Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,467 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.

2004 Ford F-350 electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Ford F-350:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 102004

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


When truck originally purchased bubble on tire, and dealer said they all come that way, tire went flat while parked about a month later, no holes, we were told tire was no good, had to be replaced. Truck kept stalling, loss of brakes and steering while navigating downhill, solenoid assembly replaced. 2 days later kept stalling. Dealer had truck 21 days to rebuild transmission, again solenoid assembly replaced after that replaced wiring harness. Since then, caliper broke and brakes went, turbo has been replaced. Vehicle has repeatedly stalled, noises from rear end with no dx. Now engine smoking, loss of power, rpms jump while idling. Truck has also repeatedly changed gears automatically, ie while at red light truck would jump to 3rd and then truck would stall.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152005

F-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 F-350 began having stalling problems at <2000 miles. After several attempts to fix the vehicle, we asked for a replacement. While waiting on action from Ford, we were in an accident on April 15,2005 after the truck failed while crossing an intersection.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152004

F-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
While driving 30 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. This caused lost of steering and brakes. The dealer told the consumer that he was using the wrong gas but the consumer is using high diesel octane. Please provide any additional information. The consumer stated there was a technical service bulletin which stated there was a problem with wire chaffing.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?