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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,947 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 012014

F-150

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the brake system failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. When the brake pedal was engaged, the ABS activated and caused the vehicle to pulsate and the contact to lose control. The dealer replaced the front rotors, but the failure recurred. The contact inspected the vehicle and drained the front brakes; however, the brake failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #8

Jan 042016

F-150

  • 28,200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. While driving 60 mph, the ABS warning indicator illuminated and the brakes failed to operate. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 28,200. Updated 03/10/16

- Cove City, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 152013

F-150

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Eighteen months later, while reversing at 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. As a result, the contact crashed into the driver side of another vehicle and the rear of a second vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 182008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 2,000 miles

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

I bought this truck new with 26 miles on it. I have since had brakes go out...steering go out, powertrain replaced with refurbished one. I don't understand why the steering issue is not a safety issue and all the mechanics at Ford say it should be a recall. I don't understand why the spark plugs can't be removed without breaking off and Ford is totally aware of this problem. My truck steering...I was told a part needs to be replaced that happens to all these trucks...it is at least $1300...and when I asked for a tuneup and was told because the spark plugs break off it can be over 800.00...I was astonished that with all the trouble with GM recalls you would not target this 2008 Ford F-150...there are multiple major safety issues. I already went up against Ford about the powertrain and have paid $35,000 for this truck, I owe thousands more. Can you help or be of any assistance for all Ford truck owners? oh, and the truck starts shaking and I have to stop put in 4WD and then out again in middle of traffic to get it to run right, and the emergency brakes sticks too. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 212013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
This has happened numerous times when braking the accelerator is also depressed at the same time. Causing the vehicle to continue to move unexpectedly. Today while pulling into our driveway this happened again and the vehicle went through the house pushing it off the foundation and causing damage to the vehicle. This is a design flaw the gas and brake pedal are to close together. This has also happened to my wife and she wears a size 6 shoe. Are there any recalls or class action suits that any one is aware of. Or does someone have to die before it matters. I have been on other web sites and find many owners of and \08 F150 have the same complaints.

- Gould City, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 012013

F-150

  • 75,000 miles
The brakes come on without stepping on the brake.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 062010

F-150

  • 20,000 miles

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

Front rotors needed replaced at 20000 miles then at 44000 miles....in all the vehicles I own have never had to replace"??"warped rotors costing over 600 to replace every 20 th miles....defective!!!!!

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 082010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
Bought a 2008 Ford F150 from a so called reputible dealer. Had issues after the first couple of months with a vibration took vehicle back to dealer ran a diagnostics check on it, they said nothing is wrong. Two years later problem has escalated where truck vibrates so bad that it spills a can of soda. Ford now says no warranty left on vehicle and we have to pay for fixing. It was under warranty two years ago when problem arised. I am very unhappy with the dealership and Ford itself. I am thinking about filing a law suit against Ford if the problem is not rectified.

- Longville, MN, USA

problem #1

May 022012

F-150

  • 59,322 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150 FX2. The contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the steering wheel started to shake. The vehicle also failed to stop properly. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic stated that both rotors needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 59,322 and the current mileage was 59,383.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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