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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
170,016 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.

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2006 Ford F-350 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 282015

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the engine did not start. After several attempts, the engine started. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000. Updated 08/02/16 updated 08/09/16.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052012

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 227,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the vehicle was started and while accelerating, blue smoke was seen coming from the vehicle and the tachometer indicated that the vehicle had not responded. There was a loud roar from the engine that would become progressively louder as the accelerator was depressed. The contact was able to accelerate after several minutes however, the vehicle did not exhibit enough power to accelerate uphill. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was advised that the head gaskets, turbo and two fuel injectors would need replacing. In addition, the egr would need to be bypassed with a kit in order to correct the engine failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue but offered little assistance. The failure and the current mileages were 227,000. Updated 7/16/12 the consumer stated the problem was with the egr valve, which clogged the exhaust and turbo filters, which cause carbon build-up. Updated 07/24/12

- Shell Lake, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 022011

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 113,048 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F350. The contact stated while attempting to reverse, the vehicle lost power and released smoke. The vehicle was towed to dealer who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the engine exhaust egr valve. The manufacturer denied assistance with the repair. The egr valve was replaced. The failure mileage was 113,048 and the current mileage was 114,232. Updated 02/03/12 updated 02/08/12

- Colviille , WA, USA

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