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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
139,505 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford E-150 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford E-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 282014


  • 122,010 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford E-150. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled and lost all steering and braking ability. The engine warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the hand brake was engaged in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not able to start while the gear was in park until it was shifted into neutral. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the transmission range sensor had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,010.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 212013

E-150 8-cyl

  • 157,000 miles
Driving at 35mph, vehicle started making a backfiring sound and losing power. Pulled vehicle into a parking lot and had towed to Ford dealer. Ford service adviser said #3 spark plug blew out of engine. He had service technician pull other plugs and checked gap on plugs to find all plugs were original factory installed.

- Drexel, MO, USA

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