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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford F-450 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford F-450 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122012

F-450 8-cyl

  • 104,000 miles


Started having problems last year with transmission. Overdrive would go out and sometimes transmission would not engage at highway speeds. July of this year was at a stoplight truck would no move, after racing engine truck moved, fault code showed on dash. When got truck home reverse would not engage, I finally got it to engage instead of going backwards it went forward.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #1

Dec 082003

F-450 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2004 F-450 6.0 diesel in shop 15 times, hoses burn replace and burns again, truck shakes real bad. Oil leaks, radiator hoses leaks, glow plugs, bad injectors, wires rubs motor shuts truck off, instrument panel battery light comes on and off and then stays on. Loses power.

- Jennings, FL, USA

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