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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,347 miles

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2004 Ford F-350 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 102004

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles

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

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 #8

Jan 232006

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Loss of pulling power on my 2004 Ford 350 Super Duty. The truck will lose power to pull under even a small load. When pulling out I have to have a large area of no traffic, have had several incidents where I came close to being hit in the side when I had a power failure and pulling onto roadway. I have had the problem looked at by a Ford service center 11 times and they can not repair the problem and refuse to repurchase the truck.

- Bryson City, NC, USA

problem #7

Apr 202005

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
While driving transmission hesitated when it switched gears, and when you would reverse it hesitated so you could back up. Metal flakes were found in the transmission fluid from in the pan. Ford dealer was aware of the problem, and transmission has to be rebuilt. Other transmissions with similar serial #'s were under recall by Ford Motor Company, but ours wasn't recalled, and they were unwilling to rebuild it.

- Stanton, MI, USA

problem #6

Sep 012004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles

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

There are toxic fumes coming through the defroster when it is turned on. Which is distracting the driver on the road. Manufacturer had been contacted by consumer. The consumer purchased a carbon monoxide detector in which the vehicle registered 40 ppm. As the weather turned cold, the consumer was unable to use the defroster or heater due to the diesel fumes from the exhaust system. The consumer suffered nose bleeds and his mother-in-law had become ill while riding in the vehicle. Two dealerships stated that they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. The engine died while going down hill to a stop at times, the vehicle stuck in 4X4 low, driver door molding was coming a loose, head light was inoperative at times and the switch was replaced, the rear door did not line properly and leaked air therefore both rear door upper seals were adjusted.

- Quincy, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 032005

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stopped and would not shift into drive. Vehicle was towed. The planet gear was defective.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 072004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,572 miles
On two separate occasions vehicle stalled. The first time it was at 5 mph, and the second time it was at 35 mph. Vehicle was taken to the dealer on both occasions, and they were not able to resolve/ duplicate this problem.....vehicle speeds up on its own and misses out running down the road at 60 mph. Rpms around 1500 rpms.reprogrammed PCM and tcm to latest calibration.

- Mcclure, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 262004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350 miles

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

While driving at 55 mph, my new 2004 F350 6.0 Super Duty diesel transmission locked uo, . causing the vehicle to skid out of control at a intersection.had vehicle towed to dealership where a new transmission was installed.two mouths later, vehicle started stalling while at idle and while driving, causing loss of steering and brakes.vehicle again taking to dealer were new codes from Ford where put in computer. This did not correct the problem. Returned vehicle to dealer again mechanic not available. Vehicle returned with no diagnostics. Then three days later vehicle back at dealership for another transmission. With only 12,000 miles on vehicle. I fear for the safety of family and others while driving this vehicle.

- Belair, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 172004

F-350

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
While driving up a hill there was erratic behavior in the transmission that caused inconsistency in the shifting. As a result, vehicle stalled in the middle of an intersection, and steering failed.

- Redway, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 182004

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
Vehicle was purchased for pulling a horse trailer. Transmission and engine locked at 600 miles. Driver stated there was a real bad jerk. Currently, when driving vehicle was constantly bucking. Vehicle was jerking while cruise control is either on or off, and when pulling trailer on any speed. Dealer performed diagnosis, nothing was found. Dealer also replaced icp, and ap switch to repair transmission lock-up.

- Lehi, UT, USA

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