hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,186 miles

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problem #8

Aug 012018


  • 180,000 miles
Drives really rough truck bounces and makes it hard to steer had to slow down so I wouldn't lose control. Im a business owner and have bought alot of trucks and this has never happened to me.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #7

Oct 172018


  • 135,000 miles
When I hit a rough patch in the road with the front left side, I get a violent shaking in the front end and almost loose control. Control is regained when you slow to 5-10mph. I have had this issue for awhile and have had the front end inspected with no defects. After doing some research, this condition has a name "the death wobble." Ford has issued 2 tsbs # 18-2268 and #06-2214. No one has mentioned these tsbs to me. This is a very dangerous condition as it take control of the vehicle. I also understand this is an issue with other heavy duty trucks from Dodge.

- Longview, WA, USA

problem #6

Aug 152015


  • 185,000 miles
I received a letter from Ford Motor Company concerning my pickup truck listed in complaint. It addressed issues with steering and front wheel vibrations and oscillations on the vehicle. However, it just gives suggestions such as checking proper inflation of tires, etc. However, in the last 2-3 years, I have spent an estimated $3000 on repairs to the front suspension of this vehicle due to severe "death wobble" issues, which scare the hell out of you when it happens. Since completion of the work completed, I still have issues with vibrations and oscillations with my Ford F350. I don't understand why a recall has been issued for this problem. I feel that Ford company needs to take responsibility for this issue and make good to their loyal customers, instead of sending me worthless letters of advice to "check the proper inflation of my tires, when in actuality, my tires are fine.....the Ford truck is the thing with issues. Come on Ford.....fix your bad!!!!!!!!

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #5

Jul 262017


  • 142,000 miles
Front tires suspension bounces like a basket ball uncontrollably at high speed (60 mph+) if you hit a chug hole on street.. will definitely cause head on collision and injury or death. You have to almost come to a complete stop to make the suspension stop bouncing.

- Seguin, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 102015

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,850 miles
This keep happening to me I have taken my truck in two times and have waited there at Ford for 4-6 hours at a time. So when I am driving along and the road turns left and I hit a small pot hole my entire front left end starts bouncing like a basketball. Ford tells me it's my tires I have gotten them balanced and even new ones on the back. I have to come to very slow speed to make it stop bouncing. This usually takes place on the freeway going 65-75 miles an hour. I have almost been in 3 accidents now. I get scared driving on the freeway now because of it and now take turn much slower. This is not safe and they say nothing is wrong...........

- Magnolia , TX, USA

problem #3

May 152013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-350. The contact stated that whenever he would accelerate from a stop, the vehicle would make a loud clunking noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 53,000.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 032014


  • 116,640 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford F-350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, he noticed a loud noise coming from the front. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the front driver and passenger's side U-joints were replaced however, the failure recurred and caused damage to the front axle. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic where the axle and U-joints were replaced a second time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 116,640.

- Worcester, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 202011

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 49,000 miles
When my truck is driven over a pothole, onto a bridge, or any change in elevation in the driving surface, the vehicle will shake violently. The shaking is so violent the vehicle must be stopped to avoid losing control. It feels as if the front end will literally come apart. This began near the end of November and has continued to get worse and happen more frequently. I have contacted Ford Motor Company and was told there is no recall and to keep records of my repairs if there ever is one. The problem is the track bar and the cost to fix this "death wobble" is approximately 1200 dollars parts and labor. I now have a 50,000 dollar truck that is not safe for my family to ride in. This problem will certainly cause fatalities if it hasn't already. I am a cdl driver and if I can't control the vehicle then I doubt anyone else can either.

- Tamassee , SC, USA