12th Generation (2009—2014) F-150 Problems

This generations ranks 101st 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 engine (19%), windows (14%), and the transmission (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Clatters Like a Diesel at Low Rpm 12 complaints at an average of 66,594 miles in the 2009 Ford F-150.
  2. Power Steering Goes Out 12 complaints at an average of 56,883 miles in the 2012 Ford F-150.
  3. Inconsistent Shifting at Times 9 complaints at an average of 10,887 miles in the 2010 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 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 114 5 55 39.77
2013 322 1 92 75.39
2012 166 3 77 48.87
2011 257 5 85 54.16
2010 360 1 63 79.78
2009 104 2 43 60.56

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