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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 14
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,464 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 Owner Comments

problem #14

Mar 302010

F-150

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated after parking the vehicle, she observed smoke coming from under the hood. The contact found the wiring under the hood had burned and melted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was awaiting an assessment of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 95,000.

- Grafton, OH, USA

problem #13

Dec 222007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,500 miles
2001 F150 superext cab caught fire on 12/22/07. Essurance has investigated the fire to be caused by the cruise control malfunction.

- El Cajon , CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 062007

F-150

  • miles
Ford F150 2001 parked in the garage ignited into flames after being parked for over one hour. Neighbor saw smoke coming from under the garage and knocked on the door. I opened the kitchen that leads to garage flames coming from under the hood. I opened the garage and fire spread to another car parked in the garage behind truck in the driveway. Flames rose to upstairs bedroom and throughout the garage.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 132005

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

The vehicle was operating normally without incident. The car was parked in the driveway and turned off. After approximately 15 to 30 minutes after the car was parked it spontaneously ignited. The fire dept. Was dispatched and successfully extinguished the fire. The truck was destroyed and the driveway sustained significant damage. Nothing was previously done to correct any failures because we were unaware of any problems or safety hazards in the vehicle.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #10

Jul 242005

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
My wife noticed that there was smoke commong from my 2001 F-150 super crew. I ran to my truck and pulled a plug out which was on fire. I brought my truck to the dealership and they informed me that there was a recall on this part, but my truck was not part of the recall. I had them fix my truck which cost me $200. I called Ford and talked to the service manager at the dealership, but nobody is willing to help me out.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

Jul 212005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
2001 Ford F 150 was parked in parking lot at apt. Caught on fire and burned to the ground.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 062005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Insd was driving his vehicle, it started to cut out so he pulled over and called for someone to pick it up. When he returned the vehicle has completly burned. Fire department says not arson, fire originated under the hood near the firewall.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #7

May 292005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Vehicle was driven, and parked at the place of business for approximately 40 min., when a passerby came into the place of business and reported a vehicle on fire. On investigation, it was determined that the vehicle was mine- a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The fire was in the engine compartment around the master cylinder and surrounding areas. The wheel well area was damaged; the master cyliner resevoir was absent; and the fire damage occured to the interior portion of the compartment including the firewall. The insureance company was notified, the local Ford dealer was also asked about recalls of that vehicle due to the damage, and the local consumer Agency was notified. I have never been notified of any such recall, or any such possible occurence of damage to similar vehicles of thks nature. Currently, the vehicle is under inspection by the insurance company and is expected to be towed from my residence to the local Ford dealer. The lein holder of the vehilcle is first bank.

- St.Croix , VI, USA

problem #6

Mar 082005

F-150

  • 98,000 miles
While vehicle was parked a fire started under the hood. Dealership was notified, but not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined.

- Dora, AL, USA

problem #5

Oct 252004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
Fire in Ford F-150 parked in garage - fire origin at left rear of engine compartment - cruise control quit working about a year ago but owner never had it fixed because he never used it - ccds located - X-rays showed splatter and destruction of internal contacts from arcing - 20 a fuse to circuit # 13 was blown.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #4

May 112004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

Our 2001 Ford F-150 caught on fire in our driveway & was a complete loss. Damage to driveway & lawn. Fire marshall filed complaint.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 042004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Vehicle was parked when consumer told the passenger that a burning smell was coming from the vehicle. When consumer and passenger were responding to the smell there was fire coming from underneath the vehicle. Consumer called the fire department that responded immediately. Vehicle burned completely beyond recognition.

- Dundas, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 252004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
2001 Ford F-150 - parked in garage for about 30 min. - fire in left rear corner of engine compartment - cruise control had not worked for about a year - cruise control deactivation switch recovered, and exraid internal contacts show splatter from arcing - additional arcing evidence on wire harness in vicinity of brake vacuum booster.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 152004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Came home from work. Left in another vehicle. Received phone call from landlord that truck was on fire and had caught house on fire. Family forced to move after having only moved to this home 2 weeks prior. Truck destoyed as well as home and furnishings and personal belongings. Extensive expense and emotional trauma. Vehicle parked

- Spring, TX, USA

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