really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,592 miles

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2006 Ford F-250 steering problems

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2006 Ford F-250 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #40

Nov 072007


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. The contact stated that when driving approximately 40 mph over a road bump, the steering wheel began to exhibit a violent vibration. The failure recurred when traveling between 40-60 mph over a road bump, pothole or uneven road surfaces. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #39

Jan 092013

F-250 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
When traveling down the highway at 60 miles per hour the truck stated violently shaking in the front end and the steering wheel did as well when I hit a bump in the road. The shaking stopped as I reduced speed to 20 miles per hour. Very dangerous, and has almost caused me to hit other cars twice. Afraid to drive on highway!! needs to be fixed by Ford before someone dies!! ## VIN passed ##

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #38

Jan 312006


  • 1,500 miles
The front end of the truck begins to violently shake at 60 miles an hour. Sometimes a bump causes it, other times it occurs when simply driving straight. Have had regular service at Ford dealer, but the issue has gotten progressively worse over the years. Have alerted them of the problem for years. It's all over the internet as "Ford F250 front end shake" or more concerningly as the "Ford death wobble." It's not a tire pressure issue, as I've only used properly inflated factory tires that were dealer installed. Problem has continued to get worse, and the shake has now made the truck virtually undrivable at 60 mph. Please google the issue. It's real. Love my Ford, but my family comes first, and the wobble is too scary to ignore. Just paid another $2800 to try another fix (track bar and ball joints), plus another $2000 for new tires. Someone will get hurt with this.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #37

Oct 132010


  • 85,000 miles


My F250 P/U has a death wobble above 50 mph. That has almost made me crash on several occasions.

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #36

Jul 062012

F-250 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the steering wheel would jerk and the vehicle would lunge without warning the dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000 and current mileage was 29,500. Updated 10/17/12

- Fincastle, VA, USA

problem #35

Apr 292012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 35,000 miles
Upon hitting an edge of bridge bump, the truck violently vibrated until I slowed to under 45 mph on interstate. I was frightened so much that I thought I would crash. My tires were inflated and vehicle aligned properly.

- Brodnax, VA, USA

problem #34

Apr 232012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 85,000 miles


Driving down the road and hit a small bump and the front end starts shaking so violently that you can't control the vehicle. Applying brakes does not stop the severe wobble. I almost went through a guard rail due to loss of control. This has happened several times and Ford says it tire pressure. Not! this problem is all over the internet. Ford needs to man up and fix there problem.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #33

Nov 302009

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 26,211 miles
See attached description with this report using tcn: Ccn26-19640 description write-up.....updated 04/19/12 the consumer stated the defect involved severe front suspension and steering wheel oscillation that can result in loss of control and lane change at highway speeds. The consumer stated the vehicle performs perfect when not transportation a load at any speed on any road condition. However, when traveling downgrades of 6% or more with the 5th wheel trailer at speeds above 50 mph, a light touch of the brakes to slow the combination vehicle down initiates the oscillation which will not stop the until the vehicle speed falls below 50 mph. Updated 05/02/12

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #32

Mar 192012


  • 46,000 miles
The truck now three times in less than 5 months has shook so bad that we couldn't hold onto the steering wheel, when just riding over a bridge seam. The truck shook so bad that the car in the next lane ran off the road and we ended up in the median. We have purchased new tires and we check our pressure daily. Which has nothing to do with this issue. Someone is going to be killed with this hyper shaking. I know if there isn't something done there are going to be accidents. We live in the northeast where we have snow and ice with the roads in that condition we would have never been able to control the truck if we would have been on ice and snow. Lucky it was not snowing and it was dry pavement. I know if something isn't done about this and all the other complaints that have been filed Ford is going to be sorry when someone is killed. The problem is so bad you have no control over the steering and have no place to go when this happens. We almost sideswiped the car next to us thank goodness they were paying attention when it happened. They stopped and asked if we were ok. They said they never saw anything like that before. We have owned at least 6 F-150 trucks and 4 Ford Explorer so you could say we are Ford people. But I am not so sure we will stay a Ford family since they don't seem to want to do anything to remedy this issue and it is happening in the new ones also. We have a friend that has a 2011 and it does the same thing. I know you have dismissed complaints before but someone is going to be killed. Then maybe something will be done by you or Ford when that happens it is a shame that it takes a death to make someone do something.

- Linden, PA, USA

problem #31

Nov 022011

F-250 8-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
After "shutter" incident (this has occurred since purchased new) vehicle steering would no turn to the left. After repeated attempts a full right turn then fast forced left turn a pop/ crack occurred which then allowed restricted left turn. Steering locked several more times while trying to safely exit the highway.

- Middletown , NY, USA

problem #30

Aug 012007


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F250. The contact stated that the steering wheel and the front end of the vehicle would vibrate excessively when traveling over a road or speed bump. The dealer was contacted and they advised the contact that the air pressure in the tires caused the vehicle to vibrate. The contact received a manufacturer's recall notice concerning the vibration, but the manufacturer would not repair the vehicle stating that the vehicle had been altered. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 39,000. Kmj

- Fort Pierce , FL, USA

problem #29

Dec 102008


  • 45,000 miles
Truck began to have a steering wobble. Steering wheel would vibrate because wheels were jumping on the pavement. Progressively got worse. Currently at 70K miles driving speed anywhere between 30 and 70 mph, when I drive over a bump, hit a small pot hole or even the smallest dip on the road surface the truck begins to shake violently, best way to stop it is to apply brakes hard until truck reaches a much lower speed. I have been driving behind other trucks that are experiencing it and can see the front wheels shaking hard and quick, left, right, up and down ( vibrating) on the road.

- Pedley, CA, USA

problem #28

Sep 212011

F-250 8-cyl

  • 50 miles
I am having severe vibration and steering issues the this model. I can not drive it without hurting my back. The truck needs a complete suspension overhaul. Should be taking off the road. Very dangerous!

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #27

Dec 082011

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 74,000 miles
Shimming violently, hard to get the vibration to stop. The whole steering column and steering wheel was shaking back and forth. The front tires must have been shaking also, since the auto along side of me pulled way back away from my right side. I drove over a dip and a bump in the roadway and then it happened. The tires are at the right air pressure. I am the original owner and the primary driver of this vehicle. Also the truck is a diesel 4X4.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #26

Sep 302010


  • 25,000 miles
I have a 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. When I hit a rough spot in the road the front end shakes so bad you have no control of the steering. The only way to get it to stop shaking is to get on the brakes and stop. I have been back to the dealer and they tell me there is nothing wrong. Someone is going to get killed if this is not corrected.

- West Point, MS, USA

problem #25

May 012007


  • 15,000 miles
Ford 2006 F250 sd diesel, has had violent shaking of the steering, happens atleast twice per trip, started around 15000 miles on truck, have 44000 miles now, seems to be getting worse, this started little over a year after I purchased it brand new til current, 9/18/10, was told by the dealer that it was a tire pressure issue, it is not that, it did nothing for the problem, this vehicle is truly unsafe to carry me and my family in. Very scary.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #24

Sep 022010


  • 61,000 miles
Ford 2006 F250 death wobble. I was driving my truck today and I hit a little pot hole in the road and nearly lost control of my truck. The truck was shaking so bad I thought for sure the front wheels were off and we were dead. Scariest thing ever. Ford needs to recall this issue before it kills someone if it hasn't already. This is very serious we pay good money for these vehicles and should not have to pay out of pocket for the fix. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this hope Ford dose the right thing and recalls this issue.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #23

May 242010


  • 37,000 miles
The vehicle shimmies when I hit any size bump on the road. It is very violent and has caused me to move across lines in the road.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #22

Aug 012009


  • 65,000 miles
Over the past 9 months I have noticed a front end/steering wheel vibration at highway speeds in my 2006 Ford F250. At first, the vibration would go away if I accelerated through it or slowed down. It has worsened to the point where it has caused me to partially lose control of the truck. I first bought four new tires. I then had the large retail chain where I purchased the new tires rotate and balance the them multiple times with no improvement. They suggested taking the truck to the dealership to have it checked. I have since had the truck into the dealership multiple times (balancing and rotating, steering dampener, and carrier bearing).

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #21

Apr 092010


  • miles
My son was driving his 2006 Ford F 250 truck when the steering linkage broke and he lost all ability to steer his truck. He crashed into a piece of equipment.

- Lyons, GA, USA

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