This version of the F-250 Super Duty has many strong points. The Ford-built Powerstroke 6.4-liter turbodiesel V8 got the best fuel economy among the heavy-duty diesel trucks of its day, while providing plenty of towing and payload-hauling capability. Cabin space is generous, with a large backseat and abundant storage. Nice features abound, including an optional tailgate step and built-in switches for accessories.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Ford F-250 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Fault code "exhaust filter plugged. Drive to correct""

Daniel D., TX (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"The vehicle has no DEF quantity indicator, ran out of DEF, the vehicle went into safe mode. The vehicle would only do 5 MPH had it towed to the dealership to reset code."

Julio R., NY (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"The DEF tank has to be filled to the top of the filler tube in order for the power-down mode to reset."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Had to replace the emission control module"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Emissions system failed which was completely covered under warranty"

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"I believe the ECM was faulty and it was replaced."

Anonymous, NS (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Fuel filters leaking from top of filter."

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Fuel pump

"The fuel filter developed a leak on the top of the filter."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"something on the accelarator"

Gary D., CO (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"DEF heater sensor error, check engine light is on. Since I live in a warm climate not to concerned."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"waited over 2 months for oil/air separator to become available"

Robert B., AZ (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Intermittent operation. Dealer fixed free of charge"

Christian M., CA (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.2-L V8)

"Back up camera intermittent. Found the cause was a connector to the emergency brake"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

"It randomly either quits working altogether, or goes all static-ey. It is so random, it is difficult to get it into the dealership when it is acting up so they can diagnose it properly. They have tried fixing a wire on it, and at first thought it was fixed, then a couple days later it did it again"

Jesse K., AB (2015 Ford F-250 King Ranch 6.2-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen for backup camera periodically goes blank, but never at the Ford Dealership. It checks out OK for them then operates for a month or so and problem reappears. Very frustrating."

George P., AR (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.2-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system will not automatically reconnect for playing audio over Bluetooth. If you use the voice commands, it will give you a rather long message explaining that it's going to reconnect, but if you just push the button to reconnect, it's much faster. The system will automatically reconnect for phone commands, but it should also do the same for audio"

Kevin G., TX (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"sync had to be rebooted"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.2-L V8)
Radio

"Comes on by itself really loud"

Lewis H., TN (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.2-L V8)
Software update fixes

"Check engine light Came on and required service to correct the fuel control and exhaust control computer upgrades"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Steering wheel controls

"When using the next/previous buttons to go to the next station, the system will often go the wrong direction. It seems to get them confused. Next is sometimes previous and vice versa."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Voice control commands

"Voice commands are often not synced with the currently active media source when stopping and restarting the vehicle. For example, if I am using the satellite radio and stop the truck, when I next start it and use a command like channel 30, it will tell me that it doesn't understand. However, if I state the source first like Sirius channel 30 it will take the command. Afterward, it will understand channel 30 again. Seems like it should already know that I'm listening to Sirius if that's the currently active media source."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Kept brakes pressed on. Calipers had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Started scraping. Replaced pads at 116000 miles. Not bad."

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 Platinum 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Premature brake wear

"Approximately 50% of the time, the truck pulls hard to the left during somewhat hard brake application. Being intermittent, we have not been able to pinpoint the cause of the problem. So far the only indicator has been excessive fast wear to the front left pads and rotor."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Squeaking

"squeaking noise when driving low speeds, under 10 mph. Dealership believes a sensor needs to be adjusted. the noise is very intermittent. I will hear the noise every 6-8 days"

Anonymous, WY (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"when driving down the highway passender door area very noisy"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.2-L V8)
Wind noise

"when driving down the highway...passenger door area...very noisy"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.2-L V8)

"the truck is exceptionally noise. at time you can't even hear the radio"

Russel G., AZ (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Super loud inside cab. Have to yell at bluetooth phone calls. Also, the infotainment system is super glitchy. The technology in our CHEVROLET Suburban is light years ahead of the Ford (even the new ford with apple play still is less intuitive than chevy's)"

David H., OK (2015 Ford F-250 Platinum 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"It was taking 15-20 minutes to fill the tank. We researched the issue and replaced a filter. This filter was located in the frame of the truck and was full of dirt and rocks."

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)
Oil leaks

"I noticed oil drops on my floor and constantly filling with oil. Oil coated engine parts"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"cracked turbo line, oil leak on seal between the engine and the transmission, oil pan leak. faulty Ford brand oil filter gasket caused an oil leak after oil change."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint was very poorly done from the factory. Ford dealership took pictures and sent to Ford, paint had to be wet sanded and polished"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Paint cracked in roof channels"

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Paint had cracking in primer coat it appears in a couple spots in the drain wells on the top of the vehicle - Ford would not fix these"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Seems to be going bad. Check engine light comes on, but goes away with highway driving after the DEF cleaner operates."

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 Platinum 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Exhaust manifold

"cracked manifold"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

"Both exhaust manifolds cracked over the last two years."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Steering wheel vibration

"This vehicle shakes violantly at highway speed when hitting a road inperfection. Replacing the componets in the steering system did not resolve the issue."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.2-L V8)
Tie rods

"The tie rods were rusty when I bought it new. I have arranged for the Ford dealer to remove the rust. Also I looked under a friend's brand new Ford pickup and it had the same problem"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ford F-250 Platinum 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Tie rods replaced to try and stop the steering shake."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Leaky internal seals in the water pump. Covered under extended warranty."

Brian H., OR (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

"Pump had a crack and leaked. Neededreplaced."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Ford F-250 Platinum 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The deal on the passenger side main door is not sealing and wind noise is very noticeable at highway speeds. Dealership given a shot at fixing this but they were not successful. A farm truck so not often used for long highway drives. If it was it presents a distraction"

Anonymous, MT (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Ford emblem broke loose and was replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"At ~1500 miles, engine ticking noticed. Ford diagnosed and found metal shavings/particles in oil and some engine damage. Diagnoses to getting vehicle back with new engine took 6 weeks"

Scott C., VA (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.2-L V8)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo was replaced 2 times"

Scott F., CA (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"I detected a problem with the transmission slipping from 4th to 5th and from 5th to 6th, but only when cold."

Anonymous, ID (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)
Transmission computer

"Constant check engine lights due to transmission electronics. Performance wasn't dramatically effected, but it's a nuisance to have to take the truck in for service. We have a busy life & intentionally keep new cars so we won't have to deal with repairs. Didn't work out with the F250."

David H., OK (2015 Ford F-250 Platinum 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Truck began missing and the check engine light came on. The dealership replaced the plugs and wires on the cylinder that was misfiring. That did not correct the issue so they replaced the coil. This did resolve the issue."

Anonymous, (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Traction control

"Problem with one of the sensors sending false information caused warning light to come on. It took over 8 months and several trips to the dealer for them to finally find the problem and correct it"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ford F-250 XL 6.2-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"the climate control system only allowed air to come out the vents. No foot or defrost air. Module needed to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Ford F-250 XLT 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Took it into the dealer for a slipping transmission and he determined the transmission needed a complete rebuild. This was done at no charge because I had an extended warranty"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7-L V8 diesel)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EQUIPMENT, STEERING, SUSPENSION
Dec 09, 2020
If the steering locks, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Icon Vehicle Dynamics, LLC (Icon) is recalling all 05-UP FSD 2.5 Centerline Stabilizer Kits with part number 65050. The kits were sold as an accessory for certain 2005-2021 Ford F-250 4X4 and F-350 4X4 pickup trucks. The foam ring inside the stabilizer "through shaft" may block the piston ports, possibly causing the steering to lock up.
What should you do:
Icon will notify owners, and dealers will install a new shock assembly with a revised foam ring and steel support disc, free of charge. The recall began December 21, 2020. Owners may contact Icon customer service at 1-951-689-4266.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20E090000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 102
EQUIPMENT
May 29, 2019
The driver may inadvertently turn the wrong direction to avoid an object behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists (VCI) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford F-550, 2014 E-350 and E-450, 2015 F-250 and F-450, 2016 E-450, 2017 E-350, F-450 and E-450, 2018 F-350, 2010 E-450, 2005-2006 E-450, 2009 E-450 and Chevrolet C4500-based Type I and Type III ambulances equipped with ASA Electronics Voyager monitors used to display the back-up camera image. The monitors may unexpectedly revert back to the factory default settings which may cause the camera image to be reversed.
What should you do:
VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists will work with ASA to notify the owners, and remedy the displays, free of charge. The recall began May 9, 2019. Owners may contact ASA Electronics at 1-800-384-4400.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V401000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22
POWER TRAIN
Apr 17, 2014
If the vehicle is in "Reverse" while the while the gear selection shows "Drive," unexpected movement could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty trucks manufactured September 13, 2013, through March 28, 2014, and equipped with 6.2L gasoline or 6.7L diesel engines and 6R140 transmissions. An error with the transmission control software may be such that while shifting from "Park" to "Drive" the vehicle may display "Drive" but possibly engage "Reverse" for 1.5 seconds before engaging "Drive." Therefore, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the transmission software, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2014. Owners may contact Fords customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C04.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V204000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3973
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