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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. should be covered by corrision warranty but Ford refuses (2 reports)
  2. unrepairable, once rusted it can't be corrected (1 reports)
2001 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012011

F-150 Work Series V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


My White 2011 F150 work series truck has severe rusting problems. The entire undercarriage, the bottoms of all 4 doors, and the back above the bumper are rotting away. The brake lines have rotted through - real safety issue. I pulled the spare down and it looked like someone had been using it for an anchor, I had to replace it because it (the rim, not the tire) would not hold air. I am the original owner and have taken good care keeping it clean, and I don't live in an area that has environmentally caused rust issues. Ford had not stepped up to do anything about this for anyone to my knowledge. By comparison, my brother-in-law has the same year Tundra and they replaced the FRAME (yes I said frame) a couple of years ago. He did not even know he had a problem, it was a recall, and it didn't cost him a cent.

they even paid for a rental pickup while the work was being done. Now that's standing behind your product. If Ford wants to be competitive with the other players they should start stepping up like Toyota does. What happened to quality is job one?

- , Hampstead, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 312007

(reported on)

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

The Dealer painted under the doors at time of purchase because of previous experience with 1999 F150. Primer was visible through white body color. All this did was postpone the inevitable to 5 yrs and 85K miles. Did not inform dealer out of warranty, in my opinion rust is UNREPAIRABLE, traded for GM Silverado. Thanks no more Fords please!

- , Middletown, DE, USA

problem #1

Jan 182006

(reported on)

F-150 LX

  • 35,000 miles

Ford refuses to cover, bed and all four doors need to be replaced. Rust is coming from the metal used to create these parts. Hunting for help resolving this issue. Ford has been no help at all.

- , Independence, KY, USA

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