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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 032005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. The rear end failed seven times. The contact took the truck to service dealer on 9-28-05, and the service dealer acknowledged that there was a problem, but stated that the contact could drive the vehicle, and advised him to call customer care because there was going to be a disagreement between customer care and the dealership as to who was going to fix the vehicle. The vehicle was still under warranty. On 10-03-05 the contact drove the vehicle at 45-50 mph and while pulling a work trailer he heard a loud noise. The brakes locked and then the rear end locked up..

- Fuquay, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 072004


  • 20,000 miles
During routine inspection dealership informed the consumer that the rear brakes wore out. The problem was not resolved.

- Clinton, MI, USA

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