Ford F150 Brake Problemsby Kyra Sheahan
The Ford F-150 is a truck that has identified brake problems associated with various models. The 2006 model, for instance, has three types of brake problems that were reported by F-150 owners, making it the fifth most complained about issue with the 2006 Ford F-150.
Two owners reported similar instances of their 2006 F-150 trucks "shuddering" when braking at the AutoBeef website. Upon further inspection, owners were told that their brake pads were fine, but that there were issues with the brake rotors. This could be linked to low-quality rotors or premature wear and tear, as the trucks were only around 45,000 miles.
The 2005 and 2006 Ford F-150 models were recalled in 2008 due to problems associated with the brake hoses. Reportedly, the brake hoses were faulty or defective, and Ford was concerned with the risk of the hoses impacting the truck's braking power.
Owners of 2000 F-150 trucks reported malfunctioning anti-lock brakes systems on the Edmunds Car Space website. Warning lights would activate for no apparent reason, but owners were told that their ABS was not functioning properly. The brakes would still work, but the ABS became ineffective, which caused them to be unreliable in weather conditions, such as wet roads.
Kyra Sheahan has been a writer for various publications since 2008. Her work has been featured in "The Desert Leaf" and "Kentucky Doc Magazine," covering health and wellness, environmental conservatism and DIY crafts. Sheahan holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance.