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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The consumer's vehicle was at a red light and heard a loud popping noise from the underneath the hood. Upon acceleration the vehicle began to shake. The consumer pulled over to inspect the vehicle and discovered a spark plug was lying on top of the engine. The consumer later drove the vehicle to a repair shop. The mechanic inspected the vehicle and consulted a Ford dealer. The mechanic used a heel coil to resolve the problem as suggested by the Ford dealer. The vehicle could not be completely repaired due to a lack of tools to set the timing chain on the vehicle. Ford did not have these special tools available to the public. No further repairs could be made by the mechanic at this time. (12/02/05)

- Harleigh , PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 082002


  • miles
I have had nothing but problems with the fuel injection system. The deal did fix the first problem but ignored complaints that the problem was still not fixed. At 36000 miles the drive belt went out and still there was problems w/ injectors. Now dealers will not honor warranty becasue current mileage is 36900 even though they put the first 1,234 when the truck was bought new.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Serpentine belt broke while backing up and vehicle lost steering ability, towed to dealer, part was replaced. The steering locked and the consumer lost control of the vehicle resulting in a collision with a pole.

- Brea, CA, USA

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