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4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,685 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 252010

F-150

  • 63,731 miles

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

I have a 2004 F-150 that has spit two spark plugs out with in a year. The second one caught fire. There has been this issue with many owners of Ford trucks and is a on going issue Ford won't take care of. Napa auto parts has a repair kit made just for this issue with Ford engines. The cost is $ $73 plus having someone do the repair.

- Whitehall, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 252008

F-150

  • 19,000 miles
CNG regulator leaking compressed natural gas into engine compartment.

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 042008

F-150

  • miles
F-150 - 2004 Ford. Experiencing two mechanical issues. The most concerting is the fuel fumes/toxic smell that enters the cab. Secondary is engine knock. The vehicle's warranty expires in approx. 5K miles. Vehicle has been diagnosed and odor confirmed, however, no trouble code was given, therefore, Ford dealership can't make repairs without approval of Ford, who won't approve without valid trouble codes. The fumes are toxic and must be hazardous to the health of our family.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
I just bought a brand new 2004 F150 4.6 L 4X4 super cab on January 31, 2004. Upon acceleration there is a noticeable jingling/rattling noise coming from the engine area. I have taken the truck back to the dealership service department 4 times and have talked to Ford customer service department numerous times. They claim this is normal vacuum resonance coming from the intake. In my opinion a brand new truck that rattles or jingles upon acceleration has a design defect or there is a defect with my truck. In either case Ford ought to fix it. Fords position is that this is my problem not their problem.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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