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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles

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2002 Ford F-250 engine problems

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2002 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 012011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 160,000 miles

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

My family is Ford motor dedicated and as we buy new trucks the old ones are passed on to other family members. We purchased three new trucks and having problems with two. They are Ford 2002 F250 Super Duty with the 7.3 L diesel. Both trucks have had there defective injector wire harnesses replaced, shorted out on the interstate causing the engines to shut completely down. No steering, brakes, nothing. I was told by the tech that the wiring is defective and the oil and heat is what was caused the failure, he has seen this repair quit often. The other problem is acceleration to pass or get up to speed quickly going on the interstate or anywhere, when you depress the throttle pedal quickly there is nothing like it just fell on its face. After you take your foot of the pedal and count about 5 seconds and try it again it will work. Big safety issue. I have had 4 close calls and cant afford to repair this truck all the time on V.a. disability. If you know anything please pass it on or back to me. Repairs are very expensive. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #6

Feb 262014

F-250 6-cyl

  • 154,000 miles
Throttle body linkage "plastic cover clamshell" cracked in half at plastic hinge (oxidized plastic). Loose plastic cover wedged open throttle fully causing "dangerous life threatening" driving stuck at full throttle. I have the cover and photos if you want me to send them.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #5

Aug 292011

F-250

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-250 diesel. When the accelerator was depressed, the contact stated that the vehicle would not move, which could cause a crash. The dealer diagnosed that a silent recall was issued and the contacts vehicle was a part of that recall, but the manufacturer did not honor the recall. The dealer replaced the accelerator pedal. The failure and current mileage was 63,000.

- Bayshore, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 222010

F-250

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F250. The contact stated that she received a settlement notice from an administrator stating that there was a possible defect in the accelerator pedal on her year, make and model vehicle. The notice stated that the pedal would not function properly and when it was depressed. The engine would idle rather than accelerate. No failures have occurred at this time; however, she is concerned about the safety risk if the failure does occur. The failure and current mileages were 30,000.

- Clearlake, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 302003

F-250

  • miles
While driving, and without warning, the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #2

Apr 202003

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
While driving up a hill with the cruise control activated the consumer applied the brakes and the vehicle accelerated. The dealer was notified. The motor continued to rev until the consumer shut the vehicle completely off. (larry D. is the second consumer in re to complaint)

- Frankfort, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 172001

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The module actavating the torque converter is engaging at idle, causing transmission to engage, and vehicle to surged forward without manually applying accelerator.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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