hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,250 miles

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2012 Ford F-250 miscellaneous problems

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2012 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012016


  • 90,000 miles


Ford F250 truck - front end suspension and 4 wheel drive problems. Since March of this year 2016, @ 90K miles, while driving down the road, traveling around 50 mph, the front suspension on my Ford F250 started shaking and wobble uncontrollable. This has happened probably 20 times or so. The wobble was so serious and scary. I would have to apply my brakes and hold onto the steering wheel with a strong grab, to keep my truck on the road. Other vehicles around mine, would scatter out of my way. On October 17, 2016, I had the steering damper replaced and the track bar ball replaced, costing $361.71. "death wobble", was still happening. Last month on November 14, 2016, I took my truck into our local Ford dealership for repairs on the suspension problem - "death wobble". repairs included, bar - front suspension ti, joint asy - ball, nut, end asy - drag link rod, rod, rod asy - drag link, adjuster asy @ 2, all replaced with new parts. Replace drag ink and end, install adjusters for castor, front end alignment (4 wheel drive). The Ford dealership was even aware of this existing problem with the Ford F250 suspension, from previous complains and repairs. My repair cost was $1205.07. Now my 4 wheel drive will not lock in on the front end. I have an appointment, taking my truck back to Ford dealership tomorrow morning for additional repairs. This is a major safety issue on these vehicles and something must be done about it. A recall should and must be mandatory for the public safety. This issue will end up killing someone (if, it has not already) if, a recall is not ordered immediately.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 132015


  • 23,000 miles
We were travelling thru New Mexico on our way home to Arizona when we felt a vibration in the front end. Having experienced a separated cord in one of our tires in may of 2015 at 15,000 miles (several months earlier), we suspected a tire. We pulled off at a rest stop but could not see a problem. We went 50 miles further at a reduced rate of speed to get ourselves off the road and near a service facility. We pulled off the road and checked the tires again and discovered a raised area in the right front tire, similar to the tire that failed at 15,0000 miles. The second tire to separate has about 23,000 miles on it. I am beginning to seriously question the quality and safety of Continental tires on our F-250. Had we not been aware of the possibility of a failed tire and had not pulled off the road, we could have experienced a blowout and a serious accident. When the first tire was separated we asked the dealer to replace all of the tires as we suspected they were all made in the same lot/batch. The dealer would not replace them and so we took a chance that the rest were ok (these are all tires that were on the vehicle when we purchased it new two years ago). Seems there was a similar flaw on the F-250 tires in 2008/2009. Lawyers say it is the manufacturer's fault: Tire defects are due to perhaps most commonly, ineffective adhesion, usually as a result of the glue's age or poor bonding of tire components during the manufacturing process. When tires are being made, moisture, impurities, and other foreign materials are capable of entering the mix and get cured into the tire. Tire manufacturers have known about these types of problems for years, but have failed to correct them, or to use better designs less prone to failure, like improving skin stock, which can better bond rubber to the steel.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 012015


  • 104,000 miles
Jan 01 2015 I was driving to work 6am, when the engine light went on a message read " pull over now safely", I pull to the side along the freeway the truck shut down. I had to call into to work to advise I won't be in and called a tow truck. I had to pay out of pocket for a tow into folsom lake Ford. The service advisor told me it was a bad sensor all four should be replaced. I called my wife she investigated egt recall on Ford, I told the service advisor of recall he said there is no recall. My wife escalated the call to Ford customer service dept. She spoke with [xxx] he confirmed the recall and gave her a reference number, level 2 customer service told her the dealership noted it's the calibration and we can't upgrade that for you. The call escalated to regional supervisor tjx he said nothing he can do and I'll have to pay for repairs out of pocket. My husband paid the repair bill. On 02/02/2015 we received a recall letter for emission recall 14E03 catalyst reduction system update for improvement including reduced temperature sensor faults and improved drivability. So basically the egt sensor runs off this computer system telling the sensor the truck is over heating. This stranded my husband on the side of the road, now Ford refuses to reimburse use the repairs and towing. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172012


  • miles
There is no way to secure rear facing infant child seat into vehicle. No clips or rings to attach the carrier to. Seatbelt alone is not sufficient. Infant carrier is equipped with clips on both sides to attach to secure rings at base of seat. My Ford Focus has clips for three rear facing sears. Why not the truck?

- Aston, PA, USA

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