2001 Ford F-150 Structure Body 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 Structure Body problems and defects. Total reports: 19.

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

Paint Started To Show Small Cracking Marks On Hood, Front Fenders And Roof.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07LX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CLAREMONT, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011015. 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: CLAREMONT FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 909-625-8900 . DEALER’S CITY: CLAREMONT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91711 .

Jan 14, 2004

I Purchased A Used 2001 ford f-150 Crew Cab February 2006 With 59k Miles On It. Shortly Thereafter The Paint Or Clear Coat On The Hood, Quarter Panels, And Doors Started To Crack. The Cracking Has Continued To Get Worse. Before Purchase The Title Was Checked And This Vehicle Has Never Been In An Accident. The Paint From ford Is Defective And Is Well Documented On The Web. ford Customer Service Has Been Absolutely Terrible. *tr

Mileage was 59000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 01, 2006

2001 ford f-150: Paint Is Peeling Off The Roof, Hood, And Tailgate Areas. Two Body Shops Advise That This Is A Known Defect With The ford Painting Processes Used For This Year Vehicle. Also Experiencing Interior Rusting Problems. ford Advises That They Will Not Remedy This Problem. I Am The Original Purchaser Of This Vehicle. Vehicle Has Been Well Maintained. I Have Never Experienced Paint Issues Like This With Any Other Vehicle. *tr

Mileage was 59000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in REDDING, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2009

Paint Is Peeling Off The Roof Of My Truck. I Wrote A Letter To ford And They Will Not Fix This Even Though They Know This Is A Common Problem With Many Of There Vehicles. *tr

Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L01K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in SHIPPENSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 01, 2009

Paint Peeling Off On Body. White In Color,never Neglected, Always Washed, Waxed Etc. Well Known And Documented Problem. Contacted ford Many Times And Always Get Told They Will Do Nothing Because It Is Out Of Warranty. They Then Told Me They Have Upgraded Many Things On Their New Trucks And Should Consider Getting A New One. I Doubt I Will Ever Get Another ford If They Can Mess Up Something As Simple As Paint. This Is A ford Defect And They Should Be Forced To Fix It. I Have A Car That Is 10 Years Older Than My ford And The Paint Looks Better. *tr

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08LX1K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TEMECULA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2007

2001 f-150 Supercrew 4×4 Lariat 5.4 Triton 136000 Miles. Great Truck However The Under Side Of This Truck Is Literally Rusting Out From Underneath. Rocker Panels Are Gone, But A Larger Issue At This Time Is The Fuel Tank Strap Has Rusted And Broke. Pathetic Rusting On This Beautiful Truck. *tt

Mileage was 136000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. 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: 30 mph.

July 10, 2011

My Complaint Is In Regards To A ford F150 Series Truck. The Undercarriage And All Parts Under The Truck Are Rusting Out. Brakes/rotors Just Replaced And Dealership Stated That The Thumping Noise Was Due To The Brake Falling Off Of The Truck. This Is A Very Big Safety Issue And When Contacting ford, They Stated That There Was No Recall And There Was Nothing That They Could Do About It. This Is Also Along With The Rusting Of The Doors And Door Frames And Peeling Paint Issue That ford Has Yet To Take Care Of Customers For This Known Issue. When Calling ford Directly, They State They Are Very Sorry, But Yet They Do Nothing About It. Does Someone Need To Die First Before A Recall Is Done Like The Issue With The Cruise Control Deactivation Switch That Caused Fires And An Ederly Woman And Child Were Killed? *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L61K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in LEOLA, PA. 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.

July 18, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford F150. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 25 Mph And Heard A Loud, Abnormal Noise Outside Of The Vehicle. The Contact Immediately Pulled Over And Noticed That The Spare Tire That Was Mounted Under The Truck Had Detached From The Carriage As A Result Of A Fractured Cable. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired And The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Problem. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 80,000.

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L61C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in ALLEGAN, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Jan 07, 2009

The Truck Started On Fire While Sitting In The Driveway Hours After Being Parked. By The Time We Realized It Was On Fire, It Was Totally Out Of Control And The Truck Well Beyond Saving. It Burned So Hot It Melted The Tires, The Siding Of The House And Destroyed Part Of A Privacy Fence. We Kept Water On The Fire Until It Went Out About An Hour And A Half Later. The Fire Started Under The Hood And The Whole Front Of The Truck Is Almost Unrecognizable. The Owner ( [xxx] ) Is An Auto Mechanic And Has Been For Forty Plus Years. We Run An Auto Repair Business. We Had Heard Vague Things About fords And Fires But Did Not Look Into It Until After The Incident. We Purchased The Truck This Winter And Never Got Any Recall Notices For The Cruise Control Switch Problem. The Prior Owner Says He Did Not Either. We Have Not Yet Contacted ford Because Of Reading All The Horror Stories Of How They Refuse Responsibility. We Had Liability Insurance Only. The Anger Is Letting Up A Bit And The Shock Has Worn Off And Now We Are Figuring Out The Next Step. Reporting The Incident To You Seems To Be It. I Will Contact ford On Monday. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L91K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in HASTINGS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 07, 2012

The Radiator Support Bracket Beneath The Radiator Rusted Through Leaving The Radiator With Virtually No Support. The Support Bracket Had To Be Replaced And Welded In Place… *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF17291C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WESTPORT, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 01, 2011

Car Was Sitting In Driveway For Around 30 -45 Minutes Then Just Set Fire. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 163000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08W21K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in WILLINGBORO, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 21, 2012

At Approximately 50+ Mph The Front Of The Car Shakes. This Has Been Going On For Almost Over An Year. I Took It To The Dealership, Said Nothing Is Wrong. It Starts To Shake So Bad That You Have To Let Up On The Accelerator And Almost Stop, Before You Feel Safe Enough To Continue On. Shaking Is The Worse For The First 3 Miles At The Start Of The Day But Never Seems To Completely Goes Away. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08L71C. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CROMWELL, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 30, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That When Driving At Various Speeds, Attempting A Turn Or Traveling Over A Road Bump, The Vehicle Would Sporadically Emit A Metal-to-metal Dragging Noise. The Contact Inspected The Vehicle And Found That The Support For The Radiator Was Fractured, Causing The Radiator To Sway While Driving. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic Who Confirmed The Diagnosis. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Had Not Been Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 201,000. Updated 07/23/13*lj

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 201000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L41K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in NOBLESVILLE, IN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: REDLINE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 317-747-4983 . DEALER’S CITY: FORTVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 46040 .

May 13, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Rocker Panel Was Severely Rusted. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 86,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L41K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 07, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2001 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Instrument Panel Lighting And Headlights Would Not Illuminate. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Diagnosis Where The Technician Stated That Water Was Entering The Vehicle Through The A-piller And Was Leaking Onto The Ecm. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 59,900. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 59900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17261N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in IRON STATION, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 30, 2013

I Was Driving Northbound On I-95 When The Driver Of An Adjacent Vehicle Alerted Me That There Was Fire Shooting Out From The Area Of The Fuel Filler Door. I Immediately Pulled Over Onto The Highway Median And Jumped Out. The Truck Was Engulfed In Flames, And The Cab Was On Fire. I Burned Myself On The Melting Steering Wheel And Was Singed By Melting Plastic. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17221N. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in TAMARAC, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Dec 14, 2013

Severe Corrosion Issues. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 119000 miles. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in PARKERSBURG, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 08, 2014

Woke Up This Morning To A Couple Of Loud “booms”. My Husband Went To Check It Out And Discovered His Truck (which We Just Purchased In May) Was On Fire. The Fire Destroyed The Truck, Melted The Siding On Our House And Garage, And Even Cracked Three Of Our Neighbor’s Windows. We Are So Grateful The Firefighters Arrived When They Did Or This Fire Would’ve Kept Burning Our House. The Truck Hadn’t Moved Since Last Night…don’t Know What Happened But We Will Not Be Purchasing A ford Again.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 123000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L11K. FORD F-150 2001 problem was reported in NORTH PLATTE, NE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 08, 2014

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