8th Generation (1987—1991) F-250 Problems

F-250 owners with a 1987—1991 model year have the most problems with the engine (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Fouled 1 complaints at an average of 150,000 miles in the 1990 Ford F-250.
  2. Engine Won\'t Start 1 complaints at an average of 89,000 miles in the 1989 Ford F-250.
  3. Broken Motor Mounts 1 complaints at an average of 150,000 miles in the 1988 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 1990 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1991 0 7 78 0.0
1990 1 10 60 0.35
1989 1 9 54 0.3
1988 1 4 47 0.16
1987 0 3 30 0.0

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