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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,838 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-350 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012010


  • 11,000 miles


Brake pedal location and depressing vehicle's brake pedal and gas pedal at the same time. Street department workers wearing proper work boots have found that the pedal spacing is not adequate between gas pedal and brake pedal. There have been at least 10 times where the employee has depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle would not stop. It has been determined that the brake pedal and gas pedal placement are to close to each other and both pedals can be depressed at the same time giving the operator the feeling of no brake pedal and the vehicle not stopping. We have reproduced this situation at least 5 times and feel that it is imperative that you be notified of this design defect. We contacted reutehr Ford, mike bowen a service advisor and they state that they are aware of this situation but Ford has not addressed it at this point. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 102008


  • 4,675 miles
2008 Ford 350 sd accelerated 2 different times at very high speed. Could not stop it either time. Had too put it into park to stop and smoke filled the cab and was rolling out. Mechanic in. Said it was the third one too come in and the second had been in accident. Said they don't make the software too fix this problem. Approximately 5,000 miles. Ford motor credit took truck after paying $38,000 on it and are going too auction it off in spokane wash. I am really concerned for the buyer.

- Eureka, MT, USA

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