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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,266 miles

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2008 Ford F-350 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 032012

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 36,266 miles


Ford F350 with 6.4L diesel had check engine light (cel) illuminate while driving. Engine immediately slowed to idle (800rpm) and would not respond to throttle inputs. Was not able to clear roadway and blocked traffic on busy urban road. Dealer was "not able to find anything wrong", yet "performed calibration update on PCM". I was informed "this needs to be done as vehicle ages and sensors wear." Reviewed owners manual and did not located maintenance interval for "calibration updates to PCM." I am certain this is an inherent PCM software code error leading to complete loss of engine operation. A dangerous situation on congested roadways.

- Hurley, WI, USA

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