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Ford pick-ups from 2008 investigated for faulty steering

The NHTSA is investigating steering problems with 2008 Ford pick-up trucks

Ford is perennially the top-selling pick-up truck in the United States, but two models of the 2008 lineup are being investigated for faulty steering gear boxes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a preliminary investigation into 340,000 Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty trucks from 2008 after several reported crashes.

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According to the NHTSA, five complaints alleging an internal failure of the steering gear box resulting in a complete loss of steering control and resulted in the the driver crashing the truck into a parked car at 20 miles per hour.

The NHTSA is investigating steering problems with 2008 Ford pick-up trucks
2008 Ford F250

A second report said failure of the steering gear box resulted in a roadway departure at 35 miles per hour.

Another complaint said a 2008 F250 with 55,000 miles crashed into a guardrail after a steering failure.

After being towed to a dealership, the owner said he was told “the failure was related to the steering box.”

Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said the automaker is working with the agency and commented: “We are cooperating fully with this NHTSA on this investigation as we always do.”

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