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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,522 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.

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2004 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 282007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,288 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving between 30-50 mph, the front brakes would grind and the brake pedal would pulsate when the brakes were applied. The dealer stated that the pistons in the calipers were misaligned and failed to release the brake rotor. The dealer replaced the rotors and calipers. The current and failure mileages were 27,288.

- Belvue , WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 042007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,278 miles
I noticed my brakes pulsating when applied. The dealers service tech told me the front brakes were not releasing fully and had warped the rotors beyond repair. The caliper pistons had "cocked" in their housings, destroying the front calipers. The repair cost over $1,400. The risk is that the brakes would bind, fail to disengage when applied, and cause a crash.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 302006

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Failure of rear calipers on 2004 Ford F-150 truck causing tires to lock up or violent shaking in front end.

- Barnstable, MA, USA

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