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2008 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 56 repairs.
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2008 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

44000 mi
Throttle Body and Fuel Rails Cracked and with defective seals, likely exacerbated by ice. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

248-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2014
Sep 2011

102000 mi

US $335
Oil leaking from rear axle. Pinion seal replaced by dealer without incident. Satisfactory repair. 102,000 miles, first repair. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
May 2017

112000 mi

US $250
replace catalytic converter 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford F-150 in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
Mar 2009

26000 mi
Dealer said it was dirt, but would check with ford dealer got ok to Fix said they replaced all rotating componants on engine 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2018
Jan 2015

US $102
Had to check electrical system. Replaced left blinker and left backup light. 
Mar 2016

96000 mi

US $1500
Replaced valve cover gaskets due to oil leak. Sudden failure of 2 cylinders. Had to replace spark plugs, coils and wiring. Happened at 95k. Plugs were supposed to last 100k 
Mar 2018

121 mi

US $485
Replaced front rotors and pads 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Montana, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Dec 2010

20000 mi

US $47
Check engine light & ABS light. Check Gas cap light. Part was ordered,"Rear wheel speed sensor"? 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

84000 mi
Driveshaft yoke wear, causing clunking during takeoff. Adjusted driveshaft yoke and regreased. Solved the problem. 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
May 2015

120700 mi

US $40
Replaced the oil dipstick and tube 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

205220 mi

C $480
Replaced transmission with rebuilt one. 
Jan 2016

C $1980
Rebuilt timing chain components including new phasers, timing chains, guides, VCT solenoids, etc. 
Oct 2016

216160 mi

C $500
Replaced broken driver's side leaf spring. Added wheel spacers to vehicle Added 2" Leveling Kit to the front 
Jun 2017

221960 mi

C $50
Replaced Front Brake pads 
Ford F-150 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2018
Apr 2015

80000 mi

US $500
Just needed to be replaced. Changed out wheel hubs also. 
Jun 2015

80000 mi

US $7200
Oil pump failed resulting in a blown motor 
Jul 2016

99000 mi

US $600
Replaced struts, sway bar links. Had to replace inner tie rod, upper and lower control arm. 
Apr 2017

113000 mi

US $300
My struts top bolts snapped had to replace and then get an alignment. 
Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

26040 mi

C $125
Air filter improperly installed at quick lube shop, caused rough idle and dirty maf sensor - fixed but not under warranty because of air filter. 
Jul 2012

52700 mi

C $150
blower fan lost first 3 speeds only works on 4. 
Aug 2013

68200 mi
Ongoing problem with 4x4 hubs ,solenoid switch was replaced but front left wheel grinds, there is a problem in vacuum system to engage in 4 wheel when not needed or on. tries to switch in 4 wheel and grinds,still diagnosing... battery light coming on,rebuilt alternator brushes. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

248-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

90000 mi
A sensor went out and had to be replaced 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2011

25000 mi
Dealer replaced blend valve. This part allowed AC and or Heat to be adjusted in small amounts. Before repair either to hot or to cold. 
Sep 2011

28000 mi
Transmission appeared to slip during downshift in slow speed. Had called this in after initial 36 month warrantee expired. Dealer said computer may need new program from ford. I indicated should be under warrantee. They fixed. No charge. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
- Nov 2009
Nov 2009

38945 mi

US $100
Replaced the dashboard display cluster  
Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Mar 2012

63240 mi

C $625
Horn Assembly stopped working Rough shifting in 2nd gear when soft accelerating at 40kms/hr 
Oct 2012

70640 mi

C $1350
Exhaust leak in engine manifold 
Apr 2014

98660 mi

C $2120
Fuel Pump Module failure, fuel filter and fuel pump. Went just like that - no notice. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

38000 mi

US $988
TPMS fault and lite. Truck w/22" wheels, dlr replaced w/2010-17" wheels. No joy. Owner replaced tires, stem sensors in place, but unable to correct problem. 2008 model requires band sensors. Repair cost too much for the inconvenience now. RH mirror defroster inop. Replaced mirror glass. LH W/S cowling popped loose. Due to cold weather,and possibility of breaking the cowling, a temporary fix of drilling a hole and inserting a screw to attach to RH cowling was done. Will complete repair after spring gets here. Dlr installed 17" wheels with load rating 'E' tires causing truck to ride extremely stiff. Owner replaced with the correct load rating tires. 
Aug 2012

52300 mi

US $1200
replaced front and rear shocks. Ride starting to get a little harsh. Decided to replace while brakes were being done at the same time. 
Oct 2014

64000 mi

US $1250
Replaced serpentine belt. A/C not working. Replaced compressor, switch & relay. Serviced & road tested. 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

40000 mi

US $150
Door on overhead sunglass holder broke. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

56420 mi

C $900
Radiator Faulty, lost coolant, towed to dealership. Dealer installed new rad, but did not properly reattach tranmission cooler lines, lost some coolant, fixed and topped up, no issues since 
Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

21000 mi
heat/AC control unit malfunctioned 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

110300 mi

US $450
Leaking Exhaust Manifold Gasket 
Ford F-150 in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
Jun 2014

74000 mi

US $100
Truck would make a growling sound - only when hot - dealer said pulleys were bad. Replaced both pulleys and the belt tensioner, along with new serpentine belt. 
Feb 2015

80000 mi

US $63
Engine howled when started -- intermittent -- then would stop. Dealer diagnosed bad alternator bearing, but wanted $560 for replacement. Performed repair myself -- howl is still there. 
Apr 2016

88000 mi
Took the truck to three different mechanics for the howl. They said it was because of how the air box was designed. Only did it below 40 degrees. 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Sep 2011

63000 mi
Dealer fixed the dash trim around stereo when I purchased it, a clip had come out. 
Jun 2013

88000 mi
Shifter won't shift out of Park, replaced the Brake pedal sensor, and this fixed it for a week or 2. starting to act up again may require replacing entire shifter assembly 
Aug 2013

88000 mi
Shocks were needing full replacement, as were Brakes, tires,  and shift lever was sticking in Park. 
Ford F-150 in Iowa, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

66000 mi

US $175
replaced Right exhaust manifold, 1 broken stud at manifold. replaced manifold 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

248-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

100000 mi

US $815
Plugs, Wires, Throttle body, Filter, Fuel pump. 
Ford F-150 in New York, United States
Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
Jun 2017

88000 mi

US $50
tires 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

248-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

132700 mi

US $200
I had never replaced the antifreeze. The radiator sprang a leak, and after seeing the condition of the fluid I decided to replace everything but the heater core and lower radiator hose. 

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2007.5 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Saudi Arabia
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

171740 mi

﷼2
reduced engine power 

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