hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,714 miles

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2006 Ford F-350 electrical problems

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2006 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 082016


  • 60,000 miles


When merging on freeway. Truck kept accelerating after letting off gas pedal. Slammed on brakes to slow truck. Truck kept going faster and had no control of speed or way to stop truck. After incident now tac odometer on dash needle wont go back to zero after you shut truck off cruise control was off and no floor mats in truck.

- Weed, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 282015

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the engine did not start. After several attempts, the engine started. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000. Updated 08/02/16 updated 08/09/16.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #5

Oct 302011

F-350 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Spark plugs are engineered counter sunk in holes in top of the heads, when the plugs are unscrewed the bottom of the plug more often than not breaks off inside the spark plug hole. This requires very expensive tools and a skilled mechanic to extract. I feel the part was engineered to fail to force the price of repairs up. Leading up to this when the plugs begin to fail the engine will fail without warning and without the engine needs service light ever coming on. When this happens and their is no place to pull over you hope your not ran into by oncoming traffic.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #4

May 172006


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F350. The contact stated that the batteries in the vehicle keep going dead and the alternator is also defective. The dealer cannot find the failure but the owner thinks the failure is an electrical short. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had been notified but did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 252009


  • 76,000 miles
At 200am today my horn on my 2006 F 350 started blowing. By the time I realized what was going on the wires had started to smoke under the hood. I had to disconnect both batteries in order for the horn to stop. This is the first time this is has happened to this truck. No other problems to report at this time. I will be having it towed to a dealer today

- Poplarville, MS, USA

problem #2

May 152009


  • 16,000 miles
The Ford F-350 truck I bought is defective, as evidenced by the 7 power steering and brake repairs required in the past 3 years, along with the electrical system and ring and pinion repair. I have contacted Ford 24 times, I have filed a complaint with the mn better business bureau and the mn attorney general's office. I believe the truck was manufactured in a faulty manner, and I am afraid the truck may be dangerous to drive. I need your help in obtaining credit towards a new truck or a new truck due to the unacceptable number and type of repairs required.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 122007

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Ford F350. The vehicle caught on fire. The front driver's side half of the motor was reported to be the cause of the fire. The failure mileage was 10,000. The contact has pictures. A fire report was filed. There were no warning indicators. The vehicle was destroyed. A house and two vehicles were also damaged. There were no injuries.

- Normandy, TN, USA

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