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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,250 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.

2001 Ford F-350 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 242003

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

My 2001 Ford F-350 was destroyed in a fire. The unit spontaneously combusted at 1 am after being parked for over 12 hours. The unit was a total loss. The vehicle was parked at an employees home, which was also damaged. When I originally complained to Ford about the speed control recall, they claimed that it did not include my vehicle. I recently discovered that this vehicle has been recalled for this problem. The insurance settlement was woefully inadequate, causing a 30K000 out of pocket expense to replace the truck. No compensation was offered from Ford.

- Greenland, NH, USA

problem #3

Sep 012005

F-350 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states there is a NHTSA recall campaign 05V388000 concerning the vehicle speed control deactivation switch. This vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to VIN and the model type. The contact repaired the vehicle at her own expense.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

F-350

  • miles
Recall campaign for Ford cruise control deactivation. No apparent reason truck caught fire and was declared a total loss. The consumer believed the fire was related to the recall. Recall#05V017000

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

F-350 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Cruise control quit working...a month later my truck burnt to the ground in the middle of the night.

- Snellville, GA, USA

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