10th Gen (1997 – 2003) Ford F-150 Problems

The 10th generation of the F-150 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 14.32. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 1997–2003 F-150 model years have sent in 642 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (51%) followed by the body (7%) and the transmission (7%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2003 92
2002 159
2001 141
2000 61
1999 87
1998 51
1997 51

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