really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,239 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #20

Aug 212011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 55,800 miles


2007 Ford F150 @54,000 miles rotors, brakes, top ball joints, bottom ball joints upper lever arm, and now my front brakes locked up lucky there was no accident, and several times I have pressed on gas and brake pedal at same time because they are so close together. Both the locking up of the brakes and sudden acceleration are very dangerous. The mileage is 54,000 and have had all these problems. Is Ford not telling the customer of these dangerous problems.

- Tx, TX, USA

problem #19

Jul 102011


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated the front drivers side brakes locked, and the vehicle came to a slow stop. A local mechanic diagnosed that a new hose was needed to repair the failure. The dealer was notified, but denied assistance with the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,397.

- Marblehead, OH, USA

problem #18

Apr 162009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Driver's side wheel rotor and ball bearings, rotor started making noise of a grinding April 2009 we replaced the rotor and 2 months later the noise started up again, we then replaced it again. The rotor every 2 months will be completely ate up and broken down. This last time we replaced rotor on the drivers side the left front and again 2 months later had to do it again in Dec. 2010. It is now Feb 2011 and the rotor is again making the noise and now the wheel is shaking and we are getting a knocking noise on the drivers side front floor board.

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #17

Jun 092009


  • 29,000 miles


My truck starting having brakes problems (vibration when stopping) at around 25,000 miles. Took it in to dealership for inspection with 29,000 miles on it. Ended up machining all rotors (not under warranty). I'm now experiencing the same problem at 42,000 miles. I believe the rotors and calipers are severely undersized considering the weight of the truck. I suggest that Ford make good on the next brake job. Had a 88 Chevy P/U and went 75,000 miles before replacing the front pads. Ford has erred on it's engineering.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #16

Aug 012010


  • 18,700 miles
Accelerates while depressing the brake, went to stop and truck accelerated, do to the fact the brake pedal is to close to the gas pedal, has happened numerous times, incidents, 1 almost drove into an intersection, 2 almost ran over a pedestrian stopping to let them cross the road, 3 almost rear ended another car, these problems have all happened numerous times, eventually someone is going to die because of this problem.

- Sidney Center, NY, USA

problem #15

Apr 082008


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when driving at speeds of at least 65 mph, the steering wheel would vibrate when depressing the brake pedal. The brake pedal would also vibrate the longer pressure was applied to the pedal. The dealer replaced the rotors, stating that they were warped also caused the failure. The repair did not correct the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was 29,000.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #14

Aug 032008


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph on normal road conditions. There was an excessive force applied to the brake pedal. The vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into the rear of a proceeding vehicle. The brake pedal broke as a result of the pressure applied to it. The police and ambulance were called to the scene. The driver sustained a minor injury and the passenger sustained severe injuries to the neck and head. The air bags failed to deploy on impact. The vehicle was towed to a collision shop and repaired for the damages. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the repair of the brake system and replacement of the air bag sensor. In addition, when proceeding to make a sharp turn there was a loud popping noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Logan Sport , LA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012010


  • 1 miles
2007 Ford F150 has a problem with the placement of its gas and brake pedal. When braking you accidentally hit both pedals which causes you to accelerate. I just purchased this truck and noticed this issue. My brother also noticed this. If I lend my truck out I make sure I inform the person about this problem. When searching the web many other sites are addressing this safety issue of acceleration when braking. I wonder what your Agency is doing regarding this safety problem" the public is aware of it so much so they are posting about it. Ford knows about this, customers have complained. So when is your Agency going to acknowledge and address this safety issue"

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 122010


  • 44,000 miles
While driving on state highway, applied brake, brake pedal went slowly to the floor, and vehicle did not slow, continued on helpless, until striking a vehicle in front of me. Called dealer where vehicle was purchased, they said they were not aware of any brake problems with this model. Called Ford direct, and they said they were not aware of any brake problems with this model. Insurance adjuster will be here today, I will not let anyone touch this vehicle until this problem is resolved, I have not slept for days, not because of my injuries, but the haunting thoughts of knowing I could have killed someone.

- Lake Harmony, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 182007


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. He was forced to apply extreme pressure to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The brake failure nearly caused a crash to occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection; however, the technician was unable to identify the failure or provide a free remedy. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 22000.

- Mountorbe, MP, USA

problem #10

Jul 142009


  • 12,000 miles


At 12000 miles the rotors are completely warping. It's especially noticeable when driving at speeds of over 50 mph. I can see and feel the bed bouncing and can feel it in the steering wheel. Dealer will do nothing under warranty. They said they would look at them but would have to charge me. I also spoke with Ford directly, they will also offer no assistance. I've heard of this situation happening many times and Ford will do nothing to correct it.

- Colchester, VT, USA

problem #9

May 162009


  • 28,000 miles
Have experienced extensive brake dust on the front wheels almost from day 1. lately, at about 28,000 miles the front end wobbles and shimmies when braking. Not so bad at lower speeds but really bad if you have to brake fairly hard while on an interstate highway from speeds of 65 mph or more. Had tires rotated and balanced which helped a bit but problem still exists.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 182009


  • 38,255 miles
I have a 2007 Ford, F150 extended cab, the brake rotor have warped. This could be a safety problem if this a regular occurrence with this model. The shop which I carried my vehicle to told me that if the company used certain brands of rotors that were made in foreign countries won't stand up to heat. If Ford used these products on the assembly line because they're cheaper, something should be done.

- Diberville, MS, USA

problem #7

Feb 012009


  • 21,000 miles
Brakes are spongy and bleed down, repeated short braking between stoplights pedal went to the stop, took it to dealership, mech. Checked it said it was normal, other F150 owners say not like their brakes. Hard braking last week pedal went to stop almost resulting in rearend collision. There have been 3 instances brakes have went to the stop near the floorboard braking from speed. Doesn't happen every time.

- Supply, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 082008


  • 26,000 miles
2007 F150 4X4 supercrew: After 12000 miles front brake rotor wear was noted as abnormal by technician. Deep groves have continued to form in both front brake rotors. Vehicle mileage is currently at 26,000 and groves in both front rotors continue to get deeper. Technicians at dealership continue to say, quote, "the brake pads are really hard on the rotors but the only thing we can do is turn the rotors, but it will just get worse unless I replace the pads. Every 2007 F150 owner I have talked with and looked at their rotors have the same exact problem and the dealerships are unwilling to correct.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Aug 142008


  • 14,000 miles
Multiple incidents: When vehicle speed drops to 10mph or less when braking, brake pedal fades to floor and engine accelerates with subsequent loss of braking power. The last incident nearly resulted in an accident, the first 3 incidents resulted in "rolling through an intersection". vehicle mileage when first noted approximately 14K, now nearly 16K.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 132008


  • 33 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While applying pressure to the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated dramatically and a loud revving noise was heard. There were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. The contact must apply excessive pressure to the brake pedal in order to completely stop the vehicle. When this occurs, the wheels begin to spin. The dealer replaced the accelerator pedal, but the failure recurred immediately afterwards. The failure mileage was 33 and current mileage was 3,146.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Nov 132007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. While driving 35 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle continued moving. His vehicle rear ended another vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to his left knee and head. The passenger sustained a shoulder injury. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 8,000.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 252007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F150. Two days after the vehicle was purchased, the brakes began to fail. The vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed instead of coming to a complete stop. The failure caused near crashes and the contact refuses to drive the vehicle. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, and mileages were unknown. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 302007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Brake pedal will fade to floor after stopping. Will fade after holding pressure on pedal for a while.normal braking seems to be ok. Feel very uneasy pulling a trailer.Ford replaced master cylinder and bled system, which did not help. My dealer is now telling me this normal.

- Ennis, TX, USA

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