hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,220 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 262015


  • 111,282 miles


Turning left into South bound lane of a highway when the right front upper control arm assembly caused the tire to detach from the that area. The tire landed on the highway however remained attached from the lower assembly. Due to the momentum of the vehicle was able to get across the highway to prevent a collision. Vehicle was towed to an automotive repair center. The right front upper control arm assembly was completely rusted through

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

problem #6

Jan 172012


  • 100,000 miles
Hubs grinding, vibrating and slowing truck down. Had to replace both too soon for a vehicle like this. And the brake master cylinder went out at a stop sign with no warning then shut the truck off completely.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 182011


  • 65,148 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 45 mph, the front driver side wheel exhibited signs of failing. The contact discovered that the tire was going flat and added more air. The vehicle was then taken to a local tire shop where the contact was advised that the front driver side wheel was fractured. The local repair shop replaced the tire with a spare and the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 65,148 and the current mileage was 65,200.

- Mt. Vernon, ME, USA

problem #4

Jan 102011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


My Ford F-150, 2005 model has a wheel bearing defect that causes bearing failure and brake wobble due to the weak bearings that's on 2004-2009 Ford F-150- 2wd trucks. The bearings can't be changed unless you purchase the entire installation (rotors, ABS hub bearing and one-time use nut.) Ford knows that the bearings are weak but will not authorize a repair unless you use original equipment. Ford put out a bulletin to use 4X4 parts on the 2wd vehicle. The 4X4 parts includes 3 pieces which included a more durable and harder bearing than what comes on the 2wd. There is only one place in Texas that will due this repair (just brakes.) the repair is $300 per side but is a permanent fix for the weak bearings. Also each part can be change individually. Ford will sell you the parts but they will not make this repair to your vehicle. The bearings have a constant humming noise and the biggest mistake that is made is that. The nut is not change when the breaks are bearings are replaced. By not changing the nut the torque value can't be reached again. I had this repair done at just brakes and my truck hasn't riden this well in 2 yrs. Ford needs to be requested to reimburse all owners that have had this problem. It is a very dangerous matter.

- Grand Prairie , TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 102010


  • 110,000 miles
After noticing a low tire my driver was attempting to air it up but to no avail and we noticed it was leaking at a weld on the rim. We took it to a dealer and was told it was cracked about a third of the way around the rim where the center was welded to the outer rim. I had to buy a replacement wheel but our concern is that this might happen again. If it had cracked much farther the outer rim would have separated from the vehicle. Has this problem been reported before. Thank you curtis peterman alexander mechanical Kansas City,

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Feb 022009


  • 76,099 miles
While investigating a front tire with an air leak, it was discovered that the outer rim (where the tire bead seats) of the steel oem wheel had split away from the rest of the rim for a circumferential length of over 10 inches near the tire bead sealing surface. It appears that the outer portion of the rim was almost to the point of separating from the rest of the wheel and allowing the tire to dismount from the wheel. If that had occurred in traffic, the results easily could have resulted in serious injury. This is a 17 inch six lug oem wheel with the chrome clad front surface from a four wheel drive F-150. This wheel was removed from service, but we are concerned about other similar wheels on this and other trucks and would be interested to know which other wheel types have the potential for similar defects due to similar manufacturing techniques.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #1

Oct 242005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Purchased a 2005 F-150 4X4 Ford pick-up truck and immediately felt a strong vibration throughout the truck. Took it back to three different dealerships each one claiming they fix it. The vibration still exists and now the steering wheel is vibrating. I believe this truck is unsafe. I will continue to exhaust all avenues to repair or replace this truck.

- Jefferson, OH, USA

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