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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
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.

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2001 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Aug 062001


  • miles
While driving, vehicle lost all electrical power. A wire was burned at the alternator. Dealer stated voltage regulator overloaded alternator.

- Mangum, OK, USA

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