Ford F-150 owners have reported 12 problems related to transmission not go into gear (under the power train category).
On the morning of March 5th 2015 I started my truck to warm the inside and also melt the snow off my windshield. I got in the truck and backed out away from house. Due to having snow on the driveway I turned on the 4 wheel drive in high. My four wheel drive would not work so I tried to swicth to 2 wheel drive back to four wheel drive but the 4 wheel drive would not turn on. I grabbed the gear shift to put the truck back in park when I noticed my gear shift could float to park to 1st gear freely and would not shift. At this time I noticed smoke starting to come inside cab from under dash and thru the vents. I jumped out and opened the hood. A 1 foot section of a wiring harnes mounted to the firewall had caught fire. I made attempts to put out the fire but within a few seconds the engine compartment was engulfed. In 2 to 3 minutes the entire inside of the cab was also completely on fire. My wife who was watching me immediatly called 911 to get the fire department. After 3 minutes the truck was already a total lose. Due to the truck being only 60' from my house and burning so hot I was concerned about my house catching fire. Two gentleman from the rescue squad arrived but it was too late for anything to be done. I was able to get a backhoe and put the fire out with snow. Unfortunately I had liability insurance only which meant a total lose. I never dreamed that the truck would burn up sitting in my driveway!!!! I know there have been some recalls for f150 due to fire hazards with the cruise control for other year model close to 2005. A vehicle catching fire while its sitting in a driveway running is totally unacceptable. The truck was in excellent shape and had no after market parts or work performed. I have no ideal why the wiring harness caught fire.
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I was coming to a stop when the transmission would not release from gear and then finally did with a loud clunk. When I went to drive forward the engine revved up and then jumped into gear jumping the truck forward. There was no warning for a transmission failure it all of a sudden lost all gears. The mechanic at the Ford dealership said it was a known issue to them and that one of the internal seals probably broke and caused a "catastrophic transmission failure. ".
Transmission failure, truck has 112000 miles and the tranny would not shift to 3rd gear, the fluid and filter has been changse 5 times more than recommended by manafacturer, I also had aamco install a larger transmission cooler. What happened to the tranny is the c clamp that locks the main drive in the transmission came off, and destroyed the od drum and gears I have always kept my vehicles well maintained and at a cost of $1,900. 56 I feel that Ford should re imburse me for this , the truck has never hauled any heavy loads or pulling a trailor with anything heavier than a riding lawnmower. I have a 1970 Ford truck that is a better truck than my 1997. I could only imagine what would happen to a new truck if driven like the commercials they produce. I have always been a Ford man but they are changing my mind quickly. This truck has never been abused. It's absurd that a possibly $5. 00 part could cause me almost 2 grand. I am about to buy a new truck and I will be shopping around and looking at consumer reports to make a decision.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford F-150.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 72 mph, the vehicle jerked and began to fishtail. The contact realized that the wheels were locked so he shifted into neutral and allowed the vehicle it to roll to a stop. The contact shut the vehicle off and when it was restarted, it would not shift into gear. After repeated restarts, the vehicle was able to be shifted and was taken to an authorized dealer. The contact was informed that the vehicle shifted from sixth gear to first gear which caused the wheels to lock. The transmission was repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 12,000. The VIN was unavailable.
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1996 Ford f150 XLT pick up truck. The wheel assembly and the shaft on the driver side in the back slid out. The truck was being driven on a side road about 35 -40 mph when this happened. The mechanic told the consumer that these vehicles were designed to fail. It was repaired at the cost of $1300. 00. Also, while trying to back out of the driveway the shifter was flopping around and a bolt fell out at the consumer's feet. The vehicle would not go into any gear. The bolt fell out of the steering column where the two halves meet. Of the two bolts one fell out, and the other was very loose. The consumer was able to fix them with a retaining device with lock washers on both bolts. The third problem, was similar to the first problem. While driving someone ran a red light and the truck was hit on the passenger's side. The wheel and shaft disengaged from the rear axle. A police report was filed, and there were no injuries. The vehicle was totaled. Updated 08/02/06.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford F-150.
Having a problem with transmission slipping or not changing gear correctly. Plus a noise or vibration grinding. During this time as well. Very upset. I have taken the vehicle to the Ford dealership but they cannot duplicate the problem while there. Ford said they will not fix until duplicated. I am very upset have taken to dealer four times.
See all problems of the 2003 Ford F-150.
While driving, the vehicle failed to change gears.
See all problems of the 1998 Ford F-150.
An ongoing probelem transmission not shifting into gear after stopping vehicle. Vehicle been to the dealer on three occasions; but, problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.
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While driving at 10 to 15 mph vehicle would not go into any gears. Consumer turned truck off and put in gear. Then, consumer was able to drive home slowly and park vehicle. About 5 minutes later, started vehicle, and it jumped forward, it was not in gear, someone could have been seriously injured. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Please provide any further information.
When accelerating it feels like the truck goes out of gear. The motor revs up,but does not engage in gear. When taking off from a stop the trucks stays in lower gear until driver lets off the gas. The dealer is aware of the problem. The truck is being checked by dealer for the forth time.
Would be driving and would shift into 3rd gear, and it would make grinding noises. Then, locked out other gears. Would either stop or slow down vehicle and shift into another gear. Have taken vehicle to dealership and informed by mechanic engine not long enough to turn gears in transmission. Not able to repair problem. A technical service bulletin on transmission gears.
See all problems of the 1999 Ford F-150.
Transmission failed resulting in the vehicle not changing gears.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||