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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,933 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 072013

F-150

  • 146,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The rear portion of the frame is rotten to the point that the let springs hangers are ready to break off the frame and the spare tire holder is also ready to fall off. I just replaced the rear spring shackles due to the were also rotten and broke. The gas tank straps were also a problem due to rust but Ford though enough of the problem there was a recall on that, Toyota had a problem with rusted frames and did a massive recall on that issue. Why hasn't Ford done the same thing" the frame should be the last thing one needs to worry about with any vehicle. The truck currently has 146000 miles and now we need to figure out what the next move will be with this vehicle. Repair it, junk it or trade it ????"

- Voluntown, CT, USA

problem #5

Mar 242005

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cable that attached the spare tire to the underside of the truck bed snapped. We lost the spare tire. We think it fell on the highway though we could not find it.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 232005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,600 miles
Spare tire cable failed while driving. Spare tire fell off truck, do not know when, but noticed when flat tire occurred and spare was gone, cable frayed and needed replacement of assembly and spare tire plus wheel as original was not recovered. Unknown whether any damage to others resulted from spare tire falling from truck. This is a tremendous safety hazard at interstate speeds and this type of occurrence could cause a catastrophic crash.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The cable that holds the spare tire sheared off. As a result the tire separated from the vehicle while driving on a dirt road.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052003

F-150

  • miles
Consumer states spare tire cable broke. Dealer notified.

- Belville, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 222003

F-150 Diesel

  • miles
The spare tire disconnected from the vehicle.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

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