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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,968 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 202008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,930 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving 35 mph, the rear brakes on the driver side locked, causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle. There was no crash. The dealer stated that the pivot lever (emergency brake cable) was rusted. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 37,930 and current mileage was 37,960.

- Butler, KY, USA

problem #2

Dec 032007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
On 3 occasions the rear parking brake has hung up and caused excessive chattering and shuddering at speeds over 10mph. Caused the passenger rear brake rotor and assembly to be so hot that smoke was evident. Caused caliper assembly to fail with less than 40,000 mile for the 3rd time. Dealer said to disconnect parking brake or pull off the glued brake lining and not to use it any longer. On last occasion new rotor and caliper was installed leaving the parking brake adjusted well away from the drum and I was suggested to not use the parking brake because this is a similar problem with others.

- Chassell, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 082007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,975 miles
Purchased truck new. Had highway speed shudders and vibration. Dealer said this is a common problem and it would go away by its self. On the third visit, they said that they fixed it and we left. Immediately, we turned around because the problem was not fixed. We found that the parking brake was dragging and that what was causing the shuttering and vibration. They fixed the problem and we've not had anymore issues with this until recently. We had the rear differential replaced for the slipping problem and now the parking brakes are dragging again. This is not safe and in my opinion can cause a fire.

- Madison, SD, USA

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