11th Generation (2004—2008) F-150 Problems

This generations ranks 99th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and will be a constant headache to anyone who owns one. Owners have the most complaints about the windows (40%), engine (29%), and the transmission (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Window Does Not Roll Up 616 complaints at an average of 82,068 miles in the 2004 Ford F-150.
  2. Engine Knocking 94 complaints at an average of 148,330 miles in the 2007 Ford F-150.
  3. Loud Ticking/knocking Noise From Motor 63 complaints at an average of 154,755 miles in the 2005 Ford F-150.

What F-150 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 158 1 28 34.73
2007 190 7 23 49.44
2006 224 14 47 48.09
2005 645 14 92 72.86
2004 1149 16 145 53.38

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