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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 122007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Parking brake cable somehow became detached from the hook on the rear of rotor on both driver & passenger sides. Cable did operate before.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 112005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Since 3000K miles my truck would shimmy/shake violently to the point I would have to pull off the road. After multiple times to dealeship problem still there. I noticed my emergency brake light stayed on once after pulling release. Had to reapply and pull again and did release. A week later, E brake would not release after multiple attempts. After putting in gear, finally did release. After backing out of driveway, as I started to drive truck was shaking badly. I deducted E-brake sticking causing shaking. Brought to dealer- found stuck E-brake. Replaced adaptor, rotor asy-brake, cable asy-parking brake. Picked up truck-tried E-brake and went to floor, did not hold truck when in gear. Ebrake not working again after just being replaced.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Dt vehicle has constant vibration, it shakes violently at 45 mph and above. The dealer states its the emergency brake cable causes this to happen. They have already replaced the motor mounts, and the rear end twice because the originally thought that was the problem. Currently, it still shakes and they think its because rear emergency brake locked up..

- Northville , NY, USA

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