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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,100 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

Jul 292003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles


On Ford harley davidson edition F-150 pickups, the brake pedal is stainless steel with rubber strips for traction. While they are very nice looking, they have a serious design flaw. These strips tear off very easily and quickly leaving a polished, stainless steel brake pedal. This is very slippery, especially when the least bit wet. It presents a serious safety hazard - foot sliding off while stopping, while sitting at a traffic light, etc. My truck had the problem at 2100 miles, replaced the pedals at 5000 miles and the new pedals were tearing again with a week. I am a member of the harley truck club ( and the problem is widespread.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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