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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford E-350 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 022009


  • 83,000 miles


ABS module shorting out because of brake fluid in the module. I heard a loud popping noise just outside my home where my van is parked, less than 2 ft. From the house, and went out to investigate. Smoke was billowing from the drivers side engine compartment, so I raised the hood and disconnected the battery. The smoke was coming from the area of the ABS module, so I removed it and the cover had blown off, and the circuit board inside was fried. This is a potential fire hazard, and yet I was unable to locate a recall about this issue. My van is a 2001 Ford E-350. The vehicle was idle, and had not been driven for almost 2 days (it was the weekend), the engine was not running, the keys were not in the ignition, and the van was locked at the time of this incident.

- Orangevale, CA, USA

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