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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,735 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.

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2002 Ford F-150 lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 212004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The 2002 Ford F-150 headlight switch breaks upon turning on headlights. It has not caused me to wreck, however it is a problem with turning lights on at night, fog, or rain. This is the third time this has happened. I ordered it from perry Ford of poway California, but the headlight switch is on back order. That is telling me that alot of people not just my self, are having the same problem. This should be a safety recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 172003


  • 20,000 miles
While driving at any speed headlights, hazard lights, and turn signals did not work. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who determined that another multi-function switch was needed. This will be the second switch to be installed.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 022003

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,204 miles
I own a 2002 Ford F-150, XLT, purchased on May 2002.returning from a trip to orlando Florida, I was traveling westbound on I-10, 45 miles East of tallahassee when I lost headlights ilumination. Loss headlights caused me to run off the road, though I was able to keep control of vehicle and minimize material damages. Upon inspection, it was determined that headlight control knob in dashboard had became loose and had caused the headlights to turn off.

- Tyndall Afb, FL, USA

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