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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,969 miles

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2004 Ford E-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford E-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 132011


  • 85,000 miles


During the winter months our 2004, Ford, E150, van has had occasional yet complete brake failure several times. Typically, it has happened when it was very cold -10F and typically slower speeds 10-15mph but today it was 30 F and speeds were 45-50 mph as we were coming down a mountain pass in Colorado. We almost rear ended a semi and almost took another car head on but they had moved into the far lane. Before reaching the brake failure run off we were able to down shift and eventually the brakes came back to complete working order. The van has been brought in several times to Ford dealership and each time same answer, we can't reproduce the problem so they haven't done anything.

- Maplewood , MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 232008


  • 76,875 miles
Repeated vehicle brake failure.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 012006

E-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford E150. The contact stated that the brakes were inoperable. The dealer was unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure and as of spradley barr Ford January 7, 2008, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The current mileage was 57,650 and failure mileage was 18,000. Updated 02-14-08 the consumer stated once the vehicle is driven for 15 mins. And then parked. The consumer stated once driving again brakes become non existence. Updated 02/14/08

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 302007

E-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bolts falling off of brakes that hold caliper on. I have a total of 12 2004 Ford E-150 and 1 2004 Ford Expedition. 3 of my E-250's and the Expedition has all had this happen to them. What happens is that it sounds like the brake pads are worn down to metal on metal, when brakes were checked for the problem, the bolt had come loose and was causing the caliper to rub against the rim.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

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