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Ford F-350 Sd 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2011
Location:
Orrville, OH

repeated "death wobble". many times, at highway speeds when i hit a bump or imperfection in the road, the truck will violently shake and loose steering control. seems to happen more often during curves in the road. i have shot sideways across several lanes of traffic on more than one occasion very narrowly avoiding a high speed collision. happens both while pulling a load or not. dealership is unwilling to help. very serious, life threatening problem going on and i cannot believe ford is unwilling to fix the problem. i guess they will wait until someone dies from this before they will act. i don't think it will be long before someone is killed from this lose of steering control! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31RX8E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2009
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2012
Location:
Chesapeake, VA

i am the original owner of a 2009 ford f350 srw diesel crew cab. at approximately 70,000 miles i began to experience a strong front end vibration; death wobble. when i go over uneven roads at speeds above 55 mph. the vibration is so great that the steering wheel requires a tight hold to keep control of the truck. the vibration continues until i slow down to around 40 mph. this becomes even scarier when i am on a freeway fly over that turns and i hit an expansion joint. the truck shakes and tries to push away from the turn. i took my truck to the dealer on four occasions. the first visit they said they could not duplicate the problem and that i needed new tires. i bought new tires and it did not correct the problem. i took it back the second time and they changed out the ball joints, tie rods, steering damper, did a front end alignment and balanced my wheels. it seemed to work for a short time until a part fell off the front end of my truck and hit another one behind me in the car pool lane. i took it back to the dealer to find out what i lost. i was told a part fell off but they did not work near it. funny thing, it began to vibrate again after that. i recently took it back and talked to the technician before i left the truck so he would understand what it was doing. he took it for a drive but did not get it to vibrate as i reported to him. he told me that my truck drives just like all f350's without a load. i have put my slide in camper in the bed of my truck, 3,500 lbs. and it still vibrates violently. i think that would be considered a load and it truly feels like a death wobble as described by many internet postings. the ford rep i spoke to said they are not aware of any problems. i am in the process of filing a formal complaint with ford.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31R49E. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-350 SD 2009 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 04, 2013
Location:
Miami, FL

was traveling on the highway at a rate of speed of 55mph on a 2006 f350 super duty 4x4 when i went over an uneven surface on the highway which caused the front end to shake violently almost causing me to hit a vehicle on my right hand side. though i had experienced a flat but everything looked fine. cannot drive this vehicle in this condition. tire pressure on all wheels is fine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85034 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW33P96E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2012
Location:
Alpine, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2007 ford f-350 sd. the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle shook violently. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the track bar was replaced. the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was unknown.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31P17E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-350 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 16, 2013
Location:
Gig Harbor, WA

i own a 2006 ford f-350 king ranch crew cab four wheel drive truck. i am the original owner. a few times through out the years there had been a shake after hitting a bump in the road at 60mph+. we received a letter noting a potential problem. we brought the truck to the dealer and they replaced brakes and 2 tires (other 2 had been replaced previously) and when we drove it home it started "the death wobble" (as the dealer calls it-and as i see many others on the internet). the truck started experiencing violent front-end shaking. during an episode of left-to-right shaking, the truck is very difficult to control. with my hand placed on the 12:00 position on the steering wheel, the shaking violently turns the steering wheel to where my hand is going back and forth between 10:00 and 2:00. slowing down to 30mph has stopped each of the three episodes. this truck has dealer installed tires and does not have a lift kit on it. air pressure in the tires equal manufacturers recommendation. they acted as if this is an uncommon problem at first, and said they have never heard of a letter that went out. then the next visit they say so commonly, that it is the death wobble and will cost $1500. it appears that ford motor company has blamed tire pressure, giant aftermarket tires, and lift kits for this problem. my truck has none of these possible causes. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4XBBA16146A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2009
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 12, 2012
Location:
Riverton, UT

tl* the contact owns a 2009 ford f-350 sd. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, he drove over a bump in the road and the front driver side tire wobbled violently. the shaking did not stop until the vehicle slowed to 35 mph. the vehicle was taken to two different dealers where it was confirmed that the front hub had seized and needed to be replaced along with the gear box. the tires, shocks, and dual stabilizers were all replaced but the failure recurred so the dealer adjusted the steering gear box. the contact stated that the failure was not remedied. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31R99E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2012
Location:
Silt, CO

tl* the contact owns a 2008 ford f-350 super duty. the contact stated that when driving 55-70 mph over a road bump, the vehicle would shake uncontrollably. the contact had to apply pressure to the brake pedal in order to control the vehicle. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who test drove the vehicle, but was unable to duplicate the failure. the contact took the vehicle to a tire specialist who performed an alignment and replaced the tires and shocks however, the failure was not corrected. the vehicle continued to shake uncontrollably when driving over a road bump. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 29,800 and the current mileage was 30,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31R48E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-350 Sd 2011
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 17, 2012
Location:
Houston, TX

when driving at highway speeds hit bump in road the steering shakes really bad and to gain control had to slow down to almost stop speed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28586 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FT8W3DT8BE. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 03, 2010
Location:
Rockport, TX

start of multiple occurrences of death wobble with this truck and numerous trips to the ford dealerships with no fix. tires replaced approximately 28,000 miles at my expense: ( was told this would most likely fix the wobble). i was advised the front end alignment out (caster setting) and could not be fixed by ford because the caster adjusters necessary to repair - not available at the time. but ford advised me the alignment without the caster adjusters was still within ford specs and would be fine. last visit to the dealership for the death wobble around 09-19-2012, vehicle @ 34,090. advised the mechanic attempted to align vehicle with caster adjuster sleeves; was unable to fix, wrong sleeves. would have been charged for the repair approx. 400.00. i was told that if i had the front aligned correctly it would take care of death wobble. 95% sure it would fix. i finally went to local mechanic shops. fixed wobble with 2 steering stabilizers @ 324.74 charge. alignment with caster sleeves @ 414.22 charge. i am planning to ask ford for reimbursement but i doubt they will comply. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9378 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWX31R88E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 16, 2012
Location:
Wallingford, PA

i was driving down the highway at around 65mph and went over a expansion joint on a bridge and the front end of the truck started shaking so bad that it ripped the steering wheel out of my hand. i had to come to a complete stop to make the shaking stop, i thought i had a front tire blow out,nearly hit the car in the lane next to me. i took it back to the dealer they put a new steering dampener on it and said try it, but it will probably not be any better, then the next fix is to put on a bigger steering wheel so i can hold on better when it happens. look on line this known as the "ford wheel of death" there is a bunch of videos on you tube about it and some actually show it happen. somebody needs to make ford pay for a proper fix before someone gets killed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 26500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31597E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 22, 2012
Location:
Tuscumbia, AL

i was traveling north on i59 through meridian mississippi at approximately 8:00 pm yesterday on 06/22/2012. i came across an overpass at about 70 mph when the rough surface of the bridge caused the truck to shake very violently in the front end. i immediately tried to control/correct it by holding the steering wheel firmly and braking. it started to subside and then started again. i held the steering wheel straight and firm, and braked harder until the shaking stopped. i had slowed to approximately 40 to 50 mph before it had stopped. this all took place in matter of seconds. though frustrated because i had just purchased the truck earlier on this day, i feel fortunate that it happened with little traffic. i had recently crossed over lake pontchartrain bridge in louisiana just hours earlier. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 165700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31P16E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-350 SD 2006 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2011
Location:
South Berwick, ME

the initial occurrence in december 2011 was a steering stick in the direction of the turn and required force to turn opposite the direction of the turn. the problem ceased and did not reoccur until mid-may of 2012. the problem manifested itself as a severe oscillation of the vehicle steering accompanied by directional sticking and "indexing" in the steering. the first attempt at repair was to flush the power steering system. this actually resulted in a worse oscillation. the problem was still intermittent but occurring more frequently. the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem and i asked for the steering gear to be replaced. this did not solve the problem. the next step was to replace the steering damper. this also did not result in elimination of the problem. during the damper replacement it was noted that there existed a very small amount of play in the dragling ball joint. while not particular out of the acceptable range we agreed to replace the drag link. the drag link has been replaced and the vehicle continues to demonstrate a "walking" motion requiring the operator to actively steer the vehicle to remain in a lane. in addition, the vehicle will demonstrate relatively good stability in a sweeping turn until the wheel is displaced beyond roughly 5 degrees at which point the steering displays an active pull in the direction of the turn. the vehicle is being returned to the dealer for continued evaluation. the ford technicians have examined and passed the power steering pump, the hydroslave system, front tires, front tire pressure, front ball joints as well as the front axle u-joints. at this point, they have no further suggestions as to the cause of the problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 08, 2008
Location:
Reading, PA

the vehiche when traveling at highway speeds in excess of 55 mph when hitting a bump begins to shake which grows to a voilent shaking. in order to stop this shaking the vehicle must be slowed under 25 mph. this has happened on numerous occasions between the date above and today. repeated service visits to a local ford dealership service center have been unable to correct the problem. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDWW31P96E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-350 SD 2006 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 16, 2012
Location:
Arlington, VA

while driving on the highway at 55 mph, my truck hit a bump in the pavement and i experienced a violent shake in the steering wheel and front wheels. as a result, i swerved into the other lane and almost hit another vehicle. while i was able to regain control after about 5 seconds, if the traffic would have been heavier (this occurred near the pentagon, just off of 395 n) i could have caused a serious accident. *js

Mileage was 58300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31R68E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-350 SD 2008 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 14, 2011
Location:
Goffstown, NH

2000 f350 rust : 8 ft. bed, rails under bed, cab rust, cross member under bed from right frame to left frame, running boards. replaced oil pan because of rust years earlier. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSX31F0YE. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel.

Ford F-350 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 11, 2011
Location:
Hingham, MA

cpsc#i1190270a. 2006 ford f350. consumer stated the steering wheel began to oscillate back and forth violently when he hit a small bump in the road. i was unable to control the steering wheel until my speed was reduced to below 40 mph. i learned this problem is very commonly referred to as the "death wobble" and the fix is $ 875. *ln the consumer veered off the pavement and went down a grassy embankment. *jb

Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 2009. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Herb Chambers Ford . Dealer's state code: MA.

Ford F-350 Sd 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 11, 2010
Location:
Manassas, VA

2007 ford f-350 crew cab srw 4x4, steering oscillation (wobble). have experienced this problem since truck was almost new. now have 61 k miles and it is alot worse. as the 08 and 09 investigations revealed, the steering wobble happens when crossing uneven pavement, concrete, dips in the road, railroad crossings (at slow speeds). happens while empty and when towing a flatbed gooseneck trailer and/or my 5th wheel rv. this has not been resolved by ford yet and they don not know how to fix. i believe it is a bad steering box?? they only want to use us/me as "guinea pigs" to fix. they tell us to replace shocks, steering dampers, and tires. i have put two sets of michelins on truck and does not help at all. according to info on internet this problem has been given the "death wobble" nickname. i would like you all to see if ford has tried anything other than telling us dumb vehicle owners that we don't have enough air pressure in our front tires. i had my tires installed and rebalanced two times at the local ford dealer and does not fix the problem. i feel the truck is very unsafe to drive at any speed and there needs to be a way get to the bottom of this before someone or more people get hurt or killed. the internet is full of horror stories as to this problem. i for one am ready to consult legal help. i just spoke with ford customer service (complaint #[xxx]) and once again they said take it to another dealer and maybe i'll have better luck.????? please help and respond.[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6)

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW31P17E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1901
Location:
Mora, NM

2008 ford f-350 super duty truck. consumer states vehicle is inherently unsafe because of a design flaw *tgw the consumer believed the front suspension and steering mechanisms were too light for the weight of the truck and for the type of load it was supposed to handle. the consumer stated the front end was rated to carry 5200lbs. however, when the truck was empty, there was already 4800lbs on the front end. the consumer stated the truck is supposed to be a super duty truck, but apparently it can't carry anything except a passenger or two before the front end is overloaded. the steering box broke suddenly for the time at 26,050 miles. which caused the consumer to crash into a parked vehicle at about 20 mph. the dealer replaced the steering box, but the new one failed at 29, 581 miles. the current steering box is feeling loose and the truck wanders. the ball joints and tie rod ends were replaced at 38,587 miles. the consumer also stated when the vehicle was driven over a bump, if felt as though the power steering malfunctioned for a few seconds. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 26050 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDWF37R98E. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 12, 2010
Location:
Raymond, NH

2008 f-350 has what they call the "death wobble" and has a constant shake at highway speeds. ford blamed it on the tires. i replaced tires with one of the best you can buy. continued to do the same thing. ford blamed it on those tires. been in for service 5 times in 1 year. dealership told me not to come back because they can't fix it. ford tells me to go back to the dealership. someday i'm going to kill someone or myself in this truck since i have no control when the "death wobble" starts until i can slow down to about 20 mph on an interstate highway. updated ivoq 05/26/10

Mileage was 2285 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWX31508E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Ford F-350 Sd 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 27, 2009
Location:
Tombstone, AZ

i have a 2005 ford f-350 4x4 crewcab diesel which exhibits severe front end shimmy and steering wheel vibration when going over rough roads or cattle guards. this is so severe that i have to come to a complete stop in order to continue. ford is aware of this problem but apparently won't issue a recall to fix it. it is an extremely dangerous situation. *tr

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTWW33P55E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.


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