2004 Ford F-150 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2004 Ford F-150

2,085 problems have been reported for the 2004 Ford F-150.
The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2004 Ford F-150.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility
with 775 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(235 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Ford F-150 in the United States are 530,227 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford F-150 owners in the last 15 years is 2085, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2004 Ford F-150 in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

3

2018

29

2017

36

2016

44

2015

63

2014

70

2013

47

2012

82

2011

184

2010

421

2009

369

2008

167

2007

88

2006

78

2005

132

2004

3

Compare the 2004 Ford F-150 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford F-150,
the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Ford F-150
with the Ford F-150 from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 F-150 is 2,085
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Ford F-150 is 944.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Ford F-150 with other model years