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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,220 miles

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2011 Ford F-350 electrical problems

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2011 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 222015


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was included in a recall involving the sensors with the exhaust system. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact informed the dealer who scheduled another repair. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact found that NHTSA action number: RQ14005 (electrical system, engine, and engine cooling) directly related to the recalls received and included the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine referenced in the investigation. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 012015


  • 35,000 miles
Fuel tank collapsed. Had a 2011 F350 and the fuel tank collapsed on itself the truck is a service body, took to the dealer and they said we damaged the tank and tried to cover it up by putting a new skid plate on it. Not the case the truck has never left the pavement so whatever they recommend we replace it so we did, this is a (steel tank mind you) the next day it did it again so we took to dealer again, they said the vent valve solenoid was plugged so they replaced that and put a new tank in it next day it did it again took back to dealer sat there for almost six months and they said the ECM or PCM was bad, they wouldn't cover anything in parts so far so we paid for that too. Got it back ran great for six months and now has the same issue. Don't wanna dump more money into it as we spent close to 9,000 the time and the dealer wont cover it again. So has anyone else had this issue? the dealer says its never happened anywhere to anyone before.

- Chowchilla, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 112014

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
2011 F350 with 6.7L diesel. Traveling at 60 mph and light comes on to slow down. I approach intersection at 4 lane and engine shuts off in middle of intersection and will not restart. My mechanic found a faulty egt exhaust temperature sensor and I read in manual that truck is subsequently programmed to shut off below 3 mph if overheated condition exists. The automatic shut off is a dangerous feature, as in my case stranded me in the middle of an intersection. Had this happened when I was on the interstate it would have caused a collision. I informed Ford of this incident and there only response was to take it to the dealer.

- Jackson, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 242013

F-350 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
My 2011 F-350 truck's heating system suddenly would not switch locations. It was stuck on dashboard heating, and would not switch to the floor or to the defrost. The truck is 2 years old. At the beginning of winter, driving without defrost is rather hazardous as it is difficult to defrost the windshield. I had to pay to get it fixed, and it cost me $1862.37. I feel that any vehicle's heating system ought to operate without issues for a decade or more, so it was rather frustrating to hear that Ford would not cover it on my 2 year old vehicle. Besides the common sense frustration factor, it could be a safety concern if it is a common occurrence in that people may not be able to defrost the windshield, which could result in excessive frost buildup in northern climates, which can block the driver's vision and result in a crash.

- Hayward, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 152011


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the insrument panel could not be manually illuminated. The instrument panel would only illuminate at night when the sensor detected low lighting. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated to the contact that there were no defects and the vehicle was manufacturer to perform as it was. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

- Fort Ann, NY, USA

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