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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,840 miles

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2005 Ford F-250 engine problems

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2005 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #17

Aug 052016

F-250

  • 215,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure did not occur once the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 215,000.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #16

May 162014

F-250

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel injector control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel injector was replaced again. In addition, the vehicle experienced excessive coolant consumption and operated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the egr valve and oil cooler failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #15

Apr 022016

F-250

  • 106,000 miles
While driving my truck it has stopped running and just shut itself off like its not getting fuel. I have read the complaints on the F250 Super Duty and my truck is responding exactly the same way. I am afraid to drive it due to someone hitting me or it causing an accident so I looked on here today and saw the recall for the Super Duty. This is a serious and dangerous issue that someone definitely needs to address. I was driving down the road and the vehicle lost power and I tried to push the pedal to get fuel but nothing happened. I am very lucky the vehicle behind me was back far enough that I turned on my flashers and they noticed or I could have caused an accident or worse.

- Hudson, NC, USA

problem #14

Mar 162007

F-250

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the shoulder of the road. The contact stated that while attempting to restart the vehicle, it would make an abnormal noise and finally restarted after several attempts. The contact stated that vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis; however the failure could not be duplicated. The contact stated that the dealer updated the computer of the vehicle however the failure recurred. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #13

May 212015

F-250

  • 85,844 miles
F250 6.0L diesel with 85844 miles had the egr/oil cooler go bad the repair cost $4744 at the dealer. I have an extended warranty but as usual not covered. This a known problem with these 6 liters along with the head bols being substandard and faulty ficm which I replaced at the cost of $525 and doing the work myself. I have tried to resolve this with Ford and my warranty company warranty direct to no avail. I did get the warranty company to admit the egr cooler was covered but they would not cover the other repairs required with this repair so I got $981 from them. These problems have been well documented and I feel it is about time the nesta got involved and got recalls established. My vehicle just started having a small amount of fluid under it th a T I had checked out within 2 days of noticing which led to the egr/oil cooler being repaired and the ficm got replaced a fer truck started running real ruff on cold start up and the ficm sent code of the problem but it can also just stop functioning even while driving which could be fatal.

- Fleming Island, FL, USA

problem #12

Mar 032015

F-250

  • 121,000 miles
Engine stalled without warning driving in traffic while weaving in and out of traffic trying to avoid hitting other vehicles or them hitiing me. A dangerous, intense moment trying to get my truck off the road with no power steering or power brakes. This truck may or may or M ay not start. No crank/no start, no start/cranks, no start/bucking and stalling engine. These issues relate to the injector wiring harness due to chaffing and crushing, a very time consuming task. Technician verified the harness is worn and wires are exposed. Past Ford customers refer to the violent shaking that while driving this truck as the "death wobble." An intense moment.this is a risk concerning vehicle safety. This is not protecting consumers against unreasonable risks of accidents occuring. The tires on my truck are michelins. They are the size recommended by Ford for this vehicle. Customer service was contacted twice. Both replys were the same.there are no warrenties, recalls or programs in effect that would provide coverage for your current concern. Keep receipts, etc. Fords presentation to- Ford identified a number of potential failures mechanisms that could effect engine performance in this vehicle population including the wiring conditions addressed by NHTSA. 05V-270. The wiring conditions both effect engine fueling were the onditions to result in engine stall." Vehicles affected were built 9-29-2003 5-31-2004 in louisville ky. Mine 8-2004 in louisville. There have been numerious complaints concerning safety with this population of F-series trucks, then and now. Ford is aware of the failure and expects the consumer to pay for the thier mistake. If NHTSA hadn't stepped in when the defects were discoverd, Ford would have done nothing. NHTSA stated further action will be taken if warrented by future circumstances. In the interest of public safety, the time for further action is now.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #11

Jun 082015

F-250

  • 199,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. While driving at 5 mph and pulling into traffic, the engine stalled. The vehicle restarted after a few attempts. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the oil pressure sensor and regulator failed. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 199,000.

- Fayetteville , NY, USA

problem #10

Mar 052014

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Pulling into my driveway it started smoking really bad.

- Silver Creek, GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 042013

F-250

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle shook violently. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 162014

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,150 miles
While driving on M-37 I noticed white steam coming out of exhaust. Noticed engine temp rising. I stopped cooled engine and brought truck home, where it has been since then. This is a problem Ford Motor Company has known about since 2005. The engineering department identified this design flaw back then and still to this day refuse to help compensate consumers for repairs. The head bolts stretch allowing for the head gaskets to fail. I asked Ford Motor Company customer service if I brought my vehicle to a authorized Ford dealer if they would absorb some of the extensive cost for repairs ( 5-6000 dollars). Their response was no, because we have no recalls on this. In my opinion they have knowingly allowed this engine to be manufactured and sold to the public even thou these design flaws were present. That is plain unacceptable. I ask you to go on the internet. Type in Ford 6.0 diesel and see how many forums come up. You will see case after case of failures. I am left with this repair cost, and with no relief from Ford.

- Hastings, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 012012

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The dealer stated that the oil pressure fitting inside the engine failed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 11/14/14 the consumer stated the low pressure oil pump failure was the result of the lifter failure. Updated 4/30/2015

- Vulcan, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 042014

F-250

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 45-50 mph, the vehicle stalled after the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and current was 86,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 242014

F-250

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F250. The contact stated that the vehicle was hesitant upon start-up. The failure was recurring. The starter would turn over but the engine would not engage. The battery was replaced twice but to no avail. Additionally, black smoke was emitting from the vehicle and the vehicle would stall sporadically. The vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109000.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Dec 012006

F-250

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. While driving 55 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle powered off without warning. The contact restarted the vehicle and it performed normally then powered off again. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Acampo, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 052013

F-250

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000. Updated 12/4/13 the consumer stated the failure was due to a manufacturing defect. The egr and coolers failed due to clogging and excessive heat.

- Alamo, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142012

F-250

  • 196,210 miles
I was having problems with the truck spitting and sputtering and blowing black/blue smoke when under load. Took to dealer, replaced inj. Fuel pump and line, stopped for a few months at the cost of $3200 then two months later coming up rt 81. Kept running very rough, shaking stalling, pulled over and had aaa take it to dealer, they sent it out and was called being told cylinder is bad due to bad inj. They started the truck to move it out of garage and a loud bang was heard then the engine died..I still owe $15,000 on this truck and cant afford $8,000 for a new engine. I have had Ford in the past and had only rust problems with them but I will don't buy another one after this...

- Union City , NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 232012

F-250 10-cyl

  • 30,070 miles
While at a dead stop, placed truck in drive and the engine suddenly accelerated to full power lunging the vehicle forward 10' while I simultaneously applied both feet to the brake for maximum stopping power. This is the third time in two to three months this has happened. No check engine lights are on. Took my car to the local Ford dealer and was told by the service manager that they have never heard of this problem before. Researched the internet only to find lots of other similar complaints. Originally thought it was human error, floor mat, or similar problem... but this last time, I was prepared because of previous incidents. This problem can cause a terrible accident and may even result in death.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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