There is a lawsuit being filed that is for 6.0 diesel - however, they are thinking that maybe the 05 f250 5.4 will be included - see where I underlined - do you think this is in any way related? Also, after this problem started, he could see that the box had been fixed from a different recall (on the passenger side toward the door) - it had a black zip tie around it - and he feels that this was NOT factory done.
The 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine equipped vehicles are plagued with potentially faulty engines. Ford has admitted that it does not know what percentage of the 275,000 vehicles may be affected with the known defects.
Ford is still investigating “engine performance issues” with the same diesel engine model in its 2003 truck line.
The Federal Government reports that this recall will involve the 2005 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty Pick-Up Trucks that are equipped with the 5.4 or 6.8 liter gasoline engines.
Ford admitted that it started receiving complaints back in 2004 shortly after the 6.0 diesel engine starting being shipped with the new vehicles.
Ford started an investigation into the stalling problem at that time, and the Federal Government started its own investigation in October 2004.
Ford has reported that their investigation “has demonstrated that the reported stalling incidents in the affected vehicles do not present an unreasonable risk to safety”. Ford has advised the Federal Government that the company plans to make no announcement to the media about the recall.