Ford F-250 and F-350 Death Wobble Rollovers and Accidents
For the past 15 years, owners of Ford F-250 and Ford F-350 trucks have documented thousands of complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about a defect truck owners have dubbed the “Death Wobble.” It occurs at higher speeds (above 40 mph) and causes a severe and violent shaking and vibration in the steering wheel of the truck, which can cause the Ford F-250 and F-350 to go out of control. This death wobble violent shaking of the steering in Ford trucks exposes the owners of the trucks to increased risk of rollover accidents, injuries, and death. Owners of Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator vehicles have voiced similar issues with their vehicles as well.
What is the Death Wobble?
The problem known as the “death wobble” allegedly stems from defects in the F-250 and F-350’s steering linkage and suspension. The steering wheel shaking can be the result of unusual wear and loosening of the track bar bushing, damper bracket, ball joint, shocks, control arms and struts. Owners of the trucks currently involved in the class action lawsuit against Ford claim the defect causes drivers to easily lose control when the wobble occurs at highway speeds. Many of the documented complaints claim their truck experienced death wobble with less than 36,000 miles on them with some complaints as low as 5000 miles.
The death wobble typically occurs when the F-250 is traveling around 50 mph or higher and the driver hits a groove or bump in the road. Numerous videos and local news stories have been reported on the death wobble and at least a dozen crashes have been reported to have been caused by the death wobble. When a Ford F-250 or Ford F-350 experiences a death wobble at highway speeds, a rollover accident due to the loss of control of the vehicle could occur. Ford F-250 rollovers caused by the death wobble can cause serious injuries and loss of life when a rollover crash occurs.
Other vehicles with documented complaints of death wobble include the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. Jeep owners claim the wobble occurs with worn out suspension components and when the Jeep hits a bump in the road the Jeep steering shakes so bad the only way to stop it is by bringing the vehicle to a complete stop. Jeep claims a new steering damper solves the death wobble issue and that this is not a new issue.
Death Wobble Accidents
There are at least a dozen documented accidents having been caused by the Ford trucks violent shaking steering. There are likely dozens more rollover accidents and accidents where investigators could not figure out how the Ford truck lost control and then experienced a rollover. The death wobble may be an answer to some of these accidents. A large truck like a Ford F-250 or Ford F-350 traveling at highway speeds can easily lose control when a defective steering dampener causes the death wobble to ensue after hitting a small bump in the road. Other accidents that could occur because of the death wobble could include rear end collisions as owners of the truck report the only way to get the death wobble to subside is by completely stopping their vehicle. Stopping quickly on interstate and highway conditions can put the driver of any vehicle in an extremely dangerous situation and at risk of a severe rear end collision.
Ford Death Wobble Class Action Lawsuits
Currently there is a large class action lawsuit against Ford by the owners of F-250 and F-350’s. This lawsuit alleges Ford has concealed and omitted information about suspension and steering problems in 2005-2019 Ford trucks. If you want to join the Ford class action lawsuit to recover for the costs of repairing your steering dampener, suspension, and other components damaged and causing the death wobble, it is important to document your issues by taking your Ford truck to a dealer and saving receipts from repairs caused by the death wobble. Without a recall, thousands of truck owners have been on the hook for the last 15 years to repair a defective steering and suspension system at no fault of their own.
The Rollover Lawyers at the Willis Law Firm are NOT accepting class action lawsuits for Ford owners. We are however filing personal injury lawsuits against Ford and other responsible parties where a severe injury or death has occurred. Our claims against Ford are for damages caused by the catastrophic injuries and loss of life suffered because of the death wobble loss of control accident.
Ford F-250 and F-350 Death Wobble Rollover Accident
When a rollover or crash occurs due to loss of control caused by the death wobble, the injuries can be serious. Death wobble usually only occurs at highway speeds. When a loss of control occurs and F-250 rollover accident takes place, the severity of injuries rises. A Ford F-250 or F-350 rollover may experience a roof crush accident, passenger or driver ejection, airbag failure, and many other dangerous results if a rollover occurs. Defects in the truck’s design and manufacturing process have left Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks prone to rollover accidents. In some cases, the roof can collapse or crush and put the driver and passengers at serious risk of catastrophic injuries.
Death Wobble Rollover Lawyer
There are currently NO recalls regarding the death wobble being issued from Ford. The class action litigation is ongoing. While we are NOT filing class action claims on behalf of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super duty truck owners, we are filing personal injury lawsuits where death wobble has led to catastrophic injuries and death.
If the death wobble caused you to lose control of your Ford F250 or F350 and crash or rollover you need to talk to a lawyer and demand Ford to fully compensate you and your loved one’s injuries. Fill out the form on this page or call the Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858 for a free and private case consultation to discuss whether a injury lawsuit against Ford because of the death wobble is right for you and your family. Contact a death wobble lawyer today.