2001 Ford F150 Lariet Supercrew 5.4L V8 from North America
Sometimes cheaper isn't always better
The brakes failed at 26,000 miles. This resulted in a large bill which was not covered under the Ford warranty.
Overall, I have enjoyed the way the Super crew drives and handles, as well as the interior room that it offers my family of four.
However, I have never owned a vehicle, including Ford, that the brakes have failed at 26,000 miles. The dealer told me that the brakes should be replaced every 18,000 - 20,000 miles with normal wear and tear.
If this is the case, it will be the last Ford truck that I ever own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th July, 2003
14th Nov 2003, 12:03
That doesn't sound right. I bought a 2001 supercrew new in June 01. I have 42,000 miles now and have not had to replace brake pads yet (maybe soon though).
25th Feb 2004, 10:45
Agree...that doesn't seem right... my 2001 Supercrew front brakes were replaced around 40,000...back still good.
3rd Mar 2004, 10:48
Well if you are not sure of the service times for brakes why not go to the Ford website and see what the manufacture recommends. Although I could see replacing brakes that often if you drive the truck hard, those estimates do seem a little high. Perhaps you may want to try another dealer if the one you're dealing with seems shady.
Good luck with you truck. Sorry if one bad component has turned you off on an otherwise reliable vehicle, I'm on my second F-150 with no major problems. However if you think that's bad, check out some of the review on just about anything made by Dodge.
9th Jul 2009, 12:24
Who ever said that cheaper was better?