This is very hazardous when pulling a fifth wheel camper. Fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. The service rep said they had several of these same problems on other trucks. Happens intermittently almost caused accident as I tried to merge into traffic and engine lost power. This occurred 1 day after dealership updated the engine computer code. The incident below involves a friend, not my own experience. Subsequent recall came out and was performed in September 2005.
. Three out of four of us have had this happen. After a few weeks gathering oil change information, a service advisor suggests taking it to the selling dealer, as they would be more disposed to fix the truck. I have had a number of near accidents upon leaving my driveway or parking lots and pulling into traffic. The current and failure mileages were less than 47,000.
I cant afford to take it to Ford, I cant trade it. The flaw was correcte in later models. Now truck surges at low speeds, in parking lot and at stop light. Once the vehicle stopped the driver had to restart the truck. Very low pressure salesmen with a good sense of humor. The consumer is still trying to be in contact with Ford customer service. The Ford house is no help at all.
The dealer was notified and stated that the egr cooler might be defective. Shop visit on 12 April 2006 revealed egr?? The service manager, dean, at rio valley Ford has extensive knowledge on my truck also. Will take to the shop for another round!!. Less than 100 driven since. Ford has been notified of this incident, but will not return the consumer's phone call. The vehicle has a problem in the mornings after it has not run for several hours, it smokes, runs rough, and has severe hesitation.
The truck was just at the dealership a week before this happened for a blown radiator hose. There were a number of stalls that seemed to have been different from the original problem in that the vehicle begin to run rough prior to the stalling. Since these symptoms are similar to those described in recall 05s34, I thought my truck should be included. Engine stalls at highway speeds put doesn't die. Several acquaintances have had the problem more than once, in spite of Ford having done the repairs. I had to slam on the brakes and shut it off! In July last summer it did it 1500 miles from home on vacation.
The dealer had to replace the icp. We would be driving the truck, park it and then try to start it back up and it would do nothing- this has happened twice. Pumping the pedal a few times will bring back acceleration. Started experiencing problem again in February of 2006. The selling dealer couldn't help. In traffic environment, I need to keep a large interval in case truck decides to advance throttle on its own.
As a result the truck veered into oncoming traffic. The key had to be turned back to neutral ,then try to restart. Once after recall done thus recall did not fix the problem. This purchase has been the biggest mistake and I do spread the word. Showing no codes Ford says they cant do a thing.
The other service advisor says that they don't want to keep the work order open any more. A search of Ford warranty repair records will confirm that this is a very common problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The engine alos lost coolant. Problem is worse from a stop accelerator will be depressed but truck will move only 3-5 mph. We came from out of town to see this vehicle and they made sure it was there so we didn't waste a trip. The driver was unable to control the vehicle because there were no brakes and no power steering.
The contact stated that the check engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. By the way- it has been the o-rings and gaskets in the motor. This leaves the vehicle with a lack of power, requiring finding a safe place to pull off the road. The original cause to take the truck into the dealership was the power loss and massive engine shaking at idle as described by others. Ive had it there several times and all it done was cost me money. This creates a low power situation that leaves the truck without enough power to safely exit the roadway. But since the truck now has over 100,000 miles on it, Ford won't do the work, even though the problem had been reported several times prior to the 100,000 mile limit.
This condition occurs nearly every morning, especially in the winter, and has resulted in a number of near crashes. Has not been determined if vehicle can be repaired. After a lengthy process I get to the appropriate person at Ford who accepts my personal notes on the oil changes. Problems reappeared the next morning. Problems head gaskets, injector, fuel rail, oil cooler, oil pumps fuel injector control module, pcm, 0 basically the whole 6.