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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 2
Average Mileage:
29,995 miles

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2001 Ford F-250 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 182006

F-250 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 45 mph a vehicle pulled out in front of the contact causing a crash. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and the other driver was injured.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #8

Sep 122005

F-250 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,954 miles
Our vehicle was traveling on paved highway just South of waukomis, ok, at approx. 6:45am. A pickup pulling a stock trailer was traveling South and crossed over in front of our driver's vehicle, and to avoid a head-on collision with this vehicle, our driver took to the bar ditch and as a result hit a road sign post and also hit a 3" steel post that was set approx. 3 foot deep in concrete, the impact was dead center on the front end of our truck's bumper, and it totaled our vehicle. The airbags did not deploy on our vehicle. Our driver fortunately was not injured. My question is why did the airbags not deploy?

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #7

Mar 152005

F-250 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
ABS brakes, air bags, and fuel system failed. At 4700 miles they replaced the entire brake system. Had it a mechanic shop and discovered it was the ABS. While going 55 mph and making a left hand turn kept pushing the brakes and nothing happened causing a wreck. Kept taking vehicle to Ford, they could not find anything wrong. Upon impact, air bags also did not deploy. Also, fuel lines shut off. This happened on March 15, 2002.

- Thorton, CO, USA

problem #6

Mar 112004

F-250

  • 27,000 miles

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

While driving 55 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy. No injuries reported.

- Beasley, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 052003

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is a 2001 Ford F150 pickup involved in a head on into a tree due to bad road conditions, vehicle was going approximately. 15-20 mph when the vehicle hit a tree, and the air bags did not deploy, the driver plunged into windshield which shattered. This resulted in head injury, driver also suffered hip and knee damage which should take several months to heal. Vehicle suffered major damage to front end and frame windshield and dash board. Vehicle currently in body shop damage appraised at approximately.$8000 major complaint is obviously concerning air bags not deploying which I believed caused the extensive physical injuries. I intend to contact Ford Motor Company.

- Southampton, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 112003

(reported on)

F-250

  • miles
The airbags failed to deploy, when the vehicle hit a tree.

- Scottsville, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 262002

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front crash at 50 mph, neither airbag deployed. Driver suffered neck injury, damage to vehicle was 8000 dollars. There is a recall, 01V082, however Ford informed consumer that this vehicle was not included.

- Lame Deer, MT, USA

problem #2

Jan 302002

F-250 Diesel

  • miles
Air bags failed to inflate in a head on collision.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 032002

F-250

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal crash while traveling approximately 40 to 45 mph. Both frontal air bags failed to deploy during this crash. Dealership has vehicle. No determination as to cause of problem. Passenger sustained head and leg injuries. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Belmont, NC, USA

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