really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,686 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 steering problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Nov 012011


  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the pressure hose was loosing power steering fluid rapidly. The contact had taken the vehicle to a mechanic and was told that the pressure hose had completely rotted. The dealer informed the contact that the part needed for repairs was on back order because the manufacturer had redesigned the part, but was not making it available as of yet. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- South Dennis, MA, USA

problem #8

Aug 152011


  • 97,503 miles
Vehicle stalls out completely when coming to a stop and at highway speed. Vehicle goes into fail safe mode. Very hard to control vehicle. Vehicle can be restarted once put in park and shut off.

- Stillwater , MN, USA

problem #7

May 222011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
2005 Ford F150 XLT 4X4 w/ 5.4 liter V8. Power steering pressure hose portion started leaking under support clamp, and almost emptied out the reservoir in about 2 weeks. Steering was notably harder which caused me to check fluid level. After repairing with aftermarket part, was told by dealer this is common on this vehicle. This truck has 53,000 miles, no accidents, never been abused in anyway that could have lead to this failure. It appears road grit cause the hose to fail by getting in the clamp and wearing into the rubber coating. It is very hard to see any damage. The part should last.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #6

Mar 032010


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While driving approximately 45-50 mph, and attempting to drive around a curve the vehicle continued going straight and crashed into tree branches and mailboxes. The crash caused the vehicle's tie rod to brake. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop. The repair shop replaced the fender, fender emblem, windshield, sun roof glass, bug guard, left hand grill, upper bumper cover. Bumper bracket, fog lamp, two tailgate scrapes. A tire, 1 strut, one sway bar and link, one lisph bracket, one fender mold, 1 mud flap, one lc knuckle, and one lower control arm. A police report was filed. The contact stated no one was injured. The approximate failure mileage 86,000 and the current mileage was 90,061.

- Livinston Manor, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 102008


  • 80,000 miles
Vibration in steering wheel and serious wobble in front end and can also feel under driver seat...the steering wheel wobbles left and right so bad sometimes that it can be nauseating. Dealership says there is not a problem...must be the tires. I have already changed full set of tires twice and no resolve. And new struts/shocks, new drive shaft and U-joints, several front end alignments and new ball joints, new rotors, and many rebalancings.... cannot find problem to fix. This feels dangerous as it requires a two fisted grip and it comes and goes...when steering wheel is not having palsy attack, vibration can be felt under driver's seat and under feet.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 132008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving 45-55 mph, the vehicle experiences moderate to severe shaking. The road conditions are not a factor. The shaking is so severe that the contact has to stop the vehicle. The brakes, brake pads, and rotors were changed, but that has not remedied the failure. The windshield wipers also raised away from the windshield when the shaking occurred. When the contact shut off the engine and restarted the vehicle, the shaking stopped. All four of the tires were replaced. The dealer disassembled and rebuilt the emergency brake, which was dragging and wore out the lining. The approximate failure and current mileages were 45,000. Updated 09/10/08. The consumer stated the problem was intermittent. Updated 09/12/08.

- Danville, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 272008


  • 55,000 miles


I just bought a 2005 Ford F150 and everytime you ride on the highway between 65 and 75 miles per hour the steering wheel shakes very bad. Its real annoying that no one seems to know what it is or how to fix it.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
I had about 9500 miles on my 2005 F150 when the alignment needed repair. I had it aligned at a local dealer, and they couldn't get my steering wheel straight with the road. Had taken back several times, and they still could not fix the problem. Truck still has a hard pull to the left when steering wheel is straightened out.

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 112006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Popping from rear-end at slow speeds and shuttering at down shift on highway. Local dealer said rear pinion gear out of alignment, and clutch packs were bad they had to order parts to fix the problems.

- Matherville, IL, USA

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