The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into certain 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks. The investigation covers some 340,000 trucks after the government agency received five complaints of steering box failures. Owners claim internal failures resulted in the complete loss of their vehicles' control. In one case, steering box failure is being blamed for an F-Series crashing into another vehicle at around 20 miles per hour, while another another driver said his truck left the road and impacted a guardrail at around 35 mph.

Ford says it is cooperating with NHTSA in the investigation. We'll keep tabs on the investigation and let you know if a recall results.


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      You Sexy Bitch..
      • 2 Years Ago
      reply to lewisfletcher,the reason is because humans are involved and we are not perfect
      waternoz
      • 2 Years Ago
      My boss replaced 3 older F350's with new Ram 3500HD, 2 have had electrical failures in 4 months and the other transmission issues. I'll keep my ford thank you.
        ladkraemer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waternoz
        By a Tundra and don't worry about problems... they are all made in Texas not Mexico or Canada. They have more US content than Ford or Dodge put together.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ladkraemer
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          jtav2002
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ladkraemer
          Yea for someone who actually needs a 3/4 truck the Tundra isn't really an option. And I don't there will ever be a real business case for Toyota to get into that market.
        car-a-holic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waternoz
        And I've seen many a ford on a flat bed.... Or on a hook as well....
      misslexydavid
      • 2 Years Ago
      d1watts Ford had steering problems even befor the the streeing box was brought up, my super duty 350 van and pick up (2010s) 46 thousand mi, upper and lower ball joints, and tie rod ends bouth are sealed parts with no zerk fittings how much is ford making on that?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @misslexydavid
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      sparky714
      • 2 Years Ago
      .00147% had a possible problem and this is cause for an investigation ? Would someone be trying to steer...No pun intended, potential truck buyers to the failing government brands ie. Chevy & Dodge ?? Hmmmm
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hard to believe. Sounds more like redneck driver failure.
        Finklestein
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Right, because Ford is immune to having vehicle defects and subsequent recalls....
          MarkK
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Finklestein
          @ A P... well the NHTSA is starting an investigation and not AB, so i'm not sure what the concern is. they're simply mentioning that the investigation is taking place.
        car-a-holic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Fool
      dsp1976
      • 2 Years Ago
      75% of all Fords built are still on the road today................the other 25% made it home.
      mcgradyk13
      • 2 Years Ago
      I repair cars & trucks for a living . I LOVE FORDS !!! it's called JOB SECURITY !!!
      drluv531
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford doesn't stand behind their products plain and simple. Thats why I will never buy another one.
        jsamo83
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drluv531
        First On Race Day
          kamodad61
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jsamo83
          watched much racing lately....Toyotas and Chevys are DOMINATING.................
        rdaveyfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drluv531
        Oh and chevy does!!!!!!...remember the gas bomb p/u's from good old govenment motors
          The Friendly Grizzly
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rdaveyfan
          Oh, yes, I remember them well. The ones where the 20/20 TV show had to resort to using incendiary devices to get the desired results for their segment on GM trucks. Nice try.
          jsamo83
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rdaveyfan
          Seriously? What gas bomb, refresh my memory, I've been GM loyal since 1966 with my race motors.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rdaveyfan
          [blocked]
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how many of those trucks had lift kits installed and over sized tires?
        Rich
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Right where I was going... Bro NO!
        Masterbuilt2M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Completely stock - piece of crap is going to kill me and the person I run into. Maybe then they will have a recall!
        wilkegm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Or hauled around 9ft Vee-plows.
      bubba_roe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford ever figure out how to keep their trucks from exploding?
        rdaveyfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bubba_roe
        must be talking about the gas bomb chevy p/u....
          The Friendly Grizzly
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rdaveyfan
          No, he is referring to the cruise control wiring harness and switches in the steering column in the Fords.
        merlot066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bubba_roe
        Has Honda figured out how to correctly put a Civic together with correct fuel O-rings, driveshafts, and steering assemblages?
      chief two belly
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still pissed they havn't had a recall on their junk auto transmissions. The 5R55W/N/S transmissions are all junk. Ford has never taken responsibility on anything.
      lewisfletcher56
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford has been making vehicles for nearly 100 years, and have made millions and millions of them -why can't they build a car or truck without BIG defects???
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