pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
66,367 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2004 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012014

F-150 Lariat V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


Paint peeling on front of hood. Body shop says a definite Ford factory defect.....and they know it.

- , Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102012

F-150 XLT 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,468 miles

The paint on my truck is starting to bubble is several spots near the upper edge. The guy I talked to said that it's common on 2004 F150's because they used aluminum hoods. Of course, Ford won't do anything about it, just like they won't deal with the common window regulator issues.

- , Altoona, IA, USA

problem #2

Feb 022007

F-150 Lariat 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

The paint started to bubble on the hood of my truck in 2007. Ford repainted my hood but I still had to pay. My concern was that the rest of the body would started to bubble, peel or rust. Ford said that it would be fine. It is now 2010 and there is rust showing on numerous areas of my truck. This is totally unacceptable. They will do nothing, my truck is only 6 years old. Needless to say l will never buy another Ford and l will let every one know how l was treated. Hopefully everyone that sees this post will find out how Ford stands behind their products. I had three different body professionals look at my truck. They all mentioned that Ford did not prime my vehicle properly. Shame on you Ford!!!

- , New Lowell, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Nov 012008

F-150 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

My truck is only 4 years old so to me the paint should not be bubbling... cracking and pealing off. I am no mechanic but I think even an idiot should be able to tell that there is either something wrong with the paint OR it was sprayed wrong. I am only 5'4 so looking at the top of the cab is not something that I do... I was talking to someone and just happened to stand on the side of the rail and look over my truck and that is when I spotted the issue... I was not happy. Who knows how long it had been like that! I did not notice on the hood at that time since it had snowed prior and there was salt residue on the truck. I called the people that I purchased the vehicle from...NO HELP AS USUAL... so I called Ford thinking that they would be more than happy to help me out... after all I was a loyal customer of Ford... HA NO HELP... plus I had some rude jerk on the phone that told me that b/c it was out of warranty it was my problem. So I decided to wash my truck and go over it very carefully... the same thing is starting on the hood... another confirmation that it is something with the paint!! They want me to pay an arm and a leg to repaint just the hood and the top of the cab even though Ford should take care of the whole thing... I always said that I would be a die hard Ford person until I croak.... well not anymore... I would rather buy a kia than deal with people like this! I am so disgusted!

- , Radford, VA, USA

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