Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
08V208000FORD MOTOR COMPANYfrom 04/19/2004 to 05/31/2006V (Vehicle)60568406/27/2008ODIFORD MOTOR COMPANY05/07/200805/07/2008
Defect SummaryFord 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.
Consequence SummaryOnce 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.
Corrective SummaryDealers 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.
NotesFord 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.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
1887710/01/200510017809Trailer brake controller applications. *tt12/01/2005
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
0101190110020386Brake line interference with hanger plates on 2006 hd ford models. bllizzard snowplows. *tt09/26/2006

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
PE08001FORD MOTOR COMPANY01/08/200805/09/2008LOSS OF BRAKE POWER-ASSIST08V208000
 By letter dated may 5, 2008, ford motor company (ford) notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (nhtsa recall number 08v-208) to address a manufacturing defect in approximately 605,684 model year (my) 2005 and 2006 ford f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles originally equipped with the 5.4l displacement, 3-valve per cylinder, v-8 engine.the recalled vehicles were built from july 18, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the dearborn truck plant; from may 4, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the kansas city assembly plant; and from april 19, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the norfolk truck plant.the vehicles were manufactured with the same defective brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly unique to the 5.4l v-8 engine.ford f-150 vehicles equipped with optionally available 4.2l v6 and 4.6l v-8 engines are not included in this recall action because they utilize a different, one-piece brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly that does not exhibit an apparent defect trend. the recalled vehicles utilize a two-piece brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly comprised of a standpipe assembly and vacuum hose.the standpipe assembly attaches to a fitting on the engine air intake manifold utilizing a flexible rubber hose and plastic elbow.the vacuum hose attaches to the opposite end of the standpipe assembly and connects to a check valve fitting at the brake booster assembly.according to ford, the portion of the brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly attached to the intake manifold may swell over time and lose retention force, which may allow the hose to become detached from the intake manifold.should the brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly be disrupted, application of the brake pedal may deplete the vacuum reserve and consequently result in loss of brake power-assist. to correct the safety defect, ford will install an improved design brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly that utilizes a hose clamp at the intake manifold attachment. this remedy will be provided free of charge for all recalled vehicles.later production ford f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles built after may 2006 were manufactured with a hose clamp at the brake booster vacuum supply hose/intake manifold attachment and are not affected. to date, the office of defects investigation (odi) is aware of 324 non-duplicative complaints and 14 non-injury crashes related to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of 4,465 subject vehicles that experienced one or more warranty claims to repair or replace the subject brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly. the action taken by ford is sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
PE08001FORD MOTOR COMPANY01/08/200805/09/2008LOSS OF BRAKE POWER-ASSIST08V208000
 By letter dated may 5, 2008, ford motor company (ford) notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (nhtsa recall number 08v-208) to address a manufacturing defect in approximately 605,684 model year (my) 2005 and 2006 ford f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles originally equipped with the 5.4l displacement, 3-valve per cylinder, v-8 engine.the recalled vehicles were built from july 18, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the dearborn truck plant; from may 4, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the kansas city assembly plant; and from april 19, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the norfolk truck plant.the vehicles were manufactured with the same defective brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly unique to the 5.4l v-8 engine.ford f-150 vehicles equipped with optionally available 4.2l v6 and 4.6l v-8 engines are not included in this recall action because they utilize a different, one-piece brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly that does not exhibit an apparent defect trend. the recalled vehicles utilize a two-piece brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly comprised of a standpipe assembly and vacuum hose.the standpipe assembly attaches to a fitting on the engine air intake manifold utilizing a flexible rubber hose and plastic elbow.the vacuum hose attaches to the opposite end of the standpipe assembly and connects to a check valve fitting at the brake booster assembly.according to ford, the portion of the brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly attached to the intake manifold may swell over time and lose retention force, which may allow the hose to become detached from the intake manifold.should the brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly be disrupted, application of the brake pedal may deplete the vacuum reserve and consequently result in loss of brake power-assist. to correct the safety defect, ford will install an improved design brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly that utilizes a hose clamp at the intake manifold attachment. this remedy will be provided free of charge for all recalled vehicles.later production ford f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles built after may 2006 were manufactured with a hose clamp at the brake booster vacuum supply hose/intake manifold attachment and are not affected. to date, the office of defects investigation (odi) is aware of 324 non-duplicative complaints and 14 non-injury crashes related to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of 4,465 subject vehicles that experienced one or more warranty claims to repair or replace the subject brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly. the action taken by ford is sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
PE08001FORD MOTOR COMPANY01/08/200805/09/2008LOSS OF BRAKE POWER-ASSIST08V208000
 By letter dated may 5, 2008, ford motor company (ford) notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (nhtsa recall number 08v-208) to address a manufacturing defect in approximately 605,684 model year (my) 2005 and 2006 ford f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles originally equipped with the 5.4l displacement, 3-valve per cylinder, v-8 engine.the recalled vehicles were built from july 18, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the dearborn truck plant; from may 4, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the kansas city assembly plant; and from april 19, 2004 through may 31, 2006 at the norfolk truck plant.the vehicles were manufactured with the same defective brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly unique to the 5.4l v-8 engine.ford f-150 vehicles equipped with optionally available 4.2l v6 and 4.6l v-8 engines are not included in this recall action because they utilize a different, one-piece brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly that does not exhibit an apparent defect trend. the recalled vehicles utilize a two-piece brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly comprised of a standpipe assembly and vacuum hose.the standpipe assembly attaches to a fitting on the engine air intake manifold utilizing a flexible rubber hose and plastic elbow.the vacuum hose attaches to the opposite end of the standpipe assembly and connects to a check valve fitting at the brake booster assembly.according to ford, the portion of the brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly attached to the intake manifold may swell over time and lose retention force, which may allow the hose to become detached from the intake manifold.should the brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly be disrupted, application of the brake pedal may deplete the vacuum reserve and consequently result in loss of brake power-assist. to correct the safety defect, ford will install an improved design brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly that utilizes a hose clamp at the intake manifold attachment. this remedy will be provided free of charge for all recalled vehicles.later production ford f-150 and lincoln mark lt vehicles built after may 2006 were manufactured with a hose clamp at the brake booster vacuum supply hose/intake manifold attachment and are not affected. to date, the office of defects investigation (odi) is aware of 324 non-duplicative complaints and 14 non-injury crashes related to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles.in addition, odi is aware of 4,465 subject vehicles that experienced one or more warranty claims to repair or replace the subject brake booster vacuum supply hose assembly. the action taken by ford is sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
09/27/201278912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f150. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph during a rain storm and depressing the brakes, the vehicle exhibited and unusually lound double clunking noise as the vehicle skidded and flipped over. the vehicle did not crash into any other object. the police were notified however, a report was not filed. the contact sustained an amputated arm during the crash. the vehicle was towed by the police and was deemed as destroyed. the contact mentioned that just prior to the crash, the vehicle was taken to firestone for maintenance and the replacement of the rotor and front brake pad. the manufacturer was not notified of the incident. the failure mileage was 78,912. kmj
09/27/201278912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f150. the contact stated while driving 30 mph during in a rain storm as he depress the brake, there was no brake due to the braking system failure. there was a noise clunk, clunk and the vehicle skid and flipped over. prior to the accident the vehicle was taken to firestone for maintenance who replace the rotor and the front brake pad. the vehicle did not crash into any other object. the police was notified and there was no report. the contact lost his left arm during the accident. the vehicle was towed by the police and the vehicle was destroyed. . the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 78,912. mw
09/27/201278912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f150. the contact stated while driving 30 mph during in a rain storm as he depress the brake, there was no brake due to the braking system failure. there was a noise clunk, clunk and the vehicle skid and flipped over. prior to the accident the vehicle was taken to firestone for maintenance who replace the rotor and the front brake pad. the vehicle did not crash into any other object. the police was notified and there was no report. the contact lost his left arm during the accident. the vehicle was towed by the police and the vehicle was destroyed. . the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 78,912. mw
06/11/20091020001
 The brakes started jumping when i started slowing down and so i replaced the brakes .. and now even with new brake pads they go down to the floor. *tr
06/11/20091020001
 The brakes started jumping when i started slowing down and so i replaced the brakes .. and now even with new brake pads they go down to the floor. *tr
06/11/20091020001
 The brakes started jumping when i started slowing down and so i replaced the brakes .. and now even with new brake pads they go down to the floor. *tr
06/11/2009102000
 The brakes started jumping when i started slowing down and so i replaced the brakes .. and now even with new brake pads they go down to the floor
11/26/2012932551
 I am 6'5 and wear size 16 shoes. with my size and the distance to the pedal my legs go a little to the side and my shoe is at an angle to the petals lets say 30 degrees. i wearing typical work boot (like in ford commercials) which the laces have pegs the shoe laces go around. these pegs are the same as all work boots (red wings - $300 boot). what happened is because the brake pedal has a thick rubber pad that stretches around the metal brake pedal and leaves a ridge in the back of the pedal all the way around (so the rubber fitting goes over it like a shower cap). also the truck is an automatic and the break pedal is very large. while backing up giving just a little gas my boot shoe lace peg got trapped behind the brake pedal and was holding my foot on the gas pedal depressing it down. because the rubber ridge runs all the way around my pedal (as designed) i could not move my foot to the side of the brake pedal to release the gas. because of the thickness of my foot when i pressed the break with my other foot, it moves the gas pedal down at the same rate as my foot is trapped, so the more you press the brake the more you give gas at a ratio that does not let me stop the vehicle. (note i use only one foot for the gas and brake normally but with my right foot trapped i had no other choice but to use my left foot to brake and try to get it the truck out of gear . i could not do anything in time and hit a stationary building. if someone was behind me, they would have been killed. the only other way i could have gotten my foot loose is to depress the gas pedal which is not an option in a lot of situations because it would make the speed of the impending impact faster and harder. this is a design flaw that traps work boots and at certain times and causes loose control. *tr
11/26/201293255
 I am 6'5 and wear size 16 shoes. with my size and the distance to the petal my legs go a little to the side and my shoe is at an angle to the petals lets say 30 degrees. i wearing typical work boot (like in ford commecials) which the laces have pegs the shoe laces go around. these pegs are the same as all work boots (red wings - $300 boot). what happened is because the break petal has a thick ruber pad that streches around the metal break petal and leaves a ridge in the back of the pedal all the way around (so the ruber fitting goes over it like a shower cap). also the truck is an automatic and the break pedal is very large. while backing up giving just a little gas my boot shoe lace peg got traped behind the break pedal and was holding my foot on the gas pedal depressing it down. because the ruber ridge runs all the way around my petal (as designed) i could not move my foot to the side of the break petal to release the gas. because of the thickness of my foot when i pressed the break with my other foot, it moves the gas petal down at the same rate as my foot is traped, so the more you press the break the more you give gas at a ratio that does not let me stop the vechical. (note i use only one foot for the gas and break normally but with my right foot traped i had no other choice but to use my left foot to break and try to get it the truck out of gear . i could not do anything in time and hit a stationary building. if someone was behind me, they would have been killed. the only other way i could have gotten my foot loose is to depress the gas pedal which is not an option in a lot of situations because it would make the speed of the impending impact faster and harder. this is a design flaw that traps work boots and at certain times and causes loose control.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
05/08/2008509491
 Driving 2006 ford f150 and heard a loud hissing noise and awful smell. i tried to come to a stop at the next four way stop and i realized i had no brakes. i couldn't even push the pedal in. i had to have it towed to the nearest dealer and they looked at it and found the brake vacuum had popped off the intake. the dealer required me to have a new updated vacuum line installed at my expense because ford had redesigned it so the would come off. not sure why this is my problem seems like it should have been fords??? *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
11/25/2008413411
 Ford f-150 would not shut off, removed fuse to fuel pump. found energy to other components not on. removed negative battery terminal. had vehicle towed to dealer. report from dealer wire harness from abs system burnt sending energy throughout truck. dealer said truck should have burned up. dealer could not confirm if problem was with abs or harness. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
04/03/201289000
 Brakes failed at low speed avoiding incident. lost vacuum to braking system resulting in stiff manual style braking. looked online for recall and saw what appeared to be the exact same thing for my year and vehicle description. called dealership and was told that my vehicle is not part of this recall. well, it should be. it was the exact issue and part as is described in recall nhtsa campaign id number : 08v208000 nhtsa action number: pe08001 component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
04/03/201289000
 Brakes failed at low speed avoiding incident. lost vacuum to braking system resulting in stiff manual style braking. looked online for recall and saw what appeared to be the exact same thing for my year and vehicle description. called dealership and was told that my vehicle is not part of this recall. well, it should be. it was the exact issue and part as is described in recall nhtsa campaign id number : 08v208000 nhtsa action number: pe08001 component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
04/03/201289000
 Brakes failed at low speed avoiding incident. lost vacuum to braking system resulting in stiff manual style braking. looked online for recall and saw what appeared to be the exact same thing for my year and vehicle description. called dealership and was told that my vehicle is not part of this recall. well, it should be. it was the exact issue and part as is described in recall nhtsa campaign id number : 08v208000 nhtsa action number: pe08001 component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
04/03/201289000
 Brakes failed at low speed avoiding incident. lost vacuum to braking system resulting in stiff manual style braking. looked online for recall and saw what appeared to be the exact same thing for my year and vehicle description. called dealership and was told that my vehicle is not part of this recall. well, it should be. it was the exact issue and part as is described in recall nhtsa campaign id number : 08v208000 nhtsa action number: pe08001 component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
03/03/201296000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the vehicle drifted backward and crashed into another vehicle. the crash caused no injuries and a police report was filed. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 96,500. kmj
03/03/201296000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the vehicle drifted backward and crashed into another vehicle. the crash caused no injuries and a police report was filed. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 96,500. kmj
03/03/201296000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked the vehicle drifted backwards and crashed into a vehicle. the crash caused no injuries and a police report was taken. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 96,500. rds
10/03/201182000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that the vacuum hose was leaking and did not apply power to the braking system. the failure caused extreme resistance in the brake pedal when depressed. the contact had to utilize the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was advised that the vacuum hose needed to be replaced. the dealer was notified of the failure who stated that there was a recall for the failure under nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic: power assist: vacuum: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but the contact's vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 82,000.
10/03/201182000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that the vacuum hose was leaking and did not apply power to the braking system. the failure caused extreme resistance in the brake pedal when depressed. the contact had to utilize the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was advised that the vacuum hose needed to be replaced. the dealer was notified of the failure who stated that there was a recall for the failure under nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic: power assist: vacuum: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but the contact's vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 82,000. kmj
10/03/201182000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that the vacuum hose was leaking and did not apply power to the braking system. the failure caused extreme resistance in the brake pedal when depressed. the contact had to utilize the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was advised that the vacuum hose needed to be replaced. the dealer was notified of the failure who stated that there was a recall for the failure under nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic: power assist: vacuum: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but the contact's vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 82,000. kmj
10/03/201182000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f150. the contact stated the vaccum hose was leaking and did not apply power to the braking system. the contact stated as he depress the brake it would not depress it was hard. the emergency brake was used to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was driven to a mechanic shop and after inspecting the brakes was told the vaccum hose needed to be replaced. the dealer was notified who stated there was a recall but his vin was not included. the recall nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000 component: service brakes, hydraulic: power assist: vacuum: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings. ford recall no. 08s05. the manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 82,000. mw
04/13/2011
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000(service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings was the repairs were performed on the vehicle. later, while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact engaged the brakes as hard as possible but the brakes failed without warning. the contact abruptly applied the brakes but the brake pedal was resistant. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was advised that the brake booster vacuum hoses were defective and would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. she called the dealer that performed the recall and was advised to bring the vehicle in to have the repair work performed at the manufacturer's expense. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileages were unknown.
04/13/2011
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000(service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings was the repairs were performed on the vehicle. later, while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact engaged the brakes as hard as possible but the brakes failed without warning. the contact abruptly applied the brakes but the brake pedal was resistant. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was advised that the brake booster vacuum hoses were defective and would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. she called the dealer that performed the recall and was advised to bring the vehicle in to have the repair work performed at the manufacturer's expense. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileages were unknown.
04/13/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated in july 2010 recall nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000(service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings was performed on the vehicle. while driving approximately 55 mph on april 13, 2011 the contact engaged the brakes as hard as possible but the brakes failed without warning. the contact stated the pedal was difficult to push down. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the local repair shop advised her that the brake booster vacuum hoses was defected and needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. she called the dealer that performed the recall and was advised to bring the vehicle in to have the repair work performed at the manufacturer's expense. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileages were unknown. vwb
04/13/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated in july 2010 recall nhtsa campaign id number: 08v208000(service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings was performed on the vehicle. while driving approximately 55 mph on april 13, 2011 the contact engaged the brakes as hard as possible but the brakes failed without warning. the contact stated the pedal was difficult to push down. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the local repair shop advised her that the brake booster vacuum hoses was defected and needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. she called the dealer that performed the recall and was advised to bring the vehicle in to have the repair work performed at the manufacturer's expense. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileages were unknown. vwb
08/02/201044000
 I own a 2006 ford f150 truck with 44000 miles on it. over the past month or so it has developed a severe braking issue which when under moderate to heavy breaking causes the vehicle to shudder severely and make it difficult to stop. it occurs evertime you apply the brakes. i have spoken to other f150 owners who have had the same issue on the same vehicle and the 2007 model also. the brake pads are in good condition, however the break rotors have a very unusual scratch patterns running from the center of the brake rotor surface to the outside of the surface. i have never seen this on a vehicle before. i do know that one fellow had to replace all 4 of his brake rotors on a 2007 model to correct the problem, not normal if you ask me. i have seen this same complaint on other consumer web sites for the same issue. my vehicle is still in this same condition, i am trying to get information on what is causing the failure before i spend $$$$ to fix it. thanks for your concern!
08/02/201044000
 I own a 2006 ford f150 truck with 44000 miles on it. over the past month or so it has developed a severe braking issue which when under moderate to heavy breaking causes the vehicle to shudder severely and make it difficult to stop. it occurs evertime you apply the brakes. i have spoken to other f150 owners who have had the same issue on the same vehicle and the 2007 model also. the brake pads are in good condition, however the break rotors have a very unusual scratch patterns running from the center of the brake rotor surface to the outside of the surface. i have never seen this on a vehicle before. i do know that one fellow had to replace all 4 of his brake rotors on a 2007 model to correct the problem, not normal if you ask me. i have seen this same complaint on other consumer web sites for the same issue. my vehicle is still in this same condition, i am trying to get information on what is causing the failure before i spend $$$$ to fix it. thanks for your concern!
08/02/201044000
 I own a 2006 ford f150 truck with 44000 miles on it. over the past month or so it has developed a severe braking issue which when under moderate to heavy breaking causes the vehicle to shudder severely and make it difficult to stop. it occurs evertime you apply the brakes. i have spoken to other f150 owners who have had the same issue on the same vehicle and the 2007 model also. the brake pads are in good condition, however the break rotors have a very unusual scratch patterns running from the center of the brake rotor surface to the outside of the surface. i have never seen this on a vehicle before. i do know that one fellow had to replace all 4 of his brake rotors on a 2007 model to correct the problem, not normal if you ask me. i have seen this same complaint on other consumer web sites for the same issue. my vehicle is still in this same condition, i am trying to get information on what is causing the failure before i spend $$$$ to fix it. thanks for your concern!
08/02/201044000
 I own a 2006 ford f150 truck with 44000 miles on it. over the past month or so it has developed a severe braking issue which when under moderate to heavy breaking causes the vehicle to shudder severely and make it difficult to stop. it occurs evertime you apply the brakes. i have spoken to other f150 owners who have had the same issue on the same vehicle and the 2007 model also. the brake pads are in good condition, however the break rotors have a very unusual scratch patterns running from the center of the brake rotor surface to the outside of the surface. i have never seen this on a vehicle before. i do know that one fellow had to replace all 4 of his brake rotors on a 2007 model to correct the problem, not normal if you ask me. i have seen this same complaint on other consumer web sites for the same issue. my vehicle is still in this same condition, i am trying to get information on what is causing the failure before i spend $$$$ to fix it. thanks for your concern!
08/25/201040000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that when trying to slow down, the brakes failed. the driver had to depress the brake pedal harder to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake power assist vacuum caused the failure. the contact referenced recall 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was not included. the contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle into the dealership for inspection. the vehicle was being repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 40,000-bk
08/25/201040000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that when trying to slow down, the brakes failed. the driver had to depress the brake pedal harder to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake power assist vacuum caused the failure. the contact referenced recall 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was not included. the contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle into the dealership for inspection. the vehicle was being repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 40,000-bk
08/25/201040000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that when trying to slow down, the brakes failed. the driver had to depress the brake pedal harder to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake power assist vacuum caused the failure. the contact referenced recall 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was not included. the contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle into the dealership for inspection. the vehicle was being repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 40,000-bk
08/25/201040000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that when trying to slow down, the brakes failed. the driver had to depress the brake pedal harder to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake power assist vacuum caused the failure. the contact referenced recall 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) but was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was not included. the contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle into the dealership for inspection. the vehicle was being repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 40,000-bk
05/21/201044058
 Brakes failed on pickup while driving. repair shop determined master cylinder was faulty.
02/25/2010388911
 We have a corroded abs brake wire on our 2006 ford f150 truck. the abs light came on and stayed on. we took it to our dealer and was told it was not covered under our extended warranty due to corrosion. i called ford esp and was told the same thing (does not state this in coverages). when i asked about any covered part not being covered if it has any corrosion on it, i was told it does not cover corrosion. i live in northern ohio and this is impossible if the vehicle is more the a few years old. we believe that this is a brake safety issue and this wire should not have corroded this soon. *tr
06/10/200831000
 Tl*the contact has a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that if the vehicle drove 10 mph over a bumpy road or a pothole the brakes did not engage for about 2 or three seconds. on even surfaces the brakes performed normally. the failure mileage was 31,000. the current mileage was 36,080.
06/10/200831000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that whenever the vehicle was driven approximately 15 mph over a bump the brakes failed to engage. the failure mileage was 31000. the current mileage was 36080.
11/18/200944000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while attempting to park in the driveway he applied the brakes, but the vehicle would not stop. consequently the vehicle crashed into his home. the vehicle was taken to the dealership, but the technician could not determine the cause of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 44000.
01/16/2009160001
 Please see odi#10278394. complaint continued. truck taken to garage to be fixed in january 09 because of vibration in steering from brakes. oct, guarantee run out, and brakes still not fixed. vibration continued. ordered new performance rotors and pads. upon installation of these items i inspected calipers and found cracks and chips in cylinder plungers which connect to push the pads. i would say this came from constant vibration of the front brakes which ford did not fix for eight months. the center plunger of these caliper pistons are made of a fiber board which will not stand up to vibration, fiber board is a very hard and brittle material which is good for heat and wear but not vibration. calibers have to be replaced. of course at my expense. truck is undriveable and this condition can cause a very serious accident and death if breakdown of this fiber board type material should fail without notice. you would completely lose your control and brakes. *tr
01/05/20061
 Brake defect 2006 ford 4x4 xlt pickup. vibration in vehicle when stopping. *tr
08/15/200660001
 Truck began shuddering when braking @ low/high speeds. was told rotors warped @ approximately 6,000mi. dealership had the rotors machined and then adjusted calipers. after driving truck off noticed brake pedal was slightly softer but no longer felt vibration/shuddering. at approximately 9,000mi once gain felt slight shudder/vibration when braking. took truck to dealership with approximately 13,000mi and was told rotors were once again warped. i had ceramic brakes installed @ approximately 24,000mi and new rotors installed @ approximately 30800mi. with the rotors installed significant vibration still occurs when braking at any speed. safety concerns for some time now. apparently shuddering not due to warped rotors as dealership suggested. *tr
09/20/2008203421
 Pulsating brakes at 12k miles - dealer chose to turn the rotors per ford. pulsating brakes again at 20k - identified by dealer to turn rotors again - they are within ford specs requiring turning vs. replacing. contacted ford - (of course, those that answer the phone are not technical - so they could not explain the specs or provide them) explained that this is a recurring problem - should replace. ford had identified that these rotors are within spec - will not replace will only turn. limited warranty provides for repair if available - not replace. 2 turns in 20k on a vehicle that is 3 years old. not acceptable. $38k vehicle and $400 warranty repair for new rotors is too much for ford to swallow. nice warranty - question is, will the rotors outlast the warranty?? *tr
12/21/200632061
 Moderate to severe wheel vibration in steering since 2006. it remains unrepaired after several attempts by the dealership where vehicle was purchased. i'm now being told to live with the shimmy and it should be expected. *tr
02/17/200812000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that her vehicle would not start on several occasions. the vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times for the failure. after the most recent failure, the dealer changed the starter and the failure appeared to be remedied. in addition, when the brake pedal was depressed, the brakes extended to the floor. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they discovered that the seal failed in the master cylinder. the dealer replaced the seals in order to repair the failure. shortly afterwards, the brakes began to emit a red, greasy substance on the wheel. the contact took the vehicle back to the dealer, but they did not want to repair the vehicle. the dealer stated that all the brakes operated in that manner, but the contact disagreed by stating that the rear brakes did not. the dealer finally took the vehicle in; however, they only washed off the grease. the contact retrieved the vehicle and the brakes extended to the floor again. the vehicle was returned to the dealer and they stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer took the contact's information, but offered no assistance. most recently, she heard a noise from the brakes when driving in reverse and braking. the noise was described as a cracking sound. the current mileage was 14,380 and failure mileage was approximately 12,000.
06/30/200882001
 I received a notice from ford that there is a brake vacuum problem that is dangerous and may cause total brake failure. i was told by local dealers that the 1) parts were not available for vehicles already paid for... 2) ford is only responsible for notification of part failure and is not required to repair the failure (even though i am still under warranty... 3)part failure notices were held even though the dealers knew there was a problem, because parts were not available. *tr
04/04/2008320001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while depressing the brake pedal, the contact's foot simultaneously depressed the accelerator pedal. as a result, the vehicle struck the front end of another vehicle. there were no injuries. the contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle prior to the failure. the speed was unknown. the current mileage was 35,345 and failure mileage was 32,000. updated 07/10/08. *lj updated 07/08/08
05/26/2008140001
 Brakes rotors warped at 14,000 i had the truck in four times sense it happened. the current mileage is 43,500. *tr
05/03/200821000101/03/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while driving 50 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floorboard when he depressed the brake pedal. the dealer stated that the master cylinder caused the failure. the dealer replaced the master cylinder; however, the failure continued to occur. the dealer inspected the vehicle on two occasions but was unable to diagnose the failure. as of may 16, 2008, the deale had not repaired the vehicle. the failure mileage was 21,000 and current mileage was 23,737. updated 06/16/08 *bf
12/01/20071
 While driving 40mph power brakes failed without warning. i was able to stop & pull over with combination of e brake and coasting. fortunately this happened on a side street with only light traffic. the vehicle was towed to ford dealer who determined that a vacuum boost hose was detached from the manifold. the dealer replaced the hose and added a clamp to the connection. *tr
01/01/19011
 2006 ford f-150 with brake failure. customer states that the brake pedal fell almost all the way to floor level. he states that the dealer is unable or unwilling to fix the problem. *kb
09/05/20071507/24/2006
 Acceleration when applying the brakes. this has occurred several time the most recent being today. i almost ran into a building pulling into a parking space. the time before was at a red light, no one was in front of me and the time before that i was hauling an antique car on a trailer with trailer brakes that actually kept me from hitting anyone when the truck brakes caused an acceleration. i am afraid to drive this truck. i also had a problem with the fuel pump pouring fuel out of the truck onto the exhaust system.
01/09/20079500104/05/2006
 While pulling into a parking spot at a local gas station(5 - 8 mph), i applied the brake to stop and it went all the way to the floor. the truck jumped the sidewalk and crashed into the building. after picking the truck up the next day, the brakes worked fine and everybody thinks i'm nuts! currently having truck accessed by different sources. *jb
10/25/200612000101/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 5 mph in a parking lot, the brake pedal extended all the way to the floor board, and there was an increased stopping distance which resulted in a rear end collision. no injuries were sustained; the contact was wearing a seat belt. the vehicle sustained minor damage. the police were not alerted. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem.
08/28/2006200108/15/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while traveling 25 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and went to the floor. the vehicle did not stop, and collided into the rear of another vehicle. there were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained minor damage. the dealership determined this was how the vehicle was manufactured.
06/15/20063200105/19/2006
 On 15 june 2006, my wife was involved in a accident while operating a 2006 ford f150. a vehicle stopped in front of her she pressed the brakes and the vehicle did not responded to her braking action. when i arrived at the scene of the accident, i pressed the brakes and they went to the floor of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to woody andersen ford in huntsville, alabama and the service manager verified that the brakes indeed went to the floor. we waited a week for a ford engineer to verify the problems and he stated that when he drove the vehicle it was okay at that time. these brakes failed my wife at 5 miles an hour and caused her to have an accident. no action has been taken to resolve this issue. *nm
01/15/20065001
 2006 f150 fx 4 -4x4 super cab 5.4 l. i traded the exact same truck in an 04 model year for this 2006. ford has refused to fix ( for 3 model years ) : drive train vibration, drive train howl/whine. the 04 was in the shop 6 times with no fix. my 06 in the dealership now. i haven't made the first payment or the first oil change. problems not present on test drive. started at 500 miles. other problems include : brake pedal is mush. it never firms up. it will go to the floor. doors wont shut without slamming. super cab doors wont shut tight without pushing top in. my best fuel economy is 13 mpg highway with the cruise on. the new f150's are a disgrace to the ford name. $ 38,000 p.o.s. !! my last ford. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
03/08/200824850105/24/2006
 On saturday, march 8, 2008, i was traveling with my 2006 ford f-150 and stopped for gas. upon engine restart i heard a backfire and smelled a peculiar odor. i checked under the truck and under the hood and found nothing unusual. i started the truck and didn't notice anything either. there was no check engine light or any other visual reference to indicate there was a problem. i got back on the highway and drove for approximately 2 hours (100 miles) and exited the highway. while on the exit ramp i applied the brakes only to discover that they were extremely hard to depress and were ineffective. i managed to guide the truck off the road while simultaneously applying the emergency brake and gearing down and was able to stop before hitting vehicles stopped at a traffic light at the end of the ramp. i discovered later (after being towed to a dealership) that the vacuum line from the intake manifold had ruptured (occurred when the vehicle backfired) leaving no power assist for the brakes. there was no check engine light. there was no brake warning light. there were no codes from the on board diagnostic computer. i had traveled for 2 hours and 100 miles with no brakes unaware of the existing hazard. the dealer could not explain the absence of any warning. i was fortunate to have been able to stop the truck and avoid an accident. *tr
07/13/2006405/05/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated that when applying the brakes the accelerator systematically depressed as well. on the first occasion while traveling 55 mph and the vehicle almost crashed into a train. there have been other incidents where the vehicle could have hit pedestrians and caused other major accidents. these incidences occurred under normal driving conditions. the vehicle was test driven by the dealer however they could not determine the cause of the problem. however the dealer indicated that the problem may be related to the recall pertaining to the speed control switch disconnecting. 08/02/06 contact stated on several occasions, due to the location of the break pedal and the accelerator pedal, contact has mashed both pedals at the same time while trying to stop. *tt
01/01/19011
 2006 f150 lariat brake pedal felt spongy and goes to the floor when applied. master cylinder was replaced but did not remedy the problem. *ts the consumer suspected the abs was malfunctioning. *jb
02/21/20061800101/21/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 10 mph attempting to apply brake pressure around a curve the vehicle accelerated without warning. this occurred on a normal road during normal braking. the driver was wearing a seat belt and a police report was filed at the scene. the vehicle went into a three foot ditch and had to be pulled out. it sustained frontal damage and the tow bar was bent. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. they replaced the tow hook, front license plate bracket and balanced the front end of the vehicle. however, after the accident, the contact received recall #06c11, concerning the hydraulic and electrical brake system. the manufacturer was alerted.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
04/18/200712000102/10/2006
 Complete power brake failure.i turned on my engine, heard a loud popping sound, drove forward a few feet and discovered the power brakes inoperable. no warning lights came on before or after the incident. i took the vehicle to the nearest ford dealership --olympic lincoln mercury seattle-- and they repaired it under warranty. they said a poor connection of a pressure line under the fuel rail caused the problem. they said no recalls had been issued. they had no explanation for why the warning lights did not come on. this incident happened approximately 4 months ago. i don't have the paperwork in hand. if needed i can provide the exact date. the date above is a questioned. olympic lincoln mercury has changed hands, it is now jack carrols lincoln mercury. this sudden loss of brakes without warning could have been disastrous. my son was with me. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
02/21/20063400112/17/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while the brake pedal is depressed it goes past the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. the master cylinder was replaced in an attempt to correct the problem. however the problem still persists. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, and the contact was then told this is the way the vehicle was manufactured.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
11/16/200716000405/15/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while driving 50-70 mph, the steering wheel began to shake. the dealer recommended that the tires be replaced. the contact changed the tires, but the failure continued. he feels that the vehicle is very unsafe and difficult to drive. the current mileage was 29,190 and failure mileage was 23,000. updated 01/05/2009 lj the consumer stated over the past 5 months he has experienced an ongoing problem with a shaking and shimmy of the vehicle at speeds of 50 mph. the dealer replaced the front rotors which stopped the front of the vehicle from shaking. updated 01/05/09. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
04/15/20079346612/20/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact's foot became stuck to the accelerator pedal when he attempted to apply the brake. the vehicle fails to brake properly unless the pedal is touching the floor. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. when turning the steering wheel, the contact hears a squealing noise and it becomes difficult to maneuver. the dealer replaced the power steering pump, but the squealing noise is still audible. the current mileage is 37,000 and failure mileage was 9,346. the consumer stated the brake and gas pedal were designed too close together. the consumer has mistakenly hit the gas pedal when trying to brake. the master cylinder had an internal leak. the muffler had a leak. updated 06/06/07. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
03/07/20069003/06/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact noticed that the brake pedal was designed directly below the accelerator pedal. every time he depressed the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal would also be applied. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that it complied with ford's standards; therefore, nothing could be done. the contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. the current mileage was 23,700 and the failure mileage was unknown. updated 3/18/08 *cn updated 03/18/08 *tr
04/15/20079346612/20/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact's foot became stuck to the accelerator pedal when he attempted to apply the brake. the vehicle fails to brake properly unless the pedal is touching the floor. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. when turning the steering wheel, the contact hears a squealing noise and it becomes difficult to maneuver. the dealer replaced the power steering pump, but the squealing noise is still audible. the current mileage is 37,000 and failure mileage was 9,346. the consumer stated the brake and gas pedal were designed too close together. the consumer has mistakenly hit the gas pedal when trying to brake. the master cylinder had an internal leak. the muffler had a leak. updated 06/06/07. *jb
04/01/2007107/04/2006
 2006 ford f-150 pickup customer states that when brake is applied his foot also hits the gas causing the engine to race**nar**cc update *tr
02/25/20075600305/14/2006
 Tl* - the contact owns a 2006 f150 ford. the contact stated that when backing up, and applying the brakes it was easy to press the gas pedal at the same time. this happened three times. on one occasion he was backing up in the driveway when he bumped the garage and did some damage to the garage. the contact stated that the vehicle only had 5600 miles on it. this only happened while in reverse. this occurred when the contact was wearing work boots. the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal are too close together. *ak updated 03/19/07. *jb
11/01/20063938506/06/2006
 I was involved in an accident which was caused by hitting the brake pedal and the accelerator at the same time. i thought i was hitting the brake when and hit the gas at the same time causing my vehicle to rear end collide with the vehicle in front of me. since i have been driving the vehicle this has happened several times, the gas pedal is too close in height to the brake pedal. *nm
06/24/200612000101/05/2006
 This involves a 2006 ford f-150 4x4 supercrew pickup with automatic transmission and adjustable pedals. on at least 7 occasions i or my uncle have experienced incidents of unintended acceleration with this pickup. all cases occurred when maneuvering the pickup at low speeds, such as parking or backing the pickup up. these unintended accelerations are caused by the foot, while on the brake pedal, coming into contact with the accelerator pedal. the gap between the brake and accelerator pedal is too close, causing a foot that is on the edge of the brake pedal to come into contact with the accelerator pedal when braking. this results in the engine revving up and causing the vehicle to lurch forward approximately 8 to 12 feet, until the brakes are engaged and the vehicle comes to a complete stop. my uncle and myself have experienced this phenomenon on my uncles 2004 ford f-150, which i reported to the nhsta. *jb
05/17/2006100105/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated pulled up to a stop street stepped on brake pedal and accelerator pedal at same time and almost broadsided another vehicle. backing out of contact's driveway the same thing happened and almost hit another vehicle. the contact felt it was a safety hazard and should be corrected. updated 05/30/2006. *ak
04/28/2006202404/27/2006
 Gas pedal to brake is a 3 lift from gas pedal than apply brakes on new f-150 w/5 speed transmission,this increases time to stop over one second. also the accessory 12v port for phones or ipods etc doesn't shut-off when key is removed,possibly causing a vehicle fire if left unattended for any long length of time. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
12/25/200751000112/15/2005
 Brake failure - exact same problem as was reported by somebody else on odi id#10214592. *tr
04/18/200712000102/10/2006
 Complete power brake failure.i turned on my engine, heard a loud popping sound, drove forward a few feet and discovered the power brakes inoperable. no warning lights came on before or after the incident. i took the vehicle to the nearest ford dealership --olympic lincoln mercury seattle-- and they repaired it under warranty. they said a poor connection of a pressure line under the fuel rail caused the problem. they said no recalls had been issued. they had no explanation for why the warning lights did not come on. this incident happened approximately 4 months ago. i don't have the paperwork in hand. if needed i can provide the exact date. the date above is a questioned. olympic lincoln mercury has changed hands, it is now jack carrols lincoln mercury. this sudden loss of brakes without warning could have been disastrous. my son was with me. *tr
03/21/20061100003/21/2006
 I currently drive a 2006 ford f-150 which i leased new in march of 2006. since day one i have complained about the brakes on the truck. the brake pedal goes below the gas pedal when the brakes are applied. my wife cannot drive the truck because she constantly hit the brake and gas at the same time. i have checked with other owners and they have the same problem. i have also complained to the dealership and they tell me that this is normal with the new ford trucks. complaints to ford direct have resulted in no response. i also have the problem of hitting the brake and gas at the same time unless i pump the brakes first, in a panic situation there is not time to pump the brakes. this problem is an accident waiting to happen. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC
02/27/200824000101/17/2007
 Truck brake pedal would not press and the truck had very little brakes, this occurred driving down the highway with no warning, taken to the ford dealer and was told a vacuum hose was faulty supposed to be repaired under warranty, luckily there was no accident involved. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
09/26/20081
 Brake booster recall notice on 2006 f150 harley. on september 13, 2008 i left my vehicle in paramus ford n.j. for recall repair and other issues. when i returned the manager didn't have time for recall. on september 26, 08 i hit another car because brakes didn't stop. i hope that someone looks into these braking system because this was a scary accident with out being prepared. *tr
10/26/200722000109/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact heard a popping sound and noticed smoke under the hood and dashboard when the vehicle was started. the noise sounded as if the vehicle backfired. while driving 55 mph, the power brakes failed without warning. the contact applied the emergency brake to stop the vehicle and pulled off the road. he noticed that the vacuum hose was detached from the manifold, which supplies vacuum power to the brake booster. the vehicle was towed to a ford dealer. the dealer placed the vacuum hose back on the engine and informed the contact that it should be replaced. the weather was not a factor. the current mileage was 23,000 and failure mileage was 22,000. updated 11/15/07 *tr
04/18/200712000102/10/2006
 Complete power brake failure.i turned on my engine, heard a loud popping sound, drove forward a few feet and discovered the power brakes inoperable. no warning lights came on before or after the incident. i took the vehicle to the nearest ford dealership --olympic lincoln mercury seattle-- and they repaired it under warranty. they said a poor connection of a pressure line under the fuel rail caused the problem. they said no recalls had been issued. they had no explanation for why the warning lights did not come on. this incident happened approximately 4 months ago. i don't have the paperwork in hand. if needed i can provide the exact date. the date above is a questioned. olympic lincoln mercury has changed hands, it is now jack carrols lincoln mercury. this sudden loss of brakes without warning could have been disastrous. my son was with me. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
11/02/200770000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. when the contact attempted to start the vehicle, the engine backfired. the vehicle finally started, and when the contact attempted to back up the vehicle, he realized that the power brakes failed. he struck a vehicle parked behind him. the brakes were extremely heavy and there was no power assist. four days later, he took the vehicle to the dealer and the technician informed him that the vacuum hose was loose, which caused the power assist failure. the vehicle was repaired at the owner's expense. the contact filed a consumer review request with the dealer to apply for an extended warranty, but his request was denied. after further research, the contact realized that his failures were identical to nhtsa campaign id number 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings); however, the manufacturer stated that the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 90,000.
05/24/200869000103/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while driving between 5-10 mph, the four wheel drive began grinding, and the brakes failed. the contact had to stand on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. roy anderson ford of waycross stated that his vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 08v208000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the current and failure mileages were 69,000. updated 07/22/08 *bf updated
05/13/2008382001
 Brake vaccum booster hose failure . *tr
02/22/200836050104/17/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the brakes failed while the contact was driving in reverse. the dealer stated that the vacuum line to the booster failed and needed to be replaced. the speed was unknown. the current mileage was 36,111 and failure mileage was 36,050.
02/20/200841999112/12/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. while attempting to stop at 30 mph, the brakes failed. the contact had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that a vacuum hose came loose. the repair would cost $162. the failure mileage was 41,999 and current mileage was 42,000. updated
02/17/2008229501
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford f-150. the contact stated that the vacuum hose slipped off, which resulted in a total loss of brakes. while driving 20 mph, she attempted to apply the brakes and the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the hose failed. the vehicle was repaired by the dealer. the purchase date and transmission type were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 22,950.
11/17/200743996104/08/2006
 Brakes worked fine upon arriving at store. upon leaving parking lot as i approached street, i applied brakes to learn that the vehicle had no brakes. i pressed the brakes very hard and was able to slowly stop. i was probably traveling at less than 5-10 mph leaving parking. i checked brake fluid and any engine codes, all were normal. i proceeded to the house carefully allowing for maximum distance. by pressing very hard on brake pedal, i was able gradually come to a stop. on monday, 11/19/2007, i took the vehicle to the local ford dealership. the vehicle this morning had a check engine light visible. the trouble was quickly diagnose by service mechanic as a broken vacuum line behind the engine. the small country dealership related that they replaced the same line on a similar vehicle the week before. the dealership was in southeast georgia and the nearest part was in memphis, tn and would take 2 days to arrive. plus, the manifold and other parts had to be removed to get to line. it took some 6 hours of labor to replace. the parts and labor was $767.80 and the rental car was $112.19. the service on the vehicle was completed in the afternoon of 11/21/2007. the mileage on the truck was 43996 miles when taken in for service. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
04/18/200712000102/10/2006
 Complete power brake failure.i turned on my engine, heard a loud popping sound, drove forward a few feet and discovered the power brakes inoperable. no warning lights came on before or after the incident. i took the vehicle to the nearest ford dealership --olympic lincoln mercury seattle-- and they repaired it under warranty. they said a poor connection of a pressure line under the fuel rail caused the problem. they said no recalls had been issued. they had no explanation for why the warning lights did not come on. this incident happened approximately 4 months ago. i don't have the paperwork in hand. if needed i can provide the exact date. the date above is a questioned. olympic lincoln mercury has changed hands, it is now jack carrols lincoln mercury. this sudden loss of brakes without warning could have been disastrous. my son was with me. *tr