2008 Ford F-150 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Ford F-150

331 problems have been reported for the 2008 Ford F-150.
The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2008 Ford F-150.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 57 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering
(48 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Ford F-150 in the United States are 351,789 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford F-150 owners in the last 10 years is 331, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2008 Ford F-150 in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

17

2017

21

2016

35

2015

32

2014

33

2013

37

2012

24

2011

25

2010

30

2009

29

2008

2

Compare the 2008 Ford F-150 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford F-150,
the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Ford F-150
with the Ford F-150 from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 F-150 is 331
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Ford F-150 is 894.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Ford F-150 with other model years