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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,400 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. need thicker clear coat (1 reports)
2001 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 112006

F-150 Super Crew LX 5.4lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


Front fenders and Hood area paint peeling...The F150 Super Crew runs great, have had no other problems . The truck currently has 160,000 plus miles on it . The bad paint makes a good running truck look like it hasn't been cared for and that is not the case. Did Ford ever have a recall on the paint peeling problem.? I bought the truck second hand ....

- , Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 302007

F-150 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Does anyone know if there is a factory recall or class action suit for this issue. It's already well-documented by other owners across the US. Body shop guy says Ford and GM did NOT want to put a U/V protection component into the clear coat and this is causing the paint to peel away from the primer after exposure to the sun.

- , Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 212006

(reported on)

F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

i feel like ford should have to fix this because truck is only 6 years old

- , Geneva, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 112007

F-150 F150 Supercrew 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Had always like the look of the Supercrew so went out and bought one everything was great until paint starting flaking off. Didn't understand why so I took it to a local dealer and talk with a service guy on a Saturday he said i'm not a paint and body guy but why has it waited so long to chip off and said he didn't think it was a defect but why would it just flake off and ford seems like they will not honor their product what kinda BS is that built ford tough MY ASS

- , Batesburg, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 252007

(reported on)

F-150 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

My husband religiously washes and waxes this truck, Imagine my surprise when last week the paint suddenly is flaking off from the roof and the bed gate top near the handle. I plan to contact the dealer to see if this can be stopped and if they have any explanation as to the cause of this paint flaking. I am concerned with future body rot if this problem cannot be fixed.

- , Piscataway, NJ, USA

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