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Brake Light Switch Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 4 problems related to brake light switch (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2010

2004 Ford f150 w/ adjustable pedals - after a few years use, the brake lights do not work properly. The lights will come on, but only under extreme deceleration, hopefully. The lights will reset if the brake switch is unplugged and plugged back in with vehicle running, but then will continue to act unreliably after a few days of use. The brakes continue to work along with the switch to reposition the automatic shifter from out of park, but the brake lights are completely unreliable. I visit an official Ford f150 forum with many other members that several others are starting to notice that their trucks are doing the same thing. Replacing the "brake switch" recommended by Ford did not correct this problem. This problem has been reported on the forum by members with 2005 and 2006 models as well.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 02/22/2005

On 2/22/2005 we took our 2000 Ford F-150 to community Ford in mooresville indiana for recall work to disable the cruise control . When we got our truck back, after the trip home, I realized that I had no turn signal, no brake lights, no emergency flashers, and my head lights worked at times. I called the dealership, they had no clue what was wrong but said to bring it back. After work that evening we returned to the dealership. We waited an hour while they checked everything, couldn't find a problem. Suddenly they decided to move the tilt steering wheel and lights went off and on. They kept the vehicle overnight and repaired a broken harness in the steering column. When I asked how this harness got broken, they said it's common in rangers and occasionally in F-150's. I asked for the broken part and they couldn't find it. They charged me $131. 13 and said if I had any issues with this to call the customer care center for Ford. They were of no help. I called 3 other Ford dealerships and asked if they were familiar with the problem. One had never heard of it and suggested I call the manager of community Ford. Another had heard of it ,but never seen it,and the third had seen it once. I asked the customer care people why there wasn't a recall on this, and they said it wasn't a safety issue, only fires were consider safety issues. I'm sorry I have a major issue with this. If they are producing vehicles that can lose break lights and turn signals while you're driving down the road,this is a safety issue!!!!!I am writing a letter to Ford motor company,a nd I will not call the manager of community Ford,they've already let me know that they are not willing to help. This needs to go higher. I think they need to reimburse me and fix the problem in both design and the millions of people already on the road!can you help me at all?I will be more than happy to send you copies of my bill. Please,save someone before anyone gets hurt out there. Thank you in advance,carol c. Wyss.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 06/06/2003

Have had problems with the turn signals, brake lights, and windshield wipers on my 1999 Ford F-150. On a recent trip to indiana I noticed that when the steering wheel was tilted down so that my wife could drive, the turn signals stopped working. While in indiana a man was nice enough to flag me down to let me know that my break lights were not working. I took the truck to eby Ford sales (June 6, 2003) in goshen for repair. They indicated that the multifunction switch disconnected when the steering wheel was tilted down. So they lengthened the connector assembly wires and that seems to have solved the problem. On December 17, 2001, I took my truck into prince Ford in douglas georgia and told them that my windshield wipers would just come on for no reason. They replaced the multifunction switch but did not lengthen the wires. According to the service department at ebby Ford, this multifunction switch controls several vital functions on the truck - brake lights, turn signals, wipers, etc. Several things are worth noting here: first, I called and talked with price Ford in georgia and asked why the multifunction switch wires were not lengthened when the switch was replaced by them the first time (December 17, 2001). They haven't even called me back. Second, I called Ford motor company and informed them of the problem. They said that they would note the problem but that there was no recall at this time. Finally, it seems to me that there is a potential for serious crashes resulting from the fact that the switch wires on the multifunction switch assembly is not long enough and that the switch disconnects when the steering wheel is tilted down. It would be a tradgedy if just one person lost their lives because the break lights or turn signals failed due to this problem. Thanks for looking into this for me.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 04/11/2002

Consumer states the high mount brake light is inoperative, dealer notified. Nlm.


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