9th Generation (1992—1996) F-350 Problems

This generations ranks 13th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (55%), engine (33%), and the electrical (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure After Fluid Flush 1 complaints at an average of 93,000 miles in the 1996 Ford F-350.
  2. Overdrive Light Flashes, Shifts Hard 3 complaints at an average of 128,893 miles in the 1996 Ford F-350.
  3. Idle Speed Is Too High 1 complaints at an average of 125,000 miles in the 1992 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 1996 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1996 5 4 249 1.36
1995 1 3 291 0.14
1994 1 8 263 0.18
1993 0 10 154 0.0
1992 2 8 117 0.42

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