Driving a diesel Ford F-Truck with an R as the eighth letter in your VIN? If so, you may be dealing with a number of defects.
For quite a few years, we have continuously received calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline from Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and F-450 drivers complaining of blue, white or gray smoke coming from their vehicle, along with overheating issues and loss of power. Many of these Ford trucks are also dealing with problems with their radiator and/or degas bottle leaking coolant.
If you are having problems with your defective diesel truck, it is essential that you get to a Ford authorized dealership for repairs. Make sure when meeting with the service adviser that you provide a comprehensive list of your complaints. If necessary, offer to take the service adviser on a test drive to illustrate the issues. You also make want to take photographs of the smoke or coolant leak. The more information you provide, the more likely the mechanic will identify the problem associated with your diesel truck. When picking up the truck, make sure you also receive a service invoice which outlines all of the problems and the work that was done to address the problems. Keep those invoices in a safe easy-to-find place.
If you have been in repeatedly for problems with the Ford F Truck, or an extended period of time, it is important that you look at your rights under State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Laws. For many years, we have been helping Ford F Trucks drivers with their defective vehicles. Depending on the situation, you could be looking a new truck, a repurchase, or at the very least monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the truck as a result of the problems. Based of all, legal help is free.
If you feel that your truck is not “built tough” and you are having Ford F Truck diesel problems, call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW or fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form.