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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,951 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 #3

Nov 222005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 119,852 miles


While driving my 2001 F150 truck, the check engine light came on. I took my truck to the garage that does my auto work. They told me it was the egr pressure sensor. They replaced the sensor at a cost of $190. Later I found out that Ford had issued a service bulletin to have the sensor replaced and they sent letters to the owners to bring their trucks in to have the sensor replaced. Since I am the second owner of the truck I did not receive the letter and since I had 119,852 miles on the truck Ford would not fix it." Ford knew of the defect, why should I have to pay to have a defective sensor replaced".

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 162006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the "service engine soon" light came on. I drove to the auto repair shop and it was determined it was the egr pressure sensor defect. I was told by the repair shop that he thought this might be a recall item on the Ford F150. I searched for recall notices on my truck and contacted the local Ford dealership. I was told that there was not a recall for the egr, but a technical service bulletin was issued and Ford sent out letters to have customers come in a have item replaced because of numerous complaints. My truck was ineligible because I now have over 72, 000 miles. Ford will not honor the tsb at no cost and the repairs will cost over $250. Why is their a mileage requirement for a mechanical defect that Ford has acknowledged?

- La Palma, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine service light comes on intermittently. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 6 times. Airflow sensor was replaced, did not remedy the problem.

- Weslaco, TX, USA

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