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282,000 2015-2016 Ford F150 under Investigation!

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Seems Ford is under a new investigation for all of their 2015 and 2016 F150 Pickup trucks with the 3.6L V6 engine after multitude of customer complaints that the brakes just fail at random times.

Ford says they are working with the NHTSA on this, but customers are clearly not happy.

Ford F150 Brake Story @ Reuters

Seems 271,000 of the 2013 and 2014 versions of this same F150 truck have brake issues also.

Ford F150 Recall

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8 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Very scary situation! They need to iron this out asap. I, too, would not be a happy camper if my brakes would randomly not work.

I agree, I am surprised others have not decided to weight into this and comment. This is a very scary issue that Ford needs to not only jump on but could be worse than the GM ignition issue.

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Odd... I wonder why only the 3.5 liter. You would think that the master cylinder would be the same or similar across the entire model range.  I don't know if the master cylinder in the F-150 is vacuum operated... but maybe there is a vacuum leak somewhere on these?

Edited by Drew Dowdell
fixed the liters....

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10 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

*points*  HAha!  Ford doesn't make a 3.6L.  :AH-HA:

I actually typed 3.5 liter, saved my post, saw what @dfelt had posted, and then edited my post to match....

 

grrr.

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13 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I actually typed 3.5 liter, saved my post, saw what @dfelt had posted, and then edited my post to match....

 

grrr.

Sorry my bad, working from home this week as I have the crud and been running a fever, so totally misread that size of V6, but like Drew said. Wonder why the system would not be the same for the larger engine version.

Weird, anyone got a vacuum pump to put on the auto and test it. Just need a little suction please. :P

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The problem is vacuum related, under certain conditions, there is a drop in engine vacuum. Anybody who has ever over cammed their engine, knows what I mean.  You can lose brake pressure very briefly, always under low speed. But it comes right back in half a second or another pump.  It's not like you are at highway speeds and you completely lose brake pressure. Master cylinder relies on engine for vacuum, but in the case of the early GTDI TiVCT engine, there was a need for an additional Vacuum pump to compensate.  Although I am not sure why the pump cannot do it's job when needed, or perhaps the controller is not actuating properly.  Sounds a bit costly to fix.

 

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