Car Power Train Problems

Vehicle owners in the United States have reported 101,287 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 power train (33,236 problems). The second most common problem is related to the automatic transmission (18,503 problems). For details about these problems, use the links in the following table.

Table 1. Number of problems reported for all vehicles made from 1996 to 2018

Problem Category Number of Problems
Power Train problems
33236
Automatic Transmission problems
18503
Transmission Failure problems
6354
Transmission Gear Slipping problems
3058
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems
2890
Differential Unit problems
2749
Automatic Transmission Control Module problems
2330
Transmission Noise problems
2052
Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems
1933
Manual Transmission problems
1760
Vehicle Shudder problems
1760
Transfer Case problems
1731
Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems
1704
Driveshaft problems
1693
Transmission Fluid Leaking problems
1585
Clutch problems
1570
Noises During Shifting problems
1515
Axle Assembly problems
1327
Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems
1300
Power Train Driveline problems
1295
Clutch Pedal/linkage problems
1194
Transmission Not Engage problems
1006
Automatic Transmission Cooler problems
869
Transmission Solenoid problems
852
Transmission Stuck In Gear problems
829
Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems
781
Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems
745
Overdrive Light On problems
702
Transmission Shudder problems
622
Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problems
445
Axle Shaft Seal problems
437
Axle Shaft problems
426
Transmission Sensor problems
367
Clutch Broken problems
303
Transmission Gear Indicator problems
276
Axle Hubs problems
191
Constant Velocity Joint problems
184
Manual Transmission Column Shift problems
154
Manual Transmission Floor Shifter problems
150
Universal Joint problems
145
Clutch Bell Housing problems
78
Transmission Pump problems
64
Driveline Center Support Bearing problems
44
Manual Transmission Shift Pattern Indicator problems
43
Axle Banjo Housing problems
24
Manual Transmission Lubricant problems
11

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