10th Generation (1997—2003) F-350 Problems

F-350 owners with a 1997—2003 model year have the most problems with the engine (45%), transmission (10%), and the electrical (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Massive Drivetrain Problems 2 complaints at an average of 87,000 miles in the 1999 Ford F-350.
  2. Locking Hubs Failure 1 complaints at an average of 10 miles in the 2003 Ford F-350.
  3. Lining Inside Fuel Tank Disolving 2 complaints at an average of 79,537 miles in the 2003 Ford F-350.

What F-350 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 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 24 4 44 19.86
2002 17 4 54 3.66
2001 17 7 59 9.72
2000 7 6 69 4.74
1999 25 13 165 13.13
1998 0 1 115 0.0
1997 2 4 281 0.56

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