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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,205 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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2009 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Jul 032009


  • miles


While accelerating on a ramp to merge into traffic the truck accelerator pedal got stuck causing the truck to gain speed rapidly. The truck went from approx 25 to 87mph. I was unable to get the pedal un-stuck. The brakes and emergency brake had little effect, I narrowly missed hitting another vehicle and was unable to get the truck to slow down for a few miles. I eventually was able to slow it to 30mph and put the truck in park and turn off the engine to make it stop completely. It has occurred once (and that is enough). I had the truck towed to a Ford dealer and was later advised they could not replicate the problem so I could come pick the truck up. Nothing has been fixed.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 122009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. While placing the vehicle into reverse, the accelerator pedal became stuck and the steering column locked to the left. The contact lost control of the vehicle and almost struck a pedestrian. The vehicle crashed and the contact was injured. The vehicle sustained damages to the cab, tires, and seating area. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and inspected by a technician, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was inspected by an insurance agent, who is currently investigating the failure and repairing the vehicle. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 13,000. Updated 06/23/09. Updated 06/24/09.

- Macomb Township, MI, USA

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