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.

Ford Falcon: Flat battery

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Mar 2010

Anyone having the same problem should check the operation of the light on the seat module and make sure it goes out. If it doesn't have your dealer check it and correct it if necessary. It could be the answer to your woes.

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That Flat Feeling

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Feb 2010

THIS is the first report we've had on a Falcon, but we've had similar reports on VE Commodores. The Commodore problem was worse on the heavily optioned Calais, just like your G6E, and it was hard to trace. Holden says there wasn't one single explanation. The suggestion is the electronics don't shut down when you turn off the ignition, and drain the battery. Have the dealer go through it, but I'd also try to turn off any automatic system that might be a drain on the battery, such as headlights, sound systems and Bluetooth phone systems, Shut everything down when you leave the car.

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Sagging Behind

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Feb 2010

The one-tonne suspension is the heaviest in the FG Falcon range and when fitted gives the FG XR6 C/C a GVM of 2820kg. There shouldn't be a problem if you're not exceeding GVM. Have the dealer remove the springs and check them, at their expense obviously.

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Ford Falcon: Poor towing capacity for ute

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Jan 2010

THE one-tonne suspension is the heaviest in the FG Falcon range and when fitted gives the FG XR6 cab-chassis a GVM of 2820kg. There shouldn't be a problem if you're not exceeding GVM. Have the dealer remove the springs and check them, at their expense obviously.

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Warning on Sticky LPG

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jan 2010

THERE were reports of contaminated LPG in some areas a few months ago and you might have fallen victim to this. Make sure any waxy build-up in the system is cleaned out and use a different supplier and different brand of LPG -- if you can.

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Ford recalls LPG Falcons

Ford recalls LPG Falcons

9 Jun 2009 · by Neil McDonald

The recall involves all BF Series II and III and the new FG Falcon sedan, wagon and utility fitted with the factory-fitted LPG system, called E-Gas, which are popular with fleets and tradies.The cars ...

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Non aligned

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Dec 2008

YOU can adjust the rear end, but its not often done. It would only be done if you see odd tyre wear.

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Switched on

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Nov 2008

LOOK for a switch out of a wrecked Falcon -- or even other makes and models -- that's a similar style to yours and install it in the dash. If that doesn't appeal there are switches available on the aftermarket that look neat and tidy and won't be an eyesore. You could also try your local auto electrician. They often have the sort of switch you want.

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Written in the stars

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Sep 2008

THE five-star crash rating applies only to Ford FG sedans with petrol engines, it does not apply to the utes or the E-Gas models. This is because none of these have electronic stability control. The utes will get ESP within the next month or two and Ford has told us the E-Gas cars will get electronic stability control in 2009. What Ford did not say was that the E-Gas system will be updated to the new injection system, but it is fair to make the suggestion that it will be, as that is the system needed for the electronic stability control to work.

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