really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,400 miles

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2005 Ford F-250 fuel system problems

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2005 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 162014


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel injector control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel injector was replaced again. In addition, the vehicle experienced excessive coolant consumption and operated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the egr valve and oil cooler failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 022016


  • 106,000 miles
While driving my truck it has stopped running and just shut itself off like its not getting fuel. I have read the complaints on the F250 Super Duty and my truck is responding exactly the same way. I am afraid to drive it due to someone hitting me or it causing an accident so I looked on here today and saw the recall for the Super Duty. This is a serious and dangerous issue that someone definitely needs to address. I was driving down the road and the vehicle lost power and I tried to push the pedal to get fuel but nothing happened. I am very lucky the vehicle behind me was back far enough that I turned on my flashers and they noticed or I could have caused an accident or worse.

- Hudson, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 032015


  • 121,000 miles
Engine stalled without warning driving in traffic while weaving in and out of traffic trying to avoid hitting other vehicles or them hitiing me. A dangerous, intense moment trying to get my truck off the road with no power steering or power brakes. This truck may or may or M ay not start. No crank/no start, no start/cranks, no start/bucking and stalling engine. These issues relate to the injector wiring harness due to chaffing and crushing, a very time consuming task. Technician verified the harness is worn and wires are exposed. Past Ford customers refer to the violent shaking that while driving this truck as the "death wobble." An intense moment.this is a risk concerning vehicle safety. This is not protecting consumers against unreasonable risks of accidents occuring. The tires on my truck are michelins. They are the size recommended by Ford for this vehicle. Customer service was contacted twice. Both replys were the same.there are no warrenties, recalls or programs in effect that would provide coverage for your current concern. Keep receipts, etc. Fords presentation to- Ford identified a number of potential failures mechanisms that could effect engine performance in this vehicle population including the wiring conditions addressed by NHTSA. 05V-270. The wiring conditions both effect engine fueling were the onditions to result in engine stall." Vehicles affected were built 9-29-2003 5-31-2004 in louisville ky. Mine 8-2004 in louisville. There have been numerious complaints concerning safety with this population of F-series trucks, then and now. Ford is aware of the failure and expects the consumer to pay for the thier mistake. If NHTSA hadn't stepped in when the defects were discoverd, Ford would have done nothing. NHTSA stated further action will be taken if warrented by future circumstances. In the interest of public safety, the time for further action is now.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #2

May 272015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the safety straps that secured the fuel tank were rusted and fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Feasterville , PA, USA

problem #1

May 132009


  • 145,000 miles
The 2005 Ford F250 pickup trucks has an issue while filling vehicle with fuel. The fuel shoots out of gas tank fill inlet during the fueling process. This problem will happen with the fuel gauge registering empty, half, or near full. I have had gas shoot all over me and other people time and time again. I have been instructed to not get gas in that truck at every gas station near my home. I have to drive across town to get gas. As soon as they notice fuel spilling out of my truck, I will be banned from their stations too. There are 8 gas stations within 5 blocks that have banned me. It costs me approx. $4 to go get fuel, even though there is a station 1 block away. I contacted Ford customer service many times. They claim it isn't a recall issue. I researched the Ford executives company email addresses and sent emails to them. The email addresses were still valid and not returned. The emails made it to those executives but they never responded. I explained that the fuel spillage is causing a huge safety concern and may kill me or someone else. I explained that the problem may cause an explosion at a store. The Ford motor service professionals have told me that the filter in the tank has gone bad. I have made the costly repair 4 times since may of 2008. It works well for a few months and then the gas shoots out again. On one of those instances, the fuel spilled out, and I finished fueling and pulled to the front of the store to report the spillage. Someone drove up in that spot smoking a cigarette and caused a fire from the fuel spilled at the pump. I was banned from that store as well. I have to either pay for a costly gas tank fuel filter replacement, get banned from stores for honestly reporting the spillage, or fuel up and drive away from the store before someone notices that I spilled fuel. I don't like doing any of those things. Ford doesn't care.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

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