2005 Ford F350 XLT 6.0L turbo diesel from North America
Ford needs to support its customers when it has problems
Poor engine reliability.
Engine has many design weaknesses that have not been addressed by either FORD or IH, who are still stuck in a finger pointing session. Leaving the customer holding the bag.
This was to be the engine of the future, with many "Hi Tech" updates. Unfortunately, many of these are poorly executed.
Probably the single biggest problem is that the turbocharger carbons up and stops functioning correctly. Much of the blame for this condition is given to the emissions equipment, primarily the EGR system. The EGR cooler fails due to marginal cooling. FORD did one "cleaning" under warranty, that had a $100 deductible.
The vehicle itself, minus the issues with the engine, has so far been otherwise very reliable. Very comfortable on long trips, with this trim level. Considering it is a diesel, it is surprisingly quiet on the inside. Mine is a crew cab (4 door) with a long bed. Seats 5 in comfort.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd March, 2012