The truck was just at the dealership a week before this happened for a blown radiator hose. It has never stopped running driving down the road like the other complaints iv'e read. Problem is worse from a stop accelerator will be depressed but truck will move only 3-5 mph. If my foot is not on the brake, the truck will move forward! I have had the vehicle back to the dealer numerous times and they just don't know what else to do but the dealer admits there is a problem. Ford has been notified of this incident, but will not return the consumer's phone call. Once after recall done thus recall did not fix the problem.
The vehicle was not repaired. I feel that this is a safety hazard that should be corrected with a recall of affected vehicles. The vehicle has a problem in the mornings after it has not run for several hours, it smokes, runs rough, and has severe hesitation. The original cause to take the truck into the dealership was the power loss and massive engine shaking at idle as described by others. The selling dealer couldn't help. The dealer had to replace the icp. Once it just shut down while driving.
The driver was unable to control the vehicle because there were no brakes and no power steering. Subsequent recall came out and was performed in September 2005. I have had a number of near accidents upon leaving my driveway or parking lots and pulling into traffic. This leaves the vehicle with a lack of power, requiring finding a safe place to pull off the road. Engine stalls at highway speeds put doesn't die. The contact stated that the check engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel.
The service manager, dean, at rio valley Ford has extensive knowledge on my truck also. The key had to be turned back to neutral ,then try to restart. The other service advisor says that they don't want to keep the work order open any more. Have returned vehicle numerous time with no trouble found. Once in traffic the vehicle wouldn't accelerate.
In traffic environment, I need to keep a large interval in case truck decides to advance throttle on its own. . Cause of fire unknown at this time. This occurred 1 day after dealership updated the engine computer code. The dealer advised her to immediately bring in the vehicle for repair and they found an oil leak that leaked into the icp sensor. I have this truck, as do three of my acquaintances.
I have had nothing but troubles ever since. The engine alos lost coolant. Intent of recall was to address stated problems. The current and failure mileages were less than 47,000. Has not been determined if vehicle can be repaired. This creates a low power situation that leaves the truck without enough power to safely exit the roadway. This is very hazardous when pulling a fifth wheel camper.
Fire destroyed passenger side of engine compartment, smoke damage in cab. By the way- it has been the o-rings and gaskets in the motor. The dealer was notified and stated that the egr cooler might be defective. The flaw was correcte in later models. Several acquaintances have had the problem more than once, in spite of Ford having done the repairs. This is a serious safty issue at intersections.
But it has left me stranded 50 or 75 times, sometimes it will run perfect for months and all at once it wont start. After a few weeks gathering oil change information, a service advisor suggests taking it to the selling dealer, as they would be more disposed to fix the truck. Fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Once the vehicle stopped the driver had to restart the truck. Three out of four of us have had this happen.