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Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 28, 1998
Location:
Franklinvi, NY

brake failure.

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W7VN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 32 mph.

Ford F-350 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 10, 1997
Location:
Sparks, NV

brake system failure.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTJW36G9TE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 24, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-350 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Taurus 1990
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1996
Location:
Palo Alto, CA

in 1996, the emergency brake release failed. i had used the emergency brake, and needed to release it quickly. when i pull the brake release, it broke off. there was no accident or injury. it was replaced at a cost of about $90. the same incident occured again this year (1999). i notified ford of the problem, and they said that they will not fix the problem, as a failure of the emergency brake release is not considered a safety problem. i belive this should be considered a safety problem. if the brake is pressed by accident, and the brake release fails, it is impossible to release while the car is in motion.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FACP57U6LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1989. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 29, 1999
Location:
Vineyard H, MA

abs system fails continually experiencing lock up, unable to determine remedy. mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L4XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1999 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 2 mph.

Ford Econoline 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 04, 1998
Location:
Naperville, IL

4-wheel disc brakes failed to stop vehicle when the brakes were applied, causing extended stopping distance. dealership indicated to owner brakes met required specifications after being bled. owner felt master cylinder was not working properly for brakes. the brakes felt mushy when driven off lot.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMNE31S2XH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Louisville 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Washington, MI

the consumer is not happy with recall 00v-335, the consumer does not have a heavy truck dealer near him and has requested that ford come to him to inspect the vehicle and make any necessary repairs. nlm

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 19, 1999
Location:
Miami, FL

truck was unstable with cause unknown by dealership. owner has taken vehicle in for corrective action several times, however nothing has changed. vehicle vibrates excessively when at idle with rpm gauge fluctuating up/down. *ak consumer states that the engine runs rough, oil level dropped and there was a clicking noise in which the dealer replaced the fan blade and fan clutch. rear brakes experienced grinding, dealer applied a silencer to the front and rear brake pads. consumer has experienced several problems with the a/c and heater, problems still exists. vehicle uses a lot of gas, idles rough and experiences small hesitation upon acceleration. vehicle kicks into gear. vehicle drifts to the right, while driving at higher speeds, vehicle and steering wheel vibrate. driver side rear view mirror rattles when closing door, when everything is closed there is an outside noise, dealer resealed the windshield. when turning on the lights, the clock and a/c are delayed. there is a whining noise when turning steering wheel. window control buttons stick at times, dealer replaced the window switch. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0727XC. Vehicle was purchased on July 13, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1999 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Ford Focus 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 12, 2002
Location:
Rochester, PA

while driving the at 45mph the gas and brake pedal locked up for five minutes. pulling the vehicle out of the road. dealer has inspected the vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP37342R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Ford Expedition 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 27, 2002
Location:
Old Bridge, NJ

while driving, the vehicle stop accelerating but the motor continued to run and there was a burning smell from the back of the vehicle. consumer coasted the vehicle home. burning smell was caused by the asbestos from the back brakes.*ak

Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L1VL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F250 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2001
Location:
Shelburne, VT

while applying brakes the vehicle's wheel wont turn. dealer notified. please provide additional information. ts

Mileage was 13200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTNX21S71E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 22, 2003
Location:
Towanda, PA

consumer had a front collision and neither of the air bags deployed. dealer notified. *ak vehicle's engine stalled causing steering and brake failure causing a collision into the side of a mountain. air bag equipment failed to deploy on impact. *mr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P21W. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford FOCUS 2001 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Williams Auto Group . Dealer's city: Towanda . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 18848 .

Ford Expedition 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2003
Location:
Lynchburg, VA

when turning left or right loud grinding noise- has been serviced 4 times and after the last time it stopped, but has since returned. also, excessive amounts of brake dust on wheels, and they are making noises. also as if they need to be changed and theres only 4000 miles on the truck. *ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 24, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPEDITION 2003 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Shelor Motor Mile . Dealer's city: Chrisitiansburg . Dealer's state code: VA.

Ford F350 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 28, 2003
Location:
Walnut Grove, CA

lost steering and brakes towing a trailer on an off ramp. high way 80 in wamsutter wy. sudden loss of steering and brakes at the same time seems to be unsafe to me. to happen on a high way off ramp towing a trailer makes it even worse. *la

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63424 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSW31F6YE. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 15, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F350 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Ford F350 2000 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Rio Vista Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 707-374-6411 . Dealer's city: Rio Vista . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 94571 .

Ford Contour 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 12, 2002
Location:
Muskego, WI

dash was replaced, but it was installed improperly. also, air conditioning system has leak, and will be replaced next spring. *la vehicle has had the following repairs or replacements: wheel bearings, brakes, tie rods, dashboard, intake manifold, passenger rear struts, left front dome lamp switch, left front speakers, and oygen sensor.*mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP66L5XK. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford CONTOUR 1999 Drive type:U.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 03, 2003
Location:
Dover, DE

in dec,of 2003 i had cause to go to ford and complain about the brakes on my car,this was the 4th time i had complained to them. at this time they said the front brakes were worn to 0.i was into ford just 2 months before for the same thing and nothing was said at the time,now they decided that we were going to pay for the whole thing rotors included i was shocked because i was told that the cheap brakes that ford puts on only last for less then 12,000 miles we paid to have them replaced because ford gave us no choice,now we are having problems with the back brakes making a loud squiling noise i am so unhappy that they choose to do nothing.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31361R. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 20, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2001 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Don Chalmers . Dealer's telephone number: 5058972500 . Dealer's city: Albuquerque . Dealer's state code: NM. Dealer's zipcode: 87124 .

Ford Explorer 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2004
Location:
Lockfort, NY

consumer states: front brakes on outside of wheels it has a coating of dark powder. the mechanic thinks it's brake dusts no sign of it on rear wheels. *nm

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU24EXWU. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 30, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1998 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Wester Ford .

Ford Contour 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 23, 2005
Location:
Reynoldsburg, OH

ever since we bought this vehicle (1999 ford contour) last august from gsa it has squealed when the brakes are applied. it had only almost 9k on it at that time. now with near 20k it squeals like metal and vibrates when the brakes are applied. mostly at around less than 40 mph that i have really noticed. the tires seem to be wearing unevenly, too after 2 alignments. seems to be fine other than that now that the electrical problem that was recalled was fixed.

Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP6535XK. Vehicle was purchased on July 19, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CONTOUR 1999 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Gsa Gov. Auctions .

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 13, 2005
Location:
Kent, WA

my wife was driving our 8 year old twins to a piano recital in my 2001 ford escape, and, while going up a steep hill on a four-lane road, the engine downshifted and the car accelerated out of control. when she realized that she the car was speeding forward when she was not pressing on the accelerator, she applied the brakes hard, but nothing happened. in an attempt to avoid the cars, she took an off-ramp but quickly realized that traffic was stopped there as well. in desperation, my wife pulled the emergency brake. the car then stopped, but then lost she lost everything. my escape started rolling backwards down the hill, even with the emergency brake on. again, the foot brake didn't respond. she was headed backwards down the 1/2 mile, steeply graded hill into the cars coming up the hill. she turned the wheel to back up the steep embankment on the side of the road. after bouncing backwards through the steep ditch and traveling about 14 feet up the embankment, the car paused for a moment and then slammed forward back into the ditch. our children were not hurt. my wife has suffered whiplash which is requiring medication, physical therapy, and gives her constant pain. my local ford dealer has been honest that a cruise control wire was frayed, and even though she was not using the cruise control, it was moving in parallel to the accelerator cable. the frayed cruise control cable stuck and caused the accelerator to compress and stick. they have no explanation for the loss of brakes and the failure of the emergency brake. however, after the honest assessment, poor treatment ensued. the dealership is fixing the cable, transmission, and brakes under our extended warranty and not taking ownership for the accident. they have had my car for 1 month today, and i still do not have it back. i will have to pay the $1000 deductible for the auto body work.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04161K. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCAPE 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Columbia Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 3604234321 . Dealer's city: Longview . Dealer's state code: WA. Dealer's zipcode: 98632 .

Ford Excursion 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 12, 2005
Location:
Dixon, CA

2003 excursion limited one one occasion brake pedal was stuck to floor while driving in a parking lot, but the brakes were disengaged so the vehicle was rolling. we had to press the pedal height adjustment several times before the pedal released from the floor. vehicle has a thumping sound in the drive train when stopping the vehicle and during acceleration. took the vehicle in 3-4 times for second problem and once for the first listed problem and dealer complains that they can't find anything wrong with either problems. contacted ford customer care and after a half hour on the phone they said all they can offer is for me to take the vehicle back in to the dealer. each time we take it in we have to rent a vehicle until they are done working on it. i have owned a ford for 13 years and am not impressed with the way they've handled this situation. for the safety of my family we are looking for a new vehicle and because of the lack of help from ford and the dealership, we have decided to not purchase another ford product

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMNU43S53E. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 14, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXCURSION 2003 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXCURSION 2003 Service Brakes, Air Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Ron Dupratt Ford . Dealer's city: Dixon . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 95620 .

Ford Focus 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2003
Location:
Collingswood, NJ

i had to replace my front brakes at about 20,000 miles and again 30,000 miles later. i understand there is a class action suit against ford for it's early brake problems. *tr

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP36302W. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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