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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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65 Responses 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
  2. #2 Mark GilMar says:

    I have had this shudder as I call it on a few occasions. Goes away quickly and I chalked this up to the typical issues Ford has had. I had a 2007 and 2008 both had this and was told is was common-Ford had TSBs on this. However, this wobble occurred on my truck just a few weeks back while I was towing a trailer to FL from MD. It occurred as speeds increased and just prior to the Wilson draw bridge. It really caught me off guard the first time. The third time it happened it would not stop and I braked to get my truck below 30mph on a relatively busy interstate 95 at 1200am. I immediately pulled over in a safe area. I have a precise tire compressor and took my tire pressure from 74 down to 60 on the front and 74 down to 65 rear. This did not help. The only solution was to stay at or below 70 and pray. I am in the process of taking truck to a tire place that I deal with to have rims inspected and front end checked. Im doing just this as I know ford will say “no problem found or you have tires and front end out of spec. Caution to all drivers with this issue. Its scares the hell out of you and wakes you up. It seemed I could not a anything to stop this and Im fortunate I did not take anyone out when this occurred. As it would have been costly for me since I was towing a trailer. Yes Im concerned about my life but I respect the others on the road just as much. I am a Ford person and hope to get some answers as Im in the market for a F350 cc dually-Im hoping my issue is something on my end. The truck I drive is a gas f250, 2016 xl super cab long bed 4×4. Hope this helps others and Im available to answer any questions-gilmarlawn@aol.com

    • State: MD
  3. #3 S. Chehresa says:

    Own a 2019 f-250 for almost months and have had the death wobble 3times in one day. You think it would be fix on new truck by now. This is ridiculous.

    • State: Tx
  4. #4 Mike Banaszak says:

    I own a 2019 F-250 Diesel crew cab and took my truck back at around 5,000 miles i was told the shake was normal. Well today I was driving with my wife on the expressway around 75 mph and hit a bump and the truck started to shake violently had to hit the breaks and pull off the road to make it stop. I will taking the truck back to the dealership tomorrow this truck is unsafe to drive. Ford had better step up and fix it!

    • State: MI
  5. #5 Bobby Fisk says:

    I bought a brand new 2017 f350 single wheel in August of 2018. January of 2019 almost lost control of vehicle driving down turnpike at 75 mph due the violent shaking. Took it to dealer and they oh yea that’s a common problem in these trucks. They supposedly fixed it. Then August it done it again took to a different dealer and they supposedly fixed it. Didn’t make it 20 miles from dealer and almost took me and my wife off the road. Someone needs to start a go fund me account so we can raise the money to buy some time on the 3 major television broadcast stations so ford will do something. The media will get more done than lawyers because with lawyers it still stays hush hush. Just like the major air bag deal. Yes no doubt it was a dangerous faulty part but it only hurt you if you have a crash. This death wobble deal with ford will cause the crash.

    • State: Ok
  6. #6 Chuck Flores says:

    Our 2019 F-250 is doing this almost any small bump is hit . It is very dangerous when it happens . Any help please email . The local dealership that we bought from charge us for alignment – no help .

    • State: Texas
  7. #7 Rodney Woody says:

    I have a 2017 F250. Put it in the shop for death wobble at a little under 13,700 miles when truck was a year old. Now it’s started again at 28,000 miles 2 years old. Very dangerous, almost went into concrete divider from hitting a bump in the road. How can you have confidence driving a truck that could do this at any time.

    • State: Tx
  8. #8 Rick Carignan says:

    I’ve been down this road multiple times. Slight issues with my 2008 F350 crew cab diesel, severe issues with my 2012 F350 crew cab diesel (started around 90k miles). There’s a lot of exaggeration I feel that comes with some of these complaints at times but I can say at 70 mph towing our 39ft 5th wheel on I90 in the center lane outside of Albany NY I had to come to a stop to get it to quit, literally still shaking at 5 mph. Ford warrantied a lot of the repairs but it still cost me a lot of money and a huge amount of down time and the aggravation factor dealing with it was almost life changing. It actually took almost a year and 30k miles of hell to fix the truck. Now with my 2019 F350 crew cab diesel. All trucks were 4×4 riding on stock suspension and oem tires. The 2019 showed tire wear at 3k miles, alignment was checked and was told it was fine. So far Ford has done 3 steering stabilizers, currently riding on the fourth. Wore all my tires out at 25k miles as I paid for multiple rotations (have to dismount, remount, and balance for the duallies). Just put on at my cost 6 new tires, Ford checked the alignment and it was way out of spec., needed to be re-shimmed for caster . They wanted me to pay for that which obviously didn’t go over well nor happened. They now claim you need to have your alignment checked every 6 months to stay in warranty!!!! It took them 6 work days to do it and they had to go aftermarket shims to get it in spec. Now the truck handles like crap on back roads, drifts with the road grooves and in 600 miles shows significant wear on the outer edge of the RF tire and inner edge of the LF tire. If you get a bad one you’re screwed!

    • State: NH
  9. #9 Jennifer says:

    I purchased a 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel in january 2018. To pay $65,000 for a truck I can’t drive and don’t feel safe in!!! It’s been in the shop 4x and the problem has never been fixed, I have heard every excuse in the book. I called several mechanics and dealerships when i first purchased the truck and the dealerships were saying it was normal “Are you kidding me?” I can only drive local with it, when i do drive it i hit the tiniest flaw or bump going as slow as 35 mph and the truck violently shakes.

    • State: MI
  10. #10 John says:

    I have a 2018 F250 Diesel Crew Cab and been experiencing this “wobble” since January. I’ve taken it to one dealership twice and they didn’t fix it. They replaced the steering stabilizer and drag links. This didn’t help. I contacted Ford and they suggested taking to a different dealership, so I did. I’m in the middle of that right now. They had to change bushings to get to the “new” suggested alignment specs. Now, they are saying it isn’t covered under the warranty because alignments are only covered for 1 year/12,000 miles and I have 29,000 miles. My truck aligned at the factory when it was made. They changed the specs to fix the issue, so I shouldn’t have to pay for the fix. I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what good my warranty is?

    • State: PA
  11. #11 LemonLaw says:

    @John: Please call our office at 800 536 6652 to further discuss your rights.

    • #12 Wayne says:

      Same problem here. This is obviously a design flaw. Fortunately our trucks are a fleet lease. It looks like we might have to send them back in exchange for Chevys.

      • State: Texas
    • #13 Travis says:

      Dealership is unable or unwilling to fix mine. 2017 F250 with regular wobble. Any little bump at 60-70 mph and it shakes like crazy. Slow down to 50 or so and it stops until I hit another bump.

      • State: TX
    • #14 Michael Bottone says:

      2015 f350, horrible front end suspension issues, sometime the truck shakes me from one lane into the other on a curved highway at speeds between 50 and 70. Ive taken in about 5 times to the dealer and they just tell me that the way the truck drives, then charge me for changing half the front end. Its there now for the same issue.

      • State: NY
    • #15 Ken says:

      I live in the Dallas TX Metro and we have some very high Mix-Master Highway Intersection. I was coming down off one of the Mix-Masters that was probably 75 feet high and hit a bump. My 2016 Ford F-250 started shaking violently and it was all I could do to keep it from going over the edge of the mix-master (75 feet in the air). To say this was a scary experience would be a gross understatement. If someone hasn’t already been killed, it will eventually happen. Other drivers/vehicles witnessed this incident and they all backed off and waited for me to get the F-250 Death Wobble under control. Ford Motors really need to step up to the the plate and fix this serious and deadly problem.

      • State: TEXAS
    • #16 LemonLaw says:

      @Michael: Curious as to why they charged for you for the repair. Feel free to call us at 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights and how we may be able to help.

      • #17 Lee Farr Alexander says:

        I just had two experiences with “Death Wobble” in one day and it was my first time dealing with it. I had several hundred pounds of building materials in the bed of my truck and hit a bump in the road on a small County Road that sent my truck front steering jerking back and forth and i had to pull off the road to get it back under control. I thought it was a tire issue and got out and look at tires and shocks and linkage to find nothing wrong. Second is the worst, i had my family in the truck on the way to the ranch and i hit another bump in the road when it started again. I am going to try to capture it on my dash cam next time and post it on youtube. This is very unnerving and i don’t feel safe driving especially with family in truck.

        • State: TX
      • #18 Michael Kimberlain says:

        2014 F-250 SRW diesel 80k miles. Bought this truck just under a year ago in November. Was on my way home from the mountains, 4 hours from home and experienced death wobble at 65mph nearly coming into a head on collision due to it and had to slow to about 30 mph to get it into control. Limped it back home and have been driving my daily instead. Going to take to the dealership in a couple days when I have a ride back from someone hoping they can get right to the point, not give me the run around, and get this ridiculously dangerous issue taken care of, I doubt it will be that simple.

        • State: Colorado
      • #19 Rich Rozell says:

        Bought my first new truck ever in life . 2019 F250 the death wobble is getting out of control it goes to the dealer tomorrow . they said there is some type of recall for steering stabilizer and other miscellaneous parts . Bought it in April. Less then 30,000 miles and can’t drive it over 40 mph. Such a shame truck was nice till this.

        • State: Tn
      • #20 Clint Mayhugh says:

        I have had a 2017 f350..began the wobble at 10,000 miles.
        We have one 2019 that the wobble began at 14,000 miles.
        Also purchased another 2019 f250 that began the wobble at 5,400 miles. This is a truck that I purchased for my son….first time it done this the truck put him in the ditch!
        Scared him bad enough that he refused to drive the truck…there for I end up losing $9000 trading for a f150.

        I also have another f350 with only 4,300 miles….not sure what we need to do!

        • State: Texas
      • #21 Al Kelly says:

        I have a 2009 F250 Laritt with only 54k miles. Bought it new and already had the problem. The cost out of pocket was $860.00. This isn’t saying much for Ford.

        • State: Maryland
      • #22 Chris Whitehead says:

        I experienced the “death wobble” twice in the past week on my 2019 F250. I had never heard of this issue, I owned a 2017 before this with no issues. I brought it to the dealership today and he said: “oh, you have the death wobble”. He made it sound like it was a standard recall that they have a quick fix for. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.

        • State: Ontario
      • #23 Hal B Lane III says:

        My 2017 f-250 has been in the shop twice in two weeks for this exact same problem. The dealer said it was because of my Ranch hand brush guard putting too much weight on the front end. They took it off and its still doing the same thing. Violent wobbles forcing me to pull off the road after hitting minor bumps. Today will be the third time in 3 weeks I will be taking it in. After I get it out this time, I’m getting rid of it. Too risky to drive a Ford F-250. It’s a shame, because I’ve owned many 250’s int he past and never had this problem. And each one previously had Ranch hands on them. I guess it will take someone getting killed and collecting on a major law suit for anything to get done right.

        • State: Texas
      • #24 Kevin A. Straub says:

        I have a 2017 F-250 Super Duty, started having problems with death wobble at around 29,000 miles. Took it to ford dealer and they claimed to have fixed the problem. Stated that Ford had issued a bulletin but no recall. Now at around 39,000 miles death wobble has started again. Today on my drive home on I-75 it did it 3 times. I have to slow down to near 30 mph and pull off on the shoulder to get it to stop. I have been back to the dealer and they say it will be at my expense now that the truck is out of warranty. I should not have to deal with this every few thousand miles. Thinking about getting rid of the truck but will probably loose several thousand dollars on trade.

        • State: Ohio
      • #25 Cheryl wattle says:

        I have a 2006 ford f250 I have experience the same thing with the truck shaking so bad I pulled over thought I had a flat ! But didnt was surprised when I started driving again it was fine ! But at 65 or 70 started again very very scarry !!!

        • State: Pa
      • #26 Jay malinoski says:

        Getting on interstate 385 getting up to speed 55 or so hit a bump had a shutter then hit another the front wheels started to shake violently let off gas no effect got on brakes off to the shoulder and stopped, I can not let any of my kids drive ever can’t take that chance, so know waiting on dealership to get loaner and have them look at it. 56,000 miles good tires good tread no 4 wheeling I baby this truck. 2016 platinum purchased July 2015.

        • State: TN
      • #27 D Reese says:

        Of all these comments I did not hear anyone mention anything about SHOCKS

        • State: Pa.
      • #28 Kenneth Laliberte says:

        I have a 2019 F-250 Diesel. I had an incident with the death wobble when I had under 11,000 miles on the truck. Happened 3 times in one day. I took it to my dealer and they changed the steering damper. Two weeks later, it started again. I have an appointment to bring it back this week. I asked the service manager if this was common and he told me he had 6 trucks in the garage with the same issue. Why hasn’t this been recalled before someone gets killed? I posted a complaint on the NHTSB website. Also, apparently there is a fix for it. I just watched a video of a caster adjustment part that they sell on-line but why should I have to buy this when the truck is still under warranty? I have less than 12,000 miles on it.

        • State: TEXAS
      • #29 LemonLaw says:

        @Kevin: Before you get rid of the truck, please call us at 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights.

        • #30 Gary Taylor says:

          I have a 2018 F250 Platinum with 61,000 miles. Within a 3 day span I experienced this so called “death wobble” twice. Just like pretty much every post i have read it happened when going over imperfections in the road. It’s a very serious issues that can and probably already has caused major accidents. I have not taken to the dealership yet but they will be receiving a call. I just hope they own up to the issue (which based on everyone’s comments is not going to happen). Really going to be a shame because I really love my truck!

          • State: Texas
        • #31 Lorene Tisdale says:

          We purchased a ’17 F-250 (used) from a Dealer with just under 10K miles. Within the first 30 days we experienced the “death wobble” and Ford said there was already a new dampener in it so they replaced the tie rods, drag link and steering stabilizer – death wobble returned 6 months later. Ford then replaced the steering linkage dampener and we are bringing it back 5 days later as the wobble is even worse. Tonight we are dropping it off at the Ford dealer for the 3rd time and if they cannot fix it – we may have to seek legal action.

          • State: MA
        • #32 Tammie Ter-Veen says:

          My husband just purchased his 2019 F250 a few months ago; we purchased this with confidence feeling that he was driving such a safe vehicle! This changed 2 nights ago when he lost control of his truck on a main highway. Thankfully, by the grace of God, there was no one around him that he would have absolutely ran into had there been someone in the next lane, and he barely missed hitting the center divider.
          After researching, this is NOT a new issue, and has happen to 1000’s of other Ford owners.
          What baffles me is, HOW IN THE WORLD is FORD okay with releasing vehicles that can potentially KILL SOMEONE?!? And more than that, HOW ARE THEY CONTINUING to allow these vehicles to remain on the road knowing the dangers in this “death wobble”?
          Is money more valuable to them than a life? Because I will tell you, and our two daughters will tell you, their Daddy’s life, my husbands life is worth more than any dollar amount!

          • State: California
        • #33 Lyle Cousins says:

          I have it bad. New steering stabilizer helps but doesn’t last long, sometimes very violent.
          Wife will not ride in the truck.

          • State: TX
        • #34 Lorene says:

          UPDATE: Ford is installing a “heavy-duty” track bar. Our truck has a lift-kit in it that was already installed when we purchased it from the dealer – they think it might be related. It’ll be out of commission for the 3rd time now for 7 days.

          • State: MA
        • #35 david Nottestad says:

          i purchased a 2019 f-250 for my daughter to go collage because she pulls a horse trailer for collage rodeo in texas she has had the wbble twice when pulling scared her bad have appointment with dealer this truck only has 11000 miles on it ford needs to fix this problem before someone gets killed this is a very deadly problem

          • State: North Dakota
        • #36 Dustin H says:

          2019 F250 with 32k miles. Experienced the death wobble two weeks ago and initially thought I had a blow out. Yesterday it occurred 3 times in one day on the highway. Truck is now at dealership awaiting a steering dampener and one other part (forgot what he said). We will see how it goes but the dealership fix doesn’t sound promising after reading the above experiences.

          • State: AZ
        • #37 Deborah Ehrsam says:

          We r experiencing the death wobble driving our 2028 diesel F-250 . This had happened on x3 within the last week . After reading all the comments on from everyone , it is going to the dealership on Monday. We pull a 5th wheel travel trailer and this scare us to death . We live on a fixed income, so any high repair cost is scary and we pretty much stuck with the truck . ☹️ . How do we get onto the class action lawsuits ??

          • State: Indiana
        • #38 P Plastix says:

          I have a 2012 F 250 with 86,000 miles. I have had 5 episodes and two more and after spending $2100+ on all new front steering parts, tire alignment, balance, rotate, new factory shocks, steering dampener. After reviewing a buy contract on a 2020 F250 King Ranch and a trade in price, I drove home only to experience the wobble 2 more times after leaving the dealership. I swerved off the fast lane at 72mph into the grass median.No time to change lanes.I spoke to Ford service two days later only to hear that there is nothing they can do cuz its out of warranty. No tow truck. no reimburse, no warranty! I have not driven it since and will trade it in at a non- Ford dealership. Ford loyalty no more!

          • State: TX
        • #39 Kelly Parent says:

          2017 F350. 23,000 miles.
          4x has started this Death wobble after hitting bump on highway approx. 60 miles/hr. Had to almost slow down to 20-30 miles on the highway.
          Violently shaking . Very dangerous!!

          • State: CONNECTICUT
        • #40 Kenneth Baca says:

          I have a 2018 F350 around 20,000 miles started Experiencing the death wobble, took the truck to the dealership they said it was the steering damper the part is on back order, could be up to 8 weeks. After reading the post on this site I don’t have any confidence that it’s going to fix the problem, you spend $70,000 plus for a truck believing your truck will last for years. It’s Obvious ford knows about the problem! Question what are their engineers doing to fix it. My tuck currently has 27000 miles what’s going to happen when the Warranty runs out.

          • State: New Mexico
        • #41 Kenneth Laliberte says:

          Everyone that experiences this “Death Wobble” needs to file a complaint on the NHTSB website. If enough people post complaints, they will have to do a recall. I already posted one and it only takes a few minutes. You will need your VIN#.

          • State: TEXAS
        • #42 EJ says:

          My 2019 F250 Diesel crew cab started this tremendous shaking at 15000 miles but very seldom. Now it’s at 28000. I had it in the dealership today-Nov 14th. They told me they have no parts to fix the issue and said the parts are on national backorder. What? I asked if there is any parts anywhere and he said “NO”. My truck is doing this more often now. I have to slow way down–even on the freeway–to get it to stop and ride normal. From reading many of these posts, I have very little confidence this issue will get resolved. This needs to get fixed before my warranty expires. We should not have to pay for this to get fixed when it is happening on many many trucks before 30000 miles–design flaw.

          • State: Colorado
        • #43 Dan Sieve says:

          We bought a new 2018 F250 SRW gas in Feb 2018. Lightly used the truck and in December 2018 at 8,000 miles experienced the death wobble at 75 mph after crossing a bridge joint. Dealer replaced steering dampener. At 13,000 miles in November 2019, experienced same thing crossing another joint. Both times had to slow to less than 45 mph with it shaking violently while trying to avoid being rear ended by an 18 wheeler. The truck has only been serviced at the Ford dealership and the tires were rotated at 12,000 miles.

          Called dealership, service manager new what it was and said he’d order the recent repair part which is s more heavy duty steering dampener. If the wobbble is tearing up other parts, I’d like them replaced, as well. I understand old parts like bad shocks causing problems, but not at this low mileage.

          • State: Illinois
        • #44 Jeff Adams says:

          I bought a 2019 F250 crew cab at the end of April this year. We took a short camping trip with a 30’ trailer to the coast. Then went on a 6500 mile trip around the country pulling the same trailer and had no issues on either trip. The truck will get steering wheel jerk when hitting bumps and potholes in the road at any speed. Just came back a week ago with 13,000 miles from a trip and was doing about 70 with no trailer or load. I went to pass a tour bus and as soon as I passed, I got the death wobble and could not get the violent shaking to go away. I had to slow down in front of the bus I had just passed. I had to pull completely off the highway and to a dead stop to get it to completely go away. The truck now has a little more jerkiness in the steering wheel when hitting bumps and potholes.

          • State: California
        • #45 Dale says:

          My 2017 F250 6.7 diesel is going back into the shop Dec 9th for its 4th steering stabilizer. Truck has 34,600 Miles on it (warranty expires at 36,000). I’ve had the original stabilizer, plus 2 more put on it. The last two only lasted about 6000 Miles. I’ve have filed a complaint with the US department of transportation. Everyone should do the same.
          $70,000 for the truck and I refuse to let my wife or daughter drive it!!!!

          • State: Md
        • #46 Debbie Stovall says:

          I have a 2017 F-250 King Ranch diesel that started the “death wobble” at 32,000 miles sitting at the dealer because there is a National back order of parts! Ford does not even have a date of when parts will be available. So I have $70,000 dollar truck that I can’t drive because it is not “road worthy” and Ford is not even giving you a loaner/rental car during the parts outage! …and from what I read it will happen again in time after the “fix” because it’s not a true permanent fix.

          • State: OK
        • #47 Eric says:

          2018 F250 diesel. Bought new last November 24000 miles just got it back for the 3rd time still has death wobble. Two steering dampeners and now new track bar with toe angle or some shit adjusted all the way out and a tire rotation that cost me 60 bucks. I’ve had enough. 63000 dollars so I can hire someone else to tow equipment around for me is ridiculous

          • State: Illinois
        • #48 Josh Bordelon says:

          Same issue here. 2018 f250 death wobble started at about 15k miles. Brought it in and changed the alignment casters. Shortly after kept wobbling. Brought it back into the dealership I bought it and they changed the steering stabilizer, tie rod ends, ball joints etc… about 15-20k miles later it slowly started doing it again. Now it’s over 60k mikes and out of warranty so it’s about 1700 dollars worth of parts to keep it on the road every 15-20k miles. Dealership suggested I try a tire and lift shop to fix it so I’m heading there this week. Pathetic! 2018 f250 king ranch 6.7 diesel 63k miles

          • State: Louisiana
        • #49 David Olson says:

          Well I loved my 2017 F250 Crew Cab diesel until at 27K miles I was going about 55 and hit some rough patches of road, large seams etc and suddenly was shaking and bouncing toward the opposite lane. It settled down, but now seems like the front end is shaking with any otherwise minimal road imperfections. I finally decided to do an internet search, only to find I am not alone. Will be heading to the dealer, but what a dangerous situation for Ford to be dealing with. Do they or the NHTSB wait until there are fatalities before a fix/recall is issued or what?

          • State: WI
        • #50 LemonLaw says:

          @Dale: That complaint may not do much for you personally but in your state (Maryland), once you are in for your fourth complaint pertaining to your situation, please call us at 800 536 6652.

          • #51 Wylie Stivers says:

            I just looked this up and thankfully found it. Found out that we aren’t the only people that are having this issue. We pull a trailer frequently on long trips and this has occurred no less than 10 times. The dealership gave us some bogus line that it was our tire pressure and that we had to keep an ion it. After the most recent episode, about five minutes ago, we check the tire pressure and all tires are at 72 PSI. I want a truck that doesn’t do this and Unless Ford makes this right, they’ll never get another penny from me. I have been a loyal Ford driver for 25 years but this may be more than I can handle. A $60,000 truck had better not kill me after driving over a slightly rough patch in the road, it’s absolutely ridiculous that they know about it but won’t do anything to make things right.

            • State: IN
          • #52 Dewayne Crews says:

            I just recently experienced the death wobble and was a very scary situation. My friend was driving my 2018 F350 with 42k miles. We where on a turnpike in OK. It happened at 85mph and was so violent that my door came open at 65mph thank goodness for my seat belt.

            I can best describe it as the following.

            Take concrete parking bumpers and place them every 2 feet apart for 1/2 a mile and drive thru them at 85mph.

            My 90k$ truck now rattles like it’s 10yrs old.

            We changed the steering damping shock in the Napa parking lot in Broken Arrow just to be able to drive it home to Fl.

            Not sure what to do at this point.

            • State: Florida
          • #53 Johnny Rabel says:

            I have a 2016 Ford F250 Super Duty . It is a gas model with 2 wheel drive. I have never had a steering problem with it. Is this death wobble only on diesel trucks with 4 wheel drive?

            • State: Texas
          • #54 earl smith says:

            2017 f250 ford truck 35000 miles has death wobble this is second trip to dealer for repairs also second ford truck with this problem

            • State: virginia
          • #55 Robbie Muir says:

            I have a 2017 ford f-250 super duty 6.7L diesel 4WD. This has happened multiple times in my truck. I have had it in the shop a few times. They have put a steering stabilizer on it which is only a temporary fix and does not fix the issue. It is Thanksgiving day and I’m with my family and it has happened twice tonight. I was on the bypass going between 65-70 mph and hit a bump and i had to hard brake for it to stop. This is absolutely ridiculous. The first occurrence happened around 10,000 miles I believe. It has happened probably 10 times since. It seems to be getting worse. I only have 24,000 miles on the truck. WTH.

            • State: Maryland
          • #56 Jeff Adams says:

            Update…….I haven’t had time to get my 2019 F250 in the shop yet, but the death wobble happened 3 today while traveling 40 miles on Thanksgiving Day to see family. I was doing 75 mph when it started. It happened 3 times in a matter of 2 minutes and each time I had to get off the highway and come to a complete stop for it to stop shaking. The first time I thought we were going to hit the concrete barrier in the center divide. It is scary as heck especially when you have your family with you. I don’t see a fix that will take care of this serious issue.

            • State: California
          • #57 Jeff Flynn says:

            I have a 2006 F250 and have had this happen to me twice on the highway at about 65 mph scared the crap out of me the first time!!

            • State: Mass
          • #58 Jeremy Winfield says:

            Bought my truck in october 2018. It’s a 2019 f250. I’ve had it at the shop once for severe wobble in front end. They say they fixed it. Tonight I was on freeway with my 2 young kids in truck and almost lost control of my truck when I crossed an overpass and my front end start shaking violently..

            • State: OH
          • #59 Scott Franzel says:

            My 2019 F250 with 10,000 miles on it started and I took it to the dealership and told them about my experience with the death wobble and the dealer owner stated he had never heard of it.
            I told them my life was worth more than owning this vehicle that should not be on the road.
            When you are thinking you are going to have a head on accident and the dealership laughs at you it is time to file a law suit.

            • State: Michigan
          • #60 Robert says:

            I Purchased my 2012 F350 Used with 130,000 Miles from a dealer started doing this almost immediately after purchase took it back could not find anything wrong. continued to get worse as time went on. took it in to our local alignment shop tech has 30 + years and never experienced this issue until now, nothing noticeable wrong threw the best stabilizer, Shocks at it rotate and Balance tires also broke down tires from wheels spun 360 degrees reseated and balanced again, tweaked the alignment to as close to perfect as you can get seamed to work for about 3 weeks just had it happened with my 42 ft 5 wheel RV attached thought I was going to Die. now I faced with a truck I cant Trust to do what I bought it for and cannot honestly sell it to anyone in good faith.

            • State: Michigan
          • #61 LemonLaw says:

            @Jeremy: If/when it happens three times and you have the repair records to prove it, please call us at 800 536 6652.

            • #62 Chad says:

              2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoost purchased with 67,000 miles on it I have had the same problem all of you are talking about was on the freeway doing 60 miles an hour went to pass another vehicle and got the wobble check engine light was also flashing at the same time pulled over to the side of the road turned the truck off and restarted the truck and problem was gone very scary wobble when I took it to the dealership they told me they could not find the problem. I told them if it just happened to me since I have owned it a year what makes you think it’s going to happen in the 2 hours that you had the truck they told me sorry it must b the tires. I told them I just had 4 new tires put on. Then they said I had spark plug issues to my knowledge that causes the truck to misfire not Shake uncontrollably side to side when already up to speed. Then they told me it must be a front end alignment. 880.00 dollars later. Now I’m concerned the problem still isn’t fixed. Afraid for myself, family and others on the road we shall see what happens soon

              • State: Wis
            • #63 Chad says:

              According to torque news the death wobble has been in the F series trucks 150 250 and 350 since 1995

              • State: Wis
            • #64 David Frantz says:

              Hi, I am having same issues. It just gets worse,last time on November 4th I had to take a ditch or get killed in the 2017 death trap that I have. Have had it in many times, parts replaced same thing happens again and again. Told by Ford service at one point they had a run of bad parts, so don’t know what is bad or good. We need Ralph Nader the consumer advocate to take this issue up, he got the Checy Corvair off the road being unsafe, these Ford trucks need to be taken off the road. We don’t need to feel like David versus Goliath. I took GM to court years ago under the Magnusson Moss act, the Federal Statute that gives us some rights, I won.

              • State: IL
            • #65 David Green says:

              2019 Ford F250 Crew Cab STX FX4 ~ 23,000 miles. Awaiting back ordered steering linkage damper to “correct” the issue. In the meantime, no loaner and not a safety concern. If Ford says it is normal, then I will drive normally on the freeway and hope to be the first to make my family wealthy! They are very aware of the situation and lack of action on behalf of Ford. Attorney’s in South Texas love these type suits.

              • State: Texas

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