Ford Super Duty owners have complained about a problem commonly known as “death wobble” for years now, or what is typically a violent shaking or wobbling that occurs while driving, generally at speeds above 50 miles-per-hour. The problem reportedly stems from defective suspension components, and spurred a lawsuit that was partially dismissed roughly one year ago because more than one plaintiff who had their truck repaired has not experienced this issue since the repairs were completed. Various other claims were also dismissed because they were filed by owners whose trucks were no longer under warranty when they were brought to the dealer for repairs. Now, a judge has given plaintiffs in the case a deadline to officially request class action, according to Action 9 News.
The judge overseeing the case set that particular deadline for March 10th, 2023, giving plaintiffs time to turn the lawsuit into a class-action. Ford came up with a fix for the problem back in 2020, but has not issued a recall, while some owners are reportedly experiencing the issue in later model Ford Super Duty pickups that aren’t included in the original group of model years said to be suffering from death wobble.
Meanwhile, Ford previously filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit – which claims that the automaker violates two express warranties provided to owners – just a few months after it was filed on the grounds that no plaintiff was denied free repairs after experiencing the issue, nor did any plaintiff require multiple repairs to correct the problem.
Ford has denied any wrongdoing in the case, though it has issued a handful of technical service bulletins for steering wheel shaking issues. However, it claims that this problem isn’t related to death wobble.
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