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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,580 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 292011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 124,592 miles


I have a 2002 Ford F 150 XLT supercrew with the 139 inch wheelbase. Upon arriving home my wife said she noticed something hanging below the truck.. I went out to inspect. The front fuel tank retaining strap was hanging there. The bolt side had rotted away approximately 6 inches down from top. Rear strap was inspected and showed signs of rust but still in place and functioning as intended..I have moved the vehicle inside to avoid using it and will order new strap in morning. I had heard Ford was looking into this problem has it been resolved " do I have recourse " thanks.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 072011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Ford F 150 fuel tank bracket has rusted away year 2002.

- Edgerton, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 062010


  • 95,555 miles
On a 2002 Ford F-150 harley davidson edition truck, the # 2 spark plug was ejected from the engine while driving 65 mph, causing my vehicle to slow down, and the gasoline and exhaust fumes were filing the drivers compartment. This is the second truck I have owned previous a (2003 same vehicle model) where the sparkplug has been ejected from the engine while driving. Why is there no recall or study on this problem from Ford?? engine still had original plugs from factory!! their torque specs!!

- Mentone , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022009


  • 77,175 miles
My problem is with my Ford 2002 Triton engine, the spark plugs blow out which is dangerous because they can cause the gas vapors to catch fire and start surrounding areas of the motor, I have had this happen twice now and it is very costly, there should be recall done on this problem, I know of several other owners that have had the same problems, this is an accident waiting to happen, im sure others have had worse problems then myself with these types of engines, please help us by calling for Ford to recall this obvious problem. Thank you.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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