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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,018 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford F-150 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 292012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud noise when started. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the noise emitted from the engine area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who located the failure as the intake manifold being warped and leaking. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 73,000. Updated 09/11/12 the consumer stated exhaust gases was leaking into the engine area and could enter into the passenger compartment. Updated 09/13/2012

- Newark , DE, USA

problem #2

Sep 152007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My vehicle has low power, stutters, and cuts off. A service bulletin was said to has come out about possible defective pushrod or rocker arms am not sure but I am sure that the problem come from the point of original assembly and I should not have to pay for an issue that starts from manufacturing.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 022006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,053 miles
My vehicle is F150 supercrew lariat. The vehicle has 80kmil. It has been running very sluggishly and idles hard in a complete stop. The auto repair shop has diagnosed the problem with the truck engine as 2C oils burned and 2pzt2fe spark plugs split in half--white middle cover of plug plug still lodged into engine.

- Houston, TX, USA

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