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2002 Ford F-150 Problems and Repair Histories

88 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Ford F-150. 32 of these members (36.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 74 repairs to 2002 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Ford F-150 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 Ford F-150 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2002 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

34% of the 2002 Ford F-150 repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 74 repairs.

2002 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Ford F-150 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 42% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2002 Ford F-150 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Ford F-150

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Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 58000    
58000 175 Mass air flow sensor and egr valve.  
 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 124000    
128000 875 Fuel pump failed, no pressure in line to start engine. Towed to shop where did start after sitting 30 minutes, but because about to go on extended holiday drive (plus hesitated on start 2 days prior) opted to replace pump rather than risk issue on road 
158800 530 Replaced major hose which sprung a leak, and recharged the system. 
177300 155 Simple replacement of alternator. Purchased part at Autozone, took an hour to swap out. 
183000 5 Rear extended cab door on driver's side stopped opening. Checked youtube for similar issues, pulled door panel - plastic tensioner on latch cable broke. Fashioned my own with a couple wire ties and replaced panels. 
187000  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Delaware, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 117000    
118000 655 Replaced rear differential yoke seal and differential cover. New u-joints front and rear driveshafts. Replaced fluids in both differentials, transmission and transfer case 
124000 4200 Transmission torque converter failed leading to no 3rd gear or overdrive. Total transmission rebuild. 
 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 136000    
139000 0 Anti-sway bar link busted due to pot hole. Noted that the replacement was more heavy duty. Love my truck!  
142000 200 Repaired front steering stabilizer that was broken due to pot hole. Less than $50. Replaced brake pads and had rotors turned. Less than $150 bucks for entire job. Noted rear axle leaking! Need to fix this. 
147000  
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 68000    
68000 430 Rear end pinion seal leak. 
69000 100 in dash cup holder broke. 
71000 275 New shocks. Also bled the brakes. 
79000 40 radiator was overheating so I replaced thermostat and coolant. 
84000  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 51460    
57040 188 leaking transmission cooler lines 
57540 210 R&R Daytime Running Light module #113z-14a601-ab 
58440 565 replace laking gas tank 
61160 175 Cruise Control sensor on top of brake resevoir began leaking. Need it replaced. rear axle seals leaking The axle seals began leaking again after a few days. Returned and had seals replaced again. Checked back two weeks later and leaking was stopped. Was either faulty seals or relocating the seals worked (minor pitting on axle). 
65900 90 driver door lock actuator - replacement 
74400 478 replaced A/C clutch,idler pulley, tensioner due to noises from engine 
76880  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 72000    
80000 700 Clutch slave cylinder failed. 
82000 300 Replaced slave cylinder and clutch assembly. 
85000 110 Replaced Alternator 
128000 100 Rough running engine. Replaced ignition coil pack. 
128300 75 Check engine light with code PO171 and PO174. Lean burn both banks. Replaced isolator bolts and intake gaskets. 
139000  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 122000    
123000 884 fuel pump replaced 
135000  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 113000    
131000 420 replace alternator and battery 
156000 750 I had a blown out spark plug in cylinder #7. Shop installed an insert and all new plugs. 
156000  

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 75000    
76000 250 Faulty EGR Pressure Sensor/DPFE, Scan code P0402. 
80000  

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