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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,567 miles

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2005 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2005 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 302007


  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle wobbled. The steering veered to the left when the wheel was turned to the right and vice versa. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front tie rods, front stabilizer bars, gear box, and multiple parts on the front of the vehicle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, while driving 65 mph, the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the injectors, cam shaft sensor, and the wiring harness for the injectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Livingston, NY, USA

problem #10

Feb 022015


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact managed to coast to an emergency lane. The vehicle was restarted. However, the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 182015


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 74 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that four injectors fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Pearcy, AR, USA

problem #8

Apr 162014

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


The truck would shut off while driving. Nothing will warn the driver when this happens. I have spent more than $1500 at a Ford dealership and it still has the same problem. This is a very dangerous problem because the power steering and brakes will not function when the engine shuts off.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #7

Dec 162014

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford F350 diesel powerstroke that has the fuel tank lining falling off and its gotten to my fuel lines and fuel pump causing the truck to come to a complete stop while I was driving down the freeway hauling a 12ft trailer with a 10000 lbs tractor on it. I had to get it towed to a shop where they replaced the fuel pump and filters. One month later it did the same thing while on the highway again it just died the mechanic says my fuel tank is the problem the lining inside the fuel tank is chipping away and it has gotten to the fuel system again this is a frequent problem with Ford diesel tanks and they wont take responsibility. This second time around I am having to replace fuel injectors and the filters again.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #6

May 162014


  • 157,000 miles
I have a 40 ft toy hauler I pull with the F350, going up hill and all systems fail. But left on the side of the mountain rd I was traveling. A fuel rail is discoved gone bad, billows of white some prior to system shut down. $2800 repair. Two weeks later another mountain pass truck over heats causing system failure. Come to find out $10,000 dollars later in repairs alone not, talking hotel, rental car, and delay of trip for nine days. But the phil long Ford dealership new about the costly repairs and fails to inform custmor.. leading him too a total of $7300 in repairs. Total repairs $10,100. Thanks phil long Ford, Colorado springs, for not informing customers of the costly repairs but knowing they where there. Draging hard working americans though the dirt... great bunch of guys. Not...

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #5

Sep 252013


  • 145,000 miles


Towing up a grade at about 35 mph loss all power. Updated 11/24/2014

- Gilroy, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 142013

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 73,233 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the engine overheated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the head gasket, oil cooler, and egr cooler would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 73,233.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052012


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis but the contact was told that no cause for the failure was found. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 99,000.

- Hilliard, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 122006

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 20,000 miles
This vehicle has had numerous engine failures which I will list below. I spend alot of time in rural locations between 50 and 100 miles from any service facilities in all kinds of weather. Usually there is not any cell service available. It is only a matter of time before I or someone is stranded in bad weather because of the poor engineering on the 6.0 liter diesel that Ford installed in my vehicle. This could well be life threatening and lead to death in the future. 6/12/06 turbo failure-covered by warranty by Ford - 20000 miles 7/15/06 recall on computer-covered by warranty by Ford- 21000 miles 4/8/11 egr cooler blew out- out of pocket cost $1703.46- 90619 miles 8/28/12 injectors failed- out of pocket cost $2178.09- 110732 miles 8/30/12 rear wheel seal and emergency brake failure- out of pocket cost- $703.06- 111423 miles 10/12/12 turbo failure again- out of pocket cost $2577.75- 113473 miles you can see the ongoing theme here and when I talk to Ford they say "sorry but we have no recalls and no customer service help at this time." They need to take resposibility before something happens and it puts peoples lives at risk. As the owner of this vehicle I would like to be included in any class action lawsuits against Ford for not taking responsibility for the 6.0 liter engineering disaster that they created. Hopefully someone will make them step up and provide the buyers of these engines the help they need and deserve.

- Alsea, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 312012


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while accelerating into traffic at 15 mph. The failure had recurred five times. The vehicle was taken to the contact's personal mechanic and had been diagnosed with no failures. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that her vehicle was not part of a recall. The contact was then advised to contact NHTSA. The failure mileage was 115,000 and current mileage was 120,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Kintersville, PA, USA

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