really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,800 miles

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2008 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 062016


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the technician informed the contact that the vehicle could be considered destroyed. The technician stated that the frame damage was so severe that the vehicle needed a new frame. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

- Clanton, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that water leaked into the third brake light and onto the rear seats of the vehicle. As a result, the contact stated that the lower rear cab corners became rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 012012


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact stated that a passenger entered the vehicle and utilized the grab bar for assistance however, the grab bar became completely detached from the vehicle, causing the passenger to fall. The passenger sustained minor bruising as a result of the fall. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 54,000.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 022010


  • 20,000 miles
The passenger front upper door hinge is cracking on my 2008 Ford F150. The hinge is cracking on the back side. The crack would open up as the door is being shut from the wide open position. Ford Motor Company claims this is from abuse or wind damage. If this crack were from wind damage the crack would be on the face of the hinge and would wider as you force the door past wide open. The door hinge is a critical component as the door would not be able to open or close properly once it breaks completely in two. The service writer told me it was a problem they have seen before and up until now they have agreed to repair these under warranty. My truck is only 2 years old with 23,000 miles. It is still covered under the bumper to bumper warranty. Ford Motor Company is now trying to avoid repairing structural defects in the trucks.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 102008


  • miles
I own a 2008 Ford F150 with 12,000 miles. Bought the truck brand new in Feb 08. With only 453 miles on the truck I noticed many paint defects : the paint under the hood was blistering off, the paint on the pillar behind the drivers side rear door was messed up, Ford fixed these issues then shortly after that I had more blistering paint under the hood and a haze on the drivers side front fender. Then one day as I am washing the truck I notice the paint is bubbling on the passenger side doors.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

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