Another North Carolina driver says she has experienced -- what many call -- the Ford “Death Wobble.”
Mary Warren says she owns a 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck and that she was driving at about 65 mph when, all of a sudden, “out of nowhere, the truck just started shaking really hard as if I had hit something.”
“It felt like you’re going over endless speed bumps and it felt like the truck was going to fly apart,” she told Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke.
She says no warning lights or alarms came on.
“It was so disconcerting that my vision was doubled for just, I don’t know how long, it seemed like an eternity because it was throwing my glasses up and down on my face,” she said.
“I just had to grip that wheel and try to get it off the road and stopped, which I was able to do, thank God,” she said. “I didn’t hit anybody in the process which is just a miracle. Had there been more traffic on the road, it would’ve been really bad.”
She says she filed a complaint with the federal safety agency, NHTSA, the following morning.
She also says she took the truck to her local Ford dealership, which replaced a steering damper for free, but says it’s too early to tell if it worked.
“Nobody should have to drive a vehicle that you play Russian roulette with. Ever,” she said.
Stoogenke has been investigating complaints involving this issue for almost two years. More than 50 drivers had contacted him as of Friday.
You may remember that Ford hasn’t issued a recall involving this issue. But there is a lawsuit -- the plaintiffs want the judge to make it a class action, opening it up to all drivers in this situation. But it’s not at that point yet.
Stoogenke asked Ford if it had anything new to say about this issue. The company didn’t respond in time for this article. However, in the past, Ford told him it doesn’t typically comment on pending litigation, but advises “customers to contact their dealer if they have a concern or contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-392-3673.”
If your truck has the so-called “Death Wobble”:
- Take it to the dealer, if for no other reason than to document the problem.
- If you spend any money because of the vibration, save your receipts in case there’s a way to get reimbursed.
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