2001 Ford F-150 Steering Linkages Tie Rod 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 Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly problems and defects. Total reports: 13.

While Driving The Tie Rod Broke Causing Lost Of Control. Ts *tt

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 14000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in POMPANO BEACH, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20011201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PLANTATION FORD . DEALER’S CITY: PLANTATION . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33317 .

Jan 24, 2003

While Making A Mild Left Turn Into Driveway, Right Tie-rod Just Popped Off Causing Loss Of Control. No Warning Of Any Type Not Even 1 Sound Or Problem Leading Up To Incident, Never Had Any Current Damage Or Accidents, Purely Faulty Component. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 40300 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20021115. 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: 4 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FORD OF TULSA-SAND SPRINGS . DEALER’S CITY: SAND SPRINGS . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 74112 .

Sept 13, 2003

While Backing Out Of The Driveway The Tie Rod Ends Separated Without Warning. As A Result The Front Driver Side Tire Was Punctured. The Cause Has Yet To Be Determined. Please Provide Additional Information.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08W21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ITHACA, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 13, 2004

During A Routine Inspection, The Mechanic Informed The Consumer That The Vibration He Felt When Driving Was Due To Worn Tie Rods. *jb

Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in THEBES, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 16, 2004

ford Motor Co. Sent Out A Procedure On How To Inspect Tie-rods On ford Trucks. Fter Inspecting Mine, They Need To Be Replaced…. There Are Lots Of ford Owners Who Are Having Premature Tie-rod Falures And Have To Replace Them…. I Feel It’s A Serious Safty Issue… ford Should Issue A Recall. *ak

Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LEWISVILLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010120. 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: LEE JARMON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 972-446-5000 . DEALER’S CITY: CARROILTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75011 .

Oct 23, 2004

Consumer Stated That He Went Through An Inspection And Found That The Tie Rod Was Defective. He Contacted ford. However, ford Will Not Assist In Any Repairs. Consumer Received A Letter Stating That They Were Aware Of The Problem. Consumer Felt That This Should Be A Recall.*ak *tc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L61N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HUNTINGTON, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PAUL MILLER . DEALER’S CITY: LEXINGTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KY.

Oct 01, 2004

Tie Rods Are Defective. Truck Shakes Violently And Does Not Steer Straight. The Problem Has Been Diagnosed As Defective Tie Rods, But ford Will Not Replace At Their Expense Since The Vehicle Mfg Warranty Has Expired. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011025. 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. DEALER’S NAME: SPITZER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 330-929-1904 . DEALER’S CITY: CUYAHOGA FALLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44223 .

Nov 29, 2004

A Tie Rod Failure. Consumer Was Having Vehicle Serviced For Other Issues When It Was Discovered That The Tie Rods Were Defective. Consumer Contacted The Manufacturer, Who Was Not Willing To Do Anything To Assist Him With This Defect. *ak A Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against The Manufacturer. *nm

Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L91K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in RUTLAND, VT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. 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: JOHN C. STEWART & SON . DEALER’S CITY: CUTTINGSVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VT.

Nov 17, 2004

Upon Inspection (using Procedure Provided By ford) During Standard Mtce, Mechanic Advises Vehicle Owner Of Premature Tie Rod Wear. Estimates $450 Repair Cost. *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W71N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in STILLWATER, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 22, 2004

Uncontrollable Loss Of Steering On 2001 ford f-150 Supercrew Due To Failure Of Right Inner Tie-rod End. ford f-150 Skidded Across The Road (right To Left Side) And Went Down Into A Ditch And Struck A Tree. ford f-150 Was Towed To Nearest Service Station For Repair Of Right Inner Tie-rod End.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 55482 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WATERTOWN, NY. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FX CAPRARA .

Aug 25, 2004

Take A Look A My Vehicle History, I Baby My Truck – Never Used Off-road. I Have Replaced Several Items That I Feel Should Have Been Fixed By ford. I Had To Buy A Warranty That Cover Most Of The Stuff. Some Parts With Defects That Were Replaced. Most Replaced At 40,000-80,000 Miles 1.) Transmission Completely Replaced 2.) Rearend Replaced 3.) I’m On My Third Set Of All 4 Ball Joints 4.) Tie Rods, Tie Rod Ends (replaced Twice Now) 5.) Coil 6.) Headlight Housing (3-4 Times) 7.) Brakes, Numerous Things Worked On And Replaced Dealership Was Never Able To Stop The Thumping Noise That Is Still There, Said It Was Normal (not) 8.) Idler Arm (replaced Twice) 9.) Sunroof Switch Replaced Twice, Reported Loud Bang When Opening. A&b Kia Said It Was Normal – No, Now It Is Completely Broke And Will Barely Open And Have To Force Closed. 10.) Sideview Mirrors Vibrated 11.) Abs Sensor Replaced 12.) Keyless Entry Replaced 13.) Steering Bearings Replaced 14.) Back Bumper Is Rusting These Are Just Some Of The Things I Can Remember Right Off Hand. I’ve Got All Receipts. I Take Care Of This Truck – Wash And Wax Once A Week By Hand (unless Really Bad Weather) Then I Just Take It To The Car Wash Automatic Or Actual People Washing. Keep Inside Just As Nice. If You Want To Check Out A Vehicle For Safety/recall Information You Should Start With Mine. *ak

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08W61K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CAMERON, WV. Vehicle was purchased on 20021130. 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: A&B KIA . DEALER’S CITY: BELLAIRE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

Dec 10, 2002

Dt: Problems Began On 5/23/05 While Turning Right In Normal Driving Conditions On Dry Pavement. Caller Believed The Passenger’s Side Tie Rod Popped Off The Ball Joint. No Warning Lights On In Vehicle. It Was Not Pulling Or Making Any Noise. Vehicle Was Going About 10 Mph. Vehicle Was In The Shop. After Stopping The Vehicle, Driver Noticed The Passenger Wheel Was Turned To The Right, All Other Wheels Were Facing Forward. It Was Towed To The Dealership And Repaired.*ak

Mileage was 107000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in FENTON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010407. 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. DEALER’S NAME: BILL BROWN FORD .

May 30, 2005

ford f-150 Supercrew 2001: Right Tie Rod Broke Catastrophically (broken Socket), Resulting In Violent Wheel Oscillation, With Front Tire Drag Bringing Vehicle To A Halt; 20 Mph; No Warning; Regularly Inspected, ~110k Mileage. Had Been Driving At 65 Mph With Family (5 Passengers) Day Before Tie Rod Broke. What Would Have Happened?? Same Vehicle, ~130k Mileage, Date 8/27/07. Left Tie Rod Broke Catastrophically (broken Socket). Just Pulled Into Rest Area On I95 In Connecticut. Tried To Back Up, Wheels Angled, Towed, Tie Rod Replaced. Minutes Before I Was Traveling 70mph In Passing Lane On I95. What Could Have Happened?? Vehicle Not Used For Off-road, No Snow Plow, Maintained By Service Station Regularly. *jb

Mileage was 130000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SUTTON, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000515. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: MILLBURY FORD .

Aug 27, 2007

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