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#502 of 569 New 08 F150 catches fire by itself
Oct 07, 2008 (9:36 pm)
traded 01 F150 supercrew lariat 4X4 for new 08 F150 supercrew lariat 4X4 in late July 2008. On Aug 25, 2008 drove to work and parked. 30 minutes later was called by co-workers and told my new truck was on fire. Went to parking lot and they said flames were coming up inside windshield. Fire department arrived, I unlocked doors and found the dash burned and whole inside of cab charred and smoked. Ford said fire is not a warranty issue. Dealer and I argued that a defect caused the fire and it is a warranty issue. Insurance had to investigate and found Auxillary Power plug-in on dash to be defective and caused fire. Sent report to Ford saying it was a defect. Ford is dragging their feet still. Don't want to admit it was a defect. Ford has not even gone to dealer lot to look at truck. Truck has been at dealer in the as burned state for well over a month. Dealer can't believe Ford will not respond, they have tried everything and I have complained to all the regional reps but to no avail so far.
Looks like I may have to hire a lawyer and go through Lemon Law at this point.
If anyone has an 08 or similar model with power plug under the dash air vent to the right of the radio, get it to a dealer and have it double checked. My truck is at Dealer lot in Willard, Ohio. Still burned up and making payments.
Loyalty will get you no where with Ford. They used to make a good truck, and if they had taken care of this issue right away like they should have, I may have still been a loyal customer. Defects can happen.....Customer satisfaction is what is lacking in this case!
#503 of 569 how many miles can you put on a ford
Oct 10, 2008 (6:08 pm)
i have a 1999 f 150 xlt v8 4.6 had no trouble with it minor things i have 200459 miles on it now truck is in fair shape mortor is clean and dont burn no oil. im thinking of trading it in or keep it till mortor give out. i have look at 2005 5.4 truck but i have heard that the new ones is not as good as the old ones.need of feed back please. thank you..
Oct 28, 2008 (9:45 pm)
Hi, I own a 92 F150 xlt, I am getting alot of door drop when i open the driver door. Looks like bottom bushing is wore out. how do I remove the old hinges and can I buy new ones.
#505 of 569 2004 f-150 bucks or surges
Nov 01, 2008 (7:00 am)
When starting out my truck seems to buck with light accelerator pressure also when going about 25 to 30mph and holding steady pressure it will buck.sometime when backing up it will buck hard.This does not happen all the time and does not trip the engine soon light.
I have had it to the ford dealer 5 times and they can't find the problem and does not show on the memory.
#506 of 569 Re: 2004 f-150 bucks or surges [bob237]
Nov 01, 2008 (6:46 pm)
Sounds like a fualty TPS sensor. You need a graphing meter to test it accurately. Try unplugging it and see if the symptom goes away. This will turn your check engine light on. But it will force the PCM to guess at trottle position instead of using a possible intermitant bad signal.
TPS Throttle Position Sensor
#507 of 569 Re: 2004 f-150 bucks or surges [mickeymouse2]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:32 pm)
Thank you very much I will take the truck back to the dealer and will let you know how I made out.They have been trying for a year and a half and couldn't find anything because the engine light didn't come on and memory didn't show anything.
#508 of 569 Re: 2004 f-150 bucks or surges [bob237]
Nov 03, 2008 (5:43 pm)
I took my truck to the dealer with the information you gave me about the TPS sensor. They told me they wouldn't do anything untill the engine light came on.I guess I will have to wait .
Thank you again
#509 of 569 Re: New 08 F150 catches fire by itself [08f150fire]
Nov 10, 2008 (3:42 pm)
in this day and age of big losses and the money running out, i'm guessing Ford has layed off all but one person who can look at your truck. And he probably gets a bonus for pushing back a certain percentage of problems on the buyers back.
nice going ford
#510 of 569 2004 F150 5.4L alarm keeps going off HELP!!!
Nov 22, 2008 (2:54 pm)
Went ot take my granddaughter to school and the alarm just went off and have checked the fuses in after factory system and they seem ok but it keeps going off and will not start now.
#511 of 569 Tire pressure monitor
Nov 26, 2008 (6:42 am)
I own a 07 F150 FX2 with 5.4. Just put on winter tires with steel rims and now the air pressure light stays on because these rims don't have the sending unit which are still in the stock rims. Any way of shutting the dash warning light off?