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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,800 miles

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2001 Ford F-250 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 172006

F-250 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while the vehicle was idle, a fire erupted which was caused by a faulty electrical system. The fire originated from the engine compartment front underhood. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. Upon inspection, the cruise control deactivation switch and wiring for the electrical system was observed to be completely burnt to the ground. A fire report was taken# 06-017205. Also, the manufacturer was notified, but would not offer any resolution while this case was under investigation.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 212005

F-250 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
2001 Ford F 150 was parked in parking lot at apt. Caught on fire and burned to the ground.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 042005

F-250 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
We were notified by police and fire department officials that there was a fire in our yard. Our Ford 250 was on fire and had not been driven for around 4 hours. Upon investigation the fire marshall indicated the location of where the fire began and presumed it was the brake pressure switch based on its location. The car has been totaled and caught another vehicle on fire next to it.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 062005

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Insd was driving his vehicle, it started to cut out so he pulled over and called for someone to pick it up. When he returned the vehicle has completly burned. Fire department says not arson, fire originated under the hood near the firewall.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 292004

F-250 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Fire in Ford F-250 pick-up truck. Parked in garage for about 2 hours. Owner saw initial fire in engine compartment on driver's side. Remains of cruise control deactivation switch were found and X-rayed; internal contacts were splattered from electrical arcing. Fuse #13 was a 20 amp device and was the only one blown. According to Ford wiring diagrams, that circuit fed the cds. The owner reported that the cruise control quit working last summer. The dealership told him it needed a new cc module and would cost $150. Owner elected not to spend the money at that time.

- Humble, TX, USA

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