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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford E-150 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford E-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 262010


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford E-150 cargo van. The contact was refueling the vehicle when he smelled an overpowering gasoline odor. Gasoline was leaking from the top of the fuel tank. The contact was able to locate NHTSA recall campaign id number: 01V114000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly) but was advised by the dealer that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 73,200.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a used 2001 Ford pickup on 10/26/06. On January 10,2007 it caught fire while being park over night. I reported the fire to Ford and their response is that the damage was too sever to verify any mfg defect. I received the recall notice the following week. Ford should notify buyer's sooner!

- Baytown, TX, USA

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