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Old 01-08-2021, 10:13 AM   #1
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2017-2020 F350 Top 5 issues

https://youtu.be/1e4S0EQBWNo

Hey F350 PSD folks. Here is great video from 1Aauto talking about common problems with 2017-2020 4th gen F350. Some are safety issues. I guess some may apply to F250 PSD as well.
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Most of these are minor to fix I think. The lining in the gas tank that clogs the filters is bad. Actually that is probably the hardest to fix. And in 2017 you would think they would not have this issue. All the other problems areas are on top of the engine which makes it a lot more fix doable.
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They forgot issue #1, which is HUGE! Death wobble!!

Amazing that a modern vehicle can get away with such a safety concern.
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They forgot issue #1, which is HUGE! Death wobble!!

Amazing that a modern vehicle can get away with such a safety concern.
I haven’t had it in my 2020 yet. It amazes me Ford can’t get the steering right, and the design has been there over 100 years. They don’t even bother to try.

Sometime you have to have someone like Toyota to start making 3/4 and 1 ton trucks and take a huge chunk of their sales, like tacoma and tundra did, in order to get their attention.
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I havenít had it in my 2020 yet. It amazes me Ford canít get the steering right, and the design has been there over 100 years. They donít even bother to try.

Sometime you have to have someone like Toyota to start making 3/4 and 1 ton trucks and take a huge chunk of their sales, like tacoma and tundra did, in order to get their attention.
Hopefully they fixed it for 2020. I know some members here and on some of the mechanic forums I frequent have experienced it, some in a bad way.

There's a lot of debate on the real and final fix. Seems like parts rigidity (thickness and castings) have gotten cheaper and cheaper, and a bit of induced wobble from a bump gets amplified (harmonics) as soon as the slightest bit of front end play is present.

Most folks don't seem to have any issues until they hit 50 000km+.
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I've had a 17 F350 and now a 2020. The 17 felt a little loose in the steering from day 1 and would have a little steering wheel shake with the more aggressive bumps. I replaced the stock steering stabilizer with a Fox version which cured all the issues. The 20 on the other hand has tight steering, no drift and no shake. A real pleasure to drive. I'm not sure what Ford did to make it better but it certainly worked.
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In 2020 Ford has electric assist on the streering which makes the steering lighter and agree the truck is a lot easier to drive. The truck also tracks much better. Agree a big improvement.
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Hopefully they fixed it for 2020. I know some members here and on some of the mechanic forums I frequent have experienced it, some in a bad way.

There's a lot of debate on the real and final fix. Seems like parts rigidity (thickness and castings) have gotten cheaper and cheaper, and a bit of induced wobble from a bump gets amplified (harmonics) as soon as the slightest bit of front end play is present.

Most folks don't seem to have any issues until they hit 50 000km+.
I'm going to look at new F-350s today and it'll certainly be a question I have for the salesperson. I had a BAD event a couple of weeks ago at about the 34K mile mark in my 2019 F-250. I'm scheduled for the recall repair but my dealer was about 6 weeks out on parts when I made the appointment.
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I'm going to look at new F-350s today and it'll certainly be a question I have for the salesperson. I had a BAD event a couple of weeks ago at about the 34K mile mark in my 2019 F-250. I'm scheduled for the recall repair but my dealer was about 6 weeks out on parts when I made the appointment.
Don't for a second believe any salesperson will tell you that they still have issues. The modus operandi is to state improvements have solved the problem and that is was a one in a million issue.

I have found some reports of 2020 F350 doing the same at around the same mileage.
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I agree with the 2020 steering. Light years better then my 2019. Knock on wood all of my fords have been awesome.
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They forgot issue #1, which is HUGE! Death wobble!!

Amazing that a modern vehicle can get away with such a safety concern.
+1 on this. This is the no. 1 reason why I traded my 2018 f350 in on a 2021 3500 Chevy. I had it, the dealer threw a steering shock on it and tried to tell me it was fixed. I had to take it in 4 times to 2 different dealers to get the drag link fixed (thats what was actually causing the shake for me at least, the stabilizer just covers it up). Ford probably thinks that their trucks ride so bad when new that people wont even realize its doing the death wobble.
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Does any one know is the death wobble also on the gas trucks?
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Tuff, Any of the 4wd F250/350 Fords.
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I heard death wobble is also experienced in Wrangler. I wonder if any GM owner experience it. Ford and FCA need to consult GM for how to engineer front axle and steering.
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