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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
59,842 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Apr 132006

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 F150 truck bed caught on fire. The truck burned to the frame.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated windshield leaked. As a result of the leak the vehicle suffered electrical damage. The instrument panel malfunctioned. When he took the vehicle for service the mechanic discovered the problem. The windshield was being repaired along with the electrical system. He has been in contact with Ford, and they offered no free solution.

- Callahan, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 092004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
On 7-9-05 the contact's son was involved in a car accident on the highway. He was driving a 2003 Ford F-150. He hit a guard rail and went into a ditch about 100 yards and hit an overpass sign post made of cement. The truck burst into flames. The coroner said that the fire caused the death of the contact's son. She said that he did not have a broken bone. The fire department and the police department. Were notified. The fire department did not have an investigation as to the cause of the fire. The contact reported that she did not know if her son had any previous problems with the truck prior to the accident. The truck was totaled.

- Essex, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 112005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

On 2/11/05, my 2003 Ford F150 caught on fire after it was parked my job-site for two hours, and the fire also destroied a sienna van parked nearby.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 112005

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle was parked, it caught on fire on it's own. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to a garage. The cause has not been determined at this time.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 022003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 999 miles
I have a 2003 F-150 supercrew that I purchased September 2, 2003. In October 2003 when the odometer was changing from 999 miles the vehicle seemed to have an electrical short and the dash lights flashed for a couple seconds. Then the odometer changed to 2000 miles skipping the 1000 mile mark and began to miss as if it was going to stop running but it never stopped. The check engine light never came on and the vehicle continues to misfire. I have had the vehicle checked by the Ford dealership where I purchased it on six visits. They have found cylinder 1, 2, and 3 misfires and replaced the boots and coils to those cylinders. But it still misses when I come to a stop with the engine in drive or at idle and the check engine light has never come on. The serviceman at the dealership and I when on a test drive with a monitor checking the firing of the spark plugs and the cylinders were showing as much as a 60 % voltage drop.the computer has showed several codes on the cylinders and codes that are not suppose to be even on this vehicle. This truck has been serviced by dealer six times, but they have been unable to diagnose or correct the problem.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112004

(reported on)

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Consumer complained about an electrical system problem. Inside lights would not go out once the door was closed. Alarm system did not work, and side reflector lights did not come on. The door ajar light stayed on. Door ajar light stayed on for about 20 to 25 minutes before they go off. Doors won't lock when they're supposed to. Dealer said that they can't locate the problem with inside lights. However, dealer made repair on horn and replaced fuse for alarm horn.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 042003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,998 miles
I have a 2003 supercharged harley truck, the concern is that all eight spark plugs were dark red in color and vehicle was missing horribly under a load with the A/C on or off.there was no check engine light, and vehicle fuel economy dipped to 11mpg on highway.it almost felt like a torque converter going South.the vehicle gets sunoco ultra 94 only and is babied.the vehicle only has 7K on it.P.S iam also the foreman at a large Ford dealer.I hae never seen this before, unless high octane additives were used.what caused this.no one at Ford knows. I am very dissatisfied with my 44K truck

- Claymont, DE, USA

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