really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,861 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Oct 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


In light of the recall of the 2000 model of the Ford F-150 pickups for engine fires associated with the cruise control switch, I would like to ask that NHTSA and Ford to look at a possible simular problem with the 2003 model of F-150's. a few months ago I had my cruise control on and after about 15 min the brake light illuminated in the dash cluster. When I disengaged the cruise control with the off button the light went out. I had the Ford dealership in conroe check it out and they could not duplicate it or find a problem. Now I am very concern that my F-150 may also catch on fire like the 2000 yr models.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 102003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 012003


  • miles
Recently, consume bought 2003, harley davidson, F150 in may of 2003. It idled roughly on occasion at which time it fluctuated. It idled at 800 rpms, then dipped down to 400 rpms. Felt like it was about to die, then surged back up to 900 rpms, and so forth. At times while driving it hesitated at constant speed.

- Ruston, LA, USA

problem #1

May 192003

F-150 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the consumer started the vehicle the gas pedal went to the floor. The vehicle also experienced sudden acceleration. EA04006 has ifs

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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