The F-350 is a heavy-duty truck with a 1-ton capacity as opposed to the 1/2 ton of the F-150. The Super Duty line was redesigned for 2005 with new exterior and revised engines. The ride is stiff and bouncy, especially compared to the F-150. Ford's 6.0-liter turbodiesel packs some real punch and is fairly quiet and free of vibration. Stepping into the cabin is more difficult because of the high floor.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Ford F-350 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

"Due to radiator failure-that was poorly constructed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Overheating

"oil cooler grit build up had to have it replaced $4900"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"2008 - 2011 6.4 liter diesel has well know emissions and cooling system problems. Radiators leak, EGR coolers clog, oil cooler clogs thermostats fail, fan clutches malfunction, head gaskets fail requiring major engine work. Ford sticks owners with repair costs even though they know about the defects. Over $20,000 in repairs to date"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Radiator

"Radiator failure, at 2,000 miles (replaced)"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"not a lot of miles when it went bad"

William H., PA (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Ford unit leaked and was replaced by Japan all aluminum one. It leaked soon after Was under warrenty but labor almost paid for factory unit"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Water pump

"Water pump housing cracked leaking coolant into the motor"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Ford replaced both thermostats due to them being egg shaped"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"sensor"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"EGR valve failed. Cost $1,200 to replace"

S C., NC (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"The Egr systemm totally failed resulting in major cost of repair"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Ford needs to recall this DPF system, or provide a better alternative. They crack, and use excessive fuel to clean every 250 miles... at least 610 gallons of fuel and 981 extra miles in one year. Without mileage would be closer to 20 mpg average"

Brett S., PA (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Fuel consumption has topped significantly with very expensive, short lived and inefficient cat converter removed"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Replacement of DPF. Very expensive operation"

Steven M., TN (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"check engine light came on . Problem diagnosed as EGR assembly failure and had to replace the entire unit at a cost approaching 1700"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"fuel pump inside engine had to be replaced. cab of truck had to be removed to gain access. took a week and cost over $4000"

David O., VA (2008 Ford F-350 XL 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"I tow trailers with this vehicle and the rear calipers locked up causing the rotors to over heat. Both were replaced under a purchased extended warranty at no cost"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"driver front caliper locked up"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford F-350 Unsure 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"I've had to replace both front and rear brakes. I always downshift going down steeper hills, so I'm not sure why the brakes are not holding up. I do have a heavy trailer, but since this is an F-350, I would expect the brakes to handle the stopping required for trailers"

Steve O., WA (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Normal routine brake wear

"Operating in in harsh winter road conditions. Roads treated with salt and liquid deicer.Front calibers started locking up"

Anonymous, MT (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"The brake line needed to be replaced. At 130,000 miles, this was not a surprise"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes (= rotors, pads, calipers) last about 30,000 miles, primarily due to rust/corrosion"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford F-350 XL 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Regular brake failure

"Regular problem with brake fires. Dealer believes it's caused by the truck not being driven enough"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Ford F-350 Unsure 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"The air flow motor that responds to the temperature selection failed and had to be replaced. No cost due to a purchased extended warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"I had a clicking sound in the climate control system. After bringing it in, they said there was a damper motor that needed to be replaced (I think it is part of the system that mixes cabin air with outside air). That was $1000 (two motors). It was under my extended warranty, but that is a lot of money for this"

Steve O., WA (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Passenger heated seat stopped working"

Scott P., AZ (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Refrigerant leaks

"Radiator hose developed a leak. Expensive to repair"

Anonymous, WY (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"had to remove dash and replace unit because it was leaking freon"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford F-350 Unsure 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"One radiator had to be replaced because it was leaking. All cost were covered by the warranty. Also had to replace hoses at another time to fix another leak"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Side trim on doors loosened and bowed out"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Ford F-350 Unsure 5.4-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint peeled on both rear wheel well fenders because rust coming from inside the wheel well out to the outside finder"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Painted plastic door protection strips began to look rusty. I repainted them using a special plastic primer before applying the colored paint"

Kent J., CO (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Rust

"both rear wheel well fenders rusted through. rust came from inside out"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Under carriage chassis rust concerns me"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Ford F-350 Unsure 5.4-L V8)

"Unfortunately the rear wheel wells are unprotected. Water, slush from salted melted snow rust the rear panels from inside out and can't be repaired but expensively. The front wheel wells are protected with the plastic inserts that prevent water and salt to erode or come in contact the fender itself"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Fuel injector failed causing major engine damage. Covered by warrantee and has been trouble free ever since"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Dropped valve at 220000km required new engine. Labour costs are huge due to the cab having to be removed to remove the engine"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Because of federal government emission requirements the EGR failed resulting in a loss of coolant which caused the head gasket failure"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Ford F-350 Unsure 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"Slipped while under load"

Anonymous, WY (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Transmission computer

"Drive-ability only slightly impacted. Caused light to come on, but code would not store, took several trips to the dealer to actually pull the code. Intermittent, more of a nuisance"

Brett S., PA (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"4WD solenoid failed requiring replacement"

Charles R., CA (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"radiator hoses failed"

Anonymous, NV (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Clearance lights leaked water into cab"

Tom N., BC (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Wind noise since new from sunroof when closed"

Tom N., BC (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering box failed"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"hard steering due to low pressure from pump. dealer replaced pump"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"Shocks and steering stabilizer needed replacing"

Stanley B., NM (2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch 6.8-L V10)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"apparent computer failure has not been fixed, even though in for repair numerous times"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)
4WD/AWD components

"low range 4wd does not engage automatically when this selection is made"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Transfer case

"While driving down the road on a long trip (500 miles), we stopped at a rest area. When we got back on road, truck blew up the transfer case. Immediate stall!"

Vikki C., TX (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"several pully and idler bearings failed. Recommended to replace them all plus belt"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Oil leaks

"Several oil leaks all began throughout engine at once, kind of weird. I had an extended warranty so it was fixed, but did not make me think the leaks would not return in the future"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Engine computer

"the truck just stops for no reason. numerous work done but can not find the exact cause. apparently many Ford trucks have this same issue"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"alternator/wiring shorted out causing a minor fire before I was able to disconnect the batteries"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford F-350 FX4 6.4-L V8 diesel)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"About the right time to replace"

William H., PA (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"DPF failure to pass SMOG test. Replacement"

Tom B., CA (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

"original plugged, replacement from Ford too expensive to replace, about $7000.00, removed from vehicle completely"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"I had to take the vehicle back three times at three or four days each until I finally had this resolved. the first two were covered by warranty but the last one I had to pay for. any after I got it back it had a new power steering leak"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford F-350 XLT 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"Driver mirror was hit or caught by someone falling. Unit would not stay in position but other functions fine. Repair cost was #1550 plus labor OUCH!"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.4-L V8 diesel)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

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Recalls
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TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Mar 15 2011
SEPARATION OF THE BELT EDGES COULD LEAD TO TREAD BELT SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
CONTINENTAL TIRE IS RECALLING CERTAIN CONTITRAC TR TIRES, SIZE LT275/70R18 125/122S OUTLINE WHITE LETTERS AND BLACK SIDEWALL, AND CONTITRAC, SIZE LT275/70R18 125/122S, BLACK SIDEWALL, PRODUCED FROM MAY 6, 2007, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2008, SOLD AS AFTERMARKET AND INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON SOME MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 FORD F-250 AND F-350 TRUCKS. SOME OF THESE TIRES MAY EXPERIENCE UNEVEN WEAR, VIBRATION, OR PARTICULARLY UNDER CONDITIONS OF OVERLOADING OR UNDER INFLATION IN HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE USAGE, SEPARATION BETWEEN THE BELT EDGES.
What should you do:
CONTINENTAL TIRE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 14, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CONTINENTAL CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-799-2168.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11T002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 390657
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Jan 26 2009
A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.
Summary:
COMM TRANS IS RECALLING 108 MY 2005-2008 FORD E250 AND E350 VANS BUILT ON FORD CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE LIFTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, "PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEM ACCESSIBLE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES." THE ANTI-STOW INTERLOCK MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER. THE PRESSURE SENSING SWITCH THAT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF WEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM WAS NOT ADJUSTED TO THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY LEVEL. THE LIFT COULD STOW EVEN THOUGH SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS STILL ON THE LIFT.
What should you do:
COMM TRANS IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E097). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR COMM TRANS AT 901-726-9394.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 108
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Jan 23 2009
THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE UNINTENTIONALLY.
Summary:
COMM TRANS IS RECALLING 111 MY 2005-2008 FORD E250 AND E350 VANS BUILT ON FORD CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, "PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATIONS ON MOTOR VEHICLES." THE THRESHOLD WARNING SYSTEM MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER IN A CERTAIN SPOT WITHIN THE DEFINED THRESHOLD AREA.
What should you do:
COMM TRANS IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E095). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR COMM TRANS AT 901-726-9394.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 111
TRAILER HITCHES
Jul 28 2008
THIS COULD RESULT IN BENDING OF THE HITCH CHANNEL OR THE HITCH COULD BE PULLED OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
KNAPHEIDE IS RECALLING 108 MY 2006-2008 PRO SERIES TRUCK BEDS EQUIPPED WITH AN ICC BUMPER WHICH INCLUDED A PROVISION FOR A BALL HITCH. THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT WELD ATTACHING THE HITCH CHANNEL TO THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE.
What should you do:
KNAPHEIDE WILL OFFER TWO REMEDIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS: (1) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT USE THE HITCH, THE HITCH WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK BED AND REPLACED WITH AN ICC BUMPER; OR (2) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO NEED A HITCH, A RECEIVER HITCH ASSEMBLY WILL BE ADDED TO THE EXISTING HITCH ASSEMBLY AND ALL SUSPECT WELD JOINTS WILL BE RE WELDED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KNAPHEIDE AT 1-877-473-5763.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V344000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 108
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Jun 27 2008
THE REGENERATION MODE FAILURE WILL CAUSE THE 6.4L DIESEL ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
WHEELED COACH IS RECALLING 215 MY 2008 F-350, F-450, AND F-550 RESCUE VEHICLES BUILT ON FORD CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH 6.4L DIESEL ENGINES. IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE CONNECTION OF THE MASTER SWITCH YELLOW 16GA WIRE TO THE OEM PTO ENABLE CIRCUIT DISRUPTS THE REGENERATION MODE WHEN THE MASTER SWITCH IS IN THE "ON" POSITION. THE REGENERATION MODE FAILURE WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE 6.4L DIESEL ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND ENTER IN TO A LIMP HOME MODE.
What should you do:
WHEELED COACH WILL MAIL OUT RELAY KITS ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A SERVICE CENTER TO HAVE THE RELAY INSTALLED IF THEY SO DESIRE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WHEELED COACH AT 1-800-932-7077.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V283000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 215
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Apr 25 2008
FUEL SPILLAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 64,754 MY 2008 F-250 AND F-350 SINGLE REAR WHEEL, 4X4, 156 INCH WHEEL BASE PICK UP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A TWO PIECE DRIVE SHAFT FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE FUEL SPILLAGE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." DURING A 30 MPH FRONTAL IMPACT INTO A RIGID BARRIER, THE FUEL TANK CAN MOVE FORWARD AND CONTACT A FRAME CROSS MEMBER, POTENTIALLY CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE WHICH CAN RESULT IN FUEL SPILLAGE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A BRACKET ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 23, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 08C04.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V191000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64754
SEATS
Feb 28 2008
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT SIDE PIVOT BRACKET MAY CRACK OR BREAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 87,515 MY 2008 F250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS." SOME 40% SPLIT AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR DRIVER'S SEATS, EQUIPPED WITH LUMBAR SUPPORTS, MAY HAVE IMPROPER WELDS AT THE JOINT OF THE SEAT BACK PIVOT BRACKET AND THE SEAT BACK FRAME.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL ADD A REINFORCEMENT TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT BACK FRAME ON THE 40% SPLIT OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIR SEAT EQUIPPED WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT OR, IF NECESSARY, THE SEAT BACK FRAME WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 08C01.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V096000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87515
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Nov 21 2007
THIS CONDITION MAY PREVENT THE DRIVER AIR BAG FROM PROPERLY DEPLOYING AND REDUCE OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE YOUR DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 20, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 07C19.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V541000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Mar 26 2007
LACK OF POWER OR ROUGH OPERATION, UNUSUAL NOISES FROM THE ENGINE OR EXHAUST, WHITE SMOKE FROM THE EXHAUST, AND POTENTIALLY A VISIBLE FLAME OUT THE TAILPIPE CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A 6.4L DIESEL ENGINE, EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES IN THE DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER IN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM MAY RESULT FROM EXCESS HYDROCARBONS IN THE EXHAUST.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 07S49.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V139000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33169
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Mar 26 2007
LONG TERM CONTACT COULD CAUSE WIRE CHAFE, RESULTING IN COPPER WIRE BEING EXPOSED. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE BATTERY B+ WIRE COULD SHORT TO GROUND INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A 6.4L DIESEL ENGINE, INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE OF THE BATTERY POSITIVE (B+) WIRE TO THE RIGHT HAND SPLASH SHIELD BOLT MAY RESULT IN THE BATTERY B+ WIRE CONTACTING THE SPLASH SHIELD BOLT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BATTERY B+ WIRE LOCATION AND, IF NECESSARY, REPOSITION THE WIRE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 07S50.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V140000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1022
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