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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford E-350 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152012

E-350

  • 189,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Ford E 350. The contact stated that the vehicle would lose power and prevent him from accelerating. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who informed the contact that the fuel tank was delaminating and causing the fuel pump to fail. As a result, the fuel tank and transfer pump would need to be replaced. No repairs were performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The current mileage was 190,000 and the failure mileage was 189,500. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ashville, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 082011

E-350 Diesel

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford E-350. The contact stated the fuel tank was deteriorating which clogged up the fuel pump and fuel filter. The failure caused the vehicle to malfunction while driving up hill. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who inspected the vehicle and observed that the fuel pump and filter were clogged up. The mechanic will replace the fuel tank for over $1000 at the contacts expense. The dealer was notified and informed him to contact NHTSA since there were no recalls or warranty. The manufacturer was contacted and also informed him there were no recalls or warranty. The failure mileage was 100,000. Low sulfur diesel causes fuel tank lining to break down. Particles from this lining clogs up everything down stream. Fuel pump filter causing engine failure and a threat on road ways. Updated 11/01/2011

- Grants Pass, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 172010

E-350

  • 23,000 miles
Failure of fuel vapor valve assembly part #F65Z*9B593. Gas vapors build up in tank and are released under pressure when gas cap removed for refueling. Vehicle operates normally with no warning light for at least 30 days or more before check engine light comes on. I think it is fair to say under the correct conditions these vapors could ignite at gas pump when refueling. I have complete records of letters, phone calls and visits to Ford dealership, also defective valve was sent to Ford Motor Company and returned to me with a letter saying in part "returning part as we do not have facilities for inspecting or evaluation" I was also informed my request with service manager at gator Ford to meet with myself and rep. From Ford is not possible. I am original owner and vehicle has low mileage and well maintained. Parts letters and any other information you may need to investigate this matter will be provided from me at your request. Cordially yours, daniel trzaska

- Tampa, FL, USA

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