Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Ford F-250 - part 1

Ford F-250 owners have reported 271 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-250 based on all problems reported for the F-250.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Ford F-250 1
Failure Date: 06/28/2019

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.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Ford F-250 2
Failure Date: 05/23/2019

Purchased vehicle 11-2018 have taken to two service shops engine knock. Metal in filter. Cylinder #1 low compression due to bad machining of the engine block. Vehicle non drivable.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 3
Failure Date: 04/26/2019

2001 Ford f250. Consumer writes in regards to issues with the motor. The consumer stated the motor would back fire and blow out. The consumer stated there was a recall on the motor, but the manufacturer would not honor the recall.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 4
Failure Date: 04/18/2019

While driving on interstate 20, eastbound, my low fuel pressure indicator light came on. I started losing power and we pulled off at the exit that was there. As soon as we stopped, the engine bay was on fire. It gave no indication of odd smells or problems. It seemed to burn the engine compartment completely, all the electrical systems, interior, possibly firewall, etc. It seems this is possibly a known problem.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford F-250 5
Failure Date: 04/15/2019

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 35 mph, the abs, reduced power mode, and check engine indicators illuminated independently. The contact called three different dealers, including wendle Ford at 509-484-4800 (located at 9000 n division st, spokane, wa 99218) and was informed to bring the vehicle to their facility. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Ford F-250 6
Failure Date: 04/01/2019

Started my truck to let it warm up before I took it in to town. Went inside for around 150 min, come outside and I seen smoke coming from my doors and as soon as I opened it feom the passenger door it was full of smoke and I seen a fire on my driver side feint seat. It completely burnt my truck and another f250 the was parked next to it.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2018 Ford F-250 7
Failure Date: 03/23/2019

2018 Ford F-250 was parked with engine off when fire started under the interior cabin. Fire spread through-out the vehicle and completely engulfed the truck within minutes. Complete burn.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 8
Failure Date: 03/13/2019

~tl the contact owns a 1999 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire without warning while parked on the side of the road. The contact extinguished the fire with snow. A police report was not filed. There were no injuries.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 9
Failure Date: 02/01/2019

Tl- the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving various speed over a bump in the road, the vehicle violently vibrated. The failure happened intermittently. No warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired by the dealer. The manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000. Nd.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Ford F-250 10
Failure Date: 01/28/2019

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 11
Failure Date: 01/17/2019

Tl the contact owned a 2002 Ford F-250. While the vehicle was parked for a couple of hours in cold temperatures and connected to the block heater, the vehicle caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The vehicle was destroyed. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The cause of the failure was not determined. The failure mileage was 177,700.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 12
Failure Date: 01/04/2019

Tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250 sd. The contact stated that the check engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to jeff drennen Ford (801 s. 2nd st, coshocton, ohio) where it was diagnosed that the nox sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 55,900.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Ford F-250 13
Failure Date: 12/11/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2010 Ford F-250. While slowing down at a stop light, the vehicle accelerated. The contact depressed the brake pedal harshly and the engine revved. The contact turned off the engine and had to restart the vehicle a few extra times in order to drive home safely. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,800.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Ford F-250 14
Failure Date: 12/07/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2012 Ford F-250. The contact found metal shrapnel in the fuel system, which traveled to the engine. Multiple unknown warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the battery was changed. The mechanic diagnosed that the fuel injectors and fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 188,180.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford F-250 15
Failure Date: 12/01/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Ford F-250 sd. The contact stated that the engine warning light illuminated. The dealership medved Ford, 1404 s wilcox st, castle rock, CO 80104, (303) 688-3137 diagnosed that the failure was related to the customer satisfaction program 18m01- reductant heater and sender assembly repair campaign however the dealer and the manufacturer indicated that the vehicle was excluded which was unacceptable to the contact. The dealer had not been authorized to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer provided no assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Dyd.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford F-250 16
Failure Date: 11/19/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-250 sd. When the vehicle was started, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the heating assembly failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The dealer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2018 Ford F-250 17
Failure Date: 10/25/2018

My husband was driving on hwy 77 in va on October 25, 2018 when he accidentally ran into the back of a tri-axle dump truck going at a slower speed. Upon impact something under the hood immediately burst into flames and the fire quickly spread. The side impact air bags did not deflate and my husband struggle to get the driver door open. Fortunately my husband was able to get out of the truck with the help of the dump truck driver pulling on the outside of the truck door. The fire quickly spread to the cab of the truck and the aluminum melted away. He lost everything that was in the cab of his truck and some things in the bed of the truck. He was pulling an enclosed trailer with tools and equipment and the fire spread to the trailer and damaged/destroyed some tools until the fire department was able to extinguish the flames. I have attached a picture of the burning truck for your reference. I also have pictured of the truck remains. I wouldn't be as concerned about this but this same thing happened to him earlier this year when he was involved in another front end collision, in a 2018 Ford F-250 sd truck. That truck also caught on fire the same way and ended up burning up completely. I have pictures of the remains of this vehicle as well. Told the car dealer and they gave us a number to call Ford and tell them. My husband called Ford and all they did was log the complaint and gave him a case number.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 18
Failure Date: 10/10/2018

Tl - the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. The contact stated while driving 50mph, the vehicle caught on fire at the bottom of the engine and the brakes failed. The fire department extinguished the fire and informed that defective wiring caused the fire. There were no injuries sustained and no medical attention. A police report was not filed and the vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The vehicle was deemed a total loss by the insurance company and it was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 36,000. Jc.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 19
Failure Date: 10/06/2018

Truck at times has long cranking issue before starting.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 20
Failure Date: 10/01/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While driving various speeds, the front of the vehicle vibrated violently. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. Corwin Ford nampa (5707 e gate blvd, nampa, id 83687, (208) 584-6027) repaired the front drive line twice, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford F-250 21
Failure Date: 08/31/2018

My wife and daughter were traveling south on interstate 55 north of sikeston, missouri. My wife was driving the truck. And was at the time of the incident passing a semi-truck. She noticed the truck lost power in the engine and a light came on on the dash. A message appeared on the dash relating to the power loss. She was able to get the truck to the shoulder safely. As soon as she stopped the truck, she noticed smoke coming from under the hood and told our daughter to get out of the truck. As soon as they got to the tailgate flames started shooting out of the truck. She saw that the fire started on the lower right hand side of the engine with flames dropping down about one foot from the front passenger tire. This is the location of the oil filter on the truck. The truck was soon engulfed in flames. This incident happened at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon. She had the oil changed at the Ford dealership in cape girardeau, missouri (Ford groves) earlier that day. Luckily there were no injuries and only property damage resulting from the fire. If there had been a child in a child restraint, it could have been tragic. The truck was towed by d & k towing and stored at their facility in sikeston. The scott county fire department responded to the fire. The truck and thousands of dollars in personal property were destroyed in the incident.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford F-250 22
Failure Date: 08/16/2018

Valve spring while driving on a highway the valve spring broke after only 78,000 miles on the engine.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 23
Failure Date: 08/11/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2001 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, a fire was detected coming from underneath the driver�s side wheel. The contact also mentioned that the driver side of the vehicle exploded. A police report was filed. The fire was extinguished by the local fire department. There were no injuries sustained that needed medical attention. The vehicle was not taken or towed to a dealer or independent mechanic for a diagnostic test or repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 05v170000 (vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Dr.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford F-250 24
Failure Date: 07/09/2018

The bcm module on 2014 F-250 superduty is attached to the parking brake release plate under the driver�s side dashboard. Normal use of the parking brake release causes the bcm connector to become loose. After multiple normal uses the bcm connector faults and shuts down the ability to start the vehicle. My issue occurred while driving and I lost ability to monitor speed, rpm, fuel, temp, and other functions. I stopped on the side of the road and turned off my vehicle. It would no longer start. I searched for this problem and found out it was a common problem and �roadside� steps to fix it (shaking the bcm connector). Doing this temporarily fixed the problem. Ford stated there is no recall on the issue and would not fix it free of charge. There are multiple videos on youtube for 2013, 2014, 2015 year vehicles with the same problem. Even after contacting Ford corporate with videos and forum threads they deny an issue exists. The local dealership wanted about $3,500 to �explore and diagnose the problem�. My issue started when the air bag light flashed when I disengaged the parking brake: https://youtu. Be/9svuca9giku then the entire bcm connector failed: https://youtu. Be/8i9v6xymxwm.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford F-250 25
Failure Date: 06/03/2018

Travelling north on i25 in new mexico. Going 60 mph pulling a 5th wheel trailer. Low fuel pressure light came on and lost power steering. Smoke coming from under hood. Then all warning lights came on and coasted to side of the road. By the time I stopped, the engine compartment was fully engulfed in flames. Tried to release the hood but cable melted. Exited the vehicle and called 911. Passer by loaned me fire extinguishers but fire too hot. Fire department arrived within minutes and extinguished the flames. Truck towed to a holding yard.


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