definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,350 miles

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2005 Ford E-350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 092007

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford E-350. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on three occasions. On the first occasion, he took the vehicle to the dealer, but they were unable to determine the cause of failure. On the second occasion, the vehicle failed to restart and was towed to the dealer. The cam sensor was replaced. The vehicle stalled the following day and was towed to the dealer once again. The vehicle started the following day without incident. The vehicle was still at the dealer as of July 27, 2007. The dealer stated that recall number 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring) did not apply to his vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle has no throttle response before the stalling occurs. During stalling, the vehicle lost all power and was difficult to steer and brake. All of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated during the failure. The VIN and speed were unknown. The current mileage was 104,000 and failure mileage was 101,000.

- Pekin, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 252005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,050 miles
2005 Ford E-350 had a wiring harness defect which caused the vehicle to run trough. The serpentine belt was replaced, the check engine light illuminated and the engine had to be rebuilt.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Ford E-350 ambulance had a total engine failure while driving to a 911 call. The Ford dealership service center diagnosed a failure in the wiring harness as the cause and replaced it under warranty. The problem was forced to recur 2 times before it could be determined what was wrong. This vehicle also suffered a failure of the ac system, again replaced under warranty. This is compliant #4 of 6. all of the 2005 Ford ambulances we purchased have suffered total engine failures from either the oil pumps or the wiring harness systems. 3 of 6 have had the ac systems replaced as well. Ford is unwilling to replace these parts on the other units until they fail. They are placing numerous lives in extreme jeopardy and refuse to admit there are major problems with the 6.0 L diesel engine in the 2005 series ambulance chassis.

- Arvada, CO, USA

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