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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford F-350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 092014

F-350

  • 124,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-350. The contact stated the starter engaged without the key being inserted into the ignition. The vehicle started moving on its own and crashed into a boat that was attached to it and then crashed into a refrigerator. There were no injuries. The contact stated that the starter was still engaged and could smell it overheating. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Glasko, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 072005

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Consumer states: 3 times now, the starter burned up while setting in the garage and the wiring burnt out in the starter. After consumer had driven the vehicle, when you come back out, you can smell burnt wiring. Dealer can not pin point the problem. The starter is engaging when there are no keys in the ignition.

- Upper Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 242005

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
1.on March 24, 2005 I started my 2002 Ford 350 truck and drove about 15' when all of a sudden the truck died. Upon trying to start it again several people came over to tell me flames were shooting down on the ground from the engine. I immediately got out of the vehicle and the flames had stopped shortly thereafter. 2.I had just recently had my vehicle serviced on 2.21.05 knowing I was driving to Texas I had them check everything as well as whatever mileage maintenance that was due. Mileage at service date was 51,304. Everything checked out fine. 3.my truck is currently at the five star Ford dealership in fort worth Texas.they have not reported the cause of the fire or damage incurred to the truck as of yet. Upon reading all the Ford fire reports I am disgusted at the denial from Ford. This is an extreme problem and needs to be corrected before too many people lose their lives.

- Reno, NV, USA

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