Ford E-350 Super Duty: Recalls
The Ford E-350 Super Duty is built for cargo hauling and towing, and it sure has a good capacity for heavy-duty tasks. But even a vehicle built for hard work has its weak spots. In the past, it has been the subject of a series of Ford recalls involving other E-Series vehicles and Ford models. Here are some of the commonly reported problems for your reference:
Faulty throttle body control module
In 2010, Ford issued a recall for some of its vehicles, including the 2011 F-350 Super Duty. The recall is due to a faulty throttle body module, which had a tendency for an internal electrical short. The electrical short could lead to overheating. Dealers had to inspect vehicles that were recalled and replaced the problematic component.
Possibility of fuel spillage
In 2008, a recall was released due to fuel spill. Affected units include the 2008 F-350 Super Duty and the F-250 Super Duty. These units didn’t meet the fuel spillage requirements, compromising the fuel system’s integrity. In case of a frontal impact, the fuel delivery module might get damaged instantly, leading to fuel spill and fire when exposed to hazardous elements. As a result, dealers had to install a reinforcement bracket for free.
Rough engine operation
In 2007, the 2008 F-350 and F-250 Super Duty were recalled because of reported rough engine operation and lack of power. The problem was attributed to excess hydrocarbons in the exhaust of a diesel engine, resulting in high temperatures in the diesel particular filter. Aside from rough engine operation, strange noises, white smoke emitting from the exhaust, power loss, and flames out of the tail pipe were reported. To fix the software problem, reprogramming of the power train control module was done by some dealers.
Defective brake shift interlock problem
In 2011, more than 16,000 units were affected by a recall, which included the 2012 F-350, 2012 F-250, and 2011 F-150. The reason for the recall was a defective brake shift interlock switch problem. Because of this, the affected units experienced a transmission issue. They would shift out of park even without applying the brakes. The faulty brake/shift interlock could pose a safety risk, as this could lead to a crash.