Car Power Train Problems

Vehicle owners have reported 71,976 power train related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 46 most common power train problems. The number one most common problem is related to the automatic transmission (17,916 problems). The second most common problem is related to the power train (14,891 problems). For details of these problems, use the links in the following table.

Table 1. Number of problems reported for all vehicles made from 1996 to 2014

Problem Category Number of Problems
Automatic Transmission problems
17916
Power Train problems
14891
Transmission Failure problems
5195
Transmission Gear Slipping problems
2426
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems
2312
Differential Unit problems
2309
Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems
1682
Manual Transmission problems
1676
Transmission Noise problems
1495
Automatic Transmission Control Module problems
1478
Clutch problems
1473
Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems
1334
Transfer Case problems
1303
Axle Assembly problems
1269
Power Train Driveline problems
1259
Driveshaft problems
1203
Transmission Fluid Leaking problems
1120
Noises During Shifting problems
1050
Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems
979
Vehicle Shudder problems
963
Clutch Pedal/linkage problems
843
Automatic Transmission Cooler problems
717
Transmission Not Engage problems
702
Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems
680
Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems
676
Overdrive Light On problems
658
Transmission Solenoid problems
658
Transmission Stuck In Gear problems
564
Axle Shaft Seal problems
411
Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problems
393
Transmission Shudder problems
374
Axle Shaft problems
368
Transmission Sensor problems
277
Clutch Broken problems
198
Transmission Gear Indicator problems
188
Constant Velocity Joint problems
170
Axle Hubs problems
160
Manual Transmission Column Shift problems
138
Manual Transmission Floor Shifter problems
126
Universal Joint problems
125
Clutch Bell Housing problems
56
Transmission Pump problems
52
Manual Transmission Shift Pattern Indicator problems
39
Driveline Center Support Bearing problems
37
Axle Banjo Housing problems
22
Manual Transmission Lubricant problems
11

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