definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,667 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 suspension problems

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232008


  • 65,000 miles


I own a 2003 Ford F-150 FX4 with an off road package. I have rarely taken this vehicle off road. Leaf springs bands were moving off of leaf springs. They were replaced once, the bands continued to move, I was told that this was normal and there was no need for concern. At this time my vehicle was still under warranty. The last time I took in for repair the leaf springs were broken, because the bands holding them together had come off completely. I was told that this was no longer a warranty item and that I would be charged for repair. I feel that there should have been a recall on this item, my leaf springs were replaced twice because of faulty manufacturing. The pin holding the leaf springs together were made of plastic.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 302004

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The rear end suspension is going out per the dealership. Vehicle makes a loud humming noise at 50 mph. On 2 separate occasions, while driving on the interstate on a smooth surface road, vehicle made a loud clung noise that felt like the suspension dropped. Dealership has serviced the vehicle 3 times for this issue, and replaced the bearings and other suspension components. A factory engineer also inspected vehicle for this problem and indicated that there' was no solution this issue, and to extend the warranty.

- Bethany, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 172004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 45 mph vehicle vibrated. Vibration increased radically at 55 to 70 mph. Vehicle was serviced, and technician determined rear end was too light.

- Satsuma, AL, USA

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