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 19 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.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.2-liter V6 (202 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (248 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 (260 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 supercharged (380 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2001 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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)

"Old vehicle. sits out in the elements."

Bob P., CA (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Paint faded and is peeling on hood and roof"

Walter G., CA (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Starting 36 months after manufacture, the paint on the roof started peeling. After fighting with Ford headquarters for several months, they agreed to repaint. Since then, the roof, hood and both doors cracked and peeled. I had it repainted last year. Yes, it's an old truck, but well-kept. The paint was never applied properly to begin with."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"The exterior paint finish may be caused by age and exposure."

Linton D., NY (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"the. hood had to painted twice, plus the rims, all four of them. wheels just painted once."

Mauro E., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Unfortunately, I did not keep the wax up and the roof and hood has started to oxidize badly from the AZ sun. I do not keep the truck garaged."

David B., AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Rust

"Both stepping rails have rusted off and there is considerable rust on lower frame below driver and passenger areas. Also I had to replace truck box due to rust - it fell apart..."

Ken H., MN (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"doors and side panels are rusting from the inside out."

Anonymous, OH (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"The F150 has had rust issues for the past eight years. I am sure of the rust is caused by road salt and salt in the air. I have always felt that rust in the truck bed and the rocker panels is due to poor paint, poor drainage and poor design."

Linton D., NY (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Rust in the truck bed, rocker panel and under body areas. In"

Linton D., NY (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Rust in the rocker panels, tailgate and rear wheel well areas. The truck is garage kept and clean. I see the same problem on a lot of Ford trucks"

Marian C., IL (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Getting old starting to rust"

Anonymous, KS (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"I discovered that the paint on the roof has started to fail and in some locations even the galvanization has failed allowing rust to develop on the underlying metal"

William G., TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"We are having extensive rust development around the door floorboards"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"bottom of doors ,rear fenders"

Joseph M., CT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"rocker panels cab corners"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"Rust under both rear doors"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Bad rust in the rocker panels below the doors"

Larry H., VA (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Rust is on bottom of doors, around wheel wells, & on running boards"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"The radiator support is badly rusted.I have to replace very shortly."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

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

"The seal started leaking and it was less expensive to replace the compressor than remove the front electric clutch and replace the seal then reassemble it and hope the leak was fixed."

Clifford Y., ID (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Compressor had to be replaced. Relatively inexpensive repair"

Richard R., UT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Was original unit. Works now."

David Z., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"seals started leaking"

Anonymous, VT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"It quit working and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"control for fan had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"motor does not work cause unknown, not yet repaired"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
Condenser

"Replaced as part of initial repair of leaks"

David Z., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Evaporator

"Core leaked and had to be replaced at about $1200"

David Z., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Heater system

"Heater core started leaking. I took it to a service center and they said it was a manifold gasket leak and charged me $1000. When I got it back it still leaked from the same place. I ended up replacing the core myself for $70 but had to drop the dash - lots of work."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Clogged heater core. Required replacement"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Heater Core was clogged up and a shop flushed it out and now it works much better, not perfect as I still smell the coolant thru the vents. Expect more issues in the future"

Charles L., OK (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Heater core started leaking and to replace it you need to remove the whole dash and drop the steering column. I have the heater core bypassed currently since you don't need heat in AZ summers."

David B., AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Freon refill"

Anonymous, LA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"In the 13 years I have owned the Ford, the only problem that has regularly popped up have been associated with the a/c system. Of course considering the truck's current age it shouldn't be too surprising that leaks of the refrigerant have taken place"

William G., TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Has a slow leak. Have had to add refrigerant yearly. Dealership tried to tell me it was a bad compressor, and wanted to change evaporator, compressor and condenser. Saying there was metal in system, 17 years later it is still working and I only have to add refrigerant. Dealers lie to get work"

Keith L., TN (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"was no indication prior to fail. none of the usual symptoms. just fine one day fail next day."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Coil

"It was one cylinder causing the engine to miss. Eventually all had to be replaced"

Terry W., CA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Coil design subject to moisture intrusion causing misfire"

David M., WA (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"replaced bad ignition coil on #8 cylinder"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"independent coils... started to fail one at a time. after second one elected to replace all."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Had plugs and wires replaced due to misfiring when driving"

William J., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Replaced all 8 coil packs and spark plugs, at least half of which were original and had over 200,000 miles / 17 years of wear. It's actually a mild miracle that they lasted this long. Replacement cost was expensive. Coolant leak at the thermostat housing was repaired at the same time."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"spark plug came out of head"

Anonymous, AK (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"had to do a complete tune up"

Dennis G., AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Spark plug blew out"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Hear loud bang, engine began running rough, pulled into independent mechanic shop in a small town in N.E. Washington state, Mechanic heard me drive up to his shop, came out waving hands to shut off engine. Said he knew what was wrong without even opening the hood. He said these fords have a situation that the spark plugs in the rear of engine do not thread all the way so that some threads remain exposed, water eventually deteriorates the plug and it blew and took out some of the electronics to other cylinders leaving us to limp home a 35mph for 60 miles. Was easy fix for my repair shop"

A H., WA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"bad spark plug"

Eddins S., KY (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Starter

"Replaced starting motor"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-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

"Found it difficult to keep the font end aligned"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Ball joints

"Worn again, this is the third front end put in"

Anonymous, KS (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Vehicle aged. Parts need to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"wore out, became loose"

James A., IL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Multiple ball joints replaced. One failed twice subsequently and was repaired (twice) under the part warranty"

Richard R., UT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Need to replace front ball joints. Front right tire wear was very uneven on the inside of tire"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Replaced pressure hose at about 65000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"I believe all these problems are really just due to age of the vehicle and hard use."

Anonymous, PA (2001 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)

"replaced with new"

Anonymous, IA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Problem was the result of hit and run collision damage while truck was parked on public street. The impact misaligned the frame and ultimately effected the rack and pinion steering mechanism. Thankfully, the problem was resolved."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford F-150)
Tie rods

"Torn boots, worn front end"

Anonymous, KS (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Tie rod dropped while truck was backing out of my driveway. Good thing we weren't on the highway."

Anonymous, OH (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"The ball joints and tie rods are probably undersized for this vehicle. I have had to replace the front ball joints about once every other year."

Robert C., PA (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-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

"rusting of bottom of doors now that it is stored outdoors - inadequate drainage and ventilation - design flaw"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"back door will not open"

David R., KY (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Extended cab rear door latches are broken and rear doors will no longer open"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Locks and latches

"Most doors need to be locked manually."

John F., TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Right 1/2door will no longer open. Latch no longer works. This is a safety issue as you can't access the jump seat from the right side"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"pasenger door lock"

Joseph M., CT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Mirrors

"Adjustment switch no longer works"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"No longer adjust electrically"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Seat belts

"Driver locking mechanism does not fully engage. Driving down the road the seat belt will release. the integrity of the seat belt during an accident is questionable"

Christian F., AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"difficulty opening and closing - becomes jammed/won't latch. Likely due to torqueing of body"

Franklin P., NY (2001 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)
Windows

"Rotor and brakes replaced, Passenger window inoperable, paint fading, body rust"

Charles M., NJ (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Power windows operate slowly; require lubrication"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-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

"spark plug blew out"

Anonymous, AK (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"head too thin.. blew helicoil out , and two coil packs failed this year as well."

Craig V., MN (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"A spark plug came out of the head and a thread replacement insert had to be installed. The engine has never run a smooth as it did before"

Douglas M., GA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"I selected this because I've had an issue where a spark plug was thrown and the expensive fix including having to install a sleeve into the spark plug hole, apparently a very common problem caused by insufficient number of threads in the aluminum head for the spark plug to remain secured. In addition, I had a crack in the plastic intake manifold (not a category represented on this survey) which was very expensive to fix. The intake manifold crack caused a lot of wasted time and money due to ch"

Anthony A., CO (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Spark plug shot out of cylinder head"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine compression and other issues started to happen. Brought it to a trusted mechanic who recommended the engine being redone."

Guy B., CA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"engine threw a rod, could not get a re-build so had a new crate engine installed."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Head gasket

"Leaking intake manifold"

Steele W., IA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Cracked intake manifold gasket"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The head gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, NM (2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

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)

"one of two catalytic converters had to be replaced"

Czeslaw K., CT (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"one fuel injector had to be replaced"

Czeslaw K., CT (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"plastic intake"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Fuel pump

"fuel pump stopped working"

C M., MI (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Fuel pump failed"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Replaced fuel pump. Truck would not start, diagnosed as no fuel"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Truck started acting like it was missing. But fuel pump was not pumping with enough pressure"

Keith L., TN (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel pump went out and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"fuel pump failure. Replaced fuel pump"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Very common problem with F150's Heat shroud on Catalytic convertor rusted loose. Very Noisy. Secured shroud with aircraft clamps. Fixed hole in CC at the same time. 100% OK 6 months."

Frank K., ON (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"Leak at manifold and head"

Anonymous, AK (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Bolts from exhaust pipe to exhaust manifold were loose.. Fortunately I found someone to heat them and they were able to tighten them. If they were not able to tighten them with heat or if they broke off, the repair would have been very expensive. You cannot get a drill to them without removing the engine. You also can't remove the engine without pulling off the cab. One of Ford's better ideas. The Triton engine runs great although you will have coil packs go bad occasionally and some of them are impossible to get to. Just about anything that goes wrong with this model will cost you more than the vehicle is worth."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"There is an exhaust leak between the manifold and exhaust pipe. I'm afraid to fix this because if you break the bolt you have to remove the engine to get it out with an easy out. To remove the engine you have to pull off the whole cab. Extremely poor design."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"third exhaust manifold replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Legendary Ford Catalytic convertor head shield rattle. Annoying and fixed with two giant aircraft clamps. I miss it in the morning."

Frank K., ON (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"noise"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Muffler

"Muffler had a hole. I Had it replaced"

Matthew A., PA (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Pipes

"Rusted and fell off"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.2-L V6)

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

Cruise control

"Lock up while in operation and would not disengage."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Cruise control doesn't work. Turns on according to dash indicator, but won't accept a setpoint when the set button is pressed."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Cruise control comes on only when the "coast" button is pressed. It resumes in the proper way"

P H., MN (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"fuses continually blew out, I went on line and found a blog on the problem with my cruise control and purchased the parts on Amazon. Quick inexpensive fix"

Douglas M., GA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"I was traveling on the freeway when it failed to work. It was fine prior to my gas stop"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"cruise doesn't work driver's window won't work mirror control won't"

Fred L., AL (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Gauges

"on occasion the oil pressure gauge and light will go to zero after starting. Sometimes immediately after starting sometimes a few minutes after starting. Then most often within several minutes the gauge and light will begin functioning properly. There has been no damage to the engine as a result of this anomaly. I suspect it is either a poor electrical connection or a failing pressure sending unit"

P H., MN (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"induction coil on cylinder head (one cylinder) required replacement; symptoms: engine power loss and distinct laboring under load. The digital odometer works only intermittently."

David N., CA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Horn

"The horn turns on randomly and wont stop. Sometimes it's the middle of the night. We had to take out the fuse to stop it which unfortunately also goes to the cruise control"

Cristy R., NC (2001 Ford F-150 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

"water leaked inside the cabin."

John F., FL (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"Rear window leaks water into cab when it rains"

Doug D., OK (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Coolant leak on top of engine block. Cost about $400 to fix"

Robert I., IN (2001 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)

"Rocker arms rusted so bad that it is hard hearing the radio"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Passenger window came out of mechanism and would not stay up/closed"

Doug D., OK (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"255,000 old rubber bushings squeak. Put cotton in your ears"

Louie B., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Front end suspension"

Anonymous, MT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Wind noise

"Considerable air noise around driver window, especially on a windy day."

Ken H., MN (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS control module failed which caused the ABS pump to burn out. Repair required a new ABS control module, ABS pump, brake fluid flushing, ABS control module flashing."

Anonymous, NV (2001 Ford F-150 5.4-L V8)

"Replaced rear ABS sensor and connector"

C M., MI (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"The antilock brake computer failed and had to be replaced. Doing so introduced air into the brake lines that the repair place (a ford dealership) didn't flush out. As a result, I narrowly avoided a serious accident due to the severe lack of stopping ability and unexpected pull as the unbalanced brake system tried to help me stop"

Anthony A., CO (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Calipers

"sticking"

Anonymous, VT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"leaking seals"

Anonymous, VT (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Both rear calipers would not release and thus were causing friction and heat on drums and wheels. Replaced them both within a month of each other as it happened to each a month apart"

Sergio F., GA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Parking brake

"parking brake failed completely causing irreparable damage to rear brake rotors. There was absolutely no prior indication of the parking brake failure."

P H., MN (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Rotors

"Parking brake catastrophic failure damaged the rear brake rotors to the extent that they could not be resurfaced."

P H., MN (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Slow coolant leak at the thermostat housing. Repaired at the same time as the coil packs and plugs were replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"The intake manifold developed a leak near the crossover pipe which required replacing the manifold"

Blair G., UT (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Antifreeze leaking out of intake manifold. Had to be replaced"

Robert K., SC (2001 Ford F-150 5.4-L V8)
Radiator

"Heater core became clogged"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"radiator was rotted out and developed a bad leak. Had it replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Thermostat

"thermostat stuck, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AK (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Rear differential seal needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MT (2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The pan gasket leaks and it requires pulling the engine to fix it (aprox $1,000). At 255,000 miles I won't spend that kind of money...so, it leaks"

Louie B., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"have oil leak on left side of engine. Replacing valve cover gaskets only stopped leaking temporarily"

Blair G., UT (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"pan gasket leaks, very expensive to repair must drop engine"

Louie B., TX (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"The oil pan gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, NM (2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"needed new head gasget and front driveshaft seal"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Loss of power on steep hills"

Rosalind S., BC (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"trans began slipping and was replaced with a rebuilt trans"

Terry W., CA (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Transmission went out at about 95000 miles."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Catastrophic failure of transmission cooler lines. 5 Liters of fluid leaked onto driveway. Had to tow to garage. Both metal supply and return lines corroded to the point of softness. Once replaced truck was fine. The only lucky part was truck was not heavily used this winter so the lines corroded locally."

Frank K., ON (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

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

"Battery light went on; it had an old battery so we replaced it. That didn't fix the problem; it turned out it was the alternator. After several attempts at the Ford dealer, a working new alternator was found. Of course this car is 17 years. It was very little used and sat in a garage for many years before we bought it."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Ford F-150 5.4-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

Speakers

"Loss of connection"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
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