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9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 042005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

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

1) while attempting to stop I noticed my truck accelerating. I naturally pressed harder and nearly ran through my garage door. On 5 other occasions since I have come very close to having severe accidents experiencing acceleration. Had I not been conscious of the cause the incidents would have resulted in serious injury. 2) the cause discovered was the proximity and height of the brake pedal in relation the gas pedal. Nearly 1/3 of my foot can be on the brake pedal, and still press the gas pedal at the same time. Unlike other vehicles, the brake pedal does not stop before reaching the plane of the gas pedal. 3) on numerous occasions, particularly in having to make quick stops my foot has inadvertently pressed both the brake and gas pedal. Realizing that the resulting acceleration was due to improper positioning of the pedals I have been able to recover but not without the loss of precious time. Someday I fear that this defect will result in a costly and severe accident.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012001

F-150

  • miles
PE 02 035: Brake/accelerator pedal separation: While applying brake pedal driver's foot would simultaneously hit accelerator pedal, almost causing a vehicle crash. Dealer and manufacturer not notified at that time. Consumer was at a traffic light with foot on the brake when the engine started to rev. The more the consumer put on brakes the more the engine would accelerate.

- Findlay, OH, USA

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