This engine has been around a long time in European vehicles and has an excellent record. When they adapted it to the F150 there were several modifications, mostly to meet the US EPA mandates. Almost all problems I have heard of seem to be related to the egr valve issue. Ford bought my first 3.0 back due to egr issues but my new truck has been flawless with a little over 1,800 miles.
2013 F150 5.0 XLT
2018 F150 3.0 Platinum Ruby Red