definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,437 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving 50 mph, the rear calipers froze. The wheels began smoking and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. They stated that there was a malfunction with the calipers. The dealer also discovered that an axle seal was leaking, which saturated the brake fuse for the emergency brake. The dealer replaced the seal and calipers and turned down all four rotors on the vehicle, but did not replace the brake pads. The failure recurred and the dealer replaced the rear calipers, rear rotors, and brake pads. The contact wanted to charge him for the brake pads (parts, not labor). The current mileage was 29,250 and failure mileage was 12,500. Updated 4/2/08 updated 04/02/08

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 082008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,598 miles
Returning home from errands Friday evening, my husband noticed a burning smell coming from the back of my truck. Upon further investigation, the right rear passenger tire rim was very hot and there was a strong, burning odor. Not wanting to due further damage, we made an immediate appointment with a local repair shop Saturday morning. The mechanic was surprised he had to replace the right rear passenger caliper, brake pads and the right rear rotor now just makes spec after having to be resurfaced. I am the primary driver of this truck and almost always have my two small children with me. Obviously, there is a problem here that someone needs to address immediately before there are any injuries or deaths. What has to happen to get someone's attention and have such a serious safety defect corrected? and let me just add that I only have 23, 500 miles on my truck.

- Middle River, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 082008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I own a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The rear caliper is broken and the front struts are leaking. I only have 34,000 miles on this vehicle. Please E-mail me back with info about this problem. Thank you lionel parent

- Rumford , ME, USA

problem #1

Feb 282006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,650 miles
While driving my 2005 F150, the passenger side rear tire started locking up and smelling really bad. I stopped to investigate and found the rim to be very hot. I drove it a few more miles to a local Ford dealer. They said they were going to loan me a car for free and fix the problem. I asked what problem and they said the problem they have started having with F150 brake calipers locking up while customers are driving. It bothers me that I had to find out about the problem this way. I think Ford should be telling customers about this problem right now before someone gets hurt bad from this defect.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

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