really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,845 miles

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2008 Ford F-350 steering problems

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2008 Ford F-350 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Apr 092013


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-350. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the steering wheel seized and became difficult to maneuver. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,000.

- Linn, MO, USA

problem #9

Jan 082011

F-350 6-cyl

  • 30,800 miles
During U-turn, a curb was traversed by right front tire. After steering came back straight, steering wheel was off center 25 degrees with truck pulling left. An alignment was done to correct that lasted a month. Steering wheel drifted back to 25 degrees off center and truck pulled to left. A second alignment was completed by a different dealer correcting problem for the most part. Vehicle still pulls left and or right on certain roads, with play in steering wheel that cannot be adjusted out. Conclusion is steering box is pretty "light duty" for a Super Duty rated truck. Truck was on second steering gear box with first developing a drifting issue several months after purchase - dealer determined correction could only be made by box replacement. Current miles are 37,600. Fuel prices inhibiting miles.

- Clayton, NM, USA

problem #8

Apr 292013


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-350. The contact stated that the power steering assist would fail sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were 35,000.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #7

Apr 212010


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford F350. The contact stated that the vehicle would vibrate violently when driving between 40-55 mph or when turning on rough road surfaces. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer replaced the track link and the steering gearbox but the failure was not corrected and the vehicle continued to vibrate excessively. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 20,000.

- Navarro , CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 142011


  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle shakes violently. Only way to get under control is to stop completely. This has happened numerous times. I have read on forums this is a major problem. Ford needs to recognize the problem and issue a recall. This is very dangerous.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 152010

F-350 4WD 8-cyl

  • 33,034 miles
I'm the owner of a 2008 Ford pickup truck model F-350. The truck was taking servo times to a dealer to have the problem fixed. We are having problems with the steering wheel that it locks by itself you want to turn left and the car goes right or straight and you loose the control I almost got killed.the dealer sad that they cant seen to fix the problem one dealer sad that he replaced the gear box but never did. I'm afraid to drive this car I have three kids and nobody wants to help me I even called the insurance company and let the now that if I have a accident it will be to the steering problem which I reported to the dealer but they cant fixed. Please help me with this I'm rally scared to drive this car.

- Bedford Park, IL, USA

problem #4

Sep 132010


  • 86,000 miles


I have a 2008 Ford F-350 4X4 that is experiencing a bad wobble when I hit a bump in the road or turning in a curve with uneven pavement. The problem occurs around 45 or 50 mph this is a very scary situation. I did some research on the topic and I see alot of Ford owners with the same complaint, but Ford wont do anything about solving the problem. I don't know who to turn to. These trucks are expensive and I expect to get what I paid for not this. Help me out!!!!! please!

- Lake, MS, USA

problem #3

Jul 262009


  • 35,000 miles
I have two 2008 Ford F-350 superduty 4X4 trucks. One truck has 39000 miles and the other 61000 miles. At highway speeds, after hitting uneven road surface or bumps, they begin to shimmy and shake so bad that I have to pull over to get it to quit I have had the trucks in numerous times to fix but the problem always returns. I received notice from Ford that low tire pressure causes this but I maintain correct tire pressure in both of my trucks so I know this is not the problem. I have been researching this online and there is a company called wcmotorsports that claims to know why these trucks are doing this and the solution. Their website is www.superdutywobble.com. their phone number is (508) 668-8638. They seem very knowledgeable about this issue. The problem is the replacement part to fix this is $825. I feel that this should be a recall issue. After looking online, many people have this problem. I have not modified these trucks in anyway and I feel that it is only a matter of time until this causes a fatality if it hasn't already.

- Pampa, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 252007


  • 2,500 miles
June 25, 2007, we were in Montana and had just come down from approx. 14,000 ft. Pass, closed sun roof on our 2008 Ford F350 crewcab diesel, all 4 occupants (3 adults & 1 child) fell asleep @ 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Passenger woke as we were going off the pavement, tried to put truck back on pavement but front of truck would not get under control, hit mail boxes and veered to left (still unable to control) not speeding, hit head on into trees, rolled to roof. Air bags did not deploy on either side, driver side (front and back) roof crushed to top and into front drivers seat and almost to frame of window in the back seat. Why or what caused us all to fall asleep after closing sun roof, why were we not able to control front of truck (too heavy?), why did air bags not deploy and why did roof crush so far on a roll to roof, we did not roll completely over. Truck was totaled. No deaths occurred, driver resulted in a broken neck and passengers with rib and neck injuries.

- Pleasanton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 112007

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles
Two issues really: A sloppily installed valve cover gasket on the right valve cover causing fluid leakage. The second is a constant drift to the left. 2008 F-350 lariat 4X4 crewcab long bed powerstroke diesel.

- Temecula, CA, USA

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