Automatic Transmission Problems of Ford F-150
Ford F-150 owners have reported 179 problems associated with automatic transmission (under the power train category).
#1 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford F-150. I have a 2011 f150 with the 3. 5 ecoboost. I have had numerous rough 3-4 upshifts since the truck was new. Brought the truck to dealer twice and was told they could not duplicate the rough shift. I have also had the engine stumble on me twice will trying to pass. I have read others are having similar problems and am hoping Ford will have a fix before someone gets killed in a wreck. This automatic transmission issue occurred Sunday, March 18, 2012.
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#2 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTVF14594_. At 50,000 miles , and earlier, the engine warning light came on, the truck lost all power, and the power steering failed. Upon taking the truck to the dealer, it was determined that the throttle body was defective, and needed replacing. Needless to say, I think that this should not have happened at such a low mileage and should be covered under a recall. Thanks for allowing me to vent. [xxx]
information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This problem occurred on Mar. 20, 2012.
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#3 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FTEW1E85A_. Crash was involved with this problem. The owner has a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated the unoccupied vehicle began to roll while parked on a level surface and crashed into a wooden fence. A police report was filed. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the front end and was towed to an authorized dealer where it was currently being diagnosed and repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 11/04/lj updated 11/14/11
updated 11/21/11. This issue happened on October 15, 2011.
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#4 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTFX1ET5B_. Transmission fluid pours out of overflow when under load (pulling a trailer). This fluid dumps on exhaust system and starts a fire. This accrued at 2,500 miles on June 25, 2011. Truck is still at dealer, no resolution. This automatic transmission problem happened on 06/25/2011.
#5 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
Consumer has a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph the vehicle jerked forward and began to vibrate. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on two occasions where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The computer system within the vehicle was repaired, but the failure continued. The vehicle was not taken back to be repaired again. The approximately failure mileage was 4,000. The VIN was unavailable. This problem occurred on Mar. 15, 2010.
#6 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The owner has a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, both rear tires seized. As a result, the vehicle jerked and skidded on the road. The vehicle also stalled, but later restarted. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the diagnostic test indicated that the transmission placed the vehicle into two gears simutamelously. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 21,120 and the current mileage was 23,000. It was Sunday, Jul. 10, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#7 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford F-150. My family and I were driving interstate 81 in virginia on 8/13/2011. We were driving in the staunton, va area at approximately 70 mph where the rear wheels on my 2010 F-150 immediately locked up. I had the vehicle towed to a local Ford dealership, and with the help of Ford techs, they feel the issue was the transmission immediately dropped from 6th gear down to 1st gear. Fortunately the road was dry and I gained control and moved the vehicle safely off the road, however my concern is it doesn't sound like they are 100% sure that this was the cause, and even if it is, how do I know it won't happen again in the future. . . With a worse outcome. I feel this is a huge safety issue, and we were lucky we didn't get into a more serious accident. Now I have a vehicle that I don't know I feel safe in, and Ford seems to feel there isn't an issue, but I see numerous posts on the internet of similar situations. Should Ford be doing more to ensure their customers are safe in their vehicles, or should I just find another truck that is safer?. It was August 13, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#8 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2005 Ford F-150. 2005 Ford f150 truck 4x4 auto transmission experienced mechanical failure with no warning. Lost forward low gears. Only has 57k miles. Truck was always dealership serviced and maintained as recommended. No harsh weather conditions experienced. No heavy towing done. Replaced with rebuilt transmission. Old part will be made available. This automatic transmission problem happened on June 4, 2011.
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#9 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact was driving 60 mph uphill when the engine became hesitant and the transmission would not downshift properly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 83,189. This problem occurred on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
#10 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2FTRX07WX1_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2001 Ford F-150. The contact stated while the vehicle was slowing down to stop, the engine rpms would increase, the gear engaged and the vehicle lunged forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. The remedy did not repair the failure. The failure recurred at 11,000 miles and the dealer stated that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced again. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred him to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 48,000. This issue happened on June 1, 2008.
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#11 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTEX1E85A_. Transmission slams between gears and the dreuve train "acts" like it is sticking in four wheel drive when at slow speeds going around corners and starting out when you turn the steering wheel. It has become progressively worse and I am concerned that it will break or evene worse when out of warranty then break. This automatic transmission problem happened on Sat., Apr. 30, 2011.
#12 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTFW1EV1A_. The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford F-150. While sitting on a hill, the vehicle rolled backwards. After rolling more than one foot down the hill, the engine stalled so the contact applied the brakes, shifted into park and restarted the vehicle. The problem had not occurred before. The vehicle was taken to the dealership but no repairs were performed. The current mileage was approximately 3,000. The failure mileage was approximately 1,580. Updated 6/1/10 no repairs were made to the vehicle. The dealer stated everything was normal. Updated 06/17/jb. The failure date was 03/08/2010.
#13 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford F-150. I have a 5. 4l engine with a six speed transmission in my 2010 Ford f150. It lags in acceleration between 1st and 2nd gear shifts,has done this since the day I bought it new,it has presently 7,000kms on it . It was December 31, 2009 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#14 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The car is a 2010 Ford F-150. 2010 f150 erratic and hard down shifting. In stop and go traffic vehicle often lurches forward. Eventually will cause minor crashes unless one drives with extreme care. Ford blogs are full of similar complaints, yet dealer says there are no problems. This automatic transmission problem happened on October 24, 2010.
#15 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTFW1CV3A_. 2010 Ford F-150 6 speed auto transmission shifts hard and shudders when shifting between 1st and second and downshifting between 2nd and 1st. Often times so hard it chips the tires. On wet roads this will cause you to lose control. Transmission also shutter at 30 mph. Ford claims this is normal operation of this transmission. There is no fix for the problem. Transmission is in 09-11 f150 and expeditions. The failure date was Friday, December 10, 2010.
#16 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2010 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FTEW1C86A_. I purchased this truck new December 2010. Its first problem was that on three separate occasions it stalled and died approaching a red light. I took it in and the tech reprogrammed the engine. I didn't have a problem for a month until today. Todays problem scared the crap put of me. I was cruising down the road at 70 mph when my truck shifted down from 6th gear to 1st. I fish tailed and almost lost it. I was going down a hill, it wasn't a very steep decline. My truck while cruising and going down hills usually shifts down one gear acting like an engine break to keep my speed from increasing. Today it went right from 6 to 1. Thank god no one was behind me or they would have plowed me. I got pulled over and started my engine, everything was fine. I drove for a little while longer and pulled over called roadside assist and had it towed to my local dealership. I purchased a Ford because they are supposed to be safe and dependable. The truck has 9500 miles on it. It was Sun., Mar. 6, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#17 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2010 Ford F-150. There was crash involved with this Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTFW1EV2A_. Started vehicle in park, on flat ground inside of garage, emergency brake applied, exited vehicle, left drivers door open, walked to passenger side, opened the door, heard a pop sound, vehicle began going in reverse, drug door down garage wall, door caught, got folded back to front panel, hole the size of door clear through the garage wall, broke garage door framing, tried to jump into truck to stop it, when door flung back knocked me to the ground and truck ran over my foot, son heard noises ran outside and was able to run across the street and stop truck within a foot of hitting neighbors house. . . Truck door destroyed, front quarter panel destroyed, garage wall, inside and out, garage door framing destroyed, and bruised swollen foot. This issue happened on 03/21/2011.
#18 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford F-150 is 1FTEX1E85A_. My 2010 Ford F-150 transmission "slams" between gears. Ford is aware of this problem but alleges that it cannot do anything until the software issue is repaired. The transmission slams between gears, at times the 4 wheel drive seems to engage when going around a corner. This issue concerns me as if the 4 wheel drive locks up I could either lose steering control or stop dead in the middle of the road. Ford is not concerned but I am very concerned. I. It was Oct. 15, 2010 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#19 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRX14849_. The vehicle involved is a 2009 Ford f150. When stopped on a hill the vehicle does not go forward it rolls backwards and then the engine stalls. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer at least seven times and was given a letter stating this was a characteristic of the vehicle. He added that the failure was programmed into the computer so no repairs could be made. The failure mileage was 6,000. The consumer stated 1st gear would become inoperable after stopping and trying to take off. The engine would rev as if the gear were in neutral. Updated 02/11/10. This problem occurred on Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009.
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#20 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTEX08L6V_. My 2009 f 150 rolled backwards down a hill when in park with the engine off and no one inside. I took it to the dealer (under warranty) but they scratched their head and said use the emergency brake. I learned others (google search) had the same thing happen. This issue happened on Jan. 12, 2010.
#21 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Ford F-150
The car is a 2009 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FTRX12899_. 2009 F-150 w/ @ 15,000 miles has erratic shifting and has a failing "park" gear. Approximately 20% of the time "park" will not engage and allows the vehicle to roll on an incline. No repair has been made at this time. This automatic transmission problem happened on October 1, 2010.
#22 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Ford F-150
2009 Ford F-150 with an automatic six speed transmission rolls backwards when stopped on a grade if the gear selector is either in 2 or 3. Was advised by both my Ford dealer and Ford customer service that this was "normal". I have never owned a vehicle with an automatic transmission that rolled backwards like the vehicle was in neutral. Since Ford recommends driving in "3 " when on grade, the potential exists for rolling backwards an causing an accident after stopping. I have an email from Ford's customer service stating that this is "normal". If Ford is not going to fix this issue, they should at least prominently note the problem in their owners manual. I was not involved in an accident, but was shocked when this first happened. I would not have purchased the vehicle if this was a know problem. The failure date was 06/15/10.
#23 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FTPW14V38_. I have a 2008 Ford F-150 supercrew with an automatic transmission that I bought brand new and it has about 4,000 miles on it now. The transmission does not shift properly all the time. On about 12 to 15 occasions the transmission has shifted into neutral when I am traveling between 15 to 30 miles an hour. The transmission shifts into neutral when I let off the gas pedal and I am coasting around a curve, down a hill, or around an on or off ramp, while coasting at a speed between 15 to 30 miles per hour. After coasting for a few seconds and I attempt to accelerate is when I realize the truck is in neutral because the rpms go up and the truck does not accelerate. After I let off the gas pedal the truck will then slam into gear. I have taken my Ford back to the dealer two times to have it fixed and they say they can not fix it because it does not happen all the time. They told me to drive it until it gets worse and then bring it back. I did not realize just how much danger they were putting me in until April 1, 2008 because the truck had not ever shifted into neutral while I was coasting around an off ramp and attempting to merge into traffic. On April 1st I was traveling around an off ramp from a major highway to merge into traffic on a major interstate and when I attempted to accelerate and merge into traffic and to my surprise the truck was in neutral. A car almost ran into the back of my truck before my truck slammed into gear and I was able to accelerate. I was almost involved in an accident because this brand new truck does not shift properly and Ford does not think it is important enough to investigate more and to fix the problem. I have reported it to Ford customer relations center and they say they can not fix it until it happens more frequently and then they can duplicate the occurrence. The truck is unsafe to drive and could cause me or my wife and children to be involved in an accident. This automatic transmission problem happened on April 1, 2008.
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#24 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The car was a 2008 Ford F-150. Purchased new Ford 150 supercab 2x4. On 8/6/08. Automatic transmission. Drove about 60 miles on freeway. After arriving at destination, stopped at store. When restarted, when preparing to enter road, the engine accelerated to about 4,000 rpms when it should have been at idle. Brakes would not stop the vehicle. Had to quickly put transmission into neutral to avoid truck moving into the road and hitting other vehicles. This recurred 4 or five times when stopping at stop light, stop sign and stopping at motel. The next morning this recurred when stopping at motel office. Did not reoccur. Took truck into dealer and they are inspecting for problems. It was 08/06/08 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#25 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2008 Ford F-150. Purchased new Ford 150 supercrew 4x4. On 07/2008. After arriving at stop sign, stopped when restarted, the engine accelerated brakes would not stop the vehicle. Had to quickly put transmission into neutral to avoid hitting other vehicles. This recurred twice when stopping at stop light and stop sign. This automatic transmission issue occurred 07/18/2008.
#26 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
My vehicle is a 2008 Ford F-150 supercrew. This has an automatic transmission. After about 1000 miles I noticed that the engine appeared to stall when accelerating uphiill (changing gears) and that the rpm's would rev during city driving. The problem is intermittent and I had to go to the service department several times to attempt to prove the issue exist. After it was discovered the service department tore down the transmission and replaced parts and this did not resolve it. A month later Ford acknowledged the issue existed and as dealers to hold off on repair attempts until engineering did mre research. I have a copy of this from the oasis on my vehicle. A month later the attempted a download of information to unit. This improved the performance of the vehicle. After about 5 months the issues slowly started to show themselves again. I have been in contact with several people to get this resolved. Each time I have gone to the service department they are looking for codes and the problem is not producing any codes. I am once again at this time taking my vehicle in repeatedly and hoping that on that day someone will experience the same things which I am speaking of, just like they did in the beginning of this problem. This issue happened on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2008.
#27 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTPW12V78_. Crash happened when the problem occurred. 2008 Ford F-150 accelerated on its own and crashed into a wall. The vehicle traveled over 200 feet at full acceleration and skid marks prove brakes were engaged. Accident injured driver and employee of the business it crashed into. It was 11/28/2009 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#28 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford F-150 is 1FTRX14W58_. Brakes failed on 2 separate occasions for no apparent reason. Ran thru 2 different intersections . . . No wet roads. . . No weather conditions. . . Just failed to stop vehicle. It was Dec. 18, 2009 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#29 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Ford F-150. Crash was involved with the Ford F-150. I was traveling less than 10 mph while driving in the parking deck at work when my 2008 f150 Ford truck suddenly accelerated !! I put my foot on the brakes and the truck would not stop!! just as I was in the process of putting the truck out of gear - it ran into the vehicle in front of me. Luckily it did not damage the other vehicle ( which was a big SUV ) but it did $2,000. 00 worth of damage to my truck!! I took the truck into the Ford dealership for diagnosis and repair. They said they could not get it to duplicate the problem. I contacted Ford's complaint and customer service departments. They denied my request for assistance in this matter as they claim thier analysis does not indicate any evidence of a manufacturing or design defect. I went to the Ford dealership where I purchased my truck to try to trade in my truck for another vehicle. Despite the fact that I have bought 7 Ford trucks in the past - 6 of them at this particular dealership , they were not willing to work with me on a deal for trading in my truck. They told me that I had gotten 47,000 miles out of my truck before this problem occurred , and that I could probably get another 47,000 miles out of it before it does it again!!! then 28 days after the first occurance - my truck did it again!!!! this time I was in traffic in the process of stopping my truck for a traffic light. I had just taken my foot off of the brakes ( my foot was still resting on top of the brakes ) and I was coasting to a stop. Suddenly the truck just speeded up out of control !!! I applied the brakes , and again the truck would not stop!!!! I quickly threw the gear in nuetral and turned off the key. As soon as I did this, the brakes skidded on and my truck just barely stopped before hitting the car in front of me!! I am in constant fear of this occurring again!!! both times I have been driving at a very slow speed ( less than 10 mph ) but what if it happens when I'm on the freeway traveling at high speeds. This is lfe threatening. This problem occurred on 03/03/11.
#30 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Ford F-150
There was crash involved with this problem. Consumer owns a 2007 Ford F-150 king ranch. After hauling a boat out of water, the consumer stated he moved the electronic switch from 4l to 2hi, which would be the normal driving position applied the brake and shifted the console shifter to park. The engine remained running. He exited the vehicle and noticed that it was beginning to move. The driver side door, which was open, struck him from behind and knocked him down. The vehicle continued to roll. The boat trailer jacknifed to the right of the vehicle. The vehicle, trailer, and boat crashed into a fence, which caused the vehicle to stop. However, the engine was still running. The contact sustained injuries to his back, arm, and hand. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The contact believes the failure was due to the transmission. The current mileage is 1,540 and failure mileage was 1,536. The consumer stated the mechanic informed him unless you move the vehicle forward until you hear a click then the vehicle will remain in neutral. Updated 09/05/07. This automatic transmission issue occurred Sun., Jul. 15, 2007.
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#31 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2007 Ford F-150. For the second time my F-150 will have to have the transmission replaced. It is an 2007 model. The car went into the protect mode. It is now in the Ford dealer. They want 3600 to replace it. I had a similar incident in 2008 where they fixed the transmission for free. This automatic transmission issue occurred Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
#32 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Ford f150. Within the last 2 months, 3 different times just driving down the road will all of a sudden hear grinding noise. The failure date was 05/15/08.
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#33 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Ford F-150
Crash was involved with the Ford f150. Last year my brakes failed on my Ford F-150 2006, fortunately I was close by the dealership I purchased the vehicle from. Last month my daughter was driving my truck and the rear wheels locked up on the same truck, almost causing her to go over a bridge, the rail stopped her. I just want to know if any others have had this same experience. It was Mon., Aug. 17, 2009 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
Other Power Train related problems of Ford F-150:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||179|
|Power Train problems||118|
|Differential Unit problems||55|
|Axle Assembly problems||47|
|Power Train Driveline problems||43|
|Transmission Failure problems||28|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||24|
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||20|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||18|
|Transfer Case problems||17|
|Manual Transmission problems||15|
|Noises During Shifting problems||14|
|Transmission Not Engage problems||12|
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||11|