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FORD F-250 Problems with Electrical System, Exterior Lighting, Structure

 
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2013 FORD F-250 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2013 FORD F-250. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2013 FORD F-250 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (41 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 10, 2014
Location BOX ELDER, SD
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2013 FORD F-250
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Not Specified
All Complaints

THE FORD F250 HAS NO PROVISION FOR ILLUMINATING THE DASHBOARD INSTRUMENTS IN DAYLIGHT. ALL OF THE CONTROLS FOR HEADLIGHT, PARKING LIGHT, ETC. REQUIRE THE SENSOR ON THE DASHBOARD TO BE REPORTING DARK CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO NIGHT TIME. THIS OBSERVATION WAS CONFIRMED BY FORD SERVICE PERSONNEL WHO ADDED THAT THEY HAVE HAD MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS CONDITION. EVEN ON BRIGHT DAYS, THE SHADOWS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CAN BE DEEP ENOUGH TO PREVENT THEIR BEING READ. THESE INSTRUMENTS INCLUDE THE SPEEDOMETER, TEMPERATURE AND FUEL GAGES, AND ON-BOARD WARNING/DISPLAY. THIS IS A DELIBERATE DESIGN CHANGE FROM EARLIER MODELS. FORD SERVICE PERSONNEL SAID, " I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY THEY WOULD DO THIS". THE INSTRUMENT LIGHTS CAN BE MADE TO LIGHT DURING DAYLIGHT ONLY BY BLOCKING THE DASHBOARD LIGHT SENSOR. A CRUMPLED BLACK PLASTIC BAG IS EFFECTIVE. THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A VALID REASON FOR KEEPING THE INSTRUMENT LIGHTS OFF WHENEVER ANY OF THE HEADLAMPS ARE ON. THE INABILITY TO READ THE INSTRUMENTS IS A CONSTANT DISTRACTION AND REDUCES THE DRIVER'S EFFECTIVE VIEW OF THE ROAD.

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