Diesel Engine problems of the 2004 Ford F-250
49 problems associated with diesel engine have been reported for the 2004 Ford F-250.
Diesel Engine problem #1
I bought this 2004 Ford F-250,6. 0 diesel in may 2010 with 160k miles on it because lots of people told me to buy a diesel it would give me better performance than gas. I have had nothing but troubles ever since. It started not starting about 2 weeks after I bought it. The Ford house is no help at all. Ive had it there several times and all it done was cost me money. It has never stopped running driving down the road like the other complaints iv'e read. But it has left me stranded 50 or 75 times, sometimes it will run perfect for months and all at once it wont start. Showing no codes Ford says they cant do a thing. In July last summer it did it 1500 miles from home on vacation. I had a wrecker take it to a shop and $7500. 00 and 6 weeks later they had put a new engine in it (said the camshaft broke and scored the piston wall) I came home now 6 months later its doing it again. I cant afford to take it to Ford, I cant trade it. What to do??. This diesel engine problem happened on 05/31/2010.
Diesel Engine problem #2
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford F-250 diesel. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, excess smoke emitted from the exhaust pipe. The dealer was notified and stated that the egr cooler might be defective. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 86,100. Updated 02/27/lj updated 02/27/12. This problem occurred on 01/25/2012.
Diesel Engine problem #3
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford F-250. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTNW21P14_. 6. Diesel engine shut down at highway speed. This problem occurred on January 31, 2003.
Diesel Engine problem #4
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford F-250. The VIN of the car is 1FTNX21P04_. Sudden and complete engine failure (followed by reduced steering and braking). It was 06/29/04 when this diesel engine issue happened.
Diesel Engine problem #5
The car involved was a 2004 Ford F-250. Bought 2004 f250 crew king ranch diesel in Jan. 04. Vehicle idles down and dies while driving at speed limit. With foot on brake at intersections or stop lights vehicle accelerates on it's own. While accelerating vehicle will die, then restart and lunge forward with acceleration. Has happened 5 times since purchase. Dealer has been unable to resolve. Ford motor has been uncooperative to any of my calls to consumer relations. Dealership is doing their best, Ford will not admit problems with this engine and system. Truck has been with dealer 2 weeks without resolve. This problem occurred on 06/28/2004.
Diesel Engine problem #6
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford F-250. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The consumer was unsuccessful at trying to restart the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to the mechanic, however the problem could not be duplicated. This issue happened on June 2, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #7
The car was a 2004 Ford F-250. 2004 f250 king ranch. I have had the truck since April 8. Around the middle of July it started hesitating and stalling. It would hesitate while going at any speed, at any time, whether going down the road or sitting still. While the motor is running, it will completely lose power, as if you had taken your foot completely off of the gas pedal. After a few seconds it will regain power, as if you put your foot back on the gas pedal. Several of these occurrences have been very close calls for crashes and could have been life threatening if not for other alert drivers. After "repairing" the truck the first time, I no more than got it home before it was doing the same thing again. After ordering some more parts and "repairing" the truck the second time, it started shaking violently after first starting and while idling. It also gained a loud scrubbing/thumping sound somewhere in the front half of the vehicle. It is now back in the shop for the third time in less than 1 month. I have had my truck for a total of 4 days out of the last 21 and am very afraid of having an accident if they "repair" the problem again. This diesel engine problem happened on Jul. 12, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #8
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford F-250. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMSU43P64_. 2004 Ford excursion: the engine fails during operation of the vehicle at various speeds which eliminates power brakes, steering. This is so dangerous, we were almost hit from behind by a 18 wheeler, the engine failed while exiting a ramp on I-95 at 55 mph. I had to place the truck in nuetral, brake, turn and restart the truck without flipping over the edge of the ramp. The engine idles at different rpms, the vehicle will jerk forward while braking making it very dangerous in parking lots with pedestrians walking in front of the truck. I almost hit an elderly woman walking in front of the truck. It is not safe for children to be around this vehicle. This has happened since 04/2004. The dealer has attempted to repair the truck four times without success. They have replaced diff sensors and re-calibrated fuel computer. This issue happened on Wednesday, August 11, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #9
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford F-250. The VIN of the car is 1FTNX21P34_. The vehicle would run for a while and then stall. The dealer has serviced the vehicle numerous times. The sensors have been changed but the problem continued. The failure date was Tuesday, April 6, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #10
The car involved is a 2004 Ford F-250. The VIN of this F-250 is 1FTNW21P34_. The contact states while trying to accelerate the turbo on the vehicle will not allow the vehicle to move; it will creep forward but will not accelerate. Also, if you are pulling weight with the vehicle it will actually move backwards. This problem occurs on a daily basis. The dealership has replaced the turbo and this will correct the problem for about a month and then the problem will reoccur. They are unable to come up with a remedy to correct this defect. The service manager explained to him the only repair is to continue to replace the turbo. The failure date was Monday, Dec. 1, 2003.
Diesel Engine problem #11
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-250. 2004 Ford f250 super duty, engine shuts off and on driving down the highway, lose power steering and brakes. Very unsafe vehicle when this happens. This has occurred 7 separate times. Once after recall done thus recall did not fix the problem. Leery to drive now. Less than 100 driven since. This problem occurred on 10/15/05.
Diesel Engine problem #12
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford F-250. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FTNX20P44_. The turbo in my Ford pickup has been replaced twice. I have spoken to other people that have had the same problem. My pickup is a 2004 f250 with a turbo diesel engine . This diesel engine issue occurred Fri., Jun. 6, 2008.
Diesel Engine problem #13
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford f250 superduty. 1) while entering interstate and/or traveling at interstate speeds, and hauling a trailer. 2) the cac(charge air cooler) duct blows off of the turbo. This leaves the vehicle with a lack of power, requiring finding a safe place to pull off the road. 3) existing hardware is re-attached and torqued to spec, and redesigned parts have also been installed. The failure date was Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.
Diesel Engine problem #14
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford f250 superduty. The VIN of the problem F-250 is 1FTNW20P14_. Purchased new 2004 f250 6. 0l turbo diesel. Since purchase, have repeatedly experienced intermittent surging, stumbling, & stalling. Have returned vehicle numerous time with no trouble found. Subsequent recall came out and was performed in September 2005. Intent of recall was to address stated problems. Started experiencing problem again in February of 2006. Shop visit on 12 April 2006 revealed egr?? problem, and was replaced. Problems reappeared the next morning. Will take to the shop for another round!!. It was Apr. 14, 2006 when this diesel engine issue happened.
Diesel Engine problem #15
The car is a 2004 Ford f250 superduty. Vehicle loss of power and whine noise from motor and /or turbo causing truck to have major hesitation and lack of power at freeway and surface street speeds--several time this happens when driving on a regular basis. This diesel engine problem happened on June 19, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #16
The car was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTNW20P34_. 2004 Ford-f250 king ranch diesel series: engine revs up at idle over powering the brakes enough to cause the truck to jump forward between 1-2 ft. This is a serious safty issue at intersections. This occurred 1 day after dealership updated the engine computer code. The original cause to take the truck into the dealership was the power loss and massive engine shaking at idle as described by others. This issue happened on 10/28/04.
Diesel Engine problem #17
The car involved was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. Within two months of driving,experienced engine bogging, stalling, and grinding noises, unpredictable occurrences. Now problems are accompanied by a sweet smelling chemical odor that fills interior of truck cab. Lemon law state arbitration initiated after dealer's multiple attempts to repair have failed. It was 04/25/2004 when this diesel engine issue occurred.
Diesel Engine problem #18
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. The VIN of the problem F-250 is 1FTNX21P54_. The engine stalled which caused the vehicle to loose power steering and power brakes. This is very hazardous when pulling a fifth wheel camper. There were a number of stalls that seemed to have been different from the original problem in that the vehicle begin to run rough prior to the stalling. The engine alos lost coolant. This diesel engine issue occurred Friday, October 29, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #19
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTNX21P74_. Diesel engine bucks while in motion and most importantly when stopping. Necessary to put truck into neutral to prevent bucking/jumping forward into car in fromt of me. Sweet anti freeze smell inside truck. Ford refused to acknowledge problem until forced to perform a complete inspection as prescribed by the dispute settlement board. Then learned problem with turbo charger, coolant leak into engine. Non-performance happened over a 6 month period begining in June, 2004. This problem occurred on 06/03/04.
Diesel Engine problem #20
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTNW21P14_. Engine was cold, sat over night, in the morning tried to start vehicle, glow plug light turned off and engine was cranked, engine cranked slow but did not start and within seconds engine compartment burst into flames. Fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Fire destroyed passenger side of engine compartment, smoke damage in cab. Cause of fire unknown at this time. Has not been determined if vehicle can be repaired. This diesel engine problem happened on Dec. 20, 2004.
Diesel Engine problem #21
The car was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. The VIN of the car is 1FTNW21P94_. Complained of exhaust odor inside vehicle. Oil is leaking from the glow plugs onto the exhaust manifold. Serious fire hazard. I've taken the vehicle to the dealer to be "fixed" and this is my third trip. The failure date was 02/17/05.
Diesel Engine problem #22
The car was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. I get exhaust fumes / diesel smell through my vents. I brought the truck in at 1500 miles and they replaced the exhaust manifold. It didn't help. They said drive it, and see if it gets better. I have brought the truck in 5 times for the smell, and they can not fix the problem. Ford is telling me it's normal. I have friends with the same vehicle and they do not get the fumes coming through their vents. Sometimes the fumes are so strong that my eyes burn. My son will say open the windows because his eyes burn from the fumes. This diesel engine issue occurred 04/26/2004.
Diesel Engine problem #23
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. The VIN of this F-250 is 1FTNW21P44_. The inner cooler tube for the turbo blew apart,filled with oil,causing the tubro to be replaced16000 miles. 8 months later it happen all over again 26500 miles. This diesel engine problem happened on Friday, June 17, 2005.
Diesel Engine problem #24
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. Our f250 superduty has left us in the middle of no where 3 times. We would be driving the truck, park it and then try to start it back up and it would do nothing- this has happened twice. Once it just shut down while driving. Each time road side asst. Has come to get the truck. This purchase has been the biggest mistake and I do spread the word. By the way- it has been the o-rings and gaskets in the motor. It was Tuesday, June 21, 2005 when this diesel engine issue happened.
Diesel Engine problem #25
The car is a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. While driving the truck shut off and just completely died. The driver was unable to control the vehicle because there were no brakes and no power steering. As a result the truck veered into oncoming traffic. Once the vehicle stopped the driver had to restart the truck. The key had to be turned back to neutral ,then try to restart. The truck was just at the dealership a week before this happened for a blown radiator hose. Ford has been notified of this incident, but will not return the consumer's phone call. The consumer is still trying to be in contact with Ford customer service. It was May 11, 2005 when this diesel engine issue occurred.