really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,136 miles

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2003 Ford F-250 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 282016


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-250. The contact was informed of NHTSA campaign number: 05V017000 (vehicle speed control). While driving at low speeds, the vehicle became difficult to steer and lost braking ability. The failure occurred at low and high speeds without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 202013

F-250 6-cyl Diesel

  • 104,000 miles
Driving 60 mph or greater and hit a bump the front end will violently shake and you have to pull over and slow way down to stop it. There was a recall for nr 62 parts but that doesn't stop the Dodge death wobble. This is going to cause an accident and kill someone. Dodge will not reimburse me for the repairs that I paid for that included the recall NR62. The repairs were done before I received the recall. In the recall it is stated that they would pay for repairs if they were already done. Everyone one seems to know about the Dodge death wobble but won't fix it.

- Camano Island , WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132009

F-250 8-cyl

  • 131,681 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford 250 with General Grabber AT2 tires; size 235/85/16. While driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle began to drift across the roadway. He then driver reduced the vehicles speed to 50 mph. After two new tires were mounted on the vehicle the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The tires at this time have not been determined as the cause of failure. The steering assembly was repaired, but the failure continued. The failure mileage was 131,681. The current mileage was 132,000. Updated 12/08/09. Updated 12/10/09

- Genoa, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004


  • miles
While driving at 60 mph vehicle shut down. Vehicle will not start right up again. One hour into driving the problem started. Engine made a whistling sound. Other then that there were no warnings. Consumer has taken the vehicle in for the same problem a total of four times. Power steering and brakes shut down as a result of loss of engine power.

- Bladenboro, NC, USA

problem #1

May 252004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 30 mph, the consumer noticed the steering wheel being out of line. After ten minutes of driving. All the power steering was lost. This caused the consumer to run head on into a wall. This was caused by the center link falling apart.

- Windham, NH, USA

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