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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,725 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 242006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles


1) my truck will still out when coasting to red lights or when idling. 2) when the truck stalls, I loose power steering and power breaks, yesterday it died out right on top of some railroad tracks and was giving me trouble trying to restart. It would say "low oil pressure" on start up, however that's because the RPM's weren't high enough to create enough oil pressure. It will then go into engine failsafe mode. 3) the Ford dealership says I need a new throttle body and to reflash the PCM. However I have not been able to make the repairs yet because I can not afford them.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 042004

(reported on)


  • 450 miles
Consumer complained about steering problem. While driving about 76 mph vehicle inadvertently changed lanes. Driver turned the steering wheel in the opposite direction, and vehicle felt like it was going to roll over. Consumer took vehicle back to the dealership, and traded it after only 10 days of ownership.

- Elm Creek, NE, USA

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