hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


I own a 2005 F150 with a 5.4 engine. The truck is 3 years old with 49,000 miles. The brakes failed without any notice or warning. The dealer says that the vacuum hose that leads from the back of the engine to the brake booster was worn and needed replacing. The service manager at the dealership said there were no recalls on the issue and I would have to pay for the worn part and labor. After doing a little research I contacted another dealership and they said they have seen the problem before and that there were no recalls on the issue. I have a tough time understanding how this type of brake failure can occur on such a new vehicle. I have looked over everything that Ford gave me when I purchased the vehicle from them. Nothing says that this part should be replaced at any mileage. They concern me with fluid changes, tire wear, etc. Nothing about a hose that could put my life and the lives of my family and others in danger. The part that failed is located behind the engine and the only way to see if the part was worn is to take the top of the motor off. So I can assure you this part is never inspected until the brakes fail. The dealer did fix the truck at my expense stating they could do nothing. They said they would also report the issue to Ford. I also called the Ford Motor Company customer relationship center and they agreed with the dealer. No recalls on this issue. I need to see this issue is put under the microscope. Someone will be killed or seriously injured if nothing is done about this manufacturing issue. This part shouldn't fail under normal driving conditions and if does there needs to be time spent notifying the public about the issue. Not sweeping it under the floor mat.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

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