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The NHSTA is currently looking into 2015-2016 Ford F-150 because the brakes may fail while driving. There's not recall yet but I hope they don't continue to use the sale brakes in the new F-150 diesel. I wouldn't want to depress the brake pedal into the floor and feel nothing.

There's a bunch of articles about this right now: Feds Investigate Brake Failures in 2015-2016 Ford F-150 Trucks | CarComplaints.com
 

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I doubt they'll make the same mistake with a new model like the diesel F-150. Makes sense to produce them right the first time so they won't have to spend more money later on for recalls and they can get sued if someone gets injured or dies.
 

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Not sure if Ford will update the braking system for the new F-150 trucks. Seems like the current complaints are similar to those that caused a May 2016 recall of 271,000 F-150 trucks.
 

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But isn't this something that they should be figuring out before releasing the diesel f150 ? If it's already a recall, then theoretically they should be getting fixed from factory.
 

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This is something they should be figuring out, yes, but if it's a recurring problem that they can't seem to completely fix then we could see it in the newer f-150 later down the road.
 

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It all comes down to what batch and for that we see some sort of production date range, from that we'll be able to pin point on who's impacted by this. I'm sure dealers can provide direction on this and of course Ford USA/Canada.
 

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Dealers may be able to but Ford USA/Canada would be the better ones to contact. Loads more information over there
 

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Going into a new model year there should be some update to come from Ford, this is not an issue they'll want to carry on into the next model year. Start asking your dealers, making calls and seeing what answers come up.
 

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Let's hope Ford doesn't keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Twice in one year is not looking good on their record.
 

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What brakes are on the Raptor? Wouldn't mind seeing those on the f150 diesel.

Before you set on wanting those first look into what the Raptor brakes are like and what owners are doing. For all we know there might be simple and relatively cheap changes we can do that bring braking performance just a bit above what we actually need as diesel owners for the sort of things we plan to do.
 

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I don't really see a need to change anything brake related until you find that they are not as efficient as you would need (subject to driving habits/ethics) at that point, it may just be more worth it to go with an aftermarket solution. Would result in being cheaper and maybe even better suited for what you want.
 

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I don't really see a need to change anything brake related until you find that they are not as efficient as you would need (subject to driving habits/ethics) at that point, it may just be more worth it to go with an aftermarket solution. Would result in being cheaper and maybe even better suited for what you want.
Exactly.

For all we know someone might just see better pads as what will make it ideal, for others going a high performance braking system will be it.

Overall the needs for most owners are simple, and improved pads are usually one of them. Rotors are another one too.
 

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Yup, I'm pretty sure people aren't taking these to a track that require a big brake kit, stainless braided lines and the works. A change of pads alone could provide you with a much greater amount of bite. If that isn't enough, throw some new rotors in and I can almost guarantee you won't need anything more in that.
 

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Some people even do it when upgrading wheels. So it's not always a matter of having to push these through extreme's. Then you have those that want some bling behind their wheel. Just depends on why and what you need it for.
 

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I actually don't know anyone that does it for the sake of doing it when upgrading wheels.. Upgrading wheels is more tied to suspension upgrades, not brakes.
 
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