definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,429 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 suspension problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #11

Jan 052004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


Left front end, when I back out of a parking spot after letting the truck sit for over a minute, as I start to drive I can feel and hear a rough noise, I can feel it on the drivers floorboard, it vibrates for a second or two and its also audible, I took it into my dealer had he said he heard nothing but I have let friends drive and they say they hear and feel it too, the sound is like something may be rubbing or setting back into place. My truck is a 2004 F150 and started doing that about 2 months after I bought it.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #10

Apr 082004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
While driving 30-55 mph the entire vehicle would vibrate/shimmy heavily. Sometimes when the vehicle was turned of the vibration would subside, other times it would not. The dealership was notified but the cause could not be determined.

- Mercer, WI, USA

problem #9

Apr 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,300 miles
While driving at highway speeds, the steering wheel vibrated violently. The entire vehicle would shake.

- Three Rivers, MI, USA

problem #8

May 162004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles


I have a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 supercab. I am experiencing two primary problems with the vehicle. First, the vibration and steering wheel "nibble". the vibration is present at nearly all speeds. It feels like the vehicle is rollong over small bumps in the road. Dealer has had vehicle twice and will have it again (3rd time) tomorrow. Claim to be able to fix the problem. The steering wheel "nibble" happens around 75-80mph and did improve slightly with rebalancing the tires. The other problem is with the A/C system. The system is not cooling the cab of the truck when the outside temp is 85 or higher. The condiction is particularly bad when the vehicle is at idle. The dealer says the system is operating at spec. I talked to a friend who has the same vehicle and he says he has the same problem and he is bringing his to the dealer to have it checked. The A/C in my friend's 1997 Ranger cools better than my new F-150.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 152004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
Vibration in 2004 F150 Ford truck

- Haw River, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 152003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
While driving between 45-60 mph there was severe vibration. Dealership serviced vehicle 4 times, but could not locate the cause of the vibration.

- Morrisville, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 152004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


My steering wheel is shaking back and forth at approximately 55 mph since purchasing the vehicle. The balance job, trip to the dealer, and new rims and tires have not fixed the problem.

- Dale City, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 152004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds steering wheel vibrated. The tires were rotated and aligned, but the problem recurred. Dealer informed the consumer that the problem could not be fixed.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 272004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7 miles
A vibration is left in the steering as well as the floorboard of the vehicle from 30 to 65 mph. The vibration is worst around 38 and 58 mph. Vibration is most prominent but not limited to acceleration.

- Lone Tree, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
Vehicle bounced and was unstable while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the mechanic installed a dampening on the suspension system. The vehicle was still unstable. Any objects loaded in the vehicle bed may fall out because the vehicle bounced. This problem caused sickness if the vehicle was driven for a long period.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
I have a super crew 4X4 w/ 3.73 ltd slip rear. IM having the same problems many of us have experienced with the steering wheel vibration "nibble" at highway speeds and the rear end shudders from a standstill upon acceleration or while making turns. I brought the truck in this week and the service writer had the service manager take a test drive with me so I could show him what I was talking about. He felt the exact same things I did, acknowledged the vibration and the slipping "shuddering" rear end feeling. The dealership has been trying different sets of wheels and tires on my truck but problem still exists. As for the rear end problems, they have yet to come up with a solution to fix the problem; no attempt has been made to try to fix it. I am not alone with these problems.

- Boynton Bch, FL, USA

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