Ford F350 2004 - Electrical system



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Ford F350 2004 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
055703/21/200510014688Low battery voltage - snow plow equipped vehicles - 6.0l diesel with single generator. *tt2005-05-05
1838401/01/200510013322Popping or quavering from radio on the am band. *tt2005-04-14
0417409/06/200410013116Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series. *tt2005-04-08
1795608/01/200410011174Dtc u1262 (scp communication bus fault) stored in the instrument cluster (ic). *tt2005-01-07
1822610/01/200410010736Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code p2614/p2617, multiple driveability issues and/or glow plug or water-in-fuel lamp flicker. oasis. various models including 2005 super duty f-series and excursion. *tt2004-12-07
1778405/01/200410008556Door ajar light working improperly after vehicle security module replacement. *tt2004-08-04
1770404/01/200410008218Driveability concerns and set diagnostic trouble codes p2614 and p2617. *tt2004-07-23
1770104/01/200410008215Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p2263. *tt2004-07-23
047112/31/20040426210008201Warning indicators-parking aid-reverse sensing system (rss) and forward sensing system (fss)-false activation of warning tone-service tips. *mj update. *tt2004-07-23
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). *tt2004-07-22
1758002/01/200410008140Various electrical concerns. inoperative turn signals (in the mirror only), parking lights, running lights, cab lights, fog lights, or dash lights, with fuse 2.17 open. *tt2004-07-22
1755302/01/200410008118Low charging system voltage while snow plowing. *mj2004-07-22
1753502/01/200410008107Lack of power and/or diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0103 - air induction system water/snow deflector kit. *mj2004-07-22
1756902/01/200410008132No crank/no start with low tr-p voltage. *tt2004-07-22
1759403/01/200410007391Diagnostic trouble code (dtc) u1262 (scp communication bus fault) stored in the instrument cluster (ic). *tt2004-06-17
1761303/01/200410007399Driveability concerns and set diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) p2614 (camshaft position output circuit open) and p2617 (crankshaft position output circuit open). *tt2004-06-17
1750801/01/200410007341False diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's set during use of active commands with wds. *tt2004-06-14
1752201/01/200410007352Crank no start, runs rough, engine misses, bucks/jerks or lacks power condition - wiring harness chafing. *tt2004-06-14
031111/25/200310006305Recommended 12v switched accessory sources. this is a fisher service bulletin. *mr2004-04-28
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
0221901/01/200404181510013113Adding additional bulbs to turn indicator or hazard flasher circuits - service tips. *tt2005-04-08
Ford F350 2004 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
06/15/200430001
 Since new vehicle purchase, my ford f350 diesel p/u experienced engine surging (200-250 rpm) while stopped with the automatic transmission in drive. the surge was significant enough to lurch the truck forward with the brake applied, such as at a stoplight. in several cases, i almost rear ended other vehicles before applying the brake hard enough to stop the truck from moving forward. i later learned to anticipate the surge using the brakes to minimize movement of the truck while stopped. my surging problem was confirmed on multiple occasions by technicians during test rides, but they could not duplicate the problem in the shop. in all cases, the first step was to reflash the ecm which masked the problem for several days while the truck relearned my driving habits and prevented a diagnosis. the engine had to be operated at full temperature in road conditions before the problem developed. in the shop, idling the engine to warm up to normal operating temperature was not sufficient to replicate the problem. ford dealers made multiple attempts (10 or more) to diagnose the problem: replacing injector control pressure (icp) module, egr valve, and icp wiring connectors to no avail. the problem was finally diagnosed and corrected, out of warranty at approx. 44,500 miles, by replacing the engine wiring harness. i found a dealer who was willing to send a technician on a test ride with me and hook up an onboard computer laptop that identified the problem before reflashing the computer ecm. a number of surging complaints from other owners of ford f350 are posted in online forums documenting similar circumstances and frustration. the incident date provided is the approximate date of the first occurrence. in my case, the surging occurred on a near daily basis, although intermittently, for 41000 miles of driving without any resolution from ford. the engine wiring harness was replaced in feb 2009 which corrected the surging in my truck. i paid a $100 deductible. *tr
10/03/2005311/01/2003
 Dt: the vehicle stalled on three different occasions. the vehicle had been taken to the dealership numerous times. the consumer was not sure if they had replaced anything on the vehicle. the vehicle would surge at times or would completely stall. this started on march 1, 2004. there was no warning or noise until the problem had actually occurred. the consumer contacted the manufacturer, and the manufacturer referred him to the dealer. the dealer stated that this was an electronic problem. *sc . *ak
04/25/200410004004/05/2004
 Dt: under acceleration between 25 and 45 mph the vehicle loses power. there is hesitation when vehicle accelerates. it is as though it bogs down and can not gain any speed. also, a large amount of black smoke was expelled from the exhaust. when this occurs the truck comes to crawl in middle of traffic, and happens mostly in stop and go traffic, as well as on interstate. took vehicle to a dealer 4 times for this problem within 28,000 miles. dealership could not find anything wrong, but did trouble shooting repairs to the computer, and then replaced the turbo. dealer admitted they did not know how to fix or diagnose this problem. consumer has not contacted the manufacturer at this time. no other repairs were done or issues outside of this probekm occurred. *ak
04/20/200480004
 While driving at any speed vehicle stalled. consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and it was towed to the dealer for inspection numerous times. mechanic determined that computer needed to be replaced, and replaced it. however, problem recurred. *ak
01/02/200423000111/06/2003
 While driving 62 mph, the vehicle stalled. the driver was able to restart the vehicle and drove to the dealer for analysis. the mechanic could not resolve the problem. *ak the cruise control was engaged when the vehicle stalled. the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. *sc *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
12/21/2004609421
 2004 ford f350 developed problems with the engine.***no answer required***. *mr the vehicle would run rough. the starter burned out causing the vehicle not to start. the vehicle had multiple fuel system problems. the rear window latch assembly broke. the steering dampner chafed. the long drag link was replaced because it was weak. steering stabilizer was installed because it wasn't installed at factory. *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY - SOLENOID
09/10/20044000105/04/2004
 When truck originally purchased bubble on tire, and dealer said they all come that way, tire went flat while parked about a month later, no holes, we were told tire was no good, had to be replaced. truck kept stalling, loss of brakes and steering while navigating downhill, solenoid assembly replaced. 2 days later kept stalling. dealer had truck 21 days to rebuild transmission, again solenoid assembly replaced after that replaced wiring harness. since then, caliper broke and brakes went, turbo has been replaced. vehicle has repeatedly stalled, noises from rear end with no dx. now engine smoking, loss of power, rpms jump while idling. truck has also repeatedly changed gears automatically, ie while at red light truck would jump to 3rd and then truck would stall. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
09/10/20044000105/04/2004
 When truck originally purchased bubble on tire, and dealer said they all come that way, tire went flat while parked about a month later, no holes, we were told tire was no good, had to be replaced. truck kept stalling, loss of brakes and steering while navigating downhill, solenoid assembly replaced. 2 days later kept stalling. dealer had truck 21 days to rebuild transmission, again solenoid assembly replaced after that replaced wiring harness. since then, caliper broke and brakes went, turbo has been replaced. vehicle has repeatedly stalled, noises from rear end with no dx. now engine smoking, loss of power, rpms jump while idling. truck has also repeatedly changed gears automatically, ie while at red light truck would jump to 3rd and then truck would stall. *jb
04/15/2005503/14/2004
 2004 f-350 began having stalling problems at <2000 miles. after several attempts to fix the vehicle, we asked for a replacement. while waiting on action from ford, we were in an accident on april 15,2005 after the truck failed while crossing an intersection.
01/15/20044001012/31/2003
 While driving 30 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. this caused lost of steering and brakes. the dealer told the consumer that he was using the wrong gas but the consumer is using high diesel octane. please provide any additional information. *nm the consumer stated there was a technical service bulletin which stated there was a problem with wire chaffing. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
09/22/200563285310/16/2004
 Ford f-350 diesel-2004 car shut down in the passing lane on pa turnpike. towed to ford...no insulation on wiring harness, shorted out the truck. the truck stopped dead in the road..now the ford dealer fixed it by putting insulation over it to get me back on the road. it had been in the shop the week before, and the week before that because i complained of losing power on the road when i travel. i don't want to have a fire with my family! *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
05/10/200470006
 The bolts that hold the brackets for the top support of the air suspension system continuously break. this occurred in five vehicle (ambulances) so far, vin numbers: 1fdwf36p84ec36009, 1fdwf36p94ec36004, 1fdwf36p64ec36008, 1fdwf36p54ec36002, and 1fdwf36p14ec36000. took the vehicles to be repaired at ford dealership. *ak there were 2 units with bracket failure, also had broken brake lines which caused the brakes to fail. the brake light on the dash and the brake line was not attached properly. the rear suspension bracket had broken. *sc