Ford 2005 F250 4x4 super duty ,violent shaking. On Sat May 30th at approx 11:00 am pacific standard time, I was traveling on the I 280 south freeway with my daughter to a soccer tournament in my 2005 F250 4x4 super duty truck.
We were in cruise control going approx 55 mph. We drove over what I believe was a large expansion joint on the freeway. Immediately after we traveled over joint, the vehicle start to violently shake and vibrate. After a tense moment of complete terror as the vehicle became extremely difficult to control and continued to shake violently we came to a unsafe stop on the freeway.
After the complete stop, I immediately had to speed up again to prevent being rear-ended in the middle of the freeway. The rest of the trip was spent white knuckled traveling well below freeway speeds for fear of another episode of shaking. Every bump in the road was a scary reminder of what might happen again. My daughter is scared to travel in the truck and my wife has demanded that the problem be addressed immediatley,or "sell the *** truck" .
This is not an isolated incident. Ford Motor Company sent a notice informing me of the problem. They indicated it could be prevented with proper tire pressure. My tires were well within the range of pressure suggested.
I know this because I checked them immediately when I arrived home. This is completely unacceptable and presents a major risk to the driver of these vehicles as well as the surrounding drivers. I almost lost control of my truck and had flashes of my daughter and I never making it home. There was a parent traveling behind us in a truck.
They witnessed the violent shaking and said "i thought your axel was going to come undone and you were going to crash" .This is completely unacceptable and I will be taking my daughters and my experience to as many forums as possible until there is a full recall on these trucks. Ford is completely aware of the situation, don't let them get away this. Anyone with a similar problem must contact the NHTSA and Ford. This problem will eventually lead to someone's death.
This is a truly dangerous vehicle and should be removed from the road..
Approximate Incident Date: 5/30/2009
Monetary Loss: $25.