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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,233 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 202010


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. She stated that while driving 20 mph the vehicle fish tailed on an icy road. The back right tire hit a curb and caused the axle to snap and the tire to fall off of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they replaced the axle and tire. The failure mileage was 58000. The current mileage was 60000.

- Grand Praire, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 242008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Brake problems several times now I have had to have calipers, rotors, etc replaced. Now my rear end seems to be slipping going around corners.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Aug 152006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,700 miles
Brakes, rear, leakage of lubricant from real axle through seals to contaminate rear brake rotors, calipers, etc.. this was found by technician at a Ford dealership while truck was in for an oil change. The entire rear end was replaced. It was a matter of time before the brakes would be inoperative. They could not tell if brake fluid may have caused the leak or a failure in the seals. I have all billing paperwork.

- Stoughton, MA, USA

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