really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
58,700 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Ford Econoline transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 062012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


We were driving down the highway about 50mph with 4 children in van when all of a sudden it felt like someone threw a wrench right in the engine! sooo scary! we were fortunately near an exit and crawled off! Me and kids GOT OUT! my husband drove to side street! NO HELP OR CONCERN FROM FORD AT ALL>>>SORRY warranty ended 13,000 miles ago! thanks Ford...what happened to built tough! $1,900 after Christmas not possible so car sitting at transmisslion shop still....FORD needs to put recall on this 2008 econoline transmission before someone gets killed!

- Frank R., Waterford Works, NJ, US

problem #2

Sep 202011

Econoline E250 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

In 2008 i purchased this van brand new to serve me in the security industry, it took 2 months to outfit the van with bench, tools, cabinets, inverter ect.....about 1300 lbs or so. I am the only person who drives this vehicle and drive it very easy because it is my livelihood. At 36,000 miles the transmission let go, really let go, to the point of replacement and 6 days off the road. You would think if something like this happens especially at this milage they would be crawling all over you to fix it and get it out and the customer happy. I ask you how long does it take to get a transmisson from there supplier, not long at all it's the f----g paper work that drags everything down this service manager told me. Really! Well, thank god i purchased the extended warranty at the encouragement of the sales person (Chris) he is on my xmas list......do you think he was aware of this and now looks like a genius. Motor, Tranny r-end, pretty simple you would think, it makes no sense to purchase a new car these day's...period end of story

- 1lemon, San Mateo, CA, US

problem #1

May 272011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

2008 van only had 67000 miles on it when the transmission went out on it. called ford and they said they would not help with the repair cost. called v.p. of customer relations at ford corp. and he just blew me off. this was my 3rd ford van. last one got 310000 miles with no problems. i guess this one was not built ford tough

- spiceman, Apopka, FL, US

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