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FORD F-150 Problems with Power Train, 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 Feb 16, 2010
Location SUGAR LAND, TX
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

THE ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE ARE SO CLOSE TOGETHER ON MY 2008 FORD F150 THAT I HAVE ON OCCASION ACCIDENTALLY PRESSED BOTH THE ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS AT THE SAME TIME WHILE BRAKING. THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. THE ENGINE WAS REVVING UP AS I WAS APPLYING THE BRAKE, SO I APPLIED THE BRAKE HARDER AND THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO REV HIGHER UNTIL THE TRUCK LURCHED FORWARD. THIS CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE AND MY FOOT CAME OFF THE BRAKE AND THE ENGINE REVVED DOWN. I REALIZED THAT MY FOOT HAD BEEN ON THE ACCELERATOR THE SAME TIME IT WAS ON THE BRAKE. SINCE THAT FIRST TIME, I KNOW THAT IF THE ENGINE STARTS REVVING WHILE I AM APPLYING THE BRAKE THAT I HAVE MY FOOT ON BOTH AND CAN ANGLE MY FOOT TO THE LEFT TO REMOVE IT FROM THE ACCELERATOR WHILE STILL KEEPING MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. EVEN SO, ONE TIME I JUST MISSED HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME WHILE "STOPPING". THIS SEEMS TO ME TO BE A DANGEROUS DESIGN. WHEN THE ENGINE BEGINS REVVING FOR "NO APPARENT REASON" ONE TENDS TO PANIC AND STEPS HARDER ON THE BRAKE WHICH MAKES THE PROBLEM WORSE. I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM.

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