9th Generation (1992—1996) F-150 Problems

F-150 owners with a 1992—1996 model year have the most problems with the engine (24%), fuel system (14%), and the transmission (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 1 complaints at an average of 70,000 miles in the 1996 Ford F-150.
  2. The Differential Failed 3 complaints at an average of 150,000 miles in the 1995 Ford F-150.
  3. Failure of Push Button 4 Wheel Drive 2 complaints at an average of 41,000 miles in the 1995 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 1996 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1996 16 7 198 5.27
1995 19 7 228 5.06
1994 11 14 199 2.47
1993 7 14 133 0.8
1992 16 10 105 2.47

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