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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,341 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Ford F-250 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 092008

F-250 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,023 miles


Ford's recall policy for cruise switches only allows for disconnect of switch. If the switch is leaking brake fluid Ford offers no fix for this potentially serious problem. Dealers, while not having all repair parts, have switches they can install to stop the leak but Ford will not pay for this repair.

- Dayton, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 242005

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Vehicle was parked in the garage for about 15 hours when all of sudden it caught on fire. Took vehicle to dealer for a check up, but the cause was undetermined at this time, however, it seemed to be a similar problem to an electrical short within the cruise control switch.

- Summerville, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle was running rough. There was a problem with the cruise control. When the cruise was set, it would kick off with the brake or come to a complete stop and the cruise would re-engage. The re-engaging would occur intermittently. The engine lost power.

- Hinton, WV, USA

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