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2004 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 232005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Accelerator pedal...adjustable pedal levels seem to move causing driver to step on accelerator instead of brake pedal...happens often...very dangerous

- Beesleys Point, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 282004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Purchased 2004 Ford F-150 supercab 4X2 at hub city Ford Inc in crestview, Florida on November 15, 2004. After heavy rains the pickup cab flooded, covering the rear seat back, bench, and carpeting in large puddles. Upon further inspection, noticed the brake pedal rod, steering column, and all bare metal was severely rusted. Took vehicle to the dealership and was told that it was "normal" and would be painted, and detailed to clean the carpets. Was also informed immediately that the cause of the leak was a faulty seal around the top cab rear brake light. Appointment was made for Tuesday November 30th, 2004. Inspected the cab further on Sunday (today) November 28th, 2004. Rust is covering all exposed metal, including the seat brackets (which hold the seats to the frame) all bolts, and most of the rear cab metal behind the rear seats. Water is still covering the rear floor pans and side pans under plastic side steps (under which is bound wiring relating to forward to rear electrical functions). The damage from rust is not surficial, but deep, cracked and pitted. Will attempt to have dealer replace vehicle entirely.

- Eglin Afb, FL, USA

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