Ford F150 2000 - Service brakes



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Ford F150 2000 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
1502206/01/2001622841Concerns that the anti-lock brake system (abs) lamp is on with diagnostic trouble codes c1230, c1229, or c1237. *tt2001-10-23
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
9919409/20/19996090082Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. *tt2000-03-06
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
1617208/01/2002636180Some vehicles with 4-wheel disc brakes may exhibit a moan from the rear brakes on light brake applications. *tt2002-11-06
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - DRUM
0119210/01/2001627680Some vehicles may exhibit a grabbing condition from the rear drum brakes during the first few brake applications after extended humidity exposure. *tt2002-02-13
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
0125512/24/2001630536Some lightning model vehicles may exhibit a reduced power assist after the first two or three brake applications during operating in freezing ambient temperatures. *tt2002-04-18
Ford F150 2000 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
08/28/2000410/01/1999
 Turn signals have intermittent failure problem when humidity level is high. brake system locks up when conditions are damp when initialling using truck for the day
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
01/16/2004105/20/2002
 Re: 2000 ford f150. in sept 2003 brakes were grabbing. took truck into dealer and paid over $600 to replace brakes (front and back). dealer said rear brake rotors were warped and shoes and pads were also bad. jan. 14, 2004 - abs light stays on. took truck into dealer and was told hcu unit needs to be replaced and it would cost $700, which i don't have. was told truck could be driven but abs would not work properly. *cb
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - PADS
01/04/200442000502/10/2003
 Purchased my 2000 f-150 from gorno ford in trenton, mi with 30,000 miles on the odometer. in less than 2 years and less than 15, 000 miles the following malfunctions have occurred: front t-rod broke (replaced), front u-joints had to be replaced, parking brake froze up disabling entire system, all brake pads and rotors had to be replaced. this vehicle is not even at 50,000 miles yet.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
01/04/200442000502/10/2003
 Purchased my 2000 f-150 from gorno ford in trenton, mi with 30,000 miles on the odometer. in less than 2 years and less than 15, 000 miles the following malfunctions have occurred: front t-rod broke (replaced), front u-joints had to be replaced, parking brake froze up disabling entire system, all brake pads and rotors had to be replaced. this vehicle is not even at 50,000 miles yet.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
11/08/2004900001
 While vehicle was parked it caught on fire. the hood was opened, the brake deactivation switch was on fire. after opening the hood the flame grew. vehicle was driven home and then to the dealer. *ak the cylinder resevoir melted and the cruise control wire melted as a result of the fire. *tc
01/29/2003
 Cruise contol deactivation switch failed and leaked fluid
01/01/19011
 What to expect during the claim process. *mr (nar) information request *cb
480001
 Vehicle is having a problem with the brakes. owner says the brakes work intermittently. owner later took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that there was no problem. when she picked up her vehicle and drove back home the same problems occurred. provide further details. *nm
11/15/19994000310/18/1999
 On going problem with the vehicle vibrating. the consumer stated after disengaging the emergency brakes on several occasions and then proceeded to drive for 10 miles or more, the vehicle vibrated when the brakes applied. the vehicle had some repairs made on the three occasions at the dealer but the problem continued. please provide any further information. *ak *mr
257011
 Problems with brakes on 2000 ford f-150.*mr on one early damp morning, the vehicle had brake problems, consumer was almost in an accident. *ph
11/25/20031
 Brakes on my 2000 f150 pickup grab severely. *la
450001
 When the brakes were applied the wheels locked up, which resulted in an accident. the air bags failed to deploy. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
05/04/200510200001/04/2000
 At 102,000 miles the anti-lock brake system light came on. i took the vehicle to the ford dealer and he said the whole anti-lock system had corroded and would have to be replaced to the tune of $1000. this was just after ford had fixed ball joints and completely rusted emaergency brake cables under extended warranty at 99,900 miles.
02/28/20051
 The abs check light remained on while the vehicle was on. owner's manual informed the consumer that the brakes may not operate normally. owner contacted the manufacturer.*ak
11/01/2004380001
 The brakes at 38000 miles were completely worn down to the rotors. took the vehicle to the dealer. the brakes, and rotors had to be replaced. *ak
11/01/20041
 While driving cruise control switch burned the brake reservoir and the brakes failed. all the fluid leaked out, and the brake light illuminated. consumer took the vehicle to dealer to be repaired. *ak
10/21/2004400002
 Consumer complained about an abs brake problem. the warning light kept coming on. also, tie rod ends were defective. consumer received notification from the ford manufacturer to have the tie rod ends checked. consumer had to pay for this service because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. 42,000 miles on the vehicle. *ak
07/12/200429900105/01/2002
 While driving, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. suddenly the abs light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. the consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. the mechanic determined that the anti lock brake system pump needed to be replaced. *ak the ehcu pump failed. *sc *jb
06/09/200337000101/01/2000
 We have two 2000 f150 pickups and at 37000 miles the abs light came on, i've had one pickup repaired and the brakes are not the same i feel this should have been a recall since it was on two different vehicles. *jb
10/08/200267875108/09/2000
 Anti locking brakes: when it is raining or wet conditions the first time i use my brakes, the rear brakes will lock up and the rear end will start to bounce. truck will not stop, will slide instead. the following date is approximate. i took the truck to ennis ford, place of purchase, i thought i needed new brakes. i was told my brakes pads were good. the problem was a defect in the anti-locking brakes system and that ford would not stand behind it. i asked for a description of the problem and was told ford would not allow then to tell me what was wrong. ennis ford gave me an estimate of $500 - 600 to fix the problem. *la
10/11/2000505010/01/1999
 While driving, the consumer pressed on the brake pedal to stop but the rear brakes locked up. this was an intermittent problem. *ak this would especially occur when the roads were damp, raining, and in humid conditions. *scc
08/16/2003112/15/1999
 I had $1375 worth of maintenance done on my 2000 ford f-150 at mak haik ford on aug.14, 2003, such as transmission & power steering flush, replacing fuel, air & oil filters, new brakes & fixing abs sensor, etc. when i got home straight from the mak haik, the alarm was acting up. later, i discovered the cruise control was broken. two days later, while i was in bww on westheimer, my truck combusted into flames (about 30-40 feet high). the truck is a write-off. mak haik blew up my truck. i want my $1375 back as well as approx. $32,500 for the truck.*ak
06/01/20031
 Hit a deer... after accident, abs light would not go out. i presumed it was accident related. when body shop investigated they found wires from abs unit had corroded and fallen off. dealer contact said they have had several in the past two months but no recall notice has been issued yet. *nlm
202/01/2000
 First start to move truck and tuch brakes will almost send u through windshield, mostly happens when cold out. have taken off and went about 2 blocks and went to apply brakes went all the way to floor.this has happened twiced. ford could not find anything wrong. talked to other owners they have had the same problem. *ak
205/01/2000
 Consumer stated that on two occasions, brakes have failed that resulted in accidents, they have failed on other occasions but did not result in an accident, the dealer said nothing is wrong but nature of anti-lock system and he blamed it on warped rotors. the brake pedal does not vibrate when problem occurs, which is customary with warped rotors,. each time they were testing abs at high speeds but consumers problem occurs at slow speed. *yd
03/23/2002105/01/2000
 There was gravel on the road and consumer applied brakes and vehicle did a 360 degree turn around, vehicle flipped over four times. upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy. *ak
205/01/2000
 Consumer stated that on two occasions, brakes have failed that resulted in accidents, they have failed on other occasions but did not result in an accident, the dealer said nothing is wrong but nature of anti-lock system and he blamed it on warped rotors. the brake pedal does not vibrate when problem occurs, which is customary with warped rotors,. each time they were testing abs at high speeds but consumers problem occurs at slow speed. *yd
04/01/2000
 Intermittently brakes will not stop vehicle. braking system has been replaced to remedy problems. twice in a 3- month period rotors have been changed. ford agreed there was a problem with abs system, and was trying to accommodate consumer.*ak
08/22/2001112/01/1999
 Abs light came on. advised could be driven but abs would not work. returned home and took to original dealer. they advised left rear sensor and the abs brake controller were defective. repairs will cost more than $700 and parts would be shipped in overnight. eight days later, there is still no parts.*ak
06/18/2001108/21/2000
 Was driving vehicle 25mph on back road which was slightly to the left. started turning steering wheel to follow road, and had no steering. had to slam on brakes to stop, but vehicle failed to stop in time. vehicle kept straight, and went up an embankment. this caused vehicle to flip over. owner tried to brace himself by putting arm out, and vehicle rolled over owner's hand. had emergency treatment. *ak the pitman arm came loose from the steering box. *slc
02/27/2001
 When brakes were applied pedal became hard, resulting in extended stopping which caused a collision. driver sustained minor injuries.*ak
03/16/2001
 Consumer applied brake, pedal went to floor, no brake action. dealer found pads worn/calipers need replacing. left front had brake fluid leak, also consumer found brake shoe in driveway. *ak
03/11/2001
 While consuemr was driving at about 30 mph had to make a sudden stop and back wheels locked up, no prior warnings. contacted dealer, and dealer told consumer to bring the vehicle in. *ak
01/01/20000
 Consumer was traveling about 15mph on side street and there was snow on ground, he went to apply brakes, and brakes locked up. vehicle skidded, and hit a guardrail. consumer wasn't injured, and ford was notified. *ak
12/10/20000
 Consumer was traveling about 50mph on highway and another vehicle stopped in front of her. she applied brakes and brakes locked up. she hit hit other vehicle in back. dual airbags didn't deploy. she was injured. dealership was aware of problem. *ak
10/04/2000106/01/2000
 Driver's was pulling into a parking lot, turned vehicle to park and brakes failed causing vehicle to hit cement poll in parking lot
05/25/2000110/08/1999
 Vehicle experiencing intermittent loss of brakes, when applied at a low speed of 25 mph or less, and then reengaged. dealer notified, and informed that was the way system was designed to operate. *ak brakes failure resulting in accident. *yh
06/28/2000212/01/1999
 Copy of letter to ford and bill utter e-mailed to webmaster 8/14/00. hard copy to follow. no safety defect listed. *ak
07/01/200003/01/2000
 While turning into my driveway with brakes applied i lost power steering and power brakes totally, engine almost stalled. i immedialy put transmission in neutral and regained all power back. this happened to me twice. will bring to dealer so the can document it.
2
 While driving under wet weather conditions and upon applying brake pedal, brakes locked up, causing vehicle to slide. vehicle has been in two accidents due to this problem. dealer has been contacted. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
05/04/200510200001/04/2000
 At 102,000 miles the anti-lock brake system light came on. i took the vehicle to the ford dealer and he said the whole anti-lock system had corroded and would have to be replaced to the tune of $1000. this was just after ford had fixed ball joints and completely rusted emaergency brake cables under extended warranty at 99,900 miles.
03/09/200571980150
 The abs sensor continues to stay on, the turn signals and overhead console fail intermittently. dealer states they cannot duplicate the problem.*ak
11/29/200474000111/30/2002
 Abs light commences to illuminate while driving 25 mph or more. vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that the abs control module needed to be replaced due to corrosion. the dealer and the manufacturer were not notified.*ak
09/15/2004390001
 After the abs light came on consumer took the vehicle to dealer for inspection. it was determined that the abs control module wiring become corroded at the module and fell off. *ak *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FLUID
06/30/200558587304/08/2002
 Dt: the consumer states that the cruise control switch leaked brake fluid back up through the controls on the top of the steering column at the flashers. as a result it shorted the controls out. the consumer had the cruise control module taken out by the dealership. the consumer noticed oil at the flashers about 3 or 4 weeks ago, and did not know what it was. the consumer had no turn signals or brake lights, and that is when he took the vehicle to the dealership. the dealership checked for recall and did not find any recalls on the truck. consumer was informed that the same switch was in his vehicle that was being recalled on other trucks. the consumer has had sensor problems with the check engine light on the dashboard. this has been replaced twice. the vehicle is regularly maintained. the consumer has not contacted the manufacturer. the consumer is writing ford and the attorney general a letter informing them faulty defects in these vehicles. *akthe consumer would like to see somebody do something for a change for the common man. the consumer was told by a mechanic if he would have replaced the fuse, the consumers truck would have burnt down.*ak *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
10/01/20011
 Consumer was involved in a front end collision that resulted in driver's side air bag failing to deploy. dealer has been contacted. *ak the consumer stated that the collision occurred because the brakes locked up. the front drivers side wheel makes noise. *yh
04/01/2000
 All four brakes wear out within 3000 miles. brakes have been replaced on 5 different occasions under warranty. dealer requested buyback from manufacturer but was denied.*ak
03/01/2001
 Abs brakes do not work after it rains. they only work after a few stops.contacted dealer, and dealer said there was nothing theycould do .*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
06/03/20031
 While applying the brakes are warped and the brake pressure is low. *ak
05/01/2000
 Calipers and rotors are wearing out the brakes. rotors are overheating. calipers and rotors have been replaced 3 times. every 9000 miles. please provide any further information.*ak
 Premature wear of brake pads and rotors. dealer has replaced rotors twice, and brakes still squeak when applied. please provide additional information.*ak
07/06/2000301/05/2000
 Excessive warpping of front brake rotors and pads. dealer notifed, and unable to correct the problem. *ak *jb
03/16/2001
 Consumer applied brake, pedal went to floor, no brake action. dealer found pads worn/calipers need replacing. left front had brake fluid leak, also consumer found brake shoe in driveway. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
10/08/200267875108/09/2000
 Anti locking brakes: when it is raining or wet conditions the first time i use my brakes, the rear brakes will lock up and the rear end will start to bounce. truck will not stop, will slide instead. the following date is approximate. i took the truck to ennis ford, place of purchase, i thought i needed new brakes. i was told my brakes pads were good. the problem was a defect in the anti-locking brakes system and that ford would not stand behind it. i asked for a description of the problem and was told ford would not allow then to tell me what was wrong. ennis ford gave me an estimate of $500 - 600 to fix the problem. *la
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
03/01/2005301/01/2000
 The consumer's 2000 ford f150 has had three set of rotors and the truck only has 62000 miles. *nm currently the vehicle needs another set of rotors. *sc *jb
11/01/2004380001
 The brakes at 38000 miles were completely worn down to the rotors. took the vehicle to the dealer. the brakes, and rotors had to be replaced. *ak
03/02/20021
 Front disc brake rotors replaced after 60,000 miles. rotors too worn/grooved to be repaired.*ak
04/01/2000
 Intermittently brakes will not stop vehicle. braking system has been replaced to remedy problems. twice in a 3- month period rotors have been changed. ford agreed there was a problem with abs system, and was trying to accommodate consumer.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - WHEEL CYLINDERS
05/06/200410001003/28/2000
 The state of nevada, department of conservation and natural resources, division of water resources, purchased four ford f150 extended cab, short bed, four-wheel drive pickup trucks, with the towing package and automatic transmissions. budget constraints did not allow the addition of antilock brakes. when the rear brakes become dusty or in the morning when the humidity is higher the rear brakes on all of the trucks tend to lock up under light braking on the pavement. the problem is greater on gravel roads that cover a large portion of the rural parts of nevada. the rear brakes lock at inopportune times especially on gravel roads that leads to the rear end of the truck wanting to slide out of control. no-one has been injured to date, but it could only be a matter of time before an incident occurs. we have brought the trucks back to ford under warranty and the rear drums and brakes were replaced, but the problem persists with or without new drums and brake shoes. i've asked about recalls, service bullitins, etc., but have been told that there are none that address this problem. *ak
07/22/200346300108/02/2002
 Parking brake assembly exploded in the left rear wheel of my vehicle - incident caused the entire vehicle to shudder as if the rear tire had either blown out or locked up. *ph
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
09/29/2004682711
 The consumer stated that the vehicle caught fire due to a defect in the master cylinder. the vehicle did catch fire under the hood. the vehicle was out of warranty. *jb
05/17/20041
 The vehicle was parked in the car port when it caught fire. the fire was caused by the master cylinder plug which caused brake fluid to leak on the manifold. *ak *sc *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
 While driving at 50 mph and pulling a trailor, went to apply brakes, and lost power assit brakes and power steering which almost caused a crash. please provide further information. *ak
07/01/200003/01/2000
 While turning into my driveway with brakes applied i lost power steering and power brakes totally, engine almost stalled. i immedialy put transmission in neutral and regained all power back. this happened to me twice. will bring to dealer so the can document it.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE LIGHT
06/28/20031
 The brake light has been illuminating continuously for the last four days. owner will make an appointment with the dealer for diagnosis. *ak