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Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch Problems of Ford F-250



Ford F-250 owners have reported 7 problems related to automatic transmission park/neutral start switch (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 1
Failure Date: 07/08/2002

Vehicle was parked and off. 21/2 years old child was able to shift gear out of park. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 1996 Ford F-250 2
Failure Date: 06/04/2002

Unit was parked and shifter placed in the "park" position. The truck rolled back across the parking lot and came into contact with another vehicle. Witnesses on the scene verified that the shifter was in park but that transmission was not engaged in that position. After this incident, it was determined, by experiment, that the indicator on the shifter did not show the actual gear. When in "park" the truck was actually in either reverse or neutral. According to other sources, this problem, of either jumping out of park or not being in the gear indicated, has been a problem with Ford automatic transmissions in the past.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 1996 Ford F-250 3
Failure Date: 12/21/2001

The vehicle was in park and it was sitting for 15 minutes. The vehicle went from park to drive all by it's self. I was told by my mechanic that this is a common problem with this particular transmission, the transmission is electronic and he suspectt a selonide caused the problem. I feel that this is a safty issue.

car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 1997 Ford F-250 4
Failure Date: 06/01/2000

While indicating that automatic transmssion was in "park" position, in fact transmission gear was in "nuetral position" which may have caused a rollaway. Manufacturer stated that this vehicle was not included in recall 97v17000 although it had the same problem. Please provide further information.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 2000 Ford F-250 5
Failure Date: 01/23/2000

When ignition key is halfway between off position and on position, the gear shift lever can be moved into any gear/ without having to push on the brake pedal. This is a serious defect.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 1996 Ford F-250 6
Failure Date: 01/02/2000

The transmission gear indicator indicates that the vehicle is in park when it is actually in reverse or neutral. The vehicle was turned off and in park, and it rolled down an incline and struck a post. This is the third 1996 Ford f250 in our company that the shift indicator linkage had the screws back out, causing this same thing to happen.

car image   Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problem of the 1997 Ford F-250 7
Failure Date: 04/24/1999

Automatic transmission malfunctioned when vehicle was in the park. Occupant got out of vehicle, and vehicle rolled away into a lake. Please provide further information and VIN#.