2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Problems

Delamination of Diesel Fuel Tank

Delamination of the diesel fuel tank can occur resulting in a loss of power due to debris clogging the fuel filters. In some cases the fuel injection pump and/or fuel injectors have also been damaged. Ford has issued a service bulletin (#19728) addressing this concern. This issue can affect all diesel F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-750 Super Duty models.

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle

Software enhancements are available to remedy inconsistency and confusion about the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle - “Regeneration” mode. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will need to be reprogrammed to add several enhancements, including a more reasonable driving experience during the cleaning cycle and instrument cluster notifications of the cleaning status.

Smoke From Tail Pipe Due to Failed EGR Valve

The cooler for the EGR valve can leak coolant internally, which causes white smoke to come from the tail pipe. Hot exhaust gases are cooled by the EGR cooler before being circled back into the engine.

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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Recalls

Fuel May Spill in a Frontal Impact

On certain trucks, the fuel tank may move forward in a frontal impact, possibly damaging the fuel delivery module and allowing fuel to spill. This could cause a fire in the presence of an ignition source. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2008. The Ford recall number is 08C04.

Some Driver's Seats May Need Reinforcement

Improper welds on some 40 percent split and captain's driver seats may allow the seat back to break at the seat pivot bracket. In a crash, if the seat pivot breaks, the risk of injury to the driver is increased. Dealers will add a reinforcement to the driver's seat back frame on both style seats or replace the seat back frame if necessary. The recall began March 28, 2008. The Ford recall number is 08C01.

Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy

The driver air bag module may not have been assembled properly, which means the driver air bag may not deploy in a crash. If the air bag does not deploy, the risk of injury in a crash is increased. Dealers will replace the driver air bag module free of charge. The recall began November 20, 2007. The Ford recall number 07C019.

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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Reviews

TWO OF MY RIMS HAVE CRACKED WITH NO ABUSE AT ALL DONE TO THEM. FORD WILL NOT STAND BEHIND THERE PRODUCT. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD PUT THAT OUT THERE
This truck is a gem to just drive, haul or tow BIG boats with. I have put 103,000 miles of both short (25, 200) miles, without so much as a hiccup. I have it serviced per the maintenance schedule, and put two additives in the fuel (Lucas Fuel Additive, and Gamma88 Fuel Conditioner). Mileage, if all in town, is a steady >15mpg. If all Interstate, I get >22mpg. A mixture of the two, say 50/50 w...
Excellent vehicle. The best vehicle I have ever owned, and that includes Cadillacs, Mercedes, Toyota's, Honda's, and so forth. I have never had a single problem with this vehicle. Not one. Zilch. I tow a 13,000lb 5th wheel, and it tows the camper like it is nothing. I pass not only semi's going uphill on the highway, but usually cars as well. This vehicle is a brute! 350 horse, and over 600 ft/...

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