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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
22,739 miles

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2014 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2014 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #82

Jul 222016

F-150

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Eldred, NY, USA

problem #81

Jul 112016

F-150

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Parlin, NJ, USA

problem #80

Jul 182016

F-150

  • 50,050 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle required a longer stopping distance when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service brakes); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,050. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Corinth, TX, USA

problem #79

Jul 182016

F-150

  • 36,056 miles

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

I own a 2014 F150 4X4 with 3.5 eco boost V6, on my way to work the brake light came on than the low brake fluid light came on and immediately after that the warning ding. Went to hit brakes and they went to the floor and the truck would not stop. I had complete front brake failure and very little breaking in the rear wheels. With what little rear brake I had I was able to slow the truck down and limp it to the store where I checked the fluid level and it was empty. Thinking I was the cause I put two cans of fluid back into the system trying to get it to the dealership. Not 2 blocks later the breaks are gone again, I was able to get it to the dealership where they said they thought this would be warranty work knowing full well it was a recall. I was not informed or told by the dealer nor the Ford of the recall and break system failure. They also report that dealer stock parts can't be used and that Ford has to sent them the new parts. Great untested parts that I cannot get accept through dealership. I complained to Ford and they have ignored me. The dealership has the truck and has not communicated at all to me in a week.

- Corinth, TX, USA

problem #78

Jul 192016

F-150

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #77

Jul 092016

F-150

  • 26,000 miles
The brakes completely failed. I had just unhooked a trailer. I pulled forward and stopped and then the brake pedal went right to the floor. I put it in gear and creeped forward. Only with heavy pedal pumping did I get slight braking (at approx 5mph) the master cylinder totally emptied into the brake booster. When filling the master cylinder it leaked the whole bottle into the booster within minutes the dealer states the truck has no brakes at this time. Complete brake failure.

- Platte City, MO, USA

problem #76

Jul 212016

F-150

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #75

Jun 192016

F-150

  • 103,000 miles
When attempting to stop while towing 7,800lb 5th wheel camper the brake pedal went to the floor and the brake warning light came on. I had to use the trailers electric brakes to stop the truck. I then checked the truck for leaks and found none. When I checked the brake fluid level it was empty. Truck bed to be towed to a dealer. Ford admitted it was covered under a safety recall but has no replacement parts and doesn't know when they will have any ready.

- Belmont, MI, USA

problem #74

Jul 112016

F-150

  • 36,200 miles
Loss of brake control due to master brake cylinder failure while vehicle in motion. Occurred immediately after brake system warning alert on dashboard. Brake pedal went to floorboard without any brake control. Checked brake fluid reservoir immediately after safety parking and it was empty. This event appears connected to the Ford F150 model year 13-14 with 3.5L ecoboost engine master brake cylinder issue.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #73

Jul 112016

F-150

  • 56,500 miles
My vehicle parked in my driveway. When I got in it to leave the brake pedal pushed down to the floor and the "low brake fluid" indicator came on. When I checked the brake fluid the fluid reservoir was empty. I had absolutely no brakes front or rear. When I filled the reservoir the brake fluid leaked out immediately from somewhere in the master cylinder without the truck even running or depressing the brake pedal. I had the truck towed to my dealer. The tow truck driver told me I was the second 2014 F150 he had towed today for the same brake issue. My dealer informed me that there was a recall out on it but I have received no notifications from Ford. This is an incredibly dangerous situation and if I had been driving when the brake fluid emptied out of the master cylinder it could have been catastrophic.

- Kearney, MO, USA

problem #72

Jun 232016

F-150

  • 23,154 miles

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

Total brake failure while towing a 35 foot rv trailer on the highway. Used manual trailer brakes to stop the car and trailer. The car had no brakes and had to be towed. Master cylinder replaced. Recall 16S24 temporary repair.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #71

Jun 012015

F-150

  • 16,757 miles
In May 2015 I experienced a violent shaking in the steering wheel and brake pedal. It was worse when traveling downhill at highway speed on a highway. On June 1 I took it to the dealer with 16757 miles. It was dismissed as poor braking habits that warped the rotors. The tires were rotated and that seemed to help but the shaking was still evident. By 47000 miles and many visits to the dealer they relented and I paid for two parelli tires at cost due to "tire rot". the violent shaking has now ceased; however, there is a shaking in the steering wheel while driving on city streets. I am confident this must be caused by warped rotors. They were warped on the June 1 visit and they remain that way today July 6, 2016.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #70

Jun 182016

F-150

  • 30,000 miles
Brake did not work and pedal just went to the floor. Car was in motion in local mall parking lot.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #69

Jun 202016

F-150

  • 34,222 miles
I got into my truck parked in the driveway on a level surface. I cranked the truck and pressed the brake to put it into gear and the brakes completely failed. The brakes went all the way to the floor and the dashboard displayed low brake fluid. It not once ever displayed low brake fluid before the failure. The dealership is telling me that the master cylinder will be a recall but not yet and they will replace the part with the defective one. I'm highly alarmed. I can't believe they want to put me back into a truck that the brakes completly failed, with a know defective part that gives on warning that it will fail. When the tow truck driver came to pick the truck of for Ford he told me we need to turn the truck around to tow it. When he tried using the brakes he could not believe that they did absolutely nothing. He was scared to try and move the truck and towed it backwards. The dealership also said the brake booster needed to be replaced.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #68

Jun 192016

F-150

  • 33,000 miles
The vehicle was parked. I got in to leave the hotel and the brakes didn't work the brake went all the way to the floor. There was no warning to any brake issues. We have no brakes at all. I added brake fluid as there was none showing in the truck. I drove it to the Ford dealer and the fluid was gone once again. I parked it there. Thankfully I wasn't on the highway going 80 mph. I looked up recalls and appears the master cylinder has failed. Ford has no parts to fix at this time and they are not supplying any rentals. We have called Ford numerous times and they have yet to call us back and it has been a week.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #67

Jun 232016

F-150

  • 0 miles
Driver reported brakes felt spongy in the morning on location. Driver functioned brakes a few time in park and light came on. Checked fluid level and it was low.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #66

Jun 202016

F-150

  • 10 miles
Driver was in route to a locations when the brake light became illuminated and brake pedal started to feel spongy. Driver was able to safely pull over and insect the brake fluid reservoir which was very low. Driver did a visual inspection and did not see any fluid leaks.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #65

Jun 202016

F-150

  • 39,000 miles
The break system failed, the warning light for low brake fluid came on and immediately after that the breaking system would not function. I pumped the brakes in an effort to get some petal but to no avail. The petal went to the floor. My speed was approx. 45. I was successful in bring the vehicle to a stop with hard pressure on the petal and the use of the emergency brake. I was within a mile of a mechanic and was able to slowly drive the vehicle to his shop for evaluation. Upon initial inspection the mechanic determined that the master cylinder had failed. He advised that under no circumstances should the vehicle be driven. I subsequently had the vehicle towed to a local Ford dealership for evaluation. I was informed that they would have to contact Ford corporate for directions as how to proceed. To date my vehicle is at the dealership with no word as how they plan to rectify the problem. This is a serious issue. I felt like my life was in great danger when this occurred. This needs to be addressed by Ford and the ntsb.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #64

Jun 202016

F-150

  • 26,000 miles
Brake fluid warning light came on. When I tried to stop, there was near complete brake failure. Pedal went to floor with only minor braking capacity. Had truck towed to Ford dealer. I had truck at my local dealer on 6/16/2016 and asked them to check the brakes because of the recall I had heard about. I was told there was not a fix for it as of yet. No mention was made of brake fluid being low at that time nor was there any mention that I may lose all braking

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #63

Jun 142016

F-150

  • 20 miles
Lost brake fluid and brake pedal went to floor while trying to brake on the interstate. Luckily I was able to slow the truck down when I came to a stop I had zero brake fluid and no obvious leak.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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