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Transmission Solenoid Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 13 problems related to transmission solenoid (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

At 68,000 miles while driving 65 mph the truck goes from 6th gear to 2nd cause the truck to shutter and jerk at a high rate of speed and loss of control in rush hour traffic. The rpm's spike to 7000 as the truck tries to get back into gear. I also experienced going from 1st gear to 5th gear while starting out leaving me stuck out in traffic because it doesnt have the rpm's to get into 5th gear. After the 1st experience of this happening I took my truck to the west herr Ford dealer where I bought it. The service department couldnt duplicate the problem so there was nothing they could do. Over he next month this happened several more times this time with the kids in the truck so I took it back to the dealer however this time I was able to capture a video of my instrument panel when it went from 6 to 2. The dealer agreed there was a problem but couldnt duplicate it so nothing they could do. I took it to another Ford dealer who sent my video to the factory. The factory indicated they have never seen the problem. There recommendation was to go part by part and no guarantee of the problem being fixed. I took my truck to a transmission shop and they indicated that there is a known problem with the 2011 Ford transmissions. I had to have the transmission rebuilt as a result of the dropping gears. The solenoid in the valve body was defective causing the transmission to have gears jump. After getting the truck back I experienced the same problem. As it turns out the replacement solenoid from Ford was faulty requiring it to be replaced.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 03/14/2015

Within a few weeks of purchasing my vehicle in February after pulling into a parking lot the check engine light came on. I also noticed it was making a ticking noise like a diesel engine but it's not a diesel. I went to get the codes and found it was a retarded variable valve timing issue code p0022. I looked online and went to multiple shops and mechanics to figure out the problem. After paying to replace the vct solenoids it was apparent that that was not the issue causing the timing problem. For weeks I noticed the truck shaking and at one point it actually stalled as I was pulling out of a parking lot into a busy road and it stalled as I was going into the road which caused the on coming traffic to slow and stop to avoid hitting me in the middle of the road. After spending weeks in the dealership service shop and a large sum of money they found they needed to replace the engine entirely. I have witnessed this issue happening to many many others online and in person who have the same year range with the 5. 4l 3 valve triton engines. This is absolutely unacceptable for so many vehicle to have the same issue especially when it has under 100,000 miles. It is not only very poor quality for such a large price but also a safety hazard to the owner and others around these vehicles.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2002 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 03/06/2015

I backed out of my driveway with no issues. I got to work and parked my truck. Later that night I went to move my truck to the front of the warehouse and my truck would not go into reverse. When it is in neutral and I press the gas the truck will move forward. In the past week I have replaced the battery, starter relay solenoid which sits on the firewall, and the neutral safety switch or transmission gear control solenoid as I have heard it called. None of this has fixed my truck and I do not think it should be going out at 109,xxx miles. Low income and rely heavily on my truck to get around.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

Ford's iwe solenoid has a tendency to malfunction due to a poor design. TSB 06-8-15 was issued to replace these solenoids, but only if there was a problem and only if it was giving a problem. My vehicle was in storage for 5 years and after it was brought out and to NY, the water leaked on the solenoid due to the inadequate design, causing the iwe's to malfunction. I still don't know what exactly it did but driving the car down the road, it caused me to feel like I was driving over small speed bumps with the front drivers side tire. I'm afraid that if this failed at a high rate of speed it could cause the iwe to engage and possibly lock up one of the front tires.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 06/26/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact depressed the starter solenoid in the engine compartment in an attempt to start the vehicle and the vehicle rolled away in reverse despite being secured in park. Additionally, the contact attempted to stop the vehicle when he crashed into a pole and then a fence. The contact sustained multiple contusions and a bruised rib. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to a collision center but was not inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 102,000.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 01/23/2014

The eco boost v 6 motor started missing under acceleration causing massive loss of power on the highway. Took the truck to friendly Ford in springfield missouri for immediate repairs. They admitted the cause was a design flaw on the inter cooler which in turn caused failure of three solenoids to fail. July 2013 I was accelerating onto highway and the miss fire happened again and did not quit until I pulled off the road and turned the motor off and then restarted the engine. The service rep at the Ford dealer reported the problem was extremely common and suspected a recall was coming. I asked him why Ford was not standing behind the obvious and dangerous design flaw and he said he thought they would have to eventually due to the magnitude of the problem. . I was charged $620. 51 to correct very dangerous problems directly related to a Ford design problem.


car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 03/05/2012

Safety concern. Solenoid that activates 4 wheel drive failure, causes partial engagement of 4 wheel drive at ant time.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 04/01/2010

2004 Ford F-150: the transmission will not shift out of 4wd when driving. It will however shift into neutral. The failure was caused by the solenoids which can get wet and short out ruining the actuators. This is a part which Ford knows is defective, because they have created a new part. They currently have a TSB out on this issue. In April of 2006 they started putting water guards on the solenoids to ensure this won't happen. Having a transmission that will not engage properly is a safety hazard.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 11/27/2009

Iwe solenoid fails to engage 4wd system. 1st failure during ice storm. Dealer replaced iwe. 2nd failure 6 mo's later, dealer replaced iwe added "bare bond tape" to cover over solenoid. 3rd/4th failure has occurred during rainy conditions or after I washed the truck. The 4wd would not engage until I had driven the vehicle over 5 miles. Vehicle back at dealer for same problem 3 times in less than 12 month period.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 12/10/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that she heard a grinding noise while driving at any speed. The noise was heard intermittenly. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle later locked into 4-wheel drive while driving less than 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they found that the solenoid and the switch for the 4-wheel drive were defective. The contact paid $185 to have the vehicle repaired. The dealer was unsure if the repair would correct the failure because the electrical switch was susceptible to water damage. The current and failure mileages were less than 37,217. Updated 08/11/09.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 07/05/2007

I drive a 2006 Ford f150. In July 2007 I started hearing a grinding noise coming from my front wheels. I brought it to holman Ford in turnersville new jersey. They replaced auto 4wd vacuum solenoid. Now 15 months later the noise is back and they said their parts and labor warranty is only good for 12 months. I know other people who had the same problem but they said there is no recall. It is obvious there is a defect.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 01/15/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the gear shifter could not be removed from park until after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the shift lock solenoid, brake switch and brake module were replaced however, the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 1996 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 11/01/1996

Overdrive solenoid failed.

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