really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,838 miles

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2008 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,373 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The accelerated pedal was too large for the floor-board in the vehicle. Consequently during brake application, he accidentally applies pressure on the accelerator pedal. The Ford manufacturer nor the dealer has been contacted. The failure mileage was 47,373. Updated 12/30/09 updated 12/30/09

- Rockridge, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 152009


  • 7,209 miles
I have a safety concern with my 2008 F-150 Ford supercrew. The brake pedal has so much travel that it goes past the accelerator pedal in a sudden panic type stop. As the foot presses the brake pedal down, the foot and pedal passes the gas pedal and sometimes, if your foot is not positioned perfectly it causes the gas pedal to be pressed down with the brake pedal. Thus the vehicle is trying to accelerate while the driver is trying to stop it. This causes increased stopping distances and will lead to accidents. It has almost caused me two already. I have contacted Ford Motor Company but my complaint apparently wasn't well understood.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #3

Aug 202008


  • 4,000 miles
I have a noise problem and have been to several dealers, when you hold the accelerator steady it makes a very loud hissing noise, when you let off the gas or get on it heavy it goes away, the dealer has replaced the intake manifold and the catalytic converter, we have test driven with the service manager a identical truck and it does not make the noise and trucks at work that are equivalent don't make the noise as well, the service advisor said it is not right however when an engineer came in he could not identify the problem and deemed it a characteristic of the vehicle, it did not start making the noise until it had approximately 4 to 5,000 miles on it and has gradually been getting worse. Ford customer service says they are not going to do anything further with this issue.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #2

May 082008


  • 5,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. The contact started the vehicle and depressed the brake pedal, but both the brake and accelerator pedals became stuck. The vehicle surged backwards and struck the bumper of another vehicle. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. The driver sustained minor injuries. The police was called to the scene and filed a report. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and a diagnostic was performed, but no failures were found. The VIN and speed were unknown. The failure mileage was 5,600 and current mileage was 7,600.

- Calio, ND, USA

problem #1

Mar 282008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Re: 2008 Ford F-150 I picked up a new Ford F-150 yesterday and had an event occur while slowing in preparation for stopping behind a line of stopped vehicles at a red traffic signal. Instead of slowing the vehicle when the brake was gently applied, the vehicle acted like it was on a sheet of ice. I could "feel" the ABS brakes trying to stop the vehicle, but it seemed to be accelerating on it's own. I barely missed the vehicle in front of me and a light pole near the edge of the road, since I had to steer off of the road and onto the sidewalk area where I immediately put the transmission into neutral and turned off the ignition. I called the dealership and they sent a mechanic who returned the vehicle to the service area and checked all of the systems. They told me that there were no problems found and that I must have applied the brake and accelerator at the same time. I absolutely did not do that. I tried to apply the brake and accelerator simultaneously after returning home, and it is possible, but very difficult and uncomfortable to do. I have found other documented cases of the same problem with other F-150S. I had used the brake to stop the vehicle safely several other times before this incident. The odometer read only 10.4 miles when the event occurred. The cruise control feature was not enabled when the event occurred.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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