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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

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2012 Ford F-350 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012015

F-350

  • 66,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-350. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the brakes suddenly malfunctioned and made the vehicle very difficult to stop. The removed the brake pads and discovered that the brake pistons in the caliper were shattered. Upon further inspection, the contact discovered that the failure was caused by three rivets on the brake pads that made contact with the pistons. The contact indicated that the brake pads were original parts installed on the vehicle. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Register, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 032013

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 26,000 miles
2012 F350 Super Duty was parked at the top of a driveway that sloped downward on a 33% grade. I put the truck in reverse to back down the driveway and when I attempted to press the brake pedal to regulate the speed on descent of the slope, the brakes froze up and had no power. I had to stand on them to attempt to slow down. This did not have any effect so I slammed the transmission into park, which also had no effect due to the transmission ratcheting safety feature. I had to stop the truck with the emergency brake. By this point I was in the neighbor's front yard. The brake pedal did not drop to the floor, it just never moved at all and was frozen at the unpressed, highest position. Have delivered vehicle to dealership for inspection and repair. This could have easily resulted in major property damage or fatalities. Very unsafe situation. Truck is practically new and still under warranty.

- Hopedale, MA, USA

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