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12 problems related to diesel fuel system have been reported for the 2006 Ford F-450.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 1
Failure Date: 01/18/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-450. The contact stated that the fuel tank began to deteriorate due to corrosion from the diesel fuel; the contact was informed during a routine oil change. The mechanic stated that the lining was being eaten through by the fuel. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 21,000. The consumer was informed there was condensation in the fuel tank causing it to rust.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 2
Failure Date: 11/30/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-450 diesel tow truck. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and was unable to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the failure occurred because the fuel tank had delaminated. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 3
Failure Date: 01/14/2010

While traveling on the 290 hwy around buffalo NY the truck stalled in the middle lane at 60 mph fortunately the driver was able to coast over to the right shoulder. Upon examination of the problem we found the fuel filters plugged with debris from the deteriorating liner of the fuel tank. When I contacted the dealer it was found that Ford was replacing these under its emissions warranty and that if past that you were on your own , to the tune of $1000. 00. We have had Ford diesels since 1974 and over 250,000 miles on them without this problem. What ever Ford did is causing fuel pump, injecter , and gas tank issues on the 6. 0 diesel, which is the worst diesel Ford ever made. This truck has 90,000 miles and a very frequent repair history,in 10,000 miles it will be out of their engine warranty leaving owners like me saddled with expensive repairs from the service managers to their customer relations dept. , you get the same song, there is nothing we can do!!!! I have samples of the deteriorated liner and fuel. If it had been rush hour when the truck quit, I am sure there would have been an accident.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 4
Failure Date: 11/10/2009

2006 Ford F-450. The lining on the inside of the fuel tank is disintegrating, plugging the filters and causing fuel related problems. The truck only has 54,000 miles on it. The dealership is wanting to charge me $2100 for a new fuel tank. I told them this is a manufacturing defect and Ford should stand behind it. They said it was caused by fuel. I cannot afford to have the vehicle repaired.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 5
Failure Date: 09/16/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Ford f450. While driving approximately 40-45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to move off the roadway and after several attempts to restart the vehicle; the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer replaced the fuel tank, fuel pump, filters and fuel injectors at the contact's expense. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 135,000 and the current mileage was 150,000.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 6
Failure Date: 05/11/2009

Ford diesel fuel tank delamination. Sudden loss of power on the freeway, due to delamination particles clogging the injectors.


car   Diesel Fuel System problem 7
Failure Date: 05/07/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Ford f450. While replacing the fuel filter, the mechanic found chips of paint from the lining of the fuel tank. The contact was informed that this failure could possibly clog up the fuel injectors and cause the entire fuel line to fail. The vehicle is currently being repaired at the cost of $400. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 45,000.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 8
Failure Date: 01/09/2009

1)traffic systems has a fleet of vehicles to perform our business which include all manufactures(chevy,Ford,International,isuzu,etc). The events that lead to failure is the deterioration of the fuel system,which leads to engine shut down. 2)the failure occurs every 4000,5000 miles. 3)everytime this happens the trucks shutdown in the middle of driving anywhere they are. Our business has employees that drive and work out of these trucks, every time this happens we have to get the trucks towed to dealer and pickup our employees.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 9
Failure Date: 09/30/2008

Sept. 30, 2008 - vehicle engine started missing - taken to shop fuel filter changed along with regular service of engine. July 19, 2010 - vehicle missing and smoking, taken to repair shop , diagnostics were done, showed injector problem, injector problem covered under warranty transferred to Ford garage. Checked codes and inspect test cylinder balance compression fuel tet code po281, code paa9u replaced # 7 fuel injector, bleed , road tested after completion, returned to repair shop replaced fuel filter at repair shop during state inspection. Ticket closed and returned truck to us on July 19, 2010. Aug. 12, 2010 - truck started missing again and stalled would not start, towed to a different Ford garage. Checked and advised to change injector # 1 and # 5, test drove to verify repair, key on engine off check, key on engine off self test, fuel contamination check, electric fuel pump pressure test, diesel hard start/ no start- diagnostic / pin point test , fuel injector or nozzle for injection pump, remove and replace, Aug. 18, 2010 vehicle was towed from Ford garage to repair shop to replace fuel tanks due to peeling and slivers inside of the fuel tank . This is the 4th vehicle that we have had to replace the fuel tank on among other repairs that this problem has caused my company. The fuel tank is stored at my shop and available for inspection upon request.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 10
Failure Date: 08/17/2008

The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-450. The contact stated that the fuel tank had to be replaced once under warranty and was failing again. The liner in the tank was eroding, rusting and causing the vehicle to leak diesel fuel. When the failure would occur, the vehicle would stall without warning. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 11
Failure Date: 01/03/2008

The coating on the interior of Ford diesel fuel tanks corrodes and collects as sediment in the fuel system. The sediment, collects at the botton of the fuel tank and is sucked into the fuel system. The fuel lines become fouled, the fuel pumps become clogged and require replacement. As the coating continues to deteriorate, the only recourse it to change the fuel tank, the sensors, and entire fuel delivery system. We have had 3 Ford vehicles f series experience this problem. In this instance, the truck was returned to the dealer for repair. After spending $1912. 11 in remedies, the final recourse was to have our own mechanics replace the fuel sytem from the tank itselt upto and including the fuel pump. This was an additional expense of approximately $1000. We are reporting this as it seems to be a defect in all the Ford diesel fuel systems. As the fuel systems become clogged, the vehicles lose power without warning and create a safety issue and driving hazard not only to the vehicle operator but other motorists. Upon complaints to the dealer, and to Ford, the dealer referred us to the odi website to final a safety complaint as this has occurred over and over.

car   Diesel Fuel System problem 12
Failure Date: 09/18/2007

This 2006 Ford e450 super duty with a 6. 0l engine has been trouble right from the start. The first thing to go wrong was the turbo that went out on 09/18/2007 with only 12,000 miles. Next at 15,000 miles the vehicle had starting and running problems and the dealer replaced several parts on top of motor. From this time forward up to 29000 miles the squad was towed several times for more engine repairs and replacement parts. From 29,000 to 53,000 things got worse. The vehicle was towed in again for egr cooler problems, injector problem and radiator failed. Two of these times was when we had a patient and had to call for a back up unit to respond. From 53,000 miles to 62,000 miles we had several more times of no start and no power problem that left the squad only able to go 35 mph. We had more engine parts replaced and computers. The last event was when we had fuel getting into the coolant and found both heads cracked and egr cooler bad again. We had engine repaired with all after market parts costing over $9000. In one year squad was out of service for over 2 months with engine problems. Squad has been out of service for about 12 months since new. All problems have been engine related.


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