Driveshaft Problems of Ford F-150
Ford F-150 owners have reported 50 problems associated with driveshaft (under the power train category).
#1 - Driveshaft problem of the 2013 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2013 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTFW1EF2D_. The truck I bought has been shaking since the day I picked it up and brought it home. At 55 mph the truck has a distinct wobble. It has been back to sharpnack Ford twice for the problem and I was told they drove four other trucks on their lot and they all do the same thing. Also they took the tires off of mine and swaped them with another truck with the same result. I was told they took the drive shaft apart and rebuilt it, still no fix. After two times back to the shop, I was told by the head mechanic that Ford told him no more repairs will be done to this truck. I can see the bed wobble as I am going down the road and am confident this is where the problem is. Ford is not willing to do anything about it claiming the frequency is within specification limits. I have also driven a 2012 and a 2013 and both of them do the same thing. I'm not sure this is a problem that will cause imminent danger to anyone unless you factor in the"road rage" someone will have after paying 45k for a brand new piece of garbage that the manufacturer refuses to do anything about to fix. This driveshaft problem happened on Aug. 31, 2013.
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#2 - Driveshaft problem of the 2007 Ford F-150
The car is a 2007 Ford F-150. On 08/14/13 I was at a bank in the city of fairfield CA. 94533, there was an accident in the parking lot, which is a 1 direction entrance, myself and several vehicles had to back out of the lot. As I preceded to accelerate to exit the lot, I heard a loud thump. The next thing I knew was I was unable to move. I exited my vehicle as others who were in the parking lot of the bank approached me and asked if that was my drive shaft hanging down. When I bent down to look I noticed that it had broken at the weld at the yoke of the transmission. When I returned home after being towed, I went on line to see of any other situations of drive shafts braking on Ford trucks, and I have found several, which one broke and the driver lost control and had an accident with massive vehicle damage. I went to the local Ford dealer, and they said they have no recalls with that issue. But Ford has had several complaints of a loud thumping when the vehicle is being placed in gear which is all a result of driveling and drive train problems. My concern is that if I had been traveling at highway speeds and this had happened, the drive-line would have dug into the asphalt and perhaps flipped my truck. Killing myself and perhaps others. I also called Fords customer care center in michigan, but their response is that there has been no complaints or recalls. To which I informed the representative that there were several blogs on line of people having drive-line problems on the Ford f150 trucks. I was in a parking lot backing up when my incident occurred but what happens when it occurs on the highway with children in the vehicle. I am now presently without a vehicle until I am able to have repairs done and I have a $600 monthly car note. I feel that this is a defect that Ford needs to be responsible for taking care of. The failure date was Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
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#3 - Driveshaft problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The car is a 2011 Ford F-150. I bought this vehicle 12/2011 with 19,800 miles on it (it was manf. 12/2010, sold in orlando,FL in 01/2011 and traded in 10/2011 and was used as a rental truck) as a certified pre-owned (cpo) from maroone Ford margate FL. There was a problem that when I was driving at a low speed <5mph the shift between 1-2 would sometimes be real hard (engine @ 3000rpm+) so this dealer checked and 'fixed' it with greasing the 2 part drive shaft. They told me that the wrong grease was used when the vehicle was built and needed to use a new grease. This happened again around the end of 2012(around 35k miles) and maroone Ford miami 'fixed' it again by greasing the drive shaft. Now it is happening again (8/2013) and this time they did not find anything wrong. It still happens and I am going to take my vehicle to a different dealership that is not maroone/autonation and see if they can 'fix' my problem. Also I am reading that now I am having problems with the drivers side lights rapid flashing but not the pass side or when the hazards are on so I googled and it seems that there are problems with the bcm (body control module) and that I have found is behind the drivers side rear seats on a super crew. The dealership (maroone/autonation) had not done anything to check if my vehicle was on a recall as far as I know and now I have to go to another dealership and also bring this up (and I doubt they would even know about it either). I was told by maroone/autonation that if anything is found to let them know. What? I have to pay to let their techs know their job? Ford should never have done a 2 piece driver shaft with a slip yoke or quit with things like the mechanical flasher relays even with pwm/canbus. This now becomes expensive to fix and not everyone is going to go out and buy a new vehicle. Next time will be a Toyota because they are driven in the deserts around the world, not Fords. It was Monday, January 30, 2012 when this driveshaft issue happened.
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#4 - Driveshaft problem of the 2012 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTFW1R68C_. Gm joe dennis at chino hills Ford failed to allow his service dept. To repair, correct or replace defective driveline or driveshaft componets that clunk and rattle on a new Ford raptor truck under factory warranty and an esp Ford 100,000 extended warranty. These faulty componets could fail and cause loss of control or serious injury or death to myself or passengers and other vehicles on the highway should they fail and seperate from the drivetrain, driveshaft, u joint or yoke of the truck. This is a known and much complained about issue on these Ford raptors and Ford motors has ignored the drivetrain clunk issues. This should be a Ford recall to determine what the drivetrain issues are with this $60,000. Truck and correct them ASAP for safety reasons. This driveshaft problem happened on 11/20/12.
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#5 - Driveshaft problem of the 2012 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2012 Ford F-150. The vehicle has been in the Ford shop three times for a clicking or popping noise that came from the rear of the truck. I have complained about it since the vehicle reached 6,000 miles or 4 months old. The dealer has attempted numerous repair attempts (3 ea. )to fix the problem the vehicle has spent many days at the shop while the mechanic tried to fix the problem. The Ford engineers or so I have been told where aware of the issue and instructed the dealership to try the ssm# 22384 to fix the issue. The dealership performed the ssm# on Friday the 14th of Dec and after driving the truck I noticed the same complaint of the clicking noise and there was no apparent change to or after bringing the truck in for repair. I notified the dealership and they said the truck was safe to drive and they would keep me notified on any other fixes as they come available through Ford. After almost 200 miles after the attempted repair I was driving down the highway when I felt the truck shake then heard a large pow then bang, I quickly looked out the rear view mirror and saw smoke and sparks. I was able to recover and get the vehicle to the shoulder of the road where I noticed the driveshaft on the ground the only thing attached was the front of the drive shaft. The pinion bearing flange (rear) was attached to the driveshaft and the pinion shaft was sheared off the rearend. I feel this problem could have caused a serious injury to me or others if I was in a different senario and not so lucky to not be carry my children and towing my boat. This is a unsafe condition and should be delt with to ensure others don't have my incident that could create a accident. I have the service record copies and my truck is still at the dealership waiting on parts. It was Thursday, December 20, 2012 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#6 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car was a 2004 Ford F-150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTRX14W44_. Waiting at a stop light than proceeded to go when light turned green all of a sudden big banging and grinding noise coming from under truck looked under and sees drive shaft broke in half police were called to help direct traffic and called tow truck! mechanic of the repair shop told me why in his report that the drive shaft broke he said the drive shaft had rusted in the middle to cause it to break in half!! my safety issue is I bought the truck because its big I drive my grand kids in it now can you imagine what would happen on a highway at 55 mph!!! everyone I spoke told me they never heard of a drive shaft break and rust like that especially its only a 2004 model!! can you help me on this issue I have with Ford! thank you. . . . . . . The failure date was Mar. 4, 2012.
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#7 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford F-150. Waiting at stop light proceeded on green all of a sudden big banging noise underside of truck stopped in traffic by traffic light looked under truck to see drive shaft broke in half call 911 to help direct traffic called tow CO. To tow vehicle to repair shop head mechanic confirmed drive shaft broke in half due to rust. Drive shaft cracked in half at the middle and not at the u joints head mechanic confirmed to me and also the dealership where I bought the truck said its the first for them of the rust and breakage. My issue is that I had a hard time finding a drive shaft and was told nothing in stock they had to make one special. I had to pay the price also was glad I was not driving on the hwy with my grand kids. My issue is that I believe the drive shaft was faulty not a wear and tear issue like Ford customer service said. Further more they said they cannot do anything because my truck warranty expired. It was March 15, 2012 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#8 - Driveshaft problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated the vehicle began to vibrate while driving 35 mph. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated the driveshaft was not angled properly. The contact was concerned since the failure was a safety issue. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 1,647 and the current mileage was 2,000. This driveshaft issue occurred Sunday, May. 29, 2011.
#9 - Driveshaft problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTRX12W95_. Tl-consumer has a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that he attempted to accelerate from a stop, but the vehicle would not accelerate and a loud grinding noise was heard coming from the engine. Upon examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the drive shaft was corroded and split in half. The vehicle was towed home and parked. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 96,000. Kmj. This issue happened on Sep. 4, 2011.
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#10 - Driveshaft problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The car is a 2005 Ford f150. There is a loud clanking noise in the rear end when taking off and when shifting gears. It jumps so bad sometimes you have to stop the vehicle and let it cool off before resuming ride. It's being having this problem for the past 2000 miles. Have taken to the manufactor and the dealer. It's been at the dealer 3 times for this problem alone. No parts have been replaced. The dealer told consumer that if there was no recall they couldn't fix it because all the trucks 2005 f150 regular cabs have the same problem. It was April 6, 2005 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#11 - Driveshaft problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The car was a 2005 Ford F-150. Ever since delivery of vehicle (2005 Ford f150 lariat 4wd), vehicle "shutters" or "jerks" on acceleration from a complete stop. Initially there was also some "popping" on turning and acceleration, which was fixed by the dealership. The shuttering has been fixed, but after 3 repair attemps, the truck continues to jump/jerk on acceleration from a complete stop. The dealership states this is normal, but the driveline only jerks when in 2wd mode - it does not jerk in 4wd. To get the shuttering to stop, Ford installed a shim kit to align the driveline, which they state is a problem they finally found. This problem occurred on 08/10/05.
#12 - Driveshaft problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2005 Ford F-150. Transmission failed while driving. Leaving me stranded on the highway. Front bearing went out ,root cause of failure according to aamco mechanic. Truck only has 49,000 miles. Truck has always had a vibration . Lance cunningham Ford always pointed to tires, drive shaft. I believe that the true problem has now came to light. Unfortunately the original warranty was for 3 years or 36,000 miles. It was 12/16/2009 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#13 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford f150. The VIN of the problem F-150 is 1FTRW12W64_. Consumer noticed that after the windshield wipers went off the front windshield became blurry. This caused poor visibility to the driver. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced the windshield three times. However, the problem recurred. Consumer also had concern with vibration under the vehicle. Dealer found that the vibration is coming from the drivershaft, which was replaced by the dealer. This driveshaft problem happened on Friday, June 25, 2004.
#14 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford f150. The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTPX14524_. Truck has rearend vibration @55-60 mph. Truck also has steering wheel shake at highway speed (above 45 mph). Ford states that they no they have a problem and are working on a fix. This driveshaft problem happened on Monday, November 1, 2004.
#15 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car is a 2004 Ford f150. 2004 F-150 vibration issue. This is a real and serious issue. I took my truck in for a daignosis on the vibration. The dealer said they narrowed it down to the driveshaft. I waited 3 weeks for a replacement due to the fact that the driveshaft was on back order. After replacement of the driveshaft, dealer informed me that it had not cured the problem. I was told that Ford was looking for a fix and they would get back to me when they figure it out. After picking up my truck from the dealer I took it on the freeway to test it out, took to about 55 mph and applied the brakes,I felt a serious vibration from the steering wheel. I called the dealer back and notified them of the unsafe handling of the truck. I was told that the truck was safe to drive. But no guarantees!!! I carry my children in this vehicle. Something has to be done about this issue. People's lives are at stake. Remember the explorer and the deaths due to rollover!!! thnk you for your time. It was Dec. 2, 2004 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
#16 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car was a 2004 Ford f150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRF12W14_. Had horrible vibration at highway speeds,after 6 or so visits they replaced the driveshaft. Now at idle warm or cold I have a constant shutter,and now a steering wheel nibble has developed. Completely dissappointed in this truck. This was my first new vehicle,a shame it turned out like this!. This driveshaft issue occurred Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
#17 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car was a 2004 Ford f150. Bought my 2004 f 150 2wd from dealer in ok. 5800mi have a vibration @ 38-42mph and 58-62mph. Have taken to the dealer 4 times in which they have replaced the driveshaft, reclocked the driveshaft on second visit, rebalances and rotated the tires but still have the peroblem in which they mentioned will be acceptable. It isn't normal. It was Mar. 15, 2005 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#18 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford f150 is 1FTRW12WX4_. Been to dealer 4 times with complaints of vibration. Replaced tires, drive shaft, rotors & cluthes in rear end. Still had vibration & returned to dealer ony to hear "we can not duplicate the problem". The vibration occurs about every 500-1000 miles. It was Sunday, May. 29, 2005 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
#19 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford f150. Vehicle has drive train vibration & rear end howl sense I test drove it Aug 2004. I pointed out the drive train vibration to my salesman and he said it " probably lost a wheel balance weight". A friend went into the same dealership ( lindquist Ford) and was told the same thing after they have acknowledged there are tsbs on this problem and after my truck was in & out of their shop numerous times. So far the tires and wheels have been forced balance, drive shaft replaced, cab mounts replaced, transmission tail shaft end play checked & rear end replaced. None have resolved the issues. The service manager told me Ford has identified the automatic transmission as the problem. We preceeded to arrange replacement and I insisted on a new not a rebuilt one. He got back with me and said the new Ford rep he was dealing with doesnt replace transmissions ! mine suddenly. . . . . . . . . . You guessed it. . Its within specifications !! the dealership management wont return my calls. Ford wont be shamed into fixing these problems unless/ until the media gets involved. The failure date was Wednesday, June 22, 2005.
#20 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford f150. VIN of the vehicle was 1FTRF12W74_. Continuous vibrations in 2004 f150 after five times to dealer for repairs. Drive shaft has been replaced but still have vibrations. According to radar and gps the speedometer is incorrect up to 3 miles per hour clocking example. Operating at 55 mph speedometer showing 58 to 58 1/2 mph. It was September 13, 2004 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
#21 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford f150. The VIN of this vehicle is 1F2PX12584_. The vehicle has been to the dealer 3 times. They didn't know what wrong with it. There was bad vibration , felt like a tie rod end or wheel was going to come off. They replaced all the tires, put a new rim on it, and put in a new drive shaft . This started around June 15, 2005. The vehicle was taken back to the dealers today for the fourth time. Haven't contacted the manufacturer but have checked the information for the lemon law. This driveshaft problem happened on Jun. 15, 2005.
#22 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford f150. The VIN of the problem F-150 is 1FTPX12584_. The vehicle has been to the dealer 3 times. They didn't know what was wrong with it. There was bad vibration ,like a tie rod end going bad or the wheel coming off. They replaced all the tires , and put a new rim on the passenger's side, and put in a new driveshaft. This started around June 15, 2005. The vehicle was going back to the dealers for the fourth time. Haven't contacted the manufacturer but got information on the lemon law. This driveshaft problem happened on June 15, 2005.
#23 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTRW12WX4_. 2004 Ford f150 with numerous problems. Now at 82000 miles the transmission is slipping badly. The transmission slips when accelerating and the engine revs until the transmission kicks in. I am afraid when it decides to jump in gear it is going to cause an accident. From what I have read on the internet many other f150 owners are experiencing the same problem with the transmission. Our truck was purchased new but has been in the shop repeatedly for brake problems (7 times), tire problems (2 times), rear end (2 times), broken drive shaft (2 times), electrical (1 time), electrical is starting to have problems now too. We replaced a 98 Mazda truck with this 04 f150 because we thought the f150 would be safe and reliable. The 98 Mazda, sold to my brother-in-law, is still running great. What a mistake!!!!. It was Monday, August 18, 2008 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
#24 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2004 Ford F-150. 2004 Ford f150 supercab 4x. Intermittent violent vibration in driveline. Dealership has replaced rear end, driveshaft,checked front end,tires,etc. Usually small vibration becomes violent at times. Can not duplicate at will. Dealership now says nothing wrong. When violent shake occurs must stop vehicle to stop shake. I feel that it is a safety issue. Has shaken violently 6 times in about 6000 miles. It was February 17, 2006 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
#25 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2004 Ford F-150. After several trips to the dealer about serious vibration problems in my vehicle, the dealer replaced the drive shaft. This corrected the problem. Others have had a similar problem. My concern is that vehicles which continue to be driven without replaced drive shafts may be subject drive shaft fatigue and failure in the future. This issue happened on Wednesday, June 1, 2005.
#26 - Driveshaft problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
Heard unusual noise coming from the rear-end of my 2003 Ford F-150 supercrew 4x2. The dealer notified me that driveshaft was being replaced. Is this an on going problem? please look into it. It was 10/07/03 when this driveshaft issue happened.
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#27 - Driveshaft problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Ford f150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTRW076X3_. Complained of dashboard vibration at time vehicle was being serviced. Ford service technician determined that the drive shaft needed replacement. The drive shaft is being replaced under warranty as the vehicle only has 16,500 miles. The service technician also advised that vehicle needed alignment. I am curious if the drive shaft problem and the vibration contributed to the tires being out of alignment. This driveshaft issue occurred August 21, 2004.
#28 - Driveshaft problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2003 Ford f150. While driving down hill in the rain, the rear wheels suddenly locked. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and the cause was determined to be a failure with the rack and pinion and the drive shaft. Recently, the consumer has experienced the same problem. This issue happened on Monday, Mar. 1, 2004.
#29 - Driveshaft problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2002 Ford f150. VIN of the vehicle was 1FTRX18L92_. While at high speed vehicle vibrates and pulls to the right. Consumer took to the dealer and they replaced the driveshaft. Problem was still present. Ts
the wheels and tires were also changed but to no avail.
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#30 - Driveshaft problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car is a 2001 Ford f150. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTRW07WX1_. 2 transmission failures; replaced with new transmission & drive shaft; per second tech notes: found damaged extension housing bushing spun and was on drive shaft, clutchs burned, band burned, solenoid was stuck in boreconverter hub worn, drive shaft worn, back flushed cooler inst for repair was over 1400 flow test. It was 06/08/2000 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
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#31 - Driveshaft problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2001 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRW08L91_. Trans axle would bind/lock up whenever making sharp turns while using 4 wheel drive mode. This issue happened on Sunday, April 8, 2001.
#32 - Driveshaft problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2001 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRX17L11_. When slowing down, and then accelerating, a clunk in the driveline occurs, dealer replaced parts in rear axle, drive shaft and both u-joints, replaced anti clunk spring in transmisson, but after five times to the dealership , I was told that Ford had been contacted and they said that I would have to live with the problem that they had several trucks with the same problem but they had come to the conclusion that the sound was sound being transfered through the driveshaft, I was told that some trucks do this and some do not, I did complain to Ford, and I am still awaiting there response. It was 06/15/2001 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#33 - Driveshaft problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Ford f150. I have taken this vehicle to the service department on 7 different occasions for vibration while driving at speeds of 34, 52 and 72 mph. They have had the Ford regional rep look at this vehicle 4 times and he insists that I have a tire problem! I have already been through 5 new sets of tires, 2 new sets of wheels, a drive shaft replacement and a rear end overhaul and I still have the same problem! I would appreciate any assistance that your office could provide in helping resolve these problems! (tiresize: p26570r17). This problem occurred on Jan. 7, 2002.
Other Power Train related problems of Ford F-150:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||196|
|Automatic Transmission problems||179|
|Differential Unit problems||55|
|Axle Assembly problems||47|
|Power Train Driveline problems||43|
|Transmission Failure problems||28|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||25|
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||20|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||18|
|Transfer Case problems||18|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||18|
|Manual Transmission problems||15|
|Transmission Not Engage problems||14|
|Noises During Shifting problems||14|