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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,290 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 162008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,200 miles


I approached an intersection with a traffic signal...I attempted to stop my truck by applying the truck went right through the red light and eventually stopped after the intersection. I heard a noise right before the truck actually stopped. I pulled off the main highway and tried applying the brakes again and they seemed to be okay. I proceeded home very slowly.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Oct 262006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While trying to stop my Ford F-150 truck, I was actually hitting the accelerator at the same time as I was pushing the brake pedal. I could not tell that it was happening until it was too late. As I pshed on the brake the truck did not seem to slow down nearly as fast as it should have, so I pushed harder on the brake and that did not seem to work properly, then I realized the right edge of my foot was actually depressing the accelerator, but you could not really feel it since it has very little resistance. When I realized what was happening, I tried to lift my foot off the accelrator, but to do so I had to release the brake a bit. When I did that, the vehicle lurched forward toward the car in front of me and hit it. It happens because as you are hitting the accelerator while trying to brake, the engine revs up to high RPM, as you try to get your foot off the accelerator, and release the brake a bit, the car thinks you want to go fast and takes off because of the high RPM. This happened to me about two or three weeks ago, but it just seemed like an oddity at the time so I did not really think it was a big deal. Then it happened to me again yesterday when I needed to stop quickly because everyone had slammed on the brakes in front of me, so when I went to hit my brakes, I inadvertantly was hitting the accelerator at the same time again, only this time, it caused an accident as I plowed into the car in front of me. I had plenty of room in front of me, at least 10 to 15 feet or more, and we were only traveling between 5 to 10 miles per hour. I wonder how many other drivers have had this occur to them. I have been driving vehicles for thirty years and have never had this happen to me until I drove this truck, and it has now happened at least 2 times in the last month. I am driving this truck since August this year.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 062006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,250 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle had an improper brake adjustment which made the slack adjuster length different on each side of an axle. The dealership did not find any problem and the contact requested that the brake chambers be replaced and each of the service chambers must be of the same size across the vehicle's axles. Updated 10/18/2006 - the brake pedal travels past the accelerator pedal and has caused trouble while the consumer attempts to stop the vehicle. The consumer has inadvertently it both pedals at the same time.

- Eudora, KS, USA

problem #2

Mar 132006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,002 miles
: the contact stated while applying the brake the pedal goes to the floor and the contact's foot presses the accelerator. The dealer indicated the brakes operate as designed and both the brake and accelerator pedals meet the FMVSS. No repairs have been made. Updated 3/28/2006 -

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 142005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
: the contact stated after attempting to apply sudden brake pressure, the vehicle struck another vehicle in the rear resulting in minor damage. The brakes stopped the vehicle, however not before the point of impact. No injuries were sustained and the police were not notified. Afterwards, the contact discovered the brake pedal was too close to the accelerator pedal. It was suspected that due to the design this could be unsafe, although the placement of the accelerator pedal was not a factor in the accident. The dealer was notified. A manufacturer representative inspected the vehicle. It was determined the placement of the accelerator and brake pedal met Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and no corrections were made.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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