Ford F-150 owners have reported 22 problems related to front suspension coil spring (under the suspension category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.
Noticed abnormal tire wear on front tires. Took vehicle to shop to have tires rotated and alignment checked. A safety check revealed both front coil springs were broken. (see photos) fracture occurred at the transition from tight radius (pigtail) at the bottom, to larger radius. The spring then bowed out of column and started rubbing the strut body. Vehicle previously had a safety check at the same shop at 47726 miles on 1-20-2016 with no spring defect noted. Defect was noted at 60800 miles on 4-13-17. Report generated by original owner. Left spring failure was not noticed but right failure may have occurred when encountering normal pothole that created a startling bang not commensurate with the depth of the street defect. Owner did not notice any steering wheel displacement associated with a wheel misalignment. Owners concerns. 1) vehicle was less that 7 years in service less that 61000 miles. 2) essentially a silent failure, first clue was abnormal tire wear. 3) mode of failure could allow spring to pass over perch causing sudden complete collapse of that corner suspension. 4) if spring remains in place, rubbing on strut body will cause failure of the strut itself affecting handling. Pictures are of rt. Strut assembly. Lt strut was discarded before decision to report was made but had similar failure,.
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Both front coil springs broke from corrosion.
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Bought a 2004 Ford F-150 from a neighbor recently. Front end was drooping. Went to put a "leveling kit" on it and found both front coil springs broke in the same place. This can't be a coincidence. Can't really afford new springs right now but looks like a manufacture defect. Thanks.
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I took my truck in for state inspection and was told that both front coil springs were broken. They explained that the coating applied to the springs actually caused rust and made them fail. I consider this to be a manufacturing and safety defect but was informed by the dealer and Ford that they would not consider any help toward the $400 bill to replace them. I don't feel that a consuouldmer should have to pay for a structural design flaw that could have caused an accident. Internet research shows this to be a common problem.
Tl - the contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact noticed that the front passenger coil spring was fractured. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000. Bt.
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Front coil springs both broke in same place.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced, the technician discovered that both front coil springs were fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 90,000.
Brought truck in for service due to hit pulling to the right and seemed to be sitting low. When the dealership removed front wheels it was discovered the both front coil springs had been broken. Both springs were broken diagonal at the base where it sits in the strut. Was told that the springs needed to be replaced in order for a proper allingment to be completed. Further research online shows that this is a very common issue in the Ford F-150. Truck has never been taken off road or driven hard. Truck is taken well care of.
We have always taken our truck to the Ford dealer for regular service. Took it to a 3rd party mechanic to have brakes done and they showed us that both front coil springs were broken, completely severed and had been that way for quite a while evident by rust and corrosion at breaking point. After reading the other complaints on here this seems to be a common defect in this make and model and year. I am doing separate complaints regarding the spark plugs and exhaust manifold issues.
While sitting at rest, the left front coil spring broke at the bottom rung. The engine was not running and the truck was unloaded. I heard a loud snap and the truck shook. No parts or fragments were released and the break was clean and rather even across the body of the spring. The stance of the truck has been altered although no change in drivablility to date (next day).
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 42 mph, the contact noticed the front end of the vehicle began to shake abnormally. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the front coil springs were fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.
While my truck was being serviced, it was brought to my attention that I had a broken front passenger side coil spring. Their was a 2 inch piece of coil spring hanging on by the plastic covering of the spring. The piece was corroded, which tells me that it had been broken for some time. I have noticed online that this is not a uncommon occurrence.
While rotating the tires on my 2004 F-150 I noticed the drivers side front coil spring was broken. I then looked at the passenger side and seen that one was broken also. I was broke in the exact same spot as the other one. I have never taken this truck off the road. It only has 75000 miles on it I think these springs should not be broken and there is a problem with them. While looking online I noticed alot of other people with the same problem.
2004/5 Ford f150, 33,000 road miles (never been off road) parked at traffic lights in my truck when the front drivers side coils spring collapsed. Having inspected the failed part, it has not failed in the normal fracture straight through the coil but diagonally through it, surely this must be a manufacturing flaw. So glad I was stationary when it happened.
Oct 4, 2005-during annual state safety inspection, the inspector discoverewd that both front coil springs were broken. The breaks were aproximately 90 from the top end of each coil, leaving them unattached. The broken ends were rusty, so they had beejn in this condition for some time. The springs were replaced with new ones.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated the front end of the vehicle would violently shake while driving approximately 45 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure continued to recur while driving approximately 45 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed both front coil springs were fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 57,200.
Broken front coil spring.
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Front left spring coil broke, causeing excessive tire wear, brake/rotor failure, and diminished vehicle control at highway speeds. Expenses to repair defective spring and subsequent damage to brakes/rotors in excess of $500. 00.
During oil change consumer noticed front left coil spring was broken.
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This vehicle already had a recall #98s18. This obviously didn't fix the problem. The spring came out of the assembly and struck my fuel tank. In my opinion they should have replaced the leaf spring if it was not made correctly and not just put a bandaid on it. They broke even though this was supposed to fix the error. .
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Manufacturer's recall 00522; after replacing front coil springs, consumer had problem stopping vehicle. Dealership replaced them with clips. He was driving vehicle, and coil springs came out and stuck into tires.
The front coil spring failed, which caused the vehicle to stall.
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