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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
147,500 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.

2003 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 282016


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-250. The contact was informed of NHTSA campaign number: 05V017000 (vehicle speed control). While driving at low speeds, the vehicle became difficult to steer and lost braking ability. The failure occurred at low and high speeds without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012013

F-250 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Complete failure of the braking capabilities of the truck. Rear main brake line above fuel tank burst. Brake fluid leaking all over ground. Pedal went right to floor. Had to pump many time to get truck to stop, could have been involved in deadly accident.

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

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