2001 Ford F-150 Electrical System Wiring problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 2001 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring problems and defects. Total reports: 10.

After Inspection Of Vehicle, Mechanic Noticed That Main Ground Wiring Was Hanging Which Could Result In A Short Circuit Or Possible Fire. *ak Dealer Found Main Ground Cable Disconnected. *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF18W91N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SOUTH POINT, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010317. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

June 01, 2002

Sparkplug Blown Out Of Engine Head

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 12000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in EAU CLAIRE, WI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Dec 20, 2002

While The Vehicle Was Under Warranty It Experienced Problems With The Turn Signal. The Technician Stated That They Replaced The Wiring Harness But It Was Too Short. Currently Without Warranty The Vehicle Experienced The Same Problem. The Vehicle Had Been Taken To The Same Dealer Who Stated That The Wiring Harness Was Too Short. *ak The Wiring Harness Was Too Short When The Tilt Wheel Was Down And The Turn Signals Did Not Work. *sc *jb

Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L91N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in RAPID CITY, SD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MCKIE FORD LINCOLN MERCURY, INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 605 348 1400 . DEALER’S CITY: RAPID CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SD. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 57709 .

Dec 12, 2003

Noticed Cruise Control Went Out Did Not Think Much About It. Smelled Burning Drove Into My Drive Way Went In House Started Dinner My Husband Went Out To Run To The Corner Store And My Truck Was On Fire. Burnt Inside Of Engine Yes Old Parts Are There Nothing Has Been Repaired As Of Yet. Very Dangerous Situation Could Of Been Hurt Or My Child Could Of Been Hurt. Could Of Been Property Damage If I Had Not Caught The Fire When I Did Could Of Burned My House Down And Others Around Me.

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17WX1N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LEANDER, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MAXWELL SOUTH . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 5124451100 . DEALER’S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78744 .

May 11, 2004

Vehicle Had Approx. 60k Miles. Was Parked In Driveway For About One Half Hour. Neighbor Saw Fire On The Ground Under The Drivers Side Of The Engine Compartment Toward The Rear(firewall). Cruise Control Quit Working About 2 Weeks Prior To The Fire. Fire Origin Is In Vicinity Of Brake Master Cylinder. Typical Of Cruise Control Deactivation Switch Failure. Parts Were Recovered But Aluminum Band On Hexport Body Was Melted Away Therefore Do Not Have Date Code. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L41N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HUMBLE, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

June 14, 2004

Consumer Was Awakened By A Horn Going Off, And Went To See What It Was. Then Suddenly There Was A Boom, Then Another Boom. After Arriving In His Garage He Saw Flames Coming From The Vehicle. Consumer Proceeded To Remove His Family, And Tried To Put The Fire Out. There Was A Substantial Amount Of Damage To The Home, And The Vehicle Was Totaled.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17261N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BRANDON, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 07, 2005

Consumer’s Vehicle And The Garage Caught On Fire While The Vehicle Was Parked. The Driver Called The Fire Department To Extinguish The Fire. Then, Vehicle Was Towed And Totaled By The Insurance Company. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07LX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DEER PARK, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 28, 2005

Vehicle Was Parked In Front Of The Residence And One Hour Later It Caught On Fire. The Fire Department Was Called To Extinguish The Fire. Vehicle Was Towed And Totaled By The Insurance Company. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in FLORESVILLE, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 20, 2005

I Went Fishing One Early Morning And I Stopped For Gas And Noticed That My Lights Would Not Turn Off. I Normally Keep The Switch In The Auto-detect Mode. I Switched To Off And They Still Would Not Turn Off. After Getting To The Dock, I Turned Off The Motor And Locked It. My f-150‘s Headlights Would Not Turn Off And Would Blink On And Off. The Switch Would Not Work, Nor Did Locking The Vehicle Turn Off The Lights. I Expected The Battery Saver Would Activate To Turn Off The Exterior Lamps. It Also Failed. The Battery Died And I Had To Be Towed Into The Dealer. Dealer States It Was A Wiring Harness (#12, #160 And #161) That Shorted A Relay And Killed The Battery. The Parts Were Not Covered Under Warranty. Parts And Labor Were $612. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 48578 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in YUBA CITY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050417. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 09, 2006

– The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. While Driving 40 Mph The Vehicle Made A Loud Popping Sound Similar To A Truck Back Firing. The Mechanic Stated The Spark Plug And Coils Werecausing The Failure. This Failure Occurred On 2 Previous Occasions. The Recent Failure The Mechanic Was Unable To Repair By Changing The Spark Plugs, The Damagewas More Advanced And Costly. Most ford Trucks Experienced This Failure At 8 Years. The Vehicle Was Towed, And Was Currently At The Dealer For Repair. The Failure And Current Mileage Were 93000.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BARDSTOWN, KY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Feb 10, 2007

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