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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,533 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 engine problems

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2004 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 022007

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

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

The pickup truck keeps running very rough and lurching forward while in drive. The truck has almost completely died on me several times. Even when you have your foot on the brake it will lunge forward and has almost caused me to hit the car in front of me. I have taken it to the dealer 5 or 6 time over the past several months. They have done a upgrade on the computer and replaced several valves/parts. Every time this mystery problem keeps coming back. It seems to surface at its worst when the temperature outside gets warmer, above 50 degrees. Ford has basically been no help and seems to be stumped over the problem. I have spent at least $500 on a warranty item that has not been fixed. After reading other complaints, it seems as if I'm not the only one with this problem. This problem needs to be solved before it gets worse and causes accidents.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 162006

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,700 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was at an idle or at various speeds, acceleration occurred on its own. The vehicle was taken to the dealership twice but was unable to locate the problem which persisted.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 112005

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The consumer complained about sudden acceleration. While driving 35 mph the vehicle lunged forward with an increase in speed. The vehicle has been back to the dealers on 4 separate occasions. However, the problem recurred. The vehicle accelerates and lunges forward several times then dies. This is an intermittent problem. When the cruise control is set, the same thing occurs but only backwards when in reverse. The vehicle has been to the dealer six times and returned to the consumer un-fixed each time.

- Neosho, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 242004

F-350 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles

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

The consumer experienced sudden acceleration while the vehicle was in reverse causing the vehicle to crash into another vehicle.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 152004

F-350 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the vehicle stall. The driver tried to restart, but was able to do so. The consumer noticed that the vehicle started accelerated suddenly without warning. The driver applied the brakes and the vehicle continue to accelerating with speed. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that this problem could not be duplicated. Please fill in additional information.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 112004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two incidents happened the same day while driving at 65 mph, vehicle stalled. This caused loss of steering and brakes. While waiting for stop light. Vehicle lunged or accelerated up to 3000 rpms.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

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