definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 032006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


1 month ago my 2001 F150 would not crank. I checked the fuse and the #6 fuse (5 amp) had blown. I replaced it with a new 5 amp fuse and it blew again. I called our roadside assistance and asked that the truck be towed as we wanted to know why it was blowing the fuse each time we replaced it. The repair shop had the truck for 2 days and could not duplicate the problem about 10 days later it blew a fuse again. This time it was the #15 fuse(still a 5 amp fuse) and this time the truck would crank but would not go out of park. Called a tow truck again and had it taken to a different repair shop that night. I spoke with the repair shop owner on sat July 1 and told him it was a secondary vehicle and as this was a holiday weekend not to rush. Just when they opened back up after the holiday if he could get it fixed then. On the morning of July 4th 2006 we were called around 10:30 am by the repair shop owner, who was also a tenant in this building, that our truck had caught on fire during the night and was a total loss. He asked that we come right over. We called our insurance on the way as we luckily still had full coverage even though our truck was paid for. The auto repair shop had all the bay doors cut open by the fire department during the night(July 3rd) and there were several other cars in the building that were damaged also. At least one of which was a total loss also. The building had water and smoke damage even in its restroom. The repair shop has not been able to open all week and who knows how large his deductible, etc is. I have since found out my Ford 2003 Excursion has a fire recall on it. I am terrified to have my children in it or have it near my home or someone else's as I don't want to be responsible if it happens again. I have also found out that in my neighborhood of 26 houses. The man 4 doors down had his F150 burn down in his driveway during the night. It happened the month prior to us moving here.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #2

Apr 132005


  • miles
While driving vehicle stalled and the lights blinked on and off intermittently. Driver took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the electrical fuses needed to be replaced.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272002


  • miles
A short in wiring causing horn to go out while driving. Dealer notified.

- Utica, MI, USA

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