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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,611 miles

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2002 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2002 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #13

Dec 302014

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 119,000 miles

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

Driving on the freeway a spark plug came out of the engine causing the vehicle to shake and loose power. The dealer and a shop I took the vehicle to stated that this is a frequent problem with this engine.

- Kaysville, UT, USA

problem #12

Jun 172013

F-350 4WD 10-cyl

  • 70,500 miles
#4 sparkplug ejected

- Jeddo, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 132003

F-350

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-350. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted, but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the camshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Henryetta, OK, USA

problem #10

Mar 122014

F-350 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles

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

Spark plug failure as accelerating from a stop light, and engine problem resulting from 7 cylinder operation. Got it to a mechanic and he was able to sleeve the spark plug thread and install a new plug. Now the same is starting again. I am taking the vehicle to the mechanic to make permanent repairs for all the spark plug. This may end up with the engine heads being removed in order to make complete repairs, and the cost for that will be thousands of dollars. This is a Ford engine design problem that Ford has been aware of, yet they continue to deny any responsibility.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #9

Mar 242014

F-350 8-cyl

  • 206,000 miles
Was driving down the road at 35 mph and heard a pop then the engine started to run rough. Took to the mechanic said that I had a blown spark plug.

- Pierre, SD, USA

problem #8

Jan 042014

F-350 8-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
A spark plug ejected from the right side head of the engine head while running down the hwy at 60 mph. The head might be damaged. I haven't had a chance to get it fixed. Been a Ford truck guy all my life & I can't believe Ford hasn't accepted any responsibility of any portion or kind for this. My estimated expense to repair this is $1,000 to $3,000 depending on any damage to the head etc.. I paid $4200 for the truck in April of 2013...it is in very good condition & to good to junk in my opinion. Besides I can't afford to buy another truck so I have to try to fix it. This is beyond disappointing, it is a major blow to the budget etc. Etc. Etc......

- Wisconsin Dells , WI, USA

problem #7

Oct 102013

F-350

  • 180,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-350 XLT. The contact stated that while stopped, the passenger's side spark plug shot out of the engine without warning. The contact also mentioned that the engine made a loud banging noise as the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the mechanic stated that the compression from the engine caused the spark plug to fail. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Alma, AR, USA

problem #6

Sep 262013

F-350 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Spark plug ejected while driving on high way. This is the second time a plug has ejected. The first time the truck had 39000 miles, original factory torqued spark plugs.

- North Andover , MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 152013

F-350 8-cyl

  • 192,000 miles
Spark plug blew out of engine. This is the second time in a year on two different plugs. These are the original plugs.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 032013

F-350 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Oil leaking passenger side rear on to the starter and exhaust system.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 062006

F-350

  • 49,000 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 that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was merged to the shoulder and towed to the dealer. The dealer inspected and replaced the cam shaft position sensor. The initial failure occurred in 2006 and would recur every two years, and every two years since then the vehicle would stall and the cam shaft position failure had to be replaced. The cam shaft position was replaced five times but the failure was a constant recurrence. The manufacturer was notified of the issue, who offered no assistance to the contact. The failure mileage was 49,000 and the current mileage was 140,000.

- Saranac Lake, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 042012

F-350 8-cyl

  • 200,500 miles
A spark plug worked loose from the head and blew out causing damage to the head and the ignition coil. All 8 plugs had to be replaced, two damaged spark plug holes repaired and two ignition coils replaced.

- Hortonville, WI, USA

problem #1

May 282012

F-350 8-cyl

  • 111,943 miles
Driving on highway 30 mph and #3 spark plug blew out.

- Mineral Wells, TX, USA

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