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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,780 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.

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2006 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 122008


  • 3,500 miles


On 3 separate occasions when brakes were applied the vehicle actually sped-up and was only brought to a stop through heavy pressure to the brake pedal.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 102011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 108,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. The contact stated that when trying to decelerate he smelled a strong odor. When he inspected the vehicle, the calipers on the brake line had disintegrated. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 108,400. Updated 04/12/11 the consumer stated when he pulled the brake apart, he noticed one of the two caliper pistons had disintegrated. Updated 04/13/11

- Lore City, OH, USA

problem #3

May 302010


  • 130,000 miles
I own a Ford Super Duty F 250 2006 was bought 03-18-10.aprox 2 1/2 months the truck violently shakes and loses control when hitting the smallest bump if exceeding 45 klm our higher. If you apply your brakes while this happens the back end will 360 this is a death trap. This has happened about 15 times but it could of been more I only drive very slow and in the slow lane so if it happens I can pull over. I have had everything repaired on this truck I replaced all the heavy duty shocks the tie rods the steering damper the alignment the pressure in my tires and even the brakes, at first I thought the garage just wanted my money but once searching on the internet I found many others with the exact same problems no one has found a solution to the problems and my own mechanic says he has exhausted all avenues with this truck. My biggest fear is someone will have to die to make Ford understand there is a defect with this truck and I don't want it to be me. I have not driven this truck in the winter as of yet and can tell you with experience if the truck shakes violently and I have a had a tough time controlling it in the summer imagine the winter. Someone needs to take this serious. Just tell me how to fix it at least I can make it safe.

- Laval, 00, USA

problem #2

Jun 182008

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. While driving between 40-45 mph in rainy conditions, the contact's vehicle struck an opposing vehicle on the driver's side. The frontal air bags failed to deploy, but the contact was uninjured. The police was called to the scene and filed a report. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and repaired. On April 10, 2009, the master cylinder failed and the contact crashed into two other vehicles. The air bags failed to deploy again. The driver was uninjured, but his vehicle sustained severe body damage. The vehicle was towed to a collision center after being towed to his residence. However, the other two vehicles were completely destroyed the occupants were injured. The vehicle is in the process of being inspected and repaired. The cause of the air bag failures has not been determined. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 36,000 and current mileage was 46,000. Updated 05/18/09. Updated 05/20/09.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102009


  • 86,000 miles
While driving down the highway, if you hit a pot hole or rough area on the pavement the 2006 F250 will shake very bad and you must slam on the brakes and come to a full stop to get control of the truck. It is even worse when towing a trailer in corner.

- Descanso, CA, USA

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