hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,580 miles

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2005 Ford E-350 fuel system problems

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2005 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 312012

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford E350 Super Duty. The contact stated that he would have to wait hours for the engine to cool down before the vehicle could be started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the engine oil cooler, injectors and the egr cooler would all need to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was repaired. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 79,000. Updated 1/7/13 the consumer stated the dealer rebuilt the engine, possibly due to deterioration of the fuel tank liner. Updated 01/09/13

- Barto, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 302010


  • 113,386 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford E-350. The contact stated that the vehicle would intermittently stall while driving at low speeds. The vehicle was also experiencing a loss of power and the engine would not function normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that the fuel system was experiencing delamination. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 113,386 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Collingswood, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jan 042009

E-350 8-cyl

  • 82,574 miles
In January 2009, engine began running rough. Took to Ford dealer, and they tested fuel system. Diagnosed rust in fuel due to fuel tank rusting and replaced fuel tank and filters. December 2010, the engine began running rough again. Took vehicle to non Ford repair, and was diagnosed that fuel tank was delaminating and had clogged filters, and injectors. Will need to replace fuel tank, fuel filters, and injectors.

- Manassas Park, VA, USA

problem #7

Jul 252010


  • 105,000 miles


My mechanic described and confirmed the symptoms in NHTSA #10022243, where the lining of the fuel tank is separating from the tank and clogging the fuel filter and fuel pump. This causes loss of power primarily on the freeway. It consistently gets worse where it happens every few minutes. The repairs others have made have been to get a new tank or boil out and re-coat the defective tank. I plan to boil it out as that is the only option I can afford.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 042006


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford E350 diesel engine. While driving at unknown speeds, the check engine light illuminated on the warning panel and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently and the vehicle had been taken to the dealer several times. The dealer made repairs to the fuel tank, fuel pump, high pressure fuel sensor pump and the oil pressure pump. In addition, the fuel injector was replaced five times in an attempt to correct the stalling failure. On a separate date, the vacuum pump was replaced as well. The manufacturer stated that the failure was due to the quality of gasoline the contact had chosen to put into the vehicle. The failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 143,000.

- Eastport , NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 082010

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 132,000 miles
Silver flakes in fuel filters caused by known delamination of fuel tank causing failure of fuel pump and transmission trouble. Ford had known of problem for over 4 years and has not made it know to owners of these vehicles. Request recall!

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 202009


  • 130,000 miles


Sudden fuel leak from fuel filter mounting housing resulting in significant down time and expense.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #3

May 012008


  • 46,838 miles
Vehicle was regularly maintained be an owner who has had experience with and owned diesel vans for over 20 years. The failure occurs while driving on the highway, when average speeds are around 60 mph after driving for about fifteen minutes. While driving, the engine begins to steadily lose power and speed consistently decreases. This will lead the driver to hastily change lanes to attempt to get to the shoulder before the van stops in the middle of the road. Once on the side of the road, the engine will cut off once the vehicle has come to a stop and will not start up again for 10-20 minutes. Other times the vehicle will not start up again and will need to be towed. Once the failure started for the first time, it would repeat this failure once every other week, then one week, then a few times a week, then almost everyday. The consequences, for example, was when the engine failed and lost power I had to hastily try to get to the number 3 lane from the number 1 lane during morning rush hour, which endangers everyone on the road. After getting to the side, I attempted to turn into an exit when the wheels locked and engine cut off. The front half of the van was directly in the way of oncoming traffic, almost hitting a car and causing a massive backup because the van cannot move. The consequences of this failure is thousands of dollars in falsely attempts at fixing the problem from the Ford dealership. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for repairs a total of five times by which the fifth one the dealership wanted $2000 dollars to replace the gas tank because of particulates from the coating of the tank eroded and destroyed the fuel system. The first said it was the fuel injectors, then fuel pump, then two additional fuel pumps, then charged $1000 for an engine flush. The van was in the shop for approx. 25 days to which nothing was resolved. We are currently taking legal actions to pay for costs of unnecessary repairs, rental fees, and the days unable to work.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 092007

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
6.0 power stroke, many problems since new. Purchased in Aug,

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 152005

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Carter county emergency ambulance service has a total of 10 Ford E350 Ford ambulances. Three of the 2005 that we purchased last July been nothing but problems. High pressure pump and injectors, three ambulances and a total of 220 days of down time on this problem. (tried to get help from Ford but to no vain.) all ten of our ambulances are Ford but the three 2005 models are the only ones that have given us any trouble.

- Grayson, KY, USA

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