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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,624 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 152008

F-150

  • 46,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Ford F-150. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle failed to stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact noticed that the pedal was stiff and felt as if there was no braking power. He placed the vehicle into neutral and depressed the brake pedal as hard as possible, which caused the vehicle to finally stop. The dealer stated that the brake assist hose was defective and caused the failure. The vehicle was repaired under warranty and the contact had to pay the deductible. He also called the manufacturer because he discovered NHTSA campaign id number 08V208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings), but was informed that his VIN was not included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were 46,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #8

May 272008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While approaching an intersection, the brake pedal would not move when it was depressed and the vehicle would not stop. Fortunately, after continually applying pressure to the brakes, the vehicle stopped. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). He would be responsible for the repair costs, which total $567. The dealer replaced the rubber hose on the brake booster vacuum supply tube assembly. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 54,000. Updated 06/16/08 the installed a power booster hose under the intake.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #7

May 182008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 133,077 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact attempted to stop the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. On May 18, 2008, while approaching a stop sign, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the speed reduced to 30 mph; however, the vehicle would not stop and continued through a four lane highway. She was finally able to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the power brake booster vacuum supply hose was falling off, and they removed the intake and glued it back into position. The dealer further stated that NHTSA campaign id number 08V208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) did not apply to her VIN. The current and failure mileages were 133,077. Updated 06/09/2008.

- Morris Chapel, TN, USA

problem #6

Apr 122008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,442 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Normal braking capability was suddenly and completely lost without warning when vacuum assist hose separated from fitting on the intake manifold. Vacuum hose separated apparently due to some slight back-pressure that occurred when engine was started. Original design did not include a clamp on the hose. Correction of the problem required removal of the intake manifold to gain access to the vacuum fitting; the hose was replaced and clamped. Mileage was 76,442 and extended warranty did not cover and it cost me $782. It is very disconcerting to learn that normal braking capability can be completely lost in this way without any warning whatsoever. I believe the Ford Motor Company must be held fully responsible to correct what is clearly a design deficiency that has high potential to cause a serious accident resulting in personal injury or even death. I also feel that the Ford Motor Company should reimburse me for cost of repair since the dealership told me that it knew of the problem and was informed to modify the vacuum hose assembly because they knew that the original composition was wrong.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #5

Apr 152008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
My vehicle stalled when trying to start. When it did start, I pressed the brakes and they were hard. I put my car in drive and tried to apply my brakes and the brakes didn't seem to work. I literally had to put 2 feet on the brakes and press down with all of my weight just to stop my truck. I brought it to the dealership and they said it was my vacuum line on my brakes that came off. It is going to cost me $375. Thankfully I wasn't driving fast when my brakes gave out.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Jan 242008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,707 miles
My daughter was operating my 2005 model F150 when the brakes went out, she was able to swerve off of the road to avoid an accident until the truck came to rest. No physical damage was incurred to her or the vehicle. Upon investigation, the brake booster had lost vacuum (power assist) due to a vacuum hose that had fallen loose from the rear of the intake manifold. $600 repair to re-attach vacuum hose and clamp never installed at factory.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 172008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,442 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Normal braking capability was suddenly and completely lost without warning when vacuum assist hose separated from fitting on the intake manifold. Vacuum hose separated apparently due to some slight back-pressure that occurred when engine was started. Original design did not include a clamp on the hose. Correction of the problem required removal of the intake manifold to gain access to the vacuum fitting; the hose was replaced and clamped. Mileage was 23,442 but vehicle was out of warranty due to age of 39 months. Dealer did a "goodwill - after warranty" repair for which I was required to pay 20% or a minimum of $100. It is very disconcerting to learn that normal braking capability can be completely lost in this way without any warning whatsoever. I believe the Ford Motor Company must be held fully responsible to correct what is clearly a design deficiency that has high potential to cause a serious accident resulting in personal injury or even death.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #2

Apr 232007

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,945 miles
As I approached a stop sign brakes failed to brake properly. The brakes were tight and no amount of pressure would stop the truck. I put it in N and it eventually rolled to a stop with the help of gravity and the incline leading up to the intersection. I had my 2005, F150 towed to the nearest Ford dealership. The faulty hose was replaced with a 'reinforced one. Which leaves me to believe Ford has had trouble with this part prior to this incident. Why else would they replace the faulty part with this new, so-called reinforced one. The old part is not available because I was told the dealership had to send it to Ford Motor Co. I wonder how many accidents, collisions, near misses, and deaths occurred because of brake failures that went unreported. Had this failure occurred in March, just North of tailgate, all on route 77, when the tractor trailer truck pulled in front of me, I 'm sure the accident would have become another statistic reported as an unfortunate fatality caused by a careless truck driver. No one would have thought to investigate the brakes on my truck.

- Hazel Green, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 072007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
- the contact called regarding the 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated that when attempting to put the vehicle in reverse the brakes failed. The contact pulled over and turned the vehicle off. There were no warning indicators. The contact had the vehicle towed to a Ford dealer. Who diagnosed the failure as being a result of a lack of vacuum in brake booster. The Ford dealer found that the intake vacuum connection failed because the hose had become soft. The failure mileage was 64, 277. The dealer had to remove the throttle and fuel rail to access and replace the hose. The current mileage was 66000. Updated 04/05/07

- Benton, LA, USA

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