Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,274 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.

2006 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Ford F-150:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 252010

F-150

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the brakes would fail intermittently. The contact would have to apply abrupt pressure to the pedal in order for the brakes to respond. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where it was discovered that the brake power assist vacuum failed. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 08V208000 -service brakes, hydraulic: Power assist: Vacuum: Hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but was advised by the dealer that hiv VIN was not included. The manufacturer advised taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer for repairs. The vehicle was repaired. The current and failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 022007

F-150

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, the engine backfired. The vehicle finally started, and when the contact attempted to back up the vehicle, he realized that the power brakes failed. He struck a vehicle parked behind him. The brakes were extremely heavy and there was no power assist. Four days later, he took the vehicle to the dealer and the technician informed him that the vacuum hose was loose, which caused the power assist failure. The vehicle was repaired at the owner's expense. The contact filed a consumer review request with the dealer to apply for an extended warranty, but his request was denied. After further research, the contact realized that his failures were identical to NHTSA campaign id number 08V208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings); however, the manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 90,000.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #6

May 242008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While driving between 5-10 mph, the four wheel drive began grinding, and the brakes failed. The contact had to stand on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. Roy anderson Ford of waycross stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). The current and failure mileages were 69,000. Updated 07/22/08 updated

- Patterson, GA, USA

problem #5

May 132008

F-150

  • 38,200 miles

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

Brake vaccum booster hose failure.

- Smithville , OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 222008

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,050 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The brakes failed while the contact was driving in reverse. The dealer stated that the vacuum line to the booster failed and needed to be replaced. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 36,111 and failure mileage was 36,050.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 202008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,999 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While attempting to stop at 30 mph, the brakes failed. The contact had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that a vacuum hose came loose. The repair would cost $162. The failure mileage was 41,999 and current mileage was 42,000. Updated

- Pinebluff, AR, USA

problem #2

Feb 172008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 22,950 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vacuum hose slipped off, which resulted in a total loss of brakes. While driving 20 mph, she attempted to apply the brakes and the vehicle would not stop. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the hose failed. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer. The purchase date and transmission type were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 22,950.

- Moody , TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 172007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,996 miles
Brakes worked fine upon arriving at store. Upon leaving parking lot as I approached street, I applied brakes to learn that the vehicle had no brakes. I pressed the brakes very hard and was able to slowly stop. I was probably traveling at less than 5-10 mph leaving parking. I checked brake fluid and any engine codes, all were normal. I proceeded to the house carefully allowing for maximum distance. By pressing very hard on brake pedal, I was able gradually come to a stop. On Monday, 11/19/2007, I took the vehicle to the local Ford dealership. The vehicle this morning had a check engine light visible. The trouble was quickly diagnose by service mechanic as a broken vacuum line behind the engine. The small country dealership related that they replaced the same line on a similar vehicle the week before. The dealership was in southeast Georgia and the nearest part was in memphis, tn and would take 2 days to arrive. Plus, the manifold and other parts had to be removed to get to line. It took some 6 hours of labor to replace. The parts and labor was $767.80 and the rental car was $112.19. The service on the vehicle was completed in the afternoon of 11/21/2007. The mileage on the truck was 43996 miles when taken in for service.

- Augusta, GA, USA

Not what you are looking for?