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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,500 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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2004 Ford F-250 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 282010


  • 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 #2

Dec 032008


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F250. While driving at any speed, the vehicle lost power and the engine completely shut off in the middle of the road. The road conditions and weather were not a factor. The vehicle would occasional take ten minutes or longer before it would restart. The vehicle became very difficult to steer and lost all power steering and braking ability. The failures always occur without warning. The dealer stated that the injector control pressure (icp) sensor was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 012005


  • miles
2004 Ford F250 has a defective steering box.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

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