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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,500 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-250 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 202009

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford F250. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a squeaking sound coming from the steering wheel. He also noticed that the brakes were intertwined with the steering equipment. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 83,000. Updated 02/02/10 the consumer stated while traveling in a 35 mph zone, on a curved road, he heard a noise coming form the engine compartment. He was in the middle of a strong right turn when suddenly he was unable to steer the vehicle without extreme effort on his part. When the steering failed he tried to apply the brakes, but they also failed. The cause of the problem, was the power steering hose chaffed against the steering sector and rubbed a hole in the hose, allowing fluid to escape, disrupting the steering control. Updated 02/04/10.

- Karthaus, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 022002

F-250 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and turning in either direction driver heard a loud popping noise, and the power steering failed. Driver had difficulty steering. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the vacuum pump needed to be replaced.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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