Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
0417409/06/200410013116Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series. *tt04/08/2005
1757102/01/200410008134Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes p0603 (powertrain control module keep alive memory error) or p0605 ( powertrain control module read only memory error). *tt07/22/2004
991303008/01/1999609032Some vehicles equipped with either the trailer towing package or chassis cab may exhibit various trailer related electrical conditions such as: backup lights inoperative, trailer battery feed inoperative or electric brake power inoperative12/07/1999
99674708/01/1999608458Some vehicles equipped with either the trailer towing package or chassis cab may exhibit various trailer related electrical conditions. instructions on installing the trailer towing relays and fuses are provided in the trailer towing kit.12/02/1999
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
1376601/01/2000612795Some vehicles without over cab lights may exhibit a number 8 fuse open in the power distribution box and/or not parking lamps. *mjs06/12/2000

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES06V286000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V078000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES08V025000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V347000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V488000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V336000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES05V388000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V078000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES06V286000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES05V388000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V347000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V488000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V336000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES08V025000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
06/04/2011103000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 ford f-250. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the spark plugs disconnected from the head. the vehicle was inspected by the dealer and they repaired the failure by drilling into the head and then replacing the spark plugs; but the failure reoccured. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 103,000 and current mileage was 103,050. the vin unavailable. nw
06/04/2011103000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 ford f-250. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the spark plugs disconnected from the head. the vehicle was inspected by the dealer and they repaired the failure by drilling into the head and then replacing the spark plugs; but the failure reoccured. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 103,000 and current mileage was 103,050. the vin unavailable. nw
06/04/2011103000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 ford f-250. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the spark plugs disconnected from the head. the vehicle was inspected by the dealer and they repaired the failure by drilling into the head and then replacing the spark plugs; but the failure reoccured. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 103,000 and current mileage was 103,050. the vin unavailable. nw
03/08/2011103000
 I had a spark plug blow out of the cylinder head, as many other people have. this is a manufacturing defect, and they know it, since they changed the design. there should be a recall for this, since it is a safety issue, and if i cannot fix it, it will cost me $2400 for a new cylinder head.
03/08/2011103000
 I had a spark plug blow out of the cylinder head, as many other people have. this is a manufacturing defect, and they know it, since they changed the design. there should be a recall for this, since it is a safety issue, and if i cannot fix it, it will cost me $2400 for a new cylinder head.
03/08/2011103000
 I had a spark plug blow out of the cylinder head, as many other people have. this is a manufacturing defect, and they know it, since they changed the design. there should be a recall for this, since it is a safety issue, and if i cannot fix it, it will cost me $2400 for a new cylinder head.
03/08/2011103000
 I had a spark plug blow out of the cylinder head, as many other people have. this is a manufacturing defect, and they know it, since they changed the design. there should be a recall for this, since it is a safety issue, and if i cannot fix it, it will cost me $2400 for a new cylinder head.
02/28/2001100001505/05/2000
 Occasional engine stall when windshield wiper is turned on or on intermittent setting. occasional stalls when steering is turned quickly left to start turning from standing position at intersections. ford service department was unable to find cause or make corrections. *jb
06/12/20061
 My cps in my 2000 7.3l truck failed. *jb
11/04/2005118850107/03/2004
 My complaint is about the cps (camshaft position sensor) on the ford 7.3l power stroke engines. it seems that most/all vehicles equipped with this sensor have experienced failure, which results in the vehicle stalling. i belong to several forums and nearly everyone has had a problem with that sensor and it is rule of thumb to carry one in your glove box for when it goes bad. this has become such a problem that you can now buy the sensors on ebay, people have bought these by the truckload to sell since they know of the problem. why should we consumers have to worry about such an important component of the engine failing? we spend 20-30-40k dollars on these vehicles and can be left stranded on the side of the road due to this one part failing over and over again. please, someone do something about this!!!*jb
03/04/20052
 Driving home at about 55mph noticed a very bad hesitation in 5.4l engine and apparent misfire. after pulling over and shutting engine off, noticed # 3 coil broken and sparkplug laying by fuel rail. spark plug shot out of cylinder head due to poor engineering by ford. 1999-2002 f250 5.4l heads only have 4 threads that hold spark plugs.*ak
07/28/200499500104/05/2002
 On my way home from work i heard an unusual noise eminating from under the hood of my 2000 ford f-250 super duty, 6.8 (v-10) truck. i thought it was an xhaust manifold leak. i pulled onto a gravel road, lifted the hood and climbed up to look to see what i could find. imagine my suprise to see a left bank spark plug, #8 cylinder, lying against the fuel rail and the coil firing against the head. i limped home, wondering all the while how much fuel was pouring into the oil pan! i used a strong flash light to peer into the spark plug hole and found to my suprise, very little if any threads to contian the spark plug. i then used a 90 deg. pick to feel the threads. none. i called joe machens ford in columbia, mo. to see if this might be a common problem. they informed me they see quite a few of the 5.4 liter cylinder heads in for repair and had had one 6.8. they informed me that ford had issued a tsb for the lightning with the 5.4 ( i can see why, a compressor on top of the engine can create problems) other than the aformentioned tsb, no others exist and ford has yet to acknowledge the problem. i checked for info via the google search engine and wasn't able to find much information. i probably used the incorrect terminology. who knows how much of the alumnium threads were ingested into the cylinder, which in turn will cause scarring and oil control problems. i do know however, due to what i was told by the person at joe machens ford in columbia, mo., it seems as though ford has not practiced due diligence as to finding a suitable cost efective repair or replacement for this problem.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
11/08/200677100111/04/1999
 1. truck running correctly. 2.engine stopped, pulled off road, tow required to ford, rockland maine . 3. cps replaced, engine running fine. nhtsa action #: pe06011 synchronizer or cmp sensor. *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
04/13/200764477109/30/2000
 Cam position sensor/synchronizer failure on 2000 ford f250 superduty with 7.3l power stroke diesel engine @ 64477 miles. engine stopped running while driving @ 40 miles/hour on secondary road. loss of power brakes and steering. vehicle towed to dealer. replace part fmc f7tz 12k073 a. total charge $503.76. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
12/28/20041
 Consumer complained about the electrical system. at first, vehicle lost cruise control. then it lost the brake lights. when taken to be serviced, it was determined that the failure was due to a blown out wiring harness connected to the cruise control.*ak
11/21/2004800001
 Vehicle was parked outside the owners homeand it caught on fire. owner contacted the manufacturer. currently the manufacturer was recalling several similar vehicles for this problem. however, this vehicle was not included in the recall. *ak...*ak
04/03/200468000111/19/2000
 April 2004. faulty cable in steeing column. this cable causes a failure which disables the driver side air bag it also disables the horn and cruise control. after going to several discussion forums this is a common problem affecting 100's perhaps 100 of ford super duty f250, f350 vehicle. per the chat pages ford was able to get around this issue by stating the faulty cabling effects the cruise control only. this is a misconseption. also based on these chat pages this problem effects most f250,350 from 1999 - 2003. the average failure timeline is 45000 - 70000 milies. mine occured at 68000. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
05/13/200261435102/18/2000
 My cps failed while driving and the engine stalled leaving me with limited steering and braking. the truck is a ford f-250 with the 7.3 powerstroke diesel. the part was replaced under warranty but i had to pay a $100 deductible. *nm
07/26/20041
 Ten minutes after parking the vehicle it caught on fire. the fire department was contacted to extinguish the fire. the fire seeme to have started under the hood on the driver's side. *ak