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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,431 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 122009


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-150. The seat belts will not remain latched into the buckle. The driver-side seat belt and buckle were replaced at an expense of $53. After the seat belt and buckle were replaced, the front seat belt failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified; however, since the warranty expired, no assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 63,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #6

Jun 112007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F150. The contact stated that the front seat belts unfastened approximately 3 to 4 times while driving. Ford stated that the vehicle was over 50,000 miles and no longer under warranty, therefore they could not be of assistance. The VIN, engine size, purchase date, and speed were unknown. The current mileage was 62,000 and failure mileage was 50,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jan 012003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
Several times per day, my driver side seatbelt pops open while driving. My concerns have fallen on deaf ears at the dealerships. Numerous friends, family members, and work associates have witnessed this happening. I have been told by a lot of other Ford owners that their driver side seatbelts in their trucks and SUVS do the same thing. Why have they not made an effort to fix this serious and potentially deadly defect? updated 01-15-08. Updated

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 042007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


This is an intermittent problem that has occurred since I purchased my 2002 Ford F-150 sport new. My driver side seatbelt unbuckles on its own as I drive. I have worn seatbelts since the late 1960's and do not experience this problem in the other 4 vehicles I drive. It is terrifying to think that the seatbelt may not work in a time of emergency when it is needed. Unfortunately, I never seem to think of this problem when I take the truck in for Ford dealer service. I will make a point to do so next time I am in for service. This event has occurred twice in the past week. For now, I tug on the seatbelt when I buckle up to see if the belt is locked or I think it is locked.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 242003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,978 miles
Passenger seat belt comes unlatched intermittently.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #2

May 182005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,422 miles
Driver side seat belt failed. Seat belt female end will not allow male end to connect. Vehicle immediately sent in for repairs.

- Highland Village, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 072003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,570 miles
Front right seat belt released from the buckle four times during a forty mile trip on 8/7/02, this had happened two times before, but we are unable to recall the dates.

- Lebanon , VA, USA

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