Performance failing with increased mileage
By keno321 on
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 6.5 ft. LB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I purchased this truck with 17k miles. Great ride and performance and was well pleased. I always followed the service and maintenance recommendations, oil changes, rotations, filters etc. all done and on schedule. I travel a lot and am now at 140k miles and it's falling apart. First the 4 wheel drive stop working and now the engine, transmission or fuel system has gone bad, truck flutters really awful when in overdrive, accelerating
or simply trying to climb a hill on the interstate.
Next the truck just stops going when coming to a coast of stop sign some times. It just falls into a idling state. The old saying that FORD is an acronym for "Fix Or Repair Daily" has come true for me.
Ride is superb when the trucks mechanical systems are working properly.
Design is great and user friendly.
Gas mileage and mechanical engineering needs to be improved. Owners expense to keep these trucks on the road such as gas, maintenance and constant repair cost as mileage increases needs to be addressed. No more Fords of any kind in my future.