4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,160 miles

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problem #56

Feb 112020

F-250

  • 34,000 miles
I was traveling on a highway doing approximately 70 mph (speed limit). When I hit a bridge expansion joint the truck started violently vibrating to the point I was losing control of the vehicle. I rapidly decelerated and the violent shaking stopped after I slowed the vehicle to approximately 25 mph. The shaking was so violent I was seconds away from veering off the road into the trees. There is a technical bulletin from Ford about this issue, but it is not a recall. Someone is likely going to die for what is obviously a design and/or manufacturing defect. The technical bulletin from Ford on this issue is: Tsb# 18- 2268. Nthis needs to be a recall.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #55

Feb 092020

F-250

  • 5 miles
Driving about 60 miles per hour on a state maintained highway I hit a small depression in the road and the front end of the truck and the steering column started to shake violently to the point I had very little control of the vehicle. I was able to pull over and stop. I understand there is a class action lawsuit against Ford describing the death wobble effect. That description is exactly what I experienced.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #54

Jan 312020

F-250

  • 29,000 miles
Driving in between 50 and 65 I hit a bump or pot hole in the road the front end starts to shake and shakes the whole cab of the truck bad. Truck has 29K miles. Had to slow down to 30 mph to get it to stop shaking.

- Grapeland, TX, USA

problem #53

Nov 022018

F-250

  • 35,000 miles
Very scary death wobble.at speeds from 45 to 65 mph I have taken the truck to Ford with no help. The first time they said the tires were bad. Which was very strange because they only had about 20,000 miles on them. So I replaced them at the dealer with factory originals. No fix no help from Ford

- Rockspring, GA, USA

problem #52

Jan 192020

F-250

  • 32,000 miles
Over the past 5 months (it is now 1/30/2020) the entire front end of the vehicle shakes violently and uncontrollably at a high rate of speed, typically highway speeds, ranging anywhere from 50-80 mph. Although, it has happened at a speed of about 40-45. It happens out of nowhere with no apparent provocation, I.e., hitting a pothole, turning, hitting the brakes, etc. It usually happens when driving in a straight line and nothing seems to make it stop. I've tried hitting the brakes, slamming the brakes, continuing to hold my speed steady, accelerating slightly, and praying to god to make it stop. Nothing works, it just eventually stops but not before traffic clears all around me. It is noticeable from outside the vehicle as I have seen drivers hit the brakes and fall back in traffic around me. The violent shaking makes it difficult to keep the vehicle steady or in my lane of traffic. The violent shaking makes the vehicle bounce all over the road. It makes it impossible to hold the steering wheel steady or straight. It is terrifying and unnerving. I believe it is going to kill me or someone else. I haul trailers with heavy equipment almost daily. Many times I am on the highway or on city streets. If it continues to happen, the damage will be costly and may kill innocent people, including myself. I am afraid to think what will happen if these unexpected, violent shakes happen while I am hauling heavy equipment.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #51

Jan 222020

F-250

  • 48,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds (60mph), I hit a bump in the road and the truck began to shake violently in the front end, to a point that I felt I might lose control. The only way I could get it to stop was to significantly reduce speed. This has happened twice now and is "very" concerning. The second time was at highway speed as well, this time 70mph.

- Dewitt, VA, USA

problem #50

Dec 312019

F-250 8-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty 4X4 that I am having problems with the front end the salesman that I bought the truck from calls the problem a death wabble the truck has 53000 miles on it but tomball Ford where I bought the truck from told me that they were out of the parts that would fix the problem nation wide.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #49

Jan 202020

F-250

  • 57,457 miles
While going 70 mph after crossing a small over pass the small bump where it meets the road, sent the front end of my vehicle into what I can only say was a violently out of control shaking that I could not stop for a period of time. The whole vehicle shoot uncontrollably as I did all I could to smash the brake pedal that did very little, as well as hold on to the steering wheel that was going back and forth so hard and fast it was it could not be turned in any direction until the vehicles slowed. We were in traffic at the time and I could not control my vehicle until it slowed and I could get it to the side of the road. The shaking was very violent. I know about vehicles so I looked over the whole front end and saw nothing wrong. I drove the vehicle home, about 30 miles from the incident at 50 mph. I had a wobble around 25 mph going down an on-ramp. The mileage was around 24,000. I took it to the local dealer and the serviceman said, oh, you had a żdeath wobbleż and said it just needed adjustment. He never said this could happen again, or that it needs to be monitored in some way. This has been an ongoing issue per others on the internet. My truck has 57,475 miles on it.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #48

Jan 132020

F-250

  • 40,300 miles
Returning from nashville to mandeville, la we hi it a bump in the road at 70 mph when the truck began volently vibrating. Similar to a blown tire. We had to pull off the highway for it to stop. It happened four times in less than an hour.

- Tylertown, MS, USA

problem #47

Jan 082020

F-250

  • 20,000 miles
When driving the truck on any road at speed beyond 55mph, if the truck hits a bridge joint or a bump, the steering of the vehicle will often begin to shake violently and it is very difficult to control the vehicle. The only way to stop the shaking is to rapidly slow the vehicle to approx 30mph. This becomes increasingly dangerous when your driving in heavy traffic. This common defect is going to kill somebody and should be taken seriously with a recall being issued. Its unbelievable this continues on all these trucks with no help to the vehicle owners.

- Chancellor, SD, USA

problem #46

Dec 302019

F-250

  • 24,652 miles
I just had two experiences with żdeath wobbleż in one day and it was my first time dealing with it. I was traveling at about 65 mph hit a hit a bump in the road on a small county road that sent my truck front steering jerking back and forth and I had to pull off the road to get it back under control. I thought it was a tire issue and got out and look at tires and shocks and linkage to find nothing wrong. Second is the worst, I had my family in the truck on the way home and I hit another bump in the road when it started again. I this is very unnerving and I donżT feel safe driving especially with family in truck

- Ingelside, TX, USA

problem #45

Dec 252019

F-250

  • 30,000 miles
I was driving my truck on christmas day and hit a small bump on the highway and all of a sudden my truck started shaking violently and was hard to control. I slowed down to approx. 30-35 mph and the shaking went away. This is the second time this has happened. I took it to the dealer and the service tech said it was żdeath wobbleż and even put that on the service order. They said they would order a new improved stabilizer and that it would it would be take 6-8 weeks to receive the part. I am now with a truck that my wife and grandkids will not ride in and I am concerned about driving it. The shaking is very violent and the vehicle is very hard to control. Then, having to slow to 30mph in a middle lane on the highway is very dangerous and could cause a serious accident.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #44

Jan 092020

F-250

  • 33,000 miles
Driving on highway between 60mph and 80mph if rough patch or bump the road is hit the truck will start shaking violently and the steering will lock up. The problem does not correct itself until the truck is slowed to 30mph. It is starting to happen more often. Today with my kids in the car it happened and I almost hit a concrete highway divider. I have taken the truck to the dealership and was told that Ford is aware of the problem but the parts that are to fix it dont remedy the issue. Basically there's nothing they can do at this point. This problem is going to cause an accident so I am not driving the expensive truck I've had for only a year and definitely will not have my kids in it until something is fixed.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #43

Jan 042020

F-250

  • 11,000 miles
When driving at approximately 50mph and coming into contact with any uneven spots in the road the truck will shake violently and jump up and down left and right so bad that it is impossible to do anything but hit the brakes.when the vehicle slows to about 30mph the shaking subsides and is fine until the next bump in the road.. it happened 3 times in 5 mins and in less than 1 mile distance on a state highway.. this is a serious problem and needs corrected before someone is killed.. the first time it happened I had about 8000 miles on my vehicle, it has happened 10 times since, every time at speeds greater than 50mph

- Mill Run, PA, USA

problem #42

Dec 292019

F-250

  • 33,000 miles
Violent shaking of the front end when hitting a bump at 70 mph that almost made driver lose control of the vehicle until slowing down to 50 mph.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #41

Dec 222019

F-250

  • 23,000 miles
While driving down the highway on a straight away at 60 miles per hour my truck began to shake violently until I slowed down two under 25 miles per hour. I got out to check to see if a tire had blown or a wheel had fallen off because of how dramatic the shaking was. There is no visual sign of anything broken or loose and upon thoroughly checking I startes driving home and the problem did not happen again. Both my passenger and I thought the truck was going to fall apart with us in it.

- Magnolia, DE, USA

problem #40

Dec 152019

F-250

  • 42,500 miles
Multiple times, in the last few months, I have experienced the "death wobble " in my truck. The truck has less than 45000 miles. The death wobble usually happens after a bump in the road, which causes the truck to shake violently. It is extremely scary, losing control of the truck.

- Kinards., SC, USA

problem #39

Nov 222019

F-250

  • 24,450 miles
I had just stopped for gas and got back on the highway and was in the passing lane going over a bridge deck and as soon as I came off the bridge the truck started shaking horribly. I let the car next to me pass as I slowed down and pulled over. Scared myself and my uncle to death and still had to drive 160 miles to get home. After returning home I have taken it to the local dealer and they replaced damper steering linkage but as our family vehicle we do not feel comfortable in it's safety!

- Butte, MT, USA

problem #38

Oct 282019

F-250

  • 17,500 miles
We were pulling 5th wheel at approximately 70 mph. Hit bump in road. Pickup started shimming/shaking violently, almost lost control. Had to reduce speed immediately which is hard to do in traffic. However, this happened again without the fifth wheel driving down the road at approximately 75 mph. Hit bump in road and you have to all but slam on the brakes to get it to stop. Did this again 3-4 times trying to reach dealership. The pickup has been in dealership for three (3) weeks today. The dealership says parts are on back order and they have no idea when part will be in to fix if fixable.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #37

Nov 162019

F-250

  • 24,600 miles
Hwy 129 Dodge county ga, A1116T 60 mph truck violently went left and front end started uncontrollable severe shaking/oscillating. Slammed on brakes and only regained control of truck after mph dropped below 30. Stared moving again and 20 min later at 60 same thing! called Ford dealership and I have an apt this morning at 9 they sway bar issue, I research and its called death wobble. If some one had been in the on coming lane this would be a different story/complaint as we don't know if anyone would have survived!!!

- Bonaire, GA, USA

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