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Accelerator Stuck Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1



Ford F-150 owners have reported 38 problems related to accelerator stuck (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 04/12/2014

Approaching an yellow light at approximately 35 mph I hit the gas pedal hard for passing gear. The accelerator stuck, the engine roaring, I had to step as hard as possible to stop the truck so I would not hit the vehicle in front of me. Engine would not stop accelerating forcing me to turn off the truck. Shocked, I sat in traffic for a moment before I restarted the engine, but it immediately went to full speed again, forcing me to again turn off the engine. My friend climbed out and pushed me out of traffic. After sitting in a parking lot for about 5 minutes I again started the engine and it started normally.

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Failure Date: 03/06/2014

Accelerating on interstate on ramp to merge into traffic. Accelerator stuck and vehicle speed increased. Had to heavily apply brakes to stop, put in neutral, engine continued to rev, shut truck off. About a minute after stopping, a loud pop was heard in cab (accelerator unsticking??). Turned truck on, normal acceleration followed. This was the first and only occurrence.

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Failure Date: 07/22/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck upon engagement as the rpms began to abnormally increase to 4,000. The accelerator pedal eventually released after repeated force was applied. The failure recurred twice when the contact was driving at speeds over 60 mph. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

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Failure Date: 10/19/2012

I was making a left turn and my gas pedal got stuck / accelerated and I stepped on the brakes numerous times and I couldn't stop the vehicle. Very dangerous and freaked me out. I couldn't stop the truck and accelerated to over 50 miles per hour until it finally slowed down on its own after collision. I suffered damage to my front end and my rim/ tires. I hit a pole to avoid hitting another vehicle. I hope a recall is called. I am just happy no one was seriously injured.

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Failure Date: 10/05/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck as the vehicle accelerated to 80 mph. The contact turned off the ignition to stop the failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was advised that something had most likely became stuck on the accelerator pedal, as they could not replicate the failure nor generate a failure code during the diagnosis. The failure and current mileages were 43,000. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 01/27/2012

The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the floor mat was defective. The accelerator pedal stuck to the floor mat while driving at 45 mph. As a result, the vehicle accelerated out of control. The contact was able to avoid a crash and maneuvered the vehicle to the shoulder. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the floor mat was not replaced. The failure and current mileages were 48,000.


car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck in open throttle mode and the vehicle accelerated abnormally, causing the contact to crash into a pole. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer or repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 39,000.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the driver was driving at an unknown speed when the accelerator pedal became stuck in a partially depressed position. The vehicle began to surge forward until shifted into neutral and stopped. The contact examined the vehicle and noticed that the plastic cover used to protect the throttle was jammed, causing the failure. The plastic cover was removed and the failure did not recur. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 01/07/2011

2006 Ford f150. The contact stated that while driving he started to accelerated when the gas pedal stuck causing the vehicle to pick up speed. The vehicle crashed into a building and stopped when it hit a snow bank. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was towed to a local shop where they diagnosed that it was possible for the pedals to get stuck in cold weather. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact did not file a police report. The failure and current mileage was 50,000. Upadted 04/28/11.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 01/07/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph an attempting to pass another vehicle when the accelerator pedal became stuck and pinned to the floor mat as the vehicle continued to accelerate. He then used his feet to release the floor mat from the accelerator pedal. The contact stated he had experienced the failure several times over a course of three months. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer advised him that there was nothing they could do because of liability reasons. He was advised by the dealer that they could not alter the vehicle. The contact stated that there was a hole in the floor mat where a hook was supposed to secure the mat to the floor but there was no retainer clip in the floor baird of the vehicle to secure the floor mat. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 9,900.


 
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Failure Date: 08/12/2010

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated the gas pedal gets stuck on the vehicle. The contact was pulling into a parking lot and the vehicle sudden started to accelerate. The contact had to press down on the brake and put the vehicle in neutral in order to the get the vehicle to stop. The contact stated the front wheels kept spinning even thou the brakes were pressed and the tires left skid marks. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that they could not duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 34,500. Rl.

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Failure Date: 04/24/2010

I have a 2010 Ford f150 crew cab truck. An incident happened around 3:30pm on 4 24 2010. The vehicle only had 1700 miles on it at the time. The accelerator pedal stuck to the floor under normal driving conditions. I had to slam on the brakes and the vehicle increased speed. The motor revved up to 7000rpm. I eventually put it into park and turned off the ignition. I was able to get the vehicle off the road into a parking lot. Fortunately, I was not injured and no accident occurred. I called roadside assistance and the vehicle was towed to maroone Ford in margate, FL. It was looked at by the service department on 4 26 2010. They inspected the vehicle and road tested it for only 4 miles and said no problem could be found. They called me later that afternoon and to pick up my vehicle in the morning. I did not feel safe at all driving the vehicle! I did not feel that they took this incident seriously. I decided to get a second opinion from another dealership. I took the truck to sawgrass Ford in sunrise, florida (where I purchased the vehicle) where the head of the service department personally took care of me. He understood my concern and said that he would thoroughly check out the vehicle. They kept the truck for 4 days, test drove it for over 125 miles, ran all computerized tests, and also pulled off all wheels and checked the brakes. They could not replicate the incident. When picking up the vehicle, the service manager assured me the vehicle was safe. He also admitted that this had occurred in other f150 trucks, but said they had never treated the problem at their dealership. As of now, I have been driving the vehicle for two weeks without incident. I wanted to document what happened to me should this type of incident occur again.

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Failure Date: 02/25/2010

Gas pedal was stuck and truck and could not stop truck until it hit the curb at the dealership.

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Failure Date: 01/25/2010

Hi, on Monday, January 25, 2010, I test drove a 2010 Ford 150 supercrew 2wd pickup truck (with the salesman). A few feet out of the dealer lot I floored the accelerator to see what kind of acceleration the vehicle had. After releasing my foot completely from the accelerator and applying the brake, I noted that the accelerator was still acting as if it was about half way down. I mentioned to the salesman that the gas pedal was still down despite my foot being off of it and on the brake. I then removed my foot from the brake and kicked on the floor mat area (I did not remove my eyes from the road) with the heal of my foot in a rearward motion. Subsequently the stuck accelerator became unstuck. I really don't know if the floor mat was interfering with the pedal or not, I just know that it was stuck down and post my actions it was not. I am reporting this because I would feel awful if I said nothing and then someone lost their life because of a potential design flaw.

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Failure Date: 12/31/2009

We drove a rental 2009 Ford f 150 from enterprise rental in boise, id (12-28-09 to 12-31-09)for a couple of days. On the 4th day, we had the accelerator stick several times. It would not stop at intersections, and we thought it was just icy roads (even though the roads only looked wet!) once was at an intersection where the cross traffic was going 50 mph and we almost got hit! later, the truck acted up when we tried to stop in a line of traffic at a stoplight. It was accelerating so fast, we put it in park and shut if off to avoid crashing into cars ahead of us. The rental company brought us another car. We told them about the problem (which disappeared when they drove the truck away). I'm afraid that they'll rent it out again to someone else thinking that the problem was us, and not the truck!.

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Failure Date: 07/03/2009

While accelerating on a ramp to merge into traffic the truck accelerator pedal got stuck causing the truck to gain speed rapidly. The truck went from approx 25 to 87mph. I was unable to get the pedal un-stuck. The brakes and emergency brake had little effect, I narrowly missed hitting another vehicle and was unable to get the truck to slow down for a few miles. I eventually was able to slow it to 30mph and put the truck in park and turn off the engine to make it stop completely. It has occurred once (and that is enough). I had the truck towed to a Ford dealer and was later advised they could not replicate the problem so I could come pick the truck up. Nothing has been fixed.

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Failure Date: 04/12/2009

The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-150. While placing the vehicle into reverse, the accelerator pedal became stuck and the steering column locked to the left. The contact lost control of the vehicle and almost struck a pedestrian. The vehicle crashed and the contact was injured. The vehicle sustained damages to the cab, tires, and seating area. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and inspected by a technician, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was inspected by an insurance agent, who is currently investigating the failure and repairing the vehicle. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 13,000. Updated 06/23/09. Updated 06/24/09.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 08/17/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving 5 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck to the bottom of the floor. The contact stopped the vehicle and placed it into park. He also noticed that the rpm's were at 5,000 while the vehicle was still in park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that there were no defects or failures. The current and failure mileages were 17,000. Updated 09/24/08. The consumer stated while pulling out of a parking lot when the incident happened. Updated 09/30/08.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 12/01/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 10 mph in a parking garage, the contact struck a light post. The accelerator pedal became stuck and the vehicle sped across the parking lot and struck another post. He attempted to apply pressure to the brakes, but the vehicle would not stop. The vehicle was severely damaged. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 70,000.

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Failure Date: 12/16/2004

While applying the accelerator pedal it stuck. This caused the vehicle to accelerate uncontrollably. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the throttle body needed to be replaced.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2002

When consumer attempted to step on the accelerator it became stuck. Ts scc.

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Failure Date: 04/11/2002

Had cruise/control set & push accelerator to pass an vehicle when my truck reach approx. 75m. P. H. The acclerator pedel automaticly went all the way to floorboard & stuck with full trottle all the way open. When I tap brake pedal it did not trun off cruise. Then push the off buttton on cruise,it did not shut off. When I shut off engine & got truck finally to stop . Ihad to reach down & pull up on the accelerator pedel to unstick it. Then I started the truck up again & everything appeared to be working okay again.

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Failure Date: 12/29/2001

Outdoor temperature 13 degrees f. Accelerator stuck when accelerating truck when leaving home. It seems as if ice had affected the accelerator system. After holding brake while still moving forward, I tapped on accelerator pedal several times before it returned to idle speed. If this had not worked, I would have shifted to neutral or shut down the motor after a few more seconds. Is there a recall for this problem?.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 01/15/2001

Accelerator sticks when first applied. Consumer has to press harder , then vehicle surges forward.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 01/08/2001

Accelerator pedal sticking/locking up intermittently. Vehicle been into dealer shop on three occasions, and unable to duplicate probelm. Consumer took vehicle back to the dealer where purchase took place, dealer replaced throttle body and fixed problem. Driver window intermittently inoperable, dealer replaced window switch.

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