2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty RELIABILITY RATINGS

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Starting at
$56,125
EPA - est City/Hwy
n/a
Engine
6.2L V8
Seats
5
Power
385 hp




2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Problems Report:


  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Reviews
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Defects

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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Overview

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The 2016 Ford F-250 may be ready for a makeover, but that takes nothing away from its array of creature comforts and serious hauling capabilities. For heavy-duty hauling and towing, the 2016 F-250 is one of your best choices available. Learn more about the 2016 Ford F-250's engine lineup, including its 440-horsepower diesel engine.

The Ford F-250 Super Duty rolls into its 2016 model year with only minor changes, which means it's the oldest truck in the segment and doesn't enjoy many of the redesigned F-150's myriad improvements. However, considering it has long been one of the most capable trucks on the market, we still see plenty of good in this heavy-duty truck. Providing the brawn is either a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine or a diesel 6.7-liter V8, the latter having been updated just last year to boost its output to a stout 440 hp and 860 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity with either engine remains robust, maxing out at 15,900 pounds with the gasoline V8 and 16,600 pounds with the diesel engine, when hitched to fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers. The F-250 Super Duty also returns in a wide array of body styles and trim levels, ranging from no-frills regular cab work trucks to top-of-the-line four-door crew cab models with interiors packed with luxury, convenience and technology features. If there is a downside to all these modern amenities it's the bottom line of the window sticker, where prices can soar to heights unimaginable a decade ago. Given that the current-generation Super Duty debuted way back in 2008, the F-250 is obviously getting long in the tooth compared to its far more recently refreshed rivals. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD just underwent an extensive makeover that left it with updated styling and an improved interior. Then there's the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, a new truck that bridges the capability gap between light- and heavy-duty trucks with a diesel V8 among its virtues. Finally, the Ram 2500 model is an especially noteworthy competitor, by virtue of its more refined ride, more attractive and higher-quality cabin, and tremendous towing capacity, a combination that makes it our top pick for a heavy-duty pickup. We recommend driving all of the heavy-duty pickups before making up your mind, but ultimately, the choice could come down to personal preference. And if you prefer the 2016 Ford F-250, we certainly wouldn't steer you clear.

The 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty isn't quite as refined as its main rivals, but considering its beefy capabilities and available luxury extras, it's still a solid choice for truck shoppers.

Unlike the F-150 that was completely redesigned last year, the F-250 Super Duty once again returns unchanged save for two new options: LED warning strobe lights and a rearview camera prep kit that can be ordered with the cargo box delete option.



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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Reviews From Owners (14 Reviews)

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By Lawrence Whitmire

on Aug/12/16 09:50 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Too new to say much about it:

Just got it. I have only about 1200 miles on it, so I haven't had it or driven it enough to say much pro or con yet.

By Jack

on Dec/21/16 06:49 PM (UTC)

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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Value
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Awesome!!

I love this truck!! It's awesome in power (6.7!! powerstroke), ride, and I feel as I am sitting at home on my leather chair. Great for the family as well.

By Mike Mcdaniel

on Nov/17/16 10:28 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Fun-to-Drive
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Value
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Ford 6.7 plat

Great power, fuel mileage sucks, very comfortable lots of legroom both front and back .

By Sheri Henderson

on Oct/19/16 08:57 PM (UTC)

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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Fun-to-Drive
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Value
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LOVE getting back to the basics with a Ford truck

This is the basic XL F250 4x4 with no automatic no fancy electric do-dads, etc... but for the price .....we were able to purchase this vehicle brand new & we preferred not to have all the fancy gadgets & do-dads as we wanted a useful work truck & that is exactly what we got & loving it.

By Armand Aligno

on Apr/18/16 09:41 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Interior
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By Richard Jones

on Jan/10/17 04:35 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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F-250 is just what we needed!

Great value...so far our only complaint is that there is no real room to store things, and without a center console, arm rests should be a given. Drives well and pulls well!

By Karl

on Oct/22/16 03:59 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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PowerStroke isn't just a gimmicky name

Our 2016 is a used fully loaded 6.7 diesel Platinum Crewcab 4x4 with a 6" lift on 35" Nitto Terra Grapplers/Gear rims (bought with 4000 miles). Every bit as luxurious as a premium sedan, great ride quality/low noise for a big truck, and surprisingly good MPG thus far (15mpg city/19mpg hwy). Towing our RV or boat is effortless. The short bed allows my wife and I to camp out in the bed with an air mattress and sleeping bags--we like the outdoors. Too early to comment on long term reliability, but the 6.7 has a good reputation thus far. Love this truck. Well done Ford!

By Carl Miles

on Jul/23/16 02:35 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Value
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Great Ford as usual

Great truck, Might have a few to many gagets but they seem to work very well. The locking rear axel is probably the best upgrade.

By Mark Boertman

on May/25/16 01:59 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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I basically like it

Thumb controls on steering wheel are ridiculously designed. Most specifically, the cruise control.

By Scott Bauer

on Apr/13/16 08:59 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Performance
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Not as much of a Work Truck as the Silverado

I have three issues of varying magnitudes with the F-250 crew cab that I have encountered since buying it. 1. Minor issue is that there is NO mute button on the steering wheel. When taking a call manually or at a drive-up window, there is no instant mute. 2. The voice commands take a while to work through. I worked to get a Lowe's destination 15 miles away entered in the navigation while driving. I was within five miles from the store before it finally took. 3. Although the bed size is comparable to the Silverado, the Silverado has a flat bed where the side walls meet the bed. The F-250 has a curved corner along the bed. As a result, the curved edge prevents my freestanding tool chest from being butted up to the top rail. OK if you are hauling curved cargo like piping I guess. 4. MAJOR design complaint and the topic of this review. On my Silverado, the back seats would flip forward to create a protective barrier for the front seats and the back would fold down creating a front-to-back FLAT storage platform!!!

Did I say Flat?? The F250 back seats do NOT flip forward, but lift backwards to gain access to molded trays under them. That part may somewhat practical, BUT when the back of the seat folds down, it is NOT flat. Not even close and it does not come up to the front seats. The back of the rear seats are just standard fabric, not a hard material. Consequently, you cannot put miter saws, tool buckets, chains or anything on them. I always carried one loaded tool bag on the short section to handle virtually anything I encountered on a normal basis. This is a severe loss and incredible design flaw. I think Ford has lost sight of the truck's objective and has gone to fu-fu with a few things.

So now I can haul a crew- that I don't have, but can't haul the tools- that I do.
Even though this is a new truck, I am seriously considering getting with a body shop to attempt to get a Silverado rear seat assembly out of a junk yard and trying to install it.

By J&M

on Jan/18/16 07:20 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Value
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Dream Truck and starting a new chapter in our live

We bought our 2016 Ford F-250 King Ranch Diesel 4x4 last week, in 8 days we put almost 800 miles on it. We were averaging the same or more MPG as we were with my 2005 Dodge SLT 4x2 with the 4.7 engine. We were averaging 17.0 mpg driving back roads and highways in Arizona. Absolutely love the comfort of this truck. We purchased this truck to haul our trailer across country. My wife is starting as a Traveling Nurse and just retired from the Army, we are really looking forward to this truck giving us the reliability and comfort we are sure it will exceed or expectations.

By Mark Lanier

on Aug/20/16 06:44 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Performance
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You get what you pay for.

Multi-purpose vehicle for a individual or family. A very sound vehicle that has no blind spots, plenty of storage and comfort. It's getting 17.5 > 20 mpg @ 65 / 55. Heavy vehicle that hugs the road with a back up camera for parking or trailering. Diesel engine and instrumentation makes me feel this vehicle will be on the road a lot longer then most vehicles. Looked at the re-sale value of used diesel and these have a great re-sale value with over 100K miles. I had a SUV that was towing a 3900lbs travel trailer, it was a constant struggle. No problem with this vehicle. Overall a great vehicle for multiple purposes - it's a bit long so parking in town is a issue, but with the back up camera you can get within inches.

By Jim

on Jul/09/16 04:44 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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What a beast

We bought the 6.7 Powerstroke. ...simply amazing. We purchased a 2016 Silverado a month before....the Silverado had trouble towing our Arctic Fox Travel Trailer.....traded the Silverado with 7k miles to purchase this loaded Lariat with the 6.7. With the rebate and discounts ...MSRP 64765. Got it for 51324. + tax and tag....the discounts help me on the trade side....they gave me 33500 for the Silverado LT Crew cab. Which is not bad. We are VERY happy with the Super Duty. This is the perfect time to purchase. They want to make room for the new 2017 Super Duty. ...I can tell you...you won't get a 2017 loaded up like this for 51500. It will be north of 62000.....not worth it when the bones 9f the truck is the same!

By Dan

on Mar/04/16 11:13 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Value
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Great truck

I got this in December and already have 5,000 miles on it, no problems, I plow with it, its made me money, and I love this truck. Beautiful looking and driving.
The only things I am not a fan of are the 9.9 mileage I get, and the fact that there is zero room for tools, papers and other things that I need as a business owner. Also, I really wish that Ford would extend their warrantee, as Ill be out in 2 years. I paid $37,000 with an 8 foot Fisher plow


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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Problems Report:


  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Reviews
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Defects

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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    156.2 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    246.8 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    104.9 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    79.7 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    8.1 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    6828 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    41.1 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    68.0 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    42.1 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    68.0 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.73 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    four wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Rear Spring Type
    Leaf Springs
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Terrain
  • Rear Tire Width
    275
  • Rear Tire Profile
    70



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    9
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI Triton V8 (996)
  • Front Suspension
    solid axle
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    35.0 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $36,333
  • Private Seller Price
    $39,116
  • Dealer Price
    $41,215
  • Original MSRP
    $56,125


2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Problems Report:


  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Reviews
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Defects

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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 3
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    7
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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Key Factors

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Pros

  • Appealing technology options
  • Wide range of equipment levels and body styles
  • Strong towing and payload capacities
  • Quiet cabin.

Cons

  • Numb steering
  • Upright rear seatback.
  • Dated interior design


2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,338$1,385 $1,433$1,483 $1,535$7,174
Maintenance$116$407 $616$1,538 $2,835$5,512
Repairs$0$0 $152$362 $529$1,043
Taxes & Fees$3,974$311 $295$281 $269$5,130
Financing$1,209$957 $698$430 $154$3,448
Depreciation$7,607$2,429 $2,138$1,896 $1,702$15,772
Fuel$2,533$2,609 $2,687$2,767 $2,850$13,446
True Cost To Own ®$16,777$8,098 $8,019$8,757 $9,874$51,525

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 10/30/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN | SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I was driving down the highway and all of a sudden twice within 10 miles of each other my truck started violently shaking alost sending me into another lane and losing control. had to slow down almost to a stop before it would quit.






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2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Problems Report:


  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Reviews
  • 2016 Ford F 250 Super Duty Defects

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