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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. When the contact started the vehicle, the overdrive and transmission warning lights illuminated. The dealer performed a diagnostic and they stated that the control module failed. They further stated that they would not install a new module because the new modular would be ruined due to a quarter inch shaving on the magnet. The contact stated that the light continued to illuminate everyday when the vehicle was started. The current and failure mileages were 41,000. Updated 4/29/08

- Mill Hall, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 072005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Rear window seal is loose and window rattles inside of mounting area indicating an insufficient mount to retain window in mounting area.

- Columbia, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 032004

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The consumer 2004 Ford F150 experienced sudden acceleration which resulted in an accident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test. The test indicated 4 trouble codes (camshaft position sensor, PCM processor fault, throttle actuator control system which forced shutdown and an internal control module software incompatibility).

- Norwood, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 242004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 20 mph vehicle stalled. Driver was able to restart vehicle, and it was taken to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the PCM needed to be replaced, and replaced it. However, the problem recurred, and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer numerous times. However, dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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