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 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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"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)

"ABS light stays on; no code readout possible"

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

"ABS warning light was on when I purchased the truck used. Took it to my mechanic who diagnosed that the computer control module for ABS was dead and that it could not be affordably replaced, if you could even find a replacement module for a Ford truck that old, You can't. So no ABS."

Michael C., IN (2000 Ford F-150)

"ABS pump tended to get stuck on and would drain battery. Rather than repair (estimated cost of nearly $2000), it was easier to pull the fuse on the pump since we no longer tow or drive the truck in conditions were ABS would be a big benefit."

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

"The calipers would not release"

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

"The right front caliper doesn't release all the way, causing the pads to overheat and chatter after a few miles."

Anonymous, WV (2000 Ford F-150)

"They frooze up causing the rotors to basically melt and nearly start on fire and causing an emergency situation and an expensive rebuild of the system"

Brian Y., TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Braking system grabs"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford F-150)

"As with any vehicle, the brake shoes wore down and needed replaced"

Anonymous, WV (2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

"Nothing special here, for all I know this is the original set of pads and rotors."

Donald M., TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Parking brake

"Parking brake remained locked most of the time. Could hear like moaning sound when firs starting to move. On wet days when first starting off it would about jerk you through the windshield. Mechanic found very uneven wear on the brake pads which he said he has not seen before. He had no explanation for the cause."

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

"using the parking brake, essentially has no effect on keeping the vehicle in place while parked. When on a hill, the only thing keeping it in place is having the transmission set on PARK."

Donald M., TN (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Needed to replace brakes after 24000 miles"

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

"Weak rotors warp when replacing tires due to use of impact wrenches in the installation."

William C., NC (2000 Ford F-150 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)

"When replacing tires the mechanics use impact wrenches thus warping the rotors and causing the truck to shake when braking. I have had three Ford products all with the same issues: weak rotors."

William C., NC (2000 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)

"Rotors on all Ford products I have owned (5 total) have such weak rotors that when new tires are installed using impact wrenches they warp the rotors. The vehicle then shakes when coming to a stop."

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

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint has been cracking for the last few years"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford F-150 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 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)

"fading and peeling---it looks terrible!"

Beth K., CO (2000 Ford F-150)

"The clear coat has started to deteriorate on the roof and hood cracking and peeling."

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

"Oxford White from the 2000 or so time frame seems to be notorious about peeling and flaking. Had mine painted while it was at the body shop for other repairs."

Harvey M., NM (2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

"Clear coat around curves has faded, peeled, and cracked"

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

"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)

"The truck bed was rusting to the point of not holding the tailgate. The gas tank was also rusting and leaking. A new truck bed and gas tank were replaced together to save cost."

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

"Rust on roof due to peeling paint job. Possibly poor prep or primer application."

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

"Rust appearing inside the driver's door, at the bottom, caused by water not properly draining from the door and/or absence of anti-corrosion coating. Passenger door is not affected."

Michael G., CO (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

"The Minnesota winters and road salt overcame my efforts to protect the body and rust is now a major issue in body panels and undercarriage. I expect it to reach a point of unusability in 2-3 years."

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

"Rust under tail lights on both sides"

Robert K., IL (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

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)
Power steering leaks

"steering gets tight as it loses fluid"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"had to replace the power steering pump"

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

"steering pump fail broke pulley"

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

"steering pump seized and blewv the pulley to shreds"

Wayne L., BC (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"I replaced the stock shock absorbers this year"

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

"Replaced all shocks. Not bad at 120000"

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

"wore out due to age and milage"

Ken J., IL (2000 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Deterioration of the rubber bushings on the torsion bar over time made the bar ineffective. A very minor repair I did my self for $30."

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

"The brackets for the rear leaf springs rusted out."

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford F-150)
Tie rods

"Wore out."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"TIRE WEAR UNEVEN BECAUSE OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION NEEDED TO BE WORKED ON... SOMEONE ELSE DROVE MY TRUCK AND RAN OVER A LARGE CURB. THE ISSUE WAS NOT DUE TO FAILURE OF THE TRUCK...ISSUE WAS CAUSED BY STUPID DRIVER"

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

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)

"It was not driven for a couple of weeks. The vehicle was parked with the front on an incline. I think may revealed the weakness."

Cecil G., AR (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

"Vehicle would not start. Had to have it towed to a service facility to be repaired."

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

"No warning of any problem. Fuel pump went out and vehicle was out of service for 3 days."

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

"Vehicle had been sputtering intermittently during idle for about 1 month. Then one day the vehicle stalled while idling in a store parking lot and would not start again. It cranked but would not start. I had the vehicle towed to a nearby repair facility and they replaced the fuel pump at a cost of $900. Now, about a year later, the sputtering has occurred twice in the last month. I feel like it will only be a matter of a week or two before the vehicle stalls again and won't start. I'm hoping Christian Brothers (repair facility) will warranty their previous repair from a year ago. In the meantime, I'm nervous driving the vehicle in heavy traffic for fear that it may stall at any time. On the flipside, I hesitate to return to Christian Brothers before it stalls because they will likely say nothing is wrong."

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

"Fuel pump failed to operate. Replaced fuel pump"

Joe B., TN (2000 Ford F-150 Work Series 4.2-L V6)

"Hard to start for a month, then wouldn't start at all, had to have it towed."

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

"Just quit working"

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

"Hey, with almost 180000 miles a fuel pump isn't that bad! It just wore out."

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Head gasket leaked coolant into spark plugs, triggering sensors."

Carey E., OR (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

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 4.2-L V6)
Clock

"There is a short in the clock and radio wires that is very hard to trace. Actually it would be cost prohibitive so we choose to drive without a radio/clock. Otherwise the truck continues to serve our needs."

Janet C., GA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"turn sigmials do not work"

Anonymous, WY (2000 Ford F-150)
Gauges

"The odometer lights go on and off."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford F-150)

"Odometer works erratically , which I read is a common failure on this and other models. Clock and radio light doesn’t work either."

Chuck S., IL (2000 Ford F-150)
Headlights

"I replaced the lens cover on the head lights. the old ones were badly faded"

William K., FL (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)
Horn

"Had to replace horns"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Ford F-150 Work Series 4.6-L V8)
Interior lights

"Odometer display intermittently goes off"

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

"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)
Warning lights

"left and right lights stopped working had to get it fixed"

Mary L., WY (2000 Ford F-150)

"ABS light and Check Engine lights have stayed on for years."

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipers haven't worked in several years. We had the GEM module replaced in Sept 2018; the wipers worked for a few minutes before blowing a fuse. Replaced the fuse, tried again, and the fuse blew again. Wipers stopped working around the same time the interior lights stopped working."

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

"Wiper was erratic and finally quit...we live on Oregon coast so had to replace and couldn’t drive until new part arrived. Verycostly for a verysmall motor."

Sheila W., OR (2000 Ford F-150 4.6-L V8)

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)

"The compressor runs when the heat control is selected. It should only run in the defrost position."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Blower (fan) motor

"This is the third blower to fail"

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

"slight leak requiring recharge every other year"

John R., CA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

"Vehicle has had a very slow refrigerant leak since it was purchased new from the dealer in Nov 2000. It takes about 2 years for enough refrigerant to leak out to make the AC air no cooler than the vent air. At least 4 repair attempts have been made by both the dealer (under warranty) and independent repair facilities (out of warranty). After about 6 years of ownership, I reconciled myself to just recharging the refrigerant every 2 years. Best guess is that the leak is somewhere under the dash and I don't want a repair facility to tear into the dash looking for it and likely cause a whole new set of electrical and/or squeak and rattle issues."

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

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

Paul A., WA (2000 Ford F-150 XL)
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)

"Absolutely amazed that the original transmission lasted 350K miles."

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

"transmission would not shift beyond first gear."

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

"Would not shift into reverse. Happened at 190,000 miles. Not unexpected"

Matt W., WA (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

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

Doors or sliding doors

"Both the extended cab doors quit working. The release cables either broke or came loose. I bought some inexpensive replacement parts, which Ford later admitted did not work, but once installed by the auto repair facility did work - only once. Around $1,000 to repair fully. Just so I could open/close the doors... Total shock - price wise."

Larry B., TX (2000 Ford F-150 4.6-L V8)
Glass defects

"Back window seals allows water to come into cab during rain"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Plastic end connections failures on rear door latches"

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

"electronic code stopped working after 5 years. Key fob unlock stopped working so car can only be unlocked using a key and then passenger side door will only unlock from inside the cab."

Beth K., CO (2000 Ford F-150)
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)

"The truck bed was rusting to the point of not holding the tailgate. The gas tank was also rusting and leaking. A new truck bed and gas tank were replaced together to save cost."

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

"Rear window leaks when parked outside in rain"

Carey E., OR (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"The truck slipped out of park into reverse withme standing behind the door. It knocked me to the ground rolled me and ran over my left foot and right knee. I am still trying to recover"

Brian Y., TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
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)

"The transmission started to not shift properly into third gear from second. It would shift if allowed to coast for a short distance, but would not shift if power was continuous. The transmission was evaluated by an independent shop and was determined to have a defective shift sensor for the second to third shift. The sensor was replaced and the condition was improved but not entirely eliminated."

Winston F., VA (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
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)
Transmission leaks

"Corrosion in transmission cooler lines caused pinhole leak. Required replacement of lines"

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"no"

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

"When I purchased the truck the exhaust system sounded very loud. A prior owner had installed a custom (loud) muffler with side pipes. Much of the exhaust system was rusty and leaky. I replaced the muffler with a stock truck muffler and replaced all the pipes. The truck has 2 catalytic converters. One was very leaky & loud and expensive to replace, which I did. Hoping the other catalytic converter hangs on until I let go of this old man's folly."

Michael C., IN (2000 Ford F-150)
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)

"The exhaust manifold rusted thru and will cost $600.00 or more to replace."

Michael S., WI (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)

"My ford truck is a 1988 model. Pipes just rusted away"

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

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

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)

"Vacuum switch to engage 4wd broke. Easy and quick fix"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 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)

"Leak in cover. Had to replace cover."

T W., NC (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)
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)

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)

"Blew a spark plug out of the cylinder head including the threads. Had to have an insert installed to repair the damaged threads."

Tim H., FL (2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Head gasket

"Antifreeze leaking past intake head gasket. Required expensive repair."

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

"A valve arm came loose in the engine and was hidden by the previous owner. The check engine light came on and he had it reset and sold the truck. Cost me $2000 to fix it."

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

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)

"Water is leaking from the windshield area and affects the electrical system. Should be fixed. Trucks still rides very well but I do not want to spend money on a truck which has little value now. I keep the truck in a carport and drive it on days where there in no chance of rain."

Jimmy M., NC (2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Heat schield on muffler rattles"

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

"I've had the squeaks and suspension noise checked by two reputable mechanice and neither can offer a solution short of completely rebuilding my suspension and springs. A replacement of all four shocks recently only eliminated noise temporarily. Makes the vehicle sound more worn down than it is, otherwise in good condition."

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

"upper lower ball joint replacement"

Anonymous, LA (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

Oil leaks

"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)

"My truck leaks oil when I park on an incline but not when it is parked level. Strange????"

Ken J., IL (2000 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)

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 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)

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

Coil

"second ignition solenoid went out. First one was several years ago. Symptom was rough running."

Jeffrey B., TX (2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
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)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"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)

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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