• Jun 13, 2007


Blue Oval News
is reporting that Ford Motor Company has told its dealers to hold on to certain 2008 F-Series pickups. The affected trucks include the F250, F350, F450 or F550 models with the new 6.4L PowerStroke diesel engines. These certain engines were built between April 3 and May 21, 2007 and may have faulty fuel injectors in cylinders 1, 5 and 7 that need to be replaced with new units. Mike Levine at Pickuptruck.com asked Ford spokesperson Wes Sherwood about the issue, who said the injectors were accidentally damaged during testing at the supplier's facilities. As such, misfires can occur that will cause the vehicle to run rough or hesitate under acceleration.

For what sounds like a small case of human error, 3,000 engines will need to be repaired because of this issue. Most have already been fixed at the factory or are being taken care of while still in dealer inventory. Ford thinks about 250 of these engines have already been delivered, however, prompting the TSB. Sherwood says it will take a few hours to replace the faulty units with readily available new ones. The Special Service Instruction number is: R07T07.

[Source: Blue Oval News via PickupTruck.com]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      You mean Toyota isn't the only car company on earth to have problems!?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everyone would bitch till sundown if this was Toyota.


      On another note, Ford please can Navistar and build your own engine. You can do it. We Americans are number one at making computer chips, Boeing airplanes, Space shuttles, bombs, space shuttles, and many other things. We can certainly make a diesel piston engine. Get rid of this inefficient 6.4 garbage and make 2 diesels. A 4.0 and a 5.5 for F-150 and the HD. Thank you.
        • 7 Years Ago
        joey,ford has designed and build its own diesel and is being sued by navistar
        • 7 Years Ago
        And this post would already have 80 comments if it were GM. :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey man, I'm not arguing with you. I'm just saying this is all GM's fault.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I know you guys are not suggesting that Ford gets special comment treatment on this blog. Every post in regard to Ford can be expected to be followed by 20+ negative comments.

        Your wrong. If it was Toyota it would be "At least they took care of it quickly"

        They could post on some drunk driver wrecking their new Fusion and the comments would suggest it was Ford's fault.
        • 7 Years Ago
        While your at it, make it Bold. Make a Flat 6 and Flat 8 diesel engines with the turbo sitting on top of the block. Make them modular and the 8 being two cylinders added to the 6. Give it tons of hp and good revibility. Give it a nice 6 speed auto. People wil flock to you. It would easily get 20-24 MPG and tow like a bitch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn GM and their bad quality!
        • 7 Years Ago
        sounds good to me, matt. why don't you join me, baby?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Post a comment that makes sense or don't post at all.
        • 7 Years Ago
        doh. oh well!
        • 7 Years Ago
        As a friend of mine once said, turn gay and buy a Lexus, rob. :(
        • 7 Years Ago
        no, you're just looking for trouble... you've posted this a couple of times now. you're the autoblog equivalent of a spammer and it'd be nice if you could contribute more worthwhile comments and less idiotic rants.
        • 7 Years Ago
        My bad? I figured if others can post random, negative comments about select companies out of context, I could too... and beat them to the punch!
        • 7 Years Ago
        woops, didn't mean to reply twice. don't want you thinking i'm after you and all, matt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      how about you think of something original to say instead of "well if this were toyota/gm/dcx/etc...."

      and for the record, most of what i see in similar posts about Toyota are fanboys like you ragging on toyota for 1) not making the issue known earlier, 2) "hiding" the issue, 3) trying to play down the issue, 4) or some other excuse.

      granted, you might see two or three import fanboys making excuses for them (toyota) but for the most part everybody seems to understand all companies have their problems....toyota, ford, and gm included.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, Ford, while you're at it, how about a 2.0L Turbo Diesel for your SEDANS?
      • 7 Years Ago

      Yes if this were Toyota it would be;

      Hats off to Toyota for being prompt in taking care of this minor inconvenience. Nice to know Toyota looks out for the customers best interest.

      It must suck, to not be Toyota.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Flat 6 and Flat 8? While it can be done economicaly and two or even three engines on the same architecture, we are talking about Ford here. They would never be so creative at making such an engine. Ford's the last company to be Bold or Innovate.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I think people are missing the fact that the Navistar is an exceptional engine with fantastic NVH levels.
      • 7 Years Ago
      *predicts the horde of insecure posters who will invariably mention Toyota, GM, or Ford in some "us vs. them" way*

      Anyway, I'm glad to see Ford got on this issue before it ended up in the hands of too many customers. Looks like Ford quality control is improving. Kudos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If it wasn't for bad luck, Ford wouldn't have any luck at all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least they didn't continue selling knowing of the problem like that other company did...

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