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The F-150 SuperCrew has a large and versatile cab, but feels ungainly and uncomfortable compared with newer trucks. The powertrain performs well, although it isn't as smooth and quiet as some competing models, such as the Chevrolet Avalanche. However, it got a poor in the IIHS offset crash-test result.
Alerts
There are 17 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2009.
Road Test

The F-150 SuperCrew has a large and versatile cab, but feels ungainly and uncomfortable compared with newer trucks. The powertrain performs well, although it isn't as smooth and quiet as some competing models, such as the Chevrolet Avalanche. However, it got a poor in the IIHS offset crash-test result.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.2-liter V6 (205 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (224 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 supercharged (260 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

“I was buying new tires so I needed an alignment so that the new tires would wear correctly”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“after ball joints were replaced I was advised to have an alignment. that was the first alignment the truck has ever had. I bought the truck new”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)
Ball joints

“They were old and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“Had to replace all ball joints. This is not bad at 120000 miles but expensive”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford F-150 Work Series 4.2-L V6)

“After almost 170000 miles the ball joints were causing the brake rotors to wear unevenly causing a shimmy when brakes were applied”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

“They were worn out. We got them replaced”

Larry N., CA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat Unsure)

“steering gets tight as it loses fluid”

Anonymous, AL (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

“had to replace the power steering pump”

Randolph H., AZ (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“I replaced the stock shock absorbers this year”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Replaced all shocks. Not bad at 120000”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford F-150 Work Series 4.2-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“The paint has been cracking for the last few years”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Roof top and front hood is experiencing paint fading”

John S., GA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Paint fading and chalking on roof of cab”

N W., TX (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

“Paint has now worn thin on hood mostly but also on fenders, bumpers. Rust has begun to show and I will need to have the truck repainted soon”

Delozier D., GA (2000 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)

“primarily hood and roof. lost gel coat, black paint has all but disappeared leaving chalky white (primer?). some peeling”

Peter R., WA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“The hood is aluminum, it oxidizes and the paint bubbles up and eventually cracks and peels. I had it repaired seven years ago and it is doing it again”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Some peeling and rust starting to appear on the cab roof. Rest of truck is good”

Anonymous, NB (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“Over the last three years, due to rusting, I have had to replace both cab corners. I had to have body work done on both bed panels, door trim on all four doors”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“ABS light was on. I had changed the rear sensor on the differential since it was the easiest to access. The light was still on. Eventually, I bought an ABS code reader and it said the rear sensor was faulted. I pulled it out again and found the unit cracked. I replaced it and it has been fine since”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Brakes started chattering and stopping became a challange. Had to pump the brakes at times to stop. Finally removed the fuse to disable them”

Michael K., MN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“The calipers would not release”

James M., KY (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“Needed to replace brakes after 24000 miles”

Thomas F., WI (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Rotors

“Replaced pads and rotors under normal wear”

Anonymous, MD (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

“Because of age, brake system had to be replaced”

Richard C., VA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Replaced the ac compressor”

Gary W., KS (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

“The clutch on the compressor died last summer. I still have not made the repair since Windows work fine. I will likely take it to a shop next month or attempt the repair myself”

E D., MA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)
Heater system

“Replaced heat exchanger at 160k miles due to leak. Replaced with Ford OEM part. At 235k miles, second part failed due to leak”

Fred D., TX (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“No hot air when heater is on”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“AC system has a slow refrigerant leak that no technicians have been able to find and repair. So I am reconciled to recharging the system every 18 months ever since the vehicle was new”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Have replaced the radiator hoses etc. and anti freeze is still leaking”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Ultimately, concluded it was water in fuel causing engine to run rough”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“Cracked intake manifold”

Aaron S., TX (2000 Ford F-150 Work Series 4.6-L V8)
Fuel pump

“Fuel pump clogged during outside temps over 100”

N W., TX (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

“Truck would not start and stranded us periodically”

Robert E., OR (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“started being intermittent hard to start then finally wouldn't start at all. had to be towed”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

“I have had 2 fuel pump failures in the last 4 years”

Robert W., AZ (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

“Just doesn't work at this time. It is a "cigarette lighter" port and may be part of the overall electrical issues within the truck's interior”

K C., CA (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“Truck keeps dinging, doesn't matter if the key is in the ignition or not”

Cindy A., MN (2000 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)
Cruise control

“Recently many "dashboard" and "door" area electrical problems have occurred, pretty much all at once: no cruise control, fan, intermittent turn signals, and difficult driver's side window operations. Problem(s) have yet to be fully diagnosed and addressed”

K C., CA (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)
Interior lights

“Odometer display intermittently goes off”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

“The computer died, thus rendering the keyless entry non-functional, and the truck un-startable. I had to have the computer replaced, entirely, and thus re-keyed”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“First this is a 1988 F150. 2000 was oldest year allowed. Clutch worn - replaced”

Paul A., WA (2000 Ford F-150 XL Unsure)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Shifting (autimTic”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

“Transmission auto shift from 1 to 2 is lost. Apparently, this is a known issue from at least 1999 models”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“At 100,000 miles we had the transmission rebuilt. We used a national dealer to do the work. Then, 40,00 miles later, we need to do it again. This time it is leaking. This truck has had fairly light use and it does have very low mileage. We purchased it with only 14,000 miles”

Anonymous, UT (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“Gear shift was not holding in Park in order to start the truck. Seals were replaced and now it starts”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

“This truck has had issues with difficulty shifting into gears and the problem has not been found yet. I often have to try to shift into other gears first to get it to work, 1st, reverse, 2nd, gears have issues”

Tyson W., CO (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Transmission computer

“Sudden downshift to lowest gear at about 35 mph. (As violent as jamming brakes hard.)Transmission now has no holdback in low gear”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“no”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

“Manifold developed a leak that got progressively worse. Nobody wanted to work on it”

Michael K., MN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Pipes

“Tail pipes needed replacing due to rust”

Anonymous, MD (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

“The engine block developed a serious leak that required using aluminum filler to seal it. The engine is holding on ok with it, but it is aging and the truck will soon rust through the frame”

Robert M., VA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Radiator

“Non-OEM replacement radiators leaked after sort time. Original radiator lasted 11 years”

Anonymous, HI (2000 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)

“There was rust in the coolant and it wasn't circulating properly. Needed to replace radiator”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat Unsure)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

“Nothing else to add. The engine has had no problems, just power windows and door locks”

Gerald R., TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“stuck in 4wL had to take to dealer to be able to release. Dealer was able to fix immediately”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Differential

“Became noisy, replaced rear axle. Still had differential noise, replaced front axle”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT Unsure)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“It appears the arm that controls the valves was broken and that was impeding the truck from doing a proper air/fuel mixture. The issue was "buried" in the engine and all it did was signal a dash light of "Service Engine Soon" and my mechanic had to almost tear down the engine to find the issue”

Tom S., GA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

“The triton engines are notorious for blowing spark plugs...Mine did, to the cost of about $500.00”

Brent N., OR (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

“Plastic end connections failures on rear door latches”

John S., GA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“The tail gate locks sometimes lick in closed position and I cannot close the tailgate. If I pull the handle in the center of the tail gate, It releases the locks and then I can close the tailgate”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“The rear window/slider has failed and allowed water to enter the cab repeatedly. Initially, I had thought it was a failure of the weather seal, but when investigating found it was the design of the entire unit had failed”

Dave O., CA (2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

“Heat schield on muffler rattles”

Thomas F., WI (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Engine harness

“One day, the truck wouldn't start and the "Anti-Theft" indicator in the dash started blinking. Eventually it stopped and I was able to crank up the truck. Then later that day, the truck shut off on me as I was driving and the Anti-Theft started flashing again. I was able to get to a driveway and eventually re-start the truck. My mechanic said it was (hopefully) a faulty PCM relay. I have also seen this issue from other people for similar year Fords”

Tom S., GA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

“A spark plug blew out of the engine. Have heard that it happens with the six cylinder engine like mine. Some mechanics are hesitant to try to fix it because it can be challenging. Talked to two mechanics. The second referred me to a third who had the specific tool for the repair. He had done another one a day earlier”

Anonymous, NB (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“very slow oil leak around oil pan. Had it for years, not worth fixing. Actually the truck is a 1998 but that option was not shown on the pull down menu. For the record, the only mechanical failures I have had has been the radiator (about ten years ago) and the HVAC flapper gate that control the air flow”

Ron J., GA (2000 Ford F-150 Work Series 4.2-L V6)

“Oil pan gasket”

Don C., OH (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

“Odometer display sometimes does not work”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Radio

“Have had a short in the radio. It fades in and out on volume”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
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