Is the 2012 F-150 reliable, or what are the concerns/questions about it?

Hi y’all, I’m new to this forum. I’ve been researching the 2011-2014 F-150 series and have a couple of questions.

Are there any issues or concerns I should be aware of? I’m looking to purchase a used F-150 in the coming days and want to be fully informed about what to look out for. Specifically, I’m interested in a 2011-2014 F-150 with less than 130,000 miles, equipped with the 5.0 engine, 4x4 capability, and a 5 1/2 ft bed.

Sorry if my message is a bit scattered. I know they introduced the 5.0 engine in 2011, and I’ve read about a few potential issues. Any insights would be appreciated.


Like any vehicle do your research before buying.

My 2010 5.4 FX-4 has shown to be a dependable vehicle. However, this is the final year that the engine-powered steering is used. No rear window that opens or a sun roof either. I couldn’t handle any of those or the EPS for the money you could pay me.

Are the steering rack issues with these? I never noticed any of those issues during my research.