hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,780 miles

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2002 Ford E-350 engine problems

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2002 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 202010

E-350 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles


2002 Ford econoline 350 equipped with V8 tritan engine. Spark plug blew out. Have tapped with heli-coil repair kit, but his repair has failed. Now faced with cylinder had been removal and replacement.

- Belton,, SC, USA

problem #4

Nov 092010


  • miles
Spark plug ejected 2002 Ford van.

- St.Catharines, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 282009

E-350 8-cyl

  • 23,500 miles
After traveling 10 miles during my morning commute, while at 40 mph, a spark plug ejected from my Ford Triton V8 engine causing raw fuel fumes to enter the engine compartment and passenger cabin. This has resulted in an estimated $1900 repair bill from my local Ford dealer to remove and repair the plug threads for the ejected plug.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 292007

E-350 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford E-350. The contact stated that after the dealer replaced the spark plugs the engine shot the spark plugs out of the engine block 15,000 miles later. Everytime the contact has the plugs replaced the vehicle continued to shoot out the spark plugs. The contact brought the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that the engine heads need to be replaced. The current and failure mileage were 131,000.

- Melrose Park, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 152003

E-350 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,400 miles
Engine failure on 2002 E350 Ford van. Van was being operated normally on a rainy day in California. Van stopped running. Driver restarted van and returned to yard. Van engine was making knocking noise. Van was sent to dealer. Dealer determined that vehicle had large volume of water in intake system and said it would not be covered under warranty. Consumer appealed to Ford Motor Co. Ford sent field engineer who agreed with findings; adding that the vehicle is designed to ingest a small amount of water, but not that volume of water, therefore it was consumers fault. Consumer says that if that volume of water can enter the vehicles intake system under normal operating conditions then there must be a design flaw or defective part. Nowhere in owners manual does it say not to operate vehicle on rainy days, and the dealer says there is no sign that the vehicle was submerged or driven through deep water. Consumer checked other E350's (earlier model years) in fleet and found evidence of small amounts of water in the intake system leading the consumer to believe that the problem may be a defect with the 2002 model year or a design flaw.

- So. El Monte, CA, USA

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