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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
409 miles

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2002 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 132003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 409 miles


Vehicle has a gap on driver's side door over the top. The gap causes noise inside the cabin of the vehicle while driving. It makes it hard to keep the vehicle on the road. Manufacturer was contacted with no results. The dealer installed a rubber sealer around the gap but this seemed to cause more noise. The radio, cd player and tv in the rear of the van stopped working. The rotors warped and caused vibrations when braking. Water had gotten into the left side park lamp. The seat belt warning chime and light failed intermittently, the dealer replaced the module.

- Beltsville, MD, USA

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