What's Wrong with the Ford F-250?

F-250 owners have made 516 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (43%), followed by the suspension (13%) and the transmission (7%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the F-250.

Comparing F-250 Generations

You should avoid the 11th generation (2004–2008) F-250 because of its overall PainRank™ of 17.27. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
13th Gen F-250 2015–2018
21 2.89
12th Gen F-250 2009–2014
91 7.35
11th Gen F-250 2004–2008
174 17.27
10th Gen F-250 1997–2003
216 5.76
9th Gen F-250 1992–1996
9 0.72
8th Gen F-250 1987–1991
3 0.16
7th Gen F-250 1984–1986
1 0.07

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    The Worst F-250 Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2005 (33), 2000 (32), 2010 (14), 2004 (13), 1997 (13), 2015 (12), 2013 (9), 2014 (8), 2016 (8), 2012 (7), 2009 (7), 2007 (7), 1996 (4), 1995 (3), 1998 (3), 1984 (1), 1994 (1), 2017 (1), 1992 (1), 1988 (1), 1990 (1), 1989 (1), 1991 (0), 1987 (0), 1986 (0), 1985 (0), 1993 (0), and 2018 (0).