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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,485 miles

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2008 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2008 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012011

F-350 Diesel

  • miles

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

2008 Ford F350. Consumer states that the vehicle stalled while driving. The consumer stated a code camp up that stated clean exhaust filter. The truck was towed to a repair shop. The mechanic informed the consumer the exhaust sensor was bad and it needed to be replaced. The consumer stated the sensor was replaced once before. Also, parts on the radiator were replaced due to leaks around the engine. The repair shop informed the consumer the truck was not running right and requested the service records. The consumer stated she and her husband performed their own maintenance on the truck. The mechanic asked for the type of oil that was used. The consumer was then informed the wrong type of oil was used and the engine was damaged beyond repair. A sample of oil was tested and it was determined that the correct oil was being used, however the oil was contaminated with coolant.

- Freedom, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 142010

(reported on)

F-350 Diesel

  • 19,300 miles
2008 Ford 350 diesel pick up. Consumer expresses discontent with Ford Motor Company the consumer stated the engine locked up on his vehicle with only 19,300 miles. The consumer found a tsb regarding symptoms of water in the fuel tank vent area. The consumer stated it seemed that Ford was aware of the possibility of water entering the fuel tank vent area due to snow and ice build-up.

- Sabetha, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 052009

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F350. After turning the engine off he heard a hissing sound. Upon further inspection, he noticed that the radiator was leaking fluid. His cat died from drinking the fluid. The dealer was notified and a technician concluded that the repairs would be covered under the warranty. The failure mileage was 50000. The current mileage was 65000. Updated 11/03/09 the consumer stated there was a leak in 3 different places. Updated 11/04/09

- Pokle, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 082008

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-350. While driving approximately 55 mph, pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal without power assistance. The contact noticed excessive smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. In addition, the vehicle hesitated and idled roughly. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact pulled over to the side of the road an turned off the engine. After five minutes, the engine was able to be restarted. The contact observed that the failure occurred more frequently in rainy weather conditions and at any given speed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a diagnostic, but no failures were found. However, the computerized system was reprogrammed and the motor was replaced at 53,000 miles. On 12 separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures, but there were no resolutions. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 33,000 and current mileage was 73,400. Updated 10-29-08 updated 10/30/08.

- Church Road, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 112007

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles
Two issues really: A sloppily installed valve cover gasket on the right valve cover causing fluid leakage. The second is a constant drift to the left. 2008 F-350 lariat 4X4 crewcab long bed powerstroke diesel.

- Temecula, CA, USA

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