Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


While braking the vehicle jerks as if the ABS engages and releases continuously the dealership could not find anything wrong. The emergency brake cable broke complete off, cable and covering. After replacing the emergency brake cable I stepped on emergency brake when I parked, heard a pop and later while driving the vehicle the rear left wheel would grab making a grinding sound and slowing the vehicle. Was able to get to a garage where it was discovered that the emergency brake pads had broken off and were binding the braking system.

- Rangeley, ME, USA

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