definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,547 miles

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2012 Ford F-250 suspension problems

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2012 Ford F-250 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Nov 242013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles


Violent shaking of entire truck (requiring driver to pull off highway/roads - at risk) - speed approx ~45-70mph highway/or back roads. This incident (upon research) is known and called the 'death wobble'. this issue causes a full loss of control of the vehicle. There is a known issue here (search internet on Ford 250 death wobble for video evidence - many instances) Ford must take corrective action. I now have a 2012 vehicle which is not safe to drive. Issue is ongoing and occurred on many dates many times ex. Driving approximately 5-7 miles home from groton ct to niantic ct - forced to pull off to side of highway 3 out of the 4 times the 'death wobble' ensued.

- Niantic, CT, USA

problem #5

Jul 302013


  • 32,000 miles
I was driving down the road and hit a small seam in the road at approx. 60 mph after hitting the small seam my whole truck began shaking violently to a point where I had no control over the vehicle. Once this happened I began reducing speed and as the speed was reduced the shaking was reduced as well. I had to come to a complete stop in order to stop the shaking. Once stopped the truck drove fine for a week then did it again and since has done it in the two week following. The dealership looked at it and said they could see nothing wrong and that everything was tight.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 042013


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-250sd. The contact stated that while driving various speeds over a road bump or pothole, the vehicle would travel out of lane without warning. The vehicle was inspected by two different dealers who were unable to locate a problem with the shocks. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a third opinion and they replaced four shocks. The authorized dealer reimbursed the owner for the defective shocks. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Jonestown, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 37,000 miles


While driving 60 mph, truck hit irregularities in the road. Vehicle started shaking violently and lost control of the steering. Vehicle had to be slowed to 10-15 mph before the shaking stopped. No accident or injury occurred on this incident. Truck was taken to dealer and track bar assy / bushing was replaced. The second serious incident was @ 48,000 miles a mere 11,000 miles later. While traveling 55-60 mph through a left hand curve and crossing another irregularity in the road (bridge-pavement joint) the truck again began shaking violently and caused the vehicle to go into the oncoming lane of traffic where a log truck was traveling. The log truck was able to get on the shoulder of the road in time to prevent an accident. Again the truck had to be slowed to almost a complete stop before the shaking stopped. Truck was taken to dealer again and the only thing replaced was the track bar bushing. This vehicle is not safe!

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #2

Jul 182012

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 35 miles
Traveling on bumpy roads at 55 to 60 mph the front end will start to shake so violently that in order to maintain control I had to brake and pull to the side of the road. This happened several times in a day and I took the truck into a Ford dealer in Minnesota. This dealership put a dampener on the front end and I thought it was solved. However, the problem has started again in Jan of 2013. This is a very serious shake and I feel it will cause a accident if not resolved.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 132012


  • 100 miles
In Jan. 2012 I purchased a Ford F-250 rated to tow 14,000 lbs. I traded in a Ford F-150 rated at 7,700 lbs. When I hooked my camper to my 2000 F-150 the truck did not sag or squat at all. Looking to upgrade, I spoke to several sales people at several different dealerships. I was assured that the F-250 Super Duty would by far out perform my old truck. It does not. This new F-250 squats so bad it is ridiculous. On 6-18-12 I took my truck to the dealer at which I purchased the truck and complained of this matter, only to be told there is nothing wrong with the springs. Yet, the service manager said he would send me to a third party out of state shop, to have springs made and split the cost with me, because that was cheaper than using genuine Ford springs. This is unacceptable, as I did not spend thousands of dollars on a new Ford only to have someone else fix Ford problems. I contacted Ford H.Q. and explained my situation. After being on hold for some time, the person at H.Q. explained that he had spoke to, and there was no problem with my truck. I feel strongly that my decision to buy this truck, was based largely on fraudulent statements made by both Ford sales people and Ford literature alike. I have witnesses to the statements of the sales personnel, as well as to the fact that my old truck did not sag at all. I also have pictures of new truck hooked to trailer and sagging. ## information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Stevensville, MD, USA

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