2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Software enhancements are available to remedy inconsistency and confusion about the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle - “Regeneration” mode. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will need to be reprogrammed to add several enhancements, including a more reasonable driving experience during the cleaning cycle and instrument cluster notifications of the cleaning status.

A coolant leak from the radiator can be caused by a defective thermostat bypass. This can cause pressure spikes in the cooling system, which leads to radiator failure. The thermostat assembly and radiator should be replaced.

The rear sliding glass window may stop working, or binds in motion. The power slider cable binds causing slow, or no operation. The glass assembly will need to be replaced, the cable is included in the assembly.

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The engine management system may detect an improper exhaust gas temperature reading, causing the engine to shut down into a safe mode. The dealer will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software free of charge to correct the problem.

On vehicles modified by Jerr-Dan Corporation for use as tow trucks, the power take off (PTO) unit may leak oil from a pressure switch onto the exhaust, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that will relocate it free of charge to resolve the concern.

On vehicles modified by Versalift for use as an aerial lift truck, the power take off (PTO) unit may leak oil from a pressure switch onto the exhaust, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that will relocate it free of charge to resolve the concern.

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