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Ford F150 Being Investigated

Federal safety investigators are checking out the '05 Ford F150 pickup truck because of consumer complaints of brake failure. The problem appears to be with the 5.4 liter V8 engine package for some reason, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation.

Reports are that the loss of brake power assist can come suddenly and without warning, the feds say, and it's apparently related to a brake booster assembly vacuum hose coming off the intake manifold.

This investigation was opened on January 8, 2008 and could affect 359,605 (estimated) Ford trucks.

The ODI department at NHTSA conducts defect investigations and administers recalls. NHTSA is the government agency authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles when ODI investigators report serious safety defects "upchannel". Typically an investigation only happens when federal safety officials get enough complaints or the defect is so serious that an important safety concern is raised.

Ford trucks have had more than their share of recalls and you can click here to see some of them, along with recalls by other manufacturers too.

Remember, you don't have to put up with a lemon (brakes or not). If you've got a Ford lemon, or any other kind, call us Toll Free at 1.888.331.6422, or click here to email us. We can help you get rid of your lemon and get your money back or a new truck (with brakes that work).

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