definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,417 miles

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problem #20

Sep 022019


  • 66,000 miles
Steering went out suddenly while driving. Truck steering wheel would not return after a turn.the steering rack was extremely hard and notchey. Was hard to maintain on the road, truck was swerving side to side. Truck was parked and towed.as it was unsafe to continue driving..

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #19

Jun 152019


  • 31,576 miles
Went to grocery store and everything was fine. Came out of store and started truck and had no power steering. Along with error messages on display reading: Service advantrac, hill assist fault, powersteering assist fault, also have ABS light on and cruise control quit working. Steering is very hard to turn and makes truck very unpleasant to drive.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #18

Jul 142019


  • 40,000 miles
2017 F-150 raptor steering subsystem failure. The steering wheel was forcefully turning itself left and right erratically; up to 90 degree turns very quickly. Very dangerous. I was on high elevation logging roads when this occurred. Overcoming the erratic behavior felt was similar to steering a wheel without power steering. Making turns was near impossible. Failure lights that came up: * low battery features temporarily turned off * steering assist fault service required * terrain management system fault * lane keeping sys. Malfunction service required

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #17

May 012017


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle drifted to the left and right while driving. The vehicle was taken to sheehy Ford Lincoln of richmond (10601 midlothian turnpike, richmond, va 23235, (804) 293-2212) to be diagnosed and the electronic power steering assist codes were located. The dealer replaced the steering gear and the entire steering column. Also, during another visit, all four tires were replaced and three alignments were performed between dealer visits. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer due to a rear differential failure. The contact stated that the dealer was reluctantly checking the steering again. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #16

Apr 052019


  • miles
Power steering went out, lane assist, hill assist, lane keeping it, braking assist have all stopped working. ABS light is on and I am getting multiple senor warnings.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #15

Dec 012017


  • 8,500 miles
Truck wanders all over the road and requires constant correction no matter the road conditions. Once the vehicle speed reaches over 40-45 mph the steering becomes very difficult. Almost as if the power steering assist is not functioning.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #14

Feb 192019


  • 23,900 miles
Front end shimmy / wobble at 55 mph after hitting bump in road

- Solebury, PA, USA

problem #13

Feb 042019


  • 27,000 miles
Just drove from Louisiana to Texas to come to work offshore.along the way I get a message on dash.steer assist fail, ABS light, hill assist fail as well.nothing feels strange so I keep driving to make it to work at 2 am.stop for gas, start truck and have no power steering.no replies from any dealer around to help including dealer back home, I will either be forced to pay to have it fixed.apparently Ford knows something but dealers arent saying a word

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #12

Jan 032019


  • 20,000 miles
When on a complete stop in a traffic intersection, the autostart feature is engaged shutting the engine off. When the left turn light turns green, I take my foot off the brakes and initiate a turn. During this turn, the steering becomes difficult. Here is a link of current complaints: Https://www.F150forum.com/F118/auto-stop-power-steering-problem-399937/

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #11

Dec 122018


  • 42,000 miles
This vehicle has the automatic stop/start feature and for a few seconds after the vehicle starts back up after being stopped- there is no steering control

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 262018


  • 10,141 miles
At highway speeds, on I-15 in Utah at approximately 70 mph, traveling over an overpass bridge to the transition to the highway and hitting the bump the front wheels and related suspension including the steering wheel started to shake violently, ..a condition historically known as "death wobble". this did not cease until reducing speed to below 50 mph. Mileage on the vehicle was 10,141. Vehicle is completely stock with no modifications. After a tire rotation and inspection finding no visable issues the vehicle still continues to unexpectedly/randomly exhibit this problem. This occurs only at higher highway speeds and only after traveling over a transition or rough pavement typically assiciated with an overpass bridge.

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #9

May 012017


  • 2,000 miles
The electronic power steering does not work properly when the engine is stopped due to the auto-start-stop feature. I was sitting in an intersection waiting to turn left across traffic with the engine auto-stopped. I released the brake and immediately tried to turn the wheel and the steering would not allow me to move the wheel. It continued to struggle working intermittently for several seconds. This condition is very repeatable. If there is any pre-load on the steering wheel when the auto-start restarts the engine, it takes the steering several seconds to become active. This is a very dangerous situation because I'm giving the truck gas to go into on-coming traffic and the steering is effectively disabled for several seconds. I've reported this problem to my local Ford dealer who said they would escalate the problem. I've had the truck back in for maintenance since that complaint and no corrective measure has been identified or offered. With this defect, I'm left to manually deactivate the auto-start-stop feature every time I'm in a situation where I think I'll need steering input immediately after I release the brake to move forward. I feel like this is a design defect in the truck that creates a potentially dangerous situation where the steering is not available during forward motion of the vehicle.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #8

Nov 302018


  • 30,000 miles
Ford Motor Company documentation (2017 rv & trailer towing guide) states this model of truck, with the Ford 3.5L ecoboost engine, can safely tow 11,500lbs (maximum loaded trailer weight). Based on personal experience and consulting multiple trailer towing experts, this is a misrepresentation of the material facts and capabilities of this truck. Additionally, it puts unsuspecting drivers in an unsafe and dangerous driving situation.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #7

Nov 012018


  • 17,500 miles
Steering control temporarily lost when driving

- Jamesville, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 302018


  • 6,800 miles
Loss of steering control during highway driving: When driving around a curve I experience a momentary loss of control of the steering wheel and front end. The steering wheel will actually move to the left without warning causing me to overcorrect to the right to keep the vehicle in the proper lane and direction. The issue is more pronounced going down or up hill around a curve. It also happens on uneven pavement. The 2017 truck has less than 8K miles and has been at the dealer twice to repair the issue. It is also more pronounced when towing a trailer which causes serious concern for our safety. The loss of control happens when driving above 45mph on highway or city street. The issue has not been fixed.

- Franktown, CO, USA

problem #5

Nov 242017


  • 19,127 miles
Deflector Ford part number 8327 tore and is rubbing against power steering and transmission coolant hoses at 19,127 miles. Ford says this is not covered by warranty.

- La Plata, MD, USA

problem #4

May 152018


  • 13,000 miles
Vehicle has dangerous erratic and inconsistent steering at all speeds. Pulling, wandering, easy to steer then very hard steering. Difficult and much effort to correct steering and stay in lane.

- Vulcan, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 172018


  • 14,000 miles
. last Sunday I got a 2017 F150 XLT stuck in a small two foot snow drift. Once I got stuck I tried rocking the truck, but the transmission would not shift from forward to rear ward without the truck coming to a complete stop. After several attempts I got a fault warning for the limited slip diff. The warning for the power steering, the ABS, the parking brake, the hill descent, hill start assist, park assist warning (which I do not have), advanced track warning (which I do not have) and 4X4 low. Additionally the truck would shift in and out of 4 high, but not 4 low. In 4 high no tires would move. In two high only the left rear tire would spin. Because of darkness and grizzly bear I had to wait until morning to walk out far enough to get cell reception. The temp never got below 34 degrees, but it did rain and snow all night. When the tow truck pulled me out of the drift (a total of 10 feet) everything except the power steering worked. It was not until the 3 rd day when the power steering suddenly started to work. The dealer will not see me until next week and I am afraid I will loose all the fault codes by then. Its great to have a 4X4 that only works on dry ground. Had this happened in the winter or further away from cell phone coverage it could have proven to be a life threatening situation

- Rock Springs, WY, USA

problem #2

Dec 292017


  • 7,800 miles
Driving down the interstate cruise set at 70 mph hit a couple small patch spots and the the steering wheel went crazy jerking around like I had a blowout. I merged to the apron of the interstate to slow and stop. When I was almost stopped the jerking quit. I notified dealership and took it to them they found nothing wrong with the truck. I started research myself and the problem is known as a death wobble. Very disappointing from a new truck with 8000 miles on it. There are several videos out there of this problem. Ford needs to address this issue before a bunch of people are killed.

- Letart, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 312017


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. When the vehicle was manufactured, it was equipped with a driver alert system. The contact stated that the driver alert system failed to keep the vehicle within the occupied lane as well as warn the contact if the vehicle began to veer into another lane. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not included in any recalls related to the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Du Quoin, IL, USA