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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,650 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford F-250 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 122011

F-250 8-cyl

  • 152,000 miles


Have a 2003 Ford F-250 with the 5.4L Triton engine I have owned the truck approx. 6months and in a matter of 1000 miles I have blown 2 spark plugs and inserts out, this repair has cost me $300 each time and $150 in towing fees, I am waiting to see when the other ones will blow, this problem is well known by all mechanics and make the repairs often, if this problem is so well known maybe Ford should address this issue and demand a recall of all vehicles with this well known issue, this problem also causes other issues, like engine fires due to the fuel fumes escaping from where the spark plug should be, when I try to research this problem I see that there is a website dedicated to this truck and problem so apparently Ford is waiting for an engine blowup to kill someone before they take this seriously.

- Harmony, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 202008

F-250 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
My 2003 Ford F250 Triton V10 blew a spark plug out of the head while I was traveling in traffic.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 202003

F-250 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection numerous times. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 092003


  • 2,600 miles
The engine stalled without warning.

- Saltsburg, PA, USA

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