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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 52
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,129 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #15

Oct 202004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,550 miles

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

2nd spark plug from the front on passenger side blew out of the cylinder head on 20001 Ford F-150 lightning while stopped in traffic. Truck has 39550 miles on it. Plug stripped threads out of cylinder head. This is 2nd occurrence. On June 19 2003 plug was ejected from #2 cylinder head. Truck was still under warranty and head was replaced by fox lake Ford Mercury. Dealership did not say which plug blew. A coil assembly also blew and was replaced by sessler Ford on January 7th 2004.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #14

Oct 262004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Spark plug blown out-blown head.

- Bayport, MN, USA

problem #13

Sep 072004

F-150

  • 59,000 miles
While driving consumer smelled smoke. Consumer's heard the dome inside light make a popping noise. After hearing that popping noise vehicle caught on fire, burning the inside of the entire truck. Grand-daughter's hair caught on fire. However, she was not injured.

- Emeryville, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 112004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,280 miles

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

1) while driving kids to school, electric sun roof was placed in the full open position, after deciding the morning air was too cool for the children an attempt was made to close sun roof. 2) the unit would not close, it had fialed in the full open position. Driver had to pull to the side of the road due to the distraction of the roof not closing. After determining the roof was not going to close, the driver took the vehicle home. With rain emanate in the area from hurricane bonnie and charley. The truck was taken to a Ford dealer. The service department found the motor assembly had failed. 3) a new motor assembly was ordered, this is when the dealer found out due to failures and a design flaw the motor assemble was redesigned.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #11

Jul 092004

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
Fire investigation, date of loss: 7/9/04 2001 Ford F-150 [xxx] right side ofthe engine compartment fire, cause: Lifting strap broke and fell onto the alterntor power terminal, long term contact wore through plastic, energizing strap. Total loss updated 07/30/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 262004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
2001 Ford F150 32,000 miles. Blew #3 spark plug on the drivers side. Ford Motor Corp had to replace the cylinder head.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #9

May 212004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,148 miles

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

While driving 20 mph consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed to a dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the cylinder head needed to be replaced due to a spark plug blowout.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #8

Jun 012004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had some warrant issues with Ford Motor Corporation. Trim around windshield, faded grill and base not working on radio. The biggest problem has something to do with the ac and emissions. I turned on the ac and the truck started to run bad jerking and sputtering. Took it too Ford and they replaced a sensor. This summer the first time I turn on my ac and the same problem this time its not covered by warranty. I haven't put 14K miles on the truck. Does emissions have some type of expectations set by the epa or dot. It cost $400. To get sensor replaced. I cant afford to replace a sensor ever summer I turn on my ac.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #7

Jun 042003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,500 miles
1. driving along normally when a spark plug blew out of passenger side head on my 2001 Ford lightning. 2. had to pull to the side of the road in heavy traffic & wait ~2 hours for a tow truck & another day to hear anything from the dealership. 3. vehicle was still under warranty, dealer replaced passenger side cylinder head.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 202004

F-150

  • 8,000 miles
Spark plugs blew out while driving because only 4 tread was screwed in. Manufacturer was aware of this issue, and changed the newer model spark plug. Newer model spark plugs have 10 tread screwed in.

- Piedmont, SD, USA

problem #5

Feb 052004

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

A fire started at windshield wiper circuit board while the vehicle was being started. The manufacturer and dealer were notified.

- Lebanon, ME, USA

problem #4

Dec 312003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Spark plugs working loose and ejecting from cylindar heads due to insufficiant threads in poor head design.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 262003

F-150

  • 54,000 miles
While driving 50 mph consumer heard a popping sound and started smelling fuel odor. Consumer pulled over to the shoulder, found out that a spark plug ejected outwards and cracked one of the engine heads.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032003

(reported on)

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a fire in the dash. Mr scc

- Winfield, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 252001

F-150

  • miles
Have had problems with this vehicle at 1900 miles. Suspension, fumes, brakes, signal switch, electrical shortages.

- Ft. Worth, TX, USA

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