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

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Ford F-150

327 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 (47 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Ford F-150

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 327, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 327 / 351,789 / 10 * 1000 = 0.09.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford F-150 model year vehicles.

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
14
  2017
21
  2016
35
  2015
32
  2014
33
  2013
37
  2012
24
  2011
25
  2010
30
  2009
29
  2008
2

small car iamge 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 327 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Ford F-150 is 904.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 F-150
30
  2017 F-150
120
  2016 F-150
463
  2015 F-150
586
  2014 F-150
448
  2013 F-150
1,323
  2012 F-150
1,346
  2011 F-150
1,717
  2010 F-150
812
  2009 F-150
295
  2008 F-150
327
  2007 F-150
491
  2006 F-150
563
  2005 F-150
1,118
  2004 F-150
2,069
  2003 F-150
412
  2002 F-150
812
  2001 F-150
1,241
  2000 F-150
1,088
  1999 F-150
1,062
  1998 F-150
1,390
  1997 F-150
2,766
  1996 F-150
319


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