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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,800 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.

2004 Ford F-250 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042010


  • 184,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. After starting the vehicle, the contact noticed white smoke was emitted from the exhaust pipe. Also when driving any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly decelerate. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 184,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062004

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,600 miles
While driving/idling the exhaust fumes seep into the passenger compartment. As a result, the fumes irritate consumer's eyes.

- Capon Bridge, WV, USA

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