really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,758 miles

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2005 Ford E-350 brakes problems

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2005 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 072010

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles


2005 Ford E-350. Consumer states while pulling into a parking lot and applying the brakes, the van's brakes failed to operate causing a collision the consumer stated the vacuum pump attached to the engine failed. The consumer stated the brake, was a major component that failed and there was no warning of a failure. Update 01/13/14

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 042010

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 69,000 miles
Vacumm pump failed on 05 Ford E350 van and lost brakes van has 69000 miles. Almost crashed if it would have happened at intersection lose of life quite possible.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012009


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford E350 one ton cargo van which was purchased in April 2005. The driver was attempting to exit the highway at speeds of less than 40 mph when he engaged the brake pedal and they failed to engage. There were no warning lights indicating brake failure. The driver was able to avoid crashing into oncoming vehicles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the vacuum pump. Later, while driving at speeds of less than 55 mph, the brakes failed again. No further repairs were made to the vehicle to date. The failure and current mileages were under 97,000.

- Sharon, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062006

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,033 miles
While on a trip to nc the brake vacuum pump on my 2005 E-350 diesel van failed without any warning. Luckily I had slowed down to get off an exit but when I applied the brakes to stop they were hard and would not stop. I was pulling a trailer at the time. I had to use the parking brake to stop. If I had been traveling at 70+ miles per hour and had to stop suddenly it would have been disastrous. There was no dash lights or alarms that came on previous to the failure. My van only has 113000 miles on it, (I travel a lot). Most of the miles are highway miles so I don't abuse the brakes. Have you had many complaints about this problem? I think its very dangerous and should be checked out.

- Snellville, GA, USA

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