really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,225 miles

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2008 Ford F-350 exhaust system problems

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2008 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 222010

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


When my 08 F-250 diesel is driven in the rain on the highway at a constant speed, then accelerate to pass or go up a grade it has a hesitation and white smoke or steam. Ford replaced the cac with a new one this did not fix the problem. I filed a complaint with Ford they how ever have no answers as of 15/Feb/2011 I filed the complaint back in September of 2010.

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 142010


  • miles
My F350 crew cab has fumes that enter the cab of the truck when the exhaust system is cleaning. This has been happening for as long as I have owned this truck, you can't leave the windows up and breath because it is a health hazard. Sunbelt Ford in cordele Georgia is aware of this problem as they have looked at the truck. I was advised that my truck is the only one that does this. I know there is a problem as I have been a satisfied Ford truck owner for years as well as using Ford trucks in my construction business and have never encountered this type of problem before. Please advise me in writing as I feel that Ford Motor Company has a problem.

- Cordele, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 042008


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F350. Whenever the contact started the ignition there was a generation of excessive exhaust fumes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician was unable to locate the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on thirteen separate occasions for the identical failures which there were no resolutions. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 252007


  • 2,500 miles
June 25, 2007, we were in Montana and had just come down from approx. 14,000 ft. Pass, closed sun roof on our 2008 Ford F350 crewcab diesel, all 4 occupants (3 adults & 1 child) fell asleep @ 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Passenger woke as we were going off the pavement, tried to put truck back on pavement but front of truck would not get under control, hit mail boxes and veered to left (still unable to control) not speeding, hit head on into trees, rolled to roof. Air bags did not deploy on either side, driver side (front and back) roof crushed to top and into front drivers seat and almost to frame of window in the back seat. Why or what caused us all to fall asleep after closing sun roof, why were we not able to control front of truck (too heavy?), why did air bags not deploy and why did roof crush so far on a roll to roof, we did not roll completely over. Truck was totaled. No deaths occurred, driver resulted in a broken neck and passengers with rib and neck injuries.

- Pleasanton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 222008


  • 60,624 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-350. On June 4, 2008, while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut down without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the exhaust filter failed. The dealer replaced the exhaust filter. On June 22, 2008, the contact's father was transporting a trailer and the vehicle suddenly shut off while attempting to park. The trailer slammed into the vehicle. His father lost control and sustained injuries to his neck and back. The vehicle was returned to the dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer stated that they were not responsible for any of the damages. The failure mileage was 60,624 and current mileage was 69,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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