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84,100 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

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2009 Ford F-250 suspension problems

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2009 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 212016

F-250 King Ranch 6.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


Truck started shaking violently as I was driving on the highway. Ford dealership said it was caused by my tires but tires had good tread on them, was talked into buying new set but problem didn't go away same. I am afraid to drive my truck because it happens just about every time I drive it.

- Jaime G., Humble, US

problem #4

Dec 172016

F-250 Lariat 6.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles

Death Wobble has occurred 4 times over the past 3 days. Always after driving over a series of small bumps in the road at 45 to 65 mph. Replaced steering stabilizer, original was not as firm as the new one, but still had reasonable resistance. A further look showed the bushing on the track bar was damaged with some of the rubber material protruding from the bushing. Ball joint on track bar felt firm, but will see true condition when I remove track bar and replace bushing and ball joint, I will update my findings after replacing these items. The death wobble is a scary as hell occurrence.

- David H., Moody, TX, US

problem #3

Nov 142015

F-250 6.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

I've called Ford Service Several times 1-800-392-3673, NO one ever calls back, and of course the person answering the phone NEVER has any answers. I've asked for suggestions, and they act like it's not a big deal. No suggestions, only critical accusations as to what "we're" doing to cause the issue.

Its called a "death wobble"...I would think it IS a big deal. I've seen videos that is is common, but that doesn't make it acceptable!! wonder people don't buy "American Made"'s CRAP any more, when there is absolutely NO customer service. And complaints fall on deaf ears.. who needs "american made" loyalty at that point.

AT least on the east coast there is a group of lawyers who finally put together a class action law suit, but they are not dealing with vehicles purchased outside of their territory, such as Texas.

The issue causes the entire inside of the vehicle to move every object inside of it. It causes cups to jump outside of cup holders, objects attached to the windshield to fall off the windshield (GPS) and anything on the seats to slide off of the seats. It causes people behind you to get pissed, because you have to slam on the brakes. They don't understand that to get the "Death Wobble" to subside, you have to slam on your brakes. Your butt clenches every time you hit another bump, because the bump puts the suspension back into another tormenting "death wobble!"

- Jeffrey C., Lea, TX, US

problem #2

Apr 082016

F-250 2door 8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I have a 2009 Ford F-250 pickup truck last month it started pulling off the road, when I looked it up I saw it was called the death wobble. We have many things fixed on the truck but it's still there. We heard the tires maybe the problem and we see that Ford had a recall on the tire but never notified the owners of these trucks. We are currently waiting to see if our tires can be replaced.

It's very frustrating to take the truck to the shop thinking they have found a solution, only to lay out good money to find out the wobble is back!

- abode, Northbrunswick, NJ, US

problem #1

Oct 242015

F-250 Superduty KR 6.4L Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,000 miles

Death Shake. It started with hitting a rough spot on the interstate 10 at 70mph thought I would lose control but was able to slow down and pullover, couldn't find an issue so I went on not having it happen again. Replaced all shocks and steering damper shock with Bilstein's. Have had the same issue again so took it to the Ford dealer, they replaced the tie-rod on the right side, same thing again, took it back to the dealer, then replaced all the steering and gearbox. Realigned front end, same thing again, the dealer contacted Ford and the answer was the setting on the caster needed to be adjusted so they install adjustable bushings to be able to set at Fords recommended setting. Same issue is now happening at slower speeds with the smallest bump in the road. Is there any other issues that may need to be addressed?

- Randy W., Ethel, LA, US

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