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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,400 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


2005 Ford F150. Consumer states engine shuts off and vehicle continues to go into "fail safe mode" the consumer stated there were times when the vehicle would re-start, and other times it wouldn't. the consumer stated several components such as the fuel filter, catalytic converter, fuel pump module, throttle body, and crankshaft position sensor were replaced to try and rectify the problem. The engine began to misfire and the check engine light illuminated. The consumer stated it was finally determined, the casing on the crankshaft position sensor wire had rubbed through and was shorting out on the ac line running along the right fender well. The consumer stated at some point when his vehicle was being serviced at the dealer, a cover was removed from the far left wiring harness at the PCM, which permitted water to run down the inside of the wiring harness and shorted out the connector.

- Boiling Springs, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 167,000 miles
The truck had several crank-no start problems. It continued over a period of a few weeks. Vehicle finally got to the point it would not restart. It was a little hesitant at times when running and I was afraid it would die on me in traffic. We ran a diagnostic check on vehicle in beginning and retrieved code for the cam sensor. We replaced and it drove fine for one week. That's the point where it would not start. We had towed to dealership and upon their diagnosis has determined that the engine wire harness from the ficm to PCM and to the injectors had shorts in it. I have read on a previous recall # 05V270000, where the ficm wire had to be replaced. I am not sure if it is related, but the dealership has given us a price of $2600 to repair. I believe an engine wiring harness should be designed to last longer than 6 years.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 282008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 11,200 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 super crew 4X4. The vehicle caught fire while parked. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department stated that the fire originated from the wiring harness. The contact has pictures. The current and failure mileages were 11,200. Updated 07/07/08. Updatted

- Randleman, NC, USA

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