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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,667 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-250 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 102008


  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-250. The contact stated that during rainy weather, the general electric module would become wet and cause the vehicle to malfunction. The contact stated that the failure would also cause the vehicle to start independently, the lights would flash and the turn signals would illuminate independently. In addition, the air bag warning light was illuminated. The dealer stated that they were aware of the failure and made a cover for the part. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a leak coming from the windshield that was allowing water to enter the general electronic module. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000 and the current mileage was 240,000.

- Cedar Hill , MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 052003

(reported on)


  • 32,000 miles
While driving 65 mph windshield was impacted by a small object. When this occurred windshield glass spiraled out, and small pieces of spare shape glass went into the cabin of the vehicle and hit the occupants.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 282001

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Driver of the truck lizabeth salinas, driving North on interstate 25 from Colorado springs to denver, very cold outside, approx 17 degrees, well below freezing, I had the heat on the lower vents only, after driving approximately 30 miles I switched the heat to come out the dash vents, soon after without warning the glass in the front passenger window exploded. I maintained control of the truck. Glass was everywhere in the cab, the majority of the glass was in the right passenger seat and floor, glass was also found in the bed of the truck. I had the glass replaced while I was at work in denver ($240 my expense) damage was done to the paint outside right door and side of truck also the rubber inside and outside of the window was damaged. The inside plastic door surface was also damaged. I cannot afford to fix the paint and body work on the truck, it is Ford responsibility anyway. I am suffering an injured left shoulder and ear ache in my right ear. I noticed the vent on the right side dash was facing directly to the right window. I believe the high heat blowing directly on the glass caused it to explode during our cold weather. These vents need to be lower so they don't direct intense heat directly on the glass, this model truck has the lower cut front part of the window to accomodate the new larger side view mirrrors. Luckily I had no passenger and maintained control, this could have been much worse. During winter weather conditions most families choose to drive their trucks, turning on the heat in below freezing temperatures will happen again if it hasn't already.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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