hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,916 miles

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2005 Ford F-350 fuel system problems

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2005 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 222012

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 125,688 miles


While pulling a 30 foot travel trailer tuck suddenly died causing immediate loss of steering and braking power on a very busy highway nearly causing an accident. Had it towed to a diesel shop who scanned to find it to be the high pressure oil and fuel pumps. They said they have done repeated repairs on the same engine with the same problems in the past. Very costly repair over $3000 and 5 days to do.

- Berryton, KS, USA

problem #8

Feb 012011

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 139,041 miles
My 2005 F350 has a fuel failure and when I took it to the dealer they said that 5 injectors had failed and I needed they blame it on biofuel, I have only used on road diesel and I have owned this truck since it had 25,000 miles on it. At this point it is $6000 to repair and of course there is no warranty on it. This is a major concern because this truck carries extreme loads at high speeds and a fuel failure at 65 or 70 will cause you to lose power steering and braking ability. When you are carrying a backhoe and have a trailer that weighs 6000lbs the total weight of the whole rig is right at 35,000 pounds. That is enough to take out at least 6 or 7 cars that have stopped in front of you. This needs to be fixed asap.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

problem #7

Jan 152012


  • 49,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving 20 mph. Upon restart, the vehicle operated as normal. The contact examined the vehicle and stated that the fuel tank was delaminating and clogging the fuel filters. The vehicle was not diagnosed, nor repaired, by the dealer. The failure mileage was 49,500 and the current mileage was 50,200.

- Redding, CT, USA

problem #6

Feb 192008

F-350 8-cyl

  • 26,143 miles


Starting with a service on 2/19/2008 the truck had been idling really rough and making a ticking sound when started. At that time the Ford service department stated that the noise went away with factory oil and filter. This problem has persisted up to and including when we took it in last week where we were told that this could be fixed with thicker oil, and to return when it is time for our next service. The second issue has persisted since mid 2010, it is a foul fuel smell coming inside the cab, through the ac vents when the truck is started in the morning and when idling. We have been told over and over aging that nothing can be found and they cannot smell it. We were also told that they drove the truck around during a service on 8/17/2011 to see if they could smell it, yet our miles in and miles out on our service records both state 47,771. Not sure how they drove it without changing the miles. Our truck barely has 50,000 miles on it, it is serviced regularly yet it idles horribly, smells of fuel and gets 7mpg. Something has to be wrong!

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 202011


  • 95,906 miles
Issue 1 - fuel spilling out of coolant system. Fuel spilling onto exhaust components and coating engine and underside of vehicle. Created a fire hazard. Created an environmental hazard. This could have resulted in severe injury or death if a fire had started.

- Starke, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 062011


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the fuel tank on the vehicle was eroding and causing the vehicle to loose power intermittently without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the fuel tank would need to be replaced in order to correct the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,000.

- Newberg, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 172010


  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, four fuel injectors malfunctioned which caused the exhaust to emit smoke and the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the radiator was replaced. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 83,000.

- Royse City, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 122009


  • 99,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. While driving at 25-30 mph the vehicle lost power. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealership and the dealership remedied the issue by replacing the high pressure cup link on the injector activation system. The contact found numerous complaints online about the fuel system on this year make and model vehicle. The contact feels this was a major safety issue because the vehicle could crash into another vehicle if all the power is lost. The current mileage was 112,000 and failure 99,000.

- Orangeville, UT, USA

problem #1

Jan 042009


  • 99,970 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the fuel injection module and relay switch failed. The vehicle would not drive more than 10 mph without black smoke coming from the exhaust. The contact repaired the vehicle. The vehicle had a high pressure oil leak, which led to the failure of the relay switch this repair was resolved under warranty. The fuel injectors were also faulty and were repaired under warranty three times. A mechanic stated that the failures would continue.. the contact is concerned about the safety of her vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 99,970.

- Amboy, WA, USA

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