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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,295 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 252013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


During the spring of 2013 the HVAC blower motor speed selector switch was producing the same amount of air on position 4 as it did on 3. I replaced the blower motor resistor, but this did not solve the problem. I took off the dash trim bezel to gain access to the rear of the HVAC controls, and I was shocked to find melted & burnt plastic. A couple of the wires were brown from what I can only assume was a small fire. We have a 10 month, our first child, and my heart was racing at the fear of a vehicle fire and getting our baby girl out safe in time. Should a fuse blow prior to this failure? I did some looking online, replaced the switch and wire harness pigtail. It works fine now, but I discovered the problem, and why so many Ford are experiencing this on the window control switches & blower motor control switches. It's because both use the same 4 wire blade plug. And the way it is assembled is the cause. The terminals need to tighter around the blade connection. Also, the portion that is crimped where the wire attached to the terminal sits off center and assembled back to back. If it was assembled with the crimp on the inside it would create a bigger gap and reduce the risk of vehicle fires. I took a bunch of photos and still have the original switch if you care to examine it.

- Walled Lake, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 282008


  • 22 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F150. He stated that the auto temperature control unit was defective and would constantly blow hot air or intermittently blow hot and cold air. The failure would cause the windows to fog and make it impossible for the driver to see the roadway in front of him. The dealer advised the failure was normal and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 22 and the current mileage was 27,169.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 072009


  • 63,000 miles
Without noticeable prior warning I had a malfunction of 2008 Ford F150 climate control ( blending knob control). The vehicle is blowing hot air only. I can not control the temperature.

- Columbia, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 282008


  • 157 miles
2008 Ford F150 lariat w/auto temp control. Auto temp control does not control temperature as set, blows constant hot air and on occasion blows hot and cold air intermittently. Does not control temperature as set by atc display. Have had the truck to the dealer 3 different times. First two trips the dealer said it was working as intended, mileage was 157 the first time, and 2052 mile the second trip. On my third trip at 5466 miles I was told that there was an oasis bulletin special service message #20422 issued on 09/06/2008 covering my problem. According to the message the cause was the blend door actuator. It also states to not make any repairs at this time as parts are due in mid-October, no parts as of 11/11/08. This defect is supposed to be on 2006 - 2008 F150 Lincoln mark trucks.

- Altoona, PA, USA

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