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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202008

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles


My wife once was going up the street around 30 mph and put trans in reverse, bent the left rear leaf spring . I don't know if this has anything to do with how its acting ? The problem didn't start right away after that happened.The engine also reves up to 1400 rpms when shifted into reverse after sitting all night.

- , Crofton, NE, USA

problem #2

Jul 282007

(reported on)

F-150 HD V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Everything was great until today. The transmission started jerking, not shifting and has a loud metallic noise. The truck only has 38000 miles. I believe that Ford should take a look at all the complaints against them and change their policy to cover major deals like this. I guess it helps their reputation suck. My wife bought a new Thunderbird several years ago. The transmission started acting up at 73000 miles. What is up with Ford and why does the government allow them to keep screwing people????

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 312007

(reported on)

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

Dealer replaced a part on a Recall. Ok for a few months and started up shift clunking. When you would let up on the gas during as shift the transmission would clunk at shift. Never got the dealer to experience the problem, never fixed due to somewhat occasional nature of problem. Never failed just not happy with performance. Somewhat less obvious with time but never stopped making clunking noise.

- , Middletown, DE, USA

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