Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - CONTROLS
985A3703/18/1998601044The parking brake pedal may go to the foor with little or no effort during application. *yc06/23/1998
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
984503/02/1998601264Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. *yc07/15/1998
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
9521210/01/199546478The use of petroleum-based grease as a lubricant in servicing disc brakes is no longer acceptable because it may be incompatible with the rubber material used in the disc brake system. if petroleum-based grease is used to lubricate any par04/25/1996
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
9919409/20/19996090082Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. *tt03/06/2000
985A1103/18/1998601009Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. *yc06/17/1998
9622210/21/199650941Brakes - elimination of sanding rotors and drums - service tip. *tw06/17/1997
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
985A1303/18/1998601012The use of petroleum-based grease as a lubricant in servicing disc brakes is no longer acceptable. *yc06/17/1998
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
981401/19/1998605562Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. *tt07/09/1999
985A503/18/1998601003Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. *yc06/17/1998

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - CALIPER
12/01/1993808/10/1998
 Dragging front calipers cause brakes to be repaired often due to excessice wear.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
 Front brakes fail to engage.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
08/20/200103/01/1993
 I was very happy with this truck for the first 5 years. but after that even with taking great care of the truck it started to fail the altenator....$400,replacing 2 exhaust tubes for emissions $450,rear spring shackels and mount $450, the trans mission is now failing cost not known yet, never been in an accident but doors don't line up anymore water leaks in,lower sheetmetal of truck bed rusting through paint even with being waxed many many times,vent windows leak and are rusting, i know vehicels need alot of care but i think the worst problem was the rusting out of the rear spring mounts and shackels this is a real danger ,i have never heared of this happening to any vehicle. i know of two other 93 f 150's with the same problem. i hope someone can get the word out to others with 1993 f 150's so they can have this checked out for their safety.*ak
05/05/2001102/01/1993
 Was driving 35-40mph downhill when a deer stepped out on road, consumer applied brakes, and they failed to stop vehicle. pedal went to floor. had downshifted, and also used emergency brakes. went through stop signs. finally ,vehicle stopped. checked vehicle out, and noticed brake line junction had corroded and was rusty, and brake fluid had leaked out. *ak *jb
 When driving under wet condtions rear brakes grabbed, causing vehicle to slide. dealer has been contacted. *ak *ml
10/01/1993710/01/1993
 While driving about a mile and about to apply the brakes, the vehicle will go to the right and has extended stopping distance , which may cause an accident. also, dealer replaced calipers/rotors, etc. been to dealer 7 times. dealer cannot determine the problem. *ak
01/02/1999211/01/1998
 While driving at 55 mph the cruise control engaged and opened the throttle wide open. the brakes were applied and eventually faded and failed. vehicle was stopped by putting the vehicle in neutral (engine raced) and shutting off the engine. husband restarted engine about 1/2 hour later, the engine did not race. husband limped the truck home and on the way was able to recreate the uncontrolled acceleration only once. confirmed it was the cruise control,since the pedal pulled away from husband's foot. note: the brakes did not shut down the cruise circut either by the primary shut off (brake light switch) or the secondary backup shut off (brake line pressure switch). highway patrol stopped to offer assistance which was declined after husband arrived. note for office personnel: my wife submitted this over the phone on 07jan199, but there were so many errors that i am resubmitting this. ref number on mailed form: 833146. *ak
08/03/19953
 Vehicle parked in parking lot. got in & started to leave parking lot. had applied brakes to slow up & had no brakes. turned off vehicle & waited awhile. then restarted vehicle & had brakes. took to dealer & mechanic said nothing wrong. happened again on highway. repeated turning off/on & then brakes. back to mechanic & test driven, still nothing found. *ak
20
 Rear abs brakes failed, causing premature failure of pads and rotors.
12/23/1996
 Experiencing brake failure on cold morings while the ambient temperature is below 25 degrees, when engine compartment cool off the brakes diminishes.
 Owner has abs brakes. while driving vehicle and using brakes the brake fluid gets hot. owner lost brake pedal because of this. dealer cannot find a problem. *ak
11/30/1996
 When drving within the first (2) or (3) miles, in wet/damp weather applying the brakes, they lock up and the vehcle will skid. dealer cannot state the problem. *ak
12/06/1996
 Was driving applied the brakes and there were no brakes; felt funny, couldn't stop, hit a ditch and hit mouth on the steering wheel this was on dry road . *ak
 On normal road condtions when hitting the brakes the vehicle goes to left and the front end shimmies. taken to the shop (7) times for brakes problems since owning the vehicle in 1993.. the system has abs. *ak
07/09/1996109/09/1993
 Antilock brakes locked up.
09/05/1996103/02/1996
 Abs brake failure, when applying brakes, vehicle pulls very hard to the left or right, when vehicle is equipment with heavy load brakes become very unstable. *ak
07/22/19961
 The truck's brakes cause the wheels to lock up.the truck has rear abs and the front are disc brakes. *ak
1
 With abs equipped on rear , upon application front brakes will lock up, pulls severely to right and loses control immediately. truck in dealership 4 to 5 times with no change in condition. *ak
08/11/1993
 Abs; numerous problems with the front and back brakes locking ang grabbing. please describe details.*ak
06/05/19968
 When driving the abs anti-lock brake and emergency light came on. *ak
07/19/19959
 Antilock brakes grab, causing vehicle to lurch upon stopping.
 While driving, upon lightly touching brake pedal on wet pavement, vehicle goes into skid, as if rear brakes are lock up, dealer requesting help from mfr. *ak
 While driving, upon lightly touching brake pedal on wet pavement, vehicle goes into skid, as if rear brakes are lock up, dealer requesting help from mfr. *ak
 While driving, upon lightly touching brake pedal on wet pavement, vehicle goes into skid, as if rear brakes are locking, dealer's requesting help from mfr. *ak
01/02/19962
 Abs brakes locked up . tt
08/02/19932
 Antilock brakes grab, causing truck to lurch at stop. *sd
 Abs braking problems. please describe. tt
05/09/19959
 Anti-lock brakes grab after recall repairs, causing vehicle to lurch at stops. *skd
 Equipped w/abs brakes; brakes vibrate severely w/loss of control when applying. brake rotors warp easily due to excessive application. please describe details.
104/01/1994
 Abs brakes; brakes extremely sensitive on wet/snowy conditions brakes lockup. *tt since purchase the brakes have been extremly sensitive, lockup occurs with normal application of brakes, when wet or very cold it is not possible to use brakes without lock up, consumer has been to dealer on several occasions, in which dealer finally admitted that ford used a materialin the brake pads that required the driver to warm up the brakes with a light application of the brakes to make them less prone to lockup , this inability to use brakes resulted in near accidents three times at which point, consumer sold the truck.*jb
08/07/1995
 Front disc brakes, rear abs brakes fail to stop vehicle effectively when applied. please describe details. tt
04/15/1993
 Abs:front end vibrates after driving for awhile and applying brakes; extended stopping; pedal, at times seem to travel to floor. tt
01/15/1994
 Abs: anti lock brakes locks up whenever weather is humid or wet; grabs; causes skidding. tt
03/12/1993
 Abs: brake pedal goes to floor causing extended stopping; when barely pushing on pedal, brakes will lock up; no prior warning, have to go with feel of pedal.
03/13/1995
 Abs, brake failure, left rear of brake will not pulsate have loss of effectiveness. tt
02/05/1995
 Braking system failure, equipped with abs brakes. tt
04/01/1994
 Abs brakes; brakes replaced numerously front/rear. when applying brakes skided to right. please describe detail. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
07/18/19961
 Antilock brake warning lights illuminated.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
12/08/1993208/01/1993
 Experiencing multiple braking problems including pulls to right while braking, pulls to right when braking with trailer towed, clunking when braking to release cruise, brake squealing / pulsation. drums have been turned, rotor were machined, and rear pads and shoes were replaced.*tt
611/23/1992
 Brakes failed several times.
08/12/19941
 Front brakes replaced.
04/12/19932
 Brakes continually fail. *dh
05/01/19951
 Brakes failed three times. *dsh
01/12/19962
 Brakes froze due to temperature being 50 degrees below zero, causing them to lock up sending vehicle into snow bank. *sd
07/19/19949
 Brakes grab/lock up when first applied in the morning. *dsh
06/01/19931
 Brakes wear out/heat up, causing rotors/drums to warp, causing irregular brake motion/stopping distances, which resulted in an accident. *dsh
06/01/19931
 Brakes wear out/heat up, causing rotors/drums to warp, causing irregular brake motion/stopping distances, which resulted in an accident. *dsh
11/15/1993
 When apply the brake make noise. tt
08/16/1995
 On two occasions consumer brake locked on him causing an accident the second time he totaled his car . tt
 Brakes failed 22,500 miles. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
10/01/1993710/01/1993
 While driving about a mile and about to apply the brakes, the vehicle will go to the right and has extended stopping distance , which may cause an accident. also, dealer replaced calipers/rotors, etc. been to dealer 7 times. dealer cannot determine the problem. *ak
09/30/1996611/12/1992
 Front brakes lock when braking on wet or slippery surfaces, causing loss of control; also front brake rotors are warped.
10/30/1995
 While driving attemped to step on the brakes and the left front wheels locked up. *ak
03/01/1993
 Failure of the front brakes, brakes lock up (abs) brakes on the rear. tt
06/15/1995
 The brake system( calipers, pads, and rotors ) have had to be serviced or replaced three (3) times in the past 2 yrs. tt
 Experiencing vibration of front brakes. had three attempted fixes. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
107/21/1993
 Brakes failed due to melting of the caliper which is made of plastic instead of metal.
1
 Replaced calipers.
06/01/1997108/01/1993
 Caliper on front wheel disk brake failed to release.
 When applying the brake, vehicle pulls to the left, took to dealer and he replaced rotor/caliper . *ak
01/01/19931
 Brake system failure, replaced calipers. tt
10/02/1993
 Front driver side wheel locking up, when making sudden stops on wet surface, replace caliper/new brakes, to no avail. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
08/15/19952
 Brake shoes/pads failed. consumer recieved recall 00t005 and is requesting reimbursement for replacement tires that were replaced prior to receiving the recall, 2 firestone wilderness tires, p235/75r15 experienced blowouts while driving, consumer had replaced all 4 tires. *slc
08/15/19952
 Consumer stated the brake shoes/pads failed.
1
 Replaced brake pads.
109/13/1996
 Front brake pad was shattered when getting wheel bearings repacked. *ak
01/01/19941
 Brake pads worn. *sd
 Experience excessive wear and warping of rotors, which causes shimmying when applying brake, due to overheating of worn brake shoes, result pedal went to floor.
04/14/1993
 Noticed squeaking noise coming from brake rotor, replaced pad and cut rotor twice with 15,000 miles to no avail.
04/10/19956
 Front brake failure, replaced pads. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
05/14/19948
 This complaint if for defective rear fuel tank and front brakes rotors. *ak
08/15/19951
 Consumer stated the brake rotors failed.
1
 Replaced brake rotors 3 time.
603/19/1993
 Brake rotors warp and wear the pads out.
02/01/1994404/01/1993
 Front end rotors failed four times.
 When applying the brake, vehicle pulls to the left, took to dealer and he replaced rotor/caliper . *ak
105/29/1993
 Front disk brakes lock up.
09/30/1996611/12/1992
 Front brakes lock when braking on wet or slippery surfaces, causing loss of control; also front brake rotors are warped.
10/01/19931
 Rotors warped. *sd
 Experience excessive wear and warping of rotors, which causes shimmying when applying brake, due to overheating of worn brake shoes, result pedal went to floor.
 Equipped w/abs brakes; brakes vibrate severely w/loss of control when applying. brake rotors warp easily due to excessive application. please describe details.
04/14/1993
 Noticed squeaking noise coming from brake rotor, replaced pad and cut rotor twice with 15,000 miles to no avail.
04/10/19956
 Replaced fron tbrake rotors. *ak
03/30/1995
 Brake system failure, rotors are warping. tt
03/29/19959
 Front brake rotord/pads/calipers failed, causing vibration/noise upon braking. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
08/16/19941
 Rear brake noise.
04/01/19941
 Brake drums repaired. *sd
05/16/19941
 Replaced noisy rear brakes. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - DRUM
09/01/1994
 Abs, brake failure a vibration when brakes are applied, grinding of drums. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
05/05/2001102/01/1993
 Was driving 35-40mph downhill when a deer stepped out on road, consumer applied brakes, and they failed to stop vehicle. pedal went to floor. had downshifted, and also used emergency brakes. went through stop signs. finally ,vehicle stopped. checked vehicle out, and noticed brake line junction had corroded and was rusty, and brake fluid had leaked out. *ak *jb
11/11/1996
 The brake fluid leaked through rubber hose and dripped down on floor. both brake hoses has been replaced because of leakage. one in november of 96, and the other in january of 97 at 36,000 miles. *ak
07/01/1996106/26/1993
 Front/back brake lines vibrate/loose and back line streess cracked, resulting in leaking brake fluid. *ak
08/01/19961
 Brake line srubbing against shock absorbers. *ak
 Rear brake lines are rubbing against rear shocks. please describe details. *ak
 Rear brake lines are rubbing against rear shocks. please describe details. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
06/04/1999108/01/1993
 Fire dept thinks that the master cylinder broke, spilling fluid on to the hot engine, causing the truck to catch on fire. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
02/25/1997105/01/1996
 Brake pedal worn excessively.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
01/01/19931
 Brake system failure, replaced vacuum booster. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
07/18/19961
 Brake lights come on.