definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,868 miles

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2011 Ford F-250 steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Ford F-250 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

May 012012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 18,000 miles


Driving approximately 45 mph on a state highway, making a slight left turn, hit a small bump in the road, and the steering wheel started jerking violently from left to right from the 9:00 to 3:00 positions. I could not stop it with both hands. I had to brake the vehicle to almost a complete stop to end the jerking. This has been happening on almost a daily basis. The vehicle currently has 22,193 miles on it. It has been to the dealership at least 4 times and they have been called numerous times with the problem. They have checked the tire pressure several times. The front end. Changed the steering damper, which slightly helped for about 500 miles. It is now happening every time I drive the vehicle and is getting worse. Now also happening at lower speeds, around 30 mph and up.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #4

Feb 082012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 6,128 miles
2011 Ford 250 diesel has been in for front end service(front end alignments) and excessive scalloping of tires four times. Two dealerships have expressed concern over the severity of the tires. The truck continues to pull to the right and the front end has started to shake/wobble after hitting a bump.

- Thompson, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 242012

F-250 8-cyl

  • 35,757 miles
At high speeds over 50 mph, if truck hits a bump, front end shakes violently until you come to a complete stop. Dealer has no answer. On internet many others having same problem. Called "death rattle".

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 152011


  • 35,200 miles
Violent front end wobble - death wobble - while traveling 75 mph, on interstate hwy, with moderate rough road, severe front-end shake from two front tires wobbling. Must slow, quickly, to less than 30 mph to stop wobble. Have had a total of three similar events over a period of four months. Searched google and youtube for F250 death wobble. Results are many people with same problem. No fix or answer to problem. Very unsafe condition. Needs NHTSA to get involved and review.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 072011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 50,000 miles
This vehicle has severe front end wobble which mostly occurs between the speeds of 60 - 70 mph. The steering wheel and entire vehicle begins to violently wobble so much that usually the vehicle has to be stopped on the side of the road to stop the wobble. The dealership suggested new tires which we replaced however the problem still exists. The is a common problem we have learned online with this model truck. We are very concerned that this problem may cause an accident.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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