really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,318 miles

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2008 Ford F-150 miscellaneous problems

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2008 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 012016


  • miles


The actuator blend door, keeps going out about every 6 to 8 months.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #10

Aug 262019


  • 130,000 miles
Hello I own a 2004-2008 body style Ford F-150 4X4 style side 2008 to be exact. Wile my truck was stationary preforming regular maintenance I noticed two large 4¿X6¿ and 4¿X4¿rust holes in the rear structural frame rails that run the full length of the vehicle. The holes weaken the strength of the frame. This could result in frame failure which could result in serious injury or death if failure occurs during operation of vehicle. Upon further inspection I have found thousands of other 2004-2008 Ford F-150 owners with same frame weakening rust holes due to pore frame coating and frame design. This issue should be resolved by Ford Motor Company by replacing frames on these Ford F-150 trucks in the form of a recall. If the new frames could be coated inside and out with a rust preventative coating or paint. This may cure the dangerous frame rusting issue. Or as Toyota has done on many models of there trucks they may even buy back these pickups for a price that may be determined by the trucks value. Thank you and have a nice day.

- Hope, IN, USA

problem #9

Jul 102019


  • 159,432 miles
I was washing my car and the windsheild cracked and sun roof shattered, truck was off and I was washing it in my yard.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #8

Apr 012019


  • 124,000 miles


My vehicle is only 11 years old. I have an issue with the frame. The frame on my vehicle has rust holes on the left hand inner side. I believe there is a manufacturing issue in the metalwork for the frames on 2004-2008 F150 trucks. I work as a service technician and multiple vehicles have this issue. We as consumers should not be having to cover the costs of repairing these unsafe frames due to Ford negligence to build the frames properly. Due to this, any vehicle with frame issues such as mine, if involved in a wreck, could be catastrophic. I have seen countless F150's of those year ranges come in with frames rotted all in the same place at the rear of the main frame rail, near the gas tank. 2009 and forward do not seem to have this issue as they changed the design of the frame. Something needs to be done about these frame issues.pictures attached are of various F150's, not just my own.

- Alliance, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 052018


  • miles
Takara recall, drove the 2008 Ford F150 to work. The morning after I went downstairs to get some tums approximately 3A.M. after rustling around for work approximately 5A.M. I went to let my dogs out as it's my routine and realized my truck was in flames right next to the house burning the sides of our home. Fire department could determine right then what where or when it caught a blaze. They made a report and were to submit it to law enforcement. Insurance is coming out to assess damages and hopefully investigate what where when and how a cold truck that sits all night just go up in flames.

- Ft. Wayne, IN, USA

problem #6

Jan 042017


  • 96,200 miles
Vehicle in for service and technician found frame rotted on front passenger side of vehicle.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 122016


  • miles


Wife is at the ncha eastern national finals in jackson, Ms. This is a big horse even which brings in a lot of Ford F350, 450, and 550 to the show. People spend a lot of money on these vehicles over 60,000 dollars. This vehicle being as nice as it is, has a major design flaw. They are too easy to break into. Horse show is from March 7 - 19. As of March 13, 2016 in jackson, Ms. There have been over 300 Ford F series pickup trucks broken into by way of the door handle on the drive side. The thiefs either take a screw drive and pry the plastic door handle off and have access to the inside the door and unlock. Or they drill right below the plastic and upward to hit the mechanical device that unlocks the door and they are in. Less than a minute for them to gain access. They can do the same thing to the rear door by prying the plastic off and access the inside. Ford needs to redesign this and get rid of the cheap plastic door handles. Need to issue a recall for all Ford F series pickups and install jimmie jammers so thieves cannot access the device to unlock the door. With the jimmie jammer, you can not use a flathead screw driver in the keylock and turn it to force it to unlock. In fact, Ford just needs to get rid of the keylock all together. You have two ways of unlocking the doors. Keypad or keyfob. Why do you need to door lock.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 182011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
This weekend we heard a loud pop under the hood followed by a loud ticking sound while driving on the freeway. We pulled over and waited for a tow truck to take our car to the dealership where it was examined today. We learned that this common issue in Ford F150 trucks will cost approximately $1000 (low end) to $3500 (high end) to fix. A spark plug simply "popped out", tearing up the threads in the cylinder, causing the dealer to recommend cylinder head replacement. There is something else that can be a less expensive fix to the problem, but Ford does not guarantee that fix. My vehicle is 3 years old and has 70K miles on it. We are very meticulous about the maintenance on our vehicle and as the dealership explained, this is a defect in this engine design and not something that we could have done to prevent the problem. They recommend a tune up to replace all spark plugs because of this issue. My warranty has expired and I do not have an extended warranty. After driving my last Ford F150 for 200K miles with no issues, I have a difficult time paying $4,000 when it is all said and done on a vehicle that I am still making payments on that is only 3 years old.

- Highland Village, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 162010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 9,792 miles
Due to the close proximity of the gas and brake pedal and the low sink when pressing the brake pedal it is very easy to press the gas pedal when pressing the brake pedal. I have asked Ford to look into this matter and the potential safety issue and they will not. I feel that this matter deserves immediate attention and should be reviewed by outside agencies to see if there is in fact the need for a recall and a redesign.

- New Fairfield Ct, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 162009


  • 19,000 miles
08 Ford truck 150 truck. One episode of the truck suddenly accelerating and run into my barn. The truck was stopped by hitting the barn and getting stuck in a ditch. I have had this type acceleration on 3 additional episodes. The dealor and Ford say thereis no problem. No injures have occured up to this time.

- Farmington, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 032008


  • 70 miles
I have a 2008 F150 pickup with 348 miles. This has happened 3 times already. I put my foot on the brake to shift from park to either reverse or drive and the engine revs and the car lurches. All times, I've been able to put quickly into park then turn off the engine to fix the problem. When the car is restarted, the engine is running normally. One of the three times, it happened with my husband driving. I can't be sure I believe it's because the brake pedal and gas pedal are close enough together that my foot touches the gas when braking. The first time I had shoes on and don't know. The second time was with bare feet and I felt the right side of my foot touch the gas. My husband can't comment on the third time. I measured and my Honda civic brake/gas distance is 2.75". the truck distance is 2 3/8". I called the dealership twice and they claim there's nothing they can do. I know I'm going to run somebody over or get in an accident some day and this will be to blame. I'm afraid to drive the truck. I've had it over a month and am still on the first tank of gas. I'm really glad I kept my Honda civic.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

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