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Alternator/generator/regulator Problems of Ford F-350

Ford F-350 owners have reported 9 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Ford F-350 1
Failure Date: 05/23/2015

Went out camping. Went driving down road and truck shut down. Had to have someone bring us an alternator because the closet place to get one was in minnesota. We live in utah.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2008 Ford F-350 2
Failure Date: 12/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford f350 sd. The contact stated that the battery warning light illuminated and discovered smoke coming from under the hood. The contact also mentioned that once the hood was opened, the alternator was on fire. The contact extinguished the fire. The police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the alternator was cycling more than it should because the battery was not functioning properly which caused the fire. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000. Ne.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2002 Ford F-350 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

Ford truck 4x4 f350 diesel. This is my 2nd complaint to you in about a year for the same problem. There are no warning signs, just failure of the alternator. We have a 2002 Ford f350 super duty diesel, crew cab, 7. 3l engine. Today, we are installing the 5th or 6th (we've stopped counting, but have records) alternator!! this occurs at least every year, and we have the old alternator now. This is beyond riduculous, expensive, and unsafe. It warrants a look see by you. Our truck only has 88 thousand (can't see, the alternator is out, but this is approximate) miles. Please, help! if this were to happen while we were going down the highway, at high speeds, someone could be hurt or killed.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2001 Ford F-350 4
Failure Date: 12/13/2010

I received a "recall" notice from Ford about my f350 truck, the recall is not listed on your web site???? last time I received a "recall" from Ford I took my truck to the local dealer and they left all four battery connections loose which ruined my alternator, they denied having touched the battery connections yet their own service report had a check mark next to "battery connections inspected" now they sent me this recall about a speed control sensor and when I called the number provided they basically told me I have no recourse if the local dealer damages my truck again, and if I do not bring the truck in Ford is not responsible for my injury or any loss associated with the "recall" help please!.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2003 Ford F-350 5
Failure Date: 12/10/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-350 sd. While driving approximately 40 mph on normal road conditions, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and resumed normal operation; although, the failure recurred intermittently. An authorized technician stated that the failure was contributed to the injection control pump (icp); injection pressure regulator (ipr) and the wiring harness which were replaced on two occasions. The vehicle was also towed to an authorized dealer to have the transmission replaced. The cost to repair the vehicle was 3,400. The following day the alternator failed and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 132,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2006 Ford F-350 6
Failure Date: 05/17/2006

The contact owns a 2006 Ford f350. The contact stated that the batteries in the vehicle keep going dead and the alternator is also defective. The dealer cannot find the failure but the owner thinks the failure is an electrical short. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had been notified but did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 100,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2003 Ford F-350 7
Failure Date: 12/20/2004

Took truck in to get computer updates (132000 mi). Dealer discovered 12 quarts of fuel in crankcase. Had to get injector seals replaced ($1200). I know of at least 4 other owners of this model to have this problem. In August 2004 had to have front end rebuilt even though I had done required maintenance ($450)vehicle lost power (12/20/04)(182000 mi). Stopped to check for problem. Engine restarted. I shut it off and tried to restart. It would turn over but not start. Had towed to dealer. They had 20 different codes come up on computer diagnostic. As of 12/28/04 it still will not start and dealer still has no idea why. Most recent estimate for this repair at least $1200 an have not been able to work since breakdown.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2002 Ford F-350 8
Failure Date: 11/10/2003

I have a 2002 Ford F-350. I have just had to replace my alternator for the second time. I called Ford customer relations and they said there was nothing they would do to help with the costs at this time. It is a part that should last many years and for me to be on my third with a truck this new means to me that there is a problem. The dealer did tell me that they were replacing a lot of them. I have numerous problems with this truck. I kept having high pressure oil line problems until the block cracked and they replaced the motor.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 1996 Ford F-350 9
Failure Date: 12/10/1997

The defective alternator bearings locked up, causing the alternator to catch on fire. The vehicle is at the dealer at the moment.

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