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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 1 of 5)

problem #93

Apr 172016

F-150

  • 106,000 miles

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

While driving at less than 25 mph and braking the truck accelerated uncontrollably. Engine RPM accelerated to max and truck struck a parked vehicle at approximately 5-10 mph. Full brake application was unable to stop the vehicle. Engine continued to rev at max RPM and was turned off with the ignition switch. This previously had happened when merging into high speed traffic or passing with accelerator pushed to near full down position. This time the driver had his foot on the brake.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #92

Feb 202016

F-150

  • miles
Ford F150 2001 truck caught fire and was totaled. Truck was parked outside of house.

- Fackler, AL, USA

problem #91

Sep 202015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 263,458 miles
I had been at my neighbors house for over 1 1/2 hours. We heard a loud boom that shook the trailer we ran outside and discovered the drivers side tire blew out due to the fire. The entire hood was melting down onto the motor. There was no electrical components left under the hood by this time and the fire was spreading to the cab, but we finally put it out then the fire department came. I called my insurance co, they are investigating the cause of the fire. Please let me know if any of this pertains to my case. Thank you

- Blaine , KY, USA

problem #90

Aug 112015

F-150

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. While reversing, the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole when shifting the gear into drive. The vehicle accelerated to approximately 70-80 mph. The brake pedal was depressed, but failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a garage. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #89

Jul 122015

F-150

  • 246,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05V388000 (vehicle speed control); however, the cruise control experienced a failure. The contact stated that the brake master cylinder where the speed control sensor was located was fractured, causing the brake fluid to leak out of the cylinder. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified, but the contact was not offered a remedy for the failure. The failure mileage was 246,000.

- Mornoe, MI, USA

problem #88

Jul 032015

F-150

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was parked approximately 12 feet from the contact's residence, the security alarm sounded. The contact observed flames coming from the front of the vehicle that spread to the driver's side of the vehicle without warning. The fire was extinguished by the contact and other individuals. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V017000 (vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was approximately 160,000.

- Mount Judea, AR, USA

problem #87

Sep 222014

F-150

  • 131,000 miles

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

The gas peddle stuck on the for F150, I see complaint and a recall about the escape, but what about the Ford? on the intranet are several complaints about the same issue with the Ford trucks. We had a major accident and out truck was destroyed due to this.

- Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #86

Mar 172014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2001 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to the speed control deactivation switch fire recall notice. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired, prior to receiving the recall notice, as it was a serious fire hazard, because the vehicle started smoking. The consumer is seeking reimbursement, but has been met with great difficulty from Ford.

- Long Creek, OR, USA

problem #85

Jun 152014

F-150

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that fourteen hours after parking the vehicle, it burst into flames without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had been repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05V388000 (vehicle speed control). The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department was contacted and there were no injuries reported. In addition, the contact stated that part of his garage was damaged. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #84

Jun 022014

F-150

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle caught fire while it was parked. The fire department stated that the fire initiated in the engine near the master cylinder area. The contact also stated that NHTSA campaign number: 06V286000 (vehicle speed control) was received after the failure occurred. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Lemoore , CA, USA

problem #83

Mar 172014

F-150

  • 147,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. The contact stated that the vehicle ignited in flames while parked and unoccupied. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The fire department inspected the vehicle and filed an incident report stating that the fire originated from the speed control deactivation switch. The vehicle was destroyed and remained at the contact's residence. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 05V388000 (vehicle speed control) and stated that he had experienced the consequence listed in the recall however, the contac's VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #82

Jan 012010

F-150

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 05V388000 (vehicle speed control) but the cruise control did not engage when activated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 210,000.

- Clinton , MD, USA

problem #81

May 272013

F-150

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 60 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated up to 80 mph; however, when the brakes were applied that did not slow the vehicle down. The contact shifted the vehicle into neutral gear and when the brakes were applied the speed decreased to 50 mph and the contact shift the vehicle back into drive gear. The vehicle continued to accelerate and the contact was forced to kick the accelerator pedal in order to decrease the speed. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer or local mechanic. The contact did not call the manufacturer regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Warrenton , MO, USA

problem #80

May 152008

F-150

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle became hesitant to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #79

Mar 282013

F-150

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle ignited in flames and was completely destroyed. The fire department extinguished the fire and informed the contact that the fire originated from the speed control deactivation sensor. The vehicle remained at the contact's residence for further investigation. The contact stated that the failure coincided with the consequence mentioned in NHTSA campaign id number 05V388000 (vehicle speed control), in which the contact's vehicle was included. The contact had not received the recall repairs at the time of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #78

Jun 212012

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
The Ford mentioned above caught on fire in the morning around 3am and it caused damages to my car Mazda mx-3 parked beside the Ford. The Ford was completely burned down. I believed it was the deactivation switch of the cruise control that caused the fire. For further detail of this incident, you can contact nationwide insurance and the claim number is [xxx]. thanks information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #77

Jun 082012

F-150

  • 127,750 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. The contact parked the vehicle and approximately six hours later the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The vehicle was unoccupied when the failure occurred. A second vehicle was parked beside the burning vehicle and sustained moderate damages as a result of the fire. There were no personal injuries. A fire report was filed. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to a savage facility. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 05V388000 (vehicle speed control) in which the consequence was a fire. The contact was uncertain whether the VIN was included. The contact planned to notify the manufacturer regarding the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,750.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #76

Feb 172009

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the engine rpms would increase excessively in colder weather, usually about 15 degrees. When the failure would occur, the vehicle would abnormally accelerate while the contact was driving. The failure recurred fives times. The contact had to shift into neutral in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 158,000. Updated 04/10/12

- Murray, UT, USA

problem #75

Sep 202011

F-150 6-cyl

  • miles
On or about 2004, complainant purchased a Ford truck, F-150, supercrew, 4X2, model 2001. Complainant owns and lives in a house. Said house has a gate carport. By September 20, 2011, the above referenced vehicle had been parked and turned off for about one (1) week in the gated carport of complainants house. On September 20, 2011, sometime between 12:00pm and 1:00pm the above reference vehicle began to burn inside the carport. The flames and the smoke flowing from the vehicle expanded into complainants house causing damages to the structure and a myriad of movable objects located therein. According to complainants forensic expert, the vehicle began to burn as a result of a failure in the vehicle's cruise control switch deactivator.

- Toa Baja, PR, USA

problem #74

Dec 092011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 202,534 miles
Attempting to park vehicle in parking stall with foot on brake stopping the vehicle. The vehicle, for no apparent reason, abruptly accelerated forward striknig the vehicle on the other side of the parking stall. The resulting crash caused damage to the front of the 2011 GMC sport utility vehicle and to the front of the 2001 Ford F-150. This is the second time an incident similar to this has occurred. The first time was in August 2011. The first time the vehicle demonstrated a similar phenomena occurred when the owner was parking the vehicle in a parking stall. The vehicle was stopped in the parking stall, the driver's foot on the brake and the vehicle abruptly accelerated, for no apparent reason, over a concrete parking block. The vehicle continued into the street as the driver continued to apply the brake, attempting to stop the Ford F-150. The driver was unable to avoid striking a vehicle after entering the street.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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