Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION
985A4603/18/1998613007Some vehicles may exhibit a drift or pull to the left while braking. *tt06/16/2000
SUSPENSION - FRONT
959705/01/199542080Unknown11/01/1995
SUSPENSION - FRONT - HUB
9762803/17/199752011Noise- ratcheting- front axle- 4x4- self-engagement of automatic hub locks- bronco, f-150 and f-250 under 8500# gvw. *jd07/17/1997
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - HANGER,BRACKET
9731002/03/199751669Noise- popping/creaking- front frame or suspension brackets- frame- popping/creaking- fastener replacement. *jd06/27/1997

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
 While servicing vehicle consumer noticed that front end radius arm was rusted,which was affiliated with stabilization of front end. also steering of vehicle.*ak
10/01/19961
 Clunking noise in front end, possible suspension problems. *yh
10/01/19961
 Clunking noise in front end, possible suspension problems. *yh
410/01/1997
 The truck has given us numerous problems it shakes to much pulls loud noise( dot number: tire size: 135/75/r15 )
103/01/1995
 Heat from the exhaust system caused the raduis arm bushing to fail.
09/01/19951
 Front axle mounting bolts loosen, causing problems with stability/handling. (fifth vehicle on 501504, 601386, 601387, 601388, 601390) *dsh
09/01/1995702/23/1995
 Abs, brake failure, replacement of disc pads and rotors, and calipers 6 times. tt brakes have been replaced for the 5th time, also rivets have popped from underneath motot mount and left front, replaced with 1 case hardened bolt also malfunctioned, had to be spot welded, constant intermittent banging noise in front end, dealer unable to fine problem, when turning front end seems to shift giving unstable feeling and banging nosie.*jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT
10/28/200399870103/19/1996
 Broken front left front coil spring due to rusting on 1995 ford ff150 2wd. found during pa state inspection. i bought the truck new so i know its never been in an accident or been used in any way that would have caused damage to the spring. inspection garage reports sping is broken in two places. truck is not used in commercial hauling or any hauling of heavy loads or pulling any heavy load. primary use is for commuter transportation to / from work. *ak
 When driving and upon hitting a bump within the road surface, consumer heard shimmying coming from front end which caused poor steering control. consumer has contacted the dealer. please provide any further details. *ak
01/01/199606/01/1995
 The truck makes a popping noise that is not associated with the steering. when body shifts popping noise comes from underneath the cab. replaced stabilizer arm bushings, this did not fix. owner thinks noise may be frame/body problem.
1
 Front axle/suspension problems causing vehicle control problems. mjs
04/20/199706/01/1995
 Vehicle pulls to left when driving and braking.
 When applying brakes or just driving noticed vehicle pulls to extreme right, sometimes requires excessive effort to hold on road, dlr. realigned three times, problem persists. *ak
09/13/1995107/26/1995
 Front end out of alignment. *dh
05/05/1995
 Cruise control failure; also, front end rattles and replaced computer. *ak
07/01/1996112/01/1996
 During brake application front end vibrates and tires were worn. *ak *slc
05/12/19962
 Vehicle shimmies upon hitting bumps in the roadway, causing poor stability. *sd
01/22/19962
 Front suspension problem. (2nd vehicle on 500840) *sd
09/19/19959
 Misalignment, causing vehicle to pull to left. *sd
06/04/1995
 Vehicle pulling to the right appears binding. resulting in lug nut falling off. *ak
05/08/19958
 Front end vibrates/difficult to steer, when vehicle speed exceeds 45-50mph. *sd
02/01/19951
 Front suspension bushing failed. *ak
12/28/1995
 The front axle and wheels locked up while driving the vehicle. tt
08/03/19953
 Front suspension swing arm broke. *ak
06/16/19956
 Vehicle veers in all directions, the problem magnifies when conditions are windy. *ak
01/26/19956
 When brakes applied, vehicle vibrates out of control, attempt to repair 6 times to no avail, abs system. tt transmission slips. wiper control module failed. replaced radio. rear bumper replaced due to rust at only 8915 miles. clunk noise when turning in driveway, dealer tightened front shocks and crossmember. brakes cause vibration, squeaks, grinding, dealer replaced pads and rotors. poor gas mileage. front hubs replaced. *slc
06/15/19951
 In a sudden stop the vehicle turns to the left. tt
01/25/19955
 Front end vibrates. *skd
 The truck pulls to the left,and it pulls even more when the brakes are applied. tt
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM
11/19/1998
 Left front upper and lower ball joints made the wheel loose. dealer contacted, and will pay for half of the repairs. consumer states the problem still exists. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
09/01/1996111/01/1994
 Shim on right front ball joint wears out, causing misalignment and excessive tire wear.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - MACPHERSON STRUT
03/10/1995201/01/1995
 Front brake rotors have warped from being hot. have been turned once and replaced once.*ak (owned by auburn university, fisheries dept. auburn university, al 36849) consumer states he noticed the brakes would pump when making a stop, mechanic advised consumer that the metal alloy in the rotor might be the cause, the rotors were turned but problem came right back, and the next time they were replaced, also vehicle shimmers in the front end when consumer hits a small bump in the road, the entire fornt would vibrate violently, dealer replaced the front shocks which helped for awhile, later the steering box was replaced and that seemed to have helped the problem.*jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - COIL SPRINGS
02/01/1996002/01/1996
 While son was driving out a driveway heard a noise on the driver's side like a gun shot. then he could see that the suspension coil springs broke. vehicle had to be towed to service station, both coil springs replaced. *ak *ml
01/07/1996
 When backing out of the driveway right front coil spring broke. please describe details. tt
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - HANGER,BRACKET
06/23/20055000012/20/1995
 The lift spring rear bracket(driver side) completly rusted away causing the bed to come down and it also comes very close to pinching the rear fuel fill tube(dual tanks). this truck only has 50,000 miles on it and has been maintained very well.i do very little hauling or pulling with this truck that would have caused this premature malfuction. i called the ford dealer but they would not do anything to help me-so i took it to a local garage to replace. they said they replace these all the time and that the local ford dealer even keeps the brackets in stock.i have pictures and the old part.
08/01/200386000107/07/1995
 The lift spring mounts and front wheel mounts are prematurely rusting away to a unservicable condintion and could break off from truck fram because of disintegration. large pieces of rusted metal are flaking of of press steel mounts.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
06/30/2001307/01/1995
 On all 1995 f-150 light duty trucks the front end lower rubber bushings have failed three times. the steering is horrible with this defect and the tires wear prematurely causing unsafe driving conditions. the ford mechanics that i have spoken to say this is a common dangerous problem and ford knows about it and it happens all the time. please help us ford f-150 owners as i have written ford and they deny knowledge of the problem, which is a lie. thank you for your help!*ak
10/02/19981
 Front wheel bearings failed.
SUSPENSION - MULTIPLE AXLE
09/29/1995412/12/1994
 The front disc brakes are always warped and there is unstable braking.tt consumer states there is grinding noise on right front brake, was advised to wait until it got worse, rotors and pads were finally replaced the original rotors were warped, consumer has had to have rotors and pads replaced four time due them being warped, was told that he would be getting a new truck, but has heard nothing else about that consumer also states fuel tank was leaking and also power steering noise, windshield wiper skips when there is light rain and noisy, passenger door handle haas a poor fir, exhaust system is loose, and rear sway bar bushings inoperative, temperature guage always low, shift indicator is off, head lamp is too high.*jb