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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,610 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 #4

Oct 202007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,440 miles


While driving at approximately 55 mph, the 2002 Ford F150 power adjustable foot pedals ( gas and brake) randomly engaged causing the vehicle to instantly increase speed. A new brake pedal assembly #3L3Z*2455 was installed to correct the failure.

- Rush, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 202006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The brake pedal stopped moving when actuating the adjustable pedals. The accelerator pedal moves so there is no step over height difference between the pedals. With the pedals being at the same height position there is no way to differentiate between them or step on both at same time.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 012004

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Concerns with blind spots on right side where the mirror and handgrip are in a line as well as location of the brake and gas pedals. This seemed to be a factor in several traffic incidents, the consumer had several emergency stops several times in which the consumers foot had come down on the brake and gas pedals and seemed to only happen in emergency situations when the consumers foot would shoot down.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004


  • miles
Concerns regarding the Ford F150 2002 gas and brake pedal. The consumer was able to correct the foot placement and avoided serious consequences. In emergency situations, the consumers foot shot down, per reflex, but the pedals did not match the placement of the consumers foot which had come down on both the gas and brake pedals.

- Orange, CA, USA

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