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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2012 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 132020


  • 120,000 miles


Driving on the highway at 70 mph. The steering wheel wobbled out of control which made it so I could not control the vehicle. I applied the brake but it didn't respond until the truck slowed. Cars were serving off the road and I was within seconds of a very serious accident with 2 of my children. I am frightened to drive the truck as no one can tell me what the cause or repair needed. Had something similar on my former Ford but not to the extent of this incident.

- Bluffdale, UT, USA

problem #2

Jan 252020


  • 110,000 miles
Truck hit bump (small curb) with driver's side front wheel and simultaneously started accelerating and had total brake loss. This happened while driving towards a gas bump in a filling station. Vehicle accelerated from about 10 mph to probably over 30 mph until it hit a stationary truck.

- Vinton, IA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052015

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
I was driving 2012 Ford F350 6.7L and towing a 28 foot travel trailer. We were southbound on interstate 5 in encinitas, ca when all of the sudden the truck powered down and an alert appeared on the dash: "stop safely now". I had virtually no power despite depressing the gas pedal. I was forced to the right shoulder of the road where I as able to park with only inches separating my vehicle/trailer and the freeway traffic. As soon as I placed it in park, the vehicle completely shut down. My wife and two young children were with me and found myself in a helpless and dangerous situation. I know from reading other posts that some who experienced the same equipment failure found themselves unable to move to a safe location and were left stranded in the middle of the roadway. My complaint stems from the knowledge that Ford is aware and has been aware for sometime of the issue of bad egt sensors which what was ultimately diagnosed and repaired on my vehicle. However there are four such sensors and from reading other complaints replacing only one (which is all Ford would do under warranty) only delays the inevitable failure of another of the remaining sensors. I'm aware of a recent recall of ambulances by Ford for the exact same reason. I only speculate that Ford saw the liability in having an ambulance stall in a precarious spot with a person in need of medical attention on board. I feel my experiences as well as countless others would rise to the level of a serious safety concern and are no different than that of the ambulances which Ford has accepted responsibility for. My request is that Ford take responsibility for this known issue and agree to replace all sensors with when one goes bad or replace all of them regardless.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

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