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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
105,408 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
2002 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 292015

F-150 Lariat 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles


Over all, Ihave been pleased with this truck. We bought it with 60,000 miles on it & this is the first time we have had to put money into it.

- , Springfield, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005

F-150 XLT 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,817 miles

Initially I lost overdrive entirely, but this seems to have fixed itself. Now the shifting in and out of O/D is very harsh. I am told by the transmission shop that this is a common problem and can be fixed without having to replace the entire transmission.

I am disappointed that this happened just out of warranty and Ford wouldn't do anything about it.

- , Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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