Some minor trimming may be necessary depending on the tire design. The steering wheel is also off center to the left and vehicle seems to pull left regardless of road crown and the front two tires are feathered across the tread. Sounds like faulty tie rod ends or faulty internal rack components from my past automotive experience. The contact stated that both rear axles were not designed to accommodate the weight specified on the vehicle's gross weight sticker. I then found a massive puddle of oil underneath where I parked. Dealer states an appointment is going to be set with the local field service engineer to test drive my vehicle to make a determination if any further action is to be taken.
The failure mileage was 8,000. So I went home and started to read on F150 forum. I would like a tsb or a service bulletin that would get these bad racks off these trucks. Please review the vehicle options and installation notes, to ensure you select the correct product for your Ford F-150. Need assistance selecting the right Readylift Suspension, Inc. I have called Ford service recently and they said they know nothing about bad steering racks.
There is no common cause for this issue such as going over a bump, etc. At this point the dealer is not providing any further assistance in resolving my concern. Many owners of these trucks have posted in the forum that Ford knows of these so called contaminated steering racks that were made. The failure mileage was 92,000. It has happened 10-12 times at various speeds and over different road surfaces. While driving at 5 mph attempting to make a left turn, the power steering failed without warning. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
The contact stated that the issue was possibly related to a previous issue with the charged air cooler related to the turbo. The contact immediately reduced the speed and continued to drive. Dealer states the uneven tire wear was due to low tire pressure. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the front end came out of alignment without warning. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. We noticed what we thought was a bad inner tie rod cause there was loose unusual movement side to side with the tire on driver's side.
We're here to help - please call us at 1-800-358-4751. Tires did not show uneven wear either. Ford denies this is the issue. It sounds exactly like a bad sway bar link. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.
The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The truck was taken to jiffy lube. The approximate failure mileage was 88,900. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The speed decreased to 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front end needed to be aligned and a re-leveling kit needed to be adapted. Issue has also been documented with Ford customer care.
The contact mentioned that the failure previously occurred. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer, but it was not diagnosed. Dealer states I cannot compare my 2012 F150 to my 2011 F150. I read alot of information and a video of a truck that sound like mine. Owned a 2011 F150 with the same suspension and epas steering rack and the wheel was straight, and no noise was heard or vibrations felt while driving. We rotated the tires and checked suspension. My first reaction is it's a brand new truck.
While driving at 65 mph, the front driver side ball joint fractured and the vehicle became difficult to steer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the steering rack and coil springs needed to be replaced. . Listed below are the Lift Kits that are designed to work with the 2012 Ford F-150. I attempted to drive from knoxville to chattanooga and barely made it to cleveland. My truck stalled, started back up and I coasted into a parking lot. It would not go over 50.
While driving above 40 mph or merging, the vehicle shook violently. The first visit to dealer at 2700 miles the dealer reset the toe as it was toe out causing uneven tire wear. Some minor trimming may be necessary depending on the tire design. It turns out it is not tie rods, it is a bad steering rack and pinion. The vehicle was not repaired.