fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,057 miles

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2012 Ford F-250 drivetrain problems

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2012 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 032016


  • miles


Egt failure causes truck to lose power and shut down on side of road. This has happened on two different trucks of the same model & year.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 292015


  • 47,500 miles
Radiator failed at 47,500 miles. Ford refuses to fix. Have read multiple instances of defective radiators failing from new to 100,000 miles. This website lists complaints and average mileage. repairpal.com/coolant-leak-from-radiator-931.

- Benton , AR, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the front driver side seat belt malfunctioned and failed to retract when unbuckled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician adjusted the seat belt clip; however, the failure continued to occur. The contact indicated that while operating the cruise control and descending down a hill, the transmission would rapidly downshift, reducing the speed and causing the passengers to lunge forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who made adjustments to a computer, but the failure continued to occur. No further information was available. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 15,000. Updated 03/04/15 the consumer stated the seatbelt doesn't always retract causing it to become damaged. The transmission would downshift while going downhill. The rpms would reach 2000 when it should be 1250. The vehicle would downshift 8 times in less than 7 miles. Updated 10/8/2015

- Mankato, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 262012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 9,729 miles
I started the truck one morning to head to church put the truck in (D) drive headed out down the hwy pulled up to a stop sign on the way when traffic cleared I pressed the accelerator and the engine revived up real high but the truck didn't move and about the time I started to let off, the transmission clunked and took off and shifted weird between 1st and 2nd. The truck has responded two other times in the very same way once going about 40mph it reacted like the truck shifted in neutral. Ford dealer replaced the front pump in transmission, it still shifts weird and makes a terrible whining noise. Two or three times under acceleration to pass another vehicle the trans down shifted from 6th gear to 4th and would not shift back up, and then the opposite occurred pressed accelerator to floor running about 45mph to pass another vehicle and the trans never down shifted and I had to brake and fall back in behind that car before a head on occurred. There is definitely a safety issue with this truck, I have filed lemon law action and Ford engineer came and drove the truck and he said there was no unusual concerns with the truck. Someone please investigate this before someone dies.

- Leesburg, GA, USA

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