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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,766 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 262008

F-150

  • 86,828 miles

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

Matching NHTSA recall id: 01V258000 snow on windshield, attempted to use wipers but immediately shut them off since they did not move. Windshield wiper motor caught fire and produced a large amount of smoke which filled the cab and also came out from under the hood. Vehicle was shut off and fire and smoke cleared on its own. Snow was removed by hand from windshield. Vehicle was placed back in the on position (but not started) and the windshield wipers would not turn off even in the off position. Fuse was pulled to turn them off. Windshield wiper motor was replaced but was not covered by a recall per the dealership. My vehicle is from the Kansas City plant - windshield wiper motor part number: F6du-17B571-ab dated: 06/12/0000:11:12N12V.

- Astoria, OR, USA

problem #4

Oct 252007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
The vehicle was idling with the wipers on slow speed. Smoke began to come out of the vent between the windshield and the hood. The plastic vent burst into flames and melted. The flames were extinguished with minimal damage to the vehicle. The wipers are the only thing that doesn't operate now.

- Glasgow, WV, USA

problem #3

Sep 012004

F-150

  • miles
The wiper motor melted and harness and connector melted cowl. Consumer received a recall notice #01V258000. The vehicle was taken in for service on the wiper mot0R. The consumer was made to pay for the service rendered on the wiper motor. Two years later the wiper motor caught fire and did considerable damage to the vehicle.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
While driving home from New Hampshire, suddenly there was a fire in the windshield wiper motor. I had the wipers on at a slow speed as it was misting outside. I put the fire our with snow from the roadside. As we continued home the radio went dead, the battery went to low and the lights started flicking on and off. As a result of the fire the windshield cracked, and continued all the way across from one side to the other. I luckily found an open Ford dealer that gave us a small rental and repaired the truck.

- Medway, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 232003

F-150

  • miles
The vehicle experienced the same problem as stated in recall #01V258000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Chandler, TX, USA

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