really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,403 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 engine problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #13

Jun 062005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,362 miles


The consumer bought a used 2004 Ford F150 and has been experiencing a problem with the engine dying when applying brake pressure. This occurs in high traffic areas and at slower speeds in stop and go traffic. Took to a dealer and they performed eec diagnostic quick test and pinpoint test diagnostic ignition tests as well. As a result of those tests they replaced a mass airflow sensor assembly and reprogrammed the PCM. Has been to dealer on 4 occasions for this problem and dealer claims they can not find anything wrong with it. Contacted Ford manufacturer they had "joystick"or test stick installed in vehicle for 5 days in which consumer was unable to duplicate the problem at that time. This has happened 1 time since. Also on the dash there is a 4X4 high/lo light that illuminates on the dash when this occurs but the vehicle does not have 4 wheel drive. Dealer said they were unable to reset the PCM to correct this particular problem. This is still a problem, no recent repairs. Dealer can not duplicate the problem at this time.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 222005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
2004 Ford F-150 2wd reg cab long bed: 1 - shifting vehicle with automatic transmission during a complete stop from reverse to drive 2 - once drive engaged, the throttle engaged at full power without driver's initiation of gas pedal. Tried to stop vehicle by applying brake first with one foot, then with two, with no effect. The vehicle finally stopped once shifted to neutral and then to park. Damage to vehicle caused by running through a chainlink fence which resulted in approx $2500 in repairs. 3 - Ford roadside assistance towed vehicle to dealer. Service technicians could not locate problem. Damaged fixed in dealer body shop via driver's insurance policy. Once body work completed, the body shop technician put in a request to the service technician to check the vehicle again as the throttle was not responding properly. Vehicle is currently still in service shop for further mechanical investigation.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 032005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,549 miles
Had to put 4 sets of brakes on vehicle since purchasing the car. The rotors were getting grooved so badly that vehicle pulls off the road. The consumer talked to Ford, and they ignored him. He traveled and saw this problem with several other Ford cars. Ford told him it was cosmetic. While on the first trip with this vehicle, the rear end had gone out, the clutch pack was removed and replaced, the fog lamps were holding moisture and were replaced, the brakes would pulsate and pull from one side, the shifting was harsh when changing from first to second gear, a loud clunk would be present at times when starting from stop then decelerating and the vehicle would crank but would not start at times.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #10

May 292005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


I own a 2004 Ford F150 super cab truck.while exiting the expressway iwas coasting down the ramp and when I approached the traffic light I applied the brakes and the vehicle started accellerating when I figured out what I put it in neutral and slid into the intersection.the vehicle operated normal after I got it stopped.the following day I took it to the Ford dealership.they said there where no faults stored in the computer and it test drove normal could not duplicate problem. It has the 5.4 V/8 engine

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 072005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
Intermittently vehicle would stall while making turns, slowing downs or coming to a stop. Vehicle has been to the dealer, and dealer reset the computer. However, the problem recurred.

- Purcell, MO, USA

problem #8

Feb 252005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
2004 F150 supercrew, engine stalls while coming to a stop, braking and slow turns. His has happened 30 to forty times since the truck was purchased new Oct 2003. Ad it service for the problem in 2004, seemed to fix it, but started happening again. Had it to the service department 2 more times with no fix yet. When the engine dies you lose brakes steering. This is very dangerous with on coming traffic.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #7

Jan 012005


  • miles


While driving in heavy traffic the steering wheel locked up and the vehicle veered to the right. The engine light had come on another occasion.

- Casco, ME, USA

problem #6

Jan 012005


  • 10,600 miles
While driving 40 mph vehicle stalled intermittently. Consumer managed to restart the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Thomaston, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 032004


  • miles
Re NHTSA's response dated 10/21/04 re defective intake manifold in 1997 Ford F-series trucks. Reply duplicate to midlothian, va office. The consumer attempted to start the vehicle and the intake manifold exploded into many pieces. No flames were seen but thick black smoke from under the hood for twenty minutes. The consumer stated that there was a fire inside the engine fueled by oil.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 022004


  • miles
Vehicle bucks and surges at low speeds.

- Nantucket, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 102004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Cam shaft diffuser recall. When vehicle was brought in for a knocking noise in engine dealership automatically diagnosed the problem without inspecting the vehicle and replacing the air raid intake as stated in the above recall. This part was replaced three times. However the knocking noise still existed. A factory representative was contacted. The factory representative visibly saw the after market air raid intake system installed, and immediately instructed the dealership to disallow the warranty, charging the consumer for parts/ labor, and rental car cost. Also, factory representative indicated that the knocking noise from the engine was due to the vehicle running lean because of the after market air raid air intake system which was installed by their company. Ford representative wanted to charge the consumer $6, 900 to replace the long block which was damaged due to the above problem.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 102004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles
I bought my 2004 Ford F-150 supercrew FX4 Feb. 17, 2004.I started having trouble with the A/C system as soon as it started to get hot[ above 85 degrees ] I brought it to the dealer[scarsdale Ford ] twice and they tell me it is in spec, but it does not cool the cab, I checked the temp coming out of the vents and it stays at 43 degrees, my wifes pathfinder blows at 28 degrees, a big difference.I am now waiting for a Ford engineer to show up at the dealer ship.T O speak frankly I am very upset with the way this is being handle by Ford.I have had many different car over the years and never had this problem.

- White Plains., NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 252004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
Engine noise

- Galloway, NJ, USA

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