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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,319 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Ford E-350 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 252005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2004 Ford E-450 ambulance 5/31/06 crew stated the engine was surging, egr valve replaced by dealership. 5/31/06 crew stated A/C quit blowing and grinding noise heard larger fuse installed by dealership. Dealership stated all other A/C test checked out ok. Dealership added booster replaced to diesel fuel also replaced filter, drained water separator. 9/1/06 engine oil leaking, crew also had A/C concerns again dealership replaced Geo rotor oil pump cover gasket and seal wear sleeve and reassemble post road. Dealership found compressor shaft broke replaced A/C compressor and clutch assemble accumulator and front orifice tube. Dealership also replaced fuel injector control module harness, and exhaust pressure sensor secondary to recall. 10/12/05 crew complains that engine sound like it is "sucking air" dealership stated nothing wrong, later that week crew members found air leak at turbo bracket contacted dealership they advised that nothing was wrong and that was the way it should sound. We still have this extreme surging sound in the cab on acceleration, the sound is so loud that we can not hear the communication radio. This truck is a 2004 ambulance with only 24,964 miles on it and is housed inside a climate controlled station. We are again making an appointment to have turbo check because of air leak.

- Clarendon, TX, USA

problem #1

May 242005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,638 miles
Vehicle was purchased on or around September 2003. On may of 2005 we began to have multiple problems concerning this vehicle. The most significant of these problems is air conditioning compressors locking up and breaking the drive belt. This vehicle is an ambulance so a failure could contribute to the death of a patient. We have tried various repairs to this vehicle as it has fallen out of warranty at this time. First we replaced the compressor, accumulator and orifice tube and the belts then flushed the system. The 2nd occurrence we replaced the compressor, accumulator and orifice tube then flushed the system, the 3rd occurrence we replaced the compressor, condenser, accumulator and orifice tube then flushed the system. At this time we tried placing external fans to help lower the head pressures then replaced the fan clutch with a snow plow fan clutch as directed by our Ford dealer. The 4th incident we replaced the compressor then extended the evacuation period for fear of a possible oil overcharge. The 5th occurance on 10/25/2006 we replaced the compressor, condenser, accumulator and orifice tube then flushed the system. We are now in the process of trying a better grade refrigeration oil in place of the usual pag oil. We have been trying everything we can think of to combat this problem with no success.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

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