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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,070 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 #6

Dec 262011

F-450

  • 163,000 miles

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

Blew spark plug out of head while accelerating to get on highway. Had gas spill on motor. It has the 5.4 Triton motor.

- Blackstone, MA, USA

problem #5

Dec 182011

F-450

  • 122,580 miles
My truck threw a spark plug while driving down the road. This is the second time it has done this and the same exact one as before.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 172011

F-450 8-cyl

  • 107,590 miles
Spark plug blew out of plug hole, stripping threads of intake cylinder head. Plug was found laying between valve cover and intake manifold.

- Kelso, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 232010

F-450 4WD 8-cyl

  • 175,000 miles

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

Spark plug blew out of engine while driving.

- Wind Gap, PA, USA

problem #2

May 252007

F-450 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I woke up last week to the sound of a car alarm. I looked outside and the front of my Ford F 150 was engulfed in flames. It was so hot the tires melted into the driveway. We had not driven the truck in several days. It appears the fire started in the engine as the entire front of the vehicle is incinerated.

- Lake Tapps, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003

F-450

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

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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