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Ford F-150 Vibration Not Normal

Posted Sat January 7, 2006, by Brian W. written to Ford Motor Company

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I have a Ford F-150 supercab FX4.I bought this truck brand new. It has had a bad vibration from the day i picked it up. When I tow with this the vibration gets worse. It gets so bad that it will shake up your soda. They had a sevice tec come and he drove it and said that it is within ford specifications.Bull i have a friend who works at a different dealer and we put a EVA on it and drove it. It said that i have a 35herts vibration. This is a bad vibration. now the tec said that they will not make any more repairs for this problem. I tried to tow a tralier that weighted about 5200lbs. and it got vibrating so bad that the cd player was skipping. Had to pull over to get it to stop vibrating.....This is normal!!!! I paid $40,000 for a truck that i can't use.

I have been very patient with this problem. All i asked is that it would get fixed so i could use my truck. I picked it up on 8/11/05 and it is now 1/7/06 and the tec just told me that thats what they do.They vibrate. Now i would like the truck replaced. I have waited long enough for this problem. I went and test drove 2 differnt trucks and neither of them vibrated. So this is not normal.....


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by Dennis W. Posted Sat February 25, 2017 @ 7:37 PM

I have a 2016 F150 which has had this vibration since new, it now had
3,000 miles on it. The vibration comes on around 55-65, I have had it
back to two dealers and they both said they felt the vibration but
could not fix it, no other dealer will touch it. Ford has told me this
is normal and live with it. If anyone is getting a class action
lawsuit together sign me up, any information on starting a lemon law
action let me know, how do I start it and what is the cost? The truck
has been to the shop five times for this and now ford will not touch
it either


Vibration by pixasart Tue March 7, 2017 @ 10:19 AM

What kind of tires and what size wheels do you have on it? by Iron99 Thu March 16, 2017 @ 11:19 PM

2010 f 150 xlt s,c cab 4x4 by Littlejason Sun June 25, 2017 @ 6:41 PM
by Jerry D. C. Posted Wed September 11, 2013 @ 2:26 PM

Everyone with these problems should contact the National Highway
safety commission, in your area to file a complaint because this are
not normal, the only way that Ford will do anything is for everyone to
go beyond Ford Motor Company.

You should also Contact the Automotive Safety organization who Governs
the National Highway safety Commission to make sure they do their Job.
the only way that we will get these problems taken care of and Make
Ford Motor Company resolve these issues in our Vehicles is to Continue
to complain outside of Ford.

Because they hope that we will just give up.

by Jerry D. C. Posted Wed September 11, 2013 @ 1:48 PM

I say that Everyone who has had this particular problem and has
contacted Ford Join together and due a Class action Suit against Ford
Motor Company.

This Aluminum- composite material drive shaft system is not working
and there are too many cases with vibrations and broken Drive shafts.
Ford is going to wait until someone gets Killed, before doing
anything. Aluminum is a soft material, and it wears out with
continuous friction. The Caps in the U-Joint cup wears out and the cap
rotates which it shouldn't.
We spend Far too much money on these Vehicles to have this problem
that Ford will not take responsibility for.

No other Vehicle manufacturer has this issue.


by bump Posted Mon July 22, 2013 @ 5:01 PM



RE: 07 F150 drive shaft Brakes by Jerry D. C. Thu August 22, 2013 @ 5:08 PM
by TNTRedekopp Posted Fri July 12, 2013 @ 12:06 AM

I had a very similar problem (2003 F-150 Crew Cab), and it turned out
to be the rear U-joint. I drove like that (against my better
judgement) for quite a while. I finally took it in to a driveline
repair shop (better, and cheaper than the Ford dealership). The had
it done the same day as I dropped it off, and it was only $130.00 (and
change). Call a driveline specialist shop, and get it checked out.

by william M. Posted Tue September 4, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

I have a 2011 F-150 Supercrew, King ranch with a 6 1/2 foot box. It
has a vibration starting off from a dead stop. They attribute it to
the angle of the drive shaft. I've had it in 6 or 7 times. They
shimmed the leaf springs which helped for a short time. Then they
replaced the leaf springs. Helped for a short time. Then they replaced
the leaf springs with 2012 updated ones. Helped for a short time. Then
they changed a transmission mount. Nothing helps. They couldn't find a
similiar truck without the vibration so they now claim it
"Charactoristic" of the vehicle. That's one way of washing their hands
of the problem. Since I'm over the milage limit for the NYS Lemon law,
I'm using the Fed. lemon law.


Vibraton not normal by Andy H. Tue September 25, 2012 @ 4:01 PM

Vibration by Dennis W. Sat February 25, 2017 @ 7:29 PM

by caper Posted Sun January 22, 2012 @ 2:39 PM

Hello fello Ford oweners,

I have the same issues with this truck and would like to add my name
to the class action suit you are all talking about, Ford has to be
held accoutible for the producted that they sell. My 2004 truck just
turn 153,000 km and I had to replace the motor $6000 out of my pocket
another 1700 for new brakes and still counting this vibration issues
is the last straw .......please contact me timmneil@hotmail.com

I will never buy a Ford again !!


Vibrations from F 150 by piggypaul Thu February 9, 2012 @ 11:21 AM
by lovesknowledge Posted Fri December 9, 2011 @ 12:45 PM

so whats fords answer to this problem.. I have tyhe exact same
problem. My truck will shimmy really bad when in park.


vibration not normao by bufflo Sun June 23, 2013 @ 8:30 PM
by hotrob Posted Thu August 18, 2011 @ 2:45 PM

Did you ever check the driveshaft? I have the same problem right now
and I was told I needed to replace the driveshaft! $1000 to repair!
Luckly i work in the automotive business and it is easy for me to find
parts at a reasonable price. For what Ford was going to charge me I
found a used driveshaft for $300 cheaper! Ford OEM parts are a rip
off. Cars and trucks depressiate but the parts never do!
I'd have the driveshaft looked at if I were you!



Vibration by jimbotron Mon August 29, 2011 @ 4:13 PM

Driveshaft by justin s. Sun April 7, 2013 @ 9:33 AM

by Bruce V. Posted Mon July 11, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

I have a 2004 150 4x4. The front end started the shake problem at
60,000 miles. Tried alignment, etc. Finally the auto service manager
at the independent garage I use said that there is a Technical
Advisory on this model that states the upper control arms needed
replacement as the originals were faulty. Why was this not a recall?
Anyway, being past warranty, I had to have them replaced at a cost of
over $2,000.00. I wrote Ford consumer relations, and the dealer, and
were shined off by both.

It was OK for 15,000 miles, but the intermittent shaking has returned
with a vengance. It is back in the shop, but am not optimistic for a
solution. My expected solution is: GMC, Chevrolet, Dodge or Toyota.
I will never purchase another Ford product! There are too many
suitable options out there. Nevada City, California

by Matt J. Posted Fri May 13, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

Try a Chevrolet 1500 or GMC 1500. They ride much better. Ford trucks
aren't as great as they claim to be. My friend got a brand new F250
and the A/C went out before it was 1 yr. old. Had excellent service
out of my Chevrolet's. Like the (ford slogan) Drive One!

by Pix Posted Thu March 10, 2011 @ 8:40 AM

I have just bought a new 2010 XLT supercrew. I love every thing about
it exept it has a viberation 45 up.
I noticed it at the test drive the sales person assured me it would be
fixed to my satisfaction.Well the same old song and dance. I've been
all the way from dealer one to Ford customer service to dealer 2.
Problem not fixed.

Dealer 2 has the truck now. let's see what happens.
Everyone says the viberation is normal for this Truck.I say BS I've
owned many Ford trucks never a problem.

I bought a Luxury Truck not a Log Truck...


Vibration by Dorothy F. Fri July 22, 2011 @ 9:16 AM

2010 Vibration by John M. Fri June 21, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

by chris g. Posted Sun March 7, 2010 @ 9:35 PM

Your clutch packs are shot. I have the same truck and they went out at
35k and I now have 75k on it and the vibration is starting to come
back. It's a expensive fix. The first time it happened it was under
warranty, but it would have been about $1800.

by scott p. Posted Thu August 27, 2009 @ 9:58 AM

I have a 2004 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew with similar vibrations and a
slew of brake problems in the front from the day it was new. It took
my dealer THREE YEARS to fix the problem correctly, and only after I
contacted ford directly and complained. Once they completely rebuilt
the front brakes and suspension I never had the vibration problem
again. PROOF that it CAN BE FIXED!

Today I found out I need major work on the front wheel hubs and 4x4
actuators for over $1000. I just had them replaced a couple years
ago. They tell me that it's the harsh weather conditions where I live
that causes "excessive corrosion" Apparently Ford never expected me
to drive the truck outdoors.

Don't even get me started about my Wife's Freestar.
Actually, I think I'll post a letter on that topic soon.


Vibrations by David R. Thu March 4, 2010 @ 10:59 AM
by John N. Posted Mon August 17, 2009 @ 4:21 PM

I could have written this exact letter in describing the vibration,
shuddering, and shaking that I've had with my 2007 Ford F-150 Supercab
FX4. Until yesterday it has been very intermitent both with no load or
towing a 5,000 lb. travel trailer. Second day after I bought it new,
it shook so violently at 35 MPH that I thought I had 4 flat tires and
running over railroad ties. Took it to the dealer and nothing could be
found. It has done that 3-4 times in the first 6-8 months but has not
reoccured in the past 2 years. It has continued to shudder/shake
intermitently in the 35-65 MPH range under all conditions, but not
often enough to worry me, until yesterday. On towing my trailer home
from a weekend away (90 miles) it started vibrating violently at
highway speeds, the windshield wipers bouncing, the hood shaking, the
ash tray flew open and was shaking, the CD skipping, air conditioner
cutting out, etc. Finally the engine emission light flashed on and off
but finally gave up. Upon arriving home and un-hitching the trailer,
it shuddered a couple time and is now back to normal.
Took it to the dealer today, but guess it will be hard to track down
when there is not a problem at present, hopefully it will be found,
but from looking at all these letters I don't have my hopes up.


F-150 vibration when driving 55 mph and over by vicki S. Tue June 12, 2012 @ 12:35 PM

by E R G. Posted Thu August 13, 2009 @ 11:59 PM

I just bought a new 2009 F-150 King Ranch Crew Cab 4X4 July 28th, when
I tried out the truck I noticed a vibration which seemed like a tire
out of balance, the salesman was with me and acknowledged he felt it
also. When we got back to the dealer the service dept said it was no
problem they would balance the tires. I bought the truck and took it
back the following day to get the tires balanced. This didn't fix the
problem, after taking a trip last week-end on the interstate, the
truck vibrated much more at speeds between 60 and 80 mph. I took the
truck back today and the service dept said they had done all they
could, said other owners had complained about the same problem and it
more than likly was the tires that ford was using. The service manager
got another new F-150 and we went to the interstate, and this truck
vibrated like mine. I called the Ford consumer dept about this and was
told their wasn't anything they could do, that the vibration was
within specifications, I ask what specifications and she couldn't
answer that, told me to report to the dealer if it got any worse. Ford
has a problem with their trucks and won't acknowledge it the way I see

by Mark M. Posted Sat August 1, 2009 @ 8:15 PM

Here's the deal. I bought new model F150 in 2004, had random
intermittant vibration & burnt rubber smells sometimes going up to 9
months between episodes. Recently I noticed smoke rising from behind
one of the rear wheels so I took it in. A brake job was prescribed.
The rear calipers, rotors, and all pads were replaced and the
emergency brake system was tightened. I had bad vibration problems
every time I drove it in the 3 weeks leading up to the brake job but I
have not had any vibrations since the brake job. Personally, I think
the problem was caused by misbehaving calipers but it took almost five
years to figure this out. So to summarize, when all else fails, GO GET
A BRAKE JOB and CHECK THE CALIPERS! Thanks to the post by FalconMan
Posted Thu March 27, 2008 @ 11:12 PM for helping lead me to this


2002 F150 vibration/smoke by Greg S. Sun November 14, 2010 @ 6:39 AM

i have same problem by dolittle Thu June 16, 2011 @ 4:39 PM
by Kim P. Posted Wed June 17, 2009 @ 2:50 PM

I am presently without a truck because it is sitting at the Ford
Dealership waiting on the new motor to come in .... My truck is a 2007
Supercrew cab FX2 Sport we bought it with 3000 miles on it.... We had
taken the truck to them with in the first month we bought it because
of vibrations...FORD Dealer said if they could find out what was wrong
with it drive it til the motor fell out ...The Ford dealership is now
replacing the whole motor due to vibrations.... EXPLAINATION was
dealing with the Cam Shaft, Spacers and Plate shifting......my truck
only has 30,000 miles on it now... and so if this helps... Ford with
replace the motor.. They couldnt find out what was wrong until we
pulled a Travel Trailer behind us and it was shaking so bad the engine
light came on and read what was wrong..


by Jerry J. Posted Sun January 25, 2009 @ 1:45 AM

Hi my name is jerry and i have a '97 F150 4.6 litre V8 2 wheel drive
truck .. This is the first ford vehicle i have ever owned. I bought
the truck used from a friend of my dads. It has just over 105,000
miles on it. My problem is that the motor hesitates through all gears
and speeds. The automatic transmission slips also when i put into
reverse or drive. There is also a bad vibration that starts when i
begen to drive it from a stopped posistion. The problem has started to
cause my check engine light to flash. I checked the transmission fluid
and added a little because it was low and that didn't change a thing.
Now just recently i noticed a burning smell coming from the rear end.
I know its not the exhaust cause it exists from the side just behind
the 3rd door. I have owned the truck for almost a year now and have
never had a problem up until about a month and a half ago when the
problem started. Another thing to mention is that i don't use the
truck to haul trailors or anything like that. If anyone could help
with this problem or offer advice on what i could do please email me
at august19762000@yahoo.com i would appreciate it thanks.


re:Re: Ford F-150 Vibration Not Normal by Michael Toombs Tue March 13, 2012 @ 9:55 PM
by John S. Posted Tue January 6, 2009 @ 6:14 PM

My problems sounds a little different than most of yours. I have a
2004 Ford F150 FX4 with about 90,000 miles on it. About once a day
while driving, when I press the gas, it sounds and feels like a just
ran over rumble strips in the road, but I am nowhere near rumble
strips. The sound/feeling comes from the back end. It only lasts a
couple seconds and happens at all speeds but not all the time. It
happens on the highway and side roads. It does seem to happen around
turns more than on straight aways. Does anybody have any idea what is
happening? Thanks


Vibration by Murf Tue April 14, 2009 @ 2:06 PM

Had the same problem with the rumble sound by Rennie Thu August 27, 2009 @ 4:46 PM

2004f150 4x4xlt vibration by chris w. Thu April 8, 2010 @ 2:34 AM

Vibration problems by erietrain Tue January 18, 2011 @ 10:21 AM

ford f150 by greg l. Thu April 28, 2011 @ 1:34 AM

shake rumble roar by dale s. Mon July 29, 2013 @ 5:08 PM
by William D. Posted Tue November 4, 2008 @ 10:15 AM

Does it happen when your going straight or turning? I was getting a of
and on serious vibration when going straight at any speeds, turned out
to be the parking brake actuators. If your getting rear wheel
vibration when turning, most likely rear end clutchpacks.


by steve k. Posted Thu October 30, 2008 @ 8:35 PM

I bought (2) new trucks, a F-150 lariat, 08 and Eddide Bauer
Expedition '08 3 weeks ago. They reaplced an 02' F-150 and '03
Expedition. Both of my new trucks have vibration which I did not have
with my old trucks.

brought to Ford 3x... they road forced balanced tires, replaced all 4
tires, performed an alignment... truck still shakes side to side
motion at 25-70 mph.

It is going back to Ford Monday.


mine too by DAVE H. Mon August 24, 2009 @ 4:38 PM

my 08 f-150 26000 miles front end shakes by nigress1 Wed March 17, 2010 @ 10:04 AM
by Vance J. Posted Thu October 16, 2008 @ 1:58 AM

I have a 2007 Ford F150 4x2 super crew that has a similar vibration
and I have had the truck for approximately for one year and I have had
the truck into the dealership 5 times for this vibration. They have
replaced the transmission, taken the rear differential out, balanced
the wheels and tires, replaced two of the tires and done the Ford
specified updates to get rid of the vibration. Ford is now telling me
that all the F150 2 wheel drive trucks have this vibration and it is a
character trait of the truck. I called the Ford Rep and he is sending
out a Ford Engineer to drive my truck. I have 3700 miles on my truck
and this vibration is not exceptable to me either. I have not towed
with it because I don't want to find out how bad it gets or what kind
of predicament it puts me in. The vibration I speak of is at
55mph-57mph and it goes away at higher speeds but so does my gas
mileage. Any other ideas would be great to know.

by tom h. Posted Thu October 9, 2008 @ 12:37 AM

This is worth a shot,i dont know if this is causing your problem,but
in my 2004 f150 the emergency brake was causing the problem!!!!!it
would actually make my windshield wipers bounce!!!!!!!on my truck they
replaced the driveshaft,aligned it, balanced the tires etc, to no
avail, then, when i backed off the adjusters on the e-brake, it
stopped!!!,upon a later inspection(curiosity)i found that the e-brake
system uses a 2-piece fulcrum assy.where the cable comes into the
backing plate,make sure that it is working as two seperate pieces, the
one on the drivers side of my truck was like it was welded together,i
replaced it with a new one and the vibration went away,apperantly it
was not releasing the e-brake cable like it should have been.imagine
that this could be causing a bad vibration.i didnt believe it at first
either.hope this helps,tom


by Jay S. Posted Mon August 11, 2008 @ 12:03 PM

I'm glad, I'm not the only one here witht his problem. I own a 2005
F-150 STX supercrew and I thought my front end was going to fall off.
I notice the vibration right after it gets warm and @ 60+ mph, my
steering wheel starts shaking soooo much, my watch starts to rattle
like a snake. I also notice a burning rubber smell comming from my
front tires, almost like I was driving with my emergency brake on. I
love this truck, but this needs to be recalled for ALL F-150'S out



FORD VIBRATION PROBLEM by Mike N. Tue August 26, 2008 @ 4:14 PM
by J Z. Posted Wed July 16, 2008 @ 6:04 PM

"A 9-year-old Orange County girl was killed and seven others were
critically injured after their Ford Expedition rolled over on a New
Mexico highway, The Orange County Register reported. Cynthia Munoz of
Santa Ana was pronounced dead on the scene and the other injured
members were transported to local hospitals, the article said.

According to the news report, the driver of the 2003 Ford Expedition
told officials that the vehicle began to "shake violently" and he lost
control. The girl and her 15-year-old sister, neither wearing a seat
belt (according to the report), were both ejected from the vehicle as
it rolled over several times. Officials say neither speed nor alcohol
seems to have played a role in this accident, the Register reported.

The Munoz family is going to need an expert analysis of what caused
this accident to determine if it is the fault of the vehicle or one of
its components. The "shaking violently" could be a tire separation, a
wheel coming off, a suspension issue or a number of other less likely
causes. Only through examination of the accident sequence and the
vehicle its self can a determination of the likely causes for this
accident be known."



Re: Ford F-150 Vibration Not Normal by David K. Sat August 9, 2008 @ 2:41 PM

Bad Vibs by TheLastBlackMan Thu May 30, 2013 @ 1:37 PM
by J Z. Posted Wed July 16, 2008 @ 6:01 PM

My 2005 Ford F150 is vibrating like hell. It almost caused me to run
off the road. My warranty ran out last month, imagine that, and now I
see that it will not be a fun problem to attack. I'll reply if I find
a solution. It'll only be a matter of time until someone wrecks from
this issue and Ford is bombarded with lawsuits.




Vibration issue by David K. Sat August 9, 2008 @ 2:22 PM

by Professor P Posted Tue April 15, 2008 @ 11:12 AM

I have had the same problem with vibration in my 1995 f-150. I
chalked it up to the right front rotor going out of round every
1500-2000 miles. I would get them cut each time, and the vibration
appears to go away.

There are other areas that may be the culprit:

1. ABS not functioning correctly during braking makes the rotor go out
of round.
2. I read in this link that the driveshaft may be going through a jump
rope effect.
3. Cheap tires that get feathered very easily.
4. The rear pumpkin needing anit-friction grease for the limited

Now, if we are able to find out all of these issues, you would think
Ford-MoCo with all of those engineering degrees should be able to
solve this one. This is a no brainer in that, they can take one of
their own trucks and drive it 500 miles on their test track. Then,
place the same vehicle up on a stationary test area where they can
look under the truck and see all that is going own. They can then
visually see the vibration, whether the drive shaft is jump roping,
whether the pumping is not functioning correctly, . . . etc.

I know this link is beneficial to those who are seeking a simple/quick
solution to this problem, but I think it would be better served by
lobbying. Yes! Lobbying to bring this attention to the mass media.
(Sort of like the Michael Vick and the P.E.T.A issue). Remember, not
only do we have trucks for our personal use, but there are a lot of
service industry trucks on the road that have the same problems.
Ambulance, delivery trucks, . . . etc.

When Ford MoCo sees that we are serious about our investment and this
issue, they would have to respond.

by FalconMan Posted Thu March 27, 2008 @ 11:12 PM

I have found the solution to Ford F-150 vibration problems both
viliant vibration and steering wheel vibration, bucause I had both. I
bought a new 2008 F-150 Super Cab LXT 2 months ago and found from the
start it had a vibration in the steering wheel under power at about 50
plus MPH. I found this web site and found that opther had the same
problem. I returned it and they installed a vibration damper, which is
a heavy piece of metal set in rubber, to the top of the left rear
chassis. That cut down the vibration about 10%.
A week later the Factory Rep drove the truck and said it was a bad cab
mount. They replace the mount, having to remove the cab to do it, and
that helped about another 10%. After complaning again the Factory Rep
said to replace the parts in the rear end. Pinion, carrier bearinf and
all the other bearing and that fixed the problem of the steering
wheels slight vibration. It is gone.
I mentioned at the beginning that I also found a viliant vibration as
well. After the damper was installed and while towing a 6,000 lb
trailer I also experienced a viliant vibration that shook the truck
very badly. I took the truck back and explained the problem and the
Service Manager asked some questions about if I used my emergency
brake. I do and he said he knew where the problem might be. It seems
that it these truck sit, as mine did on the lot before I bought it,
the rear e-brake is in a can because of the 4 wheel dick brakes and
there is a lever that can freeze up and cause the problem. They took
it apart and found that was the problem. I have towed for 3,000 miles
and had no problems.
So to summarize if you have a slight vibration in the wheel that
happens while accelerating and goes away when to let off the gas the
problem is in the rear end bearings and pinion. If it is the viliant
vibration it is in the E-brake system. I hope this will help one of
you that are having the same problems.


another possibility: rear brake drum out of round by Ben Hemp Sun June 27, 2010 @ 8:33 PM
by Dan P. Posted Fri February 29, 2008 @ 7:48 PM

I just purchased a 2008 F150 crew cab fully loaded with leather, cd
changer, the works! At 500 miles it started a vibration problem that
is just unbelievable! I was going about 50 when then truck started
shaking so bad you couldn't hold the wheel. I pulled over and found
nothing wrong.I did however smell something hot. I looked all under
the truck and saw nothing wrong. When restarted I pulled off and the
truck drove fine. Next day, at 35 mph it started vibrating so badly I
had to pull over again. I mean a vibration that shook so bad you felt
the tires would fall off. What's up with this!!! I took the truck to
the dealer, but they found nothing wrong. NO codes, no vibration. As I
need this truck, I took it home.What the heck is going on here. 2
weeks old and I've never seen anything like this! Ford has to know
about this problem !!!!. I layed $30,000 down for this? Somebody help!


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getting closer possibly by jim t. Tue March 11, 2008 @ 7:06 AM

2005 f150 vibration problem update Jim Tucci by jim t. Sat March 15, 2008 @ 8:19 AM

FORD ADMITS TO SHAKE IN 05 AND 06 TRUCKS. by jim t. Fri October 3, 2008 @ 7:24 AM

Vibration by Jeff H. Tue April 13, 2010 @ 11:25 PM

by Richard B. Posted Fri February 29, 2008 @ 11:07 AM

I bought an F-150 Flare side new in 2006, at 18000 miles my wife took
it in for the service department to look at, she was told that it was
normal, not to worry about it. I do not drive the truck often because
I bought it for my wife but, one evening I drove it and noticed the
vibration mainly at an idle stopped @ a redlight, I took the truck in
the next day to the same dealer we bought it from, which now the truck
has 27000 miles on it, they have had it for 2 months, 2 tech rep and 1
engineer from Ford has looked at it. We were then told that they would
put a new short block in which they did, but still did not correct the
problem. We were then told that they could not fix the truck and it
was being evaluated by Ford Motor Co. and it would be a approx 4-5
days, this went on for about 3 weeks then we finally got an answer
that Ford was not going to buy back the vehicle that it was within the
specifications. I do not get it? The dealership agrees the truck is
not right and made an offer to help us get out of it by increasing the
number of payments we would owe by 24. We bought the extended bumper
to bumper warranty on this vehicle and they can't fix the problem nor
will they buy the truck back so now I have to go to arbitration to try
and resolve the issue.....something is very wrong with this
picture!!!!! Any ideas????

By: Scott B. 2/29/08


04 ford f150 idle vibration by sly Mon May 19, 2008 @ 9:36 PM
by Adriana Flores Posted Mon January 7, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

I own a '05 Ford F-150 Supercab 4X4. I just got back from the picking
up my truck from the dealer. Long story short I took my truck in for
the 75,000 service, and after I picked it up and got it on the
highway, I heard a humming noise, and had a slight vibration. Well,
today took it back in, and then got a call back from the advisor, who
told me that it was most likely the rear pumpkin...for only $500, a
tech could dismantle the part, to confirm the issue, then that amount
could be deducted from the total! What the heck! Has anyone heard of
such a thing?

A. Flores


Clutch pack failure by Randy M. Fri March 7, 2008 @ 10:11 PM
by Miguel Del Guercio Posted Tue October 23, 2007 @ 11:11 AM

Hi to all, my name is M.Del Guercio, Maryland resident.I own a 2004
F150, crew cab, off road 4x4, 35 gal gas tank, with the heavy duty
towing packg...etc.
I only have 17K miles on it as I drive also another vehicle.I
previously had to get rid off a 2000 Ford Mustang GT 'cause of bad
rear axle problems, just after the 60K miles warranty went off.
Recently my F150 starts to shake so violently at about 50mph, that it
looks it is going to come apart. Simmilarly, I stopped, checked the
tires thinking a had a flat. Exactly as all these cases here mentioned
nothing was grong with the truck?. Talked to the Ford dealer about the
problem, they replaced two tires which they said had a tread problem
and were causing the problem. One week after, the problem returned
with a vengeance. Called the dealer again asking why I was not given
any paper work the two times they worked on, first finding the
problem, and second after balancing and installing the two new tires.
I was assured it was going to be sent on the mail. So far this is all
very suspicious and I am guessing I will be out of luck as all these
Ford F150 colleagues already suffering Ford's abismal engineering
quality control. Apparently Ford is working hard to avoid leaving any
records that they worked on my "shaking" F150 problem, and besides why
should they, as my truck is comming out of warranty on December
Please contact me at mdelguercio@verizon.net if there is a group
effort to sue Ford on the matter.
Thanks very mauch for the forum


2004 F150 Supercrew by Robert Cota Sat November 24, 2007 @ 12:12 PM

2007 ford F 150 vibration by ford hater Wed January 23, 2008 @ 6:00 PM

by Harleycat Posted Tue August 21, 2007 @ 10:16 AM

Wow..I'm suprised this thread still has a life! We have a 2002 F150
King Ranch and have not had the vibration issue but here is a warning
about another known issue on the F150's. Do not attempt to do a tune
up with the engine even the slighest bit warm. With the aluminum
heads, if the engine is warm, you run the risk of cross threading. If
this happens, the spark plug will eventually blow out and you might be
looking at major engine damage. It happened to us and now we are
putting an new engine in the truck. We are putting a Lightening engine
in it and our mechanic is doing tons of other stuff to it. Luckily,
our mechanic is doing this pretty much at cost for us in his spare

There are several sites that talk about this issue and provide some
tips about how to properly install the spark plugs.

This is another issue Ford knows about but apparently it hasn't
trickled down to the dealer end. Our last tune up was at the
dealership. Either they knew and didn't care or just didn't know. We
prefer to believe the latter since we do have a good relationship with
this dealer. The flat bed driver who towed it to the mechanics said
he had a lot of F150's on his truck with this issue.

by Tait Posted Mon August 20, 2007 @ 2:54 PM

Hello Brian,
Here is what I did to try and resolve the vibration issue that
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by Bruce Begault Posted Fri August 3, 2007 @ 12:49 PM

I just bought a Lincoln Mark LT which is nothing but a glorified F 150
Fx4. The 3rd day I had it, drove on a road trip for 6 hours and
noticed a vibration starting at 30 mph, and didn't stop until 55 mph.
Brought it to the dealer, and they said it was not normal, so they
replaced the drive shaft, and flange. The vibration is somewhat
better, but now it is between 30 and 45 mph, 40 mph is the worst area.
The dealer had it for 5 days, and that's the best they can do with
it. I wonder if the drive shaft or yoke off the rear end is not
machined properly causing the drive shaft to not be in the center
causing this? The truck is great, but the ride should be smooth.
Tires were balanced, but not I have a shimmy in the wheel at 65 plus
the mechanical vibration at 40. Anyone have any ideas besides the
driveshaft dilemma?


F-150 Drive line vibration . . . by Tait Mon August 20, 2007 @ 2:53 PM

F150 Vibrations by Bruce Begault Mon February 18, 2008 @ 10:51 AM

2006 f150 by big dave Sun September 9, 2007 @ 11:09 PM

2006 f150 by Bruce Begault Mon February 18, 2008 @ 10:53 AM

by Susan Lee Posted Sun July 8, 2007 @ 2:24 PM

I came upon this site looking for people who were having problems with
a 2000 Windstar that vibrates when going up slight inclines at about
65 kmh and while going down the highway. It appears that Ford has
more then one vehicle with this vibration problem. I know when I
asked a service tech about it years ago he was stumped, had no idea
what would be causing it.

by Tim Prep Posted Tue June 26, 2007 @ 10:26 AM

Surprise- I had the same problem with my 2004 f150 that I traced to
the rear differential. I have the limited slip. The differential was
locking up while towing- especially noticeable when turning at a
corner. I learned that if you are pulling heavy you need to change
your rear differential fluid every 20-30k miles- and be sure you use
the antifriction additive. Cleared it up for me on the vibration. Now
I have a clunking feeling in the drive line I believe to be the
driveshaft or carrier bearing. Anyone knowing about this?


vibration- ABS and rear brakes by Tim Prep Fri June 29, 2007 @ 11:46 AM

2004 F150 S CAB 4x4 DRIVE SHAFT REDESIGNED by RORY MCLEAN Wed July 25, 2007 @ 9:26 PM
by Blakester Posted Mon June 4, 2007 @ 7:26 PM

My 2004 Lariat with 44,000 miles has recently developed symptoms
similar to what you all are describing. The first time I noticed it, I
was towing my camper going about 50mph and all of the sudden my truck
started vibrating so badly that my windshield wipers were jumping off
of the glass. I thought for sure the drive shaft was going to come
through the floor and kill us all. I got pulled over, and almost ran
over by a semi and crawled under the truck to see what was falling
Everything seemed in tact so I took off and everything was fine.
Then a few days later while not towing anything, or hauling any weight
the vibration started again at 35mph. I stopped and took off and it
Unfortunately, I did not purchase the extended warranty, I felt that
since I was buying the premier Ford truck, with all the options that I
was getting a quality product.
Can somebody please tell me how to fix my truck before it has a melt
down in the middle of nowhere?


by Daffy Posted Wed March 7, 2007 @ 12:03 PM

I have a 2004 F-150 SuperCrew with @ 40,000 miles. Have had it in the
shop many times recently for vibration problems between 35 and 55 mph.
They have done the rear differntial rebuild for Howling, exhaust
dampeners, driveline shimes, ground force test on new Michelin Tires,
replaced drive line, and removed the driveline shimes. The truck still
has the same vibration at the same speeds.
I was lucky and purchased the Ford Extended warranty on the truck. So
far just out 50 bucks and all the time spent going to and from the
Dealership to get this resolved.
They are now telling me at the dealership that they are awaiting the
Engineering Rep, Unfortunately the old one retired recently and the
replacement is not available yet.
This is a great annoyance to me and I hvave been greatly disappointed
in the FORD mechanics and service managers, they test drive after a
repair and feel nothing, they test ride with me and feel the vibration
as well. (With them driving). I'll be calling them again this week and
seeing when this Rep is supposed to be around.

I can be contacted at ddaffy2@excite.com.
Hope that someone comes up a fix or something we can do about this

>Dave D

by bdu Posted Fri March 2, 2007 @ 9:53 PM

My 2005 F-150 just started vibrating randomly like many of yours. I
had to pull over to 'reset' the vibration several times now. I
suspected from the beginning it was brakes, because I tested my
emergency brakes while driving slowly just to make sure they worked.
I've always done this as an occasional 'safety check'. After I did
this, I started getting the occasional vibration. I checked under the
truck on the drivers side, and quickly found the emergency brake
cable. I have an engineering background, but I'm not an expert on
cars. However, it looks to me that this cable may be capable of a
harmonic vibration, since it is one of the longest cables I've ever
seen on a vehicle, and it is not fastened in very many places to the
frame, as most are. If you pull on the cable, you can see that it
flexes easily.

Ford should try a temporary cable strap at a position which won't
interfere with normal emergency braking. Or, they could put a
temporarily fishing weight on it to break up the harmonic. This could
cause a greater maginitude vibration, so I'm not suggesting anyone try
this, only mention it to Ford. If they found a truck with a high
occurence rate, they could put a camera underneath, or at least a
recordable sensor on the cable. I'm taking mine in for the first time
this week.


Vibration Also by Jim Voyles Wed March 7, 2007 @ 1:48 PM

E brake cable? by PaulM Tue April 3, 2007 @ 10:31 PM
by Stan Nichols Posted Tue January 9, 2007 @ 11:42 PM

To whom it may concern,
I just purchased a 2004 Ford F150 and I have only put 3,000 miles on
it. The first thing I have noticed was a clunk in the transmition at
variable speeds. Next came the horrible vibration that about shook me
and my son right off the highway. My first thought it was my tires or
maybe the highway just became a rumble strip. Either way it is
So, I just picked it up from a Ford dealer after it has been looked at
and they stated the clunking is a common characteristic. Also, just as
I thought it didn't vibrate for them. Well about 3 miles from the
dealer it sure vibrated for me. So much it hurt my neck and I had to
pull over.
As a nation do we come to accept this shabby workmanship? I am under
manufacture warranty, but as it sounds it will not do me much good. I
will pursue a lemon law, but I feel very sorry for the next Ford
Good luck to my fellow Ford owners


f150 by Ashap Tue January 30, 2007 @ 8:49 AM

E Brake fix?? by Paul McCullugh Tue April 3, 2007 @ 10:22 PM

by Todd Culotta Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 6:30 PM

I purchased a 2006 Ford FX4 ext cab in July, and noticed a slight
vibration when going up a slight incline at 50-60 mph. I took it to
my dealer and after some testing, they determined it was a faulty
drive shaft. After they replaced, it seems to have fixed the problem.
I'll drive it some more and let you know if that was the problem.


by GLENN LARSON Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 6:11 PM

My fellow Ford F-150 Owners. I have had a terrible day today and I am
asking for you to read and hopefully my words will make you heed and
understand that Ford Motor Company is a big company with plenty of
financial assets to protect their brand name.
I once owned a F-150 Lariat with the same vibration issues. Ford never
did fix it and now I am facing finacial ruin because i purchased a
defective F-150. I went thru all the ford reps put me thru. Balancing
and rotating tires changing tires, driveshafts rear ends times 2 and
clutch packs and dampners. Ford never offered to fix my problem. I
pursued a BBB lemon law program and actually won a repurchase. This is
where the fun begins. I knew I was going to pay at least $7,200.00 for
the use and mileage but after it was all said and done Ford actually
figured the penalty to be almost double of what I figured. $13,000! I
refused and filed a suit to get a fair and honest buy back. Now my
lawyer failed to prosecute my case further because I am small
potatoes. No money to earn filing a law suit alone. David and Goliath
here we go.
I basically say that there is strength in numbers. I am asking that
anyone who has gone through the same drama and pain just to get their
truck repaired please contact me. If I have 5 or more people with the
same problem I can file a class action. Basically wanted to do the
right thing but I am dealing with a greedy company. all I wanted was
equity. Now I am facing paying $8,400.00 for a truck that was consider
a repo turn in instead of a lemon. thats on top of my payments I
already made to Ford Credit. ($10,200) I can be reached at
glennlinokc@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.


Hi, I to have a 2006 F150 STX with a sever vibration. by Knightrain4u Sun November 12, 2006 @ 12:28 PM

I have the same problem by boaker Wed November 15, 2006 @ 7:20 PM

Class Action by jimbotron Mon August 29, 2011 @ 3:58 PM

Class Action by lilmissdaneraiser Tue November 15, 2011 @ 3:53 PM
by Gene McEwen Posted Tue October 17, 2006 @ 7:16 PM

My name is Gene McEwen and I own a 2004 F-150 4x4 4dr extended cab
truck with a little over 27k miles and purchased in new in Nov2004.
Just yesterday going approx. 60-65 mph my truck started to vibrate so
bad I thought I had four flat tires and had to pull off the road to
find out what was wrong. I left the engine running and walked around
the truck and found nothing wrong. I pulled onto the road again and
it started vibrating again so bad I exited the road and pulled into a
shopping center's parking lot. I turned the engine off this time and
went and checked each tire to ensure there wasn't a loose tire.
Everything checked out okay. I started the engine again and drove off
and the vibration went away. I don't know what was the cause of the
problem but I have since drove over 50 miles without the problem
returning. I could very easily be a computer problem and shutting the
engine off, could have re-sync'd the computer. There could be a
computer bug that once it is out of sync it must be re-set. I know
that it isn't a tire or alignment problem for those problems don't go
away unless fixed. I know I can't take it to Ford until I can show
them the problem vice telling them that there is a problem. That
would be trying to find a needle in a haystack. After reading
everyone's write up on the problem, it sounds like I'm going to
encounter this problem again. Thanks for everyone's write-up, at
least this doesn't seem to be unique to just one vehicle.


F-150 vibration by Ashap Tue January 30, 2007 @ 8:41 AM

Ford F-150 Vibration Not Normal by wargamer Mon April 9, 2007 @ 3:53 AM

by Kim Foster Posted Wed October 11, 2006 @ 2:03 PM

I, too, have a Ford F150 Lariat Supercab. Full leather - every
option...in fact, the truck is the one they featured in all
advertising - black with gold trim. Big buck truck! As soon as I took
delivery, I noticed the vibration. Took it into service on multiple
occasions - indexed the drive shaft and other 'goofball' things but
never fixed it. Unfortunately for me, I am very busy and use the truck
for work so I run the warranty out in just a few months. It now
vibrates so bad that trim pieces in the cab are rattling and I'm
really fearful of it - especially on long - high speed trips. Ford
just keeps telling me that everything is 'within factory specs'. They
know they 'have me' because I just can't take time out of my schedule
to be at the dealer every other day barking about this thing. Will
someone at Ford tell me its OK to drive this thing at 70 mph for 500
miles at a time?

I am so mad about this because I spent a lot of money to get the primo
truck with all options. It is a beautiful truck. But the vibration
issue has ruined it for me. And I'm really mad at myself because I
allowed Ford to appease me with every explanation in the book and now
I am way over warranty. Note that my 17 year old kid won't drive it
becasue he thinks it is unsafe! If someone does start a class-action
on this vibration issues, please have someone contact me at
kfoster@aspigroup.com. I am in Washington State. If someone at Ford
would have the courtesy to contact me about this, I would appreciate
it as well.

by steve brown Posted Thu October 5, 2006 @ 10:18 PM

I experienced vibration issues almost immediately upon purchase of a
brand new 04 f150 4x4 supercab. Since, I have been issued 2 new sets
of tires(out of round), new front rotors, drive shaft alignment
procedures, new drive shaft, new parts in the pumpkin, some sort of
shelf life shim installation, and a drive shaft indexing procedure. I
initially observed the vibration between 47-52 mph. It was especially
noticable while towing. After the last of the service trips I was
told that the issue had been resolved. Low and behold I was going
across town @ 22 mph and the steering wheel began to shake violently,
followed by a grinding noise that I can can only describe as if you
through a bunch of scrap metal and hardware in your washing machine
and hit the spin cycle. I then hit the brakes to pull over and it
made a "clunk" like the chassis hit the ground. I had it towed back
to the shop where they have been unable to replicate the issue over
the past 4 days. Anyone have any luck with lemon laws??


Vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:32 PM
by d les Posted Sat September 16, 2006 @ 8:34 PM

I'm glad I got rid of my 2004 F-150 before it had a chance to turn
into a lemon. My beef was that it was such a poorly designed vehicle
it was entirely useless for work and rural driving. Talking to Ford
was a waste of energy, so I posted an article on my website. It has
been read over 25,000 times and I enjoy getting emails from people who
tell me that it helped them decide not to buy a Ford. It's no wonder
there total marketshare has dropped 10% in the past decade.

Have a look at http://www.prairielinks.com/FordReview.html


shake after 55 mph by Tom Merick Wed September 20, 2006 @ 10:11 PM

by John Coyle Posted Fri September 15, 2006 @ 10:48 AM

I am also having this problem. Dealer cannot re-create it because it
doesn't happen all the time. Sometimes it's mild, but sometimes it's
hard to control the truck in a straight line. Any help would be much
appreciated. himcdunah@hotmail.com


Ford F-150 vibration by cosmo Fri September 15, 2006 @ 2:26 PM

vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:34 PM
by Jeremy Parnell Posted Wed September 13, 2006 @ 5:21 PM

I just bought a 2006 F150 FX4 supercab, and test driving it I did not
feel the vibration, but later after I drove home from the dealership I
felt it. I have it at the dealership now and they said they were
ordering a dampener to put on, because after they balanced the tires,
there was still a vibration. I have not picked my truck up yet, but
hopefully once they install the dampener the vibration will be fixed.
As an engineer, to fix vibrations, which are caused by systems hitting
their natural frequency (the tires being the system), and are
corrected by adding stiffness called dampeners. For trucks, I do not
know exactly where the dampener will be placed, but I will find out.


Vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:33 PM
by Leonard Nebistinsky Posted Mon August 28, 2006 @ 4:22 PM

I started having the problem with my 2004 F150 4x4 Supercab in early
June of 2006. I had 24,000 miles on at the time. They replaced the
rear end clutches and said that would correct the problem. About 3
days later it started to vibrate again. They kept it for 2 days and
said that it would not do it for them. OF course....It does not
happen all of the time. It happens randomly when you least expect it.
Usually between 40-55 mph. On June 22 I was rounding a curve at about
40-45 mph. It began to vibrate, shake, rumble or whatever you want to
call it. I hit the curb along the highway and a pole. It knocked the
tire and wheel off the truck causing the wheel to break in several
pieces. I skidded down the road and came to a stop. Luckily my
friend and I were not hurt. The original estimate started with
$4,500. After they put it on a lift, the frame was bent in 4 places
and the cab was out of align. It needed a new frame, floor and a
multitude of other parts. The total the insurance company has paid so
far is in excess of $13,000! It still is not completed. So much for
the FORD TOUGH! trucks climbing mountains of rocks, when it cannot
even take a curb hit! This truck is loaded with accessories and
sticker price was $37,000 when I bought it in late 2003. Of course I
will sell it when it is fixed and never buy a Ford again.


vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:34 PM

Apparent correction for the vibration!!!!!!!!!!!! by Leonard Nebistinsky Sat October 28, 2006 @ 8:28 PM

by dziadzi Posted Sun August 27, 2006 @ 10:07 AM

Please sign me up for the class action suit. Ihave the extended cab
not the super cab and have vibrations but not as severe as you
described. How can we help each other? Ford really screwed up this


vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:35 PM
by Ryan Schmidt Posted Thu August 24, 2006 @ 4:58 PM

I have a 2004 F-150 that has been randomly vibrating at various speeds
and driving conditions. The one time the steering wheel was shaking
so bad that I thought my wheel was falling off. I immediately
stopped the truck, and everything looked fine. Got in the truck,
drove away, and it stopped vibrating. I drove it for 2 more weeks
with no incidents before the severe vibration started again. Ford
says they can't replicated the vibration so it must have been a rock
or dirt stuck somewhere. What a crock of %^&*. It is going to the
dealer next week, so I can have documentation that they are trying to
fix the problem. 3 strikes and there out.


vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:35 PM
by Robert Waltz Posted Thu August 10, 2006 @ 11:28 AM

I also have a 2004-F150, Crew Cab that vibrates intermittently. Have
had it back to the dealer 3 times but they cannot duplicate problem. I
actually had the service manager ride with me one morning when it was
doing it. He felt it, said it was not normal but when I picked it up
later that day, they told me they could not find a reason for it. If
it did it again, bring it back. The problem is really bad when towing.
Keep me informed if a class action develops. matilda54@sbcglobal.com


by Tim Hall Posted Tue July 18, 2006 @ 1:34 AM

I have a 2004 Ford F-150 as well, 22K miles, same problem, vibration
after towing and also when using lower gears such as drive 1-2 and
4x4. Shakes so bad I have to pull off the road, turn off the engine,
sit then restart. I have to do this several times before whatever the
problem is goes away. This is dangerous when towing and in traffic.
This is a design flaw and the vehicle needs to be recalled and fixed.
I've been a Ford owner since the early 70's. I'm not happy. I'm taking
the truck into Ford to see what they can do. I appreciate this forum
as it provides evidence to the problem. Please solicit other Ford
owners and encourage them to post. I'm very interested in a class
action suite to resolve this problem. hallfam@ptialaska.net...Between
gas and the price of the truck at least I could have a truck that
works right. This is not normal!!

by pilot4me Posted Fri June 30, 2006 @ 9:05 PM

Please include me in any class action suit. I just purchased a 2004
F150 super cab and it vibrates bad but intermittently. My email
address is apilot4me@bellsouth.net. I may just return this truck if
this is the case. I have 3 business days anyway. Mr Alan J. Schmidt
Pensacola, FL

by morizona Posted Thu June 15, 2006 @ 11:09 AM

I own a 2005 Ford f-150 that has been a nightmare from two weeks after
The first issue was "check engine" (mil) on and TSB 041601 (coil)
found. The dealer replaced the coil pack and two plugs. Then I started
noticing the vibration. The dealer checked the brakes and reported
them to be working fine. That night after picking the truck up at the
dealership the "check engine" light went on again. Code po304 was
stored..again and this time they replaced a failed injector and one
plug. About a month later I get a call and they want to replace all of
the sparkplugs because apparently the 2004 plugs dont work in 2005
models. I also got another injector and two coils at that time. Now we
get into the vibration issue. I have tire vibration, engine vibration,
and brake vibration. When I had my tires force balanced one was found
to be faulty and replaced. While it was in the shop this time they
found a rear brake caliper that wouldn't release and replaced the
caliper along with the rear rotors. Those rear rotors have been on for
10,000 miles and now need to be replaced again and I haven't even
towed or done a lick of work with this truck.
I still have a vibration along with fast idle at cold starts, hard
starts and and my dealer refuses to address any more of my concerns
and is trying to charge me for diagnostic shop time.
I'm disgusted with the dealer and with Ford. I guess it's time to file
a lemon law suit.
I can be reached at morizona@kingcon.com


ford f-150 vibration by terry smith Tue July 18, 2006 @ 2:59 AM

by rflyman Posted Fri June 9, 2006 @ 11:38 PM

I never knew that this problem was so wide spread with other owners of
the 04-05 F150s until I did a google search today on the problem. My
truck shakes so bad that I have to pull off the road, turn the truck
off and then restart it to get rid of the problem. I have never towed
anything yet and I am getting the problem.
I am also pissed off with Ford not having a fix for this problem. I am
willing to join any class action suit against Ford to fix this

Rich from New York
2004 F150


vibration by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:36 PM
by zekeman Posted Tue June 6, 2006 @ 10:35 AM

Im having the same issues, vibration in the steering wheel at 55 and
over and its getting worse I got a letter from Ford stating that the
tire warranty was increased to 3-yaers or 36000 miles but I cannot
find the letter and right now my truck is at the dealer but my dealer
tells me I will have to pay for the tire balancing(not that it will
help it didnt in the past) I cant beleive the dealer does not know
about the extended tire warranty...I lost my letter from ford on the
extended tire warranty so I called customer service and they told me
it does not apply to my truck ..then why did I get it in the mail..
from what I understand it applies to all 2004-2005 F-150s excluding
the heritage. I own a 2005 Lariat with 17,000 miles on it..never again
will I go with a ford, I would love to have something done about this


vib by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:36 PM
by GLENN LARSON Posted Wed May 10, 2006 @ 3:51 PM

I have a horror story for you.. My name is Glenn and I would like to
share some good info for you on getting this lemon repurchased. I am
at glennlinokc@yahoo.com. Vibration cannot be fixed and Ford Knows it.
Please pass this infor on to all people affected. This could construe
a class action if I get more involved.


2006 FX4` by Tony Smith Fri September 15, 2006 @ 7:38 PM

Vibration Issue by GLENN LARSON Sun October 15, 2006 @ 11:31 PM

2006 F150 STX EXTENDED CAB by CUSH Tue April 24, 2007 @ 5:32 PM

by Correy Wallace Posted Wed April 26, 2006 @ 10:22 PM

Just wanted to let everyone one with the F150 vibration problems know
I feel your pain along with all the other problems I have with it! I
have an attorney working on this as well along with another gentleman
from Michigan who has an attorney(I am from Iowa)and we are trying to
get everyone with the same problem(s) to come together and possible go
class action. Strength comes in numbers...take a look at
www.insideline.com and see all the complaints on the 2004-2006 F150's
with problems. If anyone wants to join please get in touch with me at


vibrations by CASEY KING Sun June 18, 2006 @ 2:47 PM

Vibration 2006 Ford 150 Supercrew by sgmills Sun July 30, 2006 @ 5:05 PM

F=150 vibration by dziadzi Sun August 27, 2006 @ 10:09 AM

VIBRATION PROBLEMS ` by Deborah` Wed October 11, 2006 @ 1:58 PM

Re: Ford F-150 Vibration Not Normal by Vincent Daino Jr Fri April 27, 2007 @ 7:56 PM
by j t Posted Sat April 22, 2006 @ 1:06 PM

Brian, You're not alone. I have a 2004 F150 Super Crew FX4. Same
problem, among others. However, there is a fix for your problem.
Have Ford remove the emergency brake assembly, sand, clean, and lube.
Problem solved. At least temporarily. The tech said that this needs
to be done on a regular basis. My beef is that this is not considered
normal maintenance. After 2,000+ miles since my service, I noticed
that while driving at low speed, it feels like the e-brake is slightly
engaged. I know this is affecting my gas mileage, and at $3+ per
gallon, I'm starting to care. The other BIG issue I'm having is that
the the drive train vibrates when accelerating from a stopped
position. It makes a clunking sound heard inside the cab every time I
use the gas pedal. I'm in the process of a 15-month lemon law
settlement. They offered $6,000 to go away. I told them no. See you
in court. Good luck with your truck! noonieyes@yahoo.com


vibration go away for good?? by PaulM Tue April 3, 2007 @ 10:47 PM
by werdsa Posted Fri April 7, 2006 @ 4:28 PM

I have a 2003 F150 and also experience vibration problems. The truck
vibrates and then stops vibrating over and over again while on idle. I
discribed it to the Service Adviser as the truck having chills . The
service center replaced the motor mounts but it still has the
vibration problem. The truck also makes clanking noises muck like a
diesel engine while at 55 mph. The Ford engineers blame it on poor
quality gasoline. I informed the service center that I normally use
premium unleaded gasoline so now they want me to use regular unleaded
and an additive. Per the Ford Service Adviser "These type of trucks
are normally like that and yours actually has less of issue them most
other trucks." Lucky me, I guess he wanted me to thank him. As for the
vibration they said it was within Ford engineering specifications.

We also use to have a new 2000 Windstar van and it had problems. The
problems and poor service should have been enough to keep me away from
Fords but here I am again. I really didn't think an organization such
as Ford could possibly produce that many bad vehicles and tried it
again. Do I have to go foreign? Sure hope I can unload the truck.


F150 Vibration - Help from the PRESS! by jimsmith3433 Tue May 2, 2006 @ 12:37 PM

by William Dwyer Posted Mon March 13, 2006 @ 7:15 PM

I have a 2005 F-150 XLT 4x4 with a 4.6l V8 and it has been to the
dealer 3 times for alignment issues, grinding steering, VIBRATION of
steering wheel and I am told only BS and excuses. The truck only has
about 5700 miles on it and I am ticked at Ford. Steering hasn't felt
the same (good) since 3000 miles and steering wheel vibrates at 50MPH
and up. Go to insideline.com select Ford F-150 and check out all the
other poor guys that are having the same problems we are having!!!!!
Lets get together and get a class action going or
something....hopefully Ford doesn't go out of business by then.


F150 Vibration Help From the Press by jimsmith3433 Tue May 2, 2006 @ 12:36 PM
by Michael Chmielewski Posted Sat February 25, 2006 @ 7:21 PM

I have a 2004 Ford F-150 crew cab Lariet and I am also experiencing
a very bad vibration. This vibration happens at various speeds to
city driving and also highway driving. I am not towing anything and
my truck is a 4X4. This vibration sounds like you are driving over
rumble strips and the whole truck shakes enough that water bottles
were practically knocked out of the holder. To me this is more than a
vibration problem but a SAFETY ISSUE. What is it going to take for
Ford to recognize this as a problem---get someone killed???????????
At present mu truck is a the dealership and they are telling me that
they have no complaints of any vibrations and as of yet have no
answers for me. 2/25/06 Cleveland, Ohio


2004 Ford F-150 4x4 Lariet supercab F/E vibration issue by mike kelley Tue March 21, 2006 @ 2:28 PM

Same for the Mark LT by ULENOME Tue May 2, 2006 @ 9:33 AM

Ford f150 Vibration not normal by Pete Tilden Fri April 21, 2006 @ 8:22 PM

F150 Vibration - Help From the Press by jimsmith3433 Tue May 2, 2006 @ 12:39 PM

Vibration by GLENN LARSON Wed May 10, 2006 @ 4:02 PM

F-150 Vibration is an understatment. by topper Mon November 16, 2009 @ 7:39 AM
by chief 732 Posted Wed February 15, 2006 @ 6:38 PM

I have a 2004 supercrew in which I pull a 7 by 16 foot trailer, I
don't have any vibrations but I do get a slipping and clunking noise
in the rear end, mainly in town driving, I took it to my dealer 4
times and they have lubricated the drive shaft, replaced axle seals
twice, and have replaced the driveshaft, and it still does the same
thing, the service manager also has a 04 and says it does the same
thing, he says this normal for this truck, personally I think it's
crazy to pay 28,000.00 for a truck that clunks every time you pull
out. I did report it to the pa lemon law.


by Joel R Posted Sun January 29, 2006 @ 11:14 AM

I have a 2004 Ford F150 FX4, and also experience a vibration at 50
mph. The dealership where I purchased the vehicle has bent over
backwards attempting to fix the problem but has been unable to do so.
The driveshaft was replaced and a new dampner put on, tires rotated
numerous times and balanced. I filed a complaint with Ford and
requested they buy the vehicle back or fix the problem. A rep.
contacted me and reviewed the service records of my vehicle, and
talked at length with the service manager, then stated she would not
buy the vehicle back. She also told me that a truck drove differently
than a car and was stiffer, etc. I then informed her that I had not
purchased a car in many years and that I only buy trucks. This is my
2nd Ford truck that I have ever purchased, the last one was in 1989
and it was bad, swore I'd never buy another Ford. Drove the 2004 and
really liked it and bought it, but sadly it has gone down hill with
this vibration problem. I've driven other F150's and not experienced
the vibration. I have noticed one web site that had 342 complaints of
this nature. Hope someone has some luck with a repair.


F150 Vibration Help From the PRESS! by jimsmith3433 Tue May 2, 2006 @ 12:39 PM
by AFPheonix Posted Mon January 9, 2006 @ 3:57 AM

I would also consider looking to see if there's any service bulletins
for this problem with that particular pickup.
I don't know personally, we're still using the same old '87 F250 with
nearly 200,000 towing miles on it on the family farm :)

by learnem Posted Sun January 8, 2006 @ 9:55 PM

What year is it?
If you have a lemon law in your state, and your vehicle is still under
warranty, try that route.


by Posted Sat January 7, 2006 @ 11:20 AM

Good luck with this one, don't let up on them once Ford service calls
you back. Hopefully, they will contact you after this letter.

If you get no response here, try another dealer to get them to look at
it. If no one will, ask for a meeting with the Area Warranty Manager.
I am not sure about Ford, but GM has this position. He/She is the
guy that monitors the dealers to make sure the warranty jobs they are
doing are legit and they aren't costing Ford extra by doing jobs for
free that should not be warranty. But you could try to plead with
him/her. If Ford has such a position, but they have to report to
someone in Ford for warranty work, since Ford is picking up the tab
and paying the dealership back.

Good luck!


2004 F150 FX4 18" UPGRADED GOODYEAR TIRES NEW by Gil Lastrapes Mon October 30, 2006 @ 10:21 PM

Bad vibrations by Shadow26 Thu March 27, 2008 @ 9:00 PM

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