definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,577 miles

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2003 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 062011


  • 93,000 miles


The rear brake lines have rusted out on my 2003 Ford F250 - we received a letter from the ntsb asking if our brake lines had rusted out - they just did last night and almost caused an accident. This is incredible that a 7 1/2 year old vehicle lost it's brakes already.

- Millersport, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 192010

F-250 Diesel

  • 33,309 miles
I own a 2003 Ford F250 7.3 liter diesel pickup. On inspection, required by pa law for safety reasons, it failed because of rotor rust. I then had to replace all four brakes and rotors at a considerable cost to me.. the truck had 33,309 miles on it and was stored and used similar to three other older vehicles I owned the same thing occurred on this truck at 19,750 miles when it was 3 years old. The earlier rust issue was covered under warranty. Rusting brake pads are unacceptable in today's world. I have never had this type of problem in the past and suspect Ford is using sub standard steel. Other parts on this truck have rusted out and I will enter separate reports on those problems.

- Somerset, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004


  • miles
While driving at 60 mph vehicle shut down. Vehicle will not start right up again. One hour into driving the problem started. Engine made a whistling sound. Other then that there were no warnings. Consumer has taken the vehicle in for the same problem a total of four times. Power steering and brakes shut down as a result of loss of engine power.

- Bladenboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 152002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the brakes also states that when he steps into the brake pedal the vehicle turns violently to the left. Dealer was contacted and no diagnosis was not done.

- Waddell, AR, USA

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