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Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 20 problems related to automatic transmission gear indicator (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 10/10/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the shift cable assembly would not allow the vehicle to shift into park and would not trigger the neutral safety switch. The contact stated that the vehicle could be moved without being shut off. The contact called a local dealer regarding NHTSA campaign I. D. Number: 97v171000 (power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl) but the dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall based on the VIN. The failure mileage was 250,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup. The contact has an automatic transmission and the gear indicators have shifted one indicator to the right. When the vehicle was shifted into the park position instead it was in reverse. In order to drive the vehicle the gear shift had to be placed in the neutral position or second gear. The current mileage was 103,000. The failure mileage was 95000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 02/28/2008

The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was in park with the key in the ignition, it began to roll backwards. There were no occupants in the vehicle at the time. The vehicle crashed into a tree and a mailbox, but was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 97v171000 (power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl)). The current and failure mileages were 200,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 12/31/2007

Automatic transmission gear position indication (prndl), will not shift into park position. Allowing vehicle to roll or drive when in the wrong gear position.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 09/10/2007

The contact owns a 1998 Ford f150. The vehicle would not start and the contact had to manually place it into neutral, and then into park. The independent mechanic stated that the parking linkage and the automatic transmission shift cable failed. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 97v171000 (power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl)), although the failures were identical. The failure mileage was 118,000 and current mileages was 130,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 08/08/2006

: the contact stated that the gearshift indicator displayed the wrong indication. When the vehicle was in park, it indicated that the vehicle was in reverse. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where it was determined there was a NHTSA recall number # 97v171000, pertaining to the gear position indication. However, the vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. Updated 08/25/06.


car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1996 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 07/13/2006

The contact owns a 1996 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was manufactured with a 15 amp electrical fuse for the automatic transmission. When the fuse burns out, he is unable to shift the vehicle out of park. When he places the gear from park to drive, the vehicle fails to operate or move. The failure has caused the vehicle to shut off in the middle of the road and almost caused numerous crashes. The manufacturer is aware of the failure, but stated that the contact is fully responsible. The current mileage is 100,000 and failure mileage was 99,000. Updated 09/05/07.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2006

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the transmission gear position indicator kept the transmission in the park position. Also, he stated that when the indicator was in the drive or reverse position it read a different gear. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall . The contact felt this vehicle should be included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were 68,000. Updated 05/04/07.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 10/20/2005

Was unable to shift to park from to other gears. I noticed that there is a campaign already for this issue, 97v171000, but Ford does not have my truck listed for this recall. Is there a Ford issued recall # and how can I get my truck added to this recall so it can be addressed. I just purchased this vehicle, used.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 08/24/2004

While parked with the key in the ignition vehicle came out of gear. As result, vehicle rolled backwards down an embankment.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 06/11/2004

Vehicle was parked in garage when it rolled backwards down the driveway and crashed into a barn. The consumer placed the vehicle in park and when he had gone into the house, the crash was heard. The vehicle caused minor injuries to the consumers horses that was in the stall at the time of the incident. Recall# 97v171000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 04/28/2004

While parked vehicle came out of gear and rolled down the hill into a ditch.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 08/06/2003

Consumer stated that the gear shift level broke off. There were wires hanging all over. Consume rcalled the dealership mechanic, and was told that there was suppose to be a button on the level to let one know that something was wrong, but no light came on. He was charged for the repair, but he had it repaired. He never saw any light come on.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 07/28/2003

Consumer states gear position indicator (prndl) broke. Dealer notified.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 01/08/2000

The stick rattles like a snake-tail in 2@3 gears mostly,at 3k-rpm: machanics say,this is normal. . . Huh?.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

Gear shifter popped out of park and into reverse.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 07/15/1998

After vehicle has been exposed to summer heat shift knob comes off while shifting.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 12/01/1997

Vehicle is not shifting gears properly, it is difficult to put in drive or neutral. Cause unknown.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 10/20/1996

Transmission gears sticks in neutral.

car image   Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 20

Location of the 4wd switch is near a/c fan speed switch resulting in accidental activation.