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Average Mileage:
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2004 Ford F-150 suspension problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #30

Jul 202004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 miles


Steering wheel vibration at 65 to 70 mph. Followed tsb 4-25-8 which did not resolve the problem. Ford dealers have been unable to fix the vibration issue. Experiencing excessive tire wear, Ford has extended tire warranty to 36,000 miles.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #29

Feb 182005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
I have a vibration problem with a 2004 Ford F-150 supercrew truck I have owned for 2 months. The dealer cannot fix the problem, and says Ford Motor Co claims it is a design problem and cannot be fixed.

- Emerson, NE, USA

problem #28

Oct 062003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The vehicle experienced extreme shaking from the suspension, and sounded like the wheels were falling off. Owner had a difficult time controlling the steering wheel when B driving around 50 mph. Manufacturer was contacted by consumer.

- Brownsville, OR, USA

problem #27

Dec 132004


  • 188 miles


When driving 50 mph or more the vehicle vibrates heavily. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #26

Oct 062004


  • 9,500 miles
While driving 40 mph, the vehicle vibrated heavily. The cause was not determined.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #25

Dec 022004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Just like many others bad vibe in steering wheel, gas pedal and bed of truck... have had dealer trry to fix twice... replaced tires, road froced balanced tires and now I am to drive it for 2000 miles to see it that helps... I have seen that Ford has a tsb out for this problem and still are not fixing anything.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #24

Jul 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


Excessive vibration at most speeds, most noticable between 40-50. The truck is now starting an unusual shake/rebounce on very smooth roads as well. 4 attempts to fix and nothing has been done to correct this issue. Bought at 15 miles, no problems, started around 1500 mi, now at 6200 and it's getting worse!!

- Piedmont, OK, USA

problem #23

Nov 082004

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle's suspension shook and vehicle vibrated while being driven. Taken in for repair, but no problem is found.

- Glens Falls, NY, USA

problem #22

Nov 132004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
2004 F-150 super crew 4X4. Vibration in vehicle. Steering wheel shackes. Dealer states that tsb is aware- manufacturer. Is working on it. Have seen information about this exact problem in many identical trucks. What is Ford going to do" what can I do" help.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #21

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 #20

Sep 142004


  • 190,000 miles


While driving 40-50 mph vehicle vibrated heavily. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Frankton, IN, USA

problem #19

Oct 092004


  • miles
2004 Ford F-150, vibration problem: Truck bed and steering wheel vibrated.

- Prospect, CT, USA

problem #18

Sep 022004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Have a 2004 F150 XL supercab. Have experienced several occasions where where truck would begin to shake violently. Speed does not seem to be a factor as it has occured when driving 30mph, as well as highway speeds. The "violent vibration" can last anywhere from 10 seconds to 15 minutes." Vibration will then suddenly stop. Brought the truck in for service, repair technician could not recreate problem. When the truck was hooked up to the computer no errors appeared. Was told "sorry nothing we can do, because the problem did not appear when in for service." Was told the next time the problem happens drive right into the service dept. Problem is I am never anywhere near the dealer, or the service department is closed whenever this problem happens. I am very unhappy, annoyed and frustrated.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #17

Sep 282004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158 miles
Wheel vibration in steering wheel at highway speeds. Problem still persist even after Ford Motor Company has installed a dampening kit via drilling through the frame to secure bolts.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #16

Aug 242004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8 miles
The front end of my 2004 F150 vibrates when traveling over 55 mph. I have brought it to the dealer 4 times. They have replaced the tires and installed a new steering box. Now the have a dampening kit on order. I had the truck for two weeks and the dealer has had it for 7. the ac does not get cold either. I have notified the dealership each time and the have not been able to fix it either.

- River Ridge, LA, USA

problem #15

Aug 192004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
I have a 2004 F150 and am having the same problem as most others here. I have a bad vibration that was starting at 42 mph and is now happening at all speeds all the time. The dealer has rebalanced the tires, put on a vibration damper and also has replaced all 4 tires and wheels as a set all to no avail. The dealer I bought the truck from has been going out of their way to try to help me, but like me they are getting very frustrated as Ford is not doing much if anything to try to fix it. I am now going to be seeing a Ford engineer on Sept 20th about the problem. So far nothing has been done to fix it. Fords engineer says it is a characteristic of the tires and that I should live with it. I don't think so. I have been to my dealer 5 times for this problem.

- Alden, NY, USA

problem #14

Jul 262004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
Consumer was concerned that the vehicle would shimmy / shake when driving 55 mph. Vehicle has been to the dealer and the problem still recurring.

- Conway, NH, USA

problem #13

Mar 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Intermittently front and rear end of vehicle shuttered and vibrated. The problem became worse when vehicle's speed reached and exceeded 52 mph. Dealership installed a dampter kit, but the problem recurred.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #12

May 122004


  • 7,000 miles
While driving vehicle would shimmied. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #11

Jan 052004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Left front end, when I back out of a parking spot after letting the truck sit for over a minute, as I start to drive I can feel and hear a rough noise, I can feel it on the drivers floorboard, it vibrates for a second or two and its also audible, I took it into my dealer had he said he heard nothing but I have let friends drive and they say they hear and feel it too, the sound is like something may be rubbing or setting back into place. My truck is a 2004 F150 and started doing that about 2 months after I bought it.

- Conway, AR, USA

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