Ford trucks investigated for brake failure 0

We would say that’s certainly put the brakes on Ford’s momentum, but it’s the brakes that have stopped working.

The federal government in the United States is currently investigating brake failures on Ford’s F-150 pickup trucks – one of their best selling models in the country – manufactured between 2013 and 2014.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reportedly received 33 complaints regarding the brake pedals in Ford F-150 pickup trucks malfunctioning suddenly and without warning; in extreme cases some drivers have reported that they lost complete control of the pedals, which went directly to the floor. This is particularly alarming news because Ford’s F-Series pickup is the top selling vehicle in the United States, and the F-150 accounts for an estimated two thirds of those sales. Data collected from Autodata Corp shows that 763,402 F-series pickups were sold in 2013 and a further 753,851 in 2014. Federal workers are said to be investigating roughly 420,000 trucks – focusing on models with six cylinder engines from 2013 and 2014.

The NHTSA released a statement online regarding the Ford vehicles, writing: “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. Several complaints allege repair facilities diagnosed the problem as brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder to the brake booster.”

News site, ABC News, claims that a spokesperson for Ford has said they take customer safety seriously and will cooperate fully with the investigation. The company said any owner who has a concern about the brakes should contact their dealer.

It is important to note that no injuries have been reported yet. We will keep up to date with this story as it continues.