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The Ford F250 Death Wobble is Shaking Drivers Up

July 16, 2019 By: LemonLaw Category: Ford


The Ford F250 death wobble is caused when the defective front axles encounter even a small detriment on the road.

Sad to say we are receiving calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline from even more drivers dealing with the serious vibration problem known as the “death wobble.” We are now representing a number of clients complaining of a Ford F250 death wobble where their vehicle will suddenly shake, feeling as though they are losing complete control of the truck.

The “death wobble” has been a problem occurring in numerous vehicles since as far back as the 1980’s. The Ford F250 death wobble normally occurs when the vehicle hits a bump or groove in the road while driving at normal highway speeds. The vehicle then begins to violently wobble and shake while driving, causing the driver to lose control. The death wobble is caused when the defective front axles encounter even a small detriment on the road.

Some drivers have reported that the only way to stop the death wobble is to take their keys out of the ignition. Even though Ford has been aware of the frequent F250 wobbling, they are yet to offer drivers a consistent solution.

Some drivers have returned to their dealership multiple times to deal with their issue. Often, the dealership will offer to fix a minor front end issue. For example, some drivers may have their bushings replaced, steering parts replaced, or their axles realigned, which might stop the Ford F250 death wobble for a small amount of time. However, most drivers who get these fixes then report that the problem occurs again within three months. Some drivers had to return to their dealership more than three times in a six month time frame because the death wobble kept reoccurring.

If you are driving a Ford F250 and begin to notice wobbling or shaking similar to the described ‘death wobble,’ make sure you take your truck back to your Ford dealership after every occurrence. Make sure you save your invoices from each visit.

If you find yourself back to your dealership multiple times or that your vehicle is out of service for an extended period of time because of the Ford F250 death wobble, you have rights. Call 1 800 LEMON-LAW (1 800 536 6652) or fill out our Get Rid of your Lemon form today to find out how we can help you. Our goal is to help you get back to driving a sturdy, safe vehicle as soon as possible.


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One Response to “The Ford F250 Death Wobble is Shaking Drivers Up”


  1. #1 Robert Sandberg says:

    I have a 2017 F250 with the death wobble that the Ford dealer cannot fix they’re waiting for the engineers to come up with a solution I’ve had it there several times it’s unsafe to drive

    • State: Ct

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