hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,126 miles

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2004 Ford F-350 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 022015


  • 91,000 miles


While applying brakes in an attempt to stop, the brake pedal unexpectedly went directly to the floor, thus disallowing the truck to stop. The pedal was able to be pumped, up enough in order to stop the truck, but only one time. Attempts to pump the pedal and increase the pressure enough for future attempts at stopping the truck were unsuccessful. Inspection of the vehicle by certified mechanics revealed rust buildup on/near a weak spot on one of the braided, flexible front brake lines which had bursted, virtually making the brakes useless by disallowing pressure to be built up in the system. A further inspection of the system revealed a second braided, flexible brake line that was showing signs of rust buildup and eminent failure. The point of failure on both lines was the flexible, braided section itself, just adjacent to where it connected with the pre-molded portion of each line.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 092012

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 73,251 miles
Engine began bucking, sudden power loss and power steering and power brake loss. Mechanic conclusion was that the lining of the fuel tank had dislodged and caused the engine to foul, causing a sudden power loss. Dealer said they had never heard of the problem but we later learned they were very familiar with it, had done dozens of repairs (replacement of tank with poly tank) and that a "secret" repair bulletin had been issued ty Ford to all dealers. This issue is now the subject of a class action lawsuit in New Jersey. Google "Ford fuel tank lining" for more info on the suit, but by not issuing a recall this issue is a potential safety concern. Had we been in heavier traffic and unable to get the vehicle to the side of the road there may have been a serious accident.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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