NHTSA Investigates Brake Failures in 2013-2014 Ford F-150s

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into brake failures on model-year 2013-14 Ford F-150s equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This potential recall action affects 420,000 pickups, which make up 36 percent of the total number of F-150s sold in those years.

In its investigation letter to Ford, NHTSA says that the complaints "allege symptoms of brake pedal going to the floor with complete loss of brake effectiveness, brake warning lamp illumination, and/or low or empty master cylinder reservoir fluid level with no visible leakage."

The number of complaints to NHTSA on this issue has accelerated in recent months. During the past 12 months, NHTSA received 31 complaints with 20 of them coming in the last seven months. There have been no reported injuries from the alleged issue, though four drivers have pointed to the brake problem as a reason for crashes.

The problem appears to be brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder into the brake booster, which causes the brakes to fail, but an exact cause has not yet been determined.

Ford's response to NHTSA reads: "We take the safety of our customers very seriously, and we will cooperate with NHTSA on this investigation, as we always do."

See the NHTSA letter to Ford here; check back with PickupTrucks.com for more on this issue as it unfolds.

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Comments

"I am not an ignorant, but very well educated engineer"

Well educated?

English as a second language.

Ford will replace complete master cylinder on all 420 000 trucks, because it's defective and not just couple of O- rings.

Posted by: RAM | Mar 10, 2016 4:20:25 PM

Ummmmmmm you think retardo engineer. For any master cylinder failure Ford has always replaced the entire master cylinder. Wow, real insight there big dummy. I love that you think only one scenario is correct and that is your s based on absolutely no factual information. Just preinvestigation news data. It is obvious you have no clue on hydraulics. And I just tinker with them.

Hey engineer. Do a Google search on brake (not break) master cylinder break down. Click on images.

And what about an issue with the brake booster itself master engineer of the work Zvier. Who's to say there is not a defect in the power booster where it suddenly pulls vacuum onto the back of the master cylinder and pulls a cone shaped seal back and thus pulling out brake fluid. There are so many variables that no body here even knows about let alone some mythical engineer that has no clue about automobiles and thinks he does.

Well , non of you provided different evidence , so I take this as my win again.

Well , non of you provided different evidence , so I take this as my win again.


Posted by: RAM | Mar 10, 2016 5:14:09 PM

as an idiot engineer, that is correct. You excel at that for sure. You base an entire theory and conclusion off of no evidence at all. Nothing and you pose what you claim as an absolute fact. Yes you can take that win if it makes you feel better. Here is your participation trophy.....

Well educated?

English as a second language.

Posted by: Lou_BC | Mar 10, 2016 4:42:13 PM

Yes Loubc.
English is not native language of engineers from Germany, France, Italy or Slovakia and they don't have any problems with brakes, like English native language ford engineers. LOL. You proved my point.

English is not native language of engineers from Germany, France, Italy or Slovakia and they don't have any problems with brakes, like English native language ford engineers. LOL. You proved my point.


Posted by: RAM | Mar 10, 2016 5:51:37 PM

So zvier how are you going to back pedal through this statement of yours.


http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/28/bmw-3-series-5-series-x1-x3-z4-brake-recall/

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/30/audi-70k-tdi-brake-recall/

Why would I back pedal ?
Nothing wrong with brakes.


The problem has been traced to restricted oil supply from the intake camshaft to the brake vacuum pump, which may cause the brake vacuum pump to fail, resulting in a loss of power brake assist. While the hydraulic brakes will still function, the driver must much apply greater pedal pressure and the distance required to stop the vehicle will increase.

Still part of the braking system back peddler master.............you loose.

It's voluntary recall and it's part of engine. You should read the whole article, not just headlines next time.
Nothing wrong with master cylinder or brakes.

Are you still back peddling there zvier. You are too easy. So much for a smart engineer that is well educated. Keep patting yourself on the back there big guy.

You can just dream of me back pedaling.

You can just dream of me back pedaling.

Posted by: RAM | Mar 10, 2016 11:35:48 PM

To fat to even get on a bike? You can start off slow on a tread mill then.

Ford trucks overheat, thus they don't need brakes when the eco boost fails and the truck isn't moving anyways.

So in Ford case...Ford is right,their brakes are not the problem,as their trucks don't move because the engine failed first...

@ZvieRam -

"My RAM breaks great."

Finally he speaks the truth.

HahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahaha

@Loubc
So only you, Allone and LMAO can have constant autocorrect mistakes ?
Don't be silly. It doesn't make change, that your beloved ford has 420 000 defective master cylinders. Focus buddy.


I remember when Ford's fix for their automatic equipped vehicles that kept rolling away after being parked. Ford sent their owners a decal to apply on the dash reminding them to apply the parking brake. HAHA!
Maybe they are working on a new decal for this braking issue. It will probably read, "always brake early and maintain safe following distances", so way when you crash, the Ford legal team can argue you weren't operating the vehicle safely.

A military grade turd, is still a turd...

Maybe they are working on a new decal for this braking issue. It will probably read, "always brake early and maintain safe following distances", so way when you crash, the Ford legal team can argue you weren't operating the vehicle safely.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 12, 2016 7:36:01 AM

To bad GM didnt send their customers one that said "Thank you for choosing a GM product. Please wear a fire suit because this car will catch on fire just above your legs. You will die" And maybe a supplemental sticker that says. "If you lost a loved one in a GM product dont worry, we will file bankruptcy and and start a new name. You wont get anything from us. Have a great day"

Please wear a fire suit because this car will catch on fire just above your legs. Have a great day"

Posted by: LMAO or maybe the new George | Mar 13, 2016 8:38:34 AM

That statement is more in line with Fords ignition and cruise control fire issues. That's not a GM thing. Have a nice day.

That statement is more in line with Fords ignition and cruise control fire issues. That's not a GM thing. Have a nice day.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 13, 2016 1:32:27 PM

So the GM drivers did not even have a warning. That is really nice.

I guess GM should install a sticker that says " Once you start your GM product you may die due to a mechanical failure with no warning. We will not be responsible for your death if you start this car. Have a wonderful day"


Maybe you can bring up a Ford recall from the 70's when you were in your 20's again. LMAO. What a turd.

Hey LMAO, you said you were on vacation awhile back, if you don't mind me asking, where did you go?

Hey LMAO, you said you were on vacation awhile back, if you don't mind me asking, where did you go?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 13, 2016 4:23:07

What does it matter? Out side of the United States for most of it.

Hey LMAO, you said you were on vacation awhile back, if you don't mind me asking, where did you go?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 13, 2016 4:23:07 PM

A little late for you to try and be buddy buddy isnt it?

What does it matter? Out side of the United States for most of it.
A little late for you to try and be buddy buddy isnt it?

Posted by: LMAO or maybe the new Andrew | Mar 13, 2016 4:31:55 PM

Hey, just curious.

Hey, just curious.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 13, 2016 6:31:19 PM

I doubt that. I tried the nice thing with you months ago but you threw that out the window pretty quick.

Lets see........GM has over 30,000 recalls going on right now, the court is in session today over wrongful death suits which took over 20 years of investigation for GM to admit there might be a problem, so GM fans must be a certain kind of stupid and not the good kind, either.
Oh yeah, GM had to beg the US Gov't. for money so they wouldn't go belly up, too.

Keep buying those death traps, guys.

Ford announced that they are recalling these trucks and replacing the master cylinder. The reason of the failure is a seal. Once again ram thinks he knows it all and fought tooth and nail that it was a casting issue and I was right again, seal failure.

The reason of the failure is a seal. Once again ram thinks he knows it all and fought tooth and nail that it was a casting issue and I was right again, seal failure.

Posted by: LMAO | May 25, 2016 11:47:39 AM

No source.



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