really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,185 miles

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problem #3

Apr 282014

E-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 81,555 miles
My vehicle according the NHTSA has recall #09V399000 for the brake system speed control which can catch on fire even in the garage with the vehicle off. I asked Ford to repair this because I just bought this vehicle and they claim there are no recalls on this vehicle, and I know there is and I know the recall hasn't been installed on my vehicle. Are they saying this because time ran out to have this done because I just bought this vehicle or do they just not want to? thanks for your help.

- Munford, TN, USA

problem #2

May 022009


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Ford E-150. Whenever the contact starts the engine and depresses the accelerator pedal, the engine becomes stuck at a high RPM and will not return to the idle position. The failure causes the vehicle to either surge forward or backwards depending on what gear it is in at the time. The engine has to be turned off in order to restore the vehicle to a proper speed. In addition, the brakes do not hold or stop the vehicle when they are engaged. The first time this failure occurred, the vehicle crashed into a tree at 10 mph. There were no injuries; however, the rear window was damaged. Through research, the contact found numerous issues with this defect on the same make and model vehicles. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop twice. During the first visit, the mechanic cleaned out the engine, engine throttle, and cables. The failure was corrected for two months before it recurred again. During the second visit, the vehicle was towed to the shop and the mechanic checked to make sure that everything was lubricated properly. The shop did not guarantee that the failure would not recur. The contact believes that a recall should be issued. The failure mileage was 150,000 and current mileage was 152,000.

- Milford, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 131997

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopping in drive position at an intersection with foot firmly placed on brake pedal, vehicle surges, almost overpowering brakes, sometimes requiring excessive effort to maintain control.

- Manchester, NH, USA