really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Ford F-150:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #5

Oct 232010


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford F150. The contact stated the rear passenger side window frame leaked whenever it rained. The contact noticed that the seat cushion and head rest was also wet when it rained. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and informed him that there were no recalls or warranties for his vehicle. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 202006


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F150. The contact stated that the windshield was loose and water was in the vehicle whenever it rained. The water would short out the electrical boxes in the vehicle which had to replaced at his own expense. He took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the seal on the windshield caused the defect to occur. The dealer told him that even if he replaced the seal it would not guarantee that it would stop the leak. The manufacturer didn't offer the contact any assistance with the repair cost. The current mileage was approximately 130,000. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Delhi, IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007


  • 50,000 miles
Driver side window leaks/ has leaked water during light rain storms failure is squeals as driving at 50 mph prone to leak and fuse box is right below window new window seal will need to be installed and yes old part will be available.

- Ray Twp., MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 052007


  • 80,000 miles
The windshield of my F150 Ford king ranch leaks and has done damage to the fuse box and rust is occurring in locations not easily accessed by water.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202008


  • 100,000 miles
I have had the 02' F150 since December 07' and have had major problems with the windshield leaking. I have found that this is a common problem with in the 97' to 03' F150 models via Ford forums and other internet sites as well as the local Ford dealer repair shop who worked on my truck. This leak shorts out the fuse panel in the cab that causes the loss of power to equipment including the windshield wipers which is a safety issue when driving in inclement weather. The leak also tends to short out the instrument panel causing the computer to be unable to read what gear the truck is in. This causes the truck to not start and even shut down while driving which again is a safety issue while driving in any condition. This leak cost me $1500 dollars in repairs due to damage to the starter, relay, alternator, computer, fuse panel, and having to replacing the windshield. I was told by Ford that this leak was not a safety issue and have only issued a special service bulletin! I can not understand how the windshield leak is not a safety issue yet a recall can be issued for fading paint?

- Springfield, MO, USA