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CarComplaints.com Notes: We aren't rating the 2015 F-150 as "bad" yet, but there is an early trend of complaints about the transmission shifting roughly.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,768 miles

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2015 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2015 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Oct 032016

F-150

  • 30,000 miles

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

Brakes are rubbing and dealer has reground front disc brakes twice without fixing problem. Suspect that brake calipers are not completely disengaging after brakes are applied. Brake pedal will go all the way to the floor after applying brakes.

- Fair Grove, MO, USA

problem #35

Nov 132016

F-150

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving 50 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floor. The brake warning indicator illuminated. The contact also mentioned that an abnormal odor of brake fluid emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #34

Nov 132016

F-150

  • 40,200 miles
After the vehicle was parked over night (less than 10 hours) I received a brake fluid low warning when starting. I filled brake fluid and when I began to drive the brake pedal went straight to the floor with very little braking ability. I checked the fluid again and it was back to empty. Added more fluid it drained also. Now I can slightly smell brake fluid in the cab. The vehicle is undrivable. Very scary!

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #33

Oct 282016

F-150

  • 33,000 miles

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

On Friday 10/28 while driving down the interstate at about 55 miles/hour at approximately 6:30pm with vehicles ahead of and behind my truck, the vehicle began to give a number of check engine alerts, at which time the engine rpms dropped to very low levels and began to stall and the accelerator no longer responded. Had truck towed to the nearest dealership within the hour. I was very lucky in this situation, for had I been in a construction area or on a bridge, the situation could have been much worse. This same situation occurred on the evening of 10/2 while driving 40mph down a state road near my home and according to the dealer who attended to the issue, the brake module had failed which caused the symptoms to arise. In that instance, the accelerate failed to respond and the engine began to stall, which it did when I pulled to the side of the road. They replaced the module a few days later. In addition, the driver side door vibrates and does not latch properly. Two dealers have failed to resolve this issue to date and I believe it is a safety concern that has largely been dismissed by the service technicians and dealerships involved. Despite numerous documented attempts to resolve this issue with Ford customer service, they have ignored this concern, have failed to respond to me in a timely manner, and declined a buyback request. I am submitting lemon law documentation for the vehicle during the week of October 31. I have spent hundreds of dollars on rental vehicles during attempted repairs to the doors and the brake module since Ford claims they will not cover the cost of rental vehicles during warranty repairs. Repair documentation attached pertains to repairs for 10/2 occurrence since the dealership has not yet had an opportunity to inspect my vehicle since it was dropped off yesterday evening. I will gladly provide info once received.

- Whitingham, VT, USA

problem #32

Oct 112016

F-150

  • 23,000 miles
Brake pedal falls on heavy braking. Also falls when holding foot on the brake pedal for short stops.

- Colchester, IL, USA

problem #31

Oct 112016

F-150

  • 23,300 miles
Brake pedal falls on heavy braking. Also falls when holding foot on the brake pedal for short stops.

- Colchester, IL, USA

problem #30

Oct 142016

F-150

  • 8,500 miles

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

Brakes fade, sometimes to floor on 2015 Ford F150 with 3.5 engine. No warning light or chime alet's the driver. 2015 models usually have a warning indication if this happened and 2016 models do not. Build date is Oct. 2015. The dealership can not find any problem with the brakes! these 3.5 models must be investigated and repaired!

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #29

Oct 092016

F-150

  • 23,500 miles
My fiancÉE and I were driving down the highway, with no cruise control on, and suddenly my sensors go off as if I was about to hit something. Then after a second (probably was only a split-second, but it felt like forever), it went away. If adaptive cruise control would have been enabled, this would have caused the brakes to automatically press (I know because this has happened to me before). I was passing a semi, if that helps. This is a very dangerous issue (sensors thinking they are going to hit something, when it should be nothing). I wish I had a video of it happening, but it only has happened 3 times for at most 3 seconds in the the 1.5 years I have owned the vehicle.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #28

Sep 282016

F-150

  • 21,000 miles
I was driving down the highway, with no cruise control on, and suddenly my sensors go off as if I was about to hit something. Then after a second (probably was only a split-second, but it felt like forever), it went away. If adaptive cruise control would have been enabled, this would have caused the brakes to automatically press (I know because this has happened to me before). This is a very dangerous issue (sensors thinking they are going to hit something, when it should be nothing). I wish I had a video of it happening, but it only has happened 3 times for at most 3 seconds in the the 1.5 years I have owned the vehicle.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #27

Oct 102016

F-150

  • 43,000 miles
I noticed the front passenger brake overheating. The place I bought it from agree to replace pads and rotors. That didn't fix it, took it to Ford and they replaced caliper, but that didn't fix it.now its at Ford again! front passenger brake overheating even more than before! I'm afraid to drive it with my family in it for fear of potential brake failure/fire! truck is at mullinax Ford on northlake blvd in palm beach gardens Florida.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #26

Oct 102016

F-150

  • 60 miles

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

Electric throttle body repair. 16B32 is the code. My truck shut off on me on the highway almost hurting or killing me. This is a brand new vehicle I bought 8 months ago 8000 miles.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #25

Oct 012016

F-150

  • 23 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the brakes failed to operate properly. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #24

Mar 182016

F-150

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph, the brakes engaged independently and the vehicle stopped abruptly without warning. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake controller seized the trailer brake. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- Albert, CO, USA

problem #23

Sep 232016

F-150

  • 31,000 miles
I just read an article about the brake failures on the 2015 & 2016 F-150. I have a 2015 F-150 platinum 4X4 with approximately 31,000 miles and experienced a similar event about 2 weeks ago. As I approached a stop signal on my normal route home, the brakes failed when I stepped on the pedal, it acted like the anti-skid brake system had taken over and wouldn't allow the pedal to apply hydraulic pressure to the brake calipers. This was the first and only time it has happened, so I did not report the event to Ford. No damage or injury occurred.

- Huffman, TX, USA

problem #22

Jul 132016

F-150

  • 5,000 miles
Had my boat trailer (9000lbs with electric/hyd breaks) hooked up, was trying to backup my steep driveway and the truck slid a bit forward in reverse and I tried to hit the break pedal but no action so had to turn quickly into the street to avoid an danger, was able to stop the truck on the flat street and low 4 wheel drive on. Stop the engine and tried the breaks and they were working fine. Did not think more about it until I saw this concern on the news and therefor a bit late reporting it.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

problem #21

Aug 292016

F-150

  • 9,600 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 70 mph and upon slowing down to exit the highway, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard. The contact managed to pull over to the side of the road and drove slowly to the dealer. It was diagnosed that the master cylinder caused the brake failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the master cylinder was sent to the manufacturer for analysis. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 9,600.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #20

Aug 032016

F-150

  • miles
I was driving the vehicle when its diagnostic system reported "low brake fluid". I pulled into the closest gas station and checked brake fluid level. It was almost totally out, so I purchased 2 small cans and filled up brake fluid reservoir. I had just had the vehicle into the dealer for its scheduled maintenance, so it was odd that brake fluid was low. No external leaks were visible. I drove another 5 miles, and the diagnostic system reported again, "low brake fluid". I pulled into another gas station and rechecked the brake fluid reservoir. Again, it was almost totally empty. I could not detect a visible brake fluid leak, but could smell brake fluid in the engine bay. I parked the vehicle, and called the dealership to see if they were still open. They were about to close. I restarted the vehicle and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. I called a tow truck and had the vehicle towed to the dealership. While attempting to park the vehicle in the dealer's lot, I had no braking capabilities. Dealer diagnosed the problem as a defective master cylinder. Repair was done by dealer by replacing master cylinder and brake booster. There was an approximate 30 day delay in repairing the vehicle because there is an existing recall on 2014 Ford F-150's for defective brake boosters, and Ford was back ordered on the parts. I just picked up my vehicle from the dealership and it was successfully repaired.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #19

Aug 092016

F-150

  • 43,000 miles
Brake pedal dropped to floor and significantly lost ability to stop. Mechanic says needs to replace brake master cylinder and brake booster. Parts are on backorder which indicates there is a problem - parts department said there are 700 on backorder and it will take over a month to get them

- Myersville, MD, USA

problem #18

Aug 082016

F-150

  • 32,000 miles
Low brake fluid light came on, with in one mile the brake pedel went to the floor with very little stopping power. Brake fluid resevior was completely empty. Added brake fluid as warning light recommended, drove 1 mile and brake fluid resevior was empty again. Luckly I was driving in town with very little traffic.

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #17

Jul 082016

F-150

  • 19,000 miles
I was driving to work at ~65mph during rush hour and the brakes failed. First a warning light about low brake fluid then followed immediately by complete brake failure. I was lucky and got to the shoulder and coasted until stopping. The truck has been at the dealership for almost a month (still don't have the vehicle back).

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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