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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,633 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302003

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,700 miles


When the heater or air conditioner was engaged the exhaust fumes seeped through the ventilation. It took one week to have this repaired because the exhaust pipe was on national back order.

- Octavia, OK, USA

problem #2

Oct 282003

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
While driving at various speeds, the consumer smelled strong exhaust fumes. The dealer inspected the vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem, however they suggested turning the air conditioner on max to neutralize the exhaust fumes. The consumer stated the fumes were noticeable even when the heat was on. The consumer was told this was a common problem.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 172003


  • 14,200 miles
The vehicles exhaust was coming through the vents into the vehicle. The dealer was notified.

- Stevensville, MD, USA

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