2001 Ford F-150 Seat Belts Front Buckle Assembly 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 Seat Belts Front Buckle Assembly problems and defects. Total reports: 23.

Driver’s seatbelt Buckle Stopped Fastening. More Than 4 Months After Being Reported, Dealer Is Still Waiting For Replacement Part From Manufacturer. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX08LIIK. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in KINGSTON, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 05, 2001

Passenger Side seat Belts Failed To Remain Locked In Belt Mechanisms. After Latching It, Can Pull On Belt, And It Would Be Released. Had Been To Dealership Numerous Times For Repairs. Mechanic Has Ordered Parts For Belt Buckle Well Over A Month Ago To Correct Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L31N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in DELTONA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A.

May 29, 2001

Two seat Belts In Rear Do Not Latch. Took To Dealer, And They Replaced seat Belts With Same Type Of seat Belt. Consumer Stated That New Belts Did Not Latch. Please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L91N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in POOLESVILLE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 29, 2001

I Received A Recall Letter Instructing Me To Go To The Nearest Dealer To Test The Belt With A Special Tool. I Complied And Was Told The Belts Passed. The Belt Continues To Release While Driving. I Have Contacted 2 Dealers And ford (directly) Twice. I Spoke With Tem Today And They Say They Have No Record Of My Calls Or E-mails. I Have Documented Those Calls. Please Help, The Saftey Of My Family Is A Stake.*ak Rq04011.*pco

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L51K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in KINGWOOD, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 14, 2001

The Consumers Vehicle Was At Dealer For Recall (01v-227) Service But Delayed Over Three Days Due To Parts Inavailability. *yh

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

The Consumers Vehicle Was At Dealer For Recall (01v-227) Service But Delayed Over Three Days Due To Parts Inavailability. *yh

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

Passenger Side seat Belt Had A Recall Performed. Since Then, The seat Belt Buckle Will Unlatch When Brakes Are Applied. The Buckle Will Either Fail To Latch Or Unlatch Giving Erratic Operation. Customer Service At ford Will No Longer Give Any Assistance. Please Describe Details Ts Rq04011.*pco

FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 22, 2002

When Vehicle Was Serviced For Recall 00v348000 Concerning seat Belt Retractor The Part Wasn’t Defective, And It Wasn’t Replaced.currently, Recall Part Is Defective. Dealership Is Refusing To Replace It.*ak

Mileage was 157000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W51N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CALERA, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: LONG- LEWIS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2059893500 . DEALER’S CITY: HOOVER . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AL.

Aug 11, 2003

Consumer Called Complaining About Front seat Belt Problems. The Front Passenger’s seat Belt Will Unlock By Itself While Driving. *ak

FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CHARLESTOWN, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020717. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

This May Be A Moot Point Because The Truck (2001 f-150 Supercrew Xlt 4wd) I Had Owned (traded It In For A 2003 ford Supercrew Which Also Exhibits Very Similar Problems) Had Serious Problems With The Steering In Addition To The Driver seatbelt Becoming Disengaged While Driving Normally. I Could Not Understand Why The seatbelt Would Disengage All By Itself. I Even Had Witnesses To The Fact. I Asked For The Service To Address It; However, They Could Not Duplicate The Problem. This Is Serious As What Are seatbelts For In The First Place. Also Had Some Problems With The Paint Cracking Or Spidering. ford Regional Personnel From Denver Wanted To Repaint The Vehicle. However, They Could Not Determine How It Would Be Accomplished. This Went On For Over 4 Months. That Is One Of The Main Reasons In Addition To The Steering Problems Described Previously I Had Get Rid Of The Problem Supercrew I Had Purchased. *la Rq04011.*pco Owner Granted Permission To Release Info_*pco

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L31K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030612. 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. DEALER’S NAME: RICHARDSON FORD .

June 12, 2003

Driver Side seat Belt Unlatched. *ak Rq04011.*pco

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 55000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 2003

Dealership Inspected The Front Outbound seat Belts And Indicated That They Were Fine Although The Front Passenger Side seat Belt Was Showing Signs Of Failure As Stated In seat Belt Buckles Recall 01v227001. The Dealership Wanted To Charge The Consumer To Have The seat Belts Replaced. *ak *nm Rq04011.*pco

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W91N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in POMPANO BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: SAWGRASS FPRD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 954-851-9000 . DEALER’S CITY: SUN RISE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Aug 16, 2001

While Driving seat Belt Buckle Disconnected Continuously Recall 01v227001 Was Issued For The Trw seat Belt Buckles. Consumer Contacted The Dealer, Who Told Consumer There Was Nothing They Could Do. However, Problem Still Existed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07WX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 05, 2004

Consumer Complained About A seat Belt Problem. . The seat Belt Tends To Unlatch From Buckle For No Apparent Reason. *ak Rq04011.*po *tc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17221N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WAXAHACHIE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20030801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Dec 09, 2004

Recall Campaign 01v227001 Concerning Trw seat Belt Buckle. When The Buckle Is Latched It Will Inadvertently Unlatch. This Problem Occurs After Driving About 2 Miles. Owner Contacted The Manufacturer, But Was Informed That Due To The Vin This Vehicle Is Not Included. Owner Checked The Vin In The Vehicle, And Has The Correct Place And Date Of Manufacturing, Yet The Manufacturer Will Not Honor It. *ak

Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08LX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ZIMMERMAN, MN. 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.

Mar 28, 2005

Dt: The Consumer States The Driver Side seat Belt Would Come Unfastened. There Was A Recall On This Component, The Vehicle Was Inspected. The Dealership Found The seat Belt To Be Fine. The Consumer Did Have To Replace The Buckle Assembly Of The seatbelt. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FTZF17281M. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in POLAND, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20050201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: DOC’S GARAGE . DEALER’S CITY: POLAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 13431 .

June 01, 2005

Dt: Contact Stated The Passenger Side seat Belt Came Unbuckled When A Passenger Was Riding In The Passenger seat. The seat Belt Will Go Into The Buckle, But With Pressure It Came Unlatched. The seat Belt Came Unbuckled Every Time Someone Wa Ssitting In The seat. The Service Dealer Stated The Buckle Needed To Be Replaced. The Consumer Has Not Contacted The Manufacturer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W11N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CAMERON, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20030701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 03, 2005

Dt: The Contact Stated The seat Belt O Front Passenger’s seat Will Not Buckle; It Was Replaced 4 Years Ago. The Dealer And Manufacturer Were Contacted, And They Stated There Were No Recalls The seat Beat Buckle Has Not Been Repaired.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L31K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in GILROY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010416. 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: FRONTIER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SANTA CLAIRA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

May 16, 2001

The Driver’s seat Belt In My Car Unlatches By Itself. I Contacted The Manufacturer Of The Truck, And They Say My Truck Model Is Not Included On The Recall. This Have Been Going On For About A Year, Since I First Got The Truck In March 2005. It Happens Almost Everyday, When I Least Expect It. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX172X1N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HUNTINGTON PARK, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050315. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Mar 07, 2006

Driver Side Belt Buckle; Belt Latch Will Not Engage Buckle. Buckle Was Checked Or Replaced During Recall. ford Response, Less Than 5 Years 50,000 Mile To Replace Buckle. Buckle $48.00 Dollars And $85.00 To Install At Dealership. Install Buckle Myself, Less Than 5 Minutes To Remove And Replace. I Have 2 More 2001 ford Vehicles (mustangs) That Have Defected Safety Restrains. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L91K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WHITEWRIGHT, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020201. 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.

Apr 14, 2006

Driver’s Side seat Belt Will Unlatch On It’s Own. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L81K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CUMMING, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20060115. 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.

July 18, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated The Driver Side seat Belt Released Intermittently. There Was A Recall, #01v227001, Regarding The Buckle Assembly Received In July 2001. The Vehicle Was Taken In For The Recall Repair, Upon Inspection; The Dealership Determined The Repair Did Not Need To Be Done. The Contact Called The Dealership, Who Expressed The Recall Had Expired.

Mileage was 81000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07WX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010301. 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: BAY AREA FORD . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77058-2607.

Sept 06, 2006

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. He Stated That The Driver Side seat Belt Would Not Latch Into The Assembly. The Current Mileage Was 64,000 And The Failure Mileage Was 61,000. The Vehicle Purchase Date Was Unavailable.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L21N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. 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: SANDERSON FORD CO .

May 06, 2007

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