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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.
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There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Lost .. came off.. top rail trim on right rear on highway”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“Clear coat cracking on front of hood”

John S., AL (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“The paint coat was treated and maintained to prevent any deterioration. However, paint is peeling away from the primer coat on the roof top near the doors, hood, and numerous locations under the hood and in the engine compartment”

Rocky B., CA (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“the paint on the roof is peeling. But this auto is not garaged”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Protective layer over paint continues to peel off”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“The paint on the hood turned extremely dull and then started to flake off just this year. There is no rust. It has not been a problem prior. The rest of the body and paint are solid”

Michael F., MD (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“The paint is pealing inside the truck bed and some on the outside of the rear of the truck”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Rust

“Bumper/s had a lot of rust”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“startiing to show rust on lower quarter panel doors and fenders”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Serious body rust on bottom rear of cab required repairs costing $1750”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Cab corners rusted out.Should have been rust proofed at factory”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“side steps had rusted underneath and had to purchase new bars and have new brackets welded to the frame and then painted”

Bonnie H., PA (2005 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)

“The body has rusted out behind the backseat door panel. Ford has told me this is a regular problem with their F-150's of this era because water gets trapped behind the metal and rusts from the inside out. This started to occur after the warranty period”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Rocker panels and cab corners rusting out”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“I had rust holes show up on both fear cab corners last year. This year I had rust coming through both exterior side panels on the bed around the gas tank filler neck and taillights area”

Christopher B., VT (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 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

“warning light on”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“Left front caliper would chronically not fully release and would drag on rotor causing excessive heat and wear”

Bryan F., OH (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Calipers in front failed and locked up”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Rear calipers got bound up, caused break wear, excessive heat, cracked rotor”

Troy B., NY (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Wore out Had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Failed prematurely”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Parking brake

“The parking brake sensor light has been on for a year. The sensor is bad. My mechanic says it is not necessary to replace if I don't mind the light”

Phil B., IN (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Can not get the parking brake fixed correctly”

John K., OH (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“They have not failed...however rear rotors need to be replaced and/or resurfaced. Only 40,000 miles”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“Had to be replaced they were worn”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Rear brake Rotors and Brake pads are in need of replacement and/or resurfacing”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“The brakes need to be renewed, but the rotors are deeply worn (not from bad pads),”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Dealership found and fixed issue before I purchased truck”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Vehicle was making a humming noise that wasn't getting any better,took it to a couple of shops both were telling me the same answer.trans need to be replaced”

Anonymous, DE (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Third transmission on this F 150”

Anonymous, SC (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“transmission failed and had rebuilt transmission installed”

Anonymous, ID (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“At 101,000 the transmission started slipping. The transmission shop that I use tested it and said it definitely needed rebuilding or replaced. I replaced it with a factory rebuilt with a 10 year warranty. The shop also commented they had seen several with the 4.6 liter V-8 motor have this same problem at about 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“Would not shift to reverse”

Tom A., TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Transmission went out, had a new transmission from Ford put in”

Larry P., GA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“light came on went to auto shop hook compur find the problem”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“Driver module on axle corroded and failed”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Fuel pump

“went out and left me stranded”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Check engine light”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

“Second O2 sensor replaced in 3 years”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 4.5-L V8)

“Sensor is part of electrical system within fuel system that went bad due to age”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 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

Cylinder head

“Rt manifold cracked”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Lost oil pressure and damaged three rods and valves when the motor jumped time. Decided to have the motor rebuilt”

Steve M., FL (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Faulty fuel injector caused major engine failure. This was a problem known by Ford, but they only extended the warranty on it until 120000 miles versus replacing the faulty injectors. The injectors failed at 121400 miles. Replaced engine with a new Jasper 5.4L v-8”

Alan C., VA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

“Variable valve timing warnings”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“Poorly designed overhead cam engine - way to complex with a fuel mpg at 10 -11. Components self destruct at apx 200,000 miles with a $3000.00 repair bill to correct”

Jerry C., MI (2005 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

Alternator

“This was 3rd replacement alternator”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“misfire”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“The engine would "buck".Turned out to be a problem with 2 of my "coil on plugs"”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Another poor design with a bill of $400.00 to change plugs which are another $100.00”

Jerry C., MI (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Multiple and routine failure of the coil-over-plug for the V8 engine. At failure, the truck cannot be driven safely. Diagnostic and replacement part are expensive. 4 times total, 2 times in less than 7 months”

Bill B., VA (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 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

“This is the second time I have replaced Ball Joints on this vehicle. Expected them to be more durable on a truck”

Troy B., NY (2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“They said this caused my cupping. We will see”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“A steering shaft was worn requiring replacement”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

“Cupping. Replaced shocks and a ton of stuff”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Engine as ongoing engine noise which we have been told by mechanics is common with Ford, but Ford has never resolved”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“Has always been loud when you start the truck”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“The cam bearings and rollers on both sides of the engine are bad”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Small oil leak around the engine block”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 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

Air or water leaks

“Persistent water leak on driver side. 1-2 cups of water collects in the wiring harness channel until vacuumed out. Soaks the carpets. Suspect the exterior weather seals have shrank too much”

Bill B., VA (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“noisy”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Weatherstripping on drivers side has partially peeled off and trim rattles”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.2-L V6)

“A leak occurred allowing rain water into the cab via the electrical cable running from the engine compartment through the door”

Darlow T., OR (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

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

“The 6 CD MP3 player is an upgraded playing system. Typically used only the #1 CD Slot unless on a long trip, which only three were taken. During last trip the CD player locked up with 3 CD's and would not play whatsoever. However, the AM/FM radio continued to work. Have discovered the 6 CD player is known to be a failing system and have uninstalled two identical CD players which resulted in identical failures. Extremely poor unit for the additional incurred cost!”

Rocky B., CA (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Won't eject CD”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Radio

“When changing/cleaning the window sensors (?) In the door the radio went out. He believes the codes have to be reset”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Radio would no longer stay on a station. Had to replace”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-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.

What Owners Say

“2 gauges went out. Oil pressure and oil temp”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Radio and interior lights remain powered when exiting the vehicle with key removed and engine off. They remain on until the battery drain system turns off the power. I am told it is a corroded junction in a wire under the door sill”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“door ajar light constantly on”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-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

4WD/AWD components

“Vacuum hose(s) leaked, causing 4wd low to engage when vehicle in motion and gears to grind”

Paul E., ND (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Differential

“Its developed a small leak and needs to have a seal replaced”

Rolf S., WA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“I have had to have the differential replaced twice, and now the cam bearings and roller on both side are bad”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

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

“The cheap mounting bracket that held the rear view mirror on was always loose and broke off on a bumpy section off road”

Christopher B., VT (2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Windows

“The driver window will nor always go back up after letting it diw. The passenger window can be let down but the driver has to let it back up”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Passenger side window just falls down and you cannot get it back up without taking the entire door apart”

B H., CA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

“Exhaust leaks from manifold required replacement”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“exhaust bolts broke off”

Dean D., WI (2005 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

“Leaked coolant”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“I had the refrigerant replaced 3 years ago, but over that time the coolant has leaked out. I will be scheduling an appointment to find the leak and replace the coolant”

Bob R., MN (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

“Problems shifting”

Anonymous, LA (2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Feb 23 2011
THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG COULD INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL IF OCCURRING WHILE IN MOTION.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 F-150 PICK UP TRUCKS AS WELL AS CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 LINCOLN MARK LT VEHICLES. IF THE CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE COMES IN CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG LOWER HORN PLATE, THE WIRE INSULATION MAY BECOME CHAFED, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR A SHORT CIRCUIT. IF THIS OCCURS THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE INDICATING THAT SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
What should you do:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER TO HAVE A NEW CLOCKSPRING JUMPER WIRE INSTALLED THAT INCORPORATES A PROTECTIVE MESH COVER. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THIS SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SOME VEHICLES IN MARCH 2011. THE RECALL CAMPAIGN ON THE EXPANDED POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 9, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S18.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V107000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1325000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
May 07 2008
ONCE THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM RESERVE IS DEPLETED, THE DRIVER WILL HAVE FOUNDATION BRAKE FUNCTION, BUT WITH INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT. REDUCED VEHICLE BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 605,684 MY 2005-2006 F-150 AND LINCOLN MARK LT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L 3-VALVE ENGINES. THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM SUPPLY HOSE ATTACHED TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD FITTING MAY SWELL OVER TIME AND LOSE RETENTION FORCE. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE HOSE TO BECOME DETACHED FROM THE FITTING DURING AN INTAKE MANIFOLD BACKFIRE. SHOULD THE HOSE DETACH FROM THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, SEVERAL BRAKE APPLICATIONS WITH POWER ASSIST WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE VACUUM RESERVE IS DEPLETED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE A RUBBER HOSE ON THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM SUPPLY TUBE ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 27, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 08S05.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V208000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 605684
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Oct 25 2007
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CRASHES AND DEATHS AND INJURIES BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION OF THE ROADWAY.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPYDER HEADLAMP REPLACEMENT ASSEMBLIES SOLD FOR USE ON 2004 THROUGH 2007 FORD F150 PICKUP TRUCKS. DURING PRODUCTION, THE HEADLAMPS WERE INTERNALLY MISALIGNED AND THEY FAIL THE PHOTOMETRY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
SPYDER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLAMPS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT SPYDER AT 866-558-4264.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET SPYDER HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON FORD F150 PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E089000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 238
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Sep 25 2007
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CRASHES AND DEATHS AND INJURIES BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION OF THE ROADWAY.
Summary:
CERTAIN HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES IMPORTED AND SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT BY SONAR AUTO PARTS FOR USE ON 2004-2007 FORD F150 PICKUP TRUCKS. DURING PRODUCTION, THE HEADLAMPS WERE INTERNALLY MISALIGNED AND THEY FAIL THE PHOTOMETRY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
SONAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 14, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT SONAR AT 866-558-4264.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET SONAR HEADLAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E080000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 700
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Sep 14 2007
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN EAGLE EYES HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES, P/NOS. FR390-B001L AND FR390-B001R, SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE THICKNESS IS UNSTABLE INHIBITING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE UPPER AND LOWER BEAMS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
EAGLE EYES WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EAGLE EYES AT 1-800-568-1098.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E075000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2388
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Aug 28 2007
IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
What should you do:
ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 175
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 29 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH
Summary:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jun 13 2006
FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.
What should you do:
UFI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 4, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UFI FILTERS USA AT 800-230-5876.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E056000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 58640
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
INTERIOR LIGHTING
Feb 06 2006
THIS ERROR COULD PREVENT THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) WARNING LIGHT FROM ILLUMINATING IF THE ABS MODULE EVER BECAME INOPERATIVE.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH EITHER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 105, 'HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS' OR FMVSS NO. 135, 'PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A SOFTWARE ERROR IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL RECALIBRATE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IN THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO.06C11. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V033000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211432
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Nov 21 2005
AFFECTED TIRES MAY NOT MEET THE ENDURANCE TEST REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD. CONTINUED USE OF THE AFFECTED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE FAILURE WHICH COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE DAMAGE OR MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN CONTINENTAL CONTITRAC TR OWL, CONTITRAC TR BSW, GENERAL GRABBER TR BSW, AND CONTITRAC BSW TIRES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 29 AND JUNE 11, 2005, AND SOLD AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON CERTAIN FORD TRUCKS AND SOLD AS REPLACEMENT TIRES. THESE TIRES CAN WEAR PREMATURELY WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.
What should you do:
CONTINENTAL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 7, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CONTINENTAL AT 704-588-5895.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05T022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34396
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