2001 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling 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 Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects. Total reports: 90.

Re: 2001 ford Svt Lightning My Vehicle Violently Ejected A Spark Plug From The engine‘s Head, While Merging On A Highway On-ramp. Upon Failure, The Vehicle Obviously Started Misfiring, Bucking, And Was A Handful When Pulling Over To Side Of The Road. ford Only Used 4 Sets Of Threads On Their Lightining Heads From 1999 To Early 2003. Conventional Heads Typically Use Between 8 And 10 Threads To Hold A Plug, But ford Designed Their Heads With Only 4 Threads On Many Modular 5.4-liter V8 Motors Too (not Just The Lightning). They Have Acknowledged That There Is A Problem, As They Have Changed The Head Design In Early 2003 To A New Part With 8 Threads. But ford Has Not Issued A Recall For Older Lightnings (and Other f-150‘s), Even Though This Could Be A Potential Safety Problem (fire, Loss Of Control, Etc.). I Have Already Had My Head Replaced With Another Inferior 4-thread Design, And I Wonder When The Next Plug Will Be Blown From My engine. I Would Like To See Nhtsa Encourage ford To Retrofit All Affected Vehicles As This Is A Common Problem For Many Lightning Owners.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07331C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ASHBURN, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010906. 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: 45 mph.

June 06, 2002

engine Rebuilt Due To It Consuming Oil Through The Rings On The Pistons. Truck Was Still Burning Oil. If Let To Sit For More Than 10 Min. It Would Blow A Huge Cloud Of Blue/gray Smoke And According To Towne ford Blue Smoke Was Oil. *tt

Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L61K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in REDWOOD CITY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010915. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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. DEALER’S NAME: TOWNE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (650) 562-2264 . DEALER’S CITY: REDWOOD CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94063 .

May 12, 2003

While Driving The Vehicle Manning Fold Bracket Fell Down On The Highway. But Before It Fell Hit The Gas Cable Accelerator. Dealer Notified. *ak

FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WICHITA FALLS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 16, 2003

Spark Plug Explosively Blown From Cylinder Head. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 48400 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HAWTHORNE, FL. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Dec 08, 2003

Head Gasket Leaks. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18W21N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in STANHOPE, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 20010907. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Feb 25, 2004

Spark Plugs/coils Going Bad At 13,000 Then 18,000 And 39,000 Miles On 2001 ford F150 Supercrew 5.4l. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 39000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CONCORD, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010103. 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: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: IVERSON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BILLERICA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 01821 .

Apr 21, 2004

2001 F150 Lightning.blewout A Plug From The Head 24030 Miles On engine. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 24030 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07341C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SUNNYVALE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010210. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PENINSULA FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 408 3281700 . DEALER’S CITY: SUNNYVALE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94087 .

Apr 12, 2004

Consumer Popped The Second Spark Plug. The Vehicle Is Running Rough. There Was Something Between The Plug And The Aluminum Head That Made The Plugs Pop Off. Please Provide Any Further Information. Please Provide Vehicle Identification Number. *jb

Mileage was 75000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in GREEN BAY, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 01, 2004

ford F 150 Safety Issue. *bf (built With Magnesium Radiator Supports) The Vehicle Was Destroyed Due To A Fire In The engine Compartment. The Consumer Parked The Vehicle And Later Found The Vehicle Smoking. The Vehicle Was A Total Loss. *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 10000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, DC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 21, 2004

The Consumer Parked The Vehicle In The Driveway And Heard The Horn Honking, When The Owner Went To See What Was Happening, The Entire Vehicle Had Gone Up In Flames. The Fire Department Was Notified And The Fire Chief Said The Fire Started Under The Hood And That It Was A Mechanical Defect Which Ignited The Flames. Provide Further Details. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):UNAVAILABLE. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 30, 2004

2001 ford F150 Crew Cab. 4.6 V8 Has A Leaky Head Gasket. ford Is Aware Of The Problem Because There Is A Service Bulliten. Artical No.03-6-2 Dated 03/31/03. I Feel If There Are Many Like This Why Is There Not A Recall. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07W21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ENGLEWOOD, CO. Vehicle was purchased on 20020913. 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.

Dec 21, 2004

Vehicle Was Parked Inside Of The Garage And It Caught On Fire. The Driver Called The Fire Department To Extinguish The Fire. No Injuries Reported. 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):1FTRW08L41K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in MORICHES, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. 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.

Jan 26, 2005

On Or About 4/21/05 I Was Driving My 2001 ford f-150 Taking My Son And Nephew To School. As I Made A Right Turn At The School My engine Stalled. I Lost All Stering Control And Had Just Enough Brake Power To Slow The Vehicle. I Put The Truck In Neutral And Started The Truck. I Took It To My Local ford Dealer And They Replaced The Air Intake Control Valve. About 2 Weeks Later At The Exact Same Spot And Time The engine Again Stalled On Me. Again, I Lost All Stering And Had Just Enough Brakes To Slow So I Could Put The Truck In Neutral And Start The engine. My ford Dealer Is Telling Me They Can Not Find The Problem With It And Stated I Could Pick The Truck Up And Drive It If I Wanted To. Not Wanting To Have Myself Or My Family Killed In A Car Crash I Told Them No And That They Needed To Fix The Truck. They Agreed To Try And Fix The Truck. I Understand That You May Not Be Able To Help Me With This Next Issue But If You Can I Would Appreciate It. While They Try To Find The Problem With My Truck They Have The Right To Keep My Truck For 30 Days And I Would Have To Rent A Car. At $20 Per Day For 30 Days That Would Cost Me $600. I Can Not Afford This As ford Refuses To Lend Me A Car. Thank You. Robert R. Hernandez

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07W31K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HUNTERSVILLE, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20030601. 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: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HUNTERSVILLE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 704-875-6547 . DEALER’S CITY: HUNTERSVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 28070 .

Apr 21, 2005

Well At First My 2001 f-150 Superscript At 55000 Miles Started To Lag, When I Would Press The Gas It Would Take A Long Time To Pick Up Speed Or Change Gears. Then One Day I Was Driving Home From Work Going About 55 Mph When I Hear A Loud Pop, I Let Go Of The Gas Pedal Because It Really Scared Me I Had To Regain Control Of My Vehicle Once I Did I Tried Pressing On The Gas And It Wouldn’t Go Anywhere So I Decided To Pull Over And Have To Towed To A ford Dealership, It Was There That They Told Me It Was Going To Cost Me 2500 Hundred Dollars To Fix. Now I Have To Wait Two Weeks Until It Gets Repaired. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died. Mileage was 55090 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in INDIO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010817. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FIESTA FORD . DEALER’S CITY: INDIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Aug 09, 2005

Dt: The Consumer Owns A 2001 ford F150. On 9-2-05 While Driving On Interstate He Heard A Loud Pop And Lost Power, Pulled Over And Found That A Spark Plug Blew Out Of The engine. The Consumer Drove The Vehicle To The Dealership, They Said That The engine Head Would Have To Be Replaced And The Cost Would Be Over $3000. The Consumer Had It Repaired At A Cost Of $33000. The Consumer Talked To Several Different Dealerships And They Offered No Assistance. *ak (11/17/05) *sc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 72490 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07351C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20050308. 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: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WATSON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: LOS GATOS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95030 .

Sept 02, 2005

Dt: 2001 ford F150. The Contact Stated, On October 16, 2005 The Spark Plug Flew Out Of His Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Not Able To Be Driven At That Time. It Was Pulled Off The Road And Towed To A Local Shop. The Mechanic Did Not Know Why This Occurred. According To ford, They Have Not Heard Of This Problem. The Vehicle Has Not Been Fixed At This Time. The Head Needs To Be Replaced As A Result.*ak

Mileage was 86734 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L81K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LONG BEACH, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040718. 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: PACIFIC FORD . DEALER’S CITY: LONG BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Oct 16, 2005

Spark Plug Blowout. 2nd. Time. *jb

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07WX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in QUEEN CREEK, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 20020410. 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: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BROWN AND BROWN CHEVROLET .

Apr 25, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Driving Any Speed On Various Road Conditions, The engine Stalled And There Was A Loss Of All Power Without Warning. After An Extended Period Of Time, The engine Restarted And The Instrument Panel Provided An Incorrect Digital Display. The Vehicle Was Inspected By A Dealer Who Was Unable To Duplicate The Problem. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified.

Mileage was 144000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in KISSIMMEE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20030601. 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. DEALER’S NAME: HEINDELMANS TRUCKS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: UNKNOWN . DEALER’S CITY: ORLANDO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32803 .

Sept 15, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Driving 10 Mph Through A Light, And Making A Left Turn Under Normal Road Conditions, The Contact Heard A Pop Coming From Under The Hood. After Pulling Over To Inspect Under The Hood, The Contact Noticed That The Third Spark Plug Had Popped Out Of Place From The Cylinder Head. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Dealer Who Would Not Inspect The Vehicle. It Was Towed To Another Dealer Via Reference From The Warranty Company. The Vehicle Was Currently Being Evaluated By The Dealer, Awaiting The Results. The Manufacturer Was Notified And Denied That The Vehicle Was Part Of The Recall List And Therefore Would Not Provide Further Assistance. The Contact Noticed Consumer Complaints Via Website Similar To The Problems The Vehicle Had. One Similar Complaint Was Odi #10033248.

Mileage was 499 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08W91K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20060301. 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: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JUNIPER AUTO & TRUCK REPAIR INC. .

Oct 12, 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

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. While Driving 70 Mph In Dry Conditions, The Contact Heard A Loud Noise Coming From The Vehicle. Initially, The Contact Thought A Tire Was Blown And Pulled The Vehicle Off The Road. All Four Tires Were In Normal Condition, But The Scent Of Gas Was Detected. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Mechanic, Who Disconnected The Fuel Injector To The Number Seven Cylinders, So The Vehicle Could Be Driven Home. The Failure Was Not Repaired At That Time. The Contact Took The Vehicle To A Local Shop Closer To Home, And Was Charged $1,863 For Removing Both Heads, And Had The Machine Flat At The Number Seven Cylinder. The ford Manufacturer Was Notified, And Stated That The Contact Was Responsible For The engine Repair. The Current Mileage Was 91,750, And Failure Mileage Was 90,075. *ak The Consumer Feels The Problem Was The Triton engine And ford Should Be Held Accountable For The Cost Of The Repairs. Update 5/3/07*tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90075 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LINCOLN PARK, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20030401. 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: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: AUTO-LAB SOUTHGATE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 734-281-3813 . DEALER’S CITY: SOUTHGATE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48195 .

Mar 26, 2007

A Spark Plug Blew Out Of My ford f-150. Did Not Know Until Recently That This Problem Occurs A Lot In ford Truck Motors. engine Does Not Really Run Now Because It Would Probably Catch On Fire From Exhaust Flames. I Do Not Know What I Have To Do To Get The Problem Fixed, But After Reading Multiple Complaints, I Am Led To Believe I Will Be Paying Roughly $5,000 To Get The Problem Fixed. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 62000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20060911. 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: 25 mph.

Apr 13, 2007

On Tuesday Morning, 05/29/2007 At 1:30am, I Was Awakened By A Loud Boom And A Bright Flash From Outside Of My Bedroom Window. When I Jumped Up To See What Was Happening, I Saw My Truck Engulfed In Flames. I Grabbed My Cell Phone From Beside My Bed And Dialed 911 As I Ran To The Front Porch. By The Time I Reached The Front Porch The Entire Front Of The Vehicle Was Engulfed, The Hood Was Completely Gone And The Front Tires Were On Fire. When The Fire Department Arrived, The Truck Was On Fire From The Front Bumper To The Rear Bumper. The Inside Of The Truck Was Completely In Flames And All Of The Window Glass Had Either Melted Or Been Blown Away From The Truck Body. It Was Determined By The Fire Department That The Fire Began Inside Of The engine Compartment. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 83833 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17221N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WALTERBORO, SC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20060401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 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: DISCOUNT AUTO SALES . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 843-524-1191 . DEALER’S CITY: BEAUFORT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29906 .

May 29, 2007

I Was Driving My 2001 ford Svt Lightning, With Only 30,000 Miles On The Odometer. No Sign Of A Problem Whatsoever. While Passing A Big Truck, Pop……..and Then I Lost Power And Almost Didn’t Complete The Pass In Time. Once I Pulled Over, I Found That A Spark Plug Blew Out, And Took Out A Coil On It’s Way. The ford Dealer Wants Big Money For The Repair (new Heads), And I Can’t Afford It Right Now. I’ve Found This To Be A Common Problem, And ford Won’t Do Anything About It. My Plugs Are Original, So Nothing Was Done By Me To Contribute To This Failure. Now My Truck Is Sitting In The Driveway, And It Can’t Be Driven. Hope My Other fords Don’t Spit Out A Plug. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07341C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20040610. Vehicle was not 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: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HUB CITY FORD .

July 26, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. She Was Informed That Her Vehicle Caught Fire. The Fire Was Extinguished Using A Fire Extinguisher And The Fire Department Was Called. As Of August 3, 2007, The Dealer Has Not Repaired The Vehicle. The Manufacturer Stated That They Would Send A Letter To The Contact Within Two Weeks. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 119,000. Updated 02-01-08. *kb Updated 02/01/08 *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 11900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20070212. Vehicle was not 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. DEALER’S NAME: SERGIO .

July 31, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. On July 27, 2007, The Vehicle Caught Fire While Parked. The Vehicle Was Destroyed. A Fire And Police Report Were Filed. The Fire Marshall Stated That The Fire Began In The engine Compartment. The Passenger Side Fender Of Another Parked Vehicle Was Scorched Due To The Fire. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 80,000. Updated 02-01-08 *bf Updated 02/01/08 *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L61N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LEE HIGH ACRES, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010901. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SAM GALLOWAY FORD .

July 27, 2007

Spark Plug Blow Out. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BUCKSPORT, ME. 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: 30 mph.

Oct 20, 2007

Drove My ford F150 To Work, Parked It And 30 – 40 Minutes Later The Entire engine Compartment Was On Fire. I Entered The Truck 30 Minutes After I Parked To Remove My Check Book, But I Did Not See Or Smell Anything That Resulted In The Fire. The Truck Was Not Insured, But Appears To Be A Total Loss. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 139000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L91C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in VENTURA, CA. 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.

Dec 20, 2007

ford 2001 F150 Crew4x4 Replaced Spark Plugs After #4 Coil Pack Went Bad Then Number2 Coil Pack Went Bad After Only 65,000 Miles. Then At 142,000miles #6coil Pack And Sparkplug Blew Out Of Motor. *tr

Mileage was 14200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08LX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in OLIVE BRANCH, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011011. 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. DEALER’S NAME: FARROW WARD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6628373001 . DEALER’S CITY: RIPLEY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MS.

Jan 20, 2008

Had Minor Ticking Noise – Was Told This Is Typical In This ford engine. 16 Months Ago I Had The Dealer Replace The Spark Plugs, Ticking Was Still There, And Just Last Week One Of The Plugs Blew Out Of The Head. Luckily No Accident Or Injury. This Could Be Quite Dangerous Having A Plug Sparking With Fuel Vapors Escaping From The Hole Where The Plug Used To Be. After Talking To A Number Of F150 Owners – Found This Is A Rather Common Problem. Why No Recall? Dealer Installed Spacer Insert Rather Than Helicoil. Rather Expensive Repair, And If It Happens Again, Will Need New Head. *cn

Mileage was 70990 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L51C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in JOLIET, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010721. 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: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RON TIRAPELLI FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SHOREWOOD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL.

Jan 23, 2008

’99 – ’08 ford 5.4l V8’s Are Equipped With 100,000 Mile Spark Plugs From The Factory. They Are Failing In Large Numbers At Well Under 50,000 Miles. Most Times Pulling The Threads Out Of The Aluminum Heads Of The Motor. Other Times The Spark Plugs Break Leaving Part Of It In The Block. My Problem Was The #7 Plug Breaking In Half While The Vehicle Was In Operation. When I Took My ’01 f-150 Super Crew To The Dealer I Was Told That They Couldn’t Replace The Rest Of The Spark Plugs Because They Would Probably Strip The Threads Out Of The Heads When They Removed Them. *tr

Mileage was 47200 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WOLF CREEK, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010901. 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: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MOCK FORD .

Feb 01, 2008

#3 Spark Plug Drivers Side Blown Out , Damaged Coil And Possibly Fuel Rail. 5.4 Triton engine Is In A 2001 f-150 4×4 With 126,000 Miles, Not Very Safe With The Possibility Of A Spark Right Next To The Fuel Rail. *tr

Mileage was 126000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BARDSTOWN, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010705. 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: 20 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BILL COLLINS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 5024599550 . DEALER’S CITY: LOUISVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KY.

Feb 12, 2008

I Have A 2001 ford F150 Lariat Supercrew With The 5.4 Liter engine. My Family And I Were On Vacation When The 3rd Sparkplug Back On The Drivers Side Blew Out Of The engine And Left Us Stranded. It Destroyed The Coil In The Process And Nicked The Fuel Rail. We Had To Have A Forty Mile Tow To A Mechanic Who Could Put In A Helicoil To Hold The New Sparkplug And Also Put In A New Coil. This Cost Us $600 Including The Tow. This Was The 2nd ford With A 5.4 Liter engine In A Week That This Mechanic Fixed With A Blown Sparkplug. The Nearest ford Dealer Wanted To Replace The Entire Head At My Expense For $3,300 Not Including A Tow. This Took Place In Kalispell Montana. Since Then I Have Had To Check And Retighten At Least One Of My Spark Plugs Every 3,000 Miles. The Truck Had Approximately 127,000 Miles On It When I Blew My Sparkplug. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in KETTLE FALLS, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020523. 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: 50 mph.

Aug 24, 2007

My 2001 f-150 Had #4 Cylinder Spark Plug Blow Out. Actually Melted The Metal Portion Of The Spark Plug. I Have 56,000 Miles On My Truck. Sales Man Told Me The Truck Did Not Require Any Type Of Tune Up Until 100,000 Miles. I Guess He Was Wrong. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L71K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in THE WOODLANDS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010713. 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. DEALER’S NAME: TEXAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: KATY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Mar 05, 2008

While Leaving A Stop Sign Under Normal Acceleration My 2001 F 150 With 113,000. Miles Blew A Spark Plug Out Of The Right Side / Third Cylinder Back . It Broke The Coil And The Plug Was Just Laying On The Head . The Sparkplug Threads Were Not Damaged. *tr

Mileage was 113000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010520. 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: 15 mph.

Mar 31, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. After Being Parked For One Hour, The Vehicle Burst Into Flames And Was Destroyed. Two Vehicles Next To The Contact’s Vehicle Were Damaged. The Fire Department Stated That The Fire Originated From The engine Compartment And A Report Was Filed. The Contact Has Pictures. The Failure Mileage Was 157,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 157000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L41K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: NORTHWOODS AUTO SALES . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 843-207-1950 . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH CHARLESTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29418 .

Apr 27, 2008

I Have A 2001 ford F 150 W/a Triton V8 engine. It Blew A Plug Out And ford Knows There Is A Problem And Won’t Fix The Issue. I Am Have To Pay $1,000.00 To Repair An engine That Is Defective Right Off The Factory Floor. I Have Done A Lot Of Research And There Is A Serious Problem And Some Have Caught Fire. Will People Actually Have To Die Before ford Is Required To Do Something About It? *tr

Mileage was 100600 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TOPEKA, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LAIRD KNOLLER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 785-234-3673 . DEALER’S CITY: TOPEKA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 66611 .

Apr 26, 2008

2001 ford F150 With V8 4.6 Liter engine Blows Spark Plugs Out Of The Head. Had 2 Do This In The Last 2 Months. Had To Get Out Of Traffic Because engine Will Not Run, Call Tow Truck And Deliver To Repair Shop. They Redrilled The Hole And Installed An Insert Both Times. Alot Of ford engines Of This Type Do This As I Now Know. Afraid To Drive This Truck And Alot Of Money Out Of My Pocket!!!!!!! *tr

Mileage was 140000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in NEOSHO, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 30, 2008

My 2001 ford F150 Blew A Spark Plug Right Out Of The Aluminum Head On 8-17-08. Vehicle Had About 90,000 Miles On It. It Is A Common And Repeating Failure Of The 5.4l V-8 engine And ford Will Not Acknowledge It As A Problem. I Opted For The Helicoil Replacement Option ($640) Over A Complete New Head ($3000). ford Will Not Pay For Any Of This Even Though It Is Their Design Flaw. Later Models Have Been Changed To Correct This Problem. If It Was Not A Problem Then Why Was It Corrected? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LAKE VILLA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 17, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. After Driving 35 Mph, The Contact Parked The Vehicle In Her Driveway. Minutes Later, The Vehicle Caught Fire Under The Hood. The Fire Damaged The Neighbor’s Vehicle And The Landlord’s Fence. The Contact Later Discovered A Recall Relating To The Fire. The Detective At The Scene Believed That The Fire Was Due To The Recall. A Police Report Was Filed. The Manufacturer Has Not Been Notified. The Nhtsa Campaign Id Number Was Unknown. The Failure Mileage Was 108,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L01N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TWIN FALLS, ID. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 14, 2008

Experienced Spark Plug Blowout During Regular Driving, Occurred Once In One Cylinder Of A 2001 ford F150 5.4 Triton Dual Fuel Factory Propane. Used A Helicoil Kit And Repaired The Damage And Other Cylinders To Prevent Further Damage. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 97673 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in VANCOUVER, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Sept 17, 2008

My 2001 ford f-150 Blew A Spark Plug Out Of The 7 Head On 09/30/2008. The Truck Has 150k On It. I Bought It New In 2001 And Have Always Maintained It. I Went Out To Go To Work In The Am And The Truck Just Roared When I Started It, I Found The Spark Plug On The Driveway The Threads On The Plug Were Completely In Tact. Took It ford Service And It Will Cost Me $2500.00 To Fix With No Guarantee. I Have Found That This Is A Really Common Complaint From Owners Of V8 Triton engines. ford Needs To Do A Recall On These Vehicles. My Brother-in-law Is An Asi Front End Mechanic For ford And He Says He Has Seen A Lot Of This Problem. If He Didn’t Live In Denver I Would Have Him Fix It. My Family Has Always Driven ford Products. My Father Was An engineer For ford In Detroit. But, I Feel That Because ford Will Not Stand Behind This Problem That Maybe It Is Time To Switch Loyalties. The Service Department At The Dealership Displays A So- What Attitude. I Requested A Factory Rep To Look At The Truck And They Said Either Fix It Now, Or Move The Truck Off Their Premises. The Consumer Has No Rights Anymore. *tr

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W51K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in FORT PIERCE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 30, 2008

On 10/5/08, Driving Near Home, Slow Speed, Heard A Loud Noise From Under The Hood, Lost Power. Determined That The 4th Spark Plug On Drivers Side Had Unthreaded From engine, Damaging Coil. On Attempt To Replace With New Spark Plug, Learned That The Cylinder Head Threads Were Damaged (stripped). 76,000 Miles, Spark Plug Had Never Been Removed, Was Original From ford Factory. *tr

Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07W01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ASHLAND, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Oct 05, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150 Ld. The Contact’s Vehicle Caught Fire While It Was Parked. She Stated That The Fire Originated Near The Motor And Brake Fluid. The Fire Department Was Not Called To The Scene. The Contact Extinguished The Fire By Disconnecting The Battery. The Manufacturer Has Not Yet Been Notified And The Vehicle Has Not Been Repaired. The Vehicle Is Still At The Contact’s Residence. The Vin Was Unknown. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 157,889.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 157889 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BROWNSVILLE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 28, 2008

I Own A 2001 ford F 150 W/ The 5.4 Triton engine, While I Was Backing The Truck Out Of A Restaurant, The engine Made A Loud Pop. I Took The Truck To A ford Dealership…they Told Me That The engine Blew The # 3 Spark Plug Out. The Service Department Told Me That This Is A Common Problem With The Motor Because Of Bad Designed Heads. They Advised Me That I Would Be Better Off With A New engine At The Cost Of $4800.00. I Pulled Up A Site On The Internet That States That There Have Been Thousands Of Complaints With The Same Problems. I Feel Like ford Should Have A Recall On This engine. *tr

Mileage was 144560 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SCOTTSBORO, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Jan 08, 2009

Driving 35 To 40 Miles An Hour. Heard A Loud Pop Under The Hood Pulled Over And Found A Spark Plug Had Blown Out Of The engine. Not Fixed Yet. *tr

Mileage was 90000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in AUBURN, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Feb 07, 2009

2001 ford f-150 Blew Out A Spark Plug For The 2nd Time. Caused The Truck To Go Off The Road Since It Immediately Lost Power While Going 65mph. This Is The 2nd One That Has Blown And Will Likely Cost A Few Thousand Dollars To Fix. There Is A Forum On Consumer Affairs With Hundreds Of People With The Same Exact Problem With Their ford Vehicle. The Website Link Is Http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/ford_spark.html If You Would Like To Check It Out. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in COVINGTON, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Feb 17, 2009

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. The Vehicle Caught Fire While Parked Outside The Contact’s Place Of Work. The Fire Department Was Notified, But Did Not State What Caused The Fire. The Fire Burned The Motor, Created A Hole Through The Hood Of The Vehicle, And Scorched The Entire Dashboard. The Windshield Glass Burst Into Pieces And The Vehicle Was Towed To His Residence. The ford Dealer Filed A Case And Followed-up With The Contact Within 15 Business Days And Informed Him That Someone Would Diagnose The Vehicle. The Contact Was Also Informed That There Was A Recall For The Cruise Control. The Vin And Nhtsa Campaign Id Number Were Unknown. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 197,000. Updated 04/17/09. *lj Updated 04/20/09.*jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 197000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L41K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BOLIVAR, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 11, 2009

Fire F 150. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX07L71C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DENVER METRO, CO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 11, 2009

One Morning Upon Starting My 2001 ford f-150, I Heard A Loud Pop And Knocking Coming From My engine Compartment. The #3 Spark Plug On The Passenger Side, Shot Out Of The Cylinder Head And Broke The #3 Cylinder Ignition Coil, Stripping The Threading On The Cylinder Head. Ignition Coil, Spark Plug, And Steel Insert Threading Were Replaced. Mileage = 124515 5.4 V8 This Is Appears To Be A Well-known Problem: Http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_side&id=4757786 Http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/03/ford_spark_plug_fire.html Http://ezinearticles.com/?ford-spark-plug-problems—spark-plugs-broken-and-blowing-out&id=1107803. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 124515 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L31K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DENTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 10, 2009

I Have A 2001 ford F150 With The 4.6l Triton. Driving Home From Work On The Evening Of April 27th, Im At A Red Light. As Soon As It Turns Green I Push The Pedal To Go. Out Comes The Spark Plug From The Block. I Have Read Numerous Complaints About This Issue On The Internet. I Cannot Believe ford Has Not Issued A Recall Over This. Not Only Is It Dangerous, But Its A Silly Problem To Have. I Have Had 5 Estimates To Fix This Problem All Over $2000. There’s No Way I Can Afford This, I Am Looking For A Class Action Lawsuit To Join. Very Disappointed In ford And When I Get This Fixed I Will Never Own Another ford Vehicle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 149057 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W61N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in RALEIGH, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Apr 27, 2009

Spark Plug Blown Out Of engine. 2 Years After Dealer Installed. *tr

Mileage was 135000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LEBANON, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Apr 11, 2009

I Own A 2001 ford F150 Pickup. I’ve Had To Change A Coil (above Spark Plug) On This Truck Several Times (at Least 5 Failures) Since I’ve Owned This Truck. When A Coil Goes Out The Truck Misses A Lot And At Times When You Slow Down To Turn A Corner The Truck Will Die, Causing Me To Brake To An Immediate Stop Because The Power Stearing Goes Out. Very Dangerous. *tr

Mileage was 1 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LAWTELL, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

July 14, 2009

My 4.6l engine On My 2001 ford F150 Pickup Truck Needed New Spark Plugs. I Have Changed Plugs On Many Motors Before So It Is Not New To Me. I Read The Service Manual And Learned More About This Particular Model By Reading Information Off The Net. I Was Very Careful And Did Everything The Service Manual And Net Info Told Me To Do. Even So, The Very First Plug I Removed From The engine Block Broke. The Porcelain And Hex Nut Came Out In One Piece But The Bottom Threads And Ground Electrode Remained In The engine Block. I Went Back To The Net To Search For Solutions To The Problem Only To Find That More Often Than Not The Spark Plugs On These Models Will Break Apart When Removing Them. I Believe This Falls Under The Category Of A Recall. This Will Be A Costly Repair That I Cannot Do Myself And I Don’t Believe ford Can Justify This Many Plugs Breaking. *tr

Mileage was 24000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in FLORENCE, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 22, 2009

Driving Home In My 2001 F150 Supercrew And When I Turned On The A/c Fan, Smoke Started Coming Out From Under The Glove Box. I Pulled Over And Look Under The Box And Noticed The Connector To The Fan Speed Pack Was Burning. I Blew It Out Before It Did Any Further Damage, Then Unplugged It. No Issues Since Then. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 216253 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07W51K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 14, 2009

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. The Contact Stated That While Eating Dinner, The Fire Department Informed Her That Her Vehicle Caught On Fire. The Flames Were Extinguished, And She Has A Copy Of The Report. The Insurance Company Was In The Process Of Investigating The Cause Of The Failure. She Was In The Process Of Contacting The Manufacturer. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 147,300.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 147300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CANYON LAKE, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 21, 2009

ford 5.4 Liters Have The Sparkplug Blow Out Of The Cylinder Head Very Often 4 Have Happen To My 2001 ford F150 With The 5.4 They Want You To Use A Thread Insert To Repair The Damage But Even Then It Still Happens Not To Mention Pretty Expensive To Boot It Is A Well Known Problem With These Motors They Also Break The Coil Packs On Top Of The Spark Plug ford Knows Of The Problem But Will Not Fix. *tr

Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SPRINGVILLE, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

June 21, 2009

2001 ford f-150 The engine On The Truck Caught On Fire Came To Work At 6am Around 10:15am Fire Department Was Call Truck Was On Fire, The Radiator And Front End Was All Melted engine Completely Burn There Was A Hole In The Middle Of The Dash Board And All The Wires Look Burn. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17271K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 04, 2009

Spark Plug Blew Out Of 2001 ford F150. *tr

Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18W21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TAMA, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 03, 2009

I Own A ford F150 Trition Truck In May Of 2008 I Blew My First Spark Plug While Driving Home. I Took It To A Local Dealer, And The Service Department Informed Me That It Was A Default In The Design Of The engine And That ford Would Not Cover The Approximate Cost Of $700. Four Months Later, I Threw Another One While Simply Starting My Truck In A Parking Lot. I Paid Another $700. It Has Been Three Months. On Christmas Eve, While Pulling Out Into Traffic From A Complete Stop, I Threw My 3rd. Spark Plug. This Is A Defect! *tr

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L71K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in PASO ROBLES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 25, 2009

I Had An Original Spark Plug Blow Out Of My ford f-150 V-8 Triton Motor While I Was Driving On The Freeway. It Made A Loud Pop Noise And Then I Seen A Flame I Pulled Over Right Away And Shut Off The Truck And Called For Help. Thankfully I Was Not Hurt And The Fire Went Out And Did Not Burn The Truck To The Ground. ford Refused To Fix It They Said It Was Not A Lubricated Part And My Warranty Didn’t Cover The $2000-3000.00 Repair. It Is A Defective Design And They Know It But Are Not Allowed To Fix It Under The Warranty’s. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BAKERSFIELD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Nov 01, 2006

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. While Driving 40 Mph The Contact Heard A Banging Noise In The engine And The Vehicle Started To Lose Power. The Contact Was Able To Safely Drive Onto The Emergency Lane And After Looking Under The Hood, He Observed That A Spark Plug Was Missing. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Mechanic To Have The Vehicle Repaired. The Contact Is Concerned That A Crash Could Have Occurred When The Spark Plugged Popped Out Of The engine. The Vin Was Not Available. The Failure Mileage Was 98,000.

Mileage was 98000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in MIDLOTHIAN, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Jan 16, 2010

2001 ford f-150 Lariat..5.4 Cu .im engine. Multiple Spark Plugs Self Extract ..after 50,000 Miles, Creating Possible Fire Hazard. No Warning When It Will Occur. This Happens In Spite Of Routine Normal Maintenance Being Performed. When The Plug Pops Out It Also Breaks The Ignition Coil Tab For This Cylinder Thus Making The Cylinder Inoperative With The Possibility Of Raw Gasoline/ethanol Being Ejected Next To A Uncontrolled Spark From The Loose Coil. Very Dangerous,especially With My Wife And Kids In The Vehicle. There Has Been No Notification From ford Of This Possibility. This Has Happened To At Least A Few Dozen Times To Vehicles In My Local Area. In Fact, It Must Be A Frequent Situation Because There Are After Market Repair Kits.. Heli-coil Installation (not A Permanent Repair). The Repair From ford Is To Replace The engine Heads…a $5,000.00 Plus Repair Cost If Past The Warranty Period. ford Will Not Provide Any Satisfaction. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 59100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L01N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 14, 2009

ford F150 Spark Plug # 8 Blow Out While Driving To Work. There Were Noxious Fumes That Eventually Become Very Strong. I Have Read Numerous Complaints About This And Feel That This Must Be A Safety Hazard Due To Obvious Raw Fuel, Heat And Potential Sparks. *tr

Mileage was 140000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BUNKER HILL, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Mar 03, 2010

Twice, Three Week Apart I Have Had Originall Factory Installed Spark Plugs Ejected From The Head On My 2001 ford F150 Triton 5.7 Liter engine. Number 2 Plug Was First And Number 3 Plug Was Next Along With The Cd Coil Packs. *tr

Mileage was 82700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L61N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in STILLWATER, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Feb 28, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. The Contact Stated When Starting The Vehicle The engine Would Exhibit A Continuous Increase And Decrease In engine Rpms. While Driving At Speeds Of At Least 20 Mph, The engine Would Idle Tremendously Loud And The Check engine Light Illuminated On The Instrument Panel. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Mechanic He Performed An Oil Change. The Failure Persisted And The Vehicle Was Taken To A Second Mechanic. The Mechanic Replaced The Mass Sensor However; The Repair Did Not Correct The Failure. The Mechanic Then Advised Cylinder Three Had Misfired. The Failure Had Not Yet Been Corrected To Date. The Failure Mileage Was 40,000 And The Current Mileage Was 62,052.

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17251N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in GASTONIA, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Apr 20, 2009

2001 ford f-150 With A 4.6 Triton-2 Spark Plugs Blew Out Of The Head On The Driver’s Side. Had Them Repaired And They Blew Out Again A Month Later. *tr

FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TABERG, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 24, 2010

2001 ford F150 Was Parked For 4-5 Days In Driveway. Woke Up Early A.m. To Loud Thumb Noise. Looked Out, Truck Was Engulfed In Flames. Fire Depts Says It Looks Like It Was Electrical And From Under Hood. Truck Is A Total Loss. Insurance Co. Has Yet To Look At Truck. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08W11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in PRATHER, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 05, 2010

My Husbands’ ford F150 Truck Caught On Fire And Was Totaled. The Truck Had Been Idle For 2 Days And Not Driven More Then 500 Feet Over The Last 2 Months. I Was Awaked From Sleep When My Husband Happened To Glance Out The Window And See The Fire. The Vehicle Was On The Street. We Called 911 But By The Time They Arrived The Entire King Cab Portion Of The Truck Was Totaled. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07W81K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CREEDMOOR, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. The Contact Stated That Four Spark Plugs Failed And Were Blown Into The Coil Pack. The Contact Stated That The Failure Caused The Vehicle To Stall Without Warning. The Manufacturer Was Contacted But Provided No Assistance. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Vin Was Not Available. The Current And Failure Mileage Was 113,000.

Mileage was 113000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in VINEGROVE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 10, 2009

While Driving My 2001 ford F150 Down The Highway, A Spark Plug Blew Out Of The Head And Damaged The Ignition Coil. Gas/air Mixture Was Sent Into The engine Compartment, And If The Plug Had Not Damaged The Coil, It Could Have Ignited The Gas. The Fuel Line Is Also Just Above The Pug, And Could Also Have Easily Been Damaged. *tr

Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SKANEATELES, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 15, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Caught Fire While Parked. The Vehicle Was Not Occupied When The Fire Erupted. The Vehicle Was Destroyed. The Vehicle That Was Parked Next To The Contact’s Vehicle Was Also Extremely Burned On The Passenger Side. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And Advised The Contact To Send Photos And Supporting Documentation In Regards To The Failure Before A Determination Was Made Regarding Assistance. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 135,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17271N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CUDAHY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 30, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 46 Mph When The engine Began To Sputter With Low engine Power. In Addition, The engine Exhibited A Rough Idle When Sitting Idle At A Complete Stop. The Failure Occurred Frequently. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 128,098.

Mileage was 128098 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L91K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in BOISE, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 46 mph.

Sept 09, 2010

Started Truck Heard A Loud Pop engine Running Rough Checked,spark Plug Blew Out Destroying Coil Pack Now Called ford Dealer They Said No Recall Checked On Internet Noticed A Lot Of People Same Problem. A Lot Money To Repair. I Had Just Got Back From A 600 Mile Trip If This Had Happened During Trip Would Have Cost Me Up To $4.000 To Get On Road Again, This Should Be A Recall! And If I Get It Fixed I Will Have To Get Rid Of It Because People Are Complaining 2 Or More Plugs Are Blowing Out And I Can Not Afford The Fix .

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07WX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in MILLBURY, MA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 07, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. The Vehicle Was Parked And Shut Off When A Fire Began On The Driver’s Side Of The Hood. The Fire Department Extinguished The Fire. A Police Report Was Not Filed And There Were No Injuries. The Vehicle Was Not Moved From The Location And Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 209,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 209000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07W21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 08, 2011

Spark Plug Blown Out Of engine Twice. First Time Cheap Fix Second Time It Was Over $700. Seems To Be A Pretty Common Problem. Needs A Recall Done. *tr

Mileage was 140000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HEREFORD, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Jan 10, 2011

I Own A 2001 f-150 ford Truck. I Have Experienced 3x Now In A Year The Spark Plugs Blowing Out Of The Heads. The First 2x It Scared Me Half To Death To The Point I Lost Control For A Few Seconds ( Thank God No One Was On The Road At The Time). I Have Had The Plugs Heli-coiled In Twice And Waiting On The 3rd One Now. The ford Dealership I Take The Truck To Says, “it Is A Poor Design In The Heads Of This Motor That Causes The Plugs To Blow Out And ford Motor Company Knows About The Problem.” I Am Concerned That It Will Happen To Someone Else And Cause Serious Injury Or Even Death Due To The “explosion” Sound At First And The Extremely Loud Knocking Noise. *tr

Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L01C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HICKSVILLE, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 13, 2011

2001 ford f-150. Consumer States Vehicle Caught Fire And Then Exploded *tgw The Consumer Stated She Saw A Report On T.v. Regarding Problems With Fuel Tanks And Nhtsa Was Investigating. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HARLAN, IA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 02, 2011

2001 ford f-150. The Truck Had An Under Hood Fire While It Was In A Parking Lot. The Business Owner Found Me After The Fire Was Started And Put Out. The Truck Was Totaled. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07211C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 28, 2011

The Contact Owns 2001 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Exhibited An Abnormally Loud Knocking Noise From The Front End Of The Vehicle. The Contact Inspected Under The Hood And Noticed That The Spark Plug Located Nearest To The Driver Side Had Disengaged From The Coil Head Without Warning. The Vehicle Was Towed To An Authorized Dealer Where A Helium Coil Kit Was Installed. A Few Months Later, The Same Failure Recurred And The engine Was Replaced By The Dealer. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 98,000. Consumer Is Still Having Problems With The Aluminum Head. Updated 11/10/2011 *ln

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07351C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ORLANDA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: GREENWAY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407-275-2000 . DEALER’S CITY: ORLANDO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32817 .

Sept 08, 2010

The Contact Owned A 2001 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Parked For A Few Days When It Suddenly Caught On Fire And Burned To The Ground. The Contact Suffered Minor Burn Injuries As A Result. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To Have The Failure Diagnosed Or Repaired. The Vehicle Was Destroyed. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 249,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 249000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LINCOLN, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 03, 2011

I Was Driving To Work And Heard A Loud Pop And Stopped The Truck And Called The Tow Truck. The Mechanic Informed Me That A Spark Plug Blew Out Of The Head Of The engine And It Was Going To Cost $550.00 To Fix, He Also Said That It Would Be A Temporary Fix And That I Would Need A New engine Because Of The Damage. I Did Some Research And Found That This Has Been A Problem For Some Time With These engines Because Of The Aluminum Heads And There Were Only 3-4 Threads Actually Holding The Spark Plug. A ford Motor Co. Warranty Inspector Says The ford Triton V-8 engines Are “dropping Like Flies” Because Of Blown Spark Plugs. I Would Like To Address The ford Spark Plug Blowout Issue. ford Triton engines From 1997 To 2003 Had A Problem Where Spark Plugs Would Randomly Fly Out The Cylinder Head. This Appears To Be Due To A Few Issues (engineering Design Flaw), First There Are Insufficient Threads (3-4) In The Head To Properly Hold The Spark Plug. Second The Threads In The Head Are Not Inserted, In Other Words The Threads Are In The Aluminum And Are Not Very Strong. Spark Plug Ejection Is Dangerous Because Fuel Vapor Starts Coming Out The Spark Plug Hole, Which Is Clearly A Serious Safety Issue. The Fuel Vapor Can Be Ignited By The Loose Spark Plug – And In Fact There Have Been A Small Number Of Cases Reported Of engine Fires Due To Spark Plug Ejection/blowout. ford Needs To Be Held Responsible For The Repairs Of Spark Plug Blow Out And Should Extend The Warranty Regardless Of Age On The Spark Plug Blow Out Issue, They Also Should Be Forced To Pay A Fair Amount Of Labor Time, Because Most Of The Repairs Cost Thousands Of Dollars. ford Has Been Aware Of This Serious Issue Of An engineering-design Flaw And Needs To Recall 17 Million Vehicles From 1997-2003. *tr

Mileage was 143000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W81C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Oct 09, 2011

Attempting To Park Vehicle In Parking Stall With Foot On Brake Stopping The Vehicle. The Vehicle, For No Apparent Reason, Abruptly Accelerated Forward Striknig The Vehicle On The Other Side Of The Parking Stall. The Resulting Crash Caused Damage To The Front Of The 2011 Gmc Sport Utility Vehicle And To The Front Of The 2001 ford f-150. This Is The Second Time An Incident Similar To This Has Occurred. The First Time Was In August 2011. The First Time The Vehicle Demonstrated A Similar Phenomena Occurred When The Owner Was Parking The Vehicle In A Parking Stall. The Vehicle Was Stopped In The Parking Stall, The Driver’s Foot On The Brake And The Vehicle Abruptly Accelerated, For No Apparent Reason, Over A Concrete Parking Block. The Vehicle Continued Into The Street As The Driver Continued To Apply The Brake, Attempting To Stop The ford f-150. The Driver Was Unable To Avoid Striking A Vehicle After Entering The Street. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 202534 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W21N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WICHITA, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 09, 2011

I Was Getting On The Interstate This Am And Heard A Noise, The Truck Lost Power And Started Running Extremely Rough. I Turned Around And Barely Made It Home (only A Few Miles). When I Raised The Hood, A Spark Plug Was Laying On Top Of The engine. The Coil Pack Was Also Broken When The Spark Plug Blew Out. There Was A Very Strong Smell Of Gas. I Researched The Internet And Found That This Is A Major Problem With ford engines Built From 1997 – 2003. If I Had Been In A Center Or Left Lane, Being Rush Hour Traffic, This Could Have Caused A Major Wreck. This Problem Should Not Be Ignored And Should Become A Recall For ford. *tr

Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Jan 05, 2012

Spark Plug Blow Out Caused Excessive Damage To engine. engine Had To Be Replaced At A Cost Of $6200.00. This Is A Known Problem For 1999 To 2005 engines. *tr

Mileage was 122989 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FTRF17WX1M. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DAMERON, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Dec 23, 2011

I’m In The Large Growing Number Of Owners That Have Had A Sparkplug Blow Out. ford Knows This Is A Problem And Have Come Up With A Special Tool To Help In The Repair Of This. It Rethreads The Hole Then They Have An Insert That Goes In It. The Problem Is There’s Not Enough Threads To Hold The Plug. The Thing Is, If They Don’t Want To Do A Total Recall Then They Should At Least Cover The Expense When It Happens. I Guess Like Everything Else, It’s Going To Take A Death Or Serious Injury Before They Will Step Up To The Plate And Do The Right Thing. *tr

Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L61C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SNELLVILLE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Aug 19, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. While Parked, The Contact Noticed Smoke Coming From Under The Hood. After Opening The Hood The Contact Noticed That The Manifold And The Wiring Harness Was On Fire. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Had Been Shut Off And Had Not Been Driven Prior To The Fire. The Contact Was Able To Extinguish The Fire With A Fire Extinguisher. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Diagnostics Or Repairs. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 28,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF082X1C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CALERA, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 18, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150 Triton. The Vehicle Was Taken For State Inspection When The Contact Was Advised That The engine, engine Manifold And Bolts Were Corroded. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Failure Was Confirmed. The Manufacturer Was Contacted. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 68,000 And The Current Mileage Was 71,000. Updated 05/21/12 *bf The Consumer Was Informed The Material Used Were Defective.

Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W51N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in GREENCASTLE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20111020. 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: KEYSTONE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: GREENCASTLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 17225 .

Jan 31, 2012

Pulled Out Of Side Road Onto Major Highway And Suddenly A Loud Flapping Noise From engine Was Heard. Immediately Pulled To Shoulder Of Road And Turn Vehicle Off And Called For Assistance. Was Told That A Spark Plug Was The Cause Of The Problem And That It Should Be A Easy Fix, This Was Not The Case Because The Head Had To Be Removed To Extracted To Damaged Plug. Our Fix Is Costing Upwards Of $700. *js

Mileage was 202000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L91K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WAYNESVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Apr 13, 2012

While Driving Down The Interstate, The Vehicle Caught On Fire. Everything Under The Hood Was Destroyed. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ALPHARETTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 05, 2013

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