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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,654 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.

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2011 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 182012


  • 500 miles


I have a 2011 F150 with the 3.5 ecoboost. I have had numerous rough 3-4 upshifts since the truck was new. Brought the truck to dealer twice and was told they could not duplicate the rough shift. I have also had the engine stumble on me twice will trying to pass. I have read others are having similar problems and am hoping Ford will have a fix before someone gets killed in a wreck.

- Lake Charles , LA, USA

problem #5

Dec 282011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 3,450 miles
Was told I would have to bring my truck to the dealer twice to have this recall done. One time for them to look at it and order parts. And the 2nd time for them to put the part on. They should have the parts in stock to fix recalls. My time is money. Recall 11C21 Ford. Or NHTSA recall 11V-582.

- Sugar Hill , GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 182011


  • 1,072 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F150. The contact noticed transmission fluid leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed the leak from the bell housing. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current and failure mileages were 1,072. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cudahy, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 252011

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate from a stop when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was moved over to the side of the roadway, where the contact noticed that transmission fluid was leaking onto the ground. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. The failure and current mileages were 1,200. Updated 09/21/11 updated 10/03/11

- West Seneca , NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 252011

F-150 6-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
Transmission fluid pours out of overflow when under load (pulling a trailer). This fluid dumps on exhaust system and starts a fire. This accrued at 2,500 miles on June 25, 2011. Truck is still at dealer, no resolution.

- Smithfield, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 302011


  • 37,200 miles
Transmission slams between gears and the drive train "acts" like it is sticking in four wheel drive when at slow speeds going around corners and starting out when you turn the steering wheel. It has become progressively worse and I am concerned that it will break or even worse when out of warranty then break.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

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