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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,011 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #17

Aug 312006

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,301 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at various speeds, there was an increased stopping distance and the ABS light illuminated. The vehicle was inspected by an independent repair shop who determined both front anti-lock wheel speed sensors needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was alerted. The consumer traded the vehicle. Updated 09/19/06.

- Carthage, NY, USA

problem #16

Mar 142005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in a frontal collision when another vehicle veered into consumer's lane. Driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. Driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and crashed. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries, and went to the hospital on his own. Vehicle was towed to a body shop.

- Park Hills, MO, USA

problem #15

Oct 142004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the ABS light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. The driver was able to stop the vehicle. The consumer drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the problem could not be duplicated. Please fill in additional information.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #14

Feb 182004

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 55 mph consumer depressed brakes with force and pedal traveled to the floorboard, resulting in extended stopping distance, and causing consumer to rear end vehicle in front.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 042003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Left front wheel siezed up while driving on freeway just after ABS light came on, truck pulled to left, vehicle could have rolled over killing us. Destroyed tire and calliper and seal material caught fire.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #12

Feb 142003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,890 miles
At highway speed (70 mph) in left lane of 4 lane divided highway ( conditions dry) was required to perform emergency braking due to slow moving vehicle pulling into our lane. Felt ABS braking (pulsing) for about 1-2 seconds and then truck whipped 90 degrees to the right. Skidded across highway, straighten up, but slid off right shoulder into ditch. Only minor damage to truck. On the highway there was visible a skid mark for right side of truck at the point of braking (no skid marks for left wheels) and skid mark across the highway at about 45 degree angle. Truck had previously been to dealer twice in previous 2 months with complaint about brakes being rough on release. Returned truck to dealer on 2/15/03 and dealer kept until 2/19/03 and reported there was nothing wrong with the brakes. Met with dealer service manager on 3/3/03 and service manager and Ford engineer today (3/4/03) and we could not duplicate problem on several attempts at 50-60 mph. Engineer admitted there were only a couple of things that would cause right brake to lock up, ABS module or caliper. Asked what I wanted and I asked them to replace ABS module and caliper. They refused.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #11

Oct 252001

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS brake failure.

- Ft. Worth, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 092002

F-150

  • miles
Our insured, mr mohssin, performed an evasive manuever at highway speed applying the brakes to the maximum while turning. His 2001 F150 harley edition is equipped with ABS as well as 20" rims which are 40lbs heavier than stock. In the last several weeks, we have gathered sufficient evidence to suggest that the lf and rf brake caliper brackets snapped during this loss causing both tire/wheel/hub assys to shear off the spindle nuts and become separated from the vehicle. There was no impact with any other vehicle prior to this and all components on this vehicle are oem. It is the opinion of our indpendent reconstructionist engineer that there is ample reason for Ford to be concerned and review the evidence for themselves. To date, we have had no luck getting any response or interest in reviewing our findings. Many avenues have been pursued to seek some response. The only contact so far has directed us to submit a subrogation demand if we seek recovery. Our concern at this point is to get the insured his vehicle back. Physical evidence has been secured. Repairs will begin the first week of July. We would appreciate it if the NHTSA could persuade a Ford representative to contact our ncal pd mgr, eric hacker at 916 853-4607 to confirm Ford's position. We appreciate any assistance you can provide.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 152002

F-150

  • miles
On dry pavement, the temperature was 70 degrees, and the weather was clear and sunny at 12:30 in the afternoon, in light traffic, when the brakes failed on my 2001 F150 supercrew. During normal braking procedures, with more than adequate spacing between cars, normal braking procedures were employed. There was no response at all from the brakes. This left my wife, the driver, no choice but to leave the road service to avoid a rear collision with a smaller car, in which she hit a road side food stand. The food stand was destroyed and the truck received heavy damage.

- Lusby, MD, USA

problem #8

Jun 082001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator pedal got stuck, forcing vehicle to go 35mph. When brakes were applied vehicle attempted to slow down, but kept going. Speed did not increase. Vehicle was shut off to stop. Dealer noified of problem. Please add more information.

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #7

Nov 152001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When applying brakes at 40 mph or more, vehicle has a delay in stopping. Vehicle has been to dealer on two occasions, and problem is still occurring.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 282001

F-150

  • miles
While driving vehicle 15 to 20 mph brakes locked up. When applying ABS brakes vehicle did not stop, it pulled to left. Consumer lost control of vehicle, and vehicle went down an embankment. Contacted dealer and scheduled an appointment.

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #5

Aug 262001

F-150

  • miles
While attempting to make a gradual stop ABS braking system causes brake pedal to become difficult to depress. Dealer has been contacted.

- Marksville, LA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012001

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes lock up unexpectedly and without any prior warning. Dealer has not found reason for defect or remedy consumer stated he experiences lock up on dry pavement and dry weather, and turning becomes difficult.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 202001

F-150

  • miles
While driving about 25 miles an hour in traffic on a feeway, my brakes would not work causing me to use my emergency brake to stop. This is the second time since I bought my truck 2 months ago.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 022001

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Whenever towing a boat brakes heat up, resulting in extended stopping distance. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything. Consumer states when towing a 4000lbs boat in city traffic for more than 30 minutes the brake heats up and the anti lock system shuts off, results in extended stopping distance, the vehicle must be taken to dealer to reset the ABS system, dealer refused to do anything because when they tested the vehicle, without the boat the brakes worked fine, and when they tested the ABS the testing always reset the ABS.8jb

- Fort Luaderdale, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 162001

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving under damp or wet conditions brakes go out. This has caused consumer too run it into back of a bus. Dealer has been contacted.

- Delevan, NY, USA

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