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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,175 miles

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2004 Ford F-350 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052005

F-350 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,350 miles


2004 F350 turbo diesel pick up the turbo diesel booster is defective and cannot be repaired as to make the truck safe while towing. This may cause an accident on an uphill grade because of rapid lose of power and speed. If a vehicle is following to closely behind this vehicle. My vehicle has been repaired twice for the problem and the Ford dealer says this is not there problem but the Ford manufacturer's problem. They have not put out a recall nor a repair kit for this problem.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 252004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Under acceleration between 25 and 45 mph the vehicle loses power. There is hesitation when vehicle accelerates. It is as though it bogs down and can not gain any speed. Also, a large amount of black smoke was expelled from the exhaust. When this occurs the truck comes to crawl in middle of traffic, and happens mostly in stop and go traffic, as well as on interstate. Took vehicle to a dealer 4 times for this problem within 28,000 miles. Dealership could not find anything wrong, but did trouble shooting repairs to the computer, and then replaced the turbo. Dealer admitted they did not know how to fix or diagnose this problem. Consumer has not contacted the manufacturer at this time. No other repairs were done or issues outside of this probekm occurred.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

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