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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,194 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-450 engine problems

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2002 Ford F-450 Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 302014

F-450 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 #9

Jun 172013

F-450 4WD 10-cyl

  • 70,500 miles
#4 sparkplug ejected

- Jeddo, MI, USA

problem #8

Mar 122014

F-450 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
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 #7

Mar 242014

F-450 8-cyl

  • 206,000 miles

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

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 #6

Jan 042014

F-450 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 #5

Sep 262013

F-450 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 #4

Aug 152013

F-450 8-cyl

  • 192,000 miles

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

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 #3

Jul 032013

F-450 8-cyl

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

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jun 042012

F-450 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-450 8-cyl

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

- Mineral Wells, TX, USA

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