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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,250 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,500 miles


Consumer was emergency braking and had to yield to an emergency vehicle but brakes would not engage or stop the vehicle. This braking situation had been witness and verified by 2 experts with no known verified cause. Inspections have concluded that all current parts were within manufacturing specifications and guidelines. This was the only incident with brakes. Drove vehicle home, parked it, and took it to repair shop the next day.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 072004


  • miles
While driving 55 mph consumer applied the brakes, for a bump on the highway. A clicking noise was heard coming from underneath the dashboard. ABS braking system disengaged. Causing loss of braking power. Consumer released the brake pedal. Then reapplied the brakes in order to stop. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the ABS modular needed to be replaced.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

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