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Ford Fiesta 2011
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2012
Location:
Culver City, CA

gas sticks, brakes make noise too stop car, gas speed control wide open hard too stop car,brakes not working well.......almost killed someone!!!!!!!!!!!.....stupid rent a car from enterprise.... *js

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FADP4CJ7BM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FIESTA 2011 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Mustang 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 30, 2012
Location:
Bellflower, CA

issue # 1 brakes: upgrade "brembo" brakes squeaked about 2 weeks out the dealership. took it a total of 4 times and dealer could not find the issue, the 5th time, i drove the vehicle and showed service advisor and tech. according to dealer the rear brakes were replaced. the next day, brakes are still squeaking, take it back to dealer where it was repaired a second time, picked up the car, on the 4th day, i was coming to slowing down ready to brake, pushed the clutch and car jolted forward (as if i pushed the gas and let go of the clutch). i did not think anything of it, 5 minutes later, the car started grinding, noise was only heard when driving and would stop as the vehicle came to a stop. a few days after that i was moving car forward, in my driveway, put in first gear, clutch in , as i slowly released the clutch (never touched the gas), and as i tried to brake, the vehicle did not stop, clutch engaged, pushed the brake as hard as i could the car kept moving as if there was pressure on the gas pedal, ended up hitting our suv parked in front, car still did not stop, actually pushed suv about 10 feet forward, until i turned off vehicle and used the hand brake. issue # 2 a/c - when driving the air would come on randomly, full blast, the screen would show exterior temperature at 00, 2 fans would come on, one on each side of the screen displaying 88 degrees (vehicle is not equipped with dual air controls ). this happens random and in the past 4 months i've had the car i have experienced this issue 3 times. - dealer cannot find the problem. *js

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1ZVBP8CF1C5. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford MUSTANG 2012 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 29, 2012
Location:
Chesapeake, VA

my abs and brake light comes on and when i cut the car off and then on. it may come back or not until later while driving. my emergency brake seem loose. i see a possible recall on the internet for abs and brake. is there a recall for 2003 ford windstar abs and brake light coming on? *js

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA50423B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Windstar 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 16, 2012
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI

as is typical with the windstar, the deactivation switch is leaking brake fluid. thus, causing problems with the abs and cruise. unfortunately, ford already honored the recall (09s09) on this vehicle. at that time the deactivation switch was not leaking so they installed a wire harness to avoid a fire when it did start leaking. (why put on a wire harness? because they knew the switch was going to fail. why not just replace the switch in the first place?) now ford will not re-open the recall to replace the switch and fix the other related problems. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA5248YB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Focus 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2012
Location:
El Monte, CA

the emergency brake came off (completely). ford is back? i do not think so if they overlook important aspects of the car. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 751 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3E21CL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escape 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2012
Location:
Dallas, TX

tl* the contact owns a 2006 ford escape hybrid. the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the srs brake warning light illuminated while the contact was applying the brakes. in addition, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard abnormally and the vehicle failed to stop. the contact applied extreme pressure to the brakes in order to stop the vehicle as the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was able to be restarted and resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and the contact was advised that the anti-lock brake hydraulic unit and master cylinder would need replacing, and two gallons of brake fluid was needed. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 95,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMC95H36KA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Taurus 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 19, 2012
Location:
Garland, TX

my 2005 ford taurus has a problem slowing down on several occasions when i attempt to slow down at stop signs or red lights. there's been many times when i've almost ran into a car in front of me because i could not stop or slow down. instead of stopping when i apply the brakes, the engine revs up and speeds up on its on. this has been going on for several months and i'm afraid that i may crash into someone in front of me at a stop sign or red light. also, even when i'm driving on the highway or a normal street or road, the car will sometimes speed up on its on even when i take my foot off the gas pedal. this is very dangerous and i'm going to take my car to a ford dealership to see if they can fix or repair this manufactured defect. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP56U95A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2005
Location:
King, NC

brake lines rusted out. first was the passenger slide front, then the in 2008 the right rear passenger side rusted out. now the front driver slide brake line rusted out. i purchased the truck in ohio august 1999. i moved to north caroline in june of 2000. with the occasional trip to ohio the truck has been housed in north carolina from 6/1/2000 to present day. i would expect this if had remained in ohio but not from a southern truck. i question the quality of the steel brake lines. are other people have the same trouble??? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18W6XN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 2008
Location:
Birmingham, AL

i have had multiple problems with my 2003 windstar sel to include complete failure of the vacuum system where brakes, power steering didn't work had to have towed. the dealership could not fix and did not have a recall. hoses in this system kept coming off. interior lights kept flashing on without any being turned on. also the "passenger door is open" light stays on. along with abs/brake light stays on. i have taken my van in to have brakes checked. there was no problem with brakes. i have maintenance done on regular basis. problems started with 50,000 miles. i am a single woman and need reliable transportation which this van is not. when is ford going to recall for electrical problems? dealership is of no help, only want to charge for something they can't fix. i took to dealership when front passenger window didn't open. dealership stated that it needed a new motor. i knew better as this had happen before. took home and after a little bump in the road window started working again. part of the crappy workmanship ford used to put together. also dealership stated there was no recall for the problem with vacuum system which i was told was a design problem. ford needs to address all the problems associated with this model. i wonder how many others have this same problem? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford Escape 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 04, 2012
Location:
Tetonia, ID

tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford escape. the contact stated he received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module) five months ago but the dealer did not have the parts to repair the vehicle. the contact was forced to park his vehicle outside due to the risk of a fire. the manufacturer was contacted and they also stated the parts were unavailable. there are no failures at this time. the current mileage was 136,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 129000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04102K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2012
Location:
Cottage Grove, MN

tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on at least four occasions and the contact was repeatedly informed that the necessary parts were not available. the manufacturer was not notified regarding the parts. the vehicle was not repaired. there are no failures at this time. the vin was unavailable.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 12, 2012
Location:
Chesterfield, MI

the brake fluid is leaking from the brake pressure differential deactivation switch. i called russ milne ford my local dealership and where the vehicle was purchased and they said there was no recall, but when i looked it up online it states it is a major problem and could cause a fire. the said it would cost about $90 or so to fix it. i have already put a over $2000 in repairs in the last 2 years on this vehicle. i feel this should be fixed for free being it is a problem that they are very well aware of. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA52451B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Explorer 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2012
Location:
West Bend, IA

as i was driving home from work my fuel gauge went from full to empty and the check gauge light came on then the vehicle died and i lost power steering and the power brakes. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford Fusion 2009
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2012
Location:
Madison Heights, MI

while driving on the expressway the rear brakes seized. when i parked the car the rear brakes were omitting a foul odor and the rear wheel rims were scalding hot to the touch. i took the vehicle in to the dealership who said the springs in the caliper stuck requiring new brake pads, the discs to be machined and a lubrication of all internal components. the dealership stated it is a maintenance issue despite being solely maintained by the dealership and there is no notice in the owners manual or service as to lubricating the internal brake components. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP07129R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford FUSION 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-150 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 02, 2012
Location:
Richmond, VA

tl* the contact owns a 2008 ford f-150 fx2. the contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the steering wheel started to shake. the vehicle also failed to stop properly. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the mechanic stated that both rotors needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 59,322 and the current mileage was 59,383.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59322 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPX12VX8K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 23, 2009
Location:
Germantown, TN

while attempting to remove corrosion locked rear wheels (rims locked to hubs) for balancing and rotating, while vehicle was supported on hydraulic lift, the main rear brake line failed. vehicle was operated in south central ny state for 10 years. vehicle has been mechanically inoperative since that time, though numerous new parts have been installed. the visibly corroded brake line failed during attempts to "coax" the corrosion locked rims from the wheels by applying lateral (90 degree) pressure to the sides of the pickup's bed, while the tires were in contact with the garage floor but with the vehicle still supported by the lift. point of failure was just in front and above the rear axle. this was vehicle's 2nd brake line in less than one year, the first having occurred on the right front brake line just behind the caliper/wheel cylinder.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1726VC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 15, 2011
Location:
Sacramento, CA

brake and abs light go off and on could smell hot copper wire ....code like 11 brake codes all due to abs module. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA504X1B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Ford Escape 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2012
Location:
Vernon Rockville, CT

tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford escape. the contact received a recall notice associated with nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module). the manufacturer was notified on march 26, 2012 and informed the contact that the part was unavailable. an authorized dealer was recently notified and they were also uncertain when the part would be available. there are no failures at this time.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04162K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 06, 2012
Location:
Corvallis, OR

the brake master cylinder cap leaks brake fluid and the fluid runs down the wiring and down the firewall of the engine compartment. the brake fluid has corroded the paint off of the firewall, and then the fluid gets hot and smokes. because the fluid runs down the wiring, the vehicle is also having electrical problems. ford has a recall 11s24 for vehicles of the same year with the same problem, but they say that our vehicle is not included even though the master cylinder cap clearly leaks. they won't look at the vehicle unless we pay $85 to have it diagnosed. we would like to have this vehicle added to the recall.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 122000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU2181KA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 16, 2012
Location:
Columbus, OH

at approximately 16:45 after driving 6 miles that day, the windstar van was stopped and the ignition key turned off. the delivery driver went inside his destination for about 5 minutes. while loading his cargo, he smelled smoke. looking up, he noticed flames coming out of the engine compartment between the hood and the windshield wiper plastic shielding. using an onboard 5 lb fire extinguisher, he attempted to extinguish the flames but to no avail. he dialled 9-1-1 on his phone. employees at his destination also noticed the fire, and contacted the local fire department as well. the fire department extinguished the flames with severe damage to the rear portion of the engine, the fire wall, brake cylinder and glass windshield. the ambient temperature that day was in the 70 degrees range, windows were down in the van, and the a/c system was not in use. *tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 289221 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA55471B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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