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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,000 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.

2004 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 180,000 miles


Rear brake backing plates rusted out. Quick search on the internet revealed that this is a common problem on 2000-2008 Ford trucks. Parking brake components are mounted to backing plate. Loss of parking brakes and possible damage to rear ABS if the parking brake components separate from mounts.

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #1

Dec 032008


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F250. While driving at any speed, the vehicle lost power and the engine completely shut off in the middle of the road. The road conditions and weather were not a factor. The vehicle would occasional take ten minutes or longer before it would restart. The vehicle became very difficult to steer and lost all power steering and braking ability. The failures always occur without warning. The dealer stated that the injector control pressure (icp) sensor was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

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