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8.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 exhaust system problems

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

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

I purchased my Ford F150 on December 29, 2002 from sunrise Ford in North hollywood, California. I returned it in March 2003 because there was an odd clunking, grinding and whining sound when it was driven. I was told that they could not find anything wrong with it. Then I took it back one more time in April of 2003 and they still could not find anything wrong. In May 2003, I moved to Arizona and on May 9, 2003 I took it to berge Ford located mesa, Arizona. They tested the vehicle and could not find anything wrong. Even though they previously mentioned that it could be the rear end that has the problem. I took it in again on September 17, 2003 to berge Ford and they found several items wrong with the truck. Although they fixed the items listed on the service ticket, the truck is not fixed. This vehicle obviously has a problem. I would not waste my time leaving work to deal with such issues if the issues did not exist. It took four times to locate a problem and it is still not fixed. I took the car to berge Ford on May 26, 2004 again. This time they replaced the air flow valve. I again took the vehicle in on June 1, 2004 and they couldn't find anything wrong again. I believe that this vehicle is truly a lemon and I am hoping that Ford can work with me on these issues. I was told I do not qualify for the lemon law because of my mileage, but the problems started before I was over the mileage limit. It is frustrating to deal with these issues for over a year. If there were not any problems then why would I have returned the truck 3 months after I bought it? I would love to trade it in, but I do not want to lose again by being upside down. I spoke with a gentleman at berge Ford and he said that there is a possibility that Ford might be able to buy the truck back and that is exactly what I need them to do at this point. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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