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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
850 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150 super cab. The contact complained about steering problems. Took vehicle to the dealership several times, and they have been unable to correct the problem. Vehicle will shimmied while going down the road, they replaced the rack and pinion and it helped some. The tires have been changed, realigned, and balanced, and nothing helped. He did know of other people that also had this problem. A friend said that they knew over 500 reports on a website of these problems as well. This problem has been occurring since the vehicle was purchased in September 2004.

- Warren, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 232004


  • miles
Vibration in steering wheel. Replaced front/rear rotors, rack and pinion, steering gear and balanced all tires. Steering vibration at hwy speeds. Steering shakes when braking.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 142004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles
Brakes & rack and pinion bar.

- Bev Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

May 282004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Tailgate straps are the same length, but when you put pressure on the tailgate, only the LH tailgate strap supports the tailgate. The truck has vibration and steering wheel nibble problems. They have balanced the tires 4 times, replaced the tires. The fse from Ford took the vehicle for a ride and said it needs a new driveshaft. The brake dust is a big problem. You need to wash the wheels daily. Ford now has updated pads. I hope they replace them under warranty. Two of the rotors are also grooved. The truck has 3000 miles on it. It has been in 5+ times now! the ac unit only had 22 ounces of fliud in it. It is supposed to have 30+. my air was verified to be 8-10 degrees warmer than spec. The gas door (spring) broke. The paint on the hood is flawed. It didn't get fully sprayed on the right front of the hood. Both sides of the rear diff. Are wet. Something is leaking. The seatbelt stitching is coming apart.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

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