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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,060 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 suspension problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 122006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,600 miles

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

: the contact stated the front tires have excessive wear. The contact has replaced the upper and lower ball joints, shocks, springs, calipers, rotors, pads, and tires however; this did not remedy the problem. The dealer is unable to determine the cause of the problem. Updated 05/10/06

- West Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #9

May 302005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
Problems began on 5/23/05 while turning right in normal driving conditions on dry pavement. Caller believed the passenger's side tie rod popped off the ball joint. No warning lights on in vehicle. It was not pulling or making any noise. Vehicle was going about 10 mph. Vehicle was in the shop. After stopping the vehicle, driver noticed the passenger wheel was turned to the right, all other wheels were facing forward. It was towed to the dealership and repaired.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #8

Apr 062004

F-150 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
When backing out of the driveway at low speeds, the left side of the front end dropped.

- Saegertown, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 062003

F-150

  • miles

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

Consumer stated that while driving and without warning there would be a loud noise coming from the steering wheel. Dealer notified.

- Honea Path, SC, USA

problem #6

Oct 252002

F-150

  • miles
Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to check the tire tread for excessive wear and front aligment. Tehnician informed that the aligment is out of specification. Dealer and manufacturer agreed with the aligment was out specifications.

- Floyd, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 022001

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Two days after truck purchase, reported to dealer truck has bad vibration, rough idle, pulls to the right, truck hesitates to go into gear, truck hesitates before shifting, engine knock and clunk in T-case area. Transmission has been replaced twice, road forced balance 4 tires, switched tires and wheels, front end alignment three times, torque converter replaced, crankshaft pully replaced, dampers installed for vibration. All problems still exist. Ford has offered to buy back the truck but they will not give me all of my money back.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #4

Jun 232001

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

I have a vibration at 45 miles an hour. It feels like the truck is woobling side to side.you must be at a constant speed. I can also feel a vibration at 65 to 70 miles an hour. Also at 70 when I hit a bump it feels like the truck keeps bouncing for a second after it hits. The dealer has balenced the tires 4 times and has changed the tires and rims also. The Ford rep said it is normal and is not a defect. I don't believe that trucks are designed to shake. Ford said they don't have to do anything more. (tiresize: 265/70R-17)

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 152001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front end is not straight, grill and hood do not line up. Took to dealer, and they said that was how vehicle was designed.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 242001

F-150

  • miles
Right rear fender was distorted, showing "ripples" in frame, while towing a load of 2,000 lbs. Consumer was told by dealership that distortion on fender was caused by impact of another vehicle, consumer claimed that vehicle has never been involved in an accident. Please provide any additional information/attachments. *please note, consumer stated that when vehicle traveled over 60 mph, there was severe vibration coming from vehicle. Dealer said that vehicle needed a wheel alignment when it brand new. Consumer filed a complaint with Ford: 1368510881.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 072000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle reaches and exceeds 70 mph vehicle jumps and sways from side to side. Dealer has aligned vehicle twice.

- St. Amant, LA, USA

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