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Average Mileage:
103,861 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

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2002 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172014

F-150 Lariat Triton V8 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


When the paint goes away, rust will ensue. Why do I have to keep typing. Let me press done.

- , Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182012

F-150 LX 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

2002 F150 pain peeling on hood and roof, was told it was because I use these $1 washing outlets,

the presure over time took off the clear coat paint and now the sun rays causes the paint to peel, approx $1200-$1400 to fix??? No help from Ford Moter co or dealers.

- , Iron Station, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 132008

F-150 Lariat 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,583 miles

I have found many similar issues with 2002-2003 paint on F150 trucks. It seems they have aluminum hoods, to save weight, and Ford did NOT prime the aluminum correctly. Paint is peeling off in sheets and started on edges on top only thus far.

- , Dothan, AL, USA

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