2003 Ford F-150

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2003 Ford F-150 Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are failure of the Idle Air Control Valve (IACV), failure of the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor, failure of the Ignition Coils and Boots (4.6L and 5.4L only), failure of the Camshaft Position Sensor, and one or more of the Spark Plugs breaking off during removal. The cost to repair the IACV is estimated at $70.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor. The cost to repair the DPFE Sensor is estimated at $31.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Ignition Coils and Boots is estimated to be $103.00 each for parts and $32.50 each for labor. The cost to repair the Camshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $39.20 for parts and $19.50 for labor. The cost to repair the broken Spark Plug(s) ranges from $50.00 to $200.00 for parts and $65.00 to $1100.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ball Joints. The cost to repair the Ball Joints is estimated at $45.00 for the Upper Ball Joints and $61.00 for the Lower Ball Joints for parts and $227.50 per side (2 Wheel Drive) and $234.00 per side (4X4) for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Antilock Brake System (ABS) Module. The cost to replace the ABS Module is estimated at $275.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is failure of the alternator. The cost to replace the alternator is estimated at $270.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Moderate Problems A common problem on this vehicle is failure of the Under Dash Fuse Panel and Generic Electronic Module. This problem may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Fuse Panel and Generic Electronic Module is $313.00 for parts and $97.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5
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