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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Safety issue, in cab electrical failures. Feb 4th 2006, it rained 1.5 inches. My truck sat in the rain with all the windows up. In the evening I opened the door and drove away. As I had jumped in the truck, I had realized I did not have any dome lights. As I drove away (engine running fine), I realized I did not have any readouts on my instrument cluster and several other things not working. About 10 miles later, I hit a bump in the road and all my non-working items began working. The only side effect was my tripometer quit working. At this time, September 14, 2006 I continue to have this problem. Specifically when it rains or is humid. I currently have driven my truck approx 200 miles in the past 4 days without any of these items working. During these 6 months, I would approximate this issue as 1X per week problem, with the resolution being a hard hit on the dash while I am driving. However, I am at the point now where hitting the dash does not solve the problem. Here is a list of things not working when I have this failure. The air bag light blinks upon start up then stays illuminated. No dome lights no speedometer no tripometer no odometer no tach no fuel no engine temp no operating volts no oil pressue no audible alarm the key is in the ignition no audible alarm when the lights are left on no auto power locks no power windows (therefore stuck in position of last normal operation) no radio no ac no defrost (problem occurs when humidity is high = fogging windows.) I feel I have some safety issues that make this truck unsafe. I am at 50,000 miles warranty, how do I get the mfg to fix correctly, for free.

- Mount Joy, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 242005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The position of the left windshield wiper is incorrect, preventing it from going all the way up and clearing the windshield during inclement weather. This is making the ability to see the road difficult. Manufacturer was contacted by consumer, and was informed that nothing could be done to adjust the windshield wiper. The consumer stated that the drivers side wipers will not defrost.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

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