2000 Ford F-150 Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 2000 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly problems and defects. Total reports: 41.

Right Front Tie Rod End Broke While Driving 35 -40 Mph, Cauding Loss Of Steering Control. Dealer Contacted. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17W8YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in DONALDSON, AR. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 21, 2002

While Backing Into A Parking Space Vehicle Suddenly Would Not Move, There Was No Warning. Front Driver’s Side Wheel Was Going To The Left While Passenger’s Side Wheel Was Making A Hard Right. Mechanic Stated That Tie Rod End Needed Replacing. Please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in LAGRANGE, OH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 03, 2002

While Driving At Approximately 30 Miles Per Hour I Lost Steering. When I Got The Truck Stopped And Looked Under It I Found The Right Tie Rod Had Separated. The Tie Rod Had Stripped Threads Where It Connects Through The Adjustment Sleeve, The Adjustment Sleeve Also Had Stripped Threads.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106741 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L8YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in NEW HILL, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20010411. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SANFORD FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SANFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC.

Mar 11, 2003

While Driving At 5mph Tie Rod Assembly Separated From The Ball Joint, Forcing The Consumer To Pull Out Of The Road. Dealer Notified. *ak

FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in MIDLOTHIAN, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 09, 2003

My 200 F150 Xlt 2 Wheel Drive 4.6 Litre V8 58000 Mi While Backing My Truck In A Parking Lot The Drivers Side Tie Rod End Fell Apart Then Poked Tgrough My Rim Flattening My Tire Now What Would Have Happened Had I Been Driving Down The Road With My Family 55mph???i Think This Is A Serious Defect Please Respond.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):LFTRXL7WXYN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in NORTHVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000607. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOM HOLZER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-474-1234 . DEALER’S CITY: NOVI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI.

July 12, 2003

While Driving About 30 Mph On The Highway Driver Side Tie Rod Broke From Corrosion, Causing A Collision With Another Vehicle. Also, Vehicle Vibrated Uncontrollably. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W3YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in NEW BRUNSWICK, 00. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Sept 03, 2003

While Driving 45 Mph The Right Front Tie Rod Snapped. The Consumer Pulled Onto The Shoulder And The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer. The Dealer Has Not Been Able To Resolve The Problem. *ak

Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BELLEVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 31, 2003

Drivers Side Outer Tie Rod End Separated Without Warning.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 64320 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17WXYN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in ROYAL OAK, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991108. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 01, 2003

While Driving 10mph The Right Tie Rod Popped Off, Causing Loss Of Control. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1720YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in WEST HAVEN, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 20030501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MONTEREY MOTORS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 877-793-1383 . DEALER’S CITY: MOLFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 06460 .

Dec 25, 2003

While Reversing Out Of Driveway Front Left Tire Stayed Straight And The Front Right Tire Turned Right. When This Occurred Vehicle Stopped Reversing. This Failure Was Caused By The Tie Rod Separating From Its Linkage. *ak

Mileage was 50000 miles. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in WESTBROOK, ME. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 22, 2004

While Driving At 25 Mph My 2000 F150 The Right Outside Tie Rod Broke Causing Degraded Steering And Uncontollable Lerching Of The Vehicle. No Accident. No Injuries.*ak The Other Tie Rod Was Also In Poor Condition.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 51000 miles. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991125. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 10, 2004

Tie Rods And Upper Ball Joints Broke. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF18W4YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in CEDARVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 10, 2004

The Tie Rods Failed On The Vehicle. The Consumer Was Pulling Out Of A Parking Space And The Vehicle Would Not Move. When The Consumer Got Out Of The Vehicle And Looked At It From The Front, The Tires Were Pointed Inward. The Vehicle Was Towed To An After Market Mechanic Where It Was Discovered That The Tie Rods Were Bad And Needed Replaced. Also The Owner Was Informed By The Manufacturer That The Tie Rods Needs To Be Inspected Every 15,000mi. Provide Further Details. *jb

Mileage was 85910 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L5YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in INTERLAKEN, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 08, 2004

I Own A 2000 ford f-150, While Turnig Right To Go In The Garage The Right Hand Tie Rod End Seperated From The Socket. The Cost Of The Repair 248.00 Because The Opposit End Of The Assembley Was Damage When The Truck Hit The Blacktop. In August I Received A Letter From ford Telling Me To Have The Tie Rod Ends Inspected Or How To Inspect Them Every 15,000 Miles. This Letter Indicates That ford Knows There’s A Problem But Choose Not To Do Anything About It Until Someone Gets Killed In An Accident (which Could Be Me.) When The Left Tie Rod End Decides To Fail Or The Rignt One Goes Again. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 92171 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W4YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in GREGORY, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20020405. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

May 14, 2004

While Slowing Down To A Stop From Driving 55 Mph Vehicle Commenced To Vibrate Out Of Control. Vehicle Was Towed To The Consumer’s House. Tow Truck Driver Informed Consumer That The Problem Was A Broken Tie Rod. Dealer/manufacturer Were Not Contacted.*ak Consumer Called ford To Make A Complaint. Tie Rod Broke As The Vehicle Brakes Were Applied At A Stop Light. Vehicle Repaired At Consumers Expense. *tc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 44753 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX172XYN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in ELYRIA, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000710. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MULLINAX FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-984-2431 . DEALER’S CITY: AMHERST . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44001 .

Sept 11, 2004

Tie-rod Broke Lose From Front Driver Side Wheel. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 121000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1720YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in FAIRFIELD, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 20021031. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 02, 2004

When Reversing Inner Tie Rod Failed, Causing Front Driver’s Side Wheel To Lock Up. Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. *ak

Mileage was 54600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L71Y. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in LOWER BURRELL, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 22, 2004

While Driving In Low Speeds In 2-wheel Drive Tie Rod Snapped. The Consumer Was Able To Continue Driving. The Dealership Will Be Notified. *ak *sc

Mileage was 147000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRY18W6YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in ONTARIO, 00. Vehicle was purchased on 20040521. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CAR CANADA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 613 489 0765 . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH GOWER . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: K4M1A7 .

Oct 15, 2004

ford f-150 Manufacturing Defect Of The Tie Rod Assemblies. *bf The Vehicle’s Tie Rod Failed While Pulling Into A Driveway. *nm

Mileage was 45042 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17L3YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19990916. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 4 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DONLEY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 419-468-4322 . DEALER’S CITY: GALION . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44833 .

May 10, 2004

Consumer Complained About An Abs Brake Problem. The Warning Light Kept Coming On. Also, Tie Rod Ends Were Defective. Consumer Received Notification From The ford Manufacturer To Have The Tie Rod Ends Checked. Consumer Had To Pay For This Service Because The Vehicle Was No Longer Under Warranty. 42,000 Miles On The Vehicle. *ak

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L7YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BEDFORD, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 21, 2004

As Per An August 2004 Letter From ford, I Had My f-150 Tie Rodds Inspected By An Independent Repair Facility And, Indeed, Found Them Severly Worn And Dangerous. They Are Being Repaired As I Write. Since ford Wrote Us The Letter, They Msut Know Of A Problem. I Have Never Had Tie Rods Fail Before In Any Make Car I Have Owned.*ak

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L4YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BURLINGTON, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20011012. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 16, 2004

When Pulling Out Of My Driveway Onto The Road, The Tierod Broke, Disabling The Vehicle.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 52430 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1723YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in TWINSBURG, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991012. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MARSHALL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2169419800 . DEALER’S CITY: CLEVELAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44111 .

June 30, 2004

While Driving 30 Mph The Consumer Lost Control Of The Vehicle. The Front Driver’s Side Tie Rod Had Broken And Both Inner Tie Rods Were Replaced. *bf *sc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W6YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in NORTH GOWER (OTTAWA), AE. Vehicle was purchased on 20040521. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CAR CANADA . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH GOWER . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CD. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: KOA2T0 .

Nov 01, 2004

Vehicle Was Taken To Dealer For Checkup And Results Showed That The Tie Rods Needed To Be Replaced, Which Was Affecting The Ability To Control The Vehicle. Manufacturer Was Contacted By Consumer.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L3YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in CAMPTON, NH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 11, 2005

The Front Right Tie Rod Failed Unexpectedly While Driving 5 Mph And Caused The Vehicle To Stop. Manufacturer Will Be Contacted By Consumer. *jb *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 66221 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1725YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in AKRON, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Mar 03, 2005

While Driving At Approximately 10 Mph The Outer Tie Rod Snapped Off The Control Arm, Causing The Vehicle To Lose Steering Control. Owner Contacted The Manufacturer, Who Was Aware Of This Defect And Suggested That The Owner Have The Suspension Checked Often. *ak A Year Later The Inner Tie Rod Snapped Off The Control Arm At 50000 Miles. *bf *nm

Mileage was 36000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L8YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in ARCADE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Nov 24, 2003

I Purchased A New 2000 F150 Pickup Truck From Van Boxtel ford In Green Bay Wi. After Putting 45000-50000 Miles I Had A Bad Experience With My Vehicle. I Was Driving Into A Parking Lot Off The Street And Was Turning Into The Second Parking Stall When The Vehicle Would Not Turn. I Stopped And Got Out Of The Truck To See If Something Was Wrong.the Front Tires Were Pointing In Opposite Directions And I Noticed A Hissing Sound Coming From The Right Side Front Tire. I Looked Under The Vehicle And The Tierod Had Poked A Hole Thru The Tire And Rim. The Vehiclewas Totally Unsteerable. The Repairs Were 700-800 Dollars Which ford Did Not Stand Behind.what Would Have Happened Had The Tierod Poked Thru The Rim And Tire When Iwas Driving At Highway Speeds.i Made Three Calls To ford At Their Headquarters, Nobody Called Or Responded As Requested. People Could Be Killed With This Type Of Incident.

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17W4YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in GREENLEAF, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991219. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph. DEALER’S NAME: VAN BOXTEL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 920-499-3131 . DEALER’S CITY: GREEN BAY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 54126 .

Aug 05, 2003

Vehicle Was Going Through A Drive Through Driver Noticed That There Was No Ability To Steer The Vehicle. Consumer Got Out Of The Vehicle, And Noticed That The Left Tie Rod And Lower Ball Joints Broke.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1725YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 03, 2005

ford F150 Tie Rod Failure–in August Of 2004 Received A Notice From ford To Check Tie Rods Due To Change Of Inspection Procedures Inspected Tie Rods In September 2004, Checked Ok. In April Of 2005 Driver’s Side Outer Tie Rod Failed At Approximately. 60,000 Miles Damages To Vehicle Included Driver’s Side Tire& Rims. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17LXYN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000204. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 01, 2005

Left & Right Outer Tie Rod End Failure 2000 ford F150 Sc 2 Wd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 29205 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17W9YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in KEARNEY, 00. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000429. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RON CLARKE MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: WYOMING, ONTARIO, CANADA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: 00.

May 09, 2005

Last Night, I Was Making A Left Hand Turn Into A Parking Lot When I Lost Control Of The Steering In My Vehicle. Luckily, The Oncoming Traffic Was Able To Manuver Around Me, And I Just Missed A Utility Pole. I Found The Inner Left Tie Rod Had Completely Separated. I Have Serarched The Internet And Found Numerous Reports And Complaints Of The Same Issue, And Even A Pending Class-action Suit. I Will Be Replaing Not Only The Broken Tie Rod, But The Others As Well.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV. Vehicle was purchased on 20030301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

June 23, 2005

Dt: Had Problems In Past With Tie Rod Ends And Was Unable To Keep Grease On Them. Consumer Was At Church And Began To Leave, And There Was A Popping Noise. After Turning The Wheel Followed By A Dragging-this Was Later A Piece Of Tie Rod End. This Occurred On The Right Side, And Before The Mileage Had Accumulated To 20,000 .this Occurred About A Year And A Half Ago. This Was Repaired By Consumer’s Husband. This 4th Of July Weekend, Was Exiting Parking Lot Onto Street And Heard Another Popping Noise. Almost Lost Control Of Truck But Was Able To Make It Off The Road. Called Husband Who Was A Mechanic, He Came And Repaired Vehicle. This Occurred On The Left Side. The Parts For The F150 Tie Rod Ends Were Unable To Pack Grease Which Causes This Failure. Has Contacted ford For The First Incident. The Second Failure Mileage Was Just Over 50,000 Miles. *ak

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX07L6YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in MIDLOTHIAN, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JOE RIZZA FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 708-403-0300 . DEALER’S CITY: ORLAND PARK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL.

July 04, 2005

2000 ford F150 Ball Joints And Tie Rod Ends Failed.***no Answer Required***. *mr The Consumer Did Not Give Specifics About The Accident. *jb

FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in UNKNOWN, DC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 03, 2005

As I Was Driving Down The Road I Lost Control Of My Vehicle. I Was Traveling Aproximatly 30mph When My Truck Started Shaking And Veered Off The Road. I Was Able To Stop Before Any Damage Occured. Being Mechanicaly Inclined I Inspected The Vehicle And Noticed The Drivers Side Tie Rod End Had Seperated. This Surprised Me In That The Truck Only Had 60k Miles. I Believe This Is A Major Safety Issue Since There Was No Obvious Indication That The Tie Rod End Was Even Bad.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L0YK. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in UXBRIDGE, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: IMPERIAL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 508 473 2800 . DEALER’S CITY: MILFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 01757 .

July 22, 2005

Dt: The Contact States Left Front Tie Rods Separated. He Was Going Approximately 40 Mph. They Both Had To Be Changed. This Happened On May 9-05. He Lost Control Of The Steering On 5-9-05. He Had Noticed That The Steering Was Wandering Prior To This Incident. The Dealer Told Him The Alignment Was Perfect; They Had Used A New Machine To Determine If The Alignment Was Correct. *ak

Mileage was 35122 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17W0YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in TEMPERANCE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BRONDES FORD . DEALER’S CITY: TOLEDO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43623 .

May 09, 2005

Dt: 2000 ford F150. The Consumer Stated That The Tie Rod End Let Go While In Motion. This Occurred On October 3, 2005. The Vehicle Had Not Been Taken To The Dealership. The Vehicle Was Towed To Consumer’s Residence. The Consumer Had Not Called ford. There Was No Warning But There Was A Small Vibration In The Steering Wheel Then The Tie Rod Completely Let Go. There Was No Accident And No One Was Injured. *sc . *ak

Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0724YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in NOVA SCOTIA, 00. Vehicle was purchased on 20040430. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: INDIVIDUAL .

Oct 03, 2005

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Driving 45 Mph, The Driver Side Tire Started Bouncing. The Vehicle Was Pulled Over And Towed To The Contact’s Residence Were It Was Repaired By A Family Member. The Inner Tie Rod Was Replaced On The Driver Side. Also, While Pulling Into A Parking Space At Less Than 5 Mph, The Passenger Side Tire Did Not Respond To The Steering Wheel. The Vehicle Was Again Towed To The Residence And The Passenger Side Inner Tie Rod Was Replaced. The Manufacturer Has Been Alerted.

Mileage was 69000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L8YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in BROOK PARK, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991215. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LIBERTY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: VERMILLION . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

Apr 21, 2005

(1) Due To The Particular Design Flaw Of The ” Tie End Rods” (the Tie Ends Do Not Have A Grease Nipple To Allow Critical Lubrication Of These Parts!), The Passenger Side “upper Tie End Rod” Completely Separated From Its Normal Position While The Vehicle Was In Motion. (2) The Vehicle Operator Was Unable To Steer The Vehicle To A Safe Clearance And Was Forced To Immediately Stop On A Two Lane Bridge And Block One Of The Lanes. (3) All Of The “tie Ends Rods” Were Replaced With New Parts That Have A Nipple For Lubrication So That The “wear” Item Can Be Maintained By Applying Grease. The Old Part Is Available. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 49500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L9YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in STOW, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991103. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KLABEN . DEALER’S CITY: KENT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44240 .

May 01, 2006

While Pulling Onto The Freeway This Morning In Rush Hour Traffic, The Left Tie Rod On My 2000 F150 Came Apart, Making It Impossible To Steer The Vehicle. I Was Afraid For My Life. The Vehicle Had Just 78,670 Miles On It And Is Used Mainly By Me To Drive To Work. On Aug. 16, 2004, With Just 55,849 Miles, I Had To Have The Right And Left Lower Ball Joints Replaced, Which The Mechanic Warned Me Were On The Verge Of Total Failure. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 78670 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPX18L6YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in SUNBURY, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20011015. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

June 20, 2006

Tie Rod Failure, Ball Seperated From Socket. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 74595 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W9YN. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in PERU, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010520. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Apr 04, 2007

While Driving Home From Work On A Two Lane Highway, I Started To Brake At Around 45 Mph For A Slowing Vehicle In Front Of Me. The Truck Started Bucking And Shaking Violently. Luckily, I Managed To Turn Into A Gas Station That Was Right There And Stop. I Got Out And Looked To See That The Passenger Side Tie Rod Was Broken. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101586 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1725YC. FORD F-150 2000 problem was reported in VESTAL, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20030105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SIMMONS ROCKWELL . DEALER’S CITY: HORSEHEADS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY.

Apr 09, 2008

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