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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,274 miles

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2002 Ford F-450 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford F-450 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022014


  • 134,549 miles


While backing into my truck started making a load noise, it was obvious it was in the front end. Trying to turn the steering wheel, it was stuck. Stopped the truck, looked under the front of truck at steering, I noticed that there was a hole in the frame, it was then that I saw the steering link, against the right cv axle. The idler arm had some how ripped off the frame, leaving na hole where the idler arm was, the frame of the truck had weakened, causing the metal to weaken and separate, thank again Ford.

- Windsor, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 072005

F-450 4WD Diesel

  • 62,000 miles
This problem began when the truck was purchased new from the dealership. We didn't find out the real problem until about a few months ago. The dealership says no fix have to leave with the problem. When you are going at slow speeds with the vehicle you are unable to turn the vehicle. They said its the booster in the vehicle when it was designed they only but one for the brakes and the steering. So when you brake at anytime you no longer have steering. This means your antilock brakes will not work. We have had a minor accident no one hurt and not enough damage to claim. But there has been many close calls because of this problem. I have went to Ford and they say live with it. Lawyers say there is a suit but they didn't want to handle unless a wreck and someone gets hurt or dies then they would consider the cause. Even the workers at the dealership says this a safety problem but Ford told them not to even try to fix the problem when they come in because there is no fix. Since this misdesinged they have re-designed the new 2003 to have 2 booster to control one for the brakes and one for the steering. Please help me with this problem before there is an accident where someone gets hurt. Thanks denise.

- Big Sandy, TX, USA

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