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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,633 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 102004

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 33,000 miles


Consumer stated while driving at 65-70 mph vehicle suddenly lost power and shut down. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and had the problem resolved by replacing the fuel injection system. Currently, dealer indicated that the sensors were defective. Vehicle was back at the dealer for further evaluation. The vehicle has broken a total of 5 different times as a result of this problem.

- Altadena, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 212003

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Consumer stated while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle started smoking and rattling. After pulling over to the shoulder to investigate the problem, the vehicle failed to restart. After taking the vehicle to the dealer, it was found the fuel injector was faulty and the engine failed. There were no indication light on at all. All accounts took place approx. 11:30 P.M. on an extremely busy freeway. As of 08/20/03, Ford had not complied with either replacing the engine or vehicle. Also the consumer stated the coolant was low, and there was steam coming from under the hood.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072003

(reported on)


  • 400 miles
Vehicle fails to start becaused the engine has a pinched O-ring.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

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