Ford F-150 Brake Problem Under Investigation

An investigative journalist in Tennessee has been looking into brake problems with Ford F-150s. Jeremy Finley works for WSMV television station and first reported on the issue in August. According to his research, hundreds of complaints have been lodged.

The NHTSA sent a letter to Ford in September, asking for a response by November 1.

According to Finley’s latest story on the Ford F-150 brake problem,

Our investigation found, in government records and repair invoices, that brake fluid is leaking from the master cylinder.

The Nolensville driver of a 2015 Ford F-150 filed the complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Sept 21, writing that there was a complete loss of brakes.

“Thankfully, it happened just when I was about to leave my house so I was parked in my drive. The brake pedal went straight to the floor,” the driver wrote.

As the News4 I-Team found in most of the other complaints, the Nolensville driver wrote that when the master cylinder was inspected, the brake fluid was almost gone.

Ford did recall earlier models of the F-150 for similar complaints, but has yet to do so for the later models.

Earlier in The Brake Report: In 2016, regulators investigated Ford F-150 brakes 

Ben Nussbaum
Ben Nussbaum

Ben Nussbaum, Chief Content Officer of The Brake Report, has more than 20 years experience in publishing. He was the founding editor for USA Today's line of special interest magazines and the founding editor for i5 Publishing's newsstand one-off magazine program. He lives outside Washington, D.C. Email him at [email protected].