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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford F-150 accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102009


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford F150. She stated that the front passenger's side door lock would not function correctly. She had to use a screwdriver to open and close the door. The necessary repairs were made to the vehicle by the dealer. Later, the rear passenger side door lock would not function and the latch and locking mechanism would not operate normally. No repairs were made to date to correct the failure. The failure and current mileages were under 50,000.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger door would open while vehicle was moving. The consumer also stated that the vehicle vibrated while driving. The consumer mother-in-law fell while trying to get into the front passengers side door of the truck. The brakes would lock up intermittently.

- Kingstree, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 062002

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door locks pinch leaves abrasions bruising on arms

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

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