hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,750 miles

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2003 Ford F-350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 042006


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-350. The contact stated that after removing the key from the ignition switch, the engine continued to operate erroneously. After reinserting the key into the ignition the contact was able to shut the engine off. The contact stated that the failure recurred multiple times. The contact also indicated that while attempting to start the vehicle the key would sporadically become stuck in the ignition switch or she would be unable to turn the ignition switch to start the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Castle, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 302011


  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford F350. The contact stated that the electrical system failed and was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the after market radio could have possibly caused other electrical failures within the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed but no further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Plato, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 162004

F-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle stalled without warning. This caused loss of steering and brakes. Dealer replaced computer and a couple of sensors, however, problem still recurred.

- Damascus, MD, USA

problem #1

May 242003

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle fire from underneath dashboard. Prior to the vehicle fire, the six disc cd changer was replaced due to electrical failure. The damage was sustained through no fault of the owner, while under warranty, due to an electrical/mechanical failure, which is why the owner would like Ford to replace the vehicle. Ford did agree but the process had taken an extraordinarily long time and continued to move at a unacceptably slow pace. The consumer has incurred major travel expenses as a result of Ford not supplying a rental vehicle compatible to the Ford F350.

- Valdosta , GA, USA

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