Ford Falcon 2008 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Falcon 2008 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Falcon auto transmission oil cooler

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Jun 2013

It was thought that the problem with the automatic transmission oil cooler was fixed when the design was changed in the BFII model, but from the number of reports we are now beginning to receive of failures on the FG it appears the problem hasn't been fixed. You're right to seek a solution through the courts, and you're right, it isn't acceptable.

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Falcon broken tailshaft

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Apr 2013

A tailshaft shouldn't break at all, let alone at such low kays. I would have it examined by a mechanic to try and determine how and why it failed, and approach Ford about getting a replacement.

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Ford Futura software issue

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Feb 2013

It's possibly a software issue, so it would be worth talking to your dealer about possible software upgrades. Our auto transmission specialist suggested a possible course of action, which is to disconnect the battery for an hour or so, and then reconnect it. By doing that the transmission, which adapts to your driving style can relearn the way you drive. By doing that the problem might be fixed.

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Ford Falcon 2011: Wind noise

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2012

With the window up and the door closed try running some duct tape over the seal on the outside of the door and that should tell you if it's the window or the door seal not sealing.

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BF water leaking

Answered by CarsGuide 10 May 2012

We had quite a number of reports of water leaks into the cabin and the boot with the BA, which had real build quality issues, but we haven't had reports of later models suffering in the same way. I would have a panel beater look at the car to assess where the leakage might be occurring and if that suggests it is a build problem then you could approach Ford for help. But I wouldn't hold out much hope of you getting help with the car being four years old and out of warranty.

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Ford Falcon 2008: Rough idling

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Oct 2011

Rough running and backfiring are common issues with LPG cars, particularly those running the old technology as your old Falcon is running. It's usually a problem with the ignition system, such as spark plugs or spark plug leads. I would replace them.

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