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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,905 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012005

F-250 Diesel

  • miles


2003 Ford F250 fuel line cracked and fuel began pouring onto the engine and the exhaust. Consumer was in a rain storm and wheels were throwing up enough water to prevent a fire. No engine lights or gauges came on, just seeing all the smoke alerted consumer. The consumer looked under the vehicle and saw a puddle of diesel fuel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician noticed that a clamp holding the steel line was the culprit. They informed the consumer that they had seen several with the same problem. The consumer believes the fuel line should be re-routed or replaced with a line that can resist fatigue.

- Erwin, NC, USA

problem #1

May 022003

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,810 miles
[xxx] 5/3/03 recall 03B06 6/4/03 air conditioner failure 6/17/04 air conditioner failure, ac blend door binding, plenum defective, had to remove dashboard to repair 6/18/03 4X4 failed to engage, faulty GEM module 6/18/03 oil leaking at rear of motor, rear main seal failure, still leaking to date 11/6/03 water seperator failure, perform recall 03E04, perform recall 03L12 1/14/04 rear heater leaking, rear heater core failure, replace fuel manifold, because fuel seperator light still warning 2/27/04 rear main seal leaking/ no repair offered 3/11/04 rear main leaking / no repair offered 5/17/04 air conditioner failure, faulty line conection/rear main still leaking 6/10/04 rear main still leaking /no repair offered 8/5/04 recall 04S15 peformed/ turbo failure, unrelated to recall 8/13/04 rear main still leaking/ no repair offered 9/15/04 rear main still leaking / no repair offered/power loss since turbo replacement information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Center Moriches, NY, USA

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