• Mar 21, 2007
Ford is telling its dealers to put on ice sales of some 2008 F-Series Super Duty diesels because of -- gulp -- reports of flames shooting from the tailpipes. Ouch.

Luckily, only about 8,400 of the trucks had been sold, with the remaining 29,000 still on dealer lots. So far, only three owners have reported the fiery problem and no one was injured. Ford says the issue stems from leaking fuel injectors in one case and a cracked turbocharger shaft in another. In both cases, Ford says the leaking fuel ignited in the diesel particulate filter near the tailpipe.

Apparently, according to Ford spokesman Dan Jarvis, the problem can be fixed with a control module upgrade that will "power down the engine" when extreme temperatures in the trucks' diesel particulate filter are detected.

[Source: AP via Yahoo]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Faz, please back up that comment with facts and comparisons to back up your assertions.

      also, please define 'right'
      • 7 Years Ago
      Michael, truedelta, yes please go to any job site and ask the men if they feel their trucks are "crude." Thanks for the laugh this morning I needed it!!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Has Ford ever NOT had a problem with their diesels? The 6.9 seemed to have had a fuel rack problem and none of the diesels since has been any better.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey M Karesh, the Tundra is still a joke, wake up. They can't even build a truck that gets a 5 star safety rating, or one without a boxed frame, a diesel, I could go on forever. They pushed the release date back because their interior was crap next to GM's. Oh wait, it still is. I have been inside the new SD and it is very nice. It is not meant to have all these soft plastics for wusses. It is a truck, not something for suburbia mothers! Crude? It is the quietest diesel in a HD truck! Take your bias and BS to Japan, maybe someone there will care lol.


      Oh and "Mike" if only white trash drive Fords then I guess the richest people in the US are just that. They drive American! Just wait till the Tundra is recalled..then you will tuck your little tails between your legs and run home to mommy. lol.
      • 7 Years Ago
      dee dee dee....
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's still the best and toughest truck ever made by anyone ever.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And to think the launch was delayed to control quality issues with the 6.4. I wonder how THIS is going to affect the dispute/lawsuit over the 6.0 and the 6.4.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gerry, since you insist on calling Ford truck buyers rednecks, I'm going to start referring to Toyota owners/lovers/groupies/stans as self-absorbed-tree hugging-small penis-pimpled faced-freaks. Now you don't know anyone here so why the name calling?
      • 7 Years Ago
      all i can say is WOW,ford and there fire trucks,give me sludge/balljoint any day ,fords worthless crap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its not a major issue. Toyota has recalls to and many people on Autoblog make a big deal about it so stop making a big deal with every recall. Every car is not perfect, even if there is not a recall, there could be something wrong. Toyota tries to hide their recalls, at least Ford is stepping up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wait, nevermind. They can't get the 1/2 ton's right, let alone attempt 3/4, 1, and 1 1/4 ton light duty's.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gerry climb out from under your Toyota rock. Everytime something goes wrong they try to blame the customer or hide it for a decade like there steering issues. Now they have the sludge thats been going on for what 10 or more years now and FINALLY started helping their customers out, yet still saying it is there fault. Go ahead and buy your camry, and get the oil changed every 1k miles so it doesn't sludge up. Or you can take the pathetic Carolla and have the same issues. Or you can go with Honda who had recalls a mile long for the Civic, or you can wait for them to spread out the recall of their faulty transmissions over a couple of years so it doesn't seem so large. Wake up.
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