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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,990 miles

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2008 Ford F-250 steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Ford F-250 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Jan 122014

F-250

  • 44,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F250. The contact stated while driving the steering wheel was loose and caused the vehicle to swerve. The local mechanic inspected the vehicle and found the steering wheel gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000 and the current mileage was 45,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #25

Nov 012013

F-250

  • 97,695 miles
When exiting the highway I lost the power steering and brakes. This happened multiple times over the course of several weeks. The vehicle would also lose steering pulling into parking spaces and under normal driving conditions. The brakes fade significantly under heavy use and while towing. The steering pump was replaced and the problem still has not gone away.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #24

Nov 082013

F-250

  • 37,000 miles
Super Duty diesel is wandering left and right going down highway above 35 mph. Steering box creating loose steering responses.

- Middleton, ID, USA

problem #23

Dec 052013

F-250

  • 195,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the steering gear box failed without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic however, had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 195,000.

- Forth Worth, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 172013

F-250

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact lost control of the steering. The vehicle traveled off-road, over a ditch and into an open pasture before crashing into a row of trees. The driver's side mirror was torn off the panel and entered the driver's side window. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The contact had the vehicle towed to his residence and was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mount Carmel , IL, USA

problem #21

Sep 192013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 45,000 miles
My dealership identified during routine servicing that the steering gear box on my 2008 Ford F250 diesel truck is faulty and needs replacing. The steering wheel does not return easily coming out of a turn. They recommend the steering gear box be replaced with official Ford parts but then stated it could take up to 120 days to get the part. It was recommended I don't drive the truck in the meantime. I understand an investigation has been started on this problem as people have reported complete loss of steering. It is not considered a recall yet. I am very concerned and am not driving my truck but cannot wait long for a solution.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #20

Sep 152010

F-250

  • 27,600 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph over an uneven road surface, the steering wheel became difficult to control as the vehicle shook abnormally. The failure occurred when the contact was driving between 55 and 60 mph and required excessive force in order to brake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The tires were replaced and the steering wheel was adjusted but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 27,600. The VIN was not available.

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #19

Jul 162013

F-250

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph, the steering wheel shook violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the steering box had failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Morrisville, MO, USA

problem #18

Jan 182011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 34,409 miles
The steering wheel got stuck when I turned and never returned back on its own. The gear box has been replaced twice, this is now the third time I have to replace the gearbox, on top of all the aggravation and safety concerns I have the dealership now says they cannot get the part, it is on back order being built"?? and that they might have to give me a non Ford built gearbox??"I have been waiting for over 1 month with no success. This truck is a business truck and I am sooo upset how this has been handled by Ford. I am now going to try to file the truck under the lemon law. We need our truck. Please help!!!!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 272013

F-250

  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the steering assist failed and the contact was unable to steer the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection where they stated that the tie rod, rack and pinion and the gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 250,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #16

May 232013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 41,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F250. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the steering failed and leaked oil from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was advised to the contact that the gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000.

- Yorea Linda , CA, USA

problem #15

May 102013

F-250 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250 diesel. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the steering box malfunctioned causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The contact had to crash into a pole in order to bring the vehicle to a stop. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the steering gear box needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 29,000.

- Humble , TX, USA

problem #14

Apr 242013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 65,000 miles
Intermittent problem with steering. Sometimes steering is fine.other times truck wants to pull left after making a left turn. Same condition after right turns. I've had a couple of experiences while steering is pulling right or left, trying to correct the trucks jumps from lane to lane. No accident yet ! very scary! I looked the problem up on the internet they call this problem " memory steer". I also read the problem is the steering pump. The spools in the pump that shuttles power steering fluid to right or left turns are sticking. I strongly suggest a recall before a fatal accident happens.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #13

Dec 072010

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 34,000 miles
Began in 2010...death wobble....hitting a bump, ,steering wheel shakes violently.....loss of confidence in the ability of the vehicle to provide safe transportation.....dealership visit was not helpful...said it was tire pressure...added a different trac bar in 2012...helped some but til produces the wobble at lower speeds.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #12

Jan 212013

F-250 4WD

  • 59,000 miles
2008 F250 6,4 powerstroke 4X4 drive above 55 and hit rolling bump and the front end starts shaking violently steering wheel also shakes. I have had everything inspected and everything is tight as a vehicle with only 59,000 mile should be. The more I drive it the worse it gets its starting to just shake randomly without hitting a bump.

- Blaine, KY, USA

problem #11

Sep 272012

F-250

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The contact stated that when driving over a road bump and traveling 45-65 mph, the front end of the vehicle would wobble uncontrollably. The contact had to reduce speed in order to bring the vehicle under control. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 202012

F-250 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Driving 65mph and changing lanes power steering was lost as well as power braking. After fighting the wheel hard to straighten out and braking hard I finally eased over to a stop. When stopped discovered the serpentine belt had broken, second issue in 20K miles with said belt. Belt and tensioner were replaced 1.5 years and 20K miles prior. Tensioners destroying belts are a known fault with 6.4L engines. I am not a small guy and I feel many would not have been able to get the truck under control with no power steering or brakes. Luckily I was not towing at the time or I wouldn't have had control.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #9

Apr 182012

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250 suprerduty diesel. The contact stated that the vehicle became very difficult to steer while driving 30 mph. The contact inspected the vehicle and thought that the failure invovled the steering box and shaft. The vehicle had not been taken to the to the dealer, but the manufacturer had been notified. The failure mileage was 36,000. Updated 6/4/12

- Remington, IN, USA

problem #8

Oct 012010

F-250

  • 65,000 miles
The front end of the truck will just start shaking uncontrollably.

- Dayton , TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 052011

F-250

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F250. While driving approximately 30-40 mph, there was a complete loss of power steering. The contact was unable to gain control of the vehicle and crashed into the guardrail. A police report was filed with no personal injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they informed the contact that the failure was related to the steering box. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Pinehurst, GA, USA

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