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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,994 miles

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2000 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Dec 022010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the ABS brake light would illuminate sporadically. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the ABS modular needed to be replaced. The dealer advised that the vehicle could be driven, but would have to be driven slow in inclement weather because the module failed. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 143,000. Updated 01/24/12 updated 01/25/12

- Kindom City, MO, USA

problem #30

Dec 082007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The vehicle was parked for six hours before catching fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. A police report was filed. They stated that the fire was due to brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder. The current and failure mileages were 127,000. Updated 02-14-08 updated 02/14/08

- Riverside , CA, USA

problem #29

May 042005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
At 102,000 miles the anti-lock brake system light came on. I took the vehicle to the Ford dealer and he said the whole anti-lock system had corroded and would have to be replaced to the tune of $1000. This was just after Ford had fixed ball joints and completely rusted emaergency brake cables under extended warranty at 99,900 miles.

- Antigo, WI, USA

problem #28

Feb 282005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The ABS check light remained on while the vehicle was on. Owner's manual informed the consumer that the brakes may not operate normally. Owner contacted the manufacturer.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #27

Nov 012004

F-150 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The brakes at 38000 miles were completely worn down to the rotors. Took the vehicle to the dealer. The brakes, and rotors had to be replaced.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #26

Nov 012004

F-150

  • miles
While driving cruise control switch burned the brake reservoir and the brakes failed. All the fluid leaked out, and the brake light illuminated. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer to be repaired.

- Highlands, NC, USA

problem #25

Oct 212004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer complained about an ABS brake problem. The warning light kept coming on. Also, tie rod ends were defective. Consumer received notification from the Ford manufacturer to have the tie rod ends checked. Consumer had to pay for this service because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. 42,000 miles on the vehicle.

- Bedford, OH, USA

problem #24

Jul 122004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,900 miles
While driving, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Suddenly the ABS light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that the anti lock brake system pump needed to be replaced. The ehcu pump failed.

- West Paris, ME, USA

problem #23

May 282004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Had ABS replaced numerous times on my 2000 F-150 come to find out the wiring harness has been defective the whole time and has just been discovered to be the culprit. Ford has agreed to pay 50% of cost but I can't be the only one with a defective harness, right?

- Durhamville, NY, USA

problem #22

Jun 092003

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,000 miles
We have two 2000 F150 pickups and at 37000 miles the ABS light came on, I've had one pickup repaired and the brakes are not the same I feel this should have been a recall since it was on two different vehicles.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #21

Oct 082002

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 67,875 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Anti locking brakes: When it is raining or wet conditions the first time I use my brakes, the rear brakes will lock up and the rear end will start to bounce. Truck will not stop, will slide instead. The following date is approximate. I took the truck to ennis Ford, place of purchase, I thought I needed new brakes. I was told my brakes pads were good. The problem was a defect in the anti-locking brakes system and that Ford would not stand behind it. I asked for a description of the problem and was told Ford would not allow then to tell me what was wrong. Ennis Ford gave me an estimate of $500 - 600 to fix the problem.

- Kaufman, TX, USA

problem #20

Oct 112000

F-150 6-cyl

  • 50 miles
While driving, the consumer pressed on the brake pedal to stop but the rear brakes locked up. This was an intermittent problem. This would especially occur when the roads were damp, raining, and in humid conditions.

- Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #19

Aug 162003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had $1375 worth of maintenance done on my 2000 Ford F-150 at mak haik Ford on Aug.14, 2003, such as transmission & power steering flush, replacing fuel, air & oil filters, new brakes & fixing ABS sensor, etc. When I got home straight from the mak haik, the alarm was acting up. Later, I discovered the cruise control was broken. Two days later, while I was in bww on westheimer, my truck combusted into flames (about 30-40 feet high). The truck is a write-off. Mak haik blew up my truck. I want my $1375 back as well as approx. $32,500 for the truck.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #18

Jun 012003

F-150

  • miles
Hit a deer... after accident, ABS light would not go out. I presumed it was accident related. When body shop investigated they found wires from ABS unit had corroded and fallen off. Dealer contact said they have had several in the past two months but no recall notice has been issued yet.

- Conneaut Lake, PA, USA

problem #17

Sep 092002

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
First start to move truck and tuch brakes will almost send U through windshield, mostly happens when cold out. Have taken off and went about 2 blocks and went to apply brakes went all the way to floor.this has happened twiced. Ford could not find anything wrong. Talked to other owners they have had the same problem.

- Smiths Creek, MI, USA

problem #16

Feb 272002

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that on two occasions, brakes have failed that resulted in accidents, they have failed on other occasions but did not result in an accident, the dealer said nothing is wrong but nature of anti-lock system and he blamed it on warped rotors. The brake pedal does not vibrate when problem occurs, which is customary with warped rotors, . each time they were testing ABS at high speeds but consumers problem occurs at slow speed.

- Nitro, WV, USA

problem #15

Mar 232002

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was gravel on the road and consumer applied brakes and vehicle did a 360 degree turn around, vehicle flipped over four times. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #14

Feb 272002

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that on two occasions, brakes have failed that resulted in accidents, they have failed on other occasions but did not result in an accident, the dealer said nothing is wrong but nature of anti-lock system and he blamed it on warped rotors. The brake pedal does not vibrate when problem occurs, which is customary with warped rotors, . each time they were testing ABS at high speeds but consumers problem occurs at slow speed.

- Nitro, WV, USA

problem #13

Apr 012000

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently brakes will not stop vehicle. Braking system has been replaced to remedy problems. Twice in a 3- month period rotors have been changed. Ford agreed there was a problem with ABS system, and was trying to accommodate consumer.

- Clarksville, VA, USA

problem #12

Aug 222001

F-150

  • miles
ABS light came on. Advised could be driven but ABS would not work. Returned home and took to original dealer. They advised left rear sensor and the ABS brake controller were defective. Repairs will cost more than $700 and parts would be shipped in overnight. Eight days later, there is still no parts.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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