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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,136 miles

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2005 Ford E-350 engine problems

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2005 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 312012

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford E350 Super Duty. The contact stated that he would have to wait hours for the engine to cool down before the vehicle could be started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the engine oil cooler, injectors and the egr cooler would all need to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was repaired. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 79,000. Updated 1/7/13 the consumer stated the dealer rebuilt the engine, possibly due to deterioration of the fuel tank liner. Updated 01/09/13

- Barto, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 092007

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
6.0 power stroke, many problems since new. Purchased in Aug,

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #9

May 052005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,305 miles
The Agency for community transit provides services for madison county mass transit district who is responsible for public transportation services in the madison county, Illinois and metropolitan St. Louis, mo. Area. We have approximately 48 Ford E450 van cutaway chassis equipped with turtle top bus bodies, all equipped with 6.0L diesel engines. Buses are 2004 & 2005 model years. Coking (un-combustion) deposits form on the egr valve causing drivability issues such as lack of power, surges, and stalling. This condition is especially dangerous when the bus develops this condition when crossing intersections, railroad tracks etc and is transporting passengers both mobile and handicapped. Drivers have voiced their concern over this condition as they believe it is unsafe for them and their passengers. Ford Motor Company has replaced egr valves (approx. 36-40) or recommends a fuel additive to try to take care of the problem but it does not repair the problem as it eventually returns once the replacement egr builds up coking deposits. We have been in contact with Ford but have been informed there are no current plans to permanently correct the problem. We have been in touch with Ford field service engineers and engineers in Michigan but to no avail. Previously we had similar Ford vehicles with 7.3L diesel engines operating under identical conditions with no problems. These problems occurred when the 6.0L diesel was introduced into the fleet as the 7.3L previously used was discontinued.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #8

Mar 012006

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2005 Ford E-350 turbo charger problems, egr valve problems.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 072006

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,881 miles
2005 Ford E-350 valve assembly modulator problems, check engine light illuminated.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 012006

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Ford E-350 had alternator problems, the A/C compressor has been replaced twice, the engine was rebuilt and check engine light illuminated.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 012005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,650 miles

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

2005 Ford E-350 had alternator problems, a short in the dashboard wiring and check engine light illuminated.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 252005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,050 miles
2005 Ford E-350 had a wiring harness defect which caused the vehicle to run trough. The serpentine belt was replaced, the check engine light illuminated and the engine had to be rebuilt.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 282006

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,400 miles
2005 Ford E-350's A/C compressor failed and check engine light illuminated.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 022005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Ford E-350 ambulance had a total engine failure while driving to a 911 call. The Ford dealership service center diagnosed an oil pump failure as the cause and replaced it under warranty. This is compliant #2 of 6. all of the 2005 Ford ambulances we purchased have suffered total engine failures from either the oil pumps or the wiring harness systems. Ford is unwilling to replace these parts on the other units until they fail. They are placing numerous lives in extreme jeopardy and refuse to admit there are major problems with the 6.0 L diesel engine in the 2005 series ambulance chassis.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,215 miles
2005 Ford E-350 ambulance was driving with lights and sirens to a 911 call when the engine died. The crew was barely able to control the vehicle to a stop. This has happened 2 times before, both times the vehicle was sent to a Ford dealership service center and they have been unable to find a solution to the problem. They are unwilling to replace the engine and all drivetrain systems.

- Arvada, CO, USA

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