definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,033 miles

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2004 Ford F-250 engine problems

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2004 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 062013


  • 35,000 miles


Engine accelerates sporadically on its own. Engine occasionally dies at stop lights. Must keep brake pedal firmly pushed at stop as engine will suddenly accelerate. I have already replaced the turbo. The dealer says it could be many different things wrong. The 2003-2007 diesels are notorious for bad turbo, fuel injectors and a head bolt problem that requires removing the cab. I purchased this truck new and it now has 39000 miles on it. This is a serious safety concern.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #11

Sep 152010


  • 95,000 miles
About 9/15/2010 the vehicle, while stopped at a red light failed to accelerate when light changed and the gas pedal was depressed. The truck then stalled and took up to 5 minutes to restart. The incident did not repeat for several months. The next incident the truck failed to accelerate after slowing to near stop at a yield at a highway crossing nearly causing an accident. Replaced fuel filter and had a tune up although it had recently been done and it didn't happen again for a few weeks. After a few weeks of hard driving with no incidence the truck again failed to accelerate on highway entrance ramp nearly causing another accident. After pulling over and turning off the engine and restarting it drove on the highway fine, but stalled when exiting the highway. The latest incident, driving on the highway the truck drove fine, until exiting. It failed to respond to pressure on the gas pedal and stalled leaving a woman and child on the side of the road for 2 hours waiting for a tow. During that time it would not start. Towed to dealership and after having the vehicle for a week, they stated they pulled codes showing fuel injector was bad, egr valve sticking, needs some sort of wiring harness, turbo needs cleaning and some sort of chip total cost over $2000.

- Devine, TX, USA

problem #10

Dec 092011


  • 124,298 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-250. The contact was driving with the cruise control activated at 65 mph when the vehicle surged forward abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the icp sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 124,298.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 122004

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,200 miles


The vehicle was taken to repair shop 8 times for stalling. Each time the dealer did something and it continued to stall. They replaced the processor, wiring harness, and a number of other things. This started Oct 12,2004.

- Divide , CO, USA

problem #8

Mar 082005

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Low idle surging and stalling with loss of power steering.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #7

Jan 012005


  • miles
The consumer experienced sudden acceleration and about 30% of the time the vehicle would not slow down once the consumer's foot was removed form the accelerator.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 012004


  • miles


While driving vehicle stalled. When it shut down lost power at 35-45 mph. Problem still recurred. The vehicle would surge, would be given no warning, but the check engine light would come on.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 122004

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
While stopped at a red light the vehicle accelerated without warning. No impact reported. The part has been repaired six times, however the problem still exist. Please provide additional information.

- Deridder, LA, USA

problem #4

Jul 122004

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,400 miles
Vehicle surges forward with no pressure on gas pedal. While stopped vehicle jumper forward then stalled. Dealer was unable to duplicate without error code and returned vehicle. At highway speed of 55 and 1200 rpms vehicle lurched forward. Vehicle then began to lurch and stall weekly. Unable to duplicate at dealership. After dealership drove vehicle over 100 miles they think its the wiring harness and advised to have it replaced. They had no previous knowledge of any such incidents.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012004

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer purchased a 2004 Ford F250 6.0 diesel truck in August 2003 and has had nothing but problems since then. Engine revs up while in gear at a stop and vehicle lurches into traffic.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 212004

(reported on)

F-250 Diesel

  • 500 miles
While at a complete stop vehicle lurched forward into traffic.

- Granbury, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 102003

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles
While driving at any speed the accelerator pedal sticks intermittently. Dealer inspected the problem on several occasions, but was unable to solve the problem. This problem occurred about once every 100 miles. About 30% of the time when letting off the accelerator, the engine fails to decrease RPM's within 5 or 5 seconds. About 10% of the time the engine would increase RPM's, usually 100 to 250 RPM, but occasionally up to 600 RPM's.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

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