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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Ford F-350 Super Duty Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle
Ford F-350 Super Duty Problem
Engine Affected: 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo
Average Mileage: 72,115 mi (18,888 mi - 150,254 mi)
Visitor, 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 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
Visitor, 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 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.
Visitor, 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 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.
Visitor, 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 52,700 mi
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!!!!!
Visitor, 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 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.
Visitor, 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 150,254 mi
Truck shuts down after drive to clean
Visitor, 2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 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
Visitor, 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 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 $4000. It still regularly get the Drive to Clean message but the service dept can't help us anymore. We have always had Ford Trucks. But I don't plan on getting another one!
My problem is same as other's: lotsa white smoke, every day, almost every time it drives, always "cleaning exhaust - keep driving". This is a work vehicle, it lives and operates in an off-road, or at least no-pavement, environment. I simply cannot drive "highway" speeds except for once a week when I take it to town.
Now the EGR valve is being replaced, and I am told I need a new diesel particulate filter. I wish I had purchased a gasoline-powered truck when I bought it new in 2009. It is simply not running until I fork over thousands$.
Cleaning exhaust filter mode way to often and to much smoke traffic behind me backs off. No rhyme or consistency as to when . Sometimes within minutes of getting off the freeway after driving 60 MPH for 80 miles or more. Daily during when using truck for going back and forth to work. Drive to clean exhaust notification, sometimes I want to tell, [yell at] the computer that I am driving do your job!