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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,084 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022006

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 134,167 miles


2002 F-150 has had the alternator replaced 4 times previously in the last 2 years. This time the gauges all dropped to nothing, jumped back up and truck lost power. Would not restart immediately, when restarted, gauges went to full power, dropped to nothing, then bounced back and forth. Within 20 miles, battery level dropped to almost nothing.

- Harlan, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 072003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with vehicle passenger door, and paint defect on driver side of vehicle. The consumer was told that the only problems were with the torque converter which was replaced and the alternator. The consumer was concerned that the vehicle was previously involved in an accident, as there was a paint defect on the door handle which didn't fully shut at times. The consumer was willing to give back the vehicle in return of all the monies (payment(s)/down payment).

- Kingstree, SC, USA

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