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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
17 / 2
Average Mileage:
42,026 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

problem #19

Feb 242015

F-150

  • 180,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle skidded on black ice and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Leland , NC, USA

problem #18

Jun 212012

F-150

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact was traveling 35 mph when the vehicle crashed into a pile of rocks and both air bags failed to deploy. The driver suffered a broken nose and the front passenger suffered a broken arm as a result of the crash. The police were not notified. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #17

Feb 012011

F-150

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to a dealer. The dealer was notified, but the failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was 150,000. Form returned no change

- Pontiac, IL, USA

problem #16

Apr 032010

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,617 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. While driving approximately 20 mph, the contacts son crashed into a light pole and the air bags did not deploy upon impact. The contact hit his head on the front windshield and suffered a head injury. The police was called to the scene but a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop. The contact was waiting for the parts to be delivered in order to repair the bumper, hood and the radiator. The failure and current mileages were 101,617. Updated 06/17/10. Updated 07/16/10.

- Elgin, OR, USA

problem #15

Jun 022007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 118,809 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F150. While driving 50 mph, another vehicle cut in front of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into the driver side of the other vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of failure. The current and failure mileages were 118,809.

- Glen Saint Mary, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 072006

F-150

  • miles
2001 F150 clock spring was repaired. The malfunction prevented the horn and cruise control from working properly. It also caused a disruption of power to the air bag module thus preventing deployment in the event of a crash. The vehicle's warranty was for 60 months/75000 miles. At the time of repair the vehicle only had 60299 miles yet the warranty had expired ten days earlier. A month before the failure the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the Ford recall repair of the cruise control. The consumer inquired about the air bag and horn at that time and was told that the problem was unrelated to the recall. The consumer was also told to return with the truck at a later time because they didn't have time to repair that item right then.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #13

Mar 062005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,066 miles

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

My wife and I were visting my parents when we were heading home. We started the vehicle and while putting the vehicle into drive the air bags deployed. The seat beats locked up. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. Insurance will not cover this and Ford Motor Company will not repair cover this.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #12

Jan 262005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
A person pulled out on me from my right. I hit their front drivers side. More than a foot of my frame was sticking out from the front of my truck. Hood folded. Drivers door jammed shut, dash pushed towards me.my airbags never came out. My truck was considered a total loss. The state trooperrs, county constable, ems personel and wrecker drivers all told me I was very fortunate to have not been more severely injured due to the fact that the airbags did not deploy. Thay said with the location of impact, speed (55) and type of impact they definately should have went off. I hit my right shoulder and breast on the steering wheel. It has been three weeks and I still cannot rise my right arm. I have mutiple contusions on my right breast which resuted in a large blood clot forming that will have to be sugically removed. The right side of my neck hurts very bad and shoots pain up behind my ear. I stay with a headache. I am under a physicians care at this time and have not been able to return to work.

- Porter, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 172001

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 35 mph, the consumer applied the brakes, but they failed. As result, the consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. Upon impact, the air bag failed to deploy. After an inspection of the brake system, it was determined that the brake booster was defective.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 292004

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in the driveway driver and passenger airbags deployed. The passenger side airbag was in the off position. Dealer was contacted.

- Park Rapids, MN, USA

problem #9

Apr 152003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

While driving 60 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a rear end collision, pushing it into another vehicle head on. Upon impact, dual air bags did not deploy. No injuries reported.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #8

Oct 202001

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumers son was traveling with his friend in his new Ford svt 150 lighting truck. When the consumers son was asleep and his friend was driving he was traveling in an excess speed of 120 mph, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The front had gone head on into the embankment when the airbags did not activate including the side airbags. The consumers son was thrown out of the vehicle and killed.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #7

May 282002

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head on collision where the airbags and seat belt failed. RQ04011.

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 162003

F-150

  • miles
Consumer stated that when hit at 60 mph in the front center of the vehicle the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. Dealer notified.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #5

Nov 022002

F-150

  • miles
While at a stop another vehicle hit consumer from the rear. Consumer states' both driver side and passenger side airbags deployed. Drivers side caught fire.

- Brooks, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 072002

F-150 4WD

  • miles
I had an accident where I rear ended a stopped vehicle. I hit him directly in the rear while I was traveling approximately 50mph. My air bags never deployed, but I was saved from serious injury by the seat beat. I notified Ford and received a return letter from vincent kirsksey, Consumer Affairs which basically stated that "the air bag system is designed to deploy under certain conditions, non deployment in a collision, is not necessary indicative of a defect. What, is this man a moron to think a direct rear end collision with a stationary object at 50 mph is not the right condition. I believe this should be looked into by competent people. Sincerely yours. Art steinmeier

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 112002

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer's vehicle was involved in a head-on collision at approximately 45mph. Upon impact, both driver and passenger air bags did not deploy. The consumer stated that they had taken the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnosis and was told that the clock spring was inop. The consumer suffered from a chipped bone in foot, a sprained ankle and wrist, and a laceration on the ear. The consumer also hit the steering wheel with the side of his head and jaw-which caused him to have tmj.

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #2

May 282002

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 30-35mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and drivers seat belt did not retract, causing driver to lurch forward into dashboard. And the airbag fail to deploy.

- Lakepanasoffkee, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 142001

F-150

  • miles
The police said my dad's truck was going around 65 mph. The truck struck a guard rail on both sides in the front and the air bag did not deploy with either impact. They said he was not wearing his seat belt but the seat belt was still on him. He was ejected out of the passenger side and he was pinned under the truck. Three of the tires blew out also. Nlm

- Houston, TX, USA

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