hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,430 miles

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2008 Ford F-250 engine problems

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2008 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 112016


  • 115,850 miles


I just had purchased a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I have driven many different vehicles over the years and have never experienced something like this. The accelerator pedal and brake pedal are too close together and approximately the same level as well. I was putting on the brake to stop and it is too easy to keep pressing the accelerator pedal while trying to push the brake pedal. I have only driven it for a few hours to Transport it, but it has happened four times in the first seven stops. I'm thinking there should be a fix or safety recall for this sort of thing. If this sort of thing is happening to new drivers, it is a potential hazard. I'm afraid to let others drive the vehicle. I was very fortunate. I almost crashed into a car and a post.

- Roy, UT, USA

problem #4

Aug 122014

F-250 8-cyl

  • 40,300 miles
When I bought my Ford F250 back in 2008 I have had constant problems with the truck as I would be going down the highway the truck would lose power and I would press the gas pedal and the truck would only do around 40mph. A few weeks ago I drove from Chicago up to green bay wi and then back going there about half way the truck was ok the other half way up there and back the Chicago the truck was not shifting it felt like it was towing a trailer when it was not my foot was on the floor all the way and I was only doing 40mph on a 60+mph highway which I had truckers almost coming in contact with my truck. My truck has been in the shop over a dozen times and Ford does not have a clue what is wrong with the truck because there computers show nothing wrong when there service tech drove the truck and said there is a problem with it but they our unsure. The last time my Ford dealer stated that it might be a catalytic converter. I have contacted Ford Motor Company about this issue and they did not want to work with me on fixing the truck only offering 20% off of the cost to fix the catalytic converter and they are not sure that this will fix the issues I have been having I am not the only person having this problem with my truck I talked to a few other Ford truck owners and they have the same problem.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 112012


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. While approaching a stop sign at 10 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 28,000 miles
While towing a 10,000 pound 5th wheel trailer I needed to speed up to merge into the left lane. The truck was on cruise control set at 50 mph. I stepped down and entered passing gear. After the merge I let off the throttle but the truck continued to accelerate in passing gear. I stepped on the brakes but the cruise control would not release and the truck continued to accelerate. I tried repeatedly to disengage the cruise using the brakes. I then pressed the cruise control "off" button repeatedly to no avail. At this point I pressed and held the brake pedal as hard as I could while the diesel engine continued to race at max power. I was able to slow to about 30 mph before the engine started to overcome the fading brakes. At this point I turned the key off and coasted to a stop. I tried to restart the engine twice and it immediately started at max throttle and I immediately turned the key off. I called Ford for a tow. After about 20 minutes I tried to restart the engine and it started normally so I cancelled the tow. The truck seems to be working normally and cruise also works normally. I haven't tried to enter passing gear while in cruise and won't as this incident almost cause me to have a catastrophic accident. I plan to take the truck to the dealer to be analyzed. This was a major safety problem and could easily have caused a fatal accident.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #1

Dec 152010

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The cruise control failed to turn off. After several hours of highway driving with the cruise control turned on, I was not able to turn the cruise control off by using the cruise control on/off switch or by braking. The truck accelerated when the brakes were applied. After several attempts to turn the cruise control off it finally turned off by braking.

- Murphy, OR, USA

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