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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,540 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.

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2004 Ford F-550 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford F-550 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 232006

F-550 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F550 sd. The contact was driving approximately between 45- 55 mph. The engine stalled without warning. The engine failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The failure was contributed to the fuel injector which was replaced on three separate occasions. The failure continued with no resolutions. The failure mileage was 25,000. The current mileage was 184,602. Updated 12/08/10. The radiator hose was replaced. Updated 12/13/10

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 022007

F-550 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F550. The contact had the head gasket replaced in his vehicle two weeks ago. The repair cost $800. In August of 2002, while driving 55 mph, the engine failed without warning. He stated that there have been multiple engine related failures over the four years that he has owned the vehicle such as the hoses, planetary gear, O-ring was replaced three or four times, head gaskets, wiring harness for the injectors, injectors, high pressure oil pump, clutch fan, egr cooler, oil cooler, turbo system, oxygen sensor, exhaust sensor, and lower radiator hose. The current mileage was 58,000 and failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 01/02/08.

- Umetille, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 242005

F-550 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,158 miles
Truck was taken to dealer for overheating problem. On the first trip out with the truck after being picked up from the dealership, the truck overheated and caught fire. Extensive damage and neither dealership or Ford want to investigate source of fire. Truck was under warranty at the time of the incident.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

F-550 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumers 2004 Ford F550 sd stalled. The dealer was unable to duplicate the consumers concern.

- Lapine, OR, USA

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