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Old 09-18-2017, 06:41 AM   #71
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Rodster, I've had two brake control modules fail on my 2015 F150 SCrew. One while on the road and the other in my driveway. The local Ford dealer tells me the modules have been redesigned. I've got nearly 2,000 mi on the replacement with no troubles.

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Old 09-18-2017, 07:58 AM   #72
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I hope so. It was one scary experience. First, the smoke started rising from the dash and I got a brake failure message. At first I thought it was the truck and I was freaked. I do not know if you have been to Helen, GA but the ride from the Airstream park to town is downhill mostly and curvy. The whole place is hilly and curvy. Then the brakes locked and abruptly stopped the truck in a bad place. I hope I got a redesigned one.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:20 AM   #73
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Rodster,
I think your recent controller failure is worse than not having the brakes work, something we had on our maiden voyage a long time ago. We were able to get truck and trailer pulled over to the side on that downhill. Front disc brakes were smoking like crazy, smoke pouring out from wheel wells. But we had some control and the truck was bigger than the trailer, thankfully.

Glad you made it through your controller failure okay and yeah, hope they got you a good one now. I'd wondered about having built-in brake controller (ours doesn't) but yours is the first I've heard to fail.

Good luck and thanks for sharing what happened.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:12 AM   #74
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The Ford dealer checked my truck using a trailer of their own. It did the same thing- burned up a controller. Then, to double check, my father and I did a break away test with my trailer- all fine, no problems there. The break away did not activate during my drive and, during the test, did what it was supposed to do. That leaves the truck at fault with these two tests.

What we found out was that Ford has REDESIGNED the break controller 3X since 2015. The part # for the latest model is GL3Z2C006CB.

From this experience I can say that the trailer will stop the truck and safely. It is just that depending on the road type you are on, it can have a profound impact on your nervous system. Curved hilly roads heighten the experience!
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Good luck be careful and hopefully a successful outcome. SOON!

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I hope so. It was one scary experience. First, the smoke started rising from the dash and I got a brake failure message. At first I thought it was the truck and I was freaked. I do not know if you have been to Helen, GA but the ride from the Airstream park to town is downhill mostly and curvy. The whole place is hilly and curvy. Then the brakes locked and abruptly stopped the truck in a bad place. I hope I got a redesigned one.
Rodsterinfl:
I'm very familiar with that stretch of road. I drive by the Top of GA airstream park on the way to work.
That must have been quite an adventure. Glad nobody was hurt. Than can easily happen there.
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UPDATE

I have learned more on the Ford Brake controller on 2015 and newer F150s.

There are now seven different redesigns. The newest is not the one I was given and posted earlier. It is this one:

JL3Z19H332AA

this supersedes all previous six versions - FL3Z2C006AA, FL3Z2C006AB, FL3Z19H332AB, FL3Z19H332AA, GL322C006-CA, GL322C006-CB
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