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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 022002


  • miles


Nar 1/29/2003. The consumer steered abruptly toward the left lane, struck the guard rail with the left front end of the vehicle and consequently the vehicle rolled over. Aacording to the police report the cap to the master cylinder was missing and there was evidence of brake fluid in the brake lines and fluid was found leaking from the right rear tire assembly which was disengaged from the vehicle.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked inside of parking lot and it caught on fire. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire. No injuries reported. Vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. The fire was started due to the master cylinder. Smoke was noticed coming from the hood and flames were coming from the driver's side front wheel housing.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 132003


  • miles
When shutting vehicle off master cylinder caught on fire.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

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