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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Truck
#5 of 15 2002 hdf250 rust
Jun 01, 2009 (8:19 pm)
MY FORD F250 HD 4 WHEEL DR. EXT CAB 8 FT BED IS RUSTING AWAY. WHEEL WELLS FIRST NOW THE BACK OF THE CAB . STARTS WITH BLISTERING PAINT FROM THE INSIDE OUT. THE DEALER TOLD ME I WAS 2 MONTHS OUT OF WARRANTY SO IT WAS MY PROBLEM , I TOLD HIM FORD WAS PUSHING ME TO CHEVY , HE TOLD ME THAT WAS OK BECAUSE THEY SOLD CHEVYS TOO. IT WAS HARD NOT TO DECK THE GUY ( I GUESS THATS THE NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE) . i bought this truck new , it was not cheap ,just cheaply made). I HAVE A 1957 T-BIRD THAT HAS NO RUST ITS ABOUT 95% RIGHT , BUT THIS F 250 IS MY LAST FORD . I HAVE HAD FORDS SINCE 1963 BUT NO MORE. TODAY GM WENT INTO BANKRUPTCY , I HOPE FORD FOLLOWS AND THE GOV. KEEPS ITS NOSE OUT OF IT. THEY HAVE BEEN STICKING IT TO US FOR YEARS LETS GIVE IT BACK. I LOVE THE TRUCK BUT LOOKS LIKE I WILL NEED A LOT OF BODY FILLER , MAY AS WELL BUY SOME STOCK IN BODY FILLER WHILE I'M AT IT , I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF 2002 F250s THAT ARE THE SAME AS MINE SO THE STOCK HAS TO GO UP. I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I'M JUST A LITTLE BITTER.
#6 of 15 03 f-250
Nov 27, 2009 (11:14 am)
my truck is doing the same as all of your trucks. i bought my truck brand new in 03 waxed it twice a year and i have a hole the size of a quarter on my pass side up above the rear wheel and getting worse. the paint is bubbling on my drivers side rite above the drivers rear wheel ..when i called ford they told me sorry sir there's nothing we can do.anybody got any idea's???
#7 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Jan 16, 2010 (9:38 am)
I have a 2001 F-150 Crew Lar. Both front doors rusted...front rocker panels rusted completely through...(large holes)... The truck was taken care of...Polished 3 times a years...Tried getting warranty from Ford with 76,000 miles (3 years ago)..They told me the warranty was up at 75,000... "like the rust just started 1000 miles ago...I have been a Ford customer for 15 years...i will NEVER buy another Ford....They have lost me as a customer for LIFE....
#8 of 15 FORD F-150 RUSTING
Jan 16, 2010 (9:40 am)
I have a 2001 F-150 Crew Lar. Both front doors rusted...front rocker panels rusted completely through...(large holes)... The truck was taken care of...Polished 3 times a years...Tried getting warranty from Ford with 76,000 miles (3 years ago)..They told me the warranty was up at 75,000... "like the rust just started 1000 miles ago...I have been a Ford customer for 15 years...i will NEVER buy another Ford....They have lost me as a customer for LIFE...
#9 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Aug 27, 2010 (7:57 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty, dark blue in color. I bought the truck brand new and am having the same issue. I have kept the truck in pristine condition and the paint around the rear wheel wells has started popping. I have noticed the same thing with trucks the same year as mine and as new as 2006. Before this one, I had a 1992 Ford F-150 that I kept for ten years and not once had this type of issue with it. I have always been a hardcore Ford believer, but I am starting to rethink my devotion. It is ashame that you pay this much for a truck and then have to shell out even more money because of a default in manufactoring. What happened to American made products?
#10 of 15 f250 rust
Sep 30, 2010 (4:47 am)
i, and most other owners of the f250's have the same rust problems on the wheel wells. obviously a manufacture problem. with bill ford and mulahly(sp?) promising high quality in ads, this total line failure sure shows that they really are not paying attention to quality. this will reflect badly on future sales as our vehicles on the road will show ford does not really pay attention to quality.
#11 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Jan 15, 2011 (10:08 pm)
I have A 2005 F 250 and It also started rusting just after 5 years. I also contacted ford with no satisfaction.I started with the dealership and since they did not have A body shop they did not even record my problem in the system. I then called and emailed ford they said they understood my frustration but there was nothing they could do. I agree that ford is not concerned about quality and do not appreciate their customers. When ford refused to take money from the government that was great but after A
truck's warranty run's out they quit caring about their customers. it is obvious ford is like most other companies now A day Customer Service means nothing. other problem's I have had with my truck, before it had 40 miles the transmission burnt up (they did fix that but only because it burnt completely up) the overhead compartment broke at 2 yrs,the heated seat quit working at 4yrs,at 5yrs 3 months it I noticed rust bubbles on both rear wheelwells and cab corners' and the latest at 6yrs and 2 months the drivers seat seatbelt latch broke
#12 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Jan 29, 2011 (8:40 am)
Just alittle FYI, I too have a Ford F350 SD with rotting rear panels, I took my truck to a good body shop and I was told that Ford installed foam tape between the fender walls and the side panel in all their Super Duty Vehicals, This was done to provide noise reduction. The down side to this is that the foam rubber absorbs moisture and road grit into it and over time wears down the protective coatings on the metal fenders which over time causes this rust problem. So now with alittle more knowledge I am in the process of getting a new bed for my truck. I was told by the body shop to get the new bed, and power wash the hell out of the bottom side of it, Once this is done find a nice dry place to store it for a couple weeks. After the bed has dried thoroughly Spray the entire underside of the bed including the problem area I spoke of above with either a bed liner or a really good undercoating. This should seal this area and prevent the rust issue. Now if only they would fix the Slide pins on their caliper brake design so they don't sieze and cause pre-mature brake wear.
#13 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Apr 25, 2011 (3:35 pm)
I have a 2008 F250 super duty that has started rusting on the fenders and bumpers, took it to the dealer who stated my warrenty had expired by 2 months. Wrote to ford who said that it was to bad. Will never buy another ford.
#14 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [amberbock]
Jul 26, 2012 (2:06 pm)
I have a 2007 F 350 Crew Cab Lariat with the same problem I am heading to the dealer next week who I have bought 3 previous vehicles from.
I will let you know what happens!