The F-150 SuperCrew has a large and versatile cab, but feels ungainly and uncomfortable. The powertrain performs well, although it isn't particularly smooth and quiet when compared to its competitors. A poor offset crash-test result is cause for concern.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Ford F-150 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Fender skirt (aftermarket) fell off."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"the dash factory paint is flaking off"

Robert B., GA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"About four years ago the paint on my truck started to fade, but it is especially bad on the roof."

Ewc Ruben R., FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Apparently the cohesion between the primer paint coat and the finish paint (white) coat was not perfect. For the past four years (and accelerating in the last year), the finish paint has been bubbling loose and flaking off from the aluminum body parts. It has loosened on the roof where spots have rusted. At the age of my truck, Ford has no interest in fixing the problem. My truck looks like it has leprosy with all the flacking patches."

Anonymous, AR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Paint oxidation is severe on hood and side panels."

Chris L., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Paint began to peel on top of cab, tailgate and front left fender"

Kenneth P., CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Paint on the roof is fading badly and some rust and cracking which has even begun to allow some water entry along the seams into the truck cab."

Ruben R., FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Clear coat peeling and base coat worn down to primer"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"This vehicle has had two paint jobs. Paint fades."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)

"roof is peeling and has progressively has gotten worse over the last five years. It had an issue even under warranty but Ford would not warranty the repair"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The paint is chipping off in the same areas as the rust problem. Probably related"

Barbara B., MN (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.2-L V6)

"Over 25% of dashboard paint has peeled off. Seems to be a well known Ford defect with no remedy"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"Clear coat wore off on one side where it spent more time in sun. That was redone. Paint fade not that bad due to 18 years."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Always had waxed vehicle- had taken 3 times for detailing; I understand truck is a 2002 And fading would occur. Fading on hood and roof of truck- sides still hold shine- otherwise truck been great with minimal repairs/regular maintenance as required. Problem not resolved unless I get a new paint job"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Unsure Unsure)

"Need to quantify by saying this vehicle is almost 19 years old. Paint (white) started to chip and/or peel in small areas on the hood and roof over the last 2 to 3 years."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Rust

"Rust on this Ford F-150 and other ones I've seen in my area has been unacceptable. I only have 78,000 miles on a 17 year old vehicle and the rust is terrible. Would never, ever buy another Ford because it seems rust problems continue."

K J., MO (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"The truck is 16 years old and has rust in multiple places on the body near the wheels, tailgate and running boards. Not enough to stop driving and I would expect this rust with such an old car. Still recommend the F150"

Anonymous, DE (2002 Ford F-150)

"Rocker Panels rusted out,. Had to replace"

Jerry C., VA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"The rocker panels are rusted away and now just discovered the frame at the rear of the truck is rotted and cracked. In the process now of trying to find someone to weld steel plates on the bad part of the frame but the prospects aren't promising. Considering I live in the rust belt of PA and how heavily they salt the roads here and the fact that this truck is pushing 17 years old, I guess it's to be expected. All brands of trucks that I see in my area of this age and even newer are rusted!"

Ron S., PA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Rear wheel area , below doors and running board areas"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Started noticing bubbling in the paint on the bottom of the driver's side passenger door a little before it was 5 years old. Dealer said it wsn't rusted through, so they wouldn't fix it under warranty. Now, that door has rust on the bottom, and the front and rear passenger doors also have rust"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"left quarter panel"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Cab Mounts and radiator support are on there last legs. Rocker panels and cab corners have already been done"

Russell N., CT (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Rusting out by wheel wells and running boards. Seems to be a common problem with Ford!"

Barbara B., MN (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.2-L V6)

"Considering the age of my F-150 the rusting isn't a big concern. Living in the Great Northeast takes its toll"

John B., NY (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"The engine will probably outlast the body. The rust is disgraceful. Granted, I live in a state that moronically uses salt, but SOME kind of rust prevention has to be available!"

Ronald N., NY (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Classic F150 rust issues, the body is flaking away."

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Rust around the wheel wells is severe."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Engine smoking and sucking oil out of the crank case"

Coleman H., FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"A couple of time the "Service Engine Light" has come on without being able to find a specific reason as to what exactly to repair or what condition caused it to come on"

Rodney D., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Injectors were shot because we used a poor quality gasoline"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Have had to replace 3 or 4 of 8 "coil packs". Truck runs, but loses power as coil pack is going bad. My mechanic charges about $175 to replace each coil pack"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed at 90,000 and cost 800 to repair."

Coleman H., FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"The truck had intermittent problems cranking, i.e. it wouldn't crank on the first try but would crank on second or third try. Last time it would not crank and had to be towed to my mechanic. Fuel pump failure was the cause. It now starts first time every time."

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Fuel pump failed to pump"

B F., IL (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Vehicle wouldn’t start."

Anonymous, KS (2002 Ford F-150)

"Fuel pump worked fine. Truck would start and then cut-off after about three seconds. Problem was finally diagnosed as a fuel resistor assembly (an electrical/mechanical device) that adjusts fuel pressure after initial engine start, apparently unique to the F-150 Lightning. Puzzled even the Ford dealership."

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

"Expensive to replace $600.00"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"This was the third fuel pump. This one was only 4 years old. Ford did not warranty it."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"stopped working during cold snap, then started working again"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Truck would not start, or it would die in traffic. Hard one to figure out. It would start and run for awhile and die. Cost $650.00 for dealer to fix, OUCH!"

Terry S., OR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"It just quit working worn out."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel pump problem was very difficult to diagnosis, as it occurred only when the engine was very warm. Finally replaced it; hope that was the problem"

Anonymous, MT (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Fuel pump became inoperative and stranded vehicle. Took it to the dealer for repair"

Robert Z., TX (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Pump failed because of sock filter clogged after years of use. My comments would be to make it easier to change the pump"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Fuel pump went out. Hard to diagnose. Fuel pump would work, then not work, sometimes stall in traffic. Decision made to use Ford Dealership and $650 to repair"

Terry S., OR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"fuel pump had to be replaced due to failure to start. it was necessary to remove the fuel tank to access it costing about $800"

William D., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Pump failure requiring replacement"

Maribeth Y., ID (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"A normal wear and tear issue. Other than the body rusting out from beneath me, the motor is sound"

Ronald N., NY (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Truck shut down while in operation, fuel pump was replaced 2 times"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Ford F-150)

"Had shop replace"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"The in-tank fuel pump failed after 18 years and the truck engine stopped running until it was replaced."

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"wore out"

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Drove into the driveway. A couple days later it would not start. Result; Tow and replace fuel pump."

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford F-150 Unsure 5.4-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"engine loss of power at speeds above 60mph"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Had shop replace/repair"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS light on. Was told ABS module needs replaced. Part $1200."

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Calipers

"Debris caused the brake pistons in the caliper to freeze causing excessive pressure on the rotor which resulted in brake locking up and excessive heat which warped the rotor."

Daniel K., OH (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"leaking piston"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"Ford replaced calipers and cilindars and did such a sloppy job they then do grab and over heat, even after having returned to their service for ‘RESERVICE’"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Were old, worn and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"calipers 'froze' up and kept brakes locked on. overheating occurred until burning smell warned of something wrong"

Jean W., ME (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"I changed the calipers and pads, took the caliper bracket off and after reassembly and traveling the bolts hold the bracket to the knuckle keeps vibrating out? Going to try some thread lock to see if it solves the problem"

Brian H., MI (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"caliper pistons froze up"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"brake pads worn out replaced pads and turned rotors front and back"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"I let my breaks go far too long before getting them fixed or replaced. Took the truck in and had a diagnosis for routine maintenance and repaired."

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Parking brake

"parking brake line needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"have experienced short brake life about 40000 mies"

Mike K., FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Read above"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Calipers have intermittent issues with grabbing causing premature break wear. Sometimes I think the brakes wear out while it is parked :)"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Vibration upon braking: Needed to replace rotors and pads. Rust was also a problem."

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 Unsure 4.2-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Brake line at the rear of the car rusted through."

K J., MO (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"power brake booster failure an leaking brake line caused the problem, just old parts wearing out"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"booster brake leaks off when pressed lightly. peddle will go near floor similar to master cylinder failure. requires pumping to get peddle back. will remain up when applied hard unlike to bad master cylinder."

Ken G., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Rotors

"warped rotor"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"I have replaces the rotors several times since I purchased the F150. The rotors warp about every 10,000 miles."

Dal E., CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Rotors ¿re worn and needed replacement; same issue as the calipers"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"I would not expect to have anything more than minor ware on the front end of this truck. In addition it has caused tire ware and must replace all tires when it is repaired. I have a 1997 Ford Explorer with 250000 miles on it and replaced the ball joints at 175000."

H H., FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"Worn out at 311,000 miles can,t complain. Still drives fine."

Thomas M., TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"truck needed front end suspension work. most of the parts were wore out. replaced both upper and lower arms, the ball joints, steering link and tie rod."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Replaced lower ball joints and some other components. Probably because of the terrible roads in California."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Bushings

"Not really a major problem, had them replaced when I had the other problem repaired."

Jackson G., AR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"one of the shocks started leaking and given their age, I replaced all 4."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"the shocks wore out right front shock broke in half replaced all 4 shocks problem solved"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"A part of the rear shock does not go back to normal position after heavy load"

Anonymous, HI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Noisy driving sue to rear suspension issue"

Fred R., NE (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Worn out at 311,000 miles so I can’t complain. Still drives fine but won’t hold alignment Ford gave me a repair estimate of $1,500. Ordered parts to install myself for $400."

Thomas M., TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Linkage was worn causing rattle, so I had it replaced. At 150000 miles I'm not complaining. Routine maintenance."

Jackson G., AR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Replaced right side idle arm due to excessive play discovered during inspection"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Tie rods

"poor steering control and uneven tire wear. Started in March; replaced tie rods in March which solved problem"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Just worn, again because of terrible roads."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"I have replaced the wheel bearing twice on the truck. Once just after I bought it and then about 3 years later. Since then, all OK. Ive replaced just about everything on the front end... but the truck is 16 years old and still running so I don't figure that's too bad> I wouldn't buy another ford"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"wheel bearings wear out, i had the fron drivers side replaced upon purchase in2015 and the right front wheel bearing in 2019. it leaked oil and"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"I consider it normal maintenance. It has 100,000 miles on it. ,"

Elray W., MT (2002 Ford F-150 5.4-L V8)

"wheel bearings broke. ruin spindle. had to replace spindle. had to rebuilt 1 brake caliper, replace 1 disc brake rotor & hub. replace ceramic pads. labor to replace bearings and steering knuckle"

Tony G., TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Leaking sunroof not caused by drain hose."

James P., NY (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Heater core developed a leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Water pump gasket started leaking and was replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"water leak at top of rear window"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"rear windows seal leaks"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"leak in cooling system aluminum casting where radiator hose connects to engine. Can of stop leak solved the problem for now"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"I've had a lot of trouble with the sunroof leaking. I've cleaned out the drain holes numerous times. But somehow they plug up and starts leaking again."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.2-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"After 9 feet of snow for 30+ days, the door weatherstripping leaks a lot."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"air leak on drivers door"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"developed crimping in door seals that allowed rain in"

Floyd D., FL (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"Rear Window leaks during heavy rain. Not yet fixed."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rear end needed to be rebuilt. Then almost a year later, seal leaked again. Replaced under mechanic's warranty."

Rodney D., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Loud noise upon starting usually goes away."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Front suspension system squeaks . This has been going on for the last 5 years And cannot fully resolve this."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.2-L V6)
Wind noise

"Like most older trucks the weather stripping and sound reduction materials wear out and petty soon you can't hear each other talk."

Phillip S., OR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"It's the same problem as our Saturn Vue, road noise is load and you can't carry on a normal conversation"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"was losing the charge- replaced with a NAPA unit for $535"

Jim W., GA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"It needed a new compressor"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Considering age and mileage of truck, A/C wasn't working as it should: could not keep vehicle cool. System (compressor, seals, condenser) needed replacing."

Rodney D., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Replaced the compressor. It was just worn out after 16 years."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"air compressor malfuntion. i had it replaced and system rehcarged."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Needed to remove / replace A/C compressor."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"Heater has to set above 80 to blow hot air."

J J., TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)

"Ac will blow for awhile then stop and blow hot air. Sometimes will not blow at all"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Ford F-150)

"Climate control stuck on high heat."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"THe a/c started to blow through the deforster and floor panel. I usaually experience the problem when accelerating up hills. The problem has still not been resolve. I'm still working on repairing."

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"blender door failed"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Condenser

"I don’t know too much about it ,my husband took care of it"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Evaporator

"The entire dash had to be removed to make the repair at a cost of $800"

Joseph C., TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Heater system

"Failure of coolant thermostat - engine coolant did not warm up. During winter. Second replacement in 18 years."

Anonymous, AK (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"After replacing compressor, leaks persisted, rendering the A/C inoperable. Continuation will require expense I was unwilling to spend at this time."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"This is the second alternator that we have replaced in the last 10,000 km."

Anonymous, AB (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)

"alternator quit had to replace"

Eddie B., AB (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"alternator failed - replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Coil

"Had to replace 3 cylinder coils"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"coils were all going bad and had to be replaced"

William D., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"It started with engine hesitation climbing hills. Gradually got worse until the truck was nearly undrivable. Diagnosed as C-coil failure and repaired"

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Had to replace a couple of the ignition coils. Again not unusual w this mileage."

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Could attached to each spark plug. Began to run rough. Advised by mechanic to replace all plugs and could or would have to eventually replace each over time."

Anonymous, IN (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Electronic ignition

"As I understand it, on this vehicle, each sparkplug has a coil in its spark plug wiring. Two of these went bad on this vehicle last year. Had not had this problem before?"

Frank M., FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"engine misfired on one cylinder. replaced coil pack spark plugs and wires to repair"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Replace plugs and plug wires"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"blown out plug"

Eddie B., AB (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Starter

"Apparently a relay or a voltage regulation component failed."

Anonymous, OR (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.2-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Battery constantly died due to fuel pump constantly running. Needed to replace the control module"

Chuck M., VA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)
Cruise control

"stopped working"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"The cruise control fails to engage at highway speeds."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Cruise control quit, so did auto-shutdown of engine upon hitting brakes (remote start mode). Turns out it was a bad sensor located on the brake booster. That resolved both problems."

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"My truck and hundreds of thousands of F150 have the same problem. Water leaks into the back seat of the cab from the brake light that sits above the rear window. Our local Ford dealer here in Grants Pass Oregon wants to charge me over $600.00 to replace the gasket on the upper brake light."

Phillip S., OR (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Cabtop Tail Light went out."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Truck is getting near retirement so... the trucks left turn signal failed and it turned out to be an expensive part to make it work again."

Robert L., NV (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Gauges

"Thermometer display and side view mirrors don't work"

Lori B., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)
Headlights

"Not a big deal-headlight switch failed unless manually turned off/on-automatic feature failed."

Robert K., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Horn

"Comes on for no reason"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

"Horn stopped tooting, and the dealer charged more for replacing it than I would have had to pay for a boat horn at Hamilton Marine. The horn on my 1965 Comet has never stopped working and she's gone 207000 miles"

Stephen B., ME (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Keyless entry

"remote does not work on passenger door lock"

Fred B., DE (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"blew a spark plug. Had the head heli-arced."

Balfour R., MO (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"One spark plug stripped out of aluminum head, had to use a rebuild kit to repair"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"It just needed to be replaced"

A V., TN (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Spark plug blowout, striping threads out of head. Should have had hardened steel inserts installed at factory, and recall ordered. Poor engineering design"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Loss of cylinder."

Anonymous, AK (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Because the engine was full of antifreeze it ruined the cylinders when I started the truck so we had to replace the engine"

Anonymous, MS (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Head gasket

"Head gasket leaks oil. It has been a problem for ford since the 1990s. They would not recall it."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)

"manifold was cracked"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Radiator fluid leaks into spark plugs"

A V., TN (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"It was losing coolant. I had the plastic intake manifold replaced. Common problem w high miles. Still losing coolant and overheating. Steam in exhaust indicates blown head gasket. Too expensive to repair. Used block seal stop leak product. Working ok w occassional reapplication. Heater core failed. Also too much to repair. Bypassed it. Don't need much heat here."

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"Had replaced intake manifold gasket. $950.00"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"The belt tensioner was worn causing the timing belt to break."

Mark F., AZ (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Developed a rust hole the size of a pencil end in a catalytic converter"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"replaced both exhaust manifolds"

James P., NY (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

"exhaust manifold was rusting away and had to be replaced. I have owned over 40 vehicles and this is the first time I have had this problem."

Daniel K., OH (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"both manifold burned out."

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Both sides leaking"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Had to replace both"

Russell N., CT (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"hole burned through the metal / casting on one side and warned about the other side, and told by mechanic the problem was common. Chinese kit used to replace the right manifold"

Jean W., ME (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Exhaust manifold issues could have been avoided with the use of better material in the mounting studs"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Muffler

"the baffles inside came loose."

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"Baffles in muffler are rattling"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Had the clutch replaced once about 30k ago. No, I did not replace the slave unit then as I thought only having 30k something miles on the truck it would be good. Now, the throw out bearing I had replaced is going bad, and the slave unit inside the transmission is going bad. So, it could have been the parts, person installing them, or whatever. (in relation to the bearing). I am currently ordering the parts and will have the work done for me as I don't have a lift to use. First time cost me around 300 dollars to have someone do the labor, and I don't know yet this time."

Alan M., OH (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"worn out"

Gary J., PA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The original transmission actually lasted a long time. It didn't break down until about 246,000 miles."

Mark F., AZ (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

"I got the truck from my son in Tampa, FL. The transmission had been replaced. The rear seal between the engine and transmission leaks."

Arthur M., TN (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Transmission slippage, failed shifting"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 4.5-L V8)

"Transmission rebuilt after approximately 205000 miles. Not a surprise"

Lori B., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Transmission failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"transmission wore out had to hvae it replaced and had engine tuned and serviced"

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Replaced right front lower ball-joint"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Differential

"Differential needed to be rebuilt"

Phil H., WA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

"Leak at front seal. Not fixed. Estimated repair cost is $400."

Anonymous, IN (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"U-joint bolts in rear axle came loose"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Faulty alternator. This is the second one replaced on this truck."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Alternator went out. Had to have truck towed, but easy fix."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)
Transfer case

"had a seal leak where driveshaft connects transfer case that cost $$$ to stop oil leak"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"On both rear suicide doors, I have had to replace the door latches as the doors will not open. I have had to replace the rear driver's door mechanisms three times and the passenger side rear door twice. At about $ 200.00 a pop that gets expensive."

Ewc Ruben R., FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"The door hinge does not match up, and the doors will not close and lock properly. This has happened on the left and right front doors and cost $2000 each to repair."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Ford F-150 4.2-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Have had to replace both rear suicide door latches several times, three times on the rear driver's side door and twice on the rear passenger's side door. that is a total of five times that I have had to pay to repair these latches as it started to happen just after the warranty expired. The last time one of the doors was repaired it cost me more than double of the previous time to repair. If you do not repair the latches/locks you are unable to open the rear doors and could even be considered a safety hazard in an emergency."

Ruben R., FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"Cables to the rear compartment doors failed. The attachments to the latch mechanisms are plastic and they commonly fail after 10 or more years of service. I paid over $600 to have one door repaired and the other one failed 2 years later. This is a well documented issue with these trucks."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.2-L V6)
Seat belts

"I have had this truck since it was new. The seat belts quit retracting when it was three years old."

Anonymous, SD (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Seat controls - temperature

"The heated seat on the drivers side quit after about five years. Fuse was or is not the problem."

Anonymous, SD (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4-L V8)
Sunroof

"Sunroof leaks into headliner when it rains. Leaks smell badly and produce mold in interior of vehicle."

Chris L., CA (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.5-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"cd player and radio were the same unit"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Display screen difficult to see

"direction compass and outside temperature display quit working and I repaired it by re-soldering joints on the printed wiring board"

Larry L., VA (2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.5-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Odometer display goes blank when cabin temperature is hot."

Anonymous, CO (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.5-L V8)
Radio

"Volume control works intermittently."

Anonymous, NE (2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4-L V8)

"In 2013 I purchased this 2002 F150 with a problem apparently stock radio. It intermittently looses the ability for many of the push button controls (on/off, volume, bass, treble, etc. to function. Only an annoyance I have chosen to not repair yet."

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"electrical short in radio kept draining the battery"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"My truck does more sitting (in a garage) than it does on the road. I have driven it and my car more since I retired. I used to have a company vehicle. I replaced the clutch on the truck around 30k something miles. The hydraulic units on the clutch, which I did not replace at that time I guess just rotted from sitting and non use I suppose. I am now getting ready to replace the clutch assembly again for the second time in less than 70k, because the slave unit inside the transmission and the throw out bearing are both bad. I don't like the fact the transmission has to be removed to replace the slave unit inside the transmission. Also, the replacement throw out bearing (as I call it) went bad after approximately 30K."

Alan M., OH (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Master cylinder stopped working, the sad part being that it is inside the bell housing. Otherwise, I love the clutch, which is the smoothest I've ever had"

Stephen B., ME (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Keeps blowing fuses transmission related, in the fuse boxe in the engine compartment, 10 amp. trans stays in 2nd or third. I travel with in but the engine bogs down with just a bit of acceleration, particularly on even the slightest in cline or the a complete stop"

Brian H., MI (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"changed gears with a lurch and a chunking sound"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"Haven't had service yet"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"pulley had to be replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

"Idler pulley bearings wore out, causing belt to slip free. The vibration during failure cracked the aluminum cover on which it was mounted, requiring replacement of the belt, pulley, and cover."

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Loud noise upon starting. goes away after driving. Maybe bad cam shaft bearing."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)
Oil leaks

"The rear engine seal began to leak oil. It had to be replaced at around $800"

Joseph C., TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"Rear main seal. Losing about half quart every two weeks"

Anonymous, (2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"manifold was cracked"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2-L V6)

"The engine model in this truck had a poorly designed intake manifold. that was made of plastic that overtime, would wear, it has a coolant crossover that would crack and leak into the engine through the head and if you did not know it filled up with antifreeze you would wind up ruining your engine. Because your cylinder would be full of water and you try to start the car and ruin the engine"

Anonymous, MS (2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4-L V8)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jul 29, 2011
AS A RESULT OF THE CORROSION, ONE OR BOTH STRAPS MAY FAIL ALLOWING THE FUEL LINES TO SEPARATE FROM THE TANK, OR IN SOME CASES, CAUSING THE TANK TO CONTACT THE GROUND. EITHER SCENARIO MAY RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK PRESENTING A FIRE HAZARD.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2003 MODEL YEAR FORD F-150, 2004 MODEL YEAR FORD F-150 HERITAGE, 1997 THROUGH 1999 MODEL YEAR F-250 LESS THAN 8,500 LBS. GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR), AND 2002 AND 2003 LINCOLN BLACKWOOD VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 20, 1995, THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2004, ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ROAD DEICING CHEMICALS MAY CAUSE SEVERE CORROSION OF THE FUEL TANK STRAPS WHICH SECURE THE TANK TO THE VEHICLE.
What should you do:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO HAVE THE FUEL TANK STRAPS REPLACED WITH STRAPS THAT HAVE INCREASED CORROSION PROTECTION. EARLY IN THIS CAMPAIGN, IF REPLACEMENT STRAPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, DEALERS MAY INSTALL A CABLE SUPPORT UNDER THE STRAP AS AN INTERIM REPAIR OR A STEEL REINFORCEMENT OVER THE EXISTING STRAP AS A PERMANENT REPAIR. ANY REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S21
For more information:
FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S21.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V385000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1100000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 11, 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07, 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Aug 11, 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
EQUIPMENT
Aug 28, 2007
IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
What should you do:
ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 175
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Aug 01, 2006
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN MAXZONE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES, DEPO BRAND, P/NOS. 331-1129L-ASN AND 331-1129R-ASN, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
MAXZONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAXZONE AT 909-822-3288.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E067000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19413
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17, 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN AJ MOTORSPORT COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
AJ MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AJ MOTORSPORT AT 626-618-2026.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AJ MOTORSPORT AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E065000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3593
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jun 13, 2006
FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.
What should you do:
UFI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 4, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UFI FILTERS USA AT 800-230-5876.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E056000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 58640
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 12, 2006
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN EAGLE EYES HEADLAMPS, P/NOS. FR208-B101R, FR208-B101L, FR208-B001R, AND FR208-B001L, SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
SABRY LEE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER FULL CREDIT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLAMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JUNE 14, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABRY LEE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT 1-866-467-2279.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E052000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14616
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Sep 07, 2005
A FIRE AT THE SWITCH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
What should you do:
BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2005, OWNERS WERE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLES TO THEIR DEALERS TO HAVE THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH DISCONNECTED. OWNERS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATED ARE BEING NOTIFIED THAT PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ADVISED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RECONNECT THE SPEED CONTROL BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2006. OWNERS WHO DID NOT HAVE THEIR SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATED ARE BEING NOTIFIED TO HAVE THEIR SYSTEM REMEDIED BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2006. OWNERS ARE URGED TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE FREE DISCONNECT SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FIRE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. (NOTE: ALSO SEE RECALLS 05V017 AND 06V286)
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FORD RECALL NO. 05S28.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V388000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4500000
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