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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,793 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.

2009 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 282016


  • 109,000 miles


While driving at approximately 30 mph a rear wheel locked up causing the truck to turn to one side. Travelling a little further it happened again. I turned the truck around and headed back to my house. Two or three times again a rear wheel locked up causing a lack of control. If I was at highway speed, the vehicle would have caused an accident as the condition would cause the truck to go sideways.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 152013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the factory wheels were defective. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was confirmed that the wheels were prematurely worn and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Barre, VT, USA

problem #3

Nov 042013


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F150. The contact stated that the tire air pressure fault sensor was illuminated however, the tire air pressure was accurate. The contact vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repair. The contact informed the manufacturer of the defect. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Davidson , NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 142011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
While driving 2009 Ford F150 at freeway speed the front right wheel separated. When the wheel separated it made heavy contact with the brake caliper and some contact with the upper A-arm of the suspension causing vehicle to momentarily loose control, crossing lanes of traffic. Fortunately the roads were relatively unoccupied and there was no collision. The wheel had no previous damage and had not been involved in any previous accidents. The tire mounted on the wheel had aprox 800 miles of use. Ford currently has the wheel and will be inspecting the vehicle in the next few days. I assume that replacement of the wheel, tire, brake caliper ant pms sensor will be necessary.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 242010


  • 5,965 miles
All 5 rims on 2009 Ford Ranger show evidence of failure/cracks. Ford technician recommended replacement of all rims. Veh currently has 5965 miles (see report 10307412 and 10311415)(fs id 1235) usda forest service gwjeff completed a fleet wide inspection of all Ford vehicles with steel wheels. This is the 5th incident of this nature. I currently have 10 rims from various veh after being replaced by Ford technicians. Recommend Ford initiate a recall on steel wheels to determine if this is a fleet wide problem.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

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