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Transmission Noise Problems of Ford F-150

Ford F-150 owners have reported 20 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 07/31/2017

Wind noise is heard coming from both front doors. Dealer claims this is a known issue with the new aluminum body but they don't have a fix. The 10 speed transmission shutters at random.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the engine failed to function properly and that the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The spark plugs an injectors were replaced, and an oil pressure test was provided. The contact also stated that the engine misfired and was diagnosed by mclarty Ford (3232 summerhill rd, texarkana, TX 75503, (903) 792-7121). The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine and transmission needed to be replaced. The mechanic rebuilt the transmission and the starter was replaced. The manufacturer had not issued a recall, but issued eight tsbs for the engine. The contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine compartment. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution other than having the vehicle repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 87,402.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. While driving at any speed, the vehicle made noises from the engine and transmission areas. The contact stated that the vehicle consumed too much fuel and the air conditioning blew hot air. Also, the oil low pressure warning indicator illuminated and flashed off and on. The contact also stated that the brakes squeaked and the front passenger side tire deflated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (koons Ford in sterling, va) for diagnostic testing. The dealer found nothing wrong with the vehicle; however, the failures recurred several times. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the same dealer several times and, during one of the visits, the engine was replaced without the contact's consent. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and did not assist. The vehicle was not completely repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 12/10/2015

We purchased a brand new 2008 Ford F-150 back in may, 2008. We have only put on it 27,000 miles and have never towed anything with it, we don't even have a trailer hitch on it. On Dec. 10, 2015 the "trans fault" light came on the dashboard while driving on a city street and the truck started making lots of noise and jumping into gear when you put it in "drive". We drove two miles to our home and got it in the driveway. After it was in the driveway, we tried to drive it to a repair shop and it wouldn't got into any gear, not even neutral so it couldn't be moved. On Dec. 11, 2015 we had it towed to a transmission shop where we had to replace the entire transmission or have it rebuilt. We decided to get a brand new transmission, it had a better warranty. Even the transmission guy with 38 years experience couldn't believe the transmission had to be replaced at 27,000 miles. I had contacted Ford but they wouldn't take any responsibility and said that there weren't any recalls.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise progressing while driving 50 mph or in reverse. Also, the transmission jerked in and out of gear without warning. The dealer was notified more than once and was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The manufacturer issued five technical service bulletins for the power train. The dealer (winner Ford, 250 haddonfield-berlin rd, cherry hill, NJ 08034, (856) 428-4000) indicated that they were unable to determine a remedy pertaining to that information. In addition, the contact had a warranty and the dealer stated that the vehicle was 14 days outside of the window to receive warranty service. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 07/20/2015

At approximately 12,600 miles on my newly purchased vehicle, I experienced brake vibration, a hesitation and jerk in transmission at low accelerating speed or slowing down and then accelerating, and a loud whining noise from rear end between 60-65 miles per hour. I took it to river city Ford and they turned the rotors for the brakes. I told river city Ford that was unacceptable for a new vehicle and by turning the rotors they just reduced the life of the rotors for a new vehicle. I also told them that the brake pads should be replaced also. I contacted Ford corp and they would not take any action and would not let me talk to anyone higher than a customer service supervisor. River city Ford has had my vehicle in the shop since 7/20/2015. They have tried shimming ring and pinion in rear end and it did not fix the problem. They have tried various things and has not fixed the problem. They claim that adding grease to the transmission supposedly fixed the jerking when accelerating. Ford corp has wasted a lot of time trying to fix a known problem by Ford. My research shows the rear end issue has existed for years and many customers have experienced the problem. Brake vibration, transmission jerking, and loud humming from the rear end are all safety issues, that if a failure occurs, could result in an accident at high speed.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 04/29/2015

2015 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to airbag problems, ignition problems and vehicle tires issues. The consumer stated the a/c blew out hot air, the transmission was jerky when he applied the brake, then the accelerator. When the vehicle was first started, there was a loud grinding/growling noise coming from underneath the vehicle by the driver front wheel, there was excessive cabin noise, and tire noise. The electric engine fan came on when the vehicle was sitting outside in the heat, the undercarriage was showing signs of corrosion. Water was leaking through the driver assist handle grip near the windshield.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 02/16/2015

I have taken my truck in several times for transmission problems and Ford refuses to do anything about it. I can be at a total stop with my foot on the brake and the noise it is almost as if somebody has ran into me. Rear axle and drive train are also making noises. I have attached a document that I have received from rod baker Ford for how many times the truck was brought in.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 10/25/2013

Bought 2004 f150 brand new, never off road, all scheduled maintenance completed: son driving on interstate at 65mph, heard loud breaking noise, severe rattling, shaking, no power, coasted down ramp and to side road. Towed to mechanic--rod through the oil pan. Mechanic verified that oil was pumped properly through motor. . Same mechanic has worked on this car since we have had it. We have had to have all 4 door window motors replaced (twice-second time, we fixed front door windows and had back door windows wired up) , the back glass replaced for leaking, the 4 wheel drive sensors replaced, the transmission rebuilt, the overhead cam system replaced and now this.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 03/20/2012

There is a rattle noise when driving 35-75 mph from the transmission when under load. -2010 F-150 4x4 supercrew.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 02/17/2007

There aren't any real events leading to the failure. I took my truck into the local dealership (gary crossley Ford) to have the speed control recall work done. While there I asked to have a state inspection done as well. I was told by the service advisor that the lower ball joint were somewhat loose and would need replacing - so I had them do that as well as flush the transmission as well (this truck only had 62,000 miles on it). Following that it passed inspections - all was well. Not even one month later (possibly only 3 weeks) I tried backing from my parking spot at work and heard a *thunk* from the rear end. Not sure what it was I backed up more and heard it again. Put the truck in drive and there was a rubbing noise from underneath. I parked it and called a tow rig to take it back to the dealer. Upon hearing from them the following day I was told the carrier bearing in the rear end had "exploded" and I'd need to replace most everything in the rear end. Agreed to have the work done. Got a call a day later telling me that problem was fixed, but there was another - the *thunking* was still there and was likely the transmission. Had them check and sure enough, it needed to be replaced as well. Finding out that Ford was going to "cover" part of the transmission repair made me wonder if there weren't underlying problems that I was not, as an owner, alerted to. The truck never had a problem before these, and I've been very uncomfortable with it since.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 01/28/2007

My F-150 supercrew has developed a problem with the drivetrain, primarily a loud grinding noise can be heard underneath the truck. The first time it occurred I thought my vehicle had run over some type of metallic object on the roadway. The noise went away after I merged onto a highway. Four days later I was operating on a city street when the same type noise occurred. The vehicle will not accelerate when the gas is depressed and the noise does not decrease when the gas is let off. Only after decreasing speed under 15 mph does the noise go away and the transmission feels like it slams out of gear just prior to that. An associate of mine who owns a 2005 F-150 with the exact same transmission experienced the same problem and recently had the transmission replaced under warranty. I contacted this dealer who informed me that they had replaced approximately 30 transmissions on 2004-2005 model years and the issue was a "known one". I would like to see Ford mandated to warranty the drivetrains in these trucks beyond the normal period.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 11/08/2005

I currently own a 2005 Ford F-150 4x4 supercrew truck and have started experiencing some grinding/ pulling in the transmission. I first thought it would probably just go away and now it just gets worse each time. The problem creates a rather loud noise and has greatly concerned me. I contacted the dealership where I purchased the truck, rivertown Ford/ columbus,GA, and I discovered that this problem seems to be wide spread with the F-150. I am in process of trying to solve this problem now. Ford motor CO. Needs to issue a recall for this issue.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

The contact owns a 2005 Ford f150. The contact states that the automatic transmission is not working properly. While driving up a hill the vehicle will roll back. Also, when driving down a hill the vehicle will roll back as well. In addition, transmission is making a clanking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealership four times, and they would like to fix the vehicle, but they contacted Ford. The dealership spoke with the regional Ford representative, who told them this was normal for the vehicle although none of the other trucks had a similar problem. The contact test drove a 1999 model and drove it the same places where she experienced the problem ,and that vehicle did not experience the same problem. The dealership was going to tear the vehicle apart to see what was wrong with it because they test drove it as well and noticed the problem. This problem is intermittent and gets worse.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 04/01/2005

2004 Ford f150 problems with upper ball joint assembly as well as tire wear. The upper joint was the cause of the tire wear on one tire. The consumer stated since he purchased the vehicle it exhibited a rattle noise, the side view mirror had to be replaced because it was vibrating so badly, the hood had to be reinforced so it would not flutter at highway speeds. The vehicle needed a new transmission.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 03/24/2003

While driving the transmission emitted a noise and the gears moved between first and third gear.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 09/30/2002

Consumer stated that while driving at any speed and no warning the manual transmission will jerk making a loud noise. Dealer replaced three times and the problem is reoccurring. Please provide further information. Mr.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 12/06/2000

Transmission has failed 2 times in 6 months. And the problem is still there the fly wheel now makes noise. The dealer stated that they replaced the transmission. I dont believe they did so. Because of the way the truck runs.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 12/08/1998

I am on my second rear sliding window and it is leaking also. I am on my second transmission, and there is a clunking or slapping noise when you come to a stop. A Ford engineer says that this is normal or common on all new Ford pickup trucks. I disagree the truck did not make this sound when it was first new. They have tried 3 or 4 times to fix the popping noise in the dash and have not been able to get rid of it.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 20

Automatic transmission is making a clicking noise.

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