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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,194 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 fuel system problems

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2002 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 052014

F-350

  • 175,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford F350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, white smoke started to emit from the rear of the vehicle. After stopping to inspect the vehicle, the contact discovered fuel leaking from the engine area. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel lines below the engine turbo had ruptured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 175,000.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Jun 042013

F-350 8-cyl

  • 20,100 miles
Purchased the 2002 F350 Super Duty dump truck new in 2003. It presently only has 20,200 miles on it. This past June the gas tank started leaking around the seam area. Thought that this was odd due to the low miles and soft usage the truck has had. Has there been a recall on this truck for gas tank issues? if not, there should be.....as it a safety issue.

- Amherst, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 302011

F-350 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles

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

Fuel tank straps failed while driving resulting in the tank dropping. The front of the tank contacted the road surface resulting in a leak and spilling of approximately 21 gals of fuel on the road. No fire resulted but the hazmat team was required to clean up the spilled fuel. The 2002 F 150 was towed to a Ford dealer for repair.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #5

Mar 112011

F-350 6-cyl

  • 37,400 miles
Spark plug blow out. # 2 plug passenger side.this happened yesterday March 11,2011. My truck has 37,000 miles on it. This is a Ford F-150, 7700 series with a 5.4 engine.where is the recall on this truck.after reading all the problems, with the same thing. What a slap in the face by Ford. And yet no recall mandated by the feds. What a country we live in?

- Fairland, OK, USA

problem #4

Sep 132010

F-350

  • 102,000 miles
Fuel tank straps rusted and broken causing tank to almost fall out

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010

F-350 4WD

  • 170,000 miles

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

Gas tank leak at strap holding tank in place. 2002 Ford F-150 4X4 4.6 liter. At this time I can not fill the vehicles tank to full. The problem will only get worse with time. At this time the vehicle is only filled to 1/2 full.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 122004

(reported on)

F-350 8-cyl

  • miles
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 #1

Nov 152003

F-350

  • Manual transmission
  • 77,249 miles
Excessive exhaust smoke. Poor performance.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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