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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,400 miles

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2013 Ford F-250 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 032014


  • 11,400 miles


The Ford F250 has no provision for illuminating the dashboard instruments in daylight. All of the controls for headlight, parking light, etc. Require the sensor on the dashboard to be reporting dark conditions similar to night time. This observation was confirmed by Ford service personnel who added that they have had many complaints about this condition. Even on bright days, the shadows on the instrument panel can be deep enough to prevent their being read. These instruments include the speedometer, temperature and fuel gages, and on-board warning/display. This is a deliberate design change from earlier models. Ford service personnel said, " I can't imagine why they would do this". the instrument lights can be made to light during daylight only by blocking the dashboard light sensor. A crumpled black plastic bag is effective. There does not seem to be a valid reason for keeping the instrument lights off whenever any of the headlamps are on. The inability to read the instruments is a constant distraction and reduces the driver's effective view of the road.

- Box Elder, SD, USA

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