Ignition Problems of Ford F-150
Ford F-150 owners have reported 57 problems associated with ignition (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2002 Ford F-150. Consumer has a 2002 Ford f150. The contact was driving 35 mph when the ignition caught on fire and melted the area where the ignition key was located. The contact merged onto the shoulder as the fire independently diminished. The contact received burns to the fingers. He then attempted to reinsert the key into the ignition however, to no avail. The vehicle was pushed to the contact's residence and later towed to the dealer. The dealer informed the contact that the ignition would need replacing. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v385000 (fuel system, gasoline: storage: tank assembly: mounting) for corrosion of one or both of the fuel straps. The contact stated that the dealer would not repair the vehicle under the recall but was not advised as to why. The manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance and could not provide a reason why the dealer would not repair the vehicle under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 101,000. This ignition problem happened on Monday, Mar. 5, 2012.
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#2 - Ignition problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford F-150. The "downhill decent control fault" light comes on at random times while driving down the road. When the fault light comes on and remains on. , it also causes the brake lights on the vehicle to come on and remain on until you can the fault light decides to go off. So while driving down the road, and even worse, when in traffic, the fault light may come on and cause the brake lights on the rear of the vehicle to shine, signaling to other drivers that this vehicle is slowing or coming to a stop, when it is not. This can, in certain instances, be very dangerous. Turning the vehicle ignition off will at time alleviate the problem, but that is not always an option while driving down the road, or in traffic. The light also comes on with no warning, and with no use of the system that is indicated is faulting. The failure date was 11/22/2011.
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#3 - Ignition problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTPW12V58_. Consumer owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle would smoke when the ignition was started. The dealer diagnosed that there was a computer defect, which caused the vehicle to blow black smoke out of the exhaust pipe. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 26,000 and the current mileage was 28,000. It was Jul. 1, 2011 when this ignition issue occurred.
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#4 - Ignition problem of the 1999 Ford F-150
The car is a 1999 Ford F-150. The engine surges or quits as I am driving. This happens every 8 to 10 miles. I can be going 75 mph on the freeway when it quits and I have to shut off the ignition to restart it. This is at least the ninth time this truck has done this since it was new. I think you can imagine what it's like to be going 75 miles per hour and your engine quits and you are left with no power steering, or brakes. This will be the ninth coil I have replaced on this motor. Ford is completely aware that there has been a problem for years with this size motor. I can't believe an engine that shuts off at 75 miles per hour has not been considered a safety concern before. This ignition issue occurred July 16, 2011.
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#5 - Ignition problem of the 2007 Ford F-150
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Ford F-150. The vehicle was rebuilt. The ignition key becomes stuck in the ignition after the vehicle is parked, while attempting to shut off the engine. The brakes only operate normally after driving two miles. The failure mileage was 12 and current mileage was 6,300. The failure date was Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.
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#6 - Ignition problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTPX145X5_. Purchased a used 2005 Ford F-150 from the dealer ship, truck has 80,000 miles on it. When I changed the plugs 5 out of the 8 broke off in the head. This issue happened on 04/21/08.
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#7 - Ignition problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford f150. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FTPX145X5_. "electronic throttle control" failure causes the engine to lose all power, power steering is inoperable and vehicle must be stopped, ignition turned off and on again before vehicle is able to proceed. This has happened on 4 occasions in the past year with no warning. This defect poses a seriously dangerous situation, especially at highway speeds, as the operator has no control over the vehicle until able to pull to the side, turn ignition off and then restart the engine. Ford service says they are unaware of this problem but, it is reported numerous times in forums on Ford vehicle safety as a $500-$600 repair. This doesn't seem like a normal wear & tear issue but rather a factory defect that Ford should address before someone is injured?. This ignition problem happened on Monday, August 10, 2009.
#8 - Ignition problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The car was a 2005 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRW12W95_. : the contact stated the vehicle's factory key was defective and does not start the vehicle. The vehicle included 3 keys; 2 good and 1 defective. Any time a good key was used to lock the door, the defective key does not work at all when attempting to start the vehicle. The defective key worked if it used to lock the door before starting up. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who programmed another key, but the problem persisted. The vehicle was brought back to the dealer who expressed that another key could not be reprogrammed because of the way the vehicle was manufactured. The manufacturer was contacted three times and suggested that the vehicle be taken to another dealer. The other dealer could not duplicate the problem, and offered no resolution. This issue happened on Aug. 21, 2006.
#9 - Ignition problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford F-150. Driving on the freeway at approximately 70 miles per hour I activated the vehicles' cruise control system. Without warning the vehicles' interior lighting came on and I subsequently noticed that the vehicle had died ( engine, was no longer running). In a panic, I attempted to turn the ignition key with negative results. I cautiously pulled to the shoulder of the freeway, placed the transmission in park and turned the ignition key to the off position. I then turned the key to the starting position and the vehicle started again. This occurred on two separate occasions. An additional issue with the vehicles air conditioning system has happened several times wherein (usually within the first couple minutes of start up) when the air conditioning is turned on, on the "auto" setting, for example at the 60 degree setting on high, the system will intermittently turn off and then turn on displaying 72 degrees, then turn off, maybe back on again etc. , blowing at a much lower speed. Addressed complaints with Ford dealership, however, (as always) they were unable to duplicate problem. Inquired about any service bulletins and informed that there were none. Thank you for your time. This ignition problem happened on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2008.
#10 - Ignition problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford f150. 1) unknown events leading to failure, normal driving, events happened when I first turned on vehicle and during backing up . 2) the engine raced out of control and lurched until ignition key was removed (it grabs the gas pedal from the driver like cruise control does) if someone or something is in vehicle's path it or they will be crashed into. Then the vehicle and 8 cylinder runs like its on 4 cyl and the air conditioner doesn't work. 3) taken to Ford dealer coastal Ford in mobile al,they rebooted computer but would not replace computer board, they said just bring it back for reboot if it happens again, diagnostic did not reveal reason for racing engine they were not concerned that if the events happened again an accident could not be prevented or the truck being destroyed which means it could not be taken back for reboot or how to prevent this event . I wanted them to replace the supposedly defective computer board (in my opinion that's the problem) old part still in vehicle . No damages yet but since I professionally bass fish, I could be run over,the truck might race into the water,or someone else and their equipment could be run over and if backing into the garage with a boat the house and boat could be damaged or if the boat trailer has to be dealt with the person behind the truck could be run over. 2004 f150 extended cab v8 engine truck is the vehicle. 6 events over the last 4 months (it just came out of some of its warranties, Ford dealer said the computer was warranted for 8 more years). This ignition issue occurred Jun. 24, 2006.
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#11 - Ignition problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford F-150. Ford design on 3valve engines in my case f150 with 5. 4 and mustang with 4. 6 has caused plugs to break in cylinder head. Ford has issued 3 TSB's. This is their problem and they are making consumer foot the bill which can run in thousands. The failure date was Apr. 8, 2008.
#12 - Ignition problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The car was a 2003 Ford f150. My '03 f150 fx4 4x4 has what I suspect to be an ignition problem that the local dealership service department cannot duplicate or diagnose. I have had the truck since July 03 and it has been to the dealer twice. Once without a "service engine soon" light and I was told they could not work the truck due to warranty issues without the light. Then in November the light illuminated and I took the truck in for the light and the four wheel drive inoperable. The four wheel drive was fixed by replacing the front differential, right side axle housing, shifting fork and gears. But the ignition problem was just as illusive with the light and the code. Now I still have the problem of the truck dying out as usual and my fuel economy is degrading. The truck will die out and recover causing the truck to buck severely, possibly causing the 4x4 problems mentioned earlier. It is at its worst at 1450 rpm or 59 mph. Once 1500 rpms are exceeded the problem is gone. I can also accelerate through it without experiencing any problem. Just steady-state operation without any load and it will die out repeatedly. It was Sunday, November 9, 2003 when this ignition issue occurred.
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#13 - Ignition problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2003 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2FTRX18L13_. Just had my 2003 f150 5. 4l fixed after the #3 spark plug blew out. New plugs and heads cost me $4000. 00. The heads are the updated version Ford now has. The original were 3 threads, allowing for the plugs to blow out before the 100,000 plug replacement. They now have 7 threads. Ford needs to recall and repay us. It was Tuesday, June 24, 2003 when this ignition issue occurred.
#14 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford f150. Spark plug self launching from Ford f150 5. 4 l engine. It was 01/28/03 when this ignition issue happened.
#15 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car is a 2002 Ford f150. There was crash involved with this Ford f150. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FTRF18212_. Consumer can hear a clicking noise coming from ignition when the key is not in ignition. Consumer stated vehicle was parked in first gear when it inadvertently started and hit the house.
#16 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford f150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTRW08L62_. Spark plug blown out/striped out of cylnider head. It was June 16, 2005 when this ignition issue happened.
#17 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car was a 2002 Ford F-150. Since purchase of vehicle three coils have gone bad and had to be replaced. I was told by the mechanic at a Ford dealership to not wash the motor on the vehicle. I was also told that they have had several problems with the coil configuration on all Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles since they switched to individual coils for each cylinder. This is very expensive to replace and it has to be checked on the computer to tell which one is bad. It was Thursday, April 15, 2004 when this ignition issue happened.
#18 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford F-150. On thurs. 12-07, I was driving 40 mph when I heard a loud pop, the truck was running rough and loud. I pulled over, it blew a spark plug(#4). Towed it to the dealership, was told the head would be replaced, then when I returned for the truck was told they would only repair the hole with a helicoil, which I found a service bulletin #0214 that states engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in vehicle have been found to leak coolant and/ or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. The dealership seems to think this is trivial, and refuses to replace the head under warranty. Truck is an '02 F-150 lightning. 5. 4 motor. The failure date was Dec. 7, 2006.
#19 - Ignition problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2FTZF07362_. 2002 Ford f150 lightning, three blown spark plugs. Two were repaired under warranty, one out of my pocket. Ford did not acknowledge any problems with the triton cylinder head and did nothing about it. Ford left me stranded three times, twice on the freeway. Thanks Ford. This problem occurred on December 26, 2006.
#20 - Ignition problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car was a 2001 Ford f150. I was driving down the highway and all of a sudden the engine starts to make a popping sound. I pulled over and raised the hood. The #3 spark plug had blown out from its seating in the cylinder head. I had the truck towed to the dealer and they replaced the cylinder head. This is a known problem and could be very dangerous because of the location of the fuel injection rail. The sparkplug is located directly below the fuel rail. If the spark plug comes loose and it flies into the fuel rail, the rail could burst causing fuel to spray inside the engine compartment igniting a fire. The spark plug problem was taken care of by Ford, however nothing was done to guard the fuel rail. This ignition problem happened on 10/01/01.
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#21 - Ignition problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car is a 2001 Ford f150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTRW08W91_. Water gatting to the spark plug cavity from small puddle causing fouling. This problem occurred on 09/29/2003.
#22 - Ignition problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2001 Ford f150. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FTRX17L71_. The consumer was unable to start the vehicle. The dealership repaired the lock cylinder. This issue happened on January 12, 2005.
#23 - Ignition problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car was a 2001 Ford f150. Blown out spark plug on passenger side of 2001 f 150 with 102k miles. It was Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006 when this ignition issue happened.
#24 - Ignition problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTRX18L31_. My 2001 Ford F-150 truck had a spark plug eject from the cylinder and hit the fuel rail while on the highway on 9-1-06 (70,000 miles on odometer). I had the truck hauled to nearest service center where they fixed the cylinder with a repair kit made for this problem. On 2-26-07 at 79 thousand miles another plug ejected with the same consequence. Now the entire head has to be replaced at a cost of $3600 to me. This ignition issue occurred Feb. 26, 2007.
#25 - Ignition problem of the 2000 Ford F-150
The car is a 2000 Ford f150. VIN of the vehicle was 1FTRX17L7Y_. Spark plugs rusted/seized into the cylinder head causing it to have to be removed in order for the (rusted/broken) spark plug remains to be removed. Poor design allows standing water to accumulate around the spark plugs causing the rusted condition. When I notified Ford of this problem, and included photos of the rusted and broken spark plugs, I was told simply that the truck was out of warranty, and no adjustment, or reimbursement would be made for the repair. Additionally, the factory installed spark plugs were not the correct ones for the engine. They were even two different part numbers. (I still have them) Ford had no comment or explanation for this and has refused to allow me to talk to their technical experts/engineers about this problem. This issue happened on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.
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#26 - Ignition problem of the 2000 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford f150. Spark plug blew out of #3 cylinder 2000 Ford lightning pickup 37,500 miles. The failure date was 03/04/03.
#27 - Ignition problem of the 2000 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2000 Ford f150. Ford f150 xl 2000. 11/28/03 coil #2 had to be replaced. 07/08/03 coil #4 had to be replaced. 03/06/03 coil #3 had to be replaced. On 04/05/04 my wife bessie was driving and the truck stalled. The steering wheel locked up and she had no control over the vehicle. Luckily, she did not get into an accident. She came to a complete stop, put the truck in park, turned the ignition off, then turned the ignition key and the vehicle started up. My wife was very upset. I contacted chapman Ford rep. Bob 609-646-2000 concerning this matter. He asked me if I had the vehicle detailed lately. I advised him I had the vehicle washed last week. He advised me that water probably got into one of the coils and is causing the problem. I did not have the engine washed. These coils are defective. The vehicle bucks when the coils go bad and has very little power. On 07/02/03 the sensor and processor had to be replaced. Vehicle stalled while driving 65 mph on 2 occasions. I lost complete power of the vehicle. Luckily, there was no accident. It costs over $200. 00 to have the coils replaced. I have spent well over $600. 00 in coil repairs. Ford nor chapman Ford have compensated me for the defective coil repairs. I have a total of 8 coils and they are going bad one after another. After doing extensive investigating gentillini Ford tim champion in woodbine advised me that chapman Ford should have fixed the sensor and processor for free because it was under warranty. Chapman Ford charged me for the sensor and processor. I communicated with service mgr. Jim bailey @ chapman Ford for several months concerning this matter. Chapman Ford finally reimbursed me for the sensor and processor. This issue happened on Apr. 5, 2004.
#28 - Ignition problem of the 2000 Ford F-150
The car was a 2000 Ford f150. 2000 Ford f150 caught on fire. ** answer required***. The consumer was told the source of the fire was likely from the ignition column or control panel. It was Thursday, Jul. 1, 2004 when this ignition issue occurred.
#29 - Ignition problem of the 2000 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2000 Ford f150. The VIN of this vehicle is 2FTRX07W6Y_. 2000, Ford, f150 XLT, cruise control without the keys in the ignition caused vehicle to catch on fire. No prior problems before. Just found out that Ford had a recall on the vehicle, was not notified of a recall. The vehicle was parked and turned off. This was during the night. Vehicle was parked in the owner's garage. The maintenance records were kept up to date. Owner was asleep when this happened. There was no indication that there could be a problem. There were no injuries. Vehicle was totaled. This happened on 6-16-2005. Owners had contacted Ford, who had not responded. But they did say that some one would be in contact with consumer in 3-5 days. There was other property damage involved. A police report was issued stating that the fire was electrical, because they didn't see any signs of foul play. The failure date was 05/16/2005.
#30 - Ignition problem of the 1999 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 1999 Ford f150. While traveling and without any indication vehicle stalled. Engine check light came on, and steering wheel locked up. Please provide further information.
#31 - Ignition problem of the 1999 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Ford f150. The VIN of the car is 1FTRX18W4X_. Vehicle stalls for no reason intermittently, dealer changed fuel, but that failed to correct the problem. This ignition problem happened on Sun., Aug. 15, 1999.
#32 - Ignition problem of the 1999 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 1999 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford f150 is 1FTRX18L2X_. Passenger side rear cylinder spark plug mount stripped and blew the spark plug out causing engine damage. Dealer told me the head needed to be replaced $$$$. I contacted Ford and they couldn't find any information on the problem I had. They forwarded the complaint on to their engineering department and I have asked for an arbitration package for the 'dispute settlement board'. Same problem as oid 760618. This ignition problem happened on 07/22/2002.
#33 - Ignition problem of the 1999 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 1999 Ford f150. I have had a new transmission and motor,5 speed 4. 2l v-6,put in at 55,000 miles. Now at 73,000 miles it has a miss when you accelerate or go up a hill. Dealer told me to replace the plugs and wires so I did. It still does it and now they are tailing me to replace the coil pack, any suggestions?. It was August 8, 2003 when this ignition issue occurred.
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|Electrical System problems||405|
|Underhood Wiring problems||135|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||38|
|Instrument Panel problems||35|
|Dash Wiring problems||30|
|Horn Assembly problems||28|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||15|
|Electrical Failure problems||14|
|Ignition Switch problems||14|
|Ignition Module problems||14|
|Battery Dead problems||8|