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When braking to stop, my 2007 Ford F150 will suddenly on its own Rev to 2000 RPMs and the truck surges forward making it impossible to stop. This happens at about 10 MPH. So far this has happened 5 times between March 2008 and July 2008 almost causing several accidents. The only way to stop when this happens is to shift the vehicle into neutral. Then everything returns to normal. Two separate dealers were unableto find anything wrong.

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  • dougyad Aug 18, 2008

    Has anyone else had this problem

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    I have had the exact same problem with my 2006. It has happened four times so far. The dealer has a monitor in my truck to try and diagnose the problem. I have to activate it when it happens and it will record data 30 seconds back and 20 seconds forward. Needless to say I have to get control of the truck first. Quite scary!

  • dougyad Aug 26, 2008

    The dealer is going to install some type of data recorder in my 2007 also but the problem is I have to push a button to start the recorder. Like you say, my first priority is to stop the truck not worry about starting a recorder. Plus they are only giving me the device for two weeks so it's likely that the problem won't happen while I have the recorder. I'm giving them one more chance then I am going to an attorney to file a lemon law suit.

  • dougyad Aug 28, 2008

    Regarding the comment by GUEST on 8/19, if you have any luck getting the problem diagnosed, please post the solution. I will talk to the dealer about bigun18 suggestion about a bad brake boster.



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Could be a bad break boster causin a vacume leak which will cause the truck to rev when u apply the brakes

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