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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,200 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.

2003 Ford F-150 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 132012


  • miles


My Ford F 150 frame and spring holders are rusting bad, I'm afraid the springs may fall off or the frame may break while I'm driving. It's just a matter of time before this happens. The body of the truck has no rust, I'm the original owner and only have 62,000 miles on it. Just wondering it other people are having the same problem im having with my frame and what my opptions are.

- South Portland , ME, USA

problem #4

Aug 282008


  • 87,000 miles
Traveling at 40mph. Hit at the front right fender. Shearing off tire at ball joints... causing truck to slam down on the ground and slide at least 75 feet on the frame.. no air bag deployed. I was injured and think if the airbag would have come out maybe my injuries wouldn't have occurred.

- Bridge City, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 282006

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles
This is the second occurance that I have had a oil seal or gasket on the engine after driving 80 +mile per hour. I had my truck less than three years. I have also noticed it vibrate when reaching the speed mentioned.

- Atwater, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 062004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The vehicle shook to the point that it became hard to control it. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer on five occasions, and dealer stated there was nothing that they could do to repair the vehicle. Manufacturer offered consumer additional warranty.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 262003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle makes a very loud "whining" noise when driving. Sounds as if driving an 18-wheeler truck. The truck has been serviced by dealer several times, but they have been unable to diagnose or correct problem.

- Marion, AL, USA

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