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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,001 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.

2003 Ford F-150 accessories - interior problems

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112004

(reported on)

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


Consumer complained about an electrical system problem. Inside lights would not go out once the door was closed. Alarm system did not work, and side reflector lights did not come on. The door ajar light stayed on. Door ajar light stayed on for about 20 to 25 minutes before they go off. Doors won't lock when they're supposed to. Dealer said that they can't locate the problem with inside lights. However, dealer made repair on horn and replaced fuse for alarm horn.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 022004

(reported on)


  • 3 miles
The truck's speedometer was not visible because of the light color used. As a result the driver is unable to determined the vehicle's speed.

- Rushville, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

(reported on)

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ford's decision to discontinue installing the door courtesy lights.. the consumer stated the courtesy lights provided better visibility when stepping into the vehicle and exiting the vehicle and the lights also warned approaching traffic of the hazard of an open door.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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