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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,568 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 042016

F-250

  • 102,000 miles

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

While driving back home from shopping my brakes (anti-lock style) locked up and violently shook my vehicle all over the road I was driving on. I had limited or no control at all of this incident. Was doing about 40 mph. Truck acted as if brakes were applied on and off 50/60 times so fast that there was nothing to do but hang on to the steering wheel. At one point I thought I was going to flip over as the truck went sideways. Steering went from side to side at first, then a constant pull to the right. I thought one of my front tires was blown out. Slowed down enough to gain some control but it took my truck over a curb and stopped on a sidewalk and some grass. When I did apply the brakes nothing happened until I was on the sidewalk and going very slow by this time. Got out and inspected my truck for damage but saw nothing. Was only about.3 miles from home so I started my vehicle and limed it home at walking speed. When I tried to go a little faster it would start jumping and shaking again. Got it home and that is when I noticed the ABS light was on. It was not on when I started home from the store. This happened so fast that I am glad no one was in another lane. This happened on a 3 lane each direction road. All this occurred on July 4th at about 10:47 a.M.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 262015

F-250

  • 150,000 miles
Luckily I was stopped, but could just as well have been on expressway in heavy traffic!!! brakeline ruptured, maybe rusted through in ront of left rear wheel well, pedal wentt O the floor & only had slight amount of brakes. I called Ford customer satisfaction, they were less than concerned. See on line others have had similar issue. Seems mor of a problem than they will admit.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

May 022013

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,703 miles
While I was driving along a hilly, winding road the engine of my 2001 F-250 diesel 4X4 truck unexpectedly shut off. I lost steering and braking. There were no lights on the dash. There was no prior indication of any problem with the engine or electrical system. I've had the truck for 12 years at the time and never experienced any problem like this. I was very fortunate to have been able to get the truck to the road's shoulder. After the truck stopped I put the shift into park. The key was still in the run position. I simply turned it to the start position and the engine started right up. I took it immediately to the local Ford dealer who ran diagnostics on the truck. They found no indication of a problem other than one battery's voltage was slightly low, but not out of acceptable range. I replaced both batteries as they were almost 3 years old. So far, I've not experienced this problem again.

- Saluda, NC, USA

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