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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,159 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.

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2005 Ford F-150 suspension problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 30,400 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the cover on the rear differential rusted, causing oil to leak. The contact was concerned that the leaking oil could cause the rear differential to seize and cause a crash. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic where the pan that caused the leak was replaced. The failure mileage was 30,400. Updated 09/27/11 updated 110/07/11

- Egg Habor Township, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 162010


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. Whenever the contact accelerated from a complete stop, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake with a whining noise. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for inspection. The rear wheel bearings were replaced. The whining noise occurred whenever traveling at a highway speed rate. The current and failure mileages were 83,000.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The 2005 F150 supercrew has a shutter in the rear end when accelerating from a complete stop. A family friend had alerted us about Ford's service bulletin about this problem, but has not issued a recall to the best of my knowledge. Our friend, a mechanic, felt the problem were the bearings in the rear end, so he installed all new bearings, however, this has not solved the problem. My vehicle only has 51,000 miles on it and it should not have problems like this. Also, the engine has a knock in it. A local mechanic stated Ford was also aware of this problem and will not issue a recall!

- Hartington, NE, USA

problem #1

Jul 112006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,235 miles
: the contact stated there was a loud roaring noise coming from rear end. The vehicle has been to three dealerships. New pinion gears, and new carriage bearings were replaced but the roaring sound persisted.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

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