For six decades now, Ford has been continuously selling its F-Series pickup trucks. While not as popular as the smaller F-150, the F-250 model has nevertheless attracted quite a following. Since 1999, it has been sold as a Super Duty pickup model thanks to its heavier-duty body-on frame, more powerful engine, and bigger components with greater towing capacities. However, even if it came brand new and straight out of the dealer's lot, the F-250 still experienced a few glitches. Here are some of the common problems that have been experienced with Ford F-250 pickup parts and accessories:
The F-250 is a large pickup truck with a large asking price. The newer Super Duty models look bigger than the older F-250s and some have said that the extra width could create problems while parking or while maneuvering through more jammed up roads. Meanwhile, older or light duty F-250s have been thought to have the same body panels as the smaller F-150 but with heavy-duty axles, suspensions, and wheels. Despite carrying a hefty price tag, newer models of the F-250 have been criticized for still having the same plastic interior as much more budget-friendly pickups. What's more, those who prefer a diesel engine will have to pay more than 7,000 USD to get the option they want.
Occasionally, great pickups like the F-250 experience broken parts. Many owners, for instance, have periodically needed to repair the ball joints on their steering and suspension systems. Meanwhile, others experience occasional problems with the engine that require repairs. The spark plugs might break off on gasoline engines while diesel lovers can experience failures with the high-pressure oil pump outlet-to-branch tube connector.
Thanks to its onboard computers, the Ford F-250 knows that it can only take about 35 gallons of fuel for around 500 miles or so. A fuel economy of around 16.5 until 20 miles per gallon isn't so bad, but it does have a warning system that could get on some people's nerves. Drivers who can't get access to a diesel exhaust fluid within 50 miles of running out of the stuff will find a screen flashing a countdown warning with every mile lost.