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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,892 miles

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2006 Ford E-350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 142014

E-350 8-cyl

  • 98,460 miles

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

Started the van to pull ahead about 5ft forward in my driveway. As I dropped it into drive the van took off like a bat out of [xxx]. smashing into my classic corvette pushing it threw the back wall of the garage and almost taking out two of my 2- year old grand children who where playing in the garage at the time. I pulled the van to the right of the garage crashing and burying the van about 8ft deep into the garage wall. Only by the grace of god did the corvette not hit the two grand kids as it sailed through the garage 26 ft and out the back wall. Thousands of dollars of damage to both vehicles and my garage, but thank god my grand kids were not hurt. Ford is putting profit before people by not fixing this problem immediately. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Salem, WI, USA

problem #4

May 152012

E-350 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford E-350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to and independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the alternator would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The alternator was replaced a total of five times but to no avail. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Canon City, CO, USA

problem #3

Sep 072010

E-350

  • 123,000 miles
Apparently the advanced track system (stabilizes the van to prevent rollover) automatically performs tests. The problem is that it does it randomly and while I'm driving. When it is in test mode, I temporarily loose control of my brakes and steering!!!!! it seems more frequent in that it has done it twice in the past month, today being one of the times. I actually rear ended someone today because my brakes did not work!!!!!! I think the system is a good idea but the self testing causing loss of control is dangerous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now I have a ticket, a record, 2 vehicles to repair and probably an increase in insurance! great van but this part sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Unionville, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 182007

E-350

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford E-350. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall without warning. He is usually able to restart the vehicle after the failure. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer twice, but they could not duplicate the failure. His model year was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring). The failure mileage was 86,000 and current mileage was 90,000.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 252006

E-350 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
This is my second note to you about this, I have not heard from you concerning my first. Ford has been scamming people for over 10 years by using an oil pressure switch instead of a pressure transducer in all their vehicles (including my new 2006 E350). It does not indicate the amount of oil pressure (like all gauges do) only if there is pressure or not, basically the same as an idiot light. They tell us we are buying a vehicle with a gauge and it is not really one. I have 9 experts and mechanics that will testify on my behalf and dozens of letters from other individuals. I want Ford to repair or refit my vehicle with a true oil pressure gauge like the manual says, and also refit all others who they have scammed over the years telling them they have a gauge which indicates amount of pressure when they only gave us one that tells us if we have some or none. Thanks and I would like to hear back from you on this, it seems like a class action suit is appropriate.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

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