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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
241,990 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.

2008 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 132014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 1,110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The clear coat paint is pealing off the front trucker around the headlight and front bumper.

- Baxley, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 052014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Drove truck through carwash pull on to road quit running tried to start and did enough to get off road then quit again and would not start at all. Towed to Ford garage module rusted off frame. This is a known problem with Ford because part is made of pot metal and bolted to steel cross member.

- Tidioute , PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 122010

F-150

  • 24,940 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The vehicle was parked during rainy weather conditions when a large amount of water entered the vehicle from the rear sliding power window. The dealer advised that the failure was common within his year, make and model however, the vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure occurred every time it would rain and in addition, the contact was unable to wash the vehicle due to the failure. The failure mileage was 24,940 and the current mileage was 25,032.

- Helena, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 152009

F-150

  • 7,209 miles
I have a safety concern with my 2008 F-150 Ford supercrew. The brake pedal has so much travel that it goes past the accelerator pedal in a sudden panic type stop. As the foot presses the brake pedal down, the foot and pedal passes the gas pedal and sometimes, if your foot is not positioned perfectly it causes the gas pedal to be pressed down with the brake pedal. Thus the vehicle is trying to accelerate while the driver is trying to stop it. This causes increased stopping distances and will lead to accidents. It has almost caused me two already. I have contacted Ford Motor Company but my complaint apparently wasn't well understood.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #1

Oct 212008

F-150

  • 4,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. There are steps on the side of the vehicle that allow people to step onto them to see into the rear of the vehicle. While standing on the side step, it became loose and eventually fell off the vehicle. The contact lost his balance and fell onto the ground. He sustained swelling and bruised ribs due to the failure. He believes that the side steps need to be sturdier. The current and failure mileages were 4,800.

- Houston, TX, USA

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