fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,125 miles

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2003 Ford F-250 engine problems

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 262003

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F250. Whenever the vehicle is at a stop light, stop sign, or idling, it surges forward. The contact has taken the vehicle to a dealer over 25 times, but the failure has not been diagnosed. The current mileage was 55,000 and failure mileage was 11,000.

- Tracey, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012008

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
When in a slow acceleration the motor RPM will race and you have to quickly apply the brake in order to avoid a mishap. The next thing that is a safety hazard is the cab fills with diesels fumes. Making everyone nauseas. Acceleration from stop vehicle billows white smoke and is sluggish.

- Grain Valley, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 012004

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle was running rough. There was a problem with the cruise control. When the cruise was set, it would kick off with the brake or come to a complete stop and the cruise would re-engage. The re-engaging would occur intermittently. The engine lost power.

- Hinton, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 022003

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
2003 6.0 diesel on cold starts the vehicle discharges black and blue smoke for a few seconds, and I have had it back to the dealer several times for surging problems and rough running, the ipc sensor has been replaced twice, and still have various rough running and slight surging problems, dealer is now saying that Ford Motor Company has stated that this is normal and acceptable for the all new best in class diesel.

- Macomb, MI, USA

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