really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
25,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. beef up steering damper (1 reports)
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problem #4

Sep 012019

F-250 Limited Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Death Wobble issues started at about 10k miles. Violent shaking at speeds above 50mph

- Michael M., Tracy, CA, US

problem #3

Jul 042019

F-250 6.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Death wobble in front end. Put it in the shop in July and August 2019 and they can't find what the problem is causing it. It wobbles so bad that the only way to stop it is to come to a stop in the middle of the interstate at 70 miles an hour. Then at 40 miles an hour on Gauley Mountain. What happens if I wreck because of this problem, who do I sue if something happens? My wife will not drive it due to she is scared of the truck. Something has to be done. It does it if you hit a small bump or rough road. It's dangerous, Ford needs to make a recall of these trucks to fix this problem.

- Kay H., Dawes, WV, US

problem #2

Aug 012019

F-250 6.7L V8 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Was on a trip with a fifth wheel which happily was not on the truck at the time of occurrence. The first time it was and only thought it was a bumpy road that cause the extreme shaking. This time however, was on a smooth road doing roughly 65 mph when the right front wheel felt like the wheel was going to come off the truck. Even thought if might have been a flat tire but when I pulled over, nothing was showing. Went by a Ford dealership, who was no help, and explained the issue. I have had 4 Ford trucks and this is my second Ford truck to give me issues. The first was an F150 that they could not find the code for the loss of power after 4 weeks in the shop, traded it in for this F250, now it's giving me fits with the suspension. I plan on taking it in as soon as they can get me in, which is typically 6 weeks before they can inspect it.

- spudboy, Boise, US

problem #1

Nov 032018

F-250 SD 6.7L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

Death wobble first occurred at 13k miles. Dealership changed several pieces in front end. Problem seemed fixed. 21k miles its back. Dealership changed steering damper, problem seemed fixed. 33k miles its back. The steering damper is not strong enough for a truck. When it is shot, about every 11k miles, catastrophic failure will happen. Front end shakes uncontrollably, and you have to slam on the brakes. All 3 times this has happened, I have been on the interstate, and almost caused an accident. Once the damper is shot, death wobble will happen every time you hit a bad piece of road at 45mph or higher. It is awful and extremely dangerous. Ford won't do a recall yet, but more and more owners are experiencing this deadly problem, as its all over the net. Wake up Ford and FIX THIS DANGER!

- stevewkelly, Fredericksburg, US