Some Problems You Are Likely to Experience with Your Ford F-450 Super Duty
The Ford F-450 Super Duty truck is one of the most reliable and durable trucks around today. This Super Duty pickup is previously offered only as a cab and chassis for commercial use until it became available to the public, particularly to Ford truck aficionados, as a part of the larger and heavier-built pick-up truck series.
You may consider yourself lucky for owning such a powerful pickup truck, which seems to be the king of the road especially when it comes to towing capabilities. But, that doesn’t mean this truck has no shortcomings. Just like owning any other big rigs out there, there are common problems you will likely encounter in the course of your F-450 ownership. Among them are:
If you own a 2015 F-450 and you are wondering why when you’re shifting from ‘Park’ to ‘Drive’, your ride displays ‘Drive’ while it’s actually engaging ‘Reverse’ first, then you should contact your dealer to have it fixed for free. In fact, Ford issued a recall involving 3,973 F-25, F-350, F-450, and F-550 for such transmission calibration problem. With this problem, if the vehicle is in ‘Reverse’ while the gear selection displays ‘Drive’, the vehicle can make unexpected movement, therefore increasing the risk of crash.
There were also some reported cases of delamination among diesel fuel tanks, which can lead to loss of power caused by debris blocking the fuel filters. In some cases, the fuel injection pump also got damaged. There has been a service bulletin issued by Ford to address this issue. Some F-450 owners also reported that their high-pressure diesel fuel injection pump has failed, making their truck unable to start.
If your truck is one of those 2014-2015 Life Line-modified Ford F-Series emergency vehicles fitted with Liquid Spring-brand aftermarket suspension kits, you may experience a glitch with the suspension. This is because the mounting bracket connecting the suspension fluid tank to the frame may fail or fracture, causing the fluid tank to get detached from the vehicle’s chassis. When this happens, there’s a chance that the tank will turn into a road hazard, therefore increasing the risk of crash. Those affected of such problem can contact their dealer or the NHTSA through their vehicle safety hotline.