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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102002

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

Take a look a my vehicle history, I baby my truck - never used off-road. I have replaced several items that I feel should have been fixed by Ford. I had to buy a warranty that cover most of the stuff. Some parts with defects that were replaced. Most replaced at 40,000-80,000 miles 1.) transmission completely replaced 2.) rearend replaced 3.) I'm on my third set of all 4 ball joints 4.) tie rods, tie rod ends (replaced twice now) 5.) coil 6.) headlight housing (3-4 times) 7.) brakes, numerous things worked on and replaced dealership was never able to stop the thumping noise that is still there, said it was normal (not) 8.) idler arm (replaced twice) 9.) sunroof switch replaced twice, reported loud bang when opening. A&B Kia said it was normal - no, now it is completely broke and will barely open and have to force closed. 10.) sideview mirrors vibrated 11.) ABS sensor replaced 12.) keyless entry replaced 13.) steering bearings replaced 14.) back bumper is rusting these are just some of the things I can remember right off hand. I've got all receipts. I take care of this truck - wash and wax once a week by hand (unless really bad weather) then I just take it to the car wash automatic or actual people washing. Keep inside just as nice. If you want to check out a vehicle for safety/recall information you should start with mine.

- Cameron, WV, USA

problem #1

Feb 172005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
Both steering bearings (located in steering column inside truck cab) completely wore out, steering wheel was very loose. 2001 F150 Ford lariat supercrew. My friend is a mechanic with the wv dept of highways and he had to have both the steering bearings in all the 2000 F150 pickups in his organization replaced. This is how I know what was wrong with mine, it was doing the same thing the states trucks done. Loose steering wheel and hard to steer. Should be a safety recall because if it would have happened when I was driving at a higher rate of speed around a turn an accident may have occured. I bought the two bearings and had them installed. Not sure if mechanic kept the old bearings.

- Cameron, WV, USA

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