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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,080 miles

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2004 Ford F-250 electrical problems

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2004 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #17

Jan 072013

F-250

  • 151,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the gauges on the dashboard became inoperative. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #16

Nov 072015

F-250

  • 225,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. While driving 50 mph without warning, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the vehicle was under recall. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system) however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 225,000. Updated 1/21/2016

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #15

Sep 052015

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the fuel lines were severely corroded and were leaking. As a result, the transmission failed while driving at 40 mph, causing the contact to use excessive force in order to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact replaced the power steering fuel line, one brake line, and one transmission fuel line. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000. Update 01/13/16

- Yellow Springs, OH, USA

problem #14

Jun 202015

F-250

  • 184,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. While driving at any speed, the vehicle would stall without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 184,000.

- Ft Mohave, AZ, USA

problem #13

Feb 102015

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 155,256 miles
Driving the vehicle 20mph lost all power to engine, left without power steering, brakes or control of vehicle. Pulled over and tried to start vehicle, it did not start, but after a few minutes it restarted. This has happened three times in February 2015. I contacted Ford Motor Company, was assigned a case number. She checked on NHTSA recall 05V270000. She stated that the repairs to this vehicle have already been completed and that I was now on my own in regards to repairs. While doing research, I have found out that people are still having some problems regarding this issue. Ford seems to have washed their hands of this issue of responsibility regarding their vehicles. This is why I am filing a case.

- West Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #12

Oct 062014

F-250

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times. The vehicle was able to restart, but the failure progressed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 012005

F-250

  • 15,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while exiting a driveway, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted after stalling on more than occasion. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic, who also was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15000.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #10

Dec 242012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 124,000 miles
My vehicle has being stalling while driving at 1st start up in the morning for over 3 weeks. The problem is now getting daily. I understand there is a recall 05S34 that has this problem with the Ford diesels. My vehicle in currently broken down about 60 miles from my home. The auto repair shop thinks its a hiring harness to the ficm.

- Waupaca, WI, USA

problem #9

Jul 042012

F-250

  • 86,520 miles
While driving down interstate drivers window for no reason just fell down causing a load crashing noise I nearly went into ditch. Two days later the drivers rear window did samething. I was not rolling windows up or down they just fell can Ford admit they have problem before someone gets injured.

- Burlington, IA, USA

problem #8

Apr 102012

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
Had miss fires in engine this truck has never shown check engine light while driving down road at 70 mph the engine started missing check engine light never came on"?? took truck to shop.the engine melted the tip off a spark plug in side the cylinder, it destroyed the cylinder wall have to replace engine.asked the tech what caused this he said engine was running to lean this truck has never showed check engine light and there was no trouble codes for tech to read??" something is not right with the computer system in this truck.

- Tullahoma , TN, USA

problem #7

Sep 152010

F-250

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

About 9/15/2010 the vehicle, while stopped at a red light failed to accelerate when light changed and the gas pedal was depressed. The truck then stalled and took up to 5 minutes to restart. The incident did not repeat for several months. The next incident the truck failed to accelerate after slowing to near stop at a yield at a highway crossing nearly causing an accident. Replaced fuel filter and had a tune up although it had recently been done and it didn't happen again for a few weeks. After a few weeks of hard driving with no incidence the truck again failed to accelerate on highway entrance ramp nearly causing another accident. After pulling over and turning off the engine and restarting it drove on the highway fine, but stalled when exiting the highway. The latest incident, driving on the highway the truck drove fine, until exiting. It failed to respond to pressure on the gas pedal and stalled leaving a woman and child on the side of the road for 2 hours waiting for a tow. During that time it would not start. Towed to dealership and after having the vehicle for a week, they stated they pulled codes showing fuel injector was bad, egr valve sticking, needs some sort of wiring harness, turbo needs cleaning and some sort of chip total cost over $2000.

- Devine, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 282010

F-250

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250 equipped with a diesel engine. The contact was driving at approximately 65 mph, when the vehicle suddenly shut off completely with no power steering. He was able to get the vehicle safely to the side of the road and had it towed to a repair shop. The mechanic at the repair shop replaced the wiring harness and one of the fuel injectors. However, the wiring harness shorted out again and a fuel injector in another area blew. The contact then took the vehicle to the dealership where he was informed that the wiring harness and the fuel injection module had failed. He was also advised to replace the wiring harness and the module. The current and failure mileages were approximately 170,000.

- Hawthorne, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 192009

F-250

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F250. The engine failed to start after several attempts. There were no prior warnings. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for a diagnostic test. The technician stated the failure was due to vibration of the wiring harness shortage. The contact is aware of the safety risk involved. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 151,000 and the current mileage was 151,300. The VIN was unavailable.

- Guntersville, AL, USA

problem #4

Apr 172005

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,084 miles
The truck keeps shutting down for no reason. It shuts down without warning on the highway. On other occasions the stalling would occur on upgrades while pulling the fifth wheel. The accelerator pedal would not respond when going above 70 mph. The (icp sensor) was found to have a faulty connector.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 102004

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
2004 F-250 king ranch FX4 with 6.0L diesel engine, all stock condition as ordered and received on February 11, 2004. Dealer made programming change to the PCM on July 12, 2004, but vehicle has not run correctly since problematic symptoms began on 7/10/04. Symptoms include: (1) lack of power and studdering from 600 RPM to 1,200 RPM followed by a sudden and unprovoked increase in power. (2) rhythm tic increases and decreases (surging) of approximately 2,000 RPM in the turbocharger at cruise (even while on cruise control). (3) check engine light remains on. The continuous surging of the turbocharger will result in a premature failure of the turbine followed by fatigue and eventual failure of the transmission.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #2

May 022004

F-250

  • miles
The vehicle's engine has shut down without warning four times. The fuses and parking lights were replaced. The theft alarm was disabled.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 082004

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
The vehicle experienced power surges with no load in the trailer. This would occur on less of an incline with a stronger surge. The problem was intermittent and would go to base idle which occured often but not always before the power surge. The "glow light" and fuel light would come on.

- West Covina, CA, USA

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