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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 miles

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2008 Ford F-250 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 202009

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. While driving various speeds, the vehicle hesitates when the accelerator pedal is depressed. The failure has been occurring ever since the dealer changed the computer in the internal engine. The contact received a notice stating that it needed to be changed. The dealer stated that the vehicle was fine, although it has been in the repair shop approximately three times for this same issue. The failure is due to the computer module, which has caused the vehicle to have poor fuel mileage. The dealer acknowledges the failure and the contact believes it is a safety issue. The failure mileage was 16,000 and current mileage was 23,000. Updated 8/10/09 updated 08/13/09.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 162007

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. While driving in reverse at 1 mph, the vehicle went into fast idle mode and suddenly lunged backwards. The contact slammed on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle was designed to do this as a self-cleaning process. The current and failure mileages were 1,000. Updated 02-01-08 updated 02/01/08

- Nashville, TN, USA

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