Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
04/07/2012530003
 On three separate occasions, my ford 2005 f150 king ranch supercrew 4x4 engine suddenly died while driving at approximately 55-60mph. on all three occasions, i fortunately was able to pull over to the side of the road with the engine died and no power steering. if i had not been in the right hand lane and able to pull off of the road, then an rear engine collision would more than likely occurred if i would have been in an outer lane of a multiple lane highway. after the third occasion this past week, i took the vehicle to the ford dealership in rockwall, texas where it cost me $700.00 to have throttle body/motor assembly replaced. my obd readings at home were p2104 and p2112. if not already, this issue is a fatally waiting to happen. lots of chatter on internet of similar issues. *tr
04/07/2012530003
 On three separate occasions, my ford 2005 f150 king ranch supercrew 4x4 engine suddenly died while driving at approximately 55-60mph. on all three occasions, i fortunately was able to pull over to the side of the road with the engine died and no power steering. if i had not been in the right hand lane and able to pull off of the road, then an rear engine collision would more than likely occurred if i would have been in an outer lane of a multiple lane highway. after the third occasion this past week, i took the vehicle to the ford dealership in rockwall, texas where it cost me $700.00 to have throttle body/motor assembly replaced. my obd readings at home were p2104 and p2112. if not already, this issue is a fatally waiting to happen. lots of chatter on internet of similar issues. *tr
11/22/2012106000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that the gear was shifted into drive as the brakes were depressed when the vehicle lunged forward abnormally. in addition, the engine rpms increased excessively and without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was advised that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 106,000.
11/22/2012106000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that the gear was shifted into drive as the brakes were depressed when the vehicle lunged forward abnormally. in addition, the engine rpms increased excessively and without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was advised that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 106,000.
11/22/2012106000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that the gear was shifted into drive as the brakes were depressed when the vehicle lunged forward abnormally. in addition, the engine rpms increased excessively and without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was advised that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 106,000. kmj
11/22/2012106000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that when he placed the gear into drive while depressing the brakes, the vehicle lunged forward and the rpm's started to race. there were no warning lights illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. after diagnosis they advised him that there were no codes so they can't diagnose anything. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 106,000. tb
04/06/2010
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact had to apply excessive force to the brakes and shift into neutral in order to get the vehicle to stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after two days of testing, the dealer advised that he was unable to diagnose a failure within the vehicle. the vehicle was not driven during the winter, only the summer and the contact had experienced the failure for two consequent years. an engineer was sent by the manufacturer to install a vehicle registration mark (vrm) in the vehicle to monitor the failure but to no avail. the vrm was removed and the failure recurred shortly afterward. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 53,000. kmj
04/06/2010
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact had to apply excessive force to the brakes and shift into neutral in order to get the vehicle to stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after two days of testing, the dealer advised that he was unable to diagnose a failure within the vehicle. the vehicle was not driven during the winter, only the summer and the contact had experienced the failure for two consequent years. an engineer was sent by the manufacturer to install a vehicle registration mark (vrm) in the vehicle to monitor the failure but to no avail. the vrm was removed and the failure recurred shortly afterward. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 53,000. kmj
04/06/2010
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle and reaching 30 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated. the contact had to press down extremely hard on the brake and place the vehicle in neutral in order to get the vehicle to stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and after two days of testing the dealer stated they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. the contact stated the vehicle sits during the winter and each of the last to summers the vehicle has had the failure. the contact stated that a ford engineer placed a vrm, which monitors the messages registered to the engine, and the failure did not occur, but once the part was removed, the failure came back. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 53,000.rl
02/10/20121300001
 Warning light: engine fail safe on i was forced to coast to a stop and turn off the vehicle. i restarted the vehicle clearing the warning and continued on. i took the vehicle to a local ford dealer where it was determined i needed to replace the throttle body and throttle position sensor.
02/10/20121300001
 Warning light: engine fail safe on i was forced to coast to a stop and turn off the vehicle. i restarted the vehicle clearing the warning and continued on. i took the vehicle to a local ford dealer where it was determined i needed to replace the throttle body and throttle position sensor.
02/10/20121300001
 Warning light: engine fail safe on i was forced to coast to a stop and turn off the vehicle. i restarted the vehicle clearing the warning and continued on. i took the vehicle to a local ford dealer where it was determined i needed to replace the throttle body and throttle position sensor.
02/10/20121300001
 Warning light: engine fail safe on i was forced to coast to a stop and turn off the vehicle. i restarted the vehicle clearing the warning and continued on. i took the vehicle to a local ford dealer where it was determined i needed to replace the throttle body and throttle position sensor.
02/10/20121300001
 Warning light: engine fail safe on i was forced to coast to a stop and turn off the vehicle. i restarted the vehicle clearing the warning and continued on. i took the vehicle to a local ford dealer where it was determined i needed to replace the throttle body and throttle position sensor.
11/17/201167000
 The brake lights stopped working and the speed control brake pedal disconnect stopped working. speed control disconnect was achieved by using the steering wheel control but if the stopping situation had been an emergency one, an accident could have resulted as there was about a 1.5 second delay for me to figure out what was going on and correct the situation. while travelling at 70mph on i-10 with the speed control engaged, i went to exit the highway to get fuel and while depressing the brake pedal to reduce speed, the speed control began attempting to resume the original 70mph speed by revving the engine. later i determined that the alternator on the vehicle had failed and while the battery had enough voltage to keep the engine running and the voltage gauge had not moved yet, the battery did not have a full 12.5v output. when the brake pedal sensor does not have a full charging voltage input, it seems to stop working. therefore, the speed control disonnect failed and the brake lights failed to activate even though the motor and other components continued functioning normally. it seems that the brake pedal sensor is very voltage dependent (which was not the case on other vehicles i have owned). i notified ford of the situation after the incident occurred and have received nothing in reponse. i got rid of the vehicle and purchased a different one as i believe it is not safe and could result in traffic tickets/accidents (no brake lights) and speed control disconnect failures (accidents) if there are voltage fluctuations in the electrical system.
11/17/201167000
 The brake lights stopped working and the speed control brake pedal disconnect stopped working. speed control disconnect was achieved by using the steering wheel control but if the stopping situation had been an emergency one, an accident could have resulted as there was about a 1.5 second delay for me to figure out what was going on and correct the situation. while travelling at 70mph on i-10 with the speed control engaged, i went to exit the highway to get fuel and while depressing the brake pedal to reduce speed, the speed control began attempting to resume the original 70mph speed by revving the engine. later i determined that the alternator on the vehicle had failed and while the battery had enough voltage to keep the engine running and the voltage gauge had not moved yet, the battery did not have a full 12.5v output. when the brake pedal sensor does not have a full charging voltage input, it seems to stop working. therefore, the speed control disonnect failed and the brake lights failed to activate even though the motor and other components continued functioning normally. it seems that the brake pedal sensor is very voltage dependent (which was not the case on other vehicles i have owned). i notified ford of the situation after the incident occurred and have received nothing in reponse. i got rid of the vehicle and purchased a different one as i believe it is not safe and could result in traffic tickets/accidents (no brake lights) and speed control disconnect failures (accidents) if there are voltage fluctuations in the electrical system.
11/17/201167000
 The brake lights stopped working and the speed control brake pedal disconnect stopped working. speed control disconnect was achieved by using the steering wheel control but if the stopping situation had been an emergency one, an accident could have resulted as there was about a 1.5 second delay for me to figure out what was going on and correct the situation. while travelling at 70mph on i-10 with the speed control engaged, i went to exit the highway to get fuel and while depressing the brake pedal to reduce speed, the speed control began attempting to resume the original 70mph speed by revving the engine. later i determined that the alternator on the vehicle had failed and while the battery had enough voltage to keep the engine running and the voltage gauge had not moved yet, the battery did not have a full 12.5v output. when the brake pedal sensor does not have a full charging voltage input, it seems to stop working. therefore, the speed control disonnect failed and the brake lights failed to activate even though the motor and other components continued functioning normally. it seems that the brake pedal sensor is very voltage dependent (which was not the case on other vehicles i have owned). i notified ford of the situation after the incident occurred and have received nothing in reponse. i got rid of the vehicle and purchased a different one as i believe it is not safe and could result in traffic tickets/accidents (no brake lights) and speed control disconnect failures (accidents) if there are voltage fluctuations in the electrical system.
11/17/201167000
 The brake lights stopped working and the speed control brake pedal disconnect stopped working. speed control disconnect was achieved by using the steering wheel control but if the stopping situation had been an emergency one, an accident could have resulted as there was about a 1.5 second delay for me to figure out what was going on and correct the situation. while travelling at 70mph on i-10 with the speed control engaged, i went to exit the highway to get fuel and while depressing the brake pedal to reduce speed, the speed control began attempting to resume the original 70mph speed by revving the engine. later i determined that the alternator on the vehicle had failed and while the battery had enough voltage to keep the engine running and the voltage gauge had not moved yet, the battery did not have a full 12.5v output. when the brake pedal sensor does not have a full charging voltage input, it seems to stop working. therefore, the speed control disonnect failed and the brake lights failed to activate even though the motor and other components continued functioning normally. it seems that the brake pedal sensor is very voltage dependent (which was not the case on other vehicles i have owned). i notified ford of the situation after the incident occurred and have received nothing in reponse. i got rid of the vehicle and purchased a different one as i believe it is not safe and could result in traffic tickets/accidents (no brake lights) and speed control disconnect failures (accidents) if there are voltage fluctuations in the electrical system.
05/30/200729546
 Truck continues accelerating after foot is removed from accelerator pedal. almost impossible to stop with brake pedal. had to take out of gear to stop truck. restarted truck and it operates properly. it has happened three more times since this original occurrence. ford dealer could find no problem in 2007. am taking it back again as it has happened twice in the past year.
05/30/200729546
 Truck continues accelerating after foot is removed from accelerator pedal. almost impossible to stop with brake pedal. had to take out of gear to stop truck. restarted truck and it operates properly. it has happened three more times since this original occurrence. ford dealer could find no problem in 2007. am taking it back again as it has happened twice in the past year.
05/30/200729546
 Truck continues accelerating after foot is removed from accelerator pedal. almost impossible to stop with brake pedal. had to take out of gear to stop truck. restarted truck and it operates properly. it has happened three more times since this original occurrence. ford dealer could find no problem in 2007. am taking it back again as it has happened twice in the past year.
05/30/200729546
 Truck continues accelerating after foot is removed from accelerator pedal. almost impossible to stop with brake pedal. had to take out of gear to stop truck. restarted truck and it operates properly. it has happened three more times since this original occurrence. ford dealer could find no problem in 2007. am taking it back again as it has happened twice in the past year.
05/30/200729546
 Truck continues accelerating after foot is removed from accelerator pedal. almost impossible to stop with brake pedal. had to take out of gear to stop truck. restarted truck and it operates properly. it has happened three more times since this original occurrence. ford dealer could find no problem in 2007. am taking it back again as it has happened twice in the past year.
05/30/200729546
 Truck continues accelerating after foot is removed from accelerator pedal. almost impossible to stop with brake pedal. had to take out of gear to stop truck. restarted truck and it operates properly. it has happened three more times since this original occurrence. ford dealer could find no problem in 2007. am taking it back again as it has happened twice in the past year.
02/23/201174000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150 fx. the contact was driving 45 mph when the electronic throttle control lamp illuminated and the vehicle began to decelerate independently. the contact attempted to accelerate but the vehicle would not respond. the vehicle then stalled but was ale to be restarted yet the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. the manufacturer was contacted and advised that they were aware of the failure and were unable to offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 74,000.
02/23/201174000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150 fx. the contact was driving 45 mph when the electronic throttle control lamp illuminated and the vehicle began to decelerate independently. the contact attempted to accelerate but the vehicle would not respond. the vehicle then stalled but was ale to be restarted yet the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. the manufacturer was contacted and advised that they were aware of the failure and were unable to offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 74,000.
02/23/201174000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150 fx. the contact was driving 45 mph when the electronic throttle control lamp illuminated and the vehicle began to decelerate independently. the contact attempted to accelerate but the vehicle would not respond. the vehicle then stalled but was ale to be restarted yet the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. the manufacturer was contacted and advised that they were aware of the failure and were unable to offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 74,000.
02/23/201174000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150 fx. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph the electronic throttle control lamp illuminated and the vehicle lost speed. he mentioned that the engine was running but when he pressed the accelerator pedal it did not work. he was able to restart the vehicle but the failure occurred again. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted who stated that they were aware of the failure but were unable to offer any assistance since his vehicle was not included on any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 74, 000. pm
08/19/200991000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle will suddenly go into a limp mode where the vehicle will not accelerate normally. the maximun speed when this is happening is approximately 10mph. the dealer cleaned the throttle body and this worked for a while. the failure reappeared and now the dealer wants to replace the throttle body because the sensor is defective. the failure mileage was approximately 91,000. the current mileage was approximately 94,000. rd
08/19/200991000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle will suddenly go into a limp mode where the vehicle will not accelerate normally. the maximun speed when this is happening is approximately 10mph. the dealer cleaned the throttle body and this worked for a while. the failure reappeared and now the dealer wants to replace the throttle body because the sensor is defective. the failure mileage was approximately 91,000. the current mileage was approximately 94,000. rd
08/19/200991000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford f 150. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle will suddenly go into a limp mode where the vehicle will not accelerate normally. the maximun speed when this is happening is approximately 10mph. the dealer cleaned the throttle body and this worked for a while. the failure reappeared and now the dealer wants to replace the throttle body because the sensor is defective. the failure mileage was approximately 91,000. the current mileage was approximately 94,000. rd
07/30/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford f150. the contact was driving approximately between 5 -10 mph; and pulled over to the side of the road. the engine remained running. the contact smelled an extremely strong burning odor with the engine revving excessively high. suddenly, a fire ignited from underneath the hood. the engine was turned off. immediately, the contact extinguished the heavy flames until the fire department arrived at the scene. the entire front end of the vehicle was destroyed. the contact stated the failure could possibly be related to the vehicle speed control defect. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the vin was unavailable. js
07/30/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford f150. the contact was driving approximately between 5 -10 mph; and pulled over to the side of the road. the engine remained running. the contact smelled an extremely strong burning odor with the engine revving excessively high. suddenly, a fire ignited from underneath the hood. the engine was turned off. immediately, the contact extinguished the heavy flames until the fire department arrived at the scene. the entire front end of the vehicle was destroyed. the contact stated the failure could possibly be related to the vehicle speed control defect. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the vin was unavailable. js
07/30/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford f150. the contact was driving approximately between 5 -10 mph; and pulled over to the side of the road. the engine remained running. the contact smelled an extremely strong burning odor with the engine revving excessively high. suddenly, a fire ignited from underneath the hood. the engine was turned off. immediately, the contact extinguished the heavy flames until the fire department arrived at the scene. the entire front end of the vehicle was destroyed. the contact stated the failure could possibly be related to the vehicle speed control defect. there was no personal injury. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the vin was unavailable. js
03/03/2010230001
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. the contact stated he was traveling at speeds of 50 mph with the cruise control activated. upon depressing the brake pedal, the cruise control would not deactivate and the vehicle proceeded to accelerate without driver intent, crashing into a street sign. the vehicle continued to maintain activation of the cruise control and the contact utilized the emergency brake in order to bring the vehicle to a stop. the contact did not report any injuries. a police report was not filed. the dealer could not duplicate the failure and stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. there were no prior warnings and the current and failure mileages were 23,000. the consumer stated he was unable to stop the vehicle and consequently, he drove off the road and hit a sign post and side swiped the back of another vehicle. updated 04/23/10.*jb
01/01/19014
 Ltr fwd fm (va) re incident of unintended sudden acceleration fm owner of a 2005 ford f-150 truck, reply to emporia, va ofc. *tgw the consumer stated he experienced sudden acceleration about four times during the 4 1/2 he has owned the truck. there were minimal rpm's created and he was previously told to hold the truck with the brake and shift into neutral. the truck would then decelerate. however, the last time the incident occurred, the consumer was unable to stop the truck and it accelerated into an intersection. the consumer stated the incidents occurred when the vehicle was cold, or hadn't been driven very far. *jb
12/01/2009700001
 I have a 2005 f-150 supercrew. over the last several months - approximately 70k miles on truck at the time - the vehicle goes into a fail safe mode with the codes p2111 and p2104. the accelerator stops working and you have to coast to the side of the road and turn the car off. the orange wrench light comes on. this has happened about 15 times over the last 3 months. it has been very unsafe and concerning, especially when it happens on the highway. i was told it was the throttle body and that there have been numerous complaints. it seems to happen intermittently and without warning. i have taken it to the dealer and contacted ford who states there is no current issues with this. i am very concerned about the safety of my family and the vehicle and have found numerous complaints on online ford forums. when i went to order the part, i was advised by my dealer that it was on backorder. that causes me even more concern!! i know i am not the only one who is having this problem and it seems to be a serious safety problem. *tr
02/18/2010630001
 The following incident has been filed with the ford motor company. i want to be clear that this incident was not the result of a floor mat or driver error. at no time did the driver have her foot on the accelerator nor was there an object on, around, under, or over the accelerator. incident: on 18 february 2010 at approximately 1230 pm my wife, mother in-law, father in-law and infant daughter were proceeding northbound on water tower rd. located in bentonville, ar. there were zero distractions inside the vehicle and my wife was fully alert with no physical impairments. road conditions were dry and weather was sunny with great visibility. as they approached the intersection of water tower rd. and battlefield blvd. at approximately 5-10 miles per hour, my wife began breaking. after placing her right foot on the brake pedal, she immediately noticed/heard/felt/experienced increased acceleration and decreased breaking power during her attempts to stop. she immediately increased pressure on the brake pedal ensuring her right foot was not on the accelerator. the engine continued its efforts to increase speed while my wife fought to bring the vehicle to a stop. they proceeded into and through the vacant intersection at approximately 5-10 miles per hour and fortunately without incident. my wife
01/13/200553000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford f150. the contact experienced rapid acceleration whenever he came to a complete stop. he had to use both feet on the brake pedal and shift into neutral gear to slow the vehicle down. the dealer stated that there were no problems with the vehicle. the ford manufacturer was notified and they stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. the failure mileage was 53,000.
01/10/2010100000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 f-150 crew cab. while driving 50 mph the vehicle accelerated past another vehicle. the vehicle started to sputter and lost power causing the contact to apply the brakes to avoid a crash. the vehicle nearly accelerated into traffic which could have caused a crash. the contact stated that this is a manufacturers defect. the failure mileage was 100,000.
08/12/2009735001
 2005 ford f150 vehicle loses power and all control while driving on the road. this happened at least six times. very lucky traffic was light most times but one almost a caused rear end collision. i replaced a throttle sensor and the problem disappeared and the problem returned after a couple of weeks. i took it to the dealer and they replaced electronic throttle body and throttle body and motor assembly. they also performed pcm reflash power train control module and retest. the codes received with scan tool were p0121, p2104 and p2112. *tr
07/01/2009445001
 Occasionally the cruise control will not release either by pressing brake or turning off on steering wheel button. have to brake against cruise control until vehicle slows enough for it to drop out. which is nearly stopped. *tr
07/31/2009899001
 My 2005 ford f-150 stalled while driving at 30 mph. accelerator had no response and truck went to idle rpm. had to coast to the side of the road on a busy street. i consider this very dangerous especially if it happened under different circumstances such as entering an intersection. the dealership fixed it and said it was a problem with the electronic throttle system. *tr
10/01/2008750001
 My wife was driving to work when the vehicle loss power at the accelerator pedal, the truck was running but when she tried to depress the accelerator pedal nothing, she said on the dash it said that the vehicle was running in a fail safe mode. she safely made it to a area where she pulled the operators manual out and begin reading. the only fail safe mode she found was about the cooling, the temperature was fine, she called me i told her to turn the vehicle off then restart it she did and it ran fine. i had the vehicle in for a recall for the breaks i ask the dealer to run a diagnostics on it to see about what had happened, also it a had repeated the problem a couple days in a row but only did it in the morning after 20 minutes of driving. the dealer could not find anything wrong with the truck, no codes were showing any issue. the tech said he ran through the system but found nothing he said he reset the computer if it did it again to bring it to the dealer. it did it a couple more times i took it to my mechanic he said it wasn't showing any codes either. i contacted ford consumer with the issue telling them i just wanted it fixed they said the dealer could not find any code faults and could not repeat it so they ford could not fix it. my mechanic said that he had the same issue with another 2005 ford 150 truck he said it was a problem with the electronic accelerator. i'm afraid it's going to do it again and my wife won't be able to prevent getting rear-ended. also ford consumer said they didn't show any issues with the accelerator on this vehicle, i know this isn't true by what i've read here on this web site. please help... *tr
08/17/200817000105/30/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. while driving 5 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck to the bottom of the floor. the contact stopped the vehicle and placed it into park. he also noticed that the rpm's were at 5,000 while the vehicle was still in park. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that there were no defects or failures. the current and failure mileages were 17,000. updated 09/24/08. *lj the consumer stated while pulling out of a parking lot when the incident happened. updated 09/30/08. *jb
03/28/2008112001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150 super crew 4x4. the vehicle caught fire while parked. the fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. the vehicle was destroyed. the fire department stated that the fire originated from the wiring harness. the contact has pictures. the current and failure mileages were 11,200. updated 07/07/08. *lj updatted *jb
04/11/20081006/11/2005
 We own a 2005 ford f150 supercrew pickup bought in june 2005. over the past 3 years we have had numerous instances where the truck will accelerate unexpectedly when either just coming to a stop or when completely stopped. example- sitting at bank drive through- stopped- when the gas was hit to move forward, the engine revved up and it took both feet on the brake to stop the vehicle- with wheels spinning. we believe it to have something to do with cruise control. have had to dealer on 2 occasions they find nothing. last week, i drove the vehicle and was coming to a stop behind a truck at a red light. as i braked, the engine revved to high, wheels were screeching, i kept both feet on brake- the engine would not slow down. i threw it into park- still had engine revving and turned off key before it stopped. we had our personal mechanic look at it. he can find nothing wrong. i refuse to drive it anymore and want it on record that there is something wrong with this vehicle that could kill someone some day. any feedback is appreciated. *tr 3/11/2010 update*cw
03/28/200834000111/17/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford f150. while slowing down to a complete stop, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. the contact depressed the brake pedal again to make sure that she depressed the correct pedal, and the vehicle jerked, continued to accelerate, and the engine revved. the vehicle only stopped when the passenger placed the gear into park. the contact struck the preceding vehicle and the bumper sustained minor damages. the contacts vehicle was towed to the dealer because she was afraid to drive it again. a police report was filed. she filed complaint number 0405860938 with ford. she was informed that it would be at least two weeks before she would hear from their legal department. there is currently an open investigation number pe08001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum. service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the current and failure mileages were 34,000. updated 4/29/08 *cn the damage was minor. updated 05/16/08
11/01/2004500010011/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford f-150. while driving 70 mph, the contact released the accelerator pedal, however, the rpm would not decrease until the brakes were applied. if the brakes were not applied, the rpm would drop a half mile later. the dealer stated that there was no failure. the failure mileage was 5,000 and current mileage was 27,000. the consumer stated that when the car is started the rpm goes to 1400rpm when the ignition is off it returns to 0. updated 11/06/07 *tr
10/30/20067300105/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at low speed through a parking lot, the vehicle lurched forward into an embankment without warning. no injuries or damage was sustained. the police was not alerted. the vehicle was driven to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. the manufacturer was not contacted. *ak the consumer stated the truck was in park, when he applied the brake to it in gear, the pedal became stuck. updated 02/22/07.*jb
10/27/200612781503/12/2005
 While operating vehicle in cold conditions or on cold starts the engine races. also during this time as you try and apply the brakes the motor races and if in gear it will surge/leap forward. this cause the vehicle to crash into a block wall and damage the front end of the truck. *nm
08/10/200619400207/18/2005
 The first time this happened at 3000 miles, the second time, it was around 19,300 miles and was a bit more intense. i was sitting at the stop light, with foot on brake, the truck started accelerating to the point,i started going into traffic. i then put it in neutral and tapped on the gas pedal to get it to idle down. luckily i was able to avoid what could have been deadly. i then took it straight to the dealer, where i was told they could not duplicate the problem, and was told i probably had one foot on the brake and the other on the gas, when i told him i drive with one foot, he said my foot could have slipped from the brake to the gas pedal. every time he came up with a lame excuse as to what could have happened i let him know he was wrong. nothing was done and was told if it happens again bring it back in and they will look at it. needless to say i will be taking it to someone else next time or getting a hold of ford to find a solution. *nm
05/05/200620000201/30/2006
 I was going to meet my husband on the side of the highway to pick up my son. i started slowing down from highway speed of 90kms/hr quite a ways back. i slowed the truck to about 30kms/hr about 40 feet behind his pickup. all of a sudden the truck i was driving gave a couple of lurches, sped up and slammed into the back of my husbands truck. i did not remove my foot from the brake the whole time. there was nothing i could do to stop the truck. on the ground beside the truck there was evidence of something strange going on with the passenger side rear tire. like it had revved up, braked, revved and braked again. the salesman that sold us the truck came out to the scene and said that he believed something went terribly wrong and spoke to the service manager at lacombe ford. they were unable to duplicate the problem and could not come up with a cause for the brakes to malfunction like they did. ford canada did no further testing on the truck. there was $8000 damage to the front end of the f150 and $1000 damage to the other pickup which we have to pay for. we had the damage on the front end repaired and decided to trade it in for something that might not kill me and my family. the day i was taking it in to be traded it failed again, this time at the stop sign at an overpass. luckily no one was coming that day. nothing was ever corrected on the truck. *nm
03/29/200613000106/30/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 10 mph the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle accelerated forward crashing into another vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the problem could not be duplicated. no police report was filed however; a representative from the dmv filed a report. update 5/2/2006 - *nm
02/08/20069000306/20/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while stopped the vehicle lurched forward without warning. the engine revved to 5000 rpm and the tires spun and were burning rubber. the dealer could not duplicate the problem and no repairs were made. *jb the horn assembly was replaced. updated 03/17/06. *jb
01/19/20064100406/11/2005
 The incident date is the most recent. truck has only 4200 miles on it. on all four occasions i was braking when it began to accelerated three times at highway speeds, one time on a gravel road. the cruise was not on. i did not have my foot on both the brake and accelerator. the brakes nor the emergency brake would hold it. acceleration went up to 3000+ rpms and was witnessed by the passenger. i had to shift to neutral to get it stopped. all four times the dealer could not identify the problem nor make it happen again. it is a very unsafe and could have caused a fatality accident. ford did reprogram the pcm module, but it happened again after that.*ak
09/25/20053100209/01/2005
 Dt: there was a problem with the vehicle surging forward. on september 25, 2005 the vehicle surged forward , causing the vehicle to run a stop sign. there was no accident. on october 3, 2005 it surged forward again. the engine was on and it was in park. then, the consumer put vehicle into reverse and immediately it surged backwards. because of the consumer's foot was o the brake it kept the vehicle from going into the street. the consumer concerned because it could have caused him to have two major accidents. when he took vehicle to the dealership, they could not find the cause of the problem.*ak
09/08/2005108109/05/2005
 Runaway throttle/un-commanded acceleration event. brand new vehicle, only 110 miles on odometer. while waiting for a stoplight with right foot on brake and transmission in drive, engine began accelerating unexpectedly. neither i nor anything else in the vehicle was pressing on the accelerator in any way. the un-commanded acceleration increased. i pressed harder on the brakes and the acceleration continued to increase, to the point that the rear wheels broke loose and started to squeal (this is a rwd vehicle). then i moved the transmission selector to neutral, at which time the torque to the rear wheels was removed. the engine raced to about 3000-3500 rpm as observed on the tach and then returned to normal idle. at this point everything was normal, so i continued to drive to work since i was very close. no further problems were noted. i parked the vehicle in our parking lot and called the dealer (berge ford, mesa, az) for further advice. all of this happened within about a three second period. the vehicle had been started from cold at about 6:30 am after being parked in garage overnight (on board thermometer read 89 f when i started out). runaway throttle event occurred after driving about five miles. air conditioning was on the entire time. *jb
04/18/200512704/18/2005
 Dt: 2005 ford f150. when reversing then going forward the vehicle surges forward. it feels like the cruise control kicks in and it is hard to stop. took the vehicle to the dealership at least 7 times. he talked to a different manager each time. the consumer almost went off of a cliff. this happened the first time the day of purchase. he took the vehicle back the following monday and the dealership reprogrammed the chip in the accelerator. the problem recurred. the dealership stated they could not duplicate the problem. he has called ford, and after they contacted the engineers, he was told there was nothing they could do. he would have to take it back to the dealership. it has happened at 7 times.*ak
04/18/20055104/18/2005
 Dt: the consumer stated 2005 ford f150 surged forward. it felt like cruise control kicked in. he took the vehicle to dealer, and dealership called ford, and they had the accelerator chip realigned. after the vehicle was fixed the surging continued. he continued to contact the dealership and ford. according to customer service the engineers said they could not find anything wrong with it. consumer was currently afraid to drive the vehicle, so was sitting in the driveway. the vehicle was taken in last week, and they kept it for a week, and they stated they could not find anything wrong with it. on the way home transmission slipped and surged forward. dealership and the manufacturer kept telling him to call the other. consumer stated vehicle has been at dealership at least five times, and got a different service manager every time. the problem started the night he purchased the vehicle. *ak
03/23/20055500201/08/2005
 Dt: 2005 ford f150 4 door quad cab. the consumer experienced sudden acceleration on 2 separate occasions. the last incident the consumer crashed into a building. *jb
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
04/11/20081006/11/2005
 We own a 2005 ford f150 supercrew pickup bought in june 2005. over the past 3 years we have had numerous instances where the truck will accelerate unexpectedly when either just coming to a stop or when completely stopped. example- sitting at bank drive through- stopped- when the gas was hit to move forward, the engine revved up and it took both feet on the brake to stop the vehicle- with wheels spinning. we believe it to have something to do with cruise control. have had to dealer on 2 occasions they find nothing. last week, i drove the vehicle and was coming to a stop behind a truck at a red light. as i braked, the engine revved to high, wheels were screeching, i kept both feet on brake- the engine would not slow down. i threw it into park- still had engine revving and turned off key before it stopped. we had our personal mechanic look at it. he can find nothing wrong. i refuse to drive it anymore and want it on record that there is something wrong with this vehicle that could kill someone some day. any feedback is appreciated. *tr 3/11/2010 update*cw
10/26/20061
 While trying to stop my ford f-150 truck, i was actually hitting the accelerator at the same time as i was pushing the brake pedal. i could not tell that it was happening until it was too late. as i pshed on the brake the truck did not seem to slow down nearly as fast as it should have, so i pushed harder on the brake and that did not seem to work properly, then i realized the right edge of my foot was actually depressing the accelerator, but you could not really feel it since it has very little resistance. when i realized what was happening, i tried to lift my foot off the accelrator, but to do so i had to release the brake a bit. when i did that, the vehicle lurched forward toward the car in front of me and hit it. it happens because as you are hitting the accelerator while trying to brake, the engine revs up to high rpm, as you try to get your foot off the accelerator, and release the brake a bit, the car thinks you want to go fast and takes off because of the high rpm. this happened to me about two or three weeks ago, but it just seemed like an oddity at the time so i did not really think it was a big deal. then it happened to me again yesterday when i needed to stop quickly because everyone had slammed on the brakes in front of me, so when i went to hit my brakes, i inadvertantly was hitting the accelerator at the same time again, only this time, it caused an accident as i plowed into the car in front of me. i had plenty of room in front of me, at least 10 to 15 feet or more, and we were only traveling between 5 to 10 miles per hour. i wonder how many other drivers have had this occur to them. i have been driving vehicles for thirty years and have never had this happen to me until i drove this truck, and it has now happened at least 2 times in the last month. i am driving this truck since august this year. *nm
03/06/200614250106/25/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle had an improper brake adjustment which made the slack adjuster length different on each side of an axle. the dealership did not find any problem and the contact requested that the brake chambers be replaced and each of the service chambers must be of the same size across the vehicle's axles. updated 10/18/2006 - the brake pedal travels past the accelerator pedal and has caused trouble while the consumer attempts to stop the vehicle. the consumer has inadvertently it both pedals at the same time. *nm
03/13/20064002107/13/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while applying the brake the pedal goes to the floor and the contact's foot presses the accelerator. the dealer indicated the brakes operate as designed and both the brake and accelerator pedals meet the fmvss. no repairs have been made. updated 3/28/2006 - *nm
12/14/200535000111/30/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated after attempting to apply sudden brake pressure, the vehicle struck another vehicle in the rear resulting in minor damage. the brakes stopped the vehicle, however not before the point of impact. no injuries were sustained and the police were not notified. afterwards, the contact discovered the brake pedal was too close to the accelerator pedal. it was suspected that due to the design this could be unsafe, although the placement of the accelerator pedal was not a factor in the accident. the dealer was notified. a manufacturer representative inspected the vehicle. it was determined the placement of the accelerator and brake pedal met federal motor vehicle safety standards and no corrections were made.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
06/15/2005306/09/2005
 Dt: the contact states was driving 72 mph with the cruise control on when he started to go downhill, the vehicle accelerated to 85 mph. at that time, he pressed the brakes and deactivated the cruise control. this happened two more times, and he took the vehicle to the dealership. two different dealerships and the manufacturer stated it is the way the vehicle was designed. *ak updated11/29/05. *jb