Engine Problems of Ford F-250 - part 1

Ford F-250 owners have reported 112 problems related to engine (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 1
Failure Date: 08/18/2011

On vacation in maine with my 2001 Ford f250 super duty I was driving down a very narrow, heavily wooded two lane road at about 20 mph, suddenly and without warning a loud bang under the hood occured. Difficult to pull over safely and investigate. I had to drive several hundred feet to try to get on a straight away for safety. There were several log trucks that had to pass as well as other traffic. I discovered that the #6 spark plug had "blown out" of its hole and destroyed the threads, coil pack, and spark plug. After getting the truck to a repair facility the owner/mechanic informed me that this 5. 4l triton engine does this all the time. He informed me that he repairs two or three of these a week, in fact there is a "repair kit" available from most auto part stores. Doing some research after getting home I discovered that this is a chronic Ford problem that they refuse to address. I will be selling this truck because it is a huge safety issue for me. I dont need to be stranded on back country roads or interstates with any of the other 7 spark plugs ready to launch from my engine without warning or cause.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Ford F-250 2
Failure Date: 08/08/2011

I was traveling on I-90 in erie,PA and a spark plug blew out of the motor. I lost all power and was nearly hit from behind. The truck is a Ford F-250 with a tritan 5. 4 l motor.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 3
Failure Date: 08/08/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Ford f250. The contact stated while driving 5 mph the engine caught on fire. There were flames coming from under the vehicle. After stopping on the side of the road, the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. The fire department was called and put the fire out. A report was available if needed. The origin of the fire was unknown. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who will inspect the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted who stated they will send a representative out within the next twenty days to inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was 220,000.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 4
Failure Date: 07/14/2011

While driving my 2001 Ford f250 5. 4 l v8 engine powered truck the second (2nd) spark plug on the passenger side of the engine blew out (was ejected) from the head. This was an original spark plug on the 2001 f250 truck with 75300 original miles on it.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 5
Failure Date: 06/04/2011

Spark plug ejected from the motor while driving. Blew out the coil and stripped the threads. 5. 4 liter triton engine with 122,000 miles.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 6
Failure Date: 03/18/2011

Ford 5. 4 litre triton v8 spark plug ejection.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 7
Failure Date: 03/15/2011

Ford f250 v-10 engine blowning out spark plugs.

car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Ford F-250 8
Failure Date: 03/12/2011

Have a 2003 Ford F-250 with the 5. 4l triton engine I have owned the truck approx. 6months and in a matter of 1000 miles I have blown 2 spark plugs and inserts out, this repair has cost me $300 each time and $150 in towing fees,I am waiting to see when the other ones will blow, this problem is well known by all mechanics and make the repairs often, if this problem is so well known maybe Ford should address this issue and demand a recall of all vehicles with this well known issue, this problem also causes other issues, like engine fires due to the fuel fumes escaping from where the spark plug should be, when I try to research this problem I see that there is a website dedicated to this truck and problem so apparently Ford is waiting for an engine blowup to kill someone before they take this seriously.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Ford F-250 9
Failure Date: 03/12/2011

Have a 2003 Ford F-250 with the 5. 4l triton engine I have owned the truck approx. 6months and in a matter of 1000 miles I have blown 2 spark plugs and inserts out, this repair has cost me $300 each time and $150 in towing fees,I am waiting to see when the other ones will blow, this problem is well known by all mechanics and make the repairs often, if this problem is so well known maybe Ford should address this issue and demand a recall of all vehicles with this well known issue, this problem also causes other issues, like engine fires due to the fuel fumes escaping from where the spark plug should be, when I try to research this problem I see that there is a website dedicated to this truck and problem so apparently Ford is waiting for an engine blowup to kill someone before they take this seriously.

car image   Engine problem of the 2006 Ford F-250 10
Failure Date: 02/12/2011

I purchased a 2006 Ford f 250 with the triton 54 . I had it for 2 days when the motor started ticking. I'm told that it's a spark plug issue and no one is willing to work on it due to the high cost of fixing the problem when the plugs break off in the head and they also said it will probably blow a sparkplug out . This will cost aprox. $3000 to fix .

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car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 11
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

1999 Ford f250 original owner, 150k miles maintained by Ford dealer. Spark plugs replaced at 100k miles per maintenance schedule. #3 blew out on 12/10/10. This is a known issue with the Ford modular engines and causes damage to the interior of the engine compartment and components in the engine bay. Has been known to start a fire. Could cause serious injury or death if someone was looking in the engine bay when a spark plug blows out. Needs to be addressed before someone is seriously injured.

car image   Engine problem of the 2009 Ford F-250 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

During wet weather conditions (humidity and rain especially) and after approximately 30-40 minutes of steady state driving on at freeway speeds; the truck will hesitate when the accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor. The engine rpm will increase with the transmission downshift, then the engine rpm will immediately fall back down by about 500 rpm for approximately 5-7 seconds before returning to a full thottle engine speed. During this time of rpm fluctuation it feels/sounds like a stumble and/or miss in the engine. This is a common occurrence and when weather conditions are as described above can be duplicated easily. This issue is of real concern when merging into traffic or attempting to pass another car. The truck feels like it is going to accelerate into traffic, then all of a sudden momentarily looses power leaving the driver and passengers of the truck vulnerable to a collision with another vehicle. So far my truck has been to the Ford dealership multiple time for multiple days. They have not been able to cure the problem. They have hookup up vehicle data recorders multiple time without success. They did find inconsistencies in the map sensor readings which was subsequently replaced, however the problem persists.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 13
Failure Date: 11/14/2010

I own a 1999 F-250 truck with a v-10. Recently returning from an out of town trip one of the spark plugs blew out of the cylinder head while driving on the highway. Immediately lost power and pulled onto the shoulder. Speed limit for this section was posted for 75 mph. Limped the vehicle home for approximately 25 miles with a strong odor of gas, was worried of potential engine fire but needed to get home with my travel trailer and atv. Did not want to leave all this on the side of the road. After internet research seams that this is a common problem with the Ford triton motor design. Poor engineering.

car image   Engine problem of the 2008 Ford F-250 14
Failure Date: 10/26/2010

Heat shield around turbos on 08 F-250 with the 6. 4 diesel is losing its shape and beginning to hang too close to the turbo and can catch fire. This is a poor design with no clips to hold it in place.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 15
Failure Date: 09/20/2010

My 1999 Ford F-250 sd. Blew a spark plug out of the number four cylinder and a gasoline vapor fire started. I got the fire out and discovered the problem. The spark plug was laying on top of the engine with approximately four threads of aluminum attached to its threads. How can Ford have sooooo many of this exact issue and not have a recall?please help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

car image   Engine problem of the 2010 Ford F-250 16
Failure Date: 08/18/2010

Brand new Ford f250 diesel. Rear main seal "leaking like a sieve" according to Ford dealership mechanic. Major fire concern. Vehicle has <8,000 miles, bought new by consumer, driven only on the highway without towing or heavy loads.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2005 Ford F-250 17
Failure Date: 05/10/2010

Ongoing problem with the 6. 0 diesel in the 2005 Ford f250 super duty trucks.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Ford F-250 18
Failure Date: 03/24/2010

I was driving my 2003 Ford F-250 when a spark plug blew out of the cylinder head breaking the coil, and causing the truck to run on 7 cylinders. My truck has only 72340 miles on it and those are the original spark plugs from the factory.

car image   Engine problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 19
Failure Date: 03/11/2010

I have a 2002 Ford f250 with a triton v* engine. To this date, it has blown out 5 spark plugs! so far, the repairs have run over $1000 to fix this, and with three more to go, I can foresee at least another $750, which I can ill afford.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 20
Failure Date: 03/10/2010

I had a spark plug blow out of my cylinder head of my Ford f250 2002 with 79,000 miles on it.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 21
Failure Date: 02/27/2010

Spark plug blows out of cylinder head and takes coil pack with it.

car image   Engine problem of the 2004 Ford F-250 22
Failure Date: 02/21/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Ford f250 superduty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the engine ejected spark plugs. The vehicle was taken to a licensed mechanic and repaired by adding an insert into the engine head. The failure had occurred again after the repair was performed. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. The current mileage was approximately 85,400.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2006 Ford F-250 23
Failure Date: 02/12/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. When the contact would attempt to start his vehicle he noticed that the key would turn inside the ignition but the engine would not start. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop where the contact was informed that the injector driving module was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were 160000.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 24
Failure Date: 11/25/2009

Ford 250 light duty truck blew #4 plug out of head while driving approximately 35 mph. Truck odometer registered 88,000 miles and affected spark plug was the original equipment. Vehicle had to be towed tenvoorde Ford, saint cloud mn to effect repair. Repairs involved an insert kit for the #4 cylinder and totaled $950. 00. Vehicle was operating in traffic at the time of the incident, the blown plug created a noteworthy distraction and sudden loss of power requiring the vehicle to be maneuvered out of the traffic stream. This problem has been well documented from dealership databases to internet forums; everyone in the know is aware of this issue. It is not uncommon, but there seems to be a consensus that we're on our own. Ford needs to cowboy up with recall to fix the problem.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 25
Failure Date: 10/19/2009

2001 Ford F-250 sd 6. 8l v-10, spark plug on the number eight cylinder blew out of the head while driving at approx. 15-20 mph. The threads on the cylinder head are non-existent at this point, the coil was destroyed, and the vehicle is undrivable. After researching, I have found this to be a known problem on several models from Ford. The vehicle is currently awaiting inspection and repair by a local Ford dealership. I have been told by the service writer that it is a known problem, but that Ford will not provide a covered repair. I have been told that if the head is repairable without removal from the vehicle, the cost will be approx. $750. 00 with no guarantee that it will not re-occur. If the cylinder head must be removed, the cost is between three and four thousand dollars. I will be retaining the old parts.



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