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Ford F-350 Super Duty Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle

Ford F-350 Super Duty Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Engines Affected: 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo

Average Mileage: 74,508 mi (7,400 mi - 150,254 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo

    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

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 20,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 60,000 mi

    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!

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 52,700 mi

    The clean exhaust stayed on and now the check engine is on said DPF has to be replaced and it will be $2300...last FORD (POS) I buy!!!!!

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 43,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo, 7,400 mi

    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

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  • james d ward, , 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo, 75,000 mi

    Truck shut downs and check lite comes on dealer says its a censor so they replace two censors $340

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo

    Smoke issue ford don't want to do anything about it I would just like to solve it I like my truck

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 150,254 mi

    Truck shuts down after drive to clean

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 38,000 mi

    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.

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