really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,608 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 122005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 318 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. When depressed the brakes pedal went all the way to the floorboard without warning. The failure occurred intermittently, and speedwas not a factor. The vehicle was taken to two different Ford dealers, and neither one could find any failures. The master cylinder had been replaced. The current mileage is 28,619, and failure mileage was 318. Updated 07/06/07

- War, WV, USA

problem #11

Aug 152006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
: the contact stated while on a hill applying brake pressure at 8mph, the brake pedal dropped to the floorboard and there was a loss of all braking power. The vehicle was placed in neutral which allowed the vehicle to roll downhill and strike a fence. The seatbelt was worn and no injuries were sustained. However, the was minor damage to the vehicle. The police was not alerted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who determined the master cylinder was inoperative. The master cylinder replacement corrected the braking problem. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Arden, NC, USA

problem #10

Jul 192006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,217 miles
Brake failure.

- West Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #9

Jul 222006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,550 miles


While coming to a stop occasionally the brake pedal has a loss of pressure feel and the brake pedal goes to the floor. On the 26th of July I took the vehicle to power Ford in valencia ca. And they stated they could not find a problem. It is my belief the vacuum brake booster is leaking pressure when the ambient temperature is high, both times this occurred the outside temperature was above 110 degrees.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 192005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The accident happened December 19, 2005: Cause: Brake failure. We were stopped at a red light and I was holding pressure on the brake pedal when it collapsed to the floor and rolled in to the car in front of us. At that time there was only 2000 miles on the pick-up. I wasn't sure what happened until we were at another stop light and it happened again, but this time I pumped the brake pedal until I had pressure. We returned home in March and I went to the dealer whom we purchased it from (valu Ford at elbow lake, Minnesota) and told them of the problem. He tried it and said he could not find a problem. I got into the pick-up and showed him how the master cylinder collapses when pressure is held on it. He tried another pick-up same year and said that's the way its supposed to be"?" I went to another Ford dealer in alexandria (juettner motors) and told him what happened and what I wanted done and they told me my insurance company should taken care of the problem and didn't even check the brakes. I have taken the pick-up to 5 different independent garages and they have all said the master cylinder should not collapse when pressure is held on the pedal. I went back to the dealer and ask if they could have a company tech explain to me why the master cylinder collapses when pressure is held on the pedal. I have heard nothing from them. I feel very strongly that Ford has a problem with their master cylinder and should be fixed. I complained to Ford again and ask them to have some one explain to me why the brakes should collapse when pressure is held on them. They sent out an independent source and he had the pick-up for about three hours and sent a report back to Ford saying that the electric brakes for the camper were the probable cause?? there is no hydraulics involved with the electric brakes. Nothing has been done to fix the problem..

- Hoffman, MN, USA

problem #7

Aug 172005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Master cylinder leak down.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 102005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,109 miles


Brake pedal slowly sank to floor as I was trying to stop before pulling onto a street from a driveway. Drove the short distance to home and the brake pedal continued to sink to the floor when light pressure was applied. It took a sturdy push to actually stop the vehicle. Had truck towed to nearest dealership. They report that they cannot duplicate the problem and did multiple tests and found nothing. It is dangerous to drive in this city with unreliable brakes. I don't want to hurt someone or myself. The dealership shows lack of concern.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #5

Nov 082005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated while trying to stop the vehicle the brake pedal went all the way to floor. The vehicle was taken to the dealership three times for this same problem. The first time the dealership bled the brakes. This did not fix the problem. The second time the dealership changed the master cylinder. The problem was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for the third time, they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #4

Sep 092005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,300 miles
Noticed on September 9, 2005 that the residue around the master cylinder. Cleaned off the residue and oil around master cylinder. It was leaking brake fluid and intermittently the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. There was no forewarning and no noise. Contacted the dealer, the vehicle was going to the dealer on September 30, 2005.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 012005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 202 miles
While driving 5-10 mph the brake pedal went straight to the floor and the consumer had to put it in park to get vehicle to stop at a stop sign. This occurred on 3-1-05 for the first time. The consumer took vehicle to the dealership and they replaced the master cylinder and solenoid valve block. Also, they put in some brake fluid. It happened again under the same circumstances on 8-10-2005. The next time consumer took vehicle to the dealership they could not identify the cause of the problem. They ran several tests on the vehicle after contacting the technical services person for the manufacturer. They did nothing to alter the vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 152005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles
2005 Ford F150 loss brake pedal pressure. Brake pedal slowly goes to the floor with little or no brakes. Leaks brake fluid out of the master cylinder reservoir from under cap.

- Morrow, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,150 miles
On 3-17-05 brake peddle went to the floor. I had jump the curb to avoid another car. Had towed to mike shad Ford and was told "they could not duplicate the problem!" on 3-22-05 coming to a red light my brakes failed again. I applied the emergency brake and stopped. I took the truck back to the same dealer and the service manager confirmed the failure.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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