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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,698 miles

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2005 Ford F-250 engine problems

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2005 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 122012

F-250 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles

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

TL * the contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph down an incline, he shifted into neutral and released the clutch when the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to rectify the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 31,000. Updated 08/12/14

- Roswell, NM, USA

problem #14

Jan 272013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 88,094 miles
Regular driving on open road, no harsh conditions - power loss, without any warning - no engine lights or warnngs - sudden decelleration, jerky response more decelleration - limp off ramp, limp home. Turbo sounding whiny and different, no response to added pressing on gas, nor stop, restart. Has been evaluated at dealership many times and many problems corrected, paid for yet nothing works - regular maintenance is preformed on this vehicle, much care is taken by owner. Very dangerous condition will cause a wreck, can no longer endanger lives, we do everything the dealers ask and condition returns. Must evaluate at new dealership and whether or not can keep. I am getting post traumatic stress from this vehicle and it's lack of unreliable Transport. I fear getting into the car for any distance - if I have to return to the bank, I must advise them not to re-sell liability reasons and inform them of chronic lemon problems in this model F250 6.0 Ford truck.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #13

Jan 022006

F-250

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle started to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance and sent a letter advising to check the tire inflation pressure level. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Phelan , CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 282011

F-250

  • 60,000 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 50 mph the vehicle started to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the dealer could not diagnosed the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Mariposa, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 092011

F-250

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when there was a slight loss in engine power with an unusual noise. The failure became more severe over a period of time and occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who detected coolant seepage which caused substantial damage to the engine. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Gardnerville , NV, USA

problem #10

Apr 162008

F-250

  • 105,000 miles
The above vehicle has had multiple problems due to the design of the engine including such things as the egr cooler, the egr valve (twice), the fuel injector control mod (ficm), the high pressure oil regulator screen, (a.10 cent piece $450 labor). If you will search this engine from 2003 to 2007 you will find hundred if not thousand of post by owners of the 6.0 powerstroke that are having the same problems over and over. Ford refuses to do anything to help anyone and they told me in an email you were the only ones that can make them have a recall. I hope you will step up and help all of us. Ford filed suit against the manufacture (internation/ navistar) over this engines problems back in 2004 but they kept selling it knowing it had problems that would be left up to the buyers of the vehicles, I was personally told by a salesman to expect 350,000 miles from this engine. If you can not help me and the others can you tell me what else I can do" will it take legal action or is there another path I can take"

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #9

Jul 202011

F-250

  • 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 the fumes enter the cabin and make the vehicle occupants dizzy. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the bolts for the engine manifold corroded and fractured. The dealer stated that this was a known failure because the bolts were metal and the frame was aluminum. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Sunbury, PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 192008

F-250 8-cyl

  • 26,143 miles
Starting with a service on 2/19/2008 the truck had been idling really rough and making a ticking sound when started. At that time the Ford service department stated that the noise went away with factory oil and filter. This problem has persisted up to and including when we took it in last week where we were told that this could be fixed with thicker oil, and to return when it is time for our next service. The second issue has persisted since mid 2010, it is a foul fuel smell coming inside the cab, through the ac vents when the truck is started in the morning and when idling. We have been told over and over aging that nothing can be found and they cannot smell it. We were also told that they drove the truck around during a service on 8/17/2011 to see if they could smell it, yet our miles in and miles out on our service records both state 47,771. Not sure how they drove it without changing the miles. Our truck barely has 50,000 miles on it, it is serviced regularly yet it idles horribly, smells of fuel and gets 7mpg. Something has to be wrong!

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 032011

F-250 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Frame is rusting, headers are leaking from rust.

- Rhinebeck, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 172011

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 54,240 miles
Spark plugs came apart during routine maintenance/replacement. My require complete removal of cylinder head to remove broken pieces. Design is horrific and guaranteed to fail.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 022011

F-250 8-cyl

  • miles

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

I have a Ford 2005 F-150 that has a misfire in cylinder number 6 due to a spark plug defect according to the mechanics. The spark plug cannot be removed without breaking as it appears to be fused to the head. It is my understanding that Ford manufacturer will not repair or replace this defect at no cost to the consumer. Upon further investigation, and judging by the number of consumer complaints with the same issue during the past few years, this problem appears to be a manufacturer's defect and thusly not a consumer problem. The spark plug defect was discovered at the time of emission testing which is required annually under Georgia law in order to acquire a vehicle tag renewal.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012008

F-250

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the vehicle would overheat and then stall. The vehicle would not restart after the failures. Both the dealer and manufacturer were aware of the failure; however, they did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, who replaced the high pressure oil pump, oil sending unit, fuel injection control module, and the egr cooler. As a result, the head gasket blew out. No additional repairs were performed. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 114,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Marietta, CA, USA

problem #3

May 262010

F-250

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. While driving at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the contact was unable to restart the engine. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the vehicle would need a replacement engine. The vehicle was then towed to an independent mechanic where thehead gasket was replaced. The failure did not recur. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 113,000.

- Semmes, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 142008

F-250

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that she smelled a burning odor and noticed that there was no water in the radiator unit. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the egr cooling unit at the cost of $1,100. The technician stated that on this particular model vehicle he makes at least two repairs a day in reference to this component. Immediately after the repair, the contact smelled an odor identical to antifreeze fluid, and noticed that the radiator did not have any water in it once again. She is in the process of having the vehicle re-inspected. The contact emailed the manufacturer and a representative responded by denouncing any responsibility for her failure. The representative also stated that it was not a manufacturer defect. The failure and current mileages were 108,000.

- Quitman, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 222006

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the RPM fluctuates while idling at a traffic light. When he depresses the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerates. The contact also stated that the vehicle loses power and shuts off when driving 65 mph. The instrument panel indicates that it is at 5,000 RPM, but will not accelerate. The vehicle is at the dealer where they have been unable to duplicate the failure or determine the cause. The current mileage is 40,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Kissimiee, FL, USA

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