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.
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle on Ford F-350 Super Duty
Average mileage: 75,677 (7,400–157,000)
Engines affected: 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo
59 people reported this problem
48 people shared problem details
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel TurboVisitor
have told dealer many times it smokes way too much... they keep tellin me to take on long drive to clean out regen... called today to tell them again about problem and she actually asked me , when is last time youve taken it for a long drive!!!! I didnt buy truck to haul camper across country, i bought to work.. now on top of smoking way to often, my mpg goes down weekly.. was getting 13.5-13.9 now reads 12.4 and nothing in my habits have changed... there is a def problem here and would love to find that memo from ford that asks thier sales ppl not to drive around in there diesel trucks due to smoke issues and this will look bad to future cust's.. I hope they stand up and help us out.. love the truck and it hauls fine , but please ford fix the regen problem befor I change brands.. been loyal for many years
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo20,000Visitor
Ongoing problem with the Regen cycle and DPF cleaning cycle. Massive amounts of white smoke from the exhaust ever 50 to 100 miles. More noticeable in the fall and winter. It gets so bad that cars behind me on the highway get out of my lane. It's embarrassing to know how much I spent on the truck and how terrible this is.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo60,000Visitor
For most of the first year we had it, it ran great! Then, it started the Drive to Clean message. Dealer told us it had to be driven at highway speed and not to let it sit and idle. It is a work vehicle. This drive to clean issue continued and still does. If you're driving on the interstate, and the message comes on, if you don't keep driving (past your exit) until it goes off, it goes to reduced power, which is about 35mph. That seems pretty deadly on an interstate. I once drove it 90 minutes for it to go off and then it came back on a few minutes later. I cannot tell you how many days it sat at the dealer's service dept. where they supposedly did all they could to fix a problem that they constantly blamed on us. We tried to get a regional service rep to mediate a solution but they never would give us a contact number and you can't get it online. So, after the warranty period, they replaced filters and one of the radiators and another filter which ran us about $4000. It still regularly get the Drive to Clean message but the service dept can't help us anymore. We have always had Ford Trucks. But I don't plan on getting another one!
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo43,000Visitor
Regen cycle and "Exhaust FIlter Cleaning" is rediculous. Each and every day on the way to work, the MINUTE the engine gets to operating temp, the white smoke POURS out the exhaust. SO bad, that the people behind me back off or pull over. Gas mileage is about 12.5 MPG. Had it to dealer several times and they just tell me "The cycle takes what the cycle takes". When I get a ticket due to the smoke, I'll bring it to my dealer to have them pay it. Diesel engines have been around forever. It is stated that the exhuast from a diesel is cleaner than that of a gas engine. There is NO ONE that will convince me of that in THIS case. FORD messed up. They need to figure out a way to make this right. I am exploring the potential of having the exhaust replaced and to have the CEM updated accordingly.
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo52,700Visitor
The clean exhaust stayed on and now the check engine is on too...dealer said DPF has to be replaced and it will be $2300...last FORD (POS) I buy!!!!!
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo7,400Visitor
I drove for 30 minutes and the truck said to pull over to a safe area and as i was doing it shut off i went to sun rise ford they replacet the exhuast temp sensor i came home and park for a week on saturday i drove for 30 minutes and it hapend the same thing l love the truck but this is no good
Truck shut downs and check lite comes on dealer says its a censor so they replace two censors $340
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo150,254Visitor
Truck shuts down after drive to clean
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel TurboVisitor
Smoke issue ford don't want to do anything about it I would just like to solve it I like my truck
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo38,000Visitor
On a trip from Colorado to Texas on the return trip the regen light stayed on from Raton, NM to Fountain, Colorado. Taken to Dealer and was told nothing was wrong. The truck swallowed a full tank of fuel in 128 miles.Which was about 3 mpg.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo50,000Visitor
Same as all the other ones
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo74,864Visitor
I've been dealing with this from day one. This is my work truck that I drive almost exclusively in the city and i can't tell you how many times I've driven down a street while it's in it's regen mode and had my exhaust fill the streets with a cloud of smoke that is so bad you'd think the neighborhood was on fire. Most of the time the only way to clear the system is too drive 20 minutes in one direction (usually on the highway) without stopping. That's almost an hour of added time I don't have to spare and a fuel consumption no one should have to incur. I bought this as a work truck but feel..... it's working me!
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo75,000Visitor
My F-350 bellows white smoke so bad, people behind me has to back off or pull over to see. This is an embarrassment. I am ashamed to drive this vehicle not knowing when the smoke will begin. I have been lucky that I have not gotten a ticket from the police. Mostly happens in colder temperature as soon as the engine reached normal operating temperature. I am thinking about a DPF delete. Ford has replaced the EGR/Intercooler. Otherwise they say they are not able to find a problem. This will be my last Ford.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo92,000Visitor
The diesel particulate filter is always cleaning. Rough ride and mpg is horrible. Took it to Ford they said no problem what a joke. It is a problem why won't they address this?
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel TurboVisitor
I remove the exhaust filter and i buy straight pipe but now only show is cleaning exhaust filter
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo152,000Visitor
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo42,000Visitor
My truck is now to the point that it is cleaning the exhaust filter every 50 miles and my mileage is down to 13.6. Trying to find an additive that can be added to the fuel system...has anyone heard of anything?
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo123,000Visitor
DPF cleaning cycle is almost a daily issue, when in cleaning cycle I loose power and fuel gage drops fast
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo157,000Visitor
regen every 50 miles removed and cleaned twice to no avail
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty- 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo24,000Visitor
message center indicated low DEF level. DEF tank was full. Dealer said they re-programed to correct problem. No issues since
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