really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,922 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The two mounting bolts for the front brake calipers come loose. It has happened twice, in each case it has occurred on the left and right front calipers. Both times it has happened after a brake job. After approximately 200-300 miles on the new pads, the caliper bolts can be re-tightened and do not come loose again.

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #5

Aug 292004

F-150 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
While driving 55 mph front brake caliper assembly fell off. As a result, the vehicle came to a screeching halt and had to be towed. Dealer stated that caliper bolts backed out and fell out.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 312003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,532 miles
2001 Ford F150 supercrew. Took the vehicle to the dealer to check the tire tread for excessive wear and front aligment. First dealership said it was due to aggressive driving. In 2 years I have replaced the brakes 5 times, the rotors 3 times and I am on my 3rd set of calipers.

- Whitesboro, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 272002

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Purchased 2001 Ford F150 larietsuper crew cab pu on 4/01/2000, 26 miles on odometer, at time of purchase also purchased roadside assistance pkg and extended warranty, esp, from Ford, have had serious braking problems with vehicle, vehicle was repeatedly serviced at Ford dealership for these repairs, none of which were covered, in May 2002 entire engine failed and had to be rep[laced, was informed by dealership that the problem was that one of the eleectronic brains that control /operate this component failed, on Dec 27, 2002 the transmission gave out entirely, luckily the vehicle was not on the freeway at the time, was towed to dealership where it still sits, have called, E-mailed and mailed info to Ford customer care without any results other then from phone rep saying that there is nothing that Ford will do...this vehicle has been very costly to maintain and for a Ford is definatly not bulit "Ford tough"...I am very disappointed in the attitude of Ford Motor Company regarding my disappointmnent with this vehicle

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092002


  • miles
Our insured, mr mohssin, performed an evasive manuever at highway speed applying the brakes to the maximum while turning. His 2001 F150 harley edition is equipped with ABS as well as 20" rims which are 40lbs heavier than stock. In the last several weeks, we have gathered sufficient evidence to suggest that the lf and rf brake caliper brackets snapped during this loss causing both tire/wheel/hub assys to shear off the spindle nuts and become separated from the vehicle. There was no impact with any other vehicle prior to this and all components on this vehicle are oem. It is the opinion of our indpendent reconstructionist engineer that there is ample reason for Ford to be concerned and review the evidence for themselves. To date, we have had no luck getting any response or interest in reviewing our findings. Many avenues have been pursued to seek some response. The only contact so far has directed us to submit a subrogation demand if we seek recovery. Our concern at this point is to get the insured his vehicle back. Physical evidence has been secured. Repairs will begin the first week of July. We would appreciate it if the NHTSA could persuade a Ford representative to contact our ncal pd mgr, eric hacker at 916 853-4607 to confirm Ford's position. We appreciate any assistance you can provide.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #1

May 252002


  • miles
Right front bolts that hold brake caliper on fell off. Vehicle came to a abrupt stop. Two weeks later, left front brake caliper fell off. This time it poked a hole in tire, and could have caused a dangerous accident.

- Chamberlain, SD, USA

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