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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford F-250 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 062009


  • 165,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F250. After approaching a stop sign, the contact attempted to accelerate and the vehicle failed to move; however, she was able to drive in reverse and then forward without any hesitation. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. There were no prior warning signs. The current and failure mileages were 165000.

- Hardinsburg, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 152005

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Consumer states: They were traveling transmission went out. Took vehicle to the dealer, rebuilt transmission and got back on the road. Driving less than 1000 miles and the transmission went out again. Before being rebuilt the vehicle wouldn't shift into overdrive, and then after being rebuilt shifted hard and then everything went out. A new transmission was installed and now the vehicle runs properly.

- Concord, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 162005

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was on the road when all of a sudden it went from drive to neutral on its own. Owner will take to dealer for checkup.

- Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 132004

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
While driving at any speed vehicle stalled. Consumer had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The consumer multiple failures due to remote start, fuel sensors, and fuel components. The consumer stated that when the vehicle stalls it looses all power.

- Hope, RI, USA

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