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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,330 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 engine problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Jul 042004

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 30 mph and without warning the vehicle accelerated on it's own. The driver applied the brakes and was able to maintain control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 072004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While parking a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck I experienced an unintended acceleration incident. This occurred as I was engaging the brakes of the vehicle. As I applied pressure to the brake pedal, the engine revved up and the vehicle lurched forward. To stop the vehicle from accelerating I took my foot off the brake and let the vehicle stop on its own. I later told the owner (my uncle) about the event, and he immediately told me that he had a similar occurrence while backing up the vehicle. He told me what was happening was my foot was touching both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time. I examined the distance between the brake and accelerator pedals and sure enough my foot would bridge the gap between the two, engaging both at the same time. The following day I had the same situation occur again, but this time I was able to get the vehicle to stop by moving my foot leftward on the brake pedal. A personal note about my experience with Ford full size pickups, I have been driving various models since the mid 1970's and have never had an unintentional acceleration occur. This particular model comes equipped with adjustable pedals that may play apart in the problem. But I think the size of the accelerator pedal may be the major contributing factor in causing this problem. I feel this is an ergonomics problem that will need to be addressed before someone gets killed or maimed. I have know doubt people would have been seriously harmed had they been within four feet of the front of the vehicle when this unintentional acceleration occurred.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #1

May 102004

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently, the vehicle began to rapidly accelerate, the consumer had to turn off the ignition switch to stop the vehicle. The dealership kept the vehicle for 15 days, however they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Pineville, LA, USA

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