really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,196 miles

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2007 Ford F-250 steering problems

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2007 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #18

Oct 012015


  • 226,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 75 mph, the vehicle veered to the left and crashed into a guardrail without warning. The vehicle crossed the highway into oncoming traffic and crashed into another guardrail. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact attempted to move the vehicle and discovered that the steering wheel turned as designed; however, the wheels failed to move. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 226,000.

- Colorado City, TX, USA

problem #17

Aug 012013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-250. While driving at 30 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and it veered to the left and right. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that the steering box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred and the vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that the steering box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Palm Springs , CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 042014


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle shook. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Los Lunas, NM, USA

problem #15

Sep 122012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 73,911 miles


Pronounced and severe shimmy and oscillation in the steering wheel when traveling over small bumps or dips in the roadway and on uneven driving surfaces. Ford dealer confirmed the problem and replaced a tracking bar and the steering damper. These repairs helped but did not eliminate the issue. New oem tires were installed 2,000 miles after the Ford repair. As of Dec 2013 the vehicle now has 78,578 miles which is only 5,000 miles since the repair and 3,000 miles since new oem tires and the same severe shimmy and oscillation in the steering wheel is occurring again. In Dec 2013 I received special field action letter 09L02 from Ford concerning this very issue. Having complied with all points in the special field action letter 09L02 the same problem exists and continues to worsen. This is clearly a safety issue that Ford needs to address with a recall notice and the 09L02 letter is indicative that this is a wide-spread issue.

- Benbrook, TX, USA

problem #14

Nov 122013


  • 35,000 miles
Recently, while driving my Ford F250 truck, I have experienced the Ford's death wobble on three separate occasions. After driving over a bump in the roadway, the front end starts wobbling to the point that I have to brake and pull over just to stay in control of my vehicle. When this death wobble occurs, it causes the driver has to fight the steering wheel and apply braking just to stay in control of the vehicle. It is a real safety concern!!!! recently, I have read several articles identify the problems with Ford¿'s front end and their solutions to fix the fronts ends. As usual, Ford comes up with excuses and not a solution to repair their products. There is plenty of documentation (U-tube video) on-line documenting the serious of this complaint. It is time that your Agency takes a closer look at this problem and see that Ford accept responsibility to repair their vehicle.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #13

Sep 122013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 10,600 miles
I have a 2007 F 250 diesel and every time I am driving over speed bump at 45mph to 65mph my truck shakes like crazy it has been taken to the dealer for a fix but nothing is done I am afraid that one day this will cost an accident I hope the this mater is taken care soon thank you for your help.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #12

Apr 232013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 120,000 miles


Going along around 55 to 60 mph and run across very mild bump and the front wheels will begin to shimmy so bad it jerks the steering wheel back and forth. I have to hit the brakes and slow way down to get it to stop shaking. It is very dangerous feeling and is not tire pressure like Ford claims.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #11

Sep 122012


  • 30,000 miles
High speed wheel oscillation occurred while driving the speed limit of interstate 275 around cincinnati, Ohio. I hit a bump on the exit of the interstates bridge and the steering wheel shook really bad left and right. I had received a letter last year warning me about this condition. I did not think I had a problem with this truck until this happened. I was lucky that I did not crash this vehicle when the oscillation occurred. I researched this on the internet and several other owners for the F250 have had the same problem. Ford needs to fix this problem before someone gets killed!

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #10

Jan 032011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 60,000 miles
After hitting a bump in the road, while driving approximately 55 mph, the front end the truck started shaking causing a temporary loss of control. The truck has done this on numerous occasions after hitting bumps, pot holes or uneven surfaces.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 092011

F-250 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Running interstate going on bridge in curve an little crack in road made truck start shaking violently. Making me have to come to complete stop before it would quit shaking throwing stuff all around inside truck.

- Princeton, WV, USA

problem #8

Jun 182008

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 11,400 miles


Hit a bump on interstate truck started shaking violently, I almost caused an accident and had to slow down to about 40 or it was going to shake me off the road, I could barely hold on, brought is it to the dealer and they said it was tire pressure, which was about 70lbs not the recommeded 75, come on that is not the problem. It is still doing it years later, wnet back to the dealer they said it was a brake hanging up and ripped me off for parts, still does it. I have now put on tires tie rod ends ball joints steering dampener, shocks and still does it. I know I'm not the only one. Make them fix this and compensate those of us who have tried to do so on our own because they won't accept that there is a problem.

- Greeley, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 152011

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,900 miles
My 2007 Ford F250, superduty 4X4, harley davidson edition (all stock), experienced extreme cavitation, or wobble, and violent shaking to the steering and front suspension after encountering a mild series of bumps while traveling about 50mph. This has occurred on 3 occasions. I have read 100's upon 100's of complaints online about this same problem with several different year model Ford trucks. I have taken my truck in to the Ford dealership and Ford has even admitted to the problem being with a design flaw and even has a correction for it that includes a newly designed bracket, relocating some steering components, and new specs for the front end alignment, but wants to charge me $1700 for the repair(or redesign). Unbelievable!!

- Saginaw, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 232008


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle began to shake violently. The failure would recur intermittently. The vehicle was serviced by an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where the gear box and steering column were replaced. The failure continued to recur intermittently and the vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure continued to recur when driving between 40-60 mph. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 26,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 112009


  • 36,500 miles
When driving my Ford F-250 45 mph and over and hitting any kind of bump the front end shakes severely. The brakes when applied will stop the shaking. The damper was replaced but it did not help. If the bump and the speed was great enough it would cause you to crash. The truck has 38,000 mi. And the dealer tells me there is no recall and it is not under warranty. I plan on taking it to an independent front end specialist to diagnose the problem.

- Hammond, LA, USA

problem #4

Dec 022008


  • 40,210 miles
EA08007 complaint truck hits uneven paved road at 55 mph or faster on the freeway, and starts a violent shaking that is only stopped when slowing down via heavy braking, or by no acceleration. Entire truck and all four wheels, including the steering wheel shake violently.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 022008

F-250 8-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-250. While driving approximately 60-65 mph or while driving over a bump, the front end of the vehicle shakes dramatically. The shaking is so severe that the contact must apply the brakes to decrease the speed and stop the shaking. A few months after the failure occurred, the dealer replaced the steering dampener. Six months after the repair, the failures recurred. The dealer test drove the vehicle, but were unable to duplicate the failure. They stated that nothing could be done. The contact believes that the vehicle should be recalled. The failure mileage was 17,000 and current mileage was 21,995. Updated 11-25-08 updated 11/26/08.

- Anacoco, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008


  • 5,000 miles
Steering wheel oscillation, per your reports PE017-057 and EA08007 occurs anytime vehicle is over 50 mph and hits a bump or pothole, violent shaking of the front suspension with loss of vehicle control.

- Jasper, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 182008


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F250. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle drove over a small patch in the road. The steering wheel began to shake violently and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle skidded onto the side of the road. Afterwards, the contact drove another five miles to his destination. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 4,000.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

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