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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,667 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.

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2003 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2003 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012004

F-350

  • 15,000 miles

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

Cracked "Y" pipe is leaking diesel exhaust fumes into cab of truck. This occurred previously when the truck was under warranty back in 2004 but now it is not under warranty nor is there a recall. I have brought this up to several dealers in the area but unless it is under warranty they won't cover the repair. However, I feel it is a major safety hazard which I feel should be addressed immediately, as diesel fumes are linked to cancer or could leak to an accident if someone is overcome by the fumes, which could lead to a death. Please look into this hazard and let me know if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer. I do know from talking to mechanics that this does occur often in these trucks.

- Monrovia, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 152005

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer is experiencing tremendous coolant leakage, which is causing extreme over heating. The vehicle does not have any heat.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 202004

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer tried to start the vehicle, but it would not start. The consumer waited a couple of hours, went out and the vehicle started. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and the wiring harness was replaced. Four days later the vehicle would not start again, later on, the consumer was informed that the vehicle was on fire. The vehicle was totaled.

- Oakwood, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 062004

F-350 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving vehicle would lost power steering and brakes. Vehicle was taken to dealer for checkup, and results showed that oil was leaking inside the engine causing the problem.

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 142004

F-350

  • 25,000 miles
Vehicle hesitate when trying to accelerate. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

May 052003

F-350

  • miles
Vehicle wont move, when temperature is below O degree. Has to wait about a minute to warm-up. Dealer has inspected the vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem. (diesel engine)

- Eagle, CO, USA

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