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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,297 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 012003

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 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 driver side seat belt disengaged without warning. The dealer stated that the seat belt assembly failed and that the recall repair under NHTSA campaign id number 00V348000 (seat belts:front:retractor) had already been performed. The failure mileage was 17,000 and current mileage was 30,000. Updated 1/02/08. Updated 12/12/07 updated 03/10/08. The consumer was informed the seat belt was out of warranty, but the consumer could pay for it at his own expense.

- Glen Gardner, NJ, USA

problem #10

May 012007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,200 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt has failed. The retractor is locked in place and is unable to move. The failure has lasted for approximately one month. The engine size and a valid VIN were unknown. The current mileage is 65,598 and failure mileage was 65,200.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #9

Mar 062005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,066 miles
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 #8

Oct 202003

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer noticed that both passenger and driver front seat belts were inoperative. Both seat belts locked while driving at normal speed and failed to retract after usage. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced seat belts and retractor. However, the problem recurred.

- Amherst, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 172004

(reported on)

F-150 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Intermittently seat belt on driver's side locked up. The seat belt gradually became tighter and tighter. This occurred 3 times in a 15,000 miles trip.

- Grants Pass, OR, USA

problem #6

Dec 232002

F-150

  • 18,000 miles
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 #5

May 282002

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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 #4

May 242001

F-150

  • miles
On several occasions, customer states that the passenger side front seat belt will not retract properly, resulting in, on one occasion, passenger being banged against the front of the cab, dealer replaced right front seat belt retractor, but did not remedy problem.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #3

May 242001

F-150

  • miles
On several occasions, customer states that the passenger side front seat belt will not retract properly, resulting in, on one occasion, passenger being banged against the front of the cab, dealer replaced right front seat belt retractor, but did not remedy problem.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152001

F-150

  • miles
Seat belt retractors need replacing. Consumer is not able to fasten seat belts.

- Ripley, WV, USA

problem #1

Aug 062001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer refused to correct recall 00V348000 because consumer was a trouble maker.

- Los Angelos', CA, USA

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