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FORD F-150 Problems with Vehicle Speed Control

 
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2008 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2008 FORD F-150. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2008 FORD F-150 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (313 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 29, 2008
Location ANN ARBOR, MI
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2008 FORD F-150
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

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.

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