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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,333 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 F-150 accessories - interior problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 282009


  • 172,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. While driving 30 mph the cable that holds the spare tire fractured. As a consequence a component under the vehicle was bent, and the spare tire separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and he was advised that he ineligible for a free remedy because the warranty expired. The failure mileage 172,000.

- Mason, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 092004

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
Fire investigation, date of loss: 7/9/04 2001 Ford F-150 [xxx] right side ofthe engine compartment fire, cause: Lifting strap broke and fell onto the alterntor power terminal, long term contact wore through plastic, energizing strap. Total loss updated 07/30/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had some warrant issues with Ford Motor Corporation. Trim around windshield, faded grill and base not working on radio. The biggest problem has something to do with the ac and emissions. I turned on the ac and the truck started to run bad jerking and sputtering. Took it too Ford and they replaced a sensor. This summer the first time I turn on my ac and the same problem this time its not covered by warranty. I haven't put 14K miles on the truck. Does emissions have some type of expectations set by the epa or dot. It cost $400. To get sensor replaced. I cant afford to replace a sensor ever summer I turn on my ac.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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