2008 Ford F-250 Truck
May 14, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into several model year 2008 Ford trucks.

NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 5 complaints alleging an internal failure of the steering gear box resulting in a complete loss of steering control in 2008 F-250, F-350 and Super Duty trucks.

One complainant alleges the loss of steering resulted in the vehicle crashing into a parked vehicle. A second complaint alleges failure of the steering gear box resulted in a roadway departure at 35 mph.

A Preliminary Evaluation (PE) has been opened to gather information and assess whether the subject vehicles do in fact contain a safety related defect.

The ODI complaints cited above can be viewed at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification numbers: 10497982, 10462146, 10389703, 10331743, and 10284402.