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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,288 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.

2005 Ford F-250 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 142011

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


2005 Ford F250 sd had cracked transmission becuase of low/reverse snap ring failure in the 5R110 torqshift transmission. Ford issued a customer satisfaction program 05B27 but put an expiration date on it. The program was not ever for a whole year. Ford is not willing to reimburse or issue a recall when they know this is a problem. The snap ring failed inside and busted my transmission. Alot of people have experienced this problem and there needs to be a recall on this transmission.

- Seymour, CT, USA

problem #3

Sep 212009


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F250. The contact observed that there was a transmission fluid leak. The contact is a certified technician and confirmed that the failure was contributed to the transmission snap ring. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction at this time. The VIN was not available. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 42,000.

- Borden, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 012004


  • 114,000 miles
A snap ring inside the transmission fails allowing the planet to shift forward breaking housing tabs off causing a external leak of transmission fluid to other vehicles driving down the road, no warning a transmission may lock up causing safety concerns, Ford has recognized the situation before and sent a internal notice to mechanics to fix the problem, no recall was ever sent. Trucks between 90,000 and 120,000 have this problem, Ford said I was first ever complaint, which is a lie, I have found through research early 2004 through 2006 models have this problem of failure without notice. Ford hopes for these to get past warranty so customer has to pay a outrageous sum to fix, so far I have found 40 cases resulting this situation in my area alone and mainly 9/10 are Ford F250S. I seen the internal communication but was denied a copy of it. My service advisor at silsbee Ford showed me. Also this part is not covered under any extended warranty, and Ford denies ever having this problem, the vehicle behind me was showered with transmission fluid almost resulting in a crash because it smeared on her windshield to the point that she could not see. No warning, so sound, I drove another 20 miles before I noticed a major slip in shifting and discovered a leak. The tranny fluid sprayed all over the exhaust pipe smoking and a stench of burning tranny fluid.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 272004

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,151 miles
2005 Ford F250 diesel truck has for one week and transmission gears welded together. Has been back to dealership almost three weeks and no help nor explanation on what went wrong. If there is a model year problem should be know quyickly as these are used for heavy hauling.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

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