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Total Complaints:
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2011 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2011 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 062017

F-350 Lariet 6.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


I was towing a small boat back from Lake Powell heading into flagstaff the first time this happened, Approx.,2200lbs. Truck lost all acceleration and I coasted to a stop and the engine shut itself off, engine would crank but no start, waited almost two hours before it would restart. Dealer said DPF was starting to get full of soot, they wanted 2500.00 for a new exhaust, no thanks.

I chose another repair option involving a special tuner and a few parts that totaled about 1200 bucks. Has run fantastic and fuel economy is great for the past year.

Last week towing a similar sized boat up a small hill here in Phoenix, truck shut down, coasted to a stop and truck shut off, no warning no info, sat for 5 min and it restarted. Don't know what's going on yet.

- Jim M., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #5

Sep 142017

F-350 Lariat 6.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I am writing this to notify other early 2011 F-350's owners to avoid what happened to me. This relates to TSB 14-0127. Apparently what happens is the glow plugs fail breaking off into the engine, requiring the owner to replace the long block.

This is what happened to me about a month ago. While traveling on the interstate I heard what sounded like an explosion under the hood and the truck went into limp mode. The truck had no compression in cylinder 5. Upon investigation we were able to see that the glow plug tip had indeed broken off into the engine. which created significant scarring and pitting requiring the replacement of the long block. Not an inexpensive exercise.

Given the truck has 130,000 miles on it, it is out of warranty so Ford could offer no assistance. There has been no recalls issued only the TSB so owners are on their own if this happens. Luckily I was not towing at the time it occurred, but want to make sure folks are aware.

- samden1028dw, Havre de Grace, US

problem #4

Oct 292016

F-350 Lariat 6.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,480 miles

My truck has been dying for apparent reason over the course of the last several months. I have taken it to the dealership at least six times and that is where it was sent today. It died once this last Friday, twice on Saturday, and once on Sunday. Most often when it dies I am pulling a trailer or it is under a load, but the last four times it was just the truck with no load. I found a Service Bulletin that described the issue and the remedy was to replace the valves in the left head, which the dealership performed. It still dies. It is very inconvenient and presents a safety hazard, especially when passing on a two lane road. I would really like to have my truck fixed. I am sick of it.

Update from Nov 8, 2016: The dealership installed a new ignition switch thinking that might be the fix, but it did not fix the issue. The truck is still dying,

- jsb, Port Lavaca, TX, US

problem #3

May 032016

F-350 XLT 6.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


My truck is a 2011 F350 with a 6.2 L gas engine. I purchased this truck new from the local dealership. The problem started shortly after purchase. The engine dies for about 5 seconds about 3 minutes after starting. This does not happen all of the time in fact it is very unpredictable and has made finding the problem impossible To find. The dealership has been very good at trying to find a reason for it but it does not record a fault in the computer Hard drive. Twice the dealer has put a more advanced recording device in the truck that I triggered multiple times and no event was ever recorded. Recently ( last week) it has been double dying 5 sec. Dead - 5 sec.Power -5 sec. Dead. Here's the thing it's really annoying for sure but a few months back when pulling out into traffic it did a double die and a tractor trailer was on me very fast heavy on the brakes, very scary . I have contacted ford corporate and entered the complant system after many calls they closed my case. This is how it works if Ford cannot find the problem you do not have one. This is a major safety issue that has the possibly of putting me at risk ,we all know and accept the dangers of being on the road but I am in an higher risk because Ford has made a system so complicated they don't or can't Fix it. I suggested a new computer but they say I have no problem. This is to document and to try and remedy this very serious issue by awareness of others. It is difficult for me to believe that no one else has had this problem.

- Kevin K., Hilo, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #2

May 312014

F-350 Lariat 6.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,500 miles

first the dealer tells me there is def. fluid in the fuel with no explanation on how it might have gotten there. then they tell me it will cost from 11000 to 12000 to fix and ford wont cover it. I am mad as hell at ford because I have purchased close to a half million dollars worth of cars and trucks from them within the last 20 years without a thank you. I am seriously thinking about giving this truck back.

Update from Feb 19, 2015: the problem that are been reported now is exactly what my problem is ii am getting a reduced power light and the engine just turn over and still wont start.

- altond, Atlanta, GA, US

problem #1

Jul 112011

F-350 Superduty 6.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,785 miles

I can not trust to drive the truck on any trip for fear that it will quit (this is the 3 time it has happened).

- Eugene D., Susquehanna, PA, US

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