Investigation Closed Into Vacuum Pump Failure in F-150 Brakes

The government has closed their investigation into F-150 electric vacuum pump failures, but that’s only because Ford has agreed to repair them under a “customer satisfaction program”:

Ford opened customer satisfaction program 15N05 that extends warranty coverage for the electric vacuum pumps in 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines. The satisfaction program extends warranty coverage for up to 10 years of service or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date.

All affected F-150 trucks are eligible for the program through July 30, 2016, regardless of mileage.

You say customer satisfaction program, I say recall. Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to I suppose.

The original investigation was opened in June 2015 and upgraded a few months later. Make sure to contact your local dealer by July 30th if you’ve been having problems.