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This 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 2006 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“tire shop said lower ball joints needed to be replaced before doing an alignment, different mechanic did the job and said it was questionable about if they really needed to be replaced”

Dennis D., NE (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“rusted metal line”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Metal power steering line rusted thru and leaked while driving”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“I've had to add steering fluid three times in the last three years. I do not notice any spots on the ground under the truck”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“high pressure hose leak”

Wesley P., TX (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Leaking hoses”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

“Broken rear leaf spring Ball joint Upper control arm”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“front coil spring broke”

Gerald O., NY (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“universal joints on lower steering shaft have rusted and make turning wheels difficult”

Gerald O., NY (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“Had to replace the entire steering rack”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Tie rods

“normal wear and tear”

Don P., MT (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8)

“1 was bad”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Wheel bearings

“Wheel hub assembly had to be replace due to wearing out and making excessive noise”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“whining noise when I turned the steering wheel at highway speeds”

Dennis D., NE (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“began to make a noise and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

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

“Engine light came on, took to mechanic and found out alternator was going bad”

Bill B., TN (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.2-L V6)

“Coils are attached through the spark plug wires. During tune-up all the spark plugs were difficult to remove. One broke off during removal”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Revolving door of coil failures. Fix one and another goes bad”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Electronic ignition

“Plugs need replacing. $450. to $750. Bad coil, engine stumbles easily when pushed”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Replace ecm”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“2 pc spark plugs braking”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“A coil on one of the spark plugs had gone bad. There is a coil for each spark plug (I was told). The vehicle was due for all sparkplugs to be replaced at 100,000 miles”

Robert B., NC (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Plugs and coils failed at 120K but should have been replaced at 100K miles”

Karen S., VA (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“Spark plugs needed replaced, but 7 of 8 broke and caused expensive replacement $800+ class action lawsuit because of this”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Bad spark plugs and Ford didn't recall them, we had to replace @ our cost before 50,000 miles or the spark plugs could fuse into the engine and be hard to remove”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson 5.4-L V8)

“Spark plugs breaking on removal requiring expensive extraction”

Thomas S., AZ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Plugs broke off when replacing, cry expensive. Design problem”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“There is a known defect with the spark plugs in the 5.4L engine with a large service bulletin published on how to remove plugs without them breaking apart. It costs about $100/plug to change and can require specialty tools to remove broken plugs. 100K mile plugs are now recommended to be changed at about 60K miles to avoid breakage. Two coils went out at 65K miles and second complete plug change at 120K miles”

Mark P., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Engine would stall. Needed a number 8 spark plug”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)

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

Driveshaft or axle

“Driveshaft paaued before kicking in when starting from a stop sign”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson 5.4-L V8)
Driveline vibration

“brief rear end shudder when starting from a stop and turning the steering wheel one way or the other (i.e. it doesn't shudder if I'm leaving a stop sign and going straight ahead)”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Electrical failure

“The check engine light is on and but there are no apparent problems. Dealer says I need a main control module at a cost of $1,500.00 - to turn the light off... It passed he emissions test when this light was turned off by the dealer, but now it is on again and so the test can't be done until it is fixed. Not happy about that”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Had to replace one of the U-joints in front axle”

James B., MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“4WD actuator hub failed”

Anonymous, SK (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Started with a roar like it was trying to engage. Then completely went out and unable to put into 4 wheel drive. Presently driving in 2 wheel drive as 4 wheel is not presently needed. Ford quoted $800 to$1,000 to fix”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

“Plates ground smooth”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)
Differential

“Vehicle has had differential pinion bearing replaced 3 times”

John B., MO (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Vehicle return by original buyer under lemon law. Problem final surfaced as pinon bearing. When repair no more problem”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“positive traction plates in rear differential were replaced 25000 km ago and are now chattering again. makes a concerning noise when turning”

Gerald Q., MB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 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

Antilock system (ABS)

“The ABS light stays on. It keeps saying rear sensor. It's been replaced 4 times by dealers still on”

Gary T., DE (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Calipers stuck, causing brake overheating. Dealer error caused it to happen twice”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Uneven wear and premature need to repair”

Anonymous, WV (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Parking brake

“Parking break electrical issues - parking brake light was flickering due to a faulty switch”

Charles E., NJ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Rusted out so disconnected rather than replace it”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

“Had to replace rotors & wheel bearings since buying truck in 2009. My use has been strictly light duty; unsure of previous owners use”

Anonymous, NB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

“Just wore out the brakes. New roter & pads where cheaper as a set”

B R., MT (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“rotors just don't seem to last. I have had to have them replaced three times”

Gazzaway K., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Needed replacement”

David B., AP (2006 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.

What Owners Say

Clock

“unable to adjust”

Dave F., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Gauges

“pass. windows don't work and fan only works on 4, which is the high setting”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“I had Ford complete a brake job for my F150 and the E-brake light in the instrument panel has flickered or stayed on solid since then. An independent mechanic found that their "fix" was to disconnect the wires from the master cylinder fluid reservoir”

Mark P., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Fuel gauge not functioning properly”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)
Interior lights

“None of the interior lights work. Dash board lights do work”

Bruce V., MS (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Lose bulb in the overhead lights”

B R., MT (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Warning lights

“The warning light comes on and off intermittently. I believe it is due to a cluster problem”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Blue oval faded”

Jeffrey W., OR (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint flaking off in bed area”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

“Paint on the tailgate is peeling off in many places”

Bruce V., MS (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Multiple areas on the truck have paint falling off, especially on the roof where rust has formed. This is a big problem Ford has been aware of for several years yet refuses to aid its customers in repairing it”

Bob L., TN (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Rust

“Beyond excessive frame rust for the vehicles age and care given to it”

Charles E., NJ (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

“Typical rust areas for F150, bottom, rear cab corners and behind front wheels”

Christopher J., MI (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“Manifold need replacing”

Anonymous, AR (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“Was done by a disreputable place and does not run properly now”

Michael P., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Cam phaser oil starvation on left bank. Replaced engine with a factory 5.4l three valve Triton engine”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Purchased used and then was told 9 months later that the engine needed to be replaced. The drive train was also replaced. It was not a pretty picture. I blame it on the mechanics that checked the truck out and said it was ok”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“timing chain needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

“Camshaft phasers went out. A costly repair”

Anonymous, KY (2006 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

Engine knock or ping

“Manifold needs replacing”

Anonymous, AR (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

“Very minor knocking”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

“Both cam phasers are making noise , making ticking noise . Eventually will need to be replaced”

Bob L., TN (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

“Engine had a ticking noise. It sat through the winter and when driven would stall at idle”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)
Oil leaks

“rear engine seal leaks just enough to make a mess under the vehicle”

Gerald Q., MB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

“Oil plug leaking required a new oil pan threads were stripped”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“Clutch slave cylinder failed”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission totally failed at 94,000 miles”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“Transmission suddenly without warning went out”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4-L V8)

“Transmission just went out with little wear or problems it just suddenly failed. Transmission was rebuilt but with in a few days began to fail again. After the third transmission we FINALLY found a faulty electrical component in the main computer and 4x4 relay that was causing the transmission to try to shift when it should not. Thus causing the gears withing the transmission to slip grind and fail”

Amy W., OK (2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.5-L V8)

“transmission wouldn't shift and required a rebuilt transmission to replace the original”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

“The AC in my truck will not cool the cabin in hot weather. I have had it in the Ford shop for diagnosis and repair and the shop claims to have repaired the problem but it is no better than when I first took it to the shop”

Thomas S., WA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“unable to cool significantly, particularly in hot, humid weather. have run the unit on max a/c on over a 1 hour drive. should be freezing - not”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

“The controls that tell the heater blower where to direct the air has not worked properly since I purchased the truck in October of 2011. This was not covered by the warranty purchased with the vehicle. Dealer says this is a $900.00 fix, so I live with it”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“From the time it was purchased the a/c fan never worked well. We had a number of visits to the dealership under warranty to have it check and each time we were told it was low on Freon but had no leaks. Eventually the entire motor had to be replaced due to it being undersized from the factory”

Amy W., OK (2006 Ford F-150 STX 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“The smog control device had to be cleaned”

Dave F., CA (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“Waa aluminum heatsink on fuel sender unit above spare tire corroded and failed”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Pcv valve had to be changed”

Victor T., NC (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“Water leaked in from the rear cargo light at the back of the roof of the truck. I removed it, put a bead of silicone around and replaced the light. That solved the problem and was an easy fix”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

“There seems to be moisture coming in from the back side of the cabin, which is causing the back seat to mold”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Rear fender rust (both sides) & weather stripping on doors has loosened”

Anonymous, NB (2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“I am constantly receiving a catalytic failure on my engine diagnostics”

Michael P., TX (2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

“A stud holding the left exhaust manifold to the engine block pulled loose, causing an exhaust leak. The repair bill eventually went to $2,800 as the engine had to be pulled after an estimate of $500 to $600. Ford has known about this defect non the 5,4 engine for years but has failed to correct the undersized manifold stud”

John B., MO (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 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

Display screen goes blank

“I believe the cluster is bad causing the LCD to go blank and the emergency brake warning light to come on intermittently”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Typical F150 slippage when traveling around 50 mph. Must either accelerate or decelerate through 50 mph. Cannot run at 50 mph without experiencing slippage”

Christopher J., MI (2006 Ford F-150 Unsure 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.

Engine Cooling

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

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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
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
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Nov 09 2005
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. 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: 05V520000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 199942
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