All You Need to Know About the Ford Death Wobble Recall

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Is There a Ford Death Wobble Recall?

Losing control of your vehicle is one of the scariest things that can happen while driving. While there is currently no , there is an ongoing issue that Ford owners should be aware of. The Ford "death wobble" causes certain trucks to shake very strongly at high speeds. Drivers have been experiencing this issue for several years.

While Ford has not recalled the involved vehicles, the company has offered free repairs for certain model years. Those with eligible vehicles should take advantage of this repair in order to prevent any risk to their safety while driving. Here is some important information about the "death wobble" problem, what you can do if it happens to your vehicle and how DoNotPay can help.

What Is the Ford "Death Wobble"?

is the result of a terrifying issue with Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 trucks. The problem causes the vehicle to shake violently, mostly at speeds above 50 mph or after hitting a pothole or bump in the road. Drivers have reported that the shaking affects the steering wheel and that it is strong enough to make controlling the vehicle difficult.

The problem is likely caused by loosening or damage to the following parts:

  • Track bar bushing
  • Damper bracket
  • Ball joints
  • Control arms
  • Shocks
  • Struts

While this is likely to be the source of the problem, there has been no official explanation provided by Ford or its dealerships.

Is There a Recall for Ford Vehicles With the "Death Wobble"?

Unfortunately, Ford has not put out a recall for vehicles having this problem. This leaves customers largely on their own to handle the dangerous defect. There are two things that have been done so far to attempt to solve the "death wobble" problem.

2020 RepairsIn December of 2020, Ford began sending letters to customers informing them that they could have their vehicle's steering linkage damper replaced for free if they have experienced this problem. This repair takes about half a day. Customers have reported mixed results about whether the repair solves the problem permanently or not.
Class Action LawsuitFord owners filed a class-action lawsuit in 2019 claiming that Ford knowingly sold trucks with defective suspension systems. The lawsuit was partially dismissed in September 2021 because some plaintiffs had the issue fixed completely by repairs. However, the case will proceed with other plaintiffs.

What Should I Do if My Ford Vehicle Has the "Death Wobble"?

Experiencing this problem is frightening, so you'll want to find a solution as soon as possible. Since Ford has not issued a recall or provided an official solution, figuring out what to do can be difficult. If you experience shaking in your vehicle while you're driving, here are two steps you can take to deal with the problem yourself.

Report the Issue

If you experience the "death wobble", you should report this information to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). More than 1200 Ford drivers have already made NHTSA complaints. The more of these complaints the NHTSA receives, the more likely it is that Ford will issue a recall.

Seek Repairs Yourself

If you have a model year from 2017-2019, you should be eligible for free steering repairs. Contact your Ford dealership to schedule this repair. When you do this, be clear about the problem you're experiencing and whether your vehicle is under warranty. Ford drivers with other model years may need to pay for repairs themselves.

Get Your Ford Repaired With DoNotPay

The Ford "death wobble" defect is alarming, and Ford has not set up any kind of clear process for dealing with the problem. Figuring out whether your Ford truck qualifies for free repairs and how to schedule those repairs can be complicated and time-consuming. DoNotPay 's fast, easy and successful product recalls can help you schedule repairs for your vehicle.

How to Schedule Car Dealership Appointments to Repair Recalled Vehicles Using DoNotPay

If your vehicle has been recalled, you're entitled to a free repair! Regardless of whether it's a used or new car, you can use the DoNotPay Car Recall Repair product to schedule an appointment at your local car dealership and get your vehicle repaired.

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