2019 Ford F-250 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical, engine, headlights and transmission issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The 2019 Ford F-250 is part of the Super Duty lineup from the automaker. It’s designed to handle the tough tasks and is labeled the “most capable worker on your job.” However, owners wish they could fire this worker due to the faulty electrical system, dangerous steering, defective suspension system and poorly built engine.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2019 Ford F-250

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Steering
413
Suspension
379
Unknown Or Other
60
Wheels
43
Power Train
24
Structure:body
11
Electrical System
10
Suspension:front
7
Vehicle Speed Control
6
Electronic Stability Control
5

Problems with the Electrical System

A modern vehicle’s electrical system is designed to keep everyone on the road safe when it’s working correctly. Sadly, this F-250 model has a lot of issues that put people in danger.

One NHTSA complaint states, “Shortly after starting and while in motion, received a Blind Spot System Fault and a Cross Traffic System Fault. It indicates the driver rear to be the problem. This is intermittent in nature.”

Ford hasn’t released any communications about repairing electrical issues. Still, it will become evident soon enough that there are dangerous electrical situations leading to other concerns with major parts, such as the engine. This truck can’t possibly be the “most capable” if it can’t manage to get the basic systems in order.

Problems with Steering

The majority of the complaints around this Ford Super Duty have to do with a dangerous event referred to as the “death wobble.” This condition affects the steering and suspension systems.

Here’s an example from a Cars.com review. “At first it was great, until the first death wobble. It pulls great, but when you have to drive it on the highway it is horrible. You never know when a little bump is going to cause death wobble. Called the local dealer and turns out they know about it and Ford isn’t doing anything about it. They will change any affected parts, but not eliminate this horrible condition. Was a big fan of Ford. Now, I’m going to go get something else. Not worth your money.”

The “death wobble” has caused several other vehicles to be recalled, but not the F-250 yet. With the amount of complaints issues, it’s amazing that there isn’t anything being done at this time. Instead, owners are left fishtailing left and right on busy highways across the country. Maybe it’s best for other drivers to stay far away from any 2019 Ford F-250 that’s spotted on the road for now.

Problems with the Suspension

Again, the suspension complaints reveal the same type of issues with the handling.

Here is another Cars.com review. “Poorly built. In the first year, sun roof broke and twice the front stabilizer failed while doing 80. This causes the truck to go into a ‘death wobble’ and all control is lost. I paid 80k for a truck I do not feel safe driving anymore.”

Aside from the lack of “death wobble” recalls, there was another suspension-related problem worth noting. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V688000 states that the right rear axle shaft can fail prematurely on almost 30,000 vehicles. If this occurs, the drive power could be lost and the owner might struggle to hold the vehicle in Park without the parking brake applied. This “most capable worker” can’t maintain a straight line or remain still when parked. It acts like a drunken partier, not a hard worker.

Problems with the Engine

To be capable and powerful, the pickup must contain a potent and reliable engine. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the 2019 Ford F-250.

Here is another complaint left with the NHTSA. “The contact owns a 2019 Ford F-250. On random occasions, the engine would not restart. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was towed to [dealer], but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The contact was informed that an engineer from Ford would inspect the failure… The failure mileage was 1,400.”

Some of the diesel-powered F-250 models are facing troubles of their own. NHTSA Campaign Number 18V894000 states that over 400,000 vehicles might have a faulty block heater cable splice connector. When the heater is plugged in, the corrosion could lead to a resistive short and increase the chance of a vehicle fire. While the service departments were supposed to correct the problem, many owners found that they were simply disconnecting the block heater. That means that owners were paying for equipment that was completely unusable. If this truck were an employee, it would have been fired a long time ago to make room for a new Chevy or Ram model instead.

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Complaint Data

CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
F250 death wobble, driving on the fwy anything above 55 mph and I hit a bump or any typ eof transition, my truck shakes and wobbles extremely dangerously. Causing me to often have to stop on fwy to fix.
CategorySteering
DateDec 06, 2022
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at 50-55 mph, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 31,000. The vin was unavailable.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
In the last month of nov,2022 I almost had 3 near accident incidents with my f250 super duty ford due to a wobbling on front driver side wheels. I have done some research and looks like my truck has the wobble of death issues. I am afraid to drive again and it is our work truck and would like to know my options. Thank you
CategorySteering
DateDec 04, 2022
StateNV
Description
My 2019 super duty is only 3. 5 years old with 35k miles on it. It is well taken care of and maintained accordingly at the dealership for its maintenance schedule. Recently I've been experiencing what others have reported for a total of 7 times now, each time over the speed of 65 mph. It's referred to as the “death wobble” on the front end. The whole vehicle shakes violently and you have to slow to a stop and pull over to make it stop. Each time I was on the freeway and once in the rockies in colorado and nearly wrecked there. Each time this occurs I've come close to causing several vehicle accidents and being in law enforcement for over 22 years most of not all accidents are preventable but this is not. I've also learned I'm not the only owner experiencing the same issue and that ford is aware of the problems. I also had passengers inside my vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
Driving down highway at tx highway speed limit, going over a short bridge and over an imperfect road on 4 occasions, truck went into serious jerking & shaking and became uncontrollable when pressed brakes and trick departed and almost off road and I had almost no control of vehicle. . Death wobble every time I hit a bump! At every speed. Can't hardly hold onto steering wheel and everything is shaking and no matter what speed I travel this continues to happen! This is not that quick little shimmy - this is a full on jerking and vehicle is going all over the road and will not stop shaking and jerking. Hitting the brakes magnifies the death wobble. When death wobble starts, this vehicle is no longer under my control- I barely missed hitting the side of that culvert bridge! Then the pickup shaking and unable to control it went into the other lane. Despite deceleration to 20 mph the pickup continues to shake and jerk violently and veers off the road. Ford denied that this occurs and when I bought this pickup (used) they laughed at me and said it's nothing. This is dangerous and now how do I get home with the babies safely?! I have almost had 3 accidents during this 40 minute trip due to this horrendous death wobble. Https://www. Ford-trucks. Com/forums/1557613-death-wobble-tsb-info-requested. Html https://static. Nhtsa. Gov/odi/tsbs/2019/mc-10165703-0001. Pdf https://thelemonfirm. Com/2019/12/13/be-afraid-be-very-afraid-of-the-ford-super-duty-death-wobble/ https://www. Fordtruckzone. Com/threads/ford-death-wobble. 674704/ https://fordauthority. Com/2019/08/new-lawsuit-alleges-ford-super-duty-f-250-f-350-death-wobble/amp/
CategorySteering
DateNov 29, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving and exceeding 50 mph, the steering wheel was shaking excessively while driving over a bump in the roadway or over a pothole. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that after slowing down to approximately 30 mph, the shaking stopped. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic test or repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 29, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving at freeway speeds, hitting a pothole or other bump, vehicle wobbles uncontrollably in the front end. Vehicle must reduce speed quickly to stop the wobble. I have taken this vehicle into ford service twice. The first time they said they fixed the problem by replacing the strut and steering damper. Problem occurred less frequently but continues to occur. I took it in a second time but they could not find a problem. They stated they tried to replicate the problem, but my onboard camera shows they did not take the vehicle off of the lot to drive it at freeway speeds. Forder service said they are aware of the problem but don't know how to fix it. No warning lights. No messages. Nothing unusual was occurring at the time. Freeway speeds were somewhere around 50-70 mph at the times it happened.
CategorySteering
DateNov 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
Driving above 50mph and hit a bump the front end begins violently shaking the complete 2019 ford f250. No warning and has happened now twice in the last 60 days both times coming around a slight corner on a highway. Research found to be called a death wobble? Https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=violent+shaking+on+2019+f250+after+hitting+bump&rlz=1c1gcev_en___us853&oq=violent+shaking+on+2019+f250+after+hitting+bump&aqs=chrome.. 69i57j33i160. 12852j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=utf-8
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
In the past 7 days driving at highway speeds of 70 mph+ and driving on rough patches or hitting bumps we lost control of the steering on 3 different occasions without warning. The 2019 f250 truck started shaking violently and I almost loss total control of the vehicle. I had to slow the vehicle down and immediately turn on the emergency flashers to warn other vehicles behind us that we were having a major vehicle malfunction. Once I slowed down to under 40 mph or stopping, I was able to regain control of the vehicle and the shaking stopped. My wife and I are very lucky we or the other vehicles around us were not involved in a major vehicle accident, when this steering malfunction happen. We were traveling back home from visiting family for thanksgiving and during one of the incidents we were in heavy traffic in steady rain in the far-left lane and are very fortunate this did not cause an accident with major injuries or deaths. I contacted the ford dealership where I had this vehicle services on november 16, 2022. I will take them the 2019 f250 truck for them to inspect and hopefully repair the defect/malfunction.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 26, 2022
StatePA
Description
On 10/19/22, driving on an interstate at approximately 70mph. Hit normal bump in the road. Vehicle began shaking so violently that one hand thrown free from steering wheel. I grabbed steering wheel with two hands and a very tight grip to control the vehicle, immediately steered onto shoulder and braked. Extremely violent shaking did not stop until vehicle slowed to approximately 20 mph. I immediately exited and inspected wheels and tires. All tires were fine and inflated to normal, recommended psi. Wheels had all lug nuts installed to normal specifications (I always have torque wrench, tire inflator, inflation tester, tire plug kit, 700lb impact wrench and many other tools). No contact was made with any other vehicle or object. No visible damage to any part of the vehicle. It felt as though the issue was coming from the front of the vehicle. The section of road was completely straight and well maintained. I initially, I thought I may have blown a tire but the vehicle did not pull to one side or the other. The vehicle was not overloaded in any way even though I did have an atv that weighs approximately 700lbs in the bed of the truck. The atv was securely tied down with 4 separate ratchet straps on all four corners. A check of the straps confirmed that the atv was still completely secure. No adjustment or tightening was required. There were no more issues on this trip. On, 11/23/22, I was driving on a highway at approximately 65mph. I was traveling on a section of a small bridge and going through a curve in the road. As I transitioned from bridge to normal section of paved highway, there was a normal bump. Bump was minimal and ordinary as is typical. Vehicle experienced exact same violent shaking and did not stop unit vehicle came to stop. On this same day, I had another incident on straight section of road that resulted in violent shaking until stopped. This vehicle has experienced same issue three (3) times. This issue must be reviewed.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 25, 2022
StateMS
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph on the freeway, the vehicle suddenly experienced the “death wobble" after driving over a change in the pavement of the roadway. During the failure, the vehicle began to violently shake and vibrate until the speed was reduced. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000.
CategorySteering
DateNov 21, 2022
StateNC
Description
The steering linkage damper failed. I experienced complete loss of control of the vehicle on a highway. The vehicle was taken to my local ford dealership for repair. There were no warning lamps or symptoms.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 21, 2022
StateFL
Description
Uncontrollable steering wheel shake at highway speeds after hitting bumps on the road above 45 mph. Above 45 mph the front wheels oscillate making the vehicle uncontrollable until slowing down to under 45 mph.
CategorySteering
DateNov 21, 2022
StateMI
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact slowed down until he was able to stop the vehicle and the vehicle started driving normally. There was no warning light illuminated. The failure persisted while driving and exceeding 45 mph. The contact had taken the vehicle to the dealer who diagnosed the vehicle with a faulty steering damper. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 18, 2022
StateAR
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at speeds exceeding 50 mph, the vehicle would shake violently shake and vibrate after driving over changes in the pavement of the road. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who was unable to identify to cause of the failure. No service adjustments were made to the vehicle. The contact indicated that the failure continued to occur intermittently. The manufacturer was not yet notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100.
CategoryStructure, Visibility:glass, Side/rear
DateNov 16, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the rear sliding glass window suddenly fell from the window frame and made contact with the granddaughter who was in a booster seat positioned in the middle of the rear seat. During the incident, the granddaughter sustained a head contusion that did not require medical attention. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The local dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 14, 2022
StateNC
Description
I was traveling west on interstate 74 at approximately 70 mph when I drove over a small imperfection in the road surface (an overpass transition) the vehicle steering wheel and front of the vehicle started to violently shake uncontrollably and caused me to loose control of the vehicle and drive off of the road. It happened on the return trip as well however, I slammed on the brakes this time as soon as it started for fear of the life of my family that was riding with me. My wife now refuses to ride in my vehicle after the two incidents. Luckily no one was behind me on the interstate.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 14, 2022
StateUT
Description
Twice I have experienced the "f250 death wobble," both incidents were on the highway traveling at about 65-70 mph on level freeway when the vehicle began to oscillate and vibrate in an extremely violent manner. I was scared to death and I could barely control the vehicle, but in both incidents I was able to apply brakes and slowly get the vehicle to a full and complete stop to arrest the violent shaking. When both vibration incidents happened I was cruising along, not accelerating or decelerating, just constant speed. By the way both incidents occurred on I-15 near lehi, utah.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 13, 2022
StateVA
Description
Experiences what I found to be called the death wabble. It's getting worse
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 13, 2022
StateOK
Description
My truck has a death wobble!!! It shakes uncontrollably at speeds greater than 55 miles per hour when I hit any bumps. I lose total control of steering and have almost wrecked several times.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 08, 2022
StateCO
Description
Traveling at 70 miles per hour, hit bump on highway and front end of vehicle began shaking violently, almost lost control. Took foot off gas and applied brakes, vehicle finally stopped shaking. "death wobble ". Vehicle has 22,500 miles, tires original, no modifications to vehicle
CategorySteering
DateNov 08, 2022
StateNM
Description
Took the truck on I-40 and to 75mph hit a crack repair and steering went crazy. Had to full stop to get it to stop. Back on the road and it happened again at 75mph. Got it into dealer and found out that it is a death wobble. Dealer replaced the steering dampener and returned. Dampener was purchased locally. Six weeks later and it happened on us550, after driving over a rough spot. This time it was 70mph. Happened again on us550 a few days later but at 65mph. Truck is in the dealer's shop again, and has been for eight days. They test drove it and got it to duplicate the problem. They have put a new steering dampener on as the last one is bad already. They are lowering the camber (wharever that is) and will test drive it tomorrow again.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 07, 2022
StateTN
Description
Hit a bump going on to a bridge and the truck goes into a death wobble
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 05, 2022
StateVA
Description
2019 f250, 13,000 miles: while traveling along interstate 64 in virginia, I crossed a bridge in the early morning, pre-dawn hours which caused the truck to "bounce" as it transitioned across the joints that joined the bridge to the pavement. Immediately after crossing, the truck entered into an uncontrollable vibration that caused me to lose positive control to the vehicle. The loss of control lasted until I was able to ride-out the incident alongside the roadway. Believing I had blown a tire, I checked the truck to find that all tires were serviceable. I reentered the roadway, having checked all items I could, only to have the issue reoccur as I crossed another bridge at a reduced speed. I exited the interstate highway and utilized back roads, at reduced speeds (below 50), to reach a safe location to diagnose the issue. Utilizing online research, I located videos of the exact same problem I had experienced. I am beyond shocked this vehicle has not been recalled. As an experienced driver, with over twenty years of law enforcement driving experience, I can assure you it took everything I had to keep the vehicle from crashing. Had I been towing a trailer/camper or had the interstate traffic been heavier, I cannot imagine how a serious accident would not have occurred. The vehicle has been meticulously maintained, possesses a current state inspection sticker, and gave no warning prior to this incident of having any issues related to the loss of control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 03, 2022
StateGA
Description
Odometer: 45847. Two weeks ago I hit a bump on ga 400 going about 70mph and the death wobble happened. Had to brake heavily to get it to stop. No warning lights. Knew there was an esb on the steering dampner and took it to the dealer to have that replaced along with the other recalls. The service advisor calls today and wants to charge me 00 to replace the tie rods. Ford should be taking care of the affected components in relation to the steering dampener not holding up.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 03, 2022
StateUT
Description
When driving above 50 mph and hitting a small bump in the road, the vehicle has gone into a sever wobble in the suspension almost to the point of losing control of the steering of the truck. I had to reduce the speed to below 30 mph to get the truck to return to normal. This has happened to our truck twice.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 02, 2022
StateNV
Description
Driving on freeway at 60mph hit a bump in road and the steering shook bad (death wobble), had to slow down to 25mph
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 31, 2022
StateTX
Description
Uncontrollably shaking (death wobble). Lost control and had to brake quickly.
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateOct 28, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 75 mph, the steering wheel started moving violently from side to side. The contact stated that he had experienced the death wobble. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact depressed the brake pedal until he regained control of the vehicle. The contact was able to veer to the side of the road momentarily. The contact was then able to continue driving. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 87,640.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
This has now happened on two separate occasions. When driving the truck at 55mph and hitting a small bump in the road the truck started shaking violently and would not stop until I slowed down to under 25mph. Upon researching this, consumers are calling this the ford wobble of death. The truck became uncontrollable until I slowed down and the vibration ceased. Fortunately, it was on a straight section of roadway and no other cars were in close proximity at the time. There was little steering control of the truck until I slowed down to make the violent shaking stop. The problem appears to be with the front steering components (drag link, tie rod, tie rod ends, ball joints). Since this occurrence the front of the truck vibrates slightly almost all of the time when driving over 55mph. The ford dealer replace the steering damper, and this helped the vibration, but it still continues to vibrate. Ford may still have the replaced part (but this part replacement has not fixed the problem.) the ford dealer has said replacing the steering damper was the first item to change (per ford corporate) to fix this problem. The vehicle has not been inspected by anyone other than the ford dealer. There were no warning lamps or other symptoms of the upcoming problem until the first time is shook violently.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateOct 26, 2022
StateTX
Description
I have a 2019 ford f250 and I have had the death wobble happen to me two times. The first was with my entire family in the truck. Going 60 mph and the truck starts to shake violently and is uncontrollable until you get to 15 mph. The second incident was a week ago just outside of haskell tx. Speed limit is 70, my son and I were travelling at 72 mph and the truck shook so violently that he was crying and the next thing I knew, we were going east bound in the west bound lane on the shoulder. Extremely close to losing total control of the truck. I do not feel it is safe to drive the truck any longer and I am going to sell it if I can.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 24, 2022
StateCO
Description
From the day I bought the truck in november 2019 it would jerk aggressively when hitting expansion joints. 6 months ago I asked a dealer to fix it and they did nothing. Then, between 10/8/22 and 10/15/22 we experienced for incidents of the death wobble on e470 and north I-25 in colorado. Each incident occurred in heavy traffic. The only way to regain control was to pull off the road and completely stop. I currently have the vehicle scheduled to go to a dealer, but need this fixed as it is not safe to drive.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 24, 2022
StateFL
Description
I was traveling at approximately 65 mph on a 4 lane divided highway, when I crossed over a small bridge the front end of the truck began shaking violently for no reason as I slowed down to a stop on the shoulder the shaking stopped. After inspecting the vehicle I continued on my way without further incident. After looking online I found this is called the ford f-250 "death wobble" .
CategorySteering
DateOct 23, 2022
StateMD
Description
Uncontrollable shaking after hitting uneven pavement from bridge to road. Happened around 65 mph and didn't stop until I braked to 30mph
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 20, 2022
StateTX
Description
I own a 2019 f250 platinum diesel and the last 5 months have been teetering on a very thin line of causing a serious accident. At highway speeds, my truck will start to violently shake after hitting small bumps, bridge entrances/exits, potholes. Pretty much any un-level surface has the potential to cause my truck to violently shake. It's referred to as death wobble and for good reason. It feels like all 4 tires had just blown out at highway speeds. It's very hard to control the vehicle and the only way to fix the issue is to come to a complete stop as fast as you can before you lose control. I have contacted ford several times and they are aware of the issue. There still has been no recall as far as I know. This is completely unacceptable and is risking potential lives. It's only a matter of time before some is seriously injured or killed from this. Ford put my name down, and I was told in about 2 months they might have the parts to fix it. That just isn't a good answer. Something needs to be done. Unfortunately I don't have another vehicle so I am forced to drive this death trap. I'm not sure what to do, and don't want to get in an accident or end up hurting someone but I have to get to and from work. I refuse to let my family drive in the truck because it's so unsafe. This doesn't just happen once in a while. It happens every single time I'm on the freeway which is every day, sometimes multiple times driving to and from work. Im hoping someone can give me some help. I really feel like ford has swept this under the rug and left it's customers in a terrible position. My truck is one of fords top models and it has under 50k miles. This shouldn't be happening and they are not too concerned about getting it fixed fast in my opinion. I hope to hear from you soon, thank you.
CategoryLane Departure: Assist, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 19, 2022
StateKY
Description
Extreme steering wheel shaking aka death wobble. Caused my truck to jump across 3 lanes on i75 almost costing me and my wife our life's. Starts after hitting pot hole and becomes so extreme your hands loose contact with steering wheel. This is clearly an a rank safety issue that ford has not addressed. No warning when it happens, all control is lost and up till now we have been lucky. Truck did this at 20000 miles and again at 32000 miles I currently only have 32250 total miles on this vehicle. After contacting my dealer they told me it was out of warranty because it had exceeded 36 months.
CategorySteering
DateOct 17, 2022
StateWI
Description
Was traveling highway speed, front end of truck started violently shaking causing the vehicle to be uncontrollable and entered the ditch. Steering wheel then was not centered in relation to the tires.
CategorySteering
DateOct 15, 2022
StateMO
Description
Death wobble severe controlable I reported it to nhtsa they are replacing the damper but dealer says the drive link is wore out too. Only has 36,881 mile on it 881 miles over warranty plus two months past 36 months but won't cover under warranty this is wrong the steering drag link is not supposed to wear in that kind of miles should be recalled for safty issue also
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 14, 2022
StateVA
Description
Death wobble: 2019 f250 with 42,450 miles. After hitting a small bump while driving on the highway at normal speed, the front end starts violently shaking and the steering wheel oscillates from side to side. Steering control is completely lost and I have to hang on for dear life until I can ease to a shoulder to slow down and get out of the wobble. This is completely unacceptable and puts everyone's lives at risk who are in the immediate vicinity. I immediately called my local ford dealer and was told this "happens from time to time." despite admitting this is a known problem since the mid-2000s and a danger to public safety, ford refused to fix it, stating my truck is just past the limited factory warranty. I was out of town when this first occurred with no prior warning and it happened 14 additional times within a couple days. Why is ford not recalling these vehicles for this issue? It is extremely dangerous to those inside and in close proximity to the vehicle. Please make ford address this before someone gets seriously hurt due to their incompetence and desire not to have to spend the money on a full fledged recall.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 14, 2022
StateMI
Description
At interstate speeds, my vehicle can go into a mode where in the steering wheel jerks violently, along with the front end shaking violently. This has happened twice in 2022, and rough pavement appears to initiate the event and pulling over to the shoulder, coming to a complete stop is the only way to stop the shaking.
CategorySteering
DateOct 13, 2022
StateMO
Description
Death wobble at 70 mph jerking both hands 6 to 8 inches back and forth uncontrollable on I-70 in kansas went from right lane to left lane then left hand shoulder before getting it under control lucky no other cars around everything was blurry from shaking only have 37,000 miles on it thought me and wife were going to die drove only 60mph after that crazy
CategorySteering
DateOct 13, 2022
StatePA
Description
There is a known issue with the steering damper which causes the "death wobble". On one trip this happened to me three times almost causing me to lose control of the vehicle on the interstate going 70 mph. I was unable to maintain my lane and swerved into the passing lane. I had to quickly stop the vehicle and pull over causing vehicles behind me to come to an abrupt stop. I had two of my children with me and the vehicle shook so hard that it threw items out of their hands. The dealership inspected the vehicle and stated that the steering damper had no resistance in it and was beyond bad. The replacement part was on indefinite backorder and ford denied them using an aftermarket part as a replacement. My only option was to wait until the part eventually came in or pay 0 out of pocket to replace it with an aftermarket part. I will not drive the vehicle until the part is replaced. Ford has failed to recognize and fix a major safety issue.
CategorySteering
DateOct 12, 2022
StateFL
Description
6 july 2022/47,978 miles- local service shop advised me about 2019 ford f250 steering stabilizer issue when I inquired about 2 new front tires for my vehicle due to uneven wear and noticeable wobble at 65-70 mph. Advised me I should inquire with ford, solve issue, then get tires and align accordingly. No reason to get new tires just to ruin them. 12 july 2022- autonation ford brooksville, fl diagnosed it was steering stabilizer and ordered. Would call me when part came in to replace it. Early august 2022- called autonation to inquire about part. Told part was on "severe backorder". I advised problem was getting worse and tires were considerably worse. Was told they would call or email when part became available. 12 october 2022/52,690 miles- called autonation to inquire about part. Told it was projected to be in mid november. Told them problem was way worse. Wobble occurs anywhere from 45-70 mph depending on road surface. Noticeable clunk under various conditions while driving or turning. Advised I was going to park the truck due to safety concerns. Several times, wobble turned into pulling me hard left or right out of driving lane. One incident took me so far into oncoming traffic that the opposing traffic had to turn to avoid hitting me. This is my primary vehicle. I drive approximately 60 miles per day, to and from work.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 12, 2022
StateTN
Description
- "death wobble" in my f250 3 times on our way back from the outer banks, nc to nashville. Ford is stating it is the steering dampener. Yes, it is available for inspection. - safety was poor, it felt like I had little control until we came to a complete stop. I would say it put other at risk as we had to move to the side, across multiple lanes, to the side of the road. - it happened 3 times in one trip. - it has not been inspected (only by me). The ford dealership stating they know the problem (without looking at it) and start a service order. We are awaiting the part. - no, it just suddenly happened. We were not towing anything either
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 11, 2022
StateCA
Description
My 2019 f250 has only 17328 miles today. This month I experienced two dangerous situations. When driving at high speed on the freeway, approx. 60 miles per hour, the steering wheel and the whole front end start an uncontrollable shake and wobble. It feels like the truck is going to be broken into pieces. I was driving at freeway speed in the carpool lane, this sudden wobbling scared me and all my family inside the truck. We thought the truck was going to explode or something. I immediately turned on my emergency light and reduced my speed. The car behind me almost hit my truck. I had to get out of the car pool lane and shift four lines before stopping on the shoulder. I looked into the problem online and found out that many ford heavy duty truck owners like me had similar experiences. I went to a nearby ford dealer, and the advisor informed me that this problem is known as "death wobble" and that ford is aware of it. However, parts are unavailable, with no eta! This dangerous issue could cause a vehicle operator to panic and try to reduce speed on the freeway suddenly in order to regain control, but it could also cause the vehicle to collide with a following vehicle or lose control, hitting vehicles nearby. My life and my family's lives could be in danger because of this. I am worried about driving this truck again since this is my work truck. Please help!
CategorySuspension
DateOct 10, 2022
StateWV
Description
On 10/9/2022, while driving on the interstate at 70-75 mph next to an 18 wheeler, I experienced the dreaded "death wobbles" in my new truck. The truck was barely able to be controlled, and I had to pull over to the shoulder of the interstate and come to a complete stop. When I tried driving to the next exit to get to a safer location, the death wobbles hit a second time when driving at a reduced speed because there was a very minimal dip in the road. The vehicle gave no warning prior to or during the incident. The steering/suspension systems were completely out of control, and only began working after I had to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. I notified the dealer, carvana, and am returning the vehicle to them. They had initially done an inspection and stated the vehicle was fine. Obviously, it wasn't. This was extremely terrifying and even worse, ford is aware of this long standing issue and has not issued a recall. When I called the malloy ford dealer in martinsburg, wv, they said they wouldn't cover the repairs, that it would be up to me to pay for whatever components malfunctioned and were possibly further damaged by the death wobbles.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 07, 2022
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 55 mph on a distressed roadway, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to park on the road and then was able to continue driving to his destination. The contact continued to experience the failure. The contact stated that two weeks later he received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v087000 (structure, power train) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer was contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was approximately 9,000.
CategorySteering
DateOct 06, 2022
StateNY
Description
Death wobble dealer/ford will not repair as a warranty problem. At 31,700 miles a vehicle should not lose control hitting a small bump.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
Suddenly while driving, the car begins to shake uncontrollably/violently, causing the vehicle to swerve and rapidly rotating the steering wheel to move from side to side, making it difficult to control and causes great fear of trying not to crash. Feels like my vehicle is about to fall part so I feel like I have to hold onto my car for dear life.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
Death wobble..... After hitting bump in road steering wheels shakes until vehicle comes to stop. Only have 30,000 miles and no off-road driving. Doesn't matter about speed. Have issues at 45 mph and now driving 65 on highway. Very dangerous having to come to complete stop in middle of highway as unable to even steer!
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateOct 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v644000 (back over prevention) however, the contact stated that she noticed that the front camera lenses were cloudy. No warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that whenever the sun was shining on the camera, visibility became difficult. The dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that parts to do the recall repair was not yet available. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 66,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 05, 2022
StateAZ
Description
While driving on highway at 65 mph, violent shaking in front end began and vehicle steering was inoperable. I had to slow down the vehicle to 10 mph before the violent shaking finally stopped and the ability to steer was regained. If I had been on a curve or had a vehicle behind me, I could have been killed. I was out of town when this occurred and it happened 5 additional times on that trip. This a known issue to ford because they sent me a letter stating this is a problem. The truck (which was purchased brand new and only has 17,000 miles on it and all original parts) has now been with the dealer for 3 days. They are going to replace the steering damper but have told me that they don't know if it will fix the issue. After doing additional research on my own, I have learned that this issue is actually known as the "death wobble". Why is ford not recalling these vehicles for this issue? It is extremely dangerous and certainly not what one would expect after paying k for a truck.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 02, 2022
StateTX
Description
I understand that my truck has the death wobble. No warning lights, truck shakes vigorously driving on rough roads at 70mph
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateSep 30, 2022
StateKY
Description
If I hit a bump going over 50mph my vehicle will violently shake until I slow down or stop.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 30, 2022
StateMD
Description
We experienced the "death wobble" with this vehicle. The part ford has identified as the problem(steering dampner) has been covered by the 20n04 warranty extension but the parts surrounding the dampner have also been affected and needed to be replaced at our cost. This include the long drag link, short drag link, and the adjuster. Parts and labor totaled 3. 31. This issue is well documented throughout ford owners.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 30, 2022
StateTX
Description
Front camera, like the rear camera which was recently recalled, has lost clear visibility. It has a very bright white haze which eliminates visibility from the front camera. It poses a safety hazard in parking lots, especially if a small child were to walk in front of the truck. The truck is available for inspection anytime. There has been no specific incident causing injury at this time. However, it would be nice to use the front camera as intended to prevent any incident in the future.
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateSep 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
My f250 started to shake uncontrollably while driving home from the airport on 26 september 2022. The vehicle has just over 20,000 miles on the odometer. The steering wheel shook out of my hands and I had to re-grab the steering wheel while driving at 50 mph. The shaking would not stop. I had to brake carefully because of traffic and pull off the to the shoulder. I merged back into traffic and it started to wobble uncontrollably again at 35 mph. I pulled over again and stopped. I merged back into traffic again and it did not happen again. Since it has just happened, I have not taken it to a ford dealership to get worked on. If traffic had not been lite, I am sure this issue would have caused an accident while I was driving 50 mph. I was very scared and was not anticipating this issue. There were no warnings. There should be an immediate recall of all these vehicles and the manufacture should fix or buy the trucks back. I will be notifying my congressman and senators.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 28, 2022
StateFL
Description
This is related to campaign # 20n04 steering linkage damper. Ford is aware of this problem and when I accelerate and hit a bump in the road the whole front end of the truck vibrates uncontrollably and I have to slam on the brakes to get the vehicle under control. I have taken it in to the ford dealership in thomasville and they supposedly have ordered the part. My truck was there for 3 weeks and they did not fix the problem. I have called left messages and they have not returned my calls. I don't feel safe driving the vehicle and they will not give me the status update on when the part is going to come in.
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateSep 26, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that both the forward facing and the rearview camera images had become progressively foggy and appeared cloudy on the display screen. The contact initially took the vehicle to a dealer and informed the dealer of the failure; the contact was given an estimate for the repair. The contact then received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v644000 (back over prevention) however, the recall only addressed the rearview camera and not the forward-facing camera. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateSep 26, 2022
StateAL
Description
Upper fuel filter developed a crack on top, spraying diesel fuel all over the interior of the engine compartment. Smelled fuel in the interior vents, then saw smoke trailing the truck in my rear view mirror. Pulled over at a mini-mart, opened the hood and saw the fuel spray fanning out from the top of the filter, along with smoke coming from the engine. Turned off the engine and the spray stopped. Smoke/vapor was reduced. No fire.
CategorySteering
DateSep 26, 2022
StateNY
Description
Death wobble 65 to 45 mph. 32,000 miles lose if control. Going to dealer soon,
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 24, 2022
StateOK
Description
While driving on more than one occasion the front of the truck and steering wheel starts violently shaking. It makes it hard to control. Once you pull over and stop, you can resume driving without issue. You never know when it will happen.
CategorySteering
DateSep 22, 2022
StateMD
Description
* on september 14, 2022, while driving canada 2 near fredericton at approximately 65 mph, I crossed an overpass expansion joint at which time my 2019 ford f-250 super duty steering started oscillating violently (the well know “death wobble”). The truck had to be slowed and stopped on the road side to stop the oscillation. The truck is scheduled for inspection on september 28, 2022 at waldorf ford of maryland. * my wife and I both were at risk as we were in the middle of tractor trailer traffic while trying to regain control of the steering and move the truck to safety. * the steering oscillation repeated itself 3 more times traveling from canada to maryland to return home from travel. I was able to minimize the effect by keeping my speed under 55 mph. * the truck is scheduled for inspection by a ford service center, waldorf ford of maryland on september 28, 2022. * there were no warnings of any kind prior to the steering oscillation.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateSep 21, 2022
StateTX
Description
While driving on interstate 45 south of houston at highway speeds, the steering wheel began heavily vibrating after hitting a small pothole in the freeway. It vibrated violently until I was able to apply the brakes and slow to under 40 mph. At that point, it smoothed out and control was restored.
CategorySteering:steering Control Module, Suspension
DateSep 21, 2022
StateGA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250 sd. The contact stated while driving 55 mph and driving over a speed bump, the vehicle started to shake uncontrollably. The contact stated that the vehicle was pulled over and stopped, restarted, and the vehicle operated normally; however, the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was experiencing the death wobble. The contact was informed that the upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced. Additionally, the driver's and passenger's side control arms needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that the vehicle had experienced the failure stated in nhtsa campaign number: 20e090000 (steering, suspension, equipment). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 80,000. The vin was not available.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 19, 2022
StateMO
Description
The first time it happened was about 9/3/2022. I was driving down the road at 60 mph and hit the rumble strip in the middle of the road. The truck started shaking violently until I slowed substantially. I started back up and it was fine. On three separate occasions it has started to do this went hitting a bump in the road. Each time I was driving about 60 mph and it stopped when I slowed substantially. It is almost impossible to steer it when it happens and it is very dangerous.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 19, 2022
StateWV
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving downhill approximately 70 mph, the vehicle started shaking and vibrating uncontrollably while driving over surface changes in the road pavement. The contact was able to stop and inspect the vehicle but was unable to identify the cause of the failure. After continuing the long-distance trip, the failure reoccurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the failure but suggested that a suspension stabilizer bar be installed on the vehicle; however, the part was on backorder. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 17, 2022
StateCA
Description
Drive train vibration, also known as “death wobble.” my truck is experiencing shaking, or vibration at driving speeds of 70mph. Problem is getting worse.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 15, 2022
StateTX
Description
Driving at highway speed I hit bumps in the road which caused violent shaking in the vehicle and loss of control of the steering. I was forced to immediately reduce my speed to avoid total loss of control, almost causing an accident. Dealer called it the death wobble but was unable to repair due to the inability of replacement parts. I have videos of the my vehicle experiencing the issue again on 9-15-22
CategorySteering
DateSep 15, 2022
StateFL
Description
Driving down the road at around 70 mph, hit a small bump in the road. My truck's driver side front tire started to uncontrollably shake to the point I had to slow my vehicle extremely fast to prevent losing control. This is the second time it has happened at a high rate of speed. Both times I hit a bump in the road then it started to uncontrollably shake. After the first time (2021) I paid to have my mechanic change out the steering stabilizer shock and it seemed to help. I am guessing I will have to have the steering stabilizer shock replaced once again to prevent this from happening.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 14, 2022
StateIN
Description
Death wobble, steering extremely violent and difficult in heavy traffic with a need to slow down immediately. Risk to me and everyone around me because of the loss of control. The truck wouldn't stop vibrating/shaking/bouncing until I came to a complete stop in the middle median of an interstate highway. Stopped to look at the truck and didn't see anything. Tried again and it happened a second time. The road was rough and has some uneven places. ( I-65 south between louisville and elizabethtown kentucky.)
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateSep 13, 2022
StateMS
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated when the vehicle was purchased, the screen failed to display an image when the vehicle was shifted into reverse(r). The contact stated that the bluetooth and radio was also inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed and the contact was informed that the accessory protocol interface module (apim) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there was no warranty program on the vehicle and that he had to pay out-of-pocket for the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,000.
CategorySteering
DateSep 13, 2022
StateIN
Description
Ford truck death wobble at over 50 mph
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 13, 2022
StateAR
Description
While driving, if you hit a rough place in the road, the front end shakes violently. You have to apply the brakes and nearly stop to get it to stop shaking. It has happened a few times. We have an appointment to get this repaired, october 5th, 2022.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateSep 12, 2022
StateCO
Description
The top fuel filter developed a leak at the cap spraying fuel into the engine compartment essentially rendering the truck unusable. Truck has 25k miles on it. Manufacturer maintenance asks for fuel filter change at 30k miles. There is a recall on exact same issue on ford trucks model 2020 and later but it doesn't cover model 2019 which has exact same fuel filter part. This could have been a potential fire hazard.
CategoryTires
DateSep 09, 2022
StatePA
Description
Lt 275/ 70 r 18. Pieces of the tread are peeling away in chunks. The outer edges of the tread pattern appear to have been cut into and have gaps where rubber is missing. The salesperson at the place of purchase assured me that this is caused by driving on rocks. My 83 yo father has never seen anything like this on any tires. My 50,000 mile tires are down to the wear marks with approximately 22,000 miles. L no longer feel safe in my normal travels with these seemingly defective tires that may fail at any time.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateSep 07, 2022
StateNM
Description
Death wobble: at speeds above 55mph the vehicle becomes uncontrollable after encountering bumps in the road that initiate the death wobble. The wobble becomes more uncontrollable until you can get the vehicle stopped - to zero mph. This was very dangerous in heavy denver i25 traffic where your ability to stop was constrained by adjacent vehicles. It also occurred in construction zones with rough pavement and no shoulders or places to get off road. Having to hit the skids in the middle of freeway traffic posted with an 80mph speed limit, is life threatening, for my vehicle and the other drivers. Ford is well aware of this problem - the internet has many videos explaining how to fix it. Ford needs to get this done before someone is killed. I cannot drive the vehicle above 55mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 07, 2022
StateTX
Description
The vehicle steering whips uncontrollably while driving over road imperfections (bumps, potholes, road transitions, etc.). Nearly lost control of the vehicle while driving in our neighborhood at ~35 mph when I hit a bump in the road. After researching, many people have reported this as the “death wobble.” I have not taken the vehicle to the dealer yet as I initially thought it was an isolated issue. It has now occurred multiple times and clearly creates an unsafe driving situation. There are no warning lights or signals but the problem is easily reproduced by driving the vehicle at ~35 mph or more over bumps in the road. I've had the issue occur on the highway at 70 mph and it could easily move the truck into another lane. I feel strongly that this should be throughly inspected immediately as it poses life-threatening conditions to drivers, passengers, and oncoming or nearby drivers.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateSep 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving my children to school on a two lane road (55) the front end started shaking wildly. I lost control of the vehicle and ran oncoming traffic off the road when I crossed the double yellow line. My vehicle is stock with just barely 17k miles. Very scary.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateSep 06, 2022
StateNY
Description
On 8/27/22 driving on the highway at a speed of approximately 70 mph coming of a bridge and going over transition caused the front of the truck to shake violently. With the wheels shaking and wobbling violently it was difficult to steer. This continued until I came to a complete stop on the side of the highway. This happened again on 9/4/22 with same situation on return trip home. Truck shook violently with tires wobbling until I pulled over to a complete stop. Very scary and dangerous! There was no warning prior or after incident. Truck had just been in for routine service with tire rotation on 8/16/22. Truck to be inspected by dealership on 9/14/22
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 06, 2022
StateTN
Description
The tail gate of my f250 drops inadvertently. It dropped while I was hauling a trailer and was severely damaged. Ford is repairing this damage and has replace the latch and wiring harness to prevent it from happening again however 1 day after the recall repairs were completed, the tail came down on its own yet again. The fix did not work. I notified the dealership and they said they would notify ford.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 06, 2022
StateTX
Description
Going down the road at about 60mph when I hit a bump in the road. The truck started to shack very hard, and I had to apply light brake pressure and pull off the side of the road. It stopped and I took it to the dealer. Was told steering damper was weak and needed to be replaced and it only has 32,524 miles. Did not have part and will not have it for 1-2 months.
CategorySteering
DateSep 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
While driving down road steering began to shake violently to the point unit drifted into other lane. Had to pull over to the side of the road to get it to stop. Took unit to dealer and was told parts on back order for a long time ford is aware. Unit parked due to safety concerns.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 29, 2022
StateTX
Description
Front end of vehicle and steering wheel both shake violently after hitting a bump when driving between 50-70 mph.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 28, 2022
StateFL
Description
Front end of vehicle shakes uncontrollably when hitting an uneven road at speed over 50-70 mph. Breaks have to be applied, speed reduction and hazards almost causing collisions. This has occurred 6 times since may 2022. There is current slight shaking on the steering wheel. Dissatisfied with the no disclosure of this issue when purchasing this vehicle and model.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 25, 2022
StateOK
Description
At approximately 30000 mi the truck began shaking violently whenever it hit a decent bump. Mainly when traveling over 60mph. This is extreme shaking what most call a death wobble. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the steering stabilizer which seemed to help for awhile. The truck now has 73000 miles on it and shakes so bad I don't feel safe driving it. I have replaced the steering stabilizer again and the problem still persists. At this point I feel there are probably multiple issues with the steering and suspension due to the shaking.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 24, 2022
StateCO
Description
Driving at 65 mph and hit a bump in the road causing excessive shaking and vibration in the steering wheel (death wobble).
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 23, 2022
StateFL
Description
Rear passanger axel bolts snapped in half
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 23, 2022
StateMT
Description
I was driving on the interstate on 8-23-2022 at approximately 1:00pm. As I crossed a bridge deck, the vehicle started shaking violently. It was hard to hold onto the steering wheel. The problem stopped when I pulled onto the shoulder and slowed way down. I called beartooth ford in columbus, mt and reported the issue. They were very aware of what the issue was. They advised me that there was a recall that would fix it. I stopped at their business and they recorded the vin and mileage of my vehicle. I do have a live video of the incident happening a second time but this system won't allow me to attach it.
CategorySteering
DateAug 23, 2022
StateCO
Description
I purchased this vehicle new in 2020. I've driven the vehicle 33,000 miles and the well-documented "death wobble" has happened a couple of dozen times (reference ford's csp 20n04) - relatively minor incidents until lately. On august 13, 2022 I drove over a railroad crossing at 55 mph (per the speed limit and traffic flow) and the truck went into a violent steering oscillation that required an emergency stop - luckily the semi behind me had sufficient distance and wherewithal to avoid hitting me. My passenger was so shaken that we had to stop for 10 minutes - he didn't want to continue in the truck. The truck is current at the local ford dealer and they are telling me that 'since they can't reproduce the issue they will not take the recommended actions outlined in 20n04. The severity of the "death wobble" renders the vehicle useless to me because I don't want my family to die. What component or system failed or malfunctioned, and is it available for inspection upon request? Vehicle is available for inspection. Steering linkage is failing and/or there is a fundamental engineering flaw. How was your safety or the safety of others put at risk? Vehicle became undrivable when the "death wobble" occurred. Has the problem been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center? Dealer has not been able to reproduce the issue because it happens relatively infrequently. But, when it happens, it renders the vehicle undriveable. Has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? The dealer has inspected the vehicle. Were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear? No.
CategorySteering
DateAug 22, 2022
StateCA
Description
My 2019 ford f250 has experienced the "death wobble" 3 times. All three times I have almost crashed and put my life and the life of others at risk. Each time the truck starts to violently shake and I have to hold on to the steering wheel with all my power so I don't crash. I have taken my truck back to the ford dealership multiple times but they said they do not know how to fix it. I also took it to a specialist to fix and pay over ,000 but that still didn't work. Now I can not drive the truck for my safety. There were no prior incidents or symptoms before this started.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission
DateAug 19, 2022
StateNE
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 60 mph and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle failed to respond as needed. The vehicle was turned off and restarted. The contact stated that on another occasion the vehicle hesitated while accelerating and then operated normally. The contact stated that a scanner retrieved fault code: p0762 (shift solenoid failure). The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the mechanic found no fault with the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 7,135.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 19, 2022
StatePA
Description
When driving on uneven roads (bumps/potholes) the front end shakes almost like it's hydroplaning or skipping across the road.
CategorySteering
DateAug 18, 2022
StateGA
Description
Steering linkage damper is faulty. Multiple incidents of steering violently shaking after hitting a pothole. The vehicle is uncontrollable while the steering is shaking. The last incident when the death wobble occurred I could not maintain my lane of traffic, when I finally got the truck under control I was in the lane of oncoming traffic. There is no warning when this problems occurs
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateAug 17, 2022
StateVA
Description
We were traveling on the interstate at 70 mph , hit a bump in the road and all of a sudden the truck began to shake causing the truck and attached camper to sway uncontrollable. We swerved and were able to get the truck slowed down and to the left shoulder of the road. It was very scary for my family. Luckily we were able to control the truck and not cause an accident. This has happened one other time while camper was attached. The truck is going to the dealership friday august 19th for the current recall manufacturer recall number22s09 nhtsa recall number22v087 . The dealership is also going to replace a steering dampener
CategorySuspension
DateAug 17, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated he experienced the "death wobble" on four occasions in a single day. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle and drive to his destination. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 36,600.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 16, 2022
StateKS
Description
I was driving down the highway today around 70 mph when I went over a very small pothole. The steering wheel started to shake violently and then the whole truck started to shake. I slowed down and started to pull over because I thought I had blown a tire. When I got down to about 20 mph on the shoulder the shaking stopped. I got out to inspect the tires and they were all fine. I immediately called my mechanic and he told me this used to be a common problem with ford trucks a while ago and he heard that it had started to happen again.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 12, 2022
StateAR
Description
My truck has the death wobble. This is the 3rd time I have tried to fix it. Now, my local ford dealership says they cannot duplicate the problem. This is very dangerous. At any given time, I am going to have a wreck. It is not an “if”, but a “when”. I have no choice but to drive my truck like it is. I had to get ford manufacturer's to help me last year.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 12, 2022
StateCA
Description
While towing my 15,500 gvwr fifth wheel at approximately 60 mph on the 210 fwy in a construction zone I encountered some very rough asphalt repairs just on the drivers side of the lane. I had a, close to the lane, k-rail on the passenger side and one lane next to me on the drivers side with a k-rail on the drivers side of that lane. When I hit the rough pavement my wheels started to oscillate violently back and forth and pulled me about 3 feet into the next lane on the drivers side. Luckily there was not anyone in the lane at the time. I forced the wheel to the right and straightened out when I got back in the right lane but the "death wobble" continued so I slowed down to about 35 mph and the wobbling finally stopped. The rest of the 3 day trip I stayed at or below 55 mph to be safe. I could have been much worse had there been someone in the next lane or if it had pulled me to the right into the k-rail. Someone could have been injured or killed. I took the truck to upland ford in california and they said that the steering stabilizer, both drag links and the track bar needed to be replaced but that the stabilizer was on back order. I also took it to sunrise ford in fontana california, where I bought the truck, and they confirmed that I needed the exact same things plus they included that the tie rods needed to be replaced. I have about 22,200 miles on the truck and it is out of the factory warranty. I have an extended warranty with portfolio protection and sunrise ford had 2 different inspectors from portfolio come out and inspect the front suspension to authorize repairs. They would only authorize replacing one of the drag links. Before this incident I did feel that the steering had, slowly over time, started to feel a little loose when I hit smaller bumps. There were no warning lamps that came on. I am afraid to drive the truck especially pulling my fifth wheel trailer.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 11, 2022
StateKS
Description
The truck began shaking uncontrollably at approximately 70mph.. Fortunately I was in the right lane , and traffic wasn't very busy, and I was able to get the truck off the side of the road without creating an accident.. I have owned the truck since it was new, and have not experienced any issue until now! The truck has just over 40,000 miles on it. Took truck to dealership to be inspected and they said everything looks good.. But they also said that the part that I needed was on back order. At the current time I'm waiting on repairs to be made, but I am very uneasy about the safety of the vehicle now..
CategorySuspension
DateAug 11, 2022
StateNM
Description
The truck violently shakes at about 47 mph for unknown reasons. The dealership that I purchased it at's service writer stated that there a multitude of reporting's for this very issue but the volume of complaints prevents them from even diagnosing the problem for several months. Also if I required a loaner vehicle it would be even longer. I have already spent about 00. 00 of my own money trying to address this problem through a different front end mechanical specialty shop. The service writer at don chalmers ford in rio rancho , new mexico also stated that from my warranty and service policy the problem could be covered. I use my tuck to pull a trailer for my business and this problem is having a negative impact on my business.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 09, 2022
StateTX
Description
Truck is experiencing condition that is commonly referred to as the death wobble on the internet. Traveling at 50 plus miles an hour and hit a small bump in the road and the truck immediately begins to shake and vibrate uncontrollably. Only way to stop the shaking is to come to almost a complete stop. This is a very serious and dangerous condition. Imagine traveling down the highway at 60 miles an hour and having to come to almost a complete stop with other trucks and cars wizzing past you. Not to mention the car that has to take evasive action behind you to keep from running into your vehicle. This is a very real and serious defect with the ford f250 that ford needs to take immediate ownership and corrective action. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 07, 2022
StateFL
Description
Truck shakes violently when encountering uneven pavement at speeds in excess of 55mph. Difficult to keep the vehicle in the road when this happens and speed must be reduced to
CategorySteering
DateAug 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
I bought my 2019 f250 super duty diesel 4x4 brand new in december 2019. My truck has had and continues to have very, very serious returning "death wobble" issues. At least 10 times in 3 years! The dealership has already replaced the steering "damper" once and now it is time to replace it again, yes a second time. The truck only has 31000 miles. My wife, for the first time, experienced this "death wobble" on last weeks trip to louisiana. It happened 3 times in the course of 500 miles. She was scared half to death! And rightly so as every time it happens it scares me to because of the very, very violent shaking of the truck. And it makes me wonder if I can regain control without causing an accident or crashing!!!! You cannot imagine how bad this "death wobble is unless you experience it happening yourself. I think you should have ford take a serious look at this issue and figure something out before someone dies via "death wobbling ford trucks"!!! I am sure that I'm not alone with this issue with with ford truck "death wobble"!!!!!! Please help!
CategorySteering
DateAug 04, 2022
StatePA
Description
When I'm driving the truck and I am at speeds 50 mph + and hit a pothole or crack in the road I get the death wobble. The steering wheel will violently shake in my hands and the whole front end too. It is difficult to control. I have to slow down the truck and even come to a complete stop to get it to stop. It's been so bad at times I hear the front tires start chirping like I'm doing a hopping burnout.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateAug 03, 2022
StateMA
Description
Truck has what is now commonly called the "death wobble". This is, unfortunately, a common problem with f250 super duty trucks. This is a very dangerous loss of control at typical highway speeds. Uncontrollable shaking after hitting minor roadway bumps at speed. The fact that ford is fully aware of the issue and has not done a recall is hard to believe. Do people have to die on the road because ford won't recognize this issue? My truck has only 22,000 miles on it but is off warranty as 3 years have passed since date of purchase, low miles due to covid! I have been told by ford that some some of the trucks are covered but, unfortunately, mine is not. I guess only the broken ones aren't covered...
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 02, 2022
StateMS
Description
Driving on interstate and all of a sudden the truck began to shake uncontrollably, so much so I could not hold the wheel. I some how managed not to hit anyone or anything and got it off on to the side of the road. I cut the tuck off, checked to see if anything look broke or if I blew out both front tires. All appeared to be in order.
CategorySteering
DateAug 01, 2022
StateOK
Description
Yesterday, my wife and I were on highway 169 in tulsa oklahoma traveling 65 mph and the truck started wobbling uncontrollably I had to get off of highway onto grassy area to get control of truck. This was my second time to experience the wobble shaking and it was more severe than previous one that happened 1 week prior
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 31, 2022
StateTX
Description
Death wobble at 70 mph twice within 10 minutes.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 29, 2022
StateID
Description
I experienced the death wobble at highway speeds of 70mph 4 times in less then one week on a vacation trip. Luckily it was on straight sections of the road. It requires slamming on the breaks and slowing the speed to less the 25mph to get the vehicle back under control. Extremely dangerous and should be immediate recall! I have great dash cam footage of several of the incidents. Thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 28, 2022
StateNE
Description
When traveling at highway speed, experienced the "death wobble". The front end and steering wheel shakes violently making steering impossible. Slow down to about 40mph and it stops. This has occurred 3 times when hitting a bump. Occurred once with just the truck and twice while pulling a 5th wheel. Ford dealer replaced tie rod ends etc but still occurred after that, now waiting on a new steering damper.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 27, 2022
StateOH
Description
At highway speeds (65-70 mph) if a pot hole or rough expansion joint is hit the vehicle begins to shake violently. Very difficult to control and steer. When breaking gets down to about 45 mph the violent shaking stops.
CategorySteering
DateJul 27, 2022
StateFL
Description
Violent shaking at 55-65mph on highway lost control of steering case 37164316
CategorySuspension
DateJul 26, 2022
StateTX
Description
Shakes pretty bad
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJul 22, 2022
StateTX
Description
3rd time in a week- death wobbke while driving in heavy traffic. This is not safe!! No warning light ms our sounds- just starts violently shaking while driving out of the blue. In order to make it stop- you have to immediately slow down and pull over. This is challenging in that while driving at a high speed (within speed limits) on a major hwy, you cannot just slow down immediately or pull over immediately. In addition, it happens so quickly and is so violent (major shaking and wobble) that you are taken off guard and driving becomes unsafe for ourselves and for drivers around you. Ford is aware of this problem. Our mechanics don't have a fix all solution. For the price you pay for this vehicle, the consumer should not have to pay for a fix like this, even if there was one. This is not safe.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 17, 2022
StateCT
Description
While driving on the highway all of sudden the front end of the truck starts to shake(its being called the death wobble) and you have no control over the vehicle until the shakes stop. When this first happened 2 months ago I brought it into the dealer and they told me that it is called the death wobble and they were going to fix it. Well, it wasn't as it just happened again yesterday.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateJul 16, 2022
StateFL
Description
We started having a death wobble while driving between 60-70mph where the steering wheel shook violently and the vehicle shook so back it hurt and scared me and my kids in the back seat. It was very scary and almost caused me to wreck with my kids in the car on the interstate. We then looked up and saw there was a recall for this problem. We took the truck into a dealership and got it supposedly repaired. It did not work. Roughly 1 month later. I was trusting ford fixed the issue and on the interstate again and almost wrecked a second time with the kids in the car. This truck shouldn't be allowed on the road of ford doesn't have a fix. My business partner has the exact same truck and the exact same scenario occurred where he got the issue fixed at a dealership after almost crashing only to have it happen again. Currently we don't know what to do as we paid big bucks for a vehicle that isn't safe to drive,
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateJul 16, 2022
StateFL
Description
We started having a death wobble while driving between 60-70mph where the steering wheel shook violently and the vehicle shook so back it hurt and scared me and my kids in the back seat. It was very scary and almost caused me to wreck with my kids in the car on the interstate. We then looked up and saw there was a recall for this problem. We took the truck into a dealership and got it supposedly repaired. It did not work. Roughly 1 month later. I was trusting ford fixed the issue and on the interstate again and almost wrecked a second time with the kids in the car. This truck shouldn't be allowed on the road of ford doesn't have a fix. My business partner has the exact same truck and the exact same scenario occurred where he got the issue fixed at a dealership after almost crashing only to have it happen again. Currently we don't know what to do as we paid big bucks for a vehicle that isn't safe to drive, r. Clites
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJul 13, 2022
StateCA
Description
After going over bump in the road truck starts bouncing uncontrollable, like the left tire in bouncing like a basketball to a point of almost losing control, until I can slow down to a stop ,then when I speed back up it stops. I have only experienced this two times both in the last month the truck has about 32000 miles. I have taken it to dealership for maintenance but I don't think they really know what's going on.
CategorySteering
DateJul 13, 2022
StateOK
Description
My truck has experienced the "death wobble" to my understanding the damper linkage is the malfunction. I reported this last year with ford, but could never get the part in. Now the truck wobbles and the steering wheel shakes violently with any little hole you run over. I have small children in the vehicle constantly and in the past 2 weeks it has shaken at least 4 times going over speeds of 50moh on the highway and the only way to make it stop is to immediately pull over and stop. I am afraid it will happen and I will not be able to control it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 08, 2022
StateOK
Description
Traveling at highway speeds I hit a bump and it started to wobble. Some call it the death wobble.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 03, 2022
StateIA
Description
Driving and hit rough road and front end wobbles tell I slow down. Once pulling a camper and another time I was not pulling a trailer. Speed was 65mph, had to slow down pull over and restart. Others call this the ford death wobble and I agree!
CategorySuspension
DateJul 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
Oh june 15th, in the middle of the afternoon around 2-3 pm, I was traveling nw on sh114, in the toll express lane, from dallas towards grapevine after a minor medical procedure, when my truck apparently hit a small hole or bump, which caused it to vibrate violently simultaneously from both front wheels, as if they weren't even in contact with the pavement. It took a lot of effort to keep the vehicle from crashing into the concrete walled barriers which are located on either side of that lane. I ended up having to slow to essentially a complete stop before the violent shaking stopped. Once the truck was under control, I noticed that my incision site had swollen greatly, as if a tennis ball was in my neck. An artery had ruptured as a result necessitating my wife to meet me and transport me to the hospital/clinic for emergency repairs, as the wild and uncontrolled vehicle and the effort to control it had caused an artery to rupture in my neck. I now understand this to be what is commonly called death wobble. I am lucky I didn't crash, and I am even luckier that I am not dead from bleeding out. That incident and the resulting several weeks that followed necessitated a bunch of follow up visits and being off work as well as no physical activity, in addition to the trauma, pain, and now the fear of my truck doing this again in the future. My truck is available for inspection. I have reached out to ford through live chat, social media and telephone, but I have received not response so far. I have little more than a desire to help others avoid crashes and injuries and to have my truck repaired. I am the original owner. It is under warranty. But
CategorySteering
DateJul 02, 2022
StateIL
Description
Death wobble occurs at speeds at or around 50 to 70 mph on june 22,2022 , yes the the truck became uncontrollable and steering was do to the wobbling, the vehicle is currently at a ford dealer ship awaiting for repairs to the front end, dealer acted if the truck could not be repair upon dropping off the truck due to a back order problem for the part needed, there is no type of warning light or indicator to prewarn of this event happening. Could very easily cause an accident or roll over
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 02, 2022
StateLA
Description
Violent steering wheel shaking. Death wobble. Almost hit concrete wall
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 29, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 80 mph, the vehicle started staking without warning. The contact was able to pull over on the side of the road and after several minutes the vehicle started operating as designed. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred. An appointment with the dealer was scheduled for the vehicle to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 45,000.
CategorySteering
DateJun 29, 2022
StateTX
Description
When I'm on the highway going between 45-75 mph, and I encounter a bump or deviation in the pavement, the front end steering will begin to violently cavitate and wobble. The truck speed must be immediately reduced in order to regain control and stop cavitation of front end. I usually have to slow down to 35 mph to get it to stop. This causes traffic behind me to swerve to avoid me and has almost lead to several accidents. Ford dealer, jordan ford, told me that the replacement stabilizer absorber has been back ordered for 3 months and they have a lot of people waiting on them. I told dealer rep about this issue already and they commented that if it doesn't do it all the time , I shouldn't worry about it. I understand supply issues are considerable, but this is a safety issue that should take precedence before someone is killed.
CategorySuspension
DateJun 28, 2022
StateVA
Description
Above 60 mph if my truck hits even the smallest pavement imperfection or small pot hole my truck will begin to vibrate uncontrollably. The vibration will continue until I slow below 50 and the vibration will go away. Watching videos on the internet, they refer to it as "death wobble". Very dangerous situation and I will not allow anyone to drive my truck but me.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 27, 2022
StateCO
Description
When the vehicle is traveling over a certain speed and hits bumps or uneven road it loses control of the steering wheel.
CategorySteering
DateJun 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving on the freeway at approximately 70 mph I drove over a overpass that had a had a rise in the transition between the road and the overpass. After driving over the bump my steering wheel began to shake violently. I had to apply the brakes and at approximately 25mph the shake stopped. I continued down the freeway and I in countered a section that had somewhat bumpy expansion joints and once again the steering wheel began to shake violently and I had to slow down to approximately 20 mph to get the shaking to stop. During both these incidents it was very difficult to control the vehicle putting all the vehicles around in danger of me losing control, keep in mind this was a 4 lane freeway with a speed limit of 70 mph and heavy traffic !.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 23, 2022
StateLA
Description
Driving 75 mph on the interstate and truck steering wheel and entire front end started to shake uncontrollably and almost pulled me into the other lane where another vehicle was. Would continue to shake until the vehicle speed would get below 45 mph. Has happened numerous times. Started doing this may 25, 2022. 84k miles on the truck
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 23, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving on freeway at 65 mph the truck began to shake violently. Slowed down to 40 mph and shaking eventually stopped. Extremely hard to steer vehicle during the shaking.
CategorySteering
DateJun 13, 2022
StateGA
Description
I was driving on the interstate and when I hit the expansion joint on a bridge, my truck and steering wheel began shaking uncontrollably. I was lucky to be in a situation that I could slow down quickly and pull off the road without getting into a serious accident. I talked to some other f250 owners and they said it was a common thing with these trucks and they referred to it as the "death wobble". It is an extremely dangerous issue that needs to be handled. I am taking it in to the ford dealership tomorrow, but I hear that they don't have any fix for it now.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 12, 2022
StateFL
Description
On 2 jun 22, on I-24w near nashville, while driving at the posted speed limit (65mph), I hit a pothole. The front end started oscillating which made it very difficult to maintain control. I slowed and pulled off the highway. The bouncing stopped just before pulling off. I inspected the tires for possible damage. There was none. Later the same day on I-65n north of indianapolis, also driving near the posted speed limit (70mph) I hit an expansion joint, and the oscillation recurred until I slowed down to under 45mph. On 6 jun22 travelling on I-65s I experienced the same oscillation on three occasions after hitting a bump at a bridge, a rough place in the road and a small pothole. On 7 jun 22, while traveling on I-75s I experienced two more incidents due to bumps on the road. In all 5 instances the oscillation stopped after slowing to ~45mph. These incidents caused a severe lack of control putting me and other drivers at risk. This problem has been widely reported in online forums and in other complaints to nhtsa. There were not warnings or symptoms prior to the failure. Ford appears to be aware of the problem, issuing tsb 18-2268, but has yet to issue a recall.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateJun 02, 2022
StateCO
Description
At 60-70 mph the front end begins a series of violent shimmy or wobbles. It is a recurring issue. The service techs refer to it as the death wobble. I was told it needed a steering gear replace initially. Today I was told it was a steering dampner. I had the truck evaluated on 5/26/22 at phil long ford at motor city where I purchased the vehicle new. I am concerned that this "wobble" could cause a loss of control and jeopadize my saftey as well as any family members that may be traveling with me
CategorySteering
DateJun 02, 2022
StateNC
Description
Driving down interstate and on the off ramp running 65 mph experienced a "death wobble" in the curve. Very lucky I was able to recover and not roll the truck and run into other vehicles that were nearby.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 01, 2022
StateGA
Description
I've experienced the death wobble, uncontrollable shaking from front end. Very violent and scary. Hard to control vehicle. It happens any time over 65mph. I called ford they said there was an open campaign on the shaking however the parts are not available at this time my truck is not drivable
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 30, 2022
StateIL
Description
Front suspension system will shake uncontrollably when I hit a pot whole are rr tracks. Very serious when pulling 12000 lb camper
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 24, 2022
StateLA
Description
When driving the front end will begin to violently shake making it almost impossible to maintain control. This seems to be triggered when driving on the highway and when hitting a transition in the road or any type of bump no matter how small. The only way to stop the shake is to quickly get off the road and stop. The dealership has been made aware and did a temporary fix, very temporary. We have contacted them several times and have been told there's nothing they can do.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 20, 2022
StateMO
Description
Problem is in the front end suspension that effects the steering when the truck begins to suddenly shake violently at around 63 mph--a simple expansion crack in the road, or a bridge crossing initiates the event. The steering wheel has nearly been jerked out of my hands at said speed and only stops after rapid slow-down. This first happened when the truck had about 20,000 miles on it and was on a two lane, well-maintained highway in east central illinois. A couple of other violent events have occurred since that time and many others were stopped by my immediate slow-down; a hazard to drivers following closely behind. The first time it happened, I thought a tire had exploded or a wheel had come off the truck and I slowed and pulled off to the side of a two lane road (emergency flashers were put on to warn other cars). The man I was with and I walked all around the truck and examined what had come loose or off, and found nothing. I had already had the tires rotated twice, but had them again rotated and balanced within about 10 days. I took the truck back to the dealer for a rear axle recall, but I stressed at this time, that there was a serious issue with the front end. I described the violent wobbling and steering wheel jerking to the head maintenance man at poage ford dealer in bowling green missouri and he admitted that ford had a real problem and, at least 3 other owners had the same complaints, and parts would be ordered (steering damper suggested but mechanic didn't know for certain if this was a fix on a newer truck) for my truck but I would be 4th in line at this small town dealer. The truck is still well inside a 3 year warranty and I called same dealer 2 weeks later to ask if the part had been received; and no, it had not. From what I have read this steering damper does not fix the problem. Only the dealer service department has inspected the truck. I don't think insurance is going to be interested in paying for a manufacturing defect, but I will call them
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMay 19, 2022
StateTN
Description
Hit a bump in the road and the front suspension starting shaking and the steering wheel became very hard to hold onto because of the violent shaking. The vehicle almost flipped over before I could get stopped. Ford replaced the steering damper but I still feel more bouncing from the front suspension. I think there are more issues than just the steering damper.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMay 16, 2022
StateTX
Description
While driving on the freeway my steering wheel shakes uncontrollably this does not happen often but it's happened in three times since I've had the vehicle. Happened today for the third time while I was driving about to exit off the freeway felt like I had a blowout scared the daylights out of me. Thankfully I was able to control the steering wheel and exit freeway
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Wheels
DateMay 09, 2022
StateNM
Description
My husband and I were driving 70mph, the speed limit was 75mph. Our truck encountered a bump in the road and then began to shake violently. My husband immediately let off the gas and pulled to the side of the road but the truck continued to violently shake until it reached about 45mph. On the same day while driving down the interstate the truck encountered another bump in the road and did the same thing. My husband could not stop or control the truck from shaking. We were lucky there were not many other vehicles around us or it could have caused an accident. The truck only has 18,000 miles on it.
CategorySteering
DateMay 09, 2022
StateLA
Description
When driving on highway any time you are going over 50 mph and hit a bump, pot hole, or seam on a bridge, the truck's front end starts shaking violently and you have to slow the truck down under 40 mph to get the truck to drive normal. This has happened numerous times over the past 3 years.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 09, 2022
StateFL
Description
Extreme shake and vibration and looses all control on vehicle at speeds 40 mph or higher once a bump or uneven roadway. Very unsafe and huge risk to driver and other drivers. Ford knows of this issue as there have been many reports in past including class action lawsuit. 2019 ford f250 16k miles
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 09, 2022
StateVA
Description
Experienced the "death shaking" 7 times while on our way to talladega while towing a 6 ton camper. It would shake violently until I brought the rig to a stop. We were able to nurse it to tony serra ford in sylacauga al., where they replaced the steering linkage damper. This is a serious issue because of the potential for control loss.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 05, 2022
StateMN
Description
At highway speeds, if you hit a bump in the road, the front end shakes violently and will not stop until you slow way down or pull off the road. I have called and scheduled an inspection with the dealer and when I described the problem they said "oh, you have the death wobble" I purchased the vehicle in dec 2020 and first noticed this issue the following month or so.... With seemingly increasing frequency.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 02, 2022
StateWI
Description
Hitting certain bumps or transitions at higher speeds, the truck goes into the death wobble and is close to uncontrollable with bouncing and shuddering until you pull over and come to a stop.
CategorySteering
DateApr 27, 2022
StateCA
Description
Hitting a bump while driving at freeway speed will result in an uncontrollable shake of the truck that sometime force the truck to move from lane to lane. The shake will continue until the truck slow down to about 20 mph. The dealer has the truck for 2 weeks but they could not find any issue and return the truck back without any repair and stated that the truck is safe to drive. They refuse to do the test drive.
CategorySteering
DateApr 26, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250 sd. The contact stated while driving approximately 75 mph and driving over a bump in the roadway, the steering wheel vibrated abnormally. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that after slowing down to 45 mph the vibration stopped. The local dealer was notified of the failure however, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vin was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.
CategoryEngine, Tires
DateApr 25, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owned a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 5mph, the vehicle exploded and the fire was noticed by the neighbor. The fire was coming out the front wheel well and the engine. The contact stated no warning lights illuminated. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not towed to the dealer. The vehicle remained at the contacts home unrepaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 13100.
CategorySteering
DateApr 23, 2022
StateMN
Description
I was driving down the highway and for some unknown reason the front end of my truck started shaking violently. I had to pull over to the side of the highway to get it to stop. This has happened previously but not nearly as bad as I only slowed down to get the shaking to stop.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateApr 22, 2022
StateCA
Description
I was driving in the freeway approximately 70 mph when the truck drove over a small imperfection in the road and immediately started to shake violently and uncontrollably (often referred to as death wobble) I left off of the gas and as the vehicle slowed to 50 mph the shaking went away. This shaking is very violent and takes away from the drivers ability to control the vehicle in a safe manner amongst traffic on a busy freeway. Of the brake is pressed the shaking becomes worse until the vehicle slows. I took the truck to the dealer which the dealer advised that there was a recall on the steering dampener and replaced it stating that will relieve the truck of a death wobble . However, this did not fix the issue as I took it on the freeway and experienced the same exact issue. The truck has not been inspected by anyone other than the dealer. No lights or warnings were given at any time before during or after r the incident.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 22, 2022
StateNC
Description
My truck now has what's called the ford death wobble. This is 100% factory problem and has happened to many trucks. I demand a recall
CategorySteering
DateApr 21, 2022
StatePA
Description
The steering feels loose as it would in an older worn out vehicle. It causes the truck to drift and requires constant correction to stay in the lane. The greater concern is the occasional violent wobble that happens when hitting a bump at high speeds. Last week the truck went into a violent shake after hitting a pothole and nearly sent me off the shoulder of the road. I was barely able to keep the truck from going off an embankment. This is a extremely dangerous issue that ford needs to address before someone gets killed.
CategorySteering
DateApr 18, 2022
StateIN
Description
While driving at 70 mph on interstate 75 in ohio, there where a couple of small bumps in the road ( not pot holes) that we drove over in the lane. Felt the truck start to vibrate through the steering wheel and within about 1-2 seconds the whole vehicle started shaking. It was a very violent shaking that came through the steering wheel. I had to apply the brake and move to shoulder and stop the vehicle before the shaking stopped. ( it probably stopped shaking at a speed less than 20mph however I was not looking at the speedometer) I consider us lucky as we were already in the right lane and did not have to cross other lanes to get to safety. Had there been traffic behind us or next to us this could have been a very different situation, putting those in the vehicle at risk as well those driving around or near us.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 18, 2022
StatePA
Description
As the vehicle is driven, it'll suddenly shake so violently, I can barely keep it straight, and my wife can barely hold on to the steering wheel. This 1st happened july 2020, and we thought it was the poor condition of the road... But since, we have almost been bounced off the road and were very fortunate there was no on coming traffic, so many times, my wife will not drive the truck.... And the passengers who've been with us when this has happened , will not ride again in the vehicle.... Never were we driving over 65 when any of these incidents happen... Typically around 50-55..... I originally thought the truck had rough suspension, because any time the road conditions were not perfect, this would happen in small increments, I thought it was the suspensions... But since july 2020, we have to try to pull the truck over (which is difficult as we have little if any control of the steering ) and come to a complete stop, to get control of the truck....
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateApr 17, 2022
StateLA
Description
Violent steering wheel shaking at speeds 55 - 65 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 13, 2022
StateMO
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at 45 mph, the steering wheel started shaking significantly and the front end of the vehicle started bouncing from side to side, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then veered to the side of the road. The contact depressed the brake pedal until he was able to regain control of the vehicle. The contact continued to drive; however, the failure reoccurred several times the same day. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.
CategorySteering
DateApr 07, 2022
StateNV
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle experienced the death wobble, causing the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic. The contact was able to pull over. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer replaced the damper on the steering linkage. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 31,000.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 05, 2022
StateIL
Description
The power open tailgate will randomly open without any initiation from the operator either from the key fob, dash mounted release button or tailgate release handle. This occurred several times including while the vehicle was parked, while backing out of the driveway and while going down a side street at low speeds. During these uninitiated tailgate openings, a clicking noise can be heard from the passenger's side footwell presumably coming from the relay. Damage did occur to the tailgate during one occasion when it opened by itself and struck a wall. This can potentially be a significant safety issue if the tailgate unintentionally opens while driving on the road either by striking a vehicle behind it or causing the payload to fall from the bed of the vehicle.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 05, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to park on the side of the road and turned off the vehicle. The contact stated she restarted the vehicle and continued driving to her destination. The contact stated she had experienced the failure twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,440.
CategorySteering
DateMar 29, 2022
StateMD
Description
On a recent trip I experienced violent shaking to the front end of my ford f250 super duty truck. It typically occurred at speeds over 65 miles per hour. It happened after going over bumps or grooves in the road. To stop the shaking, I had to quickly slow way down or even stop completely.
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateMar 28, 2022
StateLA
Description
I get the "death wobble" when traveling at hwy speeds. Violent wheel shake, almost uncontrollable steering.
CategorySteering:linkages
DateMar 28, 2022
StateMO
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, he noticed that the front end of the vehicle was shaking. The contact drove to a local mechanic and the vehicle was diagnosed with a steering linkage failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,590.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 25, 2022
StateCO
Description
Driving on highway at 65 mph, hit expansion joint bump--relatively large bump--and experienced the "death wobble" of the steering wheel shaking violently and seeming loss of control (no sway or pull, but difficulty holding the steering wheel itself). Had to slow to almost 40 mph in highway traffic to regain stability/control of vehicle. Vehicle has ~18000 miles on it at time of incident. No warning lamps or messages. I have not had the vehicle in yet for inspection.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 23, 2022
StateFL
Description
Tailgate opens when driving ,taken it to ford dealer several times and tailgate still opens on its own when driving. Dealer cannot find issue. Opened again after coming home from dealership I called ford motor company and they told me that if issue couldn't be duplicated ford could not help me with this safety issue this has been going for at least 1 1/2 yrs
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMar 21, 2022
StateMO
Description
When traveling at about 55 mph I hit a rough patch in the road on missouri hwy 30. The truck started shaking, shimming, bouncing, and wobbling severely, and kept on doing so for an extended period of time and distance traveled. I'm guessing another 100 yards or so. I was able to keep control, but had to slow down and pull over to get it stopped and to get my self calmed down too. It has not happened again as dramatically, but I've been very carefully avoiding road hazards. It does shake more than usual with any unevenness in the pavement. The dealers locally say 6-8 weeks to get an appointment to look at it. Ridiculous!
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMar 21, 2022
StateAZ
Description
We turned on our rear window defrost for the 1st time since we live in phoenix and had no real use for it. Within 2 minutes the whole rear window shattered dropping glass inside and outside the cab. My son was in the back seat. There was no warning that we are aware of. I have picture of the incident I can send. I need to get it replaced asap so inspection would have to occur within the next 24 hours. It has not yep been inspected by insurance or dealership. Insurance is replacing the glass tomorrow
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 17, 2022
StateOK
Description
While driving approx 50 mph, steering wheel began shaking violently. This continued until I came to a complete stop. Approx two weeks later vehicle did it a second time. Also noticed that when turning vehicle into my garage at low speed steering had a popping sound when turned about 3/4 of turn.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 16, 2022
StatePA
Description
While traveling on a paved roadway at approximately 55 miles per hour, I hit a small bump in the roadway and the steering wheel began shaking violently. This continued until I slowed and came to a near stop.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 16, 2022
StateVA
Description
On 03/15/2022 if just had my first experience with the "ford death wobble" at 70mph on interstate 64 in virginia, I was able to control this with out damage to other cars on the interstate and was able to pull the truck onto the shoulder and stop. After researching last night online I was able to find this has been an on going problem for ford. I purchased this vehicle new in november 2019 and according to the tags this truck just left the factory in october 2019. Looks like that ford contacted dealers about the problems for repairs and stated that letters would be sent to owners, but in my case no letter was sent and my address has not changed in 28 years. They had extended the warranty on the front end to 3years or 100,000 miles for repairs. But here is the problem unless you hit a seam or pothole at high speed you will not know about this problem and I need to travel to my job ever day 200 miles round trip and this was the first time this happen to me with the death wobble and currently I have 107,000 miles on this truck and this ford problem more than likely will not be covered under ford csp warranty since this is not a "recall" this is very dangerous!
CategorySteering
DateMar 15, 2022
StateMO
Description
I was driving down the interstate at approximately 70 miles per hour I hit a bump going over a bridge and the front end of my truck started shaking violently and almost made me wreck I had to come to a complete stop before it would stop shaking
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 13, 2022
StateTX
Description
The front end suspension causes the entire front end to shake uncontrollably then travels to bed of the vehicle. It makes the vehicle difficult to control, and we have had to stop or slow to below 40 mph to gain control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 10, 2022
StateTX
Description
If I go around 50 mph my truck shakes very badly.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 09, 2022
StateMN
Description
I have a ford f250 that now has the death wobble. [xxx] near ran me off the road. Very scary situation while driving. I have an appointment for an independent service center to take a look at it monday of next week. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 01, 2022
StateTX
Description
Death wobble occurs on highway at speeds from 50mph to 75mph
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
On multiple occasions now I have experienced the f-250 "death wobble" while driving on the interstate. After hit a regular sized bump in the road the vehicle begins shaking violently, feeling as though a tire has blown. In both instances I was driving the speed limit (70 mph). The entire truck shakes violently, specifically the front end, cab, steering. Only by slowing down quickly does the shaking stop. It is extremely dangerous as it feels like I will lose control of the vehicle. On both occasions I stopped an inspected for tire or wheel damage and saw none. I could have easily lost control of the vehicle and caused serious injury or death. I had the alignment done on the vehicle when I bought it late last year - there were no issues/concerns from the technicians. There are no warnings or messages in either instance. Initially, I thought the first time it happened was a one time occurrence and I was the only one in the vehicle. The second time my family was in the vehicle with me, they were very scared.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
Traveling 70 mph on highway and went over an over pass. Upon hitting the bump at the transition to the bridge the truck began shaking violently and I was forced to slow to a complete stop in order to regain control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 26, 2022
StateSD
Description
I have experienced over 5 times a severe wobble/shaking of my steering wheel at speeds around 50-55 or when I hit a bump in the road. The steering wheel shakes violently. Balance and alignment are fine.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 26, 2022
StateTX
Description
The front end of the vehicle started shaking violently. I almost lost control of the vehicle while driving 65mph due to this. I had to slow down to 20mph on the highway to get the steering wheel and front end to stop the violent shakes. This problem is extremely dangerous and I hope it never has to be reproduced. I have an appointment with the dealer in a few days. Their suggested repair is to replace the steering damper. There were no warning lights, messages, or system errors with the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 25, 2022
StateTX
Description
While driving at approximately 65 mph, I experienced an extremely violent front end wobble that shook the entire front end of my truck. Steering control was greatly affected and I had to slow down below 40 mph before it quit. I continued on my way to work not exceeding 50 mph. This was a very traumatic and unnerving experience. Luckily, I was on a straight away portion of the highway. I do not think I could have maintained my lane if I had been in a curve. Fortunately, vehicles around me were not close by in case I had totally lost steering control. No other vehicles were affected. My truck had less than 35,000 miles on it at the time of occurrence. Prior to this episode, my steering was largely unaffected. I took my truck to the local dealer to get this fixed. The steering damper was replaced. No other components were replaced at this time. Time will tell if this is the cure.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 24, 2022
StateTX
Description
The backup camera, located in the tailgate, is so distorted it is almost useless. In certain lighting, day and night, it is useless. The camera that looks into the truck bed - located at the top/back of the cab - is incredibly clear and visible. The problem lies in the backup camera. I have nearly hit multiple things due to the lack of visibility. Fortunately, I have not hit anything/had an accident. But the camera, along with the front camera (which is not as critical), is clearly faulty. The image is incredibly blurry. I have tried cleaning it, all research indicates the camera is not sealed well and moisture gets inside the camera. Replacing it with an oem part does not solve the issue. Please recall these cameras before someone gets hurt.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 23, 2022
StateNC
Description
We were driving on the highway 74 in nc going roughly 65 mph and passed over some bumps in the roadway. The truck went into a violent jerking of the steering wheel back and forth and would not stop until we slowed down and pulled off the freeway. This has now happened approximately 5 times. We no longer feel safe to drive on the freeway at highway speeds nor do we feel safe pulling our horse trailer. Pulling horse trailers is the reason we bought the truck. My daughter, who is a relatively new driver, was driving and this was very frightening to both of us. This is very unsafe and any trucks that could potentially have this issue need to be recalled and fixed free of charge to the consumer.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateOH
Description
At speeds of 50mph or more, the vehicle and steering wheel violently shakes uncontrollably after a bump or groove in the road is contacted under normal driving and road conditions. The only way to correct the issue is to slow to a stop.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 22, 2022
StateTX
Description
Truck shakes whenever I hit a small pot hole
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 18, 2022
StatePA
Description
Violent steering wheel oscillation after hitting a bump as we were going about 50 mph
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 17, 2022
StateGA
Description
While driving this 2019 f-250 truck, all of a sudden the truck began to shake violently. Not only the whole truck, but the steering wheel was shaking violently as well. I was scared to death. This has happened on the interstate where I was in the left lane passing a tractor trailer and no sooner did I get passed then my truck began this "death wobble." I had no place to pull over to my left, so I had to pull right in front of the truck that I just passed, braking as hard as I could while moving to the right shoulder. An extremely dangerous situation. I can only imagine if this had happened to my wife! Fortunately, I had read about this condition prior to it happening. My truck only has 15,000 miles on it. This death wobble has been around since 2005 on ford f-250 trucks, yet ford and their dealers seem to pretend that they know nothing about it. And yes, I have had this safety hazard occur several times. This is a very serious safety issue. You have no warning lights or signals that the death wobble is imminent. I can even reproduce it if need be. It has happened several times since december 2021. You can see many incidents of this by either searching on line or by going to youtube and typing in death wobble.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateOH
Description
I have experienced the death wobble/steering shaking issue with my 2019 f250 previously, but the latest incident was the worst as it happened while towing my camper. I was initially driving at around 60mph, drove over a small bump and the wobble started. The only way I know of to stop the wobble is to slow down immediately to around 25mph, this is very dangerous obviously as you have less control due to the wobbling, and quickly slowing down on a busy four lane highway endangers others. The steering did the same wobble six times during my 150 mile trip, one time so severe I could not see straight as the vehicle was wobbling so hard. I purchased my truck around a year ago with 26k miles, it now has around 36k miles - no where near enough miles in my opinion for the steering components to be worn out. I have experienced the issue since I purchased the truck, I had not fixed it myself as I was waiting for the manufacturer to issue a recall and fix the truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateME
Description
I believe there may be a defect in either the steering or front suspension system. When traveling at 70 mph or higher the vehicle will violently shake and feels as if the tires are bouncing off the pavement when the truck drives over an expansion joint on an overpass. The bouncing/ shaking escalates within seconds and feels as if the truck will destroy itself. The truck needs to be stopped for the bouncing to stop and feels as if there is very little control over the steering of the vehicle. The problem is reproduced frequently and I have had to lower my speed before reaching overpasses. The vehicle will be scheduled for a service soon. The dealer mentioned something about adding a steering dampener to resolve the issue. There are no warning lamps or alarms. The issue would happen daily if I did not reduce my speed. The issue is serious especially if there are others on the highway and you need to stop quickly to get the vehicle under control. The first time the issue appeared was at about 36000 miles and is more frequent now at 40,000 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 13, 2022
StateTX
Description
Driving down the highway pulling our 5th about 65 mph when I had to make a sudden stop. The truck steering wheel a front end started to shake violently and almost caused me to wreck. Stopped shaking when my speed was about 35 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateCO
Description
I was driving on an interstate at 80mph when I hit a bump in the road. This happened on december 15, 2021. The front end of my truck went into a horrendous death wobble. I immediately slowed down and pulled to the side and stopped. When I started back on the interstate the front end was fine. I purchased this as a used truck on november 9, 2021. I then was driving on a county road at 50mph, hit a bump and the front end again went into a horrendous death wobble. This happened on february 7, 2022. I was able to slow down, pull into a median and stop. As before, pulling back onto the road the truck was fine.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:tailgate:latch, Structure:body:tailgate
DateFeb 09, 2022
StateMI
Description
When I left work my tailgate was closed and had not been opened for several days. When I got home, my tailgate was open and all my tools had fallen out of the truck. My truck was serviced 2 years ago for this type of issue. The repair needed to be done twice as the first time my tailgate would no longer open at all.
CategorySuspension:front
DateFeb 09, 2022
StateMO
Description
While traveling, extreme violent shaking of vehicle while driving east on busy interstate 24, between paducah, ky and knoxville, tn. Our destination is myrtle beach. We were driving 70 mph, road had multiple bumps, weather & road conditions were dry . Traffic was heavy. Time of occurrence was approximately 9-10 am. Very scary,. While holding both hands firmly on steering wheel to attempt to keep truck straight and slow down while trying to get over to side of road to evaluate. Called ford service, they were familiar with this issue. We inquired if safe to continue driving. Service advisor indicated it was ok to drive as long as we don't go to fast and avoid bumps and bridge bumps. Inquired if they were familiar with issues, they indicated they were familiar with this issue. Appointment made for next day to evaluate. Spoke to beach ford myrtle beach. Occurred total of 3 times on our trip.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 07, 2022
StatePA
Description
I was driving approximately 50 mph, hit a bump and the steering started to shake back and forth until I stopped. The truck was unloaded has about 20000 miles on it and rarely hauls much weight.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 06, 2022
StateUT
Description
Traveling between 70-80 mph and truck went into uncontrollable shaking known as the “death wobble”. Was only able to control the truck by slowing down. Ford dealership has stated they can't do anything about it.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 02, 2022
StateGA
Description
While driving around a curve the vehicle started to violently shake to the point you could not control the vehicle. Lucky I was not meeting any on coming traffic and was able to take up both lanes until I could get the vehicle stopped. The second time this occurred , I was driving down a road and when I went over some rubble strips in the road, the vehicle began to violently shake once again.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 29, 2022
StateTN
Description
After riding over a pothole on interstate 24 with left front tire, vehicle began to shake violently and continued to shake until able to slow the vehicle below 20mph. This incident repeated further down the highway. Vehicle control was extremely difficult during onset and braking seems to make vehicle harder to control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 28, 2022
StateHI
Description
Truck steering started wobbling out of control at 60 to 65 mph after running over a small pot hole on freeway. Could not gain control of truck. It force me into on coming traffic. I almost had a head on crash into another vehicle. This needs to be addressed by ford (very dangerous.) I am afraid to let wife drive this very exspensive vehicle. (over k). Ford must do something before someone gets killed. They know about this issue. There are many reports online about it. They just will not do anything or do a proper repair
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 27, 2022
StateME
Description
Upon exiting from the highway at an approximate speed of 55mph in my 2019 ford f250, I experienced a severe case of what is commonly known as the "death wobble." I was essentially unable to control the vehicle in both braking and steering capacities, so much so that we ended partially in the grass median before regaining safe control. This again happened on the return trip home. So far I have been unable to obtain what I feel like is a satisfactory answer from the ford dealership from whom I purchased the vehicle. In a 2 year old truck with under 50,000 miles I feel that this (especially being a known issue) should be a recalled item. I have never had a vehicle that I feel this unsafe driving in. The amount of jarring we experienced and the fact that I had little to no control at highway speeds is extremely unnerving.
CategorySteering
DateJan 27, 2022
StateMD
Description
When hitting a bump or hole in the road, sometimes the tires and steering wheel start to shake violently. I have to slow down considerably before the shaking stops. After that, the truck runs normal until I hit another hole or bump. What happens is identical to the "death wobble" experienced with ford f250.
CategorySteering
DateJan 25, 2022
StateAR
Description
I was driving my f250 super duty at a highway speed of 76 mph with the cruise set. Truck has just over 21k miles and is a 2019 model. I drifted slightly onto the rumble strip of the highway and the truck went into the ford death wobble. It is the first and only time it's happened since buying the truck new. This happened on monday 1/24/2022. It was shocking how violently the steering started shaking! I had to slow down to 35 mph before it stopped. I plan to contact my local dealer (where I purchased new) to set up service to report and address. However after reading about this ongoing issue I felt compelled to report the issue on your site. Most everything I'm reading reports ford has yet to put out a recall to properly address. However I did find a tsb that I will reference with the dealer when I take it in. My truck is still under remainder of factory warranty and has not had any modifications or aftermarket parts installed since purchasing it new. Tires/wheels and all suspension components are what came with on it at time of purchase. Very frightening experience!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 25, 2022
StateTX
Description
When driving and you go over a slight bump in the road it makes your truck shake tremendously. I do not know if it is the suspension trying to over-correct it self but it is bad. When looking this issue up I have seen it called the ford f250 "death wobble". I have yet to have this happen at speeds less than 50mph so this could possibly lead to a serious accident. I have made a video which I can submit for evidence (it is a mp4 file format). There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to when it will happen or how long it last.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 24, 2022
StateAL
Description
While driving down the interstate, at approximately 70 mph, the front suspension started to wobble to the point that it was almost uncontrollable. Once the vehicle was slowed to approximately 50 mph, the wobble stopped. This vehicle has 28,000 miles & this is a condition that has just started in the last 30 days.
CategorySteering
DateJan 14, 2022
StateTX
Description
2019 f-250 adaptive steering malfunction. The truck has 49000 miles. I was reversing from a parking lot and as I shifted gears to drive and turn to get straight to move forward, my steering adaptive light came on the dash and my steering shifted 90 degrees to the left. Driving to the dealership with a toddler was frightening. This is a serious safety hazardous. Ford should issue a recall, but does not.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 13, 2022
StateCO
Description
At 60 mph, vehicle front end occasionally starts shaking violently (death wobble) after bump in road. Have to slow down or stop to correct the wobble. Loss of control of the vehicle. I have heard of the problem on same type f250 in the past. No warnings before issue occurs.
CategoryStructure:body:hatchback/liftgate
DateJan 11, 2022
StateTN
Description
My tailgate has opened on its own twice in the last few weeks. Once while parked and locked in a parking lot. The second time I was driving while pulling a trailer and the tailgate bounced on the trailer jack for over an hour.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 10, 2022
StateTX
Description
When truck hits certain rough areas of the road the steering wheel will begin to oscillate violently and the truck will shake(death wobble). This will continue until you slow down to around 20 mph. The dealer the truck was purchased from was notified of the situation but can not get me in for at least a month. This has only happened when traveling in a straight line but if did occur in a curve I do not think I would be able to control the vehicle. This puts occupants of my vehicle as well as surrounding vehicles in danger. For now I do not feel safe driving this vehicle so it will be parked until the dealer can do something about it. After researching this it seems that this death wobble is a common occurrence with this vehicle and the manufacture has not done much to remedy the situation. I do have video of this happening but am unable to upload due to size restrictions.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 10, 2022
StateTN
Description
Truck shakes and wobbles violently if a bump or transition in the road is hit at 50mph or greater. Truck has less than 13k miles on it , sits at stock height and tires have not been changed
CategorySuspension
DateJan 07, 2022
StateCA
Description
The front suspension and steering becomes unstable and uncontrollable at highway speeds when uneven pavement is encountered. There is a vibration and a side to side motion of the steering wheel that does not stop until the vehicle is stopped. This issue was first reported to the nhtsa, and the manufacturer through the dealer santa margarita ford, ranch santa margarita california in early 2021. At that time components of the front suspension were replaced by ranch margarita ford under warranty. Now, less than 12 months later, the problem has returned, the vehicle has less than 36,000 on it and is still under factory warranty. In january 2022 the vehicle was taken to lake elsinore ford, lake elsinore california, where failure of the same front suspension parts were noted and replaced under warranty. This is unacceptable to experience the failure of these parts on annual basis. The vehicle is uncontrollable when the parts fail.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 07, 2022
StateTX
Description
Loss of steering and uncontrollable shaking/ oscillation of front end suspension components when hitting small bump at 55 mph. No warning light or notification of this prior to happening. Phoned dealership they will be inspecting truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 06, 2022
StateFL
Description
Driving down the highway doing somewhere between 75-80. Hit a small bump in the road and then it felt like the front end of my truck exploded. The steering wheel started violently jerking and the whole truck was shaking from the inside out. I held as tight as I could to stay inside my lane since I was surrounded by many vehicles travel long as fast as me. I slowed down as fast as I could and was able to get the truck to the shoulder. I went out to look and see if I hit something or if my tires had exploded and could find nothing wrong. I got back in the truck and checked my dash indicators and tire pressure and everything was fine. So I started to drive on the shoulder to see if I could keep going. Everything seemed fine so I got back on the highway and headed home. Maybe 4-5 miles later I was doing about 60 and the same thing happened but even worse. I'm really lucky I was able to keep control. I pulled over and rested the truck then took a side street and went 30 or under home. Upon getting home I messaged my friend about what happened and he sent me a bunch of links about the ford death wobble. I watched the videos and this is exactly what happened to me. I'm furious that ford isn't being made to address this. If I had my kids in the car or was otherwise not strong enough to hold that steering wheel in place I wouldn't be here typing this tonight. I'll be taking the truck to the dealer in the morning but anything short of them replacing each and every component in this system will not be acceptable
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateJan 04, 2022
StatePA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the electronic tailgate opened without warning. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the same local dealer however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The mechanic informed the contact that the key fob button might have been opening the tailgate. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was filed. The contact was informed not to drive with the key fob in his pocket. The approximate failure mileage was 12,500. After last servicing done by apple ford I received a phone call from their customer service on a bad review I gave with the safety issue with the tailgate open while driving. What apple ford found out from their regional manager was that the tailgate can be opened with the key fob while the truck is moving from 0 mph to 3. 1 mph. I tested this and my finding were as follows: (1st test) sat in truck while it running, and in park. Pressed tailgate open on key fob and tailgate would not open. (test 2) while sitting in truck with it running and foot on brake pedal, I put truck in drive and pressed tailgate open on key fob and tailgate opened. (test 3) while in track and it's running, I put into drive and start to move forward (between 1 and 2 mph). As the truck started roll, I pushed the tailgate open button on the key fob and the tailgate opened. (test 4) same as test 3, but I waited till truck was moving about 15 mph before I pressed the tailgate open button on the key fob, and the tailgate did not open. Note: there is notification lights or sounds on the instrumental panel that indicated that the tailgate is unlocked or open. Where the safety issue is when towing trailer or even caring something tin the truck bed and when you come to a stop (with key fob in pocket) there is the risk of coming to a stop (light) and somehow the open
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 04, 2022
StateKS
Description
After going over a rough patch of road, the steering wheel began to violently shake. Causing difficulty keeping the truck in my lane. I waited briefly for it to stop but it wouldn't. I pulled to the shoulder and began to slow down. Around 10 miles per hour the shaking finally went away. Ford has recalled the steering damper. This repair has already been done on this truck but did not resolve the issue. After doing my own research this is not the underlying issue that causes this problem, but ford will not take the responsibility to do anything else for me.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving at approximately 65 mph on a highway under ordinary conditions and on a relatively flat road, unprompted by any driving event, the truck started violently shaking. The steering wheel was shaking uncontrollably at the same time. The passenger reached for the grab bar to hold on to in fear as it felt like the vehicle was out of control. The event lasted approximately 30-60 seconds and seemingly randomly, stopped after the vehicle slowed down slightly. No warning lights or messages came on before, during, or after the event.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 01, 2022
StateAZ
Description
I have had in excess of 15 incidents where my truck upon hitting a bump in the road the front right tire began to go into what is referred to as a "death wobble". I took my truck in to have it repaired. The wobble stopped for approximately 2 weeks and then the left tire began doing the same thing. On dec, 31st driving from stockton to la I hit an uneven spot in the highway when I was between a semi truck and a concrete barrier. It caused the semi truck to swing wildly out of control as he swerved to avoid my vehicle as it went into a death wobble sending me withing inches of his cab. My rear finder struck the concrete barrier causing damage to the rear panel. My brother and I could have easily been killed. Ford refuses do do a real on this vehicle and it is risking lives. Additionally my brother in law has the same truck with the same issue. I will never buy a ford ever again.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
Unknown while driving at highway speed when a mild bump is hit in the road the front end starts to wobble violently first happened around 35000 miles and now is so bad the vehicle is not safe to driver at highway speed
CategoryPower Train:axle Assembly
DateDec 28, 2021
StateWA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at 62 mph, the front end of the vehicle inadvertently started shaking violently. The contact stated that the vehicle continued to shake increasingly, causing him to almost lose control of the steering wheel. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact immediately depressed the brake pedal and veered to the side of the road. The contact stated that he exited the vehicle and looked around but could not determine the cause of the failure. The contact notified the dealer of the failure and scheduled an appointment for diagnostic testing. The contact referenced nhtsa campaign number: 20v576000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 26, 2021
StateMI
Description
While accelerating on the entrance ramp to the freeway, which is free of potholes, or bumps, the front end of the truck began bouncing up and down violently. I was traveling approximately 50 mph. I immediately braked and the bouncing ceased. Luckily there were no cars behind me at that moment. I bought this truck used about 2 years ago with about 34000 miles on it. I do not know if the previous owner experienced this. It now has 50000 miles, and that was the first and only time so far my wife or I have experienced that problem. This problem could definitely lead to a complete loss of steering control. Luckily I was only going about 50 mph and not on a curve, and nobody behind me. I have this vehicle scheduled for service at elder ford of romeo on dec 27 2021. They have indicated that it might be a stabilizer bar.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
I get a death wobble to where I have to come to almost a complete stop. Even on the interstate
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 23, 2021
StateTX
Description
The following has happened twice with the truck. While driving down the highway at @55 -65 mph the truck started shaking violently and the steering wheel starting shaking back and forth after driving over an uneven section of the highway. I was able to slow down and pull over until the shaking stopped. The dealership looked at it and decided that the damper was bad. The first time it happened was at about 60k miles and the 2nd time was at 95k. There is no warning before this happens.
CategoryStructure
DateDec 22, 2021
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that after he had parked his vehicle at a campsite, he had noticed that the heat shield was hanging off his vehicle. The contact then called the dealer and made an appointment to have the heat shield replaced. The contact was also informed that the heat shield had rubbed against the driveshaft which resulted in minor damage; however, the dealer determined that the vehicle was safe to be driven. The manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had been repaired. Recently, the contact discovered a recall for 2021 ford f-150 vehicles which he linked to the failure; nhtsa campaign number: 21v986000 (power train, structure) however, neither the vin nor the year/make/model were included. The failure mileage was 16,566.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 22, 2021
StateGA
Description
My truck has ~31k miles. On 12/15/2021 I was driving on the interstate at highway speed. A few hours into my trip the front end of my vehicle, suddenly and without warning, began to bounce violently. My ability to steer the vehicle was severely compromised. I almost hit the median wall. I was finally able to get the vehicle to the shoulder and out of the roadway. My first thought was that both front tires had burst. The violent shaking did not stop until the vehicle was at a complete stop. I got out and did a visual inspection of all four tires. They were fine. I did a visual inspection of the steering structures looking for something "loose". It seemed ok. I continued down the interstate and everything seemed ok. I had no clue what happened. After about 10 minutes, the same thing happened again. I did the same inspection again. Finding nothing, I continued to my home, driving below highway speeds with my emergency flashers on. Subsequent research by me revealed that I had a "death wobble", a defect in the steering mechanism that ford has known about for years. There's even a class action lawsuit. Of course, none of ford's agents/dealers disclosed this defect when I was buying this vehicle. For some reason, ford hasn't issued a recall for this defect. A call to my local ford dealer revealed that the service department, the "advisor" immediately diagnosed the problem. Ford has issued an extended warranty, but unfortunately, the authorized "fix" is inadequate and only temporarily masks the real problem. Ford is ignoring this problem, figuring as they did with the pinto, that it's cheaper to ignore than to properly repair. Until, of course, someone gets killed. This defect manifests itself almost exclusively at highway speeds. And there is no warning. I invite anyone from ford or the nhtsa to join me for a test ride to experience the terror. A signed waiver will be required.
CategoryAir Bags
DateDec 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the trailer hitch bolt lock that connected a trailer to a nearby truck detached and crashed into his vehicle's front bumpers. The air bags failed to deploy. An unknown warning light illuminated. The contact decelerated but continued to drive the vehicle. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed for the air bags failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to nhtsa for assistance. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 21, 2021
StateOK
Description
The malfunction was receiving "death wobble" on three occurrences in less than a 24 hour period driving less than 50 miles in total. This is a safety issue to all passengers and other drivers on the road due to inability to steer and control the vehicle safely. The problem has been confirmed by the manufacturer as "death wobble" or "vehicle shimmying". The vehicle has been inspected by the manufacturer and identified as the problem of "death wobble" there are no indications prior to this malfunction occuring.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 20, 2021
StateTX
Description
While traveling down the road at hit small bump. Steering wheel starting shaking violently felt as if whole front end was bouncing up and down. No warning lights or anything had to let off accelerator and slow to 35 mph before it stopped. Happened to wife before after going over bridge. Took it to dealership they won't be able to look at til next week.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 20, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was driving at 55 mph when all of a sudden I felt like if I had both of my front tires blown out, it started shaking uncontrollable and I almost flipped my truck from the shaking. While ding some research I guess this is called the death wobble and I am not the only one being affected. Luckily I was able to control my truck but this could have caused a huge accident. Dealership told me that they would not cover my truck as this was normal with ford trucks. While I visited the dealership there where two other gentleman with the same issue.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 20, 2021
StateOH
Description
Tail gate automatically opened and tail gate dropped multiple times while driving. It was raining when it happened
CategorySteering
DateDec 18, 2021
StateTX
Description
Driving my f250 with 20k miles. Going about 60-65 mph on the highway. Traffic slows ahead so I apply light to medium pressure on the brakes and the steering wheel starts shaking violently. Pressing the brake harder or none at all had no effect. It stopped shaking so bad once under about 40. Very scary. I heard about this but have never experienced it. I have a message into my dealer, but now that I read online about all the complaints, this is a very serious safety issue and should be addressed. These are way too heavy of a vehicle to be on the road with this type of safety issue. Please look into it.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Suspension, Steering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 15, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Death wobble
CategorySuspension
DateDec 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving on the highway at 83 mph (80 mph posted speed limit), my 2019 ford f250 began to violently "wobble" and vibrate to the extent it was quite difficult to control the vehicle. I was in the far left lane and had to brake and maneuver through high speed traffic to get to the shoulder to stop. The violent wobbling did not reside until I was almost to a complete stop.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 15, 2021
StateWA
Description
Traveling on i90 at 70 mph hit a slight bump in the road and the steering wheel started vibrating violently to the point I couldn't control the truck. My life flashed before me!!! Luckily traffic seen what had happened and back off. Truck is at fugate ford at this time.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
Driving westbound on I-10 east of houston texas, near beltway 8. I was in the left lane. I apparently hit a small bump in the road. My truck instantly began to become impossible to control. My steering wheel was shaking back and forth uncontrollably. My entire truck was shaking, almost like it was having a seizure. It was almost violent. I tried to hold control of the wheel, while trying to slow down. I was unable to do either with any effectiveness in a quick fashion. It was as if my wheels were not making contact with the road, possibly bouncing up and down. I hit the brakes and tried to steer into the shoulder to avoid traffic nearby. It was difficult as the wheels were not making contact with the road to steer and they were not allowing the brakes to properly slow the vehicle as they were not touching the road for very long. I was eventually able to slow the vehicle and enter the shoulder and get the vehichle to stop shaking. I honestly thought I was about to flip over or have a significant wreck as I had very little control of the vehichle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 14, 2021
StateMI
Description
I was driving on the freeway (75mph) and my truck went into a death wobble. The whole truck was shaking like all 4 tires went flat. I immediately tried to slow the vehicle down and pull over. Luckily there was no traffic and I did not cause an accident. Once the vehicle slowed down to about 20mph it smoothed out and no longer wobbled. This happened on the 16th of november and hasn't happened since.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 13, 2021
StateOH
Description
While driving my 2019 f250 (which has just over 6,000 total miles on it at this time) at highway speed towing an empty trailer (which I have had for several years and towed with several vehicles before) the truck started shaking violently! I could hardly control it and had to dramatically slow way down to get the violent shaking to stop. This happened 4 times on two trips in the last couple weeks with two different trailers. It is definitely the truck and not the trailers. Fortunately no cars were immediately next to me or the results would have been tragic. The truck is essentially new, has been stored indoors all the time, very well maintained, no accidents or abuse so no reason it would be having any issue much less such a severe one.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 13, 2021
StateIL
Description
Driving at posted limit on i55, left front hit small bump in road and front end shook violently for about 20-30 seconds. Steering damper replaced 5 days later, per tsb 21-2173, but no root cause indicated. Concern that this may lead to injury until fully repaired.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 12, 2021
StateVA
Description
16,000 miles . Experienced a significant shaking wobble after hitting rough patch on bridge at 70 mph. Had to slow almost to a stop for it to subside. Has happened 2 more times in last week. Very scary and dangerous. Someone will die because of this.
CategorySteering
DateDec 09, 2021
StateLA
Description
Violent shaking of the steering wheel occurs randomly. Sometimes applying brakes , other time when hitting a bump in the road
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 06, 2021
StateVA
Description
On 12/5/21 - at approximately 11:00am, I driving my 2019 ford f-250 towing a utility trailer and an atv. My speed at the time was 60 mph, and I have 41,211 miles on the truck. As I started to make a lane change the steering wheel started to violently shake, and the entire front end of the truck started to violently shake as well. It was all I could to do keep from crashing into another vehicle. Fortunately, I was able to slow down and pull off of the roadway before causing a traffic accident. It was an extremely stressful and scary situation! When I arrived home I googled the situation I had experienced to see if there might be an explanation as to why this had occurred. I was shocked to learn that what I had experienced (“the death wobble”) had been well documented, that ford had known about the problem for years, and there was a class action lawsuit had been filed. I am making this complaint hoping either a recall is issued or ford will do the right thing and correct the problem asap.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 03, 2021
StateCA
Description
On 11/16/2021, at approx. 1 pm, I merged onto a major interstate freeway from an on-ramp, in a westbound direction. The weather was a clear, sunny day and the roadway surfaces were dry and level. I accelerated to approx. 65 miles-per-hour as I merged onto the far right lane (slow lane), the roadway surface became a little uneven and contained several ripples. My 2019, ford f-250 super duty, 4wd truck began to shake violently in a side-side motion. Fortunately, there wasn't any approaching vehicle traffic behind me for quite some distance. I held firmly to the steering wheel and took my foot off the accelerator. I steered the truck in a diagonal direction (west by northwest) toward the north shoulder of the freeway. As the truck slowed, I applied the brakes gently and intermittently. I reached the shoulder and parked the truck. I inspected the truck for any obvious deficiencies, and I did not see any. I made an appointment with the closest ford dealership, and on 11/26/2021, the dealership replaced the steering stabilizer. The ford dealership's service advisor refused my request to give me possession of the replaced stabilizer stating it is ford's policy to keep parts replaced under a warranty replacement. My truck had approx. 28, 200 miles at the time. No one was injured, and no crash occurred in this incident of, "sustained steering wheel oscillation." this was the only occurrence of sustained steering wheel oscillation I have experienced.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 03, 2021
StateCO
Description
This is to report another incident of what is now known as the ford death wobble. Despite ford's denial of this condition existing, it is real. My truck has only 18k miles on it and I experienced the issue three times while driving on the freeway yesterday, dec 02, 2021. It is terrifying and if one of my daughters or other family member had been driving, I am scare to think what the result might have been. There is much information about this issue on the internet, though I am not sure how much is fact or opinion. What I do know is that it happened to me and it is real and serious. I make this claim in part as documentation in case there is a serious accident related to this obvious defect. I have an appointment with a local dealership tomorrow, dec 04, 2021 to see if the issue can be fixed. I will make clear to them the issue, the recording of my efforts to have the issue addressed by ford and the documentation of this issue. I implore the nhtsa to take action to demand ford address this serious risk. I encourage you to share this complaint with ford officials. I want to be on public record about this issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 02, 2021
StateFL
Description
This 2019 ford f250 has a classic case of the "death wobble". Anytime the vehicle is travelling over 50 mph and hits a bump the truck shakes violently. It shakes bad enough to throw the contents of the door pockets throughout the interior. It is extremely dangerous when this occurs travelling on the crowded freeways of south florida where I live and work. This is not an unknown condition of ford trucks. A simple google search produces pages and pages of documented incidents.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 01, 2021
StateGA
Description
While traveling at 65 mph, a severe shake in the front end caused me to leave the highway and continued to shake until I came to a complete stop. Vehicle has been taken to a dealer 3 times and is still not repaired. Very dangerous to drive.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving down the highway my truck started to violently wobble. Once I slowed down it went away. This has happened a few times now and I understand it has been revered to as the death wobble.....
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 30, 2021
StateOK
Description
Vehicle begins violently shaking as described as the death wobble at highway speeds in excess of 50mph, after crossing onto uneven pavement, or driving through a rough patch in roadway, or bridge expansion joint. Steering wheel vibrates back and forth and steering becomes unresponsive and speed must be decreased immediately to regain control of the vehicle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
Death wobble ... Hit an uneven portion of the road and my truck began to shake violently. Quickly reduced speed and things returned to normal
CategorySuspension
DateNov 28, 2021
StateTX
Description
On >10 occasions when driving down the highway and hitting a bump the truck stops to violently shake, is difficult to control and continues to shake until I reduce my speed to below 25mph level which is dangerous on the highway. I have reported this issue to the dealer once before with no resolution. They said they could t find a problem. The first occurrence was last year when the vehicle was not one year old yet and has continued since then u til the last occurrence on 11/26/2021.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 26, 2021
StateNC
Description
I was driving my ford f-250 superduty at 65 mpg on a 4 lane hwy (posted speed 65) when the truck suddenly, without warning, shaking and bouncing violently. The jostling was so violent my head hit the top of the cab and my glasses were bouncing on my face. The steering wheel was shaking but I was able to get to the side of the road and stop. It was the worst, most violent shaking I have ever experienced. I thought my wheels were coming off. My head, neck, and back are sore today from the incident. The truck gave no warning, no warning lights, sounds, etc. To indicate what was about to happen. It shook so hard my vision was doubled. *I do not know what failed or malfunctioned. It appeared to be wheels, steering, suspension? *this put me at grave risk of losing control, overturning, rolling and getting killed. It put others on the highway at risk because I could have caused them to wreck by the actions of my uncontrollable truck. I could have killed myself and others on the highway. *I have not had the opportunity to take this back to a dealer yet. *no one has inspected it yet. *no warning lights, no sounds, no indication of impending problem. Ford should not allow this to happen on any vehicle. This is a death trap and I am afraid to continue driving it. Death trap!
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
Driving 75mph on freeway and front-end started shaking violently 2019 ford f250 could not be controlled almost caused a collision.
CategorySteering
DateNov 24, 2021
StateWI
Description
The truck started shaking uncontrollably while we were on the highway (65 mph). This has happened before for short periods of time, this time was much longer and scarier. It wouldn't stop until we pulled over on the highway and came to a complete stop. We've noticed this happens if the truck is turning and going over a bump. This vehicle is available for inspection upon request. The vehicle has not been inspected yet, we left a message at hiller ford in franklin, wi to set up an apt. There were not any warning signs and so thankful that my husband was able to keep the vehicle under control while traveling at high speed.
CategorySteering
DateNov 23, 2021
StateFL
Description
When driving and hit a bump in the road the truck shuck uncontrollably. Could have lost control of vehicle.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 19, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving from texarkana texas to cleveland texas today, I experienced three cases of the “death wobble” on my 2019 f250 super duty truck. This truck has only 22,800 miles on it and has no off road miles on it. This problem occurred when encountering only minor bumps in the road. This is a serious problem for several years now. I also had this problem with a new 2017 model with only 26,000 miles on it. These trucks are not safe to drive and accidents or even deaths may occur if ford doesn't fix their defective design.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 17, 2021
StateNC
Description
On 8 november 2021 and again on 9 november 2021, I experienced what two ford service dept's called the "death wobble". The first occurred under what was potentially lethal circumstances; twisty mountain roads on I-40w in nc. The front end began shaking violently and uncontrollably, with my vehicle surrounded by moving tractor trailer trucks. I managed to come to a violent stop on the shoulder of I-40 without a collision. The second occurred at the I-555/I-270 merge in missouri. Same circumstances: violent shaking. I braked harshly and at approx 8mph the shaking went away. T took it to a mechanic who crawled underneath and could see nothing amiss. I then drove to the ford dealer in kirkwood, mo. The service chief pronounced it the "death wobble" but couldn't get me in for two weeks. I limped to hermann, mo ford dealer. The service manager pronounced it the "death wobble" and took it into the shop immediately. I had the vehicle back by 1000 the next morning, fixed-no charge. He said ford had an extended warranty out on that/those parts. The steering stabilizer shock(s). It was unclear to me if this was a pair of shocks. I have no receipt because the service dept said it was a warranty issue and the dealership had to submit it to ford.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 17, 2021
StateFL
Description
The rear backup camera has fogged up so much as to be useless and unviewable.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 16, 2021
StateMI
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact became aware of nhtsa campaign number: 20v576000 (power train) however, the dealer informed the contact that the parts for the recall repair were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and advised the contact that they were working on getting the parts shipped to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts are not available.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 15, 2021
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the front end of the vehicle suddenly began to violently shake and vibrate causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel and drive off the road. On a separate occasion, the failure occurred while pulling a trailer. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The local dealer was notified of the failure. The manufacture was not yet contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 15, 2021
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the front end of the vehicle drove over a bump on the road and the contact almost lost control of the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle would shake while driving. The dealer was made aware of the failure and scheduled an upcoming appointment to replace the steering damper. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving down the highway at approximately 60 mph hit a rough area that had just been patched by the highway department and the front end started shaking violently. Could not steer the truck and had to brake to 25mph for the shaking to stop. This has happened four times. The truck was bought in dec 2019 and has 12,000 miles on it. It has been serviced by the ford dealership and has all original factory equipment. My safety and others on the highway was put at risk when this happened. No warning at all when it happened. This last event was on nov 18th 2021.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 14, 2021
StateTX
Description
Driving on smooth highway at 65mph experienced violent shaking of front suspension almost losing control of vehicle. Had to rapidly decelerate and move shoulder before it would stop shaking. This is a known problem but no recall as yet. Nickname is ‘death wobble'. Afraid to drive this vehicle. I understand that action lawsuits so far have not forced ford to recall these vehicles.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
Front end of vehicle wobbles violently on interstate after hitting a potholes and uneven pavement. It made the vehicle hard to control. I had to slow the vehicle down to 50mph to come out of the wobble.
CategorySteering
DateNov 11, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving 65mph and passing a slower vehicle I hit a minor uneven spot in the road. The steering wheel started violently shaking and almost caused me to lose control of the truck. I was able to slow down and pull to the shoulder. This is the 3rd time it has happened to me with this 2019 f250. The first time it happened I was headed home from vacation. The next day it happened again. I reported to ford and they replaced the damper assembly. This last time was the most violent event. I reported on this website as well. 1st event was approximately at 12,000 miles. This time at 24,000 miles. I bought the truck new in 2019. This happened both times without warning. I can't get it into dealer until 12/06/2021.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 11, 2021
StateVA
Description
At highway speeds if I hit a small bump in the road it causes the front suspension to shake or wobble to the point where I cannot stear. This has happened many many times.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 10, 2021
StateOH
Description
My truck (2019 f250) shakes violently on highway after hitting any bump going over 55mph. Truck had the customer satisfaction program repair (20n04) done in april 2021. Truck is un controllable when it is shaking like this. Truck won't stop shaking until reduced speed to approx 40-45mph. No accident has occurred to this point. Truck is up repaired at this point.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 10, 2021
StateCO
Description
While driving on an interstate highway at a speed of 75 mph the steering wheel begin to shake violently along with the dash and loose objects in the cab. The violent shaking continued until I came to a complete stop. This happened 3 more times on this day and along the same stretch of highway. This happened at a steady speed with no application of brakes or change in direction.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 09, 2021
StateTX
Description
Minor imperfections on highway , going 55-70 mph,causing violent shaking . Have to slow almost to stop to get shaking to stop. Shaking is serious enough to get someone killed.(perfect description is death wobble). Problem has been occurring since approximately 5000 miles,bought vehicle new.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 08, 2021
StateGA
Description
We were on our way home saturday and hit a small bump on the bridge and the front end started shaking out of control the whole truck was wobbling. We had to slow down immediately almost to a stop. It was a scary moment I'm glad no other vehicles were around us when this happened!!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 08, 2021
StateNC
Description
Front end of the vehicle violent shakes after hitting a small bump on the highway. Unable to get the truck to stop shaking until I stop the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 08, 2021
StateMA
Description
Loss control of vehicle after hitting a bump on the highway causing truck to bounce into highway barrier. - life threatening causing bodily harm. - just happened , haven't notified dealer yet. - no components inspected yet. -no warnings.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
This vehicle suffers from the ford death wobble on the freeway when driving with the flow of traffic. We were traveling south on I-5 and hit some bumps on the road which began the process of the whole truck shaking. The steering wheel went out of control and the whole body was visibly shaking. There were no accidents but we had to pull off the freeway and stop the vehicle. I have a video of the incident if needed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 06, 2021
StateFL
Description
Front end began shaking violently at 70mph after going over a rough bumpy patch. Pulled over checked lug nuts (all tight). Started driving and happened again at about 60mph, very violent front end movement again with a series of small bumps. Got off turnpike and drove slow with no issues. Was able to recreate the wobble a third time at about 60mph in a safe area. Going straight each time. Vehicle is uncontrollable when it occurs.
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateNov 05, 2021
StateID
Description
Driving on freeway at 80mph posted idaho freeway speed went into voilent death wobble front end head shake which sent me into center median out of control it started from going over overpass I e bridge so voilent it thru my hands from steering wheel until I could get it under control. Ford first said it was a recall for steering dampner then changed it over to warrenty work haven't been on freeway since with it nervous might do it again and might not get has lucky next time ford tells me its all good with the new steering stablelizer also the problem ruined tires dont feel like being a crash dummy for ford so im staying away from freeway for as long as I can help it definite problem .
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 04, 2021
StateSC
Description
I was driving north on us 521 between sumter and rembert, south carolina. Without warning, my vehicle began to violently shake. I held on tightly to the steering wheel as it was almost uncontrollable. It was an extremely scary situation as I could hardly maintain control among passing cars and a narrow road shoulder. I braked slowly, pulled partially off the road (extremely narrow shoulder after curb), and engaged my emergency flashers. As I was getting out my truck, I assumed I had one or both front tires were flat. Upon inspection, none of the tires were damaged/flat. I then returned to the truck and drove very slowly (30 mph) to the post office in rembert, sc to inspect underneath the truck to see if anything was loose or broken. Nothing was found during visual inspection. I had approximately 20 miles to go before I could reach my home; thus, I drove slowly. Upon arriving home, I called my local ford dealership and told them what happened. They stated ford had issued a memo stating if anyone had this problem to replace the steering damper/stabilizer. I have an appointment for this november 6, 2021. Later that day, I began researching all the ford and diesel forums to see if anyone had this same experience. I was amazed how many truck owners had the same occurrence while driving and the condition had a name; the death wobble. I have been researching the death wobble for the past few days and every site/forum came to the same conclusion: replacing the steering damper/stabilizer is only a band-aid fix. The problem will reoccur within a few months. Most recommended changing to upgraded shocks, dual steering dampers/stabilizers, and a new front end alignment. Ford has only issued a memo, no recall; therefore, if I had not experienced this I would have never known. I tow a 40 ft 5th wheel and I do not know if I can trust this truck. What would have happened if I were towing my camper? Something must be done before someone is injured or dead.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 26, 2021
StateAZ
Description
I was traveling down the highway at high speeds and my vehicle started shaking uncontrollably. I had to pull over to the side of the road and slow down for it to stop. On a separate occasion, the same thing happened... The steering wheel was shaking almost like the vehicle was seizing up.
CategorySteering
DateOct 23, 2021
StateNM
Description
Today while driving on the highway at 75 miles per hour, the front end of my vehicle suddenly started violently shaking. It felt like a blow out had occurred on both front tires. The entire front of the vehicle shook like an earthquake, and the steering wheel shook so hard that I had difficulty holding onto it to control the vehicle as I slowed to a stop. It was difficult to hold it straight, as not to allow it into the other lane. There were no warning lights or notifications on the dash. I got out and walked around to inspect the vehicle, and there was nothing apparently wrong. I continued driving, and within a 400 mile trip, this same event occurred 3 times. The truck is well aligned, as I can generally remove my hands from the steering wheel and it remains moving straight forward when driving. The tires have a good tread, and they have appropriate air pressure. This was the 1st time I've ever experienced anything like this in a vehicle. After I got home from the trip, I researched online and learned that many people have experienced such events in the ford f-250 and f-350. They refer to it as the death wobble. It seems negligent of ford to refuse to recall these vehicles or the parts that need to be replaced. If I had been on an interstate highway when this occurred today, I would very likely have had an accident.
CategorySteering
DateOct 23, 2021
StateFL
Description
Major death wobble. Could not brake on the interstate. Going 70mph.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 20, 2021
StateNC
Description
Uncontrollable shaking at about 72 after hitting a bump in the road. Had to slow down to about 30 to get it to stop on a 70mph highway.
CategorySteering
DateOct 19, 2021
StateTX
Description
Severe shuddering in the steering after encountering a rough road surface at 65 mph. Heavy braking was required before safe control of the vehicle was obtained at less than 50 mph. Some milder shuddering has occurred at speeds less than 50 mph. The vehicle had 41,000 miles on the odometer when this occurred so normal wear and tear should not be the cause unless the oem components are defective. The truck is available for inspection and my local dealership has been notified.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 19, 2021
StateCT
Description
Severe "death wobble" condition occurred on highway.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 16, 2021
StateTX
Description
Death wobble, uncontrollable shaking going over bumps or 45+ miles per hour has happened multiple times sense july 2021
CategorySuspension
DateOct 15, 2021
StateMI
Description
Steering has the death wobble on certain numbs. Steering wheel shakes violently and there is loss of control. Back to ford @ about 20 thousand miles for a new steering damper. Now at 60 thousand the problem is back
CategorySuspension
DateOct 13, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Suspension “death woble” traveling on the highway 68 mph and had no steering with the steering wheel shaking violently and moved me over one full lane before I could slow down and get it under control again. Cars swerved all around me to avoid crashing and my life along with my passenger and other drivers were all put at risk. This is just crazy! Car just came out of the dealer for service for vibration and all they did was an alignment and charged me and said it all looks good and that shaking/vibration is normal. I lease this car and pay 600 a month and can't even drive it. Ford needs to be forced to fix this issue, this is killing people.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 12, 2021
StateOH
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph over a bump, the vehicle started to shake violently. The contact stated the vehicle went into "death wobble" without warning the driver had to pull over for the vehicle to work as designed. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 3,000.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 12, 2021
StateNC
Description
Driving on highway 287 in nj and hit slight bump in road causing severe uncontrollable shaking of truck. Finally got truck to pull over and stop. Kept pressure on brakes to stop shaking. Then continued. The next day, on another highway, rt 80 in nj, I again hit another bump on road going 60, and it happened again.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 10, 2021
StateWA
Description
I cant drive truck over 50mph it shakes the whole truck I looked it up its called the death wobble. I almost lost control today and wrecked with my whole family in the car.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 10, 2021
StateTX
Description
Violent front end shaking made the vehicle go out of control on a freeway
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was driving down the highway going 75mph and hit a slight bump on the overpass and my vehicle began to shake very violently. I had to come to a complete stop in the middle of the highway with people flying by me. There was no shoulder for me to pull over and it was by far one of the most terrifying experiences I've been apart of in a vehicle. This is known as the death wobble and it's a huge safety issue. There was no warning and I had to think quickly on my feet. Luckily my family wasn't with me.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 04, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 75 mph, the vehicle hit a pothole and inadvertently started shuddering violently. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred several times while driving whenever the vehicle drove over a pothole. The contact stated she reduced the speed to 40 mph and the vehicle stopped shuddering. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front stabilizer shocks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
Last month we purchased a 2019 f250 sd.. With less than 32k miles...(under warranty). Since the purchase, we have had 3 incidents of the ford "death wobble", each one increasingly worse than the last. The local ford dealer finally ( a week to get in ) begrudgingly drove & inspected the truck & said "nothing wrong". We asked they check the bushings, balljoints, steering system for wobble... They said no such thing... And then aligned the front tires free of charge ? Two days later as I was heading to texas... I hit a bump in the road and the right tire lost contact w/the road. Then after it made contact w/road, I had extreme jerking left & right in the steering... Causing the truck to veer into the left lane ( a 4 lane)... I was within 2' of hitting the concrete divider ! Traffic behind me slowed. The wobble is most violent when the truck hits a defect in the pavement at 45 to 70mph wherein the wheel is momentarily airborne... Then on impact w/the road, the wobble begins.. There is no control at that point. Once in texas, I went to an independent service center who had a great deal of experience w/the death wobble... Not only verified the problem as the death wobble but fixed it !... To the point my wife will now travel with me... She had refused the trip from al. To tx. I did not blame her... It is very scary stuff. Safer on the airline, covid & all ! Parts needed: caster/camber adjusting bushings, rod assy-drag lind, tie rod ends, 2 ball joints, stabilizer/track bar, tie rod end were all replaced. It drives good, no death wobble !!... Very disappointed in ford...
CategorySuspension
DateSep 29, 2021
StateTX
Description
When driving the truck and come into contact with rough road, the front wheel/s feel like they are coming off of the truck. The entire truck shakes as well as the steering column vibrating extensively. Since this issue has been recognized a couple months ago as I was driving on a freeway, the local ford dealership service center is willing to fix the issue but informed me that I would be held responsible for the service costs due to my truck having 49,000 miles on it and no longer covered under the 36,000 bumper to bumper warranty. As I have researched, I have found this to be a common problem with the ford f250 and is called the "death wobble". For an inexperienced driver this could be a major accident waiting to happen!
CategorySuspension
DateSep 28, 2021
StateLA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph and traveling over a bump in the roadway, the vehicle started shaking violently. The contact mentioned that the vehicle experienced the death wobble. Additionally, the front tires were off the roadway. The contact applied the brakes to stop the vehicle from shaking. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
CategorySteering
DateSep 27, 2021
StateTN
Description
Vehicle has 19,600 miles and recently when entering interstate and going over a rough area on the highway at 60 - 65 mph the front end steering started a very violent shaking causing the vehicle to be hard to control and forcing me to slow down so rapidly it caused other vehicles behind me to have to swerve to keep from running into the rear of my vehicle. The shaking stopped after I came to a stop on the side of the road and has not happened again but have only driven a few miles since this occurred.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 27, 2021
StateCO
Description
I have experienced rapid, violent vibrations in the front suspension (aka "death wobble") in my 2019 ford f-250 numerous times. I have taken it back to the dealership (loveland ford) where I purchased and have my vehicle services through. It started with less that 10,000 miles on it. Ford came out with a recall to replace the steering dampener and ford has replaced it twice, have done an alignment on the vehicle. It seemed to have been better but I don't drive the interstate that often anymore and have since experienced it a number of times. Ford now tells me they have done everything they can but I just experienced it again and I have just under 30,000 miles on this truck. I am sure you are aware of the concerns but if not, just google death wobble, 2019 ford f-250, I am not the only one. This is very concerning to me because each time I have had to slow down from 75 to 35 to get it to stop and my concern is this is going to cause and accident or vibrate so violently that it will cause a crash.
CategorySteering
DateSep 17, 2021
StateNM
Description
When driving at highway speeds (45mph plus) the vehicle has twice begun to shake/shudder violently when going over a bump. When this occurs, the only option is to slow down and pullover as quickly as possible whereupon the shaking subsides. All tires are inflated to the proper psi and the vehicle was not being used for towing when this occurred. The vehicle only has 30,000 miles and has been taken into the dealership per the maintenance schedule for inspection and maintenance.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 16, 2021
StateTX
Description
I have experienced the death wobble several times over the last month. I went to the dealership and asked them to check the suspension (tie rods, shocks, etc) and they said nothing was wrong. From 40-70 mph, if I hit the smallest bump or uneven spot in the road, the entire front end shakes so bad I can hardly stay on the road.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 16, 2021
StateMA
Description
Severe steering wheel oscillation and front end shake after crossing over bridge expansion joints or rough road surface at speeds of 50 to 70 mph. This occurred on highway and caused the truck to begin to drift into adjacent lane. Unable to quickly reduce speed because of semi truck and additional vehicles immediately behind my vehicle -- shaking stopped after reducing speed to approximately 40-45mph. Truck was taken to dealer and track bar was replaced, however problem has not been resolved and reoccurred on the first trip back on the highway. Truck is currently schedule to be serviced again by dealer.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 16, 2021
StateFL
Description
While driving on the highway my vehicle starts shaking very bad, this has happened a few times now.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 15, 2021
StateNV
Description
I first noticed the extreme wobble going 65 mph on the highway. I almost lost control of the truck due to the extreme wobbling sensation after hitting a small bump. I have driven over the same bump in other vehicles with no issue whatsoever. I am now noticing that the problem is getting worse happening at speeds as low as 25 mph traveling on regular streets. I scheduled an appointment at the dealer to have this issue addressed they can't get me in for almost 3 weeks. This could be a extremely dangerous issue that should have been addressed from the manufacturer. The whole truck shakes and the steering wheel violently moves left and right on its own.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 15, 2021
StateOK
Description
The truck started shaking extremely bad when driving on the highway. It was very violent and pull me of the road. Lost some of the trim of the bottom of the wheel wells. Scratch up from the tall grass.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 14, 2021
StateMI
Description
My 2019 ford has done the "death wobble" as its known 3 times in the last month. It shakes so violently when you go over a bump in the road that you must immediately pull off the road and the cars behind you must swerve to miss you because you have to stop and pull over to make it stop. The last time it did it on 9/10/2021 my arms literally hurt from the the terrible shaking. Another time on 9/7/2021 I had my 2 grandchildren with me and they started to cry because they thought we were in some sort of accident. I have 52,000 miles on it and am afraid to drive it.
CategorySteering
DateSep 13, 2021
StateMO
Description
Death wobble. Driving at speeds over 50 mph and hitting a bump the truck has now 3 times gone into the death wobble. Truck/steering wheel starts violently shacking and does not stop until the truck comes to a complete stop. Last date occurred is listed below.
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 09, 2021
StateTX
Description
Violent wobble when going 50mph and above. Lost control
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
Hi on september 06, 2021 at around 10:00am I was driving west on freeway 10, I was with my family (wife and two kids 5 and 2 year old) on the carpool lane of a very busy freeway in san gabriel valley. And when my truck started going over 60 mph it started violently shaking. My family and me held tight to the truck, I held on to the steering wheel as hard as I could while I slowly decreased the speed. I was able to bring the speed down to 30mph but the shaking would not stop. I slowly merged across the lanes and came a complete stop on the side of the freeway. I got out of the truck and inspected the outside to see if anything visible broke. After I checked the outside and got back and checked the screen but no messages were given for any sort of malfunction. I tried driving the truck again but at low speed 50mph and the issue did not occurred again, I'm afraid to drive 65 to 70 mph on this truck again and my wife was terrified, saying she could of not imagine what would of happened if she was the one driving at the time of the incident. On september 7, 2021 I took my truck for inspection at bob wondries ford located at 400 s. Atlantic blvd, alhambra ca 91801 (626-246-3591), they should have a report for me in about two days.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 04, 2021
StateCO
Description
While driving down the interstate, traveling at 65 mph, after traversing a moderate bump in the road, the steering wheel started violently shaking. The only way to get the shaking to stop was to slow down to 40 mph, 25 mph below the posted speed limit. The inability to control the vehicle and the unsafe requirement to slow on a busy highway is a serious safety concern. This situation is wide lol y known as the death wobble.
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 03, 2021
StateCA
Description
Driving down the highway at about 45-55 mph hit a bump or couple bumps and the steering wheel began to shake violently to the what could have been loss of control. Using the shoulder on the road was able immeditaly slow down and stop. The intensity of the shake was as though the truck was about to explode. Shocking. The dealer did perfrom a steering linkage replacement under warranty today 09-03-2021
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 01, 2021
StateFL
Description
My ford f-250 2019 shakes violently on random occasions when I am driving over 50 mph. No warning laps or messages show up prior. This incident has happened multiple times already. It happens when I'm driving on the highway. On this more recent incident I was on the highway with my pregnant wife and my 6 year old son and the vehicle started shaking violently and I nearly lost control for a moment on a busy highway in miami fl. I was able to gain control and pull off safely onto the emergency lane. There are no recalls for this malfunction. This is very dangerous. This incident could have caused the life of my family and many others on this highway if I wouldnt have been able to gain control.
CategorySuspension:front
DateAug 30, 2021
StateID
Description
I was driving down the highway at 70 mph and hit a bump in the road where there was repaving going on. As soon as I hit the bump, the truck and steering wheel began shaking incredibly hard to the point where the truck was hard to control. It felt like I had a tire that had gone completely flat. I slowed down and got off on the shoulder of the road and had to come to a complete stop to get the shaking to stop. I got out, walked around the truck and couldn't find any issues. I got back in the truck and drove down to the next exit, getting up to about 60 mph with no issues. The next morning I had the same issue occur again in a very similar situation.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 30, 2021
StateOH
Description
When truck was hit at rear lower corner of cab, rear driver side door came open. Door was locked and impact was at low speed, under 10mph.
CategorySteering
DateAug 29, 2021
StateMA
Description
On going problem: when driving at speeds above 45mph should you happen to hit a slightly recessed manhole cover or defect in the road the steering wheel shakes violently and rapid deceleration is the only cure, applying the brakes has no effect. On a back road I travel frequently, when void of traffic I 'let go' of the steering wheel while hitting a slightly (approx 1-1. 5") manhole cover, the truck immediately veered to the left into the oncoming traffic lane. Again no traffic at the time. The wobble of the steering wheel is violent, and cannot be corrected by turning the steering wheel, only slowing down. Personally I feel the adaptive steering is partially to blame. My 2012 f250 with old fashioned steering never had this issue. Please note you only allow one incident date. This started when the truck had about 12,000 miles on it, at that time it was a slight shaking which has grown into an all out loss of control
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 27, 2021
StateVA
Description
While driving at highway speed (60-65mph) on interstate highway, upon entering upon a bridge or overpass (and crossing over a small bump at the beginning of same), the front-end began to shake violently; said violent shaking only stopped after brakes were slammed on and speed was reduced to a crawl. This happened three times on a recent trip. Vehicle has been properly maintained, last serviced at ford dealer on 7/14/21. I experienced "death wobble" as described in hundreds of other complaints. Fortunately, I grip the wheel tightly and did not run off the road. This condition (apparently well-known to ford) put my life and my wife's life in danger, as well as that of anyone driving behind me. Why hasn't nhtsa recalled this vehicle when this exact problem has been documented hundreds of times?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 26, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Experienced what I would characterize as a life threatening experience in my 2019 ford 250 pickup. While passing another vehicle on az 77 my steering went into a violent shuddering causing me to lose control of the vehicle and causing me to have to reduce my speed asap immediately in front of the vehicle I had just passed. I managed to safely pull to the shoulder/ditch and inspect the truck. I did resume my trip as I could not find obvious damage to my truck. I decided to see if I could replicate the shaking but at a much lower speed and I was able to do so. First incident was at about 70 mph and second was at about 55 mph. I looked on the web for reports of this happening to other owners of ford 250 trucks and it was rife with reports. The phenomenon even has a name. “the death shudder” aptly named I would say. All required maintenance has been performed on the truck but fmc has not agreed with it being a design issue. Numerous blogs exist suggesting fixes but none from the manufacturer.
CategorySteering
DateAug 23, 2021
StateID
Description
My vehicle was included in the recall for the steering damper. In may of 2021 I had the ford dealership inspect my vehicle and they changed the steering damper as well as the drag link. On 22 aug 2021 I experienced the well known death wobble while driving approximately 70 mph. I had limited control of the vehicle and attempting to brake increased the initial shake. All I could do was ride out the shake, fortunately traffic was very light and not a factor on the interstate. Until I was below 40 mph I did not feel it was safe to even attempt to change lanes and pull over to the break down lane. Had there been more traffic and I been required to brake I do not believe that would have been possible, or had I been in a turn at the time of the incident I do not think I would have been able to maintain my lane or stay on the paved surface.
CategorySteering
DateAug 20, 2021
StateTX
Description
Driving down highway at approx 70mph, hit a slight bump in road and violent shaking started in steering column. Had to slow to 30mph to stop it. Slowly accelerated again, got up to highway speeds, hit another slight bump in road and violent shaking started again. This happened 1 more time. All in 3 times in a space of 10 minutes.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 16, 2021
StateCA
Description
The vehicle transmission hesitates engaging in reverse or drive when parked on a slight slope resulting in increased motor rpm's followed by a “clunking” sound when the vehicles computer finally engages.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 16, 2021
StateOR
Description
At high speeds after hitting bumps, repairs in highway. Front end severely shakes "death shake" as described by other ford owners. This is very scary and very dangerous. A major re-call should happen. It happened with grand children in truck (they screamed)---also towing horses ---and a couple of other times.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 16, 2021
StateCA
Description
I experienced a severe front end wobble while driving my vehicle under normal roadway driving conditions.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 13, 2021
StateWI
Description
There is what I would call violent shaking of the vehicle which causes loss of control and difficulty steering. One specific instance this week caused our f250 to jolt into the opposite lane. Thank goodness there was no oncoming traffic. This has been happening for about a month now at any time and under typical driving conditions and speed. Of course we just past our 36,000 mile warranty. This is of great concern for fear it may cause an accident and hurt us, as well as others on the road. Ford should issue an immediate recall for all trucks affected.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 13, 2021
StateCA
Description
Experienced extreme steering wheel oscillation at 45 mph on freeway on-ramp. Oscillation was so extreme I had to pull off freeway and stop to regain normal steering control. Went to ford dealership and they informed me I experienced the “death wobble “ that was the first time I had heard of the death wobble. Dealer replaced front steering dampener and recommended other linkage components be replaced. Steering stabilizer was replaced under warranty 20no4. Truck had 17429 miles. So after doing research on this I have found that it is a common problem from 2005-2019 ford trucks and there has been no recall. This is a huge safety problem. Talk to a dealer service manger and explain you had extreme steering wheel oscillation on your ford truck and they will say you have the “death wobble “. Not sure what would happen while towing a 10,000 lbs fifth wheel rv.
CategorySuspension:front
DateAug 11, 2021
StateMO
Description
Traveling at highway speeds of 70 mph, this f250 has had 3 occurrences of uncontrollable, uncommanded violent death wobble steering wheel shakes. We have had to stomp the brakes and slow to 30mph for the steering to recover....... Unsafe to drive!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 09, 2021
StateTX
Description
4 times in the past month I have experienced the "death wobble" at highways speeds in my vehicle. All 4 times have been travelling around 70mph and is set off from hitting a pot hole or where road construction was going on so there were imperfections in the pavement.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 09, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving at highway speeds ~60-65mph through arkansas on interstate 30 south bound hauling a palomino - puma 6,868 lbs. Dry weight rv had wife and 3 young kids with me. I was in the left hand lane, I passed over a rough stretch of road and at this point the front end started to violently shake. The steering wheel was uncontrollable, I lost control of the vehicle and was pulled into the other lane. Thankfully no one was in that lane and I was able to apply breaks and bring the vehicle to a safe stop on the side of the highway. I checked the tires thinking I had a blow out but everything was ok on the vehicle. After finding no issues I attempted to take off again catching back up to traffic although a little slower as that was a very scary previous experience. I was driving for a few minutes ~55-60mph when I again hit a rough section of the road and the same thing happened. This time I was in the right lane and the vehicle was pulled uncontrollable into the left lane. Again thankfully no one was around me as I had just hit a open section of traffic. I was finally able to bring the vehicle to a stop again on the shoulder and found no issues with the truck. After this I continued to drive much slower back to texas to get home. I researched the issue and came across the ford "death wobble" issue and after watching a few videos on youtube of this problem, I realized this was exactly what I experienced except for the fact that I was also hauling an rv during the issue. I am very lucky to be alive given that I was hauling an rv and had just entered a open stretch of traffic in both cases or I would have taken myself and at least 1 or 2 other drivers off the road. I am currently attempting to get the vehicle into the ford service center. No initial warnings the onset of the incident happened very quickly.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 08, 2021
StateWA
Description
Our 2019 f250 at approx 20000 odometer miles, while driving on I-25 in denver driving home from a wedding, with my wife and 7 year old in the vehicle, we were doing approx. 50mph the steering wheel began to shake uncontrollably, the whole cab of the truck seemed to violently shake. We quickly slowed down in traffic causing other vehicles to go around us. The shaking stopped and the truck seemed okay. We had to drive home to washington state that day so we kept going. It happened twice more, both times we were going approx 50mph and we hit a bump. Both of those times we got over and slowed down until the shaking stopped.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 07, 2021
StateCO
Description
There is a death wobble in the front end of this truck and ford refuses to fix it. The steering wheel shakes very bad from left to right until you slow the truck to low speed. When pulling a 13000lb trailer at 70 mph and this happens a crash is going to happen and someone is going to end up hurt or killed. I took this truck to my local dealer (phil long ford) when the truck was aprx 6 months old with about 5000 miles on it. They did no documentation of this and told the parts are on back order. After waiting months I called another dealer 70 miles (medved ford) away that told me to bring the truck in. This was february 17 2020 and the truck had 8942 miles. They agreed it had a issue and the added a steering damper and said it is fixed. We just competed a long rv trip across america and the truck kept doing this to the point it scares my with to death. On july 27th 2021 I took the truck back to phil long ford of colorado springs with 20924 miles on it and the refused to fix the truck because it was now out of the 12 12 warranty. I refused to take the truck back. After it sat there for 2 weeks they say it is fixed with a new alignment. I picked the truck up on 8/6/2021 with 20945 miles on it and only made it 4 miles from the dealership before it did it again. I am now waiting on call back from the dealership. I have the documentation from the dealer to prove this too. This is a well documented issues with these trucks and someone needs to hold ford accountable before someone dies.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while the vehicle was stationary at the post office, the transmission independently shifted out of park and the vehicle rolled backwards into a mailbox. The contact stated that the parking brake was not activated at the time of the failure. The contact stated no one was injured nor sought medical attention. The contact called the police department but a police report was not filed. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer however, the mechanic was not able to duplicate the failure. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 18v802000 (power train) however, the vin was not included. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 31,000.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
Violent shaking at highway speeds when driving over certain roadways or expansion joints. Completely stock vehicle with less than 50,000 miles. Front suspension needs to be recalled. Shaking makes it difficult to control the vehicle and requires slowing to 30mph on the highway to mitigate.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 02, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving on the expressway at approximately 65 mph, I hit a pothole and vehicle started shaking violently. The steering was uncontrollable as I released the accelerator and nearly caused an accident on the highway. If my spouse or other family member was driving, I do not know how the situation would have turned out. I do not feel safe in this vehicle until a permanent fix is found.
CategorySteering
DateJul 31, 2021
StateTX
Description
Hit a bad spot in the road and the front end goes into a violent shake. It's referred to as the ford death wobble and they know about it but won't do anything. My wife will not drive the truck because it's happened to her several times. Please help
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 29, 2021
StateCO
Description
While driving at a speed around 50 miles an hour on a well surfaced mountain road the steering wheel began to viberate to the extent that the truck could not be controled. I momentarily lost control of the vehicle and it crossed the center line into the oncoming lane of traffic. Fortunately there were no on coming vehicles or an accident would have happened. Over the next two days the same steering viberation occured.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 29, 2021
StateTX
Description
The truck has the wobble of death, aka wobbles violently on speeds over 55 when you either hit the brakes or when it hit a bump. I have dealership has resuraced the rotors 2 times already, and issue still continues.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 28, 2021
StateIA
Description
While driving my 2019 ford f250 at approximately 55-60 mph, the steering wheel began to shake and wobble violently from side to side. I was able to maintain control of the vehicle and bring it to a complete stop(luckily there were no vehicles following us at the time). I felt that I was going to lose control of the vehicle and possibly roll over and there was no warning that this was about to happen. After exiting the vehicle and doing a walk around inspection, I determined that I would not call a tow vehicle and continue with my trip, depending on the wobble being gone. The vehicle had approximately 40,000 miles on the odometer at the time. Two days later, I took the truck to a ford dealership, where the service dept. Admitted that they have had the same problems with with many super duty trucks similar to mine. They inspected and replaced the steering dampers and stabilizer arm and stated that this had fixed the problem on many other super duty trucks. I have not had any recurrence of the issue as yet and am hoping the problem is solved, although I have my doubts.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 26, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was driving 60 miles an hour and I hit a pot hole and the truck went into a “death wobble”. It started to shake extremely violently that I thought I was going to crash and die. My arms hurt so bad from trying to hold on to the steering wheel for dear life. I managed to come to a complete stop but not before I almost [xxx] my pants from fear. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).”
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 24, 2021
StateTX
Description
The truck at highway speed started to shake violently to the point that I could not steer it. I had to slow down in traffic to a point where the shaking subsided. Very frightening experience. We were not sure if we were going to crash in heavy traffic.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 23, 2021
StateCA
Description
Death wobble. Very scary
CategoryElectrical System:adas:driver Monitoring:camera/sensor
DateJul 19, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the 360-degree camera had poor visibility due to fogging from the camera lenses. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer attempted to clean the camera lenses however, the failure recurred. The dealer informed the contact that the rbc cameras needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer for diagnosis and repair. The failure mileage was 68,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 19, 2021
StateLA
Description
Driver hit a pothole in the road while driving at approx. 50 mph and the steering wheel started shaking violently. Driver slowed down immediately and the shaking stopped. Driver later went over a railroad track on the hwy. And reported the steering wheel started shaking violently again and the driver couldn't control the steering of the truck as it veered off the hwy. And almost hit a metal light post in the median of the hwy. The driver was able to apply brakes to stop since there was no traffic behind him. The driver and his passengers were not injured but scared (of course). There were no warning lamps, messages or symptoms of the problem prior to the incident. The earliest appointment we can get with an authorized ford dealer is over a week away. The problem will be checked out at that time.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 18, 2021
StateMD
Description
Vehicle travels down the road at speed and hits a bump. The steering wheel shakes uncontrollably and is very dangerous. I researched this problem and observed that this is called the "death wobble"
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 17, 2021
StateTX
Description
Beginning at 18,000 miles on the truck, the front end would begin to bounce and vibrate at speeds over 55 mph is I hit even minor bumps in the road. The vibrations would seem to build on themselves until the truck was violently shaking and the steering wheel was uncontrollable. By 20,000 miles this was occurring at lower speeds as well.
CategoryPower Train, Steering
DateJul 16, 2021
StateME
Description
While driving on the interstate between 60 to 65mph truck would experience an uncontrolled wobble of the front end. Vehicle would become unstable at speed, and immediate deceleration would have to occur to recover from this. This would occur at random times, of either hitting a bump in the road, or change in road surface. My safety and safety of others was/will be put at risk but this unexpected and uncontrollable vehicle reaction. Vehicle will be taken to dealer to be inspected for issues. Vehicle is a 2019 with only 11,000 miles on it. No warning lights, messages or symptoms before and during incidents. First appeared this week while driving on interstate. Did research about this and appears to be called "death wobble"
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 16, 2021
StateCA
Description
The steering vibrates when I go over 50mph when I hit a bump or groove. I made an appointment at the dealership to get it inspected but they found nothing wrong with it. I am putting myself, my family and others on the road when it starts vibrating beyond my control. I have to reduce my speed almost to a complete stop which makes it dangerous on the highway. I took it to another service center and they told me the problem was called “death wobble”. The vehicle has not been inspected by anyone other then the dealership service center. There was no warning lamps, messages or other symptoms prior to malfunction. Started happening out of nowhere.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 16, 2021
StateNC
Description
When my headlights are on, many times my rear lights do not work. This has never been so when first turned on but they go off later (I have after market side marker lights on my truck so I can see this). If I move the headlight switch one direction or the other, they will come on, then I can move it back and they will stay on. May not happen again for days, or may happen again in minutes. I spoke with the dealer, and they have no bulletins about this issue and can not address until they stop working all together. Since then I have been watching trucks of this body style and see them go past with headlights on, then I look in my mirror and many do not have any tail lights lit. In this week alone I have counted 17 trucks with no tail lights when head lights are on. In a standard pickup that does not have side marker lights it would be impossible to know this is occurring. I bough this truck new in june of 2019 and had noticed that pulling my trailer, that many times the trailer side marker lights would go out driving down the road. I assumed the trailer had an issue. It wasn't until april 16, 2021 that I noticed this issue. I had an after market body installed after removing the pickup bed, and the following day, I noticed this issue. I assumed a ground issue with the body install, but later that day they came on and stayed on so I assumed the ground during installation had been faulty and resolved itself. This week I came out of a store with truck running because my help was inside truck and noticed the tail lights were not on, but head lights were. Once I moved switch on notch, they came on as described above, that is when I contacted ford dealer to no resolve and began watching other trucks and discovered I am not alone in this issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 14, 2021
StateSD
Description
While driving posted speed limit ( 75mph ) on highway in texas. Vehicle went into a almost uncontrollable bouncing / shaking cause vehicle to bounce / shake violently across the center line. I immediately reduced speed by letting off accelerate. Grasped firmly ahold of the steering wheel & basically " hanging on " till vehicle stopped bouncing / shaking violent @ about 50mph. Fortunately no vehicles were in the other lane however the vehicles behind me were affected. Going from posted speed limit to 25mph below as soon as I could..... Obviously caused them so to respond. This " death wobble " as I found out created a very dangerous situation. For not only me but others as well. I experienced this 4 more times on this highway in texas and twice on a highway in illinois. Both had similar road conditions ( slightly wash boarded ) but vehicle responded all times in the same violent shaking and bouncing to a point of almost losing control of the vehicle. Upon returning to arizona - I reported issue at horne ford / they scheduled a appointment to look at the vehicle. This is scheduled for 7/20/2021@ 0900.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 14, 2021
StateIL
Description
Multiple incidents have occurred when the truck begins to shake severely after hitting a bump or uneven pavement. The shaking has been so aggressive that I was forced to immediately brake and pull to the shoulder. The shaking or “wobble” creates a major safety concern as steering and braking are strongly affected. When it happens, it is the most frightening occurrence in a vehicle that I have ever felt and strong concerns for my passengers and my safety is in question.
CategorySteering
DateJul 10, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Experienced twice today the ford death wobble with the front end of our 2019 ford f250 lariat off/road addition when going over a bridge expansion joint between 40 and 55 mph. The truck is a little over 2 years old with approx 31k miles on it. We were able to slow the truck down enough to stop the wobble.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 06, 2021
StateSC
Description
My wife and I were travelling on interstate 81 between our home in south carolina to maryland over the 2021 july 4th holiday. My wife was driving, at highway speed of about 75-80 mph. The truck travelled onto a bridge/overpass and when it exited the bridge, at the joint where it meets the road surface again, the truck experienced a small bump. Immediately, the he suspension on the front end began to vibrate violently , and this vibration travelled into the steering column. My wife was quite panicked and held onto the steering wheel with a death grip. The shaking was so violent, and accompanying noise so loud, I worried we had flattened all the tires. I instructed my wife to begin to slow and pull over to the shoulder. The shaking continued, and eventually she was able to exit the road onto the shoulder where she stopped the truck. She put the transmission in park and I got out to inspect the truck. No tires showed any indication of damage, nor did any of the suspension or steering components that I was able to observe. We drove on the shoulder for a little bit, and the vehicle operated normally. We got back onto the roadway and there was no vibration at all. My wife slowly worked her way back up to highway speeds, and no vibration. Over the remaining 15 hours of traveling that weekend, the violent vibration occurred two more times, both while travelling above 75mph and after going over a bump or groove in the road. This has never happened before in many interstate trips where speed was high. The truck is 2019 with about 26000 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
On multiple occasions, driving down the highway the steering and front tires begin shaking uncontrollably and I have to stop the vehicle to stop the shaking. It is a very disturbing experience and seems very unsafe. We replaced the front shocks and this did not resolve the issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 04, 2021
StateSD
Description
@ 70 mph on a major hwy after crossing over a bridge expansion joint my front end began to shake violently (death wobble) nearly having little control until I broke to 20 mph when the front wheels regained proper composure. I was fortunate that no one was following me in my lane and I know I scared the [xxx] out of a driver on my left as he saw the whole incident (slowing down and putting on his 4 ways) it scared the [xxx] out of me leaving me unsure of the security of my 70k truck. This has continued to happen several times while traveling rural roads with uneven (patchwork) pavement. Anything uneven roadwork seems to want to set it off. I have made an appointment to have the extended warranty to replace the steering dampener on july 9, 2021 @ dealership. This seems to be a band-aid on the overall front suspension issue that ford doesn't seem to want to address (ongoing issue since 2005). I have read where the steering dampner has helped for a couple months only to return. And be it noted that when I first started to sense the instability of the front end (not quite the “death wobble”) I was told by the dealership upon an oil change and complaint about the issue (april 2021) that it was just the design of the suspension on the f250. They did check for wear and loose parts and found nothing. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 28, 2021
StateAR
Description
I was driving my 2019 f250 on a 2 lane highway at a speed of approximately 55 mph. I hit a bump with the left front tire. It wasn't a huge bump but it was a noticeable one. Both of my front tires started shaking violently and my steering wheel started shaking so hard that I could not hold it steady. I honestly thought my wheels were coming off. I hit the brakes and my truck crossed the center line and came to a stop. Luckily there was no oncoming traffic. I called the ford dealership and they immediately said that I needed a steering damper. They also told me about the term death wobble which lead me to this website. I have the repair schedule, I hope that fixes it. It could have been terrible if I had been pulling a trailer or had oncoming traffic
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 27, 2021
StateWA
Description
When I make a slight turn and apply the breaks at highway speeds the steering wheel begins to violently shake. This first began with about 5000 miles on the truck it has been to 3 different dealerships over the last year trying to get it fixed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 25, 2021
StateNE
Description
Death wobble occurred over 50 mph after hitting bump while slightly turning left on highway
CategorySteering:linkages:tie Rod Assembly, Suspension
DateJun 24, 2021
StateCO
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle started to violently shake causing the contact to swerve into another lane. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed with the drag link rod, the rod assembly, loose inner tie rod ends and the steering damper assembly needing to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 27,400.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 23, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Travelling 75 mph on interstate (posted speed limit). Entered onto a bridge and the front end started shaking violently, from the wheels all the way up to the steering wheel. Truck was hard to control and I had to pull over and reduce my speed to 20 mph to stop the violent shaking. I was in the #1 lane and had to pull over across the #2 lane to reach a usable shoulder. Traffic was heavy and I became an immediate hazard to motorists around me. The truck has 29,000 miles on it.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateJun 20, 2021
StateFL
Description
On the morning of june 18, 2021 while my pregnant wife was driving down the highway our 2019 f250 began to violently shaking to the point she believed she was going to lose control of the vehicle with her and our three kids in the back seat. Luckily she made out of the highway safely only to be stranded for over three hours. The vehicle was towed to peques ford where hopefully the can determine the malfunction/defect in a timely manner due to the fact that she is now stranded 8 hours away from our home in florida. From research and from a gentleman that was driving beside my wife when the malfunction occurred believe that it's what some people call the ford “death wobble.”
CategorySteering
DateJun 18, 2021
StateNM
Description
Death wobble. Took it to the dealership and they “fixed” it. That fix lasted about a month.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
Tailgate has opened over 30 times while driving. Recall 19s48 was preformed but problem persists. Dealer has attemped to repair 7 times. Tailgate opened on freeway leaving dealership 5 minutes after tailgate recall rewiring service. A computer memory box was installed until tailgate opened again then dash mounted tailgate switch was replaced twice. Tailgate has been damaged and repaired by dealer when opened at highway speeds while towing and contacted my trailer turning to get off the road. Very unsafe condition since truck is used primarily for towing. When tailgate drops down on highway I cannot turn vehicle of will damage tailgate and/or trailer. This forces me to pull over in emergency lane and close tailgate while vehicles drive by at speed. Ford customer care number was called and refered me to another dealer to attempt repair, but that dealer wants to charge me to diagnose problem. Ford motor company will not help in fixing this problem. Consumers need a class action lawsuit or something that will get fmc to honor recall commitment. Fmc is not supporting local dealers attempt to fix problem and is making is making consumers pay the price.
CategorySteering
DateJun 06, 2021
StateIA
Description
At highway speed if I hit a bump on the road or was in a corner the steering started shaking very violently. Had to emergency brake down to 25-30 mph before it corrected. Happened 4 times on a 250 mile trip on 6/5/21 and once on a 250 mile drive on 6/6/21. The condition put us at risk of losing control of the truck and possibly crossing the center line and hitting oncoming traffic. This just occurred so the truck has not been inspected. There where no warning lamps or messages sent. The truck has 16600 miles on it and is available for inspection.
CategorySteering
DateJun 05, 2021
StateMS
Description
Experienced front wheel oscillation or "death wobble" . This occured at 70 mph treveling on a straight portion of interstate highway after crosing an expansion joint between bridge and road
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving at various speeds over potholes, the front end of the vehicle would shake uncontrollably. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and was diagnosed with the steering dampener needing to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The contact then took the vehicle back to the dealer two months later where the steering dampener was replaced again. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and referred the contact back to the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 21,000.
CategorySteering
DateJun 01, 2021
StateNJ
Description
I was driving on route 78 east from pennsy to nj 5/27/2021 just crossed into nj carrying a load of about 1400 pounds in bed of truck had cruise control set at 65mph when all of a sudden front of truck started to shake violently. Steering was shaking, dash board shaking and front of truck shaking. Had to almost go on the grass median because could not get over to right side lane because I was in the middle lane when this happened. All tractor trailers were on the side of me on right side lane so I was able to get over to the fast left lane and head into grass median when it stopped after I got down to 40 mph or less. With cars and trucks flying by me since I was only doing 40 mph in a 65 mph zone. Was able to get back over onto the far right lane next to the shoulder and started driving at 60 mph when all of a sudden it started to do it again. It stopped doing it again and was able to get back home 45 miles away from the initial incident. Got home and called ford immediately to bring truck in. Truck only has 19000 miles which it turned on that hell of a scary trip. I could have killed myself or others the way I lost control of the steering. I couldn't even put my flashers on because I needed 2 hands on the wheel at all times during this incident. Truck is now at ford dealership 6/1/2021 for service of this. No lights or messages came on during this incident.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 01, 2021
StateTX
Description
Truck tailgate has been opening on it's own while I'm driving for several weeks. The first few times I thought I had maybe pushed the fob in my pocket somehow. I pull a bumper pull trailer most of the time and I had been taking the fob out of my pocket and setting it in my console so I would not “accidentally” open the tailgate. Over the weekend I ran to the store and when I put my truck in reverse I could see from the camera that the tailgate was already open, and the fob was sitting inside my console. Today I'm pulling a trailer and the tailgate opened up again at some point and smashed the tailgate all up from it crushing against the jack on the trailer. Ford tells me my truck wasn't involved in the recall that was issued for this already and yet my truck is experiencing the exact same thing with no recourse other than to file it on my insurance and get hit with a higher policy amount or pay for it out of pocket and from what I can see will cost several thousand dollars. A quick internet search shows there are far more than me that are having issues with this.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 31, 2021
StateCA
Description
Death wobles. It has happened 4 times now in the last three days. Very scary and very unsafe. Numerous times on a busy freeway outside of sacramento, ca. Had to avoid trucks and they had to avoid me when I had to slow my vehicle down to 50 mph. Ford should take care of this issue immediately. What does it take? Some people to die before there is a recall?????????
CategoryEquipment:electrical:radio/tape Deck/cd Etc.
DateMay 29, 2021
StateMN
Description
The radio has malfunctioned and now shows zero display and will not turn on or off. I have tried the various methods listed online to fix the issue but nothing has worked.
CategorySteering
DateMay 29, 2021
StateOH
Description
Traveling on i75 trading around 75mph, I am not sure what happened, but the truck started shaking violently. The steering wheel want shaking and was stiff to move, but I was able to get off the road and stop. After looking at the truck, nothing was wrong, I continued down the shoulder to see if the problem happened again. Since then it has not come up, but I am worried this might happen when I am hauling my 10k 5th wheel camper. After research, this issue looks to be the death wabble of the front end.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 29, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Hit small bumps and the front end start shacking like a death wob you have to get on the break's hard to control the vehicle only have 16,000 miles on it
CategorySuspension
DateMay 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
Took truck in for service recall 4 months ago for the damper rod - no parts. I wasn't having that much of an issue at the time, maybe a little bit of shaking of the wheel at highway speeds. Now, it is getting a lot worse. Anytime on the highway that I go through a dip or bump I get the wobbling of the wheel. Even worse when I am in a turn of the road and experience a bump/dip. I find this when approaching or leaving a bridge.
CategorySteering
DateMay 21, 2021
StateMA
Description
On numerous occasions while traveling at speeds at or above 50 mile per hour upon encountering a bump above grade or a pothole in the roadway surface the steering wheel shakes in a harmonic vibration that can only be stopped by drastically decreasing speed. The shaking has becoming a serious safety hazard. I purchased the vehicle one year ago with 19,000 miles indicated on the odometer, it now has 30,000 miles indicated and the steering shake has become a safety hazard. Ford has only acknowledged by offering an increased warranty of the steering dampener. The problem is much worse than a defective steering shock. Recently I encountered this problem in a construction zone and it nearly caused a multi-vehicle crash involving not only my vehicle but tractor-trailer rigs as well. Ford needs to address this problem that is well documented and has been named the “death wobble” before the name is well earned.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
I had the recall for the unintended tailgate opening fixed at the dealer in july of 2020. However on multiple occasions I noticed the the tailgate would open unintentionally. I thought it was my key fob in my pocket getting activated , but soon dismissed that theory. The tailgate would sometimes open when I am shifting from park to drive. Several times it would open when I release the e brake. I have contacted the dealer, but all they can offer is " we'll take a look at it"
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 21, 2021
StateME
Description
Back window blew out closing the drivers door
CategorySteering
DateMay 18, 2021
StateFL
Description
When driving I came across a rough patch in the roadway. I was doing about 60- 65 mph when suddenly the front end starting shaking. I had to grab the steering wheel with both hands and apply the brakes to gain control of the vehicle
CategorySteering
DateMay 18, 2021
StateNM
Description
After driving over bumps on the freeway the truck start shaking violently. It was hard to control and had to slow down to 15 mph to get it to stop.
CategoryElectrical System:instrument Panel:fuel Gauge:fuel Level Float/sensor/sending Unit
DateMay 17, 2021
StateCA
Description
2019 ford f250. Consumer writes regarding low fuel pressure gauge. That consumer stated the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames and was destroyed. While driving the consumer saw smoke emitting from the back of the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by the manufacturer.
CategorySteering
DateMay 17, 2021
StateTX
Description
While accelerating onto onramp on ih35 south of ft worth my truck went over a small bump. Speed was approx 65mph at that point and a violent shaking started. I pulled over and slowed and it stopped after I slowed to approx 40mph. I got out and inspected but found nothing. I got back to hwy speeds and about 20 minutes later hit another bump in hwy. Same issue: violent shaking of front end/steering wheel. Luckily I was in far right lane and was able to control vehicle until I could slow enough to make it stop.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 15, 2021
StateNC
Description
Death wobble, violent shaking at highway speeds after small bump in road
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 13, 2021
StateTN
Description
The truck reacts very strongly when driving 60-70 miles per hour and hitting a rough patch or poor road surface. This results in steering pulling to one side/veering, extreme vibration and shaking throughout the truck. I have to hang on to the steering wheel to keep it in the lane and lift the foot off the gas whilst it settles down to driving smoothly and back in control again. Online I see that this is referred commonly to 'death wobble'. It is getting worse and makes me concerned re driving at higher speeds as it is difficult to keep the truck straight / not bouncing up and down. It has happened 6-8 times in the last two months since mar 2021 - it happens every time I drive it on the interstate with a rough surface.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 07, 2021
StateTX
Description
Truck shakes violently while on the road and stops shaking after it slows down.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateMay 04, 2021
StateMO
Description
My truck was parked last night and I came out to it the morning and my rear heated sliding glass window was shattered
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
Approximately 5 times in the last 3 months I have experienced "death wabble" with my f250, in the most recent incident, I almost lost control of the vehicle. After hitting a bump at highway speed, I experienced an oscillation in the front wheels, causing violent shaking, that would not stop until I stopped the truck. Ford told me there was nothing wrong with the truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 02, 2021
StateIL
Description
I was driving alone e on il rt 64 at about 2:45 pm when I hit a series of bumps on road that made the front end shake uncontrollably. I had to brake and slow to under 20 mph before it stopped. Again later that night at about 8 pm coming s on il rt 2 with cruise set at 55 mph it happened again had to brake/slow to under 20 mph again. This time my wife and mother-in-law were with to experience it. I have noticed front end being a little wishy-washy after hitting bumps but thought it was due to stiffer suspension after experiencing this I don't believe that is the case. Vehicle history so far- purchased used from wickstrom ford. Went thru their used car inspection before I could purchase it- new rear tires and brake pads and rotors all around. Will try getting in to have checked out and technical service bulletin for steering damper performed. Have put less than 600 miles on truck since purchasing.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
When I hit a bump or uneven lanes (50-60mph) my trucks my front end violently shakes and makes my vehicle hard to handle. At lower speeds 20-50 when I hit a bump or uneven lanes the truck will shift to the side the bump hit almost like driving on ice.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 29, 2021
StateAL
Description
I am experiencing severe death wobble. It happened 6 times on the interstate between 4/24/2021 and 4/25/2021. It is violent steering wheel oscillation and truck vibration. It happened between speeds of 65-75mph. My truck only has 32000 miles on it. Ford has recalled the steering linkage dampener. I'm afraid this replacement will only fix the problem for a few thousand miles and then I will have to cover costs outside of warranty. I planned on keeping this truck for a while but it is dangerous. If I would have been towing my gooseneck trailer, I would have likely caused an accident. It could have injured or killed myself, my family, or other motorists. I have a video of the incident, but I can't upload it here. The ford technician said it was the worst he had seen.
CategorySteering
DateApr 26, 2021
StateTX
Description
I have experienced what many refer to as the "death wobble" numerous times including when towing my camper with my wife and kids in the truck. Hitting a bump or seam in the road at or approaching highway speeds sends the truck steering into a violet shaking that causes almost a complete loss of control. I took my truck to my local ford dealer and they tell me it is not covered and that I will have to replace numerous steering components on my 2019 f250 with less than 50k miles on the odometer. This is completely unacceptable for me and my families safety let alone our monthly budget. It appears ford is putting corporate profits over the safety of its loyal customers.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 18, 2021
StateCA
Description
Upon entering the freeway, the truck started shaking violently and was nearly out of control. I pulled to the side, stopped, turned off the engine, restarted, and continued on. The death wobble stopped for the moment.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 17, 2021
StateTX
Description
After engine oil change at dealer, tech advised of possible bad transmission pan gasket. Took back to dealer and they supposedly fix problem coming from torque converter seal. Got home and inspected it and found same leak. Called dealer and took back in. After further inspection determined leak coming from transfer case and transmission. Ordered more seals and o rings. Parts on back order for a month. Tech not sure where leak is coming from. 2019 f250 only has 14800 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateApr 15, 2021
StateWI
Description
Traveling at about 60 mph, hit a rougher spot on the highway and truck began to vibrate uncontrollably. I slowed to approximately 35 and it went away. I bought the truck with 19,000 miles on it, and it now has 32,000. I did some research, and it is the 'death wobble."
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 14, 2021
StateKY
Description
Violent shaking at a speed of 72mph, shaking stopped once slowed to 50mph. Issue has been referred to as the death wobble. My truck only has 18330 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 13, 2021
StateGA
Description
Travelling approximately 70mph on the interstate, I crossed a small bump in the interstate which caused the truck to start shaking violently, I tried to control the truck but was losing control at highway speed. I then hit the brakes to decelerate the truck and it seemed like the braking system was not functioning as it needed to. The shaking and vibration did not stop until I was under 35mph I had to get into the left emergency lane to avoid causing an accident. I sat there for a few moments to gather my self up got out of my truck checked all 4 tires to verify none were flat and proceeded to drive at approximately 50mph back to my residence, where I parked my truck until I delivered it to the dealership on monday morning to asses the truck and allow them the oppertunity to make nessecary repairs. This is the second time this has happened to this particular truck. The first scenario was pulling a camper on the interstate approximately 70mph and I was able to get it to the right shoulder and regain control at approximately 35mph. It went to the dealership and they replaced a steering dampener and checked all systems for proper function. Apparently the problem was not addressed correctly but was told that it could be multiple factors causing the "death wobble" as the dealership called it. They told me there was no correct solution but more of a trial and error fix.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 09, 2021
StateCA
Description
While driving my 2019 ford f-250 super-duty on the highway at night I was traveling approximately 70 mph when suddenly the touch screen radio display brightness intensified so bright that it appeared as if a headlight was inside the car. When that happened, I found myself temporarily night blinded and I struggled to hold position in my lane. I tried to turn the radio off with no success. I momentarily switched the headlight switch off and on which normally dims the radio display but that didn't help either. I grabbed a towel from inside the cab and laid it over the dash and radio so I could block the light and drive. There was no prior malfunction or indication of impending issue. Since the occurrence, I have learned that ford has a widely known problem with the sync 3 system along with numerous failed apim modules. Unfortunately they have not issued a recall. This is a serious hazard and I wanted to let other consumers be aware of the danger.
CategorySteering
DateApr 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
I had a 2006 f250 super duty with only 120k miles on it that was a diesel that had the death wobble. Ford's fix for it was to send me a letter saying to slow down and mash on the brakes. I finally sold that because it also had major engine problems as well for the entire life of the truck. I bought a 6. 2l 2019 f250 new because I wanted a reliable vehicle to travel across states with my family and dog. Just happened to me 3 days ago with everyone in the truck and it was much more violent. Luckily I had a place to pull over on a two lane road and did not get in head on. Pretty upset with ford as they knowingly sell these trucks with existing issues that are dangerous. Truck shakes violently out of control and places the people inside in a very dangerous position. There is nothing that can me done to stop the shaking in the front end. This is known to many as the death wobble and should dealt with. This truck was moving at speed of 60mph on a flat, straight, smooth road.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 07, 2021
StateGA
Description
While driving on I-90 in ohio at approximately 65mph, I struck a small pothole with the drivers side front tire. The truck began to shake violently. I bumped the brakes and the shaking got even worse and steering was difficult. I took the vehicle to the shoulder and had to come to a complete stop to get it to stop. I drove the truck afterwards approximately 700 miles home. I was careful to avoid bumps or holes, but bridge seams caused a similiar problem many times, although not as violent as the first time. Ford has a service notification that they will replace the steering dampener if you experience this problem, but it did not feel like a dampener problem. I'll allow them to do it, but suspect I'll have more issues.
CategorySeats, Steering
DateApr 06, 2021
StateCO
Description
At speeds above 55 miles an hour when I hit a small bump I would experience death wobble. The vehicle and steering wheel with shake violently and would not stop until I slowed below 30 miles per hour. Here is a link to a video of one of the many instances this happened. Ford did not fix this for over two months because they said it was fixed the first time and then the parts were backordered. Https://youtu. Be/8ucegir7t8e the seat will wobble and make a clicking sound
CategorySteering, Structure:body, Suspension
DateApr 04, 2021
StateAL
Description
While driving at 70mph on I-565 in huntsville, al, the vehicle suddenly began to shake violently after driving over a rough spot in the highway. Steering wheel was shaking and vehicle was shaking. I was able to stop the vehicle, and the shaking stopped and did not reoccur.
CategoryLane Departure: Blind Spot Detection, Steering, Suspension
DateApr 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
Death wobble when hitting bumps at highway speed. Truck has 8k miles on it
CategorySuspension
DateMar 31, 2021
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the vehicle experienced the death wobble while driving over a bump in the road. The contact continued driving to his destination. The contact called the local dealer - gulf coast ford (3000 n, state hwy 288, angleton, tx 77515, (713) 422-7200) and made the dealer aware of the failure. The vehicle was not yet diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 30, 2021
StateFL
Description
Twice now when we have been on i75 in brandon, fl , we came over a rough patch of road at 60 or 65 mph and the truck began to shake violently making steering extremely difficult and horrifying. Both times we had to pull over across multiple lanes of traffic to the shoulder and come to complete stop. We thought we had lost the tread on a tire or had some other tire issue. We didn't. When we started again, the truck drove fine. It has also become slightly unresponsive going bumps on the highway previously but I hadn't correlated the events. I have now since finding out about the steering dampener issue. Our dealership in ft myers, fl will not fix it until 5/6/21.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 28, 2021
StateCA
Description
The ford death wobble. Was driving at 65 on I 5 over the altamont and lost control of steering had to hit brakes to slow to 45 to get vehicle back under control. Had several vehicles that had to slam on their brakes almost causing extreme accidents. This is the third time this is happened and it is getting worse and harder to control.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 26, 2021
StateCA
Description
Unattended tailgate. Tail gate opens on its own after safety recall was preformed. Dealer can't reproduce issue. Tail gate opens randomly. My tail gate is damaged. Ford refusing to solve issue. I read an article about your agency having same complaints after recall was performed. It seems to happen right when I start the truck and put into drive or reverse.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 24, 2021
StateCA
Description
Experienced violent shaking of the vehicle on highway. This has happened 3 times at speeds over 50 mph. We believe this is what is commonly referred to as 'death wobble'. This is a very scary event. I am so surprised that the nhtsa has not forced ford to do a recall on this issue. There are thousands of complaints on this issue.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 22, 2021
StateOK
Description
I am on my second hood. The factory hood started failing at the latch. The hood begins to crack out around the loop that locks into the latch. It came apart structure wise and I had it replaced. No recalls were found in any system. This isn't the only truck in our fleet that has done this. We've had two others. Now, after a recent replacement, here I am again with the same problem. Hood is cracking out again, around the hoop and it flies up and 'dances' in the wind and especially passing semi trucks. This has to be a recall and I cannot be the only one with this trouble. Hood feels as if it will break away and end up on the wind screen. Picture below is of the original factory hood.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 21, 2021
StateMS
Description
While going down the highway at approximately 55mph the truck started to shake violently after hitting a small bump. I had to pull over and stop for the shaking to stop. I immediately turned around and went home. On the way home I experienced it multiple times. The truck is currently in the shop. After research it appears the experience is referred to as the 'death wobble'. It is a very scary experience when your family is in the truck with you.
CategorySteering
DateMar 19, 2021
StateKY
Description
Vehicle has a death wobble when I hid small pot holes in the road while travelling at around 70-75 mph. Seems to be getting worse. Today it was so severe I almost crashed into a concrete barrier. I let off the accelerator, braced both feet and it was all I could do to hold on to the steering wheel. The whole truck shook violently. Until I got it to stop.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMar 18, 2021
StateIN
Description
Driving on the highway at speed of 70mph the vehicle hit a small bump which caused the entire vehicle to start to rattle violently . The vehicle continued to rattle uncontrollably until it was able to decelerate to a speed of approximately 25mph. Previous to this scary experience the vehicle would loose some control and feel when small bumps would bounce the suspension.
CategorySteering
DateMar 14, 2021
StateAL
Description
I was driving at 60 mph, when I hit a bump in the road, the steering wheel started shaking violently. Slowed down to pull off the road and the shaking stopped. Drove the rest of the way home without any vibration.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 11, 2021
StateID
Description
Third incident of violent shaking of steering wheel and entire truck while driving approximately 60-70 mph. All three occurrences happened on the highway after going over relatively small bumps in the road, perhaps 2-3 bumps, one right after the other. I was driving the vehicle during 2 of those incidences. My wife was driving during the most recent one yesterday (3/11/2021) while I was in the passenger seat. She no longer wants to drive the truck and does not want me driving it either. I have also had a handful of situations where it will begin just slightly and I was able to immediately slow down and it would go away. However, if there are multiple bumps it seems to happen with almost 100% predictability. I am a prior federal agent and have been trained for tactical driving at various speeds. With that said, the shaking and loss of control experienced on a roughly k vehicle that is around a year old is not only ridiculous from a product stand point, but also, and more importantly, in terms of passenger safety. Our children were with us on 2 of these occasions. This is not a simple rattling, or shaking. I have never experienced this in any other vehicle I have driven and it is a violent wobbling of the entire truck, not just the steering wheel. This is not an exaggeration and is a significant problem and also a safety issue for other vehicles nearby. In one incident the driver of another vehicle to my left was glancing over at me as I slowed down during the violent shaking back and forth. The driver also had a very concerned look and expression of panic, undoubtedly wondering why a new truck would be wobbling uncontrollably at high speed down a freeway. Trucks in particular should be able to handle bumps in the road and are generally considered to be more rugged than other vehicles. The fact that the problem seizes after stopping the vehicle is also puzzling.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 07, 2021
StateME
Description
19000+ miles. Second time this happens. At highway speed truck front end shook violently after going over a bridge overpass. 'death wobble'. Almost lost control. Was hauling a trailer. Almost caused a huge accident. Had it been a wintery day would have easily gone off road. Will take to dealer, even though it is proven not to fix anything. It will just postpone it from happening again later.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Steering, Suspension
DateMar 06, 2021
StateTX
Description
I have a problem with the death wobble , suspension. I took my truck to the dealer 3 times for the same problem no results
CategorySuspension
DateMar 05, 2021
StateCO
Description
With 21,000 miles on truck I experienced uncontrollable steering wheel oscillations after hitting an expansion gap joint on highway. I took the truck to dealer and they inspected and replaced steering dampener. Now with 32,000 miles on truck same exact issue after hitting bumps in road and expansion gaps on road on multiple occasions. Took truck back to dealer and the service tech ordered another steering dampener on back order. I took my truck to an independent mechanic ase certified and he informed me there was some play at the drag link where the pitman arm meets the knuckle. Ford now has my truck again and I was informed they could find nothing wrong with the truck and could not duplicate the oscillations. My truck now has 34,650 miles on it and the problem still is not fixed.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 04, 2021
StateTN
Description
Just bought truck last friday and drove yesterday (3/3/21) for third time and on a four lane highway driving around 60-65mph and started to cross a bridge the truck started shaking violently and I mean whole truck was shaking andi did not know what had happened.. I was able to slow down and get to outside lane and pull off road.. Looked around truck saw nothing out of ordinary and continued to dealer to get the 2 new tires put on that were ordered and when I told them what happened they said oh no es we know how to fix just get a new steering damper and they are on back order from ford and have been and may not be in until end of month.. And unfortunately they said it will continue until fixed and if need to drive don't go over about 40-45 mph.. I was frantic and scared thank god no cars around me..
CategorySteering
DateMar 04, 2021
StatePA
Description
The steering of my vehicle went into a viloent shake that required me to slam on the brakes while doing 65 mph. I had no control over the vehicle. The truck only has 29,000 miles on it. This is an extremely dangerous malfunction.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 04, 2021
StateVA
Description
Truck seems to have a death wobbke at about 70 miles an hour when I hit a over pass joint in the road or any slight bump while driving ford has replace the dampner 4 times now but the problem keeps coming back and now it can be felt in the breaking of the truck when stopping to abruptly!
CategoryEngine, Steering, Suspension
DateMar 02, 2021
StatePR
Description
Unstable driving at 50 mph after small road unevenness. (death wobble) almost hit a vehicle while driving on highway 52 in puerto rico. Took it to the dealer and provided with a fix but the problem persist increasingly. Also, computer code p2074 for a 2019 unit. Oil leaking from the left front side of the upper crankcase. Have an appointment at the dealer on march 08, 2021. Dealer informed, upfront, that there is no permanent solution for the so call death wobble unless ford issues a re-call and provides it.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 28, 2021
StateKY
Description
While driving on interstate after hitting a bump in the road the steering starts to shake violently making vehicle hard to hold in the road. I had to try to get over into slow lane to slow vehicle down so it would stop shaking. I guess this is known as the ford death walk.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 27, 2021
StateLA
Description
Death wobble on l-10
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 27, 2021
StateWA
Description
Driving on freeway at 70mph hit a small bump. Steering started to violently shake uncontrollably. Death wobble. Luckily low traffic. Attempted to steer to the shoulder while reducing speed. At around 35mph the shaking reduced and stopped.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 25, 2021
StateAZ
Description
From the time it was brand new on multiple occasions when driving over a small bump in the road the steering wheel and truck shakes violently especially at highway speeds and will not stop until you brake to almost a complete stop, I took it in to the dealer dealership for the first oil change and voiced my concern and they said ford was aware of the problem and that they would install an upgraded steering stabilizer. I now have 16,000 miles on my truck with no improvement and when I call the dealership I am told there are no repair parts available.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 24, 2021
StateAR
Description
Experience excessive oscillation in the steering wheel, referred to me at the dealership as the "death wobble". Have taken this to dealership 5 times and on the 4 visit I was told that the "steering stabilizer" was bad. They installed a new stabilizer and I assumed it to be fixed. Several months later I experienced the same issue, driving on interstate 40 at aprox. 75 mph and violent shaking of the steering wheel which I had to pull off of the road to stop. This has happen several times since the proposed fix was done. In december I received a letter from ford customer satisfaction program 20n04 stating an extended warranty on steering linkage "one-time repair program". The last time I took to the dealership they told me that the new stabilizer had been installed and there was no more that knew to do. Part was replaced and it is not fixed!!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2021
StateAL
Description
It is known on the internet as the "death wobble." while traveling around 70 mph in dry conditions on I-185, the truck hit a small bump in the road coming off a bridge. The truck shook violently until I pulled over. I had difficulty controlling the vehicle as I was being tossed about and had difficulty even holding onto the steering wheel. It happened again 10 miles later. The vehicle has less than 30,000 miles and is well maintained included front end alignments, brakes and tire rotations.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 14, 2021
StateNC
Description
The steering began to wobble uncontrollably after hitting a small bump going around 60mph. Happened 3 times. Ford has attempted to fix it but it has not worked. I have researched the problem and it is known as the death wobble. Vehicle is uncontrollable until speed was reduced to around 15mph.
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 12, 2021
StateWI
Description
Was driving down the highway , tailgate opened on its own and tailgate fell off
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 11, 2021
StateMO
Description
Purchased new, at 9,000 miles was traveling on interstate at 70mph and hit a bump in the road, causing truck to shake uncontrollably. I had to rapidly decrease speed and pull into grass median as to not get struck from behind by another vehicle. Ford service replaced factory steering damper with another oem factory steering damper under warranty and aligned the vehicle. Now at 21000 miles on the vehicle, on (8) separate occasions within a two week period, while traveling over 55mph the vehicle has started shaking uncontrollably again. The only way to control the vehicle is to reduce speed and stop. I have contacted ford and the dealership. The dealership stated that ford was aware of a problem with the factory oem steering parts, but has not yet provided guidance on a permanent fix. This issue with faulty oem parts will soon cause the loss of lives if a remedy is not found. I have a brand new truck I am too scared to drive or allow my family to ride in.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 09, 2021
StateFL
Description
Driving down the road hit a bump in the road and the vehicle starting shaking violently wheels acting like they were going fall off and lost all steering control, very scary stopped and every thing stopped and the vehicle starting working properly driving about 55 miles an hour on the highway when this occurred pulling a trailer
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 08, 2021
StateGA
Description
While driving at approximately 70 mph on 1 285 in atlanta I was rounding a slight left hand corner hit a bump and the steering wheel shook violently. I almost hit 2 other cars while slowing down and the truck was changing lanes on its own. The shaking subsided at approximately 50mph. This is the third time this has happened in 30 days and the most violent. It was taken to the shop this am.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 06, 2021
StateNC
Description
On no less than 10 occasions I have experienced what is referred to from ford motor company as " steering wheel oscillation", also know as the "death wobble". I have had this vehicle serviced around 16k miles under warranty where the steering stabilizer or steering damper was replaced. At 38k miles I had the same vehicle inspected by the same ford dealer for the same issue of death wobble. I was told they drove the vehicle for 25 miles and could not duplicate the issue and returned the vehicle to me without any repairs or recommendations made. The date was 1/28/21 in service and 2/2/21 it was returned to me. Since then I have driven approximately 800 miles with 1 "death wobble" event. These events are happening around 70 mph and has on several events led to me having minimal control of the vehicle until I slow down to around 45 mph which seems to be the point where the wobble stops. The dangers involved were/are the sudden onset of the wobble causing the vehicle to drift out of its' lane and into those lanes surrounding it. Also of danger is the sudden slowing down of the vehicle on an interstate highway causing those behind me to take immediate actions to avoid hitting me in the rearend of the truck or the trailer being towed.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateFeb 04, 2021
StateTN
Description
While driving at regulated highway speeds the truck will develop a violent, uncontrollable shaking when any "normal" roadway bump or hole is struck. The truck lunges violently and is difficulty to control. Rapid deceleration is required by removing foot from accelerator & gently applying brakes. The vehicle's speed must be reduced to less than an estimated 20mph and sometimes stopped before the violent shaking stops. Interstate travel is impossible as most roadway imperfections can cause this violent shaking while traveling at 70mph. Ford is aware of this condition and merely replaced a front steering stabilizer which only reduced the frequency of the problem and did not correct the issue. Ford technicians do not know how to fix and only cite that they will once again replace the steering stabilizer. The front steering components are seeing serious premature wear/damage to the violent shaking. This issue will cause fatalities... And most likely has if properly investigated due to loss of control associated with this aptly named "death wobble" this problem has now continually occurred over a period of 3 months on a new f250 which has 18,xxx miles. The problem began with only 13,xxx miles on the vehicle. Ford has not fixed the problem and sends customers back onto roads with a vehicle which is uncontrollable in normal driving conditions... And will result in losing control of the vehicle. This problem began in 2020 & continues to date. The first occurrence was at a speed of 50mph and continues to occur from 55 -70mph
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
Death wobble at 75mph f250 king ranch less than 30,000 mi
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
2019 ford f250 shakes violently six months after purchasing. Hitting bump on highway at highway speed, or even low speeds on street makes it difficulty to steer, and dangerous close calls. Frightening experience. Have called ford, and after being on hold, or transferred several times, disconnected. No call back returned.
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
On 10/6/2020 the left front tire blew out on the vehicle as the employee was traveling on the highway, causing severe damage to the left front fender area and left side of the engine, on 01/24/2021 the right front tire blew out on the vehicle as the employee was traveling on the highway, causing damage to the right fender, running board, and right side of the engine
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 03, 2021
StateMA
Description
While using my vehicle to plow, the dashboard display suddenly went blank, I could sync my phone, the clock and date now appeared with with different date/time. I contacted customer service and was advised that I have to install an additional battery. At the time of purchase, the plow package option was included in the price. I asked why this cost showed be paid by me, I was told to explore a battery rebate.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 02, 2021
StateFL
Description
Rear & front cameras are very cloudy can't see what's behind me , can't even see a trailer tongue. Very smokey
CategorySteering
DateJan 25, 2021
StateIA
Description
When at speeds over 55 and hit bumps in the road causing steering wheel to violently shake. Happens worse when towing a trailer.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 22, 2021
StateCT
Description
While driving on the highway I experience the 'death wobble' when I drove over a small bump, which caused my vehicle to shake violently and nearly caused an accident.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 19, 2021
StateMO
Description
I am filing a formal complaint regarding my 2019 ford f250. I experienced what is being called the "death wobble" on a recent trip with my truck. While driving on the highway at approximately 78 mph , I hit a raised section of a culvert crossing which caused my steering to become unstable. The shaking of the steering wheel made the vehicle hard to control and caused us to hit the guard rail and cable barrier. I was in the left lane, and the barrier runs about 3 feet from the roadway. I have damage to the left side of my truck.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 15, 2021
StateCA
Description
I was driving home from the store going down a road at about 55 miles per hour and all the sudden my truck started to shake violently I had a real hard time maintaining control of the vehicle because the steering wheel shaking so bad there was cars behind me and all I could do was slam on the brakes and come to a complete stop in the middle of the road, this was extremely scary I don't understand how a new vehicle could have such a major problem my truck is a 2019 f250 with 17,000 miles now I'm scared to drive it again, what if my kids were in the truck with me and this caused us to be in a accident. This is totally unacceptable this needs to be fixed, I called ford and made a appointment for them to look at it in three weeks... So what I'm the mean time am I supposed to drive this truck and pray it doesn't happen again???
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 14, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving at normal highway speeds my vehicle starts shaking (wobble) uncontrollably. It only resolves when slowed below 20 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 12, 2021
StateKY
Description
On 01-09-21, traveling north on I -75 in kentucky at approximately 75-80 mph. Traveled over a section of road that was rough and uneven. Vehicle started to shake violently, causing uncontrolled travel into the left high speed lane. Attempted to slow the vehicle to gain control and had to enter the emergency lane and stop the vehicle before the shaking stopped. Had to exit vehicle and check for possible cause and none found. Continued north on I-75 for several miles and again traveled over rough pavement. Vehicle began to shake violently and had to enter the right side emergency lane and slow vehicle to a stop before control was gained.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 11, 2021
StateNM
Description
At any speed over 50 mph the truck starts shaking violently when driven over any small bump or seam in the road. This is commonly known as the "death wobble". I only drive in the city or the highway and do not drive it off road. I only have 12500 miles on this truck
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 10, 2021
StateNY
Description
While driving my 2019 ford f250 on the highway at around 55 mph ,hit a small rough patch on road and the steering wheel started shaking violently, almost lost control . Was able to lower speed and pulled over luckily me and my family did not crash. Ford need to be held accountable and fix this problem before someone gets killed! They need to address the problem with there steering components .
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 10, 2021
StateFL
Description
At approximately 50 mph went over a highway expansion joint and steering started shaking badly in an uncontrolled manner until slowing to 30 mph. This is the "death wobble" described by so many.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 10, 2021
StateCA
Description
The front suspension shakes violently side to side when it hits a bump off camber at highway speeds. Examples are expansion joints, bridges and overpass areas, construction zones.. The vehicle becomes temporarily uncontrollable. Vehicle has 13,000 miles. Basically still new. Very dangerous.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 09, 2021
StateAZ
Description
This is a update to add to complaint #11384843 dealer has not fixed , sent home after having my truck for 5 days and looked at 2 or 3 times , my conversations with service at dealer in new emails . I need to add these emails to this complaint.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 08, 2021
StateOK
Description
Two weeks ago, my truck started experiencing the notorious 'death wobble' which causes the entire truck to shake violently at high speeds. I received a recall notice in the mail and immediately called the dealership to schedule the repair. According to the dealership, the necessary part is on national back order for an unspecified period of time. Over the past 2 weeks, I have contacted the dealership on two more occasions to inquire about the part being delivered, and I've received the same response. It's still unknown as to when the part may be available. On 1/7/20, I contacted ford directly hoping they could provide more specific details regarding the shipment of the part. The representative I spoke to informed me there are no alternatives other than continue checking in with my local dealership. Due to the unknown timeframe and potential danger, I asked the representative if ford would reimburse me to install an aftermarket steering damper and labor for install. She told me that ford would decline my request for reimbursement. The truck has 23,000 miles and is extremely dangerous to drive.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 04, 2021
StateUT
Description
The vehicle begins to shake and wobble violently when it hits a bump at highway speeds. The vehicle only has 18,000 miles on it and is unsafe to drive above 50 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 03, 2021
StateKY
Description
I had my whole family in the car when I went over an over pass on the highway going about 65 mph and it triggered the death wobble which was a very scary experience. It now has happened about 6 times and I refuse to even have a passenger into the truck. If anyone of my family members would have been driving the truck they would not have been able to keep control of the vehicle with out doubt
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
I was driving on the highway at 64 -66 mph when it went over an expansion joint in the road. The front end began to shake voilently and the steering wheel was shaking back and forth so hard I could barely gain control of the truck. I finally slowed down to about 20 mph and the shaking and sterring wheel shaking stopped. I was in the center lane and was almost rearended by 70 mile per hour traffic because of hitting the brakes so suddenly to try to maintain control of the truck. I had just bought the truck from the ford dealership and I turned around and we went directly back and had them put it into the shop to determine what repairs that were needed. The truck is still at the dealership waiting to be inspected by their mechanic and necessary repairs determined.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Warnings, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 31, 2020
StateNC
Description
Driving 70 mph on interstate i40, on a straight section of road, I crossed a bridge when the steering wheel began to violently rotate side to side shaking the truck (death wobble). The steering wheel bruised my right hand and stretched my elbow ligaments. Luckily the two tractor trailers beside me and the one behind me saw my 4 way lights and backed off. Showing down to 45 mph ended this issue. The front suspension it's responsible for this issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 30, 2020
StateTX
Description
I have started experiencing a vibration in the front end of my truck. After research and speaking with my local alignment center he informed me that this is common on the 2019 f250. He said this is part of the death wobble problem in the f250. Following the research and having right at 100k miles it's dishearting that ford is ignoring a safety problem with this defect. It's happening at highway speeds. 55 to 75mph ford sent me a recall on the steering stabilizer. But after inspection my mechanic says it's much deeper than that. Tie rods and other components live a shortened life. He also explained that he does this repair often for a local company because ford will not warranty it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
Wheel began shaking violently while driving on highway at 70-75mph and would not cease until almost complete stop occurred on side of road. Violent shaking of vehicle without any warning or reason. Vehicle only has 50k miles. Almost caused collision with daughter in vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving on the highway at speeds greater than 60 my truck experienced the issue know as death wobble. After hitting an expansion joint the steering wheel will start to oscillate uncontrollably until the speed is reduced to below 40 mph. You lose all control of the vehicle and are unable to steer. This has now happened 7 times starting around 15000 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 28, 2020
StateTX
Description
I have the "death wobble" in my front end. It happens often and is extremely violent. I have video but its larger than 5 mb
CategorySuspension
DateDec 27, 2020
StateNY
Description
While driving at highway speedometer an interstate, about 70, after hitting a series of bumps/potholes, I experienced a violent shaking of the front suspension into the steering wheel. The shaking was equivalent to having square front tires. After slowing to about 50 mph the shaking stopped. This has happened 2 times in the past month and reported to the dealership. The truck had about 15,000 miles on it.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 24, 2020
StateAZ
Description
While driving at 45mph front end shaking/vibrating violently on city street. 12/2/2020 very hard to control. While driving on highway 65mph 12/13/2020 front end shaking/vibrating violently very hard to control.*jb while driving near prescott az, 65 mph , truck started shaking vibrating violently almost uncontrollable, this shakes the heck out of all suspension parts and the whole truck for that matter. Researching , this is ongoing issue , told that applying breaks which all people do in this position - warps break rotors as well. Issue is very prevalent on internet. All front suspension parts and rotors should be replace per mechanics that fix these issues. No crash yet but luck will run out.*dt*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 23, 2020
StateMS
Description
While driving at 55 mph, the transmission began downshifting going straight from 5th to 1st and coming to a stop in the highway. After stopping, it would not move when pressing the gas pedal. There were no warning or check engine lights before or after it stopped.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 21, 2020
StateOH
Description
I experinced the death wobble on 18 dec 2020 in my 2019 ford f 250. I was going about 65 70 on the highway and crossed a bridge and the truck started shaking violently, was hard to steer and got to the emergency lane and got it slowed down to where it was controllable.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 21, 2020
StateCO
Description
Violent front end shaking 'death wobble' at 70 mph. Almost crashed into car in next lane over and almost rear ended while braking while trying to regain control of vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 21, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving on the highway at approx 70 mph, the left front tire hit a small pothole and the front wheels/axle started shaking violently(death wobble) and sent the truck over two lanes of traffic barely missing all the vehicles around me. It is apparently a known super duty issue that I was not aware of prior to buying this truck a year ago. Had I known, I would not have bought the truck. 2019 f-250 4wd w/19. 000 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 20, 2020
StateGA
Description
My 2019 f-250 front tires starting bouncing at 75 mph on interstate enough to alarm me a month ago. Yesterday 12/19/20 I hit a bump on a bridge 63 mph and the trucks front tires started bouncing uncontrollably, I almost hit a log truck head on. I held the wheel hard w/both hands and tried to brake but they did not function properly during the event. This truck has 32k miles and it is dangerous!
CategorySteering
DateDec 19, 2020
StateTX
Description
Vehicle become uncontrollable at speeds above 50mph after hitting any sort of crack, pot hole, or irregularity in the road surface. The truck will dart to one side or the steering will shake violently. The vehicle currently has 22k miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 19, 2020
StateUT
Description
I was driving on a freeway on an incline and slight curve. There was a little dip in the road. The truck started shaking like I had a flat tire. I pulled over checked truck and tires over. Found no problem. I pulled back on the freeway and then it drove normal. Did research and I had never heard of the death wobble before that.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 19, 2020
StateOH
Description
I was driving down the highway at about 60 mph and upon hitting a bump experienced what I have come to know as the 'death wobble' the steering wheel was shaking and presumably the tires were shaking as well because I could not gain control of the vehicle. Luckily I was in the right hand lane and could slowly brake to a stop and regain control of the vehicle. I believe, after some research, that this is due to a litany of suspension parts being loose or too weak.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 18, 2020
StateTX
Description
Death wobble after only 14,000 miles on the vehicle.. The vehicle shakes violently at high speed steering fear. Every time you hit a bump on the highway the vehicles shakes for a very long time till you slow down substantially and try to get to the highway shoulders.. Very dangerous and scary.
CategorySteering
DateDec 17, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the steering wheel started to shake violently. The contact stated that he almost lost control of the steering wheel. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the roadway and turned off the vehicle. The vehicle was restarted and the failure was corrected. The vehicle operated as normal. The contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 16, 2020
StateFL
Description
On 12/15/2020 at approx 4:30 pm, I experienced sever steering wheel oscillation (death wobble) while crossing an over pass expansion joint on the florida turnpike at around 70 mph. Truck is under warranty and has 21,000 miles on it. Luckily my wife was not driving when this happened as it was almost uncontrollable, had to merge into the emergency lane and decrease speed to around 30 mph before it stopped. Car behind me saw that the front axle was hopping uncontrollably and put their hazards on. There are known fsa's and tsb's from ford regarding this problem. This is the first time it has happened and making an appointment to take to dealer to fix. After reading several threads about this, I'm sure it will be more of a "band aid" than a true solution.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 13, 2020
StateCA
Description
My truck started violently shaking on the freeway at 65 mph when hitting rough patch on highway. Almost crashed due to having to slow down and steering being almost impossible to control. Cars behind me swerved to avoid me. My 2 year old was in the. Back seat and was terrified with myself and my girlfriend riding passenger.
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 12, 2020
StateMI
Description
Truck's tailgate opens automatically and without warning. Vehicle was in motion but unsure what speed as no indication that tailgate is open. This has happened twice before.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 11, 2020
StateWI
Description
Hit an uneven spot while driving on a straight town road and the front end and steering began to shake violently. Vehical had 1300 miles on it. Death wobble. Reoccurance on 10/25/2020 at 1600 miles on state hyway straight away with small bump.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 09, 2020
StateMD
Description
At 75mph on interstate 95 I drove over a portion of the road that ent from asphalt to concrete back to asphalt it has a slight dip when I experienced a violent shaking in my front end I almost lost control and had to almost come to a complete stop during rush hour to regain control of my truck mind you I drive a tractor trailer fire truck for over 40 years and this incident involving my new truck actually scared me! Whatever the issue is it definitely involves the front end of the truck I recently purchased the truck with 20,000 miles it has 21,400 on it as of today it came with a 30,000 or 3 year manufacture warranty I called ford customer service and was put on hold and transferred a couple of times with no explanation but to contact a ford dealership to have them look for the problem
CategorySuspension
DateDec 09, 2020
StateCO
Description
I reported this same problem with the front suspension (death wobble) just after 5000 miles and has happened again with approximately 17,000 miles. My wife and I were almost involved in an accident as I tried to recover and slow the truck off the two lane highway. The truck has been into the dealership numerous times with still no definite solution, they have replaced the steering stabilizer shock at least twice and the track bar once along with checking all front end components it has done little to fix the problem. I have been told by the dealer if I have considered doing a dual shock stabilizer myself as this has been shown to reconcile some of the problems related to this issue yet the truck should not have these kinds of wear problems at just over 17,000 miles. Ford continues to mask the problem while waiting for its customers to seriously be injured or even killed. I feel as if this serious problem falls on deaf ears as the oldest and biggest truck manufacturer has skirted its responsibility to consumer safety. Please help us solve this issue immediately before more people are hurt or killed!.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Rearview System Braking, Back Over Prevention: Warnings, Suspension
DateDec 08, 2020
StateNV
Description
At speeds above 60 mph vehicle has frequent violent front wheel shake/shimmy and has nearly caused numerous accidents whenever encountering uneven road services. Michelin tires are in excellent condition and balanced perfectly. This is so severe my wife will not drive the vehicle nor will she allow our grandchild to ride in the vehicle. I will only drive it on rare instances. Vehicle has less than 10,000 miles, is completely stock and has never been off pavement (offroading).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 08, 2020
StateCO
Description
2019 f250 steering stabilizer failed causing excessive uncontrollable vibration in steering at highway speeds towing 5th wheel trailer or not towing until vehicle is brought to full stop causing high probability of rear end collision and loss of life . This occurred at ~21k miles. Ford replaced part. Excessive uncontrollable vibration in steering again started again at 37k miles. Ford will replace steering stabilizer again at no cost, but wants me to pay for front end bushing replacement at 0.
CategorySteering
DateDec 08, 2020
StateNH
Description
Extreme steering loss due to 'death wobble'. Drove over a bridge, and the truck steering violently shook merely by the slightest of bumps that was the bridge threshold. 13k miles. Extreme difficulty pulling to the side of the road.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 08, 2020
StateTX
Description
2019 f-250 "death wobble", this occurred in august 2019 with less than 5,000 miles on the vehicle, it was taken into the dealership for repair. The "death wobble occurred again november 3, 2020 and again november 18, 2020. All three times this has happened I have been on the interstate going the posted speed limit of 75 mph. This happens on bridge transitions. The vehicle was again taken in both times for repair. I keep getting told by ford this "should" fix the problem. I am scared of this vehicle as it is a danger to myself and to others on the highway. I have requested a buy back from ford as this is the third time it has happened on a new vehicle that now have 9,550 miles on it. Ford has denied the buy back.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
Experienced "death wobble" 5 times. 3 in one trip and the other two about 2 months apart each all around 70-75mph. Dealer says not under warranty because we have installed ford approved leveler kit; all else is factory. "death wobble" started around 34k miles, but thought it was at first very bumpy road because the roads were under construction
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 06, 2020
StateTX
Description
Driving at highway speed (60+) in a straight direction, under dry conditions of 55 degrees f, I encountered a short patch of paved road with a rough or washboard surface. Suddenly the vehicle began to encounter severe sustained steering wheel oscillation which shook the entire vehicle, reduced my ability to steer the vehicle, and resulted in the vehicle entering the oncoming lane of traffic. After slowing the vehicle to approximately 40mph, the oscillation ended and I was able to regain steering control. This occurred again shortly after encountering a similar road surface. The vehicle was unloaded except for the 4 occupants.
CategoryLane Departure: Blind Spot Detection, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 02, 2020
StateLA
Description
Vehicle (2019 ford f250 xlt) experienced what is commonly referred to as the "death wobble". When hitting a bump or irregularity along the interstate, at highway speeds (70 mph and above), the entire vehicle and steering column shook violently and was uncontrollable. I experienced this event twice on a recent trip out of state, with my grandchildren in the vehicle. I immediately stopped at a mechanic shop, and described the event to the mechanic, who informed me that this is a common problem with the ford f250, and although there are measures than can be implemented to reduce the issue with the faulty front end suspension and design, the "death wobble" will most likely continue. I have spoken with several other ford f250 owners who are experiencing the same issue with their vehicles. These vehicles are unsafe to drive at highway speeds, and are putting the occupants of the vehicle, and and other highways travelers in the vicinity of the vehicle, at risk of injury or death. As far as video documentation of the incident, please go to you tube, and enter ford f250 "death wobble". You will see several instances of this event. In speaking with the ford motor company, I was informed that the front end of the f250s were re-designed in the year 2020, and that the "death wobble" is no longer an issue. This does nothing to help the people who purchased the f250s between 2011 and 2019. Thank you.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 02, 2020
StateFL
Description
Ford f-250 at highway speed (50-70mph) will become totally unstable after hitting an uneven section of road, bump, pot hole. Vehicle begins to shake violently. Vehicle control is not gained until the truck is slowed down to 15-20 mph. Other cars notice and slow down, to avoid possible collision. The issue is and will result in a fatal accident. Vehicle was taken to dealership for this issue and was told they could not duplicate the problem. The issue was explained and nothing was done to solve the problem.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 02, 2020
StateFL
Description
Twice this past weekend, I experienced what the dealership calls "death wobble". The steering wheel and entire truck started shaking violently after going over uneven asphalt. The first occurence was on the highway around 75mph and the second time was at approximately 55mph. It felt like the truck was going to shake itself apart and I had very little steering until I slowed the truck down below 20mph. In both instances, I was seriously concerned for my life (and I don't scare easliy in vehicles). After reading on the internet, it appears this is a widespread issue with super duty fords. Surprised this is happening to a truck with only 33,000 miles on it! I am scheduling a time for the truck to go back to the dealership.
CategorySteering
DateDec 01, 2020
StateTN
Description
When I'm driving down the interstate, and I hit a pothole or uneven expansion joint, my vehicle experiences what's called death wobble. The steering wheel shakes violently in your hands, you lose the ability to control the vehicle, and all you can do is slow down and wait for it to stop. Not very safe when you're in rush hour traffic. The first time this problem happened was november of 2019, 29400 miles. They didn't have parts until january to put on my truck. The part is just a steering damper, which is a band-aid for the overall issue. Now my truck is doing it again(62,900mikes), 9 months after repair.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 01, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving a 70 mph and driving over a bump on the roadway, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. There was no warning light illuminated. Southwest ford located at 3000 fort worth hwy, weatherford, tx 76087, (844)253-7070 was contacted and informed of the failure. An appointment was scheduled to have the vehicle diagnosed which was still pending. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted or notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,949.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 30, 2020
StateWA
Description
In the last two weeks my 2019 f-250 truck has started shaking when reaching speeds around 50 mph. The entire front end of the truck starts rattling and steering wheel starts jolting back and forth at a rapid pace causing you to not have control of the vehicle. This occurs on well paved roads, highways and interstates. When searching for what the cause may be for this issue, I find hundreds of complaints and reports about the "death wobble". This definitions is exactly what is occurring with my vehicle. I have had the 2019 truck for just over a year and have less than 40,000 miles on it. I did buy the extended warranty on the truck so hopefully ford will honor it and fix it correctly so I can safely drive it again.
CategorySteering
DateNov 30, 2020
StateOK
Description
Uncontrollable wobbling at high speed 65-75mph
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 29, 2020
StateMS
Description
Initially the vehicle was very hard to gain control of the steering while going over expansion joints on the interstate during a recent trip. Really scary event with my son in the vehicle. Today I hit a pothole while getting on the onramp to the interstate at about 65mph. The steering wheel wobbled uncontrollably. I had 2 18 wheelers beside me and traffic behind me approaching fast. I had to come to a complete stop on the shoulder while almost getting rammed in the rear. Same day I hit a small bump in the road going 70 mph and with no traffic around the same thing happened. Steering wheel vibrated uncontrollably and my wife was able to video the incident. I had to pull to the shoulder and come to a stop for the shaking to stop. 2 times in the same day for the steering wheel to shake but the 3 time in a week that I have been scared to death I was about to die in a vehicle accident.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
Truck experiences 'death wobble' meaning it starts to shake violently while driving (in motion) making it uncontrollable. This occurs most often on the freeway. Truck has already received what ford said repairs the issue, but issue still continues
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 27, 2020
StateTX
Description
Truck has 26,600 miles, tires rotated from new per manual at ford dealer. Tire pressures at spec. Normal tire wear. 90% pavement driven. On familiar two lane paved state road during clear weather while traveling between 70-75mph upon hitting a slight bump in the road the steering wheel began oscillating at a high rate with my complete inability to control the vehicle. The road had a slight curve to the right and I was unable to manipulate the trucks direction causing an oncoming vehicle to leave their lane into the shoulder to avoid collision. Immediately upon this happening I let off of the accelerator and did not apply the brakes for fear of losing control further with a vehicle oncoming. Once the vehicle passed I firmly applied the brakes and upon slowing to about 40-45mph the truck self corrected and I regained full control. Immediately after the incident my steering wheel is now 3-5 degrees off center to the right hand side in order to maintain a straight track when driving. The next day the truck exhibited the wobble at speeds between 60-75mph after hitting minor potholes and bridge approaches at least 3 times in a normal course of driving. My local ford dealers service advisor said I had experienced the "death wobble" and that they would replace the steering dampner and re-align the truck under warranty. I am not convinced this is the total solution and I am very skeptical of continuing to drive this vehicle. Had I been on a busier road I am not sure the outcome would have been the same.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 26, 2020
StateCO
Description
My wife and I were driving down e-470 near southlands mall, when we hit a bridge joice followed immediately by a pot hole. This subsequently caused our 2019 ford f-250 super duty lariat with a little over 27k miles, to begin shaking uncontrollably, to where we had to slow to 20 mph and veer for the side of the road, or risk being propelled into the neighboring vehicle. Completely unsafe and ridiculous to see this out of a new truck. Scared the living hell out of us. And we consistantly trailer horses , if this were to happen while we were trailer our horses?? Oh my god.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 26, 2020
StateTX
Description
Our 2019 f250 first experienced "death wobble" in march of 2020 while driving down the interstate. The steering dampner was replaced at that time. We then had "death wobble" occur for the second time october 2020, once again driving 75 mph down the interstate. The steering dampner was replaced for the second time. Here we are in november 2020, two weeks after having the damper replaced again and we are experiencing "death wobble" for the third time. Every time this has happened while driving on the highway at least at 70-75 mph. We called ford after the second time and were told we had to have the issue occur 3 times before they would do anything.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 25, 2020
StateID
Description
I experienced the "death wobble". I was driving on a highway in oregon and as I crossed onto a bridge on the grande ronde river at about 50 mph, the steering wheel started shaking violently. I gradually slowed down and regained control. I took the truck to a ford dealer and they replaced the steering dampener. The service advisor told me that this was the second time that the truck had been repaired for that issue. The truck had fewer than 27,000 miles and the dampener had been replaced twice.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Wheels
DateNov 23, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving on the freeway at 75 mph when I went over a bridge transition. The trucks steering wheel began to shake uncontrollably and I had to slow the truck down to 20 mph in heavy traffic to get the shaking to stop. The trucks brakes seemed to not work at normal levels when slowing down, I had to let off the gas to get the truck to slow down. This is very unsafe. I could barely control the truck enough to change lanes to start getting over to the emergency lane. I am hesitant to drive my truck anymore if this death wobble is going to happen again.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 23, 2020
StateVA
Description
2019 ford f-250 has developed a death wobble at 17,000 miles this happens 65 and over miles an hour. I called ford and it has been six days I leave messages every day and they will not call me back not sure what to do the truck is dangerous to drive. Please help
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateNov 18, 2020
StateTX
Description
It happen around 1815, when I experience the death wobble, the truck violently started shaking and it was felted on the front end of my ford f250 super duty truck. It occur at a speed of 65 miles per hour. While driving on the over pass of the freeway and going over the groove in the road. It was a frightening incident of almost losing control of my truck. If their where lots of vehicle on the road a serious accident or injuries could have occurred. I try to stop and made matters worst so I quickly let it slow way down until it almost came to a complete stop in the middle of the freeway. Today I call the dealer and was told that they are aware of the issue but no recalls. The dealer needs to come up with a satisfactory way to end the problem. Before life are lost. Thanks
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 17, 2020
StateNE
Description
I've experienced the death wobble once. Ford put a new steering dampener on the truck. 20,000 thousand miles latter I now have the same issue with the death wobble. Called ford and they are not going to take care of it. This happened to me at 70 mph on a very busy city portion of interstate and almost got me into an accident. Ford is not willing to fix the problem and told me after talking with ford that they were going to do this same thing and note for you guys
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 15, 2020
StateID
Description
When you go over a bump, transition strip, overpass in the road the truck the wheel shakes uncontrollably and the truck wants to leave the road you have to hang on tight with both hands just to try to gain control back of the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 14, 2020
StateCA
Description
Filed claim 11365809. Issue resolved at local dealership on 10/27/2020 for 2nd time. On 11/14/2020 issue reoccurring. Violent and uncontrollable shaking of vehicle when driving speeds over 45 mph. "death wobble"
CategorySteering
DateNov 13, 2020
StatePA
Description
Only 16,000 miles on this truck. In the last week there have been 4 incidents. While traveling on the highway at speeds 60-75mph I experienced a severe shaking after hitting a slight defect in the road. The last time this happened(tonight), the shaking was so violent that my tires started to screech as the truck shifted violently left to right. I was nearly rear ended by a tractor trailer because I had to slam on the brakes and slow down so the shaking would stop. I often have my 2 year old daughter in the truck with me and I am so fortunate she wasnt with me tonight. This is a well known problem with these trucks called "the death wobble." people with these same exact problems can be found all over the web. This is a major design flaw and safety concern. Not to mention after shaking so violently this has to put tremendous strain on other components of the truck causing premature wear. Something needs to be done before someone looses their life, if no one has already.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 13, 2020
StateOH
Description
My wife and I were driving on interstate 70 cruising along 70 mph. When I crossed over a bridge abutment the truck began shaking vigorously and the steering wheel was hard to control. I was not able to regain control of the vehicle until I got over on the shoulder and reduced speed to around 25 mph. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed and not covered up. Would not be good if I had my fifth wheel camper behind me with my two kids in the vehicle. The truck only has 14,000 miles on it!
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body
DateNov 12, 2020
StateNC
Description
Unintended tailgate openings ; going down the road at about 60 miles per hour the tailgate came open and lost some cargo . The vehicles behind mine had to change lanes as well as go off the road in order to avoid a collision . This has happened over 11 times . Three times the vehicle was not moving , all other times the vehicle was moving. Ford has tried to to repair the vehicle with no success . This vehicle has been out of service over 70 days since new . The entire wiring harness has been replaced , ford put in the identical harness with no new improvements . The problem still exists . Ford also claims they don't have any problems with unintended tailgate openings . This a serious safety hazard . The vehicle was on a major highway when this event occured .
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 12, 2020
StateNC
Description
Had tailgate recall done in february 2020. Tailgate continues to open on its own. Dealer can't find the problem. Recent incident 11/9/2020 tailgate opened twice while on road and damaged 5th wheel camper cargo door. Vehicle at dealer 3 days couldn't get tailgate to repeat incident. Advised nothing they can do. Prior to leaving dealer tailgate wouldn't open. Recall fix has not worked. I searched internet and found numerous others who are having same problem.
CategorySteering
DateNov 12, 2020
StateOR
Description
Upon hitting a seam such as a road/bridge seam at highway speeds driving in a straight line the steering wheel shook violently. Once I slowed down to approximately 35 miles per hour the shaking stopped. All of my lug nuts are tight. This has happened before but with light shaking upon hitting any bump or seam and then stops. This time it was difficult to control the vehicle until I slowed
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 11, 2020
StateCA
Description
My 2019 ford f250 with 16k miles experienced a major steering shaking I. E. "death wobble" after hitting a small transition on a bridge approach at 62 miles per hour on flat pavement. This occurred three times while traveling down the highway on my way home. I inspected the steering components and they appear to be severely worn out, especially the track bar and tie rod bearings/bushings.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 11, 2020
StateNC
Description
Previously I experienced a significant loss of control and violent shaking while operating my vehicle at highway speeds including a back and forth movement of the steering wheel which were only resolved after reducing speed by more than 50 mph. A local dealership completed a service bulletin however a couple days later a lighter vibration occurred while driving, the dealership advised on a phone call that it was probably just rough road and that the issue was fixed. Today the issue occurred again, the steering wheel moved more than 20 degrees and the vehicle wasn't able to stay in the lane of travel, the vehicle had to be brought to almost a complete stop before it became controllable again.
CategorySteering
DateNov 02, 2020
StateAZ
Description
After hitting a bump at 70mph my truck enter a death wobble and became uncontrollable. The death wobble did not go away until I slowed to 35mph. The dealer replaced the steer damper and front shocks. 5 months later my truck started to get the death wobble again.
CategorySteering
DateNov 02, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving at 75 mph on interstate 20 in the dfw area my truck hit a bump on a bridge and started shaking violently. I had to come to a complete stop for this to subside. Have since learned that this is called the death wobble and is common in my type vehicle. Have not received a recall notice on this. I have 25k miles on truck and this the first time this has happened. 75 mph on a busy interstate is a terrible place for this to happen and I feel extremely lucky to have I survived this situation.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 02, 2020
StateTX
Description
In highway or expressway driving with speed limits of 55 or more, after driving over a road crack, bridge expansion joint, or a small bump the truck shakes violently and looses ability to steer. Any change in speed worsens it as well as braking. Condition continues until truck reduces speed to around 30mph.
CategorySteering
DateNov 01, 2020
StateCA
Description
Driving on interstate 80 outside of reno, nevada at approximately 72 mph while turning slightly left I encountered a small bump in the road from a bridge to asphalt transition. My steering wheel began to shake violently and I had no control of truck. I could not straighten the wheel as there was a semi truck in the right lane beside me. I had to put on my emergency flashers and slow the truck to under 20 mph to regain control of the truck. Nearly causing a major accident. I thought I was going to die. Please recall this item as ford refuses to acknowledge this extremely dangerous flaw in their vehicles. I am afraid to operate this vehicle.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 01, 2020
StatePA
Description
Truck tailgate opens randomly. This was a problem on over 20 occasions before the ford superduty tailgate recall was implemented. However, since the recall fix was implemented on my truck in march 2020, the tailgate has opened on it's own at least 6 more times! Usually I discover the tailgate has opened upon reaching a destination, but of the several times it has opened and I've heard the thunk, it seems to occur when the truck is at rest and I have just shifted the transmission from park to drive, drive to reverse, reverse to drive, etc. Most recently on 10/26/2020.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 31, 2020
StateCA
Description
Truck experienced uncontrollable steering wobble after traveling over bumps in the road at 55 mph. Applying brakes made the wobble worse until under 20 mph. Truck was violently shaking followed by drifting into oncoming lane.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 27, 2020
StateFL
Description
When hitting a bump in the road makes no difference on local road or highway while driving the trucks shakes to the point that I almost lose all ability to steer
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 26, 2020
StateVA
Description
While traveling on the interstate at 73 mph the truck began a violent shaking that nearly ripped the steering wheel from my grasp. The shaking ceased after I slowed the vehicle to 40 mph. I slowed down in the center lane of 3 because I was unable to do more than keep the vehicle in the lane.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 25, 2020
StateTX
Description
I was traveling straight at 70 mph on the highway. The uneven road surface caused the truck to begin to rapidly and harshly shake uncontrollably. I had to slow almost to a stop to allow the truck to stop shaking. I slowed down and switched lanes. A few miles ahead at 60 mph the same problem occurred. This is not safe at all.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 25, 2020
StateTX
Description
The death wobble occurs at speed 60 mph or over. If one tiny bump is hit while on a highway, the truck shakes uncontrollably until the speeds drops to around 40 mph. It seems to be happing more frequently.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering
DateOct 24, 2020
StatePA
Description
Front end wobbled violently after driving over a series of small bump in the road, wobble didn't not subside until vehicle slowed to an almost complete stop. Incident happened on rt 452 in chichester pa. Upon doing research on this problem it is apparently a common issue with this vehicle. Has specifically to do with the alignment and steering mechanism and stabilizers.
CategorySteering
DateOct 22, 2020
StateKY
Description
I experienced the "death wobble" for the first time while driving at around 70 mph on the interstate. My wife and son were riding in the vehicle with me. The truck shook violently. Braking seemed to worsen the shaking. Once the vehicle slowed to around 45 mph, the shaking ceased. A few minutes later, I increased my speed again to around 70 mph, and then the violent shaking occurred again. Both events occurred as I encountered an overpass. It scared all of us in the vehicle. We no longer feel confident when driving the truck. My wife said she will never drive the truck again.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 22, 2020
StateCA
Description
Violent and uncontrollable shaking of vehicle when driving highway speeds. "death wobble". Issue had been "resolved" by local dealership and damper was replaced. Issue happened again months after initial repair.
CategorySteering
DateOct 21, 2020
StateMS
Description
Driving at highway speed I hit a bump in the road and my 2019 f250 started shaking violently! The steering wheel was shacking so bad that I almost lost control of the vehicle. I was not speeding and the bump was not abnormal.
CategorySteering
DateOct 20, 2020
StateFL
Description
I was driving down the turnpike. This is a 4 lane divided highway like an interstate. I hit a crack leading to an overpass as I was traveling at about 70 mph. The truck immediately began to vibrate violently. The steering wheel was vibrating back and forth and up and down and was difficult to hold on to. I braked and pulled the truck to the side of the road. I resumed driving at a reduced speed and everything seemed fine. On my way home the same thing happened as I was driving about 60 mph. I was driving straight, I was not applying the brakes, the weather was in the low 80's and clear skies.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 19, 2020
StatePA
Description
Over that past few weeks I've been experiencing intermitent shaking caused by bumps in the road. It happens above 50mph when hitting inconsistencies in the road. I did some research and it seems this is a known issue refered to as the "death wobble". I havent experience full loss of control but I want this addressed asap. This vehicle is not safe to operate with this issue. Ford needs to fix this before people get killed.
CategorySteering
DateOct 15, 2020
StateTX
Description
I was driving on the freeway and the steering wheel started shaking very fast, and became hard. I was not able to control the vehicle, had to slow down and pull over to the shoulder. I was about to get into a car crash due to this incident. Very dangerous!
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateOct 13, 2020
StateNY
Description
10/9/2020 am driving onto 4 lane highway at 65mph starting to enter highway from the on ramp. Hit pothole at highway joint and truck started a violent shake in the front end. Shaking was so violent I and to brake hard to get down to 40mph for shaking to stop. 10/9/2020 pm driving on 4 lane highway at 65mph (different highway) . Hit rough section oft highway and truck started a violent shake in the front end. Again so violent I and to brake hard to get down to 40mph for shaking to stop. 1013/2020 am driving on 4 lane highway at 65mph. Exiting highway to start on exit ramp, hit pothole at highway joint and truck started a violent shake in the front end. So violent I had to brake hard to get down to 40mph for shaking to stop. Items on passenger side of truck shook so hard they fell to the floorboards. The shaking in the steering wheel made me loose grip initially on each instance.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 12, 2020
StateCO
Description
When driving over 50 mph from asphalt roadway onto concrete overlooking pass, the truck has started to shake & wobble violently. It has only happened on the interstate at speeds above 50 mph.
CategorySteering
DateOct 12, 2020
StateNV
Description
While driving the vehicle past 70 mph the steering wheel and tires started shaking violently almost causing an accident on the highway. Steering shaking and wobble was felt prompting to stop in the middle of highway.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 12, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving on the freeway about 70mph when I drove over a small bump in the road and the steering wheel began to shake violently almost causing a crash. I held on to the steering wheel and slowed the truck down to around 15mph to get the shaking to stop. The truck only has 5494 miles on it and this seems very unacceptable. The wobble also happened 2 more times on that same trip home.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 12, 2020
StateFL
Description
Driving 65, hit rough part of the road, death wobble started (steering wheel and front end shaking violently). It sent me into the other lane of oncoming traffic. I released the gas pedal and it stopped when I got down to around 30-40 mph. Did it again later in the way, same situation. I don't feel safe driving it and it only has 32,000 miles.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Suspension
DateOct 11, 2020
StateCA
Description
While driving on the freeway at between 65 - 75 mph, my ford f-250 truck begins to shake vigorously when there is a small crack or bump in the road. I loose control and have to slow down at a very slow speed on a freeway. I and other people on the road are being put at risk of me loosing control of the vehicle along with my family.
CategorySteering
DateOct 11, 2020
StateAZ
Description
While on the interstate 10 and passing a truck, I hit a small bump. The truck started vibrating very, badly and almost forced my vehicle into the side of the truck I was passing. I applied the brakes hard and held control to let the truck pass on the right side, then pulled off the road. The vibration happened 4 times before I could get my vehicle back home. This was at highway speeds and easily could have been a deadly crash
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 05, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 80 mph, the vehicle started to shake and vibrate abnormally, causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel and inadvertently drive into the right lane. The vehicle was taken to mullinax ford located at 2317 fl-44, new smyrna beach, fl 32168 who diagnosed that the cause of the failure was due to a defective steering linkage. The steering linkage was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.*dt consumer stated death wobble occurred 3 times. Steering part was recalled but consumer was never notified. Back up sensor beeps but does not allow to disengage the beeping. The wobble was so severe it blew the tailgate and alarm goes off randomly.*jb
CategorySuspension
DateOct 05, 2020
StateDE
Description
While accelerating on a major highway. I hit a bump or groove and my truck started to violently shake. Cars around me slowed down and backed away from my truck and at the same time I slowed the vehicle down. Once I hit about 30 mph it stopped and I pulled off to the side. Scary thing is, I had my entire family in the vehicle and I almost lost control.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 04, 2020
StatePA
Description
Driving at 70 mph on the highway as I crossed a bridge expansion joint my truck started to shimmy 'death wobble' so bad I had to pull to the shoulder of the road after I was below 10 mph the shimmy stopped
CategorySteering
DateOct 03, 2020
StateNV
Description
While driving down a highway and there is a small bump, the front wheels shake violently. It has happened to me 3 times in the last 500 miles. I have to brake hard and come to a stop to get the shimmy to stop. It has almost caused me to be and accident twice. The truck only has 22,000 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 02, 2020
StateCO
Description
This truck has 27000 miles on it and suffers from the 'death wobble for the last 12 months or so. Ford has replaced the steering damper and did not resolve it. Now it is in again for the issue that was not resolved and they are charging me for a front end alignment. This truck has never been off-road or ran into anything. This has been going on for at least a year. This should be covered under warranty and not out of my pocket. The wobble happens when hitting an expansion joint or rough road at speeds over 45 mph. Severe stearin vibration to the point I feel I am losing control.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 02, 2020
StateWV
Description
My wife was driving to the store and hit a small pothole causing the entire truck to shake and vibrate so badly she could not control the truck. She had to brake very quickly and tried to get off road causing her to hit a tree branch and denting truck and cracking window. I have since come to find this to be 'ford death wobble'
CategorySteering
DateOct 01, 2020
StateUT
Description
Vehicle experiences severe "death wobble" on the highway starting at speeds as low as 55 mph. I have ensured that tire pressure is set at what the vehicle manual recommends, as well as rotating tires. When the "death wobble" initiates, only slowing down to 25 mph or below will make it stop. I have experienced this in heavy traffic on I-15 between salt lake city and ogden. Fortunately, I have not been in an accident yet. Due to all of the construction happening on I-15, I have had to slow down to 20 mph in a lane with barricades on both sides, forcing the traffic behind me to slow to the same speed. I put my 4 way flashers on and do by best to slow down as rapidly as possible without causing an accident. It feels like it is only a matter of time before this causes an accident. Ford has had the vehicle twice and I still have this issue. I have scheduled a third appointment hoping that the problem will be fixed this time. Vehicle mileage provided is approximate. This has happened dozens of times since purchasing the vehicle in march of 2020. Date provided was the most recent, and most severe.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateSep 28, 2020
StateWI
Description
2019 ford f250 super duty developed the "death wobble" when driving over a bridge approach which caused the truck to shake to the point that I had to slow down to 25 mph and pull over to the shoulder of the road. Felt like the tire was falling off, but after inspecting the tires there wasn't any issue. I then proceeded to inspect the front steering components for damage and found nothing. Began driving again and all was fine for approximately 20 miles and it happened again. Ford dealership was called and service mgr told me it was a normal for the f250 to act this way. The truck will not be driven again until this is fixed.
CategorySteering
DateSep 28, 2020
StateTN
Description
Death wobble , new tires will stop it until you get 20,000 miles on them and then it start again the dealership put there up date on it it help for a little and then start up again I was driving back from maine saturday and it done it 20 different times 3 times it was real bad. This is a 70,000. 00 dollar truck and this is crazy.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 28, 2020
StateLA
Description
While driving down a major highway hit a bump and the truck starting vibrating very violently. Had to stop in middle of road to get it to stop shaking. I've heard of the death wobble before, but this is seriously dangerous.
CategorySteering
DateSep 27, 2020
StateFL
Description
Traveling at highway speeds approx 65-70 mph I struck a ridge in a construction zone that crossed the roadway in a slight diagonal manner. My vehicle immediately began to shake and wobble uncontrollably causing me to cross two left lanes until I braked hard to below 25 mph and the shaking stopped allowing me to regain control. Traffic behind me had to veer out of the way as I slowed down dramatically and thankfully there was no one in the two left lanes.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 27, 2020
StateUT
Description
My ford f-250 6. 7 starts shaking like crazy when I hit a bump on the road if I'm driving faster than 50 miles per hour
CategoryEngine, Steering, Suspension
DateSep 26, 2020
StateTX
Description
At 23,000 miles my truck started shaking violently while traveling down the freeway at 60 miles per hour. It was shaking so violently that I lost control of steering completely. The only way to stop the shaking was to slam on my brakes in traffic before I hit the highway divider. My research tells me it is the death wobble. It shook something loose in my diesel engine, because the engine is knocking now. On the way home I stayed on the service road and kept the truck under 45 miles per hour. It happened again at 45 miles per hour, so I started driving at 30mph to try and make it home. It happened 3 more times at 30 mph. I discovered that it starts shaking when I go over the slightest bump in the road. It shakes so violently it throws me around in the seat and I cannot hang onto the steering wheel. I have to come to a complete stop when it happens before it will stop shaking. Once I come to a complete stop I can start accelerating again without it shaking. As soon as I drive over a bump in the road the shaking starts again. It is extremely dangerous, because I loose total control of the truck, and I am a 6 foot muscular man. No matter how hard I try I cannot hang onto the steering wheel. Now I understand why they call it the death wobble. It is very dangerous.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 23, 2020
StateTX
Description
I bought a used 2019 ford f250 4x4 with 19k miles from a dodge dealer. It drove fine on the test drive but of course, test drives are never real world situations. I went out of town for a week and they delivered it to me the following monday. About an hour after they dropped it off, I went for a drive. Within 5 miles from the house it went into a death wobble. I have never experienced this before. It was beyond scary! At the time it started, I was running about 70mph on a two-lane road. I let off the gas and that didn't help. I lightly touched the brakes and it got worse. So I stood on the brakes and that shot me across the oncoming traffic lane into the ditch on the left. The truck was uncontrollable, and neither the anti-lock brakes nor the traction control systems were able to function properly. I believe I almost had a rollover. Sliding sideways, I was able to come back out on the road. I thank god there was no oncoming traffic or I would not be reporting this. I and the other occupants in that car would be dead! I continued on my trip trying to be extra careful. It happened six more times that day before I returned home, and I started experimenting with it. I can recreate it at any speeds from 60 to 80mph. Since I bought it at a dodge dealer over a week earlier, they would not do anything about taking it back. Now its at a ford dealer getting looked at. This truck is brand new. I firmly believe the previous owner had this issue and instead of trying to get it fixed, they traded it to a dodge dealer believing the dealer would not know. It worked because now someone new has it and cannot get out of it for several years. I know filing this complaint may not affect anything, but I wanted to have a record of it.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateSep 22, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving at his ghway speed limit of 75 mph I went over uneven break in road and steering wheel violently started shaking. I pulled over and stopped thinking I had a blowout. Tires were ok. Got back on road and continued home. This was at approximately 10,000 miles. A few days later at 75mph experiences it again. This time almost lost control. Called dealer who acted like they never heard of it, but took it in. They changed out damper assembly. I'm at 12,000miles now and feel a vibration starting up. Nothing like the first two times though. I am worried that they may not fix again. I do worry that it could cause me to lose control on crowded interstate. Something should be done for recalling these trucks.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 18, 2020
StatePA
Description
Violent death wobble is occurring even after replacement of steering damper . Happens around town, at highway speeds, etc. Truck only has 36,897 miles
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 17, 2020
StateID
Description
When there is a change in pavement or bump in the road, at high rates of speed, the vehicle begins violently shaking and is almost impossible to control. I've since searched the internet and this is referred to as a "death wobble." this has happened at 55 mph and at 80 mph. Front of vehicle always seems to "float" when there is a change in pavement or bump in the road, regardless of whether the death wobble occurs.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 16, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving at highway speed and pulling a 10,000lb camper west of columbus, oh on a straight portion of I-70w, I hit a groove in the pavement while in a construction zone. The truck began to shake so intensely that I could hardly maintain my grip on the steering wheel. There was no shoulder to speak of so I stopped accelerating and began to slowly apply the brakes in case it exacerbated the issue. The shaking did not subside until I reached 40mph. At that point, I continued on my way and returned home. Both before and since that issue, I have experience similar moments of shaking to a much lesser degree that I had earlier chocked up to the suspension being stiffer than I was used to. I have an appointment with a dealer to inspect the vehicle, but felt a report would be prudent due to dangerous nature of the malfunction at high speed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 15, 2020
StateAL
Description
On september 5, 2020, I was traveling in my 2019 f250 on a slight downhill two lane road at approximately 50 mph when I encountered a bump in the road caused by a root growing under the pavement. Upon striking the bump, the front end suspension began to violently shake and vibrate to such an extent that I almost lost control of the truck. I was able to apply the brakes and at around 30 mph the violent shaking ceased. I immediately recognized this "death wobble" from many articles and reports that I have seen online regarding this model truck. This is a very dangerous condition and we are lucky to have escaped unscathed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 15, 2020
StateWI
Description
Hit a bumper on hwy 51 going in a straight line, the front end and steering wheel shook so bad I had to come to a complete stop on the highway and almost got rear ended.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 14, 2020
StateAL
Description
On september 5, 2020, I was traveling with my minor son going approximately 50 mph on a two lane road downhill when I hit a bump in the road caused by a tree root. The front of the truck began to shake so violently that I almost lost control. I was able to apply my brakes and the violent shaking stopped when my speed was at or below 30 mph. I immediately recognized this phenomenon as the more commonly known "death wobble." this "death wobble" is extremely dangerous. My f250 has 25,400 miles on it, has never been offroad, has never pulled a heavy load, and has had all scheduled routine maintenance. The vehicle is still under warranty but there is clearly a very dangerous condition related to the suspension and/or steering.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 14, 2020
StateIA
Description
Sometimes when hitting a bump while driving at speeds over 60mph the front of my truck will start to violently shake making it hard to steer and keep control over the vehicle. The truck continues to shake until I slow down to around 25mph and then the shaking stops and it drives fine.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateSep 13, 2020
StateIL
Description
Vehicle mileage was ~23,500. While towing a gooseneck trailer that I had previously towed several times, on I-74 on wet pavement, speed 70 mph the steering wheel and vehicle began to shake violently after driving over a bump in the road. The vibration frequency was probably something like 4 hz. I gradually slowed the vehicle with sustained vibrations occurring until speed was approximately 35 mph. I stopped the vehicle and inspected all truck and trailer tires and the steering linkage but I could not find anything abnormal. I contacted the local dealership and was told the truck was still safe to drive. This phenomenon reoccurred several times over the next 15 miles. This was easily the most violent shaking and frightening experience due to a vehicle malfunction I have ever encountered. In winter driving conditions, I suspect I would have lost control of the vehicle. I completed the trip at speeds under 60 mph and the vibrations did not return. Once I unhooked from the trailer, the vibrations returned driving down a township road at 55 mph. Each time this occurs, it is started by driving over a bump in the road. The frequency and amplitude of the vibrations are constant while decreasing vehicle speed until the vibrations stop, typically around 30-40 mph. To date I have received no notifications of recalls related to this phenomenon. The dealership I purchased this truck from stated that they had "heard of this problem in some 2017 models, but never in a 2019 model." this truck is primarily highway driven. It is completely unacceptable that any suspension components should wear enough to cause a potential safety issue in less than 25,000 miles. Ford should be held responsible for fixing this issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateSep 13, 2020
StateCA
Description
Vehicle starts to shake excessively after hitting minor bumps in road when traveling at anything excess 25mph. Dealer refuses to fix active recall for steering dampener blaming feathered tires which we believe are a direct result from the excessive shaking of steering.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 13, 2020
StateKS
Description
The truck shakes violently at hwy speeds when you go over a rough patch of road. It is bad enough it makes it almost impossible to keep it on the road. This is a very dangerous condition and needs addressed. Ford death wobble
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
On three different occasions within the past month while driving at highway speeds on smooth road surfaces , my vehicle began violently shaking making it almost uncontrollable . Initially I assumed I had a blowout and slowed and pulled off to the shoulder . Once I slowed to less than 20 mph the shaking ceased and my truck felt normal . I resumed my drive without issues. The last time this happened I was going 70 mph on a crowded urban tollway and was unable to slow down immediately due to heavy traffic . The truck is not drivable at guest speeds and I was fortunate to be able to pull off the roadway and avoid an accident. I have a 2019 ford f-250 just over one fear old that has never been driven off road or or modified . I called my tire dealer and he said this was common. People are going to get killed if this isn't investigated! It feels that the front suspension /steering get in to some sort of resonance that builds rapidly and will not stop until speed goes below about 20 mph. Each time this occurred at guest speed of 70-80 mph. I have an appoint to have a torsion bar placed mext weekend as my tire man says this is common and will fix it. I should not have to pay as my truck is under warranty.
CategorySteering
DateSep 10, 2020
StateTX
Description
The truck develops a violent shaking in the steering at highway speeds often induced by road bumps or braking. This is the second 2019 f250 truck I've owned that developed this problem with less than 20k miles I traded the first one after the warranty did not correct the problem
CategorySuspension
DateSep 08, 2020
StateKS
Description
On 9/8/20 I experienced violent shaking after crossing a bridge on I-29 in iowa. The shaking was so violent it was difficult to control and pull over to the shoulder. We were towing our fifth wheel which made this even more concerning. Researching the "death wobble" on f250s which is well documented is a huge concern for our family.
CategorySteering
DateSep 07, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving down interstate 10 in madison county florida, we crossed a bridge at 70 mph and started to experience temporary loss of steering due to extreme vibration in the steering wheel. We had to suddenly slow down to 5 mph to make it stop. After research we determined this is the ford death wobble.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 05, 2020
StateAZ
Description
While driving westbound on I-10 I was attempting to get off the north bound off ramp and the truck began to "wobble" I had no control of the steering wheel and this not being the first time this has occurred I knew not to hit the brakes. The truck continued going west, I went through two medians and hit a sign before stopping in a south bound on coming traffic lane. This has happened three documented times with two different ford dealerships and they were also given a list of other occurrences. I was told this was called the 'death wobble" and that it was a common issue. Every time the vehicle was turned in for the issue I was told they could not duplicate the issue, that possibly getting new tires or alignment may help. Nothing helped, I was just in on july 30th for routine maintenance and the recall I later found out about was not addressed. When the issue was discussed with jones ford I was told "lucky thing is no one has died from this"
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 04, 2020
StateKS
Description
On afternoon of 9. 4. 2020, experienced the steering wheel "death wobble" driving west on u. S. Hwy 254 between el dorado, ks and benton, ks. Smooth highway, but severe wobble occurred driving over bridge seam at 65-70 mph. Speed limit is 70 mph. Wobble stopped between 55-60 mph. Lasted for 5-6 seconds, with no control. Good weather. No rain. Truck bed not loaded. Truck has 32,000 miles, in very good condition. Always shedded, good tires. Purchased used from marmie ford, great bend, ks on 7/11/2020.
CategorySteering
DateAug 30, 2020
StateTX
Description
While passing another vehicle, I hit an bumpy surface when the front end of the truck began to shake violently. This shaking transferred to the steering wheel and it was extremely hard to control. I was able to slow the truck down and get off the road the shaking stopped. It was an extremely scary situation to have my wife and kids with me. Research leads me to believe it was the 'death wobble' like many others with the same type truck have experienced.
CategorySteering
DateAug 28, 2020
StateTX
Description
When travelling down the highway at 70 mph, as brakes are applied the front end begins to wobble and shake as speed passes from 65 to about 55 mph. This causes it to be difficult to keep control of the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 26, 2020
StateOH
Description
Death wobble !!!! Steering wheel started shaking violently when going down the highway around 75 mph ,,, ,going around a slight curve ,and hit a seam in the road or a pothole ...... Truck has 10,000 miles on it !!! Truck is not raised or altered in anyway !!!! Has happened multiple times since I have owned it ..
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateAug 24, 2020
StateTX
Description
My truck has the death wobble. I was diving 70 mile per hour when I hit a bump and the truck started shaking uncontrollably. I almost lost control of my truck I had to make a complete stop on a 75 mph highway. My whole family was in the truck when that happened. This problem needs to be corrected I took my truck to the dealer and they said they'll fix the steering linkage damper . But the tires need to be aligned and the shims need to repaired also. And they want to charge me 0. This needs to be done for free there is no reason a brand new truck should have this problem. This is a safety issue and it all should be covered under a safety recall.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 18, 2020
StateGA
Description
Vehicle burst into flames on interstate with no warning. Vehicle was completley comsumed in fire within seconds and reduced to a pile of steel and ashes. Odometer read 10500 miles
CategorySteering
DateAug 17, 2020
StateOR
Description
It occurred for the first time today, when driving at 55mph I hit a pothole in the road. Steering wheel started shaking uncontrollably back and forth. Had complete inability to steer the vehicle. Immediately let off the accelerator and the shaking stopped roughly 300 yards down the road. Luckily I was on a straight stretch of road and there were no oncoming vehicles, otherwise I am not sure I could have avoided a crash or made the turn. I did a search online and there seems to be quite a few f250 owners who have experienced the same issue.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 16, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving & parked air the bag symbol comes on along with cross traffic system fault & blind spot system fault the ac blows hot air, windows, door locks, turn signal, and touch screen all stop working. It's like you are completely locked in the truck.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateAug 15, 2020
StateWV
Description
Vehicle purchased on 2/27/20 at goldy automotive in huntington, wv with 19912 miles. Returned to goldy automotive on 7/31/20 to have vehicle serviced and tires rotated. Left dealership on 7/31/20 at approximately 6:30 pm. At highway speed of approximately 65 mph, the vehicle began shaking violently leaving me unable to steer, having a near miss with a tractor trailer before being able to safely exit the highway. Called manager at goldy auto immediately. He sent a replacement truck to my home, picked up vehicle that was shaking violently and returned it to goldy auto on 8/1 to check the vehicle for damage. 8/1/2020, the truck shaking violently was returned to me same day, assuring everything was fixed and in good condition. 8/5/2020 I drive the truck, truck shakes violently again at highway speeds, almost causing yet another crash. 8/10/2020 I return the truck to goldy auto, whom verified my concerns, and listed that "outer tie-rods worn, track bar bushings worn" and made me aware of a recall on the steering dampener. Goldy auto did not tow the vehicle, but sent me out in the unsafe truck with instructions to go to a ford dealership. Goldy refused to fix any problems, because they arent a ford dealer. 8/13/20 I take the unsafe truck to thornhill ford. I give them the documentation of what goldy auto determined to be wrong with the vehicle. Thornhill ford refuses to fix any of the items listed by goldy auto, only replacing the steering dampener, as instructed by ford. I do not feel this vehicle is safe to drive, however until it shakes violently again, the dealership will not act to prevent it from ever happening again.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateAug 13, 2020
StateCA
Description
When driving on rough roads or bad spots in roads front suspension being as ridged as it is will cause tires to bounce, and if you should be on a curve will actually cause your vehicle to bounce drift suddenly. This experience is magnified when towing a vehicle which puts more weight on the rear and less on the front wheels bounce drifting has been as bad as 12" from original position. Something needs to be done to suspension to not be so ridged worst on freeways at high speeds it happens unexpectedly when driving and is a common problem on all ford f250 super duty it has happened multiple times always due to bad roads or uneven transition
CategorySteering
DateAug 11, 2020
StateFL
Description
Experienced the 'death wobble' around four weeks ago. Traveling around 60 mph, hit a bump on the freeway and steering wheel starting oscillating violently until I slowed down to around 35 mph. Since have had the steering dampener replaced and the front end still feels loose and the truck vibrates at highway speeds on perfect pavement.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 07, 2020
StateCA
Description
At highway speeds, truck hits a bump and jumps sideways. Twice it has happened in a corner and caused the rear wheels to fish tail. The truck has jumped as far as half a lane to the side when this happens. Ford has replaced the steering dampner under warranty, with no effect on the problem. Now they are stating they cant duplicate the concern and my tires are causing the issue.
CategorySteering
DateJul 29, 2020
StateNE
Description
While driving 65-70 mph down a state highway, our driver crossed a bridge that had a decent bump on the other side and the truck started to shake and became hard to control until it got slowed down to 45-50 mph the driver was able to regain complete control and the truck stopped shacking. The steering damper has a field service action in place fsa 20n04-steering linkage damper extended coverage. We have several 2018 f250 trucks that we use to pull enclosed trailers. When we tried to schedule them to be replace they would not do it until it was causing an issue. Had we had a trailer hooked up during this incident it could have resulted in a serious accident. This needs to be a urgent recall not a "field service action"
CategorySteering
DateJul 27, 2020
StateNC
Description
When driving at 55 mph and I hit a bump in road and the veh. Shook so hard I could not keep in my lane. This has happened twice. First time ford said it was steering damper, replaced it (around 18k mile) today it done it again (32810 miles) both times the incident occurred on a curve. I had to slow down to 30 mph to get the shaking to stop. Call me if u need to [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering
DateJul 23, 2020
StateTX
Description
While traveling at highway speed, driving over a small bump in the road caused me to experience the 'death wobble' having no control of the steering of the vehicle until I slowed to around 25mph putting me in more danger. The vehicle has 19kmiles.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 20, 2020
StateCA
Description
After experiencing the truck shaking on the road with no load, we took the truck in with less than 8k miles on it - ford said the problem was fixed and less than 2 weeks later, and on the freeway at 60 mph, I hit a small bump in the road that truck shook so violently that I almost lost control. Ford once again told us that the problem was fixed and sent the truck back to us. We have barely used it during the covid lockdown but last week I experienced the shaking to a lesser degree and I believe the problem is coming back (the truck is less that one year old with 9k miles on it!) ford knows about this problem and is selling the trucks anyway to unsuspecting drivers - unbelieveable!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 16, 2020
StateAK
Description
While traveling at highway speed (65 mph), I crossed a bridge transition strip which was rough and the vehicle went into the "death wobble" condition. I had to carefully run off the side of the road and bring the vehicle to a stop before I was able to exit the "death wobble" condition.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 16, 2020
StateIN
Description
Employee was utilizing side step to obtain an item from the toolbox when the plastic portion of the step broke away, causing the employee to lose balance and fall to the ground. The vehicle was stationary.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJul 15, 2020
StateMT
Description
At 19,000 miles my truck would shake if you hit any kind of bump over 45 mph. At lower speeds it feels 35mph and lower like the whole front end rattles. Took I to the dealer and they said it was just the steering stabilizer and that all other joint and bushings were tight and ok. 3,000 miles later I am on a trip to spokane wa. Then back to helena, mt. Approx 630 miles round trip. On the way to spokane the front end seemed to bouncing around any time we hit a bump or uneven bridge deck. On the way back to helena it only got worse. I almost lost control on my truck 5 times as it seemed like the whole front end was going to fall off the truck. My wife was so scared that she wanted me to stop and let her out. This is my wife's daily driver and now she is to scared to even drive it anywhere. I went to ford and told them that I had researched the problems that people are having with the same issue and it sounds like ford just throws parts at them hoping it will fix it. These truck are going to kill someone if they done get it figured out. I now have a ,000 truck sitting in the garage because I am to scared to let it out on thew road cause I do not want to be responsible for the death of my family or the motoring public. I am thankful that I was driving and not my wife.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 13, 2020
StateNM
Description
Traveling on a freeway ramp to merge onto another freeway traveling about 55-60 mph, and went over a rough patch, steering wheel started wobbling uncontrollably. Slowed down to about 40 and wobbling stopped. Resumed normal travel, never went over posted speed limit of 65 mph and slowed down for bumps and rough patches.
CategorySteering
DateJul 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
Front wheels shake and steering wheel shakes after hitting rough spot or uneven area on road at speeds above 60 mph. This condition is commonly referred to as a "death wobble." it is very dangerous and needs to be repaired or corrected. It occurs when going around a curve, but can happen when going straight.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 10, 2020
StateOH
Description
I have lost steering control once at 70mph and once at 45-50 mph after hitting minor pavement bumps. The so called dreaded death wobble and both times nearly caused an accident the dealer supposedly fixed problem back in fall and now it's doing again and no longer under warranty I know longer feel safe driving this truck and that's ridiculous for a 2019 vehicle by the number of complaints you see on this I can't believe there has not been a recall issued when this is by far the most dangerous of the four recalls I have received on my truck laughable really what is ford waiting for someone to be killed I was very near rear ended twice when slowing down as fast as possible so as not to lose control and either go off the road or hit vehicle beside me
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 08, 2020
StateIL
Description
While driving on highway my new 2019 f250 front end shakes out of control.. Less than 20 thousand miles
CategorySteering
DateJul 08, 2020
StateAL
Description
Death wobble. Steering wheel shakes violently and is easy to lose control of vehicle. Requires immediate slam on breaks to stop. Has occurred at speeds 50 mph to 70 mph on any street surface. First occurrence was at approximately 10,000 miles and occurred every time driven until warranty department replaced steering stabilizer. It took 3 weeks to obtain replacement stabilizer. Second occurrence occurred at 13,000 miles. Vehicle cannot be driven and is in back in service department for repair currently. Serious safety issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
On july 3, 2020 at 7:10 am, I was driving my 2019 f250 with 14,500 miles on the odometer when I experienced the death wobble as the problem is know. I was driving 65 mph when I hit a rough patch on i45 south in houston,tx. And my vehicle's steering went violently wrong. The steering wheel shook side to side as if my front left tire felt like it was about to fly off. I applied light braking as my vehicle uncontrollably veered right into another vehicle that was beside me. Luckily the other vehicle was able to brake and let me into their lane without creating an accident that would have caused a multi-car accident. Once I finally gained control of my vehicle I was inches away from colliding into the cement barrier along the feeder road. I have always noticed a bit of an issue in the steering but only thought it was a stout suspension in being a 4x4 f250 diesel. After doing some research the "death wobble" issue seems to in the steering components and alignment from the factory.
CategorySteering, Structure:body, Suspension
DateJul 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
This is a new 2019 ford 250 super duty truck. In february 2019 traveling at about 75 mph( on a major highway) & I hit a groove and my front end went in to a horrible heavy head shake. It was not the first time but this was the worst by far. In dallas traffic surrounded on all sides. The only way to stop this head shake is by hitting the brakes hard. To do that on a major highway with traffic on all sides is horrifying. Took it to north central ford and there is a damper recall (among others). They replaced the damper. These dampers are not much bigger than a golf club. Are not made or rated to support a truck with over a 10,000 lb weight limit. Now here we are in july and its back in the shop. Since march there has been 2/3 more upgrades to this damper. Because of the strong head shake? It ruined other things connected to damper (drag link/bushing). Even with this new upgraded damper they expect it'll be back in. They offer a after market " dual-damper" (700$) that should correct the problem. This is a new truck and it should come with super duty parts!!! Someone is going to hurt themselves and or others because of negligence. Truck should be out of shop tomorrow, I called corporate to try and get the dual damper approved and I am on hold. So as it stands this will be the 3rd damper that has been replaced since getting it in october 2019.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateJul 06, 2020
StateAS
Description
I have experienced the death rattle/wobble with this vehicle which I bought brand new in november 2019. The steering wheel shakes uncontrollably and so does the undercarriage. I am not a mechanic so I don't know if it's the suspension, steering wheel or the wheels themselves. When I go over 25 miles an hour after hitting a bump on the road I experience this rattling. Also I hear the rattling below the engine like a loose muffler when I go over this speed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 06, 2020
StateAL
Description
I was traveling at 74 mph on the interstate and hit a rough spot at which time the vehicle began to wobble to the point I had no control on direction of travel. I got below 45 mph and came out of the wobble. Continued on at 66 mph and hit another bump and went into another wobble. Gained control when I got back under 45 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 06, 2020
StateFL
Description
I was driving on the high way at about 65-70 mph hit a bump the truck started to shake un controllable almost ran a small car off the road scared me and the wife to death. This happened twice now.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJul 03, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving my truck down the freeway and also on city streets with my family young kids included and once I hit 55-60 my truck started a "death wobble " as they call it I couldn't control my vehicle it shook so violently till I slowed down to 45 then it stopped . My family was scared my truck only has 17k miles on it brand new truck . Ford should not be selling vehicles with these problems what are my options and what can I do ? I don't want to drive my truck again till problem is fixed but I don't have a choice. I'm gambling with the personal safty every day so I can make a living .
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 02, 2020
StateGA
Description
Violent steering shake & wobble after crossing an over pass, pothole, or any kind of bump at speed. Truck is uncontrollable and unsafe to travel at highway speeds or towing of any kind. Dealer admits problem is common and a service bulletin for condition has been performed. Problem persist, clearly this should be a safety recall.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 01, 2020
StateFL
Description
I was driving 70-75 mph on the highway when my f250 truck started violently shaking (aka the "shake of death" or "death wobble") and was unable to control the truck. I almost crashed. All my belongings in my truck were all over. The vehicle almost flipped. Its a miracle I was able to make it out alive. I took the truck to the dealer and they "fixed" the "damper asy". Ford is not acknowledging that this is a serious ongoing problem with many customers. Doing research I realize how many close calls and injuries people have suffered due to this problem on the same year ford trucks, there is also a class action lawsuit that's been pending for a while apparently. There should be a recall on all these trucks before tragedy happens! *tr
CategoryPower Train, Steering
DateJun 26, 2020
StateCA
Description
Sometime while the automatic level is engaged in drive the transmission stalls and then violently engage. Making a jerky motion. Steering wheel shakes a lot at 60mph on the free way. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 24, 2020
StateAZ
Description
While driving 60 mph on the freeway (posted speed limit 65mph) pulling a trailer loaded with 3000lbs of material (trailer rated for 7000lbs) that was secured with 5000lb tow strap I drove over a rough patch of concrete in the right lane. Truck felt like it was almost jumping to the left, steering wheel shaking violently, I completely lost control. The truck veered left drastically and I crossed 3 lanes of the freeway and slammed into the median wall at approximately 20 mph. More than ,000 in damage to the vehicle. It is a miracle no one was injured. *tr
CategorySteering
DateJun 18, 2020
StateFL
Description
On the morning of 06/15/2020 at 7:30 am driving eastbound on interstate 64 mm 27 at a speed of 71 mph,I experienced a death wobble after passing over an overpass on the highway I applied braking and moved onto the shoulder ,slowed to a speed of 35 mph before the shaking subsided and I was able to regain control . The truck suspension is completely stock with 24000 miles on the vehicle. I had the tires rotated at last service 1500 miles before.. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 17, 2020
StateOH
Description
Death wobble after hitting groove in highway, was nearly impossible to control steering on truck. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 17, 2020
StateOH
Description
Driving on highway at 70 mph, and road had potholes and uneven pavement. Front end violently shook and lost control of steering it tossed my truck into the lane next to me and thankfully no car was there. This is the death wobble and it was very scary and dangerous. *tr
CategorySteering
DateJun 15, 2020
StateFL
Description
My 2019 f-250 has the "death wobble". It has recurred twice, both times with a vengeance while traveling through orlando. Fortunately, it wasn't raining & nobody was close behind because you have to immediately slow down to below 45mph or you might lose control. Have complained to ford and request a buy back, but was refused. I then asked for extended warranty, but the only additional warranty they offered me is for the engine. Obviously, they know they have a serious problem. Please help! *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 14, 2020
StateOH
Description
Truck begins to violently shake at 60mph if a small bump is hit on the freeway. Once I brake and reduce speed, approx 10-15mph, it goes away.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 09, 2020
StateTX
Description
While driving at highway speeds, my f250 which is only a few months old would begin to shake uncontrollably. I would have to slow immediately almost to a full stop... In the middle of traffic on busy interstate highways twice. Once I ran off the road trying to regain control. It would happen very randomly and then not happen again for days or weeks. Yesterday it happened three times so I got scared, pulled over and called the dealership again. They said, basically, oh, that's the "death wobble" we have fixed two others like that. I googled death wobble today and that is what mine did. Scary. I'm worried it will continue. I owe ,000ish on a work vehicle I'm afraid to drive on the highway. I have video but it is too big to upload. *tr
CategorySteering
DateJun 08, 2020
StateTN
Description
My 2019 f250 has 21,000 miles. I purchased it used, and have had it for a few months. In 2 family trips on the interstate at highway speeds- I have experienced the 'death wobble' 4 times. It most recently happened twice in 50 miles of interstate driving. At a speed of 70 mph, which is the posted speed limit. While driving over an expansion joint near a bridge overpass, which is a mild bump, the entire front end of the truck will shake violently. The steering wheel shakes violently. The cab shakes violently. Everything. Back and forth laterally. It's extremely loud. The truck is barely able to be controlled. I have to turn on the emergency flashers, get to the emergency lane as soon as I can, which is extremely difficult while in a panic situation. After coming to a complete stop, and accelerating again, does the wobble stop. If you're able to drive over the expansion joint and hit it with both tires at the same time, nothing happens. It's only when the joint is contacted at an angle. When one tire hits, then the next, is what creates the death wobble. The only way to prevent this from happening is driving at 55mph, which is not only dangerous but potentially illegal. *tr

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3 COMMENTS
  • Ken

    Went through the death wobble had corrected. But sometimes feels it’s still there slightly and could come back with a vengeance. An early problem was sticking throttle. Went away for 40 thousand miles it’s back all a sudden. Any body else have issues? thanks very concerning

  • Rod

    60000 kilometers later and 2 death wobbles which Ford corrected and this diesel is running great.
    2 trips across Newfoundland, Canada towing our fifth wheel up and down the coasts some not so smooth roads and not an issue.
    As for the block heater, this was an issue with the F150s.
    Thanks

  • John m

    I have a 2019 f250 diesel
    Up until 4 months ago everything was great until death wobble happened out of nowhere.Just before the death wobble incident, my computer was not working,
    I take in to the dealership that I purchased from.
    My truck was there for 2 months .
    Now I hardly drive this truck ,it has less than 5000 miles
    This morning my computer shows -40 degrees on the screen and the a/c doesn’t work
    Should’ve stuck to my gut before buying
    Ford=found on road dead
    Ford= fucked up repaired dodge
    Ford =fix or repair daily

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