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Old February 26th, 2014, 09:45 AM
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seen this in an artical on MSN
but Ford was not alone, several model years of Silverado, Sierra, Ram & Cherokees, Wrangler, Explorer were in included
Problems ranged from drivetrain, brakes, windows, O2 sensors, CEL, tailgates, 4x4 failure, bad tie rods, water pump, radiators & electronics


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Ford F-150

Model years to avoid: 2003 - 2007, 2008, 2009 - 2011

Not so fast, Ford fans. The F-150 has had its fair share of problems, too. Trucks built between 2003 and 2007 tend to have brake system and 4-wheel-drive problems, while 2008 V8 pickups suffer automatic climate control issues. Meanwhile, owners with 2009 V6, 2010 V8, and 2011 EcoBoost V6 trucks point to rough shifts from the transmission as a sore point.



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Ford F-250 6.0 Diesel

Research all Ford F-250 models

Tempted by that big Ford F-250 diesel? Take a step back. The 6.0-liter Navistar diesel engine has a long list of issues, including loss of power, oil cooler failures, blown head gaskets, warped head bolts and more. Even worse, engine repairs require the entire cab to be separated from the vehicle. Repairs are time consuming and expensive. Stick with a gasoline engine option and you should be good to go.


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Got a link to that article? I question its accuracy.

The change in the 4wd and brake systems was made in 2004 with the NBS, not 2003. There was no V6 in 2009, 2008 was the last year of the 4.2.

2003 F-150 XL RCSB 2wd 4.2 5 speed 3.55 LS
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I have to lean towards believing the 6.0 issues. I have worked on a few and they are a PAIN to work on. You can FORGET getting to the back of the engine for just about ANY reason. The injector harness and injectors are a pain to get to back there. I would hate to see head issues. LOL....I thought a C-15 or Detroit in a Columbia or Century class was bad.......not until I saw a 6.0 in a F350. NO THANKS! Ford messed up when they left the 7.3 turbo as a thing of the past.

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