F250 Sd 2005 Deadly

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by scraper69, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    I ALMOST DIED THIS WEEKEND>>>>Heres my story, In Sept. last year i leased this 05 F250 and since has given me nothing but trouble. Exhaust problems (in 3 times for that) Injector failed, and many little bugs that the dealer cant fix.
    Well just this past Saturday on I-94 doin about 70mph, the engine hesitates for a second (like it cut out) then suddenly the wheels locked up and I lost control, skidding - almost hitting 3 other cars, and then the wall on the shoulder. Finally after steering on to the shoulder - Stopped, and basically had a panic attack, saw my life flash before my eyes. Sat for a couple minutes, then got out to look at the wheels and under the truck for any clues as to what had just happened. Nothing visible. So now what? I start up and stroll along the shoulder to the nearest exit the tow / haul light is flashing on and off... Drive about 30mph on a city road with my flashers on.. not but a 1/8 of a mile it locks up again and then frees up, and rolls. I am now freakin out. I pull into the nearest parking lot before it happens a third time, and now the Engine light is on and there is a ticking sound from near the fuse panel under the steering column. I park the thing and call ford roadside asssitance, but because its sat. the dealer is closed. So i tell them to pick it up on Mon at 6:00 from where i have it parked. And now i think i have some PTS - post traumatic stress. I am a wreck! I could have died. What if i had my 4mo old baby with me.??? I WANT OUT OF THIS LEASE.
    What am i gonna need to do ..? Probably get a lawyer.. The truck only has 4,000 miles on it . 2005 F250SD Gas Any input would be appreciated.
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    look up the ford forums.........i'm a chevy guy so i got to gm-trucks.com..........google/yahoo a ford site and post up

    you could have the severe end of a recall thats out or something, who knows..........good that you're okay
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    I would be calling your dealer first thing in the morning!!!!! If they are a good dealer I'm sure they will give you another new one. Glad your OK!!!!:)
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    I'd call a lawyer
  5. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    thedieselstop.com... yes I know you said it was a gas motor, but they are all trucks....
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    There is a difference between gas and diesel:dizzy: maybe check out thegasstop.com
  7. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    First of all, if you havent figured it out by now, you got a lemon. you're fully justified in wanting out of the lease immediately, before you or someone you love is hurt or killed in the truck.

    second, a lawyer might be a good idea, discuss your legal options with one, dont worry about suing anyone just yet though. if they can find you a way out of this lease, great.

    Just use your head, keep cool and you'll get something hopefully.
  8. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    thanks.. thats the plan, and hopefully ford doesnt RUN from this problem.
  9. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Your thread title is completely misleading and quite frankly a lie.

    Other than that good luck with dealing with a corporation.

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