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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2001 Ford F-350 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 112002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

While at stand still with foot on brake can not turn wheel and at speed while applying brakes can not steer. 3rd steering box to be replaced does wander when going over bumps. Ford dealer says its normal. Ford mfg says same.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #11

Sep 072001

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
After multiple attempts to repair a drift in the steering, Ford has told me they are aware of the problem and that currently there is no fix. This problem could likely result in an accident as the truck will drift the moment the steering wheel is released. I had originally been told by the service manager at my dealership that this was the way the truck was designed to respond. Now finally they admit there is a problem. Keeping constant pressure on the steering wheel causes me to suffer from pain in my arm after a long driving trip. It also causes great fatigue and I am afraid to let anyone else drive the vehicle.

- West St Paul, MN, USA

problem #10

Jan 012002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, if engine is idling and brakes are applied, vehicle loses power steering control. Consumer has contacted Ford, who advised consumer there was no remedy for issue.

- Frederictown, MO, USA

problem #9

Mar 252002

(reported on)

F-350

  • miles

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

While driving at slow speed and without warning when applying brakes power steering goes out, resulting in loss of control.

- Seader Park, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 012001

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
While setting still without brakes you can not turn the steering wheel at all, and sometimes when the truck is cold there is no power steering at all. This is different to the other problem with while on the brakes moving slowly you can not turn the steering wheel untill you start to move alittle faster. All of this is a real problem because you do not know when you can turn or not.

- Yantis, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 012001

F-350

  • miles
When applying the brakes or when going at slow speeds vehicle will become harder to control. Also will become difficult to steer.

- West Nottinglam, NH, USA

problem #6

Nov 142001

(reported on)

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

With brakes applied steering can not be turned. Can not parellel park, make a U-turn, back up boat or camper easily, I am afraid that if I was driving and had to slam on the brakes I would be unable to steer the vehicle due to not being able to turn the steering wheel.Ford has told me they know about it but there is nothing they can do to fix it. Also steering seems very sloppy and loose. Steering wheel moves when going over bumps ( left to right).

- N Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 212001

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Danger!!! when pressing on the brake pedal there is a loss of power steering and as a result the driver is unable to turn the steering wheel. This is especially dangerous in an emergency situation where a driver maybe required to step on the brakes and turn to avoid an oncoming car. From reading the Ford-diesel website this is a problem that has been identified both to Ford and NHTSA but there has been no action taken by either parties. Ford tells their customers that this is normal. Please don't wait for someone to get hurt and take immediate corrective action. This is a serious design flaw which is a sitting time bomb and as dangerous as having bad tires. Because every Ford truck has this problem it does not give Ford the right to say it is normal and their is nothing wrong. I will await a response from you before going to the Ford dealer. Thankyou.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

problem #4

Jun 012001

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Total loss of steering upon braking.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 222001

F-350

  • miles
While going around a curve the consumer lost steering power and crashed, the consumer suffered several injuries. (attorney for client)

- Chanhassen, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 012000

F-350 4WD

  • miles
Steering does not work while sitting still with brakes depressed. Ford says it's normal.

- Jamison, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152001

(reported on)

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Unsafe!! steering does not work with brakes applied. Steering binds up and can not be turned when brakes are on. Can't parallel park, make U-turn, or back up for boat or camper. Steering will not turn in skid. Steering is sloppy and truck wanders from side to side on road. Bumps and ruts throw truck dangerously from side to side. Steering does not center itself. It is a constant battle to keep the truck going straight. Constantly correcting from left to right.

- Soldotna, AK, USA

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