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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,739 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.

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2008 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 122016


  • 69,000 miles


I was on the interstate and attempting to get off at an exit when I touched the brakes they grabbed hard, the ABS light came on, the ABS whine started but I did not have my foot on the brakes. This caused steering to be almost impossible and there where significant downgrades on both sides of the road. While using force to turn the sterring wheel to the right to keep from goin over the embankment thye brakes released which cause me to almost go over the embanckment on the right. The brakes keep grabbing and releasing until I was able to pull off the roadway. The vehicle was towed to T he dealership and I am waiting to hear from them. This could have caused serious injury or death had the truck gone over the embankment on either side. I'm used to driving and stay pretty alert but there are those that this would have made them freeze up and it would have ended in tragedy!

- Perkinston, MS, USA

problem #4

Dec 112009


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 65 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the front and rear rotors, the calipers and the front and rear brakes. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Folsom, LA, USA

problem #3

Jan 072015


  • 105,000 miles
Slowing down exiting to the left off hi-way after about a half an hour at 70mph. Brake pedal felt like it kicked back, both brakes and steering locked up, slid unto shoulder, then everything released like normal. Brought to dealer, they replaced hyro-booster system and fluids. Issue seemed corrected, exiting right on hwy no issue, however everything locked up again first time exiting left. After 10 days researching issue, dealer assured replacing damper assembly(?) and all four tires would resolve. Issue happened again same day as pickup. Being towed back to dealer for third attempt to correct.

- Miramar , FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012013


  • 97,695 miles
When exiting the highway I lost the power steering and brakes. This happened multiple times over the course of several weeks. The vehicle would also lose steering pulling into parking spaces and under normal driving conditions. The brakes fade significantly under heavy use and while towing. The steering pump was replaced and the problem still has not gone away.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 202012

F-250 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Driving 65mph and changing lanes power steering was lost as well as power braking. After fighting the wheel hard to straighten out and braking hard I finally eased over to a stop. When stopped discovered the serpentine belt had broken, second issue in 20K miles with said belt. Belt and tensioner were replaced 1.5 years and 20K miles prior. Tensioners destroying belts are a known fault with 6.4L engines. I am not a small guy and I feel many would not have been able to get the truck under control with no power steering or brakes. Luckily I was not towing at the time or I wouldn't have had control.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

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