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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,000 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 - interior problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 272005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I have had 5 Ford vehicles that one of the spark plugs has blown through the head of each vehicle. 1 F-150,2 F-250, 2 Expedition, no warning in advance it just makes a loud bang and your disabled. $ 3,800 to fix each one. I really need to know if anything can be done because I have 6 more vehicles that this could happen to. Please respond.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,000 miles
Spark plug blown out/striped out of cylnider head

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 132004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I have a 2002 Ford F-150 lightning 5.4 motor at a stop light it blew the #2 spark plug out of the head.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #1

May 132002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer is concerned with the control switch that adjusts the position of the pedals. The control switch is mounted on the lower left side of the dashboard. It protrudes slightly from the surface. During certain driving momments, the drivers left knee can come into contact with the rocker switch initiating unintended foot pedal movement, allowing the vehicle to go into an unintended deceleration or acceleration.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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