Consumers have filed a total of 1,403 complaints for F-250 models.
I was driving down i-69 running abround 75mph. All of the sudden, the truck started to violently shake as if both rear tires blew out. I gently pressed on the brakes to not exaserbate the issue. It was everything i could do to keep the truck on the road. Scariest moment of my life for sure. Looking in the rearview, i saw smoke coming from the tires and thought either my brakes locked up, bearing went bad in one of wheels or blown tires. As i slowed to 25 mph, the shaking stopped and i noticed that the engine was revving super high. I stopped the truck and checked out the brakes, tires, wheels and make sure nothing was wrapped around the axle. All clear. I can only assume the truck downshifted into 1st or 2nd gear. I did not see it happen but the rear tires lost traction and bounced around until i slowed down. I-69 through deleware county has recently been paved so i dont think i hit any big bumps before this happened. The truck has 38,028 miles on it and i have never had tranmission issue's with it. The occasional hard to start condition has happened a few times before. 5 -10 seconds turning over before starting but no tranmission issue's. This happened last night and since, i have had it up to 70 mph and it didnt happen again. Again though, this happened last night.
Uncontrollable shutting of the steering wheel when hitting a bump at speeds in excess of 60 mph. Known as the death wobble.
While driving down the road the drivers door opened up unexpectedly while entering an interstate highway. The outside temperature was 89 degrees f.
While driving 65-70 mph down a state highway, our driver crossed a bridge that had a decent bump on the other side and the truck started to shake and became hard to control until it got slowed down to 45-50 mph the driver was able to regain complete control and the truck stopped shacking. The steering damper has a field service action in place fsa 20n04-steering linkage damper extended coverage. We have several 2018 f250 trucks that we use to pull enclosed trailers. When we tried to schedule them to be replace they would not do it until it was causing an issue. Had we had a trailer hooked up during this incident it could have resulted in a serious accident. This needs to be a urgent recall not a "field service action"
Experiencing the ford f250 "death wobble". The truck violently shakes after hitting a bump or groove in the road at speeds over 60 miles per hour. To stop the shaking you have to almost come to a complete stop in the road. It seems to happen more often on the highway traveling at high speeds over bridges or when it is off balance.
When driving at 55 mph and i hit a bump in road and the veh. Shook so hard i could not keep in my lane. This has happened twice. First time ford said it was steering damper, replaced it (around 18k mile) today it done it again (32810 miles) both times the incident occurred on a curve. I had to slow down to 30 mph to get the shaking to stop. Call me if u need to [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
Death wobble in front end (tsb) #18 2268
Going down the road and started experiencing the death wobble. Could barely hold on to the steering wheel and felt like a tire was gonna come off.
Truck experiences death wobble and ability to control steering. Ford has tried to fix three times with same parts. While traveling forward over 45 miles an hour when a rough part of road it shakes uncontrollably till you slow below 25. Can? T control the direction of vehicle till it slows down
Purchased brand new, had the first steering oscillating experience or death wobble at around 10000 miles. Happened on and off, took it in for warranty and they couldn't find any issues, but replaced the steering dampner. I pretty munched stopped driving over 63 mph unless i knew every bump on the road by heart. Finally got it in at another dealership at around 17000 miles due to the continued death wobble that would happen over certain bumps at speeds over 65. They found a bad lower tie rod end. After replacing the tie rod end it seemed to drive a little better, finally went 70mph again, but not for long. At about 22,000 miles it started again, my wife was with me and experienced it for the first time. She cried... Has not set foot in it since. It now has 23000 miles on it. My wife refuses to ride in it or drive it. I will not allow my 3 kids to ride in it either. If it happened at the wrong time it could easily kill someone. I'm a very mechanically inclined person, and experienced driver. It truly scares me when it happens. Between the death wobble, and ford urging dealerships to hush hush the severity, i wont be buying another new ford anytime soon. And i purchased 3 new trucks in the last 5 years, and have easily owned 15 or more. This is just my complaint about something that is potentially a deadly design flaw. Not to mention it shakes bad while towing. And it's not the trailer, i pulled 3 different ones. And the dealer told me it just how they tow when i brought the tsb, part numbers etc. For them to repair it. And just ignore it. I have zero complaints on any of the other ford vehicles i have owned, but this 2017 f250 has made me rethink my next new vehicle purchase. I also have video footage of several of the death wobble occurrences.
The steering wheel airbag cover/horn cover is cracking at the weak spots
While traveling at highway speed, driving over a small bump in the road caused me to experience the? Death wobble? Having no control of the steering of the vehicle until i slowed to around 25mph putting me in more danger. The vehicle has 19kmiles.
After experiencing the truck shaking on the road with no load, we took the truck in with less than 8k miles on it - ford said the problem was fixed and less than 2 weeks later, and on the freeway at 60 mph, i hit a small bump in the road that truck shook so violently that i almost lost control. Ford once again told us that the problem was fixed and sent the truck back to us. We have barely used it during the covid lockdown but last week i experienced the shaking to a lesser degree and i believe the problem is coming back (the truck is less that one year old with 9k miles on it! ) ford knows about this problem and is selling the trucks anyway to unsuspecting drivers - unbelieveable!
While driving down the highway at 75 miles an hour i passed over a bridge and my ford truck started shaking violently. I had to slow down to get it under control. This has continued to happen while driving at any speed when passing over bumps going over bridges etc. The only way to stop the shaking is to quickly slow down endangering me and everyone else. This violent shaking happens every time we drive the truck.
Its says something about recaptcha when i try to run a recall report
While traveling at highway speed (65 mph), i crossed a bridge transition strip which was rough and the vehicle went into the "death wobble" condition. I had to carefully run off the side of the road and bring the vehicle to a stop before i was able to exit the "death wobble" condition.
Hit a bump on interstate and truck began shaking violently as if it were about to come apart. Slowed down to 30 mph (on the interstate! ) and the shaking stopped. Recently had work done on the steering damper and other suspension elements. Unsure if this fix worked.
Employee was utilizing side step to obtain an item from the toolbox when the plastic portion of the step broke away, causing the employee to lose balance and fall to the ground. The vehicle was stationary.
At 19,000 miles my truck would shake if you hit any kind of bump over 45 mph. At lower speeds it feels 35mph and lower like the whole front end rattles. Took i to the dealer and they said it was just the steering stabilizer and that all other joint and bushings were tight and ok. 3,000 miles later i am on a trip to spokane wa. Then back to helena, mt. Approx 630 miles round trip. On the way to spokane the front end seemed to bouncing around any time we hit a bump or uneven bridge deck. On the way back to helena it only got worse. I almost lost control on my truck 5 times as it seemed like the whole front end was going to fall off the truck. My wife was so scared that she wanted me to stop and let her out. This is my wife's daily driver and now she is to scared to even drive it anywhere. I went to ford and told them that i had researched the problems that people are having with the same issue and it sounds like ford just throws parts at them hoping it will fix it. These truck are going to kill someone if they done get it figured out. I now have a $50,000 truck sitting in the garage because i am to scared to let it out on thew road cause i do not want to be responsible for the death of my family or the motoring public. I am thankful that i was driving and not my wife.
Purchased the vehicle 2/03/17. On 12/01/17 wife and 7 yr. Old daughter was driving the 2017 f250 vehicle on i205 northbound on glen jackson bridge in oregon. She ran over the expansion joint going about 60mph and the the front of the truck started bouncing violently. Other traffic moved away from her as she was losing control of vehicle. She was able to bring the vehicle to a stop safely on the shoulder. We immediately took the truck to the dealer where they could not get the issue to reoccur. They sent it out the door in same condition. Issue reoccurred many times. Finally i was able to record it on video and only then would weslie ford take it in and do work on it. Service writer marie said ford did not have a repair for this issue. She said they would put some shims in to help. It did a bit. But still actually bounces so bad sometimes that the wheels leave the road and you lose control of steering.. Called service manager mario at dealer and told him we are lucky that my wife and daughter didnt get in a accident, hurt, or killed because of the truck malfunction. He said "unfortunately sometimes thats what it takes to get something done". Really? I was shocked! Please follow up with this and ensure that weslie ford, service writers and others are aware of this issue. Peoples lives are in danger and at risk. All i ask is that ford stand behind vehicle malfunctions and repair them so that people are safe. Thank you