2017 Ford F-250 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Fuel, electrical system, suspension and steering issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

For people hoping to find a heavy-duty truck, it makes sense that they considered the 2017 Ford F-250. After all, Ford claims that the newest models are “Built for the Toughest Jobs.” What we found is something entirely different. First of all, it can’t perform tough jobs if the steering isn’t right. Furthermore, the unsteady suspension, defective fuel system and dangerous structure put drivers at risk on the road.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2017 Ford F-250

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Steering
424
Suspension
370
Unknown Or Other
63
Wheels
45
Structure:body
18
Fuel/propulsion System
10
Service Brakes
8
Vehicle Speed Control
8
Electrical System
7
Engine
7

Steering

The steering on a heavy-duty truck is critical, especially when hauling or towing. Sadly, many owners find that there’s nothing reliable about the steering system on the F-250.

Read what this user went through on Edmunds, “I bought this vehicle new. On the test drive it pulled horribly upon braking I should have walked away. But I didn’t. They fixed the braking issues by replacing the calipers, (that is what they told me?). I buy the vehicle and in a short time notice the truck’s steering always drifts to the right, to the point of going off the road if not corrected continuously. Five plus times to 2 different dealerships and the truck still pulls. We go to arbitration and the arbitrator declares it unsafe, but gives Ford another shot to repair, declares it unsafe again and issues a buy back. All the time Ford claims it is normal. All I want for $62.000 is a truck that drives straight. Ford does not do the buy backs, but contracts it to a completely incompetent company called Concentric. Long story short 8 months after the designated buy back completion I still have a defective truck, along with another Ford that I purchased as a replacement. It fortunately drives straight. I have contacted FMC numerous times and all they do is refer me to Concentric.  WARNING if you buy a Ford that turns into a LEMON don’t expect any help from FORD or the BBB, which is the arbitration agency. Almost 2 years after putting out $62,000 I still have a FORD piece of junk.”

What a nightmare this owner went through. Ford isn’t ignoring that there are steering concerns. Even in Service Bulletin #TSB 18-2268, they acknowledge “sustained steering wheel oscillation after driving over rough pavement or an expansion joint above 45 mph.” This problem stems from a defective steering linkage damper and requires replacement. In the meantime, owners receive plenty of exercise wrestling with the steering wheel.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford F-250 Steering Problems:

My 2017 Ford F-250 was having what I would describe as a “death wobble” when I drove over 65mph and hit any imperfection in the roadway (small pot hole, uneven surface at bridges, very small textured road) this happened around 5 times before I took it to the dealership. Once they looked it over, they said it was stabilizer bar, tension rod and bushings wore out, pick-up had 50k miles so… No warranty on repairs ($895.00 in repairs) . This is a major safety issue, once wobble started I had to slow down to 40-45 mph and pull to shoulder of hi way to stop severe shaking of steering wheel and front end bouncing. It felt like a blow out on the front tires.

Truck on 6 different occasions has done the death wobble at freeway speeds 60 to 75 mph —very dangerous –have to slam on brakes on freeway and go 20 mph to make it stop —had to dealer a few times already they don’t know how to fix —I see there are a lot of complaints about this –this truck cost $70,000 and should not have any problems —is there a lemon law? Or what do we do class action suit —please help me and other ford truck owners…

At certain speeds the front tires wobble you have to hang onto the steering wheel everyone calls it a death wobble but no one has a fix for it. I feel it could cause serious injury to me and my family

Death wobble in steering wheel. This going to kill somebody ! Extreme steering wheel wobble when going over a small bump bump at 60 mph or more. Totally loose control of steering function. Took to dealer and replaced some parts at 18,000 miles and now experienced it again at 22,000 miles. Many people with similar vehicles 2017 ford f250 have complained about this dangerous issue please do something with ford motor co. !

Suspension

Along with the steering, users want a suspension system that’s adequately equipped to handle the rough roads. With a defective suspension combined with malfunctioning steering, all that’s left is a disaster waiting to happen.

That’s exactly what one user experienced in their review on the NHTSA website. “Death Wobble.Began with 5K miles on vehicle. When traveling at or more than 50mph, vehicle unexpectedly goes into a violent shaking and vibration tantrum. Can be difficult to regain control of the vehicle unless it is slowed down to 15-20mph. Extremely dangerous for driver and other cars in immediate vicinity.”

Would it surprise you to know that Ford has nothing to say on the matter? Out of almost 200 manufacturer communications regarding the 2017 Ford F-250, there’s only one piece about the suspension. Service Bulletin SSM 47979 states that vehicles operated in extreme dust, mud, tar or sand conditions may have increased 4×4 vacuum hub seal and wheel bearing wear. To remedy this, the automaker plans to sell a knuckle seal shield kit. The trouble is, who would trust this truck in such conditions, especially with the suspension situation. We imagine many people have run into things off-road while trying to hit the trail.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford F-250 Suspension Problems:

TL The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 70 mph, the front end of the vehicle suddenly began to wobble violently and vibrate after driving over uneven pavement while transitioning from the road to an overpass. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired.

Driving at 50 mph down the interstate my vehicle started shaking uncontrollably, I was in fear for my life. I took it to the dealership and it’s a death wobble, they stated they repaired it and it only lasted about 1 month! Here I am in 7/2019 and the problem still exists, I cannot drive my $65k truck above 40 mph without this entire truck violently shaking. Very disappointed as my family is a ford family for 3 generations and fords will not fix the issue and imp stuck with a truck I can’t drive making $1,000/month payments on it. Cant trade it in due to the fact I can’t afford it.

2017 Ford F-250 wheels violently shaking when driving over bumpy or bridge expansion joint. Vehicle had 22000 miles when first started. Been to dealership four times with no fix. This problem is going to kill people if not resolved. Have been told, air pressure not correct, rotors, brakes, tires, alignment. All of these have been addressed with no resolution. Ford has a problem and are not taking responsibility. Spent 70k on fords super duty and afraid to drive or let any family member drive. If or when something tragic happens the lawsuit will not be pretty. Tell Ford to fix the issue! Dealer said they performed TDB 18-2268 and still no resolution. I’m curious if ford executives would be willing to put their family in this vehicle for a family outing? Invested too much money to purchase this vehicle and now too much time and additional money to fix with no solution.

Electrical

When a truck’s electrical system starts to break down, it creates a fire hazard that no owner wants to deal with. That’s precisely the case with the 2017 Ford F-250.

Read this review left on the NHTSA website. “The block heater electrical is corroding apart. Ford sent out a notice 6 months ago and no fix for it. This can cause fire to the vehicle.”

That’s exactly what’s addressed in the recall labeled with NHTSA Campaign Number 18V894000. It turns out that contaminants and water might get into the block heater and cause damage to the cables. Left unfixed, it can create a fire. What’s scarier than that is just a few months later, Ford issued another recall related to this one. In NHTSA Campaign Number 19V278000, we read that during the first recall repair, it’s possible that the connector got damaged, leading to further complications. While we are sure many owners wish this truck would end up in flames, it’s likely they don’t hope for it this way.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford F-250 Electrical System Problems:

The block heater electrical is corroding apart ford sent out a notice 6 months ago and no fix for it this can cause fire to the vehicle

I am having the same issue as in case # PE18-011. My tailgate will open randomly on its own. The tailgate release will actuate over and over when the button is pushed once. Took it to a ford dealer and they confirmed that it is the same issue as TSB17-2196. Water gets into a wiring harness. This should be a safety recall as the tailgate opening while towing could cause a limit to steering ability as the tailgate can make contact with the front of the trailer. It can also cause damage to the tailgate itself if it lands on something.

The power lift gate opens by itself 3 times in 1 year while driving down the road. Tailgate is destroyed from hitting trailer jack.

Fuel system

Fuel is needed to keep the engine running. Owners expect when they pump fuel into the system that it will remain there until it’s used, but that’s not the case.

Just look at this review left on the NHTSA website. “Diesel fuel spraying out continuously while driving inside engine compartment causing wheels to slip.Strong odor inside cabin.”

It’s never a pleasant smell to realize that fuel is leaking. That’s what the recall labeled with NHTSA Campaign Number 16V778000 talks about. It states that a protective shield on the fuel conditioning module comes dislodged leading to a diesel leak. In the right conditions, this might cause a fire. It’s not much better with the gasoline engines. They faced recall labeled with NHTSA Campaign Number 16V945000. What’s frightening is that these fuel tanks might have a strap that comes loose, allowing the fuel tank to come in contact with the ground. On the bright side, Ford is all about equal opportunity – the diesel and gasoline trucks are equally terrible.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford F-250 Fuel system Problems:

Diesel fuel spraying out while driving – fuel filter housing crack detected. Had to park and then put in shop – dealership confirmed fuel filter housing was cracked.

While driving on interstate 20, eastbound, my low fuel pressure indicator light came on. I started losing power and we pulled off at the exit that was there. As soon as we stopped, the engine bay was on fire. It gave no indication of odd smells or problems.it seemed to burn the engine compartment completely, all the electrical systems, interior, possibly firewall, etc. It seems this is possibly a known problem.

Structure (doors not securely closing)

This heavy-duty truck should feature a body containing the highest quality of materials. Otherwise, how would one tow and haul like the big boys?

The structure of the F-250 leaves a lot to be desired. Just read this review on the NHTSA website. “Went to leave work when I got in my truck and started backing up my driver door came open. I stopped and tried to shut it and it would not latch. Tried for several minutes to get it to latch. Finally, got it to latch, or so I thought, started driving down the busy town road and when I hit a pot hole the door came open again. Leaving me to hold the door shut when I drive until I could pull over and get it to latch again. The truck has already had the recall fix and continues to happen when it’s cold out.”

There is a recall related to the problem, but Ford only addresses how the doors open during an impact. NHTSA Campaign Number 17V331000 blames the handle cover accessory from keeping the doors latched. The only people we assume that would want functionality like this are stunt drivers.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford F-250 Door Latch  Problems:

TL* The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-250. The contact stated that when the front passenger door was opened from inside the vehicle, it would not close properly. Springdale Ford stated that the actuator cable from the interior door was bent and prevented the door from shutting securely. The manufacturer was contacted, but their system was down. The contact was informed to call back in a few hours. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,010.

Went to leave work when I got in my truck and started backing up my driver door came open. I stopped and try to shut it and it would not latch. Tried for several minutes to get it to latch. Finally got it to latch, or so I thought, started driving down the busy town road and when I hit a pot hole the door came open again. Leaving me to hold the door shut when I drive until I could pull over and get it to latch again. The truck has already had the recall fix and continues to happen when it’s cold out.

Doors do not securely close when exposed to freezing temperatures, particularly after exposure to sleet, snow or wind. This is a four door vehicle and most times all doors are affected. When this occurs doors do not secure and latching does not occur. Of course, door ajar audible and visual alerts occur. Basically you must drive holding the door. As you can imagine a safety issue exists.

On more than 20 separate occasions the tailgate has randomly opened on its own while truck was in motion on highway. In one instance this allowed the load i was carrying at 55 mph to fall out the back of the truck and onto the highway nearly causing an accident.

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Complaint Data

CategoryWheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
DateDec 03, 2022
StateWA
Description
Purchased the truck new from factory. Now I find after 5! Years the lug nuts are defective and I can not even rotate my tires. Should be a ford defective issue. Swelling was not brought to my attention when purchased victor bohannon 509 654 8278 I expect a call back.
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 02, 2022
StateNH
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that upon utilizing the snowplow mounted on the vehicle, the instrument panel lights would turn off and the vehicle would experience other electrical failures. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred consistently at times of high electrical system usage. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that an unknown software update needed to be completed on the vehicle. The dealer informed the contact that if the software update failed to resolve the issue, a large battery and a large alternator would need to be installed on the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle could not be repaired under ford technical service bulletin numbers: 17-0018 and 19-2373. The failure mileage was approximately 86,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 02, 2022
StateMS
Description
What component or system failed or malfunctioned: steering dampner failed causing other issued in steering and front-end suspension failures. You can inspect anytime you want. How was your safety or the safety of others put at risk? Repetitive failure on these components put me and family at risk and other drivers to the loss of control has the problem been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center? Yes problem has been reoccurring from 16k mile to present just under 100k miles. Truck has been in the shop multiple times for the same repetitive failure. Has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? Yes, ford has inspected it, independent shops have inspected it, the bbb has inspected it. Ford has told me on more than one occasion to go after market. Were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear? Yes, on symptoms; loose steering and uneven wear patterns on the tires, then complete failure of multiple components.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 28, 2022
StateAR
Description
I have a terrible wobble. At 36,000 miles I had this “fixed” under warranty. I now have 54,000 miles and it is terrible and getting dangerous. I know this is an ongoing issue with f250's and terribly frustrating to have it “fixed”, but not really.
CategorySteering
DateNov 24, 2022
StateTX
Description
Going 65mph on freeway and truck started wobbling so bad and shaking. Looked it up and is thre death wobble.
CategorySteering
DateNov 20, 2022
StateMA
Description
While driving over 50mph the steering wheel and front end of truck violently shakes, unable to steer or control vehicle until you either completely stop or slow down immediately which most times is dangerous due to driving on the highway. In addition, it seems more prevalent when there is the least of bumps in the road that triggers the event. This has happened at least 10 times since we travel. The truck has fairly low mileage, around 37k but this issue has happened more the past 2 yrs. We primarily use the truck to tow a large 5th wheel camper therefore having a load behind you adds tremendous challenges and danger! This is not a wheel balance or front end parts wear issue but a design fault of some sort by ford. There desperately needs to be a solution or recall forced upon ford to remedy the situation immediately.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 15, 2022
StateTX
Description
The death wobble makes controlling vehicle very hard
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 25, 2022
StateKY
Description
While driving down parkway on 10/22/2022 at about 1530 hours at about 74 miles per hour the steering wheel started severely shaking uncontrollably after hitting a bump in the road. I immediately started slowing down and finally came to a complete stop. If someone had been in the other lane I'm sure we would have wrecked. It has been reported to the dealer. The dealer was already aware of this same problem with other ford f-250s. He referred to it as the “death wobble”.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 25, 2022
StateTN
Description
I was driving on interstate and hit bump on a bridge and the front of the truck began to shake violently. I could not steer truck. I applied the brakes and it got worse. I got the truck below 40mph and the shaking stopped. My safety and others were at risk because I couldn't steer the truck. I took the truck to an alignment and front end shop and they told me that this was common in the ford f250 called a death wobble. I am currently trying to-get to ford dealer. I will not be driving the truck after researching the problem ford has with this vehicle. It is a life threatening event when this happens. I bought the truck from a friend and contacted him after the event happened and he said it happened to him he took to ford dealer and they fixed in 2020 and it didnt happen again. He said the replaced a damper on truck. Truck only has 24000 miles so these things shouldnt be happening.
CategorySteering: Steering Wheel/handle Bar
DateOct 12, 2022
StateOK
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel started to shake significantly from side to side. The contact depressed the brake pedal until the failure subsided. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred on several occasions. There was no warning light illuminated. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 32,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 11, 2022
StateTX
Description
Front end violently shakes and the entire truck shakes
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 10, 2022
StateCO
Description
Returning home from the denver airport on e470 with my wife and 2 young children (3 and 7) on 09 oct 22. We were traveling westbound and reached the on-ramp to I-25 s and I slowed to 55mph. It is a long sweeping on-ramp and after driving over a bridge expansion joint the truck began to shake violently. The steering wheel shook violently, tires felt like they were bouncing and oscillating back and forth. I began to slow the truck as we were bouncing to the right towards the right shoulder of the road uncontrollably. I was able to avoid sliding off of the right lane of the ramp and regained some control once we slowed down to 20mph. I pulled to the side to regain my (and my family's) composure and check the truck for damage. Front track bar and bushings felt wobbly and loose but still attached. We were 5 miles from home so we drove slowly the rest of the way without incident. I am calling my dealership today to see what can be done as the truck seems unsafe to be driven. A quick google search and it seems this is a very common problem with these trucks. Thankfully I was able to bring the vehicle to a stop without a major accident/incident but had it happened anywhere else and who knows what could have happened.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 07, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at speeds above 50 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently and vibrated abnormally after driving over a slight bump in the roadway. The contact stated that the failure started after the tires were rotated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who replaced all four tires but eventually the failure reoccurred. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 07, 2022
StatePA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the steering wheel started to shake uncontrollably. No warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer was notified of the failure and an appointment was scheduled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was advised to write a letter but no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 06, 2022
StateTX
Description
In august of 2022, I took my 2017 f-250 king ranch to the ford dealer to get it looked at/inspected for previous death wobble occurrences. The dealer replaced, under warranty, pretty much all of the steering items that may affect the wobble. October 4th, 2022; I was traveling during fall break with my wife and three kids on the highway at approximately 60-65 mph while pulling our 34' 5th wheel over a rough patch on interstate 20 in texas. The truck started shaking uncontrollably from the front end and after slowing below 50 mph, the shaking stopped. This same issue occurred 5 more times over the course of our camping trip. The truck has 43,000 miles on it, and we mostly use it to pull our 5th wheel. I had warned my wife about this but not the kids since they are younger; when the first instance happened, all three of my children started freaking out and thought we were going to crash and/or die because it was shaking so violently. It was unnerving as a father because we are supposed to keep our family safe, and my kids count on me to do this! The rest of the vacation they were constantly worried that it was going to happen again and put us in further danger or others on the road in great danger. I will be contacting my local ford dealer again to look into this problem. It is sad that someone will have to die from this before something is done?!?!?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 01, 2022
StateNJ
Description
At roughly 50mph while on a left hand curve over slightly uneven pavement the front end of the truck started shuddering and bouncing with loss of control in the steering such that only after significant braking could I regain control of the truck and realized I was in the next lane over to the right. Vehicle was brought to ford dealer and they replaced a stabilizer bar that had a "dead spot" in it. While the problem is slightly better, it is by no means resolved. Waiting for a call back from the service manager of the dealership after being told today that the repair they had done was all that ford was willing to do. Vehicle is still under warranty. Purchased 2017 vehicle in march of 2021 with 17,500 miles on it. It now (september, 2022) has 25,000 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 24, 2022
StateSC
Description
I hit a bump in the road and the steering wheel started shaking uncontrollably, to the point I had to stop. When I looked under the vehicle I saw the steering dampener broke off
CategoryTires
DateAug 19, 2022
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250 equipped with super swamper tires (tire size: 37/1250/r20lt and dot number: 3u5hp3lx4720). The contact stated that while driving 50 mph when suddenly the rear driver-side tire had blown. The contact had pulled over to the side of the road and placed the spare tire on the vehicle. The vehicle was then taken to a tire shop that replaced all the tires on the vehicle with the same brand and size tire, however, the dot number was different from the one replaced (3u5hp3lx3921). The contact then stated the failure reoccurred with the new tire on the front driver-side of the vehicle while parked in the garage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage of the vehicle was 29,000. The approximate failure mileage for the first tire was approximately 4,900 and for the second tire was 3,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 13, 2022
StateCO
Description
Truck is in the shop for sixth time for death wobble. Front end vibrating at speeds over 60mph. Something you have to bring the truck to a stop on highway to stop shaking.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 12, 2022
StateGA
Description
Brakes were working normal and then all of a sudden there were no brakes. Dry pavement. No antilock. Pushed pedal with both feet as hard as I could released tried again, nothing. Pedal was hard and had no "feeling", no movement. When brakes went out pedal did not move . Swerved through intersection missing stopped vehicles. 30 seconds later the brakes came back and started to work again and the pedal had "feeling" back in it. Dash cam video of incident.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 12, 2022
StateCA
Description
Ford death wobble. The vehicle violently shakes when it hits a bump in the road and only stops if you slow the vehicle or stop completely. You nearly lose control of the wheel. A steering damper was placed on the vehicle as advised by ford and the problem has not resolved. It has only continued to get worse. The vehicle has had regular maintenance per the ford warranty plan purchased with the vehicle. Ford should have a recall on all vehicles reported with this problem.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 09, 2022
StateWI
Description
Driving down the highway hit a little bump and a horrible wobble in steering
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 08, 2022
StateTX
Description
Ford 2017 f250 - fuel system completely collapsed, with no warning truck completely went powerless doing 70 mph on the highway with my son in the back of the truck. Luckily I had the mind to pull over safely. What if I was towing a load or similar on mountain roads. Ford said they found rust and debris in the fuel system, they would not cover it under premium ford warranty. Safeco/liberty mutual stated they tested the fuel and was fine. No coverage either on auto insurance. Total cost was ,500 to repair the system on which I had full warranty and full insurance coverage. Ford did help with a 00 customer retention help fund. I am reporting in hopes to save lives, if I I wasn't aware at the time of the complete power failure things could have been significantly worse. I was completely unimpressed with both ford/liberty mutual on the handling of the scary situation. I send a personal letter to the ford ceo and got nothing. I believe ford is hiding on this issue with bad fuel pumps (cp4 version) and trying to blame owners or bad fuel systems.
CategorySteering
DateAug 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
When driving over uneven pavement or really bumpy roads, the front end of my truck shakes uncontrollably and I have to slow down really quickly or come to a complete stop in order for it to stop. It really freaked me out the first time it happened and now it's happening more frequently and I don't know what to do about it. I'm seeing that I'm not alone in this issue and if ford knows about the issue and complaints, then they need to do something about this before I or someone really gets hurt.
CategorySteering:linkages
DateJun 24, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph on uneven surface, the vehicle failed to remain in the lane. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and the vehicle was diagnosed with steering linkage damper failure. The steering linkage damper was replaced four times; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJun 22, 2022
StateAL
Description
After driving for over an hour at highway speed, I smelled something but could not determine what it was. The next day I drove around town and once when I pulled up to a traffic signal, I noticed the smell again and some light smoke coming from the front of the truck. When I got home, I opened the hood and diesel fuel was dripping off the hood insulator and running all over the engine and around the seals around the hood. I cranked the engine again to see if I could determine where it was coming from and a saw a stream shooting straight up from the center of the engine. I took it to a local ford dealership, and they repaired it. The top of the fuel filter mounted in the top center of the engine ruptured and sprayed diesel all over the engine. I left the part at the dealership after the repair. There were no dashboard warnings and there was no change in vehicle responsiveness in pressing the accelerator. When I returned from the dealership, the diesel that had spilled reached the exhaust system and smoke came out from under the center of the truck. It half-emptied the fuel tank in 3 days. I know diesel in not as volatile as gasoline, but this was still a dangerous situation.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 16, 2022
StateKS
Description
Death wobble when driving more than 50 mph when crossing a seam or expansion joint on the roadway, less than 18,000 miles on the truck, used like a car, not a work truck. Became worse over time, becoming violent shaking with the slightest bump. My wife was afraid to drive the truck. Had to slow to less than 45 mph whenever approaching a bridge, etc. The ford dealership took two years to come up with available part to make the repair. Less than 45,000 miles and feels like it is starting again.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Steering, Suspension, Wheels, Suspension
DateJun 13, 2022
StateOK
Description
Death wobble
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 11, 2022
StateIL
Description
If you hit a bump in the road or rough road you can not control the truck almost put you into a wall.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 10, 2022
StateHI
Description
I was driving down haleakala highway maui and wasn't pushing the gas or braking and my truck started shaking uncontrollably with my daughter in the truck. It was the scariest thing I have ever encountered….. I believe it was the ford death wobble
CategorySteering
DateJun 08, 2022
StateWI
Description
Death wobble. Known issue on ford f250&350. Steering vibration gets uncontrollable at high rates of speed.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMay 28, 2022
StateVA
Description
I went to adjust the headlights. The screws started spinning with no adjustments. Apparently their is a plastic connecting piece between the metal rusted or locked up screw and the headlight adjustment gear. The plastic piece sheers not allowing adjustment. All internal to the headlight. It happened on both lights. They are the led lights. I took it to the dealer. They could not adjust either and said it would be 2000 in parts not including labor per headlight to repair. The extended warranty which said it covered led lights would not cover. A google search showed this is a recurring problem. The headlights cannot be adjusted.
CategoryStructure:body:tailgate
DateMay 28, 2022
StateVA
Description
The tailgate opens intermittently even after the original recall was done twice and the cab button was replaced and the tailgate actuator was replaced. It happens months apart but does happen. May 15, 2022; feb 27, 2022; repairs; aug 21, 2021; may 22, 2021; apr 25, 2021; recall 2nd time; recall; opened 4 other times before I started paying attention.
CategorySteering
DateMay 25, 2022
StateOH
Description
The steering wheel shaft is rattling and shaking. I was in a left-hand turn and hit a bump, the wheel shook right to left slightly. The truck has been in for repairs on the steering twice for the shaking. I will be making and appointment at sarchione ford in waynesburg, ohio.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 02, 2022
StateOH
Description
Sometimes the truck will start violently shaking when reaching speeds over 50 mph. Vehicle becomes impossible to control and the only way to eliminate the shaking is to slow down or stop the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 28, 2022
StateOH
Description
This vehicle has been to the dealer 3 times for the ford wobble where the vehicle shacks violently after hitting un-level pavement. 4/23/2019 - replaced the linkage damper 4/8/2021 - replaced the linkage damper 4/9/2021 - took it back because I still felt shacky when hitting bumps in the road. Mike bass stated there is nothing wrong with the truck. 4/28/2022 - damper is bad again, took it to the dealer and they are changing the damper again. Clearly there is some underline issues causing the linkage to get tore up on this truck or it is a design issue. In either case it is an unsafe vehicle.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateApr 21, 2022
StateFL
Description
Fuel filter cracks on the top and squirts diesel fuel all over engine bay. Happened once at 35k miles and then happened again at 44k miles. Very dangerous considering it can start a fire and no lights turned on.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateApr 21, 2022
StateTX
Description
As I was driving down the road, I started to smell diesel fuel. No warning lights were illuminated on the dash. I pulled over and found that diesel fuel was leaking under the truck from under the engine. When I checked under the hood, I found that the secondary diesel filter had a stream of diesel coming out of it. I was able to safely get the vehicle home and started researching online, I found that this was a common problem but was not issued as part of a recall from ford. I did find that the part was simple to replace so I performed the replacement myself. Unfortunately, I discarded the faulty part so it is not available for inspection but this is a common issue which many have experienced and I believe that finding a faulty filter will be easy. I am in contact with someone that has one on hand.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
This is a death wobble issue - on feb 23rd 2022 I was coming back from sofi stadium with my wife and two young children and was in the diamond lane doing approximately 65mph. There was a rough patch in the road and my steering began to shake violently and I nearly lost control of the vehicle. The shaking caused me to move out of my lane into the lane on the right and I nearly collided with another vehicle. I continued to move over to the right lanes and as I got into the #1 lane and my speed had dropped the wobbling stopped and the truck was stable again. I thought that I had a blow out but when I checked the tire pressure on the console, the tires were fine. We were not in a very good area of los angeles so chose to continue to drive at about 50mph and finally got home. The next day I drove the truck over to my ford dealer and that's when I learned of this death wobble issue. Ford should have issued a recall for this... My dealer is telling me that they want to replace the front end tie-rods, etc... For a 00. 00 repair that ford will not cover. I thought the truck was going to flip at one point and could have nearly killed someone or my family.
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 01, 2022
StateTX
Description
I have taken my truck into the dealer to report my tailgate opening by itself but they said there is no recall. Recently it opened while pulling a trailer and it has caused damage. The dealer is still telling me that they do not have any options to fix it and are not willing to pay for the fix, even though they did one fix once before. This is a well documented issue reported by many people on the internet. I believe there was a recall for this on this model truck but my vin was excluded for some reason and it should not have been. This occurs typically when you come to a stop. In my case we were pulling out of a driveway, turning right and because the tailgate dropped without our knowledge then it crushed the tailgate into the trailer. I reported this to the dealer on 6/19/2020 where they did no repairs. I reported it again on jan 6th 2021 where they did modify the wiring harness and added jumper pi, per 19s48b. However this repair did not work and the tailgate continues to randomly open.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 31, 2022
StateOK
Description
If the vehicle encounters any roadway surface imperfections at speeds over 40mph, it results in extreme steering oscillation, or 'wobble'. This 'wobble' renders the vehicle virtually uncontrollable. The driver cannot regain full control until the vehicle slows below 5mph. This issue places the occupants of the vehicle, along with any other vehicles close by, in extreme danger. The problem can be easily reproduced by simply driving it. There are no warnings of any type. The vehicle is available for inspection at any time. A simple and quick search on the internet has confirmed that literally thousands of other f-250 & f-350 truck owners are having, or have experienced, this same problem, referred to as the 'death wobble'. Ford is aware of the problem and acknowledges the severity of the problem yet, will not make the necessary repairs free of charge.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 27, 2022
StatePA
Description
Death wobble
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateMar 21, 2022
StateNV
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated he was unable to visibly see the camera screen and would see a white foggy screen instead. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer, where it was diagnosed with needing the front and rear cameras to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired but was pending repairs. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 16, 2022
StateCA
Description
Death wobble. Vehicle is very dangerous to drive at speeds above 60 mph on highway specially when going over a uneven area. I have taken my vehicle to a ford dealership in the past and it was ok for a few months and now it is worst.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 14, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving over a bump in the road at an undisclosed speed, the front suspension was shaking violently. The vehicle experienced the death wobble. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer however, the mechanic was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
Have experienced a violent shaking ("death wobble") on multiple occasions while driving at highway speeds. When this occurs, the steering wheel and entire vehicle wobbles/shakes and the only way to stop it is to quickly reduce speed. This has almost led to multiple accidents while driving at highway speeds.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 04, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, he hit a bump on the highway and experienced and the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact stated that the vehicle began to violently shake until the vehicle came to a near-complete stop. The dealer nor the manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 01, 2022
StateMO
Description
Experienced so called "death wobble". Truck started shaking violently and I could not control it. If a car had been coming toward me I would have hit it head on. No warnings prior to failure.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateIL
Description
While driving at approx. 50 mph on a rural highway the front end started to shimmy so violently that I had to grip the wheel strongly, take my foot off the gas pedal and slow down in order to regain control of the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateIL
Description
At a high rate of speed the steering wheel suddenly began to shudder and shake back and forth causing the whole truck to shake violently and become uncontrollable. My life and the lives of everyone near me were in jeopardy until I regained control of the vehicle. I could not steer the vehicle. The problem has occurred with others employees of our company. The vehicle has been inspected and repaired by the dealership but the problem persists. There were no warnings before the failure. It came on abruptly and my only recourse was to aggressively apply the brakes to minimize the what seemed like an eminent catastrophic outcome.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateIL
Description
Driving on the interstate at 70 mph the front end began to shimmy so violently that I lost control of the vehicle and it took all my strength to keep my hands on the steering wheel. I thought the front end of the vehicle was coming apart. When my speed dropped down to about 30 mph the shaking stopped and I regained control of the vehicle. I could hardly believe the vehicle could still be drivable after experiencing such violence to the front wheels.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2022
StateIL
Description
While driving at highway speeds the steering and front end abruptly began vibrating violently.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2022
StateIL
Description
At a high rate of speed the steering wheel suddenly began to shudder and shake back and forth causing the whole truck to shake violently and become uncontrollable until speed was reduced. My life and the lives of everyone near me were in jeopardy until I regained control of the vehicle. I could not steer the vehicle. The problem has occurred with others employees of our company. The vehicle has been inspected and repaired by the dealership but the problem persists. There were no warnings before the failure. It came on abruptly and my only recourse was to aggressively apply the breaks to minimize the what seemed like an eminent catastrophic outcome. This event scared the hell out of me and my passenger.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 20, 2022
StateFL
Description
Better known as the "death wobble." my 2017 ford f250 truck severely wobbles after hitting a road bump when traveling 50mph. This has happened four times, including today, sun 2/20/2022. This has not resulted in any crash or injury as of yet. After slowing down and resuming operation the wobble goes away. I have had the truck since oct 2020.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateMT
Description
Airbag failed to deploy. This is a fleet vehicle. On 02/12/2022 this vehicle was traveling 60 mph when an oncoming truck turned across in front of the driver. The vehicles collided on this vehicles front driver side and drivers side. The other vehicles airbags did deploy.
CategorySuspension:front
DateFeb 12, 2022
StateTX
Description
Experiencing violent shaking in steering when at speed, seems to be at 55mph and higher, that could cause loss of control of vehicle. Seems to be brought about from hitting bumps in road which activates violent shaking. Only remedy is to slow down immediately which could be impossible in some traffic situations. After research, found out this is a known problem in my year of truck, 2017 f250 super duty. There are no lamps or otherwise warnings that the problem is about to occur. I have not brought the vehicle in to be fixed at this time but plan on doing so shortly. This is my only vehicle and the problem seems to be getting worse since first experience.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateTX
Description
It is known as the death wobble. Truck starts vibrating uncontrollably without any warning. Pulling a trailer when this happens causes a dangerous situation. Unless you have experienced it, no words can describe the violent nature of this suspension breakdown. There is no telling what other damage these episodes cause. Ford is not willing to fix this design flaw.
CategoryFuel System, Diesel
DateFeb 09, 2022
StateKY
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that there was fuel leaking from the fuel filter cap into the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed that there was a manufacturer's defect with the secondary fuel filter cap. The secondary fuel filter and fuel filter cap were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that there was no recall associated with the vin. The failure mileage was 44,458.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 09, 2022
StateCO
Description
The death wobble returned for the 3 time after getting it repaired at the fire dealer 2 other time. Make a appointment to have it look at again. They can't get me in for two weeks to look and not sure how long to repair. Unsafe to drive
CategoryStructure:body:tailgate
DateFeb 08, 2022
StateCA
Description
The tailgate continues to open/fall down at random times. The original recall was done 2/11/2020, invoice # 727930, gosch auto group, escondido, ca. A second repair was performed 4/22/2021, invoice # 748913, gosch auto group, escondido, ca. Since then the tailgate randomly opens. It will open as I pull out of my driveway. On 2/5/2022 the tailgate opened and a container of liquid fertilizer fell out. A gentleman was following behind the vehicle and saw it happen.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 05, 2022
StateKY
Description
When cold, the doors do not latch and will swing open when driving. It can be pretty alarming when kids are riding in the back. There was a recall, but ford's fix does not work. I have been trying to resolve the issue for over 2 years now. Safety should be a priority for any organization as large as ford.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 05, 2022
StateWV
Description
The truck shakes violently at high speeds, sometimes after going over a bump.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 01, 2022
StateFL
Description
No crank no start was told bjb relay module is bad will cost me 00 to repair on a truck with only 25,000 miles on it just keep leaving me stranded do to not starting had to be towed several times
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 31, 2022
StateSC
Description
Experiencing severe shaking in the steering wheel intermittently. This has happened several days in the past week, it occurs at different speeds usually around 30 to 50 mph. It seems to only last a few seconds, but it feels like the vehicle could loose control in the event of needing to make a quick response to something.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateJan 21, 2022
StateNY
Description
The door locks froze and the doors would not open. This left me locked out of the vehicle. Going down the road, the doors flew open. The door locks had frozen open and not closed.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 21, 2022
StateTX
Description
I experienced the “death wobble” for my first time today! Very scary! I had just reached 65 mph and suddenly my 2017 f250 starting shaking violently. I had little to no control of steering. Fortunately, I had heard of it before from family and friends who also experienced it. I let off the accelerator and it ended as if nothing was wrong! My vehicle has slightly over 38k miles. There was no warning or messages. I am not aware of any road issues. I have talked with my ford service department and they are ordered a damper kit. My vehicle is available for inspection.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 20, 2022
StateOH
Description
I was traveling on the highway at approximately 65-70 mph when it drove over unlevel pavement and the truck started shaking uncontrollably from the front end. After slowing and pulling off to the side to check my wheels and tires I proceeded at a slower rate of speed with no further incident so far. I use this truck for towing my horse trailer. I don't know what would have happened if I was towing when that happened. I am afraid to use my truck again in fear that next time this might cause an accident that will put me, my passengers, horses and others on the road in great danger. I will be contacting my local ford dealer today to look into this problem.
CategorySteering
DateJan 17, 2022
StatePA
Description
My vehicle has the symptoms of the widely reported front end wobble while driving. It was corrected once before by ford at ~35,000 miles (I'm looking for previous paperwork). It stopped, but ever since then the front end felt a little loose. It started doing the wobble again 2 weeks ago (76,000 miles). I took to ford, they said there was a steering damper recall and would fix. At the appointment they noted other items that looked to need repair. I noted they should be repaired under the damper item as it is what has caused the excessive wear. They stated it was not covered and I told them I'd have it repaired elsewhere. When I picked up my vehicle it was much worse. Online records report this as the "death wobble" and it definitely is so.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 17, 2022
StateTN
Description
Our ford f-250 lariat has been doing the death wobble more and more we can barley drive the car anywhere without it doing it and we have almost wrecked driving it ! We spent a lot of money on this truck and haven't had it long for it to start doing this!
CategorySteering
DateJan 16, 2022
StateAZ
Description
I have experienced what has come to be known as “death wobble” at least a dozen times since I bought it new. I have had it repaired by ford as well as an aftermarket auto shop and the issue persists. At certain speeds and/or on certain bumps or grooves in the road, the vehicle begins to shake violently and I lose control until I am able to slow down to about 20 mph and it stops. It is very scary and one day I fear it will kill me and my family.
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateJan 16, 2022
StateLA
Description
Front wheels shake violently causing driver to have to brake hard and slow vehicle to regain control. Problem happens when vehicle is traveling at a speed of 50-60 mph and hits a rough spot on highway. Problem happens frequently and on several occasions has caused vehicle behind me to brake hard to avoid a rear end collision. The truck is not safe to drive.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2022
StateFL
Description
The front end experiences significant head shake and "death wobble" at speeds greater than 50mph. An alignment, balance, and tire rotation did not fix it
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 04, 2022
StateTX
Description
I was traveling at 75 mph on the interstate. I crossed a bridge and when I hit the bridge to road transition the steering wheel and truck began to vibrate and shake violently. I had to come to a stop on the shoulder before the shaking quit. It is the notorious "death wobble" that these trucks are known for. The truck has only 40,000 miles on it.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 29, 2021
StateNJ
Description
While travelling on an interstate highway going approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel and front end began to violently shake after going over the seam that separates the pavement from a bridge. The shaking only stopped after I slowed down considerably. The shaking was bad enough that I felt I did not have full control of the vehicle. The weather was sunny and 40 degrees and the pavement was dry. There were no warning lights either before, during, or after the incident. The vehicle has about 50k miles on it and has never been in an accident.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 26, 2021
StateTX
Description
Truck has less than 60,000 miles. Driving along the hiway with grand daughter, going to dance , truck dinged said reduced power,and started losing power started to pull over and engine died, battery light came on, went to get out out some one driving by said get out your truck is on fire, as I got out could see fire smoke, coming from area under engine on left hand side, fire was dripping out . Popped hood release, but now less than a 2 minutes later from reduced power had fire boiling out under the hood. One person had a fire ext and we sprayed in the crack of the hood, as too hot to get hood open, paint was turning colors, by time fire dept got there, the truck was engulfed in fire, loud explosions going on, windows has already blow out left hand side tire on fire. By the time port lavaca texas 77979 fire dept got the fire out, nothing left of the truck. But rear bed. Truck had bee going in regeneration a lot lately , while waiting for grand daughter to come out of school in 10 min, it went in and out of rengen several times with weird, rpms rise and drops. Drove fine, when we left school. Was app. 18 miles from home when the truck said reduced power and started to slow down and died. Called ford customer care, got passed on twice to different parts, then told office of general counsel would call. After a week I called back could not get a phone number to call. Only a fax. When office of general counsel did call about 11 days later, the guy would not give me his name, a phone number, a email address, told him video on youtube of 2016 ford test truck in cal. On side of road, 6. 7 diesel I had seen same thing started under the engine compartment and burnt to ground. See several more post about them catching on fire, all around same age and all 6. 7 diesels . Then he said just tell your insurance sub ligation, and let them handle it since I had insurance. Calhoun county texas sheriffs office and port lavaca texas fire dept has the reports,
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 23, 2021
StateCO
Description
Without any warning after hitting a small bump on a newly paved highway I had extreme violent shaking in the front suspension after hitting small bump on hwy going approx 60mph, truck shook violently, steering almost unresponsive, had to emergency slow to 25mph in very heavy accident almost rear ended in last incident.. This has happened 2x in the past 6 months 12/21/2021, 8/22/2021. Truck has 12,700 miles on it. I am planning on taking into the ford dealership after january 1st in 2022 for evaluation. I believe people are calling this a death wobble.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving my 2017 f250 on the highway truck started to wobble/shake out of control at 65 mph, causing me to maneuver across multiple lanes to end up in the ditch in the median.
CategorySuspension:front
DateDec 19, 2021
StateAL
Description
Right after we bought the truck after 35000 miles in 2017 it started to have the *death wobble* . After bringing it to the shop several times, they finally replaced during extended warranty at ~72000 miles steering damper, ball joints and some parts. This prevented the death wobble for about 30000 miles... And then after that it progressively worsens now. After contacting the dealership who did the replacements... We were told that the warranty on it expired.. This should be a recall from ford
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 11, 2021
StateID
Description
Two days in a row while driving 80 miles an hour on I-15, I drove over a rough spot in the road and the truck (steering wheel) immediately began wobbling violently and did not stop until I slowed down to about 20 miles per hour. Vehicles behind me had to switch lanes to over my truck. I took the truck to the local ford dealer and reported the issue. They said this has been an avoid me as I quickly slowed down to maintain control issue on this model and told me what repairs were needed to fix the problem. I paid over 00 out of my own pocket for the repair which I believe should have been covered by the manufacturer.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2021
StateMO
Description
I have experienced a "death wobble " 3 times in this truck. The last being today. I have my truck in cruz doing between 70/80 . When I hit an expansion joint on a bridge it feels like violent shaking in the front axle to the point of losing control. It has been happening at the same spot all 3 times and I can probably cause it to happen at will. In that spot of the interstate. It only stops if you slow down immediately! Very dangerous when in traffic!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 06, 2021
StateGA
Description
Violent death wobble on highway. It is so bad other cars on highway slam on brakes to get away from our truck. We are experiencing some loss of control when it happens. Truck has been repaired once in the past for this and now it has started happening again. Took it to dealership that did original repairs and they claimed was not able to replicate. It then happened again for us and we have an appt at a second dealership to inspect. There are no warning lights when it happens just violent shaking after crossing a small transition bump on highway 285 in atlanta
CategorySteering
DateDec 04, 2021
StateMN
Description
I was driving on interstate 94 w of minneapolis and my vehicle started wobbling violently and I couldn't steer. I had to pull off the highway, checked vehicle as I thought I had a flat tire. No flat, tires were all ok. I proceeded and had no additional problem. When I researched on the internet I found the problem is called a "death wobble". My ford f250 had 70,536 miles on it and I have it serviced at regular intervals. I read on the internet this is a common problem in f250"s and ford refuses to do anything about it.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 02, 2021
StateMD
Description
Cargo bed tailgate has opened while driving/operating the vehicle on three different occasions even after the tailgate recall repair (ford 19s48) has been applied.
CategorySteering
DateNov 30, 2021
StateOH
Description
While driving on a very busy interstate at highway speeds, I went over cracks/bumps in the road. Immediately the front end started to violently shake to the point I thought I could lose control at any moment. The only corrective action was to slow down to around 40 mph on the highway. Other drivers around me must have seen I was having trouble and got out of my way. This has happened to me numerous times with this truck and acting in the same manner. I have been lucky it did not happen in a curve or bad weather. I have contacted my local ford dealer for an appointment, evaluation and assistance. This incident could have ended badly by slowing down on the busy highway and everyone around me driving 70+ mph. I wonder if any of the other f250 owners with this problem has undergone this shaking in inclement weather.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 26, 2021
StateSC
Description
The death wobble description online is exactly what we are experiencing.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 23, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving approximately 60-65 mph, the steering wheel and vehicle were shaking uncontrollably. The contact lost control of the vehicle and drove over the jersey wall. The check engine warning light was illuminated. There were no reported injuries. The vehicle was towed to a collision repair facility. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateNov 21, 2021
StateAK
Description
On tues nov 16, 2021 evening we discovered our ford f-250 super duty diesel 6. 7l on fire. Fire department was dispatched. They extinguished the fire and they determined that it was most likely the engine block heater (it was plugged in because of 0 degree temps that evening). The gfci breaker was tripped. Upon later research, I found the nhtsa safety recall report 18v-894 dated dec 18, 2018 found that the vehicle's engine block heater cable is susceptible to moisture accumulation and subsequent fire because of these factors: a female connector angled upwards at 45 degree or greater angle, a low mounting position in the vehicle, and an unshielded or exposed mounting location. On 5/30/2019 we took the vehicle into our local ford service dealer because of recall #18s45 and they disabled the block heater. On oct 28, 2019 we responded to recall 19g01and took the vehicle again into the dealer because they reported they had the fix. At that time they replaced the cord on the existing block heater. Consequently, 2 years later, our vehicle succumbed to a catastrophic total loss fire because ford's recall solution was to simply replace the cord, not to actually address the root cause of the problem, which was the low mounting location and susceptibility to corrosion of the terminals in cold climates. Ford is not cooperating with our requests for them to help us. They advised us that they will no longer be addressing this matter, that they are not going to get involved in helping with our immediate needs (our most immediate need being transportation to and from work), and there is no need to contact them again and they will not be contacting us. Their legal department advised us to consult our insurance company for compensation. By the way, on aug 17, 2021 we took the vehicle in for its 30,000 mile service, which included full inspection.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 11, 2021
StateSC
Description
If I hit a bump or grooved part of the road the front of the truck starts shaking violently. I have to slow way down or come to a near complete stop. This has terrifying while on the interstate towing my 5th wheel or 24 foot enclosed car trailer. I have taken it to the dealer for a "recall repair" the only thing the dealership did was replace the steering damper. This is a mask for a severe issue! As soon as I left the dealership the problem reared its ugly head again. I called them immediately and scheduled to take it back in on 12 nov 21. During the conversation with the service department the employee told me they would replace the steering damper again. I am waiting till the appointment to see. This had been an ongoing issue since I purchased the vehicle used in feb or mar of 2020.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 09, 2021
StateOH
Description
11/6/21 driving 65 mph on interstate. After hitting a bump in the road the truck experienced a severe shaking in the steering to the point that the truck wasn't maneuverable. I had to slow down to 45 mph for it to go away. It happened again about 20 minutes later and I had to go off the interstate to drop the speed below 55 mph. Supposedly this is a known problem but has never been recalled.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 07, 2021
StateOK
Description
The death wobble is back. The ford dealership where I purchased it conducted an inspection 11/1/21. They identified front-end issues not covered under the previous death wobble fix. I've owned three previous trucks with no violent shaking issues while driving. This should be fix by ford!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 01, 2021
StateVA
Description
I have experienced the "death wobble" experienced by many during my internet research into the violent shaking and oscillation of the front wheels at speeds in excess of 50 mph. The condition occurs routinely on approach and departure from bridges where the concrete slabs have subsided causing a "pothole" effect, on pavement patches, and potholes. The violent oscillation and shaking can cause temporary loss of control. I had to slow down to a dangerously low speed in congested interstate traffic for the conditon to subside.
CategorySteering
DateOct 31, 2021
StateTX
Description
My ford has experienced terrible steering wheel and front end shaking when traveling at speeds of over 55 mphs. I turned it into kinsel ford at beaumont tx for repairs on sept 20 and the shaking was fixed but has returned even more violently. Also known commonly only as the “death wobble “ affecting ford f250's
CategorySuspension
DateOct 29, 2021
StateOH
Description
When driving down the interstate the truck started shaking vigorously where we had to pull over 6 times to get the truck to stop shaking. It looked like the tires were bouncing of the road. Very scary.
CategoryFirerelated
DateOct 25, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owned a 2017 ford f-250 hauling an unknown fifth-wheel trailer. The contact stated that while driving at 55 - 60 mph, the smoke odor was detected. The contact slowed the vehicle down to 10 mph, to stop and pull over. The fire started from the vehicle's engine compartment. The vehicle and travel trailer caught fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. The contact was unaware if there was a fire department report. The contact had sustained smoke inhalation injury but did not receive medical assistance. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard and was currently being reviewed by the insurance company. The contact works for the dealer and made them aware of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 25, 2021
StateAZ
Description
This is in regards to the ford "death wobble" that occurs at under normal driving conditions where the vehicle rattles to violently it is not able to be controlled or operated safely. This has happened numerous times and with greater frequency. Ford will only replace the steering dampener, which they have, and it did not fix the problem. If anything it made it worse. Ford also does not consider this a warranty issue, and will not even address it as compensated work. This is likely because ford knows that this is a major design flaw and it is cheaper to stiff customers than pay to make it right.
CategorySteering
DateOct 12, 2021
StateMO
Description
At about 45,000 miles on truck the death wobble shake in the steering started. Took to dealer and waited for steering damper. At 49,000 miles the steering damper was replaced by ford. The wobble never completely stopped and at about 53,000 miles on truck it came back to what it was and is getting worse, at 57,000 miles on truck now it wobbles and shakes all the time over any little bump or uneven spots on the road. Ford is refusing to fix, even though their steering damper never fixed it.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 09, 2021
StateMT
Description
while driving 60mph or faster and drive over a little bump or a highway over pass, bridge with expansion things, the steering wheel and front tires shake , wobble uncontrollably . You have to hold on for dear life and slow down and pullover. Well that's not that easy on the interstate. It happened last night on the interstate and scared the living daylite out of me. Now I'm afraid to drive the truck over mph55. Ford supposedly fixed the front end when it had 15,000. Miles. I'm calling the ford dealer monday.
CategorySteering
DateOct 05, 2021
StateTN
Description
Currently have experienced the "death wobble" for the third time. Ford dealer has fixed it twice and I have a current complaint that remains unresolved although my vehicle has an extended warranty and is well within that warranty period. 2017 f250 purchased new on 9/30/17. First occurrence in october 2019 with a trip to the dealer 11-7-19 (31,830 miles); dealer had the vehicle approximately 3 months before the repair was complete. Second occurrence in march 2020 with a trip to the dealer 4/15/20 (35,239 miles). Third occurrence on 9-30-2021 and 10-1-2021 and remains unaddressed by ford and unsolved (62,500 miles). Dealerships are claiming excessive wait times to check out vehicles (4 to 8 weeks covid is to blame from their perspective), meanwhile we have an unsafe vehicle that cannot and will not be driven until this is fixed. It has been reported to the dealer we purchased from and to ford customer relationship department multiple times. It is my understanding that this problem has existed for approximately 15 years; why has something not ben put in place to permanently fix this issue? My wife was in louisiana bringing home family after the hurricane when the dangerous death wobble occurred while pulling a trailer; the violent shaking prevented emergency braking (this made it worse) and they were fortunate to be able to direct the truck and trailer onto the shoulder of the interstate to avoid an accident. It is also my understanding that ford has issued a recall fix but as of today no dealer has stepped up to expedite the work. No prior warning for this in any form.
CategorySteering
DateOct 04, 2021
StateUT
Description
Death wobble. Lost all steering and control
CategorySuspension
DateOct 01, 2021
StateMI
Description
At least 10 occupancies of the death wobble since fall 2020. Had it addresses by dealership in feb 2021 by having the stabilizer replaced at no charge under program 20n04. The fix lasted approximately 6 months. Taking the truck back in on tuesday, 10/5/21 to be reassessed.
CategorySeats, Structure:body
DateSep 29, 2021
StateCA
Description
Trucks automatic tailgate opens by itself. I had the recall repair performed, however, the issue continues. The tailgate opens by itself even after the recall repair. Issue #2- passenger seat headrest bracket is broken and rattling loudly. Numerous complaints on the internet.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 17, 2021
StateNJ
Description
I have had the tail gate open several times. I have had the tailgate repaired under a recall twice and then I replaced the entire wiring harness for it. Unfortunately the issue continues to happen.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 11, 2021
StateTX
Description
After hitting a bump or bridge on the highway, the vehicle shakes dangerously and uncontrollably. It has happened since I bought it but I could control it by slowing down significantly. It got worse over time. It has steered me out of my driving lane. I took it to the ford dealership for inspection and repair. About 6 months later it started happening again. It is currently very severe. Today was the latest occurrence.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 09, 2021
StateTX
Description
Violent oscillation/shaking of the steering wheel components after going through an uneaven transition or pot hole on the road at around 60 miles per hour or more. After researching people call it"death wobble" this problem start after 20k miles after buying the truck brand new from the dealership, it's been going on. Last time it happened was yesterday september/08/2021 on highway 10w baytown ,texas. Almost get rear ended by an eighteen wheeler wen trying to slow down .
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 03, 2021
StateCA
Description
Twice, when accelerating into the freeway a violent shaking, “death rattle” of the steering wheel back and forth left and right. I pulled off to side of freeway . Started back up and the problem seemed to have resolved.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 28, 2021
StateNY
Description
We've been experiencing the ford know “deathwobble” since approximately 30,000 miles and we currently have 48,000. Ford has replaced the steering stabilizer at least two times and it reoccurs within 4,000 miles. I've spent countless hours online trying to remedy this problem. I recently replaced the drag link and the associated tie rod end (the oem ones had minimal play but I wanted to rule out any possibilities), changed to a bilstein steering stabilizer and 4 new bilstein shocks. Unfortunately, on are recent 150 mile trip we had two terrifying death wobble experiences that we came very close both times having an accident. Today we were actually forced to go into highway median to avoid being pulled into other high speed traffic. I'm including pictures of the tire marks of this incident. This problem is very dangerous and frightening to have happen. Please help!
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateAug 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that the door failed to lock securely. The contact stated there was no warning light illuminated. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the vin was not included. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateAug 07, 2021
StateTX
Description
Problem: backup camera fuzzy/not clear. It is available to be inspected. I cannot see anything through the camera in most lighting conditions. I cannot see people when banking up. It was not like this when I first bought the truck new. It has gotten progressively worse. I've not taken it to the dealer because a replacement costs over 0 installed and they install the same faulty camera.
CategorySteering
DateJul 29, 2021
StateNC
Description
2017 f250 steering wheel wobbles had at keith hawthorne ford the last 2 days saying they are fixing was told it was ready to and could p/u yesterday . Drove it home felt some wobble in the steering wheel but not like it was. Drove to work today its back like it was before please get this fixed before it kills me or anyone else
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJul 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
Death wobble on numerous occasions. I first took it to ford and put some "dampener" on it to fix it. I noticed that the truck still vibrated, but did not go into the death wobble immediately. 4-5 months later, a worse death wobble started. It always happens when you hit a bridge abutment paving transition. The violent shaking does not stop until you slow way down. I have had to leave the road twice due to 18 wheelers behind me. It is so bad now, vehicles around me can see the violent shaking and move over and get away from me. This is an extremely dangerous event. If a younger driver freaks out and lets go of the steering wheel, deaths will be inevitable.
CategorySteering
DateJul 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
When driving at highway speeds and encountering a bump in the road, the steering wheel would begin to vibrate violently, nearly causing loss of control of the vehicle. This would happen nearly every time I would drive the vehicle at highway speeds. After a few time of this happening, the steering wheel started to have continuous slight side to side vibration even while driving on smooth surfaces. After multiple repairs at my expense ( replacing steering dampener twice, track bar and drag links), the problem still exists, and the manufacturer (ford motor company) refuses to even acknowledge that the problem exists, much less correct the problem and reimburse for previous failed repairs.
CategoryStructure:body:tailgate
DateJul 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
I have experienced multiple occasions of issues with the power tailgate release on my 2017 ford f-250 super duty truck. In most cases, the problem exhibits as a failure to open when the button is pushed, but what I believe makes it a safety issue is that on two separate occasions, the tailgate has opened while driving down the highway, without the open button being pressed. This could result in items being carried in the vehicle falling into the roadway at highway speeds, which could result in serious injuries or death to other drivers on the roadway.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
Ford death wobble
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:electronic Lock/latch Actuator
DateJun 25, 2021
StateIL
Description
The contact stated that while turning into a parking lot, it was discovered that the tailgate inadvertently went down while hauling a fifth-wheel trailer causing damage to the doors on the trailer and damage to the tailgate. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was equipped with a push-button automatic tailgate release and believed it was the cause of the failure. The contact was able to continue driving to the residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 24, 2021
StateRI
Description
The front end and steering wheel shake out of control when going over 50 mph. I have to stop the truck to stop the shaking.
CategorySteering
DateJun 12, 2021
StatePA
Description
On 3-19-21 I was going to visit my daughter in tn. While driving on interstate 81 I hit a bump and my ford f250 experienced the infamous "death wobble". This happened out of the blue, with with no warning. This happened 2 more times and the oscillation was so intense that my truck bounced into the fast lane. So I called my daughter and asked her to call ford dealers in knoxville so I could get this fixed. She told me the internet said it is less likely to occur when driving slower so I dropped to 60 mph. I still had 3 more occurences. She contacted several dealerships and they had the part (a steering stabilizer shock) but would not schedule me in for 2-3 weeks. So she finally located a dealer in sweetwater tn that could schedule me in but did not have the part. So I had to purchase the part from one dealer and take it to a second dealer to have it installed. Total 6. 44. I was grateful that sweetwater installed the part but they took advantage of me and charged 5 for 25 minutes of work. I'm told this is only a temporary fix and just today ford refunded me the money for the incident. My truck is dealer maintained and only has 30k miles on it, but it is out of the 36 month time frame. Ford has issued multiple bulletins on this citing excuses like improper tire inflation and tires out of balance etc. I called the ford customer service hotline, when I couldn't get the repairs done in a timely manner, and the csr told me she did not know how to help me. Cas-31209571-sox9f0 bria watkins told me she was forwarding my issue to a supervisor. The supervisor, crm:0120377 randy randolph was the one that offered no solution or help except to wait 2-3 weeks or limp home to my local dealer. I find this whole incident to be unacceptable and I'm actually afraid to drive the truck very far from home in fear of a recurrence and not being able to take control of my truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 07, 2021
StateTX
Description
I have randomly experienced violent shaking of the steering wheel while driving, and have come close to striking vehicles in other lanes twice when this has happened. After discussing incident with co-workers that also own f250's they have experienced same issue which is also known as "death wobble". Apparently this is a common defect with ford trucks and there has not been any recall done on this issue. My truck has less than 45k miles on it, and I am concerned for my safety and my family's safety while driving this vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateJun 04, 2021
StateCA
Description
My truck has a front-end suspension shudder when I travel over 60 mph. I've been told it's the early stages of a condition known as the "death wobble". Over the last 3 months I've had the tires replaced 2 times and balanced numerous times to make sure the shudder is not caused by the tires. The tires are not the issue... It's a suspension problem. I became aware of the death wobble about a month ago. The ford dealerships are well aware of the issue. Ford issued a tsb (now expired) to replace the steering stabilizers. Ford's tsb - replacing the steering stabilizers - is a temporary solution. I believe the death wobble is a design defect with the ford f-250, 350, 450 trucks, in particular those manufactured from 2017 to today. The death wobble is a serious problem and will cause accidents, injury, and death. My truck has not yet gotten bad enough to cause me to loose control. I believe this is a serious design defect. I urge nhtsa to take action and insist that ford recall the trucks that may encounter this condition. Ford needs to correct this problem.
CategorySteering
DateMay 31, 2021
StateMI
Description
Ford has a known issue with a steering issue referred to as the death wobble which causes the steering wheel to violently shake along with the front wheels shaking side to side until the vehicle is brought to a stop which is caused by hitting a bump in the road I do have a video of the steering wheel shaking but I can not seem to upload it to the photo section
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 27, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Death wobble going over 50mph or hitting bumps. Occurs often, not just today.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 09, 2021
StateFL
Description
While driving down the highway on dry non windy evening at 75mph the front end started to violently shaking "death wobble" the shaking was transfered through the steering wheel and the entire truck was shaking violently side to side. I was in fear I was going to crash or the truck shake apart. I was able to slow the vehicle down and pull off the road. After visualizing the front end and tires I could find no loose or broken equipment. All tire pressure was within 2 lbs of each other. Vehicle is a 2017 ford f250 xlt diesel with 85k miles. I was able to continue and drive the truck on the side roads home. I have had no recent work done. This is the first time. I am in fear of driving the vehicle.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMay 07, 2021
StateTX
Description
Cp4 high pressure fuel pump failure leaving vehicle disabled completely and a driver was put at risk traveling about 70 mph on the freeway when this pump failed completely. Had to be towed to nearest shop and was told that this failure is a known failure to ford. This pump was made for european gas not american gas - does not lubricate the system as it should. Approx. Expense is ,500. 00 to install the disaster kit (about ,000) and at least 26 man hours (labor) to repair as told by the mechanic after inspecting the vehicle. Need ford to address this issue as the driver and others could have been put in a fatal situation since the vehicle losses all power and is uncontrollable at that point. We need reimbursement for this repair as we were never informed that this pump was in this vehicle by the dealer that sold us this vehicle in august 2017. Consumer stated cp4 high pressure fuel pump failed and the expense repair was over ,000 for the disaster kit.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 03, 2021
StateNY
Description
Under an emergency stop, traveling straight, moving at or near 60 mph, on highway, three passengers and towing a small camping trailer (about #4000), the front suspension went into a vicious shake. Rapid and sustained. This shook the entire truck. This frequency of the shake did not correspond to the speed of the truck and continued even after the truck had slowed and the brakes were released.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMay 02, 2021
StateFL
Description
The sunroof tracks crack and break, thus making the sunroof inoperable and water will leak when it doesn't seal. They sent out a safety alert or something along those lines. Basically if your in the 36k mile period they will fix. But if you have over(I had 42k) they offer a two thousand dollar repair. I have talked to a lot of people and 50% have had sunroof issues. I took my complaint to ford and was told keep my repair receipt in case they make it a recall.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 29, 2021
StateID
Description
This vehicle has what is commonly known as the death wobble. I have taken it in to have the issue resolved and repairs were made. The repairs haven't completely resolved the issue. The steering and suspension issues over bump at highway speeds still cause it to feel like there may be a loss of control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 28, 2021
StateOH
Description
While driving at a speed of 65mph on the interstate, I began to make the curve in the road. Ahead of me was a bump in the road as my front wheels hit the bump, my truck sharply turned pushing me into the other lane and began shaking violently. Shaking was so bad I could barely hold onto the steering wheel or control the vehicle. I began to slow down and around 25mph the shaking finally stopped and the truck seemed to return to normal function.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 27, 2021
StateNE
Description
Mileage 21098. Driving down highway 65 mph, road got bumpy, I thought the pickup was going to shake it self apart. Lucky no other vehicles was around me. I managed to get it stopped and pulled over, it was very frightening, I could not find the problem. It happened again at 45 mph. I took it to the dealer, and they said "yes we are very famillar with this problem. They performed recall 20n04 and replaced steering damper. I still get lot of shaking and lot of control, especially on gravel roads with washboards.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 22, 2021
StateCA
Description
When at highway speeds, if the vehicle drives over a pothole or uneven road, the front end suspension (including steering wheel and front wheels) begin to wobble violently. It has been characterized as the death wobble. The problem only corrects itself once the truck is grossly slowed down without braking. Braking makes the issue worse as it is happening. I have almost lost control of the truck. Ford has been of no help in this issue. Waiting for a recall.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 21, 2021
StateTN
Description
I've had my truck to the dealer previously for bad vibration in the front end and steering when on the interstate going 65-70mph after hitting an imperfection in the road. Dealer first replaced the steering damper in may/2020. The vibration continued, but wasn't as bad as previously experienced. Then last week the vibration worsened. I then experienced what was known as the death wobble. I was on the interstate and hit an imperfection in the road and almost lost control with a violent vibration in steering and entire body. Almost had a horrible accident with a semi tractor as I was trying to gain control. Worst experience I have ever had. Took it to the dealer the very next day, 4/21/2021, and they replaced the track ball joint. I bought this vehicle new, and now only 38k miles. I love ford trucks, as this is my second f250 I've owned. The first one was a 2003, which I also bought new. I'm very frustrated with these front end parts wearing out prematurely. I had to pay for the repairs yesterday as my truck is out of warranty, which I feel ford should have fixed this due to it's previous repair for vibration issues when rolling over imperfections in the road. I am now wondering if I should get rid of this truck after reading multiple topics on the internet of other owners having the same experiences.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
I am experiencing what people refer to as 'the death wobble'. It has happened about 4 times since I purchased the truck in december 2020. All 4 instances were the same.... Going around maybe 48mph on a city street with uneven pavement/small holes the truck begins to shake uncontrollably. I mean, the whole truck will viciously shake and give the driver no control until the vehicle is slowed down to about 25mph. When it shakes you have to hold on to the steering wheel tight and just try your best to stay in your lane. It's so dangerous and scary! There are tons of videos of other fords online doing exactly what happens to me in my truck. I believe it is an issue with 2017+ ford f-250 and f-350's but there is no current recall. Something with these year models suspension is not correct. The dealer I purchased the truck from is going to replace the dampeners, but from what I have read from everyone with this issue, it is a temporary fix and the wobble returns after a few months. There is a ford installed 6in lift and 37in tires on the truck(had this when I purchased) but from investigating this issue is not related to that.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateApr 14, 2021
StateCA
Description
While driving on the freeway at 65 mph the steering wheel violently began shaking uncontrollably. You could visually see and feel the entire front of the truck shaking. It got worse when I applied the brakes. This has occurred several times when driving over minor imperfections on the road. I took the truck in to get the recall fixed, but it did not fix the wobble. I actually experienced an even worse wobble 1 week after the repair. The wobble is still a serious problem. The first time it happened, the wobble was not immediately noticeable as it was mild and I thought it was the road. The second time it happened, I thought I ran over something on the road that caused me to get a flat tire when in fact the tire was fine and that was the actual wobble. Everything was shaking and I had to grip the steering wheel to control the direction of the truck. Each occurrence happened while driving between 55-65 mph on the freeway.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateApr 13, 2021
StateTX
Description
Whenever driving on the highway at speeds between 50-70 mph, every time I hit a bump or hole in the road, my truck begins to wobble, nearly uncontrollably. At slower speeds, I can still feel the wobble. It only does not wobble when I hit bumps going 15 mph or less.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 12, 2021
StateMA
Description
While traveling along an interstate at 75-80 mph, as the vehicle traveled over a paved bridge joint, the vehicle suddenly begin to shake violently, as if the vehicle was going to shatter apart. I had no steering ability and could not control the vehicle. I had to nearly come to a slow roll, on the interstate, in order to allow the vehicle to return back to normalcy. The violent shaking continued for approximately 10-15 seconds before the shaking subsided enough for me to regain control of the vehicle. This same event, on a different roadway, occurred again within 30 days of the first event.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 10, 2021
StateVA
Description
Driving on I 495 last night and experienced death wobble. I have under 27,000 miles on my 2017 f250. In the past, I notice shaking but this was alot worse and lasted a long time. I had to put on hazard lights and move over lanes to shoulder while slowing down. Fortunately, I was not in an accident but could easily have benn.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 03, 2021
StateNC
Description
The front of the truck began shaking violently at 65 mphon interstate 40 east just before exit 24 in nc. This is the first time I have experienced this but I have read that this is common on these trucks and is known as the death wobble. It is extremely unsafe. I have just over 51,000 miles on this truck. It is completely stock like it came from the factory. It then did this wobble two more times on less than 2 miles. I am really glad no one was following me too close as I had to,brake very quickly.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering
DateMar 30, 2021
StateWA
Description
The death wabble was a problem for our gas f-250 crew cab. The problem was warped front rotors. The problem did not show up on any diagnostic and the front brakes and rotors were rated 'good'. The problem was discovered by a talented mechanic who ruled out everything else and performed a visual inspection of the suspect rotors. This is an epidemic problem and it is caused by the manufacturer of the factory supplied rotors!!! Ford must avoid inferior parts that warp in changing temperatures.
CategorySteering
DateMar 30, 2021
StateCA
Description
Experienced "death wobble" the 1st time traveling 65 mph traveled over concrete to asphault transition. Mileage of the vehicle was at 13,500 miles. This truck is 100% stock no modfifications. Taken back to the dealer 3 times not able to fix the problems
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Steering
DateMar 26, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at 70 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently back and forth. The vehicle then loss power steering functionality. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and inspected underneath the vehicle and under the hood. The contact was unable to determine a cause for the failure. The contact restarted the vehicle and started driving and the failure recurred. The vehicle was driven to the residence. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called winslow ford (840 mike's pike st, winslow, az 86047, (800)331-6698) who stated that they would check remotely to see what caused the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.
CategorySteering
DateMar 16, 2021
StateOH
Description
I have had the truck in three times for the front tires shaking and vibrations in the steering. Just had the truck in two weeks ago to have it fixed again and still vibrating.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 16, 2021
StateOH
Description
56k miles. Bought the truck in oct/2020 and death wobble has occurred a dozen times driving over 55 mph and hitting a bump. Steering wheel shakes violently and must steer onto shoulder and stop for the vibration to stop.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 13, 2021
StateOH
Description
Basically the truck at anything over 65 to 70 miles an hour hits any type of bump it violently shakes uncontrollably. It is happened three times and I have now park the truck I am driving another vehicle because I feel unsafe that I'm gonna kill myself or other people on the road, it's that violent. The three times that it has happened has been on the highway. Every time it's happened it's always after hitting a rut or some rough road surface. This is not normal at all. Ford motor company needs to recall or fix to 100% satisfaction customers concerns. Again this is a major safety issue for vehicles on the road and being around other people or other vehicles when this happens it will lead to a catastrophe on the road lives will be lost. If it has not happened already, but has not been documented.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateMar 12, 2021
StateCA
Description
The truck has only 30k miles on it and last week while driving it on the freeway it suddenly developed a violent shaking at speeds over 60mph. Only by braking and pulling over to the shoulder were we able to stop the shaking. We are trying to work with our local ford dealership-they think it's a problem with the steering dampner and the track bar.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 03, 2021
StateIL
Description
While driving at highway speed and pulling a trailer out of nowhere truck begins to shake violently and steering becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible. I quickly slammed on brakes to reduce speed to about 40mph to regain control and stop shaking. Luckily, I was traveling on a straight section of road. I can only imagine if this were to happen on a turn or slope. This has happened three times since owning the truck. Each time ford dealership replaced same part for a steering damper does not seem to fix the problem. After researching my incidents I found similar stories referring to this as the death wobble.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 01, 2021
StateKY
Description
Driving on the highway at highway speeds I went over a small crack in the road. Immediately the front end started to violently shake and I lost all steering control. The only corrective action was to slow down to around 40 mph on the highway. This has happened to me three times with three truck acting in the same manner as before; losing all steering control of the truck. I contacted my local ford dealer for assistance. This incident could have ended badly, slowing down on the highway and losing all steering control.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 27, 2021
StateKY
Description
When making a transition between road surfaces or irregularities in the road surfaces above 50mph the steering enters a high frequency oscillation that requires an abrupt slow down to regained control. This has also happened when hitting potholes below 50 mph. This is referred to ask the "death wobble" and can be seen on youtube. This has happened enough that it is not a one time incident or a flake. The vehicle has less than 50,000 miles and its going to the ford dealer for repair.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 25, 2021
StatePA
Description
At 55-65 mph, if I hit any kind of a bump in the road, the front end of the truck starts to violently shake to the point where it is hard to control the vehicle. I have to immediately bring the vehicle down to 30 mph to get the shaking under control. It is an extremely dangerous defect in the vehicle and someone is going to get hurt. Ford dealership will not fix without me paying for the repairs, and they have no certain fix, they plan on just replacing parts one thing at a time at my expense. This has been going on for approx 6 months.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 24, 2021
StatePA
Description
When I operate my 2017 ford f250 at speeds greater than 45 mph and encounter a pot hole or bump in the road the truck begins a terrible "death wobble". The steering wheel shakes violently and the entire truck shakes and rattles. The dealership replaced a steering damper as part of a ford extended warranty program but now claim the problem will persist because I have worn ball joints and a drag link that needs replaced. I was told this would cost me over

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,100 and it is not covered by ford although it is obviously a flaw and a result of the failed damper. I can't believe ford is willing to ignore such an issue. My family won't ride on the highway in the truck as it is too frightening for them. The sad part is the truck has 25,000 miles and cost me ,000 and I can't drive it or depend on it now.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 22, 2021
StateAL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the vehicle began to shake uncontrollably right to left. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the local dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Seats, Visibility/wiper
DateFeb 19, 2021
StateCA
Description
The driver and passenger seat massage do not work properly, the lumbar and seat portion work intermittently and for a shorter duration than twenty minutes (2017 ford f250 platinum). The vehicle wiper blade rate of action randomly increases and decreases on it's own. I was told today by the ford dealership in redding, california that a technical service bulletin had been issued for the seat massage problem, but that ford would not correct the problem unless I pay 0. 00 for this repair. If ford is aware that the vehicle seats have this issue and know how to correct it, why am I being charged to correct it and make it right?
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateFeb 18, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that all five cameras on the vehicle were foggy making it difficult to see the image. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer ken grody ford #1 orange county ford (6211 beach blvd, buena park, ca 90621, (714) 521-3110) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the cameras needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 15, 2021
StateCA
Description
While driving at around 45 - 65 mph the front end will shake violently after hitting a rough spot in the road. This would happen on both city streets and highways. It would happen on a straightaway and curves. This has happened on numerous occasions. It makes the vehicle extremely difficult to handle. The first time this happened was on or about feb. 24, 2018 on I-80 between salt lake city and elko, nv. At that time the vehicle had approximately 7,500 miles on it. It has been getting progressively worse. It scares the holy crud out of all passengers. I understand this is a common problem that ford is having.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 15, 2021
StateIL
Description
Driving about 60 mph in the far right lane southbound on the illinois toll road hit a pot hole and had to slow the truck to below 50 to stop the death wobble .
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 15, 2021
StateIL
Description
Traveling on interstate 80 westbound going onto the bridge in joliet truck started death wobble after crossing from the ramp to the deck. Oscilition did not stop till I dropped below 55 mph .
CategorySteering
DateFeb 15, 2021
StateOH
Description
After hitting a bump on the highway the front end started shaking violently. Almost shook the steering wheel out of my hands. This happened twice in less than 2 miles at highway speed- 70 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 10, 2021
StateUT
Description
I was traveling down a highway at around 70 mph when I hit a small bump. That bump caused the steering wheel and front end suspension go into what has been described as a "death wobble." it shook uncontrollably and did not stop until I was able to slow down to around 25 mph. During that time the brakes did not work and I did not have the capability of turning to one side or the other. This is a very dangerous thing that could cause some major problems. It has happened multiple times since then. This is something that must be corrected and ford must be held accountable.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 01, 2021
StateVA
Description
While driving down the interstate, I crossed a bridge with a normal joint in the roadway, my vehicle began to violently shaking from the front end. The steering wheel began to jar left and right and the vehicle was beginning to drift lanes. I was able to slow the vehicle and move the shoulder of the interstate. Once I deaccelerated to around 15 mph, the shaking subsided. The vehicle is "stock" with no modifications.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 31, 2021
StateNC
Description
Death wobble at 44,000 miles
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 28, 2021
StatePA
Description
When driving the vehicle down the road between 60mph and 75 mph, the front end of the truck begins to extremely violently shake; almost feeling like the wheels are quickly jumping off the ground back and forth. The vehicle becomes uncontrollable when this happens and you have to slow down to approx 30 mph to get it to stop shaking. The vehicle has only 48,500 miles on it. It was bought to ford explaining the problem, the replaced the steering stabilizer. I drove 1 mild down the road and brought it right back telling them that did not fix the issue. They told me 3 more parts that they would replace, basically telling me they didn't know but were going to do some exploring just replacing parts at my expense. This is a very common problem with this model of truck known as the "death wobble" and ford is doing nothing to fix it. It is an extremely dangerous issue that poses a threat to my family and everyone else around me on the road. Please help, this has been going on for months and gets worse the more time that goes by!!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 28, 2021
StateNY
Description
I ran over a pot hole on the highway. The entire truck started to shake vigorously. I lost control of the steering because of the shaking. This is a know problem in ford trucks called the 'death wobble'. The only thing I could do was slow down until the shaking stopped.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
I had vigorous shaking in the steering wheel at 80 mph in dec 2020. Called dealer and they explained that it is the "death wobble" that is a recall. I got the vehicle in a few days later where they changed the steering dampener. In january, I drove to texas and back and had the same thing happen 3 times. After slowing to 50 mph, it would stop. Dealer says that it could be a number of issues on the front end that would be outside my warranty coverage, since I am past the 3 years. This is a known issue all over the internet, where after market accessory dealers are making a ton of money to sell us stuff to fix what ford will not fix. It's dangerous, as seen and as the dealership explained. I don't understand how ford is not mandated to fix this safety issue.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 23, 2021
StateKY
Description
Was driving down the road at about 50 mph and the steering wheel started shaking valiantly. I have read reports of the death wobble and this sounds like the same thing.
CategorySteering
DateJan 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
Death wobble. At highway speeds, 55-75mph, the front end of the truck starts shaking so bad the only control you have is brakes. It does not stop until almost completely stopped. It can happen with any small bump or "rub board" situation, curve or no curve. Ford is aware of, they replaced steering stabilizer early 2019, and happened again just this past weekend. Called the dealer, they are willing to replace stabilizer again, but recommended I consider aftermarket. The truck has only 32,000 miles on it, and this has been happening since it was 9 months old. This problem is all over the internet (including much earlier year models and later) and I understand there is a lawsuit. I driven pickups (work related) for over a million miles (most of them had 200,000 plus miles when traded in) and never had this issue until I purchased this vehicle. It is dangerous, and, ridiculous, that I need to go spend 00 ish dollars to hopefully fix a ,000 + truck with 32,000 miles on it to fix a known design issue that I was certainly not informed of when I purchased the vehicle. The last incident this past week happened in heavy traffic, on top of an interstate overpass that was cut down to one lane for construction at 65mph - it had not occurred for 8-9 moths (since stabilizer replacement) and was totally unexpected. It came about 6 inches short of causing a major incident. Also, due to the extremely violent shaking, there is no telling what other damage is being done to the vehicle when this occurs.
CategorySteering
DateJan 21, 2021
StateOH
Description
While traveling at 70 mph on the highway, hitting a small pothole caused the steering wheel in the truck to violently shake until I slowed down to around 40 mph. Very scary and unsafe. Luckily there were no vehicles on either side.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 21, 2021
StateKY
Description
Tailgate opened on its own while driving 4x so far. This is after it was taken in for a recall about 2 year's ago. Each time I was driving and it happened with the first 10 minutes. I was in the mountains camping when it happened
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 17, 2021
StateFL
Description
I've had my 2017 ford 250 at the local ford dealer 3 times in the last 2 weeks. I have the death wobble in the steering, they have replaced the steering linkage twice, but never resolved the problem. The dealer sent me home with no solutions to fixing the issue
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 17, 2021
StateCO
Description
Driving at a steady speed of near 65 mph the vehicle started shaking violently. It was frightening and only stopped once my speed went below 40 mph. It happened 3x on one 500 mile trip and had happened 1x a month previously. I checked tires, wheels, and pressures and could not find anything wrong.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 17, 2021
StateOH
Description
The 1st time this happened I was driving on a highway going straight at 45 mph and hit a bump and the truck started shaking and the steering wheel was jerking uncontrollable. I slammed on the brakes and it finally stopped shaking at 25mph. I took the truck to the dealership and they told me it was called a death wobble. I couldn't take it in to be fixed at first because they didn't have a so called fix for it!! I finally got it in for repair and they fixed it , I thought. This same occurrence has happened numerous times after taking it to the dealership. Yesterday jan. 16, 2021 I was driving on an interstate going straight at around 70 mph and hit an uneven part of the road and it happened again, the steering wheel was jerking out of control, the whole truck was shaking terrible. You could even see light thru the door jamb of the chassis. Finally after slamming on the brakes it stopped shaking at 30 mph I do not feel safe driving this truck!! I purchased it new and spent over ,000. I have been a loyal ford customer but now I'm scared to purchase anything from ford again .
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 12, 2021
StateCA
Description
2017 ford f-250 death wobble occurrences on highway at highway speeds. Two occurrences after going over uneven pavement. Once while traveling on smooth pavement. Vehicle initially shook and increased in intensity until vehicle was slowed. Vehicle has had regular maintenance and has not been in any accidents
CategoryStructure:body, Visibility:windshield
DateJan 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f250. The contact stated that while driving in rainy conditions, water entered the vehicle. The contact believed that the water entered the windshield area and caused the electrical wires and cables located under the dashboard and the instrument panel to become wet. The water also drained onto the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal, and the carpet. The windshield became foggy due to the failure and the defogger was activated to clear the windshield. The vehicle was taken to midway ford (8155 w flagler street, miami, fl 33144, (786) 801-2969) several times for the failure. The dealer placed a protective seal inside and outside the vehicle windshield area and the dashboard area several times however, the repair failed to correct the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 41,000.
CategoryTires
DateJan 08, 2021
StateGA
Description
Tire failures during towing lexani lt 275/65r20 tires are stated to have 3750 max load capacity, 50% of the tires have failed during normal towing. Have not experienced the same with other manufacturers and feel these are not capable of stated capacity.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2021
StateTX
Description
My truck hits bumps in road and bounces uncontrollably. This normally happens on the highway but it is also occurring in city streets. The suspension seems destroyed.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateJan 06, 2021
StateMO
Description
This vehicle has had a death wabble in it for the past three years and has never been fixed even though it has been in the shop for the same issue multiple times
CategorySteering
DateJan 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
On two separate road trips I have experienced the 'death wobble' a violent shaking of the front end that feels as if the wheels are about to come off, in early december 2020, it happened and I thought I had a blow out, but once I got the truck pulled over it checked out ok, so I continued and it happened again. I took truck to dealer and they replaced steering linkage damper. On dec. 29 on another highway trip it happened again and almost caused a possible fatal crash with my grandkids in the truck.. Today jan 6, 2021 truck is back at the dealership. Fyi the mileage is 23,346. My apologies if this was submitted twice, wasn't sure if it worked last night.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateJan 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
We were driving down the highway going 60mph. All of a sudden there was a loud bang and the rear sliding window exploded inside of the cab. We had our dogs with us lying in the back the glass flew into the back and even down our clothes. Nothing hit the truck. We immediately pulled over and got as much glass out of the car. It landed everywhere. It was very scary. The photo below is of the passenger side front seat. The glass blew down my shirt.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 29, 2020
StateGA
Description
There is an issue with the track bar coming loose and causing speed wobble. I had it replaced under warranty at about 35,000 miles. Now I'm at about 41,000 miles and it's really loose again. It causes the truck to sometimes lose control. It happened the other day when only going about 30 miles an hour. Hit a bump in the road and the whole front end started vibrating out of control. I had to slow way down to regain control. The ford dealer can't get me in for repair until january 12th, 2021.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 28, 2020
StateNV
Description
While driving with the cruise control set at 78 mph (speed limit 80 mph) on I-80 between salt lake city, ut and wendover, nv, I went over a rough patch of road on a turn and the vehicle began to shake violently. The steering wheel was shaking back and forth rapidly and I was unable to maintain my lane through the turn. The shaking continued until I was able to slow to around 20 mph. If there would have been traffic around me I am convinced there would have been an accident. My wife, 4 year old daughter and new born son was in the vehicle. I searched nhtsa for a safety recall on the steering for ford superduty pickups but found nothing but complaints about this issue. If this is not a recall worthy safety issue then I do not know what is. I no longer trust this truck to safely transport my family. I have maintained this vehicle well and it has only 36,000 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 28, 2020
StateKS
Description
The steering wheel will start oscillating while driving straight, at highway speeds (approximately 65-75). The steering wheel will start vibrating and will turn into what has been termed the "death wobble". The vehicle shakes so bad that the only way to stop the oscillating is to slow down to 20-30 mph. The oscillating happened when hitting even the slightest uneven patch on the highway. It happened on the interstate as well as local highways. Some of these roads have very recently been reconditioned. Had there been other vehicles or towing, it would have been very to avoid a wreck as the oscillation causes the vehicle to want to move off to one side or the other and is very difficult to control.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 28, 2020
StateFL
Description
Was on the highway and the truck started shaking violently and I lost control of the steering. Happened twice. Just had to take my foot off the gas, hope for the best and get off the highway. Took it to a dealership and they replaced the steering damper. On the way from maine to florida, it happened again in south carolina. Truck again is shaking at highway speed and no control of steering. The supposed fix did not actually fix the problem. With a sudden inability to steer, the truck is unsafe to drive at highway speeds.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 27, 2020
StateAZ
Description
On four separate occasions the vehicle has gone into an uncontrollable front end wobble upon hitting rough pavement on the interstate at speeds of 70-75 mph. The wobble causes the vehicle to shake violently for approximately 3-6 seconds and can only be stopped by gradually reducing speed. Steering is not functional during the wobble. The first two times (october 2019) the vehicle was towing a trailer. The last two times (december 2020) the vehicle had only two passengers in the cab and a few pieces of luggage in the bed of the truck. In may 2020 ford installed a steering linkage damper to correct the problem. That obviously did not solve the problem, and following the december 2020 incidents, substantial front-end repairs were required. The vehicle only has 36k miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 22, 2020
StateTX
Description
Upon encountering a bumpy surface on southbound I-25 near co. Springs at approx. 70 mph, the front of my truck began shaking violently and continued to do so until I had it almost stopped. This happened once more about an hour later. I have since been driving it more slowly with repeated promises by ford that they will fix it "once they have the parts"
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 21, 2020
StateFL
Description
I was driving on a highway about 75 miles and I hit a bump and I almost lost control of my truck with my kids in the car. The steering wheel started shaking and I had to hold on to keep it from going to the other lane to avoid hitting another vehicle. It was very scary as I thought I would have been in a deadly accident with my family, I have been the only owner of my truck and it only has 24,000 miles. I don't understand how ford has not recalled this issue in such an expensive truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 21, 2020
StateSC
Description
Severe cases of the death wobble. Hit the slightest bump in the road going over 50 and the steering wheel shakes uncontrollably until you slow down to 10-20 mph. I have almost been in 3 wrecks now on the interstate from this issue. Ford told me the steering stabilizer bar is or backorder until mid january. I have a 60k truck I can't drive and not positive the steering dampner will even fix the issue.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 19, 2020
StateWV
Description
When hit a bump in the road or crossing a bridge while driving on highway it causes excessive bouncing in the steering wheel and front in of the truck and is hard to steer. Some call it the death wobble
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateDec 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
Violent shaking of front end of truck and steering wheel. 58,000 miles on f250. Happens when truck hits pothole or rough bridge joint at speeds over 50. The death wobble.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 15, 2020
StateTX
Description
I just researched the violent shake of my front end that almost caused me to hit the vehicle next to me. I was driving about 60 mph and drove over a bump on the road and my steering wheel started to shake uncontrollable. I immediately stomped on the brakes to slow down as fast as I could. I was driving in the fast lane and slowed to about 20 mph before the shake stopped. I was lucky not to hit the vehicle next to me since the truck went right of center. The vehicle behind me almost rear ended me since I slowed down so quickly like you were giving someone a brake check behind you. I have owned this 2017 f250 less than a month. If I knew about the death wobble I would have never purchased this vehicle. I am now seriously concerned to drive this truck and now I can not allow my 17 yr old son drive it if needed. I can't believe there are over 1,200 complaints for the same issue and ford has not done anything about the problem. This is my 6th ford truck but first f250 and my last. I will most likely go to gmc or dodge for a 2500 series truck. I travel for work and this problem really worries me to drive at 70/75 miles per hour on the freeway. I believe at the higher speeds it is a good chance loss of control will happen if the death wobble occurs. These trucks cost a lot of money and no one should ever have to drive a unsafe vehicle. If I could join the joint law suit against ford I would. Maybe another group of f250 & f350 owners can start a class action suit as well against ford. It will be a very sad day when we all find out a death has occurred and could have been prevented with a recall. If you google death wobble you will not purchase a f250 or f350. I really hope ford takes care of this since I really like the look of the truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph and crossing unto a bridge, the vehicle suddenly began to violently shake and vibrate. After stopping to inspect the vehicle, no defects or problems were found. The contact continued driving and the vehicle operated normally. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The local dealer coggin ford located at 2655 n. Volusia ave, orange city, fl 32763 was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 104,000.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 07, 2020
StateLA
Description
On or about 30 nov 2020 at approximately 445pm I was driving on hwy 28 east bound traveling at 65 mph by myself, when my front end began to vigorously shake, I first thought it might of had a flat tire.. It was hard to control vehicle but slowed down and let coast to side of road. I could not figure out what it was but it stopped. On 4th december while taking my 2 kids to the roller skating rink, my front end began to shake vigorously again, this time I almost hit another vehicle, like the first time I was traveling.. I was going about 60 mph. I contacted benoit ford where I purchased my vehicle and I'm scheduled to have it looked at on 7 december 2020.
CategorySteering
DateDec 06, 2020
StateMI
Description
Sustained steering wheel oscillation failure after having tsb 19-2392 20th december 2019 executed 1 year ago. So just 1 year later the exact same failure occurred on the freeway at a speed of 73 mph, driving straight, and after hitting some road ruffage with the front left tire. Some loss of steering; once braking slowed the vehicle down to 45 mph problem cleared. Has not been back to ford as of yet; but planning on calling the local dealership to discuss. Customer satisfaction program 20n04 & tsb 19-2392 states this is a one-time repair; well this is the second time. Very dangerous on the freeway at 73 mph!!
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 05, 2020
StateOR
Description
Death wobble, truck violently shakes and I loose control of steering at all speeds especially at 50 mph or more. I can correct if I turn steering wheel slightly however this is very dangerous on the highway
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateDec 03, 2020
StateMS
Description
Driving truck started shaking lost steering ran in ditch tire rod broke front end messed up
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 02, 2020
StateNM
Description
Running at 70 mph. Hit a bridge expansion joint. The vehicle started a front end oscillation that was extremely violent. I had to rapidly reduce speed and struggled with directional control. At 30 mph the oscillating quit. I was in the fast lane and traffic had to brake heavily and swerve around me to avoid collision. This happened again yesterday. Ford dealership says there are known issues, but parts required to correct the problem are back ordered and there is no known date to get the parts to fix the problem. This vehicle just hit 25k miles. This is a serious safety issue.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 02, 2020
StateMT
Description
A/c condenser damaged by road debris per local ford dealer and needs to be replaced at a cost of 5. 00. The grille has large holes in it that I can put my hand and forearm through on each side of the ford emblem which is allowing road debris to damage the radiators. The local ford dealer said they had other ford f-250's come in with the same issue and also another one where a bird went through one of these large holes and took out another guys radiator. In my opinion this is a manufacturing defect / error that was poorly designed and end up costing the consumer alot of money to fix. The ford dealer is telling me that when I get it fixed I need to put a metal screen behind the grille or it will happen again. I have 63,000 miles on my pickup now and have own chevy pickups with over 100,000 miles and never had road debris damage a a/c condenser or a radiator.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 29, 2020
StateFL
Description
My vehicle's front tires started wobbling violently after going over bumps in the highway going speeds between 55mph and 80mph. These violent wobbles cause me to slam on my brakes and the wobble does not go away until I reached speeds between 20-30mph. The wobble jerks your steering wheel and shakes the entire truck and in some cases the wobble throws the vehicle into another lane and you do not have control of the vehicle until you reach the slower speeds. The wobble started after either 1. Riding over a normal bump or slightly un level area of a highway 2. Hitting small (less than 12" diameter) potholes on the highway, 3. Going over train tracks on 2 lane roads.
CategorySteering
DateNov 28, 2020
StateTX
Description
Experiencing the "death wobble" multiple times - been in the shop 4 times and supposedly "fixed" yet it happens again within 30-100 miles after leaving the shop. One ford dealership refused to take our truck back because they claimed they didn't know what to do to fix it. This is very dangerous and the title of the issue is valid. Does someone have to die before you fix this?
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 27, 2020
StateTX
Description
My truck only has about 42,000 miles and out of no were it started shaking real bad at highway speeds. As soon as a bump or bridge conection was hit the vibration of the vehicle would increase to a point were you have to slow down to almost a complete stop to be able to regain control of the vehicle again. Due to this I was inches away from hitting the center barrier on a freeway after nearly losing control of the vehicle completly. I had taken it to the dealership due to a small vibration and they replaced the steering dampener on the warranty and out of my pocket the steering drag link and it helped but was still getting a vibration and no more than a week later the same thing happened almost took me out of the road. Im not aure what is causing this but it has to get corrected.
CategorySteering
DateNov 25, 2020
StateOH
Description
March 2020 my ford f-250sd with 27,000 miles began having the death wobble while driving on the highway in the steering requiring me to immediately slow down and pull off of the highway to stop and gain control of the steering. Ford replaced the steering damper with their recall, which lasted approximately 15,000 miles with the death wobble returning, with the same symptoms as before, while driving on the highway again. This time it required me to slow down and stop in the median area of the highway, which caused traffic to swerve away from hitting me. I went back to the ford dealership and they said that ford motor company would do nothing else to correct it. The death wobble has not been repaired on my truck which now has 40,000 miles on it and it is becoming more frequent.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 24, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Developed severe front end steering wobble (death wobble) at approximately 17,000 miles, august, 2020. Has occurred seven times since into the month of november, at speeds between 70 to 75 mph, on highways after hitting uneven road or potholes. Several times the incidents were severe with emergency braking in high speed traffic, with near crash, or accident. I have replaced steering stabilizer, and track bar with no improvement. I have not been to a ford dealer, since they do not have a recall on this common occurrence, and do not have a permanent fix to the problem.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateNov 20, 2020
StateUT
Description
Driving on the highway between 70-75 mph and hit a bump in the road and the front end started shaking violently. This happened twice in one commute. From a quick google search it looks like a very large amount of people are having this same issue and from forum boards they are all asking why this hasn't become a safety recall issue yet? The truck will shake violently and the only way I can get it to stop shaking is come down to almost a complete stop. That's not easy or safe on a highway especially if you are in a left lane. I'd like every hot shot or big wig high up in the ford industry to give that a try and then look me in the eye and tell me that's not a safety issue or shouldn't be a safety recall. Go for it, busy commute, fast lane, hit a bump, violently shaking, then coming safely to a stop. Not just unsafe for myself, but every other person within the vicinity of my truck. Lastly, I purchased this vehicle used this year with only 36k miles and now only has 48k which is hardly enough miles for any major wear and tear. Continuing on that, I was test driving another newer f250 (2019) and during the test drive it did the exact same thing. From what I'm gathering online, this is a major issue that has yet to be addressed and I fear will only be taking seriously when someone gets killed. Why? Because I'm sure it's going to cost ford a ton of money. k used truck for me a ton of money. But death? Well, I guess that's a risk ford is willing to take to save face . The 'death wobble' as its being called. The end.
CategorySteering
DateNov 12, 2020
StateIN
Description
While driving at highway speed, tires and steering wheel started shaking violently. 'death wobble'
CategorySuspension
DateNov 10, 2020
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph and attempting to overtake another vehicle, the vehicle started shaking abnormally. The contact released the accelerator pedal, the speed was reduced, and the shaking was eliminated. The contact continued driving to his destination without further issues. The vehicle was taken to sterling ford (5524 interstate 49 frontage rd, opelousas, la 70570, (337) 942-2686) previously, where the front ball joints were replaced however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 17,500.
CategorySteering
DateNov 06, 2020
StatePA
Description
We experienced the death wobble. It was repaired, and truck worked ok for 40,000 miles. Then the death wobble happened again. We had the truck repaired again. Is there no permanent fix for the death wobble? This is expensive and frightening. The death wobble happens while on interstate highways.
CategorySteering
DateOct 30, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Truck shakes violently when at freeway speeds and you hit a bridge separator or a rough patch of road. You have to slow down to 25mph to get control back. Ford has repaired it 3 times with a new steering dampener in 6 months time. It has now happened again and I am afraid to drive the truck faster than 45 mph for fear of an accident.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
I have experienced violent shacking of the steering wheel and entire truck. I had this issue present itself over 6 times since purchasing it in sept. 2016. I purchased the truck brand new from a ford dealership. First and second instance were in late 2017with less approximately 18k miles. All instances have happened while driving on interstate at 60 mph or higher. The steering wheel starts to shake and then continues to violently shake and the entire cab is shaking. Lose of steering control. Only stopped after forcibly slowing down truck to below 25 mile per hour causing possible collision with other vehicles or barriers. Have taken it to ford dealership after the second instance and they say ford is not acknowledging the issue and could do nothing about it. In may of 2020, the dealer did acknowledge that their was an issue and they replaced steering damper under warranty but after 4 months the issue came back more violently than before. On oct. 28th, 2020, it occurred 4 times while driving within a 40 mile distance. This time the truck should so violently I had to almost come to a complete stop on the interstate to make it stop shacking. Road were wet and and in heavy traffic. I do not feel that it is safe to drive truck anymore while this issue present. I have re-contacted the dealership and mentioned the issue and service they performed back in may, they did not return call for assistance.
CategorySteering
DateOct 28, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving from twenty-nine palms ca. To las vegas nv. On the morning of the 27th of october 2020 at about 0530 in the morning it was very dark outside. I was on a 2 lane road. While driving along on amboy road, which runs thru the desert, at 55 mph I drove over some rough pavement and my right side front tire began to fluctuate violently back and forth. I immediately got off the gas while lightly touching the brake and letting truck slow down on its own. After it stopped shaking I continued to drive but was wary of it happening again. After doing some research I discovered that this what is called for lack of better words, the death wobble. I purchased my f250 in april 2017. Later in that year I had a similar experience while driving down the morongo grade in morongo ca. It was not as violent so I kind of dismissed it back then. But the other day on amboy road was different. I had my wife, my nephew and his new bride with me. Luckily there was no accident. My 3 and a half year old 2017 ford f250 xlt 4x4 is in outstanding shape. Is the nhtsa and ford doing anything about this or are we drivers and family's just expendable ?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 23, 2020
StateIN
Description
Driving on interstate 69 at 70mph when I hit an overpass bridge. The rough pavement cause my truck to violently shake the tires and almost crashed into an 18 wheeler fuel truck. The shaking didn't go away until my speed dropped to 50mph. Serious defect that ford is not finding the correct fix for. Ford has replaced the damper twice and the track bar. The shake came back 3 weeks after the last track bar replacement. The correct fix , I believe, is a caster adjustment at 3+ degrees. But ford will not try the fix. It will cost me to do that and void the warranty.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateOct 20, 2020
StateCA
Description
When driving on the freeway . When it hits slightly rough pavement the struck starts wobbling super aggressively as if a tire popped. Very scary and very dangerous. Ford needs to do something about it before they kill someone if they already didn't.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateOct 19, 2020
StateNC
Description
I have had multiple instances of the 2017 ford f250 platinum with 107,000 but in excellent shape and well maintained. While driving down the road it will shut shutdown for no reason. I have taken it in to the dealer and they said it was a problem in the right rear taillight. It did not fix the problem. This happens fairly regular. When it happens I get multiple error messages. Taillight system fault, blind spot system fault and then says see owners manuel. I am worried this may happen when towing a piece of equipment. I have request a ford rep look at it if the service tech cannot figure the issue out.
CategorySteering
DateOct 18, 2020
StateIL
Description
Steering wheel wobbles violently when driving on any road between 50 mph and 65 mph. City street or highway, doesn't matter
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateOct 16, 2020
StateAR
Description
Vehicle has experienced multiple catastrophic upper oil pan failures, lower oil pan failure, coolant leak, fuel line dry rotted, and other issues at less than 138,000 miles. Resulting in potential loss of control of vehicle due to potential tire and brake exposure to engine oil and fluids. Potential of fire and other catastrophic loss.
CategorySteering
DateOct 14, 2020
StateIN
Description
The steering on the 2017 ford f250 has a wobble in the steering that has been called the "death wobble" whenever the vehicle drives over a bump that causes the steering wheel to shake(wobble) as you're trying to steer the vehicle. The vehicle is in motion and the "death wobble" always occurs at speeds over 20-30 miles per and gets worse at higher speeds.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 12, 2020
StateCO
Description
The positive terminal of the passenger-side battery cable assembly melted. Not corroded'it melted. The terminal was like grey marshmallow. All required and recommended truck service has been performed on time and by the ford dealership and no anomalies with the battery or electrical system were ever noted by the dealership. Truck is less than 36 months old and the batteries were original and oem and less than their 36 month guaranteed life. No damage evident to the battery. This is dangerous and could of potentially started a vehicle fire. Even more interesting is this cable assembly is on an emergency back-order. The part is 'hc3z 14300 a :cable assembly - battery to battery' and ford quotes text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",500 - ,000 to fix it (parts and labor) and they claim it failed due to normal wear and tear which is preposterous. This is a safety issue and the nhtsa needs to be aware of it. This could of lead to a deadly vehicle fire. Again, this was not corrosion of the terminal, this was the terminal melting. I still have the batteries that this situation occurred with although new batteries have now been installed in the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateOct 06, 2020
StateMA
Description
Uncontrollable steering wobble at highway speed. It happened 6 times on a trip from massachusetts to maine. Bumps and expansion joints in the road surface created an uncontrollable steering wheel wobble that would only subside when the speed of the truck got below 40mph.
CategorySteering
DateOct 02, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the death wobble while driving and going over a bump in the roadway. The vehicle started to wobble and became difficult to steer. The contact stated that the failure occurred several times at various speeds, ranging from 45 to 60 mph. The contact took the vehicle to wittmeier honda (2288 forest ave, chico, ca 95928; (530) 895-8181) who were unable to identify the cause of the failure. The contact stated that due to the warranty, the dealer provided an unknown repair however, the failure persisted. The contact stated that the tires were replaced as well however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.*dt
CategorySteering
DateOct 02, 2020
StateCA
Description
I have experienced the infamous ford "death wobble" 7 times in the last month while driving my superbly maintained 2017 f250 super duty with 49,000 miles on it. The first ford dealer I took it to replaced the steering linkage damper on 9/1/2020, then the death wobble happened again less than 2 weeks later. A second ford dealer said they couldn't replicate the death wobble on my truck, and suggested I spend

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,340. 28 on michelin tires through their dealership which 'might' help with the problem. Then last night the death wobble occurred 4 times on the highway at posted highway speeds requiring me to make sudden slowdowns in heavy highway traffic. Even as a professional driver, I could barely control the truck. Thankfully, my wife was not driving.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateSep 30, 2020
StateOK
Description
I see that the 2020 ford trucks have a backup camera problem. This is the same problem on my 2017 f250. Works or goes blank or waves. Could it be that this problem is a much older problem and goes back several years?? This happens many times on different days. Thank you for any input.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 30, 2020
StateOR
Description
2017 ford f-250 4x4 when im driving at approximately 50-60 mph on a straight smooth paved highway, the vehicle starts shaking in the front end without warning. The front wheel shaked so bad I thought it was going to come off.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 28, 2020
StateWY
Description
The truck has a severe 'death wobble' and has done this numerous times. The truck has been in for repairs, however, ford has failed to address the problem. The truck's front end wobbles while driving. It has happened in speeds ranging from 50 mph to 80 mph. This has happened while driving on county highways and interstate highways.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 26, 2020
StateFL
Description
When it rains there is water dripping from my passenger side a pillar trim panel and glove box puddling on the floor boards. The ford dealer near me has water tested the truck and has not found anything, so they would like a contracted glass specialist to inspect the windshield seal even though they couldn't find a leak in it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 13, 2020
StateTX
Description
The truck has what they are calling on these trucks, 'the death wobble' after tons of research. This should 100% be a recall! The truck begins to wobble at highway speeds. Very unsafe for me and my family getting on the highway. I purchased the truck at the end of may and have had this problem since I bought it
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateSep 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
Diesel leaking from front right. Found diesel fuel pooled under truck in the driveway while it was parked.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 12, 2020
StateIA
Description
I have experienced "death wobble" in my truck 6 times in the past 3 months.. This is a violent steering wheel oscillations. As this has happened with my truck with my family in the truck my wife will no longer ride in the truck and will not allow my son in the truck. This has been to the shop more than 15 times trying to repair with no fix, last time spent more than 2 weeks at the dealer for them to not fix the issue. This needs to be addressed by ford and fixed as I am 1 of many people to experience this issue! This happens in motion speeds above 45 mph, has happened on the interstate 4 of the 6 times and 2 times was on the highway.. Last time was pulling a 9,000lb travel trailer with my family in the truck next to semi that almost cause me to completely lose control!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 11, 2020
StateAZ
Description
When driving at highway speeds and you hit a pot hole or other rough bumps in the road the truck develops a severe wobble in the front end until you can get slowed down to about 40mph. I am currently on the fourth attempt with the dealership to fix the problem.
CategoryWheels
DateSep 06, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tire pressure sensor fault shows on dash display since august 10 2020 took to ford truck dealer somerset pa tristar on august 11, told busy bring in august 12 august 12 told 3 of 4 sensors are bad, they needed parts since complained to ford case cas 27520533 still not fixed not safe to drive it is now september 6 2020 truck is two years old and thirteen thousand miles, bought brand new thirty six month bumper to bumper warranty
CategorySteering
DateSep 01, 2020
StateAZ
Description
2017 f-250 death wobble vehicle mileage is just over 40k while driving down the freeway at 60-65 mph I hit a pothole in the road which was about 1. 5 inches deep. The steering wheel started shaking left to right and the truck was impossible to control. I had to slow down to below 45 mph before the death wobble would stop. My truck is totally stock with stock wheels and tires on it. This is a common problem with ford super duty trucks, and ford denies any responsibility! This is clearly a problem with many ford super duty trucks and someone needs to make them step up and fix this hazardous condition which can lead to potential accidents. As of may 2020 ford issued an extended warranty coverage for the steering linkage damper. I just took my truck to a ford dealership for this repair and they're telling me I need to replace some ball joints and bushings at my cost. It is obvious that the ball joints and bushings that are failing are directly related to the violent death wobble, but ford will not cover these costs. Again this problem has been going on for a long time with these trucks. What other vehicle wears out ball joints and bushing that fast?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 27, 2020
StateDE
Description
I have had the truck for 3 years and bought it brand new. Lately, for several months after hitting a bump in the road traveling between 50 and 60 mph the steering wheel and truck shake hard enough to potentially loose grip on the steering wheel. It has been to the dealership after I got notification of a possible steering linkage and suspension issue. I drove it afterwards and it seemed better. Within a month it was back to doing the same thing if not worse. It is currently still under warranty so it has not cost me anything, yet. It happens on both highway, city and back roads. This is extremely dangerous since it catches you unexpectedly after while even traveling on relatively smooth roads.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 24, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving at 75 mph I experienced what is known as the death wobble again, in ford super duty's. This after ford replaced a part and told me it was fixed. The ford dealership said since they cannot duplicate the issue after the new part was installed as recommended per ford they do not do anything about it. Attached is copy of work done when the issues first happened and the part they installed.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 22, 2020
StateCA
Description
Death wobble steering wheel and front end shake violently making it very difficult to control vehicle after driving on rough road at highway speed. After several weeks waitig for back ordered part ford dealer replaced steering damper as fix for this problem 2/21/2020 30241 miles. Problem back in august 2020 38817 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 19, 2020
StateCA
Description
My 2017 ford f250 has death wobble. When driving at speeds over 50mph the front end and steering wheel shake violently out of control to the degree you have no control over the vehicle and you can't even hold onto the wheel.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 13, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that there was a recall for an engine block heater core. The vehicle was taken in for that recall repair on 09/04/2019. The recall work was done at the dealer capital ford wilmington (4222 oleander dr, wilmington, nc 28403 910-799-4060). On 07/01/20 as the vehicle was placed in reverse there was dark gray smoke coming from under the hood. There was a fire coming from the back of the engine that was extinguished with an extinguisher. The contact noticed smoke was still coming from the air filter element. The contact had put out the smoldering flames from that part also. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer. The vehicle has been there since with the dealer sending pictures to the manufacturer but they had not responded. They suggested the contact to call the manufacturer but they offered no help in getting the repairs done. The dealer has been waiting on the manufacturer since but they have been yet responded. The vehicle still remains at the dealer unrepaired with no progress being made. The failure mileage was 28,761. *dt*jb*dt*jb
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 13, 2020
StateTX
Description
Body cab seam seal leak. New vehicles - the seals are cracking and allowing water to seep into the vehicles causing water and mold damage inside. Water enters cab into doors and underneath floor covering causing damage and potential health problems. This was found on my vehicle while performing recalls and a windshield replacement at the dealer. Dealer and ford trying to make me pay for mfg defect.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 06, 2020
StateGA
Description
Has happened three times. While driving truck will buck then lose total power and will not restart. Always happens at highway speeds.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 05, 2020
StateIN
Description
My vehicle sustains and occurs at highway speeds of 65 mph and above, the front end 'death wobble.' the vehicle becomes completely erratic in steering and control after crossing a small seam and or a bump in the highway pavement surface the driver is forced to immediately reduce speed from above 60 mph down to around 20 to regain control of the vehicle. It has happened upon numerous occasion with my three-year-old vehicle, and have less than 50,000 miles. Ford has offered to replace the steering dampener component, which has been done by a non-ford repair shop in my instance. This has done nothing to provide protection against the death wobble. My truck is currently stranded in marion illinois, being repaired at a ford automotive dealership. I will not drive the vehicle any further without these repairs being performed. This design flaw in ford began in 2005 through 2019 model year f250 trucks.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 30, 2020
StateOH
Description
Uncontrollable shutting of the steering wheel when hitting a bump at speeds in excess of 60 mph. Known as the death wobble.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 24, 2020
StateND
Description
Purchased brand new, had the first steering oscillating experience or death wobble at around 10000 miles. Happened on and off, took it in for warranty and they couldn't find any issues, but replaced the steering dampner. I pretty munched stopped driving over 63 mph unless I knew every bump on the road by heart. Finally got it in at another dealership at around 17000 miles due to the continued death wobble that would happen over certain bumps at speeds over 65. They found a bad lower tie rod end. After replacing the tie rod end it seemed to drive a little better, finally went 70mph again, but not for long. At about 22,000 miles it started again, my wife was with me and experienced it for the first time. She cried... Has not set foot in it since. It now has 23000 miles on it. My wife refuses to ride in it or drive it. I will not allow my 3 kids to ride in it either. If it happened at the wrong time it could easily kill someone. I'm a very mechanically inclined person, and experienced driver. It truly scares me when it happens. Between the death wobble, and ford urging dealerships to hush hush the severity, I wont be buying another new ford anytime soon. And I purchased 3 new trucks in the last 5 years, and have easily owned 15 or more. This is just my complaint about something that is potentially a deadly design flaw. Not to mention it shakes bad while towing. And it's not the trailer, I pulled 3 different ones. And the dealer told me it just how they tow when I brought the tsb, part numbers etc. For them to repair it. And just ignore it. I have zero complaints on any of the other ford vehicles I have owned, but this 2017 f250 has made me rethink my next new vehicle purchase. I also have video footage of several of the death wobble occurrences.
CategorySteering
DateJul 24, 2020
StateCO
Description
Truck experiences death wobble and ability to control steering . Ford has tried to fix three times with same parts. While traveling forward over 45 miles an hour when a rough part of road it shakes uncontrollably till you slow below 25 . Can't control the direction of vehicle till it slows down
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 15, 2020
StateOH
Description
While driving on the highway around speeds of 60mph -70mph if a front wheel would strike rough pavement, I would lose control of the truck. The front end would shake violently aka "death wobble", and I would have to immediately brake and bring the truck to a stop, for the shaking to stop. Every time the "death wobble" has happened I have almost caused an accident because I could not control the truck. My truck has only 29000 miles, and the issue began before I had 5,000 miles on the truck. I have taken my truck in for this issue several times and the issue was not fixed.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJul 15, 2020
StateOR
Description
Purchased the vehicle 2/03/17. On 12/01/17 wife and 7 yr. Old daughter was driving the 2017 f250 vehicle on i205 northbound on glen jackson bridge in oregon. She ran over the expansion joint going about 60mph and the the front of the truck started bouncing violently. Other traffic moved away from her as she was losing control of vehicle. She was able to bring the vehicle to a stop safely on the shoulder. We immediately took the truck to the dealer where they could not get the issue to reoccur. They sent it out the door in same condition. Issue reoccurred many times. Finally I was able to record it on video and only then would weslie ford take it in and do work on it. Service writer [xxx] said ford did not have a repair for this issue. She said they would put some shims in to help. It did a bit. But still actually bounces so bad sometimes that the wheels leave the road and you lose control of steering.. Called service manager [xxx] at dealer and told him we are lucky that my wife and daughter didnt get in a accident, hurt, or killed because of the truck malfunction. He said "unfortunately sometimes thats what it takes to get something done". Really? I was shocked! Please follow up with this and ensure that weslie ford, service writers and others are aware of this issue. Peoples lives are in danger and at risk. All I ask is that ford stand behind vehicle malfunctions and repair them so that people are safe. Thank you information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 13, 2020
StateOH
Description
I received a recall for a condition known as the superduty death wobble where the truck steering wheel shakes violently when you hit uneven pavement during highway speeds. I had experienced this twice then took it to my dealer who acknowledged and performed the recall. They replaced the steering dampener. It happened 4 more times with the new part and shaking far worse than before. Attached is the 2nd repair which acknowledges both repairs. I am trying to reach ford motor company to file a formal complaint with help from my dealer. Attached is the repair invoice from the 2nd time in.
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateJul 13, 2020
StateND
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle wobbled uncontrollably upon hitting a bump in the roadway. The vehicle was taken to eide ford lincoln (800 e bismarck expy, bismarck, nd 58504) on several occasions to be repaired. The steering damper was replaced, the tires were rotated, balanced, and aligned however, the failure persisted. Recently, the contact was informed that all four tires needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and a complaint was filed. The contact was then referred to another ford dealer for assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. *bf consumer stated death wobble has occurred 4 times.*jb
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 07, 2020
StateIN
Description
Tailgate will not open, using button on truck or on key pod.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 17, 2020
StateVA
Description
I have a 2017 f-250 with 24,000 miles on it recently started the "death wobble". Usually only happens at higher speeds (60 or better) and after hitting a "rough patch" in the road or bridge joints. Ford seems to say it's because some of us aren't always carrying +/- 1000 lbs of cargo. I wonder if the problem has to do with the 800 lbs they took off the tare weight of the truck when they went to the aluminum body in 2017? *tr
CategoryWheels
DateJun 15, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at 65 mph when the vehicle unexpectedly started shaking without warning which forced the tire to be released. The contact stated he replaced the tire with a spare and drove home. As a result, the front drivers side quarter panel was damaged. The dealer (pines ford 8655 pines blvd, pembroke pines, fl 33024) was previously notified of the issue and offered the contact an alignment however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 27,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 12, 2020
StateCA
Description
I have now experienced the death wobble 6 times with this truck, all between 65-80 mph. The last two on 6/12/2020 at highway speeds. This means my truck front end suspension and eyeing shakes so violently that you literally cannot control the vehicle until reductions speed below 30 mph. My truck has already been taken into the dealership twice to correct this problem. Today was the worst soo far. Had to reduce speed in la traffic to 30 mph for it to stop. This problem is going to kill someone very soon. Had I veered left, it would be have put into the center divide, right into a semi. This started when my vehicle has less than 10k miles. Today the vehicle has 26k. Recall these vehicles! *tr
CategorySuspension
DateJun 09, 2020
StateTX
Description
I experience death wobble in my 2017 ford f-250. It is dangerous and alarming when this death wobble occurs. Any small unevenness in the road can cause the tires to start wildly wobbling. Normally happens at around 70mph and stops once slowed down to 40 mph. Very difficult to steer when this happens. Your question below ask when this happened. It happens at least a few times a week on ih35. It is not a single event - it happens often. *tr
CategorySteering
DateJun 08, 2020
StateMD
Description
I have experienced what many people refer to as the "death wobble" in my truck. This occurs after a series of uneven pavement or bumps at speeds over 50mph. The truck shakes uncontrollably and violently. To date it has happened 4 times. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 07, 2020
StateTN
Description
Experiencing death wobble after hitting bump or bridge in road and hearing a loose clunking noise in front end when turning steering wheel back and forth.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 03, 2020
StateCO
Description
Traveling down the highway at normal highway speeds, my truck will start shaking violently to the point of barely being able to keep control. I have to slow down and almost come to a stop for it to stop shaking. This has happened on multiple occasions. The first time I side swiped a concrete barrier and tore off my running board. My family refuses to travel in the truck now. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 26, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving on a straight paved road around 50 mph I hit a rough patch of road. The steering wheel started to shack reel bad and the front end did the same. I started to lose control of the truck and got on the brakes hard and regained control at about 40 mph. If I was towing my boat when this happened we would have been a crash. I have a witness to this who was in the front passenger seat. This truck is not safe to drive above 40 mph. *tr
CategoryPower Train, Steering
DateMay 24, 2020
StateFL
Description
Truck will not shift out of reverse after backing up. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 24, 2020
StateNH
Description
My truck has 25,600 miles on it. While driving at approximately 70 mph I went over a bridge expansion joint. The resulting shake/oscillation in the steering caused me to almost lose control of the vehicle. I had to slow from 70 to 25 mph to regain control causing a serious safety issue for myself and those on the road behind me. This happened without warning and other than this instance, the driving characteristics of the truck have not changed since new. I. E. The truck does not vibrate or wander and everything seems normal. To put into perspective how violent the shaking was, my wife screamed that we had a tire blow out! *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 22, 2020
StateSC
Description
2017 f-250 diesel ford truck started shaking violently after hitting bridge expansion joint traveling 55 mph. Had to suddenly brake and come to almost complete stop to end shaking. Local ford dealer updated software and said "try that, it should be fixed." did not fix it and after repeat of incident, local mechanic determined track bar was worn out at 38k miles. Ford dealer said truck was abused and that is why part wore out. Local mechanic argued truck was not abused. I replaced track bar at my expense. Ford would not warranty parts. Judging by complaints on internet, this is a common problem with this series of ford trucks manufactured during 2017 time period. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 17, 2020
StateWI
Description
The truck steering vibrate very bad and did not track straight down the road. The truck track in the other lane and close to the ditch back and forth until I slowed down.
CategorySteering
DateMay 15, 2020
StateAZ
Description
When hitting a diagonal uneven section of pavement at speeds over 50 mph the front tires and steering start to vibrate back and forth rapidly causing a lose of control. The only way to recover is to rapidly slow the vehicle to below 30 mph. Video of he truck doing his is on my youtube account. Ford has attempted to fix the issue 4 times, but it has come back again may 2020. *tr
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateMay 14, 2020
StateFL
Description
My 2017 f-50 60,000 miles, experiences a severe wobble in the steering, noticeable when the vehicle encounters a small bump or small deformity in the road also when accelerating above 70 mph. The vehicle is well maintained and serviced on schedule. Have experienced the problem with and without towing a trailer. The wobble becomes extreme to the point of loosing control suddenly decelerating causes the wobble to stop and regain control. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 14, 2020
StatePA
Description
While driving at speeds at or above 55 mph, when I strike a pot hole or expansion joint in the roadway, I experience the death wobble. The steering wheel and front end begin to violently shake, to the point where it is hard to keep a hold of the steering wheel. The only thing that seems to resolve it is stopping and starting again. This has happened multiple times and I've had it to the dealership for this specific problem but it continues to happen. The last it happened was 5/13/2020. I was driving on a state roadway and hit a pot hole and experienced the death wobble again. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 13, 2020
StateIN
Description
Driving down the interstate hit a bump and the truck started to violently wobble. Speed was about 75 and had to slow down to 50 before it went away. Had to pull off to the shoulder while slowing down. Felt like the tire was coming off. There was a dampener replaced at the dealership before I purchased it. Told it was a recall but the problem is not fixed. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 13, 2020
StateKY
Description
2 issues the first is bump steering. If you hit a small bump on highway while steering left it will jump across the lane. Only does it in left turn in highway. The other is the death wobble. Mine did it when I hit an expansion joint at about 70 mph and did not stop until I was at 20 mph. I do not drive this truck over 63 mph now . The bump steering has been since new. The death wobble started at 32000 it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured from this as apparently it is a big problem in the newer trucks. Ford *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 11, 2020
StateKY
Description
Vehicle will shake violently when traveling 50+ mph and it hits a bump in the roadway. The vehicle is uncontrollable and requires immediate deceleration until the shaking smoothes out enough to safely resume driving. When this happens while traveling on the interstate this poses an extreme risk of having or causing a motor vehicle collision. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 06, 2020
StateNY
Description
Death wobble at low and high speeds dealer replaced steering damper and didn't fix the problem almost crashed with my 10,400 camper hooked to the back. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 06, 2020
StateCA
Description
At highway speeds the truck experiences violent steering wheel shaking when it road joints or slightly uneven pavement. It is so bad can cause accidents if driver is not able to maintain control. *tr
CategorySuspension
DateApr 30, 2020
StateMA
Description
While driving around 60mph on highway 95 froom mass to maine and back the next day. I experienced a frightening shaking of th entire front end 6 times. It would happpen after I hit a smalll bump in the road at approximately 60mph. After researching this in car forum I realized this is a common problem with this type of vehicle called death wobble. This is very serious and can easily cause deadly accident my truck only has about 13500 miles on it.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 27, 2020
StateWV
Description
Traction control bar. Allows the truck to shake uncontrollably when hitting a small bump in the road on the interstate at 70 mph. Several people I have spoken with say it started on there vehicle at 30k to 40k. Just out of warranty. Ford said they do not have a problem but the internet and customers are. I am afraid some will get hurt badly because all you can do when this is going on is fight to keep the truck going straight and let of the gas is u apply the brake it will shimmer even harder until u get back under 60 mph. Fords response to one of my friends who has a 2016 f350 was the vehicles was not made to be ran up and down the interstate at 70 mph they where built to haul and tow loads. There was no warning saying these vehicles where not for every day usage. Please help before some one gets hurt
CategorySteering
DateApr 18, 2020
StateFL
Description
Violent side to side shaking of the steering wheel, commonly known as "death wobble". Violent shaking of the vehicle has probably caused damage to other parts of the vehicle. This happens at any speed above 70 mph while encountering a bump or patch in the road.
CategorySteering
DateApr 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
Death wobble - severe steering control on fm 1409. Occurred approaching 50mph on smooth surface and dry conditions. 4/10/20. Test drove 4/11/20 on fm 565 south and fm 3180 with 3 lesser steering control occurrences. Road conditions comparable and speeds were between 50-55mph. All occurred while driving straight on roads. Lesser occurrences with same r
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
Purchased truck new in 2017, now after 30k miles when hitting a pothole at highway speeds the truck will shake violently. Why hasn't a recall be done (only a tsb). My local dealer where I purchased the truck has now replaced the steering damper per tsb 19-2392. Have not yet tested at highway speeds to verify this fixed the issue (homem quarantine due to coronavirus shelter in place.
CategorySteering
DateMar 25, 2020
StateSC
Description
I believe it is refered to as "the death wobble" truck violently shakes after hitting a bump at above 60 mph
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 18, 2020
StateSC
Description
2017 f250 6. 2 gas, truck shakes badly at 65-70mph of if you hit bumps in the road at speed. Local ford dealer said everything is ok even after I showed them the track bar end links were loose. The truck has 41,000 miles on it now but it has been going on since 30,000. The tech. Led on that they have had problems but, they did nothing but drive my truck for 8 miles. I would like to get the problem resolved because when it happens it is hard to keep control of the truck and im afraid it will cause and accident.
CategorySteering
DateMar 16, 2020
StateGA
Description
At 68 mph traveling in a straight direction I hit some uneven pavement in the road and the truck began to violently shake. I had to quickly slow down to regain control of the vehicle
CategorySteering
DateMar 09, 2020
StateKY
Description
When going over a rough bridge on interstate at @ 70 mph steering wheel started shaking violently. Had to immediately slow down to about 35 mph on busy interstate to get the vehicle under control. Happened two more times the same day.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 07, 2020
StateMI
Description
Severe shaking of front end after hitting a small bump while driving in a 5 lane city street at aprox 60 mph that pulled the vehicle into another lane. The vehicle was driving straight at the time of the occurrence. Ford corporation is aware of this issue and has established a service bulletin (tsb 19-2274 see attached). The incident required me to pull over to the side of the road for the vehicle to stop the steering from shaking vigorously. I was able to avoid hitting another vehicle by pulling over. The steering damper on the vehicle is a known problem that ford has found to be the issue.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMar 06, 2020
StateVA
Description
Today, I experienced a fuel leak while driving down the road that emptied about 10+ gallons of diesel fuel all over the top of my engine and on the roads. The truck has been dropped off at the ford dealer (koons ford, falls church va) on 6 march 2020 for investigation. Truck leaked fuel over hot engine parts and all over the roads making the roads a dangerous place for other drivers.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 06, 2020
StateMI
Description
When driving on the freeway my truck begins to shake violently and I lose control of the vehicle. This has happened multiple times. I've taken it to the dealership and they had no answer. The dealership is village ford in dearborn mi.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 06, 2020
StateOK
Description
Uncontrollable shaking on highway generally when hitting a bridge joint. My wife refuses to drive it and it scares the hell out of me. Known as the death wobble online.
CategorySteering
DateMar 05, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Death wobble, extremely hard to steer on freeway until reduced speed below 50 mph. Parts replaced at dealer-no resolution. 1 month wait for more parts. Unsafe.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 05, 2020
StateCA
Description
I have a 2017 ford f250 that has what appears to be a common problem with superduty trucks. At highway speed if you hit a bump the front end/suspension will begin to shake violently. The only way to correct this is to slow way down and eventually it will stop shaking. Ford added a steering damper and I had to purchase tires to supposedly correct this problem. Ford dealer also stated I needed an additional alignment to further correct. This is a serious safety issue that ford needs to correct immediately. If the truck needs an alignment to different specifications, ford should issue a recall and do the alignment.
CategorySteering
DateMar 04, 2020
StateMI
Description
Traveling at highway speeds steering wheel begins to oscillate side to side (death wobble). Had to slow down to 40mph before it would stop oscillating.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMar 04, 2020
StateWA
Description
While at highway speeds, on four separate occasions, I experienced what the internet is calling a "death wobble". The "shaking" was so severe that I had to immediately slow down in order to regain safe control of my ford f-250.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 04, 2020
StateWI
Description
When driving the truck at highway speeds, the steering wheel goes into an uncontrollable whipping, or the famous "death wobble" after you hit bumps in the road. You need to bring the truck down in speed to get it to stop. This condition is not safe on the highway with traffic around you, and is very upsetting and scary when it happens. This happens at highway speeds after you hit bumps. This happened to me twice on our trip back from florida to wisconsin. I had a 5th wheel camper attached to the truck when this happened, so I was even more afraid of losing control with that amount of trailer in tow.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 03, 2020
StateVA
Description
Truck goes into a death wobble when traveling 60 or more mph and hitting a bump in the road . Have to take foot of of gas and slow down to a speed of 40 before it will stop. It has happened twice within a month.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 03, 2020
StateMI
Description
On highway. At about 70 mph truck started to shake violently which I call death wobble. I had to slam the break and pull over immediately to avoid crashing. This truck had less than 20k miles on it when it happened and continued to happen up until I sold it in 2019
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 29, 2020
StateOH
Description
Traveling on the highway about 70 miles per hour hit small bump in the road where bridge joint was and steering wheel violently shook almost lost control and had to slow down to stop shaking. This happened over 4 times on our trip. Truck has only 16,000 miles on it. The wobble usually happens when you hit variations in the road surface in a curve.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 29, 2020
StateNH
Description
While driving on highway at approximately 65 mph vehicle begins to violently shake out of control. This seems to start when driving over a bump or bridge joint in the road. Steering wheel becomes difficult to hold and steering becomes near impossible. Slowing down does not seem to stop the vibration, had to pull over several times. Front end feels like it's going to come apart during this vibration. Very concerning.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 26, 2020
StateTX
Description
At highway speeds (60-70 mph) without notice the steering wheel begins to shake violently. It starts off with small vibrations, then progresses to the steering wheel rotating sharply back and forth. It has done this three times, usually slowing down would stop it, the last time it did this slowing down did not stop it. The vehicle had to be brought to a complete stop on the side of the freeway. The dealer where it was purchased from has been made aware of the issue, the last time they replaced a steering stabilizer, it has done it since that part has been replaced. If a driver where to panic while this was happening, this issue could result in an accident or fatality. I will be taking the truck back again for this issue next week but have little faith in the repair. A solution needs to be mandated.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateCA
Description
Traveling at or around 70mph while making slight left sweeping turn in freeway lanes. Hit a bump in road which caused vehicle to begin vibrating in entire front end. Steering wheel became difficult to hold onto due to violent shaking and vibrations. Had to reduce speed to approximately 40mph while others on the road are traveling at 75+mph in lanes.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateCA
Description
Was traveling nb-i15 in ca at about 75mph. In sweeping left turn, hit bump in road and truck began shaking viciously. Became difficult to hold onto steering wheel. Had to slow down to approx 45 mph to stop shaking, while traffic is traveling at 75+ mph around me.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 24, 2020
StateCO
Description
I was driving 70 mph on a sunny beautiful day on the highway in a straight line and all of a sudden the truck started to shake, vibrate, and shudder uncontrollably. It was so violent that it woke my two young kids up as well scared the hell out of the wife and I. I immediately pulled over to see if I had a flat tire. I did not have a flat. After research and talking to fellow people it is called the death wobble. I should not have to say anything else when people are calling this a death wobble. This will severally hurt or even kill someone. I thought my new 2017 ford f250 was going to fall apart. This is a serious problem and needs to be addressed.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 24, 2020
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle went over a bump on the roadway and shook uncontrollably. The contact stated that there were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle started to shake violently. No warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to healey lincoln/ ford located at 2528 rt. 17m directions, goshen, ny 10924, where the steering stabilizer was replaced. The contact stated that the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,205.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 23, 2020
StateNH
Description
When traveling down the highway and I hit a bump the truck goes into an uncontrollable shaking and I have to slow down quickly to get the truck under control
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
2017 f-250 4x4 pickup experiences violent shaking in steering after hitting bump at highway speeds (death wooble). Happened while driving on highway and local roads at approximately 70 mph. I was able to regain control only by reducing my speed to approximately 40 mph on a busy freeway in the rain. More frequently on wet roadways. Occurred first time at 20000 miles. Dealer attempted repair and problem reoccurred at almost 36000 miles.; dealer again attempted repair and problem returned at 38000 miles. Dealer has replaced the bushings and different parts at each occurrence but problem keeps returning. Ford continues to allow the vehicles on the road when knowing the problem will return and attempts to mask problem with temporary fixes for their vehicles..
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateNE
Description
Traveling on interstate incurred ford death wobble, speed between 70 & 75 mph. After traveling over bridge expansion joint. Cab shaking violently until I slowed to about 35 mph. Tires were properly inflated, and rotated every 5000 miles. This occurred approximately 7 times is an ongoing issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateCO
Description
While traveling on an interstate at approx. 70 mph we hit a small bump in the road. The front end of the truck and steering wheel began to shake violently (oscillate). The only way to make it stop was to suddenly reduce speed and move to the shoulder. We experienced this 5 more times, sometimes occurring after just going over a road joint. This is extremely dangerous as you must have enough shoulder to get off of the road and vehicles behind you may not be aware that you are suddenly stopping. We have since learned that this is commonly known as the "death wobble" and ford has known about it for a long time. The truck is under warranty and we took it to our local dealer. They claimed to have fixed it by replacing the steering damper (which should not go bad at 20,000 miles). There is no way to know if this repair will work other than to take your life in your hands and drive the truck waiting for the next incident to occur.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2020
StatePA
Description
While driving on the highway at highway speeds of 65-75 mph and hitting a bump in the road, the steering will oscillate badly, "death wobble" to the point where you have to slow the vehicle to about 30 mph so you can regain control. This has happened twice in the last week.... Which I just purchased this vehicle used from a dealer on 2/10/2020. The truck currently has 22,500 miles on it. When are we going to get a recall notice on this to have it corrected?? I see numerous complaints of this very issue on the internet.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateMO
Description
Death wobble.... Almost lost control of the truck. Happens several times a week.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateTX
Description
Severe oscillation of the steering wheel that starts when you hit a bump. The oscillating does not stop until the vehicle is closed considerably.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateAR
Description
At 71 mph while the truck was on cruise control going down the interstate, I went over a bridge and the truck began to violently shake like it was coming apart. The truck's back end started to come around on me like it was skidding and went back and forth a couple times. The road was completely straight and dry so there shouldn't be any reason this would have happened either. Cars on both sides of me went to the shoulder and ditch trying to get out of the way. I slowed down to about 30 mph and the shaking stopped. I took the truck to the ford dealer and they instantly knew what I was describing and call it the ford death wobble. The truck has 15,500 miles on it with original tires, never been in an accident or any other reason to do this. Very scary and I won't let the family in it now. The ford dealership said it will most likely happen again as they have trucks come back over and over trying to fix it but there isn't a legitimate fix from ford.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 18, 2020
StateTX
Description
'death wobble' when driving my ford f-250 between 60-75 mph, when I hit a bump or small unevenness on the road the pick up begins to violently shake! The pickup barely has 38,000 and the severity of this issue can be life threatening to self and others. Ford has no information regarding a solution to fix the problem. Their solution was to replace the adjustable track bar but it did not eliminate the violent shake at the fore mentioned speeds. I did some research on line regarding the problem (I am not a certified mechanic) but a common problem that was verified by more than 5 certified mechanics was the degree of caster in the axle. An issue from what they believe originated at the manufacturer. I cannot understate the safety concern that I have driving my f250 that I limit the driving I do in this vehicle. Very disappointing and frustrating when ford does not recognize the problem or try to resolve the issue with a recall. My hope is that the nhtsa can intervene and prevent someone from becoming fatally injured due to this problem.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 17, 2020
StatePA
Description
In the past 18 months the steering problem got worse. In the last 6 months I have done alot of research and called the local ford dealers and said they will not repair the vehicle unless I get a recall notice> death wobble is serious. Ford needs to fix there problems. Please help. Shakes like heck and almost wrecked multiple times. 2017 f250 super duty crew cab
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 17, 2020
StateTX
Description
70mph or above when going over a rough road or bridge joints, truck goes into a death wobble that can't be corrected until I drop below 20mph. Has happened 5 times in 6 weeks. This causes almost a complete loss of control and requires pulling over into a shoulder or median, which is not always available
CategorySteering
DateFeb 17, 2020
StateOK
Description
I have experienced what has been referred to as the "death wobble" for ford trucks. While driving on I-35 in oklahoma (december 2019), about 75 mph, hit a small pothole which caused the front end of the truck to shake. I cautiously pulled off the highway to a complete stop to stop the shake/vibrations. I have experienced this shake at various speeds on other occasions. At lower speeds, the vibration damper takes care of the issue. But, I can tell it had started. In my truck, it has not caused a serious loss of control. The above has (thus far) been the worst occurrence. This issue occurs after hitting potholes or large bumps in the road. On another occasion, with severe shaking, the steering damper overcame the vibration as I slowed some, unable to pull off the road then. I purchased this vehicle used at roughly 33,000 miles (june 2019). I now have 41,517 (feb 2020). The issue first occurred around 39,500 miles. Out of factory warranty of course. Current ford "fix" for issue from ford dealer will cost 00. Looks like a basic replace everything for the steering and hope it works kind of fix. I need to check with extended warranty company for coverage. This should be a recall as it has been a noted problem in ford trucks for over a decade from what I've seen. It will kill someone eventually.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 16, 2020
StateCA
Description
This truck when traveling over 70 mph goes into a violent wobble and shakes and moves all over the road. Especially while traveling over 70 and hitting a pot hole or bridge seam we have been on a major highway with semi trucks around us and the truck starts to violently shake and lose control. We took it to the dealer and they added a streaking stabilizer. One week later it started up again.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 15, 2020
StateME
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 15, 2020
StateOH
Description
The truck has developed what is called the death wobble. Truck has 53,000 miles on it . Took to ford at 47,000 miles and they replaced the steering damper assy. Happened again today after being on highway traveling about 65 mph. Hit small bump and truck started shaking uncontrolably. Had to hit brakes hard with cars behind me to slow down to about 30mph before it stopped. Not happy with putting my life or others in danger. Will be calling ford again on monday about issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 14, 2020
StateOH
Description
The front suspension and steering components develop a violent vibration after driving over a bridge expansion joint or a pothole at highway speeds. This phenomenon is more commonly referred to as the 'death wobble'. I have found that slowing to a stop on the highway is the only way to stop the vibration and regain control of the steering. It is unsafe to stop in the middle of the highway with traffic around you. It is unsafe to not have control of your steering especially when other traffic is all round you.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateMI
Description
Truck shakes uncontrollably after hitting a bump in the road going 70 mph. Dealer can't find a problem and the shaking happens every day at highway speeds and below. Almost went off the road and barely missed hitting another car. Have to slow down almost to a stop to make it quit.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateAR
Description
While traveling down the interstate at a speed of 70mph hit a bridge that was raised (rough bridge)causing the vehicle to violently shake (death wobble)... Almost lost control of vehicle. Extremely terrifying. Could have killed my husband and I! After vehicle was dropped to a speed of approx 35-40 mph the truck straightened out.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateCA
Description
While driving on the highway and you hit a bump the trucks starts shaking violently. I read its called death wobble. It has done it multiples times, and it is hard to control. I had ford perform the tsb for this and it did not help.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateIN
Description
While driving in chicago jan17, 2020, I lost all steering control while driving 60 mph on interstate highway 294. Had to break hard to avoid plowing into an 18wheeler. 2017 f250 death wobble steering stabilizer not covered under warranty at 35,000 miles 38 months old truck.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateWI
Description
During "normal" travel when truck hits bump/road joint/bridge joint vehicle begins to shake uncontrollably. I found out this is called the "death wobble " happens at speeds over approximately 30 to 70mph. Only way to stop this is to just let vehicle slow to stop which is very hazardous especially if you are on a highway or interstate
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateMO
Description
Wobbles violently at highway speed. Has happened 5 times starting at about 35,000 miles. Happens when driving at 70 and when hitting a bump like a bridge abutment. Truck now has 95,000 miles, happened again yesterday at 77 mph and wouldn't stop until I slowed the truck to 45 mph. I've had the tires and the steering damper changed.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 11, 2020
StateGA
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 10, 2020
StateCT
Description
This is the second ford f250 I've had in less than a month that has a severe problem with the suspension/steering. Driving above 45-50mph and you drive over uneven road surface,the steering wheel will start to shake side to side and almost cause lose of control. I had this happen twice on two separate trucks, both 2017 f250's. It is very unsafe to drive especially at highway speeds. Ford knows there is a problem,but doesn't have the correct parts to fix it. Dealer is no help. The truck only has 21k miles.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 09, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Horrible death wobble. Have taken it into the dealer twice now. They cannot fix it. If you research it on the internet is a big design flaw because there is not enough caster adjustment. This is going to kill someone if it has not already happened. Please have them fix this. I do have a video
CategorySteering
DateFeb 09, 2020
StateWI
Description
Truck started experiencing severe front end oscillations at 70 mph when one tire passes over an expansion joint. Or other seemingly insignificant bumps. This first happened when I had about 17k miles on the truck. Took it to the ford dealer on 12/19/2017 and got it back on 1/12/2018. Ford dealer could not identify any specific cause for the wobble. Problem is repeatable on a specific bridge in fond du lac, wi. I took the ford service manager and technician on a ride to witness it on 3/16/18 when it occurred 3 times on the bridge in one day. I have also recorded the event on video and shared it with ford. I would attach it to this complaint but it exceeds the 5m size limit. After repairs the truck was ok until 2/17/2019 when I took it back to the dealer for the wobble. Parts were ordered and installed on 3/1/2019 when truck had 28k miles on it. The truck was returned to the dealer on 4/10/2019 when the problem returned with 29k miles on it. The truck drove without incident until 2/3/2020 when the wobble reappeared with 35. 3k miles on it. It is scheduled for service on 2/10/2020. This is a known defect at ford and the truck should be recalled. It is a safety hazard. I've been fortunate that this "death wobble" hasn't yet occurred while towing my 5th wheel rv (for which I purchased the truck).
CategorySteering
DateFeb 07, 2020
StateNC
Description
2017 ford f-250 with 23,953 miles all original equipment. Vehicle was in motion at 60 mph on the freeway, transitioned off a bridge (expansion joint.) violent shaking of front end resulting in violent shaking of steering wheel and entire truck. Known as 'death wobble.' applied breaks and once slowed down to 40 mph the vehicle returns to normal operation. Very dangerous situation. This is the third time in the las couple of weeks and it is getting worse. Took truck to asheville ford before this last time and they stated nothing wrong and they could not reproduce.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 07, 2020
StateIL
Description
Vehicle will shake violently without any warning ,steering wheel is uncontrollable until you come to an almost stop then it will quit shaking vehicle is in motion on highway usually between 45-65 mph when the shaking starts,steering dampner was replaced by dealer at 20 k and at 29 k shaking started again
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Suspension
DateFeb 06, 2020
StateLA
Description
Death wobble - driving with or without cruise control, within 65 and 70 mph, a slight bump in the road will cause the front suspension, both wheels, to shake violently until the speed is reduced to below 35 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 06, 2020
StateNC
Description
Driving in forward motion above 50 miles per hour, the vehicle will experience an uncontrollable wobble when hitting any size bump in the road. This is not an intermittent event. This occurs with vehicle empty or under tow (loaded). The only way to correct it is to slow down below 40 mph. I have researched this phenomenon online and have found hundreds of customers experiencing the same issue. Most have reported ford is aware of the problem. It has also been discussed in the forum that ford used to cover the repair, but is no longer covering under warranty. My truck only has 20000 miles on it, I only use it for everyday driving and towing a camper under normal conditions. Tires are in good condition and inflated properly. The condition presents on any type road at speeds above 50 mph. I have also noted a creaking/ clunking sound during slow speed tight turns in the parking lot.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 05, 2020
StateMD
Description
Experience what is called the "death wobble", severe steering oscillation. Traveling at highway speed 60 mph or better hit a bump in the road. Oscillation started, to regain positive control of vehicle I had to reduce speed to under 35 miles an hour. In traffic at 60 mph is extremely dangerous if there is no shoulder or if you are in the fast lane. Luckily each time this occurs I have been in a rural area. If I were on the dc beltway and this occurred, without a doubt this would cause a multiple vehicle event with injuries..
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 05, 2020
StateAZ
Description
When cruising at highway speeds and I drive across an expansion joint or large crack in the road the front end wobbles terribly. This is terrifying and I must slow down immediately to about 30 mph to get the wobbling to stop. This has happened several times now starting when the truck had 35,000 miles on it. I am afraid I am going to cause an accident if this does not get fixed.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 04, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated while hauling a goose neck trailer and attempting to make a right turn, the tail gate opened independently and caught with hydraulic system on the trailer and the pump detached. The contact stated an unknown warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to local dealer (romeo ford of kingston, llc located at 128 ny-28, kingston, ny 12401), where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness on the tail gate needed to be replaced. The vehicle and trailer was repaired. The contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 19v864000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer had been informed of failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateTN
Description
Issues with the "death wobble" on 3 occasions. One accelerating at 45-50 mph and hit a small pot hole. Other two times were driving 70-75 and hit a bump in the highway.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateFL
Description
Steering wheel started shaking violently out of nowhere while driving on the interstate. I was traveling approximately 70 mph when out of the blue the vehicle/steering wheel violently started shaking and I started losing control of the vehicle. I had to hold on to the steering wheel as tight as I could and brake and it finally came under control. I literally thought I was going to die, that was the scariest moment of my life!! I will not drive this vehicle on the interstate again, nor will I let my children ride in this vehicle again. This is the 4th time this has happened and it is a very serious problem with this truck and it is very frightening.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateSD
Description
At approximately 60-70 mph, the vehicle may experience a very violent shaking in the steering wheel, jerking back and forth left to right a few inches. This is not caused by any driver input. It has only occurred while going straight. Any small bumps(railroads tracks, pothole, etc) may start or exacerbate the shaking, but hitting anything small objects such as afore mentioned does not guarantee the shaking will or will not occur. Usually the shaking of the steering wheel will recede when the brakes are applied and speed is reduced.
CategorySteering, Structure:body, Wheels
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateIL
Description
Was traveling down the interstate and the truck started to shake violently and it took the steering wheel right out of my hands and I grabbed the wheel and slowed the vehicle down and tried to get to the right emergency lane,the shaking continued till I slowed to about 20mph and it stopped shaking, exiting of the road and checked my tires they had no issues, have had this truck 8 months and this has happened 6 times to me and my wife ,my kids cannot drive this death trap please help before people get killed or kill someone
CategorySteering
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateNV
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle encountered a rough surface on the roadway, the steering shook without warning. The vehicle was taken to (jones-west ford dealer, located at 3600 kietzke ln, reno, nv 89502), where the technician diagnosed and replaced the steering damper and the track bar bushing. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken to the dick campagni capital ford dealer, located at 3660 s. Carson st, carson city, nv 89701), where a dry park inspection was performed and the technician replaced track bar bushing and install both drag links, a new steering damper and performed an alignment. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No additional assistance was provided. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 17,000. *bf consumer stated new dampner has been replaced, 3rd time it has been replaced.*jb
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateWI
Description
I have had a death wobble, violent shaking in the steering wheel and front end, happen 4 times now. It is all stock and under warranty yet. The ford dealer has replaced parts in the front end 3 times now but never seems to fix or guarantee the wobble will not happen again. This is a safety issue that ford needs to address before people get killed from loss of control because of this issue. All 4 times this wobble happened I was traveling at 70 mph on a highway.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateWA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the front suspension of the vehicle vibrated abnormally. The contact pulled over and performed a check of the vehicle but found no failure. The contact resumed driving and at the stated speed the failure recurred. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 02, 2020
StateNY
Description
I've had to had my suspension and steering components replaced 3 times due to severe steering shake when driving in a highway situation. The shaking is so bad that at times I've come very close to causing a bad accident.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 01, 2020
StateGA
Description
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
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 31, 2020
StateIN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at speeds between 40-75 mph, the front driver side started to vibrate after driving over a bump in the road. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer community ford (2200 s. Walnut st. Bloomington in). The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 30, 2020
StateMS
Description
The front end will start shaking violently leading to a potential for the vehicle to go out of control unless you immediately slow down to about 5 mph in the middle of the road. This has happened to me when I hit an improperly filled pot hole on airport road in mobile, al. This also happened to me on highway 612 in lucedale, ms when I traveled from a paved road to a concrete bridge over the escatapa river. Per the internet, there are many other problems of the same nature and so far ford is refusing to do anything, even though this could lead to a serious or fatal accident.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateJan 30, 2020
StateAR
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 29, 2020
StateOK
Description
While driving on the highway at around 70+ mph, the vehicle hit a highway transition bump. The steering wheel jerks one direction and immediately begins to oscillate left and right. The entire cabin of the truck simultaneously begins to shudder violently. This oscillation/shuddering continues until the truck is slowed down to approximately 30 mph. This has occurred to my vehicle three distinct times during two years of ownership. This is colloquially known as the "death wobble" on the internet. It is a known issue with this generation of ford super duties. The problem was reported to the dealership, who stated this is a known issue. Dealer attempted a remedy by replacing a drag link. Steering is still "wobbly" to this day.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 28, 2020
StateCA
Description
While traveling on a straight country road at, or slightly above the 55mph speed limit, the front tires of my 2017 ford f250 4x4 truck suddenly began shaking violently "aka death wobble". The only way to stop this shaking was with hard application of the brakes. The mileage on the truck at the time was slightly over 11,000 miles. This has occurred a number of times since, and often times while traveling on freeways, and at freeway speeds (60- 75 mph). Since the first incident, I have noticed the shaking follows when one of the front tires is jolted by a bump- such as a transition between concrete and asphalt, or other uneven road conditions. This starts the front suspension in a back and forth bouncing motion and violent shaking of the steering wheel. Again requiring sudden braking of the truck in order to stop the wobbling. The most recent incident(s) occurred this past weekend while towing a 5th wheel trailer. The mileage passed 15,000 miles during this trip. Again, the wobble was only stopped by aggressive braking. This occurred twice on this trip. First on the interstate, and the second time on a secondary highway. This is obviously an unsafe condition that could have resulted in an accident- if following vehicles were to able to avoid my trailer.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 28, 2020
StateCA
Description
At speeds over 70mph, when hitting a bump in the road I have encountered a severe death wobble / speed wobble. If I slow the vehicle to approximately 30-40mph, the shaking will stop and I can resume driving. This has occurred about a dozen times in the last 3-4 months. It happened 2 times yesterday though.
CategorySteering
DateJan 27, 2020
StateMO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph the vehicle rode over a bump in the roadway, the steering caused the vehicle to go in between lanes uncontrollably without warning. The vehicle was taken to the guetterman motors, inc dealer, located at 2210 sycamore st, cairo, il 62914, where a shock damper was installed on the steering bar. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made ware of the failure and issued a case number. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.
CategorySteering
DateJan 27, 2020
StateCO
Description
When traveling on the highway and run over bumps or bridge expansion joints the truck will vibrate so bad you have to come to a complete stop to get it to stop. This is very dangerous to me and my family and other drivers on the road. Have taken it in to ford dealership three times so far
CategorySuspension
DateJan 27, 2020
StateTX
Description
Experienced 'death wobble' on multiple occasions while driving on a highway. I took the truck to the dealer for repairs. They changed the steering damper under a tsb, but problem still exists. Too the truck back a second time and was told casters adjusted, but problem still exists. Waiting to hear from service manager.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 27, 2020
StateOK
Description
2017 f 250 death wobble, if you hit a small bump the steering wheel will shake, and at high speeds 55mph or greater the front wheels shake so bad you have to almot stop to get it under control.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 26, 2020
StateOH
Description
Vehicle starts to violently wobble, shudder, vibrate at speeds over 50mph for unkown reasons. It appears that highway speeds cause car to begin this death wobble. Road, weather, and speed conditions appear to be at random. This is so dangerous that it must be addressed immediately. This issue had been happening since the vehicle was new. It happens randomly and is very dangerous. Dealership needs instructions from manufacturer on how to repair.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 25, 2020
StateKY
Description
Extreme vibration shaking thru the steering wheel at 50 miles per hour on smooth road. Vehicle experienced these effects on a smooth road with no warning. Vehicle has 10700 miles and is excellent condition. Was very scary as I had to apply aggressive braking to slow the vehicle , felt like the vehicle would run off the road as the steering wheel was violently shaking , like a wheel was coming off. Very serious issue, as there was no warning or indication . After this event researched the issue and found out that this is a known issue and as an owner I should have been notified. I am afraid to drive the vehicle now , it is faulty and un safe , its needs repaired.. I am very surprised that there has been no oversight on this issue with a the minimum a notice of a potential issue . I felt like I had lost temporary control of the vehicle and was going to crash, just not acceptable.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 25, 2020
StateKS
Description
I have also experienced what is now referred to as the "death wobble" at least six (6) times at higher speeds (70+mph) and once (1) at slower in-town speeds (45mph). Ford has replaced my steering stabilizer once (19,000m) and have been waiting on the second one (29,000m) for 4. 5 weeks. To get it to stop the first time, I had to slow to 50mph on a busy interstate while the last two times, it has required me to slow down to under 30 regardless of the initial speed (I had to pull off on the shoulder). It is now bad enough I'm scared to drive it on the highway. A local steering shop will evaluate the f250 this next week - they, apparently, have had good success when replacing the stabilizer with an after-market double stabilizer kit along with new front shocks. It is also my new understanding that it could also include other steering components including the track bar, and tie-rods ..... We'll see. The date of the event is the first time I experienced it - it is now the end of january of 2020 and it is still ongoing.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 24, 2020
StateVA
Description
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.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 23, 2020
StateSC
Description
Number two battery terminal corroded. Ford maintenance indicates that this is a known problem and the harness system needs to be replaced. It has been more than 60 days and the part is still unavailable. This defect renders the vehicle inoperable.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 23, 2020
StateCA
Description
First occurrences were late 2018. 2017 ford f250 lariat fx4 with approximately 14000 miles & zero modifications.. While traveling straight at highway speeds immediately after going over a bump or bridge/overpass transition vehicle begins to shake uncontrollably. Shaking or "death wobble' continues until vehicle is brought to speeds below 40 miles per hour. Ability to steer or keep vehicle in lane is severely compromised. After a series of occurrences in late 2018 vehicle was repaired at dealership january 2019. Steering stabilizer was replaced. The issue did not resurface until approximately 10 months/10000 miles later. In december 2019 after having one previous death wobble experience while driving alone a month or two prior I experienced the death wobble 4 times in a single day while traveling with 5 passengers. At this time and in the first occurrences while traveling with passengers I was able to instruct them to record the violent shaking on their phone and have recordings of 3-4 separate death wobbles. The truck is currently at the dealership and as of 1/23/20 I've been told the original replacement stabilizer is on backorder/un-available/discontinued & the new replacement will not be available until mid-late february. Internet research suggest this is a larger issue and many newer f-250's experience identical issues. Safety to those traveling in and around these vehicles is of immediate concern.
CategorySteering
DateJan 22, 2020
StateIN
Description
While traveling down the interstate at 70 mph the whole truck started vibrating violently to the point of losing control. Only slowing to below 40 mph will stop the vibrating. Immediately took the truck to dealership and was told that they are aware of the "death wobble" but parts are on back order. They tell me that ford is aware of the problem but has not issued a recall. This is going to kill someone.
CategorySteering, Structure:body, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 22, 2020
StateTX
Description
On 1/21/2020 I was driving highway speeds on sh225, went under bw8, and the truck began shaking uncontrollably. It felt as if the entire truck was going to shake apart. I was almost in a wreck because the truck would not stop shaking and the steering was impacted. The dash, mirrors, seats, and literally everything on and in the truck was violently vibrating and shaking. Had to reduce speed to about 30mph and the shake finally subsided, after multiple cars could tell something was wrong as well - and they were seeing this happen from outside the truck! This has happened previously, to a lesser extent in december which caught me off guard and the issue subsided quicker than this time. Not sure what the issue is but it is extremely dangerous and could have seriously injured me or other drivers due to a loss of control of the vehicle. I have dropped my truck off at mac haik ford in pasadena, tx. It is still under warranty - about 25k miles on the truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
Vehicle started small shimmy while driving over bumps six months ago. Today while traveling 75 mph, small bump lead to such violent shaking of front end I had to slow to 35 mph on interstate. New smyrna dealership indicates they have never heard of this before. Tire pressure is normal. Tires rotated with each oil change . 31,000 miles. Scheduling appointment with dealership asap. This may represent a serious design or mechanical malfunction problem. Many reports of this nature on internet.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Vehicle developes a severe vibration,wobble at highway speed after hitting a bump in the road.. I lose all steering control till I can brake to a lower speed. Very dangerous. Ford dealership has worked on this problem for me 4 times.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 21, 2020
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle shook uncontrollably without warning. The failure recurred. The contact called the mike willis ford dealer (337-625-3030, located at 930 beglis pkwy, sulphur, la 70663) and scheduled an appointment. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 21, 2020
StateDC
Description
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 .*bf*jb
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 20, 2020
StateTX
Description
While traveling at highway speeds, crossing over small bumps or other disturbances in the road such as potholes or jointed sections, the vehicle began to shake and shimmy to the point of feeling like it would explode. Happened twice now and only remedy is to slow down considerably until it gets back to normal. Very violent and very scary.
CategorySteering
DateJan 20, 2020
StateNC
Description
Traveling at highway speeds (over 55 mph) the steering will go into a violent shimmy also known as a 'death wobble' after crossing certain seams in the roadway. I have to brake and reduce speed rapidly to about 45 or 50 mph to regain control. This creates a very dangerous situation due to motorists behind my vehicle having to brake also. Remember, this is occurring at highway speeds. This is not a one time occurrence as it started at about 20000 miles. At that time a dealer replaced the steering damper and at about 29000 that part also failed. I am waiting for my local dealer to replace that damper with a 'redesigned' one. I feel this is just a bandaid on a much more serious issue.
CategorySteering
DateJan 20, 2020
StateMA
Description
My 2017 ford f-250 has what is being called at the dealership and online as having the death wobble. I have experienced this wobble both while driving on the highway at highway speeds 55-75 mph and on secondary roads as well at speeds between 35-45 mph. When this wobble occurs it is impossible to control the vehicle as the steering wheel and truck is shaking so violently. This has caused me to leave the travel lane twice and end up on the shoulder of the road. This is going to cause an accident and it will possibly kill either myself or someone else. I took it to my dealership and they stated that ford is aware of the problem however there are no parts available to fix the problem and no idea of when there will be parts available. Furthermore when I asked if the truck was safe to drive the service representative told me it should be. Safety is a yes or no question there is no gray area. It is only a matter of time before there is a fatal accident involving this problem if it is not corrected.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 20, 2020
StateNC
Description
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 'death wobble' 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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 17, 2020
StateTX
Description
My truck has had the front end death wobble since the middle of 2019. I have had it in the ford dealership for repair. They replaced the steering stabilizer and told me they added some shims to correct an caster problem.. They returned the truck to me. Shortly after that it began to wobble again. I contacted the same dealer to have it looked at again. I scheduled it, but they immediately told me that the next fix would require parts that were not available. So I am waiting on parts that are supposedly 60-90 days out. There are many documented complaints on this same issue and ford will not do anything about the unsafe condition. Ford dealers are telling customers that these trucks are not designed to be driven faster than 70 mph or to spend out of pocket money to buy aftermarket parts that are known fixes for the problem. Bottom line is my 60k$ truck is still in warranty and a death trap to drive and ford is not aggressively fixing the problem. The death wobble happens at anywhere from 50+mph when you encounter an uneven portion of road like a expansion joint at a bridge. The wobble will not stop until you are below 30 mph. When the wobble occurs it is not uncommon that you loose control causing you to be in the oncoming lane of traffic.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 17, 2020
StateIL
Description
I am filing this report for the famous ford super duty f250 "death wobble"in the front suspension. I have had my truck back to the dealership numerous times for repair, and I am now on my fourth steering stabilizer installed on my 2017 f250 with only 27k miles on it. The first occurrence of the death wobble happened within 10k miles, and subsequently about every 3-5k miles thereafter. This issue happens when traveling at highway speeds, and when a bump or irregularity in the road comes up. The uncontrollable shaking of the entire truck renders it out of control, and can only be remedied by coming to a complete stop. It happened the first time, and threw my wife and I into the median of the interstate while going about 75mph. It doesn't matter if you're going straight, around a curve, etc. I tried to get ford to do a buyback on this vehicle, to no avail. They hide behind the il lemon law verbiage instead of owning the issue. This vehicle is most certainly a death trap, and I will not let any of my family drive this particular vehicle just because of the death wobble. I am at a loss on what to do about this. I spent my hard earned money on this truck, only to have it be a serious safety hazard to those riding in it, and to anyone else on the road around it when the death wobble happens. The only thing left is legal action I guess, or park it in the front yard and have it be an ,000 flower pot. Please help!!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 15, 2020
StateNC
Description
Crossed over vehicle warranty at 36000... At 38k the vehicle had first "death wobble" at approx 70mph (highway) after hitting minor road imperfection.. Vehicle is now at just under 40,000 miles on odometer.. Have had 4 other episodes in this brief period of time. This is a major safety issue that will eventually lead to someone's pointless loss of life. This issue is well documented throughout the internet in countless blogs-websites-and videos. To charge anywhere from ,000-,000 depending on model and knowingly put peoples lives at risk over a problem (that my dealership and the ford customer care program admit is a problem) and not issue a recall or buyback is reprehensible and negligent.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle shook and the front wheels zig-zagged toward the right. The contact thought it was due to the snow on the ground but the failure recurred during normal weather conditions. The vehicle was difficult to control. The vehicle was taken to bob maxey ford dealer (313-392-9200, located at 1833 e jefferson ave, detroit, mi 48207) where the technician diagnosed and replaced the steering damper. The failure recurred, while driving 65 mph and as the driver attempted to exit the road the vehicle jumped the curb, zig-zagged until the vehicle was under control. There was no warning indicator. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact back to the dealer. The contact called the dealer and was not called back. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
While driving at freeway speed, steering wheel and suspension was shaking to the point of about to lose control. Only by driving under 50mpg was I able to safely return to a dealer for service. Hitting a bump in the road amplified the issue. I took the vehicle to the dealer where they stated it is the steering dampening system. They do not have new parts or time of repair. I was nearly in 3 accidents with a semi when this happened. It required immediate attention and resolution before anyone is killed
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 15, 2020
StateOH
Description
On two occasions this winter I have had door latches on this 2017 ford f-250 crew cab super duty freeze preventing the door from latching closed after it was opened. The mileage on the vehicle was approximately 19,700 miles. The first occurrence happened in december 2019. The morning temperature was in the mid 20's (degree fahrenheit) and the truck was parked outside overnight. After opening both front doors of the truck to load personal items and myself, I was unable to secure either front door due to the frozen latches. I tried several times to shut and slam the doors and conducted a cursory visual inspection of both latches. The 'defect' was clearly internal and there was nothing I would be able to do at that time. After several minutes of manipulating both doors, eventually, one door latched closed. Repeated attempts with the other door were unsuccessful. I then drove approximately 2 miles to my destination, on public roads, holding the unlatched door closed with my hand. I fully accept the danger I placed myself in that day and believe many others will make the same choice when faced with a similar situation. Moreover, I believe others will travel much longer distances with frozen, unlatched doors. This frozen latch problem will only befall more similar vehicles as they age. I was aware of the potential of this problem from online forums. I received ford's letter alerting owners of a 'potential fix' for only vehicles which have experienced the problem. I have also seen numerous online postings that ford's fix for the latches is sometimes unsuccessful. I have not had this procedure performed as I do not believe it 'fixes' the issue of frozen latches and a full redesign of the latch is required. People driving these vehicles with unlatched doors is clearly unsafe. The danger is even greater if people do not realize the door is unlatched.
CategorySteering
DateJan 13, 2020
StateKS
Description
My 2017 ford f-250 has experienced a severe front end wobble at speeds over 70 when crossing bumps or expansion joints on highway to the point where it is extremely difficult to maintain lane. The only way to get the extreme wobble to stop is to slow speed below 25 mph. I have taken to the dealer several times for repair and each time until the last they state they have replaced parts. This last month I took it in and they stated ford knows the issue but parts are on backorder. This has happened a couple of times and each time parts come in and they say it is fixed the death wobble comes back after a few miles.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateJan 13, 2020
StateMS
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 13, 2020
StateIL
Description
While driving on interstate 64, going over kaskaskia river bridge I experienced a violent shaking, bouncing up and down of the front tires. I think they call this the death wobble. I was going approx 72 mph, tire psi 65, truck mileage 24,600 mi. The truck was lightly loaded and not towing. All maintenance has been done by the ford dealership from new. I had to brake and pull onto the shoulder, slowing to 20 mph before I regained control of the truck. I took truck to dealer the next day, they said there was a service bulletin on it and ordered parts. Parts are backordered with no delivery date.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 13, 2020
StateOH
Description
I have had my truck in on 3 different occasions to ford dealerships to have the death wobble corrected on the suspension system. The first (2) repairs were under warranty and the 3rd repair was just over the 36k miles and was not covered under warranty and had to pay out of pocket. This is a major safety issue due to the loss of control along with having to do sudden braking to get the vehicle under control. Cars that were behind me had to swerve to get out of the way and I have had 2 near incidents that I was almost hit by another vehicle. I cannot believe that this has not been a safety recall by ford and I am very frustrated that this issue has been going on for so many years with out holding ford responsible. I have lost days of work along with costs of rental vehicles while my vehicle was in the shop for repairs that did not correct the issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 12, 2020
StateCO
Description
In oct of 2019 my truck, a 2017 ford f250, developed the "death wobble." while travelling on I-25 in colorado springs, at approx 65 mph, I was changing lanes over a bridge joint. The truck started to shake uncontrollably, forcing me to cross a lane of traffic. I made an appointment with the dealership I purchased from and repairs were done in accordance with tsb 19-2274. The invoice number was 912963 from phil long ford chapel hills, colorado springs co. The truck mileage at the time of service was 24298. The stock tires were/are still on the truck and no modifications have been made to the truck. As of jan 2020, the truck has started having the same issues. I have an appointment on 17 jan 2020 to re-address the issue. The current mileage on the truck is 27631 and stock tires are still on the vehicle and no modifications have been made to the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateJan 12, 2020
StateFL
Description
At 8,600 miles, while driving down the interstate at 70mph,, I drove over the seams on a overpass. There was a shimmy and then the steering wheel began to violently shake back and forth resulting in loss of control of the truck. The next week I took it into the ford dealer and they performed a wheel alignment and said the truck was fixed. At 12,000 miles after passing over some minor bumps the same experience happened again resulting in loss of control of the vehicle and having to stop immediately in traffic almost resulting in a auto pileup. Back to the dealership where I got another wheel alignment , bushings replaced. Told it was fixed. Happened again at 17,400 miles, 19,000 miles and 20,500 miles resulting in returning to the ford dealership. Put new steering stabilizer on and said it was fixed. At 23,500 the same experience happened again. Currently scheduled for 4th trip to ford dealership on 1/13/2020. I have copies of all the "attempted repair" orders from ford.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 11, 2020
StatePA
Description
When traveling at highway speeds between 55 to 70 mph and hit a bump the steering wheel and cab vibrates violently and need to slow down to 30 to 40 mph to stop the vibration. This occurred several times on a major interstate with heavy truck traffic and almost caused a accident when slowing down to maintain control and pull off the shoulder. I got off the interstate and drove an hour out of my way to avoid traveling at highway speeds. 2017 ford f-250 24000 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 11, 2020
StateMD
Description
Vehicle hits slight pothole and steering shimmies uncontrollably until I slow vehicle to 40 to 50 mph. Took it to dealers twice for steering stabilizer replacement and only temporarily fixed problem. Now I will take to the dealer a third time for correction. Two significant safety considerations when traveling at highway speeds and the 'death wobble' occurs: the vehicle is nearly uncontrollable during the wobble event; and on a busy highway at speed the vehicle must be slowed to 40-50 mph, creating an unexpected slowdown for drivers/vehicles traveling behind.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 11, 2020
StateNC
Description
Highway driving about 70 mph. Went onto bridge/overpass/. As soon as felt the bump of the transition between road and over pass, my truck began violently shaking and would not stop. I had no steering control of the truck. Was able to finally reduce speed to about 40 mph on the busy highway and the shaking stopped. Was towing an empty 10-12 foot enclosed trailer. Truck only has just over 27000 miles on it. Truck is fully factory stock.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 10, 2020
StateSD
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 09, 2020
StateTX
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 09, 2020
StateIL
Description
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 'death wobble' 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.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 09, 2020
StateTX
Description
I just had two experiences with 'death wobble' 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 don't feel safe driving especially with family in truck
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 08, 2020
StateTX
Description
At driving speeds when the vehicle hits a crack or dump in the road, the front end shakes violently at which point the vehicle steering is compromised and can only be stopped with a quick deceleration to regain control.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 08, 2020
StateTX
Description
Vehicle is 100% factory equipment . No changes made to vehicle. Current odometer 23,750 miles. Have experienced "death wobble" 3 times always while traveling about 70 mph. Extremely unsafe. Typically it begins travelling about 70 mph and contacting an expansion joint in the road or some similar uneven pavement. Truck front end begins shaking uncontrollably until speed is reduced to about 50 mph. Have done extensive research and know this is alarmingly common on 2017-18-19 f250/350. I personally have 2 friends who own 2018 & 2019 f-250 and both have experienced the same "death wobble". Dealer states the needed part to repair problem is on backorder. Also stated currently there are 43k of these components on b/o. These numbers make it extremely apparent ford has a huge problem with potentially thousands of unsafe vehicles on the road. The defect usually begins at 15k to 25k miles. As these trucks reach that threshold it will only be a matter of time until someone is killed or severely injured. It is imperative that ford issue a national recall on these model trucks.
CategorySteering
DateJan 08, 2020
StateIL
Description
At 55mph and above the steering shakes violently after hitting a bump in the road.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 07, 2020
StateVA
Description
I was on an interstate going into a gradual turn and went over an expansion joint which resulted in uncontrollable shaking of the front wheels and steering wheel. This forced me off of the road striking a curb and blowing out my right front tire. My truck had done minor shaking for several months when going over expansion joints. I have had 2 other violent shaking events when in excess of 55 mph. I will no longer drive above 50 mph in this vehicle as it is unsafe. Minor road irregularities are resulting in increased but controllable shaking at this point. It is worse when turning or on a curve. It still shakes even on a straight roadway at lower speeds just not as violently. The vehicle has less than 30,000 miles and tire rotation has been conducted as set out in the owners manual.
CategorySteering
DateJan 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
Vehicle has experienced the well-known-by-ford death wobble. First time was at approx. 29k miles. Took it to dealership and they too were well aware of this problem. They performed the known "fix" and vehicle was okay for a bit. The second time the problem occurred (approx. 40k miles), there was a palpable difference in the feel of the steering post-event. Subsequent to the first experience, I moved and the first dealership was over 100 miles away, so I took the vehicle to my local dealership (along with the paperwork from the first fix). Again, service techs were well-versed in the death wobble and they claimed that ford had rolled out a new "fix" and that what the first dealership had done was incorrect. An extended warranty was purchased with this vehicle; however this dealership was unable to locate it and tried to charge me for this fix. Whether they could locate the warranty or not, this is a continued problem and the consumer should not have to pay for this fix at any point in the life of the vehicle. Several rounds of back and forth later, ford finally agreed to pay. Within one month of this "fix", another death wobble occurred. The vehicle has been back at the dealership for almost a week, and we have again gone back and forth on payment. The dealership did finally locate the extended warranty, but again... The consumer should not have to pay as it is a ford problem. All times that this has occurred, I have been traveling at a high rate of speed (over 70 mph) and am forced to immediately slam on the brakes and get to the shoulder. I am frequently towing items, and can't imagine how this would go down if it occurred in that instance. Ford continues to roll out these ,000+ trucks knowing that this problem is not fixed. I now have, again, a k vehicle I feel is unsafe to drive. Dealership states they see this daily. How is this legal???
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 07, 2020
StateOK
Description
Death wobble at 70mph on 4 lane state highway. I have to reduce speed to
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 07, 2020
StateMN
Description
When traveling at speeds over 50miles per hour, if the truck hits a bump it will start to vibrate and shake violently driver has to hang on and brake the truck down to 20to30miles per hour. Dealership knows of this problem and actually wrote on my paperwork death wobble. Replaced steering damper and adjusted air pressure which worked for awhile but happened again jan 6 2020. First time wobble was end of sept 2019 four times this has happened and it is very dangerous problem!! I do not trust the safety of this truck !
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 07, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Stock vehicle. While travailing on freeway front of trick started shaking severely. Slowed down to pull over and inspect. Thank goodness no one was around me at the time. Truck was swerving at 65 miles an hour. Pulled over to inspect. Did not see anything. Started back on freeway going slower. Shaking was gone. 2 weeks later same thing. On highway again. Same thing truck started shaking violently. Slowed to 25 mi per hr. Shaking subsided, resumed to slower speed. Ford needs to fix this issue. Reading about death wobble issues in ford diesel nhtsa. Dealership told me to get in right away. 2nd person within a week to call for same thing.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 06, 2020
StatePA
Description
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
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateNY
Description
While driving this vehicle and after hitting a bump or dip in the road the vehicle experiences the death wobble. It is even more pronounced while pulling a horse trailer and this makes the truck extremely difficult to steer much less retain control of. It has happened 3 times since I purchased this truck. The first two times were covered under warranty but now the truck has 38,000 miles on it and the repair is no longer covered. The last time it was repaired the part was supposed to be covered for 12,000 miles and the mileage on the truck was just over that mile marker and the dealer said it would not be covered this time. The latest part replacement is apparently on backorder and we are forced to drive this unsafe vehicle until we can get it repaired once again.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateAR
Description
Ford repair shop called and said the issue was corrected. Test drove. Both the owner and service tech experienced the problem when driving the truck. Service tech placed truck back in the shop for further repairs. This is the fourth time for this repair with 20,000 highway miles on the truck. Issue was steering wheel vigorously and uncontrollably when encountering a slight imperfection on a straight, level, and paved highway.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateTX
Description
Death wobble truck in motion, happens on highways and freeways when going over 65 mph and you hit a bump, shakes and loss of control have to come to stop to regain control. Started happening at 17k. Informed there was no fix. Endangers lives of all on board.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateOK
Description
My f-250 had about 26,000 miles on it when I first experienced the "death wobble". While driving at 75 mph I went over an expansion joint on the interstate in ks. It was at this time the pickup started violently shaking and the steering wheel was dangerously difficult to control with the oscillation. After slowing to around 30 mph the oscillation stopped. The smell of burning rubber filled the cab. This same even happened two more times within an hour and a half. After the first incident I could feel the death wobble start in the steering wheel a second or less before the violent shaking started. All three times it occurred on the interstate at speeds of 75 and 70 mph. I do not trust the safety of this vehicle!!!
CategorySuspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateCA
Description
At about 62k miles on my stock 2017 f250 I began to experience major oscillation whenever I would drive over the slightest road bump/imperfection between 55-75 mph. Since then the problem has gotten worse to where the entire truck will shake violently and will not stop unless I slow down under 50 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 05, 2020
StateID
Description
Driving approximately 65 mph on a dry road 01/03/2020 I went over a slight rough spot in the road. The front wheels immediately began to vibrate severely. The steering wheel was shaking out of control. I hit the brakes to slow down to approximately 35 mph when the vibrating wheels and the shaking stopped. This is the fourth time this has happened to over the two and a half years I have owned this truck. In reading about other complaints I do not understand why ford is not addressing this problem. I am taking my truck to my ford dealer on monday to have them tell me what they are going to do about this issue. This could have easily caused an accident as the truck was violently shaking. People tend to panic and may have drastic reactions when something like this happens. We need to keep up the pressure on ford to recognize this problem and fix it before somebody gets hurt or killed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 05, 2020
StateIL
Description
I am reporting a suspension & steering problem with my 2017 ford f-250 with 28,000 miles. The tires are in good condition and properly inflated. The vehicle has never been in a collision, had any frame work performed on it and the steering and suspension had been operating acceptably. While driving on a limited access highway at approximately 65 to 70 mph, the vehicle drove over a moderate bump in the lane. The front suspension and steering began shaking, vibrating and oscillating severely at a high frequency (relatively fast vibration). The shaking continued for a significant amount of time and it seemed impossible to steer as the suspension and steering shook. I took my foot off the gas pedal but was afraid touching the brakes would make the condition worse. There was little to no control of the vehicle while this was happening. The shaking/vibrating did not stop until the vehicle eventually slowed down. About a mile further down the same road the vehicle encountered another moderate bump at approximately 60mph and experienced the exact same condition. About 2 miles after that the vehicle encountered another minor bump and experienced the same severe shaking again. At that point, I operated the vehicle at about 50 mph (15 mph below the speed limit) and exited at the first exit I got to. I took local roads at speeds under 50 mph to return home. I have operated this truck and a 2020 ford explorer over this same road, in the same lane and over the same bumps numerous times and never experienced any problem with the explorer or such a severe reaction with the f-250. With the 2017 ford f-250, I have experienced the front of the vehicle jumping laterally when traveling over these bumps and others like them since the vehicle was new. These bumps are not deep potholes and are typical moderate bumps commonly encountered on many older highways. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired twice, but the failure recurred a short time later.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 05, 2020
StateCO
Description
I was travelling on the interstate at about 70mph. I crossed a bridge expansion gap, slight bump, and the steering wheel/front end of the vehicle vibrated so dramatically, I had to reduce speed and the vibrations stopped around 35mph as I moved to the shoulder. I took the truck to the ford dealer to have it serviced and was told that this is a known/common problem and that they will not have the parts to fix the vehicle for six to eight weeks at best. I was also advised not to drive the vehicle with the existing steering stabilization problem and that I could buy after market steering dampening shock and linkage to fix the problem.
CategorySteering
DateJan 04, 2020
StateOK
Description
Death wobble truck will shake violently after hitting bump over 65 mph and will not stop until you get slowed to below 50 mph. Ford replaced the steering dampener at 34000 miles and its out again at 55000. Was told by the dealer that they have 6 trucks sitting in service with the same problem and can not get parts to replace it . I have taken it to an aftermarket four wheel drive service center they replaced drop link ,drag bar and steering dampener. And now I have put on a new set of tires it helped a little put at higher speeds it is still there. This is a serious issue
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 04, 2020
StateTN
Description
Drove over a small bump on the road and front end of truck started to shake so bad had to slow down to get it to stop. That shake was also felt in the steering wheel. I was driving down the road at 55 to 60 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 03, 2020
StateNC
Description
My truck has developed the "death wobble". It has been in to the ford dealer for repairs for this issue. The dealer performed the tsb from ford and replaced the front stabilizer. That has failed to correct the issue. Yesterday, 1/2/2020, I was crossing a bridge when the truck went into the death wobble. The truck began to shake and vibrate violently almost causing me to wreck myself and another vehicle. The death wobble lasted about 20 seconds and stopped once I was able to slow the vehicle almost to a stop on a major interstate. This condition is well known by ford but they have yet to find a solution. I paid k for this truck and I am now afraid to drive it for fear of my life and the safety of others.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 03, 2020
StateIN
Description
While driving the truck over 40 mph on uneven pavement or bumps in the road it will send the vehicle into a death wobble and uncontrollable all over the road. I contacted the dealership and was advised of many complaints but no recalls at this time. It is unsafe and dangerous on highways or any roads over 40 mph. We just purchased this truck 12/2019.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 03, 2020
StateCT
Description
I own a 2017 ford f-250 crew cab 4 wd and have a serious problem with a steering wheel shake while hitting rough road( death wobble). Steering shakes so violently that you almost loose control. It has happened at highway speeds and slower speeds. Vehicle is not safe to drive. Dealer gave me back the truck and said they will let me know when ford has a fix for it. I have only owned the truck for a week and spent k for something that is not safe
CategorySuspension
DateJan 03, 2020
StateKS
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 75 mph, the vehicle experienced the death wobble when driving over a bump in the road. The contact temporarily lost control of the vehicle and pulled over to the side of the road. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The failure continued. The contact called flint hills auto (located at 7920 e us-24, manhattan, ks 66502, (785) 776-4004) and informed them of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 30,000. *dt *dt consumer took his truck to flint hills ford on 1. 7. 2020 and had the steering stabilizer and track bar both need to be replaced. Parts were back ordered 4-6 weeks. Rattling noise can be heard from the truck. *jb*jb
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 02, 2020
StateIL
Description
I have filed a previous complaint regarding the same issue. (complaint number 11279636) stock 2017 ford f250 now with 38,000 miles. The truck has the death wobble. My truck is on its second steering damper and this time the ford dealer replaced the drag link and the outer tie rod. As well, the dealer adjusted the alignment again... The truck is still experiencing sustained steering wheel oscillation and I am again experiencing the death wobble, less than 1,000 miles after the most recent repair. It is very unfortunate that consumers purchase 50k+ dollar trucks and so many people are nervous driving them down the road. Working in automotive, the days are often filled with comments such as the following: continuous improvement. Review the data, the data will tell the story. Change points. Root cause and permanent countermeasures. I have reviewed the historical f250 crew cab 4x4 complaint data on this site (nhtsa) and the data does tell a story. Ford is not continuously improving the death wobble issue on the super duty, instead it has gotten worse. There has been a change point with this fourth generation f250. (2017,2018,2019) as of 11/21/19 the fourth generation f250 super duty has had more nhtsa suspension and steering complaints for the death wobble than the previous two generations combined. (9 years. Second generation 2008-2010 and third generation 2011-2016) the current repairs (countermeasures) are not effective and are not permanent. This can clearly be seen in the descriptions of the complaints on nhtsa. The repairs either do not fix the problem at all or are only a temporarily band aid for the issue. This is truly a safety concern and to date nothing has been implemented to correct the issue. Please, open an investigation and encourage ford to permanently address the issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 02, 2020
StateNY
Description
While driving home and driving about 70mph hit a small bump in the road and the steering wheel started to oscillate violently and truck was shaking violently. Truck was difficult to control and I had to quickly reduce the speed to under 30mph for the oscillation to stop. Did it again 10 minutes later on a similar small bump in the road. Pulled over and inspected the undercarriage of the truck and found nothing loose. Drove it home and setup an appointment with the dealer for the next availability.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 02, 2020
StateTX
Description
Death wobble 4 th time since new truck in currently at the dealership part is on back order at speeds above 50 miles per hour after driving over a bump in the road
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 02, 2020
StateFL
Description
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.
CategorySteering
DateJan 02, 2020
StateTX
Description
Driving out of state, 1000 miles from home. Driving home. Entering the freeway and accelerating, the steering wheels began the "death wobble" described by so many ford owners. Exit freeway and limp back to local dealership. Local ford dealership has no parts. Nation wide back order. My family is stranded 1000 miles from home. Dealer says "just drive it and when it starts to wobble, slow down until it stops". This is not a safe option. This truck has 18,160 miles on it!! Installing after market parts just to get my family home. I do not know if this truly solved the problem. This is, in my opinion, criminal to leave people with little or no options. This is a known problem. This "wobble" at highway speeds is a major danger to all persons in the area of this truck. My family and other families may be at risk. I have paid for a truck. I want a truck that is safe and dependable. This is not acceptable.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 02, 2020
StateOH
Description
Going 64 mph, I encountered a tremendous 'death wobble' that complete shook my truck so hard that the rear view mirror came off. It took about a 1/2 mile of decelerating too about 50 mph to stop the wobble. It occurred again about 1 mile down the highway. Seems to happen when the highway meets a bridge or overpass.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 02, 2020
StateTX
Description
The truck front end shakes violently when driving on the highway at highway speed and you hit an expansion joint on a bridge or a bump in the road. It will not stop until you slow downs dramatically.. Ie 25 mph or so from 70 mph. The vehicles has approximately 30,000 miles on it
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 31, 2019
StateTX
Description
Crossed rail road tracks truck start shaking so bad like to have lost control at 65 miles per hour
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 30, 2019
StateCA
Description
The "death wobble" started after 15k miles on my truck. I've brought my truck to ford dealership. Ford dealership in san jose, ca told me the dampners on my truck needs to be replaced, but the parts are in back order and doesn't know when ford will have the parts for replacement. During our latest trip to santa ana, ca on dec 26, 2019. The front end of my truck, steering wheel shook violently at highway speed (45mph+) when braking or going over potholes/rough roads. The woobles are much worst this time. We almost got into an accident because of the woobles in san luis obispo, ca. We pulled off the freeway and I've called/left voicemail/texted the ford dealer in san jose, ca. No one called back after an hour, so we decided to cancel out trip and turn around for home. Only to drive much slower and keeping a much longer distance to the vehicle in front of us. My ford truck is a 2017 ford f250 lariat crew cabs with 20200 miles on it. Bought the truck new.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 30, 2019
StateSC
Description
I am experiencing the death wobble in my truck. Driving typically above 60 mph, if I drive over a bridge expansion joint or if there are ripples or continuous bumps in the highway, I will lose control of my truck in a sever shaking. The only way I have doing found to fix it is to slow down, turn the vehicle off and continue driving.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 30, 2019
StatePA
Description
When vehicle travels over a rough spot or a change in grade on the road such as a bridge joint the front end shakes violently and you have to almost stop to get it to correct itself. This has happened 3 times in the past month. Most recent was on interstate traveling 70 mph. Traveling on highway and drove across a bridge joint, front end started shaking violently and I almost caused an accident trying to get off the road to slow down. Vehicle is 3 years old with 30,000 miles. Paid way too much money to now fear for my life when I drive it. Ford says they are not aware of problem. Please help
CategorySuspension
DateDec 30, 2019
StateOH
Description
I have filed an earlier complaint about the same issue(tracking number is 11289041). I made an appt at ford to get truck fixed for the "death wobble" problem that seems to be reoccurring and they told me they didn't have me set up for a loaner vehicle and I would have to reschedule. I was driving my truck just this past weekend as a wait to get into the shop and I nearly caused three separate accidents on n/s I-75. When I was turned away at ford because they didn't have a loaner vehicle for me, the spokesman of service told me that if the failed part on my truck is what he thinks it is, the part is on a 6 week back order. He continued to explain how there was a backlog of 1200 of these parts and he would not be able to confidently tell me when he would be able to get one in. Jeremy armstrong(spokesman of service) reluctantly told me that he has seen a ton of the same issue that I am having. As I was leaving lebanon ford that day in ohio, I noticed quite a few ford superduty's parked outside the service area. I deem my truck not driveable and a safety hazard not only to me and my family, but also all the other families that I share the road with. Please look into this issue because I know for a fact that there are numerous amounts of people dealing with the same issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 29, 2019
StateNV
Description
I am experiencing severe shaking in my frontend suspension/steering when hitting a bump on one side of my vehicle. The shaking occurred while I was traveling at approximately 65 mph on a rural 2 lane road. I could not control the shaking. I had to slow to 25 mph before it would stop and I could regain control of the vehicle. Today was the third time this has happened. Each time it occurs it when one side of the vehicle hits a bump or dip in the road. Each time it happened I was traveling at a high rate of speed (at least 60 mph). I don't feel safe driving my vehicle over 60 mph. Especially with my family in the truck or near other people on the road. In my quick research it appears to be wide spread with ford super duty trucks. My truck has stock suspension and steering and has never been in an accident. There are currently 26,000 mile on my ford f-250.
CategorySteering
DateDec 29, 2019
StateTX
Description
Vehicle will violently wobble from small road bumps at speeds above 55mph
CategorySteering
DateDec 29, 2019
StateOH
Description
At around 20,000 miles driving down the highway I hit a bump doing about 70 mh and my steering wheel started shaking uncontrollably. Had to slow down to about 35 mph to get it to stop. Took it to my local dealership and they said the steering dampner was bad. They replaced it. Fixed the problem for about 12000 miles, now at around 30,000 miles it ha started again. Took it back to the dealer and they did an alignment on it and it still has the same problem
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 29, 2019
StateNM
Description
Death wobble when you hit a bump at 45 mph + going to get someone killed new truck happens all the time dealer does nothing
CategorySteering
DateDec 28, 2019
StateVA
Description
Truck will randomly begin to violently shake and become hard to control the steering wheel when driving, typically at speeds over 50mph. This has happened three times within the last two weeks.
CategorySteering
DateDec 28, 2019
StateAR
Description
On saturday, december 28, I was traveling at 75 mph on I-555 southbound at the bay overpass. As the vehicle was driven upon the overpass, the steering wheel jerked left and right violently until I quickly slowed to about 30 mph. It was only then I was able to safely regain control of the truck. My wife was present and witnessed how difficult it was for me to hold the truck on the roadway. The local ford dealer repaired this identical problem in november 2018 and again in december 2019. Since receiving the truck after the second repair, there has been notable, but lesser, steering wheel movement when encountering uneven pavement.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 27, 2019
StateAZ
Description
I was coming back from flagstaff arizona to phoenix at highway speed (75) mph and had a high speed wobble. (death wobble). I had to slow down to 50 mph to stop the wobble. This was very unsafe as the traffic behind me had no idea why I had to hit my brakes so hard. I was the slowest vehicle on the freeway yesterday after that. I have researched the problem on the net and it is a very common problem. I will contact the dealer next.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 26, 2019
StateVA
Description
The vehicle will begin to shake uncontrollably while driving at highway speeds when I drive over a bump, bridge grove, or any other irregularity in the road. When this is experienced I have to brake immediately to get the speed down to gain control of the vehicle. Controlling the vehicle is scary enough, add in congested traffic while doing this and its's a nightmare each time, which is every time I'm on highways.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 26, 2019
StateKS
Description
Traveling at 75 mph on ks turnpike while crossing a bridge hit a small bump that is the bridge joint and my ford f-250 supper duty truck began a violent shake in the front end causing me to almost loose control. Pulled to the side of the road and inspected vehicle but found no flat or damage. Continued at minimum highway speed with no problems. While traveling at 55 mph and crossing railroad tracks crossing the road incident happened again but not as severe. Attempted to schedule a repair with rusty eck ford, who transferred my call twice and ended up with the voicemail of the maintenance manager. Left name, number and information of issue. No return call as of december 26th.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 26, 2019
StateFL
Description
I have a 2017 f250 4x4 which has 30,000 miles on it now and is still covered under the factory 3yr/3600 miles and on 9 different occasions while driving over 55mph my truck has began to shake the front end causing loss of control seems to be mostly after hitting a bump in the road or even a when the pavement was uneven each time that this has happened I have been unable to stop the shaking until the truck was below 30mph and last time I was on a 2 lane undivided road the shake caused me to loose control and cross over the center line of the road into the path of on coming traffic, luckily the car coming the other way saw the problem and drove off the road to avoid a head on accident, after the first time it happened I contacted the ford dealer and set up a time to drop it off for service service only to be told that there was a ford motor company tsb 19-2274 and that this has been going on for several years and before this ford also had a tsb 18-2268 then I also found out that before I bought this truck 60 days ago it was in the ford dealer for the same problem and had parts installed that didn't fix it. I have only drove this truck about 1000miles since I have bought it along with my self having this problem when searching the internet I found out that there are hundreds of truck owners having the same problems and that why there has been 2 different tsb issued for this problem most are complaining that after the repair it still does the violent wheel shake or as ford calls it sustained steering wheel oscillation above 45mph. And worst is the parts noted in the tsb is on extended back order and ford gave back the truck and said drive it and we will contact it when the part comes in this is very unsafe the public refers to this as the death wobble and that is truly what it is, my friend has a brand new 2019 with 4k miles on it that he bought new and it also does it.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 26, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Experienced "death wobble" 5 times now in this truck. While traveling at highway speed 70 mph plus and hitting small pot hole, expansion joint at bridge or just uneven road surface truck will start to violently shake uncontrollably. It takes a rigid grip with both hands to try and control vehicle and stops shaking only after reducing speed to 30 mph or below. This truck has actually caused me to have lower back pain and wrists on both hands hurting for days after an occurrence. The problem started at 12961 miles at which time ford replaced the steering damper hc3z-3e651-f. The problem reoccurred at 26238 miles and sits at a ford dealership now as they said no parts are avalible to fix.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 26, 2019
StateDE
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving various highway speeds over a bumpy patch in the road, the front end of the vehicle shook and vibrated violently. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. Preston ford (4309 preston rd, hurlock, md) was notified and stated that the vehicle experienced the "death wobble". The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 25, 2019
StateIN
Description
My truck is currently at 21000 miles. I've experienced the 'death wobble' 4-5 times in the past but on a recent trip of only 250 miles, it occurred at least 10 times. Travel speed was between 60-70mph. Usually happened on county roads that aren't perfectly smooth, but even on fresh asphalt.... One little bump can cause problems. I believe it has something to do with the steering and suspension linkage, vehicle weight or wheel alignment (probably all of the above).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 24, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-150 and wanted to file the following complaint in thier own words; I bought a 2017 ford f-250 from blue bonnet ford in new braunfels texas. I have taken the vehicle to the dealership for regularly scheduled maintenance on time, every time. On 12/21/2019 I took the vehicle to the dealership for scheduled maintenance ahead of a trip to colorado. At that time the vehicle had approximately 34,500 miles on it. I asked them rotate and balance the tires. I know they checked the air pressure because I watched them do it. The service was completed and I departed. On my way to colorado, I was traveling at 75 (the posted speed limit) with the cruise set. I drove over an expansion seam on a bridge and the truck's front end began to shake and bounce so violently I could not control the vehicle. I had to quickly slow down to about 45 to get it under control. I continue on my way and the same thing happened two more times. When I arrived at my destination I began to research the problem. I found that it's a known problem to ford with this model truck, known as the death wobble. I want to go on record with nthsa and ford to make you aware of this issue with my truck. I will take the vehicle to the dealership upon my return.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 24, 2019
StateLA
Description
Problem with the vehicle shaking violently on the highway sometimes at speed of 70mph. Dealer claimed it was my tires. I complained about the issue with 26k miles on truck and after the third complaint they changed stabilizer bar and bushings, but did not fix the issue. Date below is the most recent date (aka death wabble)
CategorySuspension
DateDec 23, 2019
StateNC
Description
At 65 mph if the truck hits a bump in the road the front end goes into a death wobble and control of the vehicle cannot be restored until speeds are below 30 mph.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 23, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving at highway speeds, the vehicle suddenly and randomly shook and wobbled violently. After depressing the brake pedal and reducing speed, the failure ceased. The vehicle was taken to tex star ford (2975 west washington st, stephenville, tx), but wa not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 22, 2019
StateCA
Description
While driving my truck down the highway it shakes violently when hitting bumps or transitions. This death wobble is unsafe, when the death wobble starts I cannot maintain my lane of travel, steer, or brake. This vehicle is unsafe for my family as well as the other motorists driving next to us. Ford acknowledged that my truck has this issue. They state they made a new part to help correct it but it is 6-8 weeks on back order. Ford stated it is a known issue and they have a bulletin to try to correct it. If this is a know issue why wasn't I ever notified of a recall? I do not have confidence that the new part that will instal will correct this issue. I am fearful to have to let my family drive in this truck again in the future. My truck is currently sitting at the dealer until they can get parts to try and fix it. I have video proof of the shaking (death wobble) while driving down the highway
CategorySteering
DateDec 22, 2019
StateTN
Description
I was hauling my camper with family around 65 miles an hour truck hit small rough part off road went into uncontrollable death wobble until truck slowed to around 10 miles an hour I will not tow my camper or boat and will not let my family in my truck!! Only driving truck at slow speeds in the city. Ford people need help. Truck is a 2017 ford xlt 4 wheel drive
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 22, 2019
StateDE
Description
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.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 22, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was driving 70 mph on a major freeway on 12/17/19 and experienced the "death wobble." the only way to stop the truck from shaking was to lower my speeds to about 25mph on a major freeway!!! . A couple days later again... Driving at 70 mph and it started shaking tremendously. I had my daughter with me and it scared her so much. 3rd time today 12/22 with my wife and kids driving at 60mph and experienced the death wobble.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 21, 2019
StateKY
Description
When driving at 60 mph or more & hitting a pot hole or ruff bridge embankment the steering wheel starts shaking violently & whole truck shakes. Only way to stop it after it starts is to slow down to around 30-40 mph. Has occurred 10-12 times in last 6 months.
CategorySteering
DateDec 21, 2019
StateOK
Description
Violent wobbling at high speed to the point of losing control.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateDec 21, 2019
StateCT
Description
At steady speeds of 45 mph and over the front end of the truck will violently shake after travelling over a pothole, or expansion joint, or other imperfection in the pavement surface. Ford is aware of this. This condition has come to be known as death wobble. The steering wheel will shake in my hands and becomes very anxiety provoking and eliminates my confidence that I can control the truck. The only cure once this condition starts is to slow down to the point that the steering wheel shake smooths out. I bought this truck new, and this condition has existed since day one. Ford claims there is no fix. This is unacceptable in any vehicle at any price.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 20, 2019
StateAZ
Description
In november 2018 while driving on the freeway my vehicle went into a violent shimmy situation commonly called the death shake. It was a scary and dangerous situation. I had to brake hard to a complete stop to gain control of my vehicle. I took the vehicle to the ford deaker for repairs. The mileage was 21078. The dealer checked it and replaced the steering dampener. On december 11, 2019 I was towing a 37 foot travel trailer. I was going down a 6% winding downhill grade at about 60 mph when my truck suddenly went into a very violent death shake. I braked hard and my vehicle was bouncing and crossed both lanes headet towoard the mountain side. I was trying hard as I could to keep it in the right lane but had little control. I finally came to a complete stop blocking the entire freeway at about a 30 degree angle. Many vehicles had to take evasive action to avoid a crash. Fortunately there was not a semi behind me as this would have been a disaster. I am amazed no one crashed or was injured. I limped my vehicle down the hill with the trailer brakes and down shifting the transmission. It went into the violent front ebd shake three more times. I took the truck straight to the dealership for repairs. They had it for two days and said they need to replace the steering dampener again with a upgraded version. The problem is the new dampener is on a 6 week national backorder. The vehicle now sits in my driveway as it is unsafe to drive. I now do not have a transpoetation vehicle tobdrive a week later. Ford is trying to provide a loaner. They have so far been unable to do so. They said they normaly only provide a loaner for 10 days.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 20, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that after 22,000 miles, the vehicle experienced the "death wobble" on the highway. While driving 65 mph or more, the entire front end of the vehicle shook. The contact slowly released the accelerator pedal and pulled off the road. The contact continued driving without issue for the remainder of the trip. The vehicle was taken to athens ford (4260 atlanta hwy, athens, ga 30606, (706) 521-0778) where they replaced a trackbar. The failure recurred multiple times after three to six months. The vehicle was taken back to the same dealer and they replaced the trackbar ball joints. The failure recurred after another four months. The dealer diagnosed that the steering damper needed to be replaced after running specs on all parts of the front end of the vehicle. The most recent death wobbly failure occurred during a 500 mile trip. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to another dealer or trade in the vehicle. The failure mileage was 30,000.
CategoryPower Train, Steering
DateDec 19, 2019
StateID
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving various speeds over a bump in the road, the steering wheel and the entire front end shook without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to salmon river motors (208-756-4211, located at 1051 s challis st, salmon, id 83467) where the stabilizer was replaced. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken to woody smith ford (888-876-7438, located at 535 s yellowstone hwy, rexburg, id 83440) where the drag link was replaced. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they were aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.
CategorySteering
DateDec 19, 2019
StateWA
Description
I just bought my new 2017 f250 with 28000 miles last year and at any speed above 35mph or greater... If I hit a bump or any bad pavement my steering wheel start violently shaking side to side almost made me crash a couple times this is very dangerous for the safety of my children and other people ford needs to recall the parts that make this issue happen in the first place this is completely out of line for a new truck to almost kill you and your family please fix this issue before someone dies
CategorySteering
DateDec 18, 2019
StateMO
Description
I purchased this truck new. At 7700 miles I had a severe shaking (known as death wobble)in the steering wheel after hitting minor bump in 4 lane highway. The truck was completely in its own control because you can't turn the steering wheel all you can do is apply brakes and go whoever it goes. On this occasion I had my family in truck. Took truck to ford dealership they replaced bushings in front end and told me they never had seen anything like this before. I now have 16,000 miles on truck and I hit a expansion joint in bridge saturday night with my family in truck and the truck did this death wobble again. Took it to ford dealership and they said everything was fine in front end and ford only wants to put steering stabilizer shock on truck. I personally think this is a bandaid to get this truck past warranty and out of there hands like so many others. By the way the part is 8 weeks on back order so truck will have to be driven till then like this.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 18, 2019
StateIL
Description
Front wheels violently wobble when crossing road deviations like potholes ,bridge joints and angled rr crossings . Originally it started at highway speeds but has been happening at city street speeds more and more.
CategoryService Brakes, Suspension
DateDec 17, 2019
StateNM
Description
Vehicle will randomly start vibrating and becomes uncontrollable/ unsteerable. Front wheels oscillate/ vibrate to the point where the vehicle is undrivable. Ford has had the vehicle for over 2+ months and cannot fix the issue.
CategorySteering
DateDec 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
On 12/16/2019 while traveling 75 mph on I-44 east and west bound between burkburnett tx and oklahoma city. My ford f-250 began violently shaking after hitting some rough road. It did not stop until I reduced my speed to 20 mph. It was freezing weather conditions with dry roads. It did this 6 more times until I was able to get my vehicle back home. Upon learning this is a problem know as a 'death rattle' with this type of vehicle steering, I was wondering why this is not a recalled issue..
CategorySteering
DateDec 17, 2019
StateKY
Description
Major wobble on the front end. Very dangerous.. Totally shakes the entire truck. My truck just turned 20,00 miles. I'm scared to drive my truck on the highway. Over 55 miles an hour extremely dangerous and shakes when you hit any kind of bump.
CategorySteering
DateDec 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
While driving home from work running approx 75mph I hit a rough patch in the road after hitting the patch my steering wheel began to shake violently. It felt like the front end was coming out from under the truck. It's almost as the truck started getting a very bad wobble. I was able to regain control of the vehicle once slowing down to around 30mph. I've heard of the term what people call the death wobble. Once I hit that patch it felt like the truck was going to shake apart.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 17, 2019
StateWI
Description
The truck hit a small bump in the road while driving around 45 mph and then started shaking uncontrollably. Felt almost like the tire fell off. Was very hard to keep on the road. After slowing down the shaking stopped. Very scary situation to be in. Took truck to ford service and was told this was the "death wobble" that many f250's experience. Parts were replaced per fords technical bulletin, but from our understanding this problem may re-occur. Very dangerous to drive. Would like to see a more permanent assured fix.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 17, 2019
StateCO
Description
Door lactches freeze shut. Door hard to open, and once open will not latch shut.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 16, 2019
StateOK
Description
Have had a wobble in the front wheels when hitting minor pothole two to three times in front wheels when doing 70mph in the two years since purchase. Had to slow down for it to correct. In last three weeks, have had six instance per week when doing 70mph. Since tire rotation last week, cannot go over 60mph without the wobble, must slow down to 50-55 to recover.
CategorySteering
DateDec 16, 2019
StateIL
Description
Death wobble occurred at 75mph had to slow to about 15 mph to control vehicle has happened 3 times on a 800 mile trip in heavy holiday traffic current miles 24,900 vehicle currently at dealer for updated steering stabalizer
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 16, 2019
StateOH
Description
Experienced death wobble on the highway at 70mph, almost crashed due to violent steering shake and loss of control. Had to slam on brakes as I was crossing lanes and ended up on the side of the highway.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 16, 2019
StateTX
Description
My ford f250 , at about 20k miles started death wobble when driving above 65mph and hitting a series of bumps in the road or coming onto or off of a bridge. The truck will start a violent front end shake and will not stop until you slow down below 35 mph. I had the truck repaired under warranty at 28k miles. At that time ford was pretty nonchalant about it when I inquired. Once it was fixed, the front end never felt the same as it did new. The problem eventually returned. I am having the same problem again at 57k miles. I took it back to my dealership and was told it needs parts that are on backorder and they would call me when the parts were available. I drive 50 miles to work every day and the truck does this at least 3-4 times per week. If you google ford f250 death wobble you will see this is a big problem that ford is ignoring. This needs immediate action before someone gets injured or worse.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 15, 2019
StateMT
Description
crashno fireno injuries0 deaths0 while driving between 65 and 75 mph I hit a rough crossing a freeway bridge. Front left tire. The steering wheel started to vibrate violently almost losing control. Slowed down to 25 mph to stop steering wheel shaking. This is probably the 3rd time happening. 2017 ford f250. 4x4. Must have read 50-60 incidents on internet . Even had a name. "shake of death".
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 15, 2019
StateSC
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 14, 2019
StateME
Description
This problem started at 17,000 miles, hitting a bump at highway speeds of 55-70 mph,experienced violet shaking of steering wheel, the truck has 42,000 miles on it now with no resolve to the problem. Has been back to the dealer at least 4 times and still has the problem, I have been lucky that I was able to keep truck on highway without causing an accident.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 14, 2019
StateFL
Description
2017 ford f-250 stx fx4. Every time I hit a sharp bump or bridge section the front end of the truck shakes violently at highway speeds and have to slow down to 30mph before it settles. On the highway! In traffic!. This happened to me 30+ times coming from a jobsite in the chicago area. I live in florida. I've been reading up on this and it appears to be the death wobble. 100's of people are having this problem with the super duty trucks that ford is producing. When will it stop? Will it take a death to recitify this issue? I don't even want to drive the truck anymore. From what I've read, owners have taken the trucks into the ford dealers, getting them fixed and still having the issue several thousand miles down the road. And these trucks are not cheap. Averaging -80k. Please help before someone gets hurt or loses a life.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 14, 2019
StateWI
Description
It's apparently called the death wobble, you are driving at freeway speeds hit a pothole, bump on bridge overpass, ect. Wheels start shaking violently, steering wheel shakes back and forth violently. It's very hard to keep control of the truck. Very scary and dangerous. I had my dealership work on the problem after the first time I noticed it probably about 19 months ago. Didn't have trouble for awhile. Recently coming home after thanksgivinig it occurred 3 times on the 2 hour ride home. Called my dealership, they're aware of the problem with these models. Them supposeded part fix is back ordered and has been for awhile. My truck was new from the factory, ,000 truck , all stock , I sure hope ford is made to fix these right. I try to avoid driving vehicle on freeway, can't let my girls drive it. Was't aware it was such a wide spread problem till I googled it on the internet. There is thousands of complaints on there . This needs to be fixed asap or people are going to get killed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 14, 2019
StateOH
Description
Death wobble was experienced in january of 2019. Truck was taken to ford, and per there invoice, tsb 18-2268 was performed to fix problem. On december 12 of 2019 truck experienced the exact same issue that was previously "fixed". Both times this happened, I was driving on the highway and the truck involuntarily went out of my driving lane and made truck unable to control until speeds reached around 35 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 13, 2019
StateFL
Description
At random times while traveling at highway speeds over 50mph and hitting a road bump or expansion joint in a bridge transition. The vehicle will start to violently and uncontrollably shake until speed is dropped to about 30 mph. I have taken it into the dealership and they changed the steering linkage dampener and sent me on my way. It subsequently happened again under the same circumstances as before I took it back to the dealership and they say nothing is wrong but it needs an alignment which I need to pay for. This is not a fix as the alignment out would be a constant issue and since they changed the part the alignment should be part of the process. They did not know about or follow tsb 18-2268. This is a huge safety issue and could cause injuries or even death due to accident when this happens. I am getting ptsd from dealing with this
CategorySuspension
DateDec 13, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While attempting to accelerate to merge onto a highway at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact had to slow down to approximately 30 mph in order for the shaking to stop. The vehicle was previously taken to rockwall ford (990 e interstate 30, rockwall, tx 75087) for the same failure and they replaced the steering stabilizer shock in february of 2019. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer for the recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 13, 2019
StateVA
Description
Catastrophic front end suspension failure again. Death wobble every 13k miles. Ford have attempted to fix this 3 times. Just hit 48 k and death wobble is back for the 4th time. Why has there been no recall on such a serious defect? When death wobble happened this time at 65 mph, I could not keep the truck in my lane due to a curve in the road. I forced another car onto the hard shoulder. Luckily, they had a hard shoulder to go in. Traffic behind me had to unexpectedly jam on their brakes as I had to slow to 25mph. This is a serious issue that the government must get involved with. I offer my truck to anybody working in nhtsa to test for themselves to experience how terrifying this is. (please don't take your children with you). Get ford to fix this now. Please do something immediately. Just read all the complaints.
CategorySteering
DateDec 12, 2019
StateIL
Description
It has happened several times and continues to be a problem. My 2017 ford f250 while going down the road will go into the death wobble. Steering wheel shakes uncontrollably and have to take foot off of gas pedal until it slows down enough to regain conrol. The worst at interstate speeds. It is a danger to my passengers, myself and other vehicles that are around me. Have had it to the dealer numerous times with different repair attempts.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 12, 2019
StateCA
Description
While driving about 65 miles an hour the steering wheel started to vibrate violently almost losing control. I pulled over and inspected tires and rims thinking one of the front tires was about to come off. Everything looked normal. Scared the crap out of me! I had the tires rotated at 15k and had the shop inspect everything and found nothing. Internet is calling this the "death wobble". Ford going to inspect and poss replace steering stabilizer. This has happened before but not as severe. Thought it was road vibration. Now I know better. This is a serious issue that needs attention before someone is killed! Then there is the issue of increased front end wear. Reports say ford is not covering damage, says its the buyer's lack of maintenance. This is a truck with under 15k miles and is having problems. Please investigate.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 12, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Front end steering begins to shimmy violently when a irregular bump or pothole or other road irregularity strikes one of the front tires at a speed of 45 mph or greater. Shimmy will not abate until brakes are applied to reduce speed below 35mph. The truck has less than 32k miles and is still under warranty. Ford dealer has no parts in stock to fix and has had the steering damper on back order for more than a month. This week in a rain/hail storm, the shimmy cause a lane deviation before speed could be reduced. No accident occurred but situation needs to be corrected asap. Local dealer san tan ford in gilbert az not very good at replying with updates when called weekly. Very frustrating. I'm wondering if the backlog of steering dampers is due to wide speed failures like mine that have depleted supplies globally. [xxx] [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 11, 2019
StateTX
Description
Vehicle enters into "death wobble" when hitting uneven pavement at speeds above 50mph. The only way to stop the wobble, even if the pavement is smooth, is to slow down below 30mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 11, 2019
StateOK
Description
While traveling on the expressway at 65 mph I passed over a rough piece of asphalt and the truck started to shimmy then immediately severely shake and shudder. I immediately braked and tried to steer to the shoulder steering was almost impossible. The shaking continued till the truck stopped. This was extremely frightening and uncontrollable. This is the third time this has happened but by far the worst. All 3 times the truck was driving normally at 60 or 65 mph till it hit a minor bump or rough patch of road.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 11, 2019
StateMT
Description
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!
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 11, 2019
StateNH
Description
Have an on going problem, right rear door when below freezing will not latch. Has been to the dealership 3 times in the last 3 weeks for updates, repairs, etc. This is a safety issue as I have two young ins that ride back there. Ford need to come up with actual solution and not just pour ethonal/windsheild washer on components for a bandaid fix. I do have documentation for the visits to dealer.
CategorySteering
DateDec 10, 2019
StateAL
Description
Traveling at around 70mph on I 65 south in alabama at 341 mile marker when a gap in the road caused my vehicle to begin to vibrate badly to the point I almost lost control. I slowed to about 40 mph and it stopped. I accelerated back to 70mph and less than a mile later hit a bump and it started the same vibration again. It did this one more time again before I exited at the 334 exit. It is very a very scary event. I am afraid to keep driving this vehicle. I took it to a front end shop and they found nothing wrong but had heard complaints of this happening with this vehicle. I took it to the ford dealer and they indicated there was a tech bulletin to cover this but since my truck has 46k miles it was not covered.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StateIN
Description
At highway speeds hitting bridge expansion joints or rough roads create death wobble of the front wheels and the steering wheel shakes violently loss of control dealer has truck for repairs has done this since new progressively got worse very dangerous must apply brakes immediately to regain control
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StateMT
Description
At 22000 miles my 2017 f250 fx4 all stock has had death wobble 5 times at highway speeds. Bringing to dealer next week.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Experiencing death wobble in front suspension of truck when hitting any bumps, grooves etc in highway travel at speeds of 65 to 75 miles per hour. Have to slam on brakes to stop extreme wobble in front end. Took truck to dealer for repairs 2 times and they discount issue and will not cover repairs. This issue has happened three times while on freeway 11/16/19, 11/28/19 and 12/6/19
CategorySuspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving approximately 65 mph over a bridge, the front end of the vehicle vibrated violently. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact slowed down and pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road. The contact stated that the failure occurred twice the previous week. The contact scheduled an appointment with salem ford (60 s broadway , salem, nh 03079) for december 9, 2019 to have the vehicle diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 08, 2019
StateOH
Description
Traveling down interstate 10 in az. Encountered uneven road. Traveling at 65 mph pulling a 30' airstream classic trailer. The truck went into a violent shaking in the steering. I could hardly hold on to the steering wheel. I appiled the brake as trucks were swerving to get around me at 75 mph. I had my wife put on the emergency flashers as I could not let go of the wheel. I could not steer or move to the right of the road. Truck was literally "hopping" as I tried to slow without getting hit from behind. Shaking finally subsided when my truck reached 20 mph. I literally was close to stopped on a 75 mph roadway! I increased mt speed again to about 50 mph and the shaking started again. I had to almost stop again. My wife and I were visibly shaking. We could have been killed. We pulled off on the next exit and called a ford dealer. Ford dealer replaced front stabilizer shock. Ford is back-ordered on their shock for months. Wonder why? We replaced it with a third party shock. The suspension was checked and the dealer said it should be fine. Two days latter we experienced the shaking again! We are now stuck in palm springs waiting for a dealer to open on monday. I called ford corporate and they said they did not have a recall on this. They said they will call the dealer and me on monday to get their truck division involved. I cannot drive this truck pulling a trailer with this issue. This is a very dangerous problem. I fear driving this in the mountain with roads that curve. When this shaking occurs, you cannot do anything but go straight.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 08, 2019
StateVA
Description
Started getting wobble/oscillation in steering at highway speeds when hitting rough road conditions or bridge joints that requires quick braking to below 25mph to get back under control. First stabilizer was replaced and alignment performed with results lasting about a year, then it came back, this time drag link replaced and re-aligned, still has issue to some extent when crossing bridge joints on highway.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 08, 2019
StateAZ
Description
The truck will go into a violent shake when hitting a bump at speeds of 60-75 mph. The violent shake in the front suspension will not go away until I slow down to 35 mph. It has happened several times and is very dangerous. I am scared to drive the truck anymore. This is the death wobble many have talked about. My truck is all stock and this started happening at about 15000 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 07, 2019
StateID
Description
I was driving my f250 on the freeway and after hitting a couple bumps it started doing the death wobble as its called. Its a known problem ford has tsb but they don't take this condition seriously as I scheduled an appt with the dealer ship within days and was told the parts are all backordered to repair it and they don't know the date they can get them.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 06, 2019
StateAZ
Description
When traveling at highway speeds and driving over a bump in the road, the truck begins to shake violently. Slowing the vehicle to approximately 45 mph tends to smooth it out. It was taken to the dealership and the replaced the steering dampener and rotated the tires, but the issue still exists and feels a bit worse and is occurring more frequently than before.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 06, 2019
StateMA
Description
The rear doors open on there own and will then not close. "fixed" once under warranty. Now a year later they again openning on there own and then are un able to be re-secured. This has happened on the road, highway, and in the driveway. Very concerned for my children who ride back there.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 06, 2019
StateAZ
Description
2 events-2 weeks apart I believe it is referred to as the death wobble. In both events, I hit a bump on the interstate at 70 miles an hour. The steering wheel started to shake violently and I could not steer the vehicle. All I could do was hit the brakes. At about 30 mph the shaking stopped and I could pull over to the side of the highway to look at the tire. I thought a tire had come off the truck. Truck has 38000 miles and is now out of warranty. Now faced with an expensive repair and to be honest I am now a little scared to drive the truck at freeway speeds. Definitely never going to pull my fifth wheel trailer again with this truck. Thanks for listening.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 04, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. The contact stated that the vehicle was supposed to have a 34-gallon fuel tank, but took less than 24 gallons of fuel. The contact called bill utter ford at 940-321-7400 (located at 4901 s interstate 35 e, denton, tx 76210) where it was determined that the vehicle was not covered by service bulletin number: 17-0046 (which addressed the possibility of a fuel tank replacement). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to nhtsa. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 37,000. *dt *dl
CategorySteering
DateDec 04, 2019
StatePA
Description
Vehicle has a really bad shake coming from the front end. Happens while in motion over 35 mph and gets worse as speed increases. Feels as if the operator is losing control of the vehicle or about to. It's a very unsettling feeling especially with young children in the vehicle. Has been to dealer 4-5 times , multiple parts have been replaced, tires rotated, tires even changed and they can't seem to give an exact explanation or correct the problem. I feel they no longer want to investigate the issue. It's caused an extreme amount of fear while driving on the freeway, and something needs to be done to correct this problem properly. I've only owned the truck about 9 months and it's spent over a month in the garage , started less than 1 week after purchase . Started approximately 25280 and still happening today. We have everything documented since date of purchase.
CategorySteering
DateDec 04, 2019
StateTX
Description
Front end steering begins a death wobble at speeds over 40 mph. If even the slightest bump in the road, city or highway, is driven over at these speeds it makes the steering wheel shake violently from side to side.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 04, 2019
StateAL
Description
Loss of control at speeds greater than 50 mph after running over a pothole or rough road surface. The front tires start to bounce or oscillate and steering becomes dangerously erratic. You have to immediately hit the brakes hard to lower the speed. Everything loose in the cabin can begins moving around and the steering wheel is hard to hold. If you are in heavy traffic at speeds of 60-70 mph there is very real danger of being hit from behind while trying to regain control of the vehicle. Descriptions online of ford f250 trucks call it the death-wobble.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 04, 2019
StateLA
Description
My front end shakes violently. This generally happens at highway speeds and I hit a bump. When this shaking takes place I must slow down to 45-55 mph for the shaking to stop. This shaking began with 32,000 miles on my truck and I have now brought it to the repair shop three times. It appears ford cannot solve this problem.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 04, 2019
StateKS
Description
While driving at 75 mph on the hwy the truck did a death wobble I had to slow to 25 mph to get it to stop. The truck only has 13500 miles on it I bought it new and have been the only one to drive it. I'm 45 yrs old and truck has never left the road it has been maintained to the max for ford to say people are not maintaining these trucks is why they are doing this is a complete lie. Please look into this before more people get killed. The dealers will tell you flat out they have a problem. Why won't ford fix them?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 03, 2019
StateMO
Description
When hitting small bumps at speeds of 35mph or more the truck shakes violently. It happened yesterday while driving at highway speeds and shook so severely I had to slow to 30 mph before it stopped. This is a very serious life threatening matter that needs to be fixed. Truck has 9000 miles on it and that's it. Been doing it since new, but this was the first time it was this severe. It almost caused an accident. Everything is stock on this 6. 2 liter f-250 super cab 4wheel drive. An inexperienced driver could easily have had a fatal accident if they didn't handle the situation correctly or if I was on a turn.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 03, 2019
StateCA
Description
On 11/30/19 while traveling on a highway at approximately 65 mph a bump in the road caused my vehicle and steering wheel to shake violently until the vehicle was slowed to approximately 20 mph. On 12/1/19 the same thing happened on two more occasions.
CategorySteering
DateDec 02, 2019
StateMT
Description
Ford death wobble front end shakes violently when diving over bump or imperfection of road surface at speeds as slow as 50 mph. Hard to regain control until speed is reduced to approx 25 mph. This is extremely dangerous and ford has ignored this problem . This has happened on surface roads and highways. The nhtsa needs to get ford to recall this someone will die sooner or later!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 02, 2019
StateSC
Description
Traveling at 60-65 mph on highway front end of truck began to shimmy violently ( death wobble). This happened after crossing a bridge joint in the road. Had to slow truck down to 20 mph to stop the shimmy. This could have ended badly if there was traffic behind me or in the on coming lane. Truck was barely controllable and took extreme effort to maintain control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 02, 2019
StateNM
Description
Have experienced "death wobble" on my 2017 superduty several times at highway speeds. As with all of the other complaints, the oscillation begins after hitting uneven pavement, and grows until you slow down. The ford truck owners that have posted similar complaints are begging ford (or nhtsa) to do something about this before someone gets seriously injured, or killed. When that happens, we will all be wondering why the complaints and information was provided, when nothing was going to be done to correct the issue (and to save lives).
CategorySuspension
DateDec 02, 2019
StateNE
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving at an unknown speed, the front end of the vehicle shook violently each time the vehicle drove over a bump in the road. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to anderson ford lincoln (2500 wildcat dr, lincoln, ne 68521, (402) 458-9800), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 01, 2019
StateFL
Description
At highway speeds, bumps in the road cause the steering to begin to wobble and make the vehicle uncontrollable, slowing down allows the driver to regain control. It has been called the death wobble be many people and appears to be a known issue. Problem started around 25000 miles. Continues to this day at 45000 miles, seems to be getting worse.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 01, 2019
StateCO
Description
At 20,000 miles I experienced the " death wobble" at 75 miles per hour on the highway. Hit the brakes hard to get slowed down and I regained control at 30 miles per hour.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 30, 2019
StateOH
Description
While driving on the highway at 70 mph, if both front wheels hit a bump at the same time, the truck begins to violently shake until the speed is reduced to around 40 mph. This first happened at about 2 years and 40,000 miles. The ford dealership replaced the steering damper and said that would fix the issue. A year later and at 53,000 miles, this began happening again while towing my travel trailer camper. It is about 8,000 lbs and 650 pounds on the hitch. The problem was far worse with the weight distributing hitch than without, however I did experience it twice in about 100 miles on a standard hitch.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 30, 2019
StateNH
Description
Doors do no stay closed. Had updates done on 11/25/19 second time on 11/27/19 door on right rear would not remain closed also drivers door did the same but was able to close after it warmed up . My 12 year old son and 15 year old daughter in the back. Is ford going to be held accountable for a permanent repair that works. In their customer satisfaction letter says it's a one time fix. First off it needs to be a fix.
CategorySteering
DateNov 29, 2019
StateMI
Description
Death wobble at 45 mph+ - completely stock truck going 45+ mph and hit a small bump or groove on a regular main road and the truck goes into a serious death wobble
CategorySuspension
DateNov 29, 2019
StateIL
Description
Vehicle was in motion at 70 mph on I-57 in illinois when vehicle started to shake violently (death wobble) had to reduce speed to 38 mph to gain control. It occurred 6 times on trip. On 9/20/19, at 12,692 miles, watseka, il. Ford dealer replaced steering dampener - tsb-19-2274 under warrantee. On 11/25/19, same problem reoccurred at 60 mph. @ 14,680 miles. Truck has had no modifications to steering, tires, wheels or suspension. Research indicates that ford motor co. Has known about this and affects vehicles as early as 2011 model year. The "death wobble" is most noticeable at bridge decks or road repairs.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 28, 2019
StateMA
Description
While on the highway at approx. 70mph I struck a bump and the front end began to oscillate uncontrollably. The vibration continued until speed was reduced below 40mph. This has occurred twice now. Ford replaced a stabilizer after the first occurrence but the problem has returned.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 28, 2019
StateNM
Description
During my vacation, my 2017 ford f250 with 24,000 miles began to experience the "death wobble" whenever I would cross a bridge expansion joint or other rough patches on the road at speeds over 60 mph. The front end oscillated so severely the truck was not controllable. It had to be slowed down to 35-40 mph to get it back under control. It became so severe, I quit driving it 1,700 miles from home and took it to a ford dealer in the area I was at. The problem is the steering stabilizer aka steering damper. Ford previously replaced it under warranty and then that part failed again. When this situation occurs, it is extremely dangerous as the vehicle cannot be controlled until it is slowed down considerably.
CategorySteering
DateNov 27, 2019
StateOH
Description
While driving on interstate highway at 65 mph, I hit a bridge transition bump and the steering wheel and front end of truck started shaking violently until I was able to get pulled over and slowed down.
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateNov 27, 2019
StateMS
Description
Driving truck on highway at about 73 mph. Steering wheel started shaking back and fourth badly, wobbling. Applied brakes and it settled down. It has done this several times. Also done at about 50 mph on newly asphalt highway. Apllied brakes and it settled down. I also had my tires balanced at two different tire shops that I deal with all the time. All this is drving straight on smooth asphault highway. Took to dealer and they said steering dampner (I think was the name) was bad. Replaced it and said they drove it and was ok. Truck had around 17,800 when it first did this. Truck still had a very very slight right to left shake. This was done on 9/20/2019, 18,257 miles. Did not have a "death wobble" again until 11/15/2019. It was horrible. On intersate fourty in arkansas driving on straight road about 78mph around 8:00 at night.. Did not feel any bump. Worse wobble I have had on my truck . The wobble did no stop until I got off interstate and stopped the truck. Scared me and my brother to death!!! Did not do it again on way home, this is about 350 miles. Still has little shake to steering wheel that I said earlier. I don't know what would have happened if this had been my wife or grand daughter. This is a very very vsry serious problem. I called my dealer when and he said bring it back and try not to drive it over 70mph. This should not have anything to do woth it. I have videos of some of this, but not the last time
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 27, 2019
StateLA
Description
Experiencing severe steering oscillation (death wobble) under normal highway operation with my factory stock 2017 ford f-250 4x4. Vehicle has been taken to my local ford dealership twice for this steering oscillation issue, under factory warranty, and the problem persists. The dealer now states they are unable to replicate the problem and stated a ford factory tech instructed them to increase the front tire pressure to 5 psi over what the door sticker indicates as the recommended psi. The dealer road force balanced the front tires and told me the vehicle could be picked up. I picked up the vehicle and experienced the steering oscillation again on the way home from the dealership. The death wobble normally occurs when the vehicle is traveling straight at speeds between 45 and 55 mph when the vehicle encounters bumps (expansion joints in the roadway) and/or roadway to bridge transitions. The vehicle shakes violently and the steering wheel oscillates rapidly. The vehicle returns to normal function when the speed is reduced to speeds under 30 mph.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 27, 2019
StateVA
Description
Interstate driving at 70mph hit small bump on bridge and truck steering front end started violently shaking, had to pull over and stop in order to stop the shaking 2017 f250 super duty 20k miles
CategorySuspension
DateNov 27, 2019
StateKS
Description
When traveling at highway speeds if I hit a bump my stearin wheel violently shakes back and forth. I have to reduce speeds to get the shaking to stop.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 26, 2019
StateMI
Description
2017 ford super-duty f-250 pick-up truck; violent shaking of front end while driving at various highway speeds. My vehicle began to shake violently on 2 separate occasions, for seemingly no reason, while driving at normal operating speeds. Rapid deceleration required immediately to regain control of vehicle. Both occurred while operating on paved roads ( freeway/expressway and 2 lane highway ) - no pot holes or bumps hit, that I am able to recall.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 26, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Several times my truck has gone into a severe shimmy while traveling at freeway speeds. The only way to get it to stop is to stand on the brakes and hope anyone behind me is alert. I have owned a 2009,and a 2013 f-250 and never had this problem with them.
CategorySteering
DateNov 26, 2019
StateCT
Description
Death wobble in steering wheel after hiting a pothole at highway speed 60 mph. Violent shake in steering wheel. Travel was in a straight position.
CategorySteering
DateNov 25, 2019
StateCA
Description
At 70mph vehicle hit a small elevation change in the roadway causing the vehicle go into what the dealership called a "death wobble". Steering wheel shook and it felt as if all wheels were bouncing in different directions. I was traveling straight on a highway at the time the "death wobble" started. I was able to slow and pull into the center divide.
CategorySteering
DateNov 25, 2019
StatePA
Description
When hitting a irregularity in the pavement, especially bridge approaches at 60-75 mph, at times the steering wheel will shake violently. I have a video of this.
CategorySteering
DateNov 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
When I hit a small bump in the road while traveling at highway speeds the pickup starts to shake real bad. The only way to stop the shake is to slow down to around 45 mph. It has happened 6 times before I could get to a repair shop. They replaced the steering stabalizer arm. After the repair it happened 2 times again in one day. Some of the times I was in the fast lane when it happened. In heavy traffic I was glad the other people driving around me was able to slow enough to keep from hitting me. From what I have read on the subject it is what has been termed the ford death wobble. I have 34,000 miles on the pickup. The first time it happened was about one week ago. The last two times it happened was on november 24, 2019. I called the ford service department this morning and they told me that they would have to get back to me. They needed to check to see if there was anything they could do to fix the problem.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was driving at 75 mph on interstate 10 heading to junction texas. There was an area of highway construction and as I was coming off of this construction there was some uneven road and bumps. My front left tire started to shake, the steering wjheel started to shake and it progressively got so bad that the entire truck was shaking. I had to gently apply the brakes but unable to steer appropriately we veered into the median of i10. I had both my 3 and 6 year old in the truck. Had there been a median wall or traffic this likely would have been a serious accident. This same scenario happened 2 more times on our trip both at bridge interfaces.
CategorySteering
DateNov 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
Death wobble at any speed above 45mph after going over expansion joint in the highway
CategorySuspension
DateNov 25, 2019
StateNC
Description
When driving on highway at 70 mph hit small bump and steering wheel vibrates out of my hand. Has happened several times. Have taken back to dealership but cant fix but charged me 350. 00
CategorySuspension
DateNov 25, 2019
StateMT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving above 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle shook severely and vibrated after driving over a bump in the road. The vehicle was taken to kalispell ford (2000 rose crossing, kalispell, mt) where the dampening shocks were replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
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.
CategorySteering, Structure:body
DateNov 24, 2019
StateGA
Description
Three cracks developed in the aluminum cab around three different doors all in similar areas (sharp 90 degree bends). Truck has 13. 5k miles on it and is only two years old. All cracks appeared after it experienced 'death wobble'. Guessing the violent shaking it experienced is the root cause for these cracks. Of course ford doesn't want to buy it back and will repair these cracks. No way to tell what other damage occurred behind any panels or welds. Death wobble in these trucks needs to be engineered out. Not only did it almost push us into a wall on the highway when it occurred but it induced cracks into the cab. Now I'm stuck with a k truck that my family is scared to ride in and I'm concerned structurally was compromised.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 24, 2019
StateOH
Description
Death wobble at speeds of 60-70. Uncontrollable tell vehicle is brought to a complete stop. Happens on highways. Hard to control truck. This is dangerous.
CategorySteering
DateNov 24, 2019
StateIL
Description
My truck has experienced the death wobble two times at normal highway speeds. It is a very scary feeling when it happens I have contacted ford and they seem to not care enough to issue a safety recall on this known issue that has a technical bulletin issued for this very problem. So I wrote a letter to the manger of customer relation hoping they would acknowledge this. My local ford dealer has fixed numerous trucks with this issue in the past year
CategorySteering
DateNov 24, 2019
StateNH
Description
I was driving approximately 70 mph and drove over a bridge expansion joint. The steering wheel and front end started to shake violently. I immediately let off the accelerator and held the steering wheel tightly. I did not attempt to steer the vehicle in fear of losing control. It was about 35 degrees fahrenheit with damp roads. This was the first time it happened. Several hours later I was driving over another bridge and experienced it again. My truck has 10,600 miles and the tires are in great shape.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 24, 2019
StateNJ
Description
2017 f250 when traveling at speed of 65 on major hwy the steering went into a death wobble where there was a slight imperfection in hwy very difficult to control.
CategorySteering
DateNov 22, 2019
StateTX
Description
My 2017 ford f-250 has been experiencing what is referred to as 'death wobble'. While traveling down highway my steering wheel shook uncontrollably and I almost went into oncoming traffic. Had to quickly stop on side of road. Took the truck to dealer and they replaced something but not sure what. After a short time, it is occurring again. This problem is very dangerous and appears to be widespread. Please help with this before people are killed. The dealer said they have a fix but it is on back order. I don't think it's a fix at all and simply a bandaid.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 22, 2019
StateME
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving approximately 70 mph over a bump in the road, the vehicle vibrated abnormally and became uncontrollable. When the brake pedal was depressed, the vibration became more pronounced. The vehicle was taken to portsmouth ford (400 spaulding turnpike, portsmouth, nh 03801, (603) 433-1221) where it was diagnosed that the vehicle experienced a phenomenon known as the "death wobble". The contact was informed that the steering dampener needed to be replaced; however, the part was on backorder. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,600.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 22, 2019
StateOH
Description
At approximately 40,000 miles this vehicle began exhibiting symptoms of "death wobble". At speeds above approximately 45mph, when the vehicle would strike a pothole or some other deviation in the road surface, it would begin shaking. The shaking would intensify until the vehicle would be slowed down to approximately 30mph. Because the vehicle was out of warranty the vehicle was taken to a trusted local mechanic february 14, 2019. This mechanic found that the steering dampener was so wore out that when put in his vise he could slide the ram up and down with no resistance. The death wobble was temporarily fixed after replacing the steering dampener. It began again approximately 2 months later. On september 17, 2019 the truck was taken to the dealer where it was purchased new, mark moats ford in defiance, oh. At this time the steering dampener was replaced a second time. It was told to me that this dampener was an upgraded component that would solve the death wobble issue. Within a short time, the vehicle began once again with a death wobble. This time it was taken to a third mechanic. This mechanic found a service bulletin that was meant to fix the death wobble. That service bulletin # is 18-2268: 4wd sustained steering wheel oscillation above 45 mph, veh built on or before 7/31/18). It should be noted that the dealership service department at mark moats ford never informed me of this service bulletin when the truck was there in september of 2019. On november 16, 2019 the death wobble occurred again. This is an extremely dangerous situation. When it occurs the truck can shake so violently that I've had problems controlling the vehicle and in one instance I could not see the road for several seconds because of the violence of the shaking. Quickly slowing at high speeds on busy roads to stop the death wobble is also highly dangerous
CategorySuspension
DateNov 22, 2019
StateID
Description
The 'death wobble'. Upon hitting bridge expansion joints above 60 the front end wobbles so volatility that I come close to losing control. I cannot safely drive this vehicle now. I'm paying over 0 a month to own a vehicle I cannot drive.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 21, 2019
StatePA
Description
At speeds above 55 mph when you hit a bump or pot hole or just about anything the wheels on the truck begin to violently shake. It feels like the lug nuts are loose and the tires are going to fly off. The only way to get it to stop shaking is to slow down to 30 mph or less. Sometimes you need to come to almost a complete stop. This is extremely dangerous on busy highways or in the rain or snow.
CategoryElectrical System:12v/24v/48v Battery:cables
DateNov 20, 2019
StateCA
Description
Battery cables have excessive corrosion. Batteries are leaking acid from top of battery
CategorySteering
DateNov 20, 2019
StateKS
Description
While driving at highway speeds 65mph plus, when truck encounters bump in road or irregularity at bridge crossing, it causes steering to violently oscillate (death wobble) which forces reduction in speed to around 40 mph before oscillation subsides.
CategorySteering
DateNov 20, 2019
StatePA
Description
In motion on highway, truck has experienced "death wobble" on (2) separate occasions
CategorySteering
DateNov 20, 2019
StateWI
Description
I'm on my 3rd steering damper to fix the "death wobble" problem. I'm sure you are well aware of this problem. This needs to get fixed permanently! Someone is going to get killed from this problem. Technical service bulletin (tsb) #18- 2268
CategorySteering
DateNov 20, 2019
StateAR
Description
At 60 mph on level paved roads and on a straight stretch of roadway, steering wheel is impossible to control when running over uneven roadway due to left to right to left abrupt movement. At 55 mph, the steering wheel is manageable, but still jerks left and right rapidly. This same issue happened 11-2017 with about 8600 miles on the truck. It was repaired by glen sain ford of paragould.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 20, 2019
StateME
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving approximately 70 mph, the front end of the vehicle suddenly began to shake and vibrate violently. The failure occurred after driving over a bump in the road when crossing onto a bridge. The cause of the failure was not determined. Portsmouth ford (400 spaulding tpke, portsmouth, nh 03801) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 20, 2019
StateKS
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle shook violently over bumps in the road. The failure recurred several times without warning. The vehicle was taken to merle kelly ford (620-431-0100, located at 3501 s santa fe ave, chanute, ks 66720) where unknown parts were replaced. The technician stated that the failure was a known issue. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle was not completely repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 30,500. The vin was unknown.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 19, 2019
StatePA
Description
Death wobble. First time at about 70 mph with 5,000 miles on the truck. Almost got side swiped by a semi on the highway trying to get slowed down. New dampener from dealer. Second time at about 65mph with 13,000 miles. New dampener from dealer. 3rd time at 22,000. New dampener. Now I'm at 24,000 and it's doing it again. Truck is 100% stock. These are the major times it has happened, I can hit bumps on back roads and it'll vibrate right off the road at 45 mph. I'm scared to even let my wife drive the truck or have the kids in it going down the highway. ,000 death trap.
CategorySteering
DateNov 19, 2019
StateME
Description
The truck goes into a 'death wobble' at highway speeds. This has occurred repeatedly starting at only 7500 miles. Some front end components were replaced by the dealership at that time (steering stabilizer and tie rod ends). Now with 13,800 miles, the truck again goes into a 'death wobble' or a severe front-end oscillation on some road conditions (expansion joints/rough areas). It shakes violently and is difficult to control. It occurs empty or with several hundred pounds in the bed. It seems like a very serious safety issue and has been on-going since the truck was nearly new. Still with very low mileage, it continues to be a problem. Back to the dealership tomorrow though I'm not sensing that there are any real remedies to this problem. I've owned many solid front axle 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks. This is the only one that is almost un-driveable on certain highway conditions.
CategorySteering
DateNov 18, 2019
StateTN
Description
While accelerating into traffic on I-40 left front wheel hit small pothole and steering wheel and truck shook violently. Traffic was fairly lite and other drivers saw what was happening and let me get off hwy. Thought I had blow out or lost tire. Looked truck over nothing wrong. Continue on to destination at no more then 72mph. Had around 1000 lbs in bed of truck, unloaded. Next day headed home at 74 mph hit bridge connection and violent shaking occurred again, had to slow on interstate to 40 to stop shaking. Dropped speed to 70 mph and hit patch of rough road and shaking happened again. Continued home off interstate, did not occur again but speed was never over 60 mph. Waiting for dealer appointment.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 18, 2019
StateKY
Description
Around 20,000 miles I experienced isolated incidents of violent front end shaking after hitting a rough portion of highway while traveling 70 mph. Recently around 65,000 miles the truck has experienced this same issue more frequently. The steering becomes uncontrollable and I have to apply the brakes quickly to avoid losing complete control of the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateNov 18, 2019
StateOK
Description
2017 ford f-250 king ranch diesel started experiencing the "death wobble" violently shaking on the highway pulling the truck into on-coming traffic lane. There was nothing out of the ordinary that day. I was just driving on a straight-a-way highway, no weather conditions, no trailer, no load, etc.. Truck has 32,000 miles on it and is under the original warranty. However, ford has a national backlog of parts to fix the problem and the truck is not "road worthy" and remains at the ford dealership awaiting repair. Ford does not have a date for when replacement parts will be available. This is a very serious safety issue. People do not expect their vehicle to begin violently shaking at high speeds and causing the steering to not be responsive to the situation! I am afraid of this vehicle! Please take action against ford to recall and correctly fix this problem. I was lucky to not have been in a head-on collision!
CategorySteering
DateNov 18, 2019
StateCT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 60 mph, the steering wheel started to shake violently. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was driven to bob thomas ford (2215 dixwell ave, hamden, ct 06514, (203) 281-7500), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.
CategorySteering
DateNov 18, 2019
StateOR
Description
When driving 55 mph, the pickup shakes so bad it's hard to keep it on the road
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
While driving (even at highway speeds) when hitting a bump or bridge link the vehicle begins violently shaking on the front end. I would have to hold to steering wheel tight and slow down to almost a complete stop before it corrects itself. We have read on an online forum to reference tsb #18-2268 when speaking to the dealership but it is apparently an issue with 2017-2019 ford f-250s. Attached is a work order I found online from someone with the same issue.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 18, 2019
StateID
Description
In 2017 I purchased a new f-250 super duty pick-up from lithia ford, boise, idaho. Unfortunately I have experienced the unexpected opening of my tail gate numerous times while turning street corners, in motion, on boise, idaho, city streets, while pulling my rv, and at random times. It has resulted in damaging my rv propane tanks, and resulted in two permanent dents at the top of my tail gate. The last incident occurred november 15, 2019 when turning a street corner, my tail gate fell open, and my new (never shot . 17 cal rifle (in a hard black plastic case)) rifle fell out, and was never recovered. I filed a police report with the garden city police department #2019-02600. I even had one incident where the tail gate fell open, while stationary in my drive way. I initially thought that I had caused the incidents, inadvertently while carrying my remote key in my pocket, but since reading the "http://www. Tfltruck. Com report/2018/10/2017-ford-super-duty-powered-tailgate-may-open-by-itself-owners-report/", I believe that it may be a wiring harness problem, which ford has identified as a possible problem.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving approximately 70 mph over a bump in the road, the front end of the vehicle wobbled severely until the speed was reduced to approximately 35 mph. The contact stated that the failure occurred twice on november 17, 2019. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 18,700.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 18, 2019
StateGA
Description
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!!!
CategorySteering
DateNov 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
2017 f-250 factory stock with 15,800 miles. Tires are like new, never used as a tow vehicle. City and highway driving by 69 year old man. I was driving on a highway toll road at 70 mph and hit an expansion joint in a bridge and the front end started shaking so violently that I almost lost control of the truck. It continued to shake until I had slowed to 40 mph. It has only happened this one time (two days ago) but after reading similar reports online, I am afraid to go over 65 mph.
CategorySteering
DateNov 17, 2019
StateKY
Description
Vehicle exhibits severe steering oscillation when speeds are above 45mph and pass over a pothole, expansion joint, or other normal uneven surface. Loss of vehicle control is highly possible with this scenario. Also commonly referred to as death wobble.
CategorySteering
DateNov 17, 2019
StateMS
Description
Truck isn't even two years old and have had multiple occasions of violent shaking after hitting a small bump on highway. I had to almost come to a complete stop for the shaking to stop. It seems that this is a known ford issue that they are ignoring. These are near uncontrollable and luckily no other cars were near me when it happened.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 17, 2019
StateCO
Description
I've had multiple occasions of the death wobble while drive at higher speeds. The latest incident happened yesterday 11/16/20 and was the worst incident so far. Driving down the highway at 60 mph after hitting a couple seems in the concrete the truck began to violently shake and wobble, progressively getting worse over the course of 1-2 mins. I let my foot off the gas peddle and applied slight pressure to the breaks, which made the wobble worse. After finally slowing down to ~30 mph the truck stopped wobbling and shaking. I honestly believe a less experienced driver could have easily lost control and rolled the truck causing a multiple vehicle accident on the highway killing people.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 17, 2019
StateKS
Description
Hit a bump at 70mph on highway and starts a death wobble. (front end uncontrollably shakes) happened previously and ford replaced stabilizer. Still having problems
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 17, 2019
StateIL
Description
Driving highway speeds, 55 or above and hit a bump on highway the truck violently shakes and will not stop until almost stopping the vehicle. It's happened once at 70 mph on interstate and 5 times going 55 on a state highway. The vehicle has 54000 on it. Just happened nov 15th and 17th 2019. Very scary and could lead to real safety problems pulling a trailer.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 16, 2019
StateKS
Description
I was traveling on a flat highway in kansas at approximately 65 mph, there was no inclement weather. I came upon a typical highway bridge, and when front wheels crossed the bridge expansion joint the front of the truck started to violently shake. The steering wheel started to also violently shake and turn back and forth, about an 1/8th turn each way, back and forth very fast. I immediately began slowing the vehicle and gripped the wheel harder to try to keep from going off the road. The shaking continued unchanged until vehicle reached speeds of approximately 20mph. After the incident I drove the vehicle home and inspected the steering and suspension components, finding no abnormalities.
CategorySteering
DateNov 15, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 75 mph on the freeway, the steering wheel shook violently without warning. The contact managed to gain control of the vehicle by removing his foot from the accelerator pedal and allowing the vehicle to come to a complete stop. Ken stoepel ford (400 sidney baker st s, kerrville, tx 78028, (830) 257-5553) was contacted and stated that the parts were not available for the repair. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 15, 2019
StateMT
Description
I own a 2017 ford f250 that I bought new and now has approximately 30,000 miles. In august 2019 I was driving with my wife and two young children at approx 60mph on a two lane highway. Road conditions were dry and I hit a slight frost heave on a straight stretch of highway. All of a sudden the vehicle started shaking violently and I have very little control. I was able to slow the vehicle down to approx. 25mph before the shaking stopped. Luckily there was no oncoming traffic or it could have resulted in a catastrophic head on collision. I have never experienced such violent shaking from a vehicle, it felt as if all four wheels were held on by a single lug nut and I had very little control. I called the dealer immediately and they schedule me for repairs. I later researched the issue and realized that this issue has a name "death wobble" and that it is common in ford trucks. I have not experienced the issue since but I feel this is an extremely significant safety concern and I am honestly very concerned that it may happen again. If there would have been oncoming traffic or icy road conditions that day it could have resulted in a very tragic accident. I just learned of this site to report safety issues or else I would have done it much sooner. It appears that ford has a design flaw that needs to be addressed and I cannot believe they continue to allow this to happen. I am fearful that it is going to take fatalities before this extreme safety issue is corrected.
CategorySteering
DateNov 15, 2019
StateTX
Description
When driving at highway speeds and hitting a small bump or ridge in the road, the front steering systems starts shaking violently and can only be stopped by braking hard and slowing the vehicle to a stop. This is a known issue with many ford truck owners and is known as the 'death wobble'. I live in houston and braking hard to a stop here, during rush hour, on a major highway is extremely hazardous. I'm beginning to be afraid to drive this truck on the road.
CategoryWheels
DateNov 15, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 66 mph over a bump or ridges in the road, the front end violently vibrated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle needed to be stopped for the failure to completely go away. The vehicle was taken to stanley ford brownfield (1708 lubbock rd, brownfield, tx 79316, (806) 637-3561) where the tires were balanced. Pollard friendly ford company (3301 s loop 289, lubbock, tx 79423, (806) 797-3441) was contacted and informed the contact that the track bar steering damper caster shims were at the wrong angle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided a case number. The failure mileage was 33,457.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 14, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. When the contact entered the vehicle, he smelled diesel fuel emitting from the vehicle. The contact pulled the vehicle over and noticed fuel leaking from the vehicle. The contact discovered nhtsa campaign number: 16v778000 (fuel system, diesel). The contact called five star ford (6618 ne loop 820, north richland hills, tx 76180, (817) 500-0096) and was informed that they were unaware of a recall. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they were aware of the recall; however, the vin was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 81,200.
CategorySteering
DateNov 14, 2019
StateTX
Description
6 times in the last four months, my truck has encountered steering wobbles, that have nearly resulted in me crashing my truck in heavy traffic at speeds exceeding 60mph. The wobbles are getting more intense, to the point it's nearly impossible to control my truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 14, 2019
StateTN
Description
I was traveling along I-40 going about 75 miles per hour around a slight curve to the left when I hit a small bump. The entire front end of my truck began to shake violently. The truck became very difficult to control as the steering wheel was ripped out of my hands. I pulled a muscle in my arm trying to regain control the first time it happened. The shaking went away as soon as I slowed down to about 68mph, and did not return as I accelerated further. This began happening on 11/12/2019 at approximately 38k miles. Here is a link to the video of what occurred. Https://www. Facebook. Com/100036038931239/videos/158294595381837/ here is another link to a video from another occasion. Https://www. Facebook. Com/100036038931239/videos/158075658737064/ here is a link of this same issue affecting another person's truck. Https://www. Facebook. Com/clint. Patton. 5/videos/10101610077554026/ this problem is so common, there is a class action lawsuit in progress. Https://topclassactions. Com/lawsuit-settlements/consumer-products/auto-news/901841-ford-class-action-alleges-death-wobble-truck-defect/ you guys seriously need to force ford to issue a recall and fix these trucks before someone loses it and gets killed. This is not a myth, this is not b. S., this is serious. You're welcome to come drive my truck and experience it yourself. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateNov 13, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 58 mph, the vehicle shook violently and was pushed off the road. The contact was able to control the vehicle and continue driving. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact called yaklin ford (1200 tx-288 business, richwood, tx 77531, (979) 265-4224) and scheduled an appointment. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 31,250.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 13, 2019
StateTN
Description
40,000 miles death wobble uncontrollable shaking after driving over bride while driving on highway had to run off into the median and grass slowing down as quickly as possible. This is a deadly issue and known to ford. Please take action before people are killed in these trucks. I contacted my local ford dealer and there is no recall for this issue.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 13, 2019
StateIA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 70 mph on the freeway, the contact drove over a bump in the road, which caused the vehicle to violently shake without warning. The contact managed to veer to the shoulder, exit the vehicle, and check the tires, but no failure was found. The contact began driving again over another bump and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to fleet side ford (1120 jeffreys dr, osceola, ia 50213, (641) 342-2537), but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired; however, an appointment was scheduled for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 16,600. The vin was unknown.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 13, 2019
StateIA
Description
Vehicle shakes very violently at high speeds (60 mph+) when a slight bump in the road is hit. Entire vehicle shudders and shakes super hard and the steering wheel twists as the driver fights to retain control while driving at highway speeds. The only remedy is to slam on the brakes and reduce speed very quickly, all the while hoping and praying the truck doesn't roll and you don't hit or get hit by the other vehicles around you, at highway speeds. It is terrifying. Ford truck owners apparently call this the "ford death wobble" and I couldn't think of a more apt description. Videos circulating online of this phenomenon mirror our experience exactly. Ford attempted to fix the wobble the first time this happened to our truck in march 2019 at 20,700 miles by installing a steering stabilizer (see attached document). This helped for a few months but now in november 2019 at a little over 30k miles the wobble is back and worse than before. The truck is currently at the dealership awaiting another stabilizer. But I'm not confident this is something ford is able (or willing?) to properly fix, and I have no confidence whatsoever in this vehicle anymore. I am terrified to drive it above 50 mph. I am terrified to drive it with my 2 children (aged 2. 5 yrs and 6 months) in the vehicle. I am filing this complaint in case anything happens to us while we're driving our truck, or in case this has happened to others and the outcome has been serious injury/ death. I have also notified ford of the problem.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 13, 2019
StateNC
Description
While traveling at 70 mph dry roads, the front end started to shake violently after hitting a bump in the road. After online research I believe this to be the dreaded "death wobble" that numerous people have reported but yet ford has not fixed the issue for years.
CategorySteering
DateNov 12, 2019
StateOH
Description
Driving at highway speed on the interstate I crossed an expansion joint on a bridge and the steering started oscillating back and forth, shaking the truck violently. I proceeded to brake the vehicle in highway traffic until the steering stability recovered at around 40 mph. A second incident then occurred under similar circumstances roughly 20 miles later. The vehicle is stock.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 12, 2019
StateWI
Description
Driving at 72mph on i90 pulling a 3 horse living quarters gooseneck trailer and any small bump or irregularity caused the front end to violently shake to the point of nearly causing loss of control of the vehicle. This happened 8 times in one 800 mile road trip and the only solution was quickly braking to get the speed down under 45mph - which the immediate braking itself in interstate traffic was extremely dangerous.
CategorySteering
DateNov 12, 2019
StateWI
Description
While driving straight at 65mph, I hit a small bump in the road (two lane county highway with a 60mph speed limit). My steering wheel started to violently shake and I had to grip it with both hands to keep from loosing control. This violent shaking continued for approximately 20 seconds and wouldn't stop until I reduced my speed to approximately 40mph. This was the worst this has ever happened, but despite my truck having been worked on (per ford's tsb), I still have regular steering oscillation or bump steer. My truck is currently at the ford service dept. And the suggestion given to the service manager by ford tech is that it's normal. I have my cdl and have been driving heavy equipment/ag equipment for almost 25 years. This has me scared.
CategorySteering
DateNov 12, 2019
StateIL
Description
On multiple occasions, my 2017 f-250 has experienced the so called "death wobble". These events have been triggered by small bumps or pavement transitions in the road when traveling between 55-70 miles per hour. The events seem to have increased in intensity. The first couple of instances the steering wheel shook aggressively, requiring the speed to be reduced to stop the event. The last couple of events have gotten worse. While in traffic traveling down the interstate at 70 mph, the steering wheel / front end began shaking so badly we thought we were getting ready to have a front wheel fly off the truck. I had little to no control over the truck and had to reduce the speed to 45-50 mph to regain control of the truck and get the shaking to stop. The most recent event was triggered while driving in traffic on a state highway traveling approximately 63 mph. A small patch of bumps in the road triggered the event. . Again we had little to no control over the truck. The steering wheel and front end of the truck shook violently and continued until the trucks speed could be reduced to 45-50 mph. The truck has been serviced under tsb-2268 and covered by factory warranty. This tsb did not correct the issue and I am now being told by ford (2,750 miles later) that this pre-existing issue is no longer covered under warranty. My local ford dealership agreed to check to truck to see if any front end parts were loose. I was told there were no parts loose on the the truck that could be causing the condition and that it must be an alignment issue. I question the alignment issue claim as the truck had the alignment set to tsb parameters 2,750 miles ago. I have now been waiting 8 business days to have the alignment checked. Ford really needs to address this safety issue. The issue puts the owner of these new trucks and the drivers around them in an unsafe situation.
CategorySteering
DateNov 11, 2019
StateIN
Description
On highway, bump in road surface caused bad shaking in steering wheel and front tires. Almost lost control of truck. Was just purchased at pearson ford in indianapolis indiana. Ford f-250 2017 with only 23000. 0 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 09, 2019
StateNH
Description
Steering shimmy uncontrollably when @ 55+ mph and uneven payment. To gain control of vehicle must slow vehicle back down to 30 mph and rock the steering wheel. After researching this issue on line for f 250 2017 it's commonly known as the death wobble' below requests date this occurred. Began @40,000 and progressively gotten worse now occurs daily.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 08, 2019
StateOK
Description
Death wobble while traveling at highway speeds developed at about 20k miles. When reported to dealer was told wheels out of balance. When you hit a seam or slight imperfection in road vehicle shakes violently until you slow down to approximately 20mph. It feels like the wheels are going to fall off and veering into the next lane of traffic has happened multiple times both while towing my 5th wheel and just traveling with passengers. My truck is now at the dealer-reynolds ford in norman, ok. They are aware of the ongoing issues with this model truck and are replacing the steering damper which will cost me 9 plus a realignment. This truck has 42k miles on it. The ford dealer told me they have issues with this happening however ford has not issues a recall and since I am past the 36,000 b to b warranty I will be paying for the repair. At some point this defect will cause a major accident and ford will be facing a lawsuit costing them more than a recall. I transport equipment and passengers on a regular basis for scout troop 222 here in noble, ok. Please continue to address this issue with ford. I am aware of the many complaints regarding this defect on the 2017 ford f250 model trucks. This violent shaking usually occurs when traveling above 60mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 07, 2019
StateTX
Description
While driving at normal highway speeds on an interstate highway, I hit a minor bump in the road and the vehicle started vibrating radically. The steering wheel was extremely hard to control from the front end bouncing. I had to brake rapidly and pull to shoulder under pretty crowded traffic conditions and it didn't stop until almost completely stopped. It did this numerous times on a out of town trip and I took it to my dealer immediately on my return. The date entered is the first time this occurred. It has happened numerous times since then & has been back to dealer 3 times for this. It is at the dealer now.
CategorySteering
DateNov 07, 2019
StateNY
Description
When I was driving on the highway doing about 70 mph I went over a bump in the road and the front end started to wobble incredibly. I had to slow down a lot to make it stop. Very scary!
CategorySuspension
DateNov 07, 2019
StateMI
Description
Just under 2000 miles ago I had to have the steering damper replaced due to the truck engaging into what is commonly called a "death wobble" today I experienced this death wobble again on the way home. This time it was so bad that it took all my strength to keep the truck on the road. When it started, I was in the right lane, by the time I slowed the vehicle down that the d. W. Stopped I was half way into the left shoulder. I will be contracting ford service about this tomorrow when they are open.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 06, 2019
StateIN
Description
I have been experiencing violent, sustained shaking on the highway if I happen to hit one our many available bumps. The entire truck shakes and cannot be stopped until the vehicle is completed stopped. I looked online and saw countless references to such a problem including limitless videos on youtube. If this problem is that well-publicized, there is no way that ford does not know about it. My local dealer, poynter ford in seymour, indiana, claimed that they never heard of such a thing. The ford corporation's chat line politely directed me to your website. In short, I, and all other owners of this ridiculously expensive vehicle, are playing with fire. This shaking does not occur at speeds less than one would be traveling on a highway. I asked the chat line rep what the term for the event was, what parts have been replaced.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 06, 2019
StateTX
Description
About 19000 miles truck had a "death wobble" when hitting bump at freeway speeds. Dealer replaced steering dampener. Still doing it. Now dealer is blaming it on worn tires. If tires were worn it would do it at all speeds. Filed complaint with ford about a month ago. No response.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 05, 2019
StateTX
Description
When driving at highway speeds(60 mph and up) and you hit a bump, hole, or deviation in the road surface the front tires begin to wobble out of control. The truck only has 11,000 miles on it and has developed a problem in the last 500 miles. The condition is so rough that I'm in fear of driving it because it is so scary give me some people at the bar. I refuse to allow my wife or daughters to drive the truck. The truck has been taking to the dealership and they agreed that there is a problem. They will be replacing the steering stabilizer. I'm truly happy that I have a dealer who is admitting there is a fault. Looking into this issue it's obvious that it's going to return and this is not a true fix it's only a band-aid to get us through the warranty time limit. I'm really hoping that ford will address the issue and properly fix these vehicles, some of these cost upwards of ,000 and are just about impossible to drive due to the unsafe condition.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 05, 2019
StateKS
Description
In october 2018, while driving down the freeway at 70 mph in my 2017 f-250 (my truck had just over 24,000 miles on it), I hit an expansion joint and the truck immediately started shaking violently. I had to immediately pull over to the side of the road and slow down to about 35 mph. The truck did this several times before I was able to book an appointment at the dealer a couple weeks later. I took my truck to the dealer and they didn't know what was wrong, so I took it to another dealer, where they replaced the steering damper. The shaking stopped for a few days and I put the truck in storage for nine months while deployed. When I returned in october 2019, I was only able to drive for three weeks before the shaking returned after I hit an expansion joint. The truck has done this several more times when hitting expansion joints and a pothole at 70-75 mph. I am taking it back to the dealer. I am very fortunate that I or other drivers have not been seriously injured or killed yet, and I cannot take my family in this ,000 truck. I have read about countless examples from others and I don't understand why ford refuses to acknowledge this. When I called the dealer in topeka today, the service rep told me that this 'death wobble' is 'kind of just what the truck does.' this is crazy, and I can't accept it for a truck as expensive as this. Ford needs to do something before people are killed.
CategorySteering
DateNov 05, 2019
StateOH
Description
While driving 50mph or higher when I hit a bump I get a violent rattle and bounce in the front end and steering wheel that won't stop unless I slow down to at least 35mph.
CategorySteering
DateNov 05, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 65-70 mph over a bridge joint, the steering wheel shock violently and the vehicle experienced the "death wobble". Upon slowing down to 50 mph, the vehicle operated normally. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact called palm springs ford-lincoln (69200 ca-111, cathedral city, ca 92234, (760) 328-2102) and informed them of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 20,000.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 05, 2019
StateNC
Description
6 months ago I started having the dreaded death wooble while driving on the highway going over expansion joints or hitting a bump in the road. The truck shakes violently and does not stop until I came to a complete stop. This is extremely dangerous. I took it in to the dealer and the only part they changed was the steering stabilizer. This took care of the problem for a few months but now it's back and worse than ever. I am at the point where I wont even drive on a highway until I can get it back into the dealer which I have an appointment next thursday. They need to fix this problem. I take my life in my hands every time I am on the highway
CategorySuspension
DateNov 05, 2019
StateSC
Description
At speeds around 55+ mph, after hitting a rough spot in the road, the truck shakes uncontrollably and the only way it stops is to quickly slow the vehicle to 10-20 mph, and allow the shaking to stop. After this, you can return to the original speed. The comments on the internet refer to this as the "death wobble". When this happens, there is no steering ability and no control of the vehicle. Although the ford dealership acknowledges similar complaints, there is apparently no standard fix for this problem. On a smooth roadway, this death wobble does not occur. This happened when the vehicle had 20,000 miles and the ford dealership said they repaired it with an alignment. The situation reoccurred around 29,000 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 04, 2019
StateMN
Description
While traveling in a straight line on an interstate around 70 mph I struck a bump and the vehicle started shaking extremely badly. It felt basically out of control. After slowing to about 40 mph the shaking stopped.
CategorySteering
DateNov 03, 2019
StateNV
Description
On 10/28/19 I was traveling on a freeway( I-15) at approximately 65 mph. I hit a section of rough road and my vehicle steering viberated violently. I almost struck other vehicles because the steering was vibrating so rough. I safely made it to the shoulder of the road and inspected the front end. I did not see anything wrong so I travel approximately 200 miles with no issue. On 11/1/19 I traveled 10 miles on a two lane highway, and the vibrations returned after hitting a rough ssection of highway. I had to stop numerous times and travel at 40 mph to make it to a safe location.
CategorySteering
DateNov 03, 2019
StateNE
Description
Death wobble in steering wheel. This going to kill somebody ! Extreme steering wheel wobble when going over a small bump bump at 60 mph or more. Totally loose control of steering function. Took to dealer and replaced some parts at 18,000 miles and now experienced it again at 22,000 miles. Many people with similar vehicles 2017 ford f250 have complained about this dangerous issue please do something with ford motor co. !
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 03, 2019
StateOK
Description
The vehicle shakes violently in the front end after a bump in the road. Dealership replaced the steering damper and arm. Condition did not improve. Dealership replaced some bushings. Problem became worse. Dealership claims that the tires are in need of replacement. These conditions all occured at speeds around 65mph. The vehicle is unsafe to drive on the road. Ford does not have an answer to my problem. I complained about a knocking sound. Manager said it was some plastic bushings in the springs. After replacing some front end parts, the sound went away. Truck is at the dealership for at least a week on each occurrence. When the truck was brand new, the display would not work correctly. Took 6 months to resolve the problem and numerous trips to the dealership. The display was finally replaced. A vibrations in the seats occurs when pulling a trailer. Dealership says the trailer is causing the problem. When a different truck pulls the trailer, no vibrations occurs in the seats and floorboard.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateNov 02, 2019
StateTX
Description
Had the "death wobble". Cruising at 70 mph and hit a patch of rough road. Truck started shaking and wouldnt stop until I reduced the speed to 35 (on a hwy). I thought I had a flat tire it was so bad.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 02, 2019
StateOH
Description
While driving on the highway at speeds between 50-70 mph, I lose complete control of my truck after driving over the slightest bump. I literally have to stop my truck before I can regain control. The vibration literally wants to throw me out of my chair. I can't even hold onto the steering.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 31, 2019
StateTX
Description
While crossing over an expansion joint on the highway traveling around 60 mph in my 2017 cc 4wd f250 the steering wheel began to violently shake. Everything fell out of the cup holders and off the dash and the entire truck began to violently shake uncontrollably. After managing to slow the vehicle down and avoid other vehicles at the same time, I was able to reach the shoulder and come to a stop. Scary as hell. Had to drive truck home on the feeder at 40 mph for fear of it happening again. The dealer replaced the stabilizer at around 11,000 miles. That fix lasted 5,000 miles. So now waiting on the third stabilizer in 16,000 miles and the part is backordered. Very disappointed and surprised that this has not been addressed as a major safety concern. Had it happened in traffic or in the rain I, as well as those around me, might not have escaped without injury. So the dealer says that the "ford tsb fix" is only good for around 5,000 miles. Each dealer visit everything checks out perfect except the stabilizer. This is a new truck that shouldn't require a 5000 mile front-end job. When the "death wobble" happens there is no warning. There are no symptoms or signs prior to the event and per the dealer, all is good. It is not. Truck is a hazard for anyone in or around it at highway speeds.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 31, 2019
StateTX
Description
I have 2 f250's and they both have the death wobble when hitting bumps. Are they going to have people killed before they do something? My family won't drive them anymore. Hate this truck because of this. Please do something! Ford shire won't!!!!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 30, 2019
StateNC
Description
At normal highway speeds of 65 to 70 mph upon hitting a bump in the road the vehicle's front end will start to shake violently causing lack of control over the direction of the vehicle. This lack of control can cause the vehicle to either go straight when you need to turn or to bounce you into another lane. The only way to stop this violent shaking is to quickly reduce speed to around 30 mph. This in itself is a very dangerous situation on a congested interstate. This seems to be caused by nothing more than hitting an expansion joint on a bridge overpass, so you don't have to hit a pothole or some other avoidable object. Both the violent shaking and the corrective action are a danger not only to the driver and passengers in this vehicle, but also to anyone around or behind this vehicle. Ford dealership states ford has nothing to say on the matter. Initial concern was handled by replacing the steering stabilizer, a fix which lasted only 8 months, then the exact same situation occurred again. On my last 400 mile trip, I lost control of the vehicle 6 times from this situation. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The shaking was so violent, that my windshield cracked.
CategorySteering
DateOct 29, 2019
StateTX
Description
Death wobble, shimmy, oscillation over minor bumps. Must drastically reduce speed to recover
CategorySteering
DateOct 29, 2019
StateTX
Description
Death wobble / steering oscillation at highway speeds.
CategoryEngine, Suspension
DateOct 28, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise and the vehicle began to shake forcefully. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to randall reed's prestige ford (located at 3601 s shiloh rd, garland, tx 75041, (972) 468-1024), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.
CategorySteering
DateOct 28, 2019
StateTX
Description
Truck has a violent shaking in the front end after hitting bumps in highway going 70mph. Had to slow to 40 mph in traffic to stop the death wobble shaking and regain control of the vehicle. The truck has been to the ford dealer twice to resolve the issue but issue still occurs and is unsafe for highway usage.
CategorySteering
DateOct 27, 2019
StateTX
Description
My 2017 f250 is experiencing ' death wobble '. At speeds of 50 mph or more, any bump in the road shimmies the steering wheel and at times the front end of the truck will violently shimmy to the point that I have no steering control and am forced to slow down to 25-20 mph to get it to stop.
CategorySteering
DateOct 24, 2019
StateCO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving various speeds over bumps in the road, the steering wheel shook violently and the vehicle experienced the "death wobble". There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken several times to longmont ford (235 alpine st, longmont, co 80501) where it was diagnosed that sustained oscillation occurred and the drive link, slugs, alignment, steering stabilizer, shocks, and tie rod ends needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: [xxx]. The failure mileage was 12,000. The vin was not available. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 24, 2019
StateKY
Description
2017 ford f-250 wheels violently shaking when driving over bumpy or bridge expansion joint. Vehicle had 22000 miles when first started. Been to dealership four times with no fix. This problem is going to kill people if not resolved. Have been told, air pressure not correct, rotors, brakes, tires, alignment. All of these have been addressed with no resolution. Ford has a problem and are not taking responsibility. Spent 70k on fords super duty and afraid to drive or let any family member drive. If or when something tragic happens the lawsuit will not be pretty. Tell ford to fix the issue! Dealer said they performed tsb 18-2268 and still no resolution. I'm curious if ford executives would be willing to put their family in this vehicle for a family outing? Invested too much money to purchase this vehicle and now too much time and additional money to fix with no solution.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateOct 23, 2019
StateGA
Description
While towing a 7000 lb trailer/rv, the truck started shaking badly after driving over a bridge expansion joint. This occurred three times in one day while driving on canada hwy 104 between antigonish ns and moncton nb. After staying in a walmart parking lot in moncton nb, the shaking happen one more time the next day on hwy 1 while driving to saint john. Each time, the brakes were applied and the shaking stop at about 35 mph. Each time, the shaking started while driving between 60 and 70 mph, and crossing a bridge expansion joint. The truck had about 26,000 miles when this was happening. The same trailer setup has be used form thousands of mile since the truck was new. The shaking was very bad and I am very thankful no other cars were close by when it happen.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 23, 2019
StateTX
Description
My truck has the "death wobble". On 6/7/19 took truck to dealer with 32,499 miles. Gulf coast ford angelton,tx. Dealer confirmed death wobble replaced all 4 steering links, steering shock, checked alignment and set toe. 10/22/19 truck now has 41,000 miles and the death wobble has returned. Waiting to hear from dealer. This is a major safety concern of loosing control of vehicle. I have a video of the death wobble. Please take action on this issue I know that nhtsa has heard of this problem before. Ford does not have a fix. This is the second ford that I have had that had this issue. The dealer told me the 2019 models do it as well. Ford needs to be held accountable. Both death wobbles I have experienced vehicle was in motion at speeds of 60-65
CategorySuspension
DateOct 23, 2019
StateAL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford f-250. While driving approximately 60 mph, the entire vehicle started to wobble uncontrollably. The contact pulled over and turned off the vehicle. The contact initially thought that a tire had flattened. The vehicle restarted normally and was driven at 60 mph to a destination two hours away. The vehicle was taken to mullinax ford lincoln (7311 airport blvd, mobile, al 36608), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was currently at the dealer awaiting repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 22, 2019
StatePA
Description
I am writing to you regarding my truck which has just under 12000 miles on it, but, this letter goes beyond my truck, it includes potentially every f250 on the road from at least the 2017 model year and potentially other years. The issue is the infamous death wobble which occurs on certain rough roads and bridge joints. I am currently on a trip to colorado and south dakota from pennsylvania and in the last 1600 miles have experienced the problem more than 35 times (what's the point of counting?). I know you have a technical bulletin out listing a fix which from my research apparently doesn't work long term but does wear out tires a hell of a lot faster. Have any of you been out on the interstate at 75mph and experienced this problem? If not, put yourself in one of these improperly engineered trucks and drive until you find the right combination of speed, bump frequency and any other situation which may cause occurrence. When it happens, you will have thoroughly scared it out of you along with the drivers of the vehicles around you. The looks on their faces would be priceless if it were a horror show instead of a road situation. In order to stop death wobble the vehicle must be brought to an almost complete stop, often in places where the berm of the road isn't wide enough or safe enough to get off on and you have an 18 wheeler about to run up your butt. After you finish wiping, take the time to think about how engineering could screw up so badly and quality could let it slide and the blasted bean counters can be so afraid of cutting into profits to permit a proper fix. By the way, it appears that the dealers have difficulty getting the 'parts' for the inadequate fix. I suspect in addition to the immediate risks associated with this problem, there is also the potential for fatigue failure of suspension components.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 22, 2019
StateTX
Description
My father was driving the truck at highway speeds and all of a sudden the truck started shaking violently, it was very unstable . We have taken it to the dealership many times but the shaking is still there and it occurs at lower than highway speeds now.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 21, 2019
StateWY
Description
My 2017 ford f-250 has a "death wobble" that has almost killed us several times. When driving on the interstate above about 65 mph and hitting some rough pavement it develops a death wobble so violent I have to white knuckle the steering wheel and slam on the brakes to gain control, which only happens at about 30 mph. After the second time I had the tires balanced as I thought that was the cause, but it happened again three times on our last trip.
CategorySteering
DateOct 19, 2019
StateGA
Description
October 19. I hit a expansion joint on the interstate at 70 mph. Instantly the truck starts shaking violently without warning. The shaking was uncontrollable. It was shaking so bad I thought I was about to loose a tire. It is a wonder I didn't cause a major accident. I came here and seen I'm not the only people with this problem. Ford needs to address this issue before innocent victim is killed. This is a very dangerous situation. I also pull a 5th wheel. If this had happened while I was pulling the 5th wheel I don't believe I could have gotten control of the truck. The past fords I have owned have been great. I would like to see ford take care of this life threatening problem quickly before someone is killed. If they don't I will be replacing this truck with a different brand.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 18, 2019
StateMS
Description
Death wobble truck started shaking so bad I had to come to complete stop this has happened twice while on highway driving around 65mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 17, 2019
StateWI
Description
While driving 55 mph on a country road we went over a bridge seam and the front end of the truck went into a violent shake. This had happened a couple times prior to this but not as bad. Dealer told me it was due to under inflated tires, that I had to keep them at 70 psi. Tire pressure hasn't changed anything. I tow a 28 ft. Travel trailer often, if this happens as violently as last night we will surely loose control of the rig. This is a very serious problem that needs immediate resolution!
CategorySteering
DateOct 17, 2019
StateNC
Description
I had previously reported 11174271. The truck in question was previously brought to the dealer and the steering dampner was found to be faulty and replaced. Approximately 10k miles later the issue reoccured when I was traveling 50 mph on a bridge. I nearly crashed into a concrete barrier and ended up regaining control after stopping completely on the bridge (the traffic around me stopped too). I slowly drove to the shoulder and clamed down. This was almost a multi-car accident on a bridge. Because the steering dampner was previously replaced, there is something else causing this malfunction. This truck is being traded in with a different brand truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateOct 16, 2019
StateTX
Description
2017 pre owned ford f250 diesel purchased with 10k miles on it. Purchased truck nov 2018. Experienced 6-7 episodes of "death wobble" at speeds over 60 mph. This issue occurs only at speeds over 50-60 mph when hitting semi rough road. It begins to shake very violently and won't stop even when continuing on to smooth road. Only way I have been able to stop it after it starts is to slow down below 50 mph (thereby front loading the suspension by applying the brakes) which is not a safe thing to do when traveling 75 mph on the highway. Also, be aware this truck is totally stock from ford. No aftermarket parts of any kind. Truck now has about 30k miles on it and I have owned it about 11 months. Truck is great in every other way and drives really well in every other way. This death wobble doesn't happen with every patch of rough road, but is more likely the rougher the road is at those speeds. Took to dealer ship in aug 2019 and they replaced multiple parts in front end suspension all free of charge. It just did the death wobble again this last weekend 10/12/19. I am scheduled for a 1k mile trip this next week so I will just have to be careful and truck is scheduled for service on this issue on 11/4/19. We will see if anything can be done. But please understand this does nearly cause the vehicle to run off the road. It at least causes it to veer 1-2 feet out of the lane you are in. It's even worse when towing a 5-10k pound load. I have seen many less dangerous items recalled on various vehicles and this should certainly be addressed. Someone will be killed one day with this problem. This is not to mention advanced wear of front suspension parts and tires over the life of the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 16, 2019
StateMN
Description
Severe/violent shaking at highway speeds with any deviation in road surface (bridges/ transitions/potholes). First documented in 2018 around 20,000 miles. Ford dealer replaced steering components in april 2019 with 32470 miles. Wobble returned in july of 2019 at 39000 miles and continued to worsen. Brought back to dealer 9/25/19 and the reported no issues or repairs needed. Brought back to dealer again on 10/15/19 with 42k miles and the tech went for a test drive with me and a 5 minute trip it wobbled twice at highway speeds requiring significant braking to 35mph to avoid losing control of the vehicle. I'm afraid to drive the truck on the highway for fear of death/injury. Ford is ordering the same parts that were replaced in april 2019.
CategorySteering
DateOct 15, 2019
StateOH
Description
I was traveling 65mph on a highway and went over a bridge and the steering wheel started shaking violently and I almost lost control. The truck did this multiple times before I reduced my speed to 50mph and got off the highway.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 15, 2019
StateIN
Description
Death wobble. Vehicle goes into a violent shake when the road surface transitions or when truck comes in contact with a bump. Front end of the truck shakes violently. Truck has to be slowed down nearly to stop before it stops. Major issue when you are on an interstate with other vehicles and peoples lives around you.
CategorySteering
DateOct 14, 2019
StateTX
Description
2017 f250 with only 45,000 miles. For 2 weeks the truck has been having severe steering issues at 50-70mph. Anytime a small bump occurs in the road, the entire truck starts shaking uncontrollably. The only way to correct it is to abruptly slow down. Very concerning!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 14, 2019
StateAZ
Description
I was in cruise control coming down highway 260 in arizona, very mountainous roads. Cruising at about 75, hit a rough patch of road and the vehicle began shaking violently, throwing me into oncoming traffic to the left. There was no warning and the truck normally drives smooth, this unexpected event will kill someone they should recall all f250s and f350s, this is a severe issue and you are being complacent not treating this as a dangerous issue. This needs to be resolved and ford knows this is an issue and doesn't do anything but throw parts at it. I've read this is a caster issue. Total [xxx] I have a 65k truck I'm afraid to drive, be careful people this can kill you and anyone in your vehicle. When this happens to you, you will thank god when you can make it stop if you're alive, I'm a total ford guy, but this completely changed my opinion on my very expensive truck and ford. Ford if anyone reads this you people are pukes. Knowing this issue and not recalling it. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySuspension
DateOct 14, 2019
StateGA
Description
My husband owns a 2017 ford f250. He purchased it brand new and since early on in owning the vehicle, he has experienced what I would call a death shake when he hits bumps or dips in the road. The vehicle shakes so violently that it causes neck and back pain each time. The truck shakes uncontrollably until he can get the truck to the side of the road and come to an almost complete stop. This causes extreme danger on the interstate and busy roads. Just today he was driving on the interstate and the truck shook so violently that he could barely control it. All lanes of traffic had to come to a complete stop while he was trying to regain control of the vehicle. He was able to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the interstate and come to a stop. This truck is extremely dangerous and should not be allowed on the roads. I know that their have been many complaints about this vehicle to the nthsa and I would encourage you to hold ford motor company responsible for correcting this malfunction of their vehicle. Ford motor is aware of the problems with this vehicle because they have had this problem in many of their trucks. My husband also has a 2008 f250 that does the same exact thing, just not as often. We had the vehicle scheduled for maintenance for this problem but have had to reschedule until his other truck is out of the shop. Please do something about this before someone is killed. Please hold ford motor accountable for these dangerous trucks.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 14, 2019
StateNJ
Description
When driving on highway at 65 miles an hour hit a bump in the road the truck shakes violently and the only way make it stop is to slow down to about 30 miles an hour with out causing a major accident or losing control of the truck. This truck only has 26000 miles on it and has been to the dealership 3 times and no results
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 13, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Driving on interstate at 75mph when my truck passed over small bump in road the truck started shaking uncontrollably, causing my truck to enter lane next to me. My wife and two kids were passengers when this happened and they were terrified especially since we almost crashed with the semi I had passed prior to the bump. The shaking finally stopped once my truck reached a speed of approximately 40mph. This happened earlier on same trip, however, I didn't think as much about it because I was going slower and it didn't last as long. The 2nd time made us feel our lives were in danger so we drove 10mph below posted speed limit to be on the safe side.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 13, 2019
StateKY
Description
My truck has the 'death wobble' at high speed on interstate highways
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 11, 2019
StateFL
Description
Driving vehicle on multiple occasions noticed vibrations in the front end of vehicle a shaking of some sort at about mile 33000 and mentioned to service manage that their was a clunking in the front end but his computer was down to run diagnostic on it when he did oil change at 33805 his service tech drove it and heard it also but could not locate the origin at that time. Dealership couldnt find nothing wrong. On visits. It happened again. Then the vehicle would encounter a bump in travel and the vehicle would become totally uncontrollable at speeds between 72 to 52 mph. I 75 south at micanopy fl overpass. Hwy 351 in dixie county fl. Hwy 441 at alachia north bound. This has happened at least 5 different times and has been in the shop now its 4th time and the dealership stated they have done everything ford motor company has requested and still ha e a vehicle that will wreck eventually. Fue to quick responce semi truck drivers they seen the truck going across to the center median then back across 3 lanes of traffic with out very much control by the driver except to tap the brakes and pray. The traffic was behind me at a comfortable distance when I finally brought the truck to rest at the should of the on ramp. This vehicle is unfit to drive as you never know when it will happen to you. A slight bump at time is all it takes to shake the front end and your entire truck and being. I feel I am very unsafe with this truck that it was towed by dealership to be repaired. They recommend trading it in on another but I would feel the same as they have stated that 7 percent of their 250s have this issue. That is a serious issue. I would not want any one to experience this what they call yhe death wobble. I will not drive yhis truck again and my family will not either. They replace the steering dampner 2 times then another part . And we still have the death wobble today
CategorySteering
DateOct 10, 2019
StateME
Description
I have a 2017 ford f250 super cab with approximately 28,600 miles on it. I've been experiencing the front end oscillation (death wobble) for about the last 5,000 miles. It occurs when travelling over approximately 60 mph and when the vehicle hits certain bumps in the road or expansion joints at road bridges. Vehicle shakes side to side uncontrollably and only stops with an immediate braking to around 35 mph. This is a very dangerous problem that myself and many other ford super duty truck owners are experiencing which could lead to major accidents, injury, or death, if it hasn't already.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 09, 2019
StateMO
Description
Driving on the highway going at least 60 mph you hit a bump or imperfection in the road and your whole truck start shaking uncontrollably, you feel as if youre going to lose control you have to slow down almost completly to gain any control of the wheel. This is seriously so dangerous. It needs to be a recall and figure out what is the problem. I took it to ford and they put a new shock on, it happened again so I took it up there again and they told me it is a trail and error process to figure out what the problem is. Ridiculous
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
At 75mph on a three lane freeway, I hit a bump in the road which resulted in a violent frontend shimmy that was so bad I had to pull over and slow down to 25mph to gain control. There was absolutely no warning and control of the vehicle was in question. This happened again shortly thereafter at same speed so I had to continue at 45 mph and drive on back roads to get home. On taking it to a ford dealer they found "drag links and trackbar, ball joints had excessive play tech. Also found that steering dampener had too much movement. Replaced track bar ball joints, drag links and steering dampener." how does this happen to a vehicle with only 30,000 miles, that has not been abused, not used in 4-wheel drive, freeway miles only, and never been in the dirt. After noticing online that it appears to be a huge problem amongst 2017 f250s, our concern is if this is a design flaw that will occur again. Next time I may not be so fortunate.
CategorySteering
DateOct 03, 2019
StateCA
Description
At highway speeds, after hitting bump, front wheels start uncontrollable oscillation back in forth causing steering control to be lost and feed back through steering wheel. I must come to complete stop for it to stop. Dealer has tried to fix problem three times but has not fixed issue.

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2 COMMENTS
  • Karen L

    I did a lemon law case through Ford but I now feel I was Duped, the recalls keep coming (in the dozens), the indicator lights keep coming, the latest recall Ford is telling me they aren’t aware on how to repair as of yet, been saying this for the past two months (cameras)? Been through the tailgate random opening, all doors not latching, electrical going workers driving cross country, water pouring through overhead buttons, so on and so on. I was treated horribly during the whole process, passed from one person to the next, not getting the answers to my questions? It’s really scary not to mention how much money I’m putting into it that I cannot afford, thank goodness I bought an extended warranty but still doesn’t cover it all! Ford just totally dropped the ball.

  • Stephanie I

    I purchased a used f250 diesel truck and it broke down on the second day i purchased it. I was told nothing they could do. This dealer did all kinds of quick fixes that are unsafe and I still am having problems with the vehicle.

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