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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,246 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 202015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 263,458 miles


I had been at my neighbors house for over 1 1/2 hours. We heard a loud boom that shook the trailer we ran outside and discovered the drivers side tire blew out due to the fire. The entire hood was melting down onto the motor. There was no electrical components left under the hood by this time and the fire was spreading to the cab, but we finally put it out then the fire department came. I called my insurance co, they are investigating the cause of the fire. Please let me know if any of this pertains to my case. Thank you

- Blaine , KY, USA

problem #9

Jul 082014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
Woke up this morning to a couple of loud "booms". my husband went to check it out and discovered his truck (which we just purchased in may) was on fire. The fire destroyed the truck, melted the siding on our house and garage, and even cracked three of our neighbor's windows. We are so grateful the firefighters arrived when they did or this fire would've kept burning our house. The truck hadn't moved since last night...don't know what happened but we will not be purchasing a Ford again.

- North Platte, NE, USA

problem #8

May 252012


  • 36,000 miles
Two blocks from my residence, I experienced a loud 'boom', tread separation and damage to my right rear quarter panel, fender braces and my exhaust pipe. The tire in question is a goodrich T/a km lt 285/75R/16/122/119/D M + S mud tire. This is a load range D tire with a max of 65 psi. I use 50 psi. The tires were purchased in 2007/2008, and mounted on separate rims. The original equipment and the mud terrain tires were exchanged truck has approximately 40K total miles. If the driving on each tire were divided evenly, each tire would only have 18K miles, at the time of the tire failure. The tires were rotated often. Inflation was checked every week. I chose not to use the road hazard warranty to replace the tire. As it happened on a newly rebuilt street.this tire has a 3 ply side wall and a 5 ply tread. This type of tread separation should not happen. I want goodrich to replace all tires, because I'm afraid to use them. Had this failure happened at highway speed, results could be worse. I have tried to reason with goodrich consumer representatives, to no avail. The tires 'were too old', based on the dot number. Sears wants to only replace 1 tire. I believe the set to be dangerous. The original 2001 tires are very serviceable. I noticed some 59 complaints on 'Consumer Affairs' for B. F. goodrich off-road tires. My complaint will make 60. The ones reported to your Agency numbered in the 70's some the complaints reported serious injury with this type of tire. Their link is: Https:// I would hope that you review the complaints, and ask B. F. goodrich to be a responsible corporation, file a voluntary recall and replace suspect tires; at no cost to the consumer. Please inform me of the results of your investigations, along with any recommendations made to goodrich. Thank you.

- New Orleans , LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 312012


  • 85,000 miles


Its not what happened its what may happen soon the rust is so bad in the rear I cant even put a trailer hitch on and the rear shackles that hold the leaf springs on are about to break off theres so much rust im very concerned.

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #6

May 072012

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
The truck started on fire while sitting in the driveway hours after being parked. By the time we realized it was on fire, it was totally out of control and the truck well beyond saving. It burned so hot it melted the tires, the siding of the house and destroyed part of a privacy fence. We kept water on the fire until it went out about an hour and a half later. The fire started under the hood and the whole front of the truck is almost unrecognizable. The owner ( [xxx] ) is an auto mechanic and has been for forty plus years. We run an auto repair business. We had heard vague things about Ford and fires but did not look into it until after the incident. We purchased the truck this winter and never got any recall notices for the cruise control switch problem. The prior owner says he did not either. We have not yet contacted Ford because of reading all the horror stories of how they refuse responsibility. We had liability insurance only. The anger is letting up a bit and the shock has worn off and now we are figuring out the next step. Reporting the incident to you seems to be it. I will contact Ford on Monday. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hastings, MN, USA

problem #5

Feb 242007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
I took my 2001 Ford F150 to have a tire repaired, assuming it had a nail in it because it had a slow leak. I was informed that the (original equipment) aluminum wheel had a crack in it. I was further informed that this is considered to be a fairly common problem with Ford's aluminum wheels of that vintage.

- Belle Fourche, SD, USA

problem #4

Jan 042005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Left rear wheel locks up without warning. Car towed to dealer. Dealer states parking brake shoe comes loose brom backing causing wheel to lock. Gas station who towed car to dealer stated this is the second case he has seen. Dealer has not repaired the defect.

- Harwich Port, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 232003

(reported on)


  • 63,000 miles
Right rear rim separated and came apart. Also, wheel warped. This occurred while driving.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122002


  • miles
Consumer states that the drivers side rear wheel and hub failed dropping metal pads to the ground. Cause is unknonw.

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #1

Feb 272001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on 4- way lane highway with cruise control set on 70 mph felt jerk in wheel/lost control, and hit cemet wall bouncing off into highway. Consumer climbed out of vehicle, and noticed front left rim was broken, and tire was lying unerneath rim.

- Vandalia, OH, USA

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