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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,738 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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

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problem #3

Sep 022003

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


I have many problems with my 2003 Ford F150 from engine noises to transmission leaking and slipping. My vehicle has been in twice now and nobody at Ford or their engineers seem to know what is wrong. Fords does not know what to do. I would greatly appreciate if someone could look into this matter because no one should have this many problems with a brand new $30,000 vehicle.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #2

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 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 one at Ford knows. I am very dissatisfied with my 44K truck

- Claymont, DE, USA

problem #1

May 302003

(reported on)


  • miles
A noise was heard under the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealership which could not determine the problem at that time. The noise was heard again. The vehicle was taken to the dealership which replaced the timing belt tensioner and the oil pump.

- Grandview, TX, USA

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