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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 Jun 20, 2011
Location HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2008 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Unknown Or Other

THIS WEEKEND WE HEARD A LOUD POP UNDER THE HOOD FOLLOWED BY A LOUD TICKING SOUND WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. WE PULLED OVER AND WAITED FOR A TOW TRUCK TO TAKE OUR CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE IT WAS EXAMINED TODAY. WE LEARNED THAT THIS COMMON ISSUE IN FORD F150 TRUCKS WILL COST APPROXIMATELY $1000 (LOW END) TO $3500 (HIGH END) TO FIX. A SPARK PLUG SIMPLY "POPPED OUT", TEARING UP THE THREADS IN THE CYLINDER, CAUSING THE DEALER TO RECOMMEND CYLINDER HEAD REPLACEMENT. THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT CAN BE A LESS EXPENSIVE FIX TO THE PROBLEM, BUT FORD DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT FIX. MY VEHICLE IS 3 YEARS OLD AND HAS 70K MILES ON IT. WE ARE VERY METICULOUS ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE ON OUR VEHICLE AND AS THE DEALERSHIP EXPLAINED, THIS IS A DEFECT IN THIS ENGINE DESIGN AND NOT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD HAVE DONE TO PREVENT THE PROBLEM. THEY RECOMMEND A TUNE UP TO REPLACE ALL SPARK PLUGS BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE. MY WARRANTY HAS EXPIRED AND I DO NOT HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY. AFTER DRIVING MY LAST FORD F150 FOR 200K MILES WITH NO ISSUES, I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME PAYING $4,000 WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE ON A VEHICLE THAT I AM STILL MAKING PAYMENTS ON THAT IS ONLY 3 YEARS OLD.

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