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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 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.

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2002 Ford F-150 accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032009


  • 75,000 miles


I own a 2001 Ford F150 lariet truck, which I bought new, and have only apx. 75000 miles on it. I wash it regularly and even spray up under truck to remove salts every time I wash it. Luckily, or better, blessedly, while poisoning my truck in my car-port the cable holding the spare tire(full size..about 100 pounds) snapped and the tire, tire bracket, and cable (crimped) knuckle fell onto the car port. This cable sheared exactly at the knuckle and it did so with-out any provocation. By the grace of god, it did not stop while I was doing 70 miles an hour going down the highway. If it had I'm sure there would have been so much destruction to the rear of my truck that I would not be able to write this. Let me go on to say, I really like this truck, it is very solid, very reliable, and one of the best rides I've ever owned in my 53 years of life. I am either extremely lucky or blessed that this happened in my drive. In fact, only 5 days before, my wife, son and I had returned from a trip to West Virginia. This was a trip of 700 miles and we had taken her Tahoe because it has 4 wheel drive and my Ford does not!!!

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 022004


  • 40,000 miles
When using the automatic door locking mechanism the part pinched the skin of the driver's arm.

- Conyers, GA, USA

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