hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 miles

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2003 Ford F-250 electrical problems

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 082016


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-250. The contact stated that in order to keep the vehicle's engine on, the hazard lights and headlights had to be activated; however, the lights did not illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Addison, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 142012

F-250 10-cyl

  • miles
Truck count fire while not in use. Fire under hood on the drivers side of the truck.

- Preston, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 012011


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician stated that the wiring harness had become exposed, causing a short and blowing the engine fuse. The technician advised that the wires would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 252005

F-250 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
At 9 pm vehicle parked vehicle in driveway and it caught on fire. Vehicle had sat for about 10 hours. Vehicle was driven for about 20 minutes before it was parked. There were no indications from mechanics upon regular inspection that there was a problem. No problems with vehicle before and no modifications. A neighbor knocked on consumer's door and advised him that there were flames coming from the dashboard and the hood as well. By the time fire department arrived the windows were gone, inside destroyed. The fire department, cut the battery cables, and then showed the owner that battery post was able to turn 360 degrees, which meant the post was loose. Also, the fire department reported that it was an electrical fire. Owner contacted the dealer, who was unconcerned, and told the owner to call insurance company. Owner will call Ford today. The police did not do a report.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 242005


  • miles
Vehicle parked cold eng 15 mins, would not start, smoke and dashboard on fire ---- cruise control ?

- Edgewater, MD, USA

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