT between oil changes which my shop tells me is normal. I have no idea what a lot of the complaints on this page are about.


Shane S. said
501 days ago
2005 Ford F150, same issues of cam phaser knocking, and all you hear from the mechanics , are they will not touch this motor, not even to change the spark plugs. hard explanation to swallow when you buy what you thought would be a good dependable truck.


Chad T. said
501 days ago
I own a 2006 F150 and a 2008 Expedition, both with the 5.4 Triton. Both of them hammer like crazy when started. It's only a matter of time before they fail I am sure.


Chad T. said
501 days ago
I own a 2006 F150 and a 2008 Expedition, both with the 5.4 Triton. Both of them hammer like crazy when started. It's only a matter of time before they fail I am sure.


Sanchez F. said
501 days ago
2006 F150 Super-crew w/5.4 Triton, I have noticed shortly after I bought it used that it pulls when I try and accelerate on the freeway. It always happens between 40 & 50 MPH. I have serviced everything that I thought it could be. Sometimes this even happens when I try and accelerate at 35 MPH.


james c. said
501 days ago
I can't believe no one has mentioned the spark plugs pulling the threads out of the head! They make a tool to fix it that's named, "the Triton" tool! How about that defect???


Jiah J. said
501 days ago
We have 2008 F250 5.4 diesel with engine issues and truck is sitting in a garage waiting for replacement engine.


Josephine R. said
501 days ago
I have a 2009 F-150 Lariat that the cam phazers and guides were replaced...thank goodness I did have an extended warranty on it or else it would have cost me over 3,000 with that repair and I also had the spark plugs changed out and the fuel neck had to be replaced.


robert c. said
501 days ago
same problems as everyone else, 2004 f150 supercrew


Richard S. said
501 days ago
2006 F-150, 5.4 Liter Same issues as 99% of the above folks. !35,000 mi and it sounds bad. I bought this truck new in 2006, changed oil every 5,000 miles.


Don H. said
501 days ago
Me too. I have a crew cab F150 FWD and treat it like a family car than a truck. Yes, I have had to replace my 5.4 l engine. What shocked me was the dealership was surprised and indicated this happens to this engine. Hmm seems it should have been a recall item.


edward d. said
501 days ago
I have a 2005 F250 130k purchase new from Sawgrass ford at 80k lots of valve noise that led to the cams replacement, lots of other issues brakes locking, plugs broken in head etc.


Terry J. said
501 days ago
Lots of valve noise.


Raymond G. said
501 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 with a 5.4L engine. It started to cold knock around 20k miles. I had it to the dealer several times and they changed the oil and basically said there is nothing they can do. They also stated that many of them knock like that and that it will run for many more thousands of miles. The truck also developed a shimmy under load and will backfire and hesitate at times. Oil has always been changed at appropriate intervals and I have all service records.


mike n. said
501 days ago
Yes I have the ticking noise and lack of acceleration. 103000 miles just had 100k tune up at 101k. I guess I need to take the loss and get a Chevy.


joseph v. said
501 days ago
I have a 2006 ford 350 with this motor. I have had the same problems with the motor over the years.


Timothy H. said
501 days ago
Have a 04 F150 super crew 5.4L having the same issue with the engine ticking told it was the cam phasers and will not hurt the engine now it is stalling when you come to a stop or at low speed


Jarret H. said
501 days ago
I have a 2005 Expedition 5.4L with 115K miles. The engine has a terrible rough idle and sounds like a diesel. Its been doing this for the last 5 years. I had the VMT solenoids replaced, cleaned the throttle body, etc. FORD states they "can't find the issue described" every time I take it in for this after dropping hundreds of dollars at it. But as soon as I take it in for a oil change, they state rough idle. WTF! This engine is poorly engineered with numerous flaws and they know it.


MARK J. said
501 days ago
2008 Lincoln Navigator with the 5.4. Engine starts and sounds like it's down a few quarts then warms up and is fine, but engine oil is within acceptable tolerances per the dipstick. Had to replace the plugs at 95k miles and quite a few broke (dealer) and then replaced all of the coils for the plugs.


Gregory R. said
501 days ago
I have a 2004 and my engine has been ticking since I got my truck. I need to know what Ford will do about it.


Ruth D. said
501 days ago
At 135k Ford says these engines are prone to breaking down. Coughing skipping and F**ting. Told all we had to do is put a new engine in it. We have replaced coils before. A new engine at 135K mikes ? I don't think so


Eddie L. S. said
501 days ago
I also have a 2008 XLT 5.4 liter engine. I brought it in 2012 used with 63,000 miles on it. I love this truck,first truck and first Ford. The reverse went backing into my driveway in 2014, that cost $1650.00. I replaced the manifold that had rust and holes in it, At least eight bolt heads had broken off. The exhaust also had to be replaced because of rust. Cost about $1,800. Now the good part, the cam phasers were replaced in January at a cost of $2,600. Five days later it's shaking and tattling like crazy,so back to the shop. After four days mechanic calls you need a NEW engine. At the end of this I'm out $7,200 for a new engine. It's a shame when a company as big as Ford and other American companies don't care about their customers concerns or safety. My truck truly was Found On Road Dead. Sad how greed had taken over.


Rebecca H. said
501 days ago
Bought a 2005 Extended Cab 4X 5.4l that was nothing but problems and recalls constantly! It cost us a fortune and then when paid off it started really falling apart. The engine always had the ticking sound like a diesel, transmission suddenly failed, engine light on all the time, the crash sensors kept malfunctioning, the seat belts kept jamming, and on and on. We spent thousands on this piece of junk even after we paid it off. we traded it in and got another Toyota that we love. Should have bought the Toyota to begin with.


Ed K. said
501 days ago
2004 F150 5.4L 3V at 34k miles lashers and cam phasers and cylinder heads replaced under warranty. At 98k miles truck died, hauled into dealer that replaced spark plugs for $800. Twenty (20) miles later it stalled again. Same dealer diagnosed burned cylinder #2 valves ,warped head, scored cam lobes and cam bearings. New crate motor cost me $7,800. Dealer would not do anything about the $800 plug cost done 20 miles earlier. I can't help but think parts of the 5 plugs that broke and had to be extracted resulted in particles in the engine that caused the scoring and valve damage.


Donald B. said
501 days ago
Yes. Cam Phasers problem. 120,000 miles 2004 F150 Lariat 5.4 Triton


Mike T. said
501 days ago
2006 F150 XLT 4WD with the same problems everyone else has. Broken spark plugs, timing chain, tensioners, sprocket all shot. Now the dreaded no oil pressure has lead to its final death. Spent over 5K keeping it running the past two years. And ultimately bought a GMC 2 years ago...with no problems at 59K miles!


Shane L. said
501 days ago
My 2005 F-150 has given me fits. I have had the coil packs completely replaced. After having those replaced, the problem came back after around 1500 miles. For some odd reason, this seemed to be the beginning of my transmission going bad and having to order one from LKQ that required special attention. Recently, my engine lost partial compression as it appears that either a spark plug blew off or some other crazy thing occurred with something in one "bank". My motor sounds like a bag of microwave popcorn under the hood, and if I want to drive it anywhere, I have to keep my left foot on the brake while I keep my foot on the gas so the idle rpm doesn't drop so much that the pickup dies. I am a Ford guy for life, but cannot afford to plug another thousand into this pickup.


Robert W. said
501 days ago
2004 F150 super crew. Same issue, sounds like a diesel for the 2nd time. Ford charged me $5,000 to "fix" it the 1st time. 30,000 miles later they want another $5k to "fix" it again or $7,500 to replace engine! This is just wrong. And to think Ford used to be a reputable company!


Everardo G. said
500 days ago
Purchased 2007 F150 FX2 brand new. Engine became sluggish in 2008. The dealer dodged it and never repaired. 10 different issues later the camshaft had to be replace because a roller and lifter got stuck bending a camshaft lobe from lack of oil pressure to the top end. $2000 repair lasted 20000 additional miles. Now im faced with a $7800 engine replacement. Ford: this is appalling. On the other hand TOYOTA is fixing my dads camry issues outside of warranty just to keep their good name. Ford could learn something from them.


william k. said
500 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 FX4 with the 5.4 triton. I bought it 'used' at 1 year old with 16,000 miles & now have 101,700. driving along it goes into a 'sputter' until I accelerate & it downshifts. sometimes this will happen while driving or from a standstill and will have no power to force me to pull over (dangerous while in traffic) & shut it off for a 'minute' & restart & it will be okay again. this has happened over the many years of owning it & the dealerships/private mechanics did not know what has been causing it ! Also, I have not change my original spark plugs (I attempted to do myself unaware of the 'problem' with them).I broke the passenger front & was able to drive it to the dealer where it was removed & new was installed, & I was told to leave the rest alone. I had about 75,000 miles on my truck at the time. there is also the start up 'ticking' that is heard until I start driving it (probably doesn't go away, I just don't hear it any longer at speed. I have read about the problem from many other owners & it is just another 'built-in' problem that Ford will not take responsibility for bad workmanship on these engines!!1 terrible !I have been in the auto parts 'business' for around 35 years, first co-owning/operating 2 stores myself, & then helped build & supervise a 19 store chain over 25 years there). I have 'seen & heard & done it all' around cars & never have I had a problem removing/changing spark plugs on any of my own vehicles until my F150 !! very upsetting especially after owning mostly Fords (approx. 12) my whole life !!! The fact is that Ford should take responsibility for obvious consistent defects in craftsmanship that Everyone that owns these engines/vehicles is/has been having.


william k. said
500 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 FX4 with the 5.4 triton. I bought it 'used' at 1 year old with 16,000 miles & now have 101,700. driving along it goes into a 'sputter' until I accelerate & it downshifts. sometimes this will happen while driving or from a standstill and will have no power to force me to pull over (dangerous while in traffic) & shut it off for a 'minute' & restart & it will be okay again. this has happened over the many years of owning it & the dealerships/private mechanics did not know what has been causing it ! Also, I have not change my original spark plugs (I attempted to do myself unaware of the 'problem' with them).I broke the passenger front & was able to drive it to the dealer where it was removed & new was installed, & I was told to leave the rest alone. I had about 75,000 miles on my truck at the time. there is also the start up 'ticking' that is heard until I start driving it (probably doesn't go away, I just don't hear it any longer at speed. I have read about the problem from many other owners & it is just another 'built-in' problem that Ford will not take responsibility for bad workmanship on these engines!!1 terrible !I have been in the auto parts 'business' for around 35 years, first co-owning/operating 2 stores myself, & then helped build & supervise a 19 store chain over 25 years there). I have 'seen & heard & done it all' around cars & never have I had a problem removing/changing spark plugs on any of my own vehicles until my F150 !! very upsetting especially after owning mostly Fords (approx. 12) my whole life !!! The fact is that Ford should take responsibility for obvious consistent defects in craftsmanship that Everyone that owns these engines/vehicles is/has been having.


Kendell B. said
500 days ago
Ihave a 2004 f150 2 window regulator fails and cam phasers rattling when i bought in 2005 with 44000 miles on it


Dane B. said
500 days ago
Mine engine blew last week. I will never buy a ford again!!!!


Dennis J. said
500 days ago
I have a 2004 F-150 Lariat with 5.4L engine. The cam phasers broke and had to be replaced last year for $3,000, with 110,000 miles after years of sputtering and hesitation in acceleration. Bought in 2006 with 25,000 miles. This problem is still ongoing.


Brian M. said
500 days ago
I bought a 2004 Ford F-150 5.4 l from Anderson Chevolet in Merriville Indiana I was driving it home from the dealer when it just shut down.
Dealer told me it was a O2 sensor.
Within a year 7 out 8 plugs broke off when changing them, cam shaft failures I had to buy a rebuilt engine for 4k and another $1000 to have it installed, I too have always stood behind Ford I treaded in my 2003 Ford Truck to buy this 2004 Ford with this 5.4 engine.
I have got no response from Ford I will never buy another Ford.



Chace G. said
500 days ago
I bought a 2004 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 and had to replace the engine after 120000 and also replace the passenger side catalytic converter and also had to get transmission fixed. Definitely looking elsewhere for my next vehicle.


Ben s. said
500 days ago
I have an 06 150 with this engine and 67K miles. I have not had any current issues. My extended warranty is up in about a month. Is there anything I can do to get a head of this besides sell it.


Carl W. said
500 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 with the (POS) 5.4 and have the same problems as everyone else. Ford needs to stand up and take responsibility to it's customers.


Darrin R. said
500 days ago
I have a F150 05 with the 5.4 and yep Phaser issues just like everyone else. It still has less then 80K but recently had to unplug the CPS just to get the engine to run.


Tyler Z. said
500 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 5.4 Triton. Just like others, I have cam phaser issues and cam phaser noise. My engine is underpowered. A recall or fix needs to happen.


Gary G. said
500 days ago
This is all too crazy. I have been going back and forth with Ford and my local dealership for years with this same issue. I purchased a 2008 f150 king ranch from the dealership and always had them do any service and oil changes every 3000 miles. told them about the engine noise and rattling and shaking after the engine is hot and you slow down. they kept telling me that it was ok until after warranty expired then want me to buy a new engine. I have been fighting this for over 5 years .


John S. said
500 days ago
I bought a 2004 F150 FX4 with the 5.4 Triton a few years ago. It had high miles, 205,000 at the time so take that for what it's worth. I got a very good price on it, and now I know why. It would sound like a diesel engine when idling. Shame that I didn't notice that on the test drive. Didn't think I had a power loss. However, my friend has a 1999 Silverado with the 5.3 V8 and about 300,000 miles and he could always pull away from my F150 which was supposed to have more power and torque. The Ford would always have to downshift to get up even slight hills when other trucks would stay in overdrive. Maybe it was down on power and I just didn't know it at the time.

I began researching the diesel noise and found out about the cam phasers, tensioners, timing chain and VCT solenoid problems so I traded the truck in right away while it still ran.

I still think the F150 is a great truck that was cursed with a bad engine. I would buy another one, just without the 5.4 Triton. I wish everyone the best of luck with their trucks.


Debbie D. said
500 days ago
2006 with 5.4 Triton engine. Replaced transmission at 60,000miles for $2,000 now just replaced defective cam phasers, timing, etc for $3,000 at 66 000 miles. No response from Ford! $5,000 in repairs in less than one year on a truck with only 66,000 miles. This truck has never pulled anything. Just used for local driving. Of course, this is all after warranty expired. Ford knows there is a problem with this engine but they won't stand up and take responsibility. Imagine having a mechanic whose job is just to fix the cam phaser problems with this Ford engine. Our future trucks purchases will NOT be Ford We are telling everyone about out nightmare.


Margaret P. said
500 days ago
Have a 2008 Ford Expedition with the 5.4L... Last year had a failing of the engine on the highway, which resulted in us having to pay to get a new engine put in. (We lost pressure and had a problem at the 3rd cylinder that was not repairable.)
Everyone we spoke to said that this should not have happened in this truck at this age/mileage.
We had to shell out $6000 just to keep the truck running on a new motor. Of course our warranty on the truck had just run out.


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499 days ago


J M. said
499 days ago
2006 F-150 HARLEY DAVIDSON--1 owner 70,000 miles--serviced by Ford--Engine problems. No re-calls on this vehicle--but 44 Bulletins in NHSTA


Todd p. said
499 days ago
My engine misfired one time and I took it in the next day. the torn the engine down and say the crank shaft is turning 3/4 by hand and the time chain was loose. THEY SAID IT WAS DUE TO AFTER MARKET OIL FILTER NOT LETTING OIL GET TO CRANK SHAFT ON START UP. I have read others about the same thing. my is a 2007 5.4l F-150


Todd p. said
499 days ago
My engine misfired one time and I took it in the next day. the torn the engine down and say the crank shaft is turning 3/4 by hand and the time chain was loose. THEY SAID IT WAS DUE TO AFTER MARKET OIL FILTER NOT LETTING OIL GET TO CRANK SHAFT ON START UP. I have read others about the same thing. my is a 2007 5.4l F-150


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499 days ago
Same issues


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499 days ago
Same issues


david w. said
498 days ago
2010 f150 just started the same crap that everyone else has said still owe 20.000 on this thing fords scamming everyone on this ----no recall


Jeffrey S. said
498 days ago
Purchased a 2007 f150 4x4 triton 5.4 engine with 138000 miles.6 months after purchase the engine started misfiring. Took it to mechance to replace plugs and 2 coil packs. Mechanic got first seven plugs out but the 8th broke off. Got tune up but when he started truck was still running rough.Said the catalytic converter was bad. Replaced converter and with tune up cost me $1000. Still ran rough at low idle. Took truck to different shop and they replaced cam phasers and timing chain. Said it still was running rough but left vct selonoid unconnected. $2000 LATER truck ran for about 5000 miles and started running rough again at low idle now engine light flashing. Using 5 qts. Of oil per week. Shop said I need new engine at a cost of $6000 to $7000. Very disappointed. Have always owned Fords. Had a f150 2003 with 326000 miles. Never dreamed this truck would only last another 40000 miles. Reading all the complaints about the triton 5.4 I would not have purchased vehicle. I am sure the dealership Mike Bass Ford knew this when they sold it to me. Washing their hands of problem.
Hope I can get some help. Jeff Smith. Lorain Ohio




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Scott k. said
497 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford F150 bought new. I had to replace the motor at 72,000 due to cam phaser / overhead cam and many other problems. The engine would rattle, misfire, and lag while accelerating. Multiple trips to the Ford dealer, and they were ignorant and played dumb. Finally had to buy a crate motor for $9200. Loved the truck until then, will always hate the motor. Never buying a Ford again!!!!


tom g. said
496 days ago
my 2008 f250 . We fix everything Ford said too. They the same odes pop up and a few new ones. same problems as everyone else. I own five Fords and might be the last


Donald A. said
496 days ago
Purchased 2010 f 150 Platinum. Beautiful Truck. Had 70,000 miles on it. Put 18000 mile on it and the the 5.4 engine had what I was told, a cam follower problem that led to the dropping of a valve. Reman. engine being put in it as we speak. Engine looked brand new inside. Maintenance records show what inside engine proofs, So, therefore, we have a manufactures design defect. We need to hold F ound O n R oad D ead feet to the fire on this one. Too many complaints about the same engine.


David G. said
496 days ago
I had a 2006 F-150 Lariat 4x4. I bought it in 2010 with 75000 miles on it. the truck ran good for about 2 years then it became a rolling money pit. I had the spark lugs replaced at 96000 miles. the catalytic convertors were replaced at 105000 miles, the coils at 110000 miles, the brakes and rotors, tires at 115000 miles, then the alternator at 120000. the motor developed a nice ticking sound at 121000 miles. the last issue was the moon roof leaked. Two days later I traded this truck in. I bought a Chevy Silverado. This F-150 is the first Ford that I have ever owned, it is also the last Ford that I will ever own.


LARRY I. said
496 days ago
I have a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT truck that I purchased new. It now has 120,000 miles and I have treated this truck like a member of the family. Heard a ping. Took it to dealer. They said it needed new lasher adjusters. They replaced them. No help. They then said it needed new exhaust system. No help. Now they are saying I need new timing chain. Still thinking about it. Worst trouble I have ever had out of a vehicle.


Ricky H. said
496 days ago
We had issues with our King Ranch 4x4, we had it in the shop multiple times they couldn't fine any issues then engine failure at 77k miles, Ford dealer was no help we replaced the engine and sold the truck.


Chris F. said
496 days ago
I have a 2006 f150 same problems as everyone else on this thread. Had my local ford dealer look at said the ticking was normal. Wanted them to flash the pcm would not do it said that it wouldn't help.


James J. said
496 days ago
Have a 2004 F150 4x4. the engine sounds like a diesel from the ticking. I carried to the Ford dealership in whiteville, nc and was told it would cost $2000.00 to fix. Carried it to another mechanic and was told that all 5.4 engine sound like this. I feel this is a problem from the Ford Company. i want to join in the lawsuit.


Alan D. said
496 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 FX4 with 155,000 miles. I am the only owner and have meticulously maintained it. I have had the same ticking noise and hesitation at highway speed as everyone else . I have also had the rear end repaired by the dealer.


Richard T. said
496 days ago
2006 King Ranch. Uses at least a quart of oil per week. The engine wiring harness failed, the computer failed, multiple plugs have failed, the catalytic converters failed. The O2 sensors failed. This is the worst vehicle I've owned. It just started up again with the stuttering and sputtering at 1000-1700 RPM or anytime with light throttle under load.


Tressy J. said
496 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 Lariat had several issues with it. It was in the shop at one point and the warranty paid for part of the repairs but I had to pay for some of the repairs that I was told were not covered under the warranty. I still continue to have the same issues with loss of power upon acceleration or it will sputter and act like its loosing power ans sometimes just shuts down. Please help as I am still having problems. I would like to join the lawsuit as well.


cody f. said
495 days ago
2006 f150 bought new got the ticking noise the stared sound like diesel eventually timing chain broke and now needs new motor


Jonathan R. said
495 days ago
Same problem. 2005 f150 fx4


Antonio G. said
495 days ago
My body module is giving me problems , all my doors won't unlock at the same time , the truck turns off while driving ,,it struggles to take off , my windows stop closing but fix that already


Larry D c. said
495 days ago
Same issues with my 2006 Ford f150 kingranch


michele c. said
495 days ago
I have a 2012 expedition el the engine sounds like a dump truck with no acceleration power, shakes while driving and skipping gear. This past week Sept. 8th 2015 I took the vehicle to the ford dealer they told me that my warranty was still good when I picked the vehicle up they told me that the vehicle was fixed, it turns out the vehicle is doing the same thing. This vehicle is a danger to my family. I only had the vehicle year and half. I should not be experiencing this program.





his past week I took the vehicle in ford to get fix.


David T. said
495 days ago
Same issues with my 05 F150. Intermittently ran very rough, sounded like diesel and at times killed at an intersections. Started this at about 70k mi. Took to mechanic but the fix didn't last. No problems at highway speeds, which was all I used it for, so put up with it for a couple years. Finally got worse so took to the shop again and was told it needed a new engine. Took to another mechanic friend and he said he could put in a rebuilt for $4k. I liked the truck, rides nice and very clean, but at this point I think it's good money after bad. Going to make my last two payments on it and then start looking for a Chevy.


Vince A. said
493 days ago
My 2008 just rebuilt tranny a month ago and now I had two friends one has an explorer and the other a 2006 fx4 and both just replaced engine and now I'm worried about mine I'm at 96k and have always loved ford but now changing my mind I complained since I bought it that my engine sounded like a Diesel engine


travis h. said
493 days ago
I bought 2006 f150 I've replaced engine locked out phasers new transmission new A/C new alternator radiator and just about every sensor and I still have hesitation and no power I've always owned Silverado with no problems will never buy a Ford again


randall t. said
493 days ago
My 1st issue was at 20 to 30.000 miles ticking noise 1st dealer said it's normal nothing they could do second dealer took it to said they put some kind of spacer in it stopped at 50to 60.000 come back again they said normal nature of the beast they all do it so kept driving 128.000 noise got loud had to replace timing chain and adjusters and cam phasers timing chain as wore out know rocker bearings fell out lifter came out valve dropped in cylinder ford should have to pay for this engine should go longer without theses major problems oh not to mention sparkplug issue to where the lemon law


chris k. said
492 days ago
I bought the truck use . All the same issues . Lost overdrive fixed that bad timing tried no success. Phaser is still bad. 750 for the part. 11 years old can get the part anywhere else. Tranny is making a bad thumping sound now going in to gears. I would have sold it already but can screw someone over like that.


Mike m. said
492 days ago
Same rough idling problems, replaced phasers, cam sensors, solenoids, tuned up, always owned a ford... may never own another if this all the better they can do. 3000 dollars later and the problem still exists. They should be ashamed of themselves. I had the same ticking sound from the phasers and was told by the dealership that's it's normal... while it was still under warranty, as soon as the warranty was up, they magically knew what was wrong and how much to fix it, even knew the sister repairs that went with the phaser problem!!!


Derek R. said
492 days ago
I have a problem with my 2004 F250 5.4L Lariat crew cab. I bought the truck used in February. I drove it for 3 months before I had a problem. The truck shuts off while driving down the road. (Highway and back roads). He guy a bought it from explained to me that he didn't have any issues and he has never taken it in to have any parts replaced. (He bought it in 2009). The dealership is unable to duplicate the problem every time. (Yeah right!!!). Just brought the truck to the dealership, and while talking to the service writer it shut down while running. He made a joke about me taking my foot off of the gas and it doing it. Not sure what he said because I am so fed up with this truck and his joke I almost hit him. Needless to say, I didn't think it was funny. Anyway, not sure what it takes to get on with this lawsuit, but I would like to. I feel like my life is in danger evertime I drive it.


Climt B. said
491 days ago
I boughty 07 F150 about 18 months ago with 93K miles. Has unerring 95K now and knocks and rattles. Shakes and sputters going down highway. Told engine needs replaced. I owe 10,000 on the truck. Can't afford to replace engine and pay for the truck too.


ibrahim p. said
491 days ago
I bought a Ford F250 2008 3 years ago, I cant used the car since i bought it. cars stalls, i have change phasers and everything, i got the car in my garage without solution. Im From Panama. No one here in my country could help me with this issue


joseph M. said
491 days ago
I have a 2004 ford f150 crew cab...pick something I've had it or it's being fixed as we speak....


joseph M. said
491 days ago
I have a 2004 ford f150 crew cab...pick something I've had it or it's being fixed as we speak....


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491 days ago
Bought a 2007 f150 with the 5.4 had 72,000 miles when I bought it now has 75,000 replaced the torque converter still had the same problems when coming to a stop the motor would start shaking like it was going to fall out. Took it to a mechanic he replaced the knock sensor still done the same thing he hooked it up on scanner while it was shaking shot out some codes turned truck off and the codes would not show back up. He called a mechanica friend who is a ford tech and he said if truck would not give the same codes after it was shut off then the computer was bad. I bought one but now have to have it programmed. Will have that done on next pay check.


oakley p. said
490 days ago
Don't know if y'all would like some south GEORGIA information from a high school drop out at that but been doing this type work for twenty five years now. I've done three of these 5.4 3 valve motor's problems start with trust bearing falling out letting crank shaft to walk in block causinh oil pressure to drop making timming to advance and retard making motor sound like a diesel and it moves chain back and forth breaking chain Gide and so on any way Chang thrust bearing r&r all in front cover and all be good well three times so far for me hope this helps somewhat if any


Lee G. said
490 days ago
After reading all this, my wife no longer thinks I'm crazy for just saying....yea the 5.4 variable cam timing motors make that dieseling noise. Our motor has new cam phasers, VCT solenoids, cam chain and guides.....yet it still makes the dieseling noise.. Probs started at less than 130,000 miles. $3300 of repairs were done at just over 150,0000 miles. I just wish I could have dropped a used
4.6 liter motor in at the time, but PCM and California Air Resources Board concerns deterred me!
Lee G.


james l. said
489 days ago
bought used 2004 fx4 from dealer. lost oil pressure. replaced motor with one that had less than 100 thousand. now 51 thousand later motor is having major issues. wished I had bought another gmc product.


Kevin M. said
489 days ago
I have a 2007 F150 with a 5.4 L engine, it's been running rough for the last two years but no one can explain what is wrong with it. I took it to two garages and both said the I needed a new engine. There's only 105,000 miles on it. It's not even paid off yet! I've taken good care of it keeping up with oil changes and and maintenance,


barry h. said
489 days ago
i bought a 2004 ford f150 supercrew truck i purchased it july 13 2015, and little over a month later it was in the shop it was running like crap like it was going to blow up well it was the coil pack they replaced it, and now less than a month later it in the shop again now they're saying its the powersteering hose. They're saying my warranty dosn't cover that because its aluminum up around there and its rusted. But the dealership said they made sure they checked the truck over including all the fluids if that was the case they should of seen that what a mess, HELP


Randy P. said
488 days ago
I have the exact same issues as everyone else in this thread cam phasers replaced several times camshaft and all kinds of other parts on the 5.4 liter Ford f-150 4x4 2006 engine I am well over $5,000 invested and still rising so far add me to the list for this lawsuit please thank you…


Randy P. said
488 days ago
Also forgot to add this to my post just before my 2006 Ford f150 4x4 with the 5.4 liter engine that I am invested over $5,000 so far has only 60,000 miles…


Angela A. said
488 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford F-150 5.4l with many of the same issues - I am currently trying to find another $1500 to add to the $6,000 already spent. Replaced cam phasers + and now after truck stopped running - I'm told I need PCM/Data Entry Control unit and instrument cluster. Truck has 70,000 mi. on it. I was a Ford person most my life but after this treatment - not so much. I am broke beyond broke but still having to repair this truck as I need to get to work to give yet more money to Ford and mechanics to fix. With as big as Ford is, I cannot believe that they have just ignored this problem. Their ass needs to be put to the fire for doing this to many consumers and why if this problem has been reported to consumer compliants and all the other safety administrations has nothing been done? Much applause to the lawyer that finally retifys this! Please make FORD responsible!


Jim B. said
488 days ago
I have a 2008 Ford 150 King Ranch with 115,000 miles on it and I am told I need to install a re-built engine at a cost of $8,700 because of damage caused by Cam Phaser failure. I filed a complaint with Ford but no one will talk to me.


Tawna F. said
487 days ago
We just bought a 2007 Lincoln Navigator at a dealer and told them the engine wasn't sounding right. They told us it was normal. It then started shaking violently at stop signs and lights. Driving down the road heard huge clunk and wouldn't go over 20 miles an hour. Dealership came and got it and told us it's going to cost us $7500 to get new motor! Wth l!!??


William G. said
487 days ago
My wife and I own a 2005 Ford F-150 XLT LARIAT with the 5.4 Triton motor ...we only have 120,000miles on it and has almost everything mentioned wrong with the motor replaced and still have even worse issues... now the transmission is leaking. Need help here with this truck.


Kevin B. said
487 days ago
All the same problems here with my 2006 F250... What sort of solution is everyone coming up with?


David C. said
487 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford F150 XLT, replaced 3 coils, and spark plugs, which cost $800, and, now I have an o/d transmission flashing light and seems that my transmission is slipping in and out of gear. Looking for options, before I have to replace the transmission, if it comes to that.


David C. said
487 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford F150 XLT with 80k miles, replaced 3 coils, and spark plugs, which cost $800 at 75k, and, now I have an o/d transmission flashing light and seems that my transmission is slipping in and out of gear. Looking for options, before I have to replace the transmission, if it comes to that.


Kevin S. said
486 days ago
2005 F150 103000 miles Cam phasers. Plug and cap problems.


Rebecca S. said
486 days ago
I own a 2008 Lincoln Mark LT with 70K miles on it. I took it in due to a tick when I crank it that continues when I drive it (when it had 68K miles on it). The service shop said the cam phasers need to be replaced and that it is a "well known issue with these motors" or I can pay for a whole new engine. I called Lincoln Client Relations and Carol said there is nothing I can do. She can forward the complaint to HQTRS, but that this time, there is no further action I can take, except to pay for the repairs myself.


Heather T. said
486 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 5.4 Triton that has been nothing but problemss to me since I got it. I just towed it fron the ford dealership yesterday. It needs a new pcm now. It already has a new transmissiin in it. Just replaced spark plugs and cleaned mass air flow, throttle body. Now it sits in the yard until I can replace pcm and alternator.


brad f. said
486 days ago
2004 f150 same issues, as well as broken strut springs. Engineers for ford are trash. Ford is trash for not stepping up to plate.


Gary O. said
485 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford FX4 super crew cab with the 5.4L auto. 150K After having it put on the scanner and learning of a miss and a cylinder not firing. I had changed all the coils,all the plugs, changed number 5 cylinder injector. Had to buy the special plug removal tools because at least 4 plugs broke off. After changing all this the engine still had a dead miss with loss of power on acceleration. Would start and idle fine. the cam phasers made a loud ticking noise. Had a couple different verbal estimates of either replacing heads and cam phasers and timing chain for around $3500 and Ford wanted over $8000 to put a engine in it. I ended up buying a remanufactured engine and having a certified mecahnic shop install it. I was out a total of about approx. $4800


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485 days ago


Marcus M. said
485 days ago
Had 3 coils go bad at 92k then drive it 14k more and now it violently rumbles coming to a stop almost causing an accident. Mechanics suggest a new motor? At 109k?!


Eric C. said
483 days ago
I have 05 expedition had it since 26000 miles ..I had all problems and on my second passenger side header..


Justin R. said
483 days ago
Same issues with my 05 f150. Almost scared to drive it cause of the few times I pulled out in front of a car that was a mile away and I can't get enough power to get up to speed before that car is on my ass. Stand behind your product Ford or the next truck I buy will be a Chevy.


Jack C. said
481 days ago
Bad oil pressure 2007 Lincoln pickup 5.4 3V run rough, rattles knocks at idle told needs new engine.


Jack C. said
481 days ago
Bad oil pressure 2007 Lincoln pickup 5.4 3V run rough, rattles knocks at idle told needs new engine.


Jeff R. said
481 days ago
Bought 2005 Expedition new. Started running rough took it in and changed coil packs. Still running rough. Took it back and found something with the cam gear had broken. $1500. Still running rough and finally died.


Javier P. said
481 days ago
2006 Expedition EB 4x4. Rough engine while driving. Eng light on and off and now on all time. I replace coil packs and spark plugs and still the same. Ford won't honor warranty and want me to replace the engine. I'm very disappointed with this product. I though you can do better Mr. FORD!


Catherine B. said
481 days ago
2004 FX4 with 5.4 Triton motor, tune up and coil packs cost 1000.00!!! Check engine light is on, still runs rough and the gas hand quit working. Phasers are ticking like a time bomb waiting to go off. SO VERY SORRY I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK!


Tim H. said
481 days ago
own a 2005 Expedition Limited. Was told that something having to do with the timing chain guide needing to replaced. Was told cost would run between
$1500-$2500. The engine has always sounded like it the valves were knocking.
July 2013 replaced all the ignition coils and plugs. Had to replace 2 of those coils July 2015. When all 8 coils were replaced in July 2013 4 spark plugs broke and cost a extra to remove them. I don't know if any of this is relevant to the Class Action Suit but if there is problems with the design of the engine or faulty materials were used it could very well have contributed to the problems I having with the Timing Chain Guide.


Julie S. said
481 days ago
Joining the crowd here & wish I could be added to the suit. Loved my '05 EB Ford Expedition & it never let me down until suddenly last week engine light went on. Took it straight to the mechanic (less than 10 miles away)...verdict the engine is blown. Such a surprise as I kept it well maintained (not sure about prior owner got it used at 63k miles, but have owned it for 5 years) no warning knocking or other sounds or symptoms. I'm still in shock.


Michael T. said
481 days ago
I have a 2004 lariat I am having the same issues I have a tick in the motor it stalls when backing up and letting off the gas or just driving mine has 200,000 miles on it I have loss of power shaking of the motor I would like to know what we can do about this


Tom G. said
478 days ago
Got a 2004 f150, been complaining for two years with no results. Just paid 2,800 for a repair and still runs like crap. Disgusted with
Ford and its attitude. Never to gonna by another ford, had one my whole life. I'm going to put my truck on Rt 1 in Delaware with a sign on it telling people not to by a ford because they lie and deceive and do not back up their warranty, Hey Ford, if you have a problem with this, you can contact me. I will give you the same courtesy that you gave me, NONE



Bill G. said
478 days ago
2010 150 with 5.4l 0nly 73000 miles needs engine replaced!!!!! F M L!!!!!!!!


lisa e. said
477 days ago


Chris F. said
477 days ago
I have a 2005 Expedition with all the same problems first i changed the transmission it cost me $4000 at a ford dealer now they want $$500 just for a new engine plus labor. SICK!!!!!


Brian K. said
477 days ago
I have a 2008 Expedition xlt and at startup it sound like there is no oil in the engine. Pretty much sound like a diesel engine. Hope the engines not going out... just annoyed


Anthony A. said
476 days ago
Having all the same problems on my 2005 expedition I am lost I thinking it might just be cheaper to buy a new truck


Tom P. said
474 days ago
At about 60,000 miles my 2006 F150 XLT 5.4L backfired once while getting on the highway. It ran fine for about 2 days after that. Then I could not get it to start and neither could my mechanic or the dealer. My mechanic found that almost all the oil was gone, but there were no signs of leakage and I had no warning lights or engine codes at all. After they put more oil in and changed some sensors and still couldn't start it, I took it to the dealer and they said the engine was toast. No warranty?
So, I bought a new 5.4L engine and paid to put it in. I heard that the older 5.4L engines did not have sufficiently large oil ports and the new engine I had bought was a redesign with larger oil ports. The new block has a $100k mile warranty and it's been running great for 2+ years now.


dan k. said
474 days ago
having same issue


danny l. said
474 days ago
having nothing but trouble I have been a ford man all my life but I will never ever buy another ford product and will tell everybody do not buy ford product


haik b. said
473 days ago
i iost my 2004 super duty 5.4 dule van becuse did not pass the smoke and i could not be able to get my regestration even dealer turn me down




Mitch V. said
473 days ago
2007 Expedition 5.4.. shaking during idle and at low RPM's. replaced coil packs, fuel injector fluch, then one cam phaser. two weeks ago the engine went.... $6500 to fix! Did not know this was an issue with the 5.4. Just bought this truck 5 months ago..frustrating.


Mitch V. said
473 days ago
2007 Expedition 5.4.. shaking during idle and at low RPM's. replaced coil packs, fuel injector fluch, then one cam phaser. two weeks ago the engine went.... $6500 to fix! Did not know this was an issue with the 5.4. Just bought this truck 5 months ago..frustrating.


William M. said
473 days ago
I own a 2004 f150 lariat super crew and have had issues for years with shaking during idle and a rapping sound while at idle and driving. I have replaced the pcm, the coil packs three times and the spark plug three times. I have been told it the cam phase sensors and even after almost $2000 it may never fix the issue by a gold master Ford tech. He also told me that this issue was known by Ford whom never taught them how to fix it but did them selves over the years and never owned up to the issue. Sad that such a beautiful truck has been such a problem to me but every year I fear what will be next. I've also had lots of electrical issues that once one is fixed another appears. I can't seem to get ahead and be happy for more than a few months, if I had the money this truck would be long gone. Ford has made many great products this was not one.


Mike M. said
472 days ago
Same Same Same Shame shame shame... Ford f150 5.4 2006 lariat supercrew...
Bought used, all kids of problems 1200 for spark plugs, $1k for diagnostics, $1k parts, $2k this $1500 for that... I have paid for the truck twice! and trying to fix a problem (latest... take a number)- each dealership already knows they are shit trucks... and claims not to know anything and milks each diagnostic even though its sitting there in their service bulletins...

Ford is crap and I will never give them another cent... thats about 4 more vehicles for me... prob 250k with inflation by the time I die... If everyone would stop buying them maybe they would take notice... Leave them on the lot.

This is a small example - the fuel relay... causing shit all over the place... they bolted the metal relay housing to the frame directly and no one made the connection it would corrode between the 2 metal parts - right through... I still have my throw away... That was a $500 cost... Spark plugs breaking all 8... useless - useless useless...

new engine put in at 205k $7k

still problems...

If anyone has a class action or looking at suing... let me know I have loads of receipts, quotes and diagnostics...


William F. said
471 days ago
I bought my 2004 F150 FX4 5.4LV8 in 2009 with 59,000 miles. When I got home, it had a diesel sounding tick. Brought it back to Dealership. They kept truck for 1 week to replace Cam Phasers. I got the truck back, but it sounded the same. At around 112k miles or so I had to replace differential. At 120K miles I had to replace transmission. Now, at 130k miles, it is having a variable camshaft timing problem. God knows what this will cost. I don't tow a thing with it or drive it off road. I just drive 12 miles to work and back, all on interstate highways. I use only ford parts. This truck has defects that FORD has known about but refuses to acknowledge. I have been a Ford loyalist since I was 17 (now 49). This is the last Ford I will ever own. My family will never buy one either. It's the only thing we can do to fight back, unless this Class Action Suit succeeds.


William D. said
471 days ago
I am currently in the process of replacing the heads on my 2004 F-150 Lariat, 5.4L 3V engine. The engine should have been replaced but my budget is limited, so I'm cleaning the oil passages of the engine block and the oil pump screen hoping that I can revive my engine that has 90k miles on it. I'm going to start it tomorrow and make sure it's getting oil to the top of the engine. I have replaced the heads, all of the timing components plus cam phasers, taken 120 psi to the oil passages, removed the oil pan and checked the oil pump screen to ensure its clear. I would love to see Ford own up to this huge mistake on an engine that was built long before these problems arose. There are actually parts from a 1999 engine that are the same but are made of metal, not plastic. This repair is extremely labor intensive and very costly, I know how to work on an engine and I feel that this should have been a recalled problem. Ford should pay every single person the parts and labor for this fix, they fixed the major cam phaser and tensioner/guide problem in 2006, well within the warranty period for all defective 2004 and 2005 models. Please make Ford take care of this problem for the customers who have to deal with something that was known about long before the factory warranty was expired. Thank you.


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Manfred S. said
469 days ago
2004 F150 Supercrew Lariat. Never had a probkem until it turned 113000 miles. 5.4L engine started surging during idle. When coming to a stop stalls randomly while driving at low speed or coming to a stop. So far hasnt happened at highway speeds. When it stalls you lose power steering and have to muscle it over to the side of road. Could be very dangerous if stalling in wrong situation.



Robert M. said
468 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat crew cab I purchased about two years ago. I heard some light clicking motor sounds when I purchased it but I got assurances that was normal for the motor and no serious problem. I do not drive the truck that much...maybe 8k/year. Last year it would , at times, shutter a bit while going down the road at normal road speeds ...maybe 50mph. At time the motor noise got louder with clanking like sounds or loud-diesel -like motor noises. I put about $1100 into some cam control repairs about six months ago and the motor ran smoother for a few thousand miles but this week I got more shuttering and the intermittent green lighted "Low oil pressure" warning. While taking it a few miles for repair shop the motor stopped running and would not turn over. Finding this long list of people like me having disastrous 5.4L motor failures I too am a victim of this faulty motor. (It now has about 140k miles on it. The vehicle is otherwise in excellent condition but it looks like there is no cost-effective solution to fix my situation...buy another bad 5.4L motor ? ...not a good idea. Does anyone have a good idea?


Kelly H. said
468 days ago
Purchased a 2004 F-150, 5.4 Triton Engine. Started Knocking, engine light - multiple codes. Spent 2k to replace timing chain, cam phasers, VCT Solenoid, coil packs. 10,000 miles later it started smoking. Stopped immediately and looked under the hood. Oil leaking out. Timing chain rubbed a hole in the valve cover. Ford trying to get out of their 12,000 mile/12 month warranty. Engine probably shot. HELP


Robert W. said
467 days ago
I purchased my 2004 F-150 4X4 Lariat 5.4L Triton, new. I complained from the beginning about the loud engine noise, and it sounded like a diesel. I was told all of these 5.4L engines were noisy. I had the very expensive tune up at 90,000 miles. I have used Castrol Syntec/Edge since the first oil change every 5,000 miles. Last week my truck began to shake violently, engine died in traffic, engine light came on, and the oil pressure indicator went to zero. I got the vehicle re-started and into a parking lot. I had my truck towed to my Ford dealer where I was informed I needed a new engine because of the cam phaser and VCT solenoid issues and the damage caused by their failure. Ford updated the VCT solenoid in 2010 and it is a 45 minute fix. Why didn't Ford replace ALL of the pre 2010 VCT solenoids. Why hasn't Ford stepped up and started replacing these failed engines on an as required type of recall? This is a great sounding board but I need help to get my engine replaced. I will attempt to contact Ford but it seems others have with no positive results. What are the alternatives?


amylee m. said
467 days ago
I have done put in motors ,cam fazzier,fuel pumps, air bags went out ,etc senor , vtc senor and still the same NOTHING


amylee m. said
467 days ago
I have replaced motors, cam fazzier , fuel pumps ,etc senor,
Vtc senor ,timing ,altnator, etc it's to much to list I've spent more then it's worth


shilo k. said
466 days ago
I bought a used 2007 with a 134,000 miles on it. I may be the third owner which probably leaves me SOL. Long story short after 2 months of owning the truck I have a problem with the timing chain tensioners leaking out. In addition the VCT solenoid failed. My certified mechanic used three different tensioners from Ford and it still makes noise at start up. I should also mention that I had him replace all timing components. (I.E timing kit) He couldn't fix the issue so he gave me back $500. I spent over $3,000 in parts, labor and rental car. After reading everyones complaints, reading forums and watching YouTube videos on the issue it seems there is no fix. I wish Ford would step up to plate on this by compensating all effected parties and quit making this motor. It is a very poor design!!!!


David K. said
466 days ago
I have the same issue, paid to have he cam phasers/timing chains/pulleys replaced. Ford did nothing.


David K. said
466 days ago
I have the same issue, paid to have he cam phasers/timing chains/pulleys replaced. Ford did nothing.


Christine F. said
465 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Expedition. The same Cam phaser issues.Had them replaced/ timing chains and more $2700.00 fix. Within 20 miles engine blew rod through the block. We now need the engine replaced! Still owe 4,000 on the truck, 2700 repair and now a new engine????? I feel Ford Motor has a responsibility to make this right for us. It clearly seems to be the same defect and for the amount of money we pay for these vehicles it's atrocious.


Christine F. said
465 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Expedition. The same Cam phaser issues.Had them replaced/ timing chains and more $2700.00 fix. Within 20 miles engine blew rod through the block. We now need the engine replaced! Still owe 4,000 on the truck, 2700 repair and now a new engine????? I feel Ford Motor has a responsibility to make this right for us. It clearly seems to be the same defect and for the amount of money we pay for these vehicles it's atrocious.


Charles W. said
465 days ago
07 f150 everything I own is ford or nothing. The 07 has had both cam phasers replaced and getting ready to do passenger side again.


Jeffery D. said
464 days ago
Ford 04 F150 Lariat 5.4 Triton, truck completely stopped in 285 Atlanta Traffic! At 70mph! Almost killed myself and around 4 other cars! Started it back up started shaking like crazy! Made it to side of the Road! Had to sit there for 30min, to get my head together! Called a tow truck and took it to a shop. Just been told I need a new engine! $7500.00," What the?" FORD! Where is the Love? After reading all others I am in "Pain." Now I have to go to the Hospital to get a "Rape Kit" put on me! We need your "HELP!"


Jeffery D. said
464 days ago
Ford 04 F150 Lariat 5.4 Triton, truck completely stopped in 285 Atlanta Traffic! At 70mph! Almost killed myself and around 4 other cars! Started it back up started shaking like crazy! Made it to side of the Road! Had to sit there for 30min, to get my head together! Called a tow truck and took it to a shop. Just been told I need a new engine! $7500.00," What the?" FORD! Where is the Love? After reading all others I am in "Pain." Now I have to go to the Hospital to get a "Rape Kit" put on me! We need your "HELP!"


Jason P. said
464 days ago
I have an 07 f-150 with 96,000 miles, I brought the truck to the ford dealer for a ticking noise that you can hear on the passenger side engine compartment, $400 to diagnose the problem, only to tell me I need a new engine at the cost of $7100. When I asked them if I were to buy a remanufactured long block from Ford, am I getting the same piece of junk with the same kind of problems down the road. Their answer was no, the new replacement engine has upgraded parts and they (Ford) fixed the problem. So ford admits that there is definitely a common problem with the 5.4 engine but won't put out a recall. I'm not putting $7100 into a truck mind you that is immaculate inside and out and has always been very well maintained and is only worth about $13000.


Jason P. said
464 days ago
I have an 07 f-150 with 96,000 miles, I brought the truck to the ford dealer for a ticking noise that you can hear on the passenger side engine compartment, $400 to diagnose the problem, only to tell me I need a new engine at the cost of $7100. When I asked them if I were to buy a remanufactured long block from Ford, am I getting the same piece of junk with the same kind of problems down the road. Their answer was no, the new replacement engine has upgraded parts and they (Ford) fixed the problem. So ford admits that there is definitely a common problem with the 5.4 engine but won't put out a recall. I'm not putting $7100 into a truck mind you that is immaculate inside and out and has always been very well maintained and is only worth about $13000.


shilo k. said
464 days ago
Jason P. The ticking noise is probably a sticky valve lash adjuster. See link to Youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qZaUkeeUoI. Pretty easy to fix yourself if you have any automotive skills. Before you drop all that cash try to do an engine oil flush then when finished use the 1 quart of engine restore additive. See link for this fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgYsVUQur3w. If the car is jumping around and the check engine light is on check the VCT solenoid. Sounds like you need a second opinion from another mechanic. Stay away from Ford dealers!!!


shilo k. said
464 days ago
Christine F. You may need to file a lawsuit against the mechanic(s) that worked on your truck. If they did the cam phasers and timing chain they could have made a huge mistake!!! When they put it back together they had to alien the timing perfectly, if they missed it by 1 tooth on the sprocket it could have caused your truck to blow a rod. Not all mechanics are equal, this repair is not easy and not for all comers. You should look into it and get your money back and possible have them buy you a new engine. If you were to take it to another shop and have them open it up they could tell you if it was off. I hope this helps.


Charlie B. said
463 days ago
Cam phasers stuck at full retard in FL....(vacation) was able to flush with HIGH DETERGENT oil then replace with synthetic... OK for NOW


Janet A. said
463 days ago
I have all the issues give or take on a few but generally most of them.I was gonna take to shop but if no one will identify and fix the issue, I not gonna waste more money on bad product.


wanda w. said
462 days ago
We purchased a used 2005 Ford F150 and it has all the aboe issues and we would so love to be in this lawsuit.


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Harold D. said
461 days ago
Bought a ford to support them for not taking the government bailout big mistake 5.4 is the biggest piece of junk they ever made.


Harold D. said
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Phillip D. said
461 days ago
Bought a 2006 f150 lariot 5.4 liter 3v nice truck inside out except motor have had it 20 days have had all spark plugs ,coil packs replaced and still after first day getting it back motor shakes like a diesel engine ,engine light on says that misfire #7 cylynder , can anyone help me I've already put 700 bucks in it bout to take it back to dealer and get my money and buy something newer ,oh also has had several new injectors put in month prior to me purchasing it sounds like internal engine failure can a dealership sale you a truck knowing the problems truck had b4 I bought it wonder if lemon law still works ,Ford replace my motor its your responsibility back up your brand I'm beleiving the saying Fix on race day............ But truly believe in Ford so help all of us out back your brand ......


Carson M. said
461 days ago
2006 F150, 5.4L I'm up to $4400.00 in just over a year. 2 sets of window controls, exhaust manifold, ignition coils and still no high end power and the engine light starts flashing.


James R. said
459 days ago
2008 F150, 5.4L I'm at 89,000 miles with a loud rattle coming from the motor. Assumed to be the same cam phaser issue as everyone else. Spoke to several mechanics and they recommend a new engine. Very poor engineering on the part of Ford. I would be very interested in taking part in a suit.


Henry M. said
459 days ago
my 2007 ford f250 super duty has the same problems as many of the posts.I have spent countless hours and money trying to get it running right but still having problems


Brian m. said
459 days ago
The cam phasers are knocking and will require an expensive repair


Brian m. said
459 days ago
The cam phasers are knocking and will require an expensive repair


Brian m. said
459 days ago
The cam phasers are knocking and will require an expensive repair. I have a 2007 exp and the motor is junk...all the plugs fused into the head...and it cost 1500 in labor to remove them...ford says tune up at 100k..thats a lie...now the cam phasers are bad at 125k miles...never go ford again


Ernest . said
458 days ago
I have a 2004 Ford F-150 5.4 L and I need to due a spark plug change but I am afraid to because with the financial part. I've heard and seen online about if the plug breaks off when trying to remove them the repair can cost thousands of dollars. The plugs were design to last 100 thousand miles, the problem is they seize up,almost weld there self's to the block and I also have the airbag problem and like many other for owners my overdrive guitar working from my understanding it was because ford put a faulty clip that was to weak to hold overdrive in place . The part cost a couple of dollars but its up to a two thousand dollar repair. It saddens me that Ford new about these in design but chose to look the other way for financial gain . So if there is a class action lawsuit? I want my name added so ford can fix my truck because of these conditions and other issues my ford truck has I can't get a fair deal on a trade. Someone please help me


James S. said
458 days ago
05 f150 been knocking ford did nothing they said I need a new engine at 33,000 miles they would not cover due to out of warranty this was in 2008. I'm still driving this f150 5.4L


Dustin H. said
458 days ago
I bought a brand new 2005 F150 5.4l 4x4. Took it to back to the dealership for major engine problems at 30,000 miles. Took it back twice while under warranty for transmission slipping. After the warranty ran out, the same month I made my last payment on it, tramission goes out. $2300 rebuild. I'm done with ford after this truck.


byron r. said
457 days ago
2004 superman F150 missing badly..81,000 miles


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457 days ago
06 expedition missing badly, went into failsafe on freeway today.


Charles C. said
456 days ago
I have 2006 went in to limp mode and knocks lime crazy. Being it might be the cam prasher. This is on top of the 1500 dollar tune bill.


Loren S. said
455 days ago
My 5.4L 2006 F150 has 64k miles and had the spark plugs replaced twice and coils replaced once. The transmission went at 55k miles and since then I have had trouble with a loss of power when accelerating. It jerks when going from first to second around 15 miles per hour and gets worse the more I drive it. The transmission was under warranty and they tried replacing it three times and the issue persists. No one can tell me what is causing this issue. I am now getting the ticking sound...


Robert F. said
454 days ago
2009 xlt 5.4 w/88,000 miles barely runs same problems as everyone
Motor ticking and stalling when stopping and turning also loses power going up hill goes into lower gear.


Todd H. said
454 days ago
Same problems. Bought new 5.4 L F150 in 2004. Repaired 4 electric windows (ridiculous in this day and age), broken spark plug repair at a huge cost and now the cam phasers. Could care less about the noise but told by the dealer that I would soon need to replace the engine. What a waste to build such a beautiful truck that never towed a singe pound and with interior that is still like new. The dealers service manager said spark plug and cam phaser issue was a major engineering flaw on Fords part. I am a loyal Ford customer but now really questioning that loyalty if Ford refuses to step up.


John N. said
454 days ago
2005 F150 4X4 Supercrew 5.4liter engine. Cam phaser started knocking shortly after buying Truck. Ford Dealership in Georgia said that's normal, Ford Dealership in Weatherford Texas supplied me with a document from a Ford engineer stating the noise is normal and within limits. Paid 6,500.00 dollars for crate motor from Ford because my Cam phasers went bad on a trip to Texas. Had engine replaced once I got home to SC. The truck kept dying when coming to a stop, would not accelerate hardly it was a trip from hell. Thanks Ford.


Stephen S. said
454 days ago
I have a 2006 f150 super crew fx4 I bought new on July of 2006. It has the Triton 5.4 v8. In 2010 it started having issues with cam phasers and I had to have them replaced. Ford dealership service depth has always done the work on my vehicle. Had to pay outta pocket for cam phasers replacement over $4,000.


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Susan K. said
454 days ago
I am looking at a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT truck with the 5.4L Triton engine. 125K miles. The (2nd) owner put new plugs and lifters in it. He wants $12,500 for it. I am going to take it to a mechanic who is familiar with that engine... I am wondering whether I ought to just forget about it. I am by myself and would not have a backup vehicle.


Rob R. said
453 days ago
2004 f 150 5.4 lariat. 110,000 miles. Had ticking and loss of power when coming to stop. It sounded so bad thought the engine was gonna fall off. Last resort I changed the 5w-20 oil with 10w-30 and I have used 10w-40 oil and now runs like a new truck. It sucks that I know something is wrong but this was the cheapest fix. Give it a try. My truck runs awesome for about 5000 miles until oil breaks down then new oil change and back up and running nice. Sounds like the timing chain is loose when running 5-20 oil. Been running 10w-30 for 10,000 miles with no issues. Hope this post helps someone


Rob R. said
453 days ago
Forgot to mention I was getting service engine light with cam phaser sensor code. Replaced with new and had no success. I can't remember what the exact numbers were but unplugged negative terminal on battery during oil change and it doesn't come back up until the oil breaks down and starts acting up again. I was told needed a new engine. It's night and day with the different oil and know ford is telling people to use 10w-40. I also lost overdrive and was told transmission needs replacing. After a little research found out it is a 4$ broken servo clip. Check out YouTube for the fix. Truck drives fine with overdrive off but when overdrive is on it revs up like in neutral around 35mph. Pos


Charles S. said
452 days ago
I also had problems and eventually had to purchase another engine two years ago.


Jim H. said
452 days ago
Same issue. Low RPM and missing/hesitation. Took it to the shop and they couldn't get 2 of the plugs out while replacing the coil. Charged me over $1000 for new plugs and ONE coil...


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451 days ago
Bought Ford F-150 new in 07 at 58000 motor had to be replaced after we had replaced the phasers. Ran 100 miles with new phasers before it started the noise and shaking.


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451 days ago
camphasers problems 3500.00 dollar fix out of my pocket , not happy with ford 2005 f150 5.4 liter 3v engine


Tim A. said
450 days ago
Same problem. VCT, cam phasers and chains. Also spark plug issues which I just got a law suit on the mail about that. I'm being told over $3000 in work.


Richard T. said
449 days ago
2008 F150 with the Triton engine. Started the rough idle at about 80,000 miles, brought it to the dealer in Hyannis and they said it was an oxygen sensor. One week later, same problem. Tough idle and stalling but if I reved it up it ran ok.
Moved to Michigan and truck kept stalling at toll booths but made it here. Brought it to the local dealer and he said....cam phasers. Plus it needs cams and followers and he does three or four a month. Truck now has just over 99,000 miles. Hope this fixes the problem, I cant afford a new truck or to keep fixing this one.


Dennis R. said
448 days ago
I constantly had problems with my 2004 F-150. Triton 5.4 engine. I ended up having to replace the engine with a new engine in 2013 installed by Harris Ford . I have a lengthy file on the repairs on my triton 5.4 engine which is over 3 inches thick.


wilford s. said
448 days ago
Hello, I bought a use 2004 ford f150 5.4liter lariat tritton 3val engine an every sinse I own it . I have had problem with speed decrease on the interstate highway in the flow traffic of cutting out on me an its really scary. At first I thought I was having transmission problem but was engine . it don't even run now because because one day I was on a trip to Georgia an all oil pressure just drop an I had to get it tow home an it cost me over $500 dollars to get it home. It still don't run.


wilford s. said
448 days ago
Hello, I bought a use 2004 ford f150 5.4liter lariat tritton 3val engine an every sinse I own it . I have had problem with speed decrease on the interstate highway in the flow traffic of cutting out on me an its really scary. At first I thought I was having transmission problem but was engine . it don't even run now because because one day I was on a trip to Georgia an all oil pressure just drop an I had to get it tow home an it cost me over $500 dollars to get it home. It still don't run.


Michael S. said
448 days ago
I have just bought a 2008 f-150 SuperCrew lariat edition truck. Now I have a cam phaser issue after the dealership and just supposedly fix the cam phasers.


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447 days ago
how many of you read the terms and conditions?


Steven M. said
447 days ago
Same problem with cam phasers and broken timing guides at 88,299 miles. Transmission rebuilt for second time, first at 47,693 miles and two weeks ago at 107,450 miles. All four windows have had to be repaired, oil pump problems and many more issues. Purchased this truck new, sorry I did!!


Jacob M. said
447 days ago
Same problem with my 05 F150 I cant win anymore with this truck only had it going on 8 weeks now.


Michael E. said
446 days ago
Might as well add me to this ever growing list. Just bought an '06 f15o xlt (same 5.4L 3V engine) in immaculate condition. Only has 56k miles on the truck, previous owner babied this truck. Not even sure if it has ever seen a dirt road or an automatic carwash. Haven't even made the 2nd payment on this truck and am having issues with this truck starting, rough idling at stop signs and lights, feels like it could die at any given moment. Sure hope this isn't the start of a huge chain of reactions. I have my "new" truck in the shop now and waiting for results. Ford has the ability to solve this issues much easier than us working class citizens. Something needs to be done.


bernard k. said
445 days ago
I am having the same problems my truck is making loud noises when it warms up. this engine is a piece of shit. the ford motor company should have to buy them all back.


Michael A. said
444 days ago
Purchased a certified pre-owned 2005 F150 5.4l in October of 05' w extended warranty from Ford Country, Henderson, Nv. Almost immediately noticed problems w clear coat peeling. Engine started ticking soon after. Other problems including tranny replaced twice. Would hesitate when trying to accelerate and now stalling when coming to a stop. Check engine light on, gave cam sensor position g code. Replaced sensors and still getting code. Mechanic shop tells me cam phaser, estimated repair cost of $2000+
Why wasn't there a recall on this??? Always been a hardcore Ford guy, whole family has been.


Mathew S. said
443 days ago
Same issue. Just bought 2005 f 150 crew cab 4x4 from dealer with 123k and she sounds like a diesel. Can't believe all these major problems. I knew I should of bought a Chevy. Live and learn


David A. said
443 days ago
Bought my 1999 F-250 (light duty) new, with a 5.4L Triton engine. Currently just under 92,000 miles. Blew my first plug about two weeks ago returning from Wyoming (I live in Wisconsin). Stranded in So. Dakota until repaired, costing approx. $380. Driving home, engine started missing again, I anticipate a similar problem brewing. Cost to fix with new plugs, heli coils, etc. will run close to $3000. From what I have read problem could likely happen again. I have always been a Ford truck man but am considering another brand of vehicle now.


Jason W. said
443 days ago
I have a 06' f-150. Coil packs where replaced repeatedly, constant missing, and shuttering while pulling a trailer. Eventually the sparkplug #8 got to hot sending small pieces of metal into the engine block through the piston. Now, the piston will not get compression. New engine.......... $8,000 turn key. Sucks!


glenn s. said
443 days ago
2004 ford f-150 5.4 3 valve motor ,107,000 miles bought used from dealership, why are these cam phazer,s on my truck bad already. drove for 7,000 miles ,i,m told its a common problem that,s very expensive for consumer out of pocket, should this be recalled ?owned 4 months sittn now can,t afford fix.signed fustrated owner


glenn s. said
443 days ago
2004 ford f-150 5.4 3 valve motor ,107,000 miles bought used from dealership, why are these cam phazer,s on my truck bad already. drove for 7,000 miles ,i,m told its a common problem that,s very expensive for consumer out of pocket, should this be recalled ?owned 4 months sittn now can,t afford fix.signed fustrated owner


glenn s. said
443 days ago
2004 ford f-150 5.4 3 valve motor ,107,000 miles bought used from dealership, why are these cam phazer,s on my truck bad already. drove for 7,000 miles ,i,m told its a common problem that,s very expensive for consumer out of pocket, should this be recalled ?owned 4 months sittn now can,t afford fix.signed fustrated owner


RJ S. said
443 days ago
Engine check engine light been on a while, couldn't get it diagnosed accurately after several attempts at local mechanics on our 2007 F350 Power stroke diesel, 6.0, watching you tube videos sounds like may be the high pressure oil pump and or injectors, its right at 103.000 miles and we're original owners.


NADIR B. said
443 days ago
YES


Cameron C. said
442 days ago
Just got news today that my 2005 Navigator will need a new engine. I have always kept up on the regular maintenance but at about 90k miles there has been nothing but problems. Broken spark plugs at 100k, replaced all coils, sensors, engine still had a heavy tick and lacked power. Engine code read MAF sensor, replaces, O2 sensor, replaced. Every month a new code. After getting an engine code of Ovet Retarded Cam Bank 1 I took it to a mechanic. The cam chain tensioner failed, chain guide broken, cam chain jumped, one cam was off by almost 180 degrees. Options we to spend $3000 to fix and hope there was no bottom end damage or replace the engine completely. Ford has known about the faults of the Triton 5.4 but did not do anything about it. Owners shelling out up to $1500 to change spark plugs because of the awful design, embarrassing ticking engines on their $65k SUVs, and to top it all off, complete engine failure after the worthless warranty is up. Thank you ford, I have lost all faith in your brand.


Roger W. said
442 days ago
I have had the same issues. I bought a 2008 F150 Lariat SuperCrew and it had the famous cam phaser knock. I replaced cam phasers, vct solenoids, and some cylinder head components that were damaged by the failures. I am over $3600 into the truck and still owe quite a bit of money on the truck. I also was told by the dealership that this would require a new engine and replacing it would cost about $7400. I will never own another Ford.


Jeffrey A. said
441 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat....same isdue....Cam phaser knock....Low oil pressure...it's a nightmare....!!!!


Danny R. said
441 days ago
Same here, 2008 F-250 Cam phaser BS


Darrell B. said
441 days ago
My 2008 f250 5.4 only loses power when going up hill and shutters once or twice. I'm thinking i need a tune up :(


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Terry F. said
439 days ago
Cam phasers went out lost entire engine. 2006 5.4 liter Triton and every mechanic I talk to all are aware of this Ford mess up! $7000 for repairs to a truck I'm still paying notes on!! been without a vehicle for a month now and can't afford repairs.


Rob R. said
439 days ago
Before spending crazy money on mechanic to fix try using 10w-30 or 40 oil. Had issues with cam phaser, engine knock, timing chain. I was ready to junk the truck because repair cost were out of control and in a last resort read someone changed the oil to 10w-40 and truck ran like it should. I did this to my truck and I shit u not its like a new engine. I've been running 10-30 for 20k and its brought life back to her. I use 10w-30 synthetic and it runs great for 5k miles and starts to have the symptoms again until you change the oil again. Use motorcraft filter with the oil. I know the trucks junk but hope this helps someone like it saved me. I have all the problems this truck has i.e. Servo clip broke in transmission and truck revs in 3rd gear. I have to drive with overdrive off. Door locks don't work, window motors, shifter went. Trucks junk but hopefully this can help someone. I know the truck calls for 5-20 but this has saved me. I was getting cam phaser sensor on check engine light. It sounds like the timing chain is rattling. Change oil, reset code, and it's totally different. Light comes back on when oil breaks down. Repeat


Don B. said
437 days ago
Bought 06 F150 with the 5.4L Tritan. Driving down a major highway, all of a sudden check gauges alarm goes crazy, oil pressure gauge goes straight to 0. Then engine stalled going 65 mph. Thank god it was late at night and no traffic. I was able to pull it over to the side of the road. Called tow truck and rKook it to the mechanic. The truck has 142K miles. I got a call from the mechanics and he told me cam phasers went, true everything out of sink. Got another opinion and got same results. Rebuild or replace motor is the answers I get. Well being a Ford truck owner for the last 26 years I say that this is totally B.S.!!!!!!!! Now I have no vehicle, going to cost over 4k to have it repaired. Ford has known about these issues and chooses to totally ignore them. I can't afford to keep putting money in what I call the Ford Executive director truck. I need FORD to step up to the plate and make their mistakes good on the 5.4L motor. Please add me to any action suit against FORD MOTOR Crappany


Don B. said
437 days ago
Bought 06 F150 with the 5.4L Tritan. Driving down a major highway, all of a sudden check gauges alarm goes crazy, oil pressure gauge goes straight to 0. Then engine stalled going 65 mph. Thank god it was late at night and no traffic. I was able to pull it over to the side of the road. Called tow truck and rKook it to the mechanic. The truck has 142K miles. I got a call from the mechanics and he told me cam phasers went, true everything out of sink. Got another opinion and got same results. Rebuild or replace motor is the answers I get. Well being a Ford truck owner for the last 26 years I say that this is totally B.S.!!!!!!!! Now I have no vehicle, going to cost over 4k to have it repaired. Ford has known about these issues and chooses to totally ignore them. I can't afford to keep putting money in what I call the Ford Executive director truck. I need FORD to step up to the plate and make their mistakes good on the 5.4L motor. Please add me to any action suit against FORD MOTOR Crappany


Don B. said
437 days ago
Bought 06 F150 with the 5.4L Tritan. Driving down a major highway, all of a sudden check gauges alarm goes crazy, oil pressure gauge goes straight to 0. Then engine stalled going 65 mph. Thank god it was late at night and no traffic. I was able to pull it over to the side of the road. Called tow truck and rKook it to the mechanic. The truck has 142K miles. I got a call from the mechanics and he told me cam phasers went, true everything out of sink. Got another opinion and got same results. Rebuild or replace motor is the answers I get. Well being a Ford truck owner for the last 26 years I say that this is totally B.S.!!!!!!!! Now I have no vehicle, going to cost over 4k to have it repaired. Ford has known about these issues and chooses to totally ignore them. I can't afford to keep putting money in what I call the Ford Executive director truck. I need FORD to step up to the plate and make their mistakes good on the 5.4L motor. Please add me to any action suit against FORD MOTOR Crappany


Stuart B. said
437 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 fx4 142000 miles. Bought it use. It has no power. Changed all coil packs has proggramer and cold air induction. Had the VCATS changed and cam shaft sensors....has not helped. Had the transmission serviced didn't help... Drive down the highway I have to give it gas and drop out of over drive to stay at 65-70 mph. I have a 24 ft baja boat thank goodness the boat ramp is 4 miles from my house don't think it would got much further...can't get over 45 mph


Kenny H. said
437 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 with the 5.4 Troton. Was going to work other morning and truck started smoking oil pressure was fine on guage with 1/2 mile from work. Had it towed to mechanic something had knocked hole in driver side valve cover. Was told it was timing and cam phasers. Had them to replace with timing kit cost $2600 truck still does not run. Saying I need new engine for about $6000. I agree with everyone on this site this engine is junk.


Art H. said
436 days ago
I own a 2004 Ford Expedition with the 5.4L engine. I bought this vehicle brand new.


said
435 days ago
My 2007 f150 makes that engine start up noise and a light ticking sound all the time


Ron S. said
435 days ago
Bought 2006 from a dealer who said cam phasers just replaced. Barely mde it 20 miles and sputtered. Dealer replaced a "faulty" cam phaser. Drove five months.
Now sputtering. Mechanic says cyl. 6 spark plug was "eaten." Sucked into cylinder, which now has no compression.
Although truck has 132k miles, this common issue should be resolved!


John C. said
434 days ago
Same thing just happened with my 2008 Ford F150 FX4, started transmission shutter then killed a couple of times. Took it in to my local repair guy and he said Cam Phasers are bad. Faulty design on these trucks. He said he can repair it for $1000.00. Called Ford Dealer and they said I'd probably need an engine replacement. Sounds fishy to me.


Robert G. said
432 days ago
I have been having the P0016 code for more than 2 years and have replaced several parts of the engine to try and get it right and I am still having the same problem and my engine light is still on . I have a 2006 Ford F150 King Ranch with the 5.4 engine that I paid $ 50,000 brand new .


Brian C. said
432 days ago
I bought my 07 XLT with 58K miles and around 65K it started having knocking sounds in the engine and a loss of power. The truck only has 75K miles on it now and the knocking is getting worse. This is completely ridiculous that Ford is refusing to recall this motor. They have lost a loyal customer over this. My next truck was going to be a Raptor; it's going to be a Toyota Tundra now.


Timothy D. said
432 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 5.4 crew cab, truck has been a yard ornimate for 2 years. Ford broke my piggy bank and threw up their hands when they could not fix it. I replaced my starter when it snapped off, lost compression on one bank. Found broken timing chain guides. Fixed it fired it up drove home half way home started missing. Took it to ford. They told me to replace all coils did them and extracted plugs and replaced all. Same issue. Ford said it needed a ecm had them replace and program it. Ford then said it must be electrical or mechanical. Recommended replacing engine. Took to my brothers shop and got the engine replaced. Same issues still.was told must be wire harness issue. Bought a new harness and still misses. Ford said and I quote ''we don't take on head aches like this'' was advised that they could not fix it. But they still handed me a bill for diagnostic.


Donna R. said
431 days ago
Robert I have the same exact truck as you a King Ranch and I am just sick mine needs a new motor with only 107,000. I keep my vehicles in very good shape and this makes me sick. It will go down the road just perfect then at lights or going under 45 it clatters and losses power, my codes were many 304,305,316,340,345, and a few more it had been to 3 shops, I just cant believe that what these King Ranch cost that we cant get any help from Ford over this mess.


William T. said
431 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 triton 5.4 started running rough, knocking and loss of power . long story short mechanic said it is usually better to quote an engine replacement than attempt a fix. I found that hard to beleive giveing that i took very good care of this truck useing Mobile 1 5w20 on all scheduled oil changes with under 70,000 miles on the truck. I took it to another mechanic not beleiveing i needed a new motor he said the same thing WOW 70000 miles and I need a new motor. First and last Ford I will ever buy


William T. said
431 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 triton 5.4 started running rough, knocking and loss of power . long story short mechanic said it is usually better to quote an engine replacement than attempt a fix. I found that hard to beleive giveing that i took very good care of this truck useing Mobile 1 5w20 on all scheduled oil changes with under 70,000 miles on the truck. I took it to another mechanic not beleiveing i needed a new motor he said the same thing WOW 70000 miles and I need a new motor. First and last Ford I will ever buy


William T. said
431 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 triton 5.4 started running rough, knocking and loss of power . long story short mechanic said it is usually better to quote an engine replacement than attempt a fix. I found that hard to beleive giveing that i took very good care of this truck useing Mobile 1 5w20 on all scheduled oil changes with under 70,000 miles on the truck. I took it to another mechanic not beleiveing i needed a new motor he said the same thing WOW 70000 miles and I need a new motor. First and last Ford I will ever buy


Jeff B. said
431 days ago
My 2004 F-150 5.4l Lariat is anything but built "Ford Tough". It's at 79k miles cane I've had to replace the front locking hub, both coil springs, the driver side window actuator 3 times, the 3rd brake light twice due to the gasket failing, a $1,100 tune-up at 76k miles (just submitted the paperwork for that class action lawsuit), and a few other issues. Now the tranny failed and was rebuilt about a month ago and the engine light went on last week. I'm preparing myself for the tomorrow's news from the dealership. The kicker is, the service manager is telling me all my issues are because I didn't drive the truck enough! Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid!!


Denise L. said
430 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Supercrew sport F150 5.4 V-8 4x2 and shutters and dies low idle. Code 0022 over retarded bank 1 shows up. Went to shop and replaced banks and sensors AND cam phaser! 5th time in shop now with same codes throwing. Service manager says engine clean, oil clean but low oil pressure! Spent over 2600 in repairs thus far and now they say new engine! Only 167k on truck mostly local miles and one owner (me). So frustrated! Just paid truck off 6 months ago too and loved everything about it.


jeff m. said
429 days ago
spent 33,000 for a new truck in 2005 it made the ticking noise when it was new , I took it back several times to dealer, they said they could not hear it, this went on until I got tired of dealing with it . now 120,000 and 10 years later its still ticking I bet there hearing is not any better. they build junk and sell junk .


James P. said
429 days ago
I have a 2005 F-150 Lariat with the 5.4 it has 133000 miles on it and has a motor noise that I was told is the Cam Phaser Knock. Expensive fix that I believe Ford should be responsible for since there are so many complaints about the same problem. I have always been a Ford fan but I believe this will be my last one if they do not stand behind a very serious problem they know about.


David B. said
429 days ago
I keep me vehicles very nice, I have a 2005 Ford with only 111,000 miles. I have engine noise that ford wants $3,000 to fix, I already had to replace the transmission, and the Exhaust manifolds have been replaced twice. This truck is in the shop more often then I get to drive it. I bought it new so I did not get someones problems, they are all mine.


Ray W. said
429 days ago
07 f150. Cam phasers replaced vcts replaced tensioners replaced and 2 months later it still clunk clunk cluck at warm oil Temps during idle at a stop. 145k miles and sounds like a engine replacement is the cheapest option because there seems to be no solution.....but why would I waste my money on a engine that will do the same thing???


Geoffrey T. said
428 days ago
Transmission keeps going out???? About to buy a new one for 1500 then still have to pay for install. I love my truck, but for needs to own up to all the problems. a VD 5.4 L should get 300K before major work is need. BS Ford. Get your racist NAZI founder's family to give me a new truck please. How about your brand new 60K truck????? how about it FORD? Pony up son.


Geoffrey T. said
428 days ago
Transmission keeps going out???? About to buy a new one for 1500 then still have to pay for install. I love my truck, but for needs to own up to all the problems. a VD 5.4 L should get 300K before major work is need. BS Ford. Get your racist NAZI founder's family to give me a new truck please. How about your brand new 60K truck????? how about it FORD? Pony up son.


johnny d. said
428 days ago
I purchased a ford f150 Sherrod model in 2010 the first thing that went wrong was my transmission. I had the transmission replaced. I drove my truck and I heard this ticking noise, I immediately took my truck to the auto shop. When the mechanic looked at the engine he told me that the engine was hard to fix


Larry W. said
428 days ago
2006 F150. Fuel injector stuck open and hydro locked the engine. The dealer says a new engine is needed. For as common as this is Ford should stand by their product. I'll fix the truck and sell it.


Jeffrey W. said
428 days ago
Yep what a joke


Jeffrey W. said
428 days ago
Yep what a joke


said
428 days ago
i have the same problems with my 2006 f-150 5.4 liter motor making the same ticking noise also had bad problem with the spark plugs a piece of the spark plug had broke off inside of the cylinder and was bouncing around inside and now has caused damage to cylinder #4 and i am losing compression on that cylinder ask dealer if this was a commom problem he said yes they performed a leak down test on cylinder #4 and told me i was losing compression they wanted $1500.00 to remove the head just to look at it i could not afford the cost of this service and declined the work to be performed. the truck has less than a 100,000 miles on it they also said that the motor just needed to be replaced and that they had a used motor they would sell me for $3500.00 and it had a 150,000 miles on it i declined it as well because i just don`t have the money and i still owe around $7,000 on the truck it self. i would just like to say i was a true ford lover till i had these bad experience`s with this truck i will never buy another ford in my life.


Joe B. said
427 days ago
Same issues! Cam phasers, coil packs, multiple issues. Cam phasers did me in at 104000 miles. Finally traded


Thomas P. said
427 days ago
Same issues as well. Plugs broke, sounds like diesel truck.Original ower, always maintained.


Thomas P. said
427 days ago
Same issues as well. Plugs broke, sounds like diesel truck.Original ower, always maintained.


Mike L. said
426 days ago
I have bought a 2006 f250 xlt and replaced the plugs and two coils. And one vts. Now I have a pop sound like the old carb back fire. 126000 on it and haven't made second payment on it. Now we all know why ford didn't take bail out they built junk.


Mike L. said
426 days ago


Thomas F. said
424 days ago
I have same problems as others. My truck is in shop now. It's a 2005,f150,4x4
King ranch. On two ocasions I lost all my oil with no signs of leakage or burning. That's one of things in shop for now.
I love my truck,,,but ?.


Domingo A. said
422 days ago
Bought new Ford 2015 Ford F250 from Baytown Ford,,with 358 miles on odometer,,,I noticed oil leak,,took it in,,,two days later received call that over tightened head/stud bolt cracked head,,,General Manager Craig Chaudoin agreed to swap the broken truck for a new one,,,,fast forward nearly a month and got call that I should go pick up repaired truck,,,previous agreement no longer valid,,,had to be because I complained to Ford, Sonic Automotive the company that owns/operates Baytown Ford. engine in F250 is the 6.2 that has received lots of favorable press possibly funded by Ford!!! Anyway hopefully truck will stay together


Domingo A. said
422 days ago
Bought new Ford 2015 Ford F250 from Baytown Ford,,with 358 miles on odometer,,,I noticed oil leak,,took it in,,,two days later received call that over tightened head/stud bolt cracked head,,,General Manager Craig Chaudoin agreed to swap the broken truck for a new one,,,,fast forward nearly a month and got call that I should go pick up repaired truck,,,previous agreement no longer valid,,,had to be because I complained to Ford, Sonic Automotive the company that owns/operates Baytown Ford. engine in F250 is the 6.2 that has received lots of favorable press possibly funded by Ford!!! Anyway hopefully truck will stay together


Eugene M. said
420 days ago


Randy D. said
420 days ago
I have a 2004 Ford F-150 with a 5'4 3v Triton 140,000 miles with the same problem they tell me I need a new engine over $8,000 you have to be kidding me ! Mine started ticking and would stall out and die . I changed the plugs and boots and coils ( every plug broke coming out ) Now I will not drive it oils pressure up and down then drops and stays dropped . This should be fixed by Ford Motor company !!!!!!!


deborah f. said
420 days ago
2077 f150 stalls at low idle, just replaced camshaft sensors and didn't fix the problem, Now the transmission is slipping. Owned numerous ford before this is my last shame on you ford stand behind your defects


deborah f. said
420 days ago
2077 f150 stalls at low idle, just replaced camshaft sensors and didn't fix the problem, Now the transmission is slipping. Owned numerous ford before this is my last shame on you ford stand behind your defects


deborah f. said
420 days ago
sorry 2007


Roxanne D. said
419 days ago
Yes I'm having the same issue I have a 2000 Ford f150


Roxanne D. said
419 days ago
Yes I'm having the same issue I have a 2000 Ford f150


Jason M. said
418 days ago
It's a absolute shame that Ford will not stand behind their trucks ! I have a 04 f150 5.4 3 valve withe exact same issues and having to put the truck back in the shop again after putting the second cam phaser and timing chain kit in two weeks ago.


Jeffrey M. said
418 days ago
2006 F150 Lariat 5.4L... I bought it used a year and a half ago unknowing all of the issues these engines have. Truck has never run right. No power, timing issues, multiple engine codes fixed but nothing seems to fix it 100%. It drinks a quart of oil every 3-4 weeks. I have now replaced: cam position sensors, cam phasers, cams, all timing chain components, coil packs and plugs set, etc.. Truck runs better, but still feels doggish and runs rough. Now waiting for the next engine light to come back on. I just went and got my emissions certificate a month early so I can re-register in Ga. before another problem pops up. I have an awesome mechanic. We only used motorcraft parts. He says trade it now while I can. I just spent $4,000+ and now I've read just about every forum about these trucks and it makes me sick. I have a ton of mony invested into this truck on top of this $4k and I love my truck. $2,500 stereo, 250amp alternator, upgraded brakes, Optima battery, upgraded exhaust, etc... Was planning on more upgrades. I've been a Ford man for life and I've owned 5 F150's and 8 different models of mustangs. If Ford cant own up to its mistakes and take care of its loyal customers, then I guess I may have to reconsider my loyalty to Ford!


Thom R. said
418 days ago
Bought an 05 f150. Engibe was rebuilt and new phasers installed. Now having the same issue again. Ordered livernoise cam phaser lockout kit and new timming chain and tensioner hope this fixes it...


Rob R. said
418 days ago
If you have stalling or almost stalling when coming to idle and loud knocking noise please before you fix try 10w-30 oil. I have code p016 I believe which is cam phaser and thought engine was or timing chain was gonna rattle through engine. I put synthetic 10w-30 oil in and it complety went away. It's not the way I wanted to fix it but it's the cheapest after reading the horror stories of people spending thousands to not fix the problem. I change the oil, disconnect negative terminal to reset check engine light and use Mobil 1 synthetic 10w 30 with motorcraft filter and I swear it's like brand new. I've ran it this way for 20k miles and have had no problem. The fix is good for around 5k miles when the oil breaks down and the symptoms return. Repeat and save your $. Motor is junk. The issue I have is a loud ticking like the timing chain is slapping making a very loud ticking. It just about stalls when coming to a stop. Hope this helps someone. Deborah f same exact issue as you


Rob R. said
418 days ago
Please try 10w-30 synthetic oil with motorcraft filter for loud knocking and stalling or almost stalling when coming to stop. If your gonna spend thousands try before you spend. Solved my problem. Read my post. I see so many people with same issues. Hope this helps save someone $


Walt W. said
418 days ago
I bought my 2006 5.4 liter Expedition, Eddie Bauer edition, with 147k miles on the odometer ,cam phasers were ticking like a lot of fords I looked at, dealer said that nothing was wrong, that ticking noise was normal. After driving it for 2 weeks, It began running terrible. I had the variable timing solenoid changed which made it run better but ticking did not go away. Today, with 152,000 miles on this engine and 90 days later the expedition is in the shop again same problem as before. The cam phasers need to be replaced etc. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the motor ford wants $8100.00. I think they are letting their services centers make money off of this problem. I cannot afford to have a new motor put in this truck I have to make the payments and the motor replacement is almost as much as the truck is worth. This is absolutely ridiculous! Ford should definitely have to answer to the courts for this outrageous injustice! Class action suit, count me in!


william h. said
417 days ago
I bought my 2004 5.4 F150 in 2010 with about 45000 miles. Roughly about 65000 miles I was getting a tick and now at 130000 it sounds like a diesel motor from an F250. I can't afford the 3500$ fix nor the new motor everyone suggests I get. I barely drive her anymore because I don't want the motor to blow on the hwy. I have ALWAYS been a ford advocate and loved them above all others, but since this happened I have gone with nissan, as I can't trust the vehicle I love.


Steve A. said
417 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 5.4 with 35K on it, looks like it came of the show room floor and so far have changed plugs...none broke, changed injectors, coil packs and put a K&N cold air intake on it. It does tick somewhat however I may do the Phaser lockout just to make sure it doesn't get worse. I was sent a notice to re-imburse for the plugs however only if I had it done which I did it myself so figure I'm screwed there. If the Cam Phaser Lockout fixes the problem then Ford needs to belly up and take responsibility.


Elise K. said
417 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 5.4L. I have changed the spark plugs, ignition coils, alternator, repaired the left front brake line, replaced the drivers side window control among other things. I have had the classic engine ticking for some time now, and it's getting worse. I lose power on the freeway all the time now. Just got quoted $2500 to replace the cam phasers and VCT solenoids. If there's a class action suit, I would absolutely want to be included. This is ridiculous that Ford won't own up to this faulty engine problem and take care of its loyal customers!! Also, just an FYI after seeing some of the other posts.. there was somewhat of a recall and more of an extended warranty thing for an injector issue. Ford will replace any bad injectors as some have problems with being stuck closed or open. You just have to schedule an appt at your local Ford dealer. If there isn't a problem with the injectors (as mine were ok), you will have to pay for the diagnosis ($75 here in Hawaii). Also, for all you people that had the spark plug problems, Ford is paying settlement $$ if anyone has had to pay over $300 to repair/replace plugs. I received something in the mail for that, so if you haven't received it, you can go to fordsparkplugsettlement.com for more info and to fill out the reimbursement form. I truly hope Ford does the right thing with all of our engine issues! Aloha


Elise K. said
417 days ago
I forgot to add... I am the 2nd owner, and the original owner had issues with the engine and Ford swapped the whol engine out at 65K miles. I now have 66K miles on the engine and this second engine is bad as well. My truck has an Airaid cold air intake as well. As for the spark plugs, I had my friend change them, and thankfully non broke. Steve A... what is a Cam Phaser lock out?


Gary H. said
417 days ago
I purchased a 2005 f150 king ranch and it has reduced engine power numerous times and has stalled out on me, i have had the cam positions sensors replaced and it still does the same thing after a week or so,


Brad B. said
417 days ago
I bought a used 2004 5.4L f-250 from the dealer. I was told the engine was replaced at 70k. I now have over 120k and the 'new' engine is just about shot, knocking, burning oil and constant repairs on an engine that only has about 50k on it... right now in the shop needing , water pump, timing belt and a yet to be explained knocking (sounds like a Cam Phaser).
real upset, Ford should stand up and take care of the problems.. but they won't... Boycott Ford...


Paul C. said
417 days ago
2007 F150 4x4
Replaced 1/2 of motor at 77k and the other at 86k
Now torque converter seems to be shuttering.
Had a bad plug (that broke) at 86k also...
Junk
Any attorneys have any ideas??


Shondria H. said
416 days ago
First it started with the spark plugs then cam phasers then the timing of the engine. Now I need an entire new engine had the vehicle for 18months it's been in the shop 4 of those months.


Bryan R. said
416 days ago


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415 days ago


Chad A. said
414 days ago
I have many problems with our vehicle.. It not running now I was told by a mechanic that the motor was coming apart .. It hasn't been running since March of 2015... Everything from catalyst to plugs to camshaft.. O2 sensors..


John H. said
414 days ago
I have all the issues


John H. said
414 days ago
I have all the issues


Daniel S. said
414 days ago
My 2006 F150 has all the issues mentioned I have poured good money after bad trying to diagnose and fix the problems to no avail. My oldest son has the same issue with a 2007 King Ranch and my younger son has the same issues with his 2005 F150.


said
413 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 with 66k miles don't have any problems yet but sounds like I will any time now, not looking forward to that time seems like Ford would stand up and do what is rite thought they were a better class of auto maker


said
413 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 with 66k miles don't have any problems yet but sounds like I will any time now, not looking forward to that time seems like Ford would stand up and do what is rite thought they were a better class of auto maker


Alan C. said
413 days ago
2005 fx4 131,000 on it bought it 6000 miles ago and it's just now starting to run rough or miss at idle I hooked up Mac scan tool and no codes and on diagnostic screen it shows no misfires and everything passes the tests the oil is due for a change now and is definitely broken down. I see some guys are switching to 10w30 or 40 any thoughts???


Ron B. said
413 days ago
I have a 2004 f 150 w/ 92,000 mi. Im burning more oil than i use gas in this thing. Not to mention as i let off the gas and accecelerate again and the truck misfires and shakes uncontrolably. Also im afraid to have the plugs chained due to the problem that they could snap off in the heads and it can get very expensive to fix. As ford knows of this problem but has yet to recall. PLEASE HELP!!!


Markus W. said
412 days ago
I have an 04 F-150 with 137,000 on it. I'm having the same issue of my VCT being bad. I did my own plugs I did my own ignition coils I bought the extraction tool in case the plug snapped off in the block and now I'm told buy a Ford mechanic that I need the livernois lockout kit @ 700 + dollars I would love to be in on the class action suit also. It's cheaper to replace everything with the timing change then it is to buy the lock out kit I've read all your posts they are all helpful


Markus W. said
412 days ago
I have an 04 F-150 with 137,000 on it. I'm having the same issue of my VCT being bad. I did my own plugs I did my own ignition coils I bought the extraction tool in case the plug snapped off in the block and now I'm told buy a Ford mechanic that I need the livernois lockout kit @ 700 + dollars I would love to be in on the class action suit also. It's cheaper to replace everything with the timing change then it is to buy the lock out kit I've read all your posts they are all helpful


Markus W. said
412 days ago
I have an 04 F-150 with 137,000 on it. I'm having the same issue of my VCT being bad. I did my own plugs I did my own ignition coils I bought the extraction tool in case the plug snapped off in the block and now I'm told buy a Ford mechanic that I need the livernois lockout kit @ 700 + dollars I would love to be in on the class action suit also. It's cheaper to replace everything with the timing change then it is to buy the lock out kit I've read all your posts they are all helpful


Robert H. said
411 days ago
Have a bad knocking sound almost sounds like a diesel happens when i'am in slow moving traffic or if i'am inline at a fast food place Ford need to check this out or just replace the motor need to have a recall on this . all of us work had for are money and at 46.000$ for a vehicle and not miss a payment , Maybe i should have stop paying for the vehicle and let the bank come get it . It's a shame


Scott H. said
410 days ago
2004 F150 4x4. Where do I begin...I bought the truck used 4 years ago with 72k miles. I now have 165k. Truck started missing at 100k. Figured I would change the spark plugs, boy was I in for a surprise. After I did my research and found out that the plugs could potentially break off I called around to local shops to see what they charge for changing. lowest price was $600 and if a plug broke, up to $1000 more to remove. I bought the tool and did it myself. 3 out of 8 broke off. Rear end started vibrating. Needed to replace the rear Ujont. Pretty simple, right? Not on the 2004's. instead of using retaining clips they staked in the ujoint. Ford says the ujoint is not replaceable. You have to replace the entire drive shaft. Are they serious? I found a company that makes a replacement ujoint for the staked in one that came with retaining rings. You have to knock off the stakes before you can get it out. Oh, and another thing, my flywheel got teeth ground off of it. I had to pay someone to do that at $700. Rear bed cab light also leaked when i got it. Took it off and the seal wasn't properly put on. And yes, i have the ticking noise. Transmission is starting to slip now as well. BTW, i just got a notice about the class action suit involving the spark plugs but i since i did it myself, it appears that the 8 hours i spent doing it and the $70 tool i bought to do it would only be worth $50 to Ford.


Jim K. said
410 days ago
05 ford that rattles like a diesel engine. Really embarassing. The dealer wants 2800 to tepair, with no guarantee of a fix. I am very disappointed with ford, and will not likely buy again. Class action, count me in.


james b. said
409 days ago
yes


timothy d n. said
409 days ago
2004 f150 supercrew lariat that the powertrain control module (pcm) has gone out on


kevin s. said
409 days ago
Yes I am having same problem ,loss of power at high rate of speed which lead to other problem which is really really costly


Tyrone B. said
408 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 5.4 liter and it hesitate during acceleration on freeway and has loud knocking sound from lack of oil pressure because of cam phasers.


Tyrone B. said
408 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 5.4 liter and it hesitate during acceleration on freeway and has loud knocking sound from lack of oil pressure because of cam phasers.


Chris W. said
408 days ago
. 2005 F-150. 5.4l engine with 124,000 miles. I too will need to replace my engine due to cam phaser failure.


christopher c. said
408 days ago
2006 Ford 5.4L Expedition. Entered "Fail Safe Mode" now it I need a new Throttle Body. Vehicle only has just over 100,000 miles on it.


Ralph T. said
408 days ago
I also have a 2005 F150 with 5.4 liter engine. Worst truck I've ever owned. Cam phaser issues. Took to ford dealer who like many others said cam phasers were not serious issue. Had to have plugs changed out at about 546.00. That was 18 months back now it is skipping again. Hesitates badly when accelerating. Ford really dropped ball on this and should have done something early on


Russell F. said
407 days ago
2007 Ford F-150 4x4 135000 miles purchased in May 2010. same problem as everyone else here. Drove my truck to work all of a sudden it started knocking its the cam phasers.


Kyle M. said
407 days ago
04 fx4 5.4 bought it 3 years ago ran good for about 4 months then parked for 10 months needed new motor couldn't afford it finally put a new motor in still have problems have put about 9500 in to it this year and still runs like shit I have changed every thing and nothing will make it run good for more than a couple weeks


Amy N. said
406 days ago
I have a 2006 F1 50 4 x 4 lariat. I have babied this truck from day one. This truck has never gave me any issues whatsoever. Three weeks ago I took my son hunting. It was running perfectly fine, all of a sudden it chokes. Push on the gas and I am barely getting any RPMs. I took it to the auto shop . They said it's running rich on one side Leno mother replace two spark plugs CO2 sensor know their informing me I need a new motor. Has anybody suggested on taking this to the media. I cannot believe after reading all of these comments that this has not been in the news. Or a good law firm has not taken action on this issue. Ford need to stand up and take responsibility. It is a crying shame that a company that makes billions of dollars a year is not going to help the American people fix the issue. Companies like this need to be taken down.


bill w. said
406 days ago
2009 f150 lariat 4 x 4, 5.4 had occasional engine knock, getting worse, however I think occasionally it jumps time. rather expensive fix for a vehicle that's like brand new.


frank n. said
405 days ago
I can so relate to these problems, my 05 f150 is essentially worthless at this point. I certainly cant depend on it to even drive locally. Dont really know which way to turn as I havent the funds to repair this lemon.
The truck will suddenly shudder, buck, and miss and wont climb a moderate incline. I feel this vehicle is a hazard to anyone who drives it or shares the road with it. Shame on you ford,,, and you have the gall to trill "the best selling truck in america"


Shane C. said
405 days ago
2006 F150 XLT 5.4 I have followed every tip for repairing my truck with nothing correcting the shudder and stalling after a stop. 109K miles now. Knocks before it dies and the steering locks up. Not safe at all!


said
405 days ago
2004 f150 5.4 it's just a pile of sh new motor just one thing after another and more money! going to invest in a Toyota wen I can


Don B. said
405 days ago
I have a 2008 F150. Not even 80,000 miles and my Transmission began to fail. Left church this morning, truck started, pulled out of the parking lot, gave it the gas, truck stalled. I made it off the road, tried to start the vehicle would only crank over, even when I was not turning the key.


Don B. said
405 days ago
I have a 2008 F150. Not even 80,000 miles and my Transmission began to fail. Left church this morning, truck started, pulled out of the parking lot, gave it the gas, truck stalled. I made it off the road, tried to start the vehicle would only crank over, even when I was not turning the key.


Don B. said
405 days ago
I have a 2008 F150. Not even 80,000 miles and my Transmission began to fail. Left church this morning, truck started, pulled out of the parking lot, gave it the gas, truck stalled. I made it off the road, tried to start the vehicle would only crank over, even when I was not turning the key.


Arnold F. said
404 days ago
Same issue with my 2008 F150. 66k miles and knocking engine, sounds like the engine will drop, when at low rpm after having driven it for 20-30 minutes... Bringing the Truck in to the dealer today to have it looked at. Sounds to me like it's a cam phaser issue, as described above. A newer vehicle should not have these issues.


Juston S. said
404 days ago
2005 F150 5.4L Lariat with same problems... Left me in 3 lanes of 7:30am traffic to cross while in failsafe mode... Cam phaser and timing problems... $2500.00 quote, in shop now. I'm not a happy customer FORD


Joshua H. said
404 days ago
I bought a 06 Ford f250 with the 5.4L three valve, the truck only had work on it and seemed to Brun good. Three weeks later while pulling a trailer the truck started running like crap. I nursed it home to find out both cam phase re are bad, the timing chain tensioner on bank one is fraged, and there is FOD through out the engine. I bought this truck because bit had great maintenance records. But after doing much research on the 3 valve 5.4 I think a engine replacement from Jasper is the only way to fix it.


Manuel G. said
404 days ago
Ok guys...first of all I bought my truck with 80000 miles,I have keep up with all the maintenance, I live near Shallotte, N.C.. and I have taken my truck to Frank from Jones Ford in Shallotte, NC ,what a shame 2004 Ford 150 lariat beautiful truck but all show,is a money Pitt it's a shame that Ford won't take any responsibility for their beautiful design 5.4 engine, everything goes bad,and then you take it to your dealer and they even admit that Ford has messed up with 5.4 but nuttin can be done,where's our rights as consumers, where is the government that is supposed to protect us ,what a joke I bet the government is in it with ford...I will never buy another another ford,never...and I hope people learn their lesson about buying a ford,what a shame, hey buy American but don't buy Ford they will laugh at you when you got to the dealer..


DARRIN O. said
403 days ago
2004 Ford F150 - I purchased it from Ford of Vancouver - Washington state. It had 40k on it when purchased, I also purchased the platinum warranty, whatever that really means, anyway it was a 100k warranty. Long story short, I had just hit 60k and it died. Cam phaser problems I was told and would not be covered by Ford I was told from them. So it sites at my house still. Pissed? yes. Can I afford a new engine? yes, but Ford needs to fix this. I currently am still driving my 2001 Dodge Durango and humming along


Erica S. said
402 days ago
2007 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L- this morning my truck started to idle high, yet step on gas and it was though the engine just revved and I was barely moving. My truck started to shake as if it was about to stall. Then some grinding noises and a knock. It only has 75,000 miles! It's now sitting in my driveway because I am afraid of driving it with my kids.


ANGELA L. said
402 days ago
My motor did the same thing knocking and when I took it in was told the motor needed replaced it has been sitting now for two years as I am pissed Ford would do nothing about it as it was bought used. My 2006 Expedition has 70,000 miles on it.


ANGELA L. said
402 days ago
My motor did the same thing knocking and when I took it in was told the motor needed replaced it has been sitting now for two years as I am pissed Ford would do nothing about it as it was bought used. My 2006 Expedition has 70,000 miles on it.


james f. said
401 days ago
i have the same issues with my 2006 f250 Allyns garage replaced my spark plugs that broke off and cost 600.00 now the cam phasers are bad and the engine is currently being replaced about 5300.00 what piece of crap they built!


robert h. said
401 days ago
I need a new motor


robert h. said
401 days ago
I need a new motor


Patty W. said
398 days ago
I have a 2007 F-150 5.4 with almost 120,000 miles. When I bought it used it had 42,000 miles. It's been a great truck! Recently I have what I call bucking, when I'm getting on the freeway. When I floor if and get up to highway speed it goes away. Only happens periodically. I drive back and forth between CA and Texas. After reading all these comments I'm a little leary of my truck! Think it may be time for a new Tacoma!!


Jim D. said
398 days ago
I have a 2008 f350 super duty pickup truck. I'm having the same problems with my truck as most of the people above. If I hear one more time about truck misfiring, spark plugs, coil packs , loss of power, engine light blinking,
loss of rpm's I'm going to lose it. This truck has cost me thousands of dollars in repairs. I'm sad to say that I will never buy a ford vehicle again.


Wesley C. said
398 days ago
I have a 2004 f-150 fx4 5.4 128 thousand miles that has been broke done since May of 2015 with the exact same problems. The local Ford garage has no idea as to what the problem is other than I need a new motor, which I find hard to believe because of the mileage, and I have put three sets of spark plugs, two sets of coils, new converters, new fuel injectors, two fuel filters, vct solenoids, cam phasers, a timing set, and had a compression test done and can not find a solution, and have had it hooked up to numerous scanners with no help. I actually like the truck I just want it fixed, Ford needs to fix it's problem, as most people like myself can not afford a new engine that cost right around $6000.


shawnna m. said
398 days ago
I have an 04 F150. 140,000 miles. Had to redo all my timing components. After 4 months had to replace the engine. Really didnt have the money to do that but after we just bought the truck under 4 months ago we couldnt really afford to throw that money away either. I would love it if Ford could re pay me all the money I spent fixing this truck. We come from a line of machinics and have always took care of our vehicles. This thing has been a nightmare. Oh and it totally left us on the side of the road with our toddler when it broke. FORD will never get another penny from us if this is how they haddle their customers


Michael O. said
397 days ago
Purchased 2009 F-150 Supercrew FX4 5.4L last year and have had numerous problems with it. Just replaced exhaust manifolds and how running rough. Afraid this is related to the above. This truck is a nightmare.


James T. said
397 days ago
I have a 07 Expedition 5.4L. with 120,000 miles on it now. I had to have the spark plugs replaced at approx. 105,000 miles because it was running like total shit, lack of power and acceleration for a few months and then jerking and shaking. It ran good after new plugs for about 11 months and then went to shit again. I then had the entire top half of the motor rebuilt which cost me $4,000. Still ran bad, replaced all of the plugs & coil packs. The truck seemed to be running great for a few months and then started making very load crazy noises and then the AC Compressor seized and snapped the serpentine belt. the AC stopped working a couple years ago but didn't have the money to replace the compressor, so I just dealt with no AC. It's in the shop now getting the new AC compressor and they called me and said I need to replace the condenser & radiator as well. So here's another $1,800. The truck is paid off so I'd love to keep it and go without a payment for a few years but after reading all of these issues where people are having repeated problems I might need to think about trading it in while it's running good. That really sucks though. I'd love to get reimbursed for some of the engine problems.


jason m. said
397 days ago
have a 2009 F150 supercrew XLT with the 5.4. it will be going into the shop to get the cam phasers replaced. my vehicle was under warranty when I told them about it and the only time I could get the vehicle in was after the mileage warranty. so now the dealer wont hold up to their end of the warranty due to the fact that when I took it to them a month ago when it was on warranty that they couldn't find an issue. so now they at least agreed that I could pay for the parts "$808" that they would at least cover the labor portion.


Omar H. said
396 days ago
Found out my 2004. F150 not only has spark plud issues which ford is hoing too fix. But the timing chaing cam and hydraulic tensions rods also have issues , made my truck sound like a deisle.
Replaced one side @ 64000 miles now at 95000 and the other side needs too be replaced.
All original miles.wtf.
Ford fix it always been a ford my all now i have my doubts.


allen s. said
395 days ago
I hjave a ford 2008 f-150 transmission went bad only 39750 mile


allen w. said
395 days ago
I also have a 2005 F250 with 5.4 liter engine. Worst truck I've ever owned. Cam phaser issues. Took to ford dealer who like many others said cam phasers were not serious issue. Had to have plugs changed out at about 546.00. That was 18 months back now it is skipping again. Hesitates badly when accelerating. Ford really dropped ball on this and should have done something early on


Michele C. said
393 days ago
Hesitates badly when accelerating. Issues with the exhaust manifold, was told I need to replace the manifold gaskets. Timing belt issues. Air conditioner has quit working on 3 separate occasions, replacement parts and labor cost me $1000, the 2nd occasion after having it repaired it went out again within 12mos. had to replace the part once again. I'm yet again having the same issue with the ac, this is 4th time, the part is obviously a lemon and should be recalled.


Jon D. said
392 days ago
2004 F150 5.4 needing cam phasers, timing chains, tensioners, and coil packs. Just had all plugs replaced, boots, and check new exhaust manifold leak. Nice trucks, disappointing power train. Can't afford to repair when cost comes close to value of a vehicle!


said
391 days ago
Yes I have a 2007 and a 2005 with the same exact issues with the knocking and missing


said
391 days ago
Same problem. It seems Ford is becoming GM in quality. Why build a great truck when our government will buy us out or could care less whether we get our actual value out of it. EASY OUT WHEN ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY IS YOU NEED A .NEW ENGINE. Ford was our last great hope, when they said , we don,t need the bailout. Seems Ford is getting we don,t care attitude.Maybe we don,t care to buy your junk anymore.


brian g. said
391 days ago
Where do I begin? I have a '08 F150 with a 5.4L, which has given me a host of issues and currently sitting in my driveway with yet another problem. At 33K, I had the transmission overhauled under warranty. However, this year, the truck has cost me 5 grand in repairs. At 72K and out of warranty, the trans went again, Ford's recommendation was a manufacture replacement at the tune of 3,800. While on vacation this summer, I was left on the side of the road three hours from home as a plug blew out of the engine. Not considering the inconvenience, that repair was $500. Last month, the nauseating smell of raw fuel was permeating the cab. Had to replace the injector o-rings and plugs at $800. Now the check engine light is on and the engine is missing and shuttering to the point that it isn't safe for driving. Probably another several hundred bucks. Called Ford customer service and they will not do anything about it. No more Fix or repair daily for me.


Matthew H. said
391 days ago
Afraid to own my 2008 f150 just bought it and been reading about the spark plug issues I need to change them but. Don't have the money to dill with Ford's poorly disign it's not fair I bought it off a ford lot they should have told me about the problem and be held responsible for the fix


Hazen D. said
390 days ago
I have 2007 Ford F-150 180k miles on it have been having nothing but problems! Really fed up with the motor I've had nothing but problems since I got it. Replaced a transmission even costing me 4 grand!


JODY C. said
390 days ago
Personally I think Ford Motor Company would have to declare bankruptcy if they were to do the right thing and fix all these problems. It's hard to believe that Ford F-150 trucks were ever voted as "Pick Up of the Year." As most the others have commented on I also have similar problems.
2005 F-150, 5.4l with just 113000 miles on it. Out of nowhere the transmission went out. $6500 to rebuild it. Next, the Cam Phasers started making noise shortly after that then the engine started to bog down, the engine light would come on. It got so bad I had to drive the backroads because it wouldn't drive over 45mph without coughing and sputtering. Just took it to the shop after I personally replaced both the VTC Solenoids and the Master Driver Fuel Pump Control. The shop installed a Timing Chain kit which included "2 chains, crank sprocket, 4 guides and two tensioners." In addition they replaced both Cam Phasers, one of the VTCs and new oil and a larger fuel filter "according to instructions in a TSB."....all to the tune of an out the door price of $2774.46. The truck does run much better, it doesn't bog down now. I can drive it on the highway once again. Sounds cheap compared to some of the prices that other paid but wait, that's not all.....I drove the truck to work and back 40 miles round trip. The Cam Phaser noise is still there, loud as ever. I took the truck back to the repair shop. Not only will I not ever buy a Ford of any kind ever again, I'll most likely not use this repair company ever again either. Count me in on the Ford F-150 Class Action Suit! Depending on the Cam Phaser repairs to my truck (or not) I might be taking these repair shop clowns to Small Claims court too.


Scott B. said
390 days ago
Amazingly, my wife and I purchased an '06 F250 SD w/5.4L with only 70,000 miles on it 2 years ago.
Since then here is the list to date:
1. 2 new cats (under emission warranty)
2. Rebuilt the front end to include all new brakes, rotors & ball joints twice, all new bushings
3. New problems now- ticking noise in the engine, squealing from front end squeaks from left front door
4. Door lock actuators haven't worked since we bought it.
5. Factory plastic bedliner has almost rusted the bed thru.


Jay E. said
389 days ago
On Dec 26th, 2015, at dusk, like others in this long list, I was driving the speed limit at 70mph with wife and granddaughter in my 2004 F150 SuperCrew 4X4 pickup, when I heard a bang, severe engine vibration and then the dash warnings went nuts, with ultimately a set of low oil pressure warnings. I was lucky to got off into the emergency lane without getting nailed. After having a cop post behind me for safety and getting the truck towed to the dealership, I've been told about the cam phasers wearing out and doing their damage, can barely get 12 lbs of pressure. Told 5K for a rebuilt plus the labor to put it in. I asked them if they thought I was nuts, spending that type of money on a rebuilt engine that would most likely do the same thing down the road and for a truck worth about 7K because of the frame rust and exhaust issues. Truck was bought new, purchased in Feb 2004, regular oil changes, service work, most done at dealership. No reason for this truck to fail at 130K. No reason. Enjoyed the truck immensely, even with the ticking sound that I was told was normal, even with the rear seals letting go, even with the electronic circuits failing here and there and yes, even with the $880.00 spark plug replacement. But now I have this enormous pit in my stomach as Ford has let me and its customers down. My dealership gets a piece of that blame, too. I will not be a Ford customer ever again. When I get burned that bad, I don't go back. I may get burned with another manufacturer, but I'll take my chances. I hope to see this engine issue resolved for all of us who have been screwed. - this is just plain and simply wrong. Not only do I not have a working vehicle but the value of that vehicle has been lost. Thank you Ford for taking my money on multiple occasions. As they say, "my bad".


Charles B. said
388 days ago
I have the same problems with my 2006 lariat. Bad phasers, can caps. Hey say I need a new engine. They said my problem was of lack of oil changes. I drove he vehicle no more then 6k a year and used synthetic oil from day 1 when I purchased the vehicle. They said I didn't change the oil in enough time.


aaron g. said
387 days ago
My 2004 f-150 died numerous times over the yrs while driving slow and up to 70 miles per hours over a mountain pass once after being "fixed" a few days prior for the same issue. towed it 3 of the times. In my situation it only happened once the outside temperature got over 90 degrees. Once temp got under 90 degrees the dealers couldn't diagnose it because it drove fine. Too much more to explain here, but just traded after over 5000 dollars spent on throttle body, pcm, towing bills etc. The last time this happened if my truck shut off just 2 miles later there was no shoulder and could have easily been disastrous.


Ryan a. said
387 days ago
I found this class action suit while searching up a solution to my current problem. Stranded in my 2005 F150 5.4l about 25 miles from home.

Cam phasers ticking, violent shuddering / poor throttle response while accelerating between 45 / 55 mph, countless other issues.

Not impressed with Ford's response to this known issue.


John R. said
387 days ago
I purchased a 2005 f150 5.4 3v new in 2005. I have had major issues. Fuel injectors blown, fuel rail leak, rear pinon seal leak, transmission rebuild, catalytic converters, and now @ 127,000 miles the engine needs replacement. I have not gone 12 months without a major expense on this LEMON.


Lon G. said
386 days ago
2004 f150 5.4. Have dumped over $10,000 trying to make this nightmare right & it currently sits, needing an additional $1100 in repairs. Shame on Ford.


said
385 days ago
05 F250 Superduty 4x4 I the second owner had misfire at 90,000 changed plugs and coils myself ran great for a long time, minor issues ounce and awhile. I do all my own work on this rig, it's my work truck and I need piece of mind that when I leave I'm going home in it, Just turned 182,267 miles tonite and it just went nuts 2 miles from home haven't got into it yet but I'm guessing the it's something in with a crank sensor (low idle shutter) again a lot of the issues people are having are misdiagnosed from the start,costing everybody lots of lost time and hard earned money! I'll keep you posted what I come up with for the diagnosis. Thanks and good luck!


Abe M. said
385 days ago
I have been through every situation mentioned in the above complaints, plugs, coils engine miss, new transmission,oil changes, etc. I bought my first Ford F-150 in 1975, we have been a ford family for the most part ever since. However my 2008 Ford F-150 will be my last. Too bad Ford will not take care of thier customers.I am looking for a company that will.


Kevin B. said
385 days ago
2009 platinum Screw 56,000 phaser noise getting louder by the week. have used 5-20 amsoil syn and motorcraft filters since new. ego sensors replaced twice for chk eng light. right exhaust manifold cracked. drive shaft replaced because of BAD vibration 50 mph and up. transmission shifts erratic off and on. ign. coils replaced. lower steering shaft seized u-joints. atc blower motor resistor died. third brake light water leak into cab. moister collects in rear brake lights. head liner falling down. NEED I SAY ANYMORE!


Ken W. said
385 days ago
I have a 07 f150 lariat with. Loud knocking on cold startup and calms down to a little tick until I start driving it. If I have my passenger side window open I hear just how loud it really is every time I pass something that reflects the sound waves. On more than one occasion I have been trying to make it through a yellow light and all of a sudden total loss of power until I let off the accelerator and repress it gently. I have also experienced like a shutter in the engine just going down the highway and lightly pressing the gas all the time thinking to myself,"this is where she finally dies". This would be great and all of it had 200k on it but I'm on about 88k and have owned this vehicle since it only had 20k on it and paid 35k for it used. I want my money's worth out of this thing and don't want to have to spend 7500$ on a new motor. Also I do not want to get plowed by another vehicle because I'm trying to turn a corner and think there is enough time to get out into a traffic and the thing dies.


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384 days ago


Andrew V. said
384 days ago
I have a 2008 Ford F-150 Fx2 Sport... It only has 61,000 miles on it and my Transmission is pulling and jumps before it gets in gear... I recently flushed the transmission thinking it would help but did nothing in regards to the way it's still stalling to get in gear... I change my oil every 3 months, and changed out all spark plugs and filters but still dont know why my engine or transmission is going out so dang soon. Ridiculous if you ask me...


Tanner m. said
383 days ago
05 expedition started cam phaser rattle during Christmas traveling. I know what this involves. Thank for the horrible Christmas gift Ford. Seems like this should not be our responsibility to repair. What are they gonna do?


Brian B. said
382 days ago
Have same problem


Rick H. said
382 days ago
Bought my 2008 f-150 in 2010 with 12k miles on it. Ran like a dream for 70,000 miles. Started noticing the heavy idle sound, typically when it was at idle, at 80k. Took it to a local private mechanic who was unable to find anything wrong, so we did an oil change and tranny fluid flush/change. 2 weeks later the truck stalled on me out of the blue. Had it towed to the shop they wouldn't touch it because of the codes. Took it to Future Ford in Citrus Heights, CA they said engine needed replaced. I spoke to the mechanic and he said he had seen it a bit "lately" and he thought the oil pump was under powered, causing parts of the motor to run "dry". On the way home to consider my options motor seized. I love this truck but this kind of thing is unforgivable. My warranty expired 3 months before. Timing is everything.


arthur b. said
382 days ago
While driving my 2005 f-150 bought new in 2005, I experienced a complete loss of power and came to a complete stop on the highway. I tried all gears and none caused any movement.


Billy T. said
382 days ago
Bought a 04 f150. 126k miles engine noise and truck runs like crap.


Brandon E. said
382 days ago
Bought a 2007 f150 xlt 5.4 all the same problems the ticking noise is very loud loss of power and I've had it less then a week but it seems to be getting worse and still owe 13,000 on it


Andrzej R. said
381 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 with 5.4 the truck has 216000 miles on it now but it takes an arm and a leg to keep it running. I bought the truck from original owner who was my boss back in the day and the only reason i got it was because he kept up with keeping the truck nice.
Engine in this truck dos sound like a diesel truck (knocks) and has lost its power long time ago.
I wish for stud up to they FORD TOUGH motto!!!


RENE L. said
381 days ago
I have a 2009 FX4 it had 102K miles on it. Had an oil change by the dealer, drove it 30 miles, and it began to shake the check engine light began to flash. It died, had it towed to the dealership. They advised me $9300 for a new motor. I had an Independent put one in for $7300. Needless to say I am done with Ford.


John F. said
381 days ago
Same problems started at 35k miles in shop again at 62k mikes.


ted g. said
381 days ago
some same problems.......130000 miles


dennis w. said
381 days ago
having all the same issues with my 2006 f150 took it in to the dealer and they told me i would need a new motor do to the cam phasers going bad.it only had 85000 miles


james E. said
380 days ago
Having all the same issues with cam sensor at first I replaced cam sensors and the issue still appear to shut off at stop light my mechanic told me that it was camshaft timing chain and that I would need a new engnne


Robert B. said
379 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Expedition Limited with 139k. Early this week I headed to work and stepped on the gas leaving a light and suddenly lost power with engine light flashing. I was able to drive to a local shop I use. The coddes told them major timing issues and probably the timing chain and oil pump failed. I was quoted $7,500 from them and over $8,000 from another shop. This should not happen. I drove my Grand Cherokee to 190k and traded in on a Tahoe that I drove 150k and traded in on the Expedition.


Darrell C. said
379 days ago
2004 f150, cam phasers replaced, engine stalls and knocks like the oil pump is going out, check engine light comes on and it's like it's running on 2 cylinders!


stacy a. said
379 days ago
2005 expedition I have had the timing chain replaced 3 times oil pump replaced an the cam phrases replaced an I still have the same chattering noise an the oil has been changed in it 4 times all this in the past 6 months or less.


Angel W. said
378 days ago
2005 F150 no crank no start pcm ecm no COMMUNICATION ,was missng prior to..on.disibility cant afford fix while still paying notes


David C. said
377 days ago
I purchased a 2007 f150 5.4 with 100,000 miles on it, I got what I thought was a very good deal for it (if it is to good to be true, it usually is) I have put about $8,000.00 into the motor since, for all the same issues I am reading about in these complaints, and on top of that, it just got towed 2 days ago to my mechanic for the same problems it started having when I first bought it. This is my first Ford vehicle, and is my last. I was always a GM man, until they screwed the american public over with there bankruptcy, so I decided to switch to Ford, and this is what I get. I guess I need to do what everybody on the west coast does, and buy asian made cars.


said
377 days ago
I have a 3006 Fird F150 5.4 l and am experiencing some of the same issues as mentioned in this forum


Rocky S. said
376 days ago
What can I say that hasn't been said. I have a 2004 FX4 with the 5.4l 3v and what a nightmare. While traveling with family the truck stalled going 75mph on Highway and was stranded with my wife and 4 yr old daughter, talked about "PISSED OFF". I mirror all what has been said and FORD DEALERSHIP in HARLINGEN TX could not figure the problem. They had it for several month AND COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUT. If dealership can't figure out there own problems, they shouldn't sell the product. I have been a FORD man all my life even bought my wife a King Ranch truck and I hope I didn't make another HUGE MISTAKE. Shame on you FORD if the tobacco makers got sued then you should be sued as well. The Government bailed out the Auto Industry then you guys should make it right for the CONSUMERS who TRUST IN THE FORD NAME.


Leon R. said
376 days ago
2004 F150 4x4 5.4 3V all the above and more my first phaser problems started @ 550kms Engine changed out @ 9000kms Phasers / Cam followers etc etc etc Poorly Engineered Never will I buy Fords Engineering again
I have spent $15,000.00+ dollars and still have the truck and in fact fixing the top end again but as soon as it is running it's out of here. Don't understand how they keep selling trucks with the inherent problems. The new models all suffer terrible engineering. Re: Eco-Boost 5.0 Top End issues
transmission Too Much!!


chris M. said
376 days ago
Same issues as all 5.4 owners


jonathon d. said
376 days ago
I bought my 05 ford f250 with the 5.4 a year ago was ok for about 8 months then started knocking then loosing oil pressure took to 2 different shops both told me to replace the motor at 7500 doller with only 174000 miles on it then talked to my fried thats a macanic we replaced the timing chain guide tensioners head with new phaser put back together flushed engine pulled oil pan and pickup tube cleaned out completely now starts fine when cold and when it warms up runs rough knocks and looses oil pressure now he sead replace the motor already have 3500 in it and still owe on it.


David R. said
373 days ago
I have a 2006 f-150 fx4 5.4 145 thousand miles that has been broke down since August of 2015 with the exact same problems. The local Ford garage has no idea as to what the problem is other than I need a new motor, which I find hard to believe because of the mileage, and I have put three sets of spark plugs, two sets of coils, all new fuel injectors, two fuel filters, vct solenoids, cam phasers, MAS, timing chains, and had a compression test done and can not find a solution, and have had it hooked up to numerous scanners with no help. I actually like the truck I just want it fixed, Ford needs to fix it's problem, as most people like myself can not afford a new engine that cost right around $7000.


Charles w. said
373 days ago
I heard after my research that taping sound noise is the can phaser


Jeff G. said
373 days ago
I bought this 2004 ford with the 5.4 and i was un aware of this issue until last week when my truck died and after towing it to a garage they made me aware of this issue. i have 93900 miles on the engine. I am now wondering is there any resolve to this issue or is this a trow away vehicle. I've been a ford lover my whole life and also purchased a Ford Edge but if this is how Ford is going to stand behind there vehicles I'm done buying or supporting Ford forever.


vicki f. said
372 days ago
My husband and I bought a 2004 F150 5.4 L 16 valve in 2005. We have been the only owners of this truck. We encounter our first problem with this truck yesterda( Jan 13th) when the engine light came on. We took it to our local mechanic for repair. After checking our the issues he found it to be the throttle body housing.
I love this truck. We have never had any issues with the truck and it has over 100,000 miles on the engine. Maybe we have been luckyI don;t know . We have always believed in FORD and alwawys will.


Shawn W. said
372 days ago
I own a 2006 Ford f-150 5.4L V3 truck. It has a rough idle issue that will stop if I put it in park and rev the engine it will go away.
Get all kinds of codes.


Mike N. said
370 days ago
2006 with 117,000 problem started at 37,000 check engine light knocking noise and just shut off going down the road eating oil like crazy nothing but trouble if they know that there is a problem fix it


Jeffrey N. said
370 days ago
2004 f150 5.4l 3valve motor about 90,000 miles on it. lifter tick for about 15,000 miles. check engine for about 10,000 miles, bank 2 retarded. today I try vcta and new sensors


HOWARD M. said
370 days ago
ANOTHER KNOWN ISSUE IS THE INJECTORS!! TEND TO LEAK OUT WITH ENGINE NOT RUNNING AND ACTS LIKE IT MISSES WHEN IT DOES RUN, IF NOT FIXED RIGHT AWAY, WHICH EVER CYLINDER IS LEAKING IT WILL "CLEAN OUT" THE CYLINDER AND DRY IT OUT OF OIL AND MAKE IT A DEAD CYLINDER AND IF CAUGHT TO LATE AFTER THAT CONNECTING ROD WILL BUST! SHIT ENGINE! GOOD OLD GREEDY UNION COMPANY ONCE AGAIN!


jade p. said
370 days ago
bought my 2007 f150 with 30000 or so miles. at 67000 miles my truck was starting to shake when in reverse. took to dealer they replaced my cam shaft phasers. around 90000 miles had to have transmision rebuilt. now just passed 100000 my cam shaft phasers are doing the same thing.


Ricarda T. said
369 days ago
I have a 2008 Ford F150 FX4 and it has 125,000 miles on it. It too started to idle rough and hesitate, like it was going to stall when I would start to drive. Took it to Lasco Ford in Fenton, MI and they did the engine analysis and said it was the cam solenoid and possibly cam phasers. Also said it could have done additional damage but they wont know until they get in there. The repair currently stands between $1200 and $2000. The service manager said that if it has any damage to the engine then we should button it up and drive it until it blows and then replace the engine. Fat chance. Twenty-five years ago I bought a new Ford Tempo. It was my first new car. It broke down on the expressway right at the end of the warranty, just stopped running completely. My little dog jumped out when I got out and was hit by a semi. Needless to say Ford would do nothing about it and the repairs were expensive and out of my pocket. I swore to never buy another Ford. 20 years later I was stupid and fell in love with this truck and low and behold it has major problems at a very early mileage number compared to all other vehicle name brands on the road. My husbands Honda went 316,000 miles and my friends Chevy 286,000 before any major repairs were needed. This has definitely made me an anti Ford person again. Ford is the most expensive truck built and to keep it running you obviously need $1000's more. I also noticed that they have reduced the mileage coverage on the warranty of their new trucks while every other manufacturer is extending theirs.


Brad H. said
369 days ago
I own a 2004 F150 Fx4 with 5.4 liter engine. At around 60k miles it started running rough. I asked a mechanic at Olathe Ford and he said that was normal sound??? Later it started knocking loud and loss of power, stalling while driving. My mechanic said – Plugs damaged, Cam phaser issues. I checked with Ford Dealer who said no recals. The mechanic said it the motor is shot and it is better to quote an engine replacement than attempt a fix further. I was always on time with the oil changes motocraft parts, and Mobile 1 5w20. BUT, I had to put in a new motor. They should do the right thing and pay us back for all these bad motors.



Carl H. said
369 days ago
2006 f150 5.4 triton 127000 Spark plugs breaking, Trans slipping when going 45-50mph, ticking


Byron H. said
368 days ago
2008 F150 Supercrew 4x4 XLT 147000mi transmission slipping at around 35-45 mph. Rough idle and shakes and stalls. Just quit running three days ago while driving. Cracks but does not start, not sure what it is, could be cam sensors or crank sensor or fuel module. Exhaust manifold cracked on passenger side and was told that was 'normal'


Jeffery B. said
367 days ago
Starting to have the same issues on a 05 ford f150 5.4l wish I had known about these issues before my purchase! It's just outlandish for Ford to knowingly sell crap.


Jeffery B. said
367 days ago
Starting to have the same issues on a 05 ford f150 5.4l wish I had known about these issues before my purchase! It's just outlandish for Ford to knowingly sell crap.


Jay R. said
367 days ago
I have a 2007 F150 Cathay has 127,000 miles on it. It shudders when in reverse, engine is ticking bad, replaced all the coils and plugs, can't afford to have the $2,000.00 plus engine work to include oil pump timing chain, cam phasers, and all the other timing parts in the front end.


Danny D. said
366 days ago
2005 ford f150 King Ranch had 97,000 miles VCT replacement coil #5 fail terrible noises from engine bay repaired. Then 138,000 cam phasers-oil pump pressure low, ect. Ford needs to step up!! Now re-engineered motor is in my future, then looks like Toyota gets a new owner TUNDRA in my future now


Jammy M. said
366 days ago
I own a2008 f-150 that ran ok for a couple of years then we started having problems with missing and knocking so we had a tune-up and all was well for about 6 mons. then it started losing power when you accelerated at low speeds. Ford said they new that this engine had problems with compression and said it needed a new engine? You've got to be kidding me? $7,000.00


Jammy M. said
366 days ago
I own a2008 f-150 that ran ok for a couple of years then we started having problems with missing and knocking so we had a tune-up and all was well for about 6 mons. then it started losing power when you accelerated at low speeds. Ford said they new that this engine had problems with compression and said it needed a new engine? You've got to be kidding me? $7,000.00


Chris J. said
366 days ago
I have a 04' Ford F150 with the 5.4 liter engine also. Had to replace the cam phasers and the spark plugs (if that is what you want to call them) in 11'. Was told by the Ford mechanic that this engine was the most poorly designed engine that Ford ever came up with. I take very good care of this engine changing the oil with Ford oil and filter every 5k. Check engine light came on and started making a noise. The local dealership says the code showed the cam phasers again and the damage inside has been done. New engine needed at the low low price of $7500.00. Ford needs to step up in my opinion.


Russell M. said
365 days ago
I have a 2004 super crew xlt lariat 5.4 engine had a load rattle noise when you first start up took it to ford dealer who said it was normal didn't believe them so I took it to another machanic he found that a timing chain guide had broke he replaced timing chains and guide went well until now lost all oil pressure now 152000 miles ,motor won't even start at all they want $7900.00 to replace I don't have it not sure what to do


Wynn p. said
365 days ago
just bought a 2006 with 397,000 highway miles. you guessed it cam phasers!!! but rejoicing I only paid 300 bucks. looking for another motor. Is there a way to defeat CVT and VVT systems? older computer with phasers locked out?


Bonnie T. said
365 days ago
I have a 2004 Explorer with 65,000 miles. Since November it has gone in to failsafe mode 4 times. Today is the first day I felt a bit safe with driving it. I don't know what to do about is.


Stefan M. said
363 days ago
2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4L Triton Engine. All the same problems, Sparkplugs , throttlebody gumming up, cam phasers , loud rattle at idle, randomely starts to violently shudder at speed. 78,000 miles on Engine.


Steven S. said
363 days ago
I have a 5.4 liter Triton 3 valve motor that is totally locked up


Taylor N. said
363 days ago
Same issue as everyone, first had a misfire with code for COP's so I swapped out plugs and Coils which was a pain in the a$$, broke every spark plug in the head. Went to start it and got codes for cam position sensors. Replaced those, same issue. Swapped out the vct valves and it ran great for a few months, still had the phaser noise. Now I fear the phaser or tensioners have failed because the thing will misfire when going at a steady speed and rpm...About to bite the bullet and trade in in because it has been nothing but a pain busting knuckles and blowing money...seems like ford would rather spend money on commercials than take care of loyal customers...


Tyler . said
363 days ago
My 2005 ford f150 also has a vct phaser issue i cannot resolve it sputters knocks ticks shakes at idle and also has loss of power. When i hook up a nice scanner to it i get 15 codes ranging from multiple cylinder misfire cam sensor issue timing isues etc. Etc.


Andree C. said
362 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford Expedition with ~100,000 miles. It has been sitting in our garage for over two years because we felt it was a better investment to buy a used car that ran. We had numerous problems with accelerating and stalling on freeway. The last thing that happened caused car to jerk and stall and throw the p022 and p012 codes. We finally decided to invest more money and change vct solenoids and a new battery. Now-- the car wont even turn over-- mechanic said it is the fuel pump???


Errol M. said
361 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford F150 super crew and it runs great until I come to a stop, that's when it sounds like a diesel, sputters, and stalls. I unplugged the VCTs and the problem went away however I felt the loss of performance, I replaced the VCTs the performance came back and after the truck reached operating temperature so did the problem return. Prior to replacing the VCTs the dealer told me $8500 for a new motor. I just find it hard to believe, I have no fluid leaks and I have over 200,000 miles. currently driving with VCTs unplugged.


chris s. said
361 days ago
07 expedition. Just had all spark plugs changed. Now I'm being charged $700 dollars just to see if its the cam or if I need a new engine.


chris s. said
361 days ago
07 expedition. Just had all spark plugs changed. Now I'm being charged $700 dollars just to see if its the cam or if I need a new engine.


christina w. said
361 days ago
I'm having the same issues..2004 f150. Stalled out.. told me it was a cam timing retard had to have sensors replaced that happened twice. Now loud knocking rough idling and rattling on acceleration uphill. Just had for check it out they says 430 just to pull the covers accelerated valves..if they can fix it it will be 3400 if the cam shafts are sheered it will be 7100 for a new engine


Paul A. said
360 days ago
I'm having same issues as everybody else. changed timingchains phasers and every thing else ran good for about a month and now same problems . Somebody needs to be accontable for this bad engine.Was told by dealer new engine $7995. cant afford it. 2004 F159 !67000. mile


Joseph S. said
359 days ago
Class action law suit is needed obviously!!!!!!
My 2006 F-150 FX4 crew cab has low compression on three valves?
I payed $14000 cash in January of 2014
It drove like a dream til one morning I jumped in it and out of nowhere???
No power!!! So I pulled back in my driveway and called my machanic
And had it towed to him ...
As he said!! These engines are known for this???
I said what??? He said spark plugs breaking can phasers failing timing everything I've read in this post!!!!
My machanic was already aware of m!!! Because of all the F-150's he has already dealt with before mine?????
I'm sick!!! Can't BELEIVE a lawsuit has not been brought yet?
How do we get this thing going??? Class action now!!!!


RONALD A. said
358 days ago
I have replsced my engine in ny 2007 ford expedition 5.4 engine 2 times due to engine failure.


Bret F. said
358 days ago
I have a f150 5.4l Triton as well...one day on way to work engine just locked up. Had it towed to ford and they said needs an engine (7500 bucks...and I still owe 6000 on it!) only put a couple thousand on it and haven't even had it for a full year. Had a mechanic look at it and said my oil system was working properly and that it didn't seize like ford said...the piston broke and I looks to him like a casting failure as he said he has never seen anything like it in his 25 years of service. Ford is BS!! Hard working people such as ourselves on this page don't have tons of money to throw around at these problems!!


Dustin D. said
357 days ago
cam phaser not getting enough oil pressure, causing timing problems, and is currently in need of a new engine the dealership told me


Anthony A. said
357 days ago
Had cam phasers, chains, tensioners, plugs, oil pump, water pump, and VCT solenoids replaced. Truck runs great until it gets to operating temp. It dies and says low oil pressure. At times, the oil gauge will fall to zero. I've had to replace timing components twice in two years. What is the deal with these engines????


Sam b. said
357 days ago
I have a 06 f-150 5.4 cam phazer problem tech told me Ford is notorious for the problem it also ran low oil pressure as a result and I have to replace the motor I'm really wishing for help


Sam b. said
357 days ago
Pos!!!thanks alot ford


Henry f. said
356 days ago
I too am have the same issue 2005 ford f150 can phaser problem also.


Jarrod F. said
355 days ago
I bought my 2005 F150 FX4 from the dealer 3 years ago. The ticking sound was always there. I had assurances from the mechanics that this was normal
for this vehicle and not to worry. My vehicle just when in for service again I was told the cam phasers need replacing and it will cost $5500. They recommended I replace the engine given the mileage of the vehicle. I have owned 7 f150's and taken them all over 200000 miles with little to no issues. I maintain the vehicle regularly.


LaKeyia h. said
355 days ago
My husband desperately wants to remain a ford fan but our 2004 ford lariat trans went and then those expensive plugs needed to be replaced. Now it hiccups/stutters and needs a new engine $$$$

It's sad when you think that you take great car of a car but you are already at a lost because of faulty manufacturing.


Steve S. said
355 days ago
Same issues as above on a purchased new 07 F150. Spark plugs, noisy cam phasers that I was told by dealership to be normal. Now at 120k experiencing torque slap at all speeds and something loose in the motor. I'm in the repair industry.. This truck has been very well maintained!


John H. said
354 days ago
2004 F150 FX4 with 106,000 well maintained miles. Ford dealer just quoted me $3,300 to replace cam phasers.


Christopher V. said
354 days ago
2007 Lariat 86,666 miles, Misfire, hesitation and check engine light finally came on. Code reader came up with #8 Cylinder misfire, replaced plug and coil and still having misfire issues and no codes. Reluctantly handed it over to Ford and bad Cam Phasers and VCT solenoids, 2,300.00 bucks. I was always a Toyota truck owner and was apprehensive about buying a Ford and this is the reason why. Ford denies there is a problem with these engine because it will cost them Money. I will not buy another Ford of any model because of how Ford handles these type of technical issues. These type of issues on my engine I could see if the engine had 186,666 miles on it not 86,666. At approx. 80,000 I had to bring my truck to a Ford dealer out of state due to one Coil Pack failed and had major loss of power but was able to drive it to a dealer for the repair.


Kris H. said
354 days ago
2005 F150 with the same issues. Ford sold me this truck knowing full well the issues the 5.4 was having. So far I've had cam phaser issues, coil issues, 4 wheel drive issues. I guess I'll be going to Toyota for my next truck.


Jake B. said
354 days ago
Worst truck ever made I own a 2004 Ford F-150 I have 66,000 miles on my truck this truck has been nothing but problems from me. I have put thousands and thousands in to it from the total transmission failure costing $1750 plus $200 for the fluid then the throttle body failure that happens on the freeway whole truck shit down luckily didn't hit anyone cleaned the whole throttle body worked for about a month then the front hubs broke and made a terrible grinding noise there goes another $300 then a few months after they broke again so another 200. Once all that was done I started having the cam phaser problem yay there goes another $2300 and now only three days later my truck is broken again so we will see what it is now this truck has all cylinders misfiring and is at a auto repair shop. This has cost me so much money and time I have been late to work and school cause of this truck this truck is a joke don't buy it


Eddie t. said
353 days ago
2007 f150 5.4 triton started jerking and driving rough.took it to the ford dealership and they told me it was the drive shaft $900 later and I tried to drive my truck away and it knocked and rattle worse then when I took it in there. They charged me for a diagnostic then told me it was the crack shaft phaser then called me back in to inform me the chain needed replaced too. Almost a $1000 later I went to drive my truck home and it wouldn't even pull out of the parking lot when I started it it sounded worse then before. I went back in and all they would do is try to sell me a new motor that when they called me back in they discussed how the oil looked a little gumed up and that it's possible I might have problems with it again down the road, it might be two years our it might be give years our never. So they wouldn't warranty their work. They didn't tell me it wouldn't drive out of the parking lot in fact when they called me and told me my truck was done they said nothing about any problems.They told me my truck was done took my money and hanger me my keys, there's no way when they drive it out either time they couldn't tell there was still problems. They pushed hard that they could sell me a new motor and install for just over $5000. So my 2007 ford f150 had been a yard ordiment for the past three years. I was thinking about putting a new motor in it till I came across all the sights telling the problems every one been having with the 5.4 triton.


Belinda L. said
351 days ago
I have a 2007 expedition el and I'm having misfiring issues and when i go to pass someone it hesitates and you can put pedal to the floor and it doesn't want to go. It's going to cause a major accident one day. I need help also. I've replaced can phasers, spark plugs, engine coil packs and it's just sitting in yard. Can someone help me?


Brad G. said
350 days ago
08 F250 Lariat 4x4 Super Duty 5.4 . 100776 miles,well taken care of and the check engine light just came on and the engine is running rough. Yesterday it was running perfect. After ready the above comments ,it looks like trouble. Why hasn't Ford jumped all over this.


Terry C. said
349 days ago
Worst vehicle I have ever owned. 2007 Ford Expedition Limited, spark plugs, coil packs, cam phasers, air unit, etc. The list just grows. This is one serious POS vehicle.


said
347 days ago
I love this truck but having way to much issues for it at 120,000 miles. I replaced the phasers, lifters and it still didn't fix the problem. I changed the 02 sensors, since the codes said it was bad. That didnt fix it. I changed the spark plugs which all broke and had to get the special tool to remove it. Now when I starts, it sounds like a loud diesel truck with a knock. I feel like getting rid of it even though I have been a ford guy forever.


Lancelot F. said
346 days ago


Kenneth B. said
346 days ago
Love my 2008 5.4 Ford F250 with 147,000 miles. Been driving with the noisy cam sensor issue since 102,000 miles. Hate the sound!!!


Bryan C. said
346 days ago
I have a 2005 F-150 or kinda do. what I mean is my trucks cam phasers have caused so many problems that now I need a whole new motor but cant afford to do it unless ford steps up and stands by there product and helps


William W. said
346 days ago
Ford F-150 5.4 V8 2004 we've spent over $1,200. Tried changing, replacing, cleaning all kinds of stuff. Different mechanics, same answer, need new engine. Under 100,000 miles. Now it sits in the driveway with 4 new tires and Windows repaired and just collecting dust. HELP! Class Action Lawsuit Needed!!
VIN. 1FTPX12574FA34951


James C. said
344 days ago
Same problems as everyone else. 2004 f150 bought used with 65000 miles on it. By 90000 it had developed a tick and ran rough. 2500 for new rockers and cam phasers and timing tensioners. 2 years later sounds and runs the same. Now im dreading what that phone call from the mechanic is gonna cost me this time bc i cant afford it,


charles h. said
344 days ago
Biggest piece of crap. No power. Loud tapping sound in engine. 1 cat already been clogged and replaced because of #5 coil pack. Very disappointimg..


charles h. said
344 days ago
Biggest piece of crap. No power. Loud tapping sound in engine. 1 cat already been clogged and replaced because of #5 coil pack. Very disappointimg..


Shantel F. said
343 days ago
Same issue


Shantel F. said
343 days ago
Same issue


Timothy H. said
341 days ago
I am having the same issues as everyone else cam phasers acting up loss of power ticking in motor and mine is a 2007 f150 bought it with 57000 miles on it and it started acting up at 86000 miles got told I needed new cam phasers and other parts on the motor to.


Daniel S. said
341 days ago
I have had to replace the cam phaser and it cost 1600 dollars and this is all been a mess thanks to fords crap. never buying ford again.


Johnie H. said
341 days ago
I changed the vct solenoids on Jan 1st. Due to shaking and stalling. Here we are less than 2 months later with the exact same problem. I'm done.


Mitchell T. said
340 days ago
Family of 5 living far from urban areas, rely on our 2008 expedition as our only means of transport. 5 mo old and 20 mo old babies to care for and a business that requires extensive travel. First Ford I've ever owned. Last one I'll ever own. Engine codes P0345 P0349. Have replaced throttle assembly, cam/crank sensors, coils, plugs (don't even get me started on THAT bs issue), all filters, vacuum hoses, jeeze nothing makes this truck get out of the Limp mode. 1200 plug change alone. Ford, you drag 'ol Henry's name through grime. He would have NEVER tolerated such as this careless feigned ignorance. I'm aghast at the number of similar issues and I'd guess we are just the tip of the volume of the actual reach of this. Shame on you for bragging that you didn't need bailout money/at least the others didn't scrap quality or run from their responsibilities!


Jeff M. said
339 days ago
Same symptoms as above! Engine stalls out when pressing accelerater! Took to a mechanic says engine needs replacing! Due to internal failure! This is complete nonsense when you maintain a vehie and ut still gives issues


steve e. said
339 days ago
Same symptoms with this motor, had to replace motor.


Randall S. said
339 days ago
2005 F150 Lariat with the same engine and same problems. Started idling rough, mechanic changed plugs, throttle body, did tune up, finally changed VCT solenoids which fixed the problem for about 3 weeks. Now it is idling so rough it will barely stay running. I've been quoted $5000 for a rebuild or $8500 for a new engine.


Kris N. said
339 days ago
2008 F150 FX4- 70,800 miles. (Issue started at 59,900 miles).
Cam phasers knock to the point of rocking the truck and stalling the engine, even while driving. We've reset codes and added a heavier oil, to add pressure to cam phaser area which stopped the knocking problem for about a month. It has started again, more severe and more often. Occurs at almost every stop whether in Drive or Reverse. Limped it to the mechanic today. (February 17, 2016) Was told after dealing with it for a year, a new engine is the best option.
Has anything legally come of this issue?


said
339 days ago
2008 fx4 5.4 triton motor. I just bought this truck 4 days ago. The odometer says 74000 miles. The engine is making some bad ticking and knocking noises.


sylvan w. said
338 days ago
2010 same thing cam phasers code plus more only 4500 miles on it and i change my oil every 2000 miles This is bull shit we all need to start a law suite against ford who is with me ?????????


sylvan w. said
338 days ago
2010 same thing cam phasers code plus more only 4500 miles on it and i change my oil every 2000 miles This is bull shit we all need to start a law suite against ford who is with me ?????????


sylvan w. said
338 days ago
2010 f-250 super duty 4x4 ( GAS) only 4500 miles on it same as many others cam Cam phasers code and others. well maintained oil change every 2000 miles. We all need to SUE FORD


Phillip R. said
338 days ago
2006 F-150 5.4l 133k miles
I have replaced 8 plugs and 8 coils...truck ran normal for about 3 wjs. Now in regards to the tune up It cost me $1250.00 total parts and labor because the Motorcraft OEM type broke on 6 of 8 cylinders. Then a week and half later the rankshaft sensors have gone bad and I have to replace plugs and coils on cylinder 1 and 5. Oh not to mention the Hub assembly on the passenger side exploded on me when I treied to disengage after our recent snow. That cost me $940. Thanks Ford Motor Company for robbing another American Veteran!


mike w. said
338 days ago
2008 f150 lariat 4x4 with 5.4 l engine. I have a little over 202000 miles on it. Was finally told today of the issue with the timing and Cam phasers messing up. Mine has bad miss and shudder at lower speeds when accelerating


sylvan w. said
337 days ago
please contact this lawyer he is willing to take it on info@gotaclassaction.com


said
336 days ago
My 2004 5.4 lariat super crew is having cam phaser problems the mechanic says it will cost $2000.00 to fix. It has 140,000 miles but everything else is good it stinks that I can't drive it because it dies on me


said
336 days ago
Same crap. Changed both cats due to clogging (changed 12JAN16), had cam phasers and timing chain done at 95000 (18OCT15). Changed oil at same time as cats, use Castrol Syntex (Synthetic Oil), has used only Castrol Syntex since first change at 3000 miles. Getting ready to change out VCT selonoids on 20FEB16. We need to sue Ford, and not only receive compensation but pay a hefty fine for trying to hide the problem.


James F. said
334 days ago
I bought a 2008 Ford F150 King Ranch. Guess What? Shitttt...This 5.4 motor is a joke. The timing chain and cam phasers are going out on every single Ford that has this motor.It has to be Fords worst design ever.The Ford place told me I needed a new motor..Ha ha..They are too lazy to even do the work on these crap motors.Before I left one of the mechanics told me about the problems Ford is having with the 5.4 motors.Do not buy a Ford with the 5.4 motor in it,I promise you will have timing chain and Cam phaser problems before you know it.


Trent P. said
334 days ago
2004 F150 Supercrew Styleside model, bought used at 93000km and was ok for a bit then began to run rough loud and with a ticking despite new plugs and full mileage service performed. Transmission had to be rebuilt by Ford Dealer at one point. Was told by Ford service personnel that "these 2004 engines were a common problem so I should suck it up as just typical like everyone else has." Eventually had to change out the entire engine with a brand new dealer installed 5.4. After that I have to drive it forever just to recover financially, would love Ford to have to pony up for some of this loss?


frank l. said
334 days ago
I have a 2005 f250 that thanks to the 5.4 motor I now own and lawn ornament that will cost more to fix than the truck is worth and if I did I'd still have a motor that is no good.


clinton M. said
333 days ago
i bought an f150 back in 09 it had 93,000 on it.dam this been tickin since i got it.i had a warranty on but park ford in tallmedge ohio said it was a normal noise.of course i took them at there word and now the dam thing sounds like a diesel.always says low oil pressure and gets crappy gas mileage.everytime i start it up i hope its not the last.i understand that normal wear'n'tear but i was told from the get go of owning it it was normal.i grew up a chevy man and thought i'd try a ford and i guess thats what i get.at least gm is taking care of there problems for the most part.i think its BS and FMC needs to take care of the problem.


said
333 days ago
I have a 05/f150 changed the phasers timing coil packs sparks plugs o2 censors and everything else including all the censors on and around the engine which BTW is a 5.4l this is absolutely crazy that Ford is not taking responsibility for their actions. I am a Ford girl but now am looking into a Dodge... FORD u should be ashamed of the way your conducting business...


Joshua L. said
332 days ago
Same as above issues, replaced all cylinder coils and plugs, camshaft position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, fuel filters, air filter and O2 sensors, this thing has more codes and blinking lights than a damn Xmas tree!!!!!!!
Done putting money in it.....


Mark H. said
331 days ago
Hi, my name is mark h. I have a 04 f150 that's doing the same. What can I d .


James C. said
330 days ago
Have a 2009 f150 5.4 engine with 135000 just had to put a powertrain motor in for the same old reasons everyone else are telling ford told me there is no problem with these motors. Really cost me $7500.


said
330 days ago
I had no idea when I bought this Built Ford Tough truck i would be joining hundreds more with the same problems. My truck is a F150 Lariat which stopped with me in traffic. Spent hundreds with that fix later it's the cylinder, Ford dealer says replace the engine, thousands that would cost. Called Ford Public Relations who couldn't care less about me or my problem. No more Fords for me.


Abe S. said
330 days ago
2007 Ford F1 50 Harley crew cab 54 L run so rough cannot even put it in gear without stalling cannot even leave the yard


Elvis T. said
329 days ago
07 f150 xlt 5.4 - 3 young children and a wife that's a stay at home mom. Trusting in ford has jeopardized not only my families safety but my livelihood and my ability to support for those who rely upon me. I hope this doesn't leave us stranded or worse.


Shela W. said
329 days ago
2004 F150 FX4 5.4 Triton 172,000 miles began clanging and shuttering until increase in RPM. Took in over a week ago...$5000.00 to replace timing chains, phasers, VCT's, cover, etc, then a/c compressor (they said part of the noise). Brought home yesterday and began stalling at idle. Took back, they said had dirty throttle body, I wasn't even having stall issues before, and I was hearing the same clanging noise at initial start up. Now they say noise is from starter. They are replacing that now. I could have gotten a new engine for $4900.00. I have taken excellent care and have had since new. I am beyond angry.


Wayne R. said
329 days ago
Same as everybody else. Finally gave up and my F-150 Lariat has been yard art behind my shop for almost 6 yrs


Wayne R. said
329 days ago
Same as everybody else. Finally gave up and my F-150 Lariat has been yard art behind my shop for almost 6 yrs


Wayne R. said
329 days ago
Same as everybody else. Finally gave up and my F-150 Lariat has been yard art behind my shop for almost 6 yrs


Lynn B. said
328 days ago
Have a 2001 f 150 Lariat. Purchased used several years ago. Same exact problems as all of the other posts. Could have been killed on more than one occasion.


Oliver C. said
328 days ago
We have a 2005 Expedition...same issues started with loud kocking. We had cams, heads, timing, coil pack, and plug replace... Noise still there and missing. 1000's of dollars spent.


Ronald D. said
327 days ago
I have a 2009 Ford f150 fx4 5.4 3 valve but with 86000 miles on it used from Bill Brown Ford in Westland Michigan I have taken it in for some knocking noise that was in the engine they told me it was normal and replaced the solenoids of some sort inside the motor gave it back to me two weeks later it started to make the noise again quietly and has progressively gotten louder over a period of time I now have 107,000 miles on the engine and they continue to tell me that it is a normal noise my warranty runs out after 36,000 miles of which I purchased the extended warranty when I bought the vehicle with 86,000 122000 Miles my warranty will be up that is 15000 miles I am concerned about the engine's longevity it has been oil changed and spark plugs and wires redone as recommended as required by Ford since I have owned the vehicle.


Mike E. said
327 days ago
I too am in a similar situation. At 150,000 on a 2005 5.4 fx4 it has the dreaded cam knock. Mine still runs ok and know cel's coming on yet. The bad with me is, I was going to trade up and the Ford dealer subtracted 7k off for a new motor and allowed me 2250 in trade. I don't want to spend 1500 on new chains and phasers if the motor itself is going South. IDk what to do. So far at least mine is running. Oil changes every 4 to 5k with 5/20 synthetic oil.


Mike E. said
327 days ago
I too am in a similar situation. At 150,000 on a 2005 5.4 fx4 it has the dreaded cam knock. Mine still runs ok and know cel's coming on yet. The bad with me is, I was going to trade up and the Ford dealer subtracted 7k off for a new motor and allowed me 2250 in trade. I don't want to spend 1500 on new chains and phasers if the motor itself is going South. IDk what to do. So far at least mine is running. Oil changes every 4 to 5k with 5/20 synthetic oil.


Mike E. said
327 days ago
I too am in a similar situation. At 150,000 on a 2005 5.4 fx4 it has the dreaded cam knock. Mine still runs ok and know cel's coming on yet. The bad with me is, I was going to trade up and the Ford dealer subtracted 7k off for a new motor and allowed me 2250 in trade. I don't want to spend 1500 on new chains and phasers if the motor itself is going South. IDk what to do. So far at least mine is running. Oil changes every 4 to 5k with 5/20 synthetic oil.


ROGELIO S. said
327 days ago
Have had alot of trouble with this truck ... Investing money after money just to fix the onocking sound..


ROGELIO S. said
327 days ago
Waste of time and money. 2005 F150 Ford Truck 5.4 4×4


Stephanie s. said
327 days ago
Bought my f150 late September of '2015 and less than 6 later the engine knocks so loud when I slow down, im afraid the engine will blow. I've had to add oil constantly. Owe just under ,$16 there is mo way I can afford a new motor for this. Not to mention I haven't even owned this truck through half of my loan time. Very tiked at Ford for knowingly selling something that will cost its consumers a fortune!! Please add me to this lawsuit.


Victor R. said
326 days ago
The 5.4 3V is a total POS. Replaced all the timing parts and it is still wacked. Pitiful engine.


Randy T. said
326 days ago
had a 1979 f-250 that was truck.bought my new truck in 2004, nothing but trouble. the 5.4 f-150 is junk had to replace engine. don't waste your time or money on repair part. just replace engine. thanks ford never again.....


David R. said
325 days ago
Bought my 2006 Expedition 5.4 3 Valve in Mid April of '2015 and less than 6 later the engine knocks so loud when fist start up cold, goes away when oil pressure comes up, after driving for a while start having misfires and check engine light comes on, lost of power front of engine has a loud rattling and start shaking, I took it to the dealer and was told it needed a new engine, I had purchased a $2000.00 extended warranty and the company refused to cover repairs…
I had authorized the dealer to tear down to determine what the failure was.
I have done extensive research and have found the main problem is the oil pump is failing and is starving the engine of oil pressure causing the VVT and Cam Phasers to fail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPahVJJqFw
see above YouTube video from Jasper engines on the 5.4 3 Valve engines
Please add me to this lawsuit.


Kevin A. said
325 days ago
2006 ford f150 being told I need a new engine after only 91000 miles. Cam shafts is bad faulty cam sensors. And a whole slew of other stuff phase shifter etc. Told $7500.00 for a new crate motor.


jared l. said
325 days ago
05 f150 xlt owner here, I have done so much work on this truck, it blows my mind sometimes. But, after reading all the comments here, Im slightly relieved to know that I am not the only one. I am currently facing another expensive repair bill, due to faulty cam phasers. I already did a timing job on it myself, put in the shop to have a rebuild done, now considering livernois cam phaser lockouts to remedy the situation. Probably not going to work seeing as how there just so much that can go wrong. This will be the third time I have replaced the phasers, and the second time for the shafts... and it hasn't even been 3 months. I know by now I have probably spent more than the truck is worth, for it to be still sitting in a shop. I can't even keep ot running long eniugh to sell the #! $@ thing! And ford wants to play games? Sign me up...


said
325 days ago
Having the same problems and tired of it spent too much money all ready on the truck,,


steve s. said
325 days ago
I have 2007 f150 5.4 triton I bought the truck two years ago. When I bought it and got it home it was a week had to bring to shop for vct problem. It's only has 82000 miles on it . It was great for a year the second year I think I drove it maybe 6 months it was in the shop the other 6 months. Timing chans,cam phaser,vcts, the first time drove it for like 3 months timming chain broke so replaced that and vct again. It was good for a little now I had a misfire on #8 come to find out I had a broken valve still in the shop. What a piece of crap. I can tell you I'm done with it . Think I'll put a old 302 in it love the truck not the running gear.


Michael K. said
324 days ago
2009 Ford Expedition EL with 5.4L engine with 75,000 miles on it. Took it in for exhaust manifold leak which is a very common issue with these engines. Got that fixed, then another issue came up - had to get vct solenoids replaced on both banks of engine - another costly repair. Now I am up to about $2200 in repair costs and looking at more repairs. Now being told that there are known issues with the original oil pump for this engine and that it does not build up adequate oil pressure to keep the engine properly lubricated. Now looking at an oil pump replacement cost of another $3000. They started doing the oil pump replacement and guess what, I have metal shavings in my oil pan and am now looking at replacing the engine at a cost of $7500. Grand total is now up to about $10,000 and car has been in shop for almost a month.
This is ridiculous and Ford Motor Company needs to step up and take care of this. Bought this car used with only 14,000 miles on it back in 2010 from a Ford Dealership - was a lease return. I used good quality synthetic oil and oil filters which were changed religiously every 6000 miles. What a very costly piece of junk this engine is.
I certainly hope something can be done to help all of us!!!!


Andrew W. said
323 days ago
2008 F150 5.4L Triton

I've had the ticking noise and violent rattle since 45,000 moles. Two trips to the shop and they can't get it to repeat the problem. I'm at 69,000 miles and the problem is getting worse. I'm out of warranty and out of luck. Looking at a huge repair bill.


Jay W. said
323 days ago
Not sure if anyone will read this but I'll add my story.

Bought a 2005 F-150 Lariat Super Crew 5.4L in '07 with 32K miles. At round 45K miles I filled up, started the truck and something pinged/banged/popped. Managed to limp it home and called the dealer. The dealer said the piston arm is bent and threw a rod. At the time there was an new active recall on the fuel injectors. So new that notices hadn't gone out yet. It was explained that the injectors supplied too much fuel, then at the compression stroke and ignition blew the piston apart. Ford replaced the lower end of the engine for free. Yay!

Fast forward a few years and 80K miles later. My F-150 is back in the shop, similar problems and I'm being told it needs a new engine. Not as bad as first time but the #2 piston is over stroking and hitting the spark plug. Really? Two engines in less than 125K miles! As a customer is it too much to ask for more than 80K out of an engine?


tim a. said
322 days ago
2006 Ford Expedition started not wanting to accelerate or high power started throwing out different codes you changed a lot of new things it still didn't fix it took it for and they said I had to that cylinders don't have a clue how that happened. The blue sayings for the car somewhere in the range of 5 to $10,000 to get it fixed


Debbie D. said
322 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Expedition with the 5.4 Triton engine. Had to replace transmission at 50,000 miles, replaced cam phasers, timing and tensioners and all at 70,000 miles, plus cost associated with changing out spark plugs breaking in engine. Spent $7,000 dollars on an engine that Ford refuses to acknowledge that they used bad engines. The CEL light won't go off, code represents timing is off, but 2 separate Ford shops say the timing is not off. However CEL and code says it is. Now we can't pass state inspection because of CEL. This is our only car. No one from Ford can tell us why CEL won't go off. We will never buy another Ford product. They don't stand behind their products, plus forgot to mention the 2 times the SUV just shut off while driving it--had the kids in the car, too


William B. said
321 days ago
I bought a new 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew FX4 in the fall of 2006. I am a blue oval man. This is my 6th new Ford pick up truck brought right off the lot. This has been my favorite truck but it has had major issues. My truck currently has 122,000 miles. It will be 10 years old in the fall. A side from the motor issues which I will talk about later, I want to start with brake trouble and my first issues. At 12,000 miles rotors were warped with severe wheel hop and shudder. The dealer replaced the rotors and pads because I thru a fit. I am now on my 4th set of brakes and rotors. The Ford rotors warp after 12-20000 miles. The OEM brakes are a death trap. Please do not put Ford OEM rotors or pads on your truck. I have come close to having major accidents because I simple could not get my Ford to stop. I chose Power Stop Brakes, Rotors and new calipers. They are perfect now. Next the door panels started rattling around 20,000 miles. The shop had it four times and still never got then to stop rattling. Next we replaced all 4 power window mechanisms while still under warranty. Driver side is starting to go out again. Found rust particles Inbedded throughout the paint. Showed this to ford but they said I just needed to buff it out. Broken floor shifter knob cap. They just super glued it back on under warranty. Replaced two Ford grill emblems under warranty.They chip, crack, and started coming apart. Replace fender well covers once under warranty. The black plastic fades after 20,000 miles or so. Just cheap plastic crap. No other major issues until about 70,000 miles when I had to replace ball joints. The truck start behaving erratically going down the highway. Very dangerous. Around the same time the rear clutch pack started grinding. We replaced those. with OEM parts. It is grinding again but I change the rearend fluid a couple of times to extend the life....but it's still grinding. 4 wheel drive stopped working around 80,000 miles. I have not had it fixed yet. Was aware of the spark plugged breaking. At 100,000 miles I had a mechanic replace the plugs. He got them out and never broke any. He has had lots of practice replacing ford spark plugs and clutch packs. Next motor started missing. Thought it was the transmission. It only needed a couple of coil packs. Was smelling fuel occasionally. Mechanic thinks there was a injector hung open washing down the cylinder. He recommended running some good cleaner thru the tank. Compression is back up on the colander. Running pretty good for now, still smelling fuel. Will be taking it back for new injectors. Ther has been major knocking and ticking. Sounds like a diesel motor. Hoping it lasts another year then I will trade.


Robert W. said
321 days ago
My truck is down for the second time in 2 years for the same issue! Sounds like a diesel and losing oil pressure! 2004! This engine is the biggest bomb of fords history!


windell s. said
320 days ago
Having the same problem that so many others have with their 2004 Ford F150 supercrew Lariat 4X4. I change phasers, chains, oil pump, water pump CVTs, scamshaft sensors, latch adjusters/lifters (all 24 of them). Instrument panel keep saying low oil pressure of and on, runs rough, stall when engine speed is increase and return back to idle


Leann S. said
319 days ago
2005 Expedition. Same issues as everyone else here.


Charles B. said
319 days ago
Many of the same problems expressed here we have with our 2005 f150 5.4 triton! Replaced engine 3 yrs ago and just as the warranty was up it started doing the same things.. Stalling out, idoling hard, not shifting etc....took to the mechanic yesterday and was told needs another new engine and transmission!! They said not worth fixing it!! Called the ford dealership that replaced the engine and they said....sorry warranty is up....I call b.s. on that!!


Ricky N. said
318 days ago
I noticed the same issue with my 2006 F-150 XLT at about the 90,000 marker. Took it to 3 different mechanics before AAA thought they found the problem. Paid for approximately 4,000 in repairs and towing fees altogether just for them to day it is the cam phasers that was the problem all along and wanted another 1800 for the repair. After a new camshaft position sensor, timing solenoid, and timing belt, truck still runs like crap.


Mathew S. said
317 days ago
My 2004 5.4L F-150 Lariat has had 2 transmissions. The first time the truck was kicking and authorized mechanic found metal shavings in the drum. I paid full for brand new Ford transmission to have the warranty and within 2 months transmission went out again with metal shavings. I am part of spark plug class action, $1500 to replace spark plugs and I just paid $3k to replace left/drivers side cams and headers. I'v paid more than the truck was worth when I bought brand new in 2004. $30k plus. I have every maintenance record, only brand new factory ford parts ever used and every recall done at a ford dealership. If anyone involved wants to see a ford owner with a file for every single maintenance record in order, please pm me or someone get me in touch with a lawyer so i can start the next 2 lawsuits. I honest to Betsy should have been a leader in the spark plugsget rebate because of the incredible documentation I have chronologically filed.


Mathew S. said
317 days ago
My 2004 5.4L F-150 Lariat has had 2 transmissions. The first time the truck was kicking and authorized mechanic found metal shavings in the drum. I paid full for brand new Ford transmission to have the warranty and within 2 months transmission went out again with metal shavings. I am part of spark plug class action, $1500 to replace spark plugs and I just paid $3k to replace left/drivers side cams and headers. I'v paid more than the truck was worth when I bought brand new in 2004. $30k plus. I have every maintenance record, only brand new factory ford parts ever used and every recall done at a ford dealership. If anyone involved wants to see a ford owner with a file for every single maintenance record in order, please pm me or someone get me in touch with a lawyer so i can start the next 2 lawsuits. I honest to Betsy should have been a leader in the spark plugsget rebate because of the incredible documentation I have chronologically filed.


Nelson S. said
317 days ago
Same issues. had to replace entire engine


Shawn J. said
317 days ago
2012 Lariate Ford F150 with the V6 Turbo. Timing chain and cam phasers need to be replaced. This problem is now an epidemic in the ford engine line. They need a recall to have all of them fixed/replaced. Cost thus far will be over $2000.00 with a new motor over $5000.00 Have to do whats right by the faithful Ford customers if you want return business.


Robert S. said
317 days ago
Same as all above 2006 f 150 needs motor. Cam fazers shot,vvt sensors shot,low oil pressure but funny how gauge always stays in the middle and I'm sure everyone else's is too. That right there should be an inclination of a cover-up since mechanically knowledgeable people rely on there gauges. I will rebuild this motor myself just would like some compensation.


Henry K. said
316 days ago
I have had so much work done on my truck over3000 dollars and it still run's the same I'm out of options help please


William B. said
315 days ago
Can anyone give us an update on the status of this claim? Will there be a lawsuit to join? Will there be a recall? My Engine light is on. Smelling fuel. Injectors may be hung open. Severe ticking noise. Sounds like a diesel motor. I bet if I take mine to the shop, they will recommend replacing the same stuff that everyone else is dealing with. Ford needs to buy back the trucks, pay for repairs, etc. I'd take a new 2016 Ford if they offer deep discounts to replace my truck. I'd take a new motor too.


Timothy H. said
315 days ago
I am having the same issues as everyone else cam phasers acting up loss of power ticking in motor and mine is a 2007 f150 bought it with 57000 miles on it and it started acting up at 86000 miles got told I needed new cam phasers and other parts on the motor to.


Walter M. said
315 days ago
I have a 2009 150 Lariat 5.4 engine started taking about 20,000 miles ago now have 147000 miles in the engine is blown baby the truck with Mobil 1 synthetic oil every 4000 miles recommend you not go back to 5.4 engines


Walter M. said
315 days ago
709 150 Lariat started kicking now has 147000 miles in piston failure


Walter M. said
315 days ago
709 150 Lariat started kicking now has 147000 miles in piston failure


Bob L. said
314 days ago
Have 2006 Lariat, 5.4, 37444.0 miles. Cam phasers ticking like crazy. I feel Ford is strongly aware but, like their paint issues, will do nothing to rectify the problem.
Anyone have any success getting Ford to replace phasers on their dime? Let me know, valaw@cox.net.


Bob O. said
313 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 FX4 with a 5.4L engine with 110,000 miles that I have owned since new. Same problem others have had with cam phasers, I was stopped at a red light when the engine started to run rough, detonate, and quit. I sounded like the engine was tearing itself apart. My mechanic found a problem with the timing chain, did a leak test and found 80% leakage in cylinders #1 & #6. Minimum of $4,500 to do a valve job, but there could be more damage as they get further into the repair. Highly suggested a new engine to avoid further problems, that would cost $9,500. I loved my truck, but when something like this happens it is totally disgusting. I need help.


SamnTrish D. said
312 days ago
Bought an 2004 used last summer, having the same issues for couple months now. Dealer said that noise was common and since other trucks sounded that way we didn't think much that was till all the knocking, shaking, poor fuel mileage, ECT began. Regular maintenanced and drove responsibly so no excuse for this terribly performing truck. We love Fords and own nothing , but Ford. Being in the retail business ourselves, we expect the same as we give our customers... Decent products and if there is a fault in a product sold then replace it right away. We are traveling and are praying that we make it to our home without being stranded with three tiny children many miles from home. Please let us know if a lawsuit has began or what we need to do to help get this issue corrected and not put of our pocket but the company responsible for this. Ford be American and eat the loss and restore your LOYAL customers faith in you again.


Michelle L. said
312 days ago
Variable cam solenoid Needing replaced in my 2010 Ford Expedition and they stated of that doesn't work I will need a new motor $7000 I am a single mother and can't really afford the $800 for the parts to see if that works. They said it's a 50/50 chance it will. This is ridiculous there needs to be a recal on this problem. :(


Jason M. said
312 days ago
2006 F150 XLT, Currently at 213,000 miles. Replaced the 2 piece sparkplugs at 85k miles. Then replaced cam phasers, and all timing components at about the 90k mile mark. Since then I have had to pull and clean throttle body and sensor about every other month. Limited slip in the rear end is another issue with these trucks and mine is no exception. Front end IWE is another delight for you owners to look forward to. If you like projects, Fords are a great purchase for you. Quite the scam they have. I'm looking to replace my engine, the 5.4 triton is $1k more then the next motor smaller and larger. Why? Supply and demand, they can charge a premium for something alot of people are having look for.


Nathan G. said
312 days ago
Bought a 2005 F150 with the 5.4 from Brandl Motors in Little Falls, MN. The cam phaser noise was there at 99,000 miles and they told me it was nothing but the injectors pulsing. Had to replace all the spark plugs, all coil packs, cam phasers need replacement, power steering pump, idler pulleys, all front end components, (upper and lower ball joints, tie rod ends) the list keeps going on and on. I love the truck dont get me wrong but I feel that since ever single person I have talked to with the same style truck and all the motor issues Ford should replace motors free of charge with something that isnt JUNK. Now to have to pay another $6000-7000 for a new motor all because of Fords decision to not do anything about a problem that is evident in all 2004-2008 F150's. I feel like there should be some sort of reimbursement on these trucks or Ford should stand behind their vehicles and fix the problems FREE OF CHARGE!! Just my .02 worth.


robert f. said
311 days ago
i have a 2008 f-250 with a 5.4l i have had ticking from the first day i bought the truck and emissions problems also. Now i'm having cam phaser noise and dieseling. dont know what to do.


Steve G. said
311 days ago
I bought a 2010 Ford F150 Platinum Edition back in October of 2015, that has engine knock issues (top end) and the Torque Converter is going bad and it has horrible shifting issues, along with some minor electrical issues. There is only 50,000 on it and of course it's out of Warranty, I as well took this problem to Ford and they of course didn't find any issues.


Loren Y. said
311 days ago
I bought a 2005 F150 XLT 4x4 HD with the 5.4L 3V engine in it. I had it for less than a year when the engine started acting up. It would lose power when I accelerated to quickly. Took it to Ford dealership and the said it was a vacuum hose issue and cost me $400 to replace a cheap little hose on top that I could have done myself. I did not get more than a mile away and the truck was still doing the same thing it did before. Got a new car that I drove for awhile in the meantime so truck sat for about 4 months. Started driving it again and it was acting up losing major power including on hills and vibrating like crazy. I took it in and they said it was misfiring and needed new plugs all around and a coil on #7 cylinder. Paid like $600 for that all to be done. They called me and said truck was ready and driving like a top. I drove it no more then a block away and it was still vibrating and making a loud knocking noise so I drove it right back. They said they would need to take top end off engine to check it out. A week later they tell me that the CAMs were rubbing on the housing and causing metal shards to go throughout the engine. The said the engine is crap and needs replaced cause it would cost just as much to fix and rebuild. They quoted me at $8000.00 to replace and still charged me another $400 for figuring out the issue. They also said this is common in the 2004 to 2008 5.4L engines. I said the truck is not worth that much. I said if this is a common issue why don't they cover the cost of repair as it is a known issue from Ford. This was at Wisconsin Rapids Ford dealership. I now have a $10,000 truck that is paid off sitting in my drive way as a Yard Ornament. I will never buy another FORD and will tell anyone I know not to buy one either. I am so mad at them. They should pay to fix the issue.


Steven R. said
311 days ago
My 2004 Ford F150 Crew Cab 5.4 L Triton is sluggish and the motor is crap. I've spent thousands trying to fix it and it just reverts back to same old sluggish, no acceleration powerless dog.


Paul A. said
311 days ago
I'm having same issues as everybody else. changed timingchains phasers and every thing else ran good for about a month and now same problems . Somebody needs to be accontable for this bad engine.Was told by dealer new engine $7995. cant afford it. 2004 F159 167000. mile


BRIAN C. said
310 days ago
I have an 2005 expedition with the 5.4 3v and at 123k miles the motor needs the entire timing system replaced along with the spark plugs and misc other parts to get it running correctly but the bill will outweigh the vehicles value


Craig P. said
310 days ago
Yes I bought a 2009 f150 with the 5.4L in December had 52000 miles on it drove great no sound about 1000 miles later there the sound was then at 57000 miles passing a vehicle engine blew hole in the side of the block I believe Ford is responsible for the repair
I wish I had known about this issue before I never would have bought a Ford


charles W. said
310 days ago
i still owe 12000 on my truck and been having issues with engine took to ford dealership and was told I need new motor due to the cam phasers not to mention it was going to cost 700 dollars to have plugs changed but never got that far instead was told motor was junk and it shouldn't be driven so now it just sits in my driveway need opinions should i keep paying or just say screw and let the bank repo it


michael p. said
309 days ago
IAught a 04 f150 supercrew almost two months ago. I have 93,000 on it. Carfax didnt show a rebuilt trans already. Just found that out the hard way because i just had to dump 1700.00 into it for coil packs, and cam phaser issues already. Already getting the loss of power issues, vibration issues, and oddly enough the truck runs cold, not to mention it sounds like diesel engine. Truck drove great for three weeks...then went to hell in a handbasket quick. After looking for solutions to the issues, i came across soooooooooo many ppl with the same engine problems. With millions of these engines in millions of their vehicles still on the road how can their not be a recall!?!? 10 million of these trucks sold...3 million with known issues!!!! How can their not be a recall!?!?
I cant afford to pay out of pocket for this!
Please tell me there's hope in seeing a recall...or a actual class action suit!?
Ford got their bailout----- where's ours!?!?!


Robert I. said
309 days ago
When I traded my 04 F150 5.4 for a newer truck Ford dealer deducted $2,100 to replace cam phasors.


Robert I. said
309 days ago
When I traded my 04 F150 5.4 for a newer truck Ford dealer deducted $2,100 to replace cam phasors.


Robert I. said
309 days ago
When I traded my 04 F150 5.4 for a newer truck Ford dealer deducted $2,100 to replace cam phasors.


Leigh Ra T. said
308 days ago
Same problems


Richard V. said
307 days ago
Same issues with our ford f150, we have replaced everything and lastly we have to replace phasers and our praying that will fix it because we are running out of money. The truck will shut off when driving and the problem started with out warning it's very dangerous!


Ronald S. said
307 days ago
2005 F-150 King Ranch same issues as everyone else's.


Ronald S. said
307 days ago
2005 F-150 King Ranch same issues as everyone else's.


Johnny C. said
306 days ago
Yes all of the above


Jason R. said
306 days ago
FIX!!!!! FOUND!!! Livernois Deluxe Cam Phaser DELETE KIT 749.99 plus Labor should be around 1800-2100


Wes B. said
306 days ago
07 F250 - Same issues as above. Have spent nearly $2000 on plugs, coil packs, motor flushes etc. and it won't even start and run. Very disturbing.


Keith A. said
305 days ago
I have 2 of these engines a 05 expedition eddie Bauer with a 5.4 loud ticking noise coming from the front cover and a 06 f150 thats had ever timing component replaced now I'm told i need a new engine to the tune of $6500. Ford needs to get on the ball and own up to the problem and make this right.


Ron R. said
304 days ago
2010 f 150 cam phaser going out! Talked to several Ford technicians and they ALL know about the 5.4 problems!!


Tracy W. said
304 days ago
My 2005 Ford 150 has major issues with the cam phasers too. Every mechanic days the same thing, that all the 5.4
'S have the same issue but Ford refuses to do a recall.


Tracy W. said
304 days ago
My 2005 Ford 150 has major issues with the cam phasers too. Every mechanic days the same thing, that all the 5.4
'S have the same issue but Ford refuses to do a recall.


Lori W. said
304 days ago
we bought our 04 f150 last year. Yesterday after multiple trips to the dealership we were informed we need a new engine. As like most of you the cost is any were between $6000-$10,000 for A new one. They had to have known when they sold us the truck of the engine issues. So not only do I believe Ford should be held accountable what about the dealerships themselves. They conned us into the extended service plan which we paid another 2500 for. And as most of you know they will not do anything about it.What happened to the Lemon Law and Laws against scammers? This needs to be fixed for all who have suffered.


Nathan J. said
303 days ago
I've just had to replace my throttle body on my 2006 F160 with a 5.4 liter V8. I haven't had a bunch of these other issues - but I do find the engine uses more oil than it should.


George C. said
303 days ago
I have a 200r F150 that I purchased used with 50,000 miles. The owner convinced me that the ticking noise was an inherent noise which was confirmed through some informal research. After another 30,000 miles the engine is notably ticking louder. The Ford Dealer tells me that the engine needs replaced due to a vibration that was caused by the failed cam phasers. The Ford rep told me that the vibration was caused by a lack of lubrication that has developed and ultimately has caused wear to the main seal. 1 year ago he told me to drive the vehicle until the check engine light comes on, then "we will replace the cam phasers." The check engine light is not on, but he is telling me that the engine is failing. 3 months ago I paid $875 to have the spark plugs replaced and $400 for the coil packs.

The 4 wheel drive system is also plagued with problems that are still not resolved. I have replaced the IWE's x3, the vacuum system x1, check valves x 1 , and the wheel hubs.

All of these problems are related to faulty engineering according to the Ford Dealer.


Alex K. said
303 days ago
2004 F-150 FX4 - I have cam phaser tick, don't want to even try changing plugs, can't get to exhaust manifold bolts to replace gasket, no check engine light, a couple other issues and I am about done with Ford. I've had 5 mustangs, 2 lincolns, explorer, and this truck and next will be toyota most likely cuz this is bogus.


Alan C. said
302 days ago
I have a 2004 f-150 lariat and since I bought if there has been just hell. It had a very bad misfire and I took it for a tune up. The machanic said that the spark plugs were melted in place and he couldn't get it out. The motor has missed fired since than, and now the engine light is on with the code p0114. The codes states it is the oxygen sensor. Sensor has been replaced light continues to be on.


Stephen C. said
302 days ago
I own a 2006 Ford F150 with the 5.4L Triton V8. I bought my truck brand new, maintained all preventive maintenance services. I took the truck in to the dealership only 2-3 months after purchase due to engine noises. They kept it, drove it, and gave it back claiming that there was nothing wrong with it. Now I am having serious issues with power and acceleration which almost caused an accident with a semi truck while on I-70 East. The idling is slowly getting worse and it is currently a driveway ornament due to the safety factors of driving it. Called Ford and they said I could bring it in and get no financial assistance because they look at the car "in the current state" despite having issues brought to their attention while the vehicle was still under warranty.


bradley v. said
302 days ago
vct


bradley v. said
302 days ago
vct


bradley v. said
302 days ago
noisey engine


Mart G. said
301 days ago
2010 f 150 started rattling, took it to the dealership and they said it needed a new motor which I cannot afford so I took it home and it just sits there while I continue to make payments. Only 102000 miles


todd g. said
300 days ago
2007 f150 shakes and rattles after driving highway speeds. has gotten to the point it dies even. auto shop says needs replaced 4500 - 7000. replaced COPs and no difference. 130,000 miles.


todd g. said
300 days ago
2007 f150 shakes and rattles after driving highway speeds. has gotten to the point it dies even. auto shop says needs replaced 4500 - 7000. replaced COPs and no difference. 130,000 miles.


Tammy T. said
299 days ago
Mart G. You wanna sell your lawn ornament?


Trey L. said
297 days ago
I bought a 2004 5.4 Lariat f150 several months ago. It started shuddering and eventually died after the check engine light came on. I took it to the mechanic and it threw about 8 codes related to a stretched chain (according to the mechanic). He said this engine is KNOWN to be defective and should just be totaled. Great, now just wasted $10,000 on a non-running piece of scrap metal...Shame on Ford!


Angel C. said
297 days ago
Yes, 2007 F150 Harley Edition with 5.4L Triton V8 ticking noise.


Cassidy B. said
297 days ago
I bought a 2004 f150 super crew lariat in 2005 or 2006 within the first year I spent thousands of dollars cam phasers, Vct's,timing chain, guides, tensioners, and the list goes on then gas pedal issues probably two years later, then coil packs went crazy along with broken spark plug nightmare!! Now my truck is sitting in garage just put new phasers, oil pump, water pump, plugs, coil packs, camshaft sensors, crank shaft sensors,oil sending unit!!!! Still no oil pressure mechanic says clearances are good on camshaft and crankshaft bearings another 2,200.00 and its sitting in my garage I just found out because I'm trying to do some of the work myself about how ford has ripped off the public. My wife has an 06 pathfinder that I just had to put a transmission in due to radiator failure and it's the same frickingvrip off I am 38 with two kids and a wife I have all the money to my name in my pocket mainly because of two worthless vehicles!! Where's my assistance, the next vehicle I buy will be whatever Obsma is giving away to people unless he's giving away Fords then I'll just walk it's a lot cheaper!!!


Donald C. said
296 days ago
I have the same motor 2005 89000 miles lost oil pressure now the engine is no good.


alan h. said
296 days ago
im in....and pissed as hell


Josh G. said
296 days ago
Powertrain Control Module
79,000 miles


Gary B. said
295 days ago
2006 F-150 5.4 Triton with150,000 miles. Runs fine cold, after it warms up, shakes hard at stop sign and low speeds. Timing chain was busted, so mechanic changed timing chain, cam phasers, coil on plugs, & catalytic converter. Guess what. Still runs like crap. Thanks a lot FORD for your unwillingness to make all of us suffering with your POS whole and your lack of ethics to admit you put a garbage engine on the market.


Christina W. said
295 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat 5.4 Triton with same problems. Just rebuilt engine and still having same problems- stalling, ticking, loss of oil pressure, and so on.


Harland L. said
295 days ago
2004 FX4 5.4L - Love the truck generally, but has the same mechanical issues they all do: at 130,000 miles, the cam phasers make it sound just like my 7.3L Powerstroke, stalls at stop signs, VCT solenoids have both frozen, spark plugs were frozen into the heads at 77,000, the timing chain tensioners have blown the gaskets, the right side exhaust manifold leaks, and the CEL goes on and off more often than the high-beams do. Currently, there is an alignment issue because my daughter hit the curb trying to get out of the way of oncoming traffic when the engine stalled making a left turn on wet roads, and the tailgate (which was open) tagged a phone pole during the same maneuver. This isn't sour grapes or buyers' remorse, because I've been a Ford fan my whole life. The 5.4 Triton is/was a technological marvel in many ways, but Ford released it too soon and has ducked responsibility ever since. Like many others here, we were told "that's normal and won't be a problem" until the warranty expired. THEN they suddenly wanted thousands of dollars to attempt repairs. I'm keeping the truck, but haven't decided what will power it when the 5.4 dies. A Cummins is a real possibility.


John W. said
294 days ago
Same problems as above, took it to a mechanic after first time he turned off the check engine light and said Ford trucks with 5.4 are notorious for this and that if I tried to fix it it would just come back. Other people say it's normal with these motors. IT IS THEY STINK! Last time it happened the engine light actually turned itself off. And then back on again this week. I bought the truck in 2012 with 52000 miles and in 2016 I have 83000. Been a problem since 2000 miles after I bought it.


John W. said
294 days ago
Also used the crap motorcraft oil and filter first 5 oil changes. Changed the oil and filter when I first got it and then it started 2k miles later


charles b. said
293 days ago
motor is kocking rattling bad engine


Fritz S. said
292 days ago


jerry r. said
292 days ago
I have a 2005 ford f-150 and my troubles started pretty much the same as everyone else.they progressed to the point that I need a new engine.the knocking.loss of power and general breaking down on the highway to limp home mode. the guide on passenger side timing chain broke.


Brent S. said
292 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford F-150, Currently having issues with the rattling and humming after a short drive. It has a diesel sound when idling and moves to a large knocking sound after driving for 10 miles. It sounds like the CAM is going to come through the hood. I have been researching this issue for several weeks only to find the same answer...FORD IS AWARE of the issue and you will need to replace the engine. Most people, including FORD shy away from replacing the Phaser Cam and timing chain only.


Randy R. said
290 days ago
WE have been a ford family all our lives, I currently have a 2004 f-150 FX4, love the truck, the motor has been ticking and idling rough as hell, same problem, dealer say cam phasers, chains, and tensioners. if this was the only issue I wouldn't be so pissed off, but the $300 dollar spark plug job, I couldn't do myself for fear of breaking them off and falling into the motor. exhust manifold issues, had to change. it just started to act funny on merging onto the interstate, it has a very noticeable dead spot when stepping on it to pick up speed. I hope ford accepts some responsibility and makes it right with the people who have spent a lot of money on there products. I always said I would never buy a Japanese truck but I probally will now, look at what Toyota did with the rust problem, they basically bought the trucks backs with a very high trade in value, or they put new frames under them truck, now that is taking responsibility, I have yet to see any thing like that from ford............thanks.............


Jim F. said
290 days ago
2005 same issue with this annoyance nothing done about it and now have more issues all related and contacted Ford Motor Company about the expensive repair. Their reply, no warranty too bad


Kelly R. said
289 days ago
I have a 2004 Ford Lariet 133,000 mile it's been acting up with hesitation when traveling down the interstate for about ayear. Replaced all the spark plugs all the coil packs nothing would fix the problem. About four weeks ago it started running real rough finally died had to have it towed home. Took it to a mechanic after hours of trouble shooting found out low oil pressure. He is thinking it was either a cam phazer or spun a bearin. I have owned the truck for about three years and had the oil changed at the local Ford dealer 3 to 4 thousand miles.
I will have to put in a new Crate motor for $4100.00 plus labor of approximately $1500.00. I don't abuse my truck but found out after this happen and research that the 5.4 are a piece of shit.......I will never buy a Ford Again once my warrenty runs out on the crate motor.
I also had problems when replacing the spark plugs cracking when trying to replace.....


Kelly R. said
289 days ago
I have a 2004 Ford Lariet 133,000 mile it's been acting up with hesitation when traveling down the interstate for about ayear. Replaced all the spark plugs all the coil packs nothing would fix the problem. About four weeks ago it started running real rough finally died had to have it towed home. Took it to a mechanic after hours of trouble shooting found out low oil pressure. He is thinking it was either a cam phazer or spun a bearin. I have owned the truck for about three years and had the oil changed at the local Ford dealer 3 to 4 thousand miles.
I will have to put in a new Crate motor for $4100.00 plus labor of approximately $1500.00. I don't abuse my truck but found out after this happen and research that the 5.4 are a piece of shit.......I will never buy a Ford Again once my warrenty runs out on the crate motor.
I also had problems when replacing the spark plugs cracking when trying to replace.....


danny h. said
288 days ago
05 super duty same problems as stated above lost oil pressure 1 nite on way home from work shut it down riht away restared oil pressre was back up next day lost pressure again truck stalled started back up had oil pressure wouldnt stay running stalled out never to start again sitting in drive way for over a month trying to figure out whats wrong with it only 126000 on motor


danny h. said
288 days ago
05 super duty same problems as stated above lost oil pressure 1 nite on way home from work shut it down riht away restared oil pressre was back up next day lost pressure again truck stalled started back up had oil pressure wouldnt stay running stalled out never to start again sitting in drive way for over a month trying to figure out whats wrong with it only 126000 on motor


John G. said
287 days ago
Replaced vct ,spark plugs,cam phasers,timing chians,coils every thing new and still don't run good they also told me I need a new engine never again buying ford again


John G. said
287 days ago
Replaced vct ,spark plugs,cam phasers,timing chians,coils every thing new and still don't run good they also told me I need a new engine never again buying ford again


John G. said
287 days ago
Replaced vct ,spark plugs,cam phasers,timing chians,coils every thing new and still don't run good they also told me I need a new engine never again buying ford again


John G. said
287 days ago
Replaced vct ,spark plugs,cam phasers,timing chians,coils every thing new and still don't run good they also told me I need a new engine never again buying ford again


Stephani J. said
285 days ago
More issues than I can even list. Many that others have already said. Latest was the VCT solenoids. Also had to replace the cam shaft and the engine was totally oil starved.


Jeff F. said
283 days ago
Bought used f150 ran good for 2 years then started shaking check engine light came on took it in and they said it was the cam phasers. Quoted 6000.00 to get engine replaced. Don't know what to do.don't have the money to fix it still owe on it.


Jeff F. said
283 days ago
Bought used f150 ran good for 2 years then started shaking check engine light came on took it in and they said it was the cam phasers. Quoted 6000.00 to get engine replaced. Don't know what to do.don't have the money to fix it still owe on it.


said
283 days ago
I bought my truck newer than 2007. I've had the same issues as many of the correspondence above including replacing the cam cam phasers, spark plugs ignition coil's, and it's back in the shop and they're thinking they might have to tear down again to check the timing and or just replace the engine all together.

I am going to run a full-page ad in the newspaper if anyone would like me to include your comment please send an email to me Trace.C@att.net


Trace C. said
283 days ago
I bought my truck new in 2007. I've had the same issues as many of the correspondence above including replacing the cam phasers, spark plugS, VVT Valves, ignition coil's, and it's back in the shop and they're thinking they might have to tear down again to check the timing and or just replace the engine all together.

I am going to run a full-page ad in the newspaper if anyone would like me to include your comment please send an email to me Trace.C@att.net


matthew h. said
282 days ago
Bought an 05 expedition with 100k within 200 miles the truck broke down low oil pressure. Needs new timing components etc. Possibly new motor due to possible bearing failure. Dealer won't do anything. I contacted ford and the response I got was " ford dealers are privately owned and the issue must be resolved between you and said dealer" what a load of crap own up to your mistakes and fix the problem!


Tad B. said
280 days ago
08 f150 same story but to bad Fraud oops, I mean Ford won't go good to fix a problem for what used to be a loyal customer.


Patrick H. said
278 days ago
I have a 2006 F-150 XLT 5.4L. The truck is on it's third engine and second transmission. I am having problems again with it. I have replaced the injectors, coil packs, spark plugs and the crank position sensor!!! Truck still runs like [crap]!!!! I love the truck otherwise but I can't keep dealing with all these problems! I can't afford it! Why won't ford make good on it?! I've been a diehard Ford man all my life through all the highs and lows and insults and ridicule but now I am seriously thinking about making a change to Chevy!


Eddie S. said
278 days ago
I would like to join the class action suit. I am having the same problem with my 2007 Ford F 150. I took it to the mechanic today because of idling rough and shutting off and the mechanic said he wouldn't touch because it was a defect in the vvt assembly and my camshaft sensor indicator keeps going off as a result. The mechanic said for me to take to Ford. I took the vehicle to ford and they did not want anything to do with it and said for me to call customer service. I called customer service and they were like we have no record of issues with that year of truck and there was no recalls. I told the representative she was lieing because I just received notification from another class action suit that there was issues with the spark plugs in the 2007 ford F-150 and that I was entitled to a settlement worth $750.00 to replace. She said that had nothing to do with Ford. Please send me any information I need to fill out to be a part of this class action suit. Thanks.


Ryan B. said
277 days ago
All of yall are rediculous. Upset and angry for "suppose to be technicians". Claiming you need an engine for a 500 dollar cam phaser replacement. Yall are the fools for having poor mechanics working on your vehicles. Cam phasers can't cause half of the issues yall refer to. My suggestion is find someone else who knows what there doin to work on your vehicles instead of the first guy saying you need an engine and stop blaming for, all manufacturers have issues, it's having the right people to take care of them that's important.


Jason S. said
276 days ago
I have a 2007 f150 that is on its second motor fords needs to do something. I am second guessing on buying FORD trucks.


Don S. said
276 days ago
I bought a used 2004 f150 lariat and it drove good for 3 days and now all these codes are going off it has been well taken care of by previous owners only 156920 miles on it and part stores can only guess what the problems are causing 5 codes to go at the same time


Don S. said
276 days ago
I bought a used 2004 f150 lariat and it drove good for 3 days and now all these codes are going off it has been well taken care of by previous owners only 156920 miles on it and part stores can only guess what the problems are causing 5 codes to go at the same time


Rusty M. said
274 days ago
I have a 2005 ford f 250 superduty 5.4 engine truck runs great under 45mph above that engine light starts flashing truck has loss of power . Went to ford dealer replaced coil pack no help cyl # 5 always comes up as a misfire pulled balve cover to check for bad or broken exhaust spring all ok. Brought truck home took to another ford dealer they said to replace the engine. The first dealer talked toford engeeners they said itvwas the pcm replaced pcm no change.


Rusty M. said
274 days ago
I have a 2005 ford f 250 superduty 5.4 engine truck runs great under 45mph above that engine light starts flashing truck has loss of power . Went to ford dealer replaced coil pack no help cyl # 5 always comes up as a misfire pulled balve cover to check for bad or broken exhaust spring all ok. Brought truck home took to another ford dealer they said to replace the engine. The first dealer talked toford engeeners they said itvwas the pcm replaced pcm no change.


Al B. said
273 days ago
I bought a 04 f150 fx4 and is currently in shop for jumped timing n broken phasers,this is the 5th time in 6 months that my truck is in shop ......5 mechanics later and all say a new engine is needed because even if problem is fixed the engine has abused itself due to internal problems that more problems will arise like cats,coil packs n many others ....I'm all in on this lawsuit ,where do I sign


Zach R. said
273 days ago
05 f150 king ranch 105 k on it. Cam phasers what more can I say. Ill never buy a ford again. This is impacting my life in a major way. I should have done better research and not just trusted in my favorite brand.


Andy H. said
273 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 Supercrew 4x4,I bought the truck at a local dealership,used with 103.000 miles,year or so later,sparkplugs and coilpacks is the main problem, I have to replace one or the other from time to time,4 years later same issue, been lucky,haven't had to replace anything else, it has 190,000 on it now,I have a no code miss after passing gear, it's pretty bad,push it hard and make hit the other gear and it will miss until you let out of it,back into od,starts missing again. I like my truck but will change to another brand on my next buy,haven't heard anything on the new 5.0's...


Robert B. said
272 days ago
I have a 08 f150 60 anniversary f edition. It begins rattling and shaking. Revving the engine will make it stop but you never know when it will do it again. Maybe 5 minutes or the next day. Changed knock sensors and computer still does it. Code started with knock sensors. Starting to think cam phasers. Wish I could replace engine with a direct bolt in without these problems. Unfortunately its a ford.


David D. said
272 days ago
2008 fx4 f150 104,000 miles had too have motor replaced with new one due to cam phaser fail couldn't afford a new truck soo $8,000 later hoping truck lasts 2-3 more years


Bryan M. said
271 days ago
My 2007 F-150 Super Crew started knocking, pinging and dying last year. It stopped for a few months, but started again in April 2016. I finally took it to a trusted local repair shop. They pulled the codes and said the motor should be replaced. Three generations of my family have driven Ford F-150 trucks. I do not have $6000.00 stuck in a mattress that I can shell out for a new motor.


Brett B. said
269 days ago
My 2008 f150 5.4 with 108000 has started ticking and it's getting worse everyday thanks ford


Don B. said
269 days ago
Add me
2007 F150 Service work by my dealer
Truck in great shape
8000.00 new engine
BS
Never owned anything but Ford, not anymore!
Have all my Dealership repair bills


Marvin T. said
269 days ago
I had a 2005 Expedition Limited that I purchased with 64 miles. Nice Truck. All maintenance performed by Ford dealership. Advised service manager during scheduled maintenance (still under warranty) of knocking sound at start-up. Stated "don't worry about that, those motors (5.4) make that noise". At 110,000 miles this progressed to "engine safe fault mode" while driving on the expressway on numerous occasions. This is not safe. Finally it started losing power and running rough. Drove it to the dealership to find out there's metal in the oil and the motor need replacing at $6,600.00. The cam phasers are bad. Ford is not willing to meet you half way on the replacement motor. I was an avid Ford owner, not anymore. Had the cam phasers repaired and ran fine. Sold this thang and went with the GMC Denali. Fine Truck. My wife is happy too.


Darren H. said
268 days ago
I bought a used 2006 Ford F150 with the 5.4L with less than 80,000 miles. 2 weeks later check engine light goes on. Take it to a Ford Dealer to diagnose and the told me the engine is shot and it needs to be replaced. $8,100 for a crate engine with a 3 year warranty.

I'd like to know my rights. This is not the quality I expect.

Thanks

Darren Huff


Joe M. said
268 days ago
Purchased a used 2008 F150 - thought it's a F150 - good reputation - must be good. I had a 1999 F150 and it was a great truck - Wrong! This is one is bad - for everybody! Same rattling and stalling other have mentioned. Apparently cam phases, solenoids and oil pump. A problem so common with these 5.4 engines that Ford should make it right. Why don't they?


Joe M. said
268 days ago
Purchased a used 2008 F150 - thought it's a F150 - good reputation - must be good. I had a 1999 F150 and it was a great truck - Wrong! This is one is bad - for everybody! Same rattling and stalling other have mentioned. Apparently cam phases, solenoids and oil pump. A problem so common with these 5.4 engines that Ford should make it right. Why don't they?


James M. said
268 days ago
I purchased a 2005 F150, I'm having the same problem. Wow Fird you really dropped the ball on this one.


Bryon G. said
268 days ago
I have a 2007 FX4 with a 5.4 L it only has 82,000 miles on it I had the cam sensors changed three times the spark plugs changed four times I had the timing chains and guides changed and now my motor is blown the oil pan is filled with metal . I've always had my oil changed every 3000 miles And I bought this truck new


Alex M. said
268 days ago
I am having the cam phaser knock 90000 miles


Karen M. said
267 days ago
05 f150 fx4 cam phasers bad and idle high on start...then low idle at stop after warm and when in reverse and turning the wheel.


KAMKA D. said
267 days ago
At 100,000 miles my 2005 F150 5.4 Triton began having trouble with the camshaft phasers slipping out of time and timing chain tensioner failure. Rough running and stall out when idling, slowing, backing up, but usually not at cruising. Diagnosed as cam phaser and timing chain tensioner issues.


jared l. said
267 days ago
Getting a new remanufactured engine and buying livernois phaser lockouts. Hope this works...


Michael T. said
267 days ago
I have a 2008 F150 King Ranch with 126000mi. About two months ago the engine started knocking very bad at low rpm's. would clear when revved up. Then die when turning in to my driveway. Mechanic said the timing chain stretched because of no oil. I change my oil every 2500 miles. This is BS!! My problem is the same as the ones in this group. I've got to find a deaf dealer to trade it in soon! I'm not Canadian, but this truck was made there.


Michael T. said
267 days ago
I have a 2008 F150 King Ranch with 126000mi. About two months ago the engine started knocking very bad at low rpm's. would clear when revved up. Then die when turning in to my driveway. Mechanic said the timing chain stretched because of no oil. I change my oil every 2500 miles. This is BS!! My problem is the same as the ones in this group. I've got to find a deaf dealer to trade it in soon! I'm not Canadian, but this truck was made there.


Tonya S. said
266 days ago
Truck sounded like a diesel they said fix phasers 1700 dollars transmission not shifting correctly tranny rebuild 2500 dollars all within 3 month 100000 miles now less than 4 months engine total loss they want anywhere from 500 to 7500 for repairs thanks ford


David D. said
265 days ago
I bought my 2005 F150 new. After reading all the problems with Broken Spark Plugs, Coil Packs and Fuel Injectors, I replaced all these components at 73,000 miles. I have 75,000 miles now and am afraid to drive it. I've heard that the Cam Chain guides made of plastic crumble, blocking the Oil pump and plugging the Cam Phasers. Ford recommends 5-20 wt Oil because Oil Pressure is critical. The Check Engine Oil Light comes on at 7 lb. The Phasers fail at 14 lb. Owners need to add an Oil Pressure Gauge that alerts them at 14 lb oil pressure. I cut my Oil filter and it had many small black bits, either Carbon or Plastic.


john z. said
265 days ago
I bought an 04 ford f150 fx4,with the 5.4 Triton engine.This engine has given me fits from the beginning.From spark plugs breaking off,to replacing timing chains due to the plastic rails breaking.Just nothing but a headache.


dionne s. said
264 days ago
i have a 2007 ford f150 left to me by my late husband . I did not know of the problems they were having until i started to drive his. The engine keeps cutting off and i shakes when i back up. My husband never told me about the problems now i'm stuck no one wants to buy is.


Douglas C. said
264 days ago
Having same problem with cam phasers.


John R. said
264 days ago
Just left the dealership with the diagnosis that my truck has bad cam phasers. Started ticking 4 days ago and after reading all of this I am totally appalled... $3500 for parts and labor to replace them plus the timing chains... This is garbage I have 170,000 and use only Mobil 1 oil and filter and change religiously. I've also has a spark plug break when I first got the truck that cost me $700 to chase down... I need to buy a new truck. I can't deal with this kind of unknown BS on a truck that I take such good care of...


Dick K. said
263 days ago
I just purchased a used 2005 Lincoln Navigator that sounds great at start up, but after it warms up it sounds like a diesel. Also it has an intermittent miss when accelerating on the highway. It was diagnosed with bad cam phasers and in need of new coil packs. But because of the difficulty of the coil pack replacement, at the point the mechanic recommends a new motor. I love the truck, but obviously I can't drive be it with a bad motor.


John R. said
263 days ago
I suggest EVERYONE CALL FORD AND CONPLIAN! I just called and the CSR who answered either had no clue or is instructed to play dumb. As soon as I told him he took my VIN, address, and contact info. They need a recall issued!
Call them now!! (800) 392-3673


John R. said
263 days ago
I SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE CALL FORD AND REPORT THE ISSUE!!! I just called and the CSR either had no clue or was instructed to play dumb. As soon as I told him about my issue he took my VIN, address and contact info. THIS SHOULD BE AN ACTIVE RECALL...


Doug Y. said
263 days ago
Fresh24@hotmail


Doug Y. said
263 days ago
Fresh24@hotmail


Renee L. said
262 days ago
2005 Ford F150 - Have or has had every issue already listed


Anita H. said
261 days ago
I am having all the same issues listed above. I have a 2008 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition.


Anita H. said
261 days ago
I am having all the same issues listed above. I have a 2008 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition.


Jamie E. said
261 days ago
07 F150 Lariat purchased new. Just hit 143,000 miles and my cam phasers went out. Replaced them and 48 hours later the start knocking again. Having same issue as above.


Brandon W. said
259 days ago


Jason P. said
259 days ago
I bought a used 2010 F150 10 months ago , From a local Ford Dealer . I paid top dollar for the truck as it looked good at the time . Ten months later it possibly needs 6,000 .00 in repairs . I have an appointment next week for the Manifold repairs estimated at 2000.00 . I have a quote to repair the cab corners and rocker panels (because they are rotten) this is 2000.00 . The truck obviously has the low RPM in reverse shutter . from what I understand this is a Cam Phaser and it's a 2000.00 fix . These issues are all over the internet and social media .hundreds of thousands of complaints where is the justice . these are expensive repairs that people can not afford to fix !


Jason P. said
259 days ago
I bought a used 2010 F150 10 months ago , From a local Ford Dealer . I paid top dollar for the truck as it looked good at the time . Ten months later it possibly needs 6,000 .00 in repairs . I have an appointment next week for the Manifold repairs estimated at 2000.00 . I have a quote to repair the cab corners and rocker panels (because they are rotten) this is 2000.00 . The truck obviously has the low RPM in reverse shutter . from what I understand this is a Cam Phaser and it's a 2000.00 fix . These issues are all over the internet and social media .hundreds of thousands of complaints where is the justice . these are expensive repairs that people can not afford to fix !


Cristyn S. said
258 days ago
I got my f150 with 50k on it at 51k all the coils failed then i have had to put in a new motor at 70k now at 90 the computer is bad. I have had to put about 15k in this truck to keep it running.


Venje K. said
257 days ago
The same as everyone else


Venje K. said
257 days ago
The same as everyone else


scott g. said
255 days ago
Ford knows about the small oil pump and ports that supply the cam phasers and that's why they fail and you will keep replacing phasers do to oil ports to small and oil pump can not supply enough oil to the phasers the motor is a complete failure spent to much money on this motor and it is sad that they get a bail out and screw the consumer. Great scam from ford { built rough } not tuff


Bill S. said
255 days ago


Jeff R. said
255 days ago
When I bought my Truck the dealer had to replace tension pulleys chain etc at their cost of over $2500.00 on the back of the motor well now the same thing seems to have happened on the front of the motor. I was told also that Ford knows the ports and oil pump is to to small. Ford knows of the issues and should fix the bad product they produced. I now have a paper weight since I dont have the money to make the repairs.


John S. said
255 days ago
I purchased a 2004 Ford F150 with a 5.4 L Triton engine. The truck has a little over 70,000 miles on it. It failed app. 10 days ago with metal shavings behind the timing chain cover and other timing issues. The dealer says I need a new engine at $7300.00. I am on fixed income. I don't have the money for this.


Terry W. said
254 days ago
I have just been told (5-13-16) (by two independent shops) I need a new engine in my 2005 F150 with Triton 5.4 engine. (110,000 miles)
The phaser is out, the timing chain is stretched or skip a tooth and messed the timing up and created engine other issues. The engine is shot.

The Ford dealer checked it and says it only needs a spark plug in #7 cylinder.
I have taken the truck in for all recalls to that same dealer. I was told yesterday (5-11-16) that the injectors were not a problem after paying them $132.00 to check for their extended warranty (Customer Satisfaction Program 07M08) on the fuel injectors. They reminded me I only have 9 days left on this warranty.
I believe I am getting the run around until the warranty expires.
I believe this is a Ford problem with this engine that they know about and refuse to take credit for.


John B. said
254 days ago
I have a 2008 supercrew I purchased used with 113,000 miles on it. It has sounded like a diesel at idle for quite a while now, and two days ago it died on the highway and now the starter won't even budge the engine.


Danielle H. said
254 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition XLT, I purchased used 4 months ago with 150,000 miles on it. The truck started off sounding like a diesel but know the engine is ticking after warm up and at idle despite oil changes every 3,000 miles by myself and previous owner (records to show). Ford needs to take responsibility for their failed design of these 5.4 engines.


Chris M. said
253 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford F-150 fx2 5.4 liter. I have spent thousands trying to fix every problem that has occurred to this vehicle everything from sensors to drive train. I've read hundreds of others peoples stories and it's a shame that even the transmission people I spoke with have commented on how terrible this engine is.


Butch P. said
253 days ago
I have a 2008 supercrew I purchased used with 213,000 miles on it. It has sounded like a diesel at idle for quite a while now, and two days ago it died on the highway. Ford dealers recommend replacing the motor, but that's to be expected. My 04 with 300,000 miles never had any issues, I did replaced the alternator Asad plugs tho. But an 08 with these serious problems is ridiculous. I paid a lot of money for this truck. It's a lariat, high end truck. I want Ford to replace it or fix it.


Butch P. said
253 days ago
I have a 2008 supercrew I purchased used with 213,000 miles on it. It has sounded like a diesel at idle for quite a while now, and two days ago it died on the highway. Ford dealers recommend replacing the motor, but that's to be expected. My 04 with 300,000 miles never had any issues, I did replaced the alternator Asad plugs tho. But an 08 with these serious problems is ridiculous. I paid a lot of money for this truck. It's a lariat, high end truck. I want Ford to replace it or fix it.


James C. said
251 days ago
04 F150 FX4 130k miles... All the same issues as mentioned in other comments


kurt S. said
248 days ago
I have a 2008 Ford F150 with the Triton 5.4. Same issue.


brandy w. said
248 days ago
I think ford is just scamming people by telling them your phaser are bad so you need a new motor. my 2007 expedition never used a drop of oil while i was out camping i started my expedition up and it went to knocking, i found out i was 6 quarts low on oil, some nice people gave me some oil to get by the motor ran rough and knocked loud like a rod was knocking i got it to the ford dealer they said my phaser and cam's are bad and i need a new motor i had it towed home and did some research thanks to youtube i took out my VTS Solenoids and the screen was broken on one so i changed both of them and now it runs great its been a year and 25000 miles later and still runs great. I will never buy another ford they put too much bull crap on a motor for no reason.I save my self $7500.00 that's what they was going to charge me for a new motor.


Taren L. said
246 days ago
In 2013 I purchased my 2004 Ford F150 5.4 L Lariat VIN 5 from Liberty City Ford Dealership in New Jersey, I knew something was funny when one of the conditions of purchase was a full diagnostic and when I arrived to pick up my truck they stated they forgot and the mechanics went home for the day. (I drove 150 mi from Massachusetts to purchase it) I bought the car with 198k, I bought the truck as a second vehicle as I am a firefighter and have to get to work through New England winters. The engine blew and locked up and I only have 202k on it right now as it has been a paperweight in my driveway for almost 3 years as I have discovered how hard it is to find a 3V VIN5 engine and the remans are like $3000+. I reported to the Ford Manufacturer how I was treated by the dealer who sold me the truck, how unprofessional they were and the fact less than 2 months after I bought it thats when all the problems started to rear their ugly heads. Liberty City Ford Dealer also violated NJ state lemon laws by telling me I could not purchase the extended warranty as I wanted to, not knowing New Jersey law I got suckered but later found out NJ lemon laws are similar to what I know from Mass laws, but by the time I found out I was out of the statute of limitations to bring the truck back and get my money back. Somebody needs to sue Ford so we all can get our hard earned money back and I tell you Ford got one more time to pull this crap on consumers as my grandfather, as I was growing up, always had a Ford pick up and now I myself I don't know if I will risk to carry on the tradition to get duped and stuck with a Super Crew paperweight in my driveway. And of course my fiancee is dying to tell me "I told you so" as she advised me not to buy the truck because of how shady the dealership was, they didn't want to allow me to test drive the truck and said because the neighborhood is bad. (but its on a 2-3 mile strip of other car dealers) After I went to a local dealership in MA and of course $5000+ (5 grand) they wanted for a brand new engine. Been sitting in my driveway for a year and does not run at all the engine's blown, oh and I replaced all 8 spark plugs twice and for only wants to reimburse $300 with this b.s. class action lawsuit they got going on now they sent a card in the mail about!


Chuck V. said
246 days ago
2004 F150 bad cam phasers told I need a new engine probably going to just trade it in not get another Ford pickup can't afford to fix this thing. Never had a vehicle run this rough.


Ryan S. said
246 days ago
2006 F150 5.4L, low miles... All the same issues.


Alyson O. said
245 days ago
Purchased an 06 5.4l lariat brand New, at 103,000 miles cost $700 for coil packs and plugs, it sounds like a deisel and the knocking is ridiculous ,no power on acceleration,$1300 on trying to chase down the problem...Was quoted $4000 for a used motor not including labor. Was driving on the highway and the truck just shut off, No warning nothing...These trucks are dangerous and FORD has care or concern for human life obviously!! These motors NEED TO BE RECALLED!!!!!!!!


Brian T. said
244 days ago
Same issues as everyone else it seems.


Michael A. said
243 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford F150 started ticking change the VCT solenoids change the cam phasers the timing and still have issues.also changed all the spark plugs and the coil pack.also change the cam sensor phasers and still have the same problem


said
243 days ago
We just bought our son a 2008 Ford F150 4x4 5.4 Triton. Clean as a whistle. Clean CarFax. Regularly serviced. Drove great for the first 40 miles. Twenty four hours later my son was broke down in the middle of the street. Thank God he was not on the highway! He had a 2006 F150 4.6L for almost a year before someone rear-ended him and bent the frame. Truck was totaled so we bought the 2008 5.4L with the settlement money. It was all the money we had... To have a truck for 24 hours before it breaks down is a punch in the gut. Dealer said he had no idea engine was bad. Said it had been running like a dream. Now it won't go 20 miles without sputtering and stalling out. Took it to the mechanic and 2 hours later received the news that the engine is bad and it needs to be replaced. This will cost more than we paid for the truck! (over 6 grand). We are speechless. Not quite sure what to do now... can't afford to fix it. Don't want to take the loss on the truck, but we might have to:( Wish we would have reviewed prior to buying, but we had such a great experience with the first truck, that we didn't think to.


said
243 days ago
We just bought our son a 2008 Ford F150 4x4 5.4 Triton. Clean as a whistle. Clean CarFax. Regularly serviced. Drove great for the first 40 miles. Twenty four hours later my son was broke down in the middle of the street. Thank God he was not on the highway! He had a 2006 F150 4.6L for almost a year before someone rear-ended him and bent the frame. Truck was totaled so we bought the 2008 5.4L with the settlement money. It was all the money we had... To have a truck for 24 hours before it breaks down is a punch in the gut. Dealer said he had no idea engine was bad. Said it had been running like a dream. Now it won't go 20 miles without sputtering and stalling out. Took it to the mechanic and 2 hours later received the news that the engine is bad and it needs to be replaced. This will cost more than we paid for the truck! (over 6 grand). We are speechless. Not quite sure what to do now... can't afford to fix it. Don't want to take the loss on the truck, but we might have to:( Wish we would have reviewed prior to buying, but we had such a great experience with the first truck, that we didn't think to.


Tyrone B. said
242 days ago
Hello ladies and gentlemen!!! I am well aware of all of your headaches!!! I am a master mechanic for 20 years. Yes these motors are full of problems. However they are fixable if caught at an early enough stage. Yes some have to be replaced depending on the damage. Ryan B. you should be embarrassed for your comment telling these people they need to find better mechanics. Maybe for you with your mechanical abilities you can fix for $500.00 with aftermarket parts but only to be repaired again after 15k miles. However most of these folks cant or wont work on their own cars!!!! I know these engines very well!!! I took it upon myself to find the problem and the reason for the failure of these engines. It took a little over a year with my own truck that I purchased with the notorious diesel knock or tic. I tried a short block from ford with new oil pump, no go still ticks. Installed new lifters, still tics, installed aftermarket cam phasers! Worked for 6 months before the timing pin cracked and found cracked cam phasers. Back to square one. Parts warrantied the cam phasers and installed cam phaser delete kit!!!! PROBLEM FIXED!!!! I own my own shop. So now I can sure that I can fix these engines for around $2500 to $3000 including timing chains, guides, tensioners, seals, spark plugs, cam phasers and cam phaser delete kit with new ECM update and program with gives better gas mileage and performance. Yes they do have coil pack issues, broken spark plugs. However those items will not cause the cam phasers to wear out. The problem isn't the oil or filter or the oil pump or VVT solenoids. The problem is the cheap metal the cam phasers are made of plus the design. It is very similar to Toyota's oil controlled timing advance system. The solenoids let oil flow into the veins of the cam phasers to increase or decrease the timing to allow better performance or fuel economy for whichever is needed in which time the veins get worn and allow the oil to pass though and decrease oil pressure. This engine has a lot of parts depending on oil pressure. Rod and main bearings, lifters, rocker arms, cam journals, timing chain tensioners X2 and the last things cam phasers X2. So if any one of these components gets a little worn and causes a leak can affect all the other parts down the line. The TICK/KNOCK is caused by low oil pressure! IF YOU WANT OR NEED ANY HELP ON THESE ENGINES YOU CAN FIND ME AT TYBRIDAUTO@GMAIL.COM


Carmon C. said
242 days ago
I am now because of this problem a product of its own beast, I became a master mechanic for Ford, these vehicles need a total removal of the self timing mechanism controlling your rotations per minute(rpm), with the overexercising of itself by adjusting its own timing once it is running correctly the vehicle does not feed the need to adjust the timing. BUT being an owner of a 2006 Ford F150 5.4L 4x4 I have learned and expierienced every problem that these encounter.
These have been tested and proven by myself and multiple of my coworkers all graduates of MIT.
1. Faulty Timing Mechanism
Ford refers to this as a self adjusting system. Well in nature it would work correctly but with the FAULTY CONNECTION LINES THAT CONNECT YOUR CAM POSITION SENSORS(CPS SENSORS 2) it is constantly wanting to correct itself. My father is out over 10000 "fixing this truck at dealerships" when I finally took it on, they did a job just for the spark plugs after it would not start, not even looking they did 2 grand worth of "spark plugs" broke 9 charged me for 17 at 156 and change a piece PLUS removal of the 9 times 156 and change....when I got it I put a new fuel pump driver module....cost 150 bucks...less and it started right up and was fine until it started acting up again!!!!

What this motor needs is:
1. Reengineered CPU to make sure to handle signal from CPS Senors.
2. What I call a "Lock Out Kit" it is swapped out for the timing mechanism that is manufacture installed, when removed and this is place, the truck is then tuned with a computer. The CONSTANT expieriences I had was at red lights, and stops, it runs like a diesel shaking. This is because of the inability of the motor to handle the circuit from the cps sensors to the cpu. CAUSING the timing to go out of whack.
2. CV axles need to be reegineered.
3.


said
242 days ago
Same issues. Already replaced can phasers once. Lost oil pressure again today.The older 5.4 in my 98 just keeps going.. Thanks for the new fangled crap.


Joshua A. said
241 days ago
I purchased a 2010 F-150 lariat with 5.4L Triton V8 i was with in my warranty when it first started knocking and stalled on the highway it was towed to the dealership where it then started up just fine and i was told they could not recreate the problem so after charging me for looking at it they sent me home a few days later same issue occurred the dealership then told me it was a fuse issue under the hood and they need to put a new one in by passing the fuse box under the hood and yet a couple of weeks later it happened again this time i was told it was a bad oil pump so that was replaced and it was fine for about 6 months before it happened again but this time i am 641 miles outside of my warranty and so i took it to an independent shop where as soon as i pulled in he know what was wrong and made me aware of this very common issue i contacted Ford HQ and got no help and the dealership which misdiagnosed the problem while I was still under warranty and nobody is willing to help so now I must pay out of pocket to fix not only an issue they were aware of when it was made but an issue that the dealership misdiagnosed 3x when my warranty would have covered it. So I guess my question is to anybody out there is what recourse can be taken to force either Ford or the dealership to repair at no cost or force a recall to get this issue taken care of.


fred l. said
241 days ago
bought my truck at approximately 62000 miles and shortly after developed a tapping noise and sounded like a diesel and has progressively got worse and has now gotten to the point where it dies after putting a load on the motor. seems to be the cam phasers from what I have been reading.


Tammy S. said
241 days ago
I have a Ford F250, the camshaft phasers have both been replaced, and it STILL has low compression, now power and missing. Now I learn, "all these motors are bad, you should have never bought that vehicle".... If Ford knows they're all bad...WHY not tell the consumer? We are getting ready to try changing the fuel pump....Am I throwing good money after Bad? What do I do?


Thomas C. said
241 days ago
Bought my F-150 5.4L flex fuel new in 2008 and at 130k miles the engine went from running fine to an engine light and finally a faulted engine. Dealer says it needs a new engine costing $9,000 with installation. I thought Ford was a reliable truck :(


Gary H. said
241 days ago
Same issues as above.......My truck is a 2007 Ford F150 with the 5.4 3v.....I only have 77K miles.....Really disappointed in Fords lack of concern for the consumer.......How can the general public still keep Ford trucks as the number one selling truck with FOMCO's subpar follow-up with past owners


Michael H. said
240 days ago
Knocking in engine, spark plugs breaking off when you change them, oil temp sensor coming on with check engine light
06 fx4 124,000 miles


Gary C. said
239 days ago
I have had great experience with Ford trucks in past,. However, I'm now experiencing so many issues with this model (2004 f150). I just can't keep up. I'm not sure we're to start the narrative at first but its the same problems I'm reading and hearing about. I have kept up with all required maintenance and have even gone beyond the scope of the care required. Without going into the details of having the same issues at this point, with only 122000 miles. This is so disappointing and inexcusable for a company I've trusted for so long based on their past products.
I can tell you it started with what should have been a simple project of spark plugs change out. That turned into a $300. plus issue. Now I just replaced a set of rocker arms. After I save enough money I'll be forced to replace the head gaskets. Keep in mind, this engine has,never over heated, always had it's oil changed before the due dates, unbelievable.
Then after I complete the gasket issues, I have to address the timing chain, gaskets etc. and I'm not mentioning all the parts/labor required to keep it running.
Now I learned that the Ford Motor company is moving some of its manufacturing to Mexico. Wow, how un American can you get. I will never ever buy another Ford product nor will anyone I know. Let the negative word spread and any legal advice I'm all ears
Sincerely mad as,hell


Paul J. said
238 days ago
I have the same issues. Ford motor co. and ford dealerships that sell and have sold these 5.4 motors knowing they were bad there families will be cursed for 3 generations.


Harrell G. said
237 days ago
2005 Ford expedition XLT same issues knocking noise 157,000 miles designed to fail and endanger lives of families when performance is not met. Could die merging into interstate traffic when engine bogs down


Harrell G. said
237 days ago
2005 Ford expedition XLT same issues knocking noise 157,000 miles designed to fail and endanger lives of families when performance is not met. Could die merging into interstate traffic when engine bogs down


Matthew F. said
236 days ago
2007 cam phaser issues dealer says timing is out 3 degrees only on one side.


Matthew F. said
236 days ago
2007 F150 5.4l 63k miles cam phaser isues and dealer says timing is out 3 degrees only on 1 side! Dealership says its gonna cost at least $1800. just to tear into it so they can trouble shoot the issue...WTF!


Derick C. said
236 days ago
2008 F150 5.4 v3 has all the same problems, wish ford would come around,


rick r. said
234 days ago
knock knock


chris a. said
233 days ago
just did the phasers and chains and now i just replaci g the engine 2007 f1t0 5.4 truton


Rocky E. said
233 days ago
I bought a 2006 F150 because a guy was mad at it. Said it was junk and sold to me for 2500. After 1000 dollars to replace the plugs and a fuel modulator the dealer now tells me only 2 cylinders have compression. Wish I had researched before I bought it


larry v. said
233 days ago
I just bought a 2007 with only 88.000 mile thought i got a hell of deal at 14.000 guess not same problem joke on me.


said
231 days ago
Bought 2004 f250 5.4 new engine at 130000. Bought 2005 a week after the f250 had to put trans n it at 80000 now needs more after wasting 2000 on can phases after coils plugs breaking off we all need to go n get a lawyer together


said
231 days ago
Now needs. Engines n both. Trucks above sorry 5.4. Engines


Rick T. said
230 days ago
It is not just the 5.4,,,the 4.6 use oil rite from day one and their 4.0 German design motors in mustangs have had their share of problems,,,,also


kris e. said
229 days ago
I own a 2006 ford expedition limited with 5.4. my mechanic advised that it may be dangerous to drive due to the ongoing problems with the 5.4 triton motor...


Brandon S. said
228 days ago
I have a 2004 F-150 with the 5.4 V8, The cam shift/phasers were repaired twice with less than 100k miles.


Jonah D. said
228 days ago
I have a 2008 F150 98000 now this would be the 2nd time I have to replaced these cam phasers. The first time was at 56000. This part should be a recall list


Andrew T. said
226 days ago
As i read these complaints ,it just sickens me a couple of yrs back i purchased my first " new " truck 09 f250 with you guessed it , the 5.4 liter . I just reached 60000 miles and i have no top end power, it starts to sparknock and sounds like it could suck the hood into the motor , ive been very faithful to oil changes with motorcraft oil and filter also air filter . I am told by every mechanic to get rid of it . Well that wouldnt be fair to the next guy .i bought this truck expecting a great truck .Ford needs to step up !!!!


Camie C. said
226 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 5.4 triton. It has been nothing but a money pit. The biggest POS on the road. I loved ford and the body style of the truck. I will ride a bike or walk before I buy another ford. I have had cam phaser issues cool pack issues everyone blows. Now the new cam phaser is done and new motor time. I refuse to have another car payment. Body and interior are great shape but motor sucks. Wish I could put a Chevy in it.


Joseph H. said
226 days ago
2007 Ford F-150 5.4 XLT. Still owe 9 grand on it and between the plugs, catalytic converters and a new engine I will be paying nearly 7k. It is crushing any sort of financial stability I may have encountered. Hopefully, someone will be as foolish as I was and purchase this vehicle from me once the repairs are made, I'll still be out 5k if I get a good deal on the sale. Never again.


Michael S. said
225 days ago
My triton 5.4L v-8 was idling a little erratic at stop lights, not every light, just every 3-4? I took it in the next day, which the check engine light came on while in transit. It took them all day to get to it only to tell me it was going to cost $900+ to open the top end just to see what's wrong?
The next day they called to tell me I need a new Engine and that it will cost $9,440 to repair? Needless to say, I am sick! the engine has $ 110,560 miles on it and I already had to replace the transmition at 76,000 miles, just had all the rubber bushings redone on the factory lift kit and now this?
Getting a Chevy or Tundra next. I have had 3 ford trucks in a row, that is now over. I will never own a ford again.


stephanie s. said
225 days ago
I have the 2007 expedition and I have replaced the cam phasers, which didn't fix the problem, so then the motor. Since then I have replaced the driver window acuator and the passenger window is now not working.


James S. said
223 days ago
I have a 2008 f350 utility. Same engine same problem. Sounds like a valve tapping and it diesels when I come to a stop or put it in reverse. Repairs estimated from $3500 to $7500.... Bullshit...150,000 miles. Maintained regularly. New tranny 6 months ago $3000. Gearbox 14 months ago $1200. Tapping valve 1 year ago $900


Brian W. said
222 days ago
2006 Lincoln Aviator with the 5.4 engine knocking. Brother has a 2008 F150 with same engine. He spent (per Ford's advice) thousands on timing repairs, still knocking, and after 2K miles of additional driving engine gave out. Cost for new motor an additional 9K. Ford employee informed him of 5.4L motor issues during those years are known by Ford. Apparently our Aviator is next for costly replacement of motor. Nice going Ford. Where's the help with replacement or repairs?? Nice to know our exceptionally maintained Lincoln will be garbage soon. My brother nor I Will NEVER purchase another Lincoln/Ford product again, NOT THAT THEY CARE...


Tyrone B. said
222 days ago
Hello people please go back and find my previous post. I can help with info or the repairs. PLEASE do not let the dealer take anymore of your $$$$$. Only in rare occasions do you need engines! They can be repaired and around the $3500.00 or less depending on damage! $7500 is extremely high for an engine replacement. I've done a few lately for $6000 or less with a 3 year unlimited mileage. Parts and labor nation wide. Stop and research please. If the law suite wins everyone will be reimbursed some or all of the money! Thanks for taking the time to read this. I will travel to and deliver vehicles for repair as well.


Brian F. said
219 days ago
I'm having the same problems with my 2005 fx4


james f. said
219 days ago
Purchased a 2006 F-150 two months ago with in the first thirty days all of the above mentioned issues have transpired. With as many people that have had issues with these engines I find it hard to believe that the dealership I purchased this truck from in Manchester Maine had no idea there were problems with them. No one should be able to legally sell or resell these potentially deadly vehicles. Like many of you I have transported my children in this death trap with no warning of these inevitable hazards. I firmly believe that if all of us stick together in this matter we can get some kind of relief.


SJ D. said
219 days ago
My 2005 Ford F150 Lariat 4 Door SuperCrew Cab, 5.4 L V8 Engine ... The Climate Control Unit isn't working, does not come on at all. I Need a working AC unit. Also, my power windows don’t work. I've read various forums of people with similar issues. I’ve had a highly qualified mechanic, who does not work for Ford, evaluate and attempt to fix the issues. After exhausting all measures to do so, the mechanic told me I would need to bring my truck to the Ford dealership for repair resolution. The Climate Control Unit isn't working, does not come on at all. I Need a working AC unit. Also, my power windows don’t work. I've read various forums of people with similar issues. I’ve had a highly qualified mechanic, who does not work for Ford, evaluate and attempt to fix the issues. After exhausting all measures to do so, the mechanic told me I would need to bring my truck to the Ford dealership for repair resolution. Also, The Engine is sluggish in accelerating. A Diagnostic Error Code “P0306” was detected, which means that cylinder 6 is misfiring, or is randomly misfiring. This causes performance and safety issues: Acceleration hesitation, loss of power at high rates of speed), sudden and intermittent deceleration, and other potentially life-threatening malfunctions (which is referred to as “Engine Problems"). So what can be done to get this problem fixed at the least cost to me?


Charmonte L. said
219 days ago
I called ford corporate they asked for vin# and say they are aware of issue but at this time they arent willing to help. Said if i have work done and pay myself that maybe at later time they might contact me and i might be able to get some type of refund. Im a single parent plus take care of a disabled parent all on my own and they cant help with a problem they are fully aware. Not right and karma will get them. Have replaced the selinoids which was the cause of my light coming on but still shakes just like before every time it comes to a stop. And with the houston heat it doesnt take but 5 min for it to start avting this way. So sad. I dont have credit to just go buy another vehicle.


Brad H. said
217 days ago
2005 F150 Lariat 5.4L, Throtle body valvle and now the cam phaser. I paid extra to the F150 and this is my payback. Thank you Ford


Tiffany M. said
216 days ago


Natalie C. said
216 days ago
My son and I have been fighting with Beaman Ford in Dickson tn for months about his 2004 F150 4wd Triton 5.4ltr. 3valve motor since Feb. 2016. We have put 4000 into it trying to fix almost every motor/head/spark plug/coil/ ect. issue that has been mentioned in the above statements. We were told by Beaman Ford that the head would have to be replaced which they would charge 4500 for when you can purchase a new motor for 3800. I have never ever had to deal with such a rude and ruthless and Dont give a hoot company! They know the motor is JUNK and won't do ANYTHING about it at all! This lawsuit needs to go thru! We have a beautiful totally loaded truck that won't run and are in debt on repairs we have had done to it at no prevail! This is a disgrace to american made vehicles!!!!!! Please help push this action thru and give Ford its Just Deserves!!!!! If they know the vehicle is dangerous and crap then they should be held liable!!!! When ours went into "fail safe mode" it almost got my son run over by a tractor trailer truck because it shut off every 150 ft. What are we waiting for????! For someone to be killed because of its "company known issues" before they will take the blame?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Thanks, Natalie in Tennessee


james b. said
215 days ago
I have the same issue as the original poster .


Jeremy D. said
214 days ago
Same issues with my F150. ....2005 same engine as the orginal post. The stalling happens daily as does the engine shutting off. Its aggravating and scary seeing how i have 3 babies i drive everywhere


Dairon D. said
212 days ago
I have the same issue as the original poster


Courtney D. said
212 days ago
I have an 06 F150. Got an oil change and drove it to TX last summer. 1st came the engine ticking noise when I arrived. When I drove it back home, I noticed the severe power loss. I tried to take it a mechanic and they declined to work on it until I had the exhaust system looked at. Took it MIDAS and they said nothing was wrong with the exhaust. Tried to get a tune-up done on it after that, but before the mechanic could get it on the lift, the engine started to bog and die. Replaced 3 fuel injectors, and fixed a leak from the oil dipstick stem and it seemed to fix everything or so I thought. Took it for a test drive and loss all rpm and a loud knocking noise came from the engine. I took the right cover off the engine and discovered a rocker arm mysteriously popped off. Replaced the valve spring, rocker arm, lifter, and valve stem, and the loud knocking noise continues and gets worse if I even attempt to rev the engine. It only has 108K miles on it and the mechanic is talking about a new engine yet I still owe $10K on it.


said
212 days ago
ford should replace engines and labour


Chris H. said
211 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 4x4 xlt. And at 131K miles, just had the cam phasers decide to go. At $2500 for repair this is ridiculous FORD!!! I'M a father with a 2yr old and this is my only vehicle. How do we find our about the law suit and if and when things are transpiring. I have to pay to get it fixed now. But would like ford to reimburse for a problem they knew was going to cost us thousands to fix and leave a family stranded.


Richard T. said
211 days ago
I have a 2008 F 150 King Ranch that make a ticking noise when started and runs rough especially under any load at all. Dealership said replace motor!
Must be cam phasers.


Jim M. said
211 days ago
Same as these other folks. Have the 2005 F150 Ford junk 5.4L engine design with cam phaser failures and two-piece spark plugs and well known poor cylinder head design.


Gordon C. said
210 days ago
I have a 2007 Expedition with knocking noise. The Ford dealer told me it could be a cam phaser but would cost $675 to tear apart to find out, however if it was not the c am phasers I would have a torn apart engine and a $675 bill. I took the truck to a local independent repair facility and they found one of the cam shafts had scores in it and the engine had an bad lifter. They are putting in a new engine at $8000! The truck only has 122,000 miles and I changed the oil every 6,000 miles with full synthetic oil - I took care of this truck! Should have bought a Chevy or Dodge instead.


Todd S. said
209 days ago
I bought a used ( one owner ) 2007 ford f150 with the 5.4 engine , Trans rebuilt , two sets of cam phasers ect. Started ticking again at 87000 miles over $9000 into this post and more to come !!! Ford needs to take care of this !!!


Tina S. said
209 days ago
I bought a used 2005 f150 with the 5.4 L engine. Nothing put roublr from the start. Spark plugs cam phasers and jerking violently at around 50 mph. Can't afford all the repairs, a new motor, or new vehicle. Ford needs to do something!


said
209 days ago
Yes i owen a 2005 pos ford f150 5.4 .3 valve biggest pos ive ever owened fuck ford they needvto owen up to there shit they put under the hoods of these trucks an fix it.


william k. said
208 days ago
same problems


Charles C. said
207 days ago
Yes! TCM went bad $2000 tranny, $655 for plugs, 4 coil packs $700, cam phaser ticking and loud clattering noices occurring now. Bought new 2005--JUNK!! FORD should recall and "permately" fix cam phasers disregarding mileage!


Charles C. said
207 days ago
Reimbursements given on plugs but mileage was factor and many like myself disqualified !! Cam phasers,etc. average over 100,000 mi when they go out. RECALL and fix with kit that makes cam phasers from moving and pins breaking.


Clyde J. said
207 days ago
I bought a 06f 150 5.4 95k has 98k now recently changed oil the 2nd time with motor craft 5w20 syn and motor craft filter drove about 40minutes stopped to get gas ,at idle it sounded like a diesel, and rough idling shut off got gas started up went on my way 2hrs later stopped at drive through when idling sounded like metal parts loose in engine reved engine a little it smoothed out I have driven about 4hrs since with no issues. I feel like I'm being held hostage by a problem ford should fix or have already fixed


joan B. said
206 days ago
Same issues third time on coilpacs never buy another ford they dont stand behind product


joan B. said
206 days ago
Same issues third time on coilpacs never buy another ford they dont stand behind product


michael H. said
206 days ago
I have a misfire on cylinder #6 dont know what is wrong


Thomas V. said
205 days ago
This just happened to me -- switching into 4WD High, apparently dropped a valve. 2 Ford mechanics agreed that new engine is only good option. 35% leakage in Cylinder 1. They still couldn't believe it happened with 80K miles considering the shape the car is in -- but did acknowledge some more issues with the 5.4. Dear Ford -- can you help cover this? (warranty, recall, right thing to do) Happy to show the quotes and provide full detail. I took care of this meticulously and love the truck. Would be a customer for life if helped here. If not, back to Toyota I go.


Thomas V. said
205 days ago
This just happened to me -- switching into 4WD High, apparently dropped a valve. 2 Ford mechanics agreed that new engine is only good option. 35% leakage in Cylinder 1. They still couldn't believe it happened with 80K miles considering the shape the car is in -- but did acknowledge some more issues with the 5.4. Dear Ford -- can you help cover this? (warranty, recall, right thing to do) Happy to show the quotes and provide full detail. I took care of this meticulously and love the truck. Would be a customer for life if helped here. If not, back to Toyota I go.


David B. said
203 days ago
I have not been able to drive my 2005 Ford F150 for the last 5 years, because of some kinds of problems that suddenly arose causing all kinds of erratic behavior with the speed and engine. Now it has other issues with the oil pressure and seemingly failure. Never drove this with a load, and only hiway, city miles for family and work. I am so so mad about this I have spent thousands of dollars chasing this problem and now it seems the engine needs replacing. It makes me sick.


David B. said
203 days ago
I have not been able to drive my 2005 Ford F150 for the last 5 years, because of some kinds of problems that suddenly arose causing all kinds of erratic behavior with the speed and engine. Now it has other issues with the oil pressure and seemingly failure. Never drove this with a load, and only hiway, city miles for family and work. I am so so mad about this I have spent thousands of dollars chasing this problem and now it seems the engine needs replacing. It makes me sick.


Tim C. said
202 days ago
I have a 2007 f150 Lariat and have had the same issues. I'm now stranded in desmoines Iowa thanks to these issues. I've loved Fords for years bit I don't think I'll ever own another one!


Maurine P. said
201 days ago
We have a 2008 Ford F-150 truck with the 5.4L V8 motor in it. We have had many problems with this truck over the years and it only has around 49,000 miles on it. We took it to a mechanic which is also a friend of ours and he says that the motor is only firing on one side,that one side is dead and not firing,which is causing the truck to run like crap! Loss of power,shaking when you get up to speeds around 50-60 mph,sometimes does not even accelerate when you push the gas pedal,runs rough. Ford should be held responsible for the repair and/or replacement of parts or motor in these automobile's. Shame on Ford for trying to hide all of this information from everyone,that is just pure GREED! But,I feel like we will get justice in the end! We do not even have the money to fix our truck,cannot sell it,for what it is worth anyway,just stuck with a practically brand new truck!


Maurine P. said
201 days ago
We have a 2008 Ford F-150 truck with the 5.4L V8 motor in it. We have had many problems with this truck over the years and it only has around 49,000 miles on it. We took it to a mechanic which is also a friend of ours and he says that the motor is only firing on one side,that one side is dead and not firing,which is causing the truck to run like crap! Loss of power,shaking when you get up to speeds around 50-60 mph,sometimes does not even accelerate when you push the gas pedal,runs rough. Ford should be held responsible for the repair and/or replacement of parts or motor in these automobile's. Shame on Ford for trying to hide all of this information from everyone,that is just pure GREED! But,I feel like we will get justice in the end! We do not even have the money to fix our truck,cannot sell it,for what it is worth anyway,just stuck with a practically brand new truck!


James C. said
199 days ago
I have complained about mine since it was new. I bought a 2004 lariat . 5.4 v8. I have been ok with the performance. However the noise is awful. I have to turn it off at the drive up windows. The new diesel motors are much quieter than my gas engine. I now need timing chain and cam phaser replaced at 150,000.


Thomas C. said
199 days ago
All of the same, 2008 F-150 5.4 L at 130K miles


said
199 days ago
I just paid $830 4 throttle body and labor still didn't fix my problem on my 06 Expedition 5.4 liter I took it to a Ford dealership they said it could be three things computer throttle body or transmission harness so I had them replace the computer replace the throttle body but I have ran out of money to try the transmission issue the failsafe light keeps coming on and it ran like a brand new one until my wife went out and tried to start it one day and it went into failsafe mode if anyone has any advice please let me know


Mike S. said
198 days ago
2002 f 150 5.4 with 2 dead cylinders. Can't sell because in Calif the seller is responsible for vehicle passing smog check, and it won't pass smog with dead cylinders.
Thanks ford for the $34,000 piece of yard art.


Richard F. said
198 days ago
06 Ford f150 Lariat 5.4....I thought I was alone and my motor was the only one out there like this! It sickens me to find out how many are having the same issue with their trucks. Ford Comapany loved taking our money, but could give a shit if their malfunctioned motor took our life!!


Richard F. said
198 days ago
06 Ford f150 Lariat 5.4....I thought I was alone and my motor was the only one out there like this! It sickens me to find out how many are having the same issue with their trucks. Ford Comapany loved taking our money, but could give a shit if their malfunctioned motor took our life!!


Martin M. said
197 days ago
I too have to replace my engine after fighting with multiple Engine Issues! I am so disappointed in ford! I have a new son that I cant even take to his Doctors Apt because of this POS! Ford needs to make this right!! They are screwing millions of loyal customers which I can only think they are jumping ship just like I am! I will NEVER buy another Ford again!


Traneil T. said
197 days ago
I am


Butch P. said
196 days ago
Just spent $3000 having my engine worked on to fix the timing issue. Lost on that gamble. Didn't fix the issue. Was throwing codes showing the timing was retarded, now it's throwing codes that it's advanced. Tired of this crap.


Charles M. said
195 days ago
I have had my cam phasers replaced and now Ford is telling me that my 2005 F150 does not have any compression. $5000 LATER my truck is parked in my yard still a new looking vehicle with less than 130,000 miles.


Richard H. said
195 days ago
2004F150 Lariat. Throwing an engine retarded code as well as plugs and coil packs are basically welded in place


Phillip P. said
194 days ago
I purchase a 2005 with low miles and have the same problems as the rest of people


Phillip P. said
194 days ago
I purchase a 2005 with low miles and have the same problems as the rest of people


Phillip P. said
194 days ago
This truck has been a piece of crap


Mark P. said
193 days ago
2004 Ford F150 FX4 - 5.4L Triton engine 156,000 miles started to shake and stutter at idle took the vehicle to STS and they told me had to take it to the dealer. Dealer told me engine is bad and quoted me at approximately 6,000.00 for a replacement.


David D. said
193 days ago
My wife drives our 5.4 Triton daily. She's afraid to leave town, that it might break down. We live in a very rural area, and most places she drives to are 60 miles away. Every time you stop, it tries, to stall. It started with the motor sounding like a diesel. I'd sure buy another truck, if we could afford it!!!


Jose C. said
192 days ago
I own a 2006 Ford F150 purchased brand new from local dealer. Serviced at Ford every 3k miles. started to hear some noise around 60k but was told possibly exhaust leak. Noise has gradually become louder with time and now I know it has something to do with cam phasers,timing chain and who knows what else. Dealer wants at least $ 2000.00 to "fix" it. Ford should be held accountable for this !


Seth B. said
192 days ago
2008 fx4 5.4 3v. Triton F-150- 110,000 miles. Runs fine right now at high speeds but at slow throttle, the whole front end starts to shake and loud rattle. Very upset with ford and its mechanical engineering. They should be responsible for their actions. I am rolling the dice to try and move my family across the country in a week, with my truck.


David K. said
192 days ago
I recently bought a 2009 Expedition XLT with the 5.4L 3Valve engine. Within 5 days the problem was apparent. However, it came with a 3month/3000 mile, 100% parts & labor warranty so it is in the shop for the cam phaser repair. I'm going to go by there today with the "cam phaser delete kit" info and hope they include that. I have already given them new coilpacks and plugs to put in. I understand from another mechanic the oil problem has to do with an oil passageway in the "cam tower" that gets plugged, so you have to use a wire or something to get inside there and clear the passageway. I am hopeful.


Randy H. said
192 days ago
I own a 2007 Ford Expedition EL. I have had it since 2008. It has 120K miles. I paid 1600 to have the frozen spark plugs replaced at 100K. Now I have the Cam phaser issue. Also a weird rumbling noise that may be related, but may be transmission. Broken electric mirrors, broken sunroof, paint peeling off, broken window motor, and new rotors every other year.


Gary S. said
192 days ago
I have ford( fix on repair daily) not fair


said
191 days ago
Same issues


Tito B. said
191 days ago
08 F150 XLT w/5.4L Tri-terrible Engine, Original owner and have ALL the same issues listed above. Regular oil changes, has a loud ticking sound, heavy vibration and shuts down when backing, sounds like the trucks engine is going to fall out. Power windows inop and volt meter and cruise control went out at 60K miles. Sitting at 85K miles, I don't think it'll reach 100K!!! Seriously Ford, can't you see you built a horrible product, own up to your name and fix this NOW! We have poured our hard earned money, lost countless hours/days because we had to deal with a defective Truck. I can't believe nothing has been done with this, if this were a Dodge or Chevy, I'm sure we'd be comp'd.


Robert C. said
191 days ago
I have a 2004 F-150 that is making noises beloved to involve valves, would like information on this action to see if the problem is related.


steven c. said
190 days ago
Same issues. Have a 2004 F150 FX4 with the 5.4. Sounds like a diesel. Shakes and shimmys after it get to full operating temp.. Was a die hard Ford fan, have a 66 Fastback Mustang in the garage. Can't beleive Ford let this pass. This is likely my and my families last Ford ever.


Hubert K. said
189 days ago
Bought new 2004 f150. Engine (5.4) made ticking noise. Took to OCALA FORD (purchased from) and complained with less 20 miles.
Said it was just the new engine and the way it was supposed sound. Had approx. $4000 engine work. Still ticked and made noise. At 110,000 miles had engine failure and replaced engine for an additional $7000.00. FORD paid nothing.


Hubert K. said
189 days ago
Bought new 2004 f150. Engine (5.4) made ticking noise. Took to OCALA FORD (purchased from) and complained with less 20 miles.
Said it was just the new engine and the way it was supposed sound. Had approx. $4000 engine work. Still ticked and made noise. At 110,000 miles had engine failure and replaced engine for an additional $7000.00. FORD paid nothing.


Hubert K. said
189 days ago
Bought new 2004 f150. Engine (5.4) made ticking noise. Took to OCALA FORD (purchased from) and complained with less 20 miles.
Said it was just the new engine and the way it was supposed sound. Had approx. $4000 engine work. Still ticked and made noise. At 110,000 miles had engine failure and replaced engine for an additional $7000.00. FORD paid nothing.


Ryan M. said
189 days ago
2004 Ff150 5.4. Owned since new. 185000 miles to date. At 40000 engine started to sound like had it rocks in it. Pretty embarrassing. Dealer gave me the standard BS. Still sounds that way, plan on running it till it grenades. Always used Mobil 1 5w20.


Jason M. said
189 days ago
2004 fx4 5.4 crewcab,190,000 miles on it, bought used 3 years ago with no issues until I drove it 50 miles and then all hell broke loose. P0022, p0131 knock knock goes the phasers. So I pulled the engine and replaced the oil pump,timing chains,tensioners,phasers,vct solenoids,plugs, gaskets lifters, valve job, tons of hours in personal labor just to have the same bs symptoms, I will never buy another ford in my life 15,000.00 dollars for junk wasted all my neighbors wondered why it sat for three years should of left a dead horse dead


jeff B. said
188 days ago
Yes same problem.


jeff B. said
188 days ago
Yes same problem.


jeff B. said
188 days ago
Yes same problem.


Joshua S. said
187 days ago
Im having the same issue. There is a ticking noise on the rt hand side of my 2005 f150 engine block. I have brought it to the dealer multiple times but he assured me that its normal. Not sure how a lifter problem is normal? Now all my instrument clusters go out at random and power up again 5 min later. I have had nothing but trouble with this POS and am still waiting for repairs that the extended warranty company is trying to dodge. I should of got a Chevy.


Jean N. said
187 days ago
Purchased 2009 F150 FX4 new from local dealer and used same dealer for all scheduled maintenance. It always had a ticking sound but dealer assured me it was normal for that model. Stranded on the side of the road a few months ago only to find out that I had a broken valve spring. Somewhere around 75,000 miles! Luckily (possibly), my repair bill was only in the several hundreds and not thousands probably because I was lucky enough to be able to shut it down quickly (I was next door to a repair shop). Now, I'm scared of what the future holds. I did, however, retain the broken valve spring as a reminder to never purchase another Ford. Makes me sad because I used to love this truck!


Jimmy S. said
187 days ago
I am also having issues with ticking noises, acceleration, vehicle shaking fixing to die when at a stop or slowing, misfiring


Anne B. said
186 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2004 f350 this sucks.


Michael D. said
185 days ago
Cam phasers ticking loud


Michele S. said
185 days ago
I have a 2006 f150 supercrew. Same issues. Haven't drivin in 2 years. I put a new transmission in it. Need's plugs, again. Coils, again, and several other issue with the motor including cam sensor. Can't afford to fix it now. Have already put over 5,000 into it.


ismail i. said
185 days ago
ive been a mechanic for 15 years worked mostly in foreign car lets me tell u this ford is junk , I never have an engine that u replace almost everything on it and still have a problem I believe 5.4 ford is the worth engine in earth , this is not fair ford should give people their money back . I also witness the first edition of the eco boost ford tried to come up with their own injection system components guess what few months later they rcall every single one of them and switch to bosch or Delphi that's embarrassing for a company that trying to compete with international brands byebye ford lol


ismail i. said
185 days ago
ive been a mechanic for 15 years worked mostly in foreign car lets me tell u this ford is junk , I never have an engine that u replace almost everything on it and still have a problem I believe 5.4 ford is the worth engine in earth , this is not fair ford should give people their money back . I also witness the first edition of the eco boost ford tried to come up with their own injection system components guess what few months later they rcall every single one of them and switch to bosch or Delphi that's embarrassing for a company that trying to compete with international brands byebye ford lol


Edwin G. said
185 days ago
Hi have 2005 F-150 purchase new ,very well taken care of , at 30000 miles found out about sparkplugs breaking off so i changed plugs to prevent breakage.Now at 80000 miles stumbles at idle, mechanic said camphaser after many test refused to work on it said 5.4 Will be the death of you. heart broken love my truck they should do right thing and fix this LIE!


Brian H. said
185 days ago
2007 F-150. 600.00 for the spark plug issues. Now engine sounds like a diesel. Now Camphasers. What gives? It sounds like there is enough people for a class action suit.


Tobey B. said
184 days ago
I have a 2008 F-150 5.4 with 85k on it, loud ticking noise, dealership said its the cam phasers and will cost around $2,600 to fix and from what it sounds like, the fix will only temporarily fix the issue and will happen again, should be some kind of recourse especially since it was a know issue and they continued on with it....


Rayvel J. said
184 days ago
I have a 2010 and I had to replace the engine with 102000. The truck was well maintened. This truck is sopouse to give you at least 250000 miles.


william H. said
183 days ago


Pratt T. said
180 days ago
I have a 2005 F 250 super duty with 140,00 miles. First the ticking noise started around 70,000..then the spark plugs broke off around 100,000, then exhaust system problems around 115,000...then the transmission had to be replaced around 125,000, then check engine light (139,000) . Ford dealership says its the cam phasers...or the engine needs to be replaced


Jeff H. said
180 days ago
I have a 2007 Expedition EL 5.4L having spark knock issues at low idle when backing up with a trailer attached. Engine also has a 'tick' at idle that diminishes when at higher RPM. Engine code says it is cam sensor. 158K miles. Count me in if there is a lawsuit. Grew up on a 1972 Ford F250 4x4 that is still running. Ford man thru and thru, but frustrated with poor engineering and lousy response from FORD.


tina W. said
180 days ago
junk junk junk!!!!! Ford should stand by their product. Thousands of dollars spent


tina W. said
180 days ago
2007 Ford F150 only 80000 miles on it and now have to spend thousands of dollars on it. Then will have to worry what will happen next to it. Always bought Ford trucks. NEVER AGAIN!!! Ford ripping off hard working Americans. So distressing!!!!


said
179 days ago
I'm having cam phaser problems


Roger B. said
179 days ago
I am having the same situation as everyone else with the cam phaser still trying to get help but have to jump through hoops


Scott P. said
179 days ago
I am having the same as mentioned by everyone on this long list of frustrated ford owners and will never purchase a ford again ford should really take care of this!


Steve L. said
178 days ago
I own a 2005 f-150 lariat super crew. The truck has 91000 miles on it. It has always been serviced atTasca ford in Seekonk Massachusetts .
The problems started at 75000. Miles, wth rough running and really rough idling After coming to a stop. I was told this was normal.
I did a few engine flushes before oil changes and that seemed to help...temporarily. Now it has gotten a lot worse. So I took it in for a diagnostic ..$3500 for cam phasers VCT solenoid chain etc.and$900 for plugs.
There is no way I should have to spend $4400 on major engine repairs at 91000 miles on an engine that has been properly maintained at the dealership.
This is definitely a faulty engine design. Most notably the lack of oil pressure and oil flow to the top of the engine , due to an inadequate oil pump and oil ports that are to small to feed the top of the engine.Ford has known about this for a long time and is trying to hide. I will never by another ford again.
Please sign me up for the law suit.
Steve Lydon.


Michael B. said
176 days ago
Yep I have all the same issues with my 2006 f150 4x4. My truck ran perfectly one day it just went to crap, took it to the dealership and three days later they tell me it needs a new motor for $ 7568.00 +++


Michael B. said
176 days ago
Yep I have all the same issues with my 2006 f150 4x4. My truck ran perfectly one day it just went to crap, took it to the dealership and three days later they tell me it needs a new motor for $ 7568.00 +++


Nick S. said
176 days ago
I bought a 2007 F150 with the 5.4 liter engine last year with 99,000 miles on it. At just over 120,000 miles in May, it started sputtering, losing acceleration and ticking. Took it to a mechanic and they said it needs a new motor. Cost me 3500 for a new motor and over 500 in extra parts to complete the long block. This shouldn't happen at 120,000 miles, especially on a truck.


Tommy C. said
175 days ago
Well I have the 2005 f150 fx4 5.4 triton motor loosing power and knocking noises my issues are sounding familiar to what I'm reading here. Iam worried Iam disabled and can't afford to fix this crap. Looks like I'm going to go from being a ford man to a Chevy man. This really sucks what happened to ford tough it all went to hell


Tommy C. said
175 days ago
Wow this really sucks. I have the 2005 f150 fx4 5.4 triton motor and having all the same issues that I'm reading. I don't have the funds to fix Iam disabled and live check to check. What happened to ford tough it's all gone to hell. Thanks ford for screwing the little guys


Tommy C. said
175 days ago
Wow this really sucks. I have the 2005 f150 fx4 5.4 triton motor and having all the same issues that I'm reading. I don't have the funds to fix Iam disabled and live check to check. What happened to ford tough it's all gone to hell. Thanks ford for screwing the little guys


Patrick L. said
175 days ago
I have a 2009 lariat with the same issues , started at 94,000 miles and is only getting worse , this is ridiculous for a 40,000 truck !


Daniel J. said
175 days ago
have a 2005 ford F150 that is doing the very exact thing , It sounds like a diesel at times now the transmission is starting to act up also Ford should own up to the problem!!


Corey S. said
174 days ago
I have a 2007 f350 5.4. Had the diesel sound every now and then for about 6 months. Had the cam phasers replaced, new guides, chains, tensioners, spark plugs, cop's. Thought the problem was fixed till last night it died down again. Making that diesel sound. No power. Even my engine and transmission temp went almost into the red. Replaced so much on that motor and now I don't even know where to go from here. 5.4 is one of the worst motors out there and it's leaving a lot of people stranded and with giant bills to 'fix' the problems. Ford needs to finally own up.


Robert E. said
174 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 with the 5.4 that has the same cam phaser issue. When it first started, the truck stalled out stop signs and lights and I almost got into an accident. Now my truck out of commission and I'm losing work. I've had Fords for 30 years and they've always been excellent trucks - I've very, very disappointed in this one.


DALE D. said
172 days ago
I have a 2008 f150 with the 5.4 at 125000. My wife was pulling our boat the other day when she lost acceleration and at 40mph the truck died going around a corner. Now I have to pay to fix the truck and the boat trailer. Very unhappy with Ford Motor company.


DALE D. said
172 days ago
I have a 2008 f150 with the 5.4 at 125000. My wife was pulling our boat the other day when she lost acceleration and at 40mph the truck died going around a corner. Now I have to pay to fix the truck and the boat trailer. Very unhappy with Ford Motor company.


Russell R. said
172 days ago
I am having issues with my truck as well. Transmission shifting issues
and the 4x4 does not work and its not a hardware problem. The computer doesnt tell the switch to switch. Also I think it has the bad plugs in it. I cant afford 4 thousand dollars in dealership work. What can I do. Please advise.


Ted G. said
171 days ago
My 2005 F150 FX4 started sputtering at 70K miles between 40-50 mph and the CEL came on. Took it to Walnut Creek Ford, they charged me $800 for new spark plugs. Engine light came on again and they told me it needed new catalytic converter for $2,400, then Mass Air Flow Sensor. Now i have 110K miles and it's running like crap. A different Ford dealer said cam phaser and other stuff is needed for about $3K. Will NEVER buy a Ford again. Piece of junk!!!


chris r. said
171 days ago
fuck ford in their stupid asses, 5400$ later and still runs like my lawn mower. i hope henry ford is rolling over in his grave right now


Tobin J. said
171 days ago
2005 Ford f150 FX4. Cam phasers, tensioners need replacement for the second time with only 84,000 miles on the truck.


douglas j. said
171 days ago
Same as everyone else bought truck last year cam phasers started ticking about three months ago now motor is junk they want 7 thousand dollars to fix it I feel like the dealer knew the problems with the motor and sold it to me anyway without telling me about troubles bullshit


douglas j. said
171 days ago
Same issue as everyone else


Caden T. said
169 days ago
Just spent 3000 dollars on all new timing components only for it to not fix the knock in the engine, Ford needs to take responsibility for these shitty engines now I need a new motor


James D. said
169 days ago
Bought a 2008 FX four with the same cam phaser issues and loss of power bought it last February sold this may for a loss of $10,000 I'll never buy Ford again.


said
169 days ago
Help get costs recouped


Jeremy E. said
168 days ago
Cam phaser noise on a 2005 ford expedition


Kristofer E. said
168 days ago
Have the 1999 f150 5.4l and it has been fine only knocking even after engine rebuild. Now oil pump failed again and replaced timing chain and tensioners. The mechanic now has to pull entire head off and realign the engine so it can time. It is rapidly becoming a f'n nightmare.


Robert W. said
168 days ago
My 2006 F-150 XLT Lariet 2wd just went into cam phaser lockout yesterday...it has 198,000 miles on it...I've taken it to dealership to have oil changed even before it's due....its been babied...I have replaced the VCT's about six months ago...All these people with the same problem...WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT...my dad worked for Ford for 30 years....he would be ashamed. I was told by the Dealership that I needed a new engine at $7500.00...bullshit...I live paycheck to paycheck..I can't afford a new truck...


Chad N. said
166 days ago
I have an 05 expedition 5.4l with 135,000 miles. Was having the same issues. Stuttering, hesitation, and stalling at low rpm. Took it to a reputable mechanic and he diagnosed it as low oil pressure and said I needed a new motor. I to live pay check to paycheck and am a father of 6. I will not jeapordize the safety of my family due to stalling issues. I am not going to throw a bunch of money into it.


John G. said
166 days ago
07 king ranch have same engine issues cam phasers sounds like dieseltiming chain components crumbeled lost oil pressurewas told had to change engine


Michael D. said
166 days ago
07ford expedition el 4x4 5.4L 3v replace cold packs and spark plugs, still have same issue rough idle and stall out going into drive, reverse and stoplights. has low rpm and shakes between 45 go 70 mph. Dangers to be on the road but only ride i have...


Vaughn D. said
166 days ago


Vaughn D. said
166 days ago
I purchased the 05 Ford F-150 used, not knowing anything about these engine issues. I have replaced coils and plugs and still having low RPM, rough idle and transmission not switching. The truck has 118000 miles, still very young. I want answers so I have an appointment this Friday 8/12/16 at a ford dealership for answers. Help please!


James S. said
166 days ago
I am having the same issues as everyone else.I was using Valvoline synthetic oil in my 2007 f150 4x4 5.4 3 valve motor changing out the filter at 3000 oil and filter at 6000 and I had the exhaust manifold gaskets changed at around 75000 and am now having dieseling problems changed out cam censers and crank censer and still have the problem at 100000 miles the ford service department said i need a new engine at a cost that the truck isn't worth i need to get my (78 ford 4x4 fixed up engine still runs at 180000 just have to fix the front end) put me on the list as the others


Jose . said
164 days ago
Working over 80 hours a week and still living pay check to pay check and have something like this happen to me.. Like shit it just makes you not ever wanting to own another ford ever again.... So disappointed in ford that they don't want to do a recall on the 5.4's I have a 05 ford fx4 that I have babies so much and I can't believe that the engine is more than the nada value of the truck... If someone finds a solution please let me know! I would really appreciate some advise as well...


David D. said
164 days ago
Please put me in the list of disgusted 5.4 f150 owners. I have sunk more money fixing the same problems everyone esle with a 5.4 has. The dumbest most negligent engineering ever. Wish I would have done all the research before buying my fx4 hunk of crap!!! Looks cool though, just never runs properly.


JAMES D. said
163 days ago
I have a 07 F-150 with the 5.4 L. At about 60,000 miles, the engine started a slight ticking sound. After talking with a Ford tech, he told me that it was the cam phaser solenoids, and that it would not cause a problem. Now at 95,000 miles, it cams are scored, and it needs a long block at $6,800.00! Ford needs to be held accountable!


Tom P. said
162 days ago
Driving down the toll road, just left the toll booth when I started to merge and lost all accelaration. Almost got ran over by a semi. Now I am sitting on the side of the road at 5am researching what the hell is the problem. Never will I buy a Ford again. If you put out a faulty product or won't stand behind what you make then I have no use for that product.


William G. said
162 days ago
I have a 05 f150 5.4 with a 110,000 miles and the cam phasers are bad I can't afford over 2 grand to fix it... I have a family of 4 .. I think ford needs to step up and fix the problem... When is someone going to do something about this problem with the ford truck engines...ford should fix this problem...


cliff j. said
161 days ago
I have had the same problem took out the top half off my motor when the phasers totally went out, timing would go all over the place, as a cascading effect takes out the timing chain tensioners with all the slop, cracked the front timing cover, cracked the timing chain guides putting plastic into the oil pan, clogs the oil pickup screen. low oil flow to upper half of motor had to rebuild the entire upper half the motor, camshaftsx4, phasersx2, new front cover, new oil pump, new tensioners, new guides, new lifters, new valves, new valve guides, new valve springs and about a weeks worth of labor plus a trip to the urgent care to put stitches in my hand from a bad cut to a knuckle. fixed everything to ford spec with assistance from a ford ASE gold mechanic using ford garage tools and oem ford parts. 8k miles later guess what its ticking again and starting to sound like a diesel. they cant even fix the phasers with an upgraded model. look into the livernois motorsports phaser lockouts and the programer to fix this issue permanently. locks the phasers in one timing point and adjusts the computer program to stope the hydraulic phaser valves from putting oil pressure to the phasers to adjust timing.


Rhonda M. said
161 days ago
Not looking for sympathy, just frustrated with this truck issue. I am a single mom and also raising my four year grand daughter. 5 months ago I traded my running vehicle for a Ford f15 lariat to a dealership that assured me that this truck would meet all my needs and would be great for our family. FALSE. Same issues that have all been listed here previously. Here I am now, stuck with a huge pay off balance and a vehicle that will not run. No vehicle to get to work, doctor apps, etc. Thanks Ford. I hope you're enjoying the money your still making off everyone who have purchased your defective products.


Rhonda M. said
161 days ago
Not looking for sympathy, just frustrated with this truck issue. I am a single mom and also raising my four year grand daughter. 5 months ago I traded my running vehicle for a Ford f15 lariat to a dealership that assured me that this truck would meet all my needs and would be great for our family. FALSE. Same issues that have all been listed here previously. Here I am now, stuck with a huge pay off balance and a vehicle that will not run. No vehicle to get to work, doctor apps, etc. Thanks Ford. I hope you're enjoying the money your still making off everyone who have purchased your defective products.


Shane S. said
159 days ago
I have a 2008 ford f150 has 130k miles on it, i had it for about 6 months an havehad nothing but problems with cam phasers and VCT. Still owe a good bit on it, will never purchase another ford


Colin H. said
159 days ago
Purchased a used Ford F150 5.4 FX4 a couple of years ago with approx. 80,000 miles on it. Not even a month after purchase I began having horrible VCT knock with timing chain rattle upon cold start ups. I personally replaced the timing components which cost a pretty penny and quite a few hours of time - and the noise still returned shortly after. This issue, along with a number of others I've had with this truck, has left me far from pleased with the design/build quality.


Joseph M. said
159 days ago
Brought my used truck in 2010 its a 2006 Lincoln Mark Lt. From Chambersburg PA. It had 40000 miles on it and when it hit 80000 miles we were going on to I81 interstate and hit gas and check engine light came on and would not get up to speed to back to dealer and it had 2 broken spark plugs and had to replace all them now it has 111000 miles and when you step on gas at 30-45 mph it wants to jerk and not get up to speed if I get into an accident with my children and grandchildren I will shut every Ford dealership down for every they will not have enough money to start back up to be a lame ass and not fix your problems that you knew about or to give back the money to the people purchased the trucks is wrong so you better hope it does not happen to me no lawyer or money will save your ass.


Chesslie N. said
157 days ago
Is this class action settled or can one still apply?


Frank C. said
157 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford F150 and it has the same leaking manifold issues that everyone has had. I walked into the dealership shop yesterday to get an estimate on repair. Said I had an F-150, they asked what year, I said '06, without even looking at the vehicle the tech said, "It's the manifold, no repairing it, it'll need replaced... it's a known issue with the '06".


Miguel M. said
157 days ago
I'm having same problems with my 2009 ford expedition king ranch


James R. said
156 days ago
I am having the same problems with my 2007 5,4 Triton truck it has been serviced regularly at the ford dealership and now at 82000 miles motor is k knocking and is hesitant when accelerating this truck has been well maintained I do not plan on buying another ford


Kenny B. said
156 days ago
07 f-150 5.4 nothing but problems, constantly dumping money into this truck.


Tim B. said
155 days ago
I bought my truck brand new in 2005. F-150 Lariat, and have been having all the same issues as mentioned above. Am soo ready to get a new vehicle.
It has less than 100,000 miles.


Melanie C. said
155 days ago
Having same issues with my 2008 F-150 5.4L with less than 150k miles. We have always bought Ford trucks and never thought I would consider another but now I would consider any other than Ford! Very disappointed!


steve m. said
154 days ago
2005 F-150 lariat having same issues mentioned


steve m. said
154 days ago
2005 F-150 lariat having same issues mentioned


steve m. said
154 days ago
2005 F-150 lariat having same issues mentioned


Valarie J. said
153 days ago
2005 Ford Expedition 5.4 liter engine experience stalling when trying to accelerate. I have replaced the coils and have had other work done. I have rattling in the engine as well. Just too many things to list.


Valarie J. said
153 days ago
2005 Ford Expedition 5.4 liter engine experience stalling when trying to accelerate. I have replaced the coils and have had other work done. I have rattling in the engine as well. Just too many things to list.


kenny l. said
153 days ago
I bought my 2005 ford f150 16 months ago from a auto broker company. I was told it had recently had the cam phasers replaced. so I drove it for no more than three months and noticed a loud knocking noise coming from the engine. check engine light came on. people told me it sounds like a diesel truck. also noticed less power on the highway and it completely died twice right after the whole truck started shaking really bad. So I took it to Christian brothers automotive and they told me it was timing chains tencheners and cam phasers so $3400 bucks later and it ran fine until now, 13months later it has the same sound, check engine light on. feels like its gonna die in idle. it actually sounds far worse than before LOUD KNOCKING!!!! WTF!!! ford I'v been driving fords for years and have always sworn by them but not this POS. If ford doesn't recall this truck I will never by a newer ford ever again. NEVER!


kenny l. said
153 days ago
I bought my 2005 ford f150 16 months ago from a auto broker company. I was told it had recently had the cam phasers replaced. so I drove it for no more than three months and noticed a loud knocking noise coming from the engine. check engine light came on. people told me it sounds like a diesel truck. also noticed less power on the highway and it completely died twice right after the whole truck started shaking really bad. So I took it to Christian brothers automotive and they told me it was timing chains tencheners and cam phasers so $3400 bucks later and it ran fine until now, 13months later it has the same sound, check engine light on. feels like its gonna die in idle. it actually sounds far worse than before LOUD KNOCKING!!!! WTF!!! ford I'v been driving fords for years and have always sworn by them but not this POS. If ford doesn't recall this truck I will never by a newer ford ever again. NEVER!


Matthew J. said
151 days ago
Problems with VCT caused camshaft to be starved of oil and bearings to wear thus causing the engine to perform horribly and finally seize.


Ricky K. said
150 days ago
Bought a used '07 2WD Lariat with 75K miles on it in '13. Truck shuddered at 45-55 MPH. No warning lights but Dealer said it was computer. Bought second '07 Lariat 4x4 in '15 with 95K miles - had same problem. This time Dealer said its was $2000 fix. Again, never any warning lights but random stumble at 45-55 MPH. Otherwise, truck is perfect. Would be nice to find someone who knows what they're doing and how to fix it.


Danthony W. said
149 days ago
I have had all of the issues listed above with my 2008 Ford Fi50 5.4 l.


robert r. said
149 days ago
bought truck at 77,000 miles. 80,000 miles towed home and to the shop. looking at rediculous price to repair or replace.


A K. said
149 days ago
2004 Ford F150 FX4. At about 125k miles the four wheel drive began to engage and I think it is completely destroyed inside the front transfer case (the vacuum line that engages the 4x4 was subjected to decreased vacuum pressure. Now when accelerating, I get a grinding coming from the hubs. I was able to restore some pressure but it loses it under acceleration.

At one point my front passenger tire locked up and would only rotate forward, would not go in reverse.

The engine has made a slight knocking sound, sounds like diesel like everyone else mentioned. The shop I took it to says it sounds like a rod and refused to look at it. The 6 engine codes it is pulling says timing/misfire issues. I don't think it is a rod, as other have mentioned that similar noise.

Sad, because for nearly ten years this truck ran smooth with hardly any issues. Now it seems like everything is crapping out at once, and it all seems linked to the engine.

Dealer said he can swap motors but if this is such a recurring issue, I think it's time to ditch the truck.


April T. said
149 days ago
Just purchased a 2008 Ford Expedition and it was running smooth. I took it to a mechanic and oh my the problems that I have with this vehicle. Now it stalls, cuts off, and shakes. Is there a recall on this motor issue? I can't afford to put all that extra money for something that is not my fault.


Ricky B. said
148 days ago
Bought new a 2006 F150 Lariat. It has been well cared. Starter before 36,000 miles (warranty covered). Torque Converter at 80,000 and new trans and converter at 149,000. Now cam phaser on right side is "razing cane". I'm having a hard time trying to convince myself that I'll buy any Ford product in the future. I've been loyal since "79. I don't think I can continue.


Norma W. said
147 days ago


Greg B. said
147 days ago
Bought a 2006 Expedition brand new in 06. Started having issues around 60000 miles. Everything mentioned here and most rxently transmission problems.


Steve M. said
147 days ago
2005 Ford F150 pickup. 5.4l Had the cam phasers done twice and the timing chains. Still has issues of stalling at low speeds and at an idle. Check engine light is constantly on. Points towards coils that have all been replaced. Is ailing the truck tricks the computer and it can't diagnose what's going on. Misses and bucks and sounds like a diesel tearing itself up. I have been to several different mechanics to no avail. Each one wants to change the cam phasers again. Constant problem with no fix.


Albert O. said
147 days ago
My father had the same issues. Took it to the dealer and they said he didn't maintain it probably when he did. So the extended warranty wouldn't cover so they towed back home where it still sitting. I was going to put an engine in it but did research and came across this. If they could get this fix for them that would be great! Please contact me Albert Ortega


Joe C. said
146 days ago


Tommy S. said
146 days ago
Iwe have a 2007 Ford F150 with the 5.4 that we have been told has bad cam phasers. Appears to be same problem as other post and been quoted repair cost of $1800 to$2000.


Tommy S. said
146 days ago
Iwe have a 2007 Ford F150 with the 5.4 that we have been told has bad cam phasers. Appears to be same problem as other post and been quoted repair cost of $1800 to$2000.


Alisa A. said
145 days ago
I bought a 2004 Ford xlt with 5.4 in it, 3 months ago . Had under 150,000 miles on it and drove like a jewel up until now. I have replaced every sensor in the past 3 weeks, changed out the oil, and throttle body. new plugs, plug boots, coil packs and still have a horrible knock at idol. It is horrible that all issues everyone desc ribes here is what I am running into. I live off a small disabillity check on do mowing on side to help make ends meet and now I cant trust my truck to take me to mow a yard which is hurting my income severly !


Alfredo B. said
145 days ago
I bought my 2004 Ford F150 5.4L 3V 4WD new in 2004 and have owned it since. I love this truck but just like everyone else, at 120,000 miles it started the ticking sound when reaching normal operating temp and is gone when engine is fully hot or when RPM is above 1200. I intend to keep this truck a bit longer but that sound is worrisome, annoying, and embarrassing especially when other non-Ford truck drivers ask you at a traffic stop "what is that ticking sound?". I was quoted by the dealer a $1,800 just for labor to fix it. Did Ford design an engine for the dealerships to make money? I read from a number of forums that people are switching to other truck brands due to this issue, the pain and expensive way to repair exhaust manifold leaks that happens a lot, etc... I'm still hoping that one day soon, Ford will agree to fix this for us so keep your receipts people if you already had this fixed for a huge amount of $$$.


Mark S. said
144 days ago
Purchased my 2004 F150 in 2010 with 60k miles, at 145K now. Spark plug replacement cost almost $500 due to the failed plug/head design.
Now cam phasers going out, engine power diminishing. It's clearly not economically feasibly to pay for repairs on the same motor.
I will have to replace and may possibly go with a remanufactured 5.4 by 3rd party.The benefit will obviously be better with improved and
redesigned parts that Ford has failed to acknowledge and take care of. This is ridiculous, with proper maintenance these engines should
take you well into 250k with little to no issues. "Built Ford Tough", yeah right! Another example of rip-off the buyer and lie about it.
The American way of corporate business.


Anthony M. said
144 days ago
Wish I'd seen this, and some other pages before buying an 05 Expedition a couple weeks ago. With 166k on it there were bound to be a couple things wrong but I was REALLY wrong. Holy smoke!! In the two weeks I've had it I haven't been able to drive the truck for more than 1 day without it needing something done. Same issues everyone describes AND with poor multiple diagnosis from the dealer... So far: new plugs and wires, 2 new coils, 2 new cat converters and 4 02 sensors and now.... The cam solenoids etc. My 05 Explorer is still running like champ from when I bought it in 05 but this engine on this Expedition is a P.O.S. I'm in way too deep not to sell so I guess I get to bend over with everyone else and take it.


Tom C. said
143 days ago
Unfortunately i have the exact same problem, 2004 F150 xlt, cam phasers are garbage, engine needs replaced at 160K. Unbelievable, this is the worst engine I have ever owned, simply shameful on Fords part. 7500 to 8500 for a new engine is my quote from the dealership, they said they see this all the time...


Eric Z. said
142 days ago
I have an 07 f150. It has a major ping. Mechanic states it's a cam phaser problem. Up to 2500$$ to fix it. Not happy


Dennis M. said
141 days ago
I bought my truck in October of 2014 used. It had a hundred and sixteen thousand miles on it. It currently has 141000 miles on it and I've been told that the engine issue is not inexpensively repairable. I still have to pay for this thing for 2 more years and I don't think it's going to make it that long. What are my option?


Stephen B. said
140 days ago
2004 F150 Lariat, 166K. Been listening to this annoying tic from phasers for about the last 15K. Constantly having problems with idoling. Several set of plugs and coils as well, all motorcrap (motorcraft).
Mechanic wants $2K for changing can phasers and timing chains.
Thinking more along the way of a new reman longblock instead.
SCREW YOU FORD!


Stephen B. said
140 days ago
2004 F150 Lariat, 166K. Been listening to this annoying tic from phasers for about the last 15K. Constantly having problems with idoling. Several set of plugs and coils as well, all motorcrap (motorcraft).
Mechanic wants $2K for changing can phasers and timing chains.
Thinking more along the way of a new reman longblock instead.
SCREW YOU FORD!


Jessica W. said
140 days ago
I have a 2004 Lincoln Navigator and my Oil Pump and Water Pump has a defect. My truck been park for two months and no one wants to work on it. I have 5 kids and a Grand Baby with no transportation. I just purchase my truck February 11 2016. He gave me a deal with no warranty. That is the reason it has many defects. I feel so bad that my kids were riding in a vehicle like that and could have cost us our lives. GOD HELP US🙏 AMEN APPRECIATE


Jesse F. said
139 days ago
Purchased our 2005 Ford F-250 used in 2011 at 90,000 miles. We weren't even off the lot and started experiencing issues with the truck. Our truck went into what is called the ford death wobble. This problem was eventually fixed 2,000 dollars later. In addition to that we have replaced every sensor in the truck mutiple times, barons in the rear end mutiple times, and just about everything imaginable and now 5,000 dollars later we just replaced the cam and crank sensors now the truck has jumped timing. Ford had sure let us down in this one.


Zachary D. said
135 days ago
Same problems as stated in every comment above.


william z. said
135 days ago
I bought my 2005 last year, and within 90 days was told the engine needed replacing - which I couldn't afford - and still have 4 years paying on it...paid $2000 for new oil pump and it is still running...wish I would have known before I bought....Keeping my fingers crossed that it will live through the payments....


James T. said
134 days ago
Have 2007 F150 V8 5.4 Triton motor have same problem with motot not paid off yet has a blow motor needs replaced


Mark E. said
133 days ago
I have a 2006 F250 5.4 3v 150K with all of the same issues... Replaced all spark plugs, coils, exhaust manifold gaskets. The engine would randomly stall when driving and I would have to throw it in neutral and try to start again without power steering which is very dangerous.


Mark E. said
133 days ago
I have a 2006 F250 5.4 3v 150K with all of the same issues... Replaced all spark plugs, coils, exhaust manifold gaskets. The engine would randomly stall when driving and I would have to throw it in neutral and try to start again without power steering which is very dangerous.


Rob N. said
132 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 5.4 my father bought brand new, we have had endless problems , Foul Ford!!


said
132 days ago
I bought a used 2005 f150 with about 80,000 miles and one day after purchase started having problems which were not covered by extended warranty I purchased. They replaced throttle body. I have replaced plugs which broke off in head and cost me several hundred dollars.countless problems and dollars later still having problems.now skipping and white smoke from engine


John V. said
132 days ago
I have a 2004 f150 5.4l w/155k miles on it. It recently threw a P0012 check engine code, the dreaded Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 1). My mechanic wants to replace the motor for $8k, about what the truck is worth. I cannot pass a smog check in Ca. with the check engine issue. So I cannot register it or even sell it. I was a loyal Ford owner but will most likely look elsewhere once this is resolved. Hey Ford: Take responsibility!


Ray P. said
132 days ago
I have had problems with the tps and pcm and a brake sensor. Not to mention spark plugs that are stuck in the block and multiple electronic window problems. Also only able to drive over 30mph wirh od engaged otherwise no go. But the cake.winner is the timing chain snapped at 140k miles taking out the valve cover and block. This 04 f150 did me in for good


Barry S. said
130 days ago
having same issue with my 2005 F150 5.4l
making loud noses, and replacing coil packs and plugs over and over again #8 more then 4 time already, and three plus times replacing all the coils and sparks.

Barry Spates. Sr.


Louie P. said
129 days ago
2007 F150 XLT 5.4
I have replaced all injectors, all coil packs, all plugs, catalytic converter, fuel filter, Mass air flow, Idle control Valve, and NOW it is still misfiring and backfiring, someone needs to make FORD PAY!


Raymond H. said
129 days ago
Where do I start? Bought a used 2004 F150 FX4 with the 5.4. I've been a loyal Ford boy pretty much all my driving life. The first ten thousand miles I put on my truck were eventless. My dependable Ford truck. Then all hell broke loose. The infamous ticking, the vct selenoids, the stalling, the shaking. The "let's try and replace the plugs, coils,etc.etc.". Finally after spending more money than I care to repeat I get smacked in the face with what I thought was the icing on the cake!! Cam phasers!! At a mere $3500.00. Now at this point I finally said hold on. Why would I spend $3500.00 on cam phasers when the chance of this happening again is more than not. So like everyone else I checked with Ford. After spending my damn hard earned money on their product, they are not going to do anything about these problems they have known existed for years. I had no choice but to install a new engine into my truck. This is absolutely unjustifiable. Damn you Ford!!


Raymond H. said
129 days ago
Where do I start? Bought a used 2004 F150 FX4 with the 5.4. I've been a loyal Ford boy pretty much all my driving life. The first ten thousand miles I put on my truck were eventless. My dependable Ford truck. Then all hell broke loose. The infamous ticking, the vct selenoids, the stalling, the shaking. The "let's try and replace the plugs, coils,etc.etc.". Finally after spending more money than I care to repeat I get smacked in the face with what I thought was the icing on the cake!! Cam phasers!! At a mere $3500.00. Now at this point I finally said hold on. Why would I spend $3500.00 on cam phasers when the chance of this happening again is more than not. So like everyone else I checked with Ford. After spending my damn hard earned money on their product, they are not going to do anything about these problems they have known existed for years. I had no choice but to install a new engine into my truck. This is absolutely unjustifiable. Damn you Ford!!


Robert O. said
128 days ago
2008 f-150 lariat 5.4l 3 valve. Owe about $22,000 on it and I'm having cam phaser issues, at 1000 rims is where I really hear it. Truck only has 61,000 miles on it.. ford needs to have a recall on this issue, they should have to fix these vehicles at their dealerships and eat the cost. New motors if they must. This is complete crap!


Bill m. said
128 days ago
2007 ford f150 4x4 5.4L FX4 wish I would have seen this before I bought this truck. just bought in may and truck sat for July and August because did not have extra money to fix problems with it missing and Jerking. Now that I here all of this I just want to sell it before it gets worse. Come on Ford! This is the only make my wife and i have ever owned. I guess I will have to switch to Dodge until you guys get it together. Sorry to say but my last two ford trucks were a piece of junk. I guess it doesn't pay to be loyal anymore.


Linda H. said
127 days ago
We have a 2005 F150 5.4 Triton that we bought brand new. It also had that ticking noise the dealer told us was "normal" needless to say not normal. About 1 month after it was paid off the engine blew. I called Ford and the only response I got was your out of warranty to bad! We had it repaired and that lasted about 3 years when the same issues started again. This time we had a new engine put in. This truck has been maintained very well with oil changes done every three thousand miles. We have always been loyal Ford people but now I will never buy another Ford. I thought a new vehicle would last a long time never dreamed I would have this many problems and have to put this much money into it. And it still ticks and knocks.


RON D. said
126 days ago
Fist let me say that in 1974 when i got my first ford mustang i have been a ford fan. I bought a 2004 F150 Fx4 Extended cab 5.4 in march of 2016 with 110,000 miles. The truck has had new cam phasers new timing chain and tensioners. 8 new coils , mas and coil leads. Know its either the transmission or the rear engine is growling. also i'm having exhaust manifold problems know with leaking and throwing a cel. even after the cam phaser were replaced i still had problems of stalling at stop lights. I solved that by running 10w30 conventional oil. So disappointed with Ford for not try to fix the problem. Its a shame to pay the kind of money they want for these new trucks and not have them stand behind them.


Angella M. said
125 days ago
Same issues here. I had a 2006 bought it with 50k on it. We had constant repair issues. We had numerous tune ups. Spent thousands of dollars. Granted we stretched out the miles to over 300k only because I spent so much money. The ticking started early on. Sounded like a diesel truck. Ford got us for thousands. Last straw was putting 3k into it to be told it's the converter. No it's the plugs. No it's the coils. No it's something else. Only to be told later sorry u put the money in but you need a motor. Your motor is weak. Sat down with the owner of Ford dealership. Said they will but motor in at cost. But I didn't have the money to purchase the motor. They wanted 8k for it. So I lost all that money and still no truck. Then recently I bought a 2005 expy. Well guess what it just tarted having the ticking issue and loss of power. Ford needs to ow. Up and fix these trucks.


John C. said
125 days ago
We are original owners F150 5.4 Lariet 111000 miles . Good news is my wife wasn't injured or killed when the engine seized up at highway speed.Very scary. Same deal as everyone else , engine shot. That truck was 42K new and regularly maintain with service records to back it up and this is what Ford gives you Total POS
I went to dealership and got nowhere surprise surprise


Colton B. said
124 days ago
Just got a 2005 ford f150 supercab 4x4. Was running good but starting to see the same things. If I knew that this was the problem. I would of passed on it.


Robert Y. said
122 days ago
Add me to the list. Smh. Started with misfires. replaced all the coils and plugs (cost ~$700), and not even a month later my engine starts to run funny. Lots of noise and performance/hesitation issues. Ford just hit me with another $3100 saying the timing chain, solenoids, and tensioner guide all needed to be replaced because they were burned out. Then tried to blame in on not using factory filters when getting oil changes. I love Ford trucks, but this is not a good feeling. Highly irritated.


Wayne M. said
122 days ago
Same problems here, bad engine after 150,000 miles. Cam phasers, bad spark plugs, you name it, it's happened. Now appears I need complete engine! Shame on you Ford!


Scott G. said
121 days ago
2004 F150 4x4 supercab. 103,000 miles. I've owned it for 5 years and no real problems. Month and a half ago noticed some misfiring. Spent $600+ to have the spark plugs replaced. Bad design since they are easily breakable and you can mess up if you DIY. Replaced the fuel filter and had the fuel injectors serviced at the same time. About 2 weeks ago I noticed some loud "diesel" sounds coming from the engine. Took it back. The dealer replaced the Cam Phasers, timing chain, solenoids, and some gaskets. $3500 to fix. A few days ago the sound came back. Now they tell me the oil pump is the problem. But, this dealer is probably one of the more reputable ones. Not being charged to fix the oil pump.


carlos r. said
120 days ago
I have an 08 f150 with 120000 and have all the mention issues.
It has been down for 3 month 2800 dollars later it still not fix. Was consering replacing the engine. Before I knew about this law suit..


Mark R. said
120 days ago
I purchased a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT brand new and have had nothing but problems with it. It now has 168K miles and fortunately I purchased the 100K extended warranty which I utilized many times for engine and transmission problems. Since my warranty expired I've spent about $8,000 to replace the engine due to the cam phaser issue, recently had to replace the transmission and of course all the coil packs. I've owned many Ford vehicles over the years but this truck has cost me more in repairs than all the others combined. I also forgot to mention $2,000 for a complete AC system from "black death". Ford needs to own up to their issues with this 5.4L 3V engine and reimburse us for their faulty product.


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


James W. said
119 days ago
I have same issues as above on my 05 f150 an after lots of work done on it ,new valve springs, everything replaced an now I'm back to same thing again ,I'd like to join lawsuit also


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Jonathan B. said
119 days ago
same problem here i have a 2004 f150 with one of ford's junk 3 valves the first engine went out at 104000 cost 4700.00 to replace with a crate motor now after only 78000 miles the cam phasers sound like a diesel and the oil pump is failing shame on u ford


Derek W. said
118 days ago
Bought my 08 in 2012, with 40K. Ran fine until 75K then problems showed up. 2 different shops tried to fix with cam phaser/solenoid fix. Ford dealer said "$7,500". Its been broken down since. Add me to the list of past Ford owners, well, until I get it paid off.


Greg B. said
117 days ago
Have a 2006 Explorer 5.4l with 140000 miles... got it towed in to the ford dealer this Saturday because we lost air then the motor started to surge, then we got a hi temp .. waiting to hear from the dealer on what it is, it has the noise that everyone here is saying coming from the motor...I'll let you know what they come back with...


Gus H. said
116 days ago
yes i have the same problem so far new top in timing belt phaser you name it had it done about 4,500 dallor sound bad idaling. now they tell me i need a oil pump after the vct thing to time and camshaft position sense oil pump will cost about 800. more i just do not know if this will work nothing esle did.


Allison T. said
116 days ago
I have an 05 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer edition and the trucks "check electronic throttle control" light just came on but has been hesitating when trying to accelerate from a stop and shuddering on inclines but now I can go in reverse but not in drive and I need this vehicle. I cannot afford to fix it and pay my ridiculous car payment. I shouldn't be the one responsible for paying for these repairs.


Gene H. said
116 days ago
I had the same problem. When we purchased the 2005 Ford F-150 I mentioned a "ticking" sound coming from the engine. The service manager said that was normal the engine. The ticking continued to get worse but the service managers kept saying it was normal. In 2010, the engine started loosing power and emitted a noise that was tagged as "dieseling". The engine one day just died and I had it towed in for examination. The local mechanic said it was the cam and cam followers and that Ford had a lousy design not letting oil into the upper part of the engine, thus causing the problem. In 2013 the engine died again and a dealer said I needed a new engine. I ended up having a local mechanic replace the engine at less than half the price the dealer wanted. To this day, the engine still have a "ticking" noise as it is another 5.4 engine. This had cost me a lot of money and a lot of aggravation.


Joseph H. said
116 days ago
Same issues as above with my 2008 ford f150 5.4. What a shame an American company like Ford would put the burden of this repair on hard working Americans that purchased this vehicle.


said
116 days ago
POS POS POS POS POS POS


said
116 days ago
2004 5.4 fx4.....Going to get rid of it before I get to upside down in it. 116.000 miles...........


steven m. said
116 days ago
Done everything you can think of....bleeding money. Never again.


Adam B. said
116 days ago
i have a 2006 F150 Supercrew, I cant go in reverse without truck dying....biggest issue when I apply pressure to brakes and hit a bump I lose my breaks for no reason.....continuous problems with motor.......The only possitive is the suicide backdoor to place wheelchair in back seat.


Scott G. said
116 days ago
I spoke too soon (5 days before this post). I've been told that when the timing chain guides broke metal pieces got into my engine. 7500 to replace, but since I've been cooperative they will knock it down to 4500. I told them to put everything back together and I'll just handle this some other way. Never buying a ford again.


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115 days ago


Brian B. said
115 days ago
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat with 133k miles on it and now I was told not to blow 2500 dollars on repair with cam timing kit, Instead was told to just buy brand new engine for 8300 dollars, well my truck value is 8500 dollars so right now Im shit out of luck coming up with 8300 dollars for new engine. I think it should be Fords problem not mine and get it right. If you dont want keep ford customers, I will buy Toyota Tundra that can last over 300k miles and get my money worth.


John K. said
115 days ago
Own a 2008 f150 limited and I'm having the same problems currently. engine is absolutely done for and i still owe 15k on the truck. Engine needs and entire overhaul and is going to cost around 7000 dollars to fix. I work for ford and I still can't believe the products that i stand by are giving me these problems.


Merle J. said
115 days ago
I have a 2009 Ford F150 XLT 80,000 miles. I had the cam phasers, VCT solenoid, timing chain tensioners, and oil pump replaced by Ford at 75,000 miles, 9 months ago, cost $2,800.00. The engine locked up last week while going over a hill w/ my 3000 lb. travel trailer at 65 mph. Engine shut down, lost power steering, barely got off the highway w/o killing my family. Vehicle is at the Ford dealership trying to determine cause and who will be paying for the new motor. Seems pretty evident that the cause is related to lack of oil due to pump failure or problem w/ cam phasers. I can't see why this hasn't resulted in a class action suit.


said
114 days ago
Steven,, My Ford 5.4 L only has 83,000 miles was told I need a new engine


Amanda L. said
114 days ago
2004 f150 5.4 L engine giving me A LOT of issues


Justin H. said
114 days ago
2005 f150, sounds like a power stroke, pulls like a kitten, Bucks like a bull, should I be afraid if the check engine light goes off? Water in the spark plugs. 5.4 is junk same problem as everyone else.


Todd W. said
113 days ago
2005 ford f150 fx4 sounds like a diesel. same problem as everyone else


Todd W. said
113 days ago
2005 ford f150 fx4 having the same issue


Edward P. said
111 days ago
Having same issue as everyone else, bought new jasper motor that has 100,000 warranty. Now reverse is going out. Bought this truck new and my wife is only person that drives it.very dissatisfied with Ford, and I have never owned any other brand in my life.


Larry C. said
111 days ago
I have a 2004 ford f150 fx and it's junk. Bought it from a small dealer last year and have spent almost $5000 in it already. Cam phasers, fuel pump, catalytic converters, etc. It's sitting right now broke down and not sure what's wrong with it.


Alfredo M. said
109 days ago
Since I have bought this truck I have to do so much work to it. 2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer. Seems like every time I fixed an issue another occurs. It started with the throttle and then VCT solenoid, spark plugs, oil pump, timing chain, and coils.


Alfredo M. said
109 days ago
Since I have bought this truck I have to do so much work to it. 2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer. Seems like every time I fixed an issue another occurs. It started with the throttle and then VCT solenoid, spark plugs, oil pump, timing chain, and coils.


Christopher R. said
109 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition that has sounded like a diesel engine since about 50K miles. Have to replace several coils every year, terrible on gas. Same issues as the rest of these consumers. Have always used the proper oil and oil changes religiously. I will never buy a Ford again. In the market for a new truck and it will not be a Ford. Just had a check engine light come on today and have no clue what it is.


Sara K. said
109 days ago
My boyfriend and I bought a 2007 f150 in March 2016 about a month ago it started having major engine problems and knocking. Took it to Ford Dealership we bought it at and they had us leave it with them we have a courtesy truck now. They don't know when or if our truck will be fixed they are not saying exactly whats wrong with it yet but after doing lots of research I'm positive what's wrong with ours is the same as everyone's here. Praying for a miracle it's covered under warranty or something!


Jason D. said
109 days ago
I have a 2007 ford f150 fx2 and it now has 150,000 and its knocking. Dealership says its the cam fazers. I dont know. All i know is the truck is running terrible.


G. S. said
109 days ago
Same issues


Timothy G. said
107 days ago
just replaced right side cam phaser as advised by ford mechanic at courtesy ford Altoona Pa. Just got it back today backed into driveway and guess what, makes same noise (desiel noise). Time to pressure dealerships. Maybe then FORD of mexico will get the point. Anothher turn the head screw the normal person. The bad part of this is the dealers are making money on engines they and FORD knows that is a pre mature engine failures. I call that FRAUD!


Ryan C. said
107 days ago
I have 2005 F150 XLT Triton 5.4 engine purchased on 05/2015 from the dealership. A little over the 90 days of having the warranty they gave expired and I had to pay around $5,700 to get a remanufactured engine. As of 10/05/2016 I now a transmission problem with no previous warnings. Today later in the day the "Trans Fault" appears and the O/D flashes on. The transmission will not allow me to go beyond first gear in forward or reverse. I had to drive it in that condition20 - 30 miles to get home safely.
I tried bringing the truck to dealership when the rods in the engine went bad due to possible faulty spark plugs (2 part) and the dealer would not even offer any assistance except a quote for engine repair. I read the Class action lawsuit and I am curious if this existing problem was due to the engine failing and now the transmission.


Kurt K. said
106 days ago
Motor is noisy. Like a bag of steel marbles.


Erewin W. said
105 days ago
Yes I have the same issue with my 2005 f150 5.4l. It sounds like it about to fall apart


Chris H. said
105 days ago
Bought 2006 F250 5.4 brand new, ran fine first 4 years then experienced bucking and lack of power. Replaced VCT which helped but truck was never the same. About a year ago at 83K miles truck began running very rough but was able to limp it home. Tried to restart to evaluate, engine was completely dead. Took it to a mechanic and learned the engine is seized likely due to oil pump failure. Now I need a new engine. This has practically ruined me financially, I don't have a vehicle to work and can't afford to fix the one I have. This is absolutely absurd. I babied my truck putting less than 10K miles a year on it. No vehicle should have its engine seize at 80k miles. What does it take to bring this to a class action lawsuit and/or bring Ford to acknowledge the problem and work to resolve these issues???


sonya t. said
104 days ago
16 year old son's pride and joy sitting at shop in need of motor.Timing chain broke throwing metal into engine . 5500.00. Where is a high school student supposed to get that kind of $$$$.With these same issues reported over and over Ford you should do something.ST


William B. said
104 days ago
I have a 2005 Navigator with the 5.4l motor with the same issues, it's sad ford can't get things right they have a loyal following that love their cars sad thing is Ford doesn't feel the same


Bobby G. said
104 days ago
I Have a 2007 F-150 FX4 Off Road with the 5.4L and I an Having the exact same problem. Mine has 70,000 miles on it an I had to put it under the carport because it died on my daughter at an intersection. When it idles down it sounds like a diesel engine that's about to blow up. I have talked to my local ford dealer and all they suggested was that I replace the engine. I am very upset about my truck being broke down.


Ted G. said
103 days ago
i have a 2005 FX4 with the 5.4L motor. At 69K miles the CEL came on and the truck was sputtering. I limped into the local Ford dealer who then charged me $718 for new spark plugs, said this would fix the problem. Same problem came up again, the dealer same it needed new catalytic converter for $1K. This did not solve the problem. I have 115K miles now and the CEL comes off and on, and sputters when shifting from 3rd to 4th gear. I have taken it to a different Ford dealer and they want $3K to replace the cam phasers, but will not guarantee that this will fix the problem. I am beyond frustrated with Ford. Will trade this in to a dealer somewhere for a Chevy or Dodge. I will not sell it to a private party!!! Ford needs to stand behind this piece of junk engine!!!


Jose R. said
101 days ago
I brought this issue up months after I bought my new 2005 F-150, the clicking and ticking noise, the sporadic engine light turning on, and the sporadic shutting down of my truck at intersections. I took it to the local Holmes Tuttle ford shop and was told that it was normal, now the ticking is louder and I have very weak performance as my truck has no guts on the highway.


Brent W. said
101 days ago
All these story's sound so familiar 2004 Ford F-150 5.4 crew 130000 miles cam phasers replaced .150000 I got a new motor . Now with 202000 miles on truck the cam phasers r out again and maybe took motor with it not good . Ford should back there stuff up


Mark O. said
99 days ago
I'm having the same problems with my 2006 F150 5.4.It dies the chatter of the motor is horrible. I'm also noticing the oil pressure drops and then evens out. I called my local dealer and he says can phasers for sure. Estimate is 1800 to 2600. I have had the truck for 5 months and it's getting much worse. I have 122000 miles on the truck.


Mark O. said
99 days ago
I'm having the same problems with my 2006 F150 5.4.It dies the chatter of the motor is horrible. I'm also noticing the oil pressure drops and then evens out. I called my local dealer and he says can phasers for sure. Estimate is 1800 to 2600. I have had the truck for 5 months and it's getting much worse. I have 122000 miles on the truck.


Mike Z. said
97 days ago
Persistent cam phaser issues in my 2008 F150 with the 5.4l engine. Engine sizes up at 147k miles due to oil pump failure. Repair facility says yes, they all fail at 145k. Cost me $6k for a replacement remanufactured engine that is supposed to be beefed up to correct all known issues with the 5.4l motor.


Mike Z. said
97 days ago
Persistent cam phaser issues in my 2008 F150 with the 5.4l engine. Engine sizes up at 147k miles due to oil pump failure. Repair facility says yes, they all fail at 145k. Cost me $6k for a replacement remanufactured engine that is supposed to be beefed up to correct all known issues with the 5.4l motor.


Scott P. said
97 days ago
Same issues as everyone else. Have a 2007 5.4l F150 that has gone from fine to done for in a matter of moments.


Scott P. said
97 days ago
Same issues as everyone else. Have a 2007 5.4l F150 that has gone from fine to done for in a matter of moments.


Scott P. said
97 days ago
Same issues as everyone else. Have a 2007 5.4l F150 that has gone from fine to done for in a matter of moments.


said
96 days ago
Maybe buying a used vehicle that was not maintained well or complaining of your own lack of respect for your personal vehicle that you didn't maintain. You are either one or the other. PERIOD


said
96 days ago
2008 F150 King Ranch. Lost cylinder 1 at 103,000 miles. Cost 9k for new material. 50k on new motor and I'm having issues. Ran nothing but synthetic oil as directed by Ford. Regular service. Waiting to get a word from the dealership.


Scott H. said
95 days ago
Cam phasers and timing chain with 77000 miles


said
95 days ago
Same issue here 2006 expedition


JOSE H. said
95 days ago
2004 f150 cam phasers 13000 miles


Richard W S. said
94 days ago
Same problem yeah sue ford.. they cant even perfect a transmission 90 years later!!@


Walter G. said
93 days ago
2007 5.4 XLT. I've gone through 2 sets of plugs, cam phasers are ticking, my engine has major hesitation at times. Somitting doesn't seem right mechanically and I'm not dropping thousands more than I have. I've changed everything when it's due, and have done my best to take care it.


A nn N. said
93 days ago
I have a 2007 FOrd expedition dddie bauer EL with just under 110000 miles. I've had ongoing issues with the spark plugs and coils since about 50,000 miles and have had them repaired. A few weeks ago it started acting up again, resembling the issues ia had previously with spark plugs. Last week, it started shaking when i stopped at a light and hesitated like it was going to stall. The engine light came on and i took it to my mecahnic who told me based on the code he got, something about cam and jump timing, they couldnt fix it so i took it to Ford Dealership. They just called to inform me that i need a new engine ("only $7500 because they have my best interest at heart and that's the best deal they could get me with adjusting the price") because the valve covers have scoring on them which meals oil has been bypassing the covers. If i get it repaired, work that they do would not completely fix the problem and i'd have to replace it anyway. How do i join this class action!!


Christopher H. said
93 days ago
2005 5.4 3 valve had rockers break off and had to replace timing chain twice because of it!


Christopher H. said
93 days ago
2005 5.4 3 valve had rockers break off and had to replace timing chain twice because of it!


Justin w. said
92 days ago
2005 cam phasers and timing chain


thomas j. said
92 days ago
yes


Ann F. said
91 days ago
I have a 2005 F-150 Supercrew King Ranch. I was coming back from Maryland and the cruise is on and the truck get crazy jerking sucking gas like a sive... Finally get home the day it needs a tune up ok so that was done still not right . Replaced the enjectors and still on idles ruff and runs ruff. The transmission is another issue , it makes weird noises it's got 142000 miles and I'm tired of always fixing it...


Jeremy R. said
91 days ago
2008 F-250, 5.4 V-8. 109,000 miles. Engine started knocking and very shaky slow idle. Had the following work done for $2,500. Coil Pack, Cam Phazer, Spark Plugs, Variable Valve Timing Solenoid. Problem seemed fixed for a couple of weeks. Then it all came back and idled so rough the engine would stop running. Sitting at instant oil change to have 10W-40 put in. I've read forums stating this works. Fingers crossed. I'll never buy a Ford ever again.


Jerry L. said
90 days ago
Same here on my 07 f-150 I have to run 20-50w just to keep the oil pressure up and not pull out in front of anyone..


robert s. said
86 days ago
08 5.4 i have alot of the same isses. Stalls out at low rpms after shaking unless you step on the gas. Very loud while idling. Randomly stops accelerating while driving.help someone please.


Brett B. said
86 days ago
Same Problems as most responses here cam phaser tensioners failed replaced timing chain and phasers now after it warms up it has low idle knock and shutter Ford was aware of this right after I purchased it in 04 and told me that was normal to sound like that. Now they say it needs a new engine and will not tell me what wrong. It runs completely fine until it gets warmed up say after 5 miles on the freeway runs good till you stop and goes to low idle.


Dale N. said
86 days ago
Same as everyone else. I bought my truck with 70,000 miles on it didn't take long engine started ticking cam phasers Whole Nine Yards I'm going to have to buy a new motor. The truck still running but I know it's only a matter of time


Scott C. said
85 days ago
2008 original owner 45000 miles and all of the problems above. is this class action still valid? When you pay big bucks for a brand new truck you expect a little more. Why keep selling a faulty truck even after a problem is known. Somebody please answer if they got anywhere with this. I haven't had this repaired yet. It is slightly cost prohibitive at this time and why should an owner have to pay. Should we pursue with our own attorney?


BRAD G. said
84 days ago
2007 FORD F150 XLT 5.4L 3V With 82k Miles
At cold engine start up there is a loud rattle/ticking noise from the timing cover that does quite down in about 45 seconds but does not fully go away. Local Ford dealer said Cam Phasers and quoted $2600 to fix. I JUST purchased this vehicle 9/29/17.


Jo H. said
84 days ago
I took my 2004 Ford f-150 super cab lariat to chino hills Ford for the 1000+ time with the same problems that were in the beginning of all these comments 897 days to present!!! All I can say is wow sucks to be us!!! Shame on you Ford bullies! I told them my check engine light was on and they said ::: "recommend phasers and actuators, timing chain guides and tensioners" with a total of $3538.00. my receipt says "CUSTOMER DECLINE"!!!! They also replaced the clock spring wire harness to drive airbag, didn't even tell me they were doing it until after it was done. I'm no expert but that seemed a bit odd to me. They shrugged and told me it was covered under warranty. Whatever.


Joshua M. said
82 days ago
Im having the same problem, I have a 2001 F150 XLT SUPERCREW 5.4L Triton Police Interceptor 2 wheel drive. It shutters and Shakes really bad at low RPMs,taking off right and after it shifts. replaced air filter,spark plugs,ignition coil packs, cleaned throttle body and etc. Truck used to run excellent and its not right to spend the money for it and be done wrong. Ford makes enough money they could have already fixed this known issue. Im halfway across the country and cant get home. I would really appreciate Ford making this right. Like a new truck that i can actually keep without issues that leave me stranded!


Nancy A D. said
81 days ago
My 2007 Ford F-150 Lariat with 5.4, with less than 62,000 miles on it has been experiencing the same engine running rough stalling and missing problems, along with oil dip stick getting vapor locked. Several mechanics wouldn't touch the dip stick. Just got it back from the dealer where I paid 1900.00 for plugs and one coil, and 7 boots, all filters changed, both air and fuel. Cooling system flushed and battery serviced along with replacing the drive belt.
Guess what...same rough idling and stalling problems. They said that had to do with wear on the cam ends because it had no oil. They opened the valve covers to look and said that I needed a new engine! The truck has had an oil change every few months and only sounded like there was no oil when it ran rough and stalled. By the way that is still happening as well as the catalytic converter smelling when it runs rough and stalls. It took me 17 years to be able to afford to buy this truck and with less than 62,000 miles they are telling me I need a new engine! No mention was made of any of the components listed above even though my description was " same running rough and stalling as the other ford 5.4 engines was experiencing". The dealer's mechanic told me there was no such problem and he didn't know where I heard that from. What am I supposed to do. I have to keep driving this truck with both feet to keep it running. Now, my truck is also leaking oil where it never leaked anything before. I have no more money to keep taking it back and being charged.


Daniel S. said
81 days ago
2005 F-150 FX-4 XLT, all of the same issues plus Transmission, Catalytic converters failing, $800 spark plugs, Etc. all of the above. I have 160,000 original miles. I can't keep up with all of the breaks.


Mike M. said
81 days ago
I'm having the same problem with my 2006 f150 transmission,n now mother has started knocking.


James V. said
80 days ago
2004 f150 FX4 5.4 3v vin code 5 same issues as above 110,00 miles on the truck engine lost oil pressure complete timing failure I had the engine pulled and check out. It so expensive to repair either way you look at it.


Phrank E. said
79 days ago
I have an 07 F150 Crewcab with the 5.4 3V, and have many misfire and studded and stalling problems!!.....Changing plugs in this truck costs more than doing so in my 2014 Lexus GS350! .......I love the truck but not the problems!! .....Ford should be made to fix this!!


Theo A. said
79 days ago
Replaced my engine at 130k miles due to defective design. New engine at 5k miles already has timing chain issues. Thanks Ford. You have lost a life long customer because you wont stand behind your defective product. I work construction, and there are lots of other potential customers that have to listen to me complain about it. Reap what you sow.


Marco D. said
79 days ago
My 2095 expedition is having the same issue with the timing chain and cam phasers. I only have 155k . I think Ford should be held accountable for this add me to the lawsuit please


said
78 days ago
2004 5.4 liter, junk. spent $4500.00 at dealership for cam chain and all that and still runs like crap! I'm done! They acted like there was something wrong with me not the truck. Only 155k. also. Had a good independent mechanic pull the codes and said All cyl.'s on left side effected.


Fernando a. said
78 days ago
2006 Expedition Cam Phasers. Ford should be liabal for all these issues.


Jeff V. said
77 days ago
I've now had 3 spark plugs blow out of my 02 f150 lariat it is ridiculously expensive to fix and I've only Owen the truck barely over a year. ... I've had to replace 2 of the 3 with the heli coil


Marshall P. said
76 days ago
Same issue. Knock got louder. Replaced phasers. Came back.


Jon S. said
76 days ago
After hundreds of dollars and new cam phasers, new timing, spark plugs, we still have a nasty ticking, lagging, jerking and almost surrendered the vehicle due to not being able to keep up with payments on top of constantly fixing this money pit! One thing we did learn is that ticking was caused by #4  spark plugs continuously backing out, causing us to have to tighten once a month. When tightened, ticking stops, but still lagging and jerking at times. Would like to see Ford rectify the situation.


gina t. said
75 days ago
I have a ticking sound and it does not have the get up and go without hesitation


ken r. said
75 days ago
05 f150 133,000 miles dealer wanted to replace the motor for appox. $7,200 do to loud engine noise, drop in oil pressure with ^rpm,s. I maintain this vehicle properly and change oil ever 3000-3500 miles. ???


Samuel B. said
75 days ago
2007 Ford F-150. Only 45,000 miles and cam phasers and timing chain are shot. Great looking truck that doesn't run. Thanks Ford for being no help at all. Will never buy a Ford again......


Mandy b. said
75 days ago
2007 f150 5.4 triton motor. 133000 miles just bought the truck less than six month ago as a repo from a local credit union. Did not know of the issues. Truck ran fine for a month then started having issues. Changed all spark plugs, timing sensors, and now told that have to have a new motor. Finally, was able to buy a truck and now ruined! Can't even drive it. Have to make payment on truck that is parked! I am sick!


Todd Z. said
74 days ago
2007 Ford F150 King Ranch 5.4 Liter V8 with 79150 miles. My truck has been having problems with its throttle response for the past couple thousand miles. My transmission has started to shift hard and sometimes it seems to slip out of gear. I contacted Ford about my issues when I came across this website. They told me there was nothing they can do to help me even though I fall under the 80000 miles. I don't find this issue funny when Ford new about this problem but they still sold them to the U.S. customers knowing these issues would more then likely last past the manufacture warranty. I even offered to pay half the repair cost. I feel they blew me off because my truck is very close to the 80000 miles.


Calvin A. said
74 days ago
Spent all my $$ on a 2009 f150, paid top dollar, now 2 months later I am told I need engine replaced because of terribly loud knock. Only 160,000 miles and I need a new engine?! The six speed transmission slams into second gear all the time, reading some of these other reviews I just can not believe ford and the way they have handled this matter, my other ford is a 2001 and has 365,000 miles. looks like I'm getting back in that. Next truck won't be ford thats for sure.


Cassie B. said
69 days ago
Have 2005 ford expedition and there is spark pplug broke off in the cylinder 3 and its stuck misfires like crazy have the spark plug remover but still missfitr duef to it being stuck


William G. said
69 days ago
Knocking all at once and then back to great oil pressure timing chains wore out guides no good.. Sounds like a diesel, clicking at it's best only 170,000 miles.


Donald S. said
68 days ago
2005 Expedition Eddie Edition TPS spark plugs etc. It's a shame that corporations have take no responsibility for illegal activities like this. Here I am scrapping to get by financially and I have a vehicle that I gave my hard earned money for sitting in the driveway because they have no honor or sense of loyalty to the those who have been loyal to them they've endangered people knowingly and tried to cover it up. If they are not held responsible then we are truly hopeless against corporate greed in this land.


Donald S. said
68 days ago
2005 Expedition Eddie Edition TPS spark plugs etc. It's a shame that corporations have take no responsibility for illegal activities like this. Here I am scrapping to get by financially and I have a vehicle that I gave my hard earned money for sitting in the driveway because they have no honor or sense of loyalty to the those who have been loyal to them they've endangered people knowingly and tried to cover it up. If they are not held responsible then we are truly hopeless against corporate greed in this land.


Kemmie S. said
68 days ago
My 2005 has to have the cam phaser kit that's gonna cost $1900. Just wondering why ford hasn't recalled this, I'm a long time ford fan but after this idk if it's worth it.


Ken G. said
65 days ago
2008 f250 - exhaust manifolds bad at only 45000 miles - ticking, and all the other things mentioned. Ford needs to own up to this.


Nikia G. said
65 days ago
Hello I have a 2005 Expedition and it keeps coming up with cam sensor issues put a new Cadillac converter on it still has no power


David D. said
64 days ago
2006 F250 5.4l, changed map sensor truck went into limp mode. Now it stalls, sounds terrible. All the same issues as everyone else :(


Robert T. said
64 days ago


Chris P. said
64 days ago
I have a 2005 F150 5.4, CAM Phasers are an issue and Ford should offer a recall, because I'm out of warranty.


robert g. said
64 days ago
bought a 2008 ford f150 63,000 miles on truck at 63258 cam phazers went bad at 67347 cam phazers went bad today 11/18/16 70000 miles cam phazers went out again lucky I had after market extended warranty they replaced twice now im going in for third time I hope they will wont to replace engine because they have spent so far over 5,000 dollars not including the 3rd repair ?????????


Debra B. said
63 days ago


Trent T. said
63 days ago
Ugh, I just paid $8,200 for a rebuilt motor in my 2005, Ford F 150 5.4 liter. Bad cam phaser, sensor, timing chain, all of the above! Drove it for 10 months, now I have another cam phaser causing the same issues. Going to cost another $2000, to repair!!! So disappointed with this Ford truck!!!


Matthew V. said
62 days ago
I have most of these same issues to my 05 5.4 3 valve plugs coils timing chain phaser's it was so bad I'm 5000 into it and still truck runs like shit I have to replace all timing components and hope this time the truck is not seized again.


DANIEL W. said
61 days ago
CAM PHASER PROBLEMS


clifford R. said
61 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford F150. I bought it about 7 months ago thank God I have the extended warranty. Cam phasers timing change started to go they replaced it with a Jasper motor. 4 months later no problem.


Jadon G. said
61 days ago
2004 F150 Lariat bought it in 2008 with 70k miles. Transmission rebuild at 90k, Famous rear end shudder taken care of after clutch pack replacement. Now truck loses power and bogs down while driving, replaced vct solenoid and that stopped it from bogging down. My mechanic says the phaser needs replaced and my timing chains loose. Estimated 700 to 1000. Not how I want to spend my money right before the holidays.


joe l. said
57 days ago
Have a 2010 Lariat 5.4L w/ 146k miles. Thought it was transmission problems due to way the car jerked on way up to speed. Told by Ford dealership has major VCT/cam phaser problems and that replacing them was not a guaranteed fix. If problems still occurred then an engine replacement needed to be done.


Ben E. said
56 days ago
Have a 2004. My weekend princess. 89000 miles. Full engine flush and replacement of guides and sensors. $3000.00. It only had 75000 at the time. I now apparently have to do it again. This is more then a few trucks. No one expects them to last forever but this is a serious cover up.


Mike N. said
56 days ago
My 2005 F150 Fx4 was taken in to the dealership for engine issues...they told me it was the Cam Phasers and needed a new engine was/is needed! I had a mechanic look at it, they say the think the lower is good and that it may just be the heads. What should I do?!?!?!?


Brad T. said
55 days ago
2007 FX2. Coils at 100,000 now Cam phasers and VCT solenoid at 115,000. Probably need to replace the plugs too but too nervous to try it myself and too expensive at a dealership so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Brad C. said
55 days ago
CAM PHASER PROBLEMS 136,000 kms


Ralph A. said
53 days ago
04 f150 camphaser issues for four years. Now it has lost one side of the engine and needs a new one. I have had a wheel bearing break while driving down the road and had to replace the front axle and brakes. Then the transmission went out. Now I need a new motor. Have payed double for this truck.


DANIEL W. said
52 days ago
CAM PHASER PROBLEM


William G. said
52 days ago
Timing chain kit Two Time's already. Cam phasers junk. Out over 8 grand so far.


Brian D. said
51 days ago
121000 miles came phasers


Ben H. said
50 days ago
I bought a 2004 f-150 with 150,000 miles, shouldve researched more, 500 miles later the timing chain blew a hole threw the timing cover, went ahead and replaced phasers, chains, guides, and tensioner 3,000 bucks. Also changed oil pump and filter because it kept losing oil pressure, the oil filter had plastic peices from this peice of crap engine that made it nearly impossivle for oil flow, 2,000 miles later the engine sounds worse than it did before the ticking.


Ben H. said
50 days ago
I bought a 2004 f-150 with 150,000 miles, shouldve researched more, 500 miles later the timing chain blew a hole threw the timing cover, went ahead and replaced phasers, chains, guides, and tensioner 3,000 bucks. Also changed oil pump and filter because it kept losing oil pressure, the oil filter had plastic peices from this peice of crap engine that made it nearly impossivle for oil flow, 2,000 miles later the engine sounds worse than it did before the ticking.


Ben H. said
50 days ago
I bought a 2004 f-150 with 150,000 miles, shouldve researched more, 500 miles later the timing chain blew a hole threw the timing cover, went ahead and replaced phasers, chains, guides, and tensioner 3,000 bucks. Also changed oil pump and filter because it kept losing oil pressure, the oil filter had plastic peices from this peice of crap engine that made it nearly impossivle for oil flow, 2,000 miles later the engine sounds worse than it did before the ticking.


DAVID C. said
50 days ago
David C.
Puchased a 2005 ford Expedition in 2008 with 60,000 miles. Changed oil every 3000 miles. At 132,000 miles the engine got a stuck valve. Dealer said was related to cam phaser issue. Had to replace engine.


DAVID S. said
49 days ago
I bought a 2004 Lariat from a private seller with 122,000 on it and it lasted 3 days.I thought I might need a new timing chain,but when my mechanic pulled it apart,WOW WHAT A MESS!!! I ended up putting a new FORD motor in it,but honestly it has no power,it's like a slug.Also the previous owner had to have a new FORD transmission put in it at 90,000


Martin M. said
47 days ago
Have a 2007 Expedition that has same issues with cam phasers and what ever else. I bought the truck new. At about 40,000 miles began having a lifter type noise. Since there are no lifters I went to the dealership. Was told it was probably my cam phasers and the noise was normal. It wouldn't cause any runability problems. The noise got louder and louder. It idled and sounded like a very worn out engine with 75,000 miles. I have run synthetic oil since new. Everyone says you have to use the ford oil filter. THAT'S crap. Almost all filters have an anti drain back valve. The engine was now clattering very loudly upon start up. After the oil pressue gauge showed pressure it stopped. I have now had 2 timing chain kits put in. The first time it was a tensioner. The second time it was the tensioner and guides. The drivers side sent parts up the head and put a hole in the valve cover. I had the clatter stopped at one point at about 100,000 miles after the first time chain kit. That wasn't the fix. It was the solenoids that stopped the start up clatter. It was great for approx. 10.000 more miles then the second timing chain problem. Now everything was changed. Now the start up clatter is back. Can't get rid of the noise. It is hit and miss when it will do it. FORD knows there is a problem. If you talk to them they automatically tell you it needs a new engine. I'm at a loss. I need the large vehicle to carry my family. I refuse to buy a different one because mine is paid off. I don't want to make $700 plus payments. My private mechanic says it is a stupid design. What to do. FORD WAKE UP.


Martin M. said
47 days ago
Have a 2007 Expedition that has same issues with cam phasers and what ever else. I bought the truck new. At about 40,000 miles began having a lifter type noise. Since there are no lifters I went to the dealership. Was told it was probably my cam phasers and the noise was normal. It wouldn't cause any runability problems. The noise got louder and louder. It idled and sounded like a very worn out engine with 75,000 miles. I have run synthetic oil since new. Everyone says you have to use the ford oil filter. THAT'S crap. Almost all filters have an anti drain back valve. The engine was now clattering very loudly upon start up. After the oil pressue gauge showed pressure it stopped. I have now had 2 timing chain kits put in. The first time it was a tensioner. The second time it was the tensioner and guides. The drivers side sent parts up the head and put a hole in the valve cover. I had the clatter stopped at one point at about 100,000 miles after the first time chain kit. That wasn't the fix. It was the solenoids that stopped the start up clatter. It was great for approx. 10.000 more miles then the second timing chain problem. Now everything was changed. Now the start up clatter is back. Can't get rid of the noise. It is hit and miss when it will do it. FORD knows there is a problem. If you talk to them they automatically tell you it needs a new engine. I'm at a loss. I need the large vehicle to carry my family. I refuse to buy a different one because mine is paid off. I don't want to make $700 plus payments. My private mechanic says it is a stupid design. What to do. FORD WAKE UP.


bernard l. said
46 days ago
shame on ford for this junk engine, 80,000 miles is that all you expect out of your engine, this should have been taken care of so unsuspecting people like me and all those on this post would have stayed away from your junk, I to am having trouble with cam phasers, vct solenoids, oil pump, cam sensors, who knows they have trouble just diagnosing this engine, also rough idle, sounds like a diesel, shakes and shrugs at stop signs and wants to stall, really unfit for the highway just remember ford you reap what you sow and never ever another ford vehicle for me ...I know people who get up to 300,000 on Honda engines and yours can barley make it over 80,000, shame on you for not fixing this problem in the beginning then all of on this very large post would have been satisfied customers not ford haters


Anthony M. said
45 days ago
Many people (including myself in August 2016) have been posting here for nearly 4 years about the issues with this engine. I signed up for email notifications about the status of this "case" and have received no info so far. Has anyone received word that an attorney, or a law firm, is actually going to pick up the ball and run with this or are we just posting for the sake of venting at this point?


Michael S. said
44 days ago
2004 F-150 had to replace motor with crate motor due to piston rod failure, 80,000 miles. Crate motor warranty 75,000 miles, failed @ 100,000. now Ford wants to place another crate motor for another $7000.00. Check for Civil Lawsuits, Anapolweiss group has a suit going with Six clients, therefore refused may application for representation. Judge on case has thrown out most of complaint, not sure what is left. ???? guess the rest of us, Ford screwed again.


dumb a. said
40 days ago
I just bought a 2006 Navigator. I noticed some blue smoke coming out of the exhaust so I took it to a mechanic. He advised me to sell it as the motor was a piece of garbage. I had no idea!. He recommended a re manufactured motor for $3800.00 plus labor. Came with a 3 year year warranty. The navigator is nice but not worth $5k for another 80k miles. Putting it up for sale.


Reinaldo A. said
39 days ago
I purchased a 2005 ford Expedition and paid for an additional extended 100,000 mile warranty. I had my car service during the warranty period exclusively by Ford dealership Galphin Ford . Each time I told the service representative about the motor lacking power, motor hesitation and engine noise I was told not to worry about it because the Ford dealership diagnosis computer showed everything was fine. I especially express my concerns on the freeway about sudden lack of power and continued engine light going off but the dealership keep resetting the engine light. The truck even stop several times displaying "Fail Safe" on digital readout. The dealer told me that was normal and told me to take a picture of the "Fail Safe" signage display and I actually did and took it to them and they told me the computer could not detect a problem and replaced a ignition wire stating again their computer diagnose showed everything was fine.. I also believe the problems with the engine caused my catalytic converter to prematurely fail too and at least twice I took it to the dealer and they reset the engine light and error code and said my car was fine. My expedition is now parked in my driveway (150,000 miles) because I afraid it will stop on me. I originally purchase the car while I was working full time to help stimulate the United States Economy car manufacturer and this is how I was paid back, I later found out my expedition was assembled in another county . I am currently driving a Toyota 4-runner with over 250,000 miles. I just recently began working again and this is what I am currently able to afford at this time in my life and exclusively use it for transportation.


James F. said
35 days ago
i have cam problems with my 2007 ford f150


Alan R. said
35 days ago
replaced plugs, coil pacs, fuel injectors on cylinders that showed misfire code
truck still idles rough.Going to drive enough to reset ECM and see if light comes back on. 2005 5.4 80000 miles


Zachary P. said
34 days ago
05 F150 xlt. Got the 5.4L Triton. This is most definitely the absolute worst engine I've ever dealt with! It's TRASH! Cam phasers, coils, plugs, etc, etc.... Sounds like a diesel! If i wanted to sound like a diesel, I would've bought a diesel! Trying to decide if i want to put a whole New engine in or just start looking into Chevy Or Toyota...


Andree C. said
33 days ago
We have a 2005 Ford Expedition Limited 4wd-- It has been sitting in our driveway for three years because we keep trying to save up and fix an endless list of problems with this car. It only has 75,000 miles. It is a money pit-- codes p022 and p012--5.4L engine. Hey my dear college friend Avery Bourke-- what is up with this?? Be pono as we say on Maui and get this car running again-- mahalo :)


Dennis P. said
33 days ago
About 4 months ago I bought a used 2004 f150 fx4, yes the 5.4 also Haha!! I drove over 5 hours away to look at this truck over one of my 4 day weekends, yes I'm a service member.. the truck has beautiful exterior and interior, we test drove it alone for about 45 mins. I was sold and all I could tell it needed was rear brakes and a good set of tires. We bought the truck and not even 100 miles into our drive back home did the truck make a violent knock and my oil pressure gauge kept going from low to high with the wrench lit up. From the outside of the truck the engine was so loud. I called the dealership back and they had apparently closed early that day, it was a Saturday so I had to drive my truck to the nearest shop. Locally one was only 2 miles back. They looked at my truck that Monday after talking to me and explaining what happened. They told me that more than likely the engine was blown. All day I waited and no one from the dealership responded to any of my 5 messages. A month later and nearly 8,000 bucks later I am again driving my truck. Remanufactured engine! Tonight I had to use my truck in 4 low and about 2 mins while driving like that it made a knocking sound and the wrench lit up. I stop, took it out of 4wheel drive and shut it off. Started it right back up and the light wasn't on. I drove it around the block like that and it didn't come back on of knock. Is there just a problem with my 4 low, I've used 2 high a couple times before and no problem


Mark E. said
32 days ago
I have a 2006 F150 5.4L 4x4. About 80K miles. Just started running rough and making the diesel noises intermittently. Oil Pressure gauge drops to zero and then back. Limped to the Firestone dealer they ran diagnostics and said timing chain failed and need to replace engine. ReMan w/install will cost about $11K. WTF! Been a great truck until today.


Shon D. said
31 days ago
i have a 2006 ford F250 with the 5.4l 3v and i am having issues with it always running lean and getting spark knocks along with it loosing power i have spend at least 200 out of my pocket repairing it and due to this issue i am not able to get it inspected in the state of Vermont. i have talked to several people saying that they have had the same issue and they had to replace the motor and upgraded to the 6.0l newer motor this needs to be a recall on this motor in a vehicle and needs to get fixed someone needs to do something


Frank P. said
31 days ago
2005 f 150 xlt 5.4. Bought new and was always worried about noisy lifters, told by dealer that this is how it sounds. Now finding out that I need cam phasers and timing chain. Anything Ford will do about this now?


Jamie F. said
30 days ago
2007 5.4 same thing what the truck for about 13000 ran fine 430 days started knocking now it's losing power shutting down and Simeon like a can't match the speed with the RPMs so I would like to join the class action lawsuit also if anybody knows how


Timothy J. said
29 days ago
2006 Ford expedition 5.4 engine same thing,just replaced engine and cam sensor still going off. Mechanic now says to change engine wiring harness. Money money money money "F"Ford,this will be my last Ford vehicle


GARY B. said
26 days ago
I have 2004 ford f150 fx 4x4 has issues with 5.4 liter engine also rust under bed also have problems with rearend grinding loss of power also known problems with spark plugs coming apart and cost around $382.00 to repair 1 plug


Terry K. said
26 days ago
Same problem on my 07 harley f150.


James G. said
25 days ago
I am having same issues , bought truck 18 months ago ,past 6 I have replaced CVT silinoids ,cam phasers ,chains and oil pump ,now doing same thing rough idle desieling,check gages code .I think Ford has made a huge mistake somewhere and just don't care .


Richard M. said
25 days ago
2006 f150 5.4l 4x4 engine has no power no codes all timing parts replaced. Still no power sounds like same issue everybody else has. I think for needs to fix these trucks at no charge.


Leonard B. said
24 days ago
2004 F150 4x4, 5.4 engine, 60,500 miles, original onwer. At start up the top right side of the engine sounds like a piston is about to bust out the engine block. After running for about a minute or 2 the oil gets to the top of the engine the knock will quite down a little. I've always changed the oil on time. Sounds like it's the cam phaser. So far I just have a slightly rough idle with no detectable loss in power. The question I ask myself is, do I do nothing until it worsens or fix for $2000 plus. I really wish Ford would respect there customers and address the ongoing cam phaser problem.


Jesus H. said
22 days ago
I own a 2008 F150 FX4 with a 5.4 engine and for a couple months now the knocking noise that seems to be coming from the lower part of the engine as most everyone is describing it here. The knocking noise gets worse when going up an incline or attemting to tow my trailer. It literally sounds like you are driving a diesel truck and so far the local ford dealer is telling me that there is nothing to worry about and that the sound is normal! Normal? How can something be normal on an engine that sounds like is about to blow. . .


Kiley T. said
21 days ago
2008 F-250 diesel blown motor 126,000 miles.


Gary L. said
20 days ago
Well after reading all of these statements ! I'll let my piece of shit ford just rot like the CEO S and engineers brains have been doing ! I just might have to go with a Toyota! Can not bring my self to buy another ford !


Gary L. said
20 days ago
Well after reading all of these statements ! I'll let my piece of shit ford just rot like the CEO S and engineers brains have been doing ! I just might have to go with a Toyota! Can not bring my self to buy another ford !


said
20 days ago
well time to say fuck ford !


clint G. said
19 days ago
I had a 2006 f250 6.0 and a 2005 navigator 5.4 and I have a 2005 f150 5.4 the 6.0 diesel was towed 18 times between 80,00 and 122,000 miles Ford gave me an additional 100,000 mile warranty but I couldn't stand being without my truck every time I turned around I traded it they only give $15,000 because they knew it was a pos.The 5.4 navigator started rattling at around 100,000 got really bad I took it to trade in and was offered $1500.00 yeah that's right a $65,000 new was worth $1500.00 with 120,000 miles on it cause they knew, and motor went out at 124,000 . Now my f150 5.4 is rattling at 139,000


Adam B. said
18 days ago
Hello,
In March I bought a 05 F150 5.4L. At 125k miles the check engine light came on. The Ford dealer said the motor needs to be replaced. Citing Cam Phase lifters and a blockage. I'm assuming the blockage is the VTC. Now they are saying the truck has smoke coming out of the exhaust, the motor rattles and sounds bad.


Mark P. said
16 days ago
I bought a 2005 F150 FX4 with 200K miles on it as a first truck for my son 6 months ago. Before I purchased it I took it to a local auto shop and had it checked out. They put it on a lift and me and the mechanic got under it and looked at and listened for anything odd and found nor heard nothing. he then drove the truck and he and I agreed that it seemed to be a solid truck. So before giving the truck to my son I decided to give it a oil change and top off all the fluids ect... Took it to a local oil changer and asked them to give it the works. Left there and drove twelve miles home and when I pulled up and parked in my drive I heard an awful sound. It sounded like a diesel truck. A low rattle or knocking. I checked the oil level and it was perfect. The next day I took it back to the shop that checked it out. He told me that someone had likely added a thick oil to masked the noise when it was sold AS IS to me. I wanted to drive my truck right through the glass doors of that second rate dealer I bought it from...anyway when I finally got over THAT, I decided to replace the engine with a new rebuilt one that way I would know that I had a good reliable truck for my son. WELL...1 freaking week later after the new 5.4 Triton 3V was purchased and installed by a professional automotive shop guess what was back? The same knocking that caused me to replace the engine in the first place, which by the way came with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty which to me sounded full proof. Now the shop tells me that the company they bought the engine from requires that they have 8 to ten days to diagnose the problem and decide if it's driver abuse or a defective engine. Then they will or will not depending on THERE decision send a new motor to the shop. Meanwhile my sons truck is stranded in the shop and if they send a new motor it still has to be scheduled to be installed. Then. This has been the truck from HELL. Ford should do a recall on all 5.4 Triton 3V vehicles and crush all existing engines to prevent other innocent buyers from going through such pain staking B/S that are clearly aware of. For the record I have spent over 15K with purchase price and repairs and still have a knocking truck. Get the word out to stop people from buying any ford vehicle with the 5.4 3V.


Kevin B. said
16 days ago
In 2006 I bought a new Expedition 5.4L The vehicle just turned 128K and like all the others, it's having the same issues. Just dropped it off at a repair shop. The mechanic immediately filed me in on the reputation of this engine design. When I got home I googled searched to see if the mechanic was being truthful. Boy was he. I found this website and in reading the various comments it describes exactly what is going on with my Ford. Waiting to hear the bad news on how much it's going to cost to repair. Was hoping to get several more years out of this rig. After finding this website I'm considering other options.
I always liked Ford products and have bought several through the years.
Not likely too again.


Kevin B. said
16 days ago
In 2006 I bought a new Expedition 5.4L The vehicle just turned 128K and like all the others, it's having the same issues. Just dropped it off at a repair shop. The mechanic immediately filed me in on the reputation of this engine design. When I got home I googled searched to see if the mechanic was being truthful. Boy was he. I found this website and in reading the various comments it describes exactly what is going on with my Ford. Waiting to hear the bad news on how much it's going to cost to repair. Was hoping to get several more years out of this rig. After finding this website I'm considering other options.
I always liked Ford products and have bought several through the years.
Not likely too again.


John C. said
15 days ago
Bought my f150 used. About two weeks after I bought it it began to tick, went to the deals and they said it was normal then about two months later I had to replace the engine thank God it was under warrenty. Then exactly 1 year later the new motor sounds like it's ready to blow apart. So here I am stuck with this piece of garbage no warrenty and setting in my driveway. With no extra money to put another piece of shit in it. I will never buy another Ford after this they need to recall the 5.4 and compensate all the owners of them


John C. said
15 days ago
Bought my f150 used. About two weeks after I bought it it began to tick, went to the deals and they said it was normal then about two months later I had to replace the engine thank God it was under warrenty. Then exactly 1 year later the new motor sounds like it's ready to blow apart. So here I am stuck with this piece of garbage no warrenty and setting in my driveway. With no extra money to put another piece of shit in it. I will never buy another Ford after this they need to recall the 5.4 and compensate all the owners of them


John W. said
12 days ago
I own a 2004 F150 Lariat with the 5.4 I've had it since 2004 it was pre-owned with 10000 miles once it hit around 80,000 miles I begin to have problems with the anti-lock brakes then that loud ticking as if it were a diesel been told this change out cam phasers along with many other things just trucks just been giving me lots of problems it's quit on me on the highway at a high rate of speed it stalled on me it's been hell with this truck I now have about 180,000 miles on it and I'm just disgusted with Ford and how this is being handled. We should all get together and file a suit against them if at all possible. If anyone has the same common ideas please respond back


phil w. said
12 days ago
have 05f250 5.4 about 70.000 on it motor has ticking sound and now sensors are tripping. camshaft sensor i replace engine light went away for one day then bang engine lights back on 3 more codes crankshaft sensor ..on and on we go.in calif we have tight smog laws guess im screwed. Yard ART ? ford needs to do something


FRANKIE V. said
12 days ago
ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW AND WHAT A LOST I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPIDITION HERE WE ARE 7 MONTHS LATER AND THE CAMSHAFT PHASERS ARE GOING OUT SAD THING IS IM STILL PAYING ON THIS SUV WHAT DO I DO JUST NOW KNOWING THESE VEHICLES COME WITH SO MANY DEFECTS MAN I FEEL LIKE BREAKING DOWN TOWED IT TO THE SHOP MECHANIC RECOMMENDS I GET A WHOLE NEW ENGINE SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DO I DO SHOULD I JUST GIVE IT BACK TO THE BANK....


Jak T. said
12 days ago
I have a 2005 F-150 Lariat crew cab 4x4, 5.4L Triton V8 with 109,000 miles. A slight knocking noise started around 108,800 miles. I bought the truck used with 92k miles. There is a loss of power after engine is up to temp. The knocking noise sounded like an exhaust leak. Was able to drive it for a few days with the slight knocking, then the knocking got worse; the truck started stalling, had a low RPM idol and now the truck won't even start. The truck is sitting at a dealer waiting to be diagnosed, but from what I've read, I already know the problem... Ford needs to make right by its customers.....


Earlene W. said
11 days ago
I'm having the most of same problems everyone else is having with my 2007 Lincoln Mark Lt 5.4L engine. It only has 80,000 miles on it.


john m. said
9 days ago
I had a spark plug blow out of my engine spent $1500 to get it fixed and still have a ticking noise.


said
8 days ago
2005 Expedition Limited 169k miles. Bought used in 2010 with 98k miles. Had plugs replaced by Ford in 2011 otherwise self-service. Throttle issues gave caused stalls and forced idle over the years - replaced throttle body components and finally the whole throttle body (got good at shifting to neutral on a stall and restarting while still rolling - scary with no power steering and limited brake vacuum!).

Yesterday out of the blue very rough idle limped home 3/4 mile. Had it towed to dealer. Based on everything I am reading here I am going to cut my losses early! But still hoping for miracle cure like a $35 camshaft position sensor fix.


Robert S. said
8 days ago
2005 Expedition Limited 169k miles. Bought used in 2010 with 98k miles. Had plugs replaced by Ford in 2011 otherwise self-serviced. Throttle issues gave caused stalls and forced idle over the years - replaced throttle body components and finally the whole throttle body 4 days ago (got good at shifting to neutral on a stall and restarting while still rolling - scary with no power steering and limited brake vacuum!).

Yesterday out of the blue very rough idle limped home 3/4 mile. Had it towed to dealer. I put the old throttle body back in but same symptoms. Based on everything I am reading here I am going to cut my losses early! But still hoping for miracle cure like a $35 camshaft position sensor fix (or maybe that's only for the diesel)


David L. said
8 days ago
Have had problems with the cam phasers as well this is the second set and this time it bent valves and required the head be resurfaced


David L. said
8 days ago
Have had problems with the cam phasers as well this is the second set and this time it bent valves and required the head be resurfaced


Delbert L. said
7 days ago
I bought a 2005 Ford Expedition in 2014. After 1 month, everything went down hill. Even the previous owners tried to help by picking us up when it stalled on us and showed us receipts of work they did on the car at Goodyear which totaled $3000. They wanted to sell the car in a good working condition because they believed in karma. They sold the car for only $3999 so they didn't make any profit! First we had to fix the spark plugs and coils. Then we replaced the transmission 3 times! Each time after getting things "fixed," the car would run okay for about 2 weeks then again just make knocking sounds and stall. I needed this size of an SUV because I have 7 children who were all school aged and did not have the money, time and resources to put into a car! It was unnecessary drama! After stalling on me for the 4th time, we were stuck in traffic and got into an accident with all 7 of my babies. I was so upset but didn't know who to blame? Ford I believe is at fault here after reading everything online. After having the car towed back to Goodyear AGAIN, they now said it was an engine problem and I'd have to see a specialist in that department and it'll cost me about $3000 just to fix the internal problems. I didn't even get a quote for the damage done to the exterior so I just told Hoodyear to donate it or send it to a junkyard. My main concern was my children and thank god they were all right from our minor accident!


said
6 days ago
I have a 2005 f150 that I have owned several years. It had 24k when I bought it. It now has 130k plus now. Had 7 injectors go bad within 2 weeks. Ford replaced all 7 but instead replacing the 8th, I had to pay for that out of pocket, converters where replaced,coil packs replaced, spark plugs replaced. Basic maintenance. I now have a rough idle that I cannot get rid of. Phaser noise, replaced cam positioning sensed and replaced VCT solenoids at the price we pay for these trucks we should not be dealing with cover up. I had even talked to Ford at the corporate level and they just made excuses. It's a shame that a company this large will not back their own product


Michael B. said
5 days ago
I bought a 2008 Lincoln Mark LT used a year ago. Last week on the way to a Dr appointment, it started losing oil pressure. Would come back up when revved in neutral. Tried to limp home, my wife is on a liver transplant list, so couldn't wait on the road for a tow due to frigid temps. Drove 15 miles and the engine died as I turned into our driveway. Won't restart, engine apparently seized. New engine cost estimates are about $5-6000. I am on fixed income from SS, can't afford the repairs, have to borrow a friend's car for trips to Dr appointments and groceries. I bought the truck with plans for this to be my last vehicle. I suppose it will be, just won't be drives let. Looks really nice in the driveway and I spent $17,000 of my retirement for it. Now don't have any way to recoup that, nor any money to replace it. BTW, it had 120k when I bought it.


Michael B. said
5 days ago
I bought a 2008 Lincoln Mark LT used a year ago. Last week on the way to a Dr appointment, it started losing oil pressure. Would come back up when revved in neutral. Tried to limp home, my wife is on a liver transplant list, so couldn't wait on the road for a tow due to frigid temps. Drove 15 miles and the engine died as I turned into our driveway. Won't restart, engine apparently seized. New engine cost estimates are about $5-6000. I am on fixed income from SS, can't afford the repairs, have to borrow a friend's car for trips to Dr appointments and groceries. I bought the truck with plans for this to be my last vehicle. I suppose it will be, just won't be drives let. Looks really nice in the driveway and I spent $17,000 of my retirement for it. Now don't have any way to recoup that, nor any money to replace it. BTW, it had 120k when I bought it.


D. W. said
4 days ago
I just recently purchased a 2007 Ford F150 Super Crew Harley Davidson with the optional Saleen Supercharger. I am having the same issues as most everyone else that has posted. Bought "As Is" with 196000 miles. Changed the engine oil, oil filter, fuel filter and added a can of Restore to the engine oil due to the excessive mileage 9 days after purchased. Driving home almost stalled and now cannot drive due to the engine being erratic at temp.


D. W. said
4 days ago
Also, there is no check engine light illuminating to help diagnose the issue.


Derrick C. said
4 days ago


John F. said
3 days ago
I have the same problems with my 2007 Expedition. Replaced the cam phasers and the cvt for $2000 and it still ticks at idle. I refuse to buy a replacement motor.


Julie A. said
3 days ago
I have a 2010 F150 Lariat with the 5.4L Triton motor. I took it in for an oil change on November 5, 2016 and started experiencing bucking and slow idle with the engine dying upon getting the truck back from Epic Ford (Was still under Brien Ford when the oil change was done). We called them and they had us bring it back. Soon they called us and said there was no problem found and we could come get it with no charge. We got the truck and it ran fine coming home. Then we took it on some errands, and it started acting up again, sputtering, and nearly dying. Turned the engine off and back on and it ran fine for a few blocks and then did it again. We got it home and called the dealership back. We returned the truck to them on November 9th. The truck acted up for them and they did something of a diagnostic on it and came back with "Your cam phasers are knocking. You need a long block". We asked how much that was going to be and they said "Around $10,000". Now, the truck only has 77,036 miles on it and our warranty was for up to $75,000 or March 19, 2017. We could not believe our ears at hearing this. We told them we didn't have that kind of money and we took the truck home. Emails went back and forth from me to the service manager, who didn't respond to me, nor did he return my phone calls. I then got the name and number of the dealership manager and sent him an email, forwarding my other emails to him as well for review. He did respond on December 9 and said he was interested in helping us.

A few days later, after he met with the regional Ford people and told them of our case, the dealership said they would only be willing to help with half of the remanufactured engine installation. We would still have to come up with $5,000.00. We still did not have that amount. I was told we needed to make a decision soon, preferably by the end of December as to how we were going to proceed. Well I have sent several emails to the dealership manager, with no response again. Not a good way for the new Epic Ford to take over for Brien Ford.

Part of what my emails contained was an observation by me, a seasoned home mechanic for my own vehicles (and having been around auto shops since high school). My husband and I went out to start up the truck and raise the hood. I could hear obvious ticking, even on both sides of the engine, similar to the tappet noise that my 1968 Mustang 289cc engine makes. It sounded almost centered in the engine bay, where the air intake pipe curves down toward the firewall. I proceeded to put my hands on the fenders and "feel" how the engine was running. It did not buck, miss, or make any sounds or movements that would be indicative that it was in need of a replacement engine. It idled smooth. We let it run for about 15 minutes while I observed and "felt" both sides of the front fenders for any missing or signs of engine stall. There was nothing. I informed the dealership manager of this and still have not heard word one.

In my research of these known 5.4L Triton motor issues by Ford, there were several references to the lawsuit against Ford regarding this motor. The lawsuit covered 2005-2008 motors (that was the newest motor at the time of the lawsuit). I also read numerous notations that the issues have continued through the 2012 models. Mine is a 2010. Some of the possibilities for these things happening are: VCT sensors, throttle-body issues, wrong oil and/or oil filter, cam phasers, seal/gasket behind the timing chain tensioner failing. We were told that it was pulling error codes, but there were no notations anywhere in the paperwork we received back documenting what the codes were. The engine light is currently on. My research shows that if it is pulling P0012, P0022, P0316, P0341, or P0346, those are timing-related. I also read that most dealerships can fix the issues without the need for an engine replacement. If the cam phasers are indeed knocking, there are cam phaser lockouts you can get to quiet them but you do have to adjust the timing accordingly as it will either be too far advanced or too far retarded.

I work on my own cars. I have a 1968 Mustang (old school 289cc) and a 2006 Mustang (new school 4.0L). I have worked on them both. The truck acted to me like it was trying to run with timing that was 180 degrees out of tune, or it was either starving for air or fuel.

So my concerns are this: If this engine truly needed to be replaced and there were issues that caused the mechanic to believe the cam phasers were knocking as well as needing to be replaced, why wasn't this noticed during the oil change and/or the followup visit that was "No problem found"? Suddenly, four days after the oil change, the Ford mechanic decides it needs an engine? I challenged that decision in my email and I believe the Ford dealership does not want to admit they were wrong and did something to the truck during the oil change that is causing the issues. I asked in the last email for a meeting between the service manager, the dealership manager, and us to discuss this. There has been no response for over two weeks now.


Paul M. said
2 days ago
Engine looses power

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