hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,326 miles

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2006 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2006 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 202006


  • 3,000 miles


I was driving casually on US17 North on my way to work. My truck suddenly lost power and service engine light illuminated. I took it in to the dealer they told me nothing was found to be wrong. Then the same event happened about 7 months after that. I brought the vehicle back in for diagnosis and repair. They told me nothing was wrong and to take it back and stop wasting their time. I asked them to keep it and give me a different vehicle in which they would not. I left the truck with the dealer and Ford motor credit repossessed the faulty vehicle.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #13

Jan 102012


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. The contact was driving 60 mph when the vehicle exhibited an abnormally loud noise and stalled. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred once prior. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the turbo charger was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 122007


  • 23,913 miles
Vehicle would not start, A/C, performance, engine light sluggish take off, performance, white smoke and egr leaking diesel fuel on top of motor, this truck has had two rebuilt engines upon the first 50,000miles.engine covered in oil, fuel injector main problem started with overheating.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #11

Nov 152006


  • 2,500 miles


This vehicle since new has had numerous incidents with a severe uncontrollable shimmy in front end and steering wheel.I have had it to the dealer numerous times and they tell me there is nothing wrong with it. Ford has sent a few notifications stating that they are aware of the problem, but that it is just caused from improper inflation.I have set the tires to manufacturers recommended psi weekly, and doesn't make a bit of difference.Ford is closing their eyes on this one, and it is going to cost lives!!!.when this occurs you have absolutely no control of the vehicle.another problem with this vehicle is the engine is junk. My vehicle has 43000 miles currently, and has had the motor taken out of it twice already for repairs!!!,and has been to dealer at least 6 or 7 times.I own a small tree care company and really cant afford a $45000 mistake to a multi billion dollar company.

- Woodstock, IL, USA

problem #10

Mar 292006

F-350 8-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The above mentioned truck which has 11,750 miles on it. Since it was purchased at the end of 2005, the turbocharger has been replaced five times or at approximately 2000 mile intervals. The vehicle is well maintained with oil and filter changes more frequent than Ford recommends. Due to a previous complaint regarding faulty turbos, Ford extended my warranty until 2011 through an oasis service contract. Ford acknowledged problems with faulty turbos through the issuance of six or more technical service bulletins. A faulty turbo causes the truck to run poorly and fail Connecticut emissions tests and risks further engine damage. I have contacted Ford customer service. I had sent them repair records, photos and documentation. They never responded in writing, but phoned and said there was nothing further that they would do. It is apparent that there is an engineering or design flaw associated with the turbos. Ford has replaced each turbo with the same type and has failed to correct the root cause of the failures. IâM not requesting replacement of the vehicle, nor monetary compensation although this problem has caused considerable inconvenience and loss of time. I am requesting, that if Ford cannot repair this problem, once-and-for-all, that they extend the warranty for the life or the truck or at least for as long as I own the truck.

- Woodstock Valley, CT, USA

problem #9

Nov 012010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact drove over an uneven road surface and the front end of the vehicle began to shake vigorously. The vehicle would also shake abnormally when decelerating. The contact stated that in addition, the check engine warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would erratically shift, and the fuel tank was delaminating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics but the technicians were unable to determine the cause of the shaking. The technicians were able to determine that the transmission shift sensor and the fuel tank would have to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission was rebuilt. And the transmission shift sensor was replaced. The fuel tank was not replaced. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fordland, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 082010

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 60,000 miles


Truck runs rough, check engine light come on, fuel sensor error. There seems to be quite a few similar complaints. Dealers stated fuel tanks are corroding. Why has there not been a recall? this is a manufacturing problem. Ford should deal with it or made to.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Jul 112011

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 74,000 miles
My truck starting losing power little by little over a short period of time. The check engine light came on & I took it to the Ford dealership.they advised me that the egr system was failing & the cost is $2500. They also told me that Ford knew about the problem & should have recalled this problem..now I can't drive my truck without worrying about engine failure (until it's fixed)..interstate travel is just about non=existent for now..I will not let my wife drive it anymore for now...this truck only has 75,000 miles on it & for now is not safe to drive anywhere but short distances...

- Pell City, AL, USA

problem #5

Sep 012011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F350. The contact noticed that the wrench indicator symbol illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where she was informed that the erg valve had failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The contact was awaiting repairs. The current and failure mileages were 90,000.

- Woodlawn, TN, USA

problem #4

Jul 152009


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. While driving approximately 65 mph the contact smelled a strong anti freeze odor in the vehicle. The vehicle over heated and stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the exhaust gas recirculation system had to be replaced. After the vehicle was repaired the failure continued. The failure occurred three times. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

problem #3

May 152008


  • 105,953 miles
Trailer break controller faulty, replace egr and injectors. 3/31/09~ replace egr cooler, gasket, fuel filters. 6/8/10~ icp sensor & connector faulty, cac hose leaking, injectors faulty, egr valves changed. 6/25/10~ 17 days later back again in shop for same issue. Truck runs then when you stop the truck in hot weather, it will not restart for about 1 hour. Truck needs to cool down before restarting. And no one can figure out what problem is and fix it correctly.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 132009


  • 52,000 miles
This a F350 king ranch diesel. The vehicle suffered a severe loss of power and was limped in (10 mph) to rokstad Ford in sandpoint, id. They diagnosed low fuel injector pressure and replaced the fuel control module. The vehicle was driven home and the check engine light came on. Low injection pressure was diagnosed and an oil pressure line was replaced. The check engine light came back on the next day as well as intermittent loss of power experienced and low injector pressure was still the problem. A sensor was replaced. The light came back on the same day. The problem has not been corrected.

- Sandpoint, ID, USA

problem #1

Dec 012006

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F350. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power with the exception of the instrument panel lights. The vehicle could not be restarted and was towed to the dealer. The dealer kept the vehicle for seven days and stated that the failure was due to low oil pressure. They further stated that the failure was very common and that there were no recalls available. The failure recurred ten months later at 36,000 miles. The vehicle has been in and out of the shop since October of 2007 and the cause of failure has yet to be determined. The vehicle has lost power at least three times since the initial repair. The vehicle is currently in the shop and has been for the past 60 days. The failure mileage was 8,200 and current mileage was 41,000.

- Discovery Bay, CA, USA

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