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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,250 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 lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 132015


  • miles


Turn signal are now sporadic. Upon investigating I found that when the tilt is engaged and lowered the turn signals would not work. Raise steering wheel back up it would work. Start to drive down the road they would turn off or not work at all or wok sometimes. Raise the steering wheel they work. Lower it they don't. this indicates from further research on line in Ford F150 forums this is a problem with the wiring being to short and the wires get pulled out of the switch. It is a very common occurrence in F!%) from 98 up to 2004 and are now being reported in newer models as well. This is a severe safety hazard for drivers and passengers and drivers behind the vehicles.and should be remedied by Ford at no expense to the owners.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 032012


  • 138,000 miles
Rear lights, including brake, turn signals, and hazard lights quit working. This issue can be found on many online Ford F-150 forums. The steering column wiring is too short, and breakage in the wire, or connectors can occur with the tilt steering mechanism. The tilt steering mechanism and short wiring has caused the connection to break inside the steering column trim on our vehicle, which caused the lights to stop functioning properly. I inspected the problem, and found the connector can move freely. I feel this is an issue since I am able to locate many others that have had the same issue from 1997 up to 2001 Ford F-150S.

- Dillon, MT, USA

problem #2

Apr 072012


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the headlights stopped illuminating whenever the turn signals were activated. The failure occurred when using both the lowbeam and highbeam headlights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the contact was informed that the turn signals needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 43,000.

- Madros, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 232011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the amber lights were completely defective. The dealer and manufacturer advised the contact of NHTSA campaign id number: 06E023000 (exterior lighting:headlights) but the contacts VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 193,000.

- Batesville, AR, USA

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