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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,872 miles

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2001 Ford F-350 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #10

Mar 302003

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,463 miles

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

Transmission failed on our 2001 F-350 at 66,463 miles. Vehicle was out of warranty and transmission had to be replaced at a cost of $3000. Transmission was replaced at a Ford dealership. Ford offered no assistance because regular maintenance on the vehicle had not been performed at a Ford dealership. They denied any defects in the transmission. They stated we should have purchased an extended warranty.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 072004

F-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ford F350 2001, 4R100 transmission 'diode freewheel device" failed. The consumer stated as he pulled off from a stop sign, the transmission would not change gears.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #8

Sep 032003

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,596 miles
Automatic transmission sprag gear cracking. (refer to ODI# 10082059) the component would shift 1-3 and had no 3rd gear due to the internal damage.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 102003

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,826 miles

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

Automatic transmission sprag gear cracking items. Sprag gear lock-up. Also, repairs or overhaul were made on the power train system (I.e., automatic transmission system).

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 112003

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,028 miles
Automatic transmission sprag gear cracking. Sprag gear lock-up. Also, repairs or overhaul were made on the power train system (I.e., automatic transmission system).

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012004

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 94,810 miles
Transmission failed. Transmission locked in the middle of traffic. Vehicle was towed to a neighboring repair shop.

- Bonham, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 262004

F-350

  • miles

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

Within 5 seconds of putting vehicle in the park gear and exiting vehicle rolled down an incline and collided with a skidder. Consumer could not recall if vehicle was turned off or idling when this crash occurred. Manufacturer indicated that they could not duplicate the problem, therfore, could not provide the cause of the problem or a remedy.

- Whitefield, ME, USA

problem #3

Oct 012003

(reported on)

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle's transmission went hot and blew oil into the engine compartment causing a fire. The consumer stated the transmission still does not seem to perform correctly.

- Silex, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 222002

F-350

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 45 mph transmission locked up, and consumer had to control vehicle off the road. Contacted dealer, and the dealer replaced transmission.

- Tahrump, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 142002

F-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our concern stems from not only the failure of our transmission, but more importantly from the number of times we have been asked by others, if we have ever had transmission problems with this particular model. We frequently pull our fifth wheel rv and come into contact with numerous people at the rv parks. In too many conversations to recall, the topic of discussion has been the 2001 Ford F-350 transmission problem. Everyone seems to have either encountered the problem with their own truck or knows of someone who has. We began experiencing minor problems at around 17,000 miles which increasingly got worse. The planetary (sp?) gear is what we were told was the actual problem that Ford has pinpointed with these transmissions. The number of transmission shipping cases alone, found in back of the dealership where we had our truck repaired indicative of a widespread problem not being addressed by Ford. From what we have learned, this problem does not occur until your mileage is above 15,000. Since the warranty on the transmission expires at 36,000, I expect Ford is simply playing the odds on the required replacement happening after the warranty period rather than issuing a recall on the planetary (sp?) gear. Thank you on behalf of all Ford consumers for looking into this matter. Vickie ragle.

- Mabank, TX, USA

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