Ford F-150 Oil Leak Problems Driving Consumers To Call 1 800 LEMON LAW
Pickup truck owners enjoy the exhilarating feeling of sitting up high on the road and coasting in a big body truck, like the Ford F-150. Having a truck that size with a roaring engine under the hood brings a lot of eyes and attention on the road. But, those F-150 consumers should keep a keen eye on and under their truck. As lemon law attorneys, we have received multiple calls from consumers complaining about Ford F-150 oil leak, particularly in the 2015 model.
According to a Repair Pal blog, the F-150 oil leak has been a reoccurring theme for these trucks since the 1990 models. Your Mechanic blog says the issue of the F-150 oil leak from the belly of the truck stems from a blown valve cover gasket. Or, the leak can be coming from the threads of the engine oil pressure sensor, according to Cars.com.
The F-150 oil leak may be an unavoidable issue; however, consumers can catch the problem before it worsens by performing weekly car checks. Edmunds.com posted a story about a consumer troubled by the F-150 oil leak. He observed an oily puddle in his driveway. Then, he checked the undercarriage of his truck to notice a significant amount of oil leaking from the oil pan. The Repair Pal blog suggests that the resolution to this problem could be to replace the worn down valve cover gasket to prevent a burning smell from the exhaust system. This should be covered under your manufacturers warranty.
If you own or lease an F-150 truck with an oil leak or a damaged valve cover gasket, take your truck back to the nearest Ford dealer immediately and be very specific with the service adviser about the problems you are encountering. You could even take photos of the leak to show the adviser the amount of the leak and where it may be coming from. Be sure to receive repair invoices for each visit, with mile-in and mile-out data, dates, your complaint, and their repairs.
If you’ve had repeat visits to the dealer addressing your Ford F-150 oil leak, and/or your vehicle has been in the shop an extended period of time, please email us or call, 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652). You could be entitled to a repurchase, new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation under State Lemon Law or Federal Warranty Law. And best of all, help is 100% cost-free.
Depending on the state you live in, we may be able to help. You can find specific information on your states’ lemon laws on our Pennsylvania lemon law, New Jersey lemon law, and New York lemon law pages.
May 4th, 2018 at 12:17 pm
i have a 2016 f150 xl. suddenly i had an oil pan gasket leak, lost 4 quarts of oil and almost blew my engine. i am bringing it to ford tomorrow. but ford is saying that it is not covered in the warranty. i have 37,000 , miles on the truck.
May 16th, 2018 at 7:07 am
MY 2017 F150 2,7 T BOOST IS LEAKING OIL. MY DEALER, FRED BEANS BOYERTOWN, PA WAS SUPPOSED TO ORDER A PAN GASKET AND CALL ME WHEN IT COMES IN. HE-THEY NEVER CALLED. I WENT THERE A MONTH LATER AND THEY SAID THERE WAS ONE IN STOCK…HELLOOOOO, WAS IT MINE?
IN SHOP 0800 AND I AWAITED A CALL. LAST MONTH THEY SAID IT WAS A 6 HOUR JOB SO AT 4PM I WENT TO PICK IT UP.
NO CALL WAS MADE. THEY SAID IT HAS TO DRAIN FOR THREE DAYS!!!!!!!!!! NO CALL NO OFFER OF A COURTESY CAR NOTHING. I CALLED FORD TO COMPLAIN AND I AWAIT A CALL, AGAIN. GOOD THING MY WIFE HAS A CHEVY COLORADO. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED. I BUY MY FIRST MACHINE FROM THE SALES DEPT. I BUY MY SECOND FROM THE SERVICE DEPT……NOT THIS TIME!!!!!
June 6th, 2018 at 11:41 am
@Thomas: If you have yet to contact our office, please do so at 1 800 536 6652.
September 8th, 2018 at 11:13 am
vehicle: 2015 Ford F-150, 2.7L
At approx. 20,000 mile i developed an oil leak at the oil pan. the leak was repaired under warranty by replacing the oil pan gasket. The truck now has 69,000 and the leak has returned. I took the truck to the Ford dealer for repair. At that time i questioned the Service Rep. as to why it was leaking again, he stated that that original oil pan was made of a composite material and warps under heat, but Ford has corrected the problem by making a new pan i assume out of a different material and that there are new procedures for installation. since the vehicle is out of warranty i will have to pay approximately $1,300.00. Shouldn’t this problem be covered by a recall. After searching the Web i am not the only one with this problem
November 6th, 2018 at 1:23 pm
My 2017 Ford F-150 4WD XLT Supercrew required the removal and re-seal of the engine oil pan at 12,000 miles and now needs it done again at 17,000 miles. And this in addition to electrical, seatbelt and other more minor but frustrating problems.
December 18th, 2018 at 1:31 am
2017 F 150 2.7 EB. 15000 miles and has a bad oil leak. It appears to be coming from the top of the oil pan. I am dropping off at dealer tomorrow. After a few searches I have found many others with this same problem. Why no recall????
December 21st, 2018 at 11:31 am
My 2016 Ford F-150 4wd supercrew with the 2.7L ecoboost has had an oil leak since I first went to change the oil @ 5,000 miles. I took it to the local dealer and they replaced the composite oil pan because if the sealant is leaking they have to get a new oil pan and reseal. The next time I went to change the oil the oil pan was wet with oil again. Took it to the dealer and they put dye in the oil and ran it for an hour on the lift. They couldn’t see any leaks so they told me to take it home for a week and bring it back. I did and they still couldn’t see any leaks. I finally took it back at 36,095 miles because the oil pan is always wet and they did the same thing and found nothing. This time I am being charged for the leak check, I am going to contact the Ford Motor Company next.
December 22nd, 2018 at 7:50 pm
I took my 2016 F150 in for an oil change and was told it was leaking and told it would be $ 1700 to fix it. I have 64k miles – what a disappointment to be looking at putting so much $$ in a basically new truck. What can be done?
December 28th, 2018 at 11:22 pm
I have a 2017 f150 lariat that I ordered. Many problems.
Motor replaced at 18,000 miles. #2 piston skirt cracked.
All leather seat surfaces puckered.
Electrical problem with seat belts.
Door handles recall.
Oil pan leaking.
Block heater cord recall.
Thankfully all fixed under warranty.
Last ford truck for me.
January 10th, 2019 at 11:54 am
I own a 2017 King Ranch With a 3.5 ecoboost engine. I only had 8651.7 miles on my truck.Sticker on upper left windshield oil change said 1-24-19 or 10,000 miles for oil change. I change my oil every 3500 to 4,000 miles and rotate tire every other oil change. I have the fx package on my truck, and DO NOT TAKE it off road!!! Skid plate underneath front of truck. Started to notice oil drips in driveway, looked under truck and oil was dripping from skid plate, wiped skid plate and checked oil. Level of oil was at first hole in dip stick. Called dealership, truck was taken in next morning. Mechanic was talking to service tech Tech went out to look at truck along with mechanic, after about 45 minutes service Tech came in and got me to look at problem, was told oil pan waw WARPED. Also told on going problem in 2.7 ecoboost in 2017 and 2018 with 3.5 also. Tech made appt. to bring truck back 1-16-19 in the morning and had to leave truck for 3 days and would be given loaner car. Tech also typed off the procedure from Ford Division on how dealership was to fix problem.Paid good money for King Ranch and package with truck plus some extras. Got home called ford division was given a case no. after talking to a rep,Ford knew this was happening and I NEVER got a paper for any recall alond with finding out the seat belts could catch fire if air bags deployed, along with drivers door latch problem, door will not close because latch on door sticks. SHAME on FORD for not telling the consumers, who made the big CEO of Ford Division millions of dollars from hard working AMERICANS who purchased thier product. Rep. from ford division told me the tech should never of gave me the paper for the fix of this problem after giving me a case no. That tells me Ford Division knew this was happening and never said a word or send a letter to the consumers who purchase thier product. SHAME ON FORD DIVISION AND THE GREETY CEO’s of Ford company. Also after the problem I have heard that miles down the road ,the problem re-occurs, nice fix Ford.
January 10th, 2019 at 2:21 pm
Well gang, I think I have you all beat! I have a brand new 2018 F150 with only 7,000 miles and guess what . ? . ? . ? . I have a leaking Valve Cover!!! I am just sick after reading online about all the problems the F150 has with this. My entire life, I’ve been a GMC customer. The only reason I switched from a GMC to Ford was because of the rebates, discounts and 0% interest on the 2018 Ford pickups. I am already starting to regret leaving GMC.
January 31st, 2019 at 1:00 pm
well, i have a 2018 f150 that i bought new less than a year ago. the truck has 8500 miles on it and its in the dealer as i type this. this is the 3rd time its been in for the oil pan leaking.
January 31st, 2019 at 1:23 pm
@Mike: Go to lemonlaw.com/rid.html and fill out our form. We may be able to help.
January 31st, 2019 at 1:45 pm
I have a 16 f150 xlt limited sport with 42k and a 5
.0 in it I started it with car starter Tuesday and it was leaking oil from the right side of engine looks to be from by or above a plug just above center of skid plate got appointment tomorrow hope im not out of vehicle to long and it didnt damage the motor in the long run
February 28th, 2019 at 10:50 am
Well I’m sorry to say I think I have you all beat I have a Ford 2018 F-150 STX 2.7 EcoBoost with 3800 miles on it, I was under the truck yesterday and I see oil right under the crossrail right under the engine just had it in maybe a month ago for oil change at 3500 miles, reading all these reviews is making me sick to my stomach, I’m going to stop after work and remove that flimsy ass cardboard shield underneath to see if I can locate exactly where the oils coming from and take some pics.
March 1st, 2019 at 10:40 am
I bought a used 2015 Ford F-150 on 2/26/2019 from Carmax. Extended cab, 2.7 engine, 4WD. The next day I brought it to my friend who is a mechanic and he said it has a massive oil leak and the oil pan was covered in oil. Carmax is fixing it for free but I was told this can lead to bad problems down the road. I can still get a full refund for 5 more days. Should I get my money back or trust this thing?
March 2nd, 2019 at 1:49 pm
I have a 2015 xlt with 47k on it…took it to Ford for an oil change, advisor said he noticed seepage but no leak. Took it in and had seal replaced. All was well, dealer ship calls 2 weeks later and says Ford had a new silicone and they have to redo the job. Nothing but problems since. Been back and forth 3 times now for what they’re calling “residual” oil from the belly shield. It’s currently there now….again
March 8th, 2019 at 3:29 pm
@Mark: Please call 800 536 6652 to further discuss the matter. You mya have a claim under Federal Law.
March 8th, 2019 at 3:30 pm
@Daniel: Once you are back in repeatedly for the issue, give us a call at 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights.
March 12th, 2019 at 4:21 pm
Same here I got a 2018 Ford F-150 2.7 eco boost with 32,000 and just had my oil change and they told me that my oil pan was covered with oil and my oil gasket was leaking. I still have a full warrant up to 75000 miles. I’ll be taking it to the dealership tomorrow
March 13th, 2019 at 1:04 pm
2015 2.7 Liter and at 61k found out about the oil leak at the left side of the oil pan. Ford Customer Service (if you can call it that) basically told me it doesn’t matter if it was 61,000 or 60,001 miles, it’s unfortunately out of warranty and there’s nothing they can do. They told me to keep my receipt.
March 17th, 2019 at 8:16 am
WELL. Now I have everyone beat! 2019 f150 eco boost. 3 weeks and OIL LEAK!! now inconvenienced and afraid to drive it!!!! I cannot believe this!!! Texted my salesman this (Sunday). 830. He just said drop it off tomo. I can’t imagine what’s wrong with it! Ughhh
April 3rd, 2019 at 3:26 pm
@Erin: If you are back in three times, give us a call at 800 536 6652.
April 4th, 2019 at 8:21 am
2nd time back to ford for oil pan leak 3.5 eco boost with 33,000 miles .
Bought the trk used with 14,000
2017 f150 xlt
April 14th, 2019 at 5:25 pm
Same here. 3.5 15,000 miles oil all over driveway. Took it in topped off oil and was told pan On BO. Dodge man my entire life and paying for the switch to Ford
April 26th, 2019 at 11:25 am
Bought 2017 f150 xlt 3.5 new April of 2017. It was in for oil pan leak and replacement at 22,000 miles and is going back for the second time with 27,000 miles for another oil leak. Tec not sure if it’s the oil pan at this time. I love my truck I hope this is resolved with a permanent fix!
May 2nd, 2019 at 4:55 pm
2015 f150 2.7 ecoboost lariat
Front engine cover seal replaced within 6 months old, shortly after that engine oil sensor leak repaired, noticed engine oil pan gasket seeping. Replaced oil pan in March ‘19 and in April ‘19.
Replaced transmission front seal in April ‘19 due to leaks. Reprogrammed transmission twice first year of ownership. All under warranty. Now at 56k miles. Hopefully it won’t leak again.
May 5th, 2019 at 12:29 am
I have a 2017 f150 lariat with 3.5 liter EcoBoost. I had my oil pan replaced by dealer about 6 months ago or less with 20000 miles. Well about 6000 miles later and today I noticed the pan is leaking again and will need to go back to dealer. This is ridiculous.
May 15th, 2019 at 3:11 pm
@Mark: If you have to go back three times, please call us at 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights.
May 18th, 2019 at 9:01 pm
2016 Ford F-150 ecoboost. Bought it brand new and I’ve had the oil pan replaced 5 times due to a leak. $2000 in rental cars and 7 weeks of work lost. With no help from the dealer.
May 21st, 2019 at 5:33 am
Well guys lets don’t limit this damn composite oil pan leaking problem to trucks. I have 2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7 EcoBoost, guess kinda lucky with 14973 miles before starting leaking. Hope this is not how they fixed my oil pan. After googling problem found Ford’s fix was a tube of silicone over everything, after replacing the oil pan & gaskets.
June 4th, 2019 at 10:02 pm
Bought my 2017 f-150 lariat with 15,000 miles on September 29, 2018.
Have had it to dealership for third oil pan replacement since October 1. I now have 55,000 miles on it. Had the pan replaced on 6-3-19. Left dealer and made it 200 miles before oil was dropping off bottom of truck.
I could smell it biting on exhaust and got out to look and the entire undercarriage is full of oil. My new aluminum trailer is now oil soaked and looked like it’s 10 years old.
Each time without a truck 3-4 days, I rely on this truck to make a living hauling items.
I want compensated for my lost revenue, and the inconvenience.
Ford can keep the 3.5 eco boost and plastic oil pans
Lemon law – please help!!
Can’t wait to see what dealer says this time, 200 miles and I will be down 3-4 more days.
July 21st, 2019 at 3:48 pm
2017 Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost. Changed the oil at 15,000 miles, while removing the cover under the oil pan it was saturated with oil, I took it to the dealer and they changed he oil pan gasket. At 17,800 miles it was leaking again. Took it back to the dealer and they said that they can’t find the leak, so they added dye in the oil and had me drive it for 1,000 miles. I took it back and they said the oil pan was cracked. They replace the oil pan,gasket and replaced some of the bolts. I brought the truck home and noticed oil dripping on my driveway. I don’t know why my frame rails are covered with oil.I am so disgusted I don’t know what to do.
July 23rd, 2019 at 12:22 pm
@Ken: We certainly can help with this. Please call us at 800 536 6652.
September 4th, 2019 at 1:28 pm
Carried my 2017 f150 eco boost for oil change and to fix oil leak tues of this week before taking truck in called to see when they could get to it after 1st phone call it was hell trying to get in touch with someone when I was able to get a time to bring truck in upon arrival at dealer the service writer told me it might be another week before they could do it after informing him that they told me when to bring vehicle in he agreed to take it well it’s now been two days no phone call or anything now after seeing all the info on internet about truck I’m getting sick at my stomach this was my last new vehicle purchase I recently retired on disability will not be able to purchase anything else
September 12th, 2019 at 8:09 am
I bought a Ford 150 and I had it to the service many times, loosing oil. Burning up in the engine. was told Ford allows 1 quart lose between oil changes. Who ever heard of that. There should be no oil disappearing. Anyway after going through diagnostic test three times, and then some, now I finally get a new engine. Then low and behold it is happening again but more oil is lost. Now It’s time to Lemmon Law. You pay $70,000 for a truck and it’s ok for it to burn oil? How unnerving. Ford needs to fix this problem. Starting to have doubts about Ford. I lost count on how many times I took it for the same thing. Sick and tired. 9-12-2019
September 21st, 2019 at 1:34 am
I recently got a 2oo5 f150 with 54. I can’t drive it because my motor mite blowup from poor did one oftimeiig chain tensioner I paid 7.000 and now it’s going to cost me 8.000 for new motor
September 23rd, 2019 at 2:25 pm
Bought a used 2017 F150 with 10k miles on it 3/2019, by 6/2019 started noticing spots of oil all over the driveway. Now it has 19k on it and is pretty bad. Took dealer in NJ over 3 weeks to “order the parts”, and in that same time i ordered all of the 2019 f150 engine oil pan parts to replace the pan with the updated aluminum pan, they then said they can’t install it 3 days after dropping it off for its scheduled appointment. Then said it was going to cost probably $600 more than what the vehicle warranty would cover for the repair. I picked up the truck and we changed it at my hobby shop. Ridiculous, i own over 12 Ford trucks from 1991/2003/2006/2008/13/14/15/16s and only the 2008 currently leaks ANY oil, but its 11 years old on original oil pan and over 120k miles.
September 23rd, 2019 at 2:34 pm
@Carl: if the truck was back three times under the Ford warranty for the issue, please reach out to us at 800 536 6652.
September 29th, 2019 at 12:40 am
Bought my 2017 f-150 lariat brand new with 50 miles on end of September , 2017.
Have had it to dealership for third oil pan replacement since October 1. I now have 4200 miles on it. Had the pan replaced first one at 300 miles, then next one every 1000 miles.
Each time without a truck 5-6 days, I rely on this truck to use it for my needs.
I want compensated for my lost revenue, and the inconvenience.
Ford can keep the 3.5 eco boost and plastic oil pans
Lemon law – please help!!
Can’t wait to see what dealer says this time, 200 miles and I will be down 3-4 more days.
October 10th, 2019 at 7:45 pm
I bought a used 2017 F150 in November 2018 with 36,000 miles. I had no issues with the 1st oil change. I took it for the 2nd oil change in June 2019. The place that I took it told me that I had an oil pan leak and that I should take it to the dealership asap because it should still be under warranty. They would not change the oil and did not charge me. I took it over to the dealership right away, who checked and verified that I did have an oil pan leak. They supposedly fixed the issue. I took it for another oil change today (October 10,2019) at 55,000 miles. Again, I was told that there is an oil pan leak and that I should take it over to the dealership asap. This time I was charged for the oil change.
Once again, the dealership verified that I do have an oil pan leak. They also informed me that this was the 3rd time with the oil pan leak issue, not the 2nd. Apparently, it is on record that in May 2018 (before I bought the truck), the previous owner had taken the truck in for the same issue.
The dealership can’t fix it until next week, so I am out of a car for the next 5 days, at minimum. They could not provide a loaner car, but said that once the warranty is verified for the work, that Ford will pay for a rental. So, until then, I guess I’m just sh*t out of luck. Not only do I have to go without my truck, I also have to cancel my trip out of state.
This is extremely frustrating, especially since I’m finding that this is a known issue by Ford and they are choosing to ignore it. Although the cost of the repair is covered by warranty, that does not negate the fact that this has been, and is, an extreme inconvenience.
This repair will be the 3rd oil pan leak repair within a year and a half. That is absolutely pathetic, and Ford should be embarrassed to put out such a poor product.
October 16th, 2019 at 8:43 pm
My Ford 2016 3.50 eco boost problems are Throttle body failure.Oil leak from timing belt cover.Rear seal oil leak.Engine oil pressure sensor oil leak.Valve cover gasket oil leak.I have 26.000 miles on this truck.My first new 2016 150 with the 5 liter, I had to sell back to ford because the dealer could not fix it, the engine light was on and they could not figure it out .Now my second f-150 has been all bad news with so many oil leaks do I have a case for a total refund.I don’t want anymore Ford trucks.
October 16th, 2019 at 8:47 pm
@Carl: Please visit lemonlaw.com/rid.html and submit your information for review.
October 22nd, 2019 at 9:32 am
Took my 2018 Ford F150 XLT 2.7L Eco Boost in to the dealer for an oil change at 29,000. Service rep asked if I had any problems starting my truck which I replied no. He said the battery tested at just above 100 amps when it should be above 500 cold cranking amps. He replaced the battery. He then said I had an oil pan leak and showed me. I take the vehicle in tomorrow to have the oil pan gasket replaced. Two to Three day job and the dealer is providing a loaner. Vehicle is under warranty. I’m hoping this will correct the problem but from what I’m reading it is very discouraging.
November 7th, 2019 at 4:59 pm
3rd F-150 in 3 years and on 5th oil pan leak!!!!!!!! Currently at the dealer 2nd oil pan leak in 5 weeks!!! What a joke! Probably stuck with this one since we cut a $50,000 check to pay it off! Never ever buying a FORD anything again!
November 9th, 2019 at 1:08 pm
2017 F150 2.7L, I think less than 17,000 miles on it, oil pan is leaking. In the shop now and can’t get to it for a week.
November 21st, 2019 at 8:10 pm
I have a 2017 Ford F150 3.5 ecoboost. I bought it used with 11,000 miles, it had one oil pan leak on Carfax prior to me purchasing. And I just dropped it off for my second time with an oil leak at the oil pan and valve cover. So 3 leaks in a 1 year span. The vehicle now has just under 34,000 miles still under warranty this time.
What do I need to do? I spoke with Ford Customer Service and they said I would not be covered after 36,000 miles.
November 26th, 2019 at 10:46 am
I bought my 2015 f-150 ford super cab 2.7L in april 2019. Had it undercoated 2 week ago and they told me my oil pan was leaking.Took it to the ford dealer ship in my area They said yes oil pan was leaking Heres the the part. They said bring it in the next morning and i would have to leave it for 2 days. THE COST WOULD BE $950.00. FORD MOTER COMPANY ITS TIME FOR A RECALL!!
December 26th, 2019 at 11:22 pm
I’ve taken my 2018 F-150 5.0 to two different dealerships in the past six months for a knocking noise around the transmission. Two days ago the transmission cooler blew up. The dealership says it’s only the cooler not the transmission. Total BS! Do not buy a Ford truck period.
January 16th, 2020 at 1:21 pm
See my comment, #46 on November 9th. They had the truck almost a week and it is leaking again. It is already back in the shop with the same problem, barely fixed for 2 months.
March 8th, 2020 at 6:51 pm
I own a 2015 f150 sport4x4 bought it with 28000 miles now has 54000 miles & it just went in for its 4th oil pan asked service writer what the _______ is going on here. found on internet all ecoboost 2.7 &3.5 engins from 2015 to 2017 have same problem.
March 15th, 2020 at 11:45 am
I have a 2017 F150 3.5L Ecoboost Lariat Sport FX4. I got my oil changed yesterday at a local service center. I just turned 36,017 miles (out of warranty). I was surprised when they pointed out the leak. Knowing I was just out of warranty I had no choice but to pony up the $700 for a new oil pan gasket. It wasn’t until I picked up the truck in the afternoon that I learned the oil pan was plastic. Really? That sounds destined for failure. I have never in my 50 years of life replaced an oil pan gasket on a vehicle with so little miles. I get to researching this issue on the internet and find countless and repetitive instances with other Ford owners. The thing that bothers me even more is that this is most assuredly going to happen again. Why is this not on recall?
May 8th, 2020 at 11:14 pm
2015 F-150 XL 20,850 miles. Waiting for parts to take to dealer for the third time for oil leak at pan! Own 2018 King Ranch with 8k miles. Hope it’s not going to have the same problem!! Come on Ford find a fix and correct it!!
July 7th, 2020 at 11:45 am
See my posts 46 and 50.
Oil pan is leaking AGAIN.
Parts on order, dealership is dodging us. Running out warranty?
3rd time being replaced, less than 22,000 miles…
August 25th, 2020 at 5:59 pm
2020 F-150 5 liter 3k. Oil leak on driveway. 2 days at service, think head, think gasket, up to ford headquarters for decision, ripe apart or new engine. Guess I’ll know tomorrow.
September 30th, 2020 at 9:15 am
I have a 2016 Ford F-150 with my 2nd oil pan leak, just wanting to know if Ford is going to make it right thanks for looking at it
October 2nd, 2020 at 11:17 pm
I took my 2016 F150 4 x 4 Crewcab in for an oil change at 26000 miles. They told me there was oil all over the engine. They kept it for 3 days. They found the front cover leaking oil at the bolt under the oil filter. They changed cylinder front cover, cylinder head covers, oilpan cover with all their associated gaskets, water pump gaskets, crankshaft seals, etc. Not good.
November 23rd, 2020 at 4:29 pm
As i read these messages I can see this is going to happen. The dealer wanted to “replace the engine” for just over $10,000 on my 2017 F 150 that has 60,000 miles because of a multitude of cracked this and leaking that.. Sounds like the oil pan here. How many times do I have to take it in before it is covered under the “Lemon Law”?
December 2nd, 2020 at 10:45 pm
2020 Ford F 150 Lariat super crew, xl bed. 4k miles purchased in June 2020. Have not needed service yet but noticed knocking and found oil was 2 quarts low. Just dropped of at a Ford dealership near home. They said they will look at it in the morning. State they will do dye test if warranted. OMG, I am of what problems may lie ahead. We sold a perfectly good but aged 13 year old Toyota Tacoma for this truck.
April 4th, 2021 at 10:21 am
2017 F-150 XLT- Left valve cover gasket leaking discovered by dealer after having to replace oil pressure sensor switch and pigtail. 73,000 miles of light duty use. Unacceptable. Disappointed with Ford as it seems to be a continuous problem.
June 12th, 2021 at 8:07 am
replaced 4 oil pans ,5 with the one it came with.54000miles. what is wrong with ford engineers ,no shame.and another thing,fix the tail gate with a seal,dust and dirt all over everything .pickups are used like a car.put a stinking seal around the gate.thank god i got that settled.
August 6th, 2021 at 9:21 pm
Bought my 2017 F-150 XLT Ecoboost brand new off the lot. I’m now on oil pan #3 after my last oil change on 7/5/21 at only 33,428 miles. The day after I brought the truck home after being without it for 6 days, it started leaking again. I figured it must have been residual oil but after reviewing the invoice, it stated they cleaned up the entire underside of the engine after having let it drain overnight. Replaced Pan asy., filter asy. and sender asy. This is 2 years after having had a major overhaul of the underside of the engine including the VCT gears. That was a 3 month repair job. Thank God for the extended platinum warranty we bought. This is so unacceptable.
September 27th, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Ford F150 2.7 ecoboost purchased in April of 2016. Only has 39,000 miles and has had the oil pan changed 4 times due to leaks. The dissimilar materials between the cast iron lock and the plastic oil pan is a known problem and they’ve tried different approaches to fix and all have failed. The first time was under warranty. The second and third times we got corporate to pay after a lot of effort. This last time the dealer fixed it for free. It’s just a matter of time before it fails again.
December 26th, 2021 at 11:18 am
Oil pan leaking for second time. Resealed pan a year ago, went to change oil, and had lost 4 quarts
January 19th, 2022 at 3:17 pm
My 2017 F150 3.5 liter EB engine has a plastic oil pan that began leaking at approximately 20000-24000 miles in June of 2021. Ford replace the plastic oil pan with another plastic oil pan. 7000 miles later in December of 2021 the new oil pan began leaking and was replaced. Ford did not charge me anything because the truck was still under warranty. My warranty is expired in May of 2022. I’m confident at some point this new oil pan will start leaking. So am I stuck with the cost of getting it repaired?
February 3rd, 2022 at 7:06 pm
Purchased my 2014 F150 3.5-liter Eco in December 2019 with 145000 miles on it. 4 months later I started having problems with the o2 sensors and had to replaced twice. In February my wife and I noticed a burnt oil smell in the cabin of the truck. I noticed smoke coming from under the hood on the passenger side that seemed to be coming from the exhaust. Took it to dealership and they performed service work that I didn’t need such as, new vacuum pump, Tune up, coolant flush service, fuel induction flush service, antifreeze. As of January 3, 2021 I am still dealing with the smell, so I took it back to the dealership for the third time to only be told by the employee that the smell was coming from a VALVE COVER GASKET leaking on to the exhaust and I would have to be put on a month waiting list to be repaired. Was charged $2520.09 for the unnecessary work that was previously done. WHAT A RIPOFF (F)ix (O)r (R)epair (D)aily
March 9th, 2022 at 9:50 am
2020XLT 5.0L 19,000 mi;es – burning oil smell on a road trip. When I finally got a chance to add oil it took 6 quarts. Dealer says that since a third party (Firestone) had done my last oil change that whatever was wrong with it was not covered under warranty. Turns out the oil filter was not on tight enough.Just went through 3,000 miles and I’m down 2 quarts again. Just dropped off at the dealer again (2nd time) since they will 5 days to get it in for diagnostics – yep, 5 days (and no rentals of course). Lets see what they come up with this time. Oh, since Firestone replaced the first filter the $165 diagnostic was not covered. Only Ford dealer work is covered.
April 20th, 2022 at 12:20 pm
2018 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0 oil pan/oil plug port leak. Bought the truck used back in 2019. The truck had 16k miles when purchased. Replaced other steering parts not related with a warranty. Truck dripped oil from the first month of purchase. Dripped oil after using different oil plugs. Now at 58k miles I Almost blew the engine due to not paying attention to the oil spill in my dirt/grass parking spot.
Its not just the gasket to the oil pan. The plastic oil pans are crap. Oil plug port or locking grooves for the plug must have lost its inside diameter somehow…maybe heat? Best idea was to Trade the truck in for something without the blue oval.
May 12th, 2022 at 12:20 pm
2015 f150 2.7L 78,000 miles. I noticed leak on my driveway, I thought it was the a/c at first but it continued to get worse and discovered it was oil. I just took it into the dealership for repairs yesterday. They are very behind, I guess labor shortage like everywhere else. I haven’t heard from them yet so I don’t know the problem or cost. I’ll update when I know more.