really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. constantly have rotors turned or replaced (1 reports)
2003 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202006

(reported on)


  • 13,000 miles


The problem began at 13,000 miles when applying the brakes at 40-50 mph the truck begins to shudder. I take it to the dealer where they turn the rotors and charge me for new shoes. Two days later the truck is back in the shop because of ticking noises in the rear, Emergency brake cable clips are replaced. N/C. 5000 miles later the original problem is back, shuddering/vibration while braking. Again turning the rotors. N/C. All is fine for another 3000 miles. Again shuddering. Dealer replaces rotors and pads. 200 miles later a terrible noise in the rear when brakes are applied. Shoe clips broken along with emergency brake clips. Charged 276.00. 500 miles later shuddering again. Dealer says the tires are the problem. Spent 650.00 on tires, problem still there. Dealer turned rotors. I paid for new shoes again. I just hit the 50,000 mile mark on this truck when the problem with the brakes happened again. Dealer turned rotors and stated nothing wrong with brakes. 200 miles later a god awful noise came from the back brakes. I dropped it off at the dealer. Resurfaced rotors, replaced emergency brake clips and pad clips, replaced rear rotors and axel seals (vibration maybe damaged seals) to the tune of $790.00. On the way home from the dealer the truck started to shudder as I slowed down to the first stop sign. The dealer said sorry with a smile. G Stone Motors. Vermont

- , Goshen, VT, USA

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