10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,238 miles

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problem #18

Jul 012022

F-250

  • miles
Check engine code P2002. Dealer indicated the diesel particulate filter needs replaced. Found Ford Customer Satisfaction Program 20M06 which based on the description covers the issue but Ford says 20M06 is not attached to my VIN even though it represents the exact same issue.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #17

Feb 232022

F-250

  • miles
My engine light has come on as a result of an emissions problem. I have taken my truck to Ford service dept. 5 times, each time, they make an adjustment and claim there is nothing else to be done. How can I resolve this problem?

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 022022

F-250

  • miles
Diagnostic Trouble Code P21B0 Reductant level sensor C circuit high I know several people that have had this same issue concerning the DEF tank assembly costing close to $1000. A recall was issued for earlier models but doesnt cover my truck that now has this same issue. It's this type of failure that makes owners of diesel vehicles contemplate deleting these pollution reducing systems. Please consider an expanded recall.

- Caddo Mills, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 042021

F-250

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-250. The contact stated that an unknown recall repair was completed on the vehicle however, two hours after the repair, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the DEF heater needed to be replaced and the contact would be responsible for the cost of the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage 120,000.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #14

Oct 042021

F-250

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-250. The contact stated that an unknown recall repair was completed on the vehicle however, two hours after the repair, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the DEF heater needed to be replaced and the contact would be responsible for the cost of the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage 120,000.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #13

Feb 122021

F-250

  • 55,739 miles
While operating in below freezing temperatures on the highway, the diesel exhaust fluid (def) tank heater failed, allowing the def to freeze inside the tank. With the def frozen, it was not able to be injected into the exhaust resulting in higher levels of nitrogen oxides (nox) to be released into the atmosphere through the vehicles exhaust.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 022020

F-250

  • 110,900 miles
The reductant heater and sender assembly failed causing the malfunction indicator to light. This is the same problem addressed for the 2011-2015 model year per customer satisfaction program 18M01. The fault was confirmed by rivertown Ford in columbus ga via diagnostic tool. Clearly the issue per customer satisfaction program 18M01 remains and is affecting 2016 model year.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #11

Feb 252020

F-250

  • 77,000 miles
Radiator is leaking and needs to be replaced. This is the third time in 77,000 miles the radiator has needed to be replaced.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #10

Feb 142020

F-250

  • 55,000 miles
Service engine light came on twice while vehicle was under warranty. Dealer serviced both times and was unable to rectify or understand the problem. They only cleared the fault codes. The code identified was for the reductant heater pump - low voltage. The same code just came back on for the 3rd time - this time identified by a diesel performance shop - with advice to replace the reductant pump. Previous make and model superduty trucks have had recalls for the same thing. This is an obvious issue, not sure why Ford service shops could not rectify. Truck is now out of warranty and I am forced to pay out of pocket. Unacceptable service and care! -cold weather each time -engine light comes on - same code each time -reduced speed and sluggish performance -code cleared - truck performs normal -obvious that the reductant heat pump is not doing what it is designed to do.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

problem #9

Nov 292019

F-250

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while her son was driving 35 mph and towing a trailer with his atv on, a vehicle in front was making a left turn and the driver depressed the brake pedal. An unknown warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the vehicle in front that was making a left turn. The vehicle continued 125 feet down the road, crossed over to the opposite lanes, crashed into some trees where it eventually came to a stop. No air bags deployed. The driver sustained a concussion from his face hitting the steering wheel during the impact, muscle neck and shoulder injuries which received medical attention from the hospital. The other driver sustained unknown injuries and was taken to the hospital via ambulance. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed by geico to the contact residents where an adjuster inspected the vehicle and towed the vehicle to a repair facility where it was deemed the vehicle a total loss. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that no recall was under the VIN. No further information was provided by the manufacturer. No dealer was contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 282019

F-250

  • miles
Was driving down the road and the truck started leaking diesel everywhere. We took the truck to the dealership where they said that when the filter clogs the truck doesn't turn off it sprays fuel out of the top of the filter housing. This is dangerous as my wife was driving the truck and sitting in the truck for several minutes with it running not realizing it was leaking. It could have caught on fire.

- Bedias, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 282019

F-250

  • 43,000 miles
Vehicle was parked at home and not running. Engine block heater was plugged in. Some time within an hour of plugging the block heater in the engine caught fire and was extensive enough to call the fire dept. Insurance company declared truck a total loss with no cause of the fire determined

- Pleasant Mount, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 212016

F-250

  • 10 miles
Vehicle has a hopping that occurs at speeds of 40-80 mph, have tried several remedies, none of which work. Hopping sensation is so severe that I would be worried to put children in the back seat of the vehicle. Manufacturer is aware of the problem, has a tsb in an attempt to remedy the problem. The manufacturer number of the tsb is 16-0087. Manufacturer claims issue is caused by frame flex. No known fix for the issue. Engine also has a consistent issue of putting diesel fuel into the engine oil, manufacturer also claims this issue is "normal"

- Hebron, ND, USA

problem #5

Apr 062016

F-250

  • 5,000 miles
During regeneration there is a jackhammering effect and it shakes the whole truck. Sounds like the valves are going to come out of the engine

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 172016

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-250. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to bounce up and down. At 70 mph, the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 17,000. Update 01/05/2017

- Northfield, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 252016

F-250

  • 15,200 miles
Engine runs rough during exhaust regen. Typically when driving between 55-65, the diesel exhaust fluid warning appears. Almost a minute later the truck begins to make loud jack hammer noise and loses power. Feels very unsafe as you lose power for about 10 seconds.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 092016

F-250

  • 8,200 miles
The trucks diesel engine sporadically shudders/sputters/stalls creating a loss of power and doesn't respond to throttle input. The issue occurs sporadically while cleaning the exhaust filter. The vehicle is in motion when this occurs. This has occurred 4 times and it has occurred on city streets and highways. This has occurred 4 times. The dealer has reflashed the software once. It is currently at a Ford dealership for the past 30 days. They stated they are replacing the valves on the left side( head) and may send the head to a machine shop.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 122016

F-250

  • 45,240 miles
09/05/2016 purchased 2016 Ford. 11/24/16 fuel filter pluged, replaced at landers Ford benton ar.12/23,2016 check engine light (codes P008A, low fuel pressure/ and P0170, something to do wioth the fuel) took to donley forsd galion Ohio. They were not sure what to do but sugested changing the fuel filters. Truck was under waranty but charged me to do so mileage was 27,486. 1/12/16 check engine light again took to hacienda Ford edinburg, tx found codes P0170 (second time) and P229F some kind of sensor. They checked the fuel and found metal in the fule filter, lines and tank. I was told that the high pressure pump had failed and that is where the metal was comming from. They replaced fuel system kit, 8 injectors, high pressure pump, steel lines, return line, fuel filtersand flushed fule lines and fuel tank. Mileage was 29446. I lost a half tank of fuel appx 15 gals. And had to pay $19.74 for fuel to restart the truck. I believe my lost fuel and the other should have been covewred under waranty. I forgot to mention the parts were under back order and I had to wait several days for them to get the parts. Repairs completed 1/21/16 mioleage 29,362. 04/12/16 check engine light again P0170 again mileage 45240 was told by donley Ford that they will moniter something called oasis for repair per ssm#45737. So Ford does not know what is causing this or how to fix the problem.I use my truck for work, transporting rv trailers so I need to rely on it. Needless to say I do not have much confidence in this vehicle.

- Galion, OH, USA