2022 Ford F-350 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Structural & Engine issues are among the top complaints received from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

The 2022 Ford F-350 doesn’t just look tough; it’s designed to get every job done quickly. Even the automaker claims it provides “more power, more capability than ever.” However, Ford has some issues on its hands, including a defective engine, shoddy structure and malfunctioning suspension.


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NHTSA Complaints for the 2022 Ford F-350

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Service Brakes
Unknown Or Other
Power Train
Electrical System
Engine And Engine Cooling
Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control

Problems with the Engine

To be powerful and hard-working, the Super Duty truck must have a reliable engine. Yet, this is one major component that customers are worried about.

One Ford Trucks Forum poster stated, “I have 650 miles on my truck. I live in MN, so it’s been cold ever since I’ve owned it. But, just about every time I shut it down, it hoots like an owl several times.”

Is Ford doing anything to address these concerns? There’s yet to be any manufacturer communications about it. In the meantime, customers are left wondering Who, Who, Who is going to stop the engine from making these terrible noises.

Structural Problems

When towing or hauling large loads, no driver wants to worry if the truck is going to hold up. However, with the structure-related issues on the F-350, drivers are concerned about arriving in one piece.

Here’s another comment from the Ford Trucks Forum. “I noticed a squeak on the driver door rubber once I got to California rough roads. Only noticed it when you get on one those thumping roads. I am guessing the door is shaking and rubber seals squeak against door opening. Will maybe have dealer look into it when I return home.”

It’s hard to believe that Ford was able to build this truck to optimal standards, considering the two recalls related to the air bags. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V923000 shows that the driver air bag cover wasn’t built to the proper strength, meaning it could break during an impact and fragments could fly at occupants. Furthermore, NHTSA Campaign Number 21V805000 points out that the front-door side impact pressure sensor might have been installed while damaged, leading to the side impact air bags not deploying in an accident. Whether the heavy-duty truck is falling apart or failing to protect occupants, it’s clear it can’t be trusted for the simplest jobs.

Problems with the Suspension

A final look at the suspension on the F-350 shows just as many issues as with the other major systems.

One more Ford Trucks Forum user stated, “So my leaf springs started creaking one day at about 1500 miles. First, I read that it was probably just dirt in between the leaves and could just be washed out. So I sprayed then out and thought they were good, but the creaking came right back as soon as they dried out. Since then, I’ve tried WD40, HHS+ lubricant, and Fluid Film. All work for about a day or so, then the creaking quickly comes back. BTW, this isn’t a tiny little squeak, it’s an obnoxiously loud creaking that I hear the whole time I’m driving below 25mph and anytime I get in the bed, which is 20+ times a day (encloses service body). Pretty embarrassing pulling up customers’ houses sounding like this.”

Again, Ford isn’t issuing any resolution or guidance for technicians to fix the problem. Instead, the automaker hopes that the 2022 Super Duty truck becomes a rolling symphony with all the noises it makes. From the howling owl sound to the squeaking suspension, this truck could become a barnyard musical.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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