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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,368 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford E-250 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Ford E-250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 102013

E-250 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford E-250. The contact stated that the engine temperature gauge failed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the instrument panel would need to be replaced. The failure prevented the contact from knowing if the vehicle was overheating. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 202011

E-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 50,103 miles
Loss of instruments in 2003 F250 diesel with 50,153 miles. Fuse replaced by service center and instruments came on. 3 days later they went off while in 4 wheel low and the the engine stopped (battery's dead). I had no control over steering and went off the road. Repair of damaged wiring in steering column fixed problem. This is a well documented problem on the web and known to the service centers I have contacted. If wiring is worn in a 50,000 mile truck I would think it probably will occur in similar models. The truck could have sustained severe damage and possibly resulted in injury. Why no recall or at least notification of owners.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 312004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
While the vehicle was parked in the driveway it caughton fire. Electrical/ABS system's was the defective. Manufacturer urged consumer to file a complaint. Recall 04V444000.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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