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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,000 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

Jul 262014


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the engine would suddenly malfunction and intermittently cut in and out and misfire. After inspecting the vehicle the contact discovered that the rear fuel tank strap had rusted and separated causing the fuel tank to hang from the sub frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Mckeesport, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 132013

F-250 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-250 sd. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, there was a noise in the vehicle and he noticed that the fuel tank was dragging on the ground. The contact mentioned that the fuel tank straps failed which caused the fuel tank to not be restrained properly. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 56,000.

- Tolland, CT, USA

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