Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Kaysville UT USA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had the death wobble in my 2011 truck. It's not a subtle shaking in the steering wheel. It's a violent shaking.
For me it was initiated at speeds above 40mph and usually if I hit a bump on a left hand sweeping turn. ie Freeway overpass with bridge expansion joint will set this off. It would continue to shake violently until I decreased the speed below 40 mph.
At 36,000 miles Ford replaced the Steering Dampner. Which corrected the problem for a long time. Around 90,000-95,000 miles it returned. I put in a new Bilstien Steering Dampner and it did not fix the problem but helped. New Tires helped a lot, But at 105,000 I replaced my front hubs and that finally fixed the problem.
My 2017 truck has the Lane Keep. Yes my steering wheel vibrates if I cross a lane without signaling. But it doesn't cause the truck to almost loose control.
15 F350 CC Lariat SRW LWB Ruby Red, Ultra Predator Wheels with Toyo 295/65R20, BAKflip Fibermax tonneau, Diesel Products LED lights in the rear bumper and 20" light bar in the front bumper, Firestone Airbags and Airllift Wireless compressor.
11 F350 CC Lariat SRW LWB Tuxedo Black Sold at 145,000 milesl