Ford F-250 owners have reported 7 problems related to automatic transmission park/neutral start switch (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
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.
See all problems of the 2002 Ford F-250.
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.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford F-250.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford F-250.
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.
See all problems of the 2000 Ford F-250.
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.
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#.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||