hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,352 miles

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2005 Ford F-250 suspension problems

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2005 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 082010

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. While traveling 65 mph over a bump or crack in the surface of the road the contact noticed that the front end of the vehicle began to shake. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the vehicle was performing normally. There were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 26000 and the current mileage was 28000. Updated 01/11/2011 updated 04/07/11

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 152010


  • 87,000 miles
2005 Ford F 250 crewcab 4X4 front end shakes uncontrollably after hitting a bump at highway speeds. The entire vehicle bounces around to where other vehicle on the roadway have to swerve to get out of the way. Only way to stop it is to slow down to about 30 mph. I just recently had the steering stabilizer, drag link bar and shocks on the truck replaced along with tightening the steering gear box and it still continues to do the same thing.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #5

May 312010


  • 126,417 miles
Extreme front end wobble on my 2005 Ford F-250. Feels like the front end is going to tear itself apart.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 032009


  • 50 miles


Steering issue with my Ford superduty F250. Since day 1 the steering while driving in a straight line tends to wander. Feels like you are driving a bumper car in traffic only hoping you do not hit anyone. Ford engineer said it was a problem they suppose to have fixed. It helped for a while aprox. 21/2 years but as the truck gets older it is starting to wander more. Has about 1-1 1/2" of play in the steering wheel. Its like driving a 1968 Ford. Have read several other complaints from other Ford buyers with same issue. Ford sent a notification a while back and stated that when this wandering occurred while driving to just slow down. Well that's all fine and dandy except my wife and I took our 2 horses to flagstaff, AZ. A few weeks ago for a trail ride coming up from phoenix, AZ. We had to drive up through steep mountains and then come back down steep mountains. The speed limit is 75 but we were only doing 60-65 most of the time. My truck is rated to pull 12500 lbs. At one point the truck decided on its on to wander about 2 ft. To the right coming down a mountain at this point I was only doing about 60 fortunately since I was constantly having to work the steering wheel back and forth I was able to ease off the throttle and bring it back in line after awhile. Again feeling like we were playing bumper cars only this time with 2 horses in the trailer which the weight was only about 6000lbs. The horses were not moving around as they were beat from the days play. The whole ordeal really rattled us.this has been an issue for a long time and is only getting worst. I know I am out of warranty but since Ford supposedly fix it before I think it is a real safety issue. It all points to a bad steering box or bad front suspension. We would have been killed had I not got this truck under control and the horses were not safe then. Any help would be appreciated as Ford has not been much help to anyone. Their little notification to all owners of this problem should be a repair.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 132009


  • 36,000 miles
I experienced a severe and violent shaking of the front end of my 2005 Ford F-250 truck while traveling 60 mph over a slight rough patch on a highway. I lost control of my vehicle and was forced to swerve off the highway. I was almost hit by the vehicle directly behind me. This is the third time I have lost control of the truck because of this violent shaking in the last month. I have had the truck to a local inspection station and they replaced the steering stabilizer and did an alignment. This did not help. I have called the Ford dealer I purchased the truck from and they said they never heard of anyone having this problem with any Ford truck. Obviously, they are aware of the problem. I only hope there is a recall before too many people die.

- West Pittston, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 132007


  • 40,000 miles
I own a 2005 Ford F-250 crew cab 4X4 long bed truck all stock. When driving at speeds above 55 miles per hour I experience violent shaking from the front end which is called death wobble after doing research. Ford says that there is nothing wrong with the truck and that it is fine. The wobble only stops when my speed is decreased under 40 mph or so. When this happens the truck is extremely hard to control and requires you to slam on the brakes at high speeds. I have founds hundreds of people online with the same problem with the 05-06 Super Duty trucks. This has happened to me dozens of times and I'm tired of it. I put a larger size tire all the way around and it didn't help any.

- Mccamey, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 262008


  • 30,000 miles
Front end shakes violently when traveling faster than 50 mph when you hit a small imperfection in the road.

- Independence, MO, USA

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