The redesigned for 2004 Ford F-150 represents a significant improvement over the previous model. It rides more comfortably, handles more nimbly, and has a quieter interior with better fit and finish. Movable overhead storage consoles and an optional power sliding rear window are nice additions. The F-150's powertrain delivers reasonable acceleration and fuel economy for the class.
Alerts
There are 16 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2009.
Road Test

The redesigned for 2004 Ford F-150 represents a significant improvement over the previous model. It rides more comfortably, handles more nimbly, and has a quieter interior with better fit and finish. Movable overhead storage consoles and an optional power sliding rear window are nice additions. The F-150's powertrain delivers reasonable acceleration and fuel economy for the class.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.6-liter V8 (248 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 (300 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 supercharged (380 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Again, we have experienced few problems with this truck. One annoyance is the rubber door seal gaskets. It doesn't seem to be fixable"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Rust-like bubbling on lead edge of hood"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"clear coat coming off"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"the inside of the bed has been peeling top coat paint for years, only about half of it left. Now the roof is peeling and has started to rust"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Clear coat on 3rd party tonneau cover has some peeling on the clear coat"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Fenders and rear wheel wells the paint is bubbling and cracking"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)

"Paint peeling from large areas on fiberglass hood"

D K., IN (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Rust

"Fenders were all showing signs of pinholes rust through so body shop suggested factory style fender flares be installed. This was done and looks good"

Gordon W., SK (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Rust around the wheel wells is terrible - common on Ford trucks"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The complete underside is rusted away,body and bed supports,brake lines,all brackets and hangers"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"rust out cab corners"

Frank G., ON (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"rust"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Rust/corrosion on hood"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"rocker panels rusted out"

Robert C., ON (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"rust around rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Sudden complete failure with no prior symptoms"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Reverse belt went out. Rebuilt entire tranny"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"The transmission had been completely serviced by a ford dealer 2 years ago, the unit started shifting very rough and finally quit working, No warranty and $4600.00 and 10 days later I received a ford reconditioned unit with a 3 yr warranty"

William C., CO (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"No reverse"

Gary A., TX (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"2nd and 3rd gears were slipping, pump went out"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"no problem with rebuild"

Joseph H., CA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Slipping gears at various speeds"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Reverse cable broke and needed to be replaced"

Peter L., CO (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED FOR THE 2ND TIME SINCE PURCHASE"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"We bought the Ford F-150 in June 2016 from a private seller, but shortly after we had to totally replace transmission with a new one. It had run great for previous owner, a relative, and just went bad for us. Now the new transmission works great"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Complete failure, required replacement as it is more cost effective"

Dale H., NY (2004 Ford F-150 STX Unsure)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"Windshields crack about every 2 years. Also rear window slide does not seem to seal properly"

Philip P., CO (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"both rear door latches had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

"The driver side seat does not stay up"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)
Windows

"Window motors quit working on 3 of the 4 doors. Had to replace window assembly"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"This is a supercrew, all 4 power windows have failed. The drivers window happened while under warranty. The front passenger window cost me over $300 to fix. Both rear windows went out during the last 12 months and still do not work. This truck has only 28,000 miles on it and the rear windows have rarely been used"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The electric windows have failed often. The cable comes loose from the pulleys and the glass falls into the door pocket. The part to replace is around $250 and labor around $175. Since I have owned the truck the drives side has failed once, front passenger side twice and the rear drives side once. Either a poor design or poorly made parts. This would make me consider a different make for my next truck"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Regulators on two of the four windows, which control the movement of the window up and down, broke and needed to be replaced this past year"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Passenger rear window regulator failed. This is the third window in this vehicle to fail"

Philip P., CO (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Left front-door window actuator went bad, had it replaced. (In 2013, I replaced the right front actuator. I also replaced a window in the past that simply shattered for no reason while the vehicle was parked. In the past, I have also had to repair the 4W drive.)"

Jan R., SD (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Brake warning light constantly illuminated,. The ABS module had to be replaced. It was an expensive repair, and it took four days, (analyze the problem; order the part; and installation). Repaired at Ford dealer and cost was over $1,200"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Speed sensor in Lt/front wheel went out - setting off ABS warning light. When sensor replaced, problem solved. In shop 3-days waiting for part. But was given FREE rental car"

Michael P., CO (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"caliper sticking causing heat and "burning" smell"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Parking brake

"brake shoes separated causing rotor/wheel to lock"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"A damaged/broken bracket or small part caused P-brake to not function. Once fixed and new P-brake linings repaced, issue resolved. Once again, 3-day wait for part"

Michael P., CO (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Emergency Brake Indicator Light would not go out after the brake was released"

Richard R., MD (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Frequent brake wear problems including warped rotors"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Front rotors worn out. Replacement rotors and pads required"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"I have replaced breaks and rotors 3times in 13years"

Timothy H., MI (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Axle had to be repaired. Some kind of seal leaked and it ruined the brake pad and rotor too. Both had to be replaced"

Charles O., NC (2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"The steering hubs would not lock into 4WD. Solved problem by installing new transfer case motor"

Don S., KY (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"FRONT WHEELS WENT INTO 4WR GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. $2,000 DANAGE TO GEARS"

Jim V., MI (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"I had to replace the left front hub lock ring and solenoid"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Differential

"Differential cover rotted out"

Anonymous, RI (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The tone ring disintegrated, rending the ABS sensor useless and unable to pass state emissions"

Scott L., GA (2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

"Differential was replaced due to noise and leakage"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Pi¿failure"

Daniel B., PA (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The front seal failed allowing the Freon to escape"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Air conditioning runs for less than ten minutes then blows hot air only"

Anonymous, NL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"fan motor died, was replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Condenser

"corrosion caused leakage of the refrigerant"

Ross H., WA (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"After transmission shifter repair the evaporator box started leaking inside the cab"

Anonymous, AR (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"The some duct work, the condenser and the evaporator required replacement due to corrosion"

Ross H., WA (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"all pipes and hoses were replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Catalytic converters stopped up. Expensive to replace. 4 converters on the truck!"

Lanny F., NC (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"O2 sensor"

W B., LA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"In a nutshell, the fuel gauge has NEVER worked. When taken in to get it fixed over the years they denied any problem. Upon investigation, this is not a rare problem. We have talked with other owners with similar results. Oh well with all of it's problems we use it as a farm vehicle. Not trustworthy as a major transportation source"

Melanie W., AL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)
Fuel pump

"$825 fuel pump replace to much"

Leonard B., CA (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)

"fuel pump module rusted and stopped working causing vehicle to be disabled on interstate"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel Pump interupter switch is located rear of vehicle and fell apart with rust"

Scott C., ON (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"broken wire to sensor"

Robert C., ON (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

"Cam phaser"

Daniel H., NE (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"lifters tapping"

Robert L., CO (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"First of all I have had this vehicle since new in Jan. 2004. I have religiously done the recommended maintenance through my local Ford dealership. Have complete vehicle maintenance history on dealership computer spreadsheets. Had two successive incidents of engine overheat and radiator hose blowing off the coupling and spewing coolant throughout the engine compartment. Had dealer check the radiator, water pump and thermostat and then changed to new coolant. A week later the same thing happened"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The Triton 5.4 engine failed. We replaced it and the replacement failed. It is currently failing again. The engine is a known problem for the 2004 F-150"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"during tune up dealer broke plugs 1 and 2. A few weeks later engine failure reported lost compression on cylinders 1 and 2. $8300 to replace engine on me"

Anonymous, AR (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Three broken piston rods, causing damage to entire engine. The engine had to be replaced"

Michael W., AL (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Took new valve phasers"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"It needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Catalytic converter failed and had to be replaced. A month later a second converter failed. Didn't know I had two converters. Very very expensive repair. Had it repaired at Ford dealership. Found out later I could have saved more than $1500 elsewhere"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"Muffler / tail pipe rusted through"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Recently had truck down for repairs to replace the driver's side front hub which included several other parts needing replace at the same time. The repair facility pointed out that there was an exhaust manifold leak o the passenger's side. It appears this is a complicate procedure which I don't understand why Ford would make this normally minor repair so difficult. It has not yet been fixed but I can tell it is getting louder until it warms up"

Jon F., OH (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Both manifolds needed replacing"

Allen K., WI (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Upper and lower manifold pin hole leaks"

Fred C., WI (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"power stearing lines rusted out"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Had to replace power steering hose rubbing on frame wore a hole into pressure hose"

Wes S., UT (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"This was routine work considering the age and mileage of the truck"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

"Driver's side coil spring was broken which houses the front strut also. It appears the passenger's side coil and strut was previously and fairly recently replaced by previous owner"

Jon F., OH (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Generally, the 2004 F150 xtra cab Heritage edition has been extremely reliable. However, it is hard on front wheel bearings. We have gone though two new sets in 99k miles"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Transmission cooler and lines developed leaks which led to transmission failure"

Anonymous, NL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Gear selector or linkage

"Would not go into reverse. Warranty repair work was done based on a 3 year ago transmission rebuild with a 5 year purchased warranty, and the front housing was replaced at no charge"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Rough shifting

"this was related to the transmission failure"

William C., CO (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Trucks slips out of gear at 30-35 mph. Switched off overdrive and truck runs fine. Just don't have benefit of overdrive"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Temperature sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. Expensive repair for a cheap part"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"All pullies had to be replaced because they were falling apart,also the c belt"

Timothy H., MI (2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"cam phaser"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Overhead cam shaft noisy"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.5-L V8)

"Cam shaft phasers"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Oil leaks

"oil leak in the transfer case"

Anonymous, ND (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

"Due to design it is a major undertaking to change plugs not to mention unreasonable coast. Ford should really be ashamed. This is NOT the only area Fords designs, wether intention or not, greatly increases coast and limits choice of service providers. Not the Automotive stability and value that Ford once was"

Melanie W., AL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)

"Needed new plugs"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Ford cant get them out without breaking them and as a result part of the ceramic gets in the combustion chamber. Expensive to replace $700 plus. Truck started using oil after replacement. Suspect the rings were damaged with spark plug change"

James G., FL (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"had to be drilled out and cost us over 2,000"

Rodney D., PA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Constantly drips water and oil slowly"

Scott K., CA (2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Rear cab outside light gasket leaked causing water to enter cab and rot out cab corner on drivers side"

Anonymous, RI (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"General failure of seals allowing water to migrate into the carpet areas and become moldy"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"There is a rattle as if something is loose"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD player would discharge the battery. Just disconnected it"

Anonymous, AR (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"With blank screen, the OEM radio/CD player also drained the battery. Replaced with refurb Kenwood unit from Crutchfield and added backup camera"

Joseph S., MD (2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Previous narrative included this info"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

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