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Diesel Engine problems of the 2005 Ford F-250



Ten problems related to diesel engine have been reported for the 2005 Ford F-250.

car   Diesel Engine problem 1
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Ford f250 superduty diesel. The contact stated that the engine would not start. The engine would only start when fuel was added. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure where the dealer replaced the fuel injectors but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not further repaired and the manufacturer would not assist with the repair. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 115,000 and the current mileage was 121,000.

car   Diesel Engine problem 2
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250 superduty diesel. The contact stated that the egr cooler was failing and blowing coolant through the engine and throughout the exhaust. The egr cooler has parts coming off of it because it was defective and it continued to blow articles through the engine which caused it to fail. The dealer stated that they were aware of the problem, but the vehicle was no longer under warranty and the part was not recalled. The vehicle began smoking and is not operational. The failure mileage was 61000 and the current mileage was 62000.

car   Diesel Engine problem 3
Failure Date: 08/13/2010

2005 Ford F-250. Consumer states vehicle overheated and blew out white smoke while driving the consumer stated upon doing research, she discovered there were numerous complaints from other owners who experienced failures with the egr cooler.

car   Diesel Engine problem 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250 superduty. The contact stated that the vehicle has a difficult time starting. The failure usually occurs in the mornings. Once it starts, it idles roughly. The contact took the vehicle to a private mechanic and was informed of a recall for the same year, make, and model vehicle. The contact called the Ford dealer and they stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe because he could be stranded. The vehicle has not been repaired. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 108,000. Updated 11/17/09 updated 11/1/8/09.

car   Diesel Engine problem 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250 super duty. The contact stated that whenever the air conditioner was operated, he could smell exhaust fumes in the interior of the vehicle. The failure would persist whether driving or sitting idle. When sitting idle, the smell was overwhelming. The contact also stated that when defrosting the windows in cold weather, the fumes would cause the windows to fog excessively. The dealer advised they were aware of the failure however; the contact would be responsible for any repairs. The vehicle was not serviced. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 124,702. Updated 12/01/10. Updated 12/07/10.

car   Diesel Engine problem 6
Failure Date: 11/12/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250 sd. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle surged to 60 mph without warning and then shut off. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate and the failures were intermittent. As of December 12, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 64,045 and current mileage was 64,055.

car   Diesel Engine problem 7
Failure Date: 07/29/2006

Purchased 2005 f250 6. 0 diesel new sept. 2004. On July 29,2006, (16,000 miles), truck began to lose power on hills in tow mode (5,500 lbs. Trlr. ). The engine rpm increases,the accelerator is almost to the floor, the truck begins to slow down as if there is slipping in the driveline. Took it to the first of 2 dealerships who replaced several parts with no improvement. First replaced the electric cooling fan. Then the a thermostat. Then they replaced the thermostat again (first replacement must have been bad). Then they switched computers with an employee's truck and drove it. No change, so they switched them back. Then they took the employee's truck and attached my trailer for a test drive. It drove great, no problems at all. Then they put the trailer back on my truck and drove it again. The problems were still there. That is when they threw up their hands and said they had no idea what was wrong, but the truck was definitely not performing normally. Next I took it to another dealership in a nearby town. They have been trying to isolate the problem for the past 3 weeks with no results to date. They have installed data recorders twice and replaced the engine oil cooler. It did not stop the problem. Truck is at dealership this morning. Oct. 2. The loss of power symptoms have occurred approximately 30 to 50 times since it began at the 16000 mile point, on July 29. The truck has been in the shop for diagnosis and repair 14 times. On 2 occasions on the interstate, I barely avoided a catastrophic collision with 18-wheelers because my truck lost power going up a hill and the semi directly behind me kept his power on since I did not show any brake lights when I slowed, he almost took the corner off my trailer. It is dangerous enough on the highways without having to deal with a truck that isn't safe.

car   Diesel Engine problem 8
Failure Date: 07/01/2005

While traveling on interstate at about 70 mph vehicle lost power. . No warning lights illuminated at the time. Was not able to restart vehicle. It had to be towed off an interstate bridge, to side of road out of way where afterwards consumer called Ford. Waited for 2 hours for a tow truck. Tired of waiting consumer tried to start the vehicle. It started and he drove about 20 miles to dealership, who said there was nothing wrong, or no recalls. No repairs have been made because dealership could not duplicate the problem. This vehicle was towed to another dealership in the past, but Ford stated they had no record of this, and no clue as to what the problem was. Vehicle is currently at the dealer awaiting service. There has always been a problem when turning engine off to put gas in vehicle the engine would not restart, this was a diesel engine.

car   Diesel Engine problem 9
Failure Date: 03/08/2005

F-250, 2004 diesel, fuel milage has dropped and now get smell from exhaust. Took to dealer and was told nothing wrong.

car   Diesel Engine problem 10
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2005 Ford f250 truck that shut down while driving at highway speed * the consumer stated that on two separate occasions the truck has shut down while driving at highway speeds losing power steering and brakes. The consumer stated there was no indication that the truck was losing power. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer stated there were no indicators while performing test on the truck.