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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
34 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
25 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,775 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #22

Dec 232002

F-150

  • 18,000 miles

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

While traveling at 50 mph, vehicle was involved in a front end collision, driver's shoulder harnest did not retract and neither airbags deployed. Vehicle totaled. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #21

Sep 272002

F-150

  • miles
Consumer states while driving at 60 mph the vehicle was in a head on accident with another vehicle. Consumer states the driver side air bag did not deploy nor the passenger side airbag. Dealer notified.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #20

May 282002

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident that was caused by another driver, and the airbags failed to deploy.

- Lake Panasoffkee, FL, USA

problem #19

Nov 182002

F-150

  • miles

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

Vehicle was in a low speed impact under 5 mph and the front air bags deployed which cause the seat belt to retract. The driver side air bag caught on fire and brunt the driver's arm.

- Brooks, GA, USA

problem #18

Nov 192002

F-150

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle was involved in a rear in collision. Consumer states' both airbags deployed, drivers airbag caught fire. Consumer feels airbags should not have deployed.

- Brooks, GA, USA

problem #17

Oct 082002

F-150

  • miles
While pulling a tree stump up from the ground. The dual airbags deploy and lock up the seatbelts. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Bastrop, TX, USA

problem #16

May 282002

F-150

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a head on collision in which the air bags failed to deploy, also the seatbelt failed to restrain consumer.

- Lake Panasoffkee, FL, USA

problem #15

May 272002

F-150

  • miles
I was going down highway 111 in rancho mirage, ca when a drunk driver ran a red light. I slammed into her drivers side door head on 1989 Ford Crown Victoria with my 2001 Ford F-150 crew cab traveling at approximately 35 to 45 mph. Neither passenger or the drivers air bags worked. My fiancee and I both suffered injuries that I beleive could have been avoided had the air bags worked. As a result of this accident my new truck was considered a total loss.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #14

May 282002

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
While driving 35-40 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, driver sustained injuries. Consumer states that the drivers air bag failed to deploy along with the drivers seatbelt that failed to restrain him. Crash photos sent in by consumer

- Lakepanasoffkee, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 092001

F-150 4WD

  • miles
I want to know why my air bags didnot work.-- can they be tested.

- Oxford, MA, USA

problem #12

Oct 072001

F-150

  • miles

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

On Sunday, 10/07/01 at approximately 2pm, I was parking alongside a residential street behind my unoccupied father in law's truck. I was slowing down to park, going less than 5 mph, when my foot slipped and I bumped my father in law's rear bumber. The collision was not hard. There was no damage to his truck. My truck's license plate was slightly dented and the bumber cover was only scratched. This mild impact, however did cause both my airbags to deploy. I was not hurt. I reported incident to my insurance and they referred me to a body shop for repairs. When I went to pick up my truck today, I was told by body shop employee that it was a strange incident because the impact had been so mild and the air bags were not fully deployed. As I researched this website I did find information on NHTSA campaign id number 01vo82000, which addresses the airbags not fully deploying. I am not only addressing that problem, but also at how easily the airbags did deploy at such a low speed, low impact incident.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 232001

F-150

  • miles
While driving 30-35 mphhit another vehicle, impact was from right fender to middle of front bumper, and neither airbag deployed, vehicle was totalled. No injuries.

- Plainview, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 302001

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 35 mph and hit a truck at an intersection with front end of vheicle, dual airbags did not deploy. Ford will be sending a representative to determine cause.

- Duncanville, TX, USA

problem #9

May 282001

F-150

  • miles
Frontal air bags deployed when vehicle involved in a crash. Then, driver's side air bag also deployed and ripped/tore. When air bag tore, elements in air bag caught on fire, and consumer was thrown into steering column. Driver suffered abdominal/ rib cage, and arm injuries when he tried to stop himself from going into steering column. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 152001

F-150

  • miles
While traveling at 45 mph another driver pulled in front of consumer, and consumer hit middle of other driver's truck. Upon impact, none of the airbags deployed.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 232001

F-150

  • miles
This vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a Ford Explorer on the evening of Friday. March 23rd 2001. I was travelling at 35- 40 mph.the collision destroyed both vehicles. Airbag on my Ford F150 did not deploy. Manufacturer has been contacted (Ford) but was not interested in examining the vehicle to determine why the SRS did not work.

- Cotati, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 042001

F-150

  • miles
Consumer was driving about 40 mph when another vehicle crossed red light and consumer's vehicle struck other vehicle in middle. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and vehicle was totaled.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 092001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
While trveling at 35-40 mph and as a result of an accident air bags failed to deploy.

- Trinidad, CO, USA

problem #4

Oct 212000

F-150

  • miles
Truck involved in a front end crash and there was no deployment of air bags, the truck was totalled.

- Grand Prai, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 142000

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle was included in a frontal collision at 40mph, and airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Slaton, TX, USA

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