definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,962 miles

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2005 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2005 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 232014

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles


Cpsc: 2005 F-350. Consumer stated the 6.0 diesel motor is no longer working due to a buildup in the gas tank, or oil system. The consumer stated after the vehicle was fixed, it broke down again.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #5

Oct 042005

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,368 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F350 Super Duty. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning while driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer replaced the fuel injectors, the turbo charger was replaced four times, the head gaskets, and the rear end rings however the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall without warning and the engine could no longer be started. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V270000 (electrical system: Wiring). The failure mileage was 9,368 and the current mileage was 175,000. Updated 8/21/12 the consumer stated the high pressure oil pump, front end seals, end rings, fuel injectors, turbo charger, head gaskets and egr valve were repalced. The transmission was slippiing when the vehicle was put in reverse. The ABS light illuminated.

- Stewartville , MN, USA

problem #4

Jun 272012

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 149,406 miles
White heavy spoke, loss of power, performance, engine stalled on major highway an extremely dangerous situation. Dealer stated not Ford or their problem. Charges close to $1,500 to repair. Dealer claims failed egr valve.

- Moneta, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

F-350 Diesel

  • miles


2005 Ford F-350. Letter on behalf of regarding her concerns with Ford Motor Company being held accountable for their defective 6.0 liter diesel engine vehicle; reply attn: Kim cordell/blountville, tn office the consumer stated the turbo was replaced four times. She also stated Ford has ignored the front end and steering problems as well.

- Newport, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 252010

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. While driving 40 mph, the contact noticed the smell of coolant inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the egr oil cooler was replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 81,000. Updated 9/13/10 updated 09/27/10

- Sherwood, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2005 F-350 with overheating problems customer states that the engine was replaced customer wants Ford to pay for repairs* the consumer stated he has had problems with the vehicle from day one. It was at the dealership for 25 days for an engine replacement. The engine was replaced, however 90 days later the consumer started to have problems with the replacement engine. The air take to the turbo would blow off and leave the vehicle with no power, 2 egr valves were replaced. Finally, the engine locked up. The consumer stated there is a design flaw where there is too much heat with the turbo on top of the engine.

- Elizabethtown, NC, USA

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