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

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Ford F-150

2,069 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).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Ford F-150

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 14 years is 2069, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 2069 / 530,227 / 14 * 1000 = 0.28.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford F-150 model year vehicles.

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
  2018
18
  2017
34
  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

small car iamge 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 2,069 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Ford F-150 is 903.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 F-150
30
  2017 F-150
120
  2016 F-150
462
  2015 F-150
580
  2014 F-150
447
  2013 F-150
1,318
  2012 F-150
1,343
  2011 F-150
1,717
  2010 F-150
812
  2009 F-150
295
  2008 F-150
326
  2007 F-150
491
  2006 F-150
563
  2005 F-150
1,118
  2004 F-150
2,069
  2003 F-150
412
  2002 F-150
812
  2001 F-150
1,241
  2000 F-150
1,088
  1999 F-150
1,062
  1998 F-150
1,390
  1997 F-150
2,766
  1996 F-150
319


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