Ford F-350 owners have reported 19 problems related to steering gear box (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-350 sd. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook vigorously and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer were it was diagnosed that the steering gear assembly, stabilizer, and main gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was over the warranty and mileage. The failure mileage was approximately 70,020.
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The contact owns a 2007 Ford f350. While driving 45 mph, the steering wheel seized, causing her to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a wall. The contact sustained a concussion to the head. A passenger sustained whiplash. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure nor was the vehicle inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were 58,000. Updated 11/04/lj
the consumer stated the steering wheel was free spinning. The gear box was defective. Updated 11/14/11.
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Letter from senator brown on behalf of constituent re his Ford truck gas pedal accelerating, causing him to crash (dot/I#2010-1130)
the consumer stated while driving on a rural road, the steering locked up and the gas pedal became stuck which caused the vehicle to accelerate out of control and crash into an embankment. The consumer was knocked unconscious and when he came to the accelerator pedal was pressed to the floor. He was able to release the accelerator pedal so he proceeded to move the vehicle to the side of the road. As he did that, the steering locked up a second time, so he turned off the engine and waited for the police to arrive. The consumer suffered a mild concussion. The consumer stated Ford nor his insurance company were willing to pay for the repairs for the defective steering box.
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The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-350 sd. The contact stated that when driving at least 30 mph and attempting a turn or switching lanes, the power steering system would not return the steering wheel back to center, causing the vehicle to drift outside the lanes. The contact called the dealer regarding the issue and the dealer advised that the failure was contributed to the steering box and recommended diagnostic testing. The contact located a recall regarding the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 98v116000- steering: gear box other than rack and pinion) but was advised by the manufacturer that his VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The failure mileage was 161,000.
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The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-350. While driving 45 mph, the steering became loose and the vehicle sideswiped a dump truck. The driver was wearing a seat belt, but sustained bruises to his chest. The vehicle was previously taken to a repair shop for an alignment. The dealer stated that there was a hose leaking power steering fluid. After the hose was replaced, the failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the repair shop after the crash and they stated that the steering gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been driven since the crash. The purchase date was unknown. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 37,000.
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Making a left hand turn the steering failed causing the truck to run into a pole. The truck is being repaired using a much stronger steering box by my Ford dealer. This is being paid for by my insurance CO. Even thow the truck has only 26000 miles on it and is under factory warrenty. I will get the undersize broken steering box. The truck has the original suspension,wheels,and tires it came with. Thanks Ford.
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The steering shaft (power steering gear box output shaft) snapped off while approaching a stop sign at about 35 mph. When this happened the vehicle did stop with no accident. I am in the process of fixing this problem.
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While driving about 35-45 mph on 1/23/2005, my 2001 F-350 Ford crew cab, 7. 3 turbo diesel, 4-wheel drive dually pickup truck came to a sudden stop in the road with a loud explosion. I was able to return home as I was only about 1-1 1/5 miles from my house. While peering under the truck, I noticed a large gaping hole in the gear box on the front axle. It appeared that the explosion occurred inside the gear box housing, blowing a large hole in the metal casing. I contacted ricart Ford where I purchased the truck and they arranged to have the truck towed. When I inquired about this being a Ford problem, I was told that the vehicle was out of warranty and I would be responsible for the entire cost of the repair. The final cost for the repairs was $3478. 21 and the cost for a car rental for this period of time was $426. 99. Guidelines per jeff penrod, Ford rep:
1. Is there an extended warranty from Ford? current or expired? even
if it was expired, Ford might help pay for the repairs. 2. Does the car owner go to a Ford dealer for maintenance and repairs?
3. Is the owner related to a political member or family of power/influence?
if so, Ford would probably help. Since I did not fit any of the above categories, I was told that Ford would not help with the repairs. When I asked jeff if there was someone above him I could contact, he informed me that all the decisions come down to him that's why they pay him. Even if it goes to the president, it will come back to him. I asked for jeff's phone number and I was told that he does not have a phone and that I could contact him through the dealer. When I asked the technicians how this could have happened, they had no idea. My belief is that there was a latent defect. How else could this have happened? this truck was made to tow and haul heavy equipment and supplies, of which I did neither.
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Consumer complained about steering wheel locking up. Vehicle would turn left but will not turn right. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, and dealer replaced the steering gear box. Consumer has yet to test drive the vehicle, however, consumer wanted on record that the steering box defection should be looked into.
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While the vehicle was parked, fluid was leaking from underneath. When the driver started up the vehicle a loud noise was heard coming from the steering wheel. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the steering box needed replacement due to worn parts. The driver informed the mechanic this part has been replaced three times and the problem still exists.
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2000 f350 4x4 extended cab had steering problems since day one. Truck would wander at all speeds. Dealer finally replaced steering gear box at my request and at my cost and truck now steers as it should. This part should be a warranty part.
While driving the vehicle at 55mph and applied the brake power steering will vibrate. Dealer has been notified an dealer was not willing to do anything. . . Ts.
Vehicle was involved in a accident that did damage to the right front wheel area. The right front wheel hit a cement culvert causing damage to the hub and axle housing. During or before (unknown) the accident the steering box output (pitman) shaft broke. We have several of these types of trucks and one other f350 that while driving in a storm the wheel hit a rut in the road and the pitman shaft broke causing the truck to go up an embankment and roll over.
While traveling down road, driver entered into curve and had no steering, therefore leaving the road and hitting a tree. After inspection was completed it was determined that there was a complete break in steering shaft, thus causing the accident.
While driving vehicle severely pulls to right or left and extreme vibration occurs, causing loss of vehicle control. Replaced steering gear box. Consumer states all the ball joints and bushings in front end also had to be replaced. Rear brake pads were replaced.
Possible failure of recall component led to loss of control/accident, no deployment of both air bags during collision with front end damage. Severe injury to consumer due to failure. (98v-116) yh.
Steering wanders. Dealer added steering stablizer, but still wanders all over road.
Consumer stated while traveling 20 mph and without any indication vehicle lost all steering power, resulting in a crash. Problem due to defective steering gear box.
While driving steering box broke, causing lack of steering ability which resulted in a serious crash. Please provide further information and VIN#.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford F-350.
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|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Steering Gear Box problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Steering Failed problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Power Steering Failed problems||