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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,000 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.

2002 Ford F-350 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152006

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 230,000 miles


: the contact stated the rear left axle at the wheel joint collapsed while driving 25 mph. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, who determined the bolt came loose inside the seal compartment. There were no warnings prior to the incident. The failure occurred under normal driving. Updated 12/04/06.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 312003

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 42,000 miles
While driving 55 mph down a high way, the consumer heard a loud explosion, at first the consumer thought there was a tire blow out. When the vehicle was examined the consumer saw the axle had exploded and was on fire. There were no injuries in this incident. The manufacturer and the dealer are aware of the problem.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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