Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 52
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
65,345 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

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Ford F-150:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #5

Aug 072004


  • 70,000 miles


The consumer was informed his vehicle was on fire. The fire was coming from the engine compartment on the drivers side close to the fire wall. The cruise control had failed about 2 weeks or a month prior to the fire. No after market equipment on vehicle. No structure damage. Will E-mail photos to bruce york.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 162004

F-150 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The consumer parked the vehicle at 6:00 pm and about 10 minutes later the truck caught on fire. The fire was coming from the engine compartment on the drivers side. The vehicle had cruise control. The cruise control was only used one time before the fire like 6 or 7 months ago. Will E-mail pictures to bruce york. The vehicle was not insured. Another vehicle was parked beside it and caught fire.

- Rosenberg, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Cruise control quit working...a month later my truck burnt to the ground in the middle of the night.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,600 miles
The consumer parked the vehicle in the garage, went into the house. After dinner, the consumers' wife heard a loud pop and the dog was barking at the door. The consumer went to the garage door, opened it, and saw flames coming from between the hood and the windshield on the driver's side. The consumer was given a fire extinguisher from the kitchen emptied it onto the vehicle, then got another extinguisher that was in the garage and emptied it. However the fire was not slowing down at all. The consumer moved the second vehicle from the garage and home burned down. The consumer stated the cruise control was the cause of the fire, however this is not official.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 152004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire unexpectedly when parked in the driveway. Results showed that there was a shortage in cruise control, causing the engine to catch on fire.

- Sanford, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?