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 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Manifold, Header, Muffler, Tail Pipe problems and defects. Total reports: 3.
While Driving Home From Work Today, Approaching The On-ramp To The 280 On Sand Hill Road In Menlo Park, Ca. The 2001 f-150 5.4l Pick-up With 75,000 Miles, Started Making A Loud Popping Sound While Driving About 35 Mph. I Pulled The Truck Over To The Side Of The Road Immediately And Turned The engine Off. The Car Was Towed By Flatbed To The Local Shell Gas Station Repair Shop To Be Seen By The Mechanic In The Morning. The Mechanic Indicated That The #3 Plug On The Passenger Side Of The Car Had Come Out Of The Head, The Threads To The Spark Plug Stripped. He Was Unable To Get A New Plug Into The Head And Wanted My Approval To Spend About 5 Hours Or $750 To Remove The Head And Inspect The Cylinder Head For A Possible Stripped Socket. The ford Dealership Separately Quoted Me $1,010 For A New Cylinder Head And The ford Service Adviser At The Palo Alto ford Dealership Quoted My An Estimated 12 Hours To Tear Down And Remove The Head For Inspection. The Hourly Rate Quoted Is $105. I Checked With Another Local Auto Repair Shop, Where The Mechanic Told Me That The Blown Plug And Stripped Head Was A Common Problem. He Agreed That The Five Hour Estimate To Remove The Head Sounded Right (why Is ford Quoting Me 12 Hours?). *nm
Mileage was 75000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010816. 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: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DAVE DINGER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BRAINTREE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA.
Oct 11, 2004
Have 2001 ford F150 Supercrew 5.4 engine With 51k Miles. Accelerated To Enter Highway And Heard Loud “pop”, Then Lost engine Compression And Heard Loud Un-muffled engine Noise Eminating From The engine Compartment. Having A Fair Knowledge Of Cars, I Thought I Blew The Head Gasket, But Upon Inspection By A Local Dealer (cosway ford In Stafford, Nj) Was Told I Blew A Spark Plug And It Is Not A Covered Item Under My Extended Warranty. The Service Tech Seemed To Know Right Away What The Problem Was When I Described It, Leading Me To Believe This Is A Very Common Problem. As I Gathered, Upon Researching The Internet, This Is More Than Common, It Is A Manufacturer Defect In The Aluminum Cylinder Heard. I Am 33 Years Old And Have Been Around Cars For A Long Time And Have Never Heard Of This Problem. I Bought The Truck New And Babied The Vehicle. It Seems This Problem Is Limited To Those Year 5.4’s That Use The Flawed 4-thread Cylinder Head, As To Why In 2003 ford Changed The Design To 8-threads. Please Help Force ford Motor Company To Fess Up And Recall These Vehicles. I Understand It Can Happen Again. This Repai Will Be Costing Me $501.80, Plus The Rental Of A Car (was Far From Home On Vacation).
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 51000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in FAIRFIELD, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011021. 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: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: COSWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: STAFFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 08008 .
Aug 24, 2005
Was Cruising In My ford Lightning, When I Heard A Loud Pop And Then Sounded Like My engine Was Running Off The Headers. Pulled Over And Had To Catch A Tow Truck, To The Shop. They Told Me My Spark Plug Had Shot Out Of The Head. $1,100 Bucks Later It Is Back In The Shop Now And Having The Entire Motor Pulled Cost Not Known But Approximately 5-10 Grand… *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07381C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20060916. 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: 30 mph.
June 09, 2007