2002 Ford F-150 Power Train Automatic Transmission problems & defects.

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 Power Train Automatic Transmission problems and defects. Total reports: 16.

Transmission Slipping In Reverse, Especially When The Truck Has Not Been Driven Within Two Days. The Transmission Does Not Slip In Drive Only In Reverse. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L22N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in GARDENDALE, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Transmission Does Not Shift Down, Jerks When You Accelerate. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW076X2K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in PLANTERSVILLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

July 26, 2002

While Driving The Vehicle, The Transmission Bolt Came Loose And The Fluid Went Out, Causing Pull Out Road. Dealer Has Been Notified. Please Provide Further Information:: Mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in EAGLEBUTT, SD. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 13, 2002

While Driving Consumer Heard Noise Coming From The Front Of The Vehicle When Accelerating. *ak

FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in CYNTHIANA, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 02, 2003

I Was Driving Down Sr 33 In Polk City When It Seemed As If My Car Was Slowing Down. I Had The Pedal Depressed But The Truck Continued To Slow Down. I Had To Pull Off To The Side Of The Road. When The Speedometer Fell Back Down To Zero I Attempted To Take Off Again. Once Again, The Truck Would Get To 50 And Then Not Shift To The Next Gear. This Was The First And Only Signs Something Was Wrong. I Assumed It Was A Problem With The Transmission. I Drove To Work (15 Miles) In Second Gear, Called A Tow Truck And Had It Towed To Lakeland ford. I Was Told The Overdrive Clutch Burned Up And The Direct Drive Pak Burned Up. The ford Dealership Wanted $2,326.09 To Fix A 2002 Vehicle That Is Not Even Two Years Old And Has 44,176 Miles On It. Most Of The Miles On This Vehicle Were Highway Miles Always Driven With Overdrive On And Only Was Something Towed. This Vehicle Has The Towing Package In It So This Problem Should Not Have Happened. My Warranty Was 3 Years/36,000 Miles. Truck Is Now At Aamco With Transmission Being Rebuilt. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 44176 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07652K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in POLK CITY, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020830. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 2002 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TROPICAL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ORLANDO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

May 05, 2004

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

My 2002fordf-150‘s Tranny Completely Broke At 35,000 Miles 27 Days After The 3 Year Warranty Was Up. I Don’t Haul Or Pull Anything With This Truck. We Are Having To Put A Factory Rebuilt Tranny In It As We Speak. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 35242 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW076X2K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in BAKERSFIELD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020803. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JIM BURKE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BAKERSFIELD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Aug 30, 2005

Dt: Contact States His Car Rolled Backwards And Hit A Man Pinning Him Between Two Trucks. The Car Was Locked And Parked At The Time. He Immediately Got In His Vehicle And Started It And Pulled The Car Off Of The Man. He Reports Having No Problems Of This Kind Prior To This Incident Or Since This Incident. *jb Updated 12/07/05/ *jb

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 46000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L82N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in DOUBLE OAK, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011230. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BILL UTTER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 940-321-7400 . DEALER’S CITY: DENTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76210 .

Oct 07, 2005

2002fordf-150 Traveling West On Highway 40 In Arizona. Recall Notice Received On The Cruise Control Initial Failure Cruise Control On. Engaged Maintain Speed Button Vehicle Started Accelerating. Punched All Of The Cruise Control Buttons And Tapped The Brakes Cruise Control Turned Off. Confirmation Turned Cruise Control On And Hit Maintain Speed Button. Vehicle Started Accelerating As Before. Hit All Of The Cruise Control Buttons And Tapped The Brake. At 85 Mph, I Turned Off The Ignition. Immediately Turned Ignition On. Cruise Control Was Active, Motor Raced, But Transmission Was In Neutral. Shifter Was In Drive. Turned Off Ignition Again And Cruised To The Left Side Of The Road. Started Vehicle And Proceeded Without Using Cruise Control Recommendation Transmissions Should Not Shift Into Neutral Unless The Operator Places The Shift Lever In Neutral. Previously Owned fords From The 60s, 70s, 80s, And Early 90s Do Not Disengage The Transmission When The Key Is Turned Off. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 27500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07L82K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in RIDGECREST, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020301. 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: UNKNOWN .

Dec 09, 2005

I Brought The Truck On June 1, 2004. A Few Months After I Brought The Truck It Started Giving Me Problems. I Tried Talking To The Dealership But They Were No Help At All. I Have Tried Talking To Them Plenty Of Times. I Have Took My Truck To An Mechanic An They Told Me It Was A Transmission Problem . I Don’t Know What To Do The Dealership Is No Help At All. Their Warranty Policy Is A Fraud They Do Not Keep Up With It. I Am Tired Of This Situation. That’s The Reason I Want To Cancel The Purchase Of This Car. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07672K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20040601. 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. DEALER’S NAME: JOE MYERS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7138968200 . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77040 .

Dec 19, 2004

I Own A 2002fordf-150 Supercrew 4×4 Pickup With 5.4l V8 Gas Engine And Aod Automatic Transmission. At 48,500 Miles On The Vehicle The Od On/off Switch Would Not Stay Engaged And Was Flashing Intermittently I Took The Truck To A Local Transmission Shop Who Showed Me Metal Shavings In The Transmission Pan And Was Told The Torque Converter Must Be Replaced And The Transmission Must Be Rebuilt. I Agreed To The Work Because I Need A Dependable Vehicle. I Have Never Abused The Truck In Any Way And Do Not Haul Any Type Of Trailers With The Vehicle. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 46000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L42K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in ROSEVILLE, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011210. 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: 0 mph.

Aug 22, 2006

Transmission Drops Out Of Gear At 25 To 30 Mph. Took To Dealer, They Say No Codes Shown And They Need To Take Transmission Apart To Find Problem. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94712 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08L72K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in WAUKESHA, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20050114. 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. DEALER’S NAME: GRIFFIN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 262-542-5781 . DEALER’S CITY: WAUKESHA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 53186 .

Oct 02, 2006

Spider Gears In Differential Blew Out For 2nd Time On This Truck Which Is A 2002f-150 4×4 With A 3.55 Diff. The First Time Was At Around 45k Mi.and This Time At 83.5k Miles. This Truck Was Never Overloaded And Never Pulled A Trailer. Must Be Something Wrong With ford Rear. After This Repair,i Am Done With ford!! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 83500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF08W22K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020223. 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: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CHAPMAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: PHILADELPHIL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA.

Sept 12, 2007

My 2002ford F150 Needed To Have The Transmission Rebuilt. My Overdrive Light Was Blinking On And Off And I Later Found Out The Entire Transmission Needed To Be Rebuilt. I’ve Been Reading Online From Several People Who Have Had This Same Problem. It Seems Like ford Has Some Type Of Problem With This Year. I Don’t Understand Why There Can Not Be A Recall In Regards To This Problem. *tr

Mileage was 54260 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17W02N. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in PACIFICA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050310. 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. DEALER’S NAME: SERRAMONTE FORD .

Feb 09, 2008

My 2002f-150 Supercrew 4×2 With 4.6lv8 Experienced A Failure Of The Automatic Transmission On Saturday At Only 75k Miles. The Result Is A Rebuild/replacement For >$2000.00! I Don’t Tow Anything With The Vehicle And It Isn’t Abused. This Type Of Failure Is Very Premature! The Truck Has Been Very Well Maintained. My Mechanic Says There Is A History With This Transmission In The ford Trucks/suv’s Having Lubrication Problems. ford Should Step Up And Take Responsibility For The Design Defect! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 75000 miles. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in LONGWOOD, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Feb 21, 2009

In My Case There Were Three Separate Occurrences Where My Spark Plugs Shot Out Of My Engine. The First Time It Happened On The Highway Cruising Along About 70 Mph. I Actually Thought I Blew A Tire.this Was At Night So In The Morning I Checked It Out With A Friend’s Help And Saw The Plug Sitting Right Where It Wasn’t Supposed To Be. So We Went And Bought A New Plug And Coil Pack And Threaded It Back In And Believe It Or Not It Stayed There And Still Is There Today. This First Time Was Roughly 3 1/2 Yrs Ago. The Next Time It Happened While My Same Friend Was Driving My Truck To His House But This Time It Was A Different Plug And We Weren’t So Lucky Threading It Back In. The Threads Were Stripped Out So We Helicoiled It Back In Ourselves And It Is Still There Today. This Second Time Was Roughly 2 Yrs Ago. The Last Time Happened In A Parking Lot Right As I Started My Truck Up.the Plug Actually Hit The Underside Of The Hood When It Blew. So Again I Bought A New Plug And Coil Pack And Luckily It Threaded Back In Again. So Now I Am Very Gunshy Naturally Everytime I Drive It. To Properly Correct This Problem It Would Cost A Small Fortune And To Sell It As Is Who Will Buy It. Also On This Same Vehicle My Transmission Blew At 39,000 Miles When The Warranty Ran Out At 36,000 Naturally I Was Told There Was Nothing They Could Do. That Cost Me $3,500 And A Week Stranded. I Had To Have A New Transmission Installed At A Dealership. The Truck Is A F150 Harley Davidson Edition. It Now Has Roughly 94,000 Miles On It. The Dates Are All Approximate Along With The Mileage When They Occurred. *tr

Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07302K. FORD F-150 2002 problem was reported in COVENTRY, RI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 04, 2008

1 Response

  1. Guy Perrusio June 30, 2021 / 8:41 pm

    I own a 2002 Ford F-150 4X2 extended cab with 4.6L V-8. Transmission seems to be stuck in high gear. I can only drive it if I shift it manually. even though its an automatic. No Lights on the Dash. Any ideas???

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