Ford F-150 owners have reported 21 problems related to automatic transmission gear indicator (under the power train category).
I stopped to back into a parking spot, but when I put the shift lever into reverse the "r" indication would not illuminate, and reverse would not engage. This caused the check engine light to come on. When I attempted to shift into any other gear, the "prnd" lights would not illuminate. When the truck was put into drive, the gear would engage, but it seemed to be under limited power. When gears a changed, the transmission shifts very hard. If the vehicle is placed in park and turned off, when it is turned back on the gear selection illumination light shows, but once the transmission is placed in reverse, the issue repeats. A recall was done for this exact issue on this year, make, and model of vehicle, but the VIN does not show any active recalls.
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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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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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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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Automatic transmission gear position indication (prndl), will not shift into park position. Allowing vehicle to roll or drive when in the wrong gear position.
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.
: 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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
While parked vehicle came out of gear and rolled down the hill into a ditch.
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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.
Consumer states gear position indicator (prndl) broke. Dealer notified.
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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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Gear shifter popped out of park and into reverse.
After vehicle has been exposed to summer heat shift knob comes off while shifting.
Vehicle is not shifting gears properly, it is difficult to put in drive or neutral. Cause unknown.
Transmission gears sticks in neutral.
Location of the 4wd switch is near a/c fan speed switch resulting in accidental activation.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||