12th Generation (2009—2014) F-250 Problems

This generations ranks 58th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the suspension (27%), transmission (13%), and the engine (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Small Hole in Radiator 2 complaints at an average of 53,499 miles in the 2013 Ford F-250.
  2. Transmission Shifts Hard 10 complaints at an average of 39,799 miles in the 2011 Ford F-250.
  3. A/C Evaporator Core Leaking 1 complaints at an average of 67,000 miles in the 2014 Ford F-250.

What F-250 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 8 0 6 5.96
2013 9 0 11 6.75
2012 10 1 11 2.87
2011 49 2 22 21.59
2010 14 0 2 4.84
2009 7 1 12 2.39

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