10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,328 miles

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problem #126

May 042018

F-250

  • 7,000 miles
I was pulling a camper down a state highway and hit a place in the road where they repaired a culvert and the steering wheel started shaking violently, I almost lost control before I got slowed down enough to get it to stop. I was only traveling at 55 mph. Since then this has happened around 10 times doesnżT matter if IżM loaded or not when I hit rough patches in road or bridge transition. It about takes steering wheel out of my had it's shaking so bad, took to deelership and they said they fixed it but it continues to do it and they say they canżT get it to happen with them so they really canżT do nothing about it. It's hit or miss when it does it but when it happens you canżT control it it's like the wheel is shaking so hard it's locked and wonżT let you steer the truck to keep it from running off into ditch. The truck only has 24600 miles but it's been doing it since around 7000 miles. Will continue to take it to them till it gets fixed before I have a wreck.

- Georgetown, TN, USA

problem #125

May 142019

F-250

  • 35,000 miles
At 60 miles an hr when you cross a bridge connection the front end shakes and wobbles violently. It literally takes control if the steering. Scary to say the least. Called sealership they said it is a common issue even named it death wobble. This should be a recall item! I almost crashed.

- Harper, KS, USA

problem #124

May 112019

F-250

  • 28,200 miles
Driving on a highway I drove over a bridge at 65 mph, truck started a massive vibration in front. I was not able to steer or brake effectively

- Vanceburg, KY, USA

problem #123

May 102019

F-250

  • 30,400 miles
At approximately 50 mph vehicle began vibrating wildly. I stopped and checked for damage and there was none. Took it to my Ford's dealer and they described it as żdeath wobbleż and claimed to have fixed it. I recently was traveling at 65 mph and a rough section of road caused it to begin the death wobble. I stopped the truck and examined it again. Started driving and the wild vibration started again. I have taken it to another Ford dealer to fix.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #122

May 092019

F-250

  • 23,000 miles
When driving at highway speeds of 65mph to 75mph if the vehicle hits a rough bump in the road the truck will violently shake and bounce up and down pulling the steering wheel out of your hands. This causes a complete loss of control of the vehicle. You need to slow down immediatly in heavy traffic to 25mph to get it to stop. This happened to me twice yesterday on a highway trip from Chicago to denver going 70mph on I-76 westbound, May 9,2019. The second time I was almost rear ended by a semi-truck. Somebody is going to get killed if Ford does not fix this asap. I have dash cam video of this but the file is too large to upload.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #121

Apr 102019

F-250

  • 25,000 miles
At normal highway speed and hit a bump excessive shaking in the steering and/or front end

- Alvord, TX, USA

problem #120

Oct 042018

F-250

  • 24,500 miles
While driving the vehicle on highways/interstates between 60 mph and 75 mph I will hit a ridge or pot hole on roadway; vehicle will rapidly develop an excessive steering wheel oscillation (aka death wobble). Will have to slow down and almost stop before death wobble goes away. Vehicle has less than 27000 miles on it. This has occurred at least 10 times. The vehicle is all stock with no aftermarket modificatios and have had all rrquired services performed in a timely manner. The Ford dealership where I purchased vehicle has performed Ford's tsb 18-2268 on vehicle; this did not resolve the issue. The dealership has received additional procedures from Ford Motor Company and have performed them; this did not resolve the issue. I have escalated the issue with Ford Motor Company. They have assigned a case number to the situation; please contact me for the specific case number.

- Norris City, IL, USA

problem #119

Jan 142019

F-250

  • 20,000 miles
"death wobble" occurs when hitting bumps or going over overpass where road texture changes over 50 mph. Vehicle violently shakes and looses control until speed is reduced. This could cause a major accident. Taken to Ford dealership 2 times to repair with no luck. Vehicle is still under warranty and only has 22,000 miles.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #118

Apr 022018

F-250

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While driving 75 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle as it experienced the death wobble and shook violently. Also, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The contact and his wife had no control as the vehicle sped through three lanes. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not towed. The vehicle was taken to jim click Ford (6244 E 22nd St, tucson, AZ 85711, (877) 777-9263) where it was diagnosed that a steering damper needed to be installed. The vehicle was repaired. While the contact and his family were taking a road trip, the repair failed within hours. The vehicle accelerated in traffic and experienced the death wobble. The vehicle was repaired three times. The vehicle needed a shim installed because the original shim detached from the vehicle's body. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- Rhinelander, WI, USA

problem #117

Nov 102018

F-250

  • 20,000 miles
While driving around 70+ mph and moving over small bumps in the road whether be a bridge transition or small pot hole steering wheel shakes violently only goes away after slowing down to below

- Jacksonville, TX, USA

problem #116

Apr 122019

F-250

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle shook violently. Phil long Ford (301 S 2nd St, raton, nm 87740) was contacted and stated that the vehicle should not be driven and should be towed to their facility. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Gladstone, NM, USA

problem #115

Apr 142019

F-250

  • 27,000 miles
Steering and suspension violently shakes intermittently when going over bridge groove, pot holes, small bumps, and at certain speeds. This is a major safety issue as it is hard to control vehicle when this happens. Known as death wobble. Truck has been at dealer 3 times for this without any progress in removing issue. Someone will die as a result of this issue.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #114

Apr 062019

F-250

  • 33,400 miles
Bought vehicle on Wednesday, 4/3/2019. On 4/4/2019 I was driving home and the truck began to shake uncontrollably after crossing a bridge. After slowing down, the truck smoothed out. Today, 4/6/2019, the truck did this two more times within 10 minutes. I was driving down the interstate. I had to pull over to the side of the interstate and nearly stop before it smoothed out again. I do have a video of the second incident. My child is now too scared to ride in my "new" truck and quite frankly, so am I. I contacted a dealer and was told I had to pay several hundred dollars to fix it even though it is under warranty. That is a separate battle that I now have to fight. This is a problem that needs to be fixed.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #113

Feb 142019

F-250

  • 17,000 miles
Experienced catastrophic steering wheel oscillation (death wobble) at 70mph in heavy freeway traffic after going over expansion joint on bridge overpass. Complete loss of control endangering my family in this truck. Slammed on the brakes to regain control causing semi trucks and all other traffic around me to take evasive action !

- Solon Springs, WI, USA

problem #112

Apr 022019

F-250

  • 30,000 miles
Driving truck on highway 60 to 70 miles per hour the steering wheel begins to shake erratically.

- Springtown, TX, USA

problem #111

Mar 312019

F-250

  • 35,000 miles
Violent death wobble experienced at speeds over 45 mph. I experience this over 20 times in the last week from 45-75mph. Nearly caused several accidents and is a potential for a deadly situation. Vehicle only has 35000 miles.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #110

Mar 242019

F-250

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While driving 65 mph over a bump in the road, the front end of the vehicle vibrated violently. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over to regain control. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #109

Mar 292019

F-250

  • 23,000 miles
Death wobble front steering. Happens anywhere after 55mph. Total loss of steering at high speeds. Need to slow down to under 30 and "death wobble" subsides. Has happened 3 times in past week.

- Hudsonville, MI, USA

problem #108

Dec 222018

F-250

  • 10,727 miles
At highway speeds the vehicle will go into a "death wobble" when going over bumpy roads. The vehicle shakes violently and I am forced to slow down to about 25mph in order to regain control of the truck. I took the truck to my local Ford dealer when it first happened and they replaced parts which temporarily fixed the problem. The first incident occurred on 12-22-18 and was fixed on 01-04-19 by replacing the drag link and damper assembly. Today, 03-31-19, the truck did another death wobble at 70 mph.

- Fort Sill, OK, USA

problem #107

Mar 062019

F-250

  • 47,000 miles
Driving on interstate at 70 mph passed over bump in road, steering began shimmying violently. Slowed vehicle down to around 30 mph and steering stopped shimmying

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

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