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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
144 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.

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2003 Ford F-250 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172004

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 289 miles


When taking off from either a stop sign or light vehicle failed to accelerate forward properly. This caused the vehicle to stall at an inopportune time. Its was an ongoing problem. Consumer took vehicle to dealership 6 times in 1 1/2 years, and was informed by dealer that problem was low RPM power, which was poor torque, and an improper gear ratio in transmission. The consumers foot contacts the accelerator pedal hanger when attemptingto depress the pedal to the floor. The engine runs rough at idle 750 RPM causing the vehicle to vivrate. At speeds between 750 and 1000 RPM the engine will not maintain a constant speed. Speed fluctuates up and down rapidly. The engine produces very little power at low RPM's below 1500. Other problems with the vehicle are as follows: Defective fuel injectors, leaking rear main seal, leaking brake line junction block, leaking gaskets on rear transmission housing, and broken fasterner on the metal line.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 062003


  • miles
While driving manual transmission fan clutch failed. Dealer kept the vehicle for two weeks and replaced the fan clutch. The same day fan clutch broke again.

- Springhill, LA, USA

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