really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,608 miles

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2005 Ford E-350 electrical problems

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2005 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 012016


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford E-350. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel injection control module failed. The contact replaced the control module, but the failure continued. Upon inspection, the contact determined that the fuel injection control module wire harness failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 112013

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 30,000 miles
This bus is owned by first baptist church of grant, al. About one year ago we started having times when the bus would crank but not start. Our mechanic has checked it four different tlimes, however, every time except this time (5th time) it started when he went to check it. This time we were taking our seniors on a trip, but when we went to crank it, it cranked but would not start. We had it towed to woody anderson Ford in huntsville, al. I spoke with the truck service manager today and he told me the engine wiring harness was bad. This bus only has 30,000 miles on it. It has been at woody anderson Ford 4 days. I know recalls are based on the VIN number primarily. This is a like new bus and already had to replace the fuel injectors, turbo charger, and a couple of different sensors. Anyone with any common sense knows that it is not normal for an engine wiring harness to go bad. Ford Motor Company needs to be held accountable and responsible for replacing an engine component that should last as long as you own the vehicle. There is a recall on some vehicles with a 6.0L diesel engine with problems like ours, it is recall # 05S34. The Ford dealership said it would cost $3000 to replace the wiring harness. This should be a Ford Motor Company problem. Thanks for reading and considering my complaint. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My name is steve stanfield. I am the pastor. My email is [xxx] [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Grant, AL, USA

problem #4

Nov 292012

E-350 8-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
I had an issue with the vehicle having a sudden miss from the engine while on the freeway. Saturday the sparkplugs and one coil pack was replaced. The vehicle was next driven on Sunday evening where approx. 1/2 mile from the home the vehicle shut off without any power to the steering and brakes. Instruments lights were still working but dropped to the off position. I opened the hood and smelled electrical fumes, not being able to see what was wrong, I disconnected the battery with a pair of channelocks. The vehicle was towed home and I began to investigate the issue. I found that the PCM/ECM had been rendered permanently nonfunctional causing the vehicle shut off. The wiring had a 1.5" by 2" & 3/4" deep burnt/melted area on a roughly 2" round harness. I further found that the main wiring harness from the PCM/ECM in the factory installed position had been rubbing for some time on an exhaust component wrapped with fiberglass. The plastic wrapping and metal wrapping was obviously breached and exposed the wiring to be grounded to the exhaust component and also was the fiberglass on the exhaust component had worn off exposing bare heated metal. The excessive heat helped to melt into the wiring and no fuses were blown. The protection had been inadequate to provide a safe operation of the vehicle. The engine is a 5.4L gasoline which the sealed fuel source is approx. 1 ft. Away. I think any of the E-series vans that year need to be inspected because of stalling and fire issues. I am a 6'2 230 lb person and had difficulty slowing the vehicle on a vacant street, steering wasn't as bad but required adequate force. I do have photos of the harness and exhaust component. The ECM/PCM is roughly $1200 and the wiring harness is around $670 before any labor or technical costs. I will inspect all the other wire locations for other issues.

- Johnstown , OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 162007

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 23,000 miles


Ford 2005 E350 diesel both new still under warranty breakdown over a dozen times wouldn't start sometimes after 20 min. Trying it starts roadside assistance. Tow it 5 times to difference Ford certified technician they change parts but same problem it stall once my dad hit a parked truck damage hood and fender I can contacted Ford many times I got two letters from (we are not doing anything for you ) I paid $35 K w/extended warranty and still making payments I am vary upset.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 012005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,650 miles
2005 Ford E-350 had alternator problems, a short in the dashboard wiring and check engine light illuminated.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152005

E-350 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The vehicle is new and it completely shut off in the middle of the road. Contacted Ford, and the vehicle is at the dealership now. They have not communicated what iwaswrong with the vehicle. This happened on August 15, 2005. There was no noise or lights that came ion N the vehicle before it shut off.

- Balitmore, MD, USA

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