definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,550 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 brakes problems

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 282005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


1.loss of brake fluid, tough to brake, brake light went on 2. ABS module corroded 3. ABS module replaced at my expense($1400).

- Staatsburg, NY, USA

problem #3

May 202005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,200 miles
Power brakes failed (ABS unit), pedal is very soft and loss of brake effectiveness to slow/stop vehicle safely. Owner replaced master cylinder(rebuilt unit), bleed brakes, same condition, took to certified mechanic replaced master cyl. With (new unit) same condition, vehicle then taken to dealer for ABS hydraulic unit replacement at cost of over $800 to the owner. Told there was a stuck valve in ABS unit. Vehicle is 2001 with 68,000 miles at time of failure, vehicle is unsafe to be driven and owner has 2 small children

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 232004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On rainy days while driving at any speed and applying the brakes ABS system failed. Vehicle was taken to the dealership, and mechanic determined that hydraulic control unit was not functioning any longer. The vehicle was not longer on warranty.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 292004

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Consumer indicated that while driving anytime and at any speed air bag indicator light flashed. Vehicle was serviced. And technician determined that ABS pump and module were the cause.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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