really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,357 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Apr 012009


  • 115,000 miles


Paint is peeling off the roof of my truck. I wrote a letter to Ford and they will not fix this even though they know this is a common problem with many of there vehicles.

- Shippensburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012009


  • 59,000 miles
2001 Ford F-150: Paint is peeling off the roof, hood, and tailgate areas. Two body shops advise that this is a known defect with the Ford painting processes used for this year vehicle. Also experiencing interior rusting problems. Ford advises that they will not remedy this problem. I am the original purchaser of this vehicle. Vehicle has been well maintained. I have never experienced paint issues like this with any other vehicle.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #3

May 012006


  • 59,000 miles
I purchased a used 2001 Ford F-150 crew cab February 2006 with 59K miles on it. Shortly thereafter the paint or clear coat on the hood, quarter panels, and doors started to crack. The cracking has continued to get worse. Before purchase the title was checked and this vehicle has never been in an accident. The paint from Ford is defective and is well documented on the web. Ford customer service has been absolutely terrible.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 142004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Paint started to show small cracking marks on hood, front fenders and roof.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This may be a moot point because the truck (2001 F-150 supercrew XLT 4WD) I had owned (traded it in for a 2003 Ford supercrew which also exhibits very similar problems) had serious problems with the steering in addition to the driver seatbelt becoming disengaged while driving normally. I could not understand why the seatbelt would disengage all by itself. I even had witnesses to the fact. I asked for the service to address it; however, they could not duplicate the problem. This is serious as what are seatbelts for in the first place. Also had some problems with the paint cracking or spidering. Ford regional personnel from denver wanted to repaint the vehicle. However, they could not determine how it would be accomplished. This went on for over 4 months. That is one of the main reasons in addition to the steering problems described previously I had get rid of the problem supercrew I had purchased. RQ04011. Owner granted permission to release info_

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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