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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,006 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Jan 112006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Popping from rear-end at slow speeds and shuttering at down shift on highway. Local dealer said rear pinion gear out of alignment, and clutch packs were bad they had to order parts to fix the problems.

- Matherville, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 012005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My paint job was defective and thin, my windshield was not sealed properly, there are ticking noises from under the dashboard, the front end is too heavy for the added weight to the truck, the transmission stalls the truck when it rolls backwards in drive, the truck shakes at high speeds and has excessive tire wear, which is the only thing that Ford has all but admitted to by extending the excessive tire wear/ride harshness warranty from 1yr/12,000 miles to 3yrs/36,000 miles. Have you ever heard of a car company giving away something unless there was a serious problem with this vehicle.

- Westlake Village, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 052005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Automatic transmission on 2005 Ford 150, goes into nuteral when you stop on a hill and will roll backwards even though the truck is in drive or the truck will roll forward even with the truck in reverse. The truck also goes into nuteral when going down a hill and you take your foot off the gas. Transmission then clunks when goes back into gear. Also when tuck down shifts when going up hill it seems to hit a dead space in the transmission. Was told this is all normal by Ford reps.

- Lafarge, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 082005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,110 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I currently own a 2005 Ford F-150 4X4 supercrew truck and have started experiencing some grinding/ pulling in the transmission. I first thought it would probably just go away and now it just gets worse each time. The problem creates a rather loud noise and has greatly concerned me. I contacted the dealership where I purchased the truck, rivertown Ford/ columbus, ga, and I discovered that this problem seems to be wide spread with the F-150. I am in process of trying to solve this problem now. Ford Motor Co. Needs to issue a recall for this issue.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #5

Sep 072005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a new 2005 F150 super crew 4X4 w/ 5.4L. Especially noticeable in city traffic, whenever I slow down and then accelerate, there is a at least one or more bumps or jerks seeming to come from the transmission or drive train. Ford won't do anything about it. This is too major of a bump to not cause damage or problems later on.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 012005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact states that the automatic transmission is not working properly. While driving up a hill the vehicle will roll back. Also, when driving down a hill the vehicle will roll back as well. In addition, transmission is making a clanking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealership four times, and they would like to fix the vehicle, but they contacted Ford. The dealership spoke with the regional Ford representative, who told them this was normal for the vehicle although none of the other trucks had a similar problem. The contact test drove a 1999 model and drove it the same places where she experienced the problem, and that vehicle did not experience the same problem. The dealership was going to tear the vehicle apart to see what was wrong with it because they test drove it as well and noticed the problem. This problem is intermittent and gets worse.

- Lafarge, WI, USA

problem #3

Aug 012005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased F150 lariat from leif johnson Ford in austin Oct 2004. I have been experiencing trouble with the truck not wanting to come out of park. You can put your foot on the brake all day long and try to push the button in to move the gear and nothing happens. I have been to the dealership 4 times in the past month trying to resolve the problem. Last Friday 8-05-05 they changed out the complete gear shift thinking that was the problem and have the same problem on that Saturday 8-06-05 and again 8-07-05,8-08-05 in which I returned to Ford.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 182005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
The consumer stated 2005 Ford F150 surged forward. It felt like cruise control kicked in. He took the vehicle to dealer, and dealership called Ford, and they had the accelerator chip realigned. After the vehicle was fixed the surging continued. He continued to contact the dealership and Ford. According to customer service the engineers said they could not find anything wrong with it. Consumer was currently afraid to drive the vehicle, so was sitting in the driveway. The vehicle was taken in last week, and they kept it for a week, and they stated they could not find anything wrong with it. On the way home transmission slipped and surged forward. Dealership and the manufacturer kept telling him to call the other. Consumer stated vehicle has been at dealership at least five times, and got a different service manager every time. The problem started the night he purchased the vehicle.

- Ferguson, MO, USA

problem #1

May 132005

F-150

  • miles
I have a 2003 F-150 with a 5.4 engine. There is slack in the transmission around the torque converter. Whwnever you slow down the gently bump the accelerator you hear a bumping noise. Is this normal

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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