really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,493 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 282008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While slowing down to a complete stop, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. The contact depressed the brake pedal again to make sure that she depressed the correct pedal, and the vehicle jerked, continued to accelerate, and the engine revved. The vehicle only stopped when the passenger placed the gear into park. The contact struck the preceding vehicle and the bumper sustained minor damages. The contacts vehicle was towed to the dealer because she was afraid to drive it again. A police report was filed. She filed complaint number 0405860938 with Ford. She was informed that it would be at least two weeks before she would hear from their legal department. There is currently an open investigation number PE08001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum. Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). The current and failure mileages were 34,000. Updated 4/29/08 the damage was minor. Updated 05/16/08

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 062008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The power brake system suddenly shut down leaving the vehicle unable to stop.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 112005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,173 miles
Total brake failure, 2005 F-150 supercrew, king ranch 4X4 occurred in traffic on 11 Nov 2005, at a speed 34 mph. When I pressed the brake pedal, there were no brakes. My would have wrecked the vehicle, had she been driving, she was hysterical when the brakes failed. I used the emergency brake and down shifted to slow the vehicle. I didn't hit the vehicle in front of me, I managed to get the vehicle to the side road parking lot. There was absolutely no indication prior to this failure. It appeared I had lost the vacuum booster assist on my vehicle. The vehicle was towed to beale pkwy Lincoln Mercury for repair as it is under factory warranty. The service advisor called and told me my vehicle was ready late on the 12th. I went to the dealership to pickup my vehicle and talked with the mechanic that repaired it. I asked him what he did and he told me he reconnected a vacuum hose to the back of the manifold and stated it had blown off. I ask how did you secure it. He told me by pushing it back onto the port it came off of. I ask him why not install a clamp to keep this from recurring. He stated he would have to remove the manifold to accomplish a clamp installation. Beale Lincoln Mercury repaired my vehicle the best they could under the circumstances. I feel the mechanic should have installed something to secure the hose so this doesn't happen again, but he stated he didn't think Ford would pay for removing the manifold to install a clamp. I think Ford would much rather pay for a manifold R & R instead of a law suit from an accident, especially one with injuries or deaths due to a faulty design that renders the brakes useless. This has occurred on many other F-150's, some with accidents involved. Check the internet for F-150 brake failures. Ford needs to address the brake failure on the F-150's with 5.4L engines before there is more damage or serious injuries. This should be an immediate recall by Ford. I am now uneasy driving this vehicle.

- Valparaiso, FL, USA

problem #1

May 172007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle failed to stop. He literally had to apply all of his weight on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the failure was caused by the vacuum hoses. The current and failure mileages were 53,800. The dealer stated that the replacement hose is designed different from the original which the consumer thinks Ford is aware of this problem with the brake hose. Updated 06/08/07

- Blakely, GA, USA

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