2019 Ford F-350 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-350 is a truck that makes up the Super Duty lineup. This particular model is hailed as offering “heavy-duty muscle for any task at hand,” but most owners are scared to have it do anything of substance. This pickup suffers from a defective steering system, multiple suspension complaints, a poorly-built structure and defective engine.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2019 Ford F-350

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Steering
226
Suspension
181
Wheels
33
Unknown Or Other
33
Structure:body
17
Suspension:front
9
Electrical System
8
Service Brakes
5
Power Train
5
Engine
4

Problems with the Steering

When it comes to doing heavy-duty jobs, it’s imperative that owners have control over the steering, especially while towing or hauling cargo. However, this Ford truck can’t handle the load.

Here is one NHTSA comment illustrating the problems. “Violent front end shaking upon contact with road bumps or applying brakes at highway speeds over 50 mph. Must reduce speed below 40 mph to regain control. The more brakes applied the more shaking intensifies. Started at 10k miles when applying the brakes.Progressed to contact with bumps/bounces and uneven payment.Reported immediately to Ford dealership. They checked at 13,756 miles (took that long to get appointment) and claims steering damper bad. TSB #19-2392 from Ford (use new part#) part backordered for 7 weeks.Continued to drive vehicle during this wait time as they could not provide a comparable vehicle as a loaner.Finally replaced at approximately 19k miles. Alignment checked by dealership. Dealership claims all other parts are still good. Violent shaking returned at 19,867 miles when applying the brakes. Upon hitting rough road and/or bumps in the road the front end feels loose again. Notified dealership again. Response was ‘We did what Ford told us to do.’ I asked for a manager and am still waiting for a call back.”

Unfortunately, this seems to be the main complaint with the newer lineup of Super Duty trucks, yet nothing is being done by Ford to resolve the situation. It probably won’t be much longer that the F-Series trucks remain America’s best-seller as a result.

Problems with Suspension

Because the “death wobble” situation affects both the steering and suspension, it’s not hard to find similar complaints among the suspension category.

Here is another NHTSA complaint worth reading. “I was driving my truck down Interstate 95 in the center lane at about 75 miles an hour with about 2,000 pounds of tile in the back. All of a sudden I hit a bumpy patch in the road and the front end started vibrating like a tuning fork. It was vibrating so fast and so bad that we had to pull off the highway (in three lanes of heavy traffic) in order to get it to stop. It continued until we could get off the highway for a good ten or fifteen seconds, maybe even longer to get off the road. I had two pallets of tile in the back and was worried it was going to vibrate them onto the road. After the truck stopped the vibrating stopped of course. I walked around looking for a flat tire or other issue, but nothing. Then we got on the highway again and the problem was no longer there. I have had the problem in must less severe cases many times where a vibration happened after hitting a rough spot but nothing like this. I called the service manager at [dealership] and they said unless we could duplicate the problem they can’t really do much about the problem. Tonight I searched on the Internet and understand that it’s been a problem with Ford for a while and there’s even a class action lawsuit involving the issue.”

While there have been class action lawsuits, there is no recall. This dangerous situation isn’t being remedied as of now. Instead, owners are left dealing with the crazy pickup that seems to have a mind of its own. It creates the feeling of being in a demolition derby, not trying to get heavy-duty work accomplished. Maybe that’s why many of these models will soon be making their way to the junkyard as owners switch brands entirely.

Problems with the Vehicle Structure

The 2019 Ford F-350 is not a cheap truck, so it shouldn’t be made as such. However, many drivers feel there are structure-related concerns that prove how cheaply made it actually is.

Here’s one Edmunds review to consider. “I have had this truck since September and I’ve had it to the shop three separate times with its scheduled to go back January 6th for undetermined amount of time… Until it’s fixed haha. This truck has a massive leak in the cab and after doing a little research I have found that this is a well-documented issue with all Ford’s f-series pickups. I would have thought as an uneducated contractor that Ford had engineers bright enough to figure this out. I mean don’t those people get paid the big bucks don’t we all aspire to be them? Additionally this truck squeaks like an elk hunting call after I fill the truck with fuel. And after doing a little research I find this isn’t such a uncommon issue to experience as well. I am completely shocked that Ford Will roll these trucks off the production line in this condition.”

On top of that statement, there is also a recall that illustrates the point further. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V633000 affects nearly 640,000 vehicles. It states that the rear seats might have a recliner mechanism that features reduced strength and could fail to restrain occupants during an accident. Aside from this, the NHTSA has an open investigation into the power tailgate that seems to open on its own, during travel or while parked. NHTSA Action Number PE18011 states that the electric tailgate has a habit of opening itself. It could be caused by a wiring system short, but more investigation is needed to determine the best course of action. Hopefully, owners don’t have 2,000 pounds of tile in the bed when it occurs. That could get messy.

Problems with the Engine

“Heavy-duty muscle” requires potent power that can’t be stopped. The previous Ford lineup is known for its strong engines, but not the 2019 Ford F-350.

Instead, here’s what an Edmunds user had to say. “6.7 diesel is better than the last two built  in house  diesel motors,but it is nowhere as reliable as the 7.3  diesel. There are just too many problems with the cooling of non ironheads, this engine is not going start a million mile fan club.”

Again, the company is facing a massive recall related to the engine. NHTSA Campaign Number 18V894000 affects over 400,000 models equipped with the diesel engine and a block heater. It states that the cable splice connector can corrode over time, leading to a short. When this occurs, there’s a higher instance of fire. Dealerships are supposed to fix the problem, but many people find out later that they simply disconnected the block heater. That’s not what a leader would do; just pretend that the problem is fixed when they simply used a short cut to move on. With all the defects present, it’s clear that this Super Duty isn’t meant for every “task at hand.” Instead, it should be dropped off at the salvage yard before it leads to further injuries or death.

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Complaint Data

CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 16, 2022
StateSC
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph and driving over a rough patch of roadway, the steering wheel started jerking to the left and the right. The vehicle had experienced the death wobble. The contact slowed down to 30 mph and the vehicle started driving properly. The contact resumed driving 55 mph and the vehicle drove normally. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who diagnosed that the sway bar needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.
CategorySteering
DateNov 08, 2022
StateOK
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph on a busy highway and hauling an rv, the vehicle and steering wheel suddenly began to violently shake and vibrate causing the contact to nearly lose control of the vehicle. During the trip, the failure had occurred on three separate occasions after driving over changes to the pavement of the road and driving onto a bridge. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who diagnosed that the steering dampener was faulty and needed to be replaced. The contact was informed that the part was on back order and the vehicle could not be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,000.
CategorySteering
DateNov 07, 2022
StateNV
Description
The steering became totally unresponsive and unstable resulting in a very severe front end wobble that did not diminish until the speed of the vehicle was reduced. This caused for some very anxious times as I was afraid I might lose control of the vehicle. This was reported to two ford dealerships in the area without any assistance with the problem. As I was 500 miles from home and needed to get back home. I researched this condition on the internet as found was was referred to as the ford death wobble. I took it upon myself to have the steering linkage damper replaced at my on expense.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 02, 2022
StateNC
Description
Upon crossing a bridge expansion joint at around 65 -70 mph, the vehicle steering began to shake violently side to side. I was able to quickly reduce my speed and the shaking subsided once I was able to slow to around 40 mph. I have not contacted the ford dealer yet, but do recall seeing mention of this specific problem before. I started searching the internet for answers where I came upon the recommendation to report this dangerous incident to your agency.
CategorySteering
DateNov 02, 2022
StateCO
Description
The problem I have had is when driving above 45 to 55 mph when you go across the bridge control joints or hit a pothole the steering wheel will begin shaking and you have to slow down to get it to stop. When this has happened I have been pulling a 45' fifth wheel trailer and it's hard to control the vehicle, so myself and passengers along with traffic around me are at risk of weather or not I can safely get slowed down to control the vehicle. It has happened without the trailer but it is much easier to control when it happens. I have had it looked at by the dealership where I purchased it and I'm currently waiting for what they say will fix it. When this occurs the there are no warning lights or sensors to let you know anything is wrong nor is there anything afterward. It has been 2 months since the dealership inspected it and was ordering repair part, but still the part isn't in and my vehicle is not fixed. Also the vehicle only has 14,000 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving on the two lane freeway at approximately 65mph in the right lane, a lane change to the left lane was initiated as a slower moving truck was in the right lane. Following the lane change to the left lane, the front left tire hit the pavement recess accommodating the yellow reflector embedded in the pavement, which was on the inside of the fog line. Upon impact with the reflector recess the vehicle front end and steering wheel began to shake violently. The steering wheel shook side-to-side so violently that it shook the drivers hands, arms, shoulders and head back and forth so quickly and violently that the drivers vision was impaired; the driver could see but all objects were blurred due to the shaking. Fortunately the left shoulder was paved and an area to the left of the shoulder was also paved (but not maintained perhaps a construction related turn around or cross over). Steering was severely impaired. With great difficulty the vehicle was steered off of the left lane onto the shoulder and then stopped on the additional paved area to the left of the paved shoulder. The violent vehicle and steering shaking subsided only following stopping the vehicle. Had this incident occurred in heavy traffic, on a two lane road or a road without shoulders the outcome may well have ended in loss of control of the vehicle. Ford acknowledges that its super duty 4x4 vehicle experience "death wobble"; a violent shaking of the front end and steering. This incident was a "death wobble" incident: initiated by a bump encountered by one front wheel, violent shaking of the steering and front end, loss of steering control, continued shaking until stopped. Ford has offered to repair, but there are no parts available. This vehicle defect must be considered for recall and immediate long term repair. The vehicle in this incident was a 2019 ford f350 super duty with approximately 38,000 miles. Part wear is unlikely with such a low-mileage vehicle, as acknowledged by ford.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 31, 2022
StateGA
Description
I was crossing a railroad at 50-55 miles per hour and the front end started shaking violently and was barely able to control it . Almost had to stop to get the shaking to stop.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 26, 2022
StatePA
Description
Ford has issued a recall on the steering dampener. The ford brand part is on back order. There are several aftermarket options available however ford refuses to cover the costs of these parts. They are also refusing to cover the cost of a rental vehicle similar to what I a currently driving. Basically forcing me to drive a vehicle with a serious steering defect.
CategorySteering
DateOct 25, 2022
StateMN
Description
My 2019 f350 is having the death wobble again. First occurred in 2021. Speeds 35-50 shakes truck like it will fall apart. Have to stop vehicle to resume normal driving. Ford fixed once in august 2021. Retuned again in summer/fall 2022. Ford said they wont cover second repair to replace the know left dampener.
CategorySteering
DateOct 23, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The steering stabilizer malfunction. We were traveling on the highway with a six horse trailer when after hitting a bump the truck started the death wobble. Had to slow down to less then 45 before leveling out. It caused swerving into other lanes causing near collision. We had replaced the stabilizer less then 5 000 miles ago when we had the same issue. The dealerships don't have the part available and we had to replace it again on the side of the road. This is a reoccurring problem with this make of truck. Everyone I know has had this issue. We have the broken part. There was no warnings. It's ridiculous that ford is not being held responsible for this issue. It's dangerous and will eventually end with loss of life for someone. I reported the original incident to you.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 21, 2022
StateAL
Description
several small issues with f-350 but nothing to stop using until yesterday. I was running along about 45 mph and front began to shake and in fact so bad started bouncing about 1' to 2' high. I did not brake or speed up but took foot off gas and slowed down to approx 15mph and stopped. I was in traffic so went back to 45 mph and has not acted up since. But this could have been disaster.
CategorySteering
DateOct 20, 2022
StateMN
Description
Our truck has had several occurances with the "death wobble" that is associated with the following items: track bar bushing, damper bracket, ball joints, control arms, shocks, struts. When we are traveling at a higher rate of speed any bump that we hit can create a uncontrollable wobble that if we do not slow down immediately makes it feel like we will crash.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 20, 2022
StateCO
Description
Death wobble was a consistent problem. Driving at approximately 40-60 mph and the front end and steering wheel shook violently after hitting a bump in the road. I have an extended warranty and ford repaired it yesterday (I hope). They said it was caused by loose parts. Here is a list of their repairs: installed bc3z 3050 c : joint asy - ball installed ac3z 3a116 a : bush - front suspension ar installed hc3z 3304 a : rod asy - drag link installed 3a131 b : ind asy - drag link rod replaced loose parts track bar ball joint track bar bushing upper drag link, lower drag link, right hand tire rod end. Steering dampener shock installed rs5415 : rancho steering dampener installed hc3z 3a131 h : end - spindle rod connection alignment #629
CategorySuspension
DateOct 17, 2022
StateIN
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving 35 mph and driving over a pothole, the vehicle was vibrating and shaking abnormally. The contact stated that he felt the vibration coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact stated that several minutes later the vehicle operated normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 11,000.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 13, 2022
StateNY
Description
On 4 separate occasions while driving my truck under 60 mph, the truck started shaking violently. The steering froze and the complete chassis, frame and body shook and felt like it was falling apart. It only subsided when I decelerated below 30 mph.
CategorySteering
DateOct 13, 2022
StateWA
Description
While getting on the freeway my vehicle started to shake violently when I hit about 50 mph. There was no warning. The road surface was kind of rough. The shaking affected the steering wheel so much that it made controlling the vehicle very difficult. I thought a wheel was falling off or we had a blow out. Luckily there was a wide shoulder. Two semis with wide loads (trusses) were able to move to the left lane to avoid hitting me. It traumatized me and my passenger. We could have been killed and no one would have known about the violent shaking we experienced. I usually am towing a horse trailer. I don't know what might have happened if I had horses with me. This is a known problem to ford. It's referred to as the "death wobble". They have extended the warranty for this but haven't made a recall. The service appointment for this isn't available until december or later! Ford told me I can either not drive it until then, or only drive it under 40 miles per hour, or pay someone to replace the steering dampener (which they would not reimburse). My truck is a 2019 f350 with only 9,000 on it. My husband replaced the defective part and we have it if needed for inspection. At the very least this problem should be highly publicized so if it happens drivers will be able to recognize the problem and try to slow down and hold onto the wheel. We were totally caught off-guard. Owners of the affected trucks should be encouraged to change the part on their own. Ford says there's a part shortage and can't schedule replacement for 3 months. We were able to get the part the same day at napa. Ford refused to reimburse for it.
CategorySteering
DateOct 11, 2022
StateWA
Description
Going down a hill, started to slowdown with traffic and the steering wheel started to shake violently. Had to slowdown quickly to about 10 mph for it to quit shaking
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 11, 2022
StatePA
Description
After traversing across a bridge the truck started shaking violently. I could not keep the truck under control and it started to ver off the interstate to the shoulder. Once the truck slowed down to about 30 mph the truck stopped shaking. I was towing a 39' camper. Once the shaking started I had absolutely no control of the truck. This truck only has 35,000 miles on it and should not be experiencing steering and suspension failure. After researching this is a very common issue with these trucks.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateOct 10, 2022
StateSC
Description
Filled the tank before arriving home, parked on incline nose down. Not very steep. A few hours later there was a puddle of diesel on the driveway and after inspection it seemed it was leaking from the top of tank. I have no other vehicle and this one cost too much to be doing this at 60000 miles. It is dangerous to drive for fire risk but I have no choice. In 55 years I have never had a fuel tank leak on any vehicle. Looking online there have been many instances under the same conditions. There is no condition that a fuel tank should leak.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 10, 2022
StateMS
Description
Traveling with fifth wheel out of home state and the steering wheel and front end starts shaking violently. Was on the interstate when this happened. This has happened now three times and I'm concerned I may loose control and crash.
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateOct 05, 2022
StateID
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while her husband was reversing out of the driveway, the rearview back-up camera display was inoperable causing a visibility hazard for the driver who inadvertently drove into the mailbox. During the failure, the mailbox and the rear tailgate of the vehicle were damaged. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The manufacturer and local dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.
CategoryElectrical System: Integrated Trailer Brake Control, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateOct 03, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed and hauling a trailer, the brake pedal was depressed with the "wiring fault on trailer" message displayed. The contact pressed a button on the steering wheel and cleared the message. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; however, the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case was opened. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for service. The failure mileage was approximately 6,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 03, 2022
StateMN
Description
Traveling at 60 miles per hour I hit a bump in the freeway and the truck went into uncontrollable shake and jumped around like a pogo stick until I came to a stop. Pulled to the side of the road and checked wheels and looked at the suspension but didn't see anything unusual. Traveled normally after that. I only have 22,000 miles on this truck and have had bouncing and jumping before when traveling over bumps but it had been quite mild compared the what just happened. Luck we didn't hit or get hit!
CategorySteering
DateSep 28, 2022
StateGA
Description
I just purchased my 2019 f350 king ranch and a 2023 gator made 24. 9k 35+5 trailer for my business. When driving the truck without trailer truck does well. However when I purchased and picked up trailer and got on the highway I felt vibration in the steering wheel and cab of truck between 65-75 mph. I checked tire pressures and everything was in range. (my truck and trailer have brand new tires) I proceeded back on the highway and it continued to shake periodically this scared me! I did some research and found that it resembles the "death wobble" I have not reported this problem to the dealership because it states to contact you guys first. I will contact dealership next. Oh there were no indictor light that came on or are on. This truck is available and can be inspected. Thanks
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateSep 27, 2022
StateCO
Description
On september 21, 2022 I was driving to vail, co. I hit a bump in the road as I was heading up the vail pass. Immediately after, my truck started shaking violently out of control with no control of my steering. I skid across the highway and was lucky not to hit anything. When looking this up it appears it was the ford death wobble.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 26, 2022
StateSC
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the vehicle experienced a death wobble. The contact stated that there was no warning light illuminated. The contact parked the vehicle on the side of the road. The contact was able to drive the vehicle under 40 mph to a local dealer and made them aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 248,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 20, 2022
StateTX
Description
The air bag light came on
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 20, 2022
StateGA
Description
Death wobble horrific experience (2)x on 9/15/22 after work on the interstate coming home. Almost rear ended by 18 wheeler. Travel speed 74. 6-lane highway, I had to control the vehicle best as possible in order to move over (3) lanes safely. Cars raced past blaring their horns b:c accident almost happened. Again on 9/18/22, merging on the interstate travel speed 60 with trailer attached. It was a very scary experience! I almost got killed not to mention another person could've lost their life too! This defect is no joke!! Ford should take responsibility & recall these vehicles!!! Do we have to die before they decide to fix a defective part(s)? I love my f350, & only source of transportation. I can't afford to repair it at the moment. But ford can at no charge to me. k vehicle, k parts/labor on a defect known by ford & they're not gonna take care of their customers?? Wtf!!! I'll sue ford - safety is priority but not to ford!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 05, 2022
StateNH
Description
Extreme shaking / loss of control when hitting bump (ford “death wobble”) no accident, was able to slow to a stop and regain control. Happened a few times, had to keep extremely slow to get home.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 30, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving 60 mph and driving over a bump on the roadway, the vehicle started shaking uncontrollably. The contact pulled over but was unaware of the cause of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the tires and suspension was replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 168,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateAug 29, 2022
StateWA
Description
I have less then 40k on my 2019 f350 and I was driving home from work on august 24th on a back country road and all of a sudden my truck went into a complete shake as if I was going over rumble strips times 10... I was only going maybe 70km hr on dry/smooth road. I stopped the truck got out and looked at all my tires and nothing to be seen. Proceeded to head home and all was fine again. When this happened I had very little control of steering. This scares the absolute crap out of me as I haul horses all the time on the hwy's and if this was to happen doing higher speed hauling, I am scared of the outcome. I am a very experienced driver and hauling, driven all across canada and the states hauling high end horses even in europe. I am hoping a fix is in the very near future as if I was to lose my life or one of my animals life because of this... Not good for a anyone. Thanks
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 26, 2022
StateNH
Description
While traveling on the highway and going over uneven pavement the truck began shaking violently and I lost control of said vehicle. Once slowed below 40 mph I regained control.
CategorySteering
DateAug 22, 2022
StateAK
Description
Driving the richardson highway, just north of eureka alaska, towing a small trailer with a side by side on. Hit a bump (frost heave) on the highway. The steering wheel became uncontrollable and shaking violently side to side. So violent, it was extremely difficult to maintain control. Called for a tow truck, but that was a minimum of 5 hours away. During this time, a friend of mine in town, did some research and we concluded it was the superduty death wobble, which appears to be a common experience. This is completely unacceptable, this should be a mandatory recall and this issue fixed before someone dies.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 17, 2022
StateTX
Description
Starting 3 weeks ago I experienced a very heavy and almost uncontrollable shaking in my steering and suspension after hitting a rough patch on the road. Since then it has occurred at least 7 additional times. I am now a bit hesitant to drive the truck. The truck is available for inspection and the dealer has confirmed this is a known problem often termed as the death wobble. The truck has not been inspected by anyone yet and there were no warnings of any kind prior to the many times it has happened. I took it to the dealer within a couple of days of the first incident and they have parts on back order but still nothing to fix my truck with after almost 5 weeks. I called the hotline in the letter that ford sent out regarding the extended warranty for this issue and they said they would take care of it but I have not heard back from them today (I called yesterday and they said I would get a call before eob today).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 15, 2022
StateCA
Description
Intermittent "death wobble" from front tires. Has been happening since about 4000 miles. First dealer said nothing was wrong, then they replaced steering stabilizer under recall, then they replaced track bar. Then they said they can't find anything wrong. Truck is still wobbling at 39000 miles. Truck is 100% stock
CategorySuspension
DateAug 03, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact stated that upon driving over a bump in the road, the vehicle would shake uncontrollably. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the violent shaking ceased after the vehicle slowed down. The contact called the dealer and was informed that the vehicle could not be diagnosed until the end of the month. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 30, 2022
StateMD
Description
While driving down the road we got the death wobble after hitting a bump in the road. The truck violently shook and was unable to steal until the truck stopped. After that the truck was drivable again until it happens again.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 29, 2022
StateTX
Description
The steering started wobbling very bad after hitting a bad section of the highway. I had to almost come to a complete stop for it to quit shaking. These occurred several more times on a 3000 mile trip. I was pulling a 40 ft 5th wheel and made it very hard to control. I have the truck at the ford dealer to check it out. There were no warnings before the first time it happened.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 26, 2022
StateID
Description
On 7/22/2022 I was driving on i80 in salt lake city, ut at approx 3:30 pm. The weather was clear the highway was dry. I was traveling at 55 mph and hit a pothole. The truck began to wobble violently and required I come to complete stop on the shoulder before it stopped wobbling. I then progressed slowly to determine if it had rectified and proceeded to my destination. Since that time I have experienced continued wobble when I go over expansion joints or bumps, but not as violent as the one in slc. It resolves fairly quickly with minor deceleration. I will be contacting a ford dealer about this issue to get it rectified. I have spoken to other f350 owners that have had similar experiences.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 20, 2022
StateFL
Description
At 32k miles sudden development of a severe steering wheel shake after a small bump in the road. It now happens repeatedly at highway speed under normal driving conditions. I am required to slow to under 30mph to allow the shake to stop. This happens when just driving the truck as well as anytime I am pulling out 35ft 5th wheel home. The first few times it happened, I was able to keep the truck and trailer straight until I slowed enough. More recently it is harder to keep the truck going straight as the ability to steer during this event is diminished. Two ford dealers have told me it's just how the truck is. I have another appointment just for this issue on august 1, 2022.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 08, 2022
StateCO
Description
My 2019 f350 has what google and others are calling the death wobble. The entire truck in under full warranty plus bumper to bumper additional coverage. When driving at hwy speed (and interstate) and you drive over bumps, potholes, or railroad tracks the vehicle starts shaking so bad that you can not steer or even stay in your lane. The shaking does not stop until you come to a complete stop. It doesn't happen for all railroad crossing, but those that are rutted.
CategoryWheels
DateJul 07, 2022
StateMA
Description
Bought this truck november 2019 since then have replaced rear out side wheels twice and front wheels once and now needs a new set on the front again the problem is the rims are rotting out around the valve stems I use this to haul my camper and its not safe if I constantly have to worry about getting a flat ! Side note I am a ford certified senior master tech at the same dealer for 28 years
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 06, 2022
StateOK
Description
During the past two weeks while pulling a 5th wheel trailer I have experienced multiple incidents of violent front end shaking; a feeling that the front of my truck is almost floating from side-to-side and a rapid jerking of the steering wheel back and forth. The only way to regain control of the vehicle is a hard breaking to slow the truck from my normal towing speed of 65 mph to around 40 mph. When this happens in heavy traffic pulling a 12,000-pound trailer I'm afraid I will hit a vehicle on either side of me or be hit by a vehicle from behind due to the hard breaking. It happened 3 times on the same day during a recent 400-mile travel day along I-40. The events were precipitated by rough road, potholes, transitions between the roadway and a bridge, etc.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 05, 2022
StateAZ
Description
When driving at highway speed encountering a rough stretch of road or a crack, bridge interface or substantial crack in the road surface the truck will begin an extreme vibration and the steering wheel will shudder violently. The only way to gain control is to slow down to at least 30 or 35 miles per hour which is dangerous to do in busy traffic. This has occurred 7 times within the last 6 weeks.
CategorySteering
DateJul 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
Truck front end goes into a violent shaking to the point the truck is uncontrollable unless slowed to a near stop. I have heard this situation referred to as the “death wobble”. It happens at higher speeds ( 50+ mph ) which makes it all the more dangerous. It can happen unexpectedly at any time when vehicle goes through a bumpy spot in the road. It has happened four times in the last 500 miles.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 01, 2022
StateWI
Description
During normal highway driving 50 mph and over the front wheels start to hop uncontrollably causing loss of control and steering until you slow way down or stop on the highway to get them back under control. Dealer installed a new steering stabilizer over a year ago and problem has returned dealer checked on front end alignment showed all parameters in factory spec. Offered to put in another stabilizer but they are not available. I purchased and installed an aftermarket stabilizer which for now seems to help. Dealer offered to tweak the alignment to eliminate this problem at a cost of 0. 00 to me frustrating that a new truck could lose control at highway speeds and the mfg. Is not being held responsible or willing to correct a factory known problem at no cost to the customer
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 01, 2022
StateID
Description
On or around june 4, 2022 I was driving my truck and had my enclosed trailer attached. I went to put my trailer up in storage and noticed my tailgate had opened on its own. This has caused damage to my tailgate and is a major safety concern that the tailgate is opening on its own.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJun 30, 2022
StateTN
Description
Several occurrences of violent sustained steering oscillation at high speeds, also known as death wobble. Front end steering components failing/worn out at 55k miles. Violent shaking of front end on interstate, little to no control of vehicle. The only way to get this frightening death wobble event to stop is to slow down to nearly a stop on the interstate which put driver and passenger at rick or being rear ended or causing another type of accident. Vehicle does not feel safe to drive, every bump or expansion joint in the road is a stress inducing concern when driving. Ford offering steering stabilizer replacement but identified that the truck needs tie rods and a new drag link as well to get this death wobble to stop. Ford should recall these components for safety reasons.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 20, 2022
StateFL
Description
I was traveling down an interstate (60 mph)and hit a bump in the road. The vehicle and steering wheel started to shake violently. I had to abruptly apply my brakes to reduce my speed to 30mph to regain control of my vehicle. All this while towing a 36 feet long camper. This happened 3 times within a 10 mile distance.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 15, 2022
StateNJ
Description
We have been afflicted by the notorious ford "death wobble" on our f-350xl multiple times. Twice, haldeman ford on rt. 33 claims to have "fixed" it only for it to happen yet again. The 3rd time it occurred, my field crew was on the pa turnpike when the steering wheel began shaking so violently it caused the driver to lose control and hit a cement median. Somehow no one was hurt and no other motorists were involved but someone could've easily been hurt or killed due to this defect. We then towed it back to haldeman ford for yet another warranty "repair". The third time we were flat-out accused of lying and that we had caused the damage ourselves. After going back-and-forth on the phone haldeman, they flat-out refused to honor any warranty and would not help us unless we paid for everything out of pocket so we decided to retrieve our truck and begin the process of filing complaints and working with our lawyer and insurance company to see how this can be resolved without us spending thousands of dollars that we shouldn't have to due to a poorly manufactured and defective product. I've searched the issue online and there are thousands of motorists experiencing the same issue with their ford so there is absolutely no reason they should be accusing us and pretending like the issue doesn't exist. As you will see from the uploaded documents the first instance of the defect occurred after only ~12k miles and the 3rd instance at ~27. 5k. Please help us hold ford accountable before someone ends injured or dead.
CategorySteering
DateJun 10, 2022
StateTX
Description
The truck suddenly started to violently shake on the highway 5 times in a week. After researching I found information on the death wobble which is what I experienced.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 09, 2022
StateIL
Description
Doing 55 mph on the highway hitting a small bump in the road and the whole front end started shaking and had a hard time controlling the truck. The steering wheel was actually shaking. Had to slow down to get it to drive correctly. I haul a horse trailer and this could have been fatal. Took it two different ford dealers and got two different solutions. One wanted to replace suspension parts and the other ordered a steering damper which is on back order. Took it in may 31 and today is june 9. Took vehicle to westfield ford and willowbrook ford in illinois. Willowbrook r/0 number 6373200/1.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
Multiple times after hitting a small bump at anywhere between 35-60 mph the steering wheel locks and the entire truck shakes violently. It will continue doing this until I stop the vehicle completely. Once it started doing it again as I accelerated after it had stopped. It seems to get worse. I've read it is a mechanical fault and causes “ford death rattle”. It is very dangerous and I have almost lost control of the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateMay 31, 2022
StateWI
Description
Steering wheel started to shake violently at high speed on two separate occasions. Ford dealer believes it to be a steering damper. Extremely unsafe as the vehicle becomes uncontrollable and veered into oncoming lane of traffic. Dealer tells me parts are hard to obtain and backordered in other instances.
CategorySteering
DateMay 22, 2022
StateNC
Description
While driving a 2019 ford f-350 dually with approximately 18000 miles. When a hole or unevenness in the road is encountered, on now multiple occasions, the steering wheel will jerk violently side to side until the vehicle speed is reduced or stopped in order to stop the shaking. When the brake is applied quickly, as a natural reaction to the shaking, the shaking seems to intensify which perhaps due to being the driver can be felt in both the steering wheel and brake pedal. The vehicle is available for inspection. This vehicle weighs in excess of 7000 pound. The need to reduce speed in the presence of traffic and loss of steering control could cause a serious accident. As stated the issue has now occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle has not yet been looked at by a service center or any other entity but will be asap. Today is sunday. The vehicle produces no lights or warnings prior to, during or following an occurrence. The prompt for writing this complaint is; my wife was in the vehicle on the most recent occurrence and now wants to get rid of the vehicle. Which in my opinion would only pass th concern along to someone else. I have owned more than one of the super duty trucks and have been aware of what is termed “death wobble” for years. This 2019 vehicle is way more violent in its shaking causing tenderness in my left wrist and started occurring at way less mileage than in past ford super duty trucks. Hopefully at some point, before more people and property are damaged, corrections will be made. Thank you for your time.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 22, 2022
StateCA
Description
Lost control of the front steering. Was going around a curve on a bridge when suddenly the vehicle started to shake which caused me to lose control of the steering wheel. I came very close to hitting the side of the bridge. It was a good thing I was in a single lane as the pickup was going from side to side. This really freaked out my wife as well as me. She does not want to ride in this very expensive truck again. I am taking in the vehicle 5/23/2022 to have it looked at. Guess at this point hopefully they can tell me what is wrong. Nothing prepared me for what was about to happen. I am very upset at ford and the dealership for not informing about this death wobble problem
CategorySuspension
DateMay 18, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the front wheels and steering wheel began to shake abnormally. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact slowed down and continued driving. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that she continued to experience the failure and the death wobble while driving. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 14,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 12, 2022
StateUT
Description
Driving on freeway at 65 mph I hit a small bump on the overpass and my truck steering wheel started to shake uncontrollably. The wheels were as if they had not been balanced and I had very little control of my truck. I felt that I didn't have any control of my vehicle and I could hardly hang onto the steering wheel. I was able to merge off to the side and once I got to a lower speed of 25 the truck seemed to go back to normal. I took the truck into a ford dealer and they told me it was considered the death wobble. They did some adjustment and sent me on my way. They told me there has been no recall on this issue.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 11, 2022
StateNE
Description
Experience death wobble on front suspension 5 times yesterday on highway 30 in nebraska. Violent shaking and had to pull to side of road to stop the vibration. Slowing down on the highway at speeds of 60 mph placed risk of accident based on vehicles behind me on the highway. No warnings, generate every time after hitting a bump in the road surface.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 11, 2022
StateMO
Description
I have read about the ford f-250/f-350 death wobble. It happened to me yesterday, 5/10/22, twice. I hit a bump at 55-60 mph and the front end started shaking like it was going to come out from underneath the truck. I had to stop on a 2 lane road with no shoulder to get it under control.
CategorySteering
DateMay 06, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The steering linkage damper fail. Yes it is available. Pulling a boat trailer on the 40 and had significant unstable steering. But was able to slow down and regain control. Yes confirmed by a dealer. No warning lights but we requested replacement at dealership last week and was told that it was fine and they would not replace unless it completely failed. Started a couple weeks previous to dropping at dealership.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 04, 2022
StateNC
Description
The famous ford death wobble.... Comes and goes mainly when running speed limit on hwy and come to a bridge or hump in road... Feels like your going to loose control... Sometimes its so bad have to pull over.. It puts myself and employees at risk plus could easily put others in danger.... Have contact ford dealer.... First time took in they said tech couldnt get it to do it have another appointment because it seems to be happening more and more... Just getting upset paying this much for a truck and there is so recall yet to fix... Common problem its all over the internet, no lights of any kind and yes available for inspection. Truck has done it here and there since 15000 miles and only has 34000 on it now
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 04, 2022
StateUT
Description
On several occasions while driving at highway speeds (60 and above) the vehicle begins to violently shake after crossing over uneven pavement such as expansion joints or rough spots, ( death wabble) the only way to stop the shaking is to slow down to about 20 mph. Doing this in the middle of freeway traffic is extremely dangerous and quite alarming. After the first couple of times the dealer replaced the steering dampening system 6months ago,, it solved the problem for a time but it has now begun again. The vehicle has only 33,000 miles on it, unfortunately this is the 2nd ford f-350 I have had this problem with the first one was a 2012, the dealer had rebuilt the front end twice to try and solve the problem both time it worked for awhile and then returned. When I traded it in for the new 2019 I was assured ford no longer had the problem. This issue seems to be very common with these trucks and ford should address the issue before there are serious accidents as a result of this issue.
CategoryStructure:body:tailgate
DateMay 02, 2022
StateCO
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the tailgate opened automatically. There were no warning lights. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and diagnosed with a faulty tailgate. The tailgate was rewired; however, the failure reoccurred consistently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,473.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 02, 2022
StateTX
Description
Unknown. Death wabble!!! Very scarry, I am concerned that this wabble is going to cause a serious accident and injury to me and others on the road. Also, serious damage to my truck.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 06, 2022
StateMI
Description
“death wobble” several times I have had a mild bump in the road and almost completely lost control of the truck. The entire truck begins vibrating violently and I have to break hard to regain control.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 23, 2022
StateGA
Description
Driving the truck, 2019 f350 with 9935 miles, at over 60 mph on a highway and striking two or more small bumps, like on a bridge entry. The whole steering wheel shakes violently and I cannot hold it. The front end of the vehicle shakes as well and feels like it is coming apart. I have to slow down to 20 mph or less to get the shaking to stop. I am an ase mechanic and I have never seen something like this. It is like the front end "harmonizes" with the shaking and will not stop at speed. The situation is extremely dangerous as I cannot hold the wheel because of the violent shaking and to slow down and stop in traffic is also dangerous. I cannot imagine if I was towing something... So dangerous! I looked online and found the exact written symptoms and in videos. They call the the "front end death wobble". It appears to be a known issue and ford has not done a recall. I cannot believe I paid k plus for a truck and it has less than 10k miles and feels like it is coming apart when the shaking happens. When the wheels shake I cannot control the steering at all. At 60 plus mph this is extremely dangerous and can cause an accident very easily. I am attempting to get into the dealer but they say they can't see it until may? No warning lamps come on and once the vehicle slows and the shaking stops it "acts fine" until you are going highway speed and hit another bump. This has happened twice now. All similar circumstances. Please help!
CategoryWheels
DateMar 18, 2022
StateMI
Description
Rims crack around air stem. Airing up tires daily. Dealership welded 1 rim to stop wheel leak. We have a dually truck 4 of the wheels cracked and leak. We fill tires with air daily.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 13, 2022
StateNH
Description
My truck has a front suspension problem, known as "death wobble." I tried to search death wobble on the ford website, but did not find any results. I was traveling on an interstate highway yesterday, when I encountered some bumps in the road surface. Upon hitting the bumps my truck started to violently shake (oscillate) in the front end and would not stop till the truck went from about 60 mph to 40 mph. Meanwhile I was in the middle of traffic traveling on the interstate with cars/trucks behind and on either side of my truck. Luckily there was no collision. This happened three times yesterday, while I was driving my family. My family was visible shaken by these occurrences. Yesterday's occurrences were the 7th or 8th time this has happened. The first started around 5000 or so miles. I have been driving this vehicle with this problem. I have not yet scheduled an appointment with a ford dealer but, will do so in the coming weeks. I have another complaint. I have a transient sensor problem, which occurs once every few weeks, for no apparent reason. I will be driving the truck and all of a sudden, I will get a series of messages including these: service advance track check brakes hill decent not available pre-collision not available the brakes continue to operate, but the other features are not available, as far as I can tell. While I did like this truck when I first receive it, now I feel that either ford needs to fix this truck or give me my money back.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 09, 2022
StateNH
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The failure recurred while driving approximately 50 mph. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
My truck developed a severe steering problem. It is called the “death wobble” and is a harmonic vibrating and shaking of the front end and steering wheel. While traveling down highway 93 near kingman az we experienced the first episode. It starts when the truck crosses over an uneven joint in the pavement or something like that. It happens while going about 65 mph and starts vibrating and gets continually worse and shakes. The only way to stop it is to slow down to 50 mph. A couple hours later it did it again on highway 10 just south of phoenix. The car behind me almost rear ended me while I was braking hard to get rid of the death wobble. Ton the road to corpus christie, it did the death wobble three times. Two were relatively minor, but one was a hard shaking that really scared us. On the return trip we had an episode that made us both think we were going to die. We were going from kerrville tx to las cruces nm. We were on highway 10 near sierra blanca on a downhill going into a valley. The truck was in cruise control to keep the downhill speed constant. We hit three uneven pavement joints that were close together. The three jolts started violent shaking in the front end. It was hard to hold the steering wheel straight. Suddenly the cruise control went to wide open throttle. I was on the brakes already but now the truck was picking up speed. The brakes had little to no effect on slowing us down. Now at 75 mph I am pressing the cruise control to turn it off but it does nothing. 80 mph and I'm trying tow-haul, shut off cruise control, parking brake, but still gaining speed. Finally, I put the truck in neutral and we started to get under control and slow down. I gradually eased onto the shoulder of highway 10 and rolled to a stop. The engine is still running wide open at 3800 rpm. I shut off the engine and took a few deep breaths I have never been in such an out-of-control situation in my life. We were both scared to death. On the the trip we had nine more episodes.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 04, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The front end suspension system , and it is available for inspection. The vehicle will not stay in one lane when crossing any uneven surfaces, potholes, or road transitions. Upon contact the wheels will bounce, skip, and turn immediately and sharply and can be felt on the steering wheel. Corrections have to be made with a tight grip on the wheel or the car will in fact turn sharply, and it has. This is in itself will cause a life threatening accident, especially when hauling large trailers as is expected of this vehicle, to include total loss of business and personal property in equipment being hauled. The problem has not been preproduced or confirmed, yet. It is currently at the independent mechanic shop to inspect and execute preventative repairs. The issue has occurred more than once while I have been driving the truck, every time the surfaces aforementioned come into contact. Component has not been inspected by manufacturer, police, or insurance, yet. We are executing preventative repairs prior to an accident as a result of this issue that has been reported to be lethal or a total loss as a result. I have found that this very issue commonly found in large trucks and jeeps. There are no warning lamps or lights to indicate the experienced "wobble". The symptoms started only one week after purchasing the truck with only approximately 53,000 miles on it.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 02, 2022
StateIA
Description
Driving down the road on highway hit a slight bump and the whole front end started bouncing (death wobble). Vehicle was uncontrollable and had to come to a complete stop before vehicle front end would stop bouncing. Took to dealer and they replaced the steering damper. I don't know if this fixed it yet but everything I am reading says it only fixes it for a short period then it comes back. This would suggest there is a different issue that is causing the damper to fail. I only have 11000 miles in vehicle and only used for highway use.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:tailgate:lock
DateMar 01, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The vehicle had previously been serviced under the manufacturer campaign number: 19s48. The contact stated that while hauling a trailer, there was an abnormal sound coming from the vehicle, and the contact noticed that the tailgate had unexpectedly opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer took pictures of the vehicle and forwarded them to the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but declined the tailgate replacement since the damage happened after the recall was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2022
StateWA
Description
While driving straight down the freeway at about 60mph I drove across an expansion joint and the front of the vehicle began to vibrate violently. I had to slow down quickly to 40mph before it returned to a controlled vehicle. This also happened one time previously while passing over rough pavement in a construction zone at a speed closer to 45mph and it dissipated more quickly, because of lower speed in my opinion. This vehicle has almost always had an erratic reaction to rough pavement at highway speeds, but prior to these two occurrences it has been manageable. My safety and others was put at risk because I had a vehicle that I could not control and I had to brake suddenly in high speed traffic to regain control. The vehicle traveling beside me on the freeway was very anxious to get me to pull over and was making all kinds of gestures trying to show what he had seen. There were no warning lights, symbols or alarms. The vehicle is still under warranty and is currently at the dealership for service. Based on my research it is doubtful they will be able to make a long term fix. This is something that should definitely receive a recall not and federal oversite to insure the safety of hundreds of thousands of trucks.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 15, 2022
StateCA
Description
Massive vibration/wobbling front end occurred on freeway 15 san diego dec., 28, 2021. Had to pull over and stop in the shoulder. Massive vibration/wobbling continued. Took into ford penske with mileage 39,304 on jan 13, 2022: ford penske replaced steering damper. Unsure if the original factory installed damper is still available for inspection upon request at penske? My wife and my safety and others on the 15 freeway were for sure put at risk. Then on jan 28, 2022 the wobble and vibration returned while traveling from san diego to utah. I had to take the truck to provo larry miller ford and they replaced the tires which only had 35,000 on them and also replaced again the steering damper! This problem has been re-confirmed by the ford provo dealership. The check engine light also came on - provo ford diagnosed as a steering/suspension/vibration problem condition. I am now taking (feb., 2022) to off-road warehouse to have a much higher quality steering damper installed and 4 high quality shocks. Conclusion: the vibration/wobbling has caused extreme risk to my wife and me; this will be the 4th damper installed; caused pre-mature wear on the tires (they only lasted 35,000 miles - the tires cost text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",200). The new tires installed by provo ford cost -

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CategorySuspension
DateFeb 09, 2022
StateMI
Description
I was driving the 2019 ford f-350 xlt ( 027506. 7 miles on odometer) on I 94 highway west of detroit at highway speeds (65-70 mph). Highway had rough/spalling pavement due to winter freeze cycles. Vehicle hit rough patch of highway and vehicle started to violently started to shake and wobble while at the same time steering control of the vehicle was minimal and non responsive. I was able to slow down and eventually get the vehicle off on the shoulder of the highway where the shaking and wobble eventually stopped at slow speed. The incident of shake, wobble and loss of control was repeated on the east bound lane returning to my residence (different stretch of highway mileage). Again this loss of control due to the violent shaking and wobble required slowing down to well below posted speed and getting on to the shoulder of the highway. It took approximately between a quarter to one half of a mile to regain control of the vehicle and have the shaking/ shudder stop. In my view this imposes an extreme safety hazard.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
Whenever I hit a bump the front end starts wobbling. The steering wheel shakes. This has been known as the "death wobble". You have to come to a complete stop for it to quit. This can cause accidents as it happens at random times. It has happened on four different occasions thus far.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 01, 2022
StateCO
Description
For the 2nd time in 14 months my truck experienced violent steering oscillation after driving over an expansion joint on a highway bridge at 65 mph. My truck was repaired after the 1st occurrence by replacing the steering dampener, I'm currently waiting to get my truck into the dealership to address this issue again. It gives me pause to think of what would happen if I was towing my 5th wheel camper & this issue presented its self.
CategorySeat Belts:front
DateJan 29, 2022
StateMI
Description
Seat belt locks and will not allow movement while driving causing the driver to be pinned against the seat under normal driving conditions.
CategoryWheels
DateJan 29, 2022
StateMI
Description
Rims crack and fracture around base of air valve stem then lose air quickly going flat in minutes at high speed. This has happened multiple times, the ford dealership welded the areas but over time they crack again and the for dealership welds them again. All but 1 of my 4 outside rims have this issue and it started with in the first 6 months of purchase. For will not replace the aluminum wheels only temporarily repair them.
CategorySteering
DateJan 23, 2022
StateKY
Description
Death wobble at approximately 70 mph while cornering to the left and hitting a bump in the road. Front end started to violently shake and shaking was transferred to the steering wheel. I was able to pull to a stop on the side of the road. Got out and checked components on the front end to make sure no loose lug nuts or obvious tire problems. This has happened multiple times and the truck has less than 55,000 miles. All maintenance has been performed by the local ford dealer at the recommended intervals. The truck is not modified in any way.
CategorySteering
DateJan 17, 2022
StateMD
Description
As I was driving this evening on a straight highway at highway speed, my front wheels started to violently shake uncontrollably. I had to apply the brakes to reduce my speed so that I could regain control of the truck. This is not the first time that this has happened but it was the most violent and uncontrollable event. From what information that I can find, this appears to be called the death wobble.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 17, 2022
StateMI
Description
It is a common problem that the dual heat in fords has issues. My heat has stopped working, and I can make it work by turning one side up and one side down, but it still doesn't heat properly. This has happened to me with other year ford vehicles, so it's a problem they apparently aren't looking to fix. Problem today is that I drove through freezing rain, passenger side iced over, driver side was barely clearing, obvious safety issue.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 15, 2022
StateMO
Description
I was on the interstate traveling at or near the posted speed limit of 70 mph. I crossed over an eroding seam on the roadway at which point the vehicle, and steering wheel, began to shake uncontrollably. I pumped the brakes cautiously and kept the vehicle on the roadway. At approximately 50 mph the shaking quit and I was able to continue my trip without any additional issues.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 11, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving on freeway between 55 mph and 65 mph the truck shakes violently when driving over an uneven bridge transition or uneven bumps is highway. Impossible to control and had to pull over to stop. This has happened 3 times within a months time
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 11, 2022
StateOH
Description
What happened is commonly called "death wobble" which was a violent shaking of the steering wheel at highway speed.
CategoryBack Over Prevention, Engine
DateJan 10, 2022
StatePA
Description
Ford is aware of an oil separator issue causing failure and sludge build up and has not issued any recalls or information for the consumer. Also, the back up monitoring fails in cold weather due to condensation build up in the lights.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 09, 2022
StateFL
Description
Issue is commonly known as the 'ford death wobble' where the front end begins shaking violently at highway speeds and does not stop until the vehicle is rapidly slowed down and/or stopped. Control of the vehicle could be lost during this type of event and having to rapidly slow down is a safety issue for other drivers on the road as well. I will be scheduling a service appointment with a dealer, but this issue has been happening widely with ford trucks for years and is known widely in the ford owner community.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 04, 2022
StateTX
Description
Driving on 2 lane state road ran over a small rough area the truck started shaking badly happened so fast I was in oncoming traffic. I over corrected and went to the other side of road, I stopped the truck. I have been driving for 40 years and never been so shaken. I'm a disabled vet with over 20 years of service to our country. I want to enjoy life by not having a truck manufacturer causing my death or someone elses. I just bought this truck, and now I'm afraid to drive it. Thanks truck manufacturer!
CategorySteering
DateDec 28, 2021
StateGA
Description
While traveling down an 8% grade hill, I applied my brakes to slow the vehicle and the sterring suddenly shook violently. I could not control the vehicle. I regained control after the vehcile slowed going back up a hill. This was terrifying for my family. I had to drive another five hours fearing this would happen again. I took it to a ford dealer when I returned home and they installed a steering damper said to be able to prevent this in the future.
CategorySuspension:front
DateDec 20, 2021
StateMD
Description
Driving at approximately 40-50 mph and the front end and steering wheel shook violently… had to come to a complete stop to make it stop to regain control of the vehicle on an interstate!
CategorySuspension
DateDec 15, 2021
StateMI
Description
We were driving on a highway at about 70 mph when the front of the vehicle began to violently shake as if we blew a tire. We slowed down to about 40 and the shaking abruptly stopped. This is not the first or even the second incident. No one seems to know what causes it or how to fix it.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 12, 2021
StateIN
Description
Hit a pot hole, at 65 mph with the front wheel. The hole truck started shacking violently, and I about loss control. I stood on the brakes, and vibrated into the emergency lane. The whole truck stopped shacking below 45 mph. And was fine coming back up to speed, until I hit another pot hole. Please watch youtube ford death wobble, ford states there is no problem.
CategorySteering
DateDec 09, 2021
StateIL
Description
Since shortly after purchasing my brand new 2019 f350, I have periodically experienced "death wobble" when traveling over 55mph and hitting bumps. The steering wheel shakes uncontrollably and I must quickly slow down to less than 30mph to regain control of the truck. Ford has replaced the steering stabilizer twice. The second stabilizer was supposed to be the "fix" for this issue. Today it happened again while driving on a rural road at about 55mph. I almost lost control of the truck before I could get it slowed down. I drove it to the dealer and they replaced the steering stabilizer again, but this time I had to cover the cost.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 08, 2021
StateMD
Description
While driving on a highway and hitting a small bump the truck starts shaking violently. It caused me to lose control and almost caused me an accident. This has happened a few times and I'm now afraid to drive it. I have not taken it in for repair since this should be a recall that I should not have to pay for. There is only 10,525 miles on it. This flaw is going to end up getting someone killed. This problem started over a year ago.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 07, 2021
StateCT
Description
While driving at highway speeds hit slight transition in road and vehicle steering shakes uncontrollably to the point of extreme danger. Slow down to a stop thinking blown out tire or something snapped in front end. No signs of physical damage. Try to limp home find condition is no longer present. It has happened two more times since then with passengers in vehicle on busy roads. Extreme danger situation ford can not get it in for diagnosis for 2 weeks.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 06, 2021
StateNE
Description
When driving the vehicle at any speed and I hit any bumps in the road causes the steering wheel to shake violently and the front wheels to hop. Feels like the truck is out of control. I have to slow down to around 10 mph before I can gain control again. Very dangerous when this happens on the interstate and have to come to almost a complete stop. This has happened since I bought the truck new and has gotten significantly worse. Dealer looked at my truck and said nothing was wrong. This happens every time I drive the truck and I have less than 13,000 miles! I feel very uncomfortable driving my ford f350 let alone towing anything with this junk. Very disappointing ford motor company hasn't addressed this ongoing problem. I have purchased serveral super duties and this has been my worst experience. Very unhappy customer!
CategorySuspension
DateNov 26, 2021
StateCT
Description
Death wobble is a consistent problem, tried changing the steering damper several times, the actual problem is in the linkage and suspension. Truck was shaking so violently I almost killed someone on the highway. Ford is aware of this problem and has taken no action.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 19, 2021
StateKY
Description
The vehicle is experiencing a very violent shaking/wobble after hitting a bridge seam or railroad tracks at higher speeds. The violent shaking does not stop until speed is reduced significantly (
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 12, 2021
StateCA
Description
Over the past two weeks of travel - approximately 3000 miles - this f350 experienced a violent shimmy at highway speeds (cruising between 55 - 68mph - max) seven separate times, with the last 4 events occurring 11/9/2021 in immediate succession (within 10 minutes of each other) when leaving kingman az - heading west on i40. Each time this violent shimmy seemed to be precipitated by running over rough sections of road or bridge transitions, this violent shimmy could only be cleared by slowing to approximately 25 mph. The pickup truck was fully loaded, close to the gvwr. Internet research of this problem has led me to believe it is a known phenomena among ford f350 & f250 owners called "death wobble". Very dangerous situation, think about it, having to slow to 25 mph from freeway speeds attempting to get into either the slow lane or shoulder - eventually an accident will happen if this "death wobble" is not resolved. I've reported this situation to my jim burke ford local dealer here in bakersfield ca (where I purchased the pickup) and have schedule investigation and hopefully repair on 6 december.
CategorySteering
DateNov 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving 55 mph on a paved highway, I encountered a slight “bump” in a curve. When I traveled over the bump, the steering wheel was yanked out of my hands with an excessive shaking as well as the bed of my truck was fishtailing in the curve that caused me to cross over into oncoming traffic. I took my truck to the dealership where I purchased it and according to the invoice, several components were replaced. It did well for about 3 months and is still an issue today, it seems to get worse as we go.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateOct 23, 2021
StateTX
Description
My truck started violently shaking after going over a groove in the road. Has happened about 3 times. Ford dealership said that they can't get me in until november 10th.
CategorySteering
DateOct 16, 2021
StateOH
Description
I hit a small groove in the road and the truck went into death wobble. I was going about 45 to 50 miles an hour and had to completely stop for the death wobble to quit.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 13, 2021
StateAL
Description
Traveling down interstate and crossed a bridge that was bumpy and my front end was like my tires were bouncing like a basketball. I thought the front end was coming out from under it and slammed on brakes and started pulling to side of road. After inspecting tires and lugs, I saw nothing wrong and decided to try driving again. As speed increased, there was no problem and eventually got back to speed with no bouncing. Happened again later and I carried truck to ford dealership. They replaced the steering wheel linkage damper at no charge. The problem was better but not fixed. I carried truck back and they replaced the front suspension tie and charged me 4. 37 saying it was not their problem. I disagree.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 13, 2021
StateNC
Description
Our truck begins shaking violently while driving down the highway. This has happened 3 times on the last 5 weeks. It appears to be brought on randomly by normal road “bumps” the violent shaking begins and we cannot regain control until we come to a stop. This las time, we're on the highway surrounded by passenger vehicles and professional trucks when it began and we needed to stop to make the shaking stop and could not get over. This is going to cause major accidents for anyone around us. This is a 2019 vehicle and we service it regularly, last time being 8/26/21. These three incidences occurred on 9/8/21, 10/7/21 & 10/13/21 this needs to be recalled! It's very dangerous, we lose control and feels like the truck is going to split in two and drop.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 12, 2021
StateMT
Description
Severe and violent steering wheel oscillation after hitting bumps at highway speeds without warning. Multiple incidents beginning at 20,000 miles, steadily worsening with time. Requires emergency out of control stopping on interstate in order to regain control of vehicle--putting passengers and other vehicle operators in severe danger. Ford replaced steering stabilizer but problem continues without improvement. Dealer confirms issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 12, 2021
StateWA
Description
While driving the speed limit of 60 mph. I drove over a bump in the road. The steering wheel stared shaking back and forth violently. The truck was barely controllable and could have ended in a deadly crash. The truck shook until I slowed to 15 mph. After getting home and researching the problem I found this is known as the death wobble. I see why it is called that. This problem is going to take people's lives.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 07, 2021
StateVA
Description
I was driving my 2019 ford f350 65-70 mph on the interstate when I hit a rough patch. The steering wheel began to shake violently. I started slowing and merging into the emergency lane. The steering wheel did not quit shaking until I slowed down to about 10 mph. The truck felt nearly out of control during the event. An internet search revealed this condition to be know as a "death wobble". Within a few days, I took the a dealer to be inspected. The dealer replaced the steering stabilizer. My truck had app 30k miles on it at the time. It had the factory equipped goodyear wrangler tires. The truck has no modifications to the factory suspension or steering components.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 01, 2021
StateUT
Description
Driving highway speed and tire hit lane divider reflector and truck was violently shaking and had to pull over and stop on the side of the road immediately.
CategorySuspension:front
DateOct 01, 2021
StateUT
Description
Driving at highway speed hit a bump on the freeway and truck started to shake violently and we had to immediately slow down and pull over on the side of the freeway.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 30, 2021
StateWA
Description
While driving back from a dinner with family in coeur d'alene idaho I was in I-90 heading west in my 2019 f-350 there was some construction and some bumps in the road I was going approximately 65 miles an hour and hit some of these bumps. My front end just started shaking extremely and I had to pull over to the edge of the freeway and slow down I had no choice but to put my foot on the brake to help slow down. I almost thought I was going to bounce right off the edge of the road.
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 23, 2021
StateID
Description
Truck will shake violently after hitting an expansion joint at highway speeds
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 23, 2021
StateSD
Description
While driving on the interstate at approximately 60 mph, I hit a bump on a curved portion of the roadway, which resulted in severe wobbling of the steering wheel and leaving me unable to control the vehicle until I came almost to a stop. This occurred twice at the same location over the period of a week and once more and a different location after that.
CategorySuspension:multiple Axle
DateSep 21, 2021
StateNM
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the driver reported that the vehicle suddenly reduced speed and became undrivable. Upon inspection it was discovered that the rear passenger's side dual axle shaft had sheared in half at the base of the axle housing causing the wheel to become loosened and unsecured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed away. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was repaired by the mechanics at the business. The local dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the nhtsa campaign number: 19v688000 (power train). The contact indicated that the vehicle had experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The contact indicated that the same failure had occurred on three of the same vehicles included in the fleet of vehicles. The failure mileage was 100,000.
CategorySuspension:multiple Axle
DateSep 21, 2021
StateNM
Description
Employee was driving down a highway when he suddenly lost power to the rear wheel making the truck jerk to the left. Passenger side dual rear wheel axle shaft sheared in half at the base of the housing causing the rear wheels to come loose. No warnings on dash just loss of power.
CategorySuspension:multiple Axle
DateSep 21, 2021
StateNM
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the driver reported that the vehicle suddenly reduced speed and became undrivable. Upon inspection it was discovered that the rear passenger's side dual axle shaft had sheared in half at the base of the axle housing caused the wheel to loosen and became unsecured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed away. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The vehicle was repaired. The local dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number 19v688000 (power train). The contact indicated that the vehicle had experienced the failure listed in the recall. The contact indicated that the same failure had occurred on three of the same vehicles included in the company's fleet. The failure mileage was 102,000.
CategorySteering
DateSep 13, 2021
StateWA
Description
Towing a trailer at approximately 60mph, hit a bump and the vehicle / steering wheel started shaking. Slowed quickly, pulled over and stopped. Checked loading of vehicle, trailer, tire condition, found nothing amiss. Believe I experienced my first “death wobble”. Have not had a repeat experience.
CategorySuspension:front
DateSep 10, 2021
StateNV
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving at various speeds and driving over a bump in the roadway or a pothole the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact stated that the vehicle would shake uncontrollably until the vehicle slowed down and the vehicle resumed normal operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 08, 2021
StateNV
Description
My 2019 f350 that only has 10,000 miles develops violent "shaking" episodes while driving down the road. I've had it for 1. 5 years and it has happened at least a dozen times. I'm taking it in for it's second service and I'm going to ask the dealership to look into it. When I googled this it appears this is an ongoing issue with these trucks and the ford motor company is not really fixing the issue. It is extremely dangerous and you have to pull off to the side of the road in order to get the truck to stop shaking.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 07, 2021
StateWA
Description
The truck tailgate opens unintentionally and with no notice. This has happened several times, seemingly randomly, and there is no notice from the driver seat that the tailgate has opened, other than visually looking via rear view mirror or from the outside of the truck. I am not able to reproduce the malfunction, as it happens randomly. So far, it appears to happen mostly when parked and/or when switching between park/drive/reverse. I have not positively confirmed the tailgate opening while the vehicle is in motion, but definitely have noticed it was open while driving after pulling into a parking space, reversing out, and then continuing to drive. The vehicle is available for inspection anytime. Luckily, this malfunction hasn't caused any damage yet, but if it were to happen while towing it would damage the truck and/or trailer, and if it were to happen with a load in the truck bed, I'd be at risk of losing the load, potentially unknowingly while driving. No indications or warning lamps are present when the tailgate opens on its own. I first noticed this happening in june 2021, but didn't think much of it. It happened again in august 2021, and then happened several times during the day of sept 4, 2021.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 07, 2021
StateTX
Description
Front end wobbles terribly at times hitting bumps and on certain road surfaces.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 07, 2021
StateFL
Description
Had the infamous "death wobble" happen to me over the weekend. Luckily, I was by myself and I was familiar with the issue. The steering wheel was shaking violently and it felt like the front wheels were hopping. I slowed down but the issue persisted, I then pulled to the side of the road, came to a stop and the shaking stopped. I've called the dealer this morning and scheduled an appointment for them to look at it. Its a 2019 f350 with 27k miles. This is the first incident, like this, that I've had.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 06, 2021
StateWA
Description
Three separate times while driving on I-90 our truck started to shutter violently and shake uncontrollably until we were able to come to a stop. We had 3 children in the truck the last 2 times and we were afraid we would lose control of the truck. It seems to happen while driving over 60 mph and the highway has bumps or grooves. Once the truck hits the uneven road it shakes out of control until we're able to get stopped and pull off the road.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 01, 2021
StateTX
Description
While towing my 5th wheel travel trailer east bound on I-40 from albuquerque, nm on 8/23/21, the truck and trailer started shaking violently after hitting some small wash board bumps. Only by quickly slowing down from 65 mph to under 40 mph was the situation corrected. After the shaking stopped I sped back up to 65 mph and everything seemed to be normal. A few more miles down I-40 the shaking returned, again after hitting a short section of wash board. This time was more violent than the first, so I pulled over and did a walk around looking for any obvious defects on the tires, wheels and observable suspension components. I did not find any problems, so I continued with my trip to lubbock, tx. The phenomenon did not occur again. I have not had the truck inspected by a mechanic yet. I have researched this problem and found out that it seems to be a fairly common occurrence on ford super duty trucks with four wheel drive. Why hasn't there been a recall issued for this problem?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 16, 2021
StateCO
Description
Travelling at speed (+/-65mph) on I-25in colorado, I hit a pothole. Immediately, my steering wheel started shaking uncontrollably. This truck was purchased new in 2019, and currently has less than 6,000 miles on it.
CategorySuspension:front
DateAug 11, 2021
StateCO
Description
Front end suspension and steering wheel shake violently when hitting a bump in the road at around 65 mph. Lost complete control of truck until I hit brakes hard to slow down and shimmying stopped. Very serious and dangerous situation. This has happened two times, once at about 30,000 miles and again at 45000 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 09, 2021
StatePA
Description
The vehicle when encountering a road obstruction starts to shake and shimmy, pulling the steering wheel too and fro. This causes the driver to instantly put on the brakes. The situation is all over the internet. Ford knows about this issue and still sell them to unaware customers.
CategorySteering
DateAug 07, 2021
StateTX
Description
Traveling 60 mph experienced extreme vibration after hitting bump in the road. Had to slow to 10-20 mph for the extreme vibration to cease. Very unsafe condition. Steering wheel vibrated severely. Truck has 23,400 miles. This condition is known as the death wobble!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 02, 2021
StateTX
Description
Hit bump had steering death wobble. Would not stop violently shaking until I slowed way down.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 01, 2021
StateIL
Description
The 2019 ford f-350 goes into a violent shaking when going over a small or large bump on a highway or interstate. My truck has 40,000 miles on it and I have experienced the violent shaking of the truck several times now. Each time the truck begins shaking, it has to be stopped to relieve the shaking. Yesterday it occurred 3 times in a row on I-80 and we were shaking so bad that the truck veered off into the median nearly causing an accident. An accident nearly occurred earlier as the shaking began as we were passing a tractor trailer on the interstate. I have 3 drivers in my household and I cannot allow my wife or daughter to operate the truck due to the fear of shaking.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 13, 2021
StateKS
Description
Truck hit bump in road and began shaking violently to the point of almost losing control at 45mph. Very hard to hold onto steering wheel to bring truck to a stop.
CategoryTires
DateJul 12, 2021
StateWV
Description
The tires have 40000 miles on them. They are the factory tires and the tread came off as I was driving and done damage to the truck not sure of exact amount will be getting estimates tomorrow . It was the driver side front I have pictures of tire and damage and also of the other 3 tires and still have the tire that failed
CategoryElectrical System
DateJun 30, 2021
StateFL
Description
Engine start/brake interlock failure. After using the remote start feature to start the engine, upon entering the vehicle it is not required to press the brake pedal to press the engine start button to engage the vehicle's"drive" features. Unlike when simply entering the vehicle and "starting" the engine you are required to press the brake pedal to start the engine and engage the driving functions. This is a huge safety issue if children were allowed to enter the vehicle without the driver present the children would have total access to the car even though the key fob was not inside the vehicle.
CategorySteering
DateJun 29, 2021
StateFL
Description
Uncontrollable steering oscillation, ie, "death wobble". Traveling approximately 60 mph and went over uneven pavement in a construction zone. Front end and steering wheel began shaking violently. Had to slow to about 20 mph to get it to stop shaking. Reoccurred a few minutes later on in the same construction zone.
CategorySteering
DateJun 18, 2021
StateWY
Description
The truck went into a death wobble traveling down hill at 60mph while braking, stearing column shook violently, no control of vehicle at that point, we were towing an enclosed car trailer, no lights came on, no warning whatsoever, has not been inspected yet, due to it just happening on our trip
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 10, 2021
StateTX
Description
Severe wobble from 67 miles per hour and up. Not consist comes and goes ever few minutes. Tremendous vibrations while driving.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 10, 2021
StateNH
Description
At speeds over 65, developes a shimmy or wobble. Violently wobbles when it goes over bridge connection etc while on interstates. Had it checked by my mechanic, alignment good, balance is good. Gave me a heads up to the ford f-350 death wobble. Not yet a recall, but everyone including the local ford dealership is aware of this
CategorySteering
DateJun 10, 2021
StateFL
Description
We hit a small pothole in the highway going 70mph and lost all steering input to the vehicle. Steering wheel started jerking violently side to side. I could hardly hold onto it. I slowly applied breaks and was able to move onto shoulder, vehicle still was erratic until almost a dead stop. I thought I rolled a tire on the rim it was so rough feeling. Got out and did a visual inspection and tires were all good, checked under vehicle and no debris picked up or anything else that would cause this. Slowly got back onto highway and it was fine after that. I had one other experience like this but I thought it wasn't nearly this bad. Construction bumps in road about 45mph and had moderate wheel jerk side to side but it corrected once past the rough pavement. This latest time it didn't stop until I stopped vehicle. Best regards, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 07, 2021
StateFL
Description
Multiple instances of the death wobble / sustained steering wheel oscillations while travelling in the memphis, tn area. Have contacted the local ford service department and they plan to replace the steering link damper. Suspect that this is only a short term band aide. Wife has history of costochondritis, truck shook so violently it reinjured her during the last dw/sswo event. Vehicle has less than 28,000 miles on it.
CategorySteering
DateMay 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the vehicle started to violently vibrate, before coming to a stop. The vibration stopped after the vehicle was brought to a complete stop. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 17,600.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 26, 2021
StateND
Description
Experienced several death wobbles hauling oilfield equipment down to texas, luckily there was no traffic at the time as the truck bucked all over the road, happened two more times on trip on rough roadways had to slow to59 to avoid. Very lucky no accident.
CategorySteering
DateMay 22, 2021
StateIL
Description
Driving 55 mph and hit a dip in the road when the front end of the truck and steering wheel start shaking violently. Immediately slowed down by braking and truck returned to normal. Took truck to mechanic and was informed that steering damper and tie rods are worn. He was able to confirm truck shake. Truck has 27,513 miles on it. No safety risk to me or others since I was able to get vehicle under control. No symptoms prior to the front end and steering wheel shaking.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMay 06, 2021
StateMI
Description
While driving on the express way (m-I-75) at a speed of 65 miles per hour I hit a bump and my truck shook fiercely and uncontrollably forcing me to drive on the side of the road until I could get the vehicle to stop. Upon starting to drive again this incident was repeated leaving me to roll down the side of the expressway until I could reach an exit to get off into a safe area. When I looked this up online I found that this incident is already know and named, "the death wobble!"
CategorySteering
DateMay 05, 2021
StateAL
Description
While traveling at approximately 65 mph on interstate 10 upon encountering a bump in the road the truck started violently shaking the front steering and wouldn't stop until truck was stationary. (death wobble). It occurred at 40 mph while city driving after a turn, 3 days before that.
CategorySteering, Vehicle Speed Control, Wheels
DateMay 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
On two occasions the truck has gotten the shakes and it's hard to control on the road. Steering wheel vibrates bad too. Was going about 50 mph each time. Once down the highway in a construction area and the other time down a county road. I believe it has a 'death wobble'
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateApr 27, 2021
StateTX
Description
When driving the vehicle at highway speed vibration can be felt in steering wheel/accelerator/floorboard. When I hit a small bump while driving thw vibration gets worse.
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body
DateApr 21, 2021
StateIL
Description
The tailgate will open up when backup up in truck - there is recall but the recall does not fix the issue. I have the recall work completed by ford dealer but it still opens up when backup with trailer attached. This has happen 3 times since warranty repair. Ford did not fox this problem and they will not ackowledge it.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 20, 2021
StateAZ
Description
My vehicle continuously experiences what is know as the 'death wobble' after hitting various road conditions; rough pavement patch, holes, irregular road heights on freeways, highways and city streets. Occurs as low as 40mph in the city and 65+ on freeways. Ford dealer installed a 'new improved steering stabilizer' but the problem returned in less then a month. I replaced their steering stabilizer with an aftermarket brand (moog). It has helped prevent the serious wobble but when traveling over the road surfaces identified above, the steering wheel starts to wobble back and forth slightly (controllable) then stops after returning to smooth road. Still, my heart races, anticipating the death wobble every time. The problem first appeared at about 15000 miles and now there is 35000 miles on it. I will not let anybody else drive the vehicle because of this danger. If I could, I would trade it in on a different brand.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 12, 2021
StateVA
Description
Driving 55 mph, the truck hit a small bump in the paved road and lost all control of steering and steering wheel was shaking. Once truck came to a near stop I was able to take over steering and the wheel stopped shaking.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 07, 2021
StateIL
Description
Death wobble. I'm confident you will understand the term as there are thousands of complaints from ford owners. Someone is going to die because of this issue and that is not an embellishment. Ford needs to be held accountable to fix the problem. I'm tried and true ford, but this vehicle is not safe to drive and will not let anyone other than myself do so. Please take this for action, there are literally thousands of complaints on this exact issue. Ford knows about it, but has failed to deliver a solution. It's really disappointing as I have held that company in high regard for years.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 05, 2021
StateCO
Description
At 80 mph a small bump in the road sent my truck into a death wobble which violently shook my truck and steering wheel. I had to slow my truck down to 35mph before the shaking stopped. It was very dangerous on the highway to have to slow down this much
CategorySteering
DateApr 04, 2021
StateMD
Description
4-3-21, traveling on a maryland interstate had the death wobble occur twice it occurred from hitting a bump on the overpass which caused us to almost lose control while amongst traffic. Ever since I bought the truck the front end felt funny every time I hit a bump. What are my options
CategorySuspension
DateMar 17, 2021
StateOH
Description
Truck violently shakes when going over minor road imperfection such as a bridge seam or small rut when over ~45-50 mph. Steering wheel shakes, whole truck feels like it is hopping or shimmying. Very difficult to control the truck. Will not stop shaking until I get to under 40 mph (which is added danger on a freeway). This has happened repeatedly, and is getting worse.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
Vehicle goes into a violent shake when hitting a bump or dip on the road. Most often occurs while on the highway at a speed of about 60 mph. The shaking will persist until the vehicle's speed is reduced to about 30 mph. At least 50% of the vehicle's controllability is lost during this event. This is a continues problem that occurs when the above driving conditions are met.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 28, 2021
StateNC
Description
On multiple occasions over the 5 months I have owned the truck, the front wheels of my 2019 f350 have shuddered violently after crossing minor bumps at normal highway speeds. The shuddering was violent enough to pose a serious threat of an accident. Immediate, rapid deceleration was the only way to regain control. My instinct (just my observation) is that the bumps caused a shudder in the front wheels and if the traction control was engaged that the system engaging made the shuddering worse. The last time and the third time this happened was yesterday 2/27/21 my wife and 2 small children were in the truck with me. De-acceleration, dangerous on a busy interstate on its own, did not stop the shuddering this time, but disengaging the traction control seemed to stop it immediately. I often tow a 30' foot travel trailer on family trips and fortunately the shuddering has not yet happened while towing the camper, but I fear what could happen under such circumstances. I have researched this in ford forums and have come to know this defect is common with ford super duty trucks and is know as the f250/350 'death wobble' and I can tell you that is a very accurate description. I also saw that taking these trucks in for service has not helped other owners and that ford has failed to address what is obviously a common, dangerous design flaw across multiple years of the super duty line of trucks. I urge the nhtsa to pressure ford to address this issue immediately.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 27, 2021
StatePA
Description
While riding at 65mph hit small bump on interstate and truck proceeded to shake violently in steering wheel and front end, could not regain control of vehicle until truck came under 40 mph. This was described as 'death wobble' upon further research.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 26, 2021
StateMT
Description
The tailgate on my ford f350 was repaired last year from the recall pertaining to the tailgate opening on its own. The tailgate opened on its own again today. 02/26/2021. The first time it happened I was turning right from a main city street onto a side street going about 10 mph. Today I was going about 5 mph and turned left into a parking lot.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 23, 2021
StateTX
Description
Tailgate repeatedly opened on its own. Tailgate locked and will not open. I see recall for other ford superduty related to same issue but apparently this vehicle has not been recalled.*dt*jb
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 18, 2021
StateSD
Description
My vehicle had approx. 22000 miles on it when it started to develop what is being called the death wobble. This is where the steering wheel shakes terribly when you encounter any bumps on the road. It can shake so violently that it is difficult to control the vehicle. At approx. 27600 miles I took it to power ford in albuquerque, nm for repair. They were aware of the issue and determined that the steering dampener had failed. There is lots of information on this issue on the web. This design issue exists in all 2006 to 2019 ford f-250s and f-350s. This issue makes the vehicle unsafe to drive and decreases the mean time between failure of steering components causing owners to incur the expense of replacing failed components at unreasonably short intervals or installing after-market solutions. While ford may see it as caused by normal wear and tear, the short component lifespan and vehicle control issue indicates a serious design defect which the nhtsa should address.
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 10, 2021
StateIL
Description
Valve stems are leaking on aluminum wheels due to corrosion between metal valve stem and aluminum wheels. Have been replaced several times by dealers. Some tires leak air at a faster rate. Tires loose air whether stationary or in motion.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 09, 2021
StateCO
Description
With less than 100 miles from used vehicle purchase (2-5-2021 with 33,400 miles at sale), vehicle experienced three (3) separate severe and sustained steering wheel oscillations (aka death wobble) at interstate speeds of 65-70mph. Incidents occurred while traveling in a straight line after crossing over bridge expansion joints and/or rough pavement. Driver had difficulty maintaining lane of travel at that speed and had to make emergency braking in order to exit onto shoulder. Once at speeds around 5mph, oscillation ceased. Vehicle is unpredictable and unsafe to drive at speeds 45-70mph, and I cannot imagine what could happen while pulling a trailer when the oscillation occurs. My understanding of vehicle suspension dynamics leads me to believe this is a combination of possible faulty steering dampener, failure of joints, improper factory alignment specs, all combined to create a resonance in the solid axle. This isn't a "band-aid" fix and will require replacing/upgrading several components which have become stressed during oscillation. Also, consider adjustment of factory specs on caster. I am aware of ford's customer satisfaction program 20n04 (tsb), but I have yet to see a full recall on this very dangerous matter.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 04, 2021
StateSC
Description
I was driving my newly purchased 2019 for f350 super duty which has 22,000 miles, when I hit a small bump on the highway. I was driving at a speed of 55 mph and going straight with not the slightest of turn and within the flow of heavy traffic, when my front tires and steering wheel began to vibrate uncontrollably as I came over the small bump. I was unable to control the heavy truck and was forced to slam on the brakes to keep from swerving into the median or into another car beside me. The concrete truck behind me had to slam on it's brakes as well to prevent from hitting me. I have driven heavy trucks for 25 years and have never felt so out of control. Had my son or daughter been driving the truck there is no doubt they would have wrecked and most definitely hurt the driver in the kia next to me. I have owned 5 ford trucks and have never had this death wobble occur in those trucks. When I got to my office I looked it up on the internet and saw this is a common problem with ford f250 and 350's between 2009 and 2019. I called the ford dealership and they said this was not covered under my ford factory warranty but that they get 3-4 calls per week about it. I have not modified anything on the vehicle and it remains a stock vehicle. Ford should not allow these trucks to remain on the road. They are a death trap and will cause fatalities if something isn't done about this defect in the steering stabilizer and track bar. I will be selling this vehicle as the repair is over text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",500. Please do something about this. As the enforcer of safety on the roads it is your duty to make ford recall all 250 and 350's that have these inadequate steering stabilizers and track bars. People will be hurt and killed. The blood will be on your hands of the ntsa and ford if something isn't done.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateFeb 02, 2021
StateWI
Description
A small rock shot up from a simi in front of my truck, hit my windshield and cracked my window. I had it replaced with an oem windshield. Now after parking my unit for 3 months, I find another chip in the new windshield, with another crack. The issue raises the question on how safe are these oem windshields?
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 31, 2021
StateOH
Description
On the highway at about 55 miles per hour, I hit a rough patch on the road and the truck started shaking violently. The shaking was so violent I thought the front wheels would tear off and I would be involved in a catastrophic accident. I feel very lucky I didn't lose complete control of the truck and be involved in a multi-vehicle accident endangering myself and others. I slowed down and pulled over and the shaking stopped. It happened again a few minutes later. This was/is an extremely dangerous situation.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 30, 2021
StateWA
Description
While driving east on hwy 18 in washington state, we went over a bridge joint in the highway traveling approximately 60 mph. The truck started to violently shake causing me to have to significantly slow down in the middle of the highway while others vehicles tried to swerve around to avoid a collision. The shaking did not stop until I was almost completely stopped on the highway. Were we where at there is not a shoulder to pull off the road. Thank god the other drivers around me were able to avoid hitting us or anything else while I was trying to get the truck back under control. This truck is almost brand new with less than 13000 miles. It has never been in a accident or had any other damage. I am not willing to put my or my family's life in danger so this 70000 truck will now sit until it is fixed.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 26, 2021
StateIL
Description
Tailgate recall (ford # 19s48) was performed in spring of 2020. Supposed to fix electronic tailgates from opening inadvertently. In october of 2020, my tailgate dropped while pulling trailer, causing damage to tailgate.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 23, 2021
StateFL
Description
The tail gate opens on its own while driving and has even happened while towing my fifth wheel camper which caused extensive damage to both the camper and the truck ford claims there's nothing wrong and the recalls working but this is still happening
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 22, 2021
StateTX
Description
While towing our fifth wheel camper on two separate occasions, the tailgate of our 2019 ford f-350 dually opened randomly while in transit. Without knowing the tailgate was down, it caused damage to the front of our fifth wheel when making turns. This occurred on two different highways but since we don't know when it lowered, we don't know the exact highway conditions at the time. Rain was not a factor. So far, it has only opened when the truck was connected to our fifth wheel. According to the ford dealer, the tailgate recall repair have already been completed on this vehicle. We have not reported this damage to our insurance company and have not replaced the camper's compartment door yet.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 11, 2021
StateNV
Description
On friday jan 8th at approximately 10:20 in the am I was driving eastbound at 65 mph (speed limit) on the I-215 in las vegas on the "curve" between wigwam and eastern parkway. Nearing the eastern exit I hit an expansion joint of the concrete cement and instantly the front end steering started vibrating violently. The wheels as appeared to me to want to violently shake off. I lost complete control of the steering. I have never experienced "bump steer" or "death wobble" until now. I remember taking my foot off the gas and then frantically trying to see who is on the sides of me. It wasn't getting better. So what must have been only a couple of seconds later I started breaking while trying to hang on to the steering wheel. I slowly applied breaks as the f350 front end seemed to be a bucking rodeo horse. It seems to me that it took 20 seconds to bring the speed down down to 42-25 mph when the violent shaking of the suspension, wheels, and steering wheel ended. Upon control I looked around and saw that nobody was around me and a truck with a trailer was way behind me. I was lucky as traffic was light because I do not believe I was able to stay in my lane. I am sure I would have been in mult-car wreck if it was during normal las vegas traffic. I drove home at 55 mph wondering what the heck happened. I had no longer confidence that my vehicle is safe to drive for myself or others. For the record on 9 december I took my vehicle to ford country for ford customer satisfaction program (20n04). This is for a "redesigned steering linkage damper"; it was out of stock and I received my vehicle back without repair on 10 december. I took the vehicle in because of the notice and that I experienced a three second steering control event when I did hit a pot-hole in september. I did not report it as it was just heavy vibration. Upgrade to recall.
CategorySteering
DateJan 08, 2021
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the death wobble. The contact stated that when the vehicle rode over a pothole, the steering wheel shook violently. The contact stated after approximately five to ten second the shaking to stopped. No warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to burns ford (2001 charlotte hwy, lancaster, sc 29720) three times. The steering damper, the drag link and track bar ball joint, the passenger's side upper tie rod were replaced. The contact stated that the repairs failed to fix the failure. The failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.*ln*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 04, 2021
StateFL
Description
I was driving at 65 mph on the freeway when all of a sudden the vehicle starts shaking uncontrollably. I had practically no control of the vehicle as it was swerving all over the road. All I could do was hold onto the steering wheel and slow down as I veered into the grass median between the two freeways. I had my 12 year old daughter in the car when this happens and its absolutely unacceptable for a 70k vehicle to be this unsafe. Ive contacted ford and they pretend as if this isnt an issue but if they dont get this fixed people will die. This has now happened twice within a weeks time on a 2019 ford with 33k miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 04, 2021
StateTX
Description
I am experiencing the "death wobble". It started about a year ago when I would get minor shaking in the steering after hitting a bump at high speed . The truck would shake bad for a short period and then slowing down it would stop. I took it in and they could not find anything wrong with it. Then it got worse, the shaking became more violent and more frequent. I took it in again and they still could not find anything wrong with it. Now it has gotten to the point that I am really afraid of it. The other day I was on the interstate, in construction with barrier rails and no shoulder and it started. I could not get it to stop. I got down to around 20 mph and it was still shaking and I could not pull over. Finally, speeding up got it to stop. I began to extensively research the problem and found that it is quite common and no specific repair to stop it. I am going to a tire shop today and demand that several repairs are made in hopes that one of them fixes the problem. I have been told that replacing the track bar, steering stabilizer, front brakes, tires, and having it aligned with a greater caster can fix it.
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateDec 24, 2020
StateOK
Description
I'm a small business owner in tulsa, ok and I was wondering if your agency has received complaints regarding the 2019 ford trucks with the front end issue called the 'death wobble'? This has occurred multiple times this year and we take it directly to the dealership when it occurs. The last time the truck was in the dealership for two weeks. Fowler ford called and said out truck was finally ready for pickup. We immediately went and picked it up, and within 50-60 miles the death wobble occurred and blew out the front driver side tire nearly causing us to hit a guard rail with a huge embankment. When the truck tire blew out it tore out the wiring harness, damaged the fender, the door causing over k in damage. Please google 'death wobble'. It is all over the internet and I'm surprised ford has not done a recall. My insurance is going to pay for the damages to the truck. We still won't have a work truck because ford does not have a fix fix for it. Our driver came within a inch or two from hitting a guard rail and going down a huge embankment. Thank you for your time. Nathan butterfield
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateDec 23, 2020
StateCT
Description
I was driving at 65 miles per hour and hit a bump, the steering wheel started to shake uncontrollably and I had no control of the vehicle till I slowed down to about 40 milers per hour and the shaking went away. The same event happened two times. I had it fixed, and the problem still happened. I was pulling a horse trailer with three horses in it the first time it happened.
CategorySteering
DateDec 20, 2020
StateCA
Description
Have experienced violent steering wheel and front end shaking about 8 to 10 times (3 of which my wife informed me of recently when she was driving truck by herself) since I purchased truck october 31st 2019. The violent shaking occurs when traveling over railroad tracks, expansion joints and slight dips in roadways usually over 50 mph. In order to make truck stop shaking we have to slow down to around 15 -20 mph. Very dangerous! Violent shaking does not occur when hauling 5th wheel trailer or cab over camper.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 10, 2020
StateCO
Description
Was driving my new 2019 ford f-350 and rolled over a rough section of road. Truck started to wobble really bad and had to slow to 20mph to get out of this situation.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 06, 2020
StateCT
Description
When driving the vehicle at highway speed any bumps in the road cause the steering wheel to shake and the front wheels to hop. Feels like the truck is out of control until I slow down. Truck is brand new and this happened several times driving it home from virginia to connecticut.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 01, 2020
StateMN
Description
While driving about 60-65 mph the steering wheel started shaking violently as the whole front end felt like it was shaking apart. I had to maneuver to the shoulder and stop before it stopped. Very difficult to keep the vehicle under control.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 01, 2020
StateUT
Description
After hitting a bump on the freeway (i215 in utah) at 75mph the front end/steering started shaking violently. Had to brake/slow down to about 45mph to get the shaking to stop. Was difficult to keep the truck in the lane and avoid other traffic around the truck. Truck is completely stock- no modifications with approx 31k miles. All miles are highways miles. After doing some internet research there is a service bulletin from ford to have the steering dampener/suspension checked. This appears to be a common problem that ford has been very slow to rectify.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 27, 2020
StateCO
Description
My 2019 ford f350 has repeatedly entered a "death wobble" after hitting a bump at highway speeds over the last several weeks. I have to slow down to less than 20 mph to get it to stop. This truck has less than 38k miles. Fortunately, I have not been in an accident. While doing research on this, I discovered that ford has issued a field service advisory (20n04) to replace the steering linkage dampener, however, research indicates that this is a temporary fix. I will have it repaired, but this should be documented for future recall efforts.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateNov 25, 2020
StateCT
Description
My 2019 f350 has a death wobble which is uncontrollable. Durning the past 2 weeks has made us almost crash. Fit leaves the truck uncontrollable which almost hit two tractor trailers and caused a major traffic accident when the death wobble started with a small bump in the road. We were in the left lane when it started we went all the way to the right without any notice with the entire truck shaking out of control. We bright it to the dealership which stated there's a recall blamed the tires and alignment. The recall is back ordered and not available. They refunded us a suitable rental car. When I complained and asked if I should bring my truck to a different dealership he asked me when will I be picking up my truck. My truck is under factory warranty
CategorySteering
DateNov 23, 2020
StateFL
Description
On three separate occasions during a recent road trip, we experienced sudden violent shuddering of the steering wheel while traveling at highway speeds (40-70 mph) and immediately after hitting an uneven spot in the road. On all 3 occasions, the steering wheel shuddered, the vehicle started wobbling side to side, and it was extremely difficult to control the vehicle. The shudder lasted for approximately 20 seconds each time, it was terrifying! This vehicle had only 35k miles on it at the time of our trip and has been very well maintained.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 19, 2020
StateUT
Description
While traveling at approximately 70 mph on the freeway, I suddenly experienced a violent shaking in the front end after hitting an ordinary bump in the freeway. The shakoing was so violent that I temporarily lost control of the vehicle. The shaking ceased as the truck slowed to about 30 mph. I initially suspected a wheel or tire problem, but upon inspection I could not find any tire issues. This vehicle only has 20k miles, and has been completely dealer maintained since purchase.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Structure:body
DateNov 18, 2020
StateTX
Description
A ford truck tailgate recall has satisfied federal safety regulators who opened an investigation in october 2018 following complaints about electric tailgates that suddenly opened.*dt the investigation opened by the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) included electric tailgate problems in 2017-2019 ford f-250, f-350 and f-450 super duty trucks." this recall has not fixed this issue and the tailgate continues to open and is a safety issue. We have attempted to work with ford motor company legal division for compensation and a solution to this but they will not cooperate. Until nhtsa recognize the recall is a failure, owners will continue to be a safety problem on our highways. When did this happen? Multiple times! It has been to 5 dealerships trying to resolve this recall! The date listed below is the date we purchased our truck. Update: vehicle has been repaired by a ford dealer.*jb
CategorySteering
DateNov 10, 2020
StateCO
Description
10-27-2020 I was driving my 2019 ford f350 at highway speed (70-75mph) when the steering started to violently shake, I had to suddenly reduce speed (brake hard) to get the shaking to stop. I had to reduce speed to 30mph before the shaking stopped. This issue happened on 3 different occasions as I was driving from colorado to indiana. Initially, it was shaking so bad I thought I blew a tire. I understand ford is aware of this issue & does nothing to inform owners of the problem.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 09, 2020
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while making a turn into a parking lot, another vehicle that was speeding at 45 mph, crashed into the passenger side. The contact mentioned the impact was forceful and that the other vehicle had all its air bags deploy. None of the side air bags deployed. Both vehicles were towed from the crash scene. The contact and the other driver were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The contact had pains on the left side of his neck and on his lower back. The contact's shoulder hit the side window and was also sore. A police report was filed. The entire cab of the truck was pushed to the driver's side with the supports snapping the passenger side door and the cab corner were smashed in. The insurance company was still determining if the vehicle would be totaled. The manufacturer told the contact to call the local dealer to see why the airbags did not deploy. The dealer (place motor inc 193 thompson rd, webster, ma 01570 (508) 943-8012) sent the contact to the auto body shop with the insurance company. The failure mileage was 58,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 07, 2020
StateMD
Description
I have been experiencing increased instances of "death wobble" over the last 2-3,000 miles. My truck currently has almost 24,000 miles now.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 03, 2020
StateMN
Description
Hi, the attorney general told me to email you about my lemon ford 1 ton super duty truck vin # [xxx]. It's sitting at ford in st. Cloud minnesota waiting on a part. The attorney general said that you might want to look at it due to a bolt being left inside of the rear differential housing during the manufacturing of the truck, causing it to lock up temporarily after I hit a bump in the road. This caused the bolt to bounce up and go through the ring and pinion gearsand then got smashed between the differential carrier. This could have been very deadly to myself and others with me, if the bolt hadn't released itself. *dt*jb information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering
DateNov 02, 2020
StateID
Description
With the truck empty, while towing a small enclosed trailer on interstate 84 east of boise, idaho at exactly 80 mph (cruise control), my wife and I experienced "death wobble". The front end started to shake violently. I was unable to steer the truck and had to slam on the breaks and pull over. Traffic behind me had to react quickly - including several semi's. Extremely dangerous and frightening experience. I thought we were going to get rear-ended by one semi truck and trailer. This happened 3 times that evening - even though I had slowed down. To make it home safely, I slowed way down.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 02, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the tailgate unlatched after the key fob was inadvertently depressed in his pocket. The contact stated that there was damage to the tailgate. The vehicle was taken to henry curtis ford (1120 auto center dr, petaluma, ca 94952, (707) 769-2300) to be inspected. The contact was referred to napa county ford (570 soscol ave, napa, ca 94559, (707) 255-2580). The contact was informed that the vehicle operated without the boundaries of how the vehicle was designed to operate. The contact stated that the mechanic agreed that there was a design flaw within the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer closed the case as per the manufacturer's request. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure and referred the contact back to the dealer for assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 24, 2020
StateNM
Description
Experienced death wabble on a 2019 ford f350 after hitting a small bump while traveling in a straight line at 40 mph on a paved major city street. Able to stop the wabble after slowing to 25 mph. Truck has less than 5000 miles on the odometer. Drive-train and suspension are stock and truck purchased from a new vehicle dealership less than one year ago. Symptoms are the same as I would expect to experience with worn suspension parts on a jeep cherokee or wrangler, not a new truck. Given the newness of the vehicle and low mileage, it is highly unlikely to be worn parts, which means it is possible there is a design defect where the frame at the steering box or a suspension interface flexes creating the same symptoms as worn components
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateOct 22, 2020
StateMI
Description
Our company has had multiple vehicle failures of the shutter door which prevents the vehicle from defrosting causing dangerous low visibly through the windshield. Specifically 3 - f350's and 2 - f550's all of which are model years 2019 and 2020. They have been replaced under warranty and continue to fail at an alarming rate.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 18, 2020
StateCO
Description
I was driving my 2019 f350 with just over 18000 miles to a family residence via 130th avenue a two lane road in iowa, traveling 55mph. I went over a bridge and had violent shaking of the truck from the front end (death wobble). I had to quickly slow down to under 30mph for it to stop. Then again -same day- traveling on I-80 at 70mph, I went over another bridge and the truck did the exact same thing. The truck violently shook at the front end (death wobble). I had to again quickly slow down to under 30mph on a interstate for it to stop. Both time I had a pregnant wife and son in the vehicle. I was lucky that I was able to slow down and get over to the far right. I was also lucky that I did not have one of my trailers with livestock attached. This is a very unsafe truck right now, I happy that I was driving and not my wife. She will not be driving this truck anymore.
CategorySteering
DateOct 10, 2020
StateAZ
Description
I drove across railroad track at about 50 mph and experienced severe wobble of steering wheel and violent vibration that made vehicle uncontrollable. I had to decelerate down to about 15-20 mph before wobble went away. This is the 2nd time this has happened since vehicle was new. First time was less severe. Vehicle is factory stock with 8000 miles on it.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateOct 05, 2020
StateTX
Description
On sept 4,2020 with mileage at 20980 and again on sept 3, 2020 at 21560 at around 65 to 70 mph the front end wobbled for 6 to 8 seconds in a uncontrolled manor. This made control very difficult and dangerous. I checked the air pressure which was at the recommend level. Both times I was traveling on well maintained state hwy. I find this unacceptable and highly dangerous. This was on a straight road.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 01, 2020
StateNY
Description
Vehicle started shaking violently when I was driving on the highway with 60 mph, I lost control. Luckily there was no car next to mine but if there was I would have crashed. I can not trust this truck any longer. I am terrified to drive.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
Our vehicle has experienced the ford "death wobble" on multiple occasions. This is particularly concerning and dangerous while towing a 20k pound fifth wheel. At one point the wobble was so severe that it damaged our fifth wheel, the bed of the truck, and we could not control the vehicle when we hit a bump in the road. Ford has a bad reputation for this issue, long standing, and I request the federal government would investigate why they continue to produce vehicles without correcting the issue. We have had ours fixed but this could have resulted in death and it is not acceptable that ford continues to sell a product with a potentially deadly safety issue. The date below is one of many dates.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 29, 2020
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the steering wheel shook violently whenever the vehicle went over bumps in the roadway. The contact stated that the failure ceased after slowing down and coming to a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to an independnent mechanic and the wheels were rotated. The vehicle was taken to merrill ford okemos (1830 w grand river ave, okemos, mi 48864, (517) 347-1830) where the tires were replaced however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the same independnent mechanic who tested but had not installed a suspension dampener which was used to cushion the vehicle from the bumps on the roadway. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000.
CategorySteering
DateSep 27, 2020
StateID
Description
While driving my ford f350 approximately 50mph on a state highway, I hit a slight depression in the roadway after crossing a bridge. The vehicle's front end and steering wheel began shaking violently . I had to come to almost a complete stop to make the shaking stop. I believe this to be the problem described as the ford death wobble. The vehicle had 27800 miles at the time of the incident. I have scheduled an appointment with the dealer for an inspection and repair. I stopped to examine the front of my vehicle, but there was no apparent reason for the incident.
CategorySteering
DateSep 24, 2020
StateMT
Description
Driving down the road at around 60 mph when truck had violent shaking issue. Had to come to a complete stop to get it under control. Shaking so bad could hardly hang on to steering wheel. Thought that was scary and odd, went down the highway about a mile did it again! (this was going straight but hitting some uneven road. Once was a seam at a bridge) turned around and head home did it twice more. Ready for it this time. Got home looked on the computer found it is a known problem called the death wobble. Called dealer and they said bring it and we will replace the steering shock. Well as a mechanic of heavy equipment and a driver of pick up trucks for over 40+ years I know this is only a band aid! The value of the truck and the value of the lives in this truck demands more attention then a band aid. No dash cam to capture event and not going back out and trying to get it as they have it on youtube (come to find out). I now know this is a known problem but not sure if the wife could have been able to hold on to the wheel and if not the would have been a crash. Wish I had known this before I bought this truck! Very very dangerous. As a known issue (for some) for a few years now do people need to die before ford has a recall on this and fixes the issue. I thought I did my research on this vehicle through car fax and other sites and did not see this issue.
CategorySteering
DateSep 23, 2020
StatePA
Description
On three occasions, on highways, we have hit a pot hole or bump, and the f350 goes into an extreme wobble with the steering wheel. It is incredibly jarring and we've almost lost control. When brought to dealer, they replaced the damper. I've now done research and there are countless persons going through this exact issue: https://www. Facebook. Com/groups/158686091563038 I can't believe this is so prevalent and unaddressed. Someone's going to be hurt badly or worse. Apparently the dealers just are replacing the damper to cover themselves. This is not a long term solution. I have no video, but the facebook group has tons! It's crazy and it is exactly what happened!
CategorySteering
DateSep 23, 2020
StateTX
Description
My 2019 ford f-350 with 16,000 miles on the odometer is experiencing violet shaking of the steering wheel while traveling at speeds of 50-65 mph on the highway. The only way to get the vehicle under control is to slow down on dangerous highways to below 30 mph. I feel it's going to cause an accident sooner or later. The vehicle is all stock and no modifications of the tires, wheels, or suspension have been performed.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 21, 2020
StateOH
Description
I was driving on the freeway at about 70 mph and went over a bridge seam in the roadway. The seam was at an angle. The entire vehicle shook badly. The steering wheel shook and rattled so much I had difficulty holding on to it. As a result, the truck veered out of my lane and in to the other lane (thank goodness there wasn't another vehicle there) before I could grab the wheel again and slow the truck. Had to slow down to about 30-35 mph to get the shaking to stop. Surprised I wasn't rear-ended in that process... This has happened several times - all while at or over about 50 mph, and after driving over some uneven pavement/pavement imperfections (very mild unevenness such as a bridge seam and small roadway patch; doesn't matter if I hit it at an angle or not). The first time this happened was 5/25/2020 when I bought the truck. It didn't last long and I thought it was a fluke... But now it happens more frequently. The truck shakes even worse/ shaking lasts way longer when the uneven surface is more pronounced such as a pothole, the uneven surface is an angle, or the path driven is on a curve. I once had a jeep wrangler (early 2000's) that did this. It was known as the "death wobble." this feels the similar except the shaking is more violent.
CategorySteering
DateSep 20, 2020
StateCO
Description
While driving my ford f350 on a rural highway at 55 mph (60 mph limit) went over railroad tracks and experienced what is commonly known as the "death wobble". My truck only has 12,200 miles on it. I have heard of this, but until you experience it for yourself, there is no way to know how scary it is to lose control of a 7,000+ pound vehicle. I was lucky that I was able to pull over on the shoulder to stop it, this time. I have read several blogs about ford dealers not treating this seriously unless the incident(s) are reported to nhtsa. I am sure this will happen again as it seems to always be present on vehicles that start.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 15, 2020
StateLA
Description
Hit a few bumps in the road and the front left (drivers) tire wobbles as if is going to fall off. Have to slow from interstate sppes to 25 mph to stop it. This has happened several times now.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 11, 2020
StateVA
Description
Going down the road at highway speeds. Hitting a bump truck shakes uncontrollably it's worse when in a curve. Have to slow down to approx 35 mph to get it to stop.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateSep 10, 2020
StateKY
Description
Driving down the road at 65 mph in the fast lane in bumper to bumper traffic hit a bridge joint and the truck severely started shaking un uncontrollably until I slammed on my brakes and slowed to 35 mph . Same trip 5 min later hit a small pothole in the road same thing only worse .. My wife and kids were in the truck and witnessed it and now she wont drive the new truck with only 13k miles on it .... This problem needs addressed asap !
CategorySteering
DateSep 05, 2020
StateWY
Description
My 2019 ford f350 has the "death wobble" that started around 40,000 miles. Today it has 43,747 miles. Upon researching this problem, I am fileing this complaint. This problem is deadly. The wobble happens as freeway speeds and stops after quick deceleration. I have witnesses to this on two occasions.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 31, 2020
StateAL
Description
Hitting a bump or bridge juncture at highway speeds (>65) causes a violent resonance in the front suspension. The truck shakes violently and the steering wheel turns side to side rapidly. The shaking gets worse unless you quickly slow down to
CategorySteering
DateAug 29, 2020
StateMS
Description
When traveling @ normal highway speeds if I cross uneven pavement or rough roads the steering wheel shakes violently side to side. When road smooths and along with braking to reduce speed the problem goes away. Have taken into dealership and steering dampener was replaced but problem is starting back. 25,500+/-miles
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 24, 2020
StateCA
Description
I own a 2019 ford f350 with about 13,500 miles on it. On multiple occasions I have experienced what seems to be named the ford "death wobble". When driving occasionally the truck starts to shake uncontrollably causing the driver to death grip the steering wheel to avoid losing control. This problem has occurred 10-15 times in about 4 months. Ford does not have a recall on this problem, and they are refusing to put in writing at the service department the exact issue I am bringing the truck in for. They call it "recalls" however there is no recall for this issue. When this occurs, the vehicle attempts to move side to side making it nearly impossible to stay in the lane of travel. This has occurred at speeds of 30 miles per hour on city roads and 65 miles per hour on the freeway. Slowing down or removing your foot from the accelerator only makes the problem worse as we slow down. I have a video recorded of one of the times this occurred which we were going about 63 miles per hour, we slowed down to about 42 miles per hour rapidly in an attempt to keep control. Doing this almost caused the car behind us to hit us and the car to the right of us needed to steer out of the way quickly. Ford does not have a fix for this issue, the front tires on the vehicle look like they have been chopped up due to the bouncing that occurs during the wobble. Someone is going to get killed if ford does not fix the problem. I have a video that I will gladly share, this only lets me upload pictures
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 10, 2020
StateTX
Description
Twice today I experienced the so called 'dead wobble' driving down the interstate at approximates 70 mph. I had to pull to the side of the highway & decrease my speed to approximately 25-30 to get it to stop.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 10, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving there can be a clunking noise heard and felt from under the driver seat going 60-80 mph on the highway. The clunking is intermittent. The clunking happens more when we are towing our rv which is 16k lb. When the rv is unattached the clunking can be heard and felt less. Most of the roads are smooth when the clunking starts. A 2019 f450 owner told us they had the same issues at 7000 miles after putting it into 4l. They informed us the took it into ford and they found out that during the assembly of the truck, a part was broken off. Ford fixed it under warranty because it was a factory caused issues.
CategorySteering
DateAug 02, 2020
StateMD
Description
Going down the road about 50 mph hitting minor bump in the road. Front of truck started shaking violently. I was unable to control the truck and had difficulty slowing it down. I crossed the center line with it being unable to be controlled. Finally was able to gain control after almost a complete stop. Truck is almost brand new and only 13,000 miles.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateJul 28, 2020
StateWA
Description
While traveling over bumps excessive vibration in steering and in cab. Even after steering dampener was fixed.
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateJul 28, 2020
StateIN
Description
Purchased a 2019 f350 in october of 2018 and starting at 20,000 miles or less vehicle started to violently shake or wobble. This first happen while going down the highway at 58 mph, and truck steering wheel and truck started to wobble and shake. I pulled over unsure what to do, but nothing seems wrong, as in flat tire, and drive shaft. Over the next few months this continued to happen. I have informed the dealer with no response and our local ford dealer with no response. At routine maintenance appointment, they acknowledge to complaint but do nothing.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 23, 2020
StateNV
Description
The truck has 26000 miles on it but it happened at around 20000 miles. I was driving on the highway going downhill and the truck, when I touched the brakes, started to violently shake back and forth. I could not control it I though the engine was shutting down or something but it was not. I had to slow down and pull over, it was scary. I looked around my truck to see if there was a tire issue but found nothing. I had it happen more than once on the same trip. I had service done recently but there was no mention about the recall and just saw there is one. I have the fordpass app and it showed up but I wanted to be on the record that even now the 2019s still have the problem of uncontrolled wobble. I did not know of this before I purchased but have now learned it has been a problem for many years and it still exists. My entire family was in the truck at the time and it could have ended badly but there was not traffic on the road thank god!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 22, 2020
StateMD
Description
The pano roof on my 2019 ford f350 exploded outward like popcorn. The truck has 14,000 miles. It was siting still when the glass exploded. Ford has refused to help at every level contacted.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 20, 2020
StateMA
Description
On normal highway speed's after hitting a small bump I experienced a violent shaking in the steering that would not go away until I slow down to under 20 miles an hour
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJul 16, 2020
StateFL
Description
Windshield wipers continue to operate in slowest intermittent mode when switched to the off position. This also causes the headlights to be illuminated. This happens at all speeds from a full stop to highway speeds. This appears to be a widespread problem with wiper switches amongst f-350 pick up trucks in florida or hotter climates. Part cost is . 00 dollars plus tax and 1 hour of labor 0. 00. This causes driver distraction and crash potential.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility:sun/moon Roof Assembly
DateJul 15, 2020
StateNV
Description
Sunroof exploded while on highway in motion
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJul 14, 2020
StateNC
Description
My 2019 f350 truck experienced the death wobble multiple times on recent trip. While towing our camper we hit a seem in the road which caused the truck to start violently shaking uncontrollably. I thought we broke and axle. I was able to slow the truck and pull over. I could not find any damage and so we continued. The truck had approximately 18500 miles on it. This did not occur again for about 1500 miles where it happened when we hit a small pot hole with our front left tire. Again, violent uncontrollable shaking that only stops when speed is below 30 mph. I slowed to pull over but it stopped when my speed got low enough. We continued cautiously not knowing what happened. I did some research but could not find anything at the time. We were on an 8 week trip and had started our return direction so we continued. About 1300 miles later it happened again, stopped when our speed dropped. This time I was able to find information on the "death wobble" and now understood this is exactly what we were experiencing. I had to decide how to proceed as we had our family and camper 1400 miles away from home at this point. I drove very cautiously, and despite my best efforts it happened 2 more times, once without the camper. On our last leg from tn to nc the roads were especially bad and we had 5 more incidents. I drove 45 mph with my hazards on much of the way to get the truck home. It seems to be getting progressively worse and I would say it is not safe to drive anymore. Any seam in the road or pot hole that impact the front tires at speeds above 50 mph will now cause this truck to go into violent uncontrollable shaking that only stops when speeds are reduced to below 30 mph. Very bad situation to be in, especially when this seems to be such a know issue. This should not be allowed to continue.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateJul 09, 2020
StateOH
Description
I was driving home late one night from work, running about 55-60 and the steering wheel and truck started violently shaking and got worse as I tried to apply brakes. It caused me to run off the side of the road into a farm field(luckily no damage)! So I shut the truck off and checked everything, I thought a wheel was falling off or something but everything was good, so I slowly drove home and would start to feel the steering wheel shake when I would apply brakes but nothing like before.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Wheels
DateJul 09, 2020
StateMI
Description
Premature tire wear as a direct result of death wobble. 65000 mile 10 ply commercial front tires are balding on the outer area of the tires due to front end trouble caused by death wobble, current actual mileage 21,571 ford motor company has issued a field service action 20n04 they are finally admitting there is a death wobble issue and front end trouble, however they are claiming premature tire wear in not a result of the front end problems. Front tire premature tire wear is a direct result of service action 20n04 fowlerville ford dealership refused to warranty and replace tires stating ford motor company claims the premature tire ware is not a result of death wobble service action 20n04.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 06, 2020
StateAK
Description
This model has a safety recall for tailgate opening unintendedly. I had my in for the recall repair. My tailgate unintendedly opened again, after the recall repair causing damage to it and my trailer. The truck was also loaded with mic items that could have fallen out on at highway speeds. There is a substantial risk of more property damage and risk to other motorists on the road if this issue is not corrected.*dt*jb
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateJul 06, 2020
StateMI
Description
When driving at highway speed pulling a trailer experiencing violent front end vibration and wobble, this caused us to run off the road into the shoulder nearly causing ya to flip over into the medium. The tires are properly inflated and checked daily. This violent shaking and wobble happens almost daily in a truck purchased as new. This violent shaking started at around 7000 miles and has continued. The vehicle is currently in ford dealership service at fowlerville ford in michigan to have this issues and other looked at. This is an extremely dangerous problem.
CategoryWheels
DateJul 06, 2020
StateMI
Description
2019 f350 dually with 21,000 miles valve stems leak on factory wheels. Front passenger tire loses air and goes flat overnight. Rear passenger tire loses air 30 pounds overnight drivers side rear tires there are two both lose 20 pounds of air overnight front drivers side tire loses air 10 pounds overnight six valve stems in all everyone of them leaks. Truck is in fowlerville ford dealership to have valve stems replaced.
CategorySteering
DateJul 02, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Hit a bump and the whole truck shook and vibrated violently to the point of loosing control. We were driving on the freeway at approximately 60 mph. The only way to stop the shaking was to apply the brakes and almost stop.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 28, 2020
StateMN
Description
Death wobble
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJun 28, 2020
StateOH
Description
While pulling a gooseneck trailer with my compact tractor on it driving down a 2 lane road at aprx. 50 mph hit a bump in the road and I experienced for the first time in my life what's known as death wobble. Felt like the front tires were rapidly bouncing up and down. I immediately raised my foot off the acceleration pedal. Once it coasted down to about 40 mph the vibration stopped. A couple hours later it happened again on the interstate doing about 70 mph, same trailer setup as before. Raised my foot off the pedal and once the truck slowed down a little bit the vibration went away. The truck still has the original tires on it and they have been rotated. I checked the tire pressures a couple of days ago and they were at/near the factory recommend pressures. Truck has around 38k miles on it.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 22, 2020
StateOR
Description
I? M driving my 2019 ford pickup at night. The truck is equipped with auto high-beams and they are enabled in the settings. It is night and I don? T want my high-beams on so I toggle them off by flipping the turn indicator handle. A car is approaching form the opposite direction on the other side of the road. As the car approaches and passes by ? What should my high-beams do, stay off or turn on? Sense I turned them off, I would think they should say off but they don? T, they come on. This can be further exacerbated in fog. We all know that driving with high-beams in fog is dangerous ? The driver could be blinded by the light reflection off the fog. The same scenario above but now driving in fog with the high-beams off ? A car is approaching form the opposite direction on the other side of the road and after passing by and the auto high-beams turns on and I blinded by the reflection - I swerve off the road and hit a pedestrian (that last part did not happen, but it could). Who would be liable in this case? My ford dealer says that there is nothing wrong with my auto high-beams and that is the way they are designed to operate. I think this is a dangerous condition and must be address and resolved. My truck has been to the dealer twice to fix this issue and they have been unable to resolve the issue. The last time the truck was in the shop (2 weeks) ford admitted that there was something wrong and that other owners are also experiencing this issue too but they don? T know how to fix it. I was told to take my truck home and I would be notified when ford had a solution. That was over 2 weeks ago (june 5th). Dealer for repair is wilson motors in corvallis or. *tr
CategorySteering, Steering, Suspension, Suspension, Wheels, Wheels
DateJun 22, 2020
StateIL
Description
This vehicle violently shakes after hitting a grooved surface or a small bump in the road. The shaking takes a great deal of power to bring the vehicle back under control. *tr
CategorySuspension
DateJun 19, 2020
StateAZ
Description
On 7 occasions, vehicle ran over a small bump in the road and truck began to shake violently, research of youtube videos shows ..... Ford (death wobble). *tr
CategorySuspension
DateJun 15, 2020
StateTX
Description
Every 10k miles, the truck develops the "death wobble" in which the truck shakes violently after hitting small bumps at highway speed. The only solution is to quickly brake and hope that no one has you. Dealers are sympathetic, but say that ford cannot seem to find the problem and they can only replace the front stabilizer and know that the problem will return. The current stabilizer (third) has just started to fail at 31k miles. Incredibly dangerous while towing (or ever) and it makes us scared to drive the truck. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 28, 2020
StateCA
Description
When I hit bumps in the road I get a violent steering wheel shake, known as death wobble. Happens at slow speeds on the windy road I live on, probably going roughly 25-35 mph usually when I hit a bump while turning. I have heard this is a common problem in these vehicles . It seems to be getting worse as time goes on. The vehicle only hads 8500 miles on it and was purchased new from dealer.*dt *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 18, 2020
StateCO
Description
Five occurrences of 'death wobble' experienced so far. No aftermarket accessories have been installed on the vehicle and everything is stock factory installed. 1) the 1st occurrence was on 10/5/2019 and we were driving solo up a hill on hwy 550 doing about 45-50 mph climbing a hill. We hit a bump and I thought we had flat so pulled over to check. Check and no flat so proceeded and it never happened again so I never brought in to have the dealer (ford) look at it. I don't have the specific mileage when this occurred. 2) the 2nd occurrence was on 5/14/2020 and we were towing our 12,000 lbs. 5th wheel on southbound I-25 in the middle lane doing about 55 mph. I hit a bump and the truck shook violently and scared us to death as we had traffic on both sides of us and need to slow rapidly. Luckily, I was able to slow down quickly while keeping the truck in my lane and not get re-ended. This is a very scary feeling having a truck out of control towing a 12k trailer in heavy traffic. Mileage was 21,927. 3) the 3rd occurrence was on 5/14/2020 and we were towing our 12,000 lbs. 5th wheel on hwy 24 w doing about 45 mph. I hit a bump and the truck shook violently again and I was able to slow down rapidly as we were heading up hill. Mileage was 21,975. 4) the 4th occurrence was on 5/14/2020 and we were towing our 12,000 lbs. 5th wheel on hwy 24 w doing about 45 mph. I hit a bump and the truck shook violently again and I was able to slow down rapidly as we were heading up hill. This was the third one in about 50 miles. Mileage was 21,980. 5) the 5th occurrence was on 5/17/2020 and we were towing our 12,000 lbs. 5th wheel on hwy 115 n doing about 55 mph. I hit a bridge abutment truck shook violently again and I was able to slow down rapidly. Mileage was 22,175. Working with the dealer to get ford tsb 19-2274 accomplished. *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMay 18, 2020
StateCO
Description
When driving at highway speeds (60+mph) and the truck hits a bump in the road, the truck experiences death wobble to a degree that the brakes have to be applied emergent until the truck slows below 10mph. Which causes the truck to become a road hazard. Fear is that the death wobble will cause an accident. As well, there is increasing front end vibration when driving above 60mph on apparent smooth interstates. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 15, 2020
StateIL
Description
At 55mph or so driving over a hole, bump or raised portion in the rode way the steering wheel starts to shake/shimmying/wobble some what violently with both hands on the wheel for a distance until I slow down and it then subsides. The feeling make a person feel like their losing control of the vehicle and is scary. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 07, 2020
StateOK
Description
Driving straight down a freeway, hit a bump, front wheels start shaking violently. This is the 5th time in the last 2 weeks. The only way I've been able to stop the shaking is to slow down to 40mph. *tr
CategorySuspension
DateApr 24, 2020
StateTX
Description
When driving down the highway and hit a bump the truck violently shakes, losing total control of vehicle, until the speed is able to go down to around 20 to 30 mph. Extremely terrifying when traveling on the highway at 70mph with 18 wheelers on both sides of you. This has happened several times, most recent on 4-23-20. This problem needs to be addressed.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateApr 13, 2020
StateCA
Description
I hit a small pot hole in the road at approximately 50mph and the truck and steering wheel started shaking violently. I lost control of the vehicle until I got it slowed to 20mph.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 08, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 19v808000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was taken to john sang ford (195 upper river rd, gallipolis, oh 45631) where the recall repair was performed. The contact stated that the headlights were dimmed. After the remedy was performed, the contact experienced low visibility while driving at night. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000. The vin was not available.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 06, 2020
StateCA
Description
Truck would violently shake going over bumps and will occasionally throw you off the road when going over bumpy roads on freeway. Especially if it's a slight curb. Dealership has already changed steering stabilizer. It happened right after the repair and I almost lost control on the high. Possibly injuring or killing my passengers.
CategorySteering
DateApr 01, 2020
StateOH
Description
Death wobble, frequently on the highway, moving
CategorySteering
DateMar 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
I was driving around 60 miles an hour on I-40 east in amarillo texas a couple days ago + the highway got really narrow between the concrete barriers and I guess I hit a couple bumps in the road and my front end started shaking really bad it made my pick up change lanes and I was only able to stop the shimmy by hitting the brakes till I got down to about 40 miles an hour. There was a car just behind me to the left that if he would have been. Closer, 20 ft more we would have collided. This is a nearly new vehicle only 5200 miles on it has no other front end shaking problems until I did this. Thank you for any news or campaigns related to this problem. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 19, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving I ran over a small pothole and the steering wheel began violently wobbling back and forth to the point that I almost lost control. This is now commonly called the death wobble.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateMar 11, 2020
StateCA
Description
The truck violently shaked out of control while traveling between 50 and 70 miles per hour after hitting various rough road conditions on the freeway. Everything from expansion joints to small potholes. The dealer changed the steering stabilizer to the updated model, but the truck still shakes while going over these road conditions, but does not wobble out of control. "death wobble" truck began this vibration at 10,000 miles, and the wobble took place three times beginning at 13,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 10, 2020
StateGA
Description
Traveling on i287 at 50 mph we hit a crack in pavement and steering started to thrash rapidly and uncontrollably. Was lucky not to a major accident trying to get from middle lane to shoulder at rush hour on i287 in metro ny near the rye, ny greenwich, ct border. Had to come to almost a complete stop to have the steering stop the death wobble
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 05, 2020
StateKS
Description
Truck has death wobble problem. While in motion it shakes violently when the suspension cycles a certain way and causes loss of control
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 04, 2020
StateFL
Description
Uncontrollable and violent shaking of the steering wheel and entire truck. After hitting a bump in the road the truck will shack so bad that I have to pull over and come to a complete stop. Some times I have to do this in the middle of traffic and or on the interstate. The truck is a complete safety issue not only for me, my passengers, but also the other people on the road. It appears this is an ongoing issue with ford super duty's. It is call "death wobble" for rightful reasons. Please investigate and have ford make corrective actions in whole. They need to stop selling these trucks until they can figure it out. Its a rolling grenade.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 29, 2020
StateVA
Description
While traveling at highway speeds hitting any bump in the road resulted in steering oscillation or death wobble until you slow to between 45 and 40 mph. Ford service advised the track bar, drag link, steering stabilizer were all defective and on backorder due to so many failures. I have multiple mpeg videos showing it happening and have given them to ford and my ford dealer.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 24, 2020
StatePA
Description
Violent front end shaking upon contact with road bumps or applying brakes at highway speeds over 50mph. Must reduce speed below 40mph to regain control. The more brakes applied the more shaking intensifies. Started at 10k miles when applying the brakes. Progressed to contact with bumps/bounces and uneven pavement. Reported immediately to ford dealership. They checked at 13,756 miles (took that long to get appointment) and claimed steering dampner bad. Tsb #19-2392 from ford (use new part #) part backordered for 7 weeks. Continued to drive vehicle during this wait time as they could not provide a comparable vehicle as a loaner. Finally replaced at approximately 19k miles. Alignment checked by dealership. Dealership claims all other parts are still good. Violent shaking returned at 19,867 miles when applying the brakes. Upon hitting rough road and/or bumps in the road the front end feels loose again. Notified dealership again. Response was "we did what ford told us to do". I asked for a manager and am still waiting for a call back.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 24, 2020
StateFL
Description
I was driving my truck down interstate 95 in the center lane at about 75 miles an hour with about 2000 pounds of tile in the back. All of a sudden I hit a bumpy patch in the road and the front end started vibrating like a tuning fork. It was vibrating so fast and so bad that we had to pull off the highway (in three lanes of heavy traffic) in order to get it to stop. It continued until we could get off the highway for a good ten or fifteen seconds maybe even longer to get off the road. I had two pallets of tile in the back end and was worried it was going to vibrate them onto the road. After the truck stopped the vibrating stopped of course. I walked around looking for a flat tire or other issue but nothing. Then we got on the highway again and the problem was no longer there. I have had the problem in much less severe cases many times where a vibration happened after hitting a rough spot but nothing like this. I called the service manager at kelly ford and they said unless we could duplicate the problem they can't really do much about the problem. Tonight I searched on the internet and understand that it's been a problem with ford for a while and there's even a class action lawsuit involving the issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Near brand new 2019 ford f350 dually truck - experienced the so-called "death wobble". Was at a speed of about 50mph and went over a bridge. When hitting the "bump" in the transition between the bridge and the pavement, the truck went into the violent shake/shimmy and I could not maintain control - braking did not help until I could manage to slow to about 2 mph. I was on a city street and the bridge/roadway was at a slight left turn when the incident happened. This extreme vibration in the entire truck and steering wheel violently shaking is known online as the death wobble. My truck is nearly new, has only 3600 miles on it and is 100% stock. No wheel/tire/suspension modifications have been made
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 17, 2020
StateMA
Description
While traveling 65-70 mph on highway the front end of truck began oscillating violently causing loss of steering. The condition was only stopped after emergently braking in the middle lane of the highway to a full stop. Very scary!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateAZ
Description
On nov 20,2019, while traveling from cornville, az to littleton, co I experienced a violent wobble with my 2019 ford f350 super duty diesel truck. I was starting to go up raton pass in new mexico (just north of raton, nm) and experienced the vibration going roughly 60-65mph. On our return home on 12/02/19 I experienced it again when driving on i25 through colorado springs. I have been working with sanderson ford in glendale, az and they conveyed to me that ford has authorized their dealerships to replace the steering dampener and that was done on 01/17/19. When this condition initially happened the truck only had 9400 miles and on the return trip the mileage was 10,127.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateIA
Description
Brand new truck with 3000 miles on it and the front end is very loose feeling. Lots of steering wheel shaking ( side to side movement) when hitting bumps. Dealer replaced the steering damper and it is slightly better for now. I am worried there is a bigger problem that is creating unwanted wear and tear on the critical steering linkage and it will need to be repaired often to keep it safe. Happens mostly at speeds over 40 miles per hour and worse when hitting bumps on curves like tight interstate on ramps
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 11, 2020
StateTX
Description
When driving from speed limit 60_80 and I hit a small bump or hole in the road I experienced death wobble to the point I have to slow down significantly.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateFeb 08, 2020
StatePA
Description
Just bought truck from fred beans of boyertown. Truck has very hard shaking when hitting a rough part of roadway while traveling around 50mph and upward. Almost lost control of truck. It's has almost like a death wobble. Very scary. Won't stop until truck go about 15 mph. Had family in truck it is a safety issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 05, 2020
StateTN
Description
I experienced the ford "death wobble". Traveling in a straight line at 70mph pulling a large 5th wheel trailer I hit a small bump on the interstate and the front of the truck began shaking violently. I had to slow to 40 mph before it stopped. I thought the front end of the truck was going to come apart. As soon as I made it to my destination I made an appointment with the local ford dealer. They kept it for a day and said they could find nothing wrong but they were aware of the problem and said ford was working on a solution that was not yet ready. I asked the dealer to rotate the tires and align the front end. They kept the truck another day and completed my request. The truck is a 2019 and has just over 21,000 miles. Every time I hit a bump now I grip the whell a little harder. I now understand there has been a class action lawsuit filed for the issue and I would find it hard to believe the nhtsa has not stepped in. I hope you have addressed this issue with ford and would appreciate a response one way or the other. I am not educated enough with computers to upload a document. The only document I have is the work order from the dealer.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
Driving at 50 mph, hit a slight bump in the road, experienced severe shaking of truck and steering out of control. The "death wobble" would not stop until speed was reduced to a near stop. First happened 1/17/20 with 12,005 mile. Dealer replaced steering damper on 2/1/20 at 13,120 miles.
CategorySteering
DateJan 31, 2020
StateTN
Description
Truck's steering wheel began to shake violently at approx 65 mph pulling a camper. Truck was uncontrollable! Truck continued to 'death wobble' multiple times. This appears to be a common issue with ford trucks. If you are not strong enough to hold the steering wheel you would wreck!
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 31, 2020
StateTX
Description
Experienced the "death wobble." the steering wheel and tires shook uncontrollable and I nearly crashed. Had to slam on the breaks and stop. Only have 26000 miles on the vehicle. I am taking it in for them to work on but it concerns me that it will happen again. Our other truck that is exactly the same did the same thing this week too and are taking it in also. Seems to be a common thing with these trucks. Lucky no one got hurt or killed. Really scared me to death.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 30, 2020
StateAR
Description
Was driving with a load of ~19,000 pounds (fifth wheel) at ~55 mph, when the steering wheel began shaking uncontrollably until I came to a stop. The following day was driving without a load at ~60 mph, hit a rough spot in the road, and the steering wheel bagan shaking uncontrollably until I came to a stop. The truck has done this more than 5 times but less than 10 during the last 30 days. This issue began when my truck had ~24000 miles on it. The vehicle has done this while driving on state highways and local roads, but all paved. The dealership said it was a known issue. There is a steering dampener the dealership would like to try. I am unable to use the vehicle for its intended purpose, according to the dealership.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 27, 2020
StateTX
Description
Severe shaking and movement in the steering system causing an almost loss in control. Truck is currently in the shop for the 5th time to resolve the issue.
CategorySteering
DateJan 26, 2020
StateCO
Description
I was driving straight 55-60 miles per hour on a smooth highway when I hit a patch of light bumps / grooves. The steering wheel and truck started shaking violently and wouldn't stop until I slowed to 40 miles per hour. This happened twice in a 2 mile stretch. This is the 'death wobble' issue reported by thousands of ford owners and really needs to be addressed before someone loses control and gets killed.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 22, 2020
StateCA
Description
Front wheels/steering stabilizer bars. 2019 f-350 srw with 8' bed and 5400 miles on the truck. The front wheels started bouncing when hitting potholes. It was noticeable at lower speeds (less than 35mph) but it was significantly more defined at speeds of over 35-40mph. I did not think much of it until it occurred a couple of times while doing about 45mph and to a point where I almost lost control of the vehicle. Note: the truck has never been off-road or driven recklessly. I recently turned it in to ford where they confirmed that there have been many other instances reported with the same model/year truck. Technician stated it is becoming a common complaint and related to a faulty front wheel stabilizer bars. Ford is currently replacing the stabilizer bars on my truck. Hence I felt obligated to report this issue in hopes to avoid someone possibly getting into a severe accident due to this faulty stabilizer bars.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Was t boned on jan. 17,2020 . Hit on passenger side. Truck caught on fire inside cab of driver side almost trapping me inside.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 15, 2020
StateIL
Description
On 1/13/20 while I was driving on the highway the steering wheel began to shake violently causing me to lose control. By the time I got slow down enough to sop I was in the left lane (incoming traffic). Luckily there was no traffic or I wouldn't be able to make this complaint as I would of been hit head on and had no control of the vehicle. My dealer said he had another truck with the same issue and it would take 2 months to get a part to maybe fix it. ,000 and I have a truck I'm scared to drive. It's a 2019 with 7,000 miles on it. I have a pregnant wife and 3 children. The issues with these trucks are death traps. This truck is basically a one ton wrecking ball that I can lose control of at any minute. It's my only transportation. Something needs to be done about these before someone is killed. My wife won't get in it and won't allow the kids in the truck. This is completely unacceptable. Since it happened I researched possible causes and have learned this is a well documented issue in these vehicles. At this point I'm afraid to I'm either going to die or kill someone else in this vehicle. If I could simply return it I would tomorrow.
CategorySteering
DateJan 10, 2020
StateMT
Description
Driving at highway speeds truck randomly starts to violently shake almost to the point of losing control. Upon researching my issue it seems to be consist with what is know as a "death wobble". I am unable to use my truck for its intended purpose.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 08, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Sustained steering wheel oscillation (aka death wobble) while driving down the highway at approximately 65 mph. I drove over a rough bridge expansion joint and the steering wheel started to violently shake back and forth until I slowed to approximately 25mph and the oscillations ceased.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateOR
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. After the contact purchased the vehicle, there was a slight shimmy in the front end. While driving 70 mph over a pothole, there was a shimmy in the front end, the vehicle jerked and veered into a ditch. The contact was able to continue driving. While driving less than 70 mph, the vehicle operated as intended. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to sanderson ford (6400 n 51st ave, glendale, az 85301, (800) 729-3501), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called surprise ford (16825 w waddell rd, surprise, az 85388, (623) 792-2522) where an appointment was scheduled. The manufacturer was contacted and planned to diagnose the vehicle, but no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 26,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 05, 2020
StateTX
Description
Death wooble took it to the dealer said parts are being redesigned 4-6 weeks out will call when they get them. Very dangerous situation truck has 21000 miles on it problem has happened numerous times on highway 70-80 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateJan 03, 2020
StateNH
Description
After hitting bridge expansion join at approx 60 mph t in new hampshire I expierenced a speed wooble so severe I had to stop at night on the highway which is extremely dangerous, the wobble was so severe I was unable to turn or get off highway . This has occured three times in the last month but the last wobble was very severe. This is a brand new 2019 f-350 with less than 12,000 miles . This has ocured frequently since I purchased the truck but was not very severe , my concern is if my child was driving this truck likely would have been a severe accident or rollover . After getting online it appears this is a large problem with the superduties wondering why no recall?
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateJan 02, 2020
StateFL
Description
When traveling at speeds above 40mph when the vehicle hits grooves, expansion cracks, or just uneven roadways the front end starts to shake violently and becomes very hard to control. The only way to get the shaking to stop is by bringing the vehicle to speeds around 20mph. So far it has happened 4 times and one of the times took me off the road.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 31, 2019
StateTX
Description
I purchased a new f350 in 04/19. It has an issue that causes the steering and front end to shake violently and uncontrollably when it hits a bump in the road when traveling at highway speeds. The issue is only corrected by slowing the vehicle. Sometimes the vehicle has to come to a complete stop before the vehicle will stop shaking. The issue has happened no less than 12 times as of 12/31/19. It has been to the dealer twice for this issue. They made adjustments and replaced steering dampener both times and the issue was not a present until 6-8 weeks after repairs. This is extremely dangerous and I am very fortunate that this has not led to an accident yet.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 30, 2019
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. While driving, the engine failed. The vehicle was taken to haley ford richmond (10724 jefferson davis hwy, richmond, va 23237) where it was diagnosed that the motor was blown. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was contacted. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering
DateDec 30, 2019
StateLA
Description
Traveling at 65 mph, steering wheel begin to shake violently. Unable to control the steering of the vehicle, when brakes were applied, no braking action took place, pedal just went to the floor as if in an anti-lock situation. After speed was reduced below 25 mph, the shaking stopped and was able to return back to normal driving. This happened 3- consecutive times, each time with the same ending. Truck is a 2019 f-350 with only 22k miles. Has been in the shop now for 42 days with no answer from ford about what caused or how to repair the issue.
CategorySteering
DateDec 30, 2019
StateCO
Description
At speeds greater than 45 mph, when hitting rough pavement or a joint in the roadway (such as a freeway overpass or bridge), the steering wheel wobbles (oscillates) violently back and forth. It cannot recover until speeds are reduced below 45 mph. This is repeatable. I have filmed an occurrence and posted on youtube for review: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=rupsa7kdsjo this video shows a typical occurrence. Traveling about 75 mph on a clear, flat, straight stretch of freeway (I-25, just south of fort collins, co). A small joint (a normal part of the freeway) caused the wheels to shake uncontrollably, which causes the steering wheel to violently shake and oscillate back an forth. It's very difficult to control or even grasp the steering wheel. The only recourse is to find a way to slow the vehicle. Once speeds dip below about 45 mph, the vehicle is able to recover. My vehicle is completely stock and has no aftermarket parts, shocks, lifts, or other equipment. It has stock wheels, stock tires, stock suspension components, etc. It had about 13,000 miles on the odometer when this problem began. This appears to be a known problem (internet) and ford had a service bulletin tso 18-2268 to address. However, this tsb only applies to trucks built on or before 31-july-2018. My truck was built during march 2019. Ford clearly hasn't resolved the underlying issue and now doesn't even have an active tsb to address the symptoms.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 27, 2019
StateUT
Description
While driving at about 65 to 70 mph, their was a small bump in the highway that normally you would not even notice, made my new truck with only 7,000 miles start shaking and it felt like my wheels were going to fall off, I lost about all control of my vehicle, and had to slow down to about 15 mph on the I-15 highway to get it under control. I am sure if this persists that I or someone will be seriously injured or killed
CategorySteering, Wheels
DateDec 26, 2019
StateMA
Description
Shacking of steering wheel this is not an isolated incident with our trucks, it's a nationwide problem that is very very dangerous. In a 10 mile ride it would happen 3-4x at 70 to 75mph hitting the slightest bump, the truck would violently shake. I would have to slow down to 20 mph for it to stop. Very difficult on a highway! *bf
CategorySteering
DateDec 23, 2019
StateTX
Description
Major steering wheel wobble at speeds unsafe. Contiues to happen and get worse as I drive.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 22, 2019
StateWY
Description
'death wobble.' hitting any uneven road conditions at highway speed causes vehicle to shake violently. This is at random and you never know when it is going to happen. Temporarily lose control of the vehicle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 22, 2019
StateUT
Description
One morning while getting into our vehicle (2019 f350) after is had been parked for two days I noticed the rear window was bulging outward and shattered. There is no evidence the window was damaged from the outside, and the window is bulging outward. It appears, the pressurizing of the vehicle cabin by shutting the door could cause enough pressure to blow out a window. The vehicle was parked on a friday at 1400, it remained parked then on sunday we noticed the broken window. The vehicle was parked on street which led me to think vandalism, however the outward bulging of the window is evidence the break came from the inside. The doors were locked which means no one could have gotten inside the vehicle.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 19, 2019
StateSD
Description
Traveling at about 80 mph went over a bridge approach, the steering wheel violently shook until I hit the brakes and slowed to about 25 mph. Aka death wobble.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering
DateDec 18, 2019
StateAZ
Description
There is an issue with ford trucks that is commonly referred to as the death wobble. My truck has less than 30,000 miles and has been in three times for this issue. Once ford corrected the issue and it came back. When it came back was told there are updated parts have been waiting for well over a month with no feedback from ford. Reached out yet again to them and was told that I would be escalated. My concern is that this safety issue should have active management and communication from ford and it does not. People are told they have to wait with no update. Now it appears I have been escalated (we shall see) but I am concerned for others that may not be aware of what to do in order to get this addressed. Can you reach out to ford and see how/what their plan is to communicate and support impacted parties? Issue occurs when driving anything over 45 mph and to resolve you must slow to below 25 mph. Think of this occurring when on highway and having limited control of a 1 ton truck. Issue occurs at random times so there is no way to avoid it. Occurred many times first time was back in early 2019
CategorySteering
DateDec 16, 2019
StateID
Description
Driving at speeds between 45-65 mph the truck all of a sudden starts to shake in the front end up threw the steering wheel and you can not control the vehicle ( death wobble). Once you slow down to 30 mph the shaking goes away,
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 15, 2019
StateCO
Description
Death wobble after hitting rough patch in road or bridge joint
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 12, 2019
StateAL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. While driving approximately 50 mph, the front end of the vehicle suddenly shook and vibrated violently. The front wheels wobbled and the steering wheel vibrated after driving over a bump. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on multiple occasions while driving over 30 mph. The vehicle was taken to opelika ford (801 columbus pkwy, opelika, al) and town and country ford (1101 martin st. N, pell city, al) where it was diagnosed that the steering track bar and steering bushings were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was informed that the replacement parts were also not defective. The manufacturer was notified and provided case number: cas25139941. The failure mileage was 27,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 11, 2019
StateCO
Description
Driving on dry pavement, approximately 40mph, straight smooth road. I drove over an expansion joint in the pavement, the steering began to wobble violently which made my vehicle leave the pavement onto the opposite side of the road onto an easement. I seemed to have experienced the "ford deat"h wobble, I contacted the dealership, they referred to what I experienced as a known problem referred to as "death wobble". If a vehicle would hav been coming in the opposite direction, there would have been an accident and could have resulted in death at the speed I was traveling. The truck only has ~15000 miles on it. I was told that there is an apparent tsb on this issue and parts are on national backorder with no idea when the parts will be available. This is a very serious safety issue.
CategorySteering
DateDec 10, 2019
StateNV
Description
At approximately 14,000 miles the vehicle developed a severe vibration in the steering when going over even a small bump on the freeway at freeway speed. The vibration continued to get progressively worse until the vehicle was no longer safe to drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer that sold us the truck. The dealer service department had to replace a number of steering components in the front end and indicated that a tire problem caused the failure. The tires, wheels and all steering components were oem and no modifications had been made to the vehicle steering or suspension system when the issue occurred. The dealer indicated that the goodyear tires installed at the factory were the cause of the problem and recommended installing michelin tires to alleviate any future issues. The steering was repaired and the tires replaced by the dealer. Since those repairs another similar vehicle in our fleet that came with oem michelin tires and has under 10,000 miles has started to develop the same issue. The dealer has indicated that this may be a problem with f350 models but continues to blame goodyear for the problem and no other solutions to fix the issue have been indicated.
CategoryService Brakes
DateDec 09, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. While driving 70 mph, the abs engaged without warning. The contact managed to turn the vehicle off and back on and it resumed normal operation. The vehicle was taken to matthews currie ford (130 n tamiami trail, nokomis, fl 34275, (800) 248-2378) where it was test driven, but the dealer was unable to duplicate that failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: cas-[xxx]. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 15,600. The vin was unknown. ('parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).')*jb
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StateKS
Description
During speeds 50 mph or above the front of truck will shake violently losing control of steer and breaking. It only takes the edge of a cement transition between regular road and bridge or some basic rough spots to start the violent shaking. During speeds between 35 and 50 after driving over rough road front will shimmy and smoothout. I have had 3 near misses with other vehicles due to the extreme and violent shaking. Yesterday was a near miss with a semi-truck, and did not gain control until after crossing over three lanes of I-435 traffic outside of kansas city. I went by ford today, and they have had many complaints for same reason. This is an extreme safety issue. I should have been notified that this model of truck is developing drivability issues that can kill.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StateMI
Description
Truck has a re-ococcuring death shake / wobble that happens when you hit bumps at highway speed (60 mph plus). Only way to regain control is to abruptly decelerate the vehicle to around 20 mph. Has now happened multiple times and it's getting woemaw. It's to a point where I no longer allow my wife and kids to be in the vehicle. These trucks should not be on the road as it's a known issue.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 09, 2019
StatePA
Description
When driving 55 mph, I approached a bridge which was a slight elevation in roadway, I was pulling a horse trailer which was a goose neck. When I went over the change in elevation the truck's front end shook violently, the steering wheel shook so hard it was hard to hold onto, I slowed down the truck to 10 mph and the shaking went down. This was extremely scarey and dangerous, luckily no one was behind me on the highway and the weather was not bad. This truck only has 20,000 miles on it. I really wish there was a recall regarding this truck, I want to trade it in at this point, it's too scarey to drive.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 08, 2019
StateTX
Description
At approximately 60mph hit rough spot in road and truck started 'death wobble'! Had to brake hard to less than 20mph to get truck to stop. This happened first with the truck having only 2830 miles on it. Next time about 100 miles later happened at 75mph and I thought I was going to loose control. Called dealership and was told it would be 2-3 weeks before they would have parts and was also told to not expect the new parts to fix the truck. I was told prior to purchasing the truck that the issues had been fixed prior to my purchase since the truck was built in september 2019. I depend on my vehicles to make my living, can't do that with them in the shop with a unknown fix. Ford needs to stop being allowed to sell this trucks until there is a proven fix!! How many people will be injured or killed do you this problem before action is taken. Dealer asked me what I wanted to do after I complained about the 2-3 week delay on even being able to work in the truck. I said you knew these trucks still had the problem so just refund my money and I'll go down the road. Was laughed at and said that wouldn't happen. Again bought the truck october 10, 2019 and it now has 3,120 miles on it. This needs to be stopped.
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
2019 f-350 with 8' bed and approx 1000 miles. 1st occurrence: departed a campground towing a travel trailer (after doing 3 walk-around safety check prior to departing). Drove 10 miles to nearest gas station before getting on the highway where I discovered the tailgate was down and crushed by the travel trailer. Thinking back through my series of events; I was on level ground and did not reach down to disengage the parking brake below the gate release, I had a ground guide back me up out of my spot who confirmed gate was still up prior to departing, key was in the cup holder with no other objects. I reported this issue to the dealer(4 sept 2019). They reviewed current recalls on my model and none were reported. I filed a claim with my insurance and absorbed the repair expenses. Important to note, there was a heavy thunderstorm the night prior to departing. 2nd occurrence: (while awaiting parts to repair damages from 1st occurrence) I departed work and just after turning left out of the parking spot still in the parking lot, the tailgate came open unintentionally for the second time during my 2 months of ownership. I immediately noticed it down when I looked in my rearview mirror and no damages from this occurrence.
CategorySteering
DateDec 05, 2019
StateTX
Description
Truck has 21750 miles on it and is experiencing the known symptom of ford super duty known as the "death wobble". As I was entering the ramp to the freeway, I hit a bump in the road and the vehicle started shaking violently causing me to almost lose control. I had to slow down and move to the shoulder and stop the vehicle to seize the shaking. Other vehicles were on the road and this causes a huge safety concern.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 04, 2019
StateCA
Description
On dec 2, 2019 I was driving my 2019 ford f-350 (with 15,000mi) on insterstate 505 at approximately 65-70mph while overtaking a tractor-trailer. With no obvious cause, the front wheels / steering of the vehicle began shaking uncontrollably. I assumed there was some sort of major wheel damage or blowout of a tire and tried to pull over. The vehicle was very hard to steer and I did not have adequate speed to get safely past the semi, so I slowed down in the fast lane and pulled to the right behind the semi. Once stopped I inspected the vehicle and was surprised to find no obvious damage. I resumed driving without any apparent issue. About 45mi further down the road the exact same issue happened again at 65mph. This time there were no vehicles nearby on the highway so I slowed below 30mph and the vibration stopped. I accelerated back to 65mph without the vibration issue and continued my trip home. The intensity of these vibrations is very extreme and the vehicle is almost uncontrollable when they are happenening. There is no way to avoid or anticipate that they will happen, and the only remedy is to slow or stop the vehicle immediately, which is extremely dangerous to do in a freeway environment when the steering is barely working. My vehicle is using original, unmodified stock tires, wheels, and suspension components and is ovf relatively low mileage (15,000mi).
CategorySteering
DateDec 03, 2019
StateAZ
Description
When crossing over bumps in the road at speeds above 45 mph the steering wheel shakes. Sometimes it's slight and other times it's severe.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 03, 2019
StateTX
Description
The truck has started getting the death wobble at about 18,000 miles. Took into the dealership and they replaced steering dampner with an after market one per ford. Got truck back and still has death wobble. Taking back to ford this week with 21,000 mikes on truck. This is a serious problem. It does the death wobble anytime you hit a bump at 50 plus mph
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 02, 2019
StateOR
Description
Tailgate randomly opens while driving. Has happened at least a dozen times in the last six months. (july-nov 2019)
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 02, 2019
StateCO
Description
Truck gets super strong diesel smell and some white smoke in cab of truck happens at random
CategorySuspension
DateNov 26, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. While driving 45 mph over a rough road, the front end of the vehicle vibrated violently. The vehicle was taken to ed koehn ford lincoln of greenville (11064 w carson city rd, greenville, mi 48838, (616) 754-4689) where the vehicle was test driven. The dealer diagnosed that the steering stabilizer needed to be replaced; however, the part was on backorder. The vehicle was taken to tony betten & sons ford (3839 plainfield ave ne, grand rapids, mi 49525, (616) 363-6841) where the contact was informed that ford was working on a solution for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
Going straight at 55 mph the steering wheel and front of the truck started shaking ,wobbling and loss of control. I had no control of the vehicle as I ran off of the road into the mud on a county blacktop road. This is the second time this has happened.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 25, 2019
StateOH
Description
My wife and I were headed to costco and were driving through west chester ohio. We went over a set of railroad tracks on princeton glendale rd. Just before port union rd. Once we went over the tracks the front of the truck began to jump and shake uncontrollably. It was very scary. We had no idea what was going on. The truck wobbled side to side for a good distance after we went over the tracks. The wobbling was felt extremely strong in the front end and carried through the cab of the truck. It only subsided after slowing the truck down by letting off the accelerator and letting it coast to about 25 mph. Thank goodness we weren't on the highway or worse yet, that we weren't towing anything. We bought this truck to tow a large fifth wheel camper. If this were to happen while towing this on the highway we would probably lose control and crash. That would be catastrophic to say the least. I have just under 4,000 miles on my new truck and this is the second time this has happened. The first time was minimal. So minimal that we wrote it off after it happened. But, it too happened after going over a set of railroad tracks on a rural road just outside of seven mile ohio. It was nothing like what happened this weekend. Since this happened I took it upon myself to look to the internet for more info. It seems this is a national problem with the super duty trucks. There is a plethora of complaints of this exact same thing. My fear is contacting my local sales dealership and getting the standard jargon. Having the mechanic take it for a test drive and then call me after I drop it off to them for three days and them tell me that nothing occurred and nothing appears broken. Like I said earlier, I have almost 4,000 miles on the truck and it has happened twice.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Sever death wobble at speed and while breaking. Stealing wheel jerks violently to the point vehicle control is difficult.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was driving 70mph and hit a bump when the truck became uncontrollable. I could not turn to get off the hwy and had to slow down to 25mph before the shaking stopped.
CategorySteering
DateNov 16, 2019
StateNM
Description
If the vehicle hits a bump addy sleds above 45 miles per hour, the steering wheel shakes uncontrollably. I have multiple videos of multiple instances, too large to upload here.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 15, 2019
StateID
Description
Traveling at approximately 50-55 mph on a curved 2 lane highway I hit a small bump in the road. This caused the front of the vehicle and steering wheel to shake wildly and almost caused a collision with the vehicles behind me. I was only able to get it to stop shaking by coming to an almost complete stop in the middle of a narrow 2 lane mountain highway. As I was coming to a stop I had very little control over the vehicle and actually crossed the center line and went several feet into the oncoming lane.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 14, 2019
StateNC
Description
When driving on the interstate at 75 mph I hit a small bump in the road while changing lanes. The entire truck began shaking violently. The steering wheel was shaking so violently that I had a difficult time controlling the vehicle while I returned to the right lane and reduced speed. The shaking stopped when the speed was reduced to 30 mph. Twenty minutes later while traveling on the interstate I hit an expansion joint at 65 mph and the violent shaking returned. I reduced speed and the shaking stopped at 30 mph.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 11, 2019
StateTX
Description
My 2019 ford f-350 has approximately 16,300 miles on it. On friday, november 8, 2019, I was driving at highway speed (approximately 65 mph) westbound on interstate 10 near san antonio, tx around mile marker 588 shortly after noon. I was in the left lane. I hit a small, but relatively deep pothole in my lane, which caused a jolt to the vehicle. What followed next is difficult to describe as I have never experienced anything like it in over 40 years of driving. The front end of the vehicle started to shake and wobble violently. I initially thought both of the front steer tires had experienced a blowout simultaneously as the shaking was occurring on both front tires and the front suspension. The vehicle was very difficult to control. I was able to decelerate and move to the right shoulder. At some point during my deceleration, perhaps around 25 mph, I was able to regain control of the vehicle and the shaking stopped. I exited and inspected the vehicle, but could see no damage to either tire, nor any indication of damage to the tie rods, shocks or other components of the front suspension. I was able to resume driving and later conducted a more thorough inspection, again finding no apparent damage or cause for the violent shaking and wobbling I had experienced. I am terrified that this will occur again. In different circumstances, this could easily result in loss of control of the vehicle, with very bad consequences. I occasionally pull fifth wheel and goose neck trailers with this vehicle, which is why I purchased it. If this occurred while pulling a load, the consequences could be terrible.
CategorySteering
DateNov 08, 2019
StateID
Description
Truck went into uncontrollable death wobble at 75mph on freeway in glendive montana. I have a video of it happening. *ln*jb
CategorySteering
DateNov 06, 2019
StateTX
Description
Truck began to violently shake wile on freeway at approximately 65 mph. Had to pull over and stop and start driving again.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Suspension
DateNov 04, 2019
StateMN
Description
My new f350 with 6k miles on it starts to shake violently for no reason at all on speeds over 60 mph and the only way to correct the problem is to slow down to almost a stop. The steering wheel was shaking violently and so was the front of the truck.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 31, 2019
StateTX
Description
Front end bounced uncontrollably at highway speed (65) on relatively smooth road surface - only solution was to slow to below 40 mph
CategorySteering
DateOct 30, 2019
StateNV
Description
I have experienced the "ford death wobble" three times in the past two weeks. It happens in the same place on my commute where I pass over a bridge joint on the freeway. I am usually doing between 65-70 mph. It shakes the vehicle so badly that I have to cross through three lanes of traffic to pull over and come to a complete stop. Only then will the wobble stop. The truck has 27,000 miles on it and should not be acting this way. I could maybe understand if it had 250,000 and very worn out steering components.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 29, 2019
StateUT
Description
I got the truck back from the place I bought it, after they called me saying that it was recalls that the ford agency didn't do, I bought the truck a week ago from this post, my truck came equipped with birds eye camera, meaning that I have front, sides, back and on top of the cabin, cameras, they are not working at all, besides the camera in the tailgate. This is just a week after I bought the truck.
CategorySteering
DateOct 28, 2019
StateWI
Description
The truck shakes violently when hitting bumps on highway at speeds above 55 to the point it will shake the wheel out of your hands. This has happened several times and the last time it happened I crossed on coming traffic lane and slowed on the opposite shoulder before death wobble went away. Ford obviously knows this is an issue and replaced the steering dampener at 20k miles. That is nothing more than a band aid, not a repair. I refuse to let anyone drive this truck which is sad because it is brand new and cost k. This needs to be addressed with ford asap!!!
CategorySteering
DateOct 26, 2019
StateIL
Description
Experienced a wobble in the steering after hitting a small bump in the pavement. It was violent enough to send me into the left lane. This truck is less than a year old with only 5500 miles on it. Speed was 65 miles an hour and had to quickly reduce speed to avoid going into the median.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateOct 23, 2019
StateNC
Description
On 10/19/2019 while my 2019 f-350 was in motion towing a 36-ft 5th wheel on a two-lane highway at 55 mph, I drove over a series of bumps in my lane that caused the front of the truck to shudder violently. I had to slow the truck to approx. 30 mph to get the shuddering to stop. I did not lose control of the 5th wheel. The steering wheel shuddered so violently I could barely keep my hands on it. All vehicle weights were well within the gvwr/gcwr of both the trailer and truck. Ironically enough I was on my way home from weighing the truck and trailer at a cat scale when this incident occurred. Four days later I took the truck to the dealer where they replaced the steering damper assembly in accordance with tsb 19-2274.
CategorySteering
DateOct 17, 2019
StateFL
Description
My truck started a 'death wobble' at 13k miles. I took it to the dealership where they kept it for 29 days. I was told they fixed the problem with an alignment. After getting it back the truck did not drive that well. Stiff steering. The truck felt weird and shook when you hit bumps. I took it back to the dealer where kept it for another week. I was told another alignment and steering dampener was replaced. After getting it back. There is no change. It still drives bad. The service manager told me that the problem was not fixed. Just masked by the alignment. I reported it to ford corporate. They said the truck didn't have a problem. This is very frustrating considering how much I paid for it.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 17, 2019
StatePA
Description
Traveling between 55-65 on the highway I hit a small bump in the road and the truck started shaking violently. Had to slow down to almost a complete stop to get it to stop. Very unsafe.
CategorySteering
DateOct 16, 2019
StateNV
Description
July-2019 - when driving at highway speeds the steering wheel began shaking violently (death wobble) after crossing a bridge expansion joint causing me to lose control of the vehicle. I was able to slow down gradually and the shaking stopped around 40 mph. Had it serviced at a local ford dealership and it was fixed under tsb 18-2268 where they replaced the steering wheel dampener. Sep-2019 - death wobble occurred again following july repair on highway while towing a 5th wheel trailer. Immediately scheduled service at a different local ford dealership and was told there was a new tsb that superceeds the prior one. They replaced the steering wheel dampener again but was disappointed to hear that it was still the same oem part number used for the dampener. Oct-2019 - death wobble occured at 60 mph on the highway. Happened 3 times in a row this time causing me to veer into another lane. Immediately schedule service appointment at a 3rd ford dealership. Repair currently in progress at the time I'm writing this so no outcome yet. Began a formal inquiry with ford on potential buy-back or replacement.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 15, 2019
StateTX
Description
1st incident-driving on the highway the truck started violently shaking after hitting a small rise going over an overpass. Extremely blessed that I was in an express lane (tolled) and no one was around me. 16ft trailer was hooked up and it took every bit of strength I had to keep the truck in the 2 lanes and not the wall. Thankful no other vehicles were around me. 2nd incident- again driving on the highway the next day; a very small bump in the road caused the violent shaking. I was not towing, but I did have vehicles around me this time that thankfully were paying attention as I was in and out of the fast and middle lane. The experience is indescribable and frightening.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 15, 2019
StateOH
Description
I purchased this f350 new, and took delivery of this vehicle on december 12 2019. 8 times since receiving. This vehicle I have experienced eight (8) un commanded tailgate releases. I noticed that the tailgate was down when receiving a warning while backing. I have a tonneau cover on the truck which prevents the rear camera from showing the tailgate open. As of yet I have not lost any cargo as a result of this opening. I did not hit I the inside release, or the key fob to direct the opening.
CategorySteering
DateSep 16, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was driving at highway speed 65 mph down the lhighway mwith my son in the truck with me. My truck bed was empty. I ran over several small pot holes or bumps in the road and my truck steering wheel started shaking and got progressively worse and I advanced down the interstate. I held on to the wheel as hard as I could and tried to keep control of the truck and not lose complete control. The violent shaking only got worse until I was able to get the vehicle down to below 20 miles an hour. Several other vehicles were honking and pointing at the front end of my truck. This death wobble which I am hearing being reffered to is starting to happen with more frequency. I am terrified of letting any of my familiy drive my new ,000 ford f 350 king ranch. I am taking it to a ford service this week to get fixedl. The more I research the "death wobble" the more I am finding out that there are thousands of new ford truck owners just like me that are experiencing this very dangerous and horrifying problem. It is hard to believe that ford has not recalled this truck yet to fix this very dangerous situation. It woud not be suprised to find out that this neglect by ford hasn't resulted in death already. This death wobble has occurred at highway speeds and while driving in residential areas going 45 mph.
CategorySteering
DateSep 13, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Commonly referred to as the death wobble. At highway speed (65 mph) hit rough road on the freeway, the truck shakes uncontrollably. Have to come to a complete stop to stop the shaking. Has happened 3 times so far. Approximate milage 13,000. At dealership now for attempted fix.
CategorySteering
DateSep 05, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Experienced `death wobble` at about 28,000 miles in 2019 ford f-350. Steering becomes very unstable and dangerous. This happens at highway speeds and when vehicle hits a tiny bump or pothole.
CategoryStructure:body:tailgate
DateAug 07, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. While driving approximately 3 mph and pulling a fifth wheel trailer, the tailgate dropped open involuntarily and punctured a hole in the trailer. The tailgate was also damaged. The vehicle was taken to hart ford/lincoln (117 lake st, roscommon, mi 48653), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer submitted an open geospatial consortium to headquarters, which was declined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 8,800.
CategorySteering
DateJul 30, 2019
StateWV
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. While driving 50 mph, the steering wheel violently shook without warning. The contact had to drive lower speeds in order for the vehicle to resume normal operation. The vehicle was taken to jack garrett ford (270 ripley rd, spencer, wv 25276, (800) 837-3673) where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred three additional times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided a case number. The failure mileage was approximately 9,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 25, 2019
StateWA
Description
Less than 500 miles on a f350 superduty with an 8' bed. Driving with a small boat in the back propped up on the back of the tailgate. Taking a left on a green light in the city going ~15mph the tailgate opened on its own and the boat almost slid out of the truck. Did not press the fob as it was in the cupholder -- did not press the button inside above the parking brake because I had both hands on the steering wheel to make the turn. Almost lost the boat as I had it tied while propped on tailgate, the straps came loose since the boat fell 2 feed. Did not call the dealer yet and I purchased this truck 7 days ago. I want to report this because this still appears to be a problem on the 2019 models.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 19, 2019
StateOH
Description
At some point during a 2 hour interstate highway drive, the power tailgate opened itself. This damaged the tailgate itself, and severely damaged the front of the fifth wheel trailer that I was towing. The problem was noticed when we turned into our campground and heard a grinding/popping noise behind us.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 01, 2019
StateMN
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2019 ford f-350 sd. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the contact fell asleep behind the wheel causing the vehicle to hit a curb, went over a hill and into the ground, causing the vehicle to roll over 2 times. No airs bags deployed. The passenger sustained a fractured right foot, bruised shoulders and pelvic bone. The contact sustained minor injuries to his chest. There was a police report filed. The passenger was taken to st. James medical center where she was transferred to mankato clinic wickersham health campus clinic health system where they are currently under medical care. The vehicle was towed by the police to a lot where the damages were unknown. The failure mileage was 5,000. *bf consumer stated black box only records 3 incidents and starts again.*jb
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 03, 2019
StateWV
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 18e021000 (structure); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact was unable to contact a dealer or manufacturer to confirm if the parts were available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 09, 2019
StateCA
Description
While parking, foot on brake, engine increased rpm to very high level. 2019 truck with 41 miles, vehicle was stationary.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 15, 2019
StateOR
Description
Purchased new 2019 f350 with the ultimate trailer tow package. Also purchased 5th wheel hitch. After getting home and removing hitch, noticed two of the four pucks have a locking mechanism for securing the hitch. One of the pucks has nothing. One puck has a partial lock. Photos attached. I made attempts to find out if this is normal but can't find any answers. Can you help? Photos available upon request.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 24, 2019
StateWI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ford f-350. Approximately twenty minutes after the vehicle was parked, it rolled into a wooded area. The contact jumped into the vehicle and was able to stop it and shut it off. There was no warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to sugar loaf ford lincoln (507-454-5170, located at 1222 w service dr, winona, mn 55987) to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 320. *dt*jb
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 20, 2019
StateOH
Description
Inadvertant tailgate opening. I have a 2019 ford f-350 lariat super duty. The tailgate has opened 4 times within the first 800 miles of operation. There is no alert system in the casb to alert the driver the tailgate has opened. The only indication is an alert while backing to check the area. I have a toneau cover over the truck bed that obstructs the rear camera from alerting the driver. I was unaware the tailgate was open while driving the vehicle. Fortunately nothing fell out during the trips. This occurred on multiple occasions and different mileages.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 16, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Truck door locks to not operate in cold weather. Additionally door will not latch shut. Found this out when driving around a bend in the road and my rear passenger side door flew open. Thankfully there was no passenger as they could have been flown out of the truck. This is known problem with these ford trucks. Refer to fsa 18n03 which is a field service action bulletin. Why they are not recalling these vehicles is a mystery to me. This is a huge safety issue. I have made an appointment with the dealer that I bought the vehicle from. They tell me that a technician needs to take each door apart and apply sealants and lubrication to the parts. In searching out this problem on the internet, other owners who are also experiencing this problem have complained that the dealer fix does not work.. That the problem reoccurs. I'm very concerned that this problem is not being addressed by the manufacturer. I paid over 80k for this truck and I'm driving around in a safety hazard.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 20, 2018
StateMA
Description
Previous complaint #11160684. I took my new f-350 to framingham ford for a "frozen" door latch on 1/17/18. They followed ford recall 18n03 for 2017-18 models. I picked it up on 1/19/18 and the door would not latch again! It had been dry for three days. I don't think it is necessarily a frozen water issue. It might be something to due with cold. It was dry and cold, around 22 degrees both days the latch would not engage.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 18, 2018
StateTX
Description
Our automatic tailgate on our 2019 ford f350 truck opens and comes down randomly. It has happened 6 times in the first 3 weeks of ownership. This has happened while parked and while driving, the last time the key fob was in the cup holder when we were filling the truck at the gas station. With our 5th wheel trailer attached, the tailgate came down as we pulled away. Not knowing it came down, we made a turn pulling out of the gas station which caused over a

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,000 in damage to our trailer. This randomly opening tailgate is dangerous for anyone pulling a trailer or with any materials that may fall out of the truck bed. Ford continues to deny there is a problem.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 11, 2018
StateMA
Description
This is a 2019 f-350. The drivers door latch froze. I could not close the door until the truck warmed up and thawed. The weather and truck were dry and cold. It had rained two days earlier. This should not happen in 2019. *dt *dt*jb
CategoryWheels
DateNov 17, 2018
StateND
Description
Continental contitrac tires. Excessive vehicle vibration at highway speeds due to separation the tread plies and poor tire molding techniques. Had same problem with my last vehicle which had the same tires on it. Size on both vehicles was lt275/65r18. I feel continental tires should be recalled for this issue and banned from selling tires in this country *dt *jb

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2 COMMENTS
  • bo w

    I have 2019 Ford 350. Losing Power I have took it back to the dealer 5 times still not fix. I need a lemon law lawyer

  • marty

    what if I buy a used 2019 ford f 350 from a dealer and it has issues that are repetitive
    , since I am the second owner would I still be able to use the lemon law?

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