FORD F350 | UNSAFE!! STEERING DOES NOT WORK WITH BRAKES APPLIED. | SOLDOTNA,AK | 2001

UNSAFE!! STEERING DOES NOT WORK WITH BRAKES APPLIED. STEERING BINDS UP AND CAN NOT BE TURNED WHEN BRAKES ARE ON. CAN’T PARALLEL PARK, MAKE U-TURN, OR BACK UP FOR BOAT OR CAMPER. STEERING WILL NOT TURN IN SKID. STEERING IS SLOPPY AND TRUCK WANDERS FROM SIDE TO SIDE ON ROAD. BUMPS AND RUTS THROW TRUCK DANGEROUSLY FROM SIDE TO SIDE. STEERING DOES NOT CENTER ITSELF. IT IS A CONSTANT BATTLE TO KEEP THE TRUCK GOING STRAIGHT. CONSTANTLY CORRECTING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.*AK Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSW31F81E. Car problem was reported in SOLDOTNA, AK. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL.

CHEVROLET K2500 | ON 09/27/2000 I WAS SLOWING DOWN FOR A DIP,WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. | BIG SPRING,TX | 2000

ON 09/27/2000 I WAS SLOWING DOWN FOR A DIP,WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. AS I CROSSED THE HIT THE DIP AND/OR JUST AFTER THE DIP, I HEARD A NOISE COME FROM THE LEFT FRONT DRIVERS SIDE OF TRUCK. AT THE SAME TIME THE LEFT FRONT OF TRUCK DROPPED A LITTLE. I WAS STILL ROLLING AND DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING WAS WRONG, SO I ROLLED ON ABOUT 100 FT. TO A RIGHT CURVE. WHEN I TRIED TO TURN THE VEHICLE IT ONLY TURNED FROM A 2 OCLOCK POSITION TO A 4 OCLOCK POSITION. TRUCK WENT INTO DITCH, AND STOPPED ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE FRONT WHEEL WAS BROKEN OFF WITH LUG NUTS, STUDS, AND OTHER PIECES OF METAL STILL IN THE LEFT FRONT TIRE UNDER THE TRUCK. WHEN THE WRECKER CAME, I GOT INTO THE TRUCK TO TRY TO GUIDE IT AS THEY PULLED IT OUT. I PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES BEFORE I TRIED TO START THE TRUCK, AND THERE WAS NO BRAKE PRESSURE AT ALL. THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR. THE TIE ROD HAD SNAPPED AT THE KNUCKLE, BUT 80 % WAS SHINE AND ABOUT 20% WAS TARNISHED AND GREASE LOOING LIKE THE TIE ROD HAD BEEN CRACKED A LONG TIME. ON YOUR SEARCH ENGINE SITE FOR RECALLS THE ONLY 3500 IS LISTED AS 3500HD. IN THE YEAR 2000 CHEVROLET DIDN’T MAKE A 3500HD. THEY ONLY MADE 3500’S THAT HAD SOME HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT ON THEM, SUCH AS HEAVY DUTY TRANSMISSION, ETC.*AK Date Reported:Sept 27, 2000. Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCHC33J7YF. Car problem was reported in BIG SPRING, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 MPH.

FORD F250 | WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED WITH FORCE, TRUCK WILL NOT STEER. | BANTAM,CT | 2000

WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED WITH FORCE, TRUCK WILL NOT STEER. THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN AND ALL 1999, 2000, 2001 250 AND 350 TRUCKS HAVE SAME PROBLEM. DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. FORD TECH NOTES STATE (11/13/00: “…THIS IS A NORMAL CONDITION AND FORD ISN’T GOING TO REENGINEER THE VEHICLE TO SOLVE IT. THE CONDITION COMES FROM A NEW WIDER STANCE, TIE ROD ANGLE AND THE FACT THAT THERE IS MORE WEIGHT IN THE FRONT END THAN ON THE 97 OLD BODY STYLE VEHICLE. THE TRUCK CANNOT BE REENGINEERED TO SOLVE THE CUSTOMERS DESIGN ISSUE UNLESS THE ENTIRE PLATFORM IS REDESIGNED. FORD IS NOT GOING TO INCORPORATE A DESIGN CHANGE AT THIS TIME AND HAS NOT PLANS ON THE DRAWING BOARD THAT THE THE HOTLINE KNOWS ABOUT.” THERE WILL BE FATALITIES BECAUSE OF THIS BRAKE/STEERING PROBLEM! . *AK Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTNX21L3YE. Car problem was reported in BANTAM, CT. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.