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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,867 miles

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2011 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2011 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042011

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 30,000 miles


My wife and I went to pick up the 5th wheel camper from the storage area. I backed up to the camper, put the truck in park and did a few things before my wife got out. As she was getting out I mashed the brake pedal fairly hard and placed the transmission in reverse. I didn't want the truck moving with the passenger front door open and whacking my woman. As the wife was getting ready to shut the door the engine RPM went sky high on its own. My wife looked at me as if to say what the heck are you doing! I gave her a blank/scared look as it was nothing I did to make this happen. I glanced at the tach and I was up over 2500 RPM, in reverse, but the truck wasn't trying to go anywhere. It was as if it had disengaged from reverse and was running wild. I put the transmission back into park and let go of the brake. The engine continued at high RPM for another few seconds (seemed like forever) and then went back to idle. I shut the engine off, sat for a few moments to collect my senses and then re-started the engine. Ran through all of the gears and all was working fine. I then continued the effort to connect my camper to the truck and all went well. Facts: 1. I am 100% absolutely certain my foot was not on the accelerator pedal and the brake at the same time. I never do this and have never done this by accident. 2. I have a witness and she was scared to death! 3. tsbs were current at the time of the incident. 4. this problem has never happened in the past. 5. my truck still has the infamous shifting issues (tip-in, 2-3 snap-shifts amongst other gear shifting issues) even after the 2011-7-?? tsb. 6. I cannot replicate this situation. If these trucks had black box recorders on them, when issues like this occur we could shut off the truck, pull the black box and take it to the dealer for diagnosis.

- Altus, OK, USA

problem #2

Jan 222011

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 500 miles
Having owned the truck less than a month and driving in city traffic, the vehicle lost power and went to idle. This happens repeatedly. Seems to occur primarily in city driving - not highway driving. Have been to the dealership several times with no solution. They can find no codes. This is dangerous as I could be making a left turn in heavy traffic when it drops to idle and could be involved in a serious accident. We have now owned this truck for a year and it only has 6,800 miles on it due to the danger of driving in traffic. Most of these miles have been from repeated trips to the dealership to no avail.

- Canby, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 072011

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 2,100 miles
The vehicle will suddenly and randomly lose power. It may last a few seconds to several miles. Eventually the power comes back and the vehicle continues moving. This has happened at 55 miles per hour while hauling a full trailer. It has also happened in high traffic areas which presents a danger to the vehicles following me. I have had the vehicle in to a Ford service department several times and they can't determine the problem. The loss of power happens several times every week. At this time Ford is refusing to address the problem.

- Glenbeulah, WI, USA

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