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FORD F-150 Problems with Power Train

 
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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 08, 2011
Location WAKE FOREST, NC
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2008 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Power Train

I WAS TRAVELING LESS THAN 10 MPH WHILE DRIVING IN THE PARKING DECK AT WORK WHEN MY 2008 F150 FORD TRUCK SUDDENLY ACCELERATED !! I PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES AND THE TRUCK WOULD NOT STOP!! JUST AS I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING THE TRUCK OUT OF GEAR - IT RAN INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. LUCKILY IT DID NOT DAMAGE THE OTHER VEHICLE ( WHICH WAS A BIG SUV ) BUT IT DID $2,000.00 WORTH OF DAMAGE TO MY TRUCK!! I TOOK THE TRUCK INTO THE FORD DEALERSHIP FOR DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR. THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT GET IT TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. I CONTACTED FORD'S COMPLAINT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENTS.THEY DENIED MY REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER AS THEY CLAIM THEIR ANALYSIS DOES NOT INDICATE ANY EVIDENCE OF A MANUFACTURING OR DESIGN DEFECT. I WENT TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP WHERE I PURCHASED MY TRUCK TO TRY TO TRADE IN MY TRUCK FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE. DESPITE THE FACT THAT I HAVE BOUGHT 7 FORD TRUCKS IN THE PAST - 6 OF THEM AT THIS PARTICULAR DEALERSHIP , THEY WERE NOT WILLING TO WORK WITH ME ON A DEAL FOR TRADING IN MY TRUCK. THEY TOLD ME THAT I HAD GOTTEN 47,000 MILES OUT OF MY TRUCK BEFORE THIS PROBLEM OCCURRED , AND THAT I COULD PROBABLY GET ANOTHER 47,000 MILES OUT OF IT BEFORE IT DOES IT AGAIN!!! THEN 28 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST OCCURRENCE - MY TRUCK DID IT AGAIN!!!! THIS TIME I WAS IN TRAFFIC IN THE PROCESS OF STOPPING MY TRUCK FOR A TRAFFIC LIGHT. I HAD JUST TAKEN MY FOOT OFF OF THE BRAKES ( MY FOOT WAS STILL RESTING ON TOP OF THE BRAKES ) AND I WAS COASTING TO A STOP. SUDDENLY THE TRUCK JUST SPEEDED UP OUT OF CONTROL !!! I APPLIED THE BRAKES , AND AGAIN THE TRUCK WOULD NOT STOP!!!! I QUICKLY THREW THE GEAR IN NEUTRAL AND TURNED OFF THE KEY. AS SOON AS I DID THIS, THE BRAKES SKIDDED ON AND MY TRUCK JUST BARELY STOPPED BEFORE HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME!! I AM IN CONSTANT FEAR OF THIS OCCURRING AGAIN!!! BOTH TIMES I HAVE BEEN DRIVING AT A VERY SLOW SPEED ( LESS THAN 10 MPH ) BUT WHAT IF IT HAPPENS WHEN I'M ON THE FREEWAY TRAVELING AT HIGH SPEEDS. THIS IS LIFE THREATENING.

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