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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,900 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.

2006 Ford F-250 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 082006


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and going over a bump on the road, the front of the vehicle wobbled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a stabilization bar was installed however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #4

May 032011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 43,000 miles
F250sd diesel about 65 mi.S.of eli, nv. The ck engine symbol came on, so I pulled over and looked under the hood. There was oil all over the top of the engine, [maybe 1 gal.]. oil was coming out of plastic coolant overflow box. No oil showed on check stick. I got 2 gal of oil from someone passing by and limped into eli nv. The pickup seemed to run ok and no other warnings showed. [I watched temps closely]. turned out the oil cooler internal [under the intake manifold] sprung a leak and forced oil into the coolant system. My truck was barely over the 5 yr. Warranty so no help there from Ford. I always wanted a Ford diesel but not anymore. Cost $2200. For repairs, and lost 3 weeks with the truck. Had to hire a U-haul to get home to boise and come back for my pickup. My question is why no help from Ford? I still have the bad cooler.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #3

Mar 122008


  • 3,500 miles
On 3 separate occasions when brakes were applied the vehicle actually sped-up and was only brought to a stop through heavy pressure to the brake pedal.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 182011


  • 81,000 miles
Power train had rear main seal failure around this date. Power train has another failure and leak in September of the same year which Ford will no longer fix. Vehicle has less than 100,000 miles and only approx 81,000 when the power train began to have problems. This vehicle has several other issues which Ford will not address. The customer assistance center and the company rep will only offer half off on repairs which they claim they are not responsible for and will not acknowledge the past or other current problems the vehicle is having.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 182009


  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. The contact stated when driving over an uneven road surface at speeds less than 70 mph, the front end would wobble abnormally. The dealer replaced the transmission shift and installed a damper on the front end of the vehicle. The failure recurred within four months. The vehicle was not diagnosed or further repaired. The failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 47,000.

- Winston, MT, USA

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