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2006 F-150 Bad Brakes

All of the sudden in the past few days, I noticed my brakes grinding hard. Usually when I have had break problems in the past or needed new pads, they squeel a little bit but this was bad. I took it to a Goodyear shop and they told me that all 4 of my rotors were "Under Spec" and needed to be replaced ($1500).....I have NEVER had brake work or any real work for that matter but at 60,000 miles I feel that I shouldn't have failing brakes.....
Should I take it to a ford dealership and ***** about it or just **** it up and pay it?

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    I am having the same exact issue with my 06 Ford F-150! No "heads up" whatsoever that the breaks were going bad - fine one day, then grinding and screaching the next! Kind of ticked me off, really....I have already replaced the pads on the back (today will make the second time) and the front (once) and I am going to have the rotors turned this week. To replace a rotor on our truck is $170.00!! Gotta love that!!




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I had a simailar problem with my 2006 F-150 Brakes and this was after bringing it in for the recall mentioned above ( Recall 08505) The brakes were good until I had about 34K miles and then one day
the brakes started to grind and screach when applying brakes at low speed. As the above reader had stated, No warning! I do not understand in a day of high technology that ford does not have a senson that indicated your brake pads have worn out. This truck has been a pain in the 2 years of ownership, it has been in the service department for a transmisssion problem ( 4x4 Transfer motor replaced)
power stearing pump replaced and the recall, now the brake issue. Now I know why more guys are going to Toyota or Nissan Full Size Trucks. This is my last Ford Truck!

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Ford 2006 150 blows. My 4 wheel drive engage mech was not working due to bad seal. Vacuum wouldn't hold so while driving the 4 wheel was trying to engage by itself. Was fixed under warrenty.
Now it is doing the exact same thing. I am 4,000 miles over warrenty and instead of the gasket being replaced like last time under warrenty.
Hubs themselves need to be replaced under money coming out of my pocket. 2 yr. old truck. I've used 4 wheel drive probably 6 or 7 times. I am disgusted. My last 5 vehicles have been Ford. This is the last one ever. Now I know why Ford doesn't match Japanese warrenty packages. They are ****!

Posted on Oct 03, 2008


I have the same truck - 2006 Ford F150 and just received a recall notice on the trucks brakes. Not actually the brakes/pads, but the brake booster vacuum hose connection to the intake manifold. You may want to call your dealership and ask them to look at your truck regarding the recall - it may save you the $1500. My letter states to call your dealership, tell them it's Recall 08S05. You'll need your VIN # too. If you don't have a dealer, go to
Hope this helps.

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With ti being a 2006 i doubt that ford will make good on it but it will not hurt to call and check as far as the shop try to find a mech. that does work on the side and get everything replaced it will be much cheaper

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