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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,800 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.

1996 Ford F-150 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,600 miles


Oct 4, 2005-during annual state safety inspection, the inspector discoverewd that both front coil springs were broken. The breaks were aproximately 90 from the top end of each coil, leaving them unattached. The broken ends were rusty, so they had beejn in this condition for some time. The springs were replaced with new ones.

- North Berwick, ME, USA

problem #1

Sep 012001


  • miles
Front left spring coil broke, causeing excessive tire wear, brake/rotor failure, and diminished vehicle control at highway speeds. Expenses to repair defective spring and subsequent damage to brakes/rotors in excess of $500.

- Isanti, MN, USA

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