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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,525 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 072006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 14,000 miles

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

Mice have eaten through the wires to my fuel sending unit. Several months ago the did ate through many wires in my engine compartment. It is my view that this presents a severe potential for fire which could easily injure or kill. These have been expensive repairs that could have been prevented if Ford had not skimped on protection of their wiring harnesses. I can't believe that Ford that claims their vehicles are built Ford tough can't be protected from a small rodent. The first incident in August of 2005 cost over $1500 to repair and this second incident is estimated at approx $500.

- Skillman, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 222005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was parked in front of the residence home and it caught on fire. Driver was able to extinguish the fire. No injuries reported. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, and mechanic could not determine the cause of the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 122005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The vehicle was on the road at 10 mph when all of a sudden the driver noticed black smoke coming out of the engine, blocking his view from the road. The owner got out of the vehicle, and witnessed it burning up. The manufacturer was contacted by consumer.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 072005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,100 miles
I saw your report on the news about Ford new fire problem. I have a 2004 F-150 XLT lariat P/U truck with 3000 miles on it, only 3 months old, catch fire on me as I was driving down the road.it was a severe electrical fire. Before it happened, the radio would stay on after I locked and left the vehicle.I have been with out my vehicle since 10/04. Ford, and the dealer keeps giving me the run around. Ford leagal dept told me to call my insurance co!they are telling me they are sending a field engineer 2-08-05 to check it out. They have been very evasive and not co-operative at all, and I think they are comming in just to cover things up! the vehicle was involved in a minor accident on 10-04 ($3000) damage.and Ford is trying to make me believe its accident related and they wont cover it. But now I see the news, I can see clearley now ! the vehicle is located at eastgate Ford, on seajay dr. In beavercreek, Ohio, 45430. You folks should come check it out, before they try to cover up same problem in the new 2004's !

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

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