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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 Apr 30, 2009
Location PORT TOWNSEND, WA
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2008 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

THIS FORD F 150 PICKUP TRUCK HAS THE WIDEST GAS (ACCELERATOR) PEDAL I HAVE EVER SEEN AND AS A RESULT, MY RIGHT FOOT CONTINUES TO PRESS DOWN ON IT EVEN AFTER I HAVE STARTED APPLYING THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH THE SAME FOOT. I HAVE NEARLY COLLIDED WITH MY WORKING PARTNER AND A BOAT TRAILER THREE TIMES IN THE PAST MONTH AS WE WERE TRYING TO HOOK UP THE TRAILER TO THE TRUCK. AS I BACKED UP, AND MOVED MY FOOT FROM THE GAS PEDAL OVER TO THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE RIGHT EDGE OF MY FOOT WAS STILL PRESSING DOWN ON THE GAS PEDAL WHILE THE LEFT PART OF MY FOOT WAS PRESSING DOWN ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. SO BOTH PEDALS WERE BEING PRESSED DOWN AT THE SAME TIME, BUT THE GAS PEDAL DOMINATED AND INSTEAD OF SLOWING DOWN, THE TRUCK ACCELERATED IN REVERSE. TO AVOID THIS SITUATION, I HAVE TO CONSCIOUSLY MOVE MY FOOT OVER ONTO THE MIDDLE OR LEFT SIDE OF THE BRAKE PEDAL, WHICH IS SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER HAD TO DO BEFORE WITH ANY VEHICLE I HAVE DRIVEN, AND I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR 43 YEARS. I HAVE DRIVEN MANY FORD PICKUP TRUCKS, F-150, F-250, AND F-350, AND THE OLD F-100 AS WELL, PLUS DODGE AND CHEVROLET AND NISSAN AND TOYOTA PICKUP TRUCKS, FULL SIZE AND MID-SIZE AND MINI PICKUPS. I HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND MY CO-WORKER HAS NOT EITHER. WE FEEL THAT THIS IS A DEFINITE SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. THIS SITUATION ONLY OCCURS WHEN BACKING UP TO HITCH UP A BOAT TRAILER, NOT WHEN COMING TO A NORMAL TRAFFIC STOP, SO THE DIFFERENCE LIES IN THE FACT THAT MY FOOT IS MOVING FASTER FROM GAS PEDAL TO BRAKE PEDAL WHEN BACKING UP TO HOOK UP A TRAILER, THAN IT IS WHEN MAKING A NORMAL STOP IN TRAFFIC. BUT I HAVE BACKED UP MANY OTHER PICKUP TRUCKS IN THE PAST TO HOOK UP BOAT TRAILERS AND NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE. WE MEASURED THE FORD F-150'S GAS PEDAL WIDTH AND COMPARED IT WITH OTHER PICKUP GAS PEDAL WIDTHS AND THE FORD'S WAS WIDER THAN THE OTHERS.

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