Turn Signal Flasher Unit Problems of Ford E-350

Ford E-350 owners have reported 2 problems related to turn signal flasher unit (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford E-350 based on all problems reported for the E-350.

car image   Turn Signal Flasher Unit problem of the 1996 Ford E-350 1
Failure Date: 07/20/2000

Gulf stream RV manifactorying. Built the class c RV on Ford E-350 cut a way chassis. The Ford chassis manual states that it is supplied w/ 2 hazard and turn lights on front and 2 on the back (total of 4 lights) and a flasher for 2 bulb and 4 bulb max flasher #sf-602 this is the only flasher that Ford has. Gulf stream added another turn/ hazard bulb on each side on rear. Plus two trailor lights. The Ford reference manuel page 19 table h states that if more lights are added they are to change the turn signal flasher. With one having the correct lamp rareing. Gulf stream didn't do this they left the one that Ford put on at the factory. When you turn the hazard flasher light on it over loads the flasher out ($38. 00 ea) then you don't have flashers. I have burnt out 2 so far. I have contacted gulf stream RV about this problem and they give me the run around on this. They said I am the only one that has this problem. Only the 1996 Ford E-350 uses this flasher. I can't find another one any where that will work in the E-350. Ford told me that is the only flasher that will work and that it is a gulf stream problem and they deny the problem. This affects all 1996 Ford e350 vans. Dt.

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car image   Turn Signal Flasher Unit problem of the 1998 Ford E-350 2
Failure Date: 04/29/1999

Vehicle sold and factory equipped with trailering package which includes factory trailer wiring. Turn signals & hazard flashers do not flash in accordance w/ 49cfr, 571. 108 when trailer attached to factory wiring. Dealer has found electronic flasher from Ford is not sufficient to operate with trailer. Flasher is rated as "2/4 flasher" (2 turn/4 hazard lamps). Ford does not offer heavy duty flasher sufficient to operate vehicle & trailer turn / flasher lamps. No aftermarket manufacturer has been found that makes a flasher unit that will operate in this vehicle. Standard "heavy duty" flashers blow all turn / flasher / brake light fuses. Creates extreme danger as turn signals and hazard flashers fail or are insufficient to operate in traffic with trailer attached. Only remedy is to convert trailer lamps to led lamps. Cost $150. 00 - $250. 00 per trailer.

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Other Common Exterior Lighting related problems of Ford E-350

Problem Category Number of Problems
Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems
Tail Light Switch problems
Brake Light problems
Headlights problems
Turn Signal Switch problems
Back Up Lights problems

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