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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,770 miles

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2001 Ford F-250 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 012005

F-250 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,936 miles

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

: the contact stated the transmission became stuck in 1st gear at times and would not upshift unless the accelerator pedal was release. This occurred under normal road conditions. The nature of the failure was permanent gradually worsened. The service dealer was not able to determine the nature of the failure.

- Splendora, TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 312003

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,730 miles
The sprag clutch is breaking across in two sections. The material was made out of a iron/powder mixture. The vehicle was in normal use when the incident occurred. The consumer felt that the repair should be under warranty due to the low mileage.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 092003

(reported on)

F-250

  • 46,000 miles
Ford had installed a wrong part in the transmission. It was an automatic transmission, and Ford put in a clutch that destroyed the transmission.

- Sebastopol, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 122003

(reported on)

F-250

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

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

The automatic transmission is not shifting correctly causing the vehicle to jerk. A transmission technician determined that the sprag failed and the transmission must be rebuilt.

- Sebastopol, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 062003

(reported on)

F-250

  • 35,800 miles
Consumer said the vehicle was shifting improperly. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer indicated that transmission needed to be replaced.

- Haines, AL, USA

problem #9

Aug 222003

(reported on)

F-250

  • 36,316 miles
Automatic transmission was making a noise while driving. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the driveline. 1200 miles later, transmission had to be replaced again.

- Palo Cedro, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 082002

F-250

  • miles

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

Consumer states that while driving can feel transmission slipping. Contacted dealer. Transmission failing.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 212001

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the transmission will get stuck in 1st gear at times and will not upshift unless consumer lets off the accelerator, on one occasion, when the consumer pressed on the gas pedal nothing happened and then all of a sudden the vehicle suddenly accelerated, also the transmission would shift erractically on light acceleration.

- Standish, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 212001

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the transmission will get stuck in 1st gear at times and will not upshift unless consumer lets off the accelerator, on one occasion, when the consumer pressed on the gas pedal nothing happened and then all of a sudden the vehicle suddenly accelerated, also the transmission would shift erractically on light acceleration.

- Standish, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 022002

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55mph and hitting passing gear, vehicle went into idle, it would not accelerate. Dealer contacted. Consumer states recently when attempting a lane change at 70 mph, the rpms dropped to 600, consumer pumped the accelerator twice before the engine began to accelerate again, consumer states this is an intermittent problem.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 132001

F-250

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

We had this truck into a dealership 9 days prior to the fire for what we thought were transmission problems, the dealership failed to find any problem with our truck and advised us that there was nothing that prevented us from driving it. 9 days later we were experiencing the same problems and felt the need to get another opinion so we were in route to a dealership and did not make it due to the truck failing and catching fire. Transmission fluid escaped the filler tube and went on the ehaust manifold which caused a flash fire. We were fortunate to get ourselves and our small children out of the truck in time. The dealership prior to the fire said that if we were in fact having transmission problems that we would have seen the overdrive light on the shifter column flashing, this never occurred which leads us to believe that there may be a failure in the computer of this truck that they refused to find. We pleaded with the service advisor at this dealership to investigate what could have caused the problems we were experiencing and they refused. Now we have a truck that has been at a dealership for almost 90 days and they have yet to find the cause of fire. And due to the fire Ford Motor Company refuses to take responsibility to their product. They denied helping us and referred us to our insurance company. We have incurred a drastic financial loss due to this and fear being put back in this vehichle knowing that it could happen again, becaus the initial cause of fire has not been found. We have faught a hard fight with allstate insurance to get them to fix our truck properly to no avial. We know of others that are experiencing similar problems and we feel Ford needs to pay attention to this mecahnical failure, due to faulty production of these trucks with their transmissions.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002

F-250

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission problem. While driving transmission burned up. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 062001

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Automatic fails to shift into lower gears for engine braking. When decending a steep grade the automatic transmission fails to apply. This has the same effect of putting the truck in neutral when going down hill. When driving in the mountains this is extremely dangerous in that it requires the brakes to do the work of slowing the truck. If the brakes overheat then the truck will "run away".

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 012001

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
From the beginnig there was trouble when starting the engine (very long crank). The vehicle was serviced at least 3 times for this problem and was never solved. Then a few months later, while driving at a speed of about 70 mph, the entire system shut off (engine, electric, everything) and after a few terrifying seconds it would all kick back on. When the engine kicked back on there was a major jolt to the engine (and to the passengers). This happened several times even after the truck was taken in for servicing to "correct" the problem. Lastly, while returning home from vacation, we noticed that the truck was shifting hard, lunging rather than shifting smoothly. After stopping for a toll and then proceeding the engine almost cut out and would not go passed 2nd gear. We were in a very bad section of town and there was no way in hell we were going to stop. So we drove slowly to a relatives house that was closest to where we were. We have contacted Ford's customer service department in the past and were not at all satisfied with their handling of the situation. All they did was call the dealership and relay the same information we had already given them. Now we are being told that Ford must put in a whole new "different" transmission, why? they must already be aware of the problem because we were told by one of their mechanics "yeah, we had a couple of other trucks come in with the same problem. They were diesels too". hmmm.

- Miami, FL, USA

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