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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,051 miles

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2000 Ford F-150 steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #14

Dec 152011

F-150

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the tie rod became detached without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the tie rod needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #13

Dec 112013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
I have a complaint as Ford with there shifters I have also seen it on some older and newer models is the two bolts on the bracket on the end of the shifter rod on the steering column come loose and or missing bolt and there for have shifting problems as I did one morning with my 2000 F 150 went to start the truck early in the morning truck was I thought was in park all the way as I left it went inside to get something come back out truck was ac-cross the street estimated 3100 dollars in damage to my truck with a simple missing bolt on the shifter caused this issue and I feel this is a safety concern I fixed the problem my self but I sure think it should be recalled so no one else gets hurt or killed I have pics to prove the damage I can email them if needed.

- Gaylord, MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 202011

F-150

  • 395,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact was driving 60 mph when the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 395,000 and the current mileage was 395,004.

- Jefferson, MD, USA

problem #11

Mar 052003

F-150

  • 26,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was traveling in neutral, downhill, at about 40mph through a shallow turn as I was exiting a highway. When I put the truck in 4th gear to accelerate, I had no power. The tachometer was at zero and I tried to turn on the hazard lights and begin braking, both failed to work. I had no lights or any other electrical power (it was daylight) I downshifted and turned to ease off the road, I had no power steering, then the steering wheel locked. I halted the truck with the E brake once I was slow enough and on the edge of the road. I tried to restart it several times but nothing would happen. The truck had zero electrical power. After about 15 minutes it started back up as if nothing was wrong. When I got it to john elway Ford in denver co, the mechanics said the computer didn't log any errors and there was nothing they could do. I contacted Ford and they refused to do anything. I contacted the BBB and they just reiterated Ford policy. The problem has never been fixed since no one can find the reason for it. It has happened one other time to me in 2007 (I think).

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #10

Feb 152010

F-150 8-cyl Diesel

  • 103,710 miles
2000 F250 sd 7.3 diesel incident date 2/15/2010 2/12/2010 I took my truck into the dealer to get a oil change and a recall fixed on the cruise control. That morning when I started it up, it had a noise when I turned the wheel, when I brought it in, they said the gasket on my power steering had gone bad, and I needed a complete replacement of my power steering pump. Now is when the real problem starts... I had not experienced this problem prior to the dealer visit. All of the sudden when I drive on the highway, any rough road sends it into uncontrollable shaking, I thought I was going to lose complete control of the truck, it could easily cause an accident. I looked for this problem on the internet, and found this is a problem for many Ford sd drivers, and as others have put it, Ford won't do anything until the deaths out way the recall cost. It is up to people like you, to keep us safe, and make these car companies fix their problem vehicles before there are too many deaths. I am sure there has to of been an accident caused by this problem, very possibly 1 or more deaths, I know of one person with this problem on the website caused a 3 car accident. I called the dealer, they want to come to my home and drive it to the dealership, I said I would have it towed in, but they want to drive it, which makes me uncomfortable, since I am liable for what happens with my truck. There has been no modifications done to this vehicle, and the tires are the appropriate tires and they are filled with the proper air pressure.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 102007

F-150 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford F series. The contact stated that the steering wheel began melting due to sun exposure. He also stated that the seat belt was inoperable. The dealer stated that nothing could be done because the warranty expired. In addition, there were no open recalls on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 165,000. Updated 11/24/08 updated 11/26/08.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #8

Feb 162008

F-150 6-cyl

  • 187,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While turning off major thorough-fare, tie-rod separated from the wheel causing loss of control. Truck skidded to a stop. I was fortunate it occurred in a parking lot and not into on-coming traffic. This is the 2nd rod to break on the F-150 in the past 18 months.

- Lake Ridge, VA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
1. brake rotors serviced 7 times(the 3rd. New set of rotors is currently on front). 2. exterior paint failed and required repainting. 3. front ball joints failed. 4. front hubs failed. 5. power steering pump failed. 6. water pump failed. 7. suspension bushing failed. 8. 3 of 4 stock tires developed bulges. 9. currently there are suspension problems developing in the front and the hubs do not engage automatically.

- Proctor, MN, USA

problem #6

Jun 162003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
When a bump or pothole was hit in the road, the vehicle did not steer smooth. The dealer inspected vehicle several times and could not duplicate or correct the problem. Ph. the consumer also stated the vehicle drifted to the left if the steering wheel was relaxed at anytime. Tires and wheels were installed, however there was no change.

- La Pine, OR, USA

problem #5

Apr 022003

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
There were problems with the service light in the vehicle since the consumers first purchased, but was told by the dealer that it was normal and that it was fixed. There were also problems with the steering. Mr scc

- Olivehurst, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 042003

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The steering failed while driving and caused loss of control of the vehicle. Scc

- Olivehurst, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 242001

F-150

  • miles
While driving, steering is tight and vehicle is radically pulling to the right without warning, the dealer has replaced the gear assembly three times, steering pump assembly and now consumer is awaiting a new factory steering gear, consumer also states that the original pump assembly and original steering gear have become weak/soft/sagged.

- Groesbeck, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 241999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
While driving something broke causing the vehicle to loss control resulting in accident.

- Oakland, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 241999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
While driving something broke causing the vehicle to loss control resulting in accident.

- Oakland, MD, USA

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