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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,384 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-350 engine problems

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2002 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 132014

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 55,302 miles

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

On May 13, 2014, a recall letter was received from Ford. Ref. No. 09S09-speed control deactivation fire. I called sonora Ford to schedule an appointment to repair the risk. According to [xxx] in the service department parts were on back order. He took my contact information and advised he would contact me in about a week when parts arrived. After no returned call I contacted both sonora Ford and Ford Motor Company customer relations center at 1-866-436-7332 & 1-800-392-3673. They advised parts were still 7 to 10 days out. Ford refused to have the switch removed or the circuit disconnected to prevent a fire until parts arrived when asked. With a known fire risk I am concerned more could be done by Ford to address this issue while parts are not available. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sonora, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 262014

F-350 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 #4

May 212004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The consumer stated that 2002 Ford F350 stalled and accelerated when the brakes were on. The truck stalled intermittently. This happened a couple of times a week. Acceleration was happening all the time when the consumer was at a stop light. This was happening for a year. The consumer has not had the truck checked nor inspected in the year that he was having these problems. The consumer contacted the dealer and the consumer said that he would take the truck sometime next week for checkup. The consumer has not contacted Ford. The vehicle was stalling at low speeds 0-20 mph.

- Lanoka Habor, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 122004

(reported on)

F-350 8-cyl

  • miles

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

Ltr fm andrij andreitchux(NJ) owner of a Ford F350 truck unable to connect with 33 foot rv trailer hook system causes truck to lock-up defect reply to the elizabeth, NJ district ofc. The vehicle was involved in an accident in which the consumer sustained injuries. Consumer also experienced problems with stalling of engine, transmission, power steering, acceleration, and fuel system on vehicle.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 082004

F-350

  • 28,000 miles
While coming to a stop accelerated to a high rate. Consumer managed to stop the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Dealer installed a flight recorder which was borrowed from another vehicle. With the flight recorder installed, consumer didn't experience any incident for 4 weeks. The dealer then called the consumer stating that the flight recorder had to be returned, and consumer's vehicle again malfunctioned 3 times.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 222002

F-350 Diesel

  • miles
Engine missfires and loses power at engine rpms of 1400-1600 light throttle.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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