2012 Ford F-350

Super Duty RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab V8 auto trans

Super Duty RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab V8 auto trans

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$21,675

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2012 Ford F-350 Review
2012 Ford F-350 Review

The Ford F series is the most popular truck series in America, and with good reason. People with serious truck needs often swear by their F-150, and the F-150 can handle every day truck jobs with ease. But what if your truck needs go above and beyond the standard? If you’ve got serious cargo to haul, tough terrain to navigate or both, you need a heavy duty truck, and there’s no question that Ford is in the heavy duty truck business. When the F-150 isn’t quite enough to get it done, the Ford F-350 Super Duty is on hand to come to the rescue.

The 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty truck is only a year removed from a major redesign that, among other things, enhanced the suspension for both comfort and functionality, and brought in some more powerful engines.

You can customize your 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty by choosing between three cab sizes; the standard cab, the extended Super Cab or Crew Cab, as well as a longer or shorter bed length (8 feet vs. 6 feet 9 inches). You’ll also choose between single wheel and dual wheel rear axle designs. From there, you can choose from among four trim levels, the XL, the XLT, the Lariat and the King Ranch. Be aware that certain combinations of axle design, cab length, bed length and trim level won’t work, but you should be able to find one that works best for your truck needs.

To be honest, the Ford F-350 may be more truck than most people will ever need. But if you know your trucks, and you need a serious truck for serious work, it’s hard to do much better than the Ford F-350.

New For 2012

Since the Ford F-350 just underwent a major redesign the previous year, you won’t find too many big changes in the 2012 model. However, you will find even better tow ratings on the 2012 model, and the addition of smartphone connectivity to the Ford SYNC system through AppLink is a welcome feature that you will probably appreciate.

Exterior

The 2012 Ford F-350 looks just as you want a heavy duty pickup truck to look-tough and durable. The base XL comes with 17 inch steel wheels and all-season tires, with telescoping trailer mirrors, a trailer hitch and wiring and painted finish bumpers. Additional exterior options include five-spoke Cast aluminum wheels, roof clearance lights, 6? angular black molded in-color running boards, a tailgate step, and all-terrain tires. The XLT adds swing out opening rear quarter windows and privacy glass, with alloy wheels. The Lariat trim, not available with regular cab, adds chrome finish bumpers and tube running boards, while the King Ranch, also not available with the regular cab, has painted finish bumpers, step running boards and 18-inch alloy wheels. Available exterior colors include Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Forest Green Clearcoat Metallic, Vermillion Red Clearcoat, Black, and Oxford White Clearcoat.

Interior & Cargo

The interior of the Ford F-350 is comfortable and spacious, with manual adjustable lumbar support for the driver, vinyl upholstery and flooring, and with a 40/20/40 front bench seat, and in the Super Cab and Crew Cab versions, a 60/40 split folding rear seat. In the base model you’ll find a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, navigation options, power steering, air conditioning, and available SYNC telematics. You can upgrade to full power accessories, heated power mirrors with blind spot mirrors and four speaker sound with CD player. The Lariat trim features interior options like a power sliding rear window, eight way power front leather bucket seats with lumbar adjustment, dual zone climate control, enhanced trip computer, leather upholstery and on the steering wheel and eight speaker sound for satellite radio.

Safety

There is a full slate of reliable standard safety features that come with the 2012 Ford F-350, including four wheel antilock brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes and electronic brake force distribution. You’ll find a post-collision safety system and passenger airbag deactivation switch. The airbag system includes front head airbags and dual front side-mounted airbags. Other safety features include tire pressure monitoring, an engine immobilizer, child seat anchors, and front seatbelt pretensioners. Useful safety options include a rear camera and rear view parking sensor.

Driving Experience

The Ford-350 is designed to let you carry serious loads over rough terrain without a problem. The enhanced suspension means a smooth ride when carrying big loads, although it is designed so that without a healthy load weighing it down, things can get a bit bumpy. The 6.2-Liter V-8 engine should provide all the power you need, producing 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft. of torque, linked to a six speed automatic transmission. Depending upon the options you choose, this engine can drag up to 15,800 lbs., with a maximum towing capacity of at least 11,900 lbs. This truck comes with rear wheel drive but you can upgrade to all-wheel drive, and it is recommended. If the 6.2-Liter still isn’t generating enough power for you, Ford offers a massive turbocharged 6.7-Liter diesel V-8 engine that will give you 400 horsepower and a mighty 800 lb-ft. of torque, allowing you a maximum towing capacity with the right options, including fifth-wheel hookup, of 22,700 lbs., with a max capacity of at least 12,500 lbs. The FX4 Off-Road package makes off-road jobs a breeze with all-wheel drive, all-terrain tires, upgrades shocks, and skid plates. While the steering isn’t as responsive as some might like, you’ll probably find the sturdy, comfortable ride you get even while towing massive loads is worth the trade-off.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Ford F-350

  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
  • GMC Sierra
  • Ram 3500

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2012 Ford F-350 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
6.2L V8Engine
Horsepower:
316 hp @ 4179rpm
Torque:
397 ft lb of torque @ 4179rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 F-150 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 F-250, F-350, F-450 AND F-550 HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2011. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 114, ¿THEFT PROTECTION.¿ THE TRANSMISSION CAN BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITHOUT PRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL DUE TO BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SWITCH PROBLEM.
Consequences
THIS WILL ALLOW THE OPERATOR TO INADVERTENTLY SHIFT THE VEHICLE INTO GEAR WITHOUT THE BRAKE PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR INJURY TO A NEARBY PEDESTRIAN.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SWITCH FUNCTION AND REPLACE THE SWITCH IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
16,091
Notes
FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
Summary
Manning Equipment Inc. LLC (Manning) is recalling certain model year 2012 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 gasoline engined dual rear wheel chassis vehicles manufactured October 2011 through June 2012. The tailpipe on the exhaust system does not extend out beyond the edge of the body, allowing heat to build up in rear curbside storage compartment.
Consequences
Excessive heat build up in rear compartment could result in fire.
Remedy
Manning Equipment has notified owners, and dealers will install tailpipe extensions free of charge. The recall has already begun. Owners may contact Manning Equipment at 1-502-426-5210.
Potential Units Affected
37
Notes
Manning Equipment Inc. LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ENGINE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 F-350/450/550 Ambulance Package vehicles manufactured February 22, 2010, through October 19, 2012 and equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine. Due to an exhaust sensor problem, the vehicles may experience loss of power followed by an engine stall.
Consequences
An unexpected engine stall increases the risk of a crash. Additionally, if this were to occur when the ambulance is transporting a patient, there is an increased risk of injury to the patient.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the exhaust gas temperature sensor, free of charge. The recall began on November 25, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S10.
Potential Units Affected
2,951
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
PJ's Truck Bodies & Equipment Co., (PJ's) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty chassis modified by PJ's and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust.
Consequences
The leaking oil may soak into the thermal blanket covering the exhaust, which when combined with heat from exhaust, may result in an increased risk of fire.
Remedy
PJ's has notified owners and dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that moves the switch away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall began on August 28, 2014. Owners may contact PJ's customer service at 1-866-475-8782.
Potential Units Affected
3
Notes
PJ's Truck Bodies & Equipment Co.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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