2002 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling problems & defects.

2002 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling problems & defects.
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If you are driving a 2002 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects. Total reports: 94.

Spark Plug Self Launching From ford F150 5.4 L engine

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020312. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PAUL MILLER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: LEXINGTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 40505 .

Jan 28, 2003

Electrical: At 306 Miles The Solenoids Had To Be Replaced. Upon Shutting The Vehicle Off; The Dash Board Would Still Illuminate. Also, Upon Shutting The Vehicle Off It Would Continue To Run. This Has Happened A Total Of Four Times. The Transmission Completely Failed With No Warning. The Consumer Took The Vehicle To The Dealer, And Was Told The Windshield Had A Leak Which Corroded The Electrical System. The Electrical Problems Started At 44000 Miles. The Gasket Had To Be Replaced, And The Harness Wiring Had To Be Replaced Also. Upon Trying To Start The Vehicle Again The Battery Would Be Completely Dead. Please Provide Any Further Information. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 306 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17272N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in FORT PIERCE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 14, 2004

Vehicle Experienced Sudden Stalling At Various Speeds. Took Vehicle To Dealer For Checkup, But The Cause Was Undetermined.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in TOPEKA, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 06, 2003

Spark Plug Blow Out On My 2002 F150, 5.4l,v8, ford Pickup. Mileage At Time Of The Incident,46337. While Turning Right After Stopping At A Stop Sign, I Heard A Loud Pop. The engine Lost Power And Continued To Pop Very Loud. I Pulled To The Side Of The Road And Called A Tow Truck. I Knew What The Problem Was, Because My Brothers 2001, F150, 5.4l, V8, ford Pickup, Mileage Aprox.103000 Had The Same Problem. ford Knows About The Problem And Has A New Head With 8 Threads Instead Of 4, But Claim No Responsibility For The Failure. My Truck Is A The Dealership That I Purchased It From. I Have An Extended Warranty That Is Covering The Replacement Of “one” Head. I Am Paying For The Replacement Of The Other Head. I Think It Is Totally Wrong To Replace Only One Head When They Both Have The Same Defect!!*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 46337 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF07352C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in OROVILLE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020811. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LARRY GEWEKE FORD .

Sept 30, 2005

I Was Driving My 2002fordf-150 When The Spark Plug (3rd One On Passenger Side Blew Out Of The Head On The engine. The engine Is A 4.6 Liter Triton engine. It Made A Large Bang Then A Thumping Noise And Loss Of Power To engine So I Hurried And Pulled Over And Shut The engine Off. Tried To Put Spark Plug Back In. It Stayed In For A Few Days And Blew Out Again. It Will Not Stay In. The Cost Of Repairs Could Reach $2000.00 Easily. If Someone Was Near The engine When It Went Off It Might Of Killed Them. Very Dangerous Situation. I Looked Up On The Internet To Find A Way To Fix The Problem And Found Out Hundreds If Not Thousands Of People Have Had The Same Problem With These engines. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 95500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08W92C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in FORT KNOX, KY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 24, 2005

2002 F 150 V 4.2l V6 engine. 83000 Miles Has Defective Intake Manifold Gasket That Can Cause Leak Of Coolant Into Cylinders Causing engine To Blow Up Possibly Causing Car To Become Uncontrollable Causing A Serious Accident. ford Has No Plans Despite Receiving Numerous Complaints. *jb

Mileage was 83000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in BOCA RATON, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020215. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MAROONE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 561-278-0303 . DEALER’S CITY: DELRAY BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33411 .

Jan 10, 2006

The 2002 F150 Lariet Was Running Great, Had Not Had Any Problems Leading Up To This Incident. The Number 7 Spark Plug Ejected From The Head, Caused Loss Of Power Of The engine, Taken To A ford Dealer And They Are Telling Us They Can Replace The Head For $3300.00 Our Cost. I Feel This Is A Defect In The Head And ford Should Be Responsible To Replace. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110200 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in SLOCOMB, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 20040920. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 10, 2006

I Was Driving Down The Road About 45 Mph, When I Heard A Loud Noise So I Pulled Over , Found The Pass Side Rear Plug Was Shot Out Of The Motor And Laying On The Top Of The engine. The Coil Pack Is Cracked And The Mounting Bracket Snapped Off. I Have Done Nothing To Fix This Yet!yes I Have Old Parts. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07342K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 20, 2006

My Husband Was Driving To Work And Heard A Loud Pop. His Truck Was Towed To A ford Dealer And We Were Told It Was The #3 Spark Plug Blew Out. Warranty Company Refuses To Fix It. I Have Had To Lose 2 Weeks Of Work So Far So That My Husband Can Go To Work. It Is Costing Us $2400.00 To Fix His Truck. We Have Found Out That This Is A Common Problem With These Vehicles. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L12K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20050914. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LYONS RYAN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 847-395-3900 . DEALER’S CITY: ANTIOCH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 60002 .

Nov 27, 2006

On Thurs. 12-07, I Was Driving 40 Mph When I Heard A Loud Pop, The Truck Was Running Rough And Loud. I Pulled Over, It Blew A Spark Plug(#4). Towed It To The Dealership, Was Told The Head Would Be Replaced, Then When I Returned For The Truck Was Told They Would Only Repair The Hole With A Helicoil, Which I Found A Service Bulletin #0214 That States engine Assemblies With Aluminum Cylinder Heads Repaired In Vehicle Have Been Found To Leak Coolant And/ Or Oil From The Cylinder Head Gasket Area. The Dealership Seems To Think This Is Trivial, And Refuses To Replace The Head Under Warranty. Truck Is An ’02 f-150 Lightning. 5.4 Motor. *nm

Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF073X2C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in MESA, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 20061107. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BERGE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 480-497-7600 . DEALER’S CITY: MESA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AZ.

Dec 07, 2006

My Wife Was Driving In The Car Pool Lane During Rush Hour Traffic When The Number Three Spark Plug Was Ejected From The Head Of My 2002ford F150 Lightning. My Wife Loss Power. It Was A Very Dangerous Situation To Be In The Car Pool Lane When Losing Power. I Am A Mechanic And A Spark Plug Should Not Just Eject Itself. Luckily My Wife Was Able To Maneuver The Truck Over And Off The Freeway. ford Was Contacted. They Said They Know Of This Issue With The Spark Plugs, But At This Time It Is The Consumers Responsibility To Pay For The Repairs. I Feel It Should Be A Recall. There Has Been Thousand Of Complaints Regarding This Same Issue And Nothing Has Been Done. *jb

Mileage was 69000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF073X2C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ALTA LOMA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RACEWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: RIVERSIDE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Feb 23, 2007

ford F 150 Number 3 Spark Plug Blew Out Of The Cylinder Head. 2002 With 90000 Miles. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08612K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ELK GARDEN, WV. Vehicle was purchased on 20070110. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ZIGLER CHEVROLET .

Apr 22, 2007

#3 S Parkplug Blew Out Of Head And Also Broke Coil On Plug. ford Service Shop Installed Helicoil To Fix Problem And Replaced Coil On Plug. Also Had ford Service Look At Noisy Ac Blower Motor Fan And It Was Also Bad. Vehicle Is A 2002ford F150 Supercrew 5.4l With Only 28,500 On It. Did Not Keep Parts. Vehicle Out Of Warranty But I Called Customer Relations And They Only Covered About 1/3 Of Cost To Repair Spark Plug Problem And None Of The Ac Blower. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 24430 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L62K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020414. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 14, 2007

I Currently Own A 2002fordf-150. At About 70,000 Miles A Spark Blew Out On The Drivers Side. This Was The Original Plug. Had To Have Helicoil Installed. Prior To This Incident, My 2001 Expedition Had The Same Problem. This Was Also The Original Plugs, But This Motor Only Had 60,000 Miles. Unfortunately, The ford Dealer I Had It Towed To Would Not Perform Helicoil, So I Had To Replace The Head. They Said ford Did Not Recommend Helicoil. So I Have Owned 2 fords Within 1 Year Of Each Other And Both Have Had The Exact Same Problem With Plugs. It’s Apparent That ford Has A Design Flaw. I Heard From A ford Dealer That The Newer Body Style Of f-150 Has Had A Correction In The Thread Design In The Heads. *tr

Mileage was 78443 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07LX2K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in LINCOLN, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FOLSOM LAKE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 916-353-2000 . DEALER’S CITY: FOLSOM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95630 .

July 12, 2005

I Was Returning From Work On 1/2/08 When My 2002fordf-150 (triton 5.4l) Began To Pop And Run Rough, I Smelled Gasoline In The Cab Of The Truck And Pulled Right Over, Upon Looking At The engine I Noticed The #3 Plug Lying On Top Of The engine, It Had Blown Out. This Plug Was Factory Installed And Had Never Been Removed From The engine.*cn

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 45900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L22K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in TOMS RIVER, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021115. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: POINT PLEASANT FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 888-860-7619 . DEALER’S CITY: POINT PLEASANT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 08742 .

Jan 02, 2008

Spark Plug Ejection On 2002ford F150 5.4l V-8 engine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 53851 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20031119. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Feb 10, 2008

The #4 Spark Plug Blew Out Of My 2002ford F150. It Happened Twice Within 2 Weeks Of Each Other. *tr

Mileage was 68500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L92K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in STAMFORD, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 20030720. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Apr 02, 2008

Blew Out Two Spark Plugs And Almost Got Rearended On The Highway By A Tractor Trailer. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in NASHUA, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Apr 09, 2008

Plug Blown Out Of Head!!!!!!! Cost 250 Dollars To Fix………. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTPF17L32C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in DECATUR, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Mar 03, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2002ford F150 Harley Davidson. On January 3, 2008, A Spark Plug Blew Out. On May 31, 2008, While At A Car Wash, The Contact Heard A Loud Noise. The Vehicle Was Turned Off And Towed To The Dealer. The Dealer Stated That The Same Spark Plug From The Solenoid Had Blown Again, Which Also Blew The engine Head. The Repair Is Expected To Cost Between $2,200, And $5,000. Also, In December Of 2007, The Sunroof Motor Shorted And No Longer Works. She Was Informed That The Repair Would Cost $1,000, And Has Not Used The Sunroof Since. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 143,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 143000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07372K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MADERA FORD MERCURY .

May 31, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2002ford F150. The Contact Stated That The Sparks Plugs Were Loosening And Stripping Off The Treads. The Spark Plugs Were Also Detaching From The Vehicle. He Notified The ford Dealer And They Stated That There Was Nothing Wrong With The Spark Plugs Flying Off The Vehicle. When The Spark Plugs Detach, Sparks Fly. The Failure Occurs Whenever The Vehicle Is Started And Before Moving. The Failure Always Occurs With The Number Three Cylinder. The Failure Mileage Was 50,000. Updated 07/29/08. *lj Updated 08/05/08. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18W82C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in WEST CALDWELL, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PETTE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 973-779-7000 . DEALER’S CITY: CLIFTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ.

May 20, 2008

I Was Driving And Felt And Heard A Pop In The engine Compartment. I Pulled Off The Road Thinking It Was A Tire Blow Out. Once I Got Out And Checked The Tires I Started The engine Again. It Sounded Like There Was No Exhaust Manifold. I Had To Get It Towed To A Service Station. I Later Found Out That It Blew Out A Spark Plug Out Of The Head And Split The Coil And Possibly Damaged Another Coil. It Has Not Been Repaired Yet. I Am Very Dissatisfied With The Situation. I Have Done Research And Found Thousands And Thousands Of Other People Having The Same Problem. Owners Of These Vehicles Should Not Have To Pay Out Thousands Of Dollars For A ford Design Error. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 69000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L52N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ROSEVILLE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

July 12, 2008

My 2002ford F150 5.4 Spark Plug Blow Out Of The Motor With Only 42000. Miles On It. $ 890.00 To Repair. *tr

Mileage was 42009 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L92K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in BENICIA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 10, 2008

I Have A ’02 ford F150 With 51,581 Miles On It. Yesterday, Cylinder #3 Decided To Blow The Spark Plug Right Out Of The Cylinder Head. Fortunately, I Was Able To Stop The Vehicle Immediately. After Reading Many Other Frustrated Customers With The Same Issue, I Found Out That I Was Quite Lucky That The engine Didn’t Immediately Erupt In Flames. ford Refuses To Acknowledge There Is Any Issue With This Design Even Though It’s Well Documented. ford Expects It’s Customer To Replace The Head To Resolve The Problem At The Customer’s Expense. Mine $3,322.96. Now The Better Part. Because It Appears The Design Has Not Changed, Even By Replacing The Head There Is No Guarantee That This Will Not Happen Again. *tr

Mileage was 51581 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L92C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in GREENFIELD, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Aug 17, 2008

While Driving Down The Road, I Heard A Loud Explosion And The engine Began Running Rough. I Pulled Over And Opened The Hood. The Explosion Had Dented The Inside Of The Hood. I Found A Broken Coil Laying On Top Of The engine, And The Corresponding Spark Plug Laying Beneath The engine. I Took The Vehicle To A Mechanic, Who Re-threaded The Spark Plug Hole And Installed A New Spark Plug. The Vehicle Performed As Usual For About Six Months, And Then The Same Exact Situation Occurred, Involving The Same Exact Spark Plug. The Second Occurrence, The Plug And Coil Were So Damaged That The Head Could Not Be Re-threaded And Repaired. After Researching This Issue, I Found That Dozens Of Other Owners Have Experienced The Same Problem, Which Is Due To An engine And/or Piston Defect. The Second Occurrence Required Drilling Out The Affected Head, Tapping It, And Installing A Helicoil Before The Spark Plug Could Be Replaced. I Am Very Concerned About This Issue, Since In Addition To The Expense And Inconvenience This Manufacturing Defect Has Caused Me, It Is Extremely Dangerous As Well. While I Have Not Had An engine Fire, Other Owners Of This Make And Model Have Reported engine Fires. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 138000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L22K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in CLARKSVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 16, 2008

Started Off From Stop Sign And Around 30-35 Mph, Heard A Loud Popping Sound And Pulled Over To Find #3 Cylinder Had Blown Spark Plug Out. Coil Was Damaged Also. Had Truck Towed To Nearest Shop 40 Miles Away. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07662K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in LINCOLNTON, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Sept 13, 2008

Spark Plug Blow Out In 2002ford F150. Spark Plugs Blow Out And Fuel Vapor Seeps Out. No Fire On My Car, But Very Well Could Be. Known Problem ford Refuses To Recall. Jack *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in SMITHVILLE, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Oct 03, 2007

Purchased Used 2002f-150 Lariat With 80k Miles In 4/08. Sept 9th The Spark Plug #6 Blew Out Of engine. Not Covered Under Warranty. Had To Tap And Placed Helicoil To Fix. Oct 10th The Spark Plug #8 Blew Out Of engine. Current Mileage Is 90k. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in WICHITA, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 10, 2008

Twice Within One Year, On Two Different Occasion, My 2002 F150 ford Truck Has Ejected A Spark Plug. There Was No Indication That There Was An Issue Leading Up To The Event Occurring. Both Times I Had My Truck Towed To My Local ford Dealership And Repaired. The Repair Both Times Consisted Of The Instillation Of A Heli Coil And The Bill Was Around $700.00. *tr

Mileage was 79000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L92K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in PLACERVILLE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Oct 04, 2008

I Was Driving To Pick Up Lunch One Day From Work And When I Pulled Out Into Traffic To Head Back I Heard A Loud Pop Followed By A Loss Of Power And A Sound That Made Me Think The Serpentine Belt Broke. The Plug Shot Out Of The Head And Broke A Coil Pack In Half. I Talked To The ford Dealer That I Get My Parts At, And He Told Me It Happens Alot On 4.6 Liters, 5.4 Liters, And V-10 ford Trucks So Much That They Stay Well Stocked On The Parts That I Needed To Fix What ford Doesn’t Consider To Be A Problem, The Fix Is A Well Greased, Extra Long 14 Mm Tap And Helicoil, Red Locktite, Spark Plug, Coil Pack, And Any Other Bits And Pieces The Plug Destoys On Its Way Out, From The Reports I’m Reading I Got Lucky Thtat It Was Just My Coil That Took The Brunt Of It, I’ve Talked To Some People Around The Area And They See Any Where From 2 To 4 Per Week, And On Top Of That There Was Two People At My Work That Have Had The Same Problem. We Only Have 18 Employees. One Was In A 5.4 And The Other Was A V10. The Dealer Told Me There Was No Recall On The Problem And That ford Doesn’t Recognize It. The Part Will Be Repared And Will Not Be Avalible And Just Cost Me More Of My Time And Money Doing Stupid Repares That Are Questionable At Best. *tr

Mileage was 162524 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L92K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in TEMPERANCE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Nov 26, 2008

I Experienced A Spark Plug Blow Out On My Way To Work. I Was Stranded On A Narrow Road And Had To Call For Help. My Dad Called A Tow Tru Ck And We Had It Towed To The Dealer In Kailua Kona, Hawaii. We Saw That A Spark Plug Had Blown Out. The Tow Truck Driver Said His Truck Did The Same Thing. At The Dealer They Said They Did Not Know Why It Did That. After Getting It Repaired For $600.00, My Truck Would Not Run. They Said, You Need A New engine At The Tune Of $5,000.00. It Ran Fine Prior To That Spark Plug Blow Out. With Further Investigation, An Expert Mechanic Suspects They Mishandeled The Installation. They Want Me To Pay For Their Mistake. This Started Out A ford Part Defect, But Is Ending Up A Destroyed engine. I Will Demand They Fix It, Or We Will Sue. This Is Outrageous!!! ford Should Not Be Bailed Out. Why Can’t Someone Do Something About This? Jail, Perhaps? I Am Without A Truck. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 116000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in KAILUA KONA, HI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Dec 12, 2008

On My Birth Day I Experienced Something Like Never Before I Blew The #4 Spark Plug On The Passenger Side Brought It Back To Work What A Rough Ride. Then Started To Look In The Hole With A Bore Scope To Find Out The Treads Were Gone Yeah. Called Around To Find Out How Much It Would Cost Me And The Cheapest Was A Machine Shop Called Lentech Automotive At A Price Of 300.00 Not Bad But I Made Some More Calls And Found A Kit To Do It At Bensons Autoparts 65.00 Hope This Will Fix It. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17LX2C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in GATINEAU, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Jan 23, 2009

I Own A 2002fordf-150 Xlt 4×4 With A Trition 5.4l V-8. I Went Out To Start It This Morning And I Heard A Loud Noise That Sounded Like A Shot Went Off. Then My Truck Started Shaking And Making A Chugging Noise. I Shut It Off And Opened The Hood And Found That One Of My Spark Plugs Just Blew Out Of The engine. It Broke The Coil And Stripped Out The Threads Where The Spark Plug Goes. I Had To Have It Towed To A Mechanic And It Cost $503.83 For The Repair. The Mechanic Told Me This Was A Common Problem With The Trition engines. I Went Online And Did Some Research And Found Many Complaints Of The Same Subject. I Think ford Needs To Issue A Recall To Fix This Problem. *tr

Mileage was 86462 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L92N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in PORT HUENEME, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 10, 2009

My 2002fordf-150 Blew A Spark Plug Right Out Of The Cylinder While Driving On Rt 85 In Connecticut. The Danger From This Was Great As There Was Gas Splashed Throughout The engine Compartment. Went T The ford Dealer And They Played Down The Situation And Said It Would Cost $600.00 To Fix. I Also Incurred A $200.00 Towing Bill, And Had To Replaced A Spark Plug Coil Which Was Damaged By The Spark Plug To The Tune Of $100.00. The Internet Has Provided Information That This Is A Significant Problem With ford V-8 engines, And I’m Wondering Why The Nhtsa Lets This Continue…many People Are Suffering Financial Loss, And Safety Issues With Fires That Result From This Situation. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPX18L32N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in COLCHESTER, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 13, 2009

2002fordf-150 W/ 5.4 L V-8 engine—-spark Plugs Keep Blowing Out Of engine. *tr

Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L82K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in REISTERSTOWN, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Feb 20, 2009

Leading Up To The Spark Plug Being Blown Out Of My fordf-150 With A 5.4 L Motor, I Heard A Distinct Ticking Sound That Resembled An Exhaust Manifold Leak. Driving On The Highway Around 75 Miles Per Hour, Two Hours Into My Drive The Tick Became Louder And Finally A Pop Came From Under The Hood. I Then Pulled Over And Left The Truck Idling. Looking Under The Hood I See The Coil Over Pack Vibrating A Lot And Then I Shut The Truck Off And Unplugged The Coil Over Pack And Out Came The Coil Over Pack And Attached A Spark Plug. The Coil Over Pack Was Broken Due To The Force Of The Plug Being Blown Out. I Am Now In The Process Of Towing My Truck Home Which Is 3 Hours To Do The Repair Necessary To Fix The Problem. To Fix The Problem I Am Looking To Install A Thread Insert In Hopes Of Saving A Lot Of Money. This Is The Cheaper Easier Way To Fix It For I Do Not Want To Replace The Head Myself Nor Do I Want ford‘s Investing Thousands To Replace It. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 117000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ROMEO, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Apr 12, 2009

The Contact Owns A 2002ford F150. While Driving Approximately 60 Mph, The Driver Suddenly Heard A Loud Noise Coming From The engine Compartment. She Initially Thought That The Muffler Failed. The Vehicle Did Not Stall Or Overheat. She Drove The Vehicle To A Mechanic, Who Stated That A Spark Plug Blew Out Due To The Aluminum Head On The engine. The Mechanic Performed A Healie Core And Replaced The Plug. The Vehicle Drove Normally For Over A Year Before The Failure Recurred. While Driving 65 Mph, The Contact Heard A Popping Noise Coming From The engine. She Drove Approximately One Mile And Then Had The Vehicle Towed To The ford Dealer. The Mechanic Stated That The Vehicle Had A Defective Cylinder, Which Caused It To Blow Out The Spark Plugs. The Mechanic Further Stated That It Was A Very Common Issue And No Recall Was Available. The Contact Is Waiting For A Call Back From A ford Supervisor. She Believes That ford Should Be Responsible For The Repair. The Vehicle Has Not Yet Been Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 70,000 And Current Mileage Was 98,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FCRW07322K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in PALMDALE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Jan 01, 2008

Vehicle Was In The Drive Way And Caught On Fire Burned Completely Up And Blew Out Tires. There Is A Report With The Fire Department. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 138000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17232N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ACWORTH, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 08, 2009

Driving Along A River Road At 35 Miles Per Hour, After A Short Highway Drive Of About 70mph, A Spark Plug Blew Out Of The #3 Cylinder. We Were Going Camping With Our 2 Young Boys, So Decided To Drive The Truck Home. During The Drive The Smell Of Gasoline Vapor Was Overpowering. We Had Only A 45 Mile Drive To Home. On Getting The Truck Home I Popped The Hood And To My Horror The Ejected Plug Was Still Firing On Top Of The Valve Cover. This Is An Extreme Fire Hazard! *tr

Mileage was 69756 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in HAYDEN, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 22, 2009

I Own A 2002ford F150 With The Triton 5.4l V-8. I Have Had Spark Plugs Eject From 3 Different Cylinders Now And ford Claims It Is Not A Recall Issue. This Problem Has Been Noted On Many Of The ford Vehicles With The Triton 5.4 V-8. When The Spark Plug Is Ejected Fuel Vapor Can Leak Into The engine Compartment And Possibly Cause A Fire. I Have Not Had That Problem But I Am Frustrated With ford‘s Unwillingness To Cover A Known Problem With Their Design. *tr

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L12C. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ST. PAUL PARK, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 14, 2009

Blew Two Spark Plugs Out Of The Head On Two Separate Incidents About 3 Months Apart. Had Plug Hole Rethreaded And It Blew Out Again About Three Months Later. Had Sleeve Put Into The Head Today. Hope That Holds It But Doubtful. *tr

Mileage was 100200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18W82N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in WELCH, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

July 10, 2009

Event.. I Was Driving West Bound On The 215 Freeway In Las Vegas, Nv. Exiting Durango Road. I Sat At The Intersection Waiting For The Signal Light To Turn Green. When The Light Turned Green, Moving Forward, I Was Making A Left Hand Turn Going (10mph) South Bound On Durango Road, Just At That Time I Herd A Loud Pop Noise. As I Was Pulling Over, My Truck (f150) Was Running Rough, I Stopped, Put It In Park , Shut The engine Off, Opened The Hood And There Sat A Coil Pack Including The Spark Plug On Top Of The Motor. After Evaluating The Incident More, I Notice That The Coil Pack And Spark Plug Came From The Passenger Side engine Head #three (3) Cylinder. My Truck Has The Original Motorcraft Spark Plugs In It Since 2002. Not Sure Why The Spark Plug Would Just Pop-out. Nice Job ford!! ford Manufactures The Motor (triton 5.4l) And The Motorcraft Spark Plugs? Seems Very Simple Whose Responsibility This Is. Repair Cost

1 Response

  1. Mark A. JACKSON October 11, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew, 138k mi.

    About a month ago, driving on a highway about 60MPH, heard a Pop Noise and thought it was a blowout; for I heard thump-thump noise, yet the truck wasn’t leaning on either side but I did notice a loss of power. I pulled over, no flat. Tried to start it up,…noticed Engine Light ran very raggedded. I opened the hood and saw the COP to #3 I believe sticking up and broken. I’ve ordered the CalVan Tools Kit and will update on the repair.

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