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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 54
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,201 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 engine problems

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

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problem #13

Jul 012003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,475 miles

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

I am experiencing a serious surge problem with my vehicle. I have experienced the surge 5 times since I first purchase the vehicle over 18 months ago, and I have experienced it twice in the past two months. I most recently was nearly involved in a rear-end collision and I am worried about the consequences shall this surge occur during any extremely hypothetical situation, such as striking a pedestrian. I am a member of a Ford enthusiast website and there are many other individuals with the same vehicle who are also experiencing the same defect. I own a 2001 Ford F150 harley davidson and I am concerned for my safety and the safety of those who I share the road with. Please help me get Ford to address this concern.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #12

Feb 152003

F-150

  • miles
Three speed sensor had to be replaced, when the sensors failed it caused the vehicle's speedometer not to function. The failure of the sensors also caused the vehicle's cluster and main computer to short out.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #11

Dec 072002

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
While driving, vehicle went into cruise control on it's own while at a red light. The vehicle accelerated then turned off. Dealer notified. Ph consumer was driving 58 mph with cruise control on. Stopped for a red light. At this point cruise control was off. Proceeded to travel at 45 mph. Took foot off gas pedal then vehicle accelerated at 58 mph, then back to normal speed.

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #10

Nov 142002

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

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

Consumer stated that when trying to accelerate the pedal will stick in the idle position causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified ts dealer replaced stuck throttle body.

- Buchanan, TN, USA

problem #9

Mar 012002

F-150 4WD

  • miles
While driving on the freeway at 60 mph the truck began acclerating on its own. Applying the brakes did not solve problem. Exited freeway on a ramp and applied brakes to the floor. Had to shut off ignition to stop the vehicle. Attempted to restart the truck but it was over revving and smoking out the exhaust. Shut it down and needed a tow.

- Waconia, MN, USA

problem #8

Feb 162002

F-150

  • miles
While trying to pull into garage vehicle automatically accelerated, and vehicle ran into garage. Consumer tried to move, and vehicle again ran through back of garage. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #7

Nov 012001

F-150

  • miles

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

While driving 65mph, tracker passed consumer's vehicle and soon after, vehicle shutdown, all dashboard lights came on. This usually happened on the highway. Three weeks later, vehicle shutdown again. Consumer states that this only happens at times when accelerating, consumer states vehicle would also lunge forward and rev when in a stopped position with foot on the brake, dealer has replaced spark plugs, ignition, vapor vlave, and computer, vehicle has not been remedied.

- Wilton Manus, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 212001

F-150

  • miles
We parked and put the brake on at a slight incline. Truck rolled and it hit another car. Was told latter that I should have put it in gear. I was never notified this should have been done.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 202001

F-150

  • miles
While driving at 10 to 15 mph vehicle would not go into any gears. Consumer turned truck off and put in gear. Then, consumer was able to drive home slowly and park vehicle. About 5 minutes later, started vehicle, and it jumped forward, it was not in gear, someone could have been seriously injured. Vehicle was towed to dealer.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 162001

F-150

  • miles
While driving would stop at a sign and rpms will go up and down, causing sudden acceleration. Vehicle had been taken to dealer four times for same problem, but no defect had been found.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 222001

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

The truck continued to accelerate uncontrollably after I got it back from dealer. I brought it back to the dealer on Feb 22nd. The dealership determined that there was a problem with the thottle body. Although, they will not fix it because "Ford doesn't know how to fix it" according to tom glansman at saxon Ford. This problem is extremely dangerous, the brake fail to stop the truck when it has this problem. Only turning off the engine can stop the truck, which compromises the brake and steering systems. Ford will not fix the problem.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 152001

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Truck started accelerating uncontrollably to the point that brakes could not stop vehicle, only turning off engine would do so. This problem was not cause by floormats ! to this point (2/17) dealer hasn't found anything wrong. The truck has experienced this problem three times in the last 500 miles. The last time truck continued to have this problem when restarted. It had to be towed to the dealer. This is a very dangerous condition, I barely was able to control the truck the last time.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 152001

F-150

  • miles
Rpms are high and vehicle is constanly acclerates. On 15th of this month, vehicle started to acclerate to point where consumer could not control vehicle. Consumer had to pull over, and shut vehicle off. Then could not get vehicle started again. Contacted dealer, and dealer could not find anything wrong with vehicle.this problem has occurred about 3 or 4 times. Consumer took vehicle back to dealership, and dealer had problem happen to them. Then, dealer had to contact Ford, and Ford did not want to acknowledge the warrenty on the vehicle because they don't have a remedy for problem yet.

- Woodberry, MN, USA

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