Ford Recalling 1.8 Million Diesels For Computer Glitch

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Ford is having to recall approximately 1.8 million 7.3-liter PowerStroke diesel-powered trucks due to a computer software problem that has caused engine failures for customers, which we think is how I, Robot originally was supposed to start. According to Ford, the camshaft position sensor could break down and disrupt the flow of air and fuel, thus causing the vehicle to stall. Totally not as much fun as farting fire from the last Ford Recall.

No deaths or serious injuries have been reported, though a few accidents have occurred. Models included in the recall are F-Series Super Duty Trucks, E-Series Vans and Excursions from 1997 to 2003 equipped with the engine. Expect a lawsuit in... 1, 2, 3... [CNN Money]

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@disgustepated: You mean Laserjet 4. The laser printer that never dies so long as you keep it fed with toner and paper.

This isn't a new thing on 7.3L Powerstrokes. I've known about this since I bought my F250 5 years ago. I keep an extra Cam posistion sensor in the glove box. It's under $50 and can be replaced alongside the road with basic hand-tools.

I don't see how the firmware is causing the sensors to fail, but I'll be taking my truck in for the recall anyway. I'd rather have the extra CPS in the glovebox and never use it.