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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,010 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 162006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Difficulty in shifting, clutch to the floor/non-responsive. Upon taking in to dealer problem was due to clutch slave cylinder failure. This rendered the vehicle non-operable. Dealer replaced clutch slave cylinder and was authorized to replace clutch due to wear and labor involved should it fail in the near future.

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 122004

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,050 miles
Couldn't change gear when I was going uphill, almost caused accident.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 202002


  • miles
Vehicle is not safe without seatbelts working properly 100%. dt RQ04011.

- Ft. Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 302002


  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving at any speed and no warning the manual transmission will jerk making a loud noise. Dealer replaced three times and the problem is reoccurring.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Aug 102002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer was unable to take vehicle out of gear. Dealer examined vehicle, and determined that slave cylinder failed, causing clutch assembly to leak.

- Venton, MI, USA

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