10th Gen (1997 – 2003) Ford F-350 Problems

The 10th generation of the F-350 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 7.38. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1997–2003 F-350 model years have sent in 92 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (45%) followed by the transmission (10%) and the electrical (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2003 24
19.86
2002 17
3.66
2001 17
9.72
2000 7
4.74
1999 25
13.13
1998 0
0.0
1997 2
0.56

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