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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,517 miles

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2007 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 092010

F-150

  • 6,300 miles

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

For the second time my F-150 will have to have the transmission replaced. It is an 2007 model. The car went into the protect mode. It is now in the Ford dealer. They want 3600 to replace it. I had a similar incident in 2008 where they fixed the transmission for free.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 172009

F-150

  • 21,221 miles
I have had three incidents of the engine surging/revving when in a stopped position engaged in drive gear and another one while in reverse. Each time I stepped on the brake with both feet to try to keep the vehicle from moving but it continued to lunge ahead anyway. I took it into the dealer. They said Ford had a fail-safe built in--that I was not in danger but they reprogrammed it with a computer. Seemed ok for awhile. Last night it happened again but reverse while I was backing up in a parking lot. I even had skid marks trying to stop it this time. Also, the transmission pauses/coasts before engaging into the next gear. I have an appointment to take it in for service, but I am concerned about the risks of having a collision, damaging property, or hurting someone--including myself if I end up hitting something. So far, when it has occurred, I was fortunate not to be in heavy traffic or tight quarters! I hope this can be remedied once and for all.

- Saint Johns, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 172009

F-150

  • 21,221 miles
I have had three incidents of the engine surging/revving when in a stopped position engaged in drive gear and another one while in reverse. Each time I stepped on the brake with both feet to try to keep the vehicle from moving but it continued to lunge ahead anyway. I took it into the dealer and they reprogrammed with a computer which was good for about a month. Last night it happened again but in reverse while I was backing up in a parking lot. I even had skid marks trying to stop it when this happened in reverse. Also, the transmission pauses/coasts before engaging into the next gear. I have an appointment to take it in for service, but I am concerned about the risks of having a collision, damaging property, or hurting someone--including myself if I end up hitting something. So far, when it has occurred, I was fortunate not to be in heavy traffic or tight quarters! thanks

- Saint Johns, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 032007

F-150

  • 19,900 miles

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

Purchased new 7/3/07 Ford F-150 2wd: Transmissions shaft seal broke and trans fluid leaked out when drive home. On 9/10/08 transmission bearing was replaced and main control value was overhauled.

- Spring Hill, KS, USA

problem #3

Nov 212007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,100 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The vehicle stalled while driving 20 mph. When the contact depressed the brake pedal, the vehicle shut off. He also stated that the vehicle shifts out of gear and locks when placed in reverse. The dealer stated that there was catastrophic transmission failure and the vehicle was defective. The transmission will be replaced. The current mileage was 3,200 and failure mileage was 3,100. Updated 12/12/07

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #2

Aug 252007

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 344 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150. The contact examined the vehicle after noticing transmission fluid leaking and a burning smell. The dealer stated that the transmission case failed due to faulty strip threaded plugs in the transmission case and they made the replacement. The current mileage was 2,100 and failure mileage was 344. Updated 10/24/07

- Cinncinatti, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 152007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,536 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford F-150 king ranch. After hauling a boat out of water, the consumer stated he moved the electronic switch from 4L to 2hi, which would be the normal driving position applied the brake and shifted the console shifter to park. The engine remained running. He exited the vehicle and noticed that it was beginning to move. The driver side door, which was open, struck him from behind and knocked him down. The vehicle continued to roll. The boat trailer jacknifed to the right of the vehicle. The vehicle, trailer, and boat crashed into a fence, which caused the vehicle to stop. However, the engine was still running. The contact sustained injuries to his back, arm, and hand. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The contact believes the failure was due to the transmission. The current mileage is 1,540 and failure mileage was 1,536. The consumer stated the mechanic informed him unless you move the vehicle forward until you hear a click then the vehicle will remain in neutral. Updated 09/05/07

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

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