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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,920 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-550 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford F-550 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 042012


  • 86,520 miles


While driving down interstate drivers window for no reason just fell down causing a load crashing noise I nearly went into ditch. Two days later the drivers rear window did samething. I was not rolling windows up or down they just fell can Ford admit they have problem before someone gets injured.

- Burlington, IA, USA

problem #5

Jun 162011


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-550. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The dealer diagnosed that the fuel injector wire was melting on the engine. The vehicle was repaired and recurred. The manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs. The failure mileage was 116,000 and the current mileage was 121,164.

- Staunton, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 162009


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F550. Two hours after the vehicle was parked, it caught fire. The contact stated that it was an electrical fire inside the cab that did not seem to affect the engine. The fire was not reported to the fire department or police. The contact used water and a fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames. The vehicle has not been taken to a dealer or mechanic and has not left the scene of the fire. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 022007

F-550 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2004 Ford F550. The contact stated that approximately 1 year the vehicle had an electrical short., took the vehicle to be repaired and that very same day had problems with the transmission slipping. The contact stated that approximately one year later in January 2007 the transmission would not engage, and one could drive down the road and the transmission would just stop working. The truck was currently in the repair shop, and it has taken Ford over a week to diagnose the problem. The current diagnosis showed that all 4 solenoids in the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the transmission needs to be totally replaced. The contact stated that neither speed nor the weather were factors. The dealer stated performed the recall pertaining to fuel injector control module wiring and charged air cooler duct.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 082005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle stalled without warning while driving. When this occurred the vehicle would lose braking power. Gvw is 17500 making it very difficult to control the vehicle when it stalls. The vehicle has been serviced several times in which the harness has been replaced, but the failure still exists.

- Cromwell, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005

F-550 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer's 2004 Ford F550 has had three sets of batteries since purchased. The consumer believes the vehicle has an electrical problem.

- Guadalupita, NM, USA

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