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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,114 miles

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2008 Ford F-250 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 212009

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

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

'08 Ford F250. Severe front end shimmy. Ford said that this is related to tire pressure. II have owned 5 F250's and did not experience this until Ford went to coil spring/trailing arm front suspension. Tire pressure on a truck is relative to the load carried. My dealer just quoted the company line and did nothing. The company did send out a notice concerning the problem, so obviously they are aware of it. I believe this is a design flaw that warrants your attention. The various forums on line with Ford truck owners cites this again and again. When the shimmy happens it is difficult to control the truck, particularly in a curve. If I put company recommended pressure of 80psi in my tires in an empty truck, it would be a safety hazard related to traction and also greatly reduce tire mileage. It appears to me that Ford changed the front suspension design with no long term research and development and therefore is marketing a unsafe and defective product. I respectively request you look into this matter and anything you can do will be sincerely appreciated.

- West Union , OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 152010

F-250 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
I have a 2008 Ford F250 5.4L V8 gas truck that I purchased new, I have less than thirty thousand miles on it and have experienced a near loss of control when driving interstate speeds when a bump in the road causes the front wheels to oscillate violently. The entire truck feels as though it is going to shake apart and you can not steer the truck at all until you slow to around thirty miles an hour. This is very dangerous as you can not maintain lane control and often drift into the other lane or emergency pull off lane. The truck is completely stock and has the factory tires, rims everything... I have had all service done at the local Ford dealership garage where I bought the truck. I have taken it in numerous times and each time they attributed the problem to low tire pressure, even though it was exactly 75 psi as is the recommendation on the door sticker. Someone is going to be killed in one of these trucks. The dealer refuses to acknowledge the problem. To replicate the "death wobble", all you have to do is drive an 08' Super Duty at 65-70 mph on the interstate and hit a slight bump or minor pothole, especially in a slight turn, and you will lose control and be shaken violently until you can bring the vehicle's speed down to below 40 miles an hour. I can replicate this everyday on my way to work. It happens every day, every time I go over certain bumps on the interstate. I now have to slow to below 45 miles an hour before I hit the bumps to avoid an accident. Going this slow could cause an accident where the speed limit is 70. This really pisses me off. I spent alot of hard earned money on this truck to be told it is a tire inflation issue when it is definitely much more severe. I religiously check my air pressure. Even if it were low, this is unacceptable and something must be done. This problem did not surface until after a year or so of driving... approx 15,000 miles. Something is very wrong, lives are at risk here. Please do something. Recall

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #2

Aug 302010

F-250

  • 60,000 miles
I own a 08' F-250 extended cab Super Duty. I have experienced a death wobble almost a dozen times now mostly at speeds between 60-75 mph. I brought it to the Ford dealership and they originally told me it was tire pressure. It happened again and I brought it back. This time they changed the steering wheel dampener and told me that it would be fine from here on out. To no avail, same exact thing has happened 6 more times since then. Truck hit an irregularity in the road and you feel like your going to be thrown out of the truck cab. You have to grab the steering wheel as hard as you can and hold on for dear life while releasing the gas pedal and trying to brake the vehicle as gently as possible. The vehicles around you are in jeopardy of you smashing into them because of the violent nature of the shake and the loss of control of such a large vehicle. I feel like my life is in danger everytime I drive this vehicle now!

- Central Islip, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 212009

F-250

  • 25,458 miles
I have experienced an issue with my 2008 Ford F-250 where I hit a bump on the interstate and experienced the steering wheel oscillating and front end wobbling both extremely doing 65mph andwas almost thrown into a semi truck twice the same night. I had just purchased this truck back in July but had not drove it on the interstate, actually I hadn't driven it much at all. It has low mileage and is all factory. I took it to the dealership and they told me this happens all the time also they stated that Ford service recommends 75lbs tire pressure and that is all that is wrong with it. The trucks stickers recommendation is less than that. The wheels on my truck are stock factory and do not have low pressure sensors on them. I have researched several complaints on the internet about this issues and of accidents and injuries resulting from what is being called the "death wobble". I think this matter should be investigated and the problem fixed properly by Ford, not patched with tire pressure. I pull a trailer sometimes with this truck. If this happened while pulling one I am sure I would have been seriously injured or killed as in other cases I have heard about. I am scared to death to drive this truck now. Why isn't someone doing something about this. Please help us who own these vehicles. The mechanic who is a friend of mine stated that this will still happen sometimes even with the increase in tire pressure.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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